100 Outstanding Podcasts for 2018

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 December 4th, 2018
 Updated December 7th, 2018
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For the third year, The Bello Collective is proud to share with you our list of 100 outstanding podcasts. The selections in this list were determined by The Bello Collective writers, editors, and friends, and appear in no particular order.

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EP 1: Frances McDormand and Risotto

  • 9 months ago

Academy Award-Winning Actor and Producer Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fargo, Olive Kitteridge, Almost Famous) makes asparagus risotto and discusses the creative process fueling her long, badass career. If you're cooking along while you listen, you'll need the following to make your dish: Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 big handfuls chanterelle mushrooms (or morels, porcini, or cultivated mushrooms) Salt 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons) 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups short-grained Italian rice (like carnaroli or arborio) 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 - 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off stems and chopped 6 cups homemade chicken stock or water (avoid store-bought chicken stock) 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Tools: vegetable peeler knife cutting board stove big spoon slotted spoon ladle smallish saucepan skillet blender food processor, or mortar and pestle cheese grater timer

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As a long-running food podcast appreciator, I'm always on the lookout for podcasts that lean into the intimacy of cooking and the conversations that can only come from the comfort of being in your own kitchen. Each episode of Cooking By Ear is a combined interview and a recipe; the episode with actress Frances McDormand cooking risotto at home is a true treat. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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OSG: Season 2 Ep. 8 "Relax, Relate, Release!"

  • 9 months ago

The On She Goes team interviews Sarah Wesley (Social Media Influencer, Solo Traveler, Yogi & Serita's little sister) on Kemetic Yoga and how she practices self-care while traveling the world. We also talk to Bibi McGill (former lead guitarist for Beyonce's all female band "The Suga Mamas", DJ, and Yogi)all about inclusiveness in the yoga community and the origins of the ancient practice. ENJOY!

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I love women and hearing about them travel. In this inspiring episode, a woman talks about going on vacation and not coming home. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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Your Receipts: Dating with self harm scars

  • 6 months ago

We're back with another episode! This time we're answering your dilemmas in our minisode 'Your Receipts'. You can send us your dilemmas by emailing: keepthereceipts@gmail.com and we'll answer them anonymously on the podcast. #TheReceiptsPodcast is a fun, honest podcast fronted by four girls who willing to talk about anything and everything. From relationships to situationships to everyday life experiences, you can expect unadulterated girl talk with no filter. Hosts: Ghana's Finest Twitter: @Ghanasfinestx Instagram: @Ghanas_Finest Tolly Twitter: @Tolly_T Instagram: @Tolly_T Milena Sanchez Twitter: @Milenasanchezx Instagram: @milenasanchezx Get in touch and share your receipts with us, keepthereceipts@gmail.com

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Conversational podcasts are ten a penny, but the ones that really hook you in emotionally are rare. The Receipts has long been one such for me, with hosts Tolly T, Milena, and Audrey making me laugh and bringing me to tears, often within the same episode. They now have a "Your Receipts" strand where they answer listener questions, and this answer about dating after self harm and how to disclose previous mental health issues with new romantic partners stuck with me a long time after I'd listened. It's very difficult to make a show that sounds as easy going and relaxed as this one, and in the age of celebration for great narrative audio storytelling, I think episodes like this deserve recognition. Chosen by Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod
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Ross and Carrie explore the latest trends of fringe science and spirituality and the paranormal so you don't have to. They're there as skeptics, but not ones who are solely on the hunt to expose and debunk - they actually do go in attempting to live the full experience. With the series "Ross and Carrie Find Their Rythmia," they live the experience so fully it almost kills one of them. The series takes them to Costa Rica to attend Rythmia, a spiritual retreat center specializing in plant medicine journeys, plus everything else that has hit headlines in recent years, like enemas to rid you of toxic behaviors. These are extremely dedicated podcast hosts. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Ep. 10: That’s a Dunk, Brother!

  • 28 days ago

Full Court Press: Televising the NBA All-Star Draft and Kevin Durant’s Empire State of Mind That Actually Happened: Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon (Almost) Played 1-on-1 Basketball for a Million Dollars 3 on 3: Three Best and Three Most Kevin Garnett NBA Trash Talk Moments And also: Barack Obama Miami Heat Vice Jersey, Lying to Russell Westbrook, You Taste Like Boo Berry, Eric’s Mom Calls Customer Service, Diana Taurasi Yelled at Me While I Was Editing This Episode   Sponsors Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit your body, budget, and lifestyle. Get started at stitchfix.com/horse for 25% off when you keep your whole box! Happy Leather Co makes customized leather items! Go to http://bit.ly/happyleatherco to back their Kickstarter, or, if you’re listening after November 2018, use that same link to head to their shop.   Find Us Online - website: horsehoops.com - patreon: patreon.com/horsehoops - twitter: twitter.com/horse_hoops - instagram: instagram.com/horsehoops - facebook: facebook.com/horsehoops - multitude: multitude.productions   HORSE is hosted by Mike Schubert and Eric Silver. Edited and mixed by Eric Silver. Social Media by Mike Schubert. Theme song by Bettina Campomanes. Art by Allyson Wakeman. Website by Kelly Beckman.   About Us On HORSE, we don’t analyze wins and losses. We talk beefs, dig into Internet drama, and have fun. The NBA is now a 365-day league and it's never been more present in pop culture. From Kevin Durant's burner accounts to LeBron taking his talents anywhere to trusting the Process, the NBA is becoming a pop culture requirement. At the same time, sports can have gatekeepers that make it insular and frustrating for people who aren't die hard fans. We’re here to prove that basketball is entertaining to follow for all fans, whether you’re actively watching the games or not.

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Twitter feuds. Million-dollar bets. Taco Bell. Some of the weirdest, wildest moments in pop culture come from the world of basketball. I never knew I could care so much about a sport my parents made me play as a 5'10" elementary schooler - but that's the magic of HORSE. Hosts Eric Silver and Mike Schubert are so charismatic, funny and infectiously passionate that you might find yourself becoming a basketball superfan, too. (Disclaimer: This show is part of the podcast collective I manage, but it's still hands-down my favorite debut of 2018.) Chosen by Amanda McLoughlin, Bello Collective
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Ep. 1: James Baldwin & Darnell Moore

  • 2 months ago

Welcome to Bughouse Square! For the first time, we’re opening up the archived tape from the radio show of Studs Terkel, the renowned Chicago reporter. We’re pairing some of our favorite discoveries from the Studs Terkel archive and interviews with smart folks from our time. The Rundown: Eve briefs us on who she and Studs Terkel are, what the Bughouse Square is, and why she is so excited to host the show. James Baldwin talks to Studs about Another Country and serving “bitter medicine.” Darnell Moore breaks down the monolith of Black writers and why Black literature is expected to be hopeful. Find Us Online: Website: http://studsterkel.wfmt.com Twitter: @StudsArchive Eve L. Ewing: @eveewing, https://eveewing.com/ Darnell Moore is the writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. @Moore_Darnell, https://goo.gl/XYVY54 About Us: WFMT is Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, with a long tradition of award-winning broadcasting since 1951. Through the WFMT Radio Network, the station offers programming to over 650 outlets in the U.S. and around the world Studs Terkel Radio Archive, an audio archive managed by THE WFMT Radio Network, based at Studs’ long time radio home, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, which houses the archive. Multitude is a production collective of independent audio professionals based in New York City. Their mission is to make, elevate, and market great shows. Credits: Our producer is Katie Klocksin and our composer is Ayanna Woods. Thank you to Project Manager Heather McDougall, Archivist Allison Schein Holmes, Production and Distribution Manager Stacy Gerard, Multitude Productions, and Erin Glasco, Maria Cooper and Mark Baletto on our transcription team. Archival audio was digitized by the Library of Congress, Division of Recorded Sound. *Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing *is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Exploring the Human Endeavor.

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Eve Ewing's interview style is insightful and open, leaving all the space that's necessary for her guest to speak his mind and his experiences while drawing the connections listeners need. Coupled with curated archive footage from the Studs Terkel recordings, the debut episode for this podcast makes for a heartfelt honoring of Terkel's work and an incising examination of the society we must move through. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?

