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Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society. New episodes drop every Wednesday.
 
Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment
 
A live morning 'radio' show broadcast on cliffcentral.com and on mobile via the official app - with podcasts available. Hosted by Gareth Cliff and his team, they bring you uncensored, real conversation about everything in the news, guests, edgy material and a healthy dose of inspiration and intelligence. Without limits... there will be entertainment, provocative content, and unhinged reality.
 
Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, audio, retail and broadcast divisions. With coverage of forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions, our mission is to keep an eye and an ear on the world.
 
The World and Everything in It is an Apple Podcasts top 100 News program delivering essential headlines, field reporting, interviews, and expert analysis. Find original coverage you can't get elsewhere, such as a weekly overview of every Supreme Court case, biblical cultural analysis, and key international stories. This podcast is a product of listener-supported WORLD Radio, which provides sound journalism grounded in God's Word.
 
Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
 
Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.
 
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
 
Katherine Green is the Task Mistress...she and her husband Hank watch through the British gameshow Taskmaster and Katherine determines whether Taskmaster Greg Davies ruled correctly and justly, and also they just laugh and make fun of the contestants on Taskmaster.
 
NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODA ...
 
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).
 
Hosted by Ben Domenech, this is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, Christopher Bedford, and Emily Jashinsky, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and the news of the day. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Ben Makuch talks every week to Motherboard reporters Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.
 
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don't love us back. We're fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, f ...
 
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In this episode the boys talk; Conan Ms Marvel Loki (Lady Sif?) Moon Knight Last of Us Freaky More SnyderCut Transformers Lethal Weapon The Mandolorian Wonder Woman 84 release Predator Deadpool Thor Love and Thunder Ant Man 3 Coming 2 America We Can Be Heroes And their usual tangents! Follow Us on: Facebook: Popculture News and Reviews…
 
This year seemed destined to be the year Hong Kong would get democracy, or lose everything. But as 2020 progressed, we’ve watched the movement suffer, blow after blow. We’re revisiting an episode we aired in June, and checking in on how coronavirus and the National Security Law have thwarted the fight for democracy. In this episode: Divya Gopalan (…
 
Our guest today is Alex Kerr, best known for his books “Lost Japan” and “Dogs and Demons.” Through his work in Shikoku’s Iya Valley and Kyoto’s teahouse districts, Alex has become one of the country’s pioneers of new models of heritage-based and sustainable tourism. On this episode we’ll be discussing what a sustainable future for Japan’s tourism c…
 
The figure of Sigmund Freud has captivated the Western imagination like few others. One hundred and twenty-five years after the publication of Studies on Hysteria, the good doctor from Vienna continues to stir controversy in institutions, academic circles, and nuclear households across the world. Perhaps Freud’s sharpest and most adamant critic, Fr…
 
David Rundell brings to his book, Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads (I. B. Tauris, 2020), a granular analysis and insider’s understanding of the inner workings of the kingdom garnered as a US foreign service officer who served a total of 15 years in the country. Rundell skilfully weaves history into a multi-layered portrait of the tr…
 
In Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality (Oxford University Press, 2020), Andrea Jain examines the interconnectedness between global spirituality and neoliberal capitalism through an examination of the global yoga and self-care industries. Building off her work in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture (Oxford University Pr…
 
In a bustling city-center of Seoul, women in yellow vests protesting over the “final” resettlement between the Japanese and Korean governments every Wednesday is an iconic sight, testifying to the strength and resilience of the “comfort women” movement. In her award-winning book Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Re…
 
In Batman and The Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2020), Chris Richardson presents a cultural analysis of the ways gender, identity, and sexuality are negotiated in the rivalry of Batman and The Joker. Richardson's queer reading of the text provides new understandings of Batman and The Joker and the transformations of the …
 
It’s hard to avoid conversations about ‘neoliberalism’ these days. The meaning of the term—indeed its very existence—is hotly contested. Adam Kotsko argues in Neoliberalism’s Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital (Stanford University Press, 2018) that self-denial is part of the mystifying agenda of neoliberalism itself. Not only is neol…
 
