Best Society podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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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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Snap Judgment
Weekly
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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This American Life
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Myths and Legends
Weekly
 
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
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the memory palace
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the memory palace
 
Podcast by The Art of Manliness
 
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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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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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Jalen & Jacoby
Weekly+
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
 
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Who Charted?
Rare
 
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!)
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated guest speakers and discussions in the fields of the paranormal, cryptozoology, UFOlogy, true crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join Shannon every Thursday at 7pm PST as we examine the many oddities in our little known universe. Visit intothefrayradio.com for blog posts, all archived episodes and sign up for the weekly guest newsletter.
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
This podcast is about art, music and the technology that enables it. But it is also about creativity, motivation and the future of music and art. I do interviews with amazing artists and technologists, and hope to crack the surface of their practice.
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems by exposing context.
 
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Soundcheck
Weekly+
 
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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The Moth
Weekly+
 
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 ...
 
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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Talk Is Jericho
Weekly+
 
He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
 
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99% Invisible
Weekly
 
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.
 
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 ...
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
Join the millions who listen to the lively messages of Chuck Swindoll, a down-to-earth pastor who communicates God’s truth in understandable and practical terms—with a good dose of humor thrown in. Chuck’s messages help you apply the Bible to your own life.
 
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Creative Pep Talk
Weekly
 
Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career.Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most.Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
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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Dear Hank & John
Weekly
 
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
 
Ram Dass shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.
 
Learn, Love, and LIVE the Word! Join Pastor Rick Monday-Friday as he presents practical and applicable teaching from God’s Word that will give you daily hope. Apply biblical wisdom to your marriage, children, spiritual growth, hurts, habits, and purpose on this earth. Listen every day for your daily hope. http://PastorRick.com
 
The Joyce Meyer Enjoying Everyday Life® TV Audio Podcast is a daily program which matches the scheduled TV broadcast produced by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up
 
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Modern Love
Weekly
 
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.
 
Enjoying Everyday Life® is a daily TV and radio broadcast provided by Joyce Meyer Ministries.
 
The Anything Ghost Show: Sharing true paranormal experiences since 2006. The host, Lex Wahl, reads personal paranormal experiences and local ghost legends sent in from around the world!
 
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Woman's Hour
Daily
 
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
 
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Guys We F****d
Weekly
 
Hailed as changing the way society thinks about female sexuality, Guys We Fucked continues to pave the way toward a healthier outlook on sex. Hosted by stand-up comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, this critically acclaimed podcast will be your new best friend. Tune in every Friday to hear discussions on the most taboo kinks, interviews with revolutionaries in sexual health, cultural icons, and, occasionally, guys they’ve fucked. This podcast is moving to Luminary! For more, go ...
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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Nighttime
Monthly+
 
Nighttime is an audio documentary series which explores Canada's most fascinating stories.Join us for true crime, mysteries, and a celebration of Canada’s weird and wonderful people, places, and events.
 
Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective
 
Going beyond the basics… Interviews and discussions with UFO researchers, authors, witnesses, scientists, and others to talk in-depth about issues related to this very real phenomenon. We bring together some of the best minds from multiple disciplines so that we can put our heads together to try to gain insight into this enigmatic issue.Music Thanks to:Caleb Hanks
 
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Throwing Shade
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Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.
 
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Dirty John
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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
 
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Paul prayed for the Ephesians “that God would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16). The inner man is strengthened by God through the Spirit. We have to take time; we have to find room in our busy lives to let the Spirit of God minister life to us, to ...…
 
Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions.Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement.In this episode we explore the secr ...…
 
On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service.By NPR.
 
How Long Can Christians Genuinely Hold to Christian Convictions and Stay in the Medical Field?A Dark Warning: The Culture of Death Now Argues that Physicians who Oppose Abortion on Religious Grounds Should Not Enter Obstetrics and GynecologyMoral Relativism on Display in the Public Library as Drag Queen Reads at Storytime: Even the Library Is N ...…
 
Despite winning a Grammy for her song “Passionate Kisses,” which was performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams spent many years overlooked by the music industry: she was too country for rock, too rock for country. In 1998, American music caught up to her, and her album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” broke through. The staff writer Ari ...…
 
Is rebellion a normal part of growing up that we must simply expect and endure? Listen to Truth For Life as Alistair Begg points families to the biblical model for Christian homes. Listen...By Alistair Begg.
 
