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Hosted by comedian Tom Ballard, ‘What’s the Story?’ is a podcast from Audible, the home of audiobooks and Audible Original podcasts. Join Tom each month as he chats with a revolving panel of fellow audiobook-worms, experts, authors and comedians to discuss the latest Editors’ Extra from Audible. Each month, Audible members get access to one credit to use on any audiobook of their choice. They’ll also get Audible’s selected Editors’ Extra, a bonus best seller members are loving. Spanning ever ...
 
LSU Manship School Professor Bob Mann and Advocate Editorial Writer Lanny Keller exchange rankings of the ten Louisiana governors in their lifetime…from Earl Long to John Bel Edwards. Mann worked for Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Keller was on the team of Gov. David Treen. Keller and Mann also talk about the testimony of Special Counsel Bob Mueller before two U.S. House committees and the discussion about LSU’s new multimillion dollar football operations building. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chi ...
 
Hilarious takes from serious experts. Each week I'm joined by a new stand up comedian and a new expert to discuss their field of expertise. We're talking the big topics, the brain, space, climate science, psychedelics and all the areas you're most likely to end up when you're drunk, at the end of a party, just trying to figure it all out. . It's a light, funny and easily accessible way to hear the latest from some seriously mind blowing experts.
 
Comedians Mike Goldstein and Nick Capper swap phones and rummage through the dark corners of each other's private lives. Also roping in comics from around the world willing to subject themselves to the indignity of having their smart phone contents made fun of and their socials hacked. No one is safe. Join The Phone Hacks Facebook Group for screenshots, updates and to share your stories of messing with your friends' phones. The Phone Hacks is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original t ...
 
Tell Me I’m Wrong is a comedy, debate podcast launched in the heart of the quarantine of 2020. Born out of the creative delusion that set in around the sixth week, Josh Ballard, Ryan Story, and Joe Robinson set out to answer the most important questions facing this generation. Questions like: What fast food mascot would be the most terrifying horror movie villain? Tom Brady or Peyton Manning: Which all-pro quarterback would you prefer to have given you “the talk” as a kid? Which band would w ...
 
Welcome to our podcast! My name is Richard Ostler (twitter: twitter.com/Papa_Ostler; FB: facebook.com/richard.ostler.5; IG: instagram.com/papa_ostler/) and am a native of Salt Lake City. I am the author of "Listen Learn and Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints at Amazon (amazon.com/dp/1462135773) and Deseret Book (deseretbook.com/p/listen-learn-and-love-embracing-lgbtq-latter-day-saints) I am the author of two recent Ensign articles on ‘How the Savior’s Healing Power Applies to Repenting ...
 
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How did we evolve to be the way we are? I'm joined by international award winning philosopher on evolutionary science Dr Kim Sterelny and international acclaimed comedian Tom Ballard to find out. Guest comedian: Tom Ballard is one of Australia's most decorated comedians who has been selling out shows and winning awards around the world for over a d…
 
These two old friends are quite the odd couple. To begin with, Nath was late to hop on the Zoom meeting. So that should give you some idea how dedicated to quizzing he is. Tom on the other hand, was prompt and prepared. Despite being half Italian, Nath has no idea what ingredients make up Soffritto and Tom’s knowledge of musical theatre only slight…
 
Award winning comedian Tom Ballard had never seen Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed 2008 black comedy IN BRUGES... until now! Tom chatted with Pete about the genius of Martin McDonagh, political correctness in cinema & why we don’t care if some characters in movies die. See more of Peter Helliar Podcast Website Produced at Castaway Studios…
 
My friend Josh Pedersen, who came out as gay at 21 following his successful LDS mission in England, talks about his Kickstarter where you can pre-order his new booked called “OUT, NOT IN!” Josh, who is a full time Professor of Design, wrote the book to help LGBTQ people struggling to find their voice come out, and also to their families and close f…
 
Phone Hacks regular, Tim Hewitt, is back to mix it up with they guys and reveal way too much about what's in his phone. Mike DMs a radio personality, Capper messages a UK comic and Hewy has a big audition announcement. Join the Patreon here: www.patreon.com/thephonehacks Get tons of behind the scenes hacks and pranks and help keep this podcast goin…
 