  • 4 months ago

What happens when a band wipes a stain from its historical record? Or when physical albums vanish, replaced by different digital versions? Guests: Mark Richardson; Rolling Stone's Christopher R. Weingarten; and The New York Times's Caryn Ganz.

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Host Jon Caramanica and his guests address the question: "What happens when artists take control of their legacy and say, 'Nah, we didn't do that'?" Specifically, they talk about "One in a Million," the Guns N' Roses song that includes offensive and bigoted language - and that was disappeared from the band's box set. It's a fascinating look at the impermanence of art and culture in the digital age. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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#165 The 36 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids

  • 6 months ago

Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together.To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.This episode is brought to you by Ladder, PottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket.Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

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The New York Times' 36 Questions assignment, adapted to people thinking about becoming parents. The trajectory from silly to serious is some of the realest discussion about family creation I've ever heard. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Four

  • about 1 month ago

This is the fourth episode of The Empty Bowl. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bowl/support

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This is the cereal podcast that you've been waiting for. It is also the relaxation podcast you've been looking for. Justin McElroy, of My Brother, My Brother and Me, and Dan Goubert, creator of the cereal news and culture site Cerealously, have joined forces to make the chillest, most low key, fan-specific show of all time. "Four" is particularly poignant since Dan has to go to a Walmart in search of a new cereal. He can't find it even though he knows it is there and has to ask a Walmart employee to go to the back to get him, a grown man, a box. As someone who just pestered a bunch of Walmart employees to look for a Oreo Dunking set, I feel this wholly in my bones. Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Side Effects of White Women

  • 6 months ago

This is an episode that may touch some nerves but is about elevation. In a world where it seems like daily, many white women are exercising their privilege in potentially harmful ways to others it’s time to have a real convo about the past, present, an...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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A fellow white woman introduced me to this podcast, and in particular, this episode, wanting to talk about the type of White Women we are. That’s a dialogue most white women should be having with each other, and it historically has mostly been women of color who remind us of that. An episode ultimately about harming vs helping, and using one’s privilege, it’s also funny in the way Amanda Seales can make this funny. All of the other episodes are just as good too — from the side effects of toxic masculinity, to the “ho” phase, to free speech, to having anxiety, it’s all here. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Fancy (Farm) Didn't Let Us Down

  • 4 months ago

Growing up in Louisville, in a not-particularly-politically-engaged family, I had never heard of Fancy Farm until I started working in a newsroom.  When I did, I almost thought the reporters were kidding me. It's a church picnic, in Western Kentucky, where some of the most important people in Kentucky politics go every year and make funny, trash-talking speeches about each other? Sure. I've still never been (I have to fix that one of these years), but now I'm a believer: Fancy Farm might be one of the Kentuckiest things in Kentucky.  This year, the big stories were that Governor Bevin didn't show up, and that Allison Lundergran Grimes apparently has jokes for days: "Mitch had to leave because he is very busy rushing a Supreme Court vote. It is so sad. Like many men, he suffers from premature confirmation. And like a man, he claims it never happens to him."  Capital reporter Ryland Barton has been covering Fancy Farm for the past four years. He joins us on today's show to give us the highlights of this year's picnic, and wax philosophical about the event as a whole.

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My listening this year was peppered by as many local podcasts as possible, and Recut, from my home state of Kentucky, always made the list. It zooms in on Kentucky issues as they're situated in the grander discussions around the country and world, but I selected this gem of an episode that was so truly of this place: a church picnic political rally where the food is plentiful and the candidate roasts are hot, hot, hot. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Potcast 51: Just Say KNOW

  • 4 months ago

It's a Back to School drugs chat for you parents with teens and tweens. Jo sits down with the Drug Education Manager at Students for Sensible Drug Policy and explores the SSDP Just Say Know peer education program. Find or create SSDP campus programs across the world. Spearhead middle school and high school drug education in your area. Access free and accurate educational materials on cannabis, nicotine, alcohol, and other substance through SSDP. Learn more in the show notes at casuallybaked.com. 

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As marijuana laws continue to change across the country, kids need to be educated. But where do they typically go with their questions? Their peers. The host interviews the Drug Education Manager at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization that believes students should be a part of any prevention and intervention strategy. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Episode 47: Gratefully Yours with Emily McDowell

  • 18 days ago

It’s Thanksgiving time in the States, and Kate and Doree dig deeper into the things they’re grateful for this year (hint: Forever35 listeners!). Plus Kate tries to find calm during a health scare and Doree gets very into her bathtub. Then they sit down with illustrator and author extraordinaire Emily McDowell (Emily McDowell Studio), who discusses her journey from creating greeting cards in her home to running her own business, getting in touch with her spirituality, dealing with perimenopause, and how her life improved after taking a vacation without checking email. Follow us on Instagram: @Forever35podcast,@katespencer,@doree, Twitter:@forever35pod, and in ourFacebook group(password is "serums"). All products mentioned on the show can be found on our website,Forever35podcast.com. To leave us a voicemail, call 781-591-0390, or you can email us at forever35podcast@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by: The Citizenry - Get a $50 gift voucher to use toward your first order of $200 or more go to citizenrypodcast.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35.FourSigmatic - Visit FourSigmatic.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35 for 15% off all orders.Outdoor Voices - For 20% off your first order of $100 or more, visit outdoorvoices.com/forever35 and enter promo code forever35. Hum - To get 20% off go to humnutrition.com and use code forever35.Hint Water - To receive 36 bottles for $36 visit drinkhint.com/forever35 and use promo code forever35 (for a limited time only). Theme music by Riot.

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According to Forever 35, it's a "podcast about the things we do to take care of ourselves." And it is, but to listen to Forever 35 is to feel like you're listening in on two best friends, Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer, who happen to be interesting, funny, and have a ton of valuable information to share about skincare. It's not just indulgent talk about which sheet mask they're obsessed with; the show feels like a glimpse into the real way that women talk. They have a new guest on each week, and tackle tough and light topics alike, like dealing with health scares, losing a loved one, and organizing the products in your bathroom. Follow their Insta too, because it's full of all the positivity, LOLs and feels. (Disclosure: At a previous gig, I/my company sponsored the launch of this show. I've since become a total stan, and my friends are probably annoyed at how many of their Instagram posts I share in DMs.) Chosen by Krystina Rubino, Bello Collective
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Episode 299: Helen Rosner

  • 6 months ago

Helen Rosner is a food correspondent at The New Yorker. “I believe the things that are really important to me are structure over all and—forgive me, I’ve said this on other podcasts before—if I were going to get a tattoo this is what I would get a tattoo of is that it doesn’t matter what you say, it only matters what they hear. It’s my job to make sure the gulf between those two things is as narrow as possible and there’s as little ambiguity between what I say and what you hear. It’s never easy, but it’s certainly easier in the realm of arguable objectivity. To create emotion in a reader requires a huge amount of really thoughtful work on the part of the writer in a way that forces you as a writer to remove yourself from the emotion you’re creating in the reader. If I to set you up for sadness, I have to create emotional stakes. I have to create investment in whoever I’m talking about or whatever the story’s about. The craft of making stakes and setting up a potential downfall, a potential loss, whatever it may be I think is not something you can do well if you’re feeling the feeling you’re trying to create in the reader.” Thanks to MailChimp, Read This Summer, and You Can't Make This Up for sponsoring this week's episode. Also: very rare, very exclusive Longform Podcast t-shirts are still available! @helsn Rosner on Longform Helen Rosner's official site Helen Rosner's archive at The New Yorker [06:15] Menu Pages [08:40] Helen Rosner's archive at New York Magazine [12:35] Helen Rosner's archive at Saveur [19:40] "The Exquisite Blankness (and Highly Suspect Guacamole) of Antoni Porowski from 'Queer Eye'" (The New Yorker • Mar 2018) [32:10] "The Best Time I Got a Bikini Wax" (The Hairpin • Mar 2011) [33:15] Helen Rosner's archive at Eater [38:30] "There’s nothing good in cooking, but there are no other options." (Sandra Zhao • Eater • Aug 2016) [40:20] "One Night at Kachka" (Erin DeJesus with Danielle Centoni and Jen Stevenson • Eater • Jun 2015) [49:55] "On Chicken Tenders" (Guernica Mag • Jun 2015) [51:00] The Boundaries of Taste [1:06:10] The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster • Random House • 1961) [1:16:20] "An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami" (The New Yorker • Apr 2018) [1:16:30] "Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks" (Eater • Oct 2017)