In her latest book, Projectland: Life in a Lao Socialist Model Village (University of Hawaii Press), due out in May 2021, Associate Professor Holly High argues that socialism remains an important consideration in understanding “the politics of culture and the culture of politics” in Laos. She contends that understanding socialism in Laos requires m…
 
Most of our discussions about how “technology will change the world” focus on the global cities that drive the world economy. Even when we talk about China, we focus on its major cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Xiaowei Wang corrects this metronormativity in their recent book Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Coun…
 
Alix E. Harrow’s The Once and Future Witches (Redhook, 2020) begins with the familiar phrase “Once upon a time” but the novel is anything but a traditional fairytale. Yes, there are witches. But there are also suffragists. Yes, there are spells. But there are also women who fall in love with each other. While Harrow loves fairytales “because they g…
 
In his new book, Hope in a Secular Age: Deconstruction, Negative Theology, and the Future of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2020), David Newheiser argues that hope is the indispensable precondition of religious practice and secular politics. Against dogmatic complacency and despairing resignation, he argues that hope sustains commitments that r…
 
“India is not yet a nation. It is still in an improvisational mode like a jazz band that needs to perform repeatedly together in order to uplift every voice in the chorus,” Suraj Yengde writes in his explosive text, Caste Matters (India Viking, 2019). Yengde, a first-generation Dalit scholar educated across continents, challenges deep-seated belief…
 
In this fascinating history of Australia’s electoral system, Judith Brett makes a timely case in favour of compulsory voting. Her analysis is entertaining and enlightening, and makes a significant contribution to the ongoing political discussions around the US electoral college, the Brexit vote, and the frequently-changing Australian Prime Minister…
 
Today we are joined by Travis Vogan, Associate Professor of Journalism and American Studies at the University of Iowa, and the author of ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television (University of California Press, 2018). In our conversation, we discussed the special role that ABC Sports played in the promotion of sports television, t…
 
On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to political analyst Henry Olsen about the future of the Republican Party; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and part two of Sarah Schweinsberg’s report on recovery in Paradise, California. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a presidential pardon, and the Wednesday morning news. Su…
 
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss COVID vaccines, why you shouldn’t be traveling for the holidays, and they answer all your burning pop culture and Thanksgiving questions (well, a few of them, we don’t have all day). Plus, Kate Mara joins to talk about her new series A Teacher and what it’s like having a sister (Rooney Mara) as an actress too. Learn mor…
 
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to the impacts of social isolation after spending 520 days in space. He talks with Jacob Weisberg about how to confront the depression and anxiety that we can all expect during this pandemic. Here are some additional resources that Scott Kelly recommends: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://connect2af…
 
Thousands of Australians are now shouldering big debts to their landlords, and close to a million of them could be at risk of being booted out of their homes because they aren't able to pay those debts off, according to new analysis.Also, after years of campaigning, Victoria announces it will permanently extend support to young people in out of hom…
 
25.11.20 Pt 2 - Even in the pandemic-laden year 2020, people must still conspicuously consume and buy things they don't need... with money they don't have. What is your plan for Christmas? Is a New Year's party overrated? Would mankind be better off if we treated everyone like they were zombies? Is there a diluted version of being a Karen? What hav…
 
25.11.20 Pt 1 - It matters which music we venerate in our time because VH1 will carry it for life! If you believe in any god, just understand you are not in the majority. Black Friday is here and we will witness what we thought were civil people becoming zombies marching towards the latest flat screen TVs. Processed cheese can't get much worse you …
 
Air Date 11/23/2019 Today we take a look at just a few forms the decolonization movement is taking from finance to cartography to the internet and beyond. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indi…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joins host Ben Domenech to discuss the importance of the Mayflower Compact in 1620. How did the Pilgrims shape what we know about liberty and rights in America today? Domenech and Gingrich also discuss voter fraud, foreign policy in the Biden administration, and…
 
