Best Social Sciences podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
Weekly+
 
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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History Extra podcast
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Witness
Daily
 
The story of our times told by the people who were there.
 
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The British History Podcast
Weekly
 
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
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In Our Time
Monthly+
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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BackStory
Weekly
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
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Waking Up with Sam Harris
Weekly
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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Invisibilia
Rare
 
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.
 
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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
 
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Revolutions
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Allusionist
Monthly+
 
Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The History of Rome
Rare
 
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
 
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
 
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The History of England
Monthly+
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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The History of China
Monthly+
 
An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
Weekly+
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
Weekly+
 
On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
 
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Intelligence Squared
Weekly
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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All In The Mind - ABC Radio National
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
Monthly+
 
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
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Philosophy Now
Monthly
 
Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
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Life Of Caesar
Monthly+
 
A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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History on Fire
Rare
 
Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley
Monthly+
 
Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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History of Japan
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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The China History Podcast
Monthly
 
Laszlo Montgomery presents easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day.
 
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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
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Infants on Thrones
Weekly+
 
The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
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In Our Time: Philosophy
Rare
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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The Psych Files
Monthly
 
The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
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A Way with Words
Weekly
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From a ...
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
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The Podcast History Of Our World
 
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
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In Our Time: History
Monthly
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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What's The Point
Monthly+
 
A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
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The Psychology Podcast
Weekly
 
Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly+
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The History of Byzantium
Monthly+
 
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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The Social-Engineer Podcast
Monthly
 
The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks
 
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Oxford Biographies
Monthly+
 
A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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New Books in Political Science
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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New Books in Public Policy
Weekly
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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Unbuttoned History
Monthly+
 
Informative, casual, and a little bit sexy, Unbuttoned History is the raucous history podcast for people who want to learn a bit about yesteryear, but with silly voices and swearing. Hosts Mike, a second Mike and Caleb guide you through time immemorial and play a few ridiculous games along the way.
 
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Yaron Brook Show: Radical Capitalist & Living Objectivism
 
This Roundtable interview on TRT World was recorded on November 14, 2017. More machines less manpower. Automation is increasing -- but are humans paying a price for progress with their jobs? As technology advances, we're building machines capable of doing more. But is the pace of change too fast? Does the focus also need to be on adapting human ...…
 
How can you fix the communication problems in the workplace? Where should the line be drawn between gratitude and meti We speak with Alexsys Thompson at Trybal Performance about different communication models and the Gratitude Journal about to be released
 
A bonus episode in which the guys follow their discussion of the best movies to portray Sex, Drugs and Religion with their top songs in those categories. There is a 30 second gap between U2's 40 and Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools. Despite that little gaffe, we really dig this show and had a great time recording it.…
 
Children's book of the week, Thanksgiving in the Woods. We discuss children's books for the elderly, how to write a book for a younger audience, and Phyllis Alsdurf's latest childrens book Thanksgiving in the Woods.
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
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Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
 
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Plato's Republic by Plato
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud
 
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In which the details of the First Thanksgiving, which took place in 1619 Virginia, is narrated.
 
Sometimes life comes at you fast. So much happens in such a short space of time that you barely... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this episode, I introduce my new Conversations product, in a conversation with IWTYAL team-member James. Episode Summary: In this episode you'll learn: What is Conversations? The planning, preparation and work that went into the creation of the product Feedback we made to the language content after input from testers Conversations is now ava ...…
 
In moments of anger, it can be hard to take a deep breath or count to ten. But public health researcher Harold Pollack says five minutes of reflection can make all the difference between a regular life and one spent behind bars. This week, we visit a Chicago program that helps young men learn how to pause and reflect. Plus, we ask whether we sh ...…
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
“Stranger Things” is a fantasy horror story set in a small town in 1980s America. A government experiment based on drugging people produces a young girl with magical powers, who opens a portal to an alternate dimension. Monsters begin to spread through the town from this alternate dimension, and the girl ends up closing the portal. Your support ...…
 
Today we spoke to Gregory Mann about his book From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Non-Governmentality (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Gregory Mann investigates how the effectiveness of government institutions declined in the…
 
Today we spoke to Gregory Mann about his book From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Non-Governmentality (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Gregory Mann investigates how the effectiveness of government institutions declined in the…
 
How does the idea of ‘meritocracy’ serve to reinforce social inequality?In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility (Routledge, 2017) Dr Jo Littler, Reader in Culture and Creative Industries at City, University of London analyses the history…
 
How does the idea of ‘meritocracy’ serve to reinforce social inequality?In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility (Routledge, 2017) Dr Jo Littler, Reader in Culture and Creative Industries at City, University of London analyses the history…
 
When teaching the first half of world history, I always do a little section on Augustine. My focus is on how he was an important theologian who shaped Christian understandings of war and even influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,…
 