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I wish I could fit more interviews into my listening, but every so often a person whose work I have appreciated for years appears in one and it zooms to the top of my queue. Food writer and critic Helen Rosner wrestles with professional opportunity, privilege, and what we give of ourselves in our work. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Episode 62: Colorismo en Latin America

  • 9 months ago

Inspired by one of our listener letters, LWL develops a discussion on colorism, its complex history in Latin America and in the United States. From the sixteenth-century onward, skin-color has been a factor that has affected the way we relate to each other. The race relations in this country have also influenced the way we interact with each other and the media we consume. What is the casta system? What is purity of blood? How are those categories reinforced today? FavyFav and Babelito get into these and other topics relating to colorism in the Latinx community and Latin America.Thank you to our listener, Pamela, for inspiring this episode! #SupportLatinxPodcasts #SupportBrownPodcasts #DavidCraven #LWLpod

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A great episode about colorism and the layers of history tied into it. I loved this because it was history I hadn't considered but needed to know about. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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0.07: Parks and Recreation (with Rob Lowe, Adam Scott and Michael Schur)

  • 19 days ago

We literally cannot wait for you to hear how much The West Wing influenced Parks and Recreation. We spoke to the co-creator of the show, Michael Schur, and two of the stars, Rob Lowe and Adam Scott, to learn about the parallels between the Bartlet White House and the Pawnee Parks Department. Stop pooping! Just listen. For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/007

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This is the most informative behind-the-scenes episode that I've ever listened to. For those uninitiated to Bartlett's Army, West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-epsiode breakdown of The West Wing, hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder and actor Josh Malina, an actor on The West Wing. They are the perfect duo to compare the drama version of government to the comedy version of government, and they reach deep into their TV connections to talk to the show runner of Parks and Rec, one of the most beloved actors on the show, and Rob Freaking Lowe. Come for the origin stories, and stay for all the stories about Amy Poehler. Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Living the Questions: Can conversation make any difference at a moment like this?

  • 2 months ago

“Conversation is not just about words passing between mouths and ears. It’s about shared life. Listening is about bringing our lives into conversation.” About the Living the Questions series, from Krista Tippett: "I think of a good conversation as an adventure. You create a generous and trustworthy space for it, and prepare hospitably for it, so the other person will feel so welcome and understood that they will put words around something they have never put words around quite that way before. They will give voice to something they didn’t know they knew — and you will be a witness to thinking, revelation, in real time. This is one reason that radio/podcasting is such a magical medium: Everyone who listens joins that room, becomes a witness, the moment they push “play.” They are also there for the revelation. It’s a form of time travel. And if the conversation is edifying (one of my favorite, underused words), we all sync up in some mysterious way across time and space and grow a little together. In recent years, I’ve discovered that I really like being on the other side of a conversation too. Maybe because I’ve experienced that thrill of revelation so many times, I approach someone asking questions of me with great anticipation of what they will draw out of me that I can’t draw out of myself. So, last summer on social media, my colleagues and I asked for questions you’d want to throw at me. We received, and continue to receive, such a bounty." Find more at onbeing.org/collection/living-the-questions.

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Krista Tippett offers a wise and beautiful response to the question: "How can we stay present to what's happening in the world without giving in to despair and hopelessness?" She's the guide we need for these extraordinary times. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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Episode 16 - Bypass

  • 3 months ago

In this episode, I reveal a secret that i've kept from my parents for 16 years. What direction will this go? Follow me on IG, Snapchat, and twitter - @ohitsbigron Support ohitsbigron studios using our patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/ohitsbigron

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After Ron shares a high school escapade on stage at a storytelling event, he realizes he needs to tell his parents before they find out through another source. He documents the entire setup and sharing process in excruciating detail. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Kids

Robots

  • 7 months ago

Who’s the real expert, and who the liar, liar Pants on Fire? Visit our website, PantsOnFire.pizza to listen to the show and take L.I.S.A.’s weekly trivia quiz. And follow us on Facebook! Also visit the home of Gen-Z Media, BestRobotEver.com, to hear all of our shows.

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Fact: any episode of Pants on Fire would have worked for me; each is funny and has me listening hard for the truth. This episode has stuck with me, though, as everyone's favorite computer co-host L.I.S.A. (Live In Studio Audience), is confronted with their existence as the episode's chosen human child interrogates the guests - one a real expert, the other a liar - on ROBOTS. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Why Do People Dream?

  • 9 months ago

Why do people dream? Why do people have nightmares? How do dreams happen? Can people who are blind can see in their dreams? In this episode of But Why, we're answering dreamy questions with psychiatrist Dr. David Khan of Harvard Medical School.

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But Why is my favorite show for kids because it's enjoyable for adults as well. This episode gets to the bottom of those weird things we call dreams. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates

  • 6 months ago

When lakes started to dry up and streams seemed to disappear, a woman decided to bring the forest back and planted a million trees. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt movement in Africa and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. In this episode, you will learn about one of the most inspiring activists and environmentalists of our time. The host of this episode is the American philanthropist Melinda Gates. This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, written by Annalisa Merelli, with sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi. This show is sponsored by the globally bestselling book series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls". Go to www.rebelgirls.co and get your copy with a 15% discount, using promo code REBELPODCAST.

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The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls podcast is an offshoot of the wildly successful book series of the same name (which features 200 stories of extraordinary women). There are only 10 episodes, but I hope the podcast continues to feature the other 190+ women in the books. I chose to highlight Wangari Maathai's story because she founded the Green Belt movement, becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Music for The Dreaming: Galaa

  • 4 months ago

Galaa means summer in the Dhurga language of the Yuin People, and in Wreck Bay, summer means fishing! In this episode kids will listen for the sounds of summer like cicadas singing and happy bongo rhythms, do the Rompy Stompy Crab dance, sing-along to Aunty Brenda’s song, and learn Dhurga words associated with the season.

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My five-year-old and I were mesmerized by this beautiful, musical series about Aboriginal people, land, and instruments. Like the cicadas in our own backyard, the sounds of the Australian summer helped spark our own curiosity about a magical place far away. The music throughout this series is some of my favorite from any podcast, and as a result has had me coming back to listen with and without my daughter. Chosen by Isaac Farley, Bello Collective
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Investigation

EP 1: Hide and Seek

  • 2 months ago

Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.

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Bear Brook is not what it seems. The story begins with the unidentified murder victims whose bodies were found in the woods of New Hampshire, but that's only the first thread in what turns out to be a dense narrative tapestry. Host Jason Moon masterfully plucks and weaves new threads. As a listener, I didn't always know how each story in this narrative tapestry connected, but I was willing to follow it wherever it went. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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S5 Episode 9: Marnie

  • 27 days ago

David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.

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Being a true crime fan is… fraught. As I add another crime podcast to my queue, I have to wonder: is it ethical to get enjoyment out of a story about another person's death? Am I contributing to the pain of a victim's family by listening to their grief? Is my hope that the power of the internet can help solve a cold case optimistic or naive? No podcast takes the ethics of crime reporting more seriously than Someone Knows Something, whose fifth season traces the facts and fallout of the unsolved murder of Kerrie Brown. Host David Ridgen faces head-on topics that other crime shows overlook in favor of sensational details: grief, addiction, poverty, and institutional racism. The show is compassionate and tenacious as it tries to help right a wrong, and leaves listeners more empathetic than before. Chosen by Amanda McLoughlin, Bello Collective
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Chapter One: The Reporter

  • 8 months ago

Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

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If I had to pick just one show to recommend this year, it would be Caliphate. This ten-part series has incredible sound design and an innovative structure, with Andy Mills reporting on Rukmini Callimachi, who's reporting on ISIS. It blends all the creative benefits of a non-narrated show with all the structural benefits of a narrated show. The show trusts its listeners, and I was more than willing to follow along. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Immersed – Part 2 (in English) - Tertulia

  • 5 months ago

The second in a two-part series about the boom in Spanish immersion education programs in West Michigan schools. / La segunda en una serie de dos partes sobre el “boom” de programas de inmersión en español en las escuelas del Oeste de Michigan.

