Best Society podcasts (Updated February 2019; image)
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Over the years, podcasts have become an increasingly popular medium because they are well-packed, can be followed from any place, at any time and without Internet connection. Listening to podcasts enables people gain a clearer insight about the social affairs and social issues in every corner of the world. In this catalog, there are podcasts where well-read hosts and guests discuss about people of different religions and their way of life and culture, of different communities, countries, continents, different philosophies as well as different points of view on society. Also, literature fans can learn more about the latest news from their favourite genres, emerging authors, current best selling books and literary theories. Furthermore, people can find interviews and true and inspiring life stories told by people from all walks of life. Some podcasts house activists who fight for the rights of the oppressed, ranging from animals to people, aiming at creating a better society.
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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
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Snap Judgment
Weekly
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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Serial
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Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
 
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the memory palace
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Culture Gabfest
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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
 
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
 
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Criminal
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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Fresh Air
Daily
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
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Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
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RISK!
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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
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Love + Radio
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Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it's like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You've never heard anything like it before.
 
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Talk Is Jericho
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Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique take on all things pop culture and entertainment. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, music, television, movies, comedy, and the paranormal!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!
 
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Who Charted?
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Howard Kremer brings on some of your favorite comedians to discuss the top 5 songs and movies of the week. Plus, Howard, the guests and Who Charted crew each bring a new song that they recommend over all the garbage on the charts. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
 
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
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Modern Love
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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
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StoryCorps
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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
 
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Hello Internet
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CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
 
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Jalen & Jacoby
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Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
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Channel 33
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If you are an avid follower of pop culture and the media landscape, Channel 33 is a must-listen. Thanks to 'The Press Box,' 'Jam Session,' 'The Big Picture,' and 'Damage Control,' you will be up to date, well educated, and armed with the smartest takes on movies, TV, celebrity culture, and all media contretemps.
 
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The Read
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Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.The Read is part of the L ...
 
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
 
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Mystery Show
Monthly+
 
A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
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Heavyweight
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Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
 
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Seriously...
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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ABC RN
Daily
 
Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
 
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Strangers
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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.
 
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FT Life of a Song
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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
 
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Outlook
Daily
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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The Watch
Weekly+
 
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
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Dear Hank & John
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Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
It's not just crazy talk, it's Psychobabble - the official free audio podcast from YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. Listen each week as he and his bestie Korey Kuhl bring you a half hour of unfiltered gossip sessions, pop culture scrutiny, and stories never told before.
 
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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Radio Diaries
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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
Actor/Director Michael Rapaport shares his strong, funny & offensive points of view on life, sports, music, film & everything in between on the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST
 
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke; bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,500 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 150 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world o ...
 
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
 
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unexpected people. Come hang with comics, porn stars, bank robbers, drug smugglers, scientists, authors, and world travelers.
 
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From homelessness on the riverbank, to having a million people come view his paintings, this is the story of an immensely creative man who lived hard, painted every day as though he was on a mission, and died too soon.
 
Are you ready for the 64th most electrifying show in Hollywood? Well get ready because it’s here, in your podcatcher: The Fifth Annual Pop Tart Awards! The panel comes together to recognize the best of the best in TV, film and everything else entertaining. What will take home the Warm Blanket Award for fuzzy comfort entertainment? Who delivered ...…
 
The new BBC documentary series 'Dynasties' follows five groups of animals for up to two years, revealing their social relationships: kinship, affection, and sometimes deadly power struggles. The show's executive producer Michael Gunton talks about filming lions, tigers, painted wolves, emperor penguins, and chimpanzees. Rock critic Ken Tucker r ...…
 
Celebrities celebrated Valentine's Day with both extravagant gestures and spon-con (7:05). Zoe Kravitz is thirst-trapping (16:49). John Mayer got his hair cut in between the Grammys and the afterparty (20:31), and if you're going to throw food at someone, why would you throw a salad (27:18)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, Amelia Wedemeyer…
 
Fearne Cotton is on Under The Skin this week talking about mental health, fame and how to grow up. A very lucid, open and thoughtful conversation.
 
The incomparable Pat Boone relays wonderful stories about his wife Shirley and talks about what it was like having a newly-discovered talent, Elvis Presley, as his opening act back in the 1950's.
 
Ever hear of a minor-league baseball team made up of men who all looked like Jesus? Jerry Pattengale, author of the well-researched book, "Is the Bible at Fault?", joins Eric to share some fun facts.
 
