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Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions, and came to believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they made a podcast where they can ask each other as many “stupid questions” as they want. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
Home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. Advancing knowledge and the arts. Discover it all at www.folger.edu. Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places—not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Our "Shakespeare Unlimited" podcast explores the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us.
 
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Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
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Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
 
As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the ...
 
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
From the makers of the Red Couch pod: The political landscape can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. If you've survived jr high, lived in an urban city or understand gang life, you can understand geopolitics. Join rapper and author Propaganda and his friends as they use their hood-knowledge to break down the political scene.
 
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Slate Podcasts

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What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Amanda Ripley (bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn m ...
 
Time and Attention is a podcast that will help you become more intentional and productive. Hosted by Chris Bailey, the author of two productivity books, and Ardyn Nordstrom, a nerdy economist, the show covers topics as diverse as productivity, focus, procrastination, time management, money, happiness, gratitude, and disconnecting. We occasionally also welcome a bestselling author onto the show to talk about a book they wrote.
 
A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self. More at: https://richroll.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
We live in a winner-take-all economy that’s bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy and those who aren’t. Every week best-selling author, professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway answers questions from you (his listeners) on who’s winning and losing, and how you can get ahead. Other professors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs join Scott to contribute ideas, alternate opinions, and insights to help you thrive at work. Tune in for a no mercy, no malice take on how you c ...
 
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Jude Vais & Stef Midlock

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Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
 
Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
You don't have to be born a Genius to become one. Follow health and science journalist, New York Times bestselling author, TV personality and nutrition expert Max Lugavere as he speaks to the most insightful minds of our time about what it means to live like a Genius.
 
David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.
 
Are you ready to be inspired? Tune in each week to hear real-world stories from successful intermittent fasters, including their best tips to help you find success. Intermittent Fasting Stories is hosted by Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle and Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle.
 
Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. See aca ...
 
The Play's the Thing is the ultimate podcast resource for lovers of Shakespeare. Dedicating six episodes to each play (one per act, plus a Q&A episode), this podcast explores the themes, scenes, characters, and lines that make Shakespeare so memorable. In the end, we will cover every play The Bard wrote, thus permitting an ongoing contemplation and celebration of the most important writer of all time. Join us. The Play’s the Thing is presented by The CiRCE Podcast Network. See acast.com/priv ...
 
Allrecipes podcast, Homemade, celebrates good food, the people who make it, and the stories and traditions of beloved recipes. On the show, hosts Sabrina Medora (national food writer and hospitality industry insider) and Martie Duncan (author and Next Food Network Star finalist), talk to cooks of all stripes to reveal the memories and traditions behind their favorite foods.
 
Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken ...
 
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Illustration via 99designs Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. In this one we discuss the recent KevKev and TimTim reunion in Marfa, good television for anyone passing time in quarantine, Kevin’s lates…
 
Interview with Dag Aarsland, MD, and Maria C. Gonzalez, MD, authors of Association of Plasma p-tau181 and p-tau231 Concentrations With Cognitive Decline in Patients With Probable Dementia With Lewy Bodies. Hosted by Cynthia E. Armand, MD.
 
Today’s author interview guest is Dirk Cussler, who drops by the show to talk about his brand new book Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea. Fearless adventurer Dirk Pitt must unravel a historical mystery of epic importance in the latest novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling series created by the “grand master of adventure” Clive Cussler. In 1…
 
Happy Friday my Friends, Our fabulous author today has been drawing inspiration from his previous careers to created thrilling stories. The talented M. J., is a retired lawyer bringing us a fun action packed conspiracy thriller. You don’t want to miss this program. For more on M.J., follow him on his website at www.mjpolelle.com. We want to give a …
 
Today, Collin Hansen, editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition, joins me again on The Way Home. He’s a prolific writer, author, and podcast host. Collin is a penetrating thinker on church issues and theology and culture. In today’s episode, we talk about his new book “Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential,” what it is like for the c…
 
I made a recording at home this week, and I’m asking lots of questions! Feedback from listeners is very useful, so please let me know what you’d like to hear and/or see in these podcast episodes. I can perform readings of your favourite part of a book, or let you into the secrets of my work in progress. It’s up to you. I’d also like to know how you…
 
Best-selling (although she REALLY doesn't like to talk about it...) author Maz Evans joins Helen for a joyful, inspiring and wonderfully daft discussion about all things writing-related; and why there's no such thing as a child who 'can't write a story'.A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is a…
 
