Best Society podcasts (Updated September 2017; image)
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This American Life
Weekly
 
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
 
Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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Serial
Rare
 
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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the memory palace
 
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The Moth
Monthly+
 
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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Slate's Culture Gabfest
Weekly
 
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. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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Pop Culture Happy Hour
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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.
 
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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.
 
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Criminal
Monthly+
 
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.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
Monthly+
 
A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Email the show at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.
 
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Revisionist History
Monthly
 
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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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RISK!
Weekly
 
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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The New Yorker Radio Hour
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The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick.
 
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Love + Radio
Rare
 
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. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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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, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required! - To access the entire Talk Is ...
 
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Who Charted?
Monthly+
 
Howard Kremer and his trusty chart keeper Kulap Vilaysack are here with the charts of the week. Learn what is hitting in music and movies, and get to know some of your favorite comedians with games like Chart Roulette.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!)
 
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The Mortified Podcast
Monthly+
 
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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Modern Love
Weekly
 
Stories of love, loss and redemption.
 
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Hello Internet
Monthly
 
CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
 
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Mystery Show
Monthly+
 
A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
 
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Channel 33
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Channel 33, part of The Ringer Podcast Network, is a collection of shows covering pop culture, sports, and tech.
 
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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.
 
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Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
 
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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StoryCorps
Weekly
 
Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, 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. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.
 
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The Read
Weekly
 
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 ...
 
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What Say You?
Monthly
 
Sal Vulcano and Brian Quinn are just a couple of dudes sitting around asking each other questions about life. Join them, won't you?
 
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Heavyweight
Monthly+
 
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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The Lapse Storytelling Podcast
Monthly
 
See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience stories as diverse as they are fascinating. Beautifully edited and rich in sound, this is The Lapse.
 
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Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
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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Desert Island Discs
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Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Kirsty Young invites her guests to share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
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Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
 
Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.
 
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Strangers
Monthly
 
From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. 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. Strangers is a proud member of Radiotopi ...
 
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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.
 
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Outlook
Daily
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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Dear Hank and John
Weekly
 
Hank and John Green (YouTubers and etc) answer questions, give questionable advice, and talk about Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the 3rd tier English football club).
 
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Psychobabble with Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl
 
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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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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Soundcheck from WNYC
Weekly+
 
WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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Radio Diaries
Monthly
 
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
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts.
 
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The Dinner Party Download
Weekly
 
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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Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
 
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.
 
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I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST
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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
 
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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads
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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.
 
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Undone
Monthly
 
When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.
 
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Radio 2 Arts Show with Jonathan Ross
Monthly
 
A lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
 
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Art + Music + Technology
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
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Dear Sugars
Weekly
 
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to dearsugars@nytimes.com.
 
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When James Earl Jones speaks, his voice reverberates so deeply that you can almost feel it in your own chest. Think Darth Vader. For 60 years now, Jones has been captivating audiences with that voice and with his commanding presence -- on stage and on screen. In this episode, he talks about how he overcame a stutter that silenced him for years. ...…
 
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We Have Concerns
 
Ants are cultural signifiers of busy industriousness, but a new paper in Plos One reveals that, across species, about 40% of "worker" ants spend most of their days doing nothing. Jeff and Anthony discuss this revelation, asking whether lazy always exists in nature. GET BONUS EPISODES, VIDEO HANGOUTS AND MORE. VISIT: http://patreon.com/wehavecon ...…
 
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Drunk Ex-Pastors
 
Episode #168 of DXP was recorded a couple nights before Christian went under the knife, but will be released just after his heart surgery (meaning these may be the last words from him you’ll ever hear if God decides to ignore your prayers and kill him for no reason). We explore the topic of what we are to think about white teenage girls singing ...…
 
Star Trek Discovery Review Tracey and Stephen review the first TWO episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery”. Is it worth your $10/month for CBS All Access or is it the death knell for Star Trek on the small screen? We discuss in a (relatively) spoiler free episode! *** Here is how you can reach us if you have any tips, feedback, suggestions, comments ...…
 
Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather listen to and discuss Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which is either an incoherent mess or a profoundly insightful work of art. Or maybe both. Download (MP3) Subscribe: iTunes Other Apps Further Reading Kingsman Graphic Novel Kingsman: The Secret Service (the first film Faust The Legend Goethe’s Faust F ...…
 
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Do Something Beautiful
 
Obianuju Ekeocha is taking on Melinda Gates and her quest to sterilize African women through contraception. Obianuju (Uju) tackles the terms and topics of ideological colonization, world population day/control, and birth control as "basic human right". You can support Obianuju and her documentary here: https://www.gofundme.com/documentary-on-li ...…
 
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Finding Sacramento Podcast
 
Nathan sits down with Eli Mazahreh of Maza Hummus for the 50th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about growing up in Jordan, what business lessons he learned from his entrepreneur mom, why he bought into the American dream and why he believes it is still possible for many Americans, how his vision of being an entrepreneur cha ...…
 
Falvey, Law, and Ammon cover everything in this week’s show. From douchebag online movie journalists to what movies are good for a kindergarten screening. It’s weird, you’re weird, we got it. CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN NOW! Subscribe to Binge Cast on iTunes! 0:00:00-Let ‘er rip. 0:01:45-Law and Falvey are here to get things rollin. Ammon is bringing ...…
 
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Pop Culture Continuum
 
John & Pat once again compare the ’80s to the ’10s, and once again prove the past was a huge load of crap. Of course, they also prove that so is the present. Why even bother doing anything? Just quit your dumb job and collect unemployment.
 