Ariel Zetina is a Chicago-based DJ, producer, and playwright. She is a resident at the legendary Smartbar and runs many of her own club nights in the city. Ariel has released music on Boukan Records (including underground club hit “Addy:” feat. London Jade), Club Chai, Sweat Equity, and Knightwerk, with a 2019 EP forthcoming on Maija.I wanted t ...…
 
Marie Kondo has been equal parts sensation and curiosity with her book on organizing and subsequent Netflix series. Margaret Dilloway grew up with one Asian parent and one white parent, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how Shinto beliefs influenced Kondo – and about what it’s like to see the Kondo phenomenon from two perspectives. Her ...…
 
Filmmaker Spike Lee is nominated for best director for 'BlackKkKlansman.' He spoke with Terry Gross about growing up in Brooklyn, gentrification, and how he got started in film. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the Amazon documentary series 'Lorena,' about Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis. 'First ...…
 
When depictions of Virginia politicians in blackface surfaced this month, the New Yorker contributor Teju Cole was unsurprised. “A white man of a certain age in the U.S.,” he reflects, “is found to have done something racist in his past; well, yes.” As a photographer and photo critic, he is acutely aware that a photograph captures the thinnest ...…
 
AL Kennedy reflects on how the British sense of humour is standing up to our present political woes. "Don't get me wrong," she says, "it's nice to make people smile...but possibly Britain is now too funny". She wonders if the rest of the world is still laughing with us. Producer: Adele Armstrong
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk AD's latest injury concern, LeBron's NON recruiting trip, custom du-rags and of course we answer more of your Twitter and VM's!!!
 
In this latest episode, Hal catches up with the University of Nebraska at Omaha college professor that inspired him to pursue a degree in Journalism, Dr. Chris Allen. The two chat via Skype about the state of journalism, learning how to know your audience, the importance of deadlines, and the power of communication, no matter what language you ...…
 
Roma, the black and white Mexican film about a young domestic worker in Mexico City in the 1970s, won Best Film at the Baftas on Sunday and is up for the same at the Oscars. The film’s producer, Gabriela Rodriguez, talks about the background to director Alfonso Cuarón’s personal project which draws on his own childhood, and discusses their work ...…
 
This week we're talking Kanopy, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Civilizations, and Frozen Hell. Show music by Reed Love and OGRE. Support the show!
 
A number of North Carolina communities are struggling to access safe drinking water. A WRAL investigative team tracked two decades of data and uncovered high rates of water violations, which are most pervasive in rural areas including the towns of Carthage and Butner in central North Carolina.By lpellicer@wunc.org (Laura Pellicer).
 
Raccoons. For many, they are scheming trash denizens and a neighborhood scourge. But musician Tom Merrigan has a deep and mildly obsessive relationship with the creatures and shares their propensity for night roams and mischief. His band name, Tom Merrigan’s Hot Raccoons, is a tribute to that bond.By lpellicer@wunc.org (Laura Pellicer).
 
Jean Michel Dissake was an economics student at the University of Douala in Cameroon when he made a radical shift: He left school and spent the next nine years living in the forest. He spent his days interacting with the trees and the river, and this deep connection with nature spawned an artistic passion and a career as a sculptor.…
 
We take a look at the biggest political news of the week from around the region, including the latest on Amazon, scandals in Richmond and the debate over Metrorail hours.
 
From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple’s website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, anticruise ...…
 
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera legend Jessye Norman shares some stories from her incredible decades-long career. The q This music panel discusses the allegations levelled against Ryan Adams and what this story says about music industry gatekeepers. Country singer Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nomin ...…
 
Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera singer Jessye Norman joined guest host Laurie Brown to reflect on her early career and the importance of the arts.
 
Sam Lipsyte talks to guest host Laurie Brown about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.
 
Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere, and tells us why staying true to herself was the key to her success.
 