As the G7 kicks off in the English seaside and U.S. President Joe Biden meets with British PM Boris Johnson, all eyes are on the special relationship. Mark Landler, London bureau chief of The New York Times, and Tom McTague, staff writer at The Atlantic, join Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to discuss. Turning to Nicaragua, h…
 
My friend Drew Young (who was on episodes 276 and 325) joins us to talk about his new book called “Stand Guard at the Door of Your Mind” which is available for pre-order at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Guard-Door-Your-Mind/dp/B0933GP1RY/). In the book Drew discusses many topics including suicide, porn, mental heath and bullying. In our podc…
 
One former director of the Melbourne Writers Festival and the current director of the Sydney Writers Festival come together to treat The Saturday Quiz like their own personal pub quiz. They bully the host into giving them a plethora of bonus points and end up with what is probably the highest score possible. What is the largest continent in the wor…
 
Eexiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya joins Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to assess what democratic countries must do to put pressure on President Lukashenko. As President Biden arrives in the UK for the G7 meeting of leading economies, Chris Krebs, partner at Krebs Stamos Group and a former DHS cybers…
 
It's a New Zealand Spectacular this week as we're joined by GUY MONTGOMERY and first-time guest MELANIE BRACEWELL! Guy's given Mel a very interesting description of our show in order to convince her to come on, and Mel introduces us to an incredibly flawed hypnosis technique. We also spend a very long time discussing a bizarre schoolyard "game" fro…
 
My friends Bree and Kit share their story as a couple with Bree’s gender incongruence/gender dysphoria. Bree talks about the shame, guilt and fear of 40+ years dealing with this and then eventually coming out to Kit. Kit and Bree talk about how their marriage is now even stronger and how they are moving forward. Bree talks about what it is like to …
 
Political analyst Denise Dresser joins Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to explain why the U.S. needs to focus on Latin America and “the authoritarian winds blowing.” CEPI CEO Richard Hatchett lays out his nightmare scenario for the pandemic and why developing nations must get the support they need. He says vaccine doses must …
 
Aly Orady is the Founder and CEO of Tonal, a 15-Year Silicon Valley Veteran, Engineer, and Entrepreneur. After working decades in countless engineering positions and watching his own health and wellness fall to the wayside, even being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Aly put his knowledge and trade to the test to create an in-home personal trainer a…
 
Other U.S. leaders have tried to stem Latin American migration, so what’s new about Vice President Harris’ effort? "60 Minutes+" correspondent Enrique Acevedo joins Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to discuss what's different this time around. Then former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes, author of "After the Fall," says the best way …
 
Michigan Policast for Monday, June 7, 2021 GOP v Michigan Secretary of State GOP nursing home investigations — dancing on graves GOP hurt feelings over Governor's travel COVID capacity limits and graduation Vaccines and vaccination incentives Clark Harder on public transportation and the economy Political notes Transcript Folks to follow on Twitter…
 
The Phone Hacks are back in lockdown for another Zoom episode with socially distanced favourite, Zack Dyer. Mike texts an old colleague a medical question, Capper warns against the vaccine and Zack is very chafed from running. Join the Patreon here: www.patreon.com/thephonehacks Get tons of behind the scenes hacks and pranks and help keep this podc…
 
Tim Hollo is a former staffer for the Australian Greens, is the Greens candidate for the federal seat of Canberra and works as the Executive Director of the official Greens think tank, The Greens Institute. He's currently working on a book laying out his theory of "ecological politics"; a a self-organising democracy grounded in the natural world an…
 
From spiderman to Loki to Rick and Morty, pop culture loves a good multiverse at the moment. In this episode we ask a quantum physicist what a multiverse is and whether the science behind it checks out. Expert guest Jim Rantschler teaches physics at Texas A&M at Galveston. He has worked as an NRC postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and T…
 
My friend Dallas Campbell shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. I became aware of Dallas from his moving Instagram coming out post www.instagram.com/tv/CNTnG5thfbWDallas talks about knowing he is gay from a young age, some difficult times in high school, serving a wonderful mission in Guatemala, testimony of the Gospel, trying to date women, …
 
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., discusses her efforts to bring the world's attention back to Syria. Finn Lau, an exiled Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, and Wu'er Kaixi, a Chinese dissident, talk about the Hong Kong police's attempt to block commemorative gatherings on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Hari Sr…
 