TOKYO ART BLOOM is a program where we invite foreign culture and art creators living in Japan as guests on the show. What kind of TOKYO do these creators who are living far from their origin see and feel?
 
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Earshot - ABC Radio National
 
The lush, deep-red Siamese rosewood is so desirable people risk their lives to get it — Thailand.
 
Mandy Sayer has uncovered the history of a thriving Gypsy community
 
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The Secret Room | A True Stories Podcast
 
The heavy personal toll borne by a man and his family for a miscarriage of justice. Pictures. See one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison. It's waiting for you at facebook.com/secretroompod. Secret Room Tees Now On Amazon Prime! See Ben sport our tee in heather blue at facebook.com/secretroompod. Show your affiliation wit ...…
 
A Melbourne Festival theatre piece puts three actors on stage with real-life legal professionals to try accused murderer Hamlet, what's on Australian writer Luke Stegemann's Top Shelf, the 2017 Ausdance awards and a new stage adaptation of Leigh Hobb's children's book series Horrible Harriet.
 
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This American Life
 
Right-wing groups like the Proud Boys say they have no tolerance for racism or white supremacist groups. Their leader Gavin McInnes disavowed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. But the Proud Boys believe “the west is the best,” which, one of them points out, is not such a big jump from “whites are best.” And one of the Proud Boys o ...…
 
Fred’s family was entirely made up of alcoholics. Alcohol was present at every family event, and nobody would only have one drink. Everybody imbibed. But alcohol affected Fred’s father to the point it changed his personality. When sober, his father was a loving man. When drink, Fred’s father could be in a rage and would beat him. Because of tha ...…
 
Boycotting the NFL has never been easier! Today we're joined by the sage and very funny Rabbi Dan Bronstein and you can bet we'll be talking about Herr Trump and my salvo in the Baffler because ... I told ya so. Arts & Seizures is powered by SimplecastBy info@HeritageRadioNetwork.org (Heritage Radio Network).
 
In this documentary we hear archive of the renowned American writer James Baldwin in conversation with contemporary writers and activists. Exploring the reasons behind the resonance and resurgence of his work and analysis thirty years after his death.Baldwin was a gay African American writer whose novels including Go Tell it on the Mountain and ...…
 
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Podzilla 1985
 
This week on Nerd Up the gang talks about Inhumans, a spoiler free review of Kingsman Golden Circle, Denny O'Niel, Fortnite and more!
 
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Art + Music + Technology
 
Mike Monday's adverts are all over the web. And if you get on his mailing list, you will see him even more. But it's hard not to be intrigued - especially when he has a lot of free information available for you to view, and it tends to be pretty spot-on. But I'd never seen a detailed interview with him, so I tried reaching out, and was pleased ...…
 
Lives affected by political or religious belief or social pressure
 
In which our heroes have places to be, people to see and want to contribute to taxis failing as they ask which fictional Universe features the best Uber alternative?Check out our upcoming lives shows and purchase your tickets for UK tour right here; http://www.sanspantsradio.com/live/ Check out our upcoming lives shows and purchase your tickets ...…
 
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Desert Island Discs
 
Professor Dame Jane Francis is the Director of the British Antarctic Survey. She is no stranger to surviving in extreme conditions, because for much of her career her research has taken her to the Polar Regions. Travelling with her fossil hammer, her principal interests are in palaeoclimatology and palaeobotany. She specialises in the study of ...…
 
On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, Jacob sits down with Deron Bennett, owner of AndWorld Design and recent letterer of Batman. They talk about how lettering is like poetry, why he might choose one font over anoth ...…
 
Starting Thursday September 21 at 6:30 pm eastern time, Joe Amato and Tyler Baker will be starting a 2nd podcast called Beyond Retro! This podcast will be devoted to exploring the best in films, tv shows, cartoons and everything else in between of the 80s and early 90s! Join us live in the chat room!…
 
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To the Best of Our Knowledge
 
Psychedelic science is back — and they could help heal people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety.By webmaster@wpr.org (Wisconsin Public Radio).
 
Mark refused to attend an Al-Anon meeting when his therapist first suggested it. Despite his family not being comprised of drinkers, Mark now knows his family was unhealthy. His parents, especially his father, was what is termed to be a “rage-aholic.” His father was constantly angry and often his father would take that anger out on him. Occasio ...…
 
Hey NAP? Army, We are back and Brett is dying to get something off his chest about something in the news.... and somehow we have a 20 minute conversation on it. We then talk about the NFL for a bit and then we say goodbye to Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Thank you for all that you have done for us! Brett & Bill…
 
Betty Bigombe came face to face with LRA leader Joseph Kony. Death Row investigator Rene Denfeld found the biggest challenge in her life was meeting the man she called her father.Image: Drawing of girl facing deathCredit: sSplajn/GETTY IMAGES
 
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss: - Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy- The new startup Loftium - Sukuk bonds Check out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter:@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @JHWeissmann Production by Daniel Sch ...…
 
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The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR
 
Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.
 