Gossip can tear apart friendships, families, and churches. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches what the Bible says about how relationships suffer because of gossip and what you should do for the... Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
Today, Joyce shares more negative mindsets we can learn to do without. Discover the upside of enduring life's tests and trials.
 
Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow asks what the latest brain research might be telling us about ideas of free will, nature and nurture, and destiny. At the dawn of neuroscience, it was an established principle that all of the neurons in the brain are created before birth and repair of a damaged brain isn’t possible. By the 1960s, experimental evi ...…
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby wrap up the weekend's NBA Playoff action, KD goes deep in the comments, the fellas react to Magic Johnson's appearance on First Take and More!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
 
The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn't do. "You can't be trying too hard to rebel [when] you're older," Waters says. He talks about what he was like as a kid, why he's done making movies, and what he wants on his tombstone. His new book about his life in Hollywood is 'Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnis ...…
 
Monica Day, Tracey Segarra and Amanda Wood share stories about an open relationship, a mother's feelings about abortion, and a sister's memory.By Kevin Allison.
 
How do I get people to remember who I am? What do I do about the Red Bull I spilled in a kid's backpack? How do I deal with my girlfriend's unaccepting parents? Does cold water boil faster than hot water? Which way should a staple face? Is it possible to sneeze underwater? What is the correct way to eat the bottom of a popsicle? How do I get ou ...…
 
Trees and forests could hold the key to the survival of life on our planet. Meg Lowman started climbing trees when she was still a painfully shy primary school student, in a small town in upstate New York. They became her closest companions whenever her human classmates started bullying her. She eventually became a pioneer of canopy science, an ...…
 
In the modern age, shame is often seen as an unmitigated bad. According to this popular view, all shame is negative and toxic and steps should be taken to avoid and rid oneself of it. My guest today, however, makes the contrarian case that some shame is actually necessary to develop a true sense of self. His name is Joseph Burgo, he’s a clinica ...…
 
From doctors to politicians to your boss, people often ask us to put our confidence in them. We’re often urged to build more confidence in ourselves. But one of the most consistent findings in psychology is that there is very little overlap between confidence and competence; how good people think they are, and how good they really are. In this ...…
 
Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from a subterranean journey to a dive inside a painting.Seams (Extract)Originally made for the Timber FestivalProduced by Geoff BirdThe Neighbour Produced by Sophie TownsendThe BoxOriginally made for the HearSay International Audio Fe ...…
 
Is engagement with current affairs key to being a good citizen? Or could an endless torrent of notifications be harming democracy as well as our wellbeing? • Read the text version here. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian.
 
Kate writes poems about Prince William, Lynette describes her first kiss, Hannah’s brothers fart in her room, and much more. Recorded live at The Artesian in Regina. Show notes Support GRTTWaK. Become a patron. Photos from our Regina event Rate or review GRTTWaK in iTunes Join the email newsletter Upcoming live events Music by Podington Bear an ...…
 
Introducing Kirsten Gillibrand the TheologianYou Can’t Legislate Morality: A Bad Argument Rises AgainTaiwan Becomes First Asian Nation to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage: What’s Behind the HeadlineSame-Sex Marriage Marks an American Anniversary: It’s Still Younger Than Your 16-Year OldTo Be Human Is to Crave a Satisfying End to the Story: A Look at ...…
 
Some parents assume full responsibility for building a healthy, happy home. The Bible, however, teaches that children have duties within the family as well. Hear more about God’s instruction for children on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. Listen...By Alistair Begg.
 
In this special crossover episode, Brookings Institution’s Jenny Schuetz joins The Weeds’ Matt Yglesias to discuss subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.By Vox.
 