Last time Geraldine Hickey was on the podcast, it was before she won Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This time she’s joined by another MICF Best Show winner (who is also previous guest) Zoë Coombs Marr. They both smash through the quiz - which is, admittedly, not the hardest it’s ever been - and share some stories about ni…
 
Nobel Prize-winning economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss vaccine inequality and how developed nations failed poorer countries early in the pandemic. Matt Hancock, British Health Secretary, talks about the summit today at the G7 in Oxford and the concern in the U.K. over the new variant. Major General Sami Sadat, Commanding General o…
 
Benjamin Netanyahu’s run as the longest-serving Israeli PM may be coming to an end as what is essentially an anti-Netanyahu coalition is working toward an agreement. Haaretz columnist Anshel Pfeffer joins Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to discuss. Then turning to the sporting world, support for tennis player Naomi Osaka is p…
 
We're back on Zoom with our good mates DAVE ANTHONY and DAVE THORNTON! Given that we're in lockdown in Melbourne, we're very skeptical of Anthony's upcoming Australian tour plans. Thornton's making the most of it by scheduling in some surgery and he's been killing time by catching up on his neighbourhood gossip PLUS there's an escalating dispute in…
 
My friend Connor Berg (grew up in South Weber, Served a mission in the Jacksonville Florida Mission, currently at Utah State) shares his journey. Connor talks about growing up and learning he is gay in a world that makes it difficult to be gay. That led to years of shame, self-harm and depression. Connor eventually came out to his family (very supp…
 
This week we have an update on Australia’s evolving and increasingly strained relationship with China and we chat to Michael Smith, one of the last remaining Aussie journos in China who fled last year amid a tense diplomatic standoff. He tells us all his time covering President Xi, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Uighurs in Xinjiang, and his new book, “The …
 
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is leading a bipartisan mission to Eastern Europe, bringing a message of support for Belarus democracy. She joins Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to discuss that mission. This week marks 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre when around 300 black people were killed and hundreds of thousands w…
 
Dr. Steven Gundry is a Heart Surgeon, Medical Researcher Specialized in Diet and Health, 4x NYT Best Seller. Making a habit of challenging the way we perceive health and healthy eating, Dr. Gundry has spearheaded controversial take after controversial take in the field. From his anti-fruit stance, his 2 hour eating window, and his position on the i…
 
Amid a crackdown on journalists in Belarus and Russia and the dramatic abduction of Roman Protasevich, local independent reporters Alexey Kovalev and Hanna Liubakova join Bianna Golodryga, standing in for Christiane Amanpour, to discuss the importance of fighting for a free press. They say "enough is enough." Turning to the U.S., historian and auth…
 
Michigan Policast for Monday, May 31, 2021 GOP voter suppression Former Director of Elections Chris Thomas on the Big Lie Vaccines, work rules, and the economy Political notes Transcript Today, we remember those who sacrified their lives serving our country and our values.#MemorialDay2021 pic.twitter.com/Y2XEOMW6LV — Stephanie Chang (@stephanielily…
 
Host of The Mugg Off podcast, Gerard McGowan, trades phones with Mike in Sydney while Capper Zooms in from Melbourne lockdown 4.0. Mike raps about his favourite type of shower, Capper reads some FB memories as Sly Stallone and Gerard makes lifelong friendships in the comedy game. Join the Patreon here: www.patreon.com/thephonehacks Get tons of behi…
 
In this episode we deep dive into a bizarre story in medical history. A Dr obsessed with being able to transplant human heads to prove that he could save the immortal soul. It's a wickedly macabre, bizarrely funny story that touches upon some deeply important questions. What is death? And, more importantly, should we make sure our sciences spend le…
 
My friends Dason and Taylor join us to share principles about how to keep relationships together when one goes through a faith crisis/transition. Dason and Taylor were friends growing up in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and both served missions. After they both got married and started families, they lost contact until Dason’s Facebook post in 2019 ab…
 
Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, and Fintan O'Toole, writer for the Irish Times, join Bianna Golodryga to discuss U.S. politics and President Biden's foreign policy challenges. Then director Bartlett Sher talks about how his film “Oslo” brings to life the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the power of human connection. Our Walter…
 
Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, takes a closer look at the Covid-19 lab leak theory with Bianna Golodryga. He says there needs to be an investigation into the origins of Covid-19. Then science writer for The Atlantic Ed Yong warns of an impending mental health crisis after the Covid pandemic …
 
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