Susan Devan Harness discusses and reads from Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir Of Transracial Adoption (University Of Nebraska Press, 2018), in which the author recounts her journey to learn about her family and personal history, all the while wrestling with questions of racial stereotypes, cultural identity, and self-acceptance. https://susanharness.com…
 
There are also lots more episodes on ‘author steph young patreon’ https://www.patreon.com/stephyoungpodcast, episodes going back five years, that i forgot to mention! thank you ‘Children turned monster hunters,’ said the Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra. ‘Rumours of missing children, of “a vampire with iron teeth”, and the local children determined…
 
Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions — scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality — ignore the one solution that might actually work. Originally released on Freakonomics Radio, Steve gives an update on what’s happened in the two years since this episode first ran.…
 
A new COVID-19 variant is emerging as President Biden faces growing pressure to push for an emergency intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. In a letter to Biden, 15 human rights and medical groups called the waiver “a moral imperative” that would help get more doses of the vaccine to low-income countries. We also look at what Small Bu…
 
You'll hear the way the verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse came down live on the radio. Next Jenna Ellis, who predicted exactly what would happen, breaks down why from her view as an expert on the law. Next was Sean Duffy, Wisconsin native and former prosecutor on the verdict and and how all this is effecting his whole state. Then Sean Davis of the Federa…
 
French Friday leaves the world of politics and theology behind to join David French and fellow nerd Skye Jethani for a journey through the pop-culture countryside of geekdom in a special episode. They begin with a breakdown of Dune, the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel. Was it too faithful to the book? The dorky duo then deba…
 
The global semiconductor shortage could continue until the second half of next year, according to a projection from chip supplier Foxconn — which could mean higher prices for goods like cars. And people’s expectations that prices will go up can lead them to ask for higher wages to afford said goods. Businesses then raise prices to compensate, leadi…
 
From the BBC World Service: As countries including the U.K., Germany and Japan announce restrictions on flights from a number of southern African countries, the WHO now needs to decide if this should be labelled a variant of concern. But, the selloff in markets, coming the day after Thanksgiving, needs a bit more context. And, we hear from global s…
 
Ryan talks about the hunger crisis that America faces and explains how you can make a difference, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast. We've joined Team Feed Corporate to help end hunger in America. No one should go without a meal, yet more than 38 million people in America still face hunger. We created this fundraiser to help provide these much needed …
 
Some said that the killer couldn't be a local. Others claimed that he was the wealthy son of a prominent Morgantown family. Whispers spread that Mared and Karen were sacrificed by a satanic cult or had been victims of a madman poised to strike again. Then the handwritten letters began to arrive: You will locate the bodies of the girls covered over …
 
Les Dennis has been a star in Britain's light entertainment scene for decades, but his career began off screen as a stand-up comedian in the working men's clubs of Northwest England. By the 1980s Dennis had become a household name, including as the host of the much-loved Family Fortunes. After a professional lull accompanied by a turbulent private …
 
Gratitude: Entering Sacred Relationship - Gratitude arises when we are in sacred relationship with life—present, open and receptive. This talk explores how central gratitude is to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and then looks at the ways we can directly gladden our minds with gratitude. We end with a guided meditation that include…
 
President Biden released 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve, but experts warn not to expect that to knock gas prices down during the holidays. We look into how the kinks in the supply chain could open up opportunities for gift cards. The BBC hits the streets of London to see how it does Thanksgiving.…
 
An interview with Bill O’Reilly who talked about a great event he’s going to have with President Trump, as well as discussing the latest news out of Wisconsin. Next, Brian Kilmeade came on to talk about his new book the President and the Freedom Fighter, and Brian gives a passionate opinion about race in America. Finally, we talked with a person wh…
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced partnerships with tribal leaders and food producers in an effort to promote Indigenous food sovereignty. As the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade returns in full force, we look into the company’s announcement to cover tuition for its employees. Other companies have made the same pledges, but do tho…
 
From the BBC World Service: With COVID-19 infection rates across Europe, Germany’s incoming coalition government has to deal with pandemic challenges as well as supply-chain kinks and fresh data showing slower economic growth than expected. And, it’s harder than usual for Americans abroad to find some of their favorite Thanksgiving food.…
 
Across the world, untold millions fall prey to some form of addiction. If you or someone you know suffers in silence, there is hope. Today’s episode casts a light on this epidemic of darkness and paves a solution-based path towards hope. A recovering alcoholic myself, I’ve danced with that darkness. Tasted the desperation. And felt the loneliness. …
 