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I loved this complementary, bilingual pair of episodes discussing the immersion school boom in West Michigan, and whether they are genuinely serving the populace of children who speak Spanish at home but need instruction in English as well as those who speak English at home. Emily Hunsberger's investigation into this education style was so important for me, coming from an English immersion school in a Spanish-speaking area, in order to understand what's happening in education in different parts of the country. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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BIKRAM Part 1: Arrival

  • 7 months ago

Bikram Choudhury begins his journey to fame, wealth, and scandal in 1970s Los Angeles. He takes Beverly Hills by storm, using his Hollywood connections and rags-to-riches origin story to build a devoted following and lay the foundation for a yoga empire. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram

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For many, Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga, is an exercise. For others, it's a lifestyle. For still others, it's a cult, designed and orchestrated by founder Bikram Choudhury. This five-part series tells the story of the yoga and the man behind it, who changed the way that Americans practice yoga - and who was accused of sexual assault by six women in the Bikram yoga community. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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S2 Episode 1: Stolen. Murdered. Missing.

  • 9 months ago

Connie responds to Christine’s plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. The only proof of Cleo’s existence though is a tiny, undated school photo. A clue soon emerges which will take Christine’s search in unexpected directions.

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Missing & Murdered is doing the necessary work of reporting on the all-too-common stories of Canada's missing and endangered indigenous women and girls. In the second season of Finding Cleo, we begin with a family story of a beloved sister hitchhiking her way back home, only to be murdered somewhere in Arkansas. This story, already heartbreaking and complicated, only becomes more layered as the podcast progresses: it becomes a study on the power that family lore can hold, a meditation on how to heal without closure. Most importantly for too many of us, a history lesson on state treatment of indigenous families - from the horrors of the residential school systems, the waves of generational trauma, and the long after-effects of the removal of Native children from Native families in the Sixties Scoop. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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ACT I ~ Australia's Own Ronnie Biggs ~

  • 5 months ago

Raquel O’Brien is tormented by secrets. She begins her journey of exposing her family’s shared past by first uncovering the forces that brought her parents, Elizabeth and Ralph, together. When Elizabeth discovers her family are fugitives, Ralph’s character is put into question. Trigger warning: sexual assault   Support services available:   Beyond Blue beyondblue.org.au Call: 1300 22 4636 Chat online / email / online forums   ASRC - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre asrc.org.au Call: 03 9326 6066 Email: admin@asrc.org.au More information: www.silentwavespodcast.com   Credits   Raquel O'Brien Co-creator, Host, producer   Georgina Savage Co-creator, executive producer, editor   Produced in partnership with Nearly   IAMMXO From Alt Music Group Music production   Lloyd Richards & Charlie Vonarx Sound design assistance   Stacy Gougoulis Graphic design

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An extremely personal and courageous look at the cycle of abuse that shaped one prominent Australian family, as told by the family itself. This seven-episode show has stayed with me more than any other throughout the year. Please take care to heed the content warnings. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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S1 E1: The Branding

  • 3 months ago

Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.

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The first season of this 2018 debut unravels NXIVM, a self help group/pyramid scheme/sex cult. The story is powerful on both the micro level (Edmonson unpacks what led her to join the group in the first place, the good and bad of being part of it, and the pains of leaving it behind) and the macro level (NXIVM's impact is disturbing and far-reaching). The series's success is due in part to the close relationship between reporter Josh Bloch and subject Sarah Edmondson, childhood friends who reconnected after Edmonson left NXIVM. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Episode 8: Destination Amazing

  • about 1 month ago

The road to success is paved with convention tickets.This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEDREAM) and Article (www.article.com/THEDREAM).

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Multi-Level Marketing is a massive industry that has touched all of our lives in some way (e.g. just open up Facebook), but there is relatively little comprehensive information about its inner workings. The Dream gives all the answers you've always wanted to know, reported through a satisfying critical lens. You should listen to the entire first season, but this episode was an amazing undercover peak behind the scenes that will leave no more doubt in your mind about the true intentions of these organizations. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Part 1: A Change is Gonna Come

  • 11 months ago

At 61 years old, Vernell McHenry is like the grandmother of her corner of James Cayce. Where she’s lived for more than 17 years, greeting the neighborhood from a metal folding beach chair on her stoop. But Cayce is about the be transformed, torn down and rebuilt as mixed income apartments. And now, Vernell has a decision to make. Does she stay in her dilapidated and aging apartment where her friends and a gaggle of smiling kids live next door? Or does she go down the hill to a brand new building, potentially losing her social life and sense of home in the process? **Music Credits: ** Our theme music is by The Insider, additional music by Fleslit and Willbe, all found through the Free Music Archive. The archival audio, found through YouTube, is from the United States Housing Agency. **Production Credits: ** Writing and reporting: Meribah Knight Editing: Blake Farmer, Anita Bugg. With additional help from Tony Gonzalez, Emily Siner, Chas Sisk and Julieta Martinelli Sound Design: Tony Gonzalez Fact Checking: Steve Cavendish

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Hosted by Meribah Knight, this 6-part series highlights the affordable housing question that every city in the US seems to be asking right now. The Promise is out of Nashville Public Radio, reporting on one of the biggest and most difficult promises a city can make to its residents: to develop its neighborhoods without leaving anyone behind to gentrification. We meet grandmothers who love the community they've fostered in their aging and run-down apartments, men who are tired of boys getting shot, the police officers patrolling the neighborhood, wealthy residents nearby, and people who've gotten out. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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S2 E1: July 16, 1996

  • 7 months ago

On the morning of July 16, 1996, someone walked into a furniture store in downtown Winona, Mississippi, and murdered four employees. Each was shot in the head. It was perhaps the most shocking crime the small town had ever seen. Investigators charged a man named Curtis Flowers with the murders. What followed was a two-decade legal odyssey in which Flowers was tried six times for the same crime. He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent. For the second season of In the Dark, we spent a year digging into the Flowers case. We found a town divided by race and a murder conviction supported by questionable evidence. And it all began that summer morning in 1996 with a horrifying crime scene that left investigators puzzled. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

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The amount of research that was put into the second season of In the Dark is second to none. If this story doesn't get under your skin, I don't know what will. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

  • 3 months ago

A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?

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In Serial's third season Sarah Koenig and her team look not at the outlandish aspects of the US criminal justice system (see: Serial season 1) but at its everyday functioning —because business as usual is outlandish enough. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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The Good Guy

  • about 2 months ago

How did former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abuse hundreds of girls and women for decades? To understand how he got away with it, we have to begin with the doctor in his prime, when everyone thought of him as Larry, the good guy.

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In 2018, you might be sadly well-acquainted with the truth that media, authority figures, and every day people rarely believe women when they report sexual harassment or assault. Women know this, and sometimes this leads women to barely believe themselves. Larry Nassar, an Olympics gymnastics doctor who was for years highly recommended and trusted, sexually assaulted girls at the same time he had his community's trust. As a doctor, and a famous one at that, he was able to conduct intrusive, inappropriate, and non-medical procedural assault in a way that made victims doubt their experience and their feelings. Parents trusted him completely and police were easily mollified by PowerPoint slides. How? Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

  • 9 months ago

At age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie Bosket. His crimes changed everything for kids and criminal justice. In 1978, Bosket murdered two people on the New York City subway. Despite the severity of his crime, he received a sentence of just 5 years, and the tabloids went wild. The result: a new state law that has pushed thousands of kids into the adult system, an approach that’s been adopted by states across the country. We look back at Willie Bosket: his childhood, his extreme and atypical violence, and the specific challenges he presented to the juvenile justice system, even before he became a murderer. Caught is supported, in part, by the Anne Levy Fund, Margaret Neubart Foundation, the John and Gwen Smart Family Foundation, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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I listen to a lot of US criminal justice podcasts, but this is the first I've heard that focuses solely on the juvenile justice system. The nine-episode series illustrates the system largely through the stories of present-day teens, but this episode focuses on Willie Bosket, who murdered two people in 1978 and whose crimes changed the way that juveniles in New York were sentenced forever after. Bosket's story is painful and complex, and it raises a lot of questions for how we treat offenders, juvenile or adult. As guest Reginald Dwayne Betts says, "We don't ask ourselves what amount of ruin is acceptable for somebody who we send to prison." Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Narrative Nonfiction

#1 Little Manila (Part One)

  • about 2 months ago

An alleged hate crime. An American dream. El Dorado. A visit to Stockton, California reveals the deep, dark history of Filipinos in America. Plus, host and producer Paola Mardo tells her long distance story. Credits. Long Distance is hosted and produced by Paola Mardo. Co-producer and voice actor is Patrick Epino. Cover art by Celina Calma. Title design by Paola Mardo. Theme Song is "Comin' Along" by C. Light and the Prisms. Music in this episode is by Pedro Concepcion, Julián Felipe, Dee Yan Key, James I. Lent, Lee Rosevere, and Pavement. Special thanks to Katrina Alarkon, Joe Bernardo, Jakriza Cabrera, Gerlie Cullado, Elaine Dolalas, Renee Gross, Josie Huang, James Kim, Nick Liao, Erica Mu, Joel Quizon, Stepheny Southa, Ada Tseng, David Weinberg, Visual Communications, and the Mardo family. Dig the show? Learn more at longdistanceradio.com. If you want to help, here are some ways: Subscribe to the podcast. Tell your friends. Donate. Follow the show on Instagram. Join the Long Distance Radio Club. Like the [Facebook][5] page.