If you want to connect with someone, you’ve got to be willing to take the first step. Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast how fear disconnects human beings and how to get the courage you …... Get free Pastor Rick's Daily Hope. Subscribe to the daily email devotional or listen to the daily 25-minute audio teaching!…
 
God wants us to be gracious with others and obedient to His Word no matter what we're going through. Be encouraged in all you do!
 
Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Greg James digs into the BBC's archives, taking some of the week's news stories as a starting point for a trip into the past.Greg, who describes himself as a "proud radio nerd", is let loose in the vast BBC vaults, home to a treasure trove of radio and television programmes as well as some revealing documents. He say ...…
 
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear Concierto Para Piano Y Orquesta En Sol Mayor - Adagio Assi as played by Martha Argerich. Notes Jacob S. Robinson's Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doliphan in 1846. Hampton Sides' fantastic Blood and Thunder.…
 
How does the sporting notion of fairness cope with the complexities of gender identity? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to former champion British swimmer turned sports commentator Sharron Davies. Elite level sport is ruthlessly competitive. The best male and female athletes push hard against their physical limits in the quest for marginal gai ...…
 
Tracie Harris and Jen Peeples. Abortion Restrictions. Jen talks about the new wave of abortion restriction laws and what's going on behind the scenes.By Atheist Community of Austin.
 
There are a few researchers for whom the Patterson-Gimlin Film has sparked a life-long quest to analyze its mystery and the possibility of Sasquatch. Concerning the preservation of the actual film itself, no one has done more to secure its integrity than William “Bill” Munns. While the original 16mm Kodachrome Color-Reversal film shot by Roger ...…
 
Sex in marriage, just like other physical gifts from God, is not an absolute cure for lust, but it can be a great help in the battle.By John Piper.
 
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.By This American Life.
 
Many times, we feel that we are powerless to change our attitude. We think that it is simply our personality to be uptight, bitter, or depressed. But God’s Word says that we can choose to put on a new attitude! In this message, learn how to shift your outlook and begin to approach life with a God-attitude.…
 
Meredith Lake heads to an iftar dinner at the home of a Turkish Australian family in western Sydney, and Mariam Chehab catches up with award-winning author Michael Mohamed Ahmed for his Ramadan reflections.By ABC Radio National.
 
When someone claims to speak on God’s behalf, it’s absolutely essential that we evaluate their message's credibility. Join us on Truth For Life as Alistair Begg examines the apostle John's warning to be on the lookout for deceivers. Listen...By Alistair Begg.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
 
When someone claims to speak on God’s behalf, it’s absolutely essential that we evaluate their message's credibility. Join us on Truth For Life as Alistair Begg examines the apostle John's warning to be on the lookout for deceivers. Listen...By Alistair Begg.
 
Howard Stern talks about how therapy changed his radio show, what makes him cringe about his early shock jock style, and how being a misfit as a kid pushed him to find an audience. His new book is 'Howard Stern Comes Again.' Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen ...…
 
Stephen McCauley's novel, 'My Ex-Life,' is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. "All relationships evolve — even for people who stay together," he says. McCauley's book is now out in paperback. Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the new album from Vampire Weekend, 'Father of the Bride,' and ...…
 
James Taylor’s songs are so familiar that they seem to have always existed. Onstage at the New Yorker Festival, in 2010, Taylor peeled back some of his influences—the Beatles, Bach, show tunes, and Antônio Carlos Jobim—and played a few of his hits, even giving the staff writer Adam Gopnik a quick lesson.…
 
Is our blaring modern soundscape harming our health? Cities are noisy places and while people are pretty good at tuning it out on a day-to-day basis our sonic environments have serious, long-term impacts on our mental and physical health. This is part one in a two-part series supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about how sound can b ...…
 
"Denial is about hiding from the truth. Denialism builds a 'new and better' truth." Keith Kahn-Harris, a researcher and lecturer at the University of London, says the challenge of confronting denialism is that denialists don't see themselves as rejecters of truth. They see themselves as having the actual truth, one that the rest of us can't see ...…
 
Five women, one husband and one goal in life... to get to the Celestial Kingdom. Producer: Tyler Measom & Adizah Eghan Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo GorrioBy Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios.
 
This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and Detroit. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy, Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Isabelle Raphael, Michelle Robertson…
 
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