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Guadalupe Squares - Friday February 15, 2019 - Today's Squares guests included NBA HOFer Charles Barkley, 'Strict' Dad Brady, Iconic Rap Legend Ice-T, and Clint Eastwood along with all the regular players and more.By dhutchinson@hubbardradio.com (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
 
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - The Entertainment Drill - Friday February 15, 2019By dhutchinson@hubbardradio.com (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
 
Friday, we're talking about the Wright family of ranchers and championship buckle-winning bronc riders in central Utah. They're working to keep a foot in the West’s past while trying to navigate its new realities.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
Fi and Jane venture out to the BBC pizza this week and are joined by The World Tonight’s Ritula Shah. Aside from Ritula’s dulcet broadcasting tones, they discuss the joy of the night shift and the bizarre world of 80s local radio. Plus there’s an inside scoop from a Royal visit and the return of Sarah Montague. Again.…
 
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Comedian Carlos Mencia @ The All-New CB Live At Desert Ridge, In Studio - Friday February 15, 2019 - For tickets/info call 602.910.5161 or click www.cblive.comBy dhutchinson@hubbardradio.com (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
 
Cultivating a healthy marriage sometimes looks different when kids are at different ages. Christine and her husband have kids under 8, so she shares how they find ways to date in the nooks and crannies of their life. Tsh and her husband have kids 8 and up, so she shares how they model their marriage at home, right in front of their kids. Relate ...…
 
Great news, games we've been playing, and a discussion about Apex Legends! https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-direct-february-2019-all-switch-news-and-/1100-6464988/ Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at silentuschi@gmail.com Theme music by https://moamanofaction.bandcamp.com/album/fall-sampler Become a Patron: www ...…
 
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Brady Report - Friday February 15, 2019By dhutchinson@hubbardradio.com (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
 
In episode 16, we discuss peace the 5 letter word but how many of us have it? Shout out 2 this season`s sponsor Looks4Cooks "Where they Bring the Love of Good Food and Good People together" Listen to this podcast and more on www.thelifextimesoferic.com
 
In recent weeks, Venezuela has been in the spotlight as two men, Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó, assert their claims to the presidency amidst political and economic crisis. Many are watching the situation with growing anxiety, including a Venezuelan father and son. José Eduardo González Vargas is a 28 year-old journalist living in Venezuela. Hi ...…
 
He has built a multimillion pound empire, and is driven to help people attain ‘financial justice’. But in an age of predatory capitalism and rampant inequality, can one man’s modest suggestions really make a difference? • Read the text version here
 
Dream interview alert! Today: Jesse talks with Barbara Kruger. Kruger is a fascinating and profoundly influential artist. She works in big, bold text usually in white font over ribbons of red. The text is usually superimposed over black and white photos, usually of people. The messages say stuff like "YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND," "WE DON'T NEE ...…
 
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.…
 
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more abou ...…
 
Happy Friday you filthy animals. More news and options with some humor to make you giggle. If not, well to bad live with it. This show we have news on Marvels "The Eternals" Avengers Endgame Ellen Page Calling out Chris Pratt Danai Gurira Alita: Battle Angel Graphic novel "Kill Them All" movie adaption Hulu and Marvel developing shows Movie rev ...…
 
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.
 
We tackle topics. A lot of them: IVF, Captain America vs Iron Man, etc. I'm so tired. I gotta go to bed now. Very explicit today, folks.By Luke and Gomer.
 
It is one of the most unusual franchises in history as it is derisive among purists, yet it is also a lucrative moneymaker. I am of course talking about Transformers. A 1984 cartoon that had a massive toy line, only to be replaced by a whole new toy line by 1986’s game changing theatrical film. And then came producer Steven Spielberg, who hand ...…
 
Hit Parade, the music history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge. In this monthly mini-episode, Host Chris Molanphy reflects on the previous full length episode of the show, and invites one Slate Plus member to play some music trivia related to an upcoming episode. This month, Molanphy is joined at the mic by T. J. Rap ...…
 
The Green New Deal brought attention back to the idea of high-speed rail in America. This week California squandered it. What lessons should Americans be taking from the failed high-speed rail project in California? Guest: Henry Grabar, staff writer at Slate. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to wh ...…
 
Self employment realtalk: how we went from office workers to freelance to boss ladies. We bust myths about staff jobs and incorporating your own business. Is it hard? Yes. Is it for everyone? No. Could you stand to make a lot of money and forge your own path? Yes! We discuss our career trajectories, how much to charge, who to ask for help, and ...…
 
When Fannie Davis and her family moved to Detroit in the mid-1950s, they hadn't prepared themselves for how hard it would be. They had trouble finding steady work. So, Fannie found a way to take care of her family. She started small, but built a robust and lucrative operation… a business that a lot of people knew about but no one talked about. ...…
 
The documentary “United Skates” looks at black communities formed around roller skating across America and the struggle to keep rinks open against a wave of closures. Filmmakers Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown capture a dazzling display of regional skating styles. The film won the Tribeca Audience Award and comes to HBO on February 18. — Raphaela Ne ...…
 
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