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I learned a lot listening to the first episode of Long Distance, a new show about Filipinos who live outside of the Philippines. I learned about Filipino-American history (a subject that was conspicuously absent from my school education); I learned about one present-day Filipino-American community in Stockton, California; and, most impressively, I learned about how to tell a story about all the ways the past impacts the present and the present draws from the past. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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Episode 97: Palace of Justice

  • 4 months ago

When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany's death squad. The entire world was watching. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com Lending Club Check your rate in minutes at LendingClub.com/CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. RXBAR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

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This is a 25 minute interview with Benjamin Ferencz, a 99-year-old Jewish American lawyer. As a young man, he was part of the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg in Germany after World War Two. Throughout, he's peppy and articulate, even when talking about the horrific calculations he did about how many millions of lives these people had taken. Host Phoebe Judge guides him with the lightest of touches - it's a masterclass of hands off interview technique - yet still manages to draw out details like Ferencz's life-lengthening morning exercise routine and his tender passion for his wife. Be warned: you will sob at least once while listening to this. Chosen by Caroline Crampton, Hot Pod
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Turtle v. Snake

  • about 2 months ago

Travis Thomas is a rookie turtle researcher in Florida. He was on the verge of publishing his first big paper and naming two new species of turtle when he found out he’d been scooped by a stranger in Australia: Raymond Hoser, a.k.a. the Snake Man. Raymond is a reptile wrangler and amateur herpetologist who’s managed to name hundreds of animals—and has made a lot of enemies in the process. In this episode of Undiscovered, Travis sets out to get his turtles back, and Annie and Elah set out to find out how and why the Snake Man does what he does.

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Science can seem like a cold enterprise, but Undiscovered has a knack for highlighting the very warm, messy, human part of what happens behind the scenes. Exhibit A is this unbelievable drama and bitter rivalry that unfolds during something as routine as naming a species. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Episode 2: Get Vexed Y’all

  • 3 months ago

Links: Ted Kaye’s book: Good Flag, Bad Flag “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition.” Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephans’ Cornerstone Speech, given on March 21, 1861 Quotes: Chellese: “[It’s good to] remember why the Confederacy so willingly united under that flag. It wasn’t the design or the arrangement of it–it was the ideas behind the uprising–slavery and white supremacy.” Beau: “The Civil War may have settled the question about maintaining The Union and created the opportunity to end slavery as an institution. But the ideas that underpinned the confederacy and American slavery never really went away.” Beau: “Remember what Alexander Stevens said, that the races were not equal, that idea wasn’t vanquished by the war and it certainly was never unique to the South. It’s just that the confederacy willingly and explicitly embodied it, which is why the Confederate battle flag. The one that is currently on the Mississippi state flag has been claimed by hate groups throughout the country and beyond.” Chellese: “For those looking to maintain white supremacy in a post-slavery America, where do you think they look to for inspiration?” Boilerplate: “Red Flag” is produced by Podastery Studios and hosted by Beau York and Chellese Hall. Our Music is by Clouds & Crayons with additional music provided by Loki Antiphony. Album art by Tyler Tadlock. This episode was written by H.B. Stewart. Transcriptions by Daisy Stackpole. Special thanks to advising Producers Rodrick Red & Dereck Russell. Be sure to see our show notes for additional credits and links to the stories referenced in this episode. If you want to learn more about how you can support the creation of this podcast please visit RedFlagPodcast.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RedFlagPod. Song at the end of each episode: “Nightmare” Clouds & CrayonsSpecial Guest: Ted Kaye.

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In this episode, listeners learn about the Mississippi flag; who created it, what colors are represented, what its symbols mean, and so much more. This podcast comes at a really important time. The Mississippi flag still uses the Confederate battle symbol within its design. This is obviously a very contentious issue in the state between those who want to keep it - claiming heritage - and those who want a new flag - one that represents all Mississippians. Chosen by Arielle Nissenblatt, EarBuds Podcast Collective
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Obama 1: The Man In The Background

  • 10 months ago

Before he was the 44th President, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.

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In 2008, the rise of Barack Obama from local activist to President seemed sudden, but the reality was very different. This series looks at the process and the ideas that made him an amazing political organizer and later, politician. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

  • 2 months ago

There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells. Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear; a six-part series within 99% Invisible, looking at clothing. It is produced and hosted by Avery Trufelman. Episodes will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 25th through October 12th. Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

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How deep is the bench at 99 Percent Invisible? In a move that few other shows could pull off, Roman Mars gives the hosting mantle to producer Avery Truffleman for a six-part miniseries about fashion. And in true 99PI form, these episodes deconstruct our ideas of clothing stitch by stitch. It's smart, insightful, easy to understand, and so, so cool. The final episode, Punk Style, is an perfect encapsulation of the series, and to the roots of Mars and 99PI as a whole, but I say that "Hawaiian Shirts" cannot be missed. Through the goofy existence of the Hawaiian shirt, we hear a complex story of colonialism, a stolen culture and American office mores. Someone, anyone, give Avery her own show! Chosen by Eric Silver, Bello Collective
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Shifting Blame

  • 5 months ago

We claim to judge people for what they intentionally do, but accidents often influence our judgments. In our justice systems, people can be harshly and unfairly blamed for bad luck—but in our personal lives, taking on blame isn’t always a bad thing. Guests Fiery Cushman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University Daniel Statman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa

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The definition of criminality changes over time - not just what constitutes a crime, but also the intention and history that led to that crime. These definitions shift as how we place blame shifts, and blame shifts as we wrestle with our conception of morality and free will. Who is ultimately responsible, and why can't we make that decision consistently? Disclaimer: Galen Beebe, co-editor of the Bello Collective, is also a producer of Ministry of Ideas. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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Episode 1: The Summer of Hate

  • 4 months ago

How the people of Charlottesville responded to months of white supremacist organizing and violence in the city

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Nicole Hemmer has given us a very thorough, very engaging history lesson on hate, the alt right, and race relations in Charlottesville, leading up to the events of August 12, 2017. It details the history behind the event and of the entire alt right movement. One of the most compelling things I have listened to this year. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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The Quevedos

  • 4 months ago

Latino USA producer Sayre Quevedo grew up having only met two members of his blood family, his mom and his brother. His father left before he was born and his mother lost touch with her family after leaving home as a teenager. For a long time, Sayre's family history was shrouded in mystery. Until one Mother's Day, when everything changes, and he finds himself on a journey to untangle the story of his long-lost family and the secrets that have haunted them.

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When he was growing up, producer Sayre Quevedo only knew two members of his blood family: his mom and his brother. But when his mom told him that his grandmother might be alive and living nearby, he went on a quest to find her and his other relatives and learn why he hadn't known them in the first place. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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#03 Microscopic Infinities

  • 7 months ago

This episode of The One Who Got Away is about reaching out. There are times when the one who got away is not gone but just away. A plane journey away, a bus ride away, a phone call away, a microscopic infinity away. All it takes is one brave moment to reach out and change everything.