Ryan discusses how a Stoic thinks about gratitude, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast. GiveWell is the best site for figuring out how and where to donate your money to have the greatest impact. If you’ve never donated to GiveWell’s recommended charities before, you can have your donation matched up to $250 …
 
Kat Cole, an angel investor and master of franchising, joins the pod to discuss the state of play in the restaurant and retail industry, her investment strategy, and why she’s excited about NFTs. She also shares her path from serving as a hostess at Hooters to a board member of several companies in the restaurant industry, tech, and wellness indust…
 
In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Melanie Belz from Toronto. Gin’s new book Clean(ish) is available for preorder! Gin wants to show you how to become clean(ish) where it counts: you’ll learn how to eat (mostly) clean and live (mainly) clean as you unlock your body’s natural ability to self-clean. Instead of aiming for pe…
 
Since President John F. Kennedy's 1963 murder in Dallas, medical examiner and lawyer Dr. Cyril Wecht was initially inclined to accept the official theory that one person alone was responsible for the crime. But as Wecht delved into the evidence with boundless curiosity and unprecedented access, he came to understand that America had, instead, suffe…
 
The White House really stepped in it. They made their dumbest comment yet. In this episode, I address the controversy. I also address the attempted media coverup of the Waukesha attack. News Picks: The Daily Yeast gets REKT trying to cover for Darrell Brooks. Debunking the “fine people” hoax, again! Media hacks are attacking Andy Ngo for exposing t…
 
When the first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874, offices were men’s domain. But soon the majority of clerical workers were women, and that remains true today — and the typewriter is a crucial part of that revolution. We also look at President Biden’s nomination of Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget, who would b…
 
In case you haven’t noticed, the evangelical movement in America is a mess. Some say we should let it all burn down. Others fiercely defend the historic and theological richness of the tradition. Dan Stringer says there’s a third option that is honest about evangelicalism’s failures, while also valuing its strengths. Kaitlyn interviews Stringer abo…
 
For the first time, a jury has found major pharmacy chains liable for the opioid addiction crisis. Two Ohio counties sued CVS, Walgreens and Walmart over the epidemic of addictions that’s claimed half a million lives in this country. Plus, two days before Black Friday, we take a moment to consider the junk we can’t seem to get rid of.…
 
From the BBC World Service: After plunging 15% on Monday, the lira has recovered some of its early losses. But there are reports supermarkets are beginning to ration flour and sugar and prices for goods and services are rising. Plus, Germany’s incoming government is set to unveil its coalition deal, giving an idea of the direction for Europe’s larg…
 
Superfood hunter Darin Olien is known within the health and wellness community as an exotic superfood expert and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. He's the co-host of Down to Earth with Zac Efron, host of The Darin Olien Show, author of SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You …
 
This year, we can welcome people safely into our homes more for the holidays than we could in 2020. So as you prepare your holiday menus, check in with some of the food world’s best talents and get some help! Join MasterChef winner Dorian Hunter, Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn, world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud and Great British Bake-Off winner Nadiya H…
 
Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Ross Edgley about his 1,792 mile swim all the way around Great Britain, overriding the innate function of self-preservation to perform feats of endurance, the importance of protecting yourself against becoming too comfortable in life, and more. Ross Edgley is an extreme adventurer, ultra-marathon sea…
 
Many of us have holiday traditions: we trim trees, light menorahs, trick-or-treat, set off fireworks, and host parties. People had holiday traditions in Shakespeare’s time too: they crossdressed, roleplayed, acted in amateur theatricals, fought, ate pancakes, and watched cockfights. If you’re thinking some of those holiday traditions sound familiar…
 
Buy BlazeSky on Steam Games (sometimes for as low as $10) : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1208980/BlazeSky/ A review about BlazeSky Creating V Profiting The Creator’s Dilemma: A Constant Pursuit for Less of the Same: https://medium.com/@Brian_G_Peters/the-creators-dilemma-a-constant-pursuit-for-less-of-the-same-bf98f55a037d Creative ‘unconvent…
 
By now, you’ve probably heard that Jerome Powell has been nominated to serve another four years as chair of the Federal Reserve, our nation’s central bank. As we talked about on the show Monday, the decision boiled down to a political calculus. But what does the Fed do anyway? And why do we need it? “The main reason why the Fed itself was created w…
 
Seth takes a closer look at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy throwing a nearly nine-hour tantrum on the House floor as Democrats passed their social spending bill, while Republican Sen. John Kennedy accuses a Biden nominee of being a communist. Then, Michael Che talks about why he picked Oakland to film his special Shame the Devil, originally being …
 
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