In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Tyler Brûlé, sits down with Simonetta Sommaruga, president of the Swiss Confederation, in her office in Bern. They discuss the country’s practical approach to the pandemic and why it worked so well. Plus: how Switzerland can take more of a role on the world stage, their ambition for…
 
“What are chromosomes? And what does it mean to treat them as visual objects?” asks Soraya de Chadarevian in her new book, Heredity Under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Considering this question as she follows the history of microscope-based practices in chromosomal research across…
 
First published by Simon & Schuster in 1993 and then by Continuum in 1998, Jim Mason’s An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature has become a classic. With a new Lantern edition expected in early 2021, the book explores, from an anthropological, sociocultural, and holistic perspective, how and why we have cut ourselves off from oth…
 
Dr. Victoria Phillips adeptly tells the story of Martha Graham's role as diplomat, arts innovator, and dancer. Her book Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy (Oxford UP, 2019) is a look at the years that her company toured the world as an example of American democracy and freedom. Martha Graham's Cold War frames the story of Mar…
 
Digitizing Enlightenment: Digital Humanities and the Transformation of 18th-Century Studies (Liverpool UP, 2020) explores how a set of inter-related digital projects are transforming our vision of the Enlightenment. The featured projects are some of the best known, well-funded and longest established research initiatives in the emerging area of ‘di…
 
Writing to U.S. President Grover Cleveland in 1888, Oglala Lakota leaders Little Wound, Young Man Afraid of His Horses, and Red Cloud insisted upon a simple yet significant demand to allow western Indigenous nations to retain intertribal communication networks, stating that "we do not want the gates closed between us." These vast networks - and the…
 
For four decades, Lamont "Monty" Lindstrom has conducted research on the island of Tanna in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Considered by outsiders to be incredibly exotic, Tanna attracts tourists who come to see its active volcano, cargo cults, and customary practices. Lindstrom presents a different vision of Tanna in his new book, Tanna Times: Isl…
 
In Enduring Cancer: Life, Death, and Diagnosis in Delhi (Duke UP, 2020) Dwaipayan Banerjee explores the efforts of Delhi's urban poor to create a livable life with cancer as patients and families negotiate an overextended health system unequipped to respond to the disease. Owing to long wait times, most urban poor cancer patients do not receive a d…
 
In 1996 Argentina adopted genetically modified (GM) soybeans as a central part of its national development strategy. Today, Argentina is the third largest global grower and exporter of GM crops. Its soybeans—which have been modified to tolerate being sprayed with herbicides—now cover half of the country's arable land and represent a third of its to…
 
Aristotle, the co-called father of rhetoric, supposedly conceptualized his theory of persuasion as a means of bringing meaning to rest. But what if there’s another story, one in which forgotten tropes such as alloiosis turn rhetoric toward the flux and difference? On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (s/t) Drs. Jane Sutton and M…
 
Jenny Lind Schmitt reports on the debate over free speech in France following attacks over perceived criticism of Muslims; Myrna Brown talks to Jason Thacker about keeping kids safe online; and Sarah Schweinsberg visits Paradise, California, to find out how the community is recovering from catastrophic wildfires. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky…
 
With the holidays coming, we're all trying to figure out how to celebrate with loved ones from a distance. When all we have to connect this year are phone calls and video chats, how do we make the most out of our conversations? In this episode from NPR's Life Kit Sam gets advice from the owner of a hair salon, whose job has taught her to be a good …
 
Will countries force travellers to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID if they want to enter their borders, and if that's the case, would you do it? As the search for a COVID vaccine becomes more advanced, countries and airline companies will have to grapple with these questions.Also, veterans' support services are recording an increase in the …
 
24.11.20 Pt 2 - Which words are the most offensive? If you breathe on someone in 2020 it could possibly be considered chemical warfare, so be careful. If your father was to be killed by your warlord uncle, who would you ask for help? Author and board game inventor Khethiwe Zulu joins us to talk about how she intends to make history fun for one and …
 
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