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Voicemails from all over the world to say what they never got to say to the one who got away. A cathartic listen that also makes your heart want to jump out of your chest. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Nuisance, or nonsense? (Part 1)

  • 8 months ago

Maplewood, Missouri. is a cozy little suburb at the border of St. Louis City. It has great schools, a cute downtown and one of the region’s most celebrated breweries. But in the background, some housing advocates say the town’s officials are turning public nuisance laws against people of color, the mentally ill and victims of domestic abuse. In the first of a two-part episode, hosts Tim and Kameel kick of the podcast’s fourth season by digging into these allegations and tell the story of a woman who was kicked out of Maplewood after cops came to her house too many times to deal with an abusive ex-boyfriend.

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This is a local podcast, which I think will come to matter more as podcasts grow. This episode was the first in a series focusing on housing in St. Louis, but they address things that can happen in any city. Chosen by Berry, Podcasts in Color
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The Bear

  • 11 months ago

Two true stories about nuclear false alarms. Plus, what deterrence has to do with being an eleven-year-old boy, and a deeper dive into the Trump administration’s assault on diplomacy. 

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These days when I listen to a news podcast it is a little like taking harsh medicine: I know I need it, but I don't like it. Things That Go Boom is just the spoonful of sugar I need to make the medicine go down. Host Laicie Heeley has the bona fides to be as academically obtuse as she would like, but instead she brings clarity to issues of national security…literally. Chosen by Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective
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Ep. 4, Butt Pats and Condescension

  • 11 months ago

For a Bad Time, Call... is a podcast dedicated to women's anger. In this, its fourth episode, we hear tales of workplace rage from women across the country: from not being paid enough to unwanted touching to condescending coworkers. We collaborated with Death, Sex and Money on this one: be sure to check out their latest episode on what career advice people would give their former selves at deathsexmoney.org.

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Was there a better time than 2018 for a podcast about women's rage? I love this show for several reasons: It's entirely based on listener submissions (community!), it's non-narrated (quite hard to do!), it is short-form (under 10 minutes) and it is created by badass women, one of whom is based in the Midwest. Chosen by Kelly Moffitt, Flyover Podcast
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Hattie McDaniel: Showstopper (S2 Ep3)

  • 5 months ago

Hollywood in Color is a new podcast telling the stories of the stars usually left out of entertainment history — the people of color in front of and behind the camera who have been representing for over a century. Host Diana Martinez has a PhD in film and media studies and has written for Slate, The Atlantic, and Women in Hollywood. Every season of Hollywood in Color focuses on a certain star or set of stars that have something in common — maybe they were rivals, maybe they were friends, or maybe their lives echo one another from disparate points in time. By looking closely at the careers of successful people of color in Hollywood we can learn more about the industry, and how that industry shapes the way we think about race and ethnicity today. In the third and final episode of the season, Hattie finds it difficult to keep up as Hollywood and her community forge ahead to a new era of black representation and politics. All episodes of Hollywood in Color are heavily researched. Here are the major sources used for this episode: Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood (book) by Jill Watts Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel (book) by Carlton Jackson Cinema Civil Rights: Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era (book) by Ellen Scott Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from WWII to the Civil Rights Era (book) by Thomas Cripps Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (book) by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff Beulah and the Moynihan Report (article) by Gerald R. Butters From Blackface to Beulah: Subtle Subversion in Early Black Sitcoms (article) by Mack Scott Race, Class, and Gender in Beulah and Bernie Mac (article) by Angela Nelson Star Dances: African-American Constructions of Stardom, 1925-1960 (book chapter) by Arthur Knight Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (books) by Donald Bogle Music used in this episode (listed in order heard): Theme song (intro and outro): Hombre (Instrumental) by Kevin J. Simon (marmosetmusic.com) Bummin on Tremolo by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Love Her by Loyalty Freak Music (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Comic Plodding by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Nostalgic Piano by Rafael Krux (freepd.com) — Public Domain Remember the Time We Used to Play by Kumiko (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Ave Marimba by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License The Boats We've Been On by smallertide (freemusicarchive.org) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Danse Morialta by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Porch Blues by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Pepper's Theme (full mix) by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) — Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Steps by Sunne (marmosetmusic.com) Media Cited: Clips from various Academy Award speeches (youtube.com) *Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research Hollywood in Color artwork designed by Shelby Moring Follow Hollywood in Color on all social media @hwoodincolor and visit the show at hollywoodincolor.org

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Every episode of Hollywood in Color highlights people of color behind and in front of the camera that have been left out of the silver screen narratives for over a century, and is impeccably researched and narrated by Dr. Diana Martinez. The three-part Hattie McDaniel series, especially the final episode, is history storytelling at its finest: a moment in the past puts a current moment into perspective, as it zooms from McDaniel's historic first Academy Award-winning performance right up through the more recent wins of other Black actresses. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Ep. 3: Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room

  • 3 months ago

This week we're talking about women and the GOP. Host Jenny Kaplan speaks with Cristina Osmeña, a Republican running in CA-14. Experts share their perspectives on why the Republican party is lagging when it comes to recruiting women candidates and how that could affect the party moving forward. Special thanks to Moran Audio for the tunes and to Ben Broer for audio editing expertise! www.wondermedianetwork.com

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In most episodes of Women Belong in the House, host Jenny Kaplan interviews a Democratic woman running for office in the 2018 Midterm election. In this episode, Kaplan interviews Cristina Osmeña, a Republican running in California's 14th district. In this episode, we learn from experts why the Republican party is lagging when it comes to recruiting women candidates and how this might affect the party in the future. Chosen by Arielle Nissenblatt, EarBuds Podcast Collective
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Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You

  • 11 months ago

This is it, y'all: the season finale. This week we’re talking about HIV/AIDS, one of the biggest pandemics of modern times. We were fortunate enough to speak with three individuals who have had vastly different experiences with HIV/AIDS. Frank Iamelli, who took care of many of his friends throughout the epidemic, Hillel Wasserman, who has been living with HIV since 1987, and Brryan Jackson who was diagnosed with AIDS when he was only 5 years old. In this episode, you'll get a glimpse into their stories and then we'll fill you in on all of the biology, history, and present state of HIV in the world. Don’t forget to tune in next week for our special bonus episode where you will get to hear more of Frank, Hillel, and Brryan's stories in depth. In the meantime, here are a couple of links to Brryan's website and Being Alive LA which you'll hear more about next week!

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This Podcast Will Kill You offers you the science and the history behind infectious diseases, plus a themed cocktail recipe with every episode. The entire season is fascinating, even if you didn't think you'd ever consider the narrative of a disease. The season finale about HIV and the HIV epidemic are particularly grueling and important. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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#36 | Hamilton

  • 9 months ago

Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other. Get the story from people in the room where it happens of how sound helps tell the musical’s story eight times a week. We talk to Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Tony-nominated sound designer, Benny Reiner, Grammy-winning Hamilton percussionist, Anna-Lee Craig, Hamilton on Broadway A2, and Broadway sound design legend Abe Jacob.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

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Thanks to this episode, I've listened to the Hamilton soundtrack so much over the past six months that Spotify now assumes all I want in my Discover Weekly playlist are random show tunes. I know I'm late to the party, but I'm so glad that Twenty Thousand Hertz highlighted all the genius sound design elements of this musical so I can join the rest of the world in becoming obsessed with it. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Episode 1

  • 11 months ago

In 2004, someone releases a weird video game about dreams. Over the years, it develops a huge and passionate fanbase. What's the deal with Yume Nikki? dreamdiarypodcast.com

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An independent game has influenced game designers throughout the world and has a devoted cult following. Dream Diary is the story Yume Nikki and is full of mystery, psychological subtext and questions. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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Lay Down, Lamb

  • 10 months ago

One of the things that changes instantly when you have a baby is your relationship to sleep. It usually becomes scarce and precious, and everyone has advice. Much less talked about is the continuing nighttime struggle between parents and their young kids. Because by the time your child is a year or two old, any competent parent has it under control, right? Kids go to sleep and parents get to have their night. Adam Mansbach drew back the curtain on this ridiculous fallacy. Read more → The post Lay Down, Lamb appeared first on Nocturne.