When teaching the first half of world history, I always do a little section on Augustine. My focus is on how he was an important theologian who shaped Christian understandings of war and even influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Located in Williamson County, the Coats-Hines Site is loaded with mastodon remains and evidence of the interaction between early Native Americans and these creaturs. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coats-Hines_Sit
 
Brian sits down with Ed to talk about a project of his that’s been twenty-five years in the making. We’re talking about Ed’s series on the American Civil War and Reconstruction. The first volume, In The Presence of Mine Enemies came out in 2003, and won the Bancroft Prize. It opened with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, and ended jus ...…
 
In this second helping of Laszlo's overview of the history of Chinese philosophy, the Great Sage himself is the center of focus. Arguably China's most famous citizen of all time, Confucius (and his disciples) created an ideology and political system that had incredible lasting power. Part two examines the stories surrounding Confucius's life gr ...…
 
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The Psychology In Seattle Podcast
 
Dr. Kirk Honda and Bob Goettle talk about how to have healthy boundaries with people. The Psychology In Seattle Podcast. Nov 17, 2017. Email: Contact@PsychologyInSeattle.com List of all episodes: https://psychologyinseattle.squarespace.com/list-of-episodes Become a patron of our podcast by going to https://www.patreon.com/PsychologyInSeattle…
 
Stories of objects, ghosts and histories lost and found recorded on location in Portsmouth's most haunted house, the site of a sacrifice in Canterbury and at the TfL Lost Luggage Office. Presenter Matthew Sweet meets academics taking part in Being Human which showcases research from universities around the UK.How can the reflections of a warrio ...…
 
In this Saga Brief, John and Andy visit Seminole State College to talk about Thor in all his incarnations, from the Proto-Germanic god of thunder to the hammer throwing stud of the Marvel Comic Universe. You can access the PowerPoint slides here: Thor Presentation. Special thanks to Michael Mendoza for inviting us and organizing this event. We ...…
 
Should you pursue a career that can make the most money or something you're passionate about? With the giant growth in stem related professions liberal arts majors may consider switching fields to follow the money. We speak with Ansley Booker at Mercer University about careers in the stem fields.
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
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History According to Bob
 
This is show is part 1 of 2 on the Panic of 1873.
 
In her new book, Beyond the Silver Screen: A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia, 1920-1990 (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Mary Tomsic, an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Melbourne, explores the…
 
In her new book, Beyond the Silver Screen: A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia, 1920-1990 (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Mary Tomsic, an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Melbourne, explores the…
 
Jaron Lanier is one of the foremost digital visionaries of our times. One of Silicon Valley’s key early innovators, this dreadlocked digital prophet has been dubbed the ‘father of virtual reality’ and named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. A former goatherd and midwife, and a virtuoso player of rare instruments, Lanier ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
Gina Clark runs the Tudor Dreams Historic Costumier, and she makes gorgeous, historically authentic gowns for films, and interpretive groups. She spoke with me at the Tudor Summit about all things related to clothing and getting dressed in Tudor Times. I'm already planning the next Tudor Summit in March, 2018, so be sure to go to TudorSummit.co ...…
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
Manfred Marx was the man who discovered the diamonds which transformed Botswana's economy. As a young geologist in 1967 his find in the Kalahari desert completely changed the country's fortunes after independence.Photo: Uncut diamonds. (Credit Getty Images)
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
 
It’s Thanksgiving season again, and the double shadow on our great American food holiday is feast and famine, both. A bounteous industrial food system is wasting the land and leaving a billion of us humans hungry, and another billion both overfed and undernourished. As climate change kicks in, the food agenda’s changing too. Farm-to-table green ...…
 
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Lingthusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics
 
Are you up for some prepositions? You might think you’re over prepositions, but have you ever really looked into them, or have you just gone by them? Other parts of speech notwithstanding, prepositions are something we’re really down with. In Episode 14 of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne introduce you to our favouri ...…
 
Michael discusses his latest article, Consistency – What Do Pancake Batter and Progressives Have In Common – Or Not?, the latest on Roy Moore, Al Franken and the growing list of charges against those in power (including congress), the House passes a tax bill and why were are in this basket and where we are going.…
 
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Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast
 
On today's episode we count down our favorite films (or most poignant films) in the categories of Sex, Drugs, and Religion. This is part 1 of a two part series. The second part where we count down our top songs in these categories comes out on Friday. Check out the show page to read Dan's article on Pornography, Methamphetamines and Jesus.…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1596By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Therapy Chat | Psychotherapy | Mindfulness | Trauma | Attachment | Worthiness | Self Care | Parenting
 
Welcome to episode 113 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Melissa Divaris Thompson. Melissa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in New York City, seeing primarily women in their 20s and 30s, pregnant women, and new moms. As a holistic and depth-oriented therapist, he ...…
 
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Rimmer).
 
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