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Books and Arts - Full program podcast
 
Join us for the best of this week's Books and Arts.
 
We talk about the iPhone for like 10 seconds, then we get into video, audio, and dreams of human formation. This leads us into thinking about how Luke isn't challenged or mentored to grow and develop into the butterfly that he is. Gomer sees this all over the Church, as parish and diocesan workers are hardly competent, let alone striving to gro ...…
 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk the NBA MVP's knee, The "Don't Get Fired Topic of the Day", Kyrie's car troubles, plus more of your Twitter and Voicemails!!!
 
Episode #152 is up- This week Matt sits down with Frank Malle, director & actor at Prescott Center for the Arts. Malle will be directing “Fiddler on the Roof” at PCA Sept 28th-Oct 15th This episode is brought to you by Big Daddy E’s BBQ & Catering, check them out at bdebbq.com and on Twitter & Instagram @bdebbq We are pleased to announce Our Ne ...…
 
Chat 10 Looks 3 RSS Recorded live at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Saturday 16 September, 5pm session. Show notes Lyrics to Leigh Sales' song - performed by Breakthru The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) - Dr Sebastian King Dior exhibition - National Gallery of Victoria (27 Aug - 7 Nov 2017) Dior and I - 2015 Documentary The House of Dior: Se ...…
 
Wainwright III has written remarkable songs about family, and how we hurt and heal each other. Now he details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir 'Liner Notes.' David Bianculli reviews the new Jerry Seinfeld Netflix special. Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talk about their new 10-part PBS series 'The ...…
 
The chart-topping hits of 2007 featured Beyoncé at peak pop and Kanye West ahead of the curve with electronic dance music. Why do the hits of 2007 have such impressive staying power? Chris Molanphy says it might be because the 2007 Billboard charts were more comprehensive than ever, marking the first time that digital music sales were incorpora ...…
 
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins attempt to wrap their heads around Darren Aronofsky’s controversial new film, ‘Mother!’
 
Matt was a young drinker; so young, in fact, he got sober at age 19. He hails from a large family of alcoholics and spent his whole young life believing that alcoholism was a normal way of life. But it also caused him to feel like an outcast – a feeling that could only be quelled by drinking alcohol himself. By age 18, Matt is drinking nightly ...…
 
Stefan caught up with reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival last week to talk about what it's like playing for a legendary PG like Jason Kidd, the delicate art of pronouncing "Antetokounmpo," and the lasting power of Jay Z and Nas.
 
John Powers remembers the monumental 'Battle of the Sexes' match between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and we listen back to our 2013 interview with 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King, who led a movement that demanded fairer treatment and pay for female players. Her famous 'Battle of the Sexes' is now at the center o ...…
 
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The New Yorker Radio Hour
 
Donald Trump mocked Kim Jong Un by calling him “rocket man,” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the U.S. or its allies were attacked. Kim, in turn, dismissed Trump as a “barking dog Evan Osnos recently reported from Washington and Pyongyang on the tensions between the United States and North Korea. Osnos tells David Remnick that ...…
 
The political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe discusses Stage and Screen, a new exhibition at House of Illustration of his designs for theatre, rock, opera, ballet and film over the last 30 years, from Orpheus in the Underworld for English National Opera to Pink Floyd's 1982 film The Wall. Maja Lunde, author of the best-selling novel The History of Be ...…
 
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Ozone Nightmare
 
This week Lando and I talk about Justice League Dark, Appuntamento Fatale, Black Hole, and buying a mattress. Show music by Reed Love and OGRE. Support the show on Patreon!
 
As promised, we deliver part 2 of our interview with author Marc Alan Schelske with minimal delay. As the conversation continues, we delve into emotion vs. reason as well as Marc's support of Shattering Stigma with Stories, a ministry that aims to assist faith communities and other organizations open dialogues and create safe spaces around ment ...…
 
Josh Voorhees breaks down Jimmy Kimmel’s role in the current debate over Obamacare and the GOP’s latest attempt to gut it.
 
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Art Detective
 
Janina takes a break from the usual one on one interview to share a talk she recently gave at the Gloucester History Festival where she serves as President. To celebrate the 900th anniversary of Cirencester’s Abbey of St Mary's Janina asks what was life really like at a Medieval Abbey? How did the monks live? What did they eat? How did they hel ...…
 
Folks! Instead of reheating an encore episode, we’ve carefully baked a brand-new Speakeasy soufflé for you! In this episode: Margaret Cho tells morbid tales of graveyards, murder, and (gasp!) Norman Mailer. Flying Lotus shares how getting into an *ahem* higher state of consciousness helped him direct “Kuso.” “Strong Island” filmmaker Yance Ford ...…
 
Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It's what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of "Greatest Athlete in the World." But his training only prepared him to win – it didn't teach him to deal with failure. That’s something he had to learn on his own. With no coach. No spotlight. And no money.…
 
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