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This episode completely sold me on Nocturne. It starts off with a new father recounting in an honest and funny way how difficult and amazing parenting can be. Little did I know that I was listening to the origin story of the best kids book of all time, Go The Fuck To Sleep. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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#17 Skye

  • about 2 months ago

When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote “f*ck you” on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can’t believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Devon Taylor, Annika Pillsbury  and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

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Jonathan Goldstein is a masterful storyteller simply because of his relatability. From his obnoxious yet endearing qualities, to the way he talks with people, Goldstein pulls me into every story he tells. In "Skye," Goldstein asks sorority sisters to revisit a decades-old betrayal. Chosen by Liam Niemeyer, Bello Collective
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Four parents two gaybies: part 1

  • 5 months ago

Twenty years ago two gay couples met by chance in Sydney. Betty and Ruth wanted to have children, so did Charlie and John. But the boys didn't just want to be sperm donors, they wanted a family. Four parents two gaybies tracks the foursome over the next two decades, as their unconventional family plan hatches

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In the late 1990s, two gay couples decide to have and co-parent a baby. The two-part series follows the family (two moms, two dads, two kids) through two decades of life. It's a beautiful story and beautifully produced, with whimsical music, excellent sound design, and a family that grows and changes by the minute. Chosen by Galen Beebe, Bello Collective
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DYR 01 – Steam

  • 8 months ago

Chapter 1 Steam (TW: body issues, anxiety, self-harm.) The first installment in the story of young Chelsea’s struggle’s with anxiety, aggression, gender identity, and body issues. She decides that as someone who wants to look tough and cool, being a girl totally sucks. She deals with a terrible teacher and some scary visions. Luckily she can hide in loud music and her baggy clothes. Older Chelsea gives young Chelsea some heartfelt advice about the damage that can be done by buying into gender stereotypes and where all these aggressive feelings are really coming from. — Listen to this episode on iTunes The post DYR 01 – Steam appeared first on .

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I was never a young girl (nor did I have any musical skills) but this made me feel what it was like to grow up as a teen girl. It is a perfect complement to the film, Eighth Grade. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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#125 All My Pets

  • 5 months ago

Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube.Taylor's Youtube ChannelVote for your favorite reply all episodes - we'll run the winners in August!

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Nothing reminds me I am an old millennial quite like learning about different YouTube subcultures. Sruthi Pinnamaneni reports this quite strange but extremely compelling story on a group of people obsessed with collecting and showing off their pets. It gets unexpectedly dark and left me thinking about it for days afterwards. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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#15 As Good As Gold

  • 4 months ago

Muppeteer Louise Gold on the story behind - or should that be 'beneath' - The Muppet Show.

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A small hit of nostalgia: behind the scenes on The Muppet Show with puppeteer Louise Gold. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Ep 14: #OpJustina

  • 9 months ago

In 2013 a hospital was accused of conducting a medical kidnapping against a young girl name Justina. This enraged many people across the country, including members of anonymous. A DDOS attack was waged against the hospital.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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A hacker takes down a hospital's network. That seems as bad as it could get, but is it? Nobody comes out looking very good, but it's not as clear cut as you would imagine. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Down Low

  • 6 months ago

Of the thousands of people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, no one is openly gay. No one. And only a few people are comfortable enough to talk about LGBTQ life inside. In this episode we dive in: Lady Jae returns to talk about living as a woman in SQ, and another inmate, who identifies as bi-sexual, shares his story. Thanks to: Lady Jae and Mike Adams for sharing their perspectives on LGBTQ issues, all the guys who talked to us in the yard, and to White Eagle for telling us about the sweat lodge at SQ, and sharing his friendship song. Ear Hustle is produced by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, with help from outside producer Pat Mesiti-Miller who comes in to lead the sound design team. *Down Low *was scored and sound designed by Antwan Williams with contributions from David Jassy. Our story editor is Curtis Fox, and executive producer for Radiotopia is Julie Shapiro. Find out more about the show at earhustlesq.com. Ear Hustle is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Thanks to Nectar Sleep for supporting the show, thank you for listening, and happy Pride Month!

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As we are quickly learning - thanks to the surge of true crime and investigative podcasts - there are many nuances to prison life. And yet, we still have little understanding about the LGBTQ experience inside prison walls. Ear Hustle's "Down Low" approaches the subject with empathy and curiosity (well…Nigel does anyway), and the result is at least a start to the conversation.  Chosen by Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective
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4: Over Your Head (Worcester Art Museum,1952.18)

  • 7 months ago

This story isn't about a painting, or a sculpture, or a vase, or a váse, or a photograph. It's about... well, I'll let you listen for yourself. The transcription and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm. Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - Tumblr

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TH Ponders has the uncanny ability to transport you into a museum, place you in front of a piece of art, and make that art come to life. In this episode, it's not the normal painting or sculpture, it is the ceiling - a five hundred year old masterpiece, the embodiment of European history, including heraldic symbolism and Muslim imagery. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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I, Ken Bone

  • 6 months ago

We talk to the man, the meme, the legend: Ken Bone. What happens to a meme deterred? We find out.

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Ken Bone and his red sweater became a meme at a 2016 U.S. presidential debate. Then his notoriety faded. In this episode, Bone reflects on his experience. I love how the episode takes something most of us gave two seconds of thought and gives it a lot of thought, recontextualizing it and making us see it a different way. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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A Wrench in Tesla

  • about 2 months ago

This year, Tesla's image took a hit. The company fell behind on production targets, reports came out that it may be skipping safety tests and making mistakes on the production line, creating more waste. It didn't help that Elon Musk smoked weed on a podcast, attacked a diver rescuing the Thai soccer team, and got sued by the SEC. At the same time, a guy near Boston taught himself how to bring damaged Teslas back to life, and in doing so, he revealed a lot of the cars' flaws. Now the question is: will Tesla support him or stop him?

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Stories on the roles brands play in our lives, told through carefully explored history and interviews. The Tesla episode involves a rogue repairman who is single-handedly exposing many of the car's shortcomings. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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The Struggle Continues: Iraq War Vet Focused on Path out of Appalachia

  • 5 months ago

A comedian, an actor and dog move from West Virginia across the country chasing big dreams. What could possibly go wrong?

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I have a bit of bias here: I've always had a soft spot for the collective region known as Appalachia. I've spent a quarter of my (pretty short) life there. It's a place that rarely has the opportunity to get many of its stories told, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting does this region a service through its consistently outstanding podcast. The intimate, compelling story of Mark Combs, an Iraq veteran who suffers from depression, and his search to get out of Appalachia speaks to the culture and voices from a place I've known for years. Chosen by Liam Niemeyer, Bello Collective
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One Time Snooze

  • 10 months ago

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She’s constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.

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I'll admit: I can't listen to Personal Best without a big ole goofy grin plastered on my face. "One-Time Snooze" sets the tone for the rest of the show's season: a quest for personal betterment is met with creative solutions, while getting to the root of why it's so hard to be a person sometimes. In "One-Time Snooze," Robin hates waking up in the morning, and Rob and Andrew are here to help her out. (The accompanying animation for this episode is great, too.) Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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01 | The Voice

  • 2 months ago

"Mum says my boyfriend is a keeper. Right now, for practical reasons, he is in fact the keeper of all the medications I am currently taking." We all have that voice in our head. The one that is brutally honest. It’s a good thing, right? Except when it really isn’t. WARNING: This episode contains some explicit language. If you or anyone you know needs help, reach out and talk to somebody: Crisis lines Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 Headspace on 1800 650 890 QLife on 1800 184 527 Chat services Elefriends: https://www.elefriends.org.uk/ Sane: https://www.sane.org/ eHeadspace: https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ Beyondblue: https://online.beyondblue.org.au/Webmodules/chat/InitialInformation.aspx Further information Where do you go when you’re afraid you’ll kill yourself? (ABC News): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-07/no-feeling-is-final/10297760 My girlfriend told me she was suicidal. Here's what happened next. (ABC Life): http://www.abc.net.au/life/my-girlfriend-told-me-she-was-suicidal-this-is-what-we-learnt/10341474 Preventing Suicide (All In The Mind): http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/preventing-suicide/10344970 Ways to stay alive (All In The Mind): http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/ways-to-stay-alive/10352196

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One of the hardships of mental illness is that there is no x-ray or lab test you can show people. As a remarkable remedy to this empathy barrier, Honor Eastly generously brings you into her world. This is a world that is full of heavy feelings and discussing suicidal thoughts and navigating endless mental health institutions. But this is not a graphic show, just one where you'll learn more about mental illness though one person's story than you could reading 100 textbooks. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Hotel Art

  • 2 months ago

Hotel Art used to be one of the ultimate symbols of bad taste, it was often ugly, kitschy, and strange. Today, the art you find in a hotel is far less likely to be the result of one individual's poor taste, and much more likely to have passed through an entire industry designed to help place art into hotels. Hotel art is now almost universally pleasant, if anodyne. How did this happen? This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, a workplace communication hub. Find out more at slack.com. I Travel For, a new podcast from British Airways, American Airlines and Visit Britain. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.Intel Optane Memory, learn more today at intel.com/youcould.

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A well-timed monthly look at a small but significant pop culture trend that exists in our world, but that we rarely ask questions about how it came to be. The "Hotel Art" episode traces, from kitsch to cliche, what we see and why when we walk into a hotel room anywhere in the world. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Episode 3: Googling Strangers and Kentucky Bluegrass

  • 9 months ago

John Green reviews a plant species with no relationship to Kentucky and the contemporary practice of searching for the lives of people you don't know. Thanks to this episode's sponsors. Audible: audible.com/anthro Casper: casper.com/anthro

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The Anthropocene Reviewed's personal essays rate different factors of this era where humans shape the planet. In this episode, John Green struck me as finding the balance between talking broadly about history and human experience, and talking about himself and his own experience, in ways that forced me to examine my own actions a little more closely. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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1. Surplus Women

  • about 1 month ago

After the First World War, there was a great flowering of female independence as more women chose to live single lives. This change, and the backlash to it, is all there to be found in the murder mysteries of the period, if you just dig a little below the surface. From self-contained, professional women like Mary Whittaker in Dorothy L Sayers’ Unnatural Death to dear, fluffy Miss Marple, there are a multitude of single women’s lives to discover. But let’s go back to the beginning. This particular story starts with the surplus women. Find more information about this episode and links to the books discussed at shedunnitshow.com/surpluswomen. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Contributors: —Rosemary Cresswell, senior lecturer in global history at the University of Hull. Follow her on Twitter @RosieCresswell. —Camilla Nelson, associate professor of writing at the University of Notre Dame Australia. —Helen Parkinson Further reading: —A field guide to spinsters in English fiction —‘Surplus women’: a legacy of World War One? —Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War by Virginia Nicholson. —The Shadow of Marriage by Katherine Holden —Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers You can find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/surpluswomentranscript.

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Shedunnit takes us back to the golden age of detective fiction to tell the stories behind the stories. Each episode is like its own graduate seminar, combining literary theory and history and social infrastructure and pure enjoyment for a thriller into neat little packages. The episodes don't have to be listened to in order, but I think starting with episode one will enrich the experience. "Surplus Women" centers us in the aftermath of the 1918 Spanish Flu and World War I, when British society was obsessed with the idea of too many women and not enough men. Detective fiction showed readers that too many women was just fine, thank you. Chosen by Dana Gerber-Margie, Bello Collective
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EPISODE 3: UNDERGROUND WONDER

  • 11 months ago

If we look where sonar and satellites can’t reach, deep into the guts of the Earth, this planet still has a few surprises left for us. Case in point: Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, was only discovered in the last decade. In this episode, we visit Central Vietnam to understand how this discovery has transformed the people and the jungle around it — and to journey into the belly of the beast itself.    Subscribe to The Explorist on:  Read a version of this story in Backpacker Magazine.

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The lasting question of this episode - how do places that are previously well-kept ecological secrets stay that way once exposed to the world - is well-suited to this show. "Underground Wonder" preserves the beauty of a remote, beautiful location without me needing to setting foot there. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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S02 Episode 07: Hello Central

  • about 1 month ago

If there's one thing everybody's heard about the Arctic, it's that sea ice is melting, and that's bad news. But what's less well-known is that some people see opportunity in sea ice loss. This time, take a seat in the captain's chair of a Finnish icebreaker, sing along with a very musical Alaskan mayor, and find out what it means when the world gets a whole new ocean.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate.   Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast.   This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production partners: Montana Public Radio and PRI’s The World.

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Last season, Threshold tackled the story of American bison, but this season is decidedly more frigid. In its expansive second season, Threshold goes international, across the Arctic circle as it explores different facets of climate change in the Arctic. The sound design is spectacular, but the narratives also take us into the small crevices of our melting ice sheets, making climate science more personal than you might be used to hearing it. Chosen by Kelly Moffitt, Flyover Podcast
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Louie Louie: The Strange Journey of the Dirtiest Song Never Written

  • 8 months ago

An FBI Investigation, an engagement ring, wine coolers...  the surprising story behind the ubiquitous anthem that every teenager bangs out on their first guitar.

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A fascinating story about one of the most recognized songs ever made - it even includes the FBI. Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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The Bieber Family

  • 9 months ago

KT Bieber is on a mission to find the truth in a family joke that has plagued her for years. The Bieber Family is Paul Bieber, Cydney Bieber, Max Bieber, and KT Bieber. Rashomon is produced and hosted by Hillary Rea. You can learn more about the show on our website: http://rashomonpodcast.com. Please say hello on Twitter and Instagram. Music in this episode by Eigenheimer, Emerald Park, and Ryan Cullinane (courtesy of the Free Music Archive). Thank you to Thom Lessner for our amazing podcast art.

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A single moment in family history, told by everyone involved. The Bieber family has long believed mall jail exists, so KT and her dad Paul head out to find out for themselves. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

  • 5 months ago

The one song The King couldn’t sing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Malcolm Gladwell has a talent for making extremely compelling arguments for things you've never thought about. When these arguments involve a cameo from Jack White, and consistent Freudian slips from Elvis and country singer Kaci Bolls, you have the ingredients for one of the most fascinating podcasts of the year. Chosen by Erik Jones, Bello Collective
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Taco Bout It

  • 8 months ago

Oo-OOOOOO! It’s quesadilla time. Brittany heads to L.A. to talk with a chef who’s making “Black tacos.” Turns out they’re more than just a delicious food.To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

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Brittany Luce tells the story of Chef Ocho's heartbreaking and heartwarming rise from selling tacos from his front lawn in Watts to popular purveyor of "black tacos." It's a success story and a bringing-people-together story, both compelling and well-told. Chosen by Michael Yessis, This Week in Podcasts
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Risk

  • 5 months ago

In this IMMERSIVE episode, “Risk,” our goal is to immerse you in a soundscape that pulled and pushed you to alternatively feel risk-seeking and risk-averse. To preserve this immersive experience, we stripped out a lot of the reporting we did on the science of risk. Here, you can find out more about the science of risk perception. We’ll walk you through the episode, and point out materials – interviews we did with researchers, journal articles we dug up, books we read – that let you dig deeper into the research. SCENE: You finally make it to the top after a long climb (after a strenuous skinning up). WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: This should make you feel like you’ve invested a lot of resources and effort into an activity. Later, when you make a decision, this investment of resources can color your choice even though it shouldn’t if you’re objectively evaluating a risk. FIND OUT MORE: Read Heuristic Traps in Recreational Avalanche Accidents. NARRATION: You’re imagining this environment because it is the perfect environment because it’s the perfect setting to explore your feelings towards risk. FIND OUT MORE: Listen to our interview with Leaf VanBoven (starting at 03:40). SCENE: You’re very close to skiing down the mountain. You feel the powder under your skis. The wind pushes on your cheeks. WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: Proximity to something (especially something you find somewhat addictive) makes you perceive it as more rewarding than if you would be considering it from a distance. FIND OUT MORE: Listen to our interview with Fernbach (starting at 39:00). SCENE: WE ARE INVINCIBLE! WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: When you are overconfident, you disregard evidence that contradicts your confidence. FIND OUT MORE: Listen to our interview with McKell Carter and Kim Farrelly (starting at 57:00) SCENE: CINDY’S AVALANCHE STORY WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: Hearing a distastrous result from an expert, which occurs from a similar situation to your own will decreases your confidence in taking the risk and makes you more risk averse. Of course, this is assumming you are not brimming with overconfidence. FIND OUT MORE: By reading SEVERAL(most) of the articles here. SCENE: My intuition is telling me something’s off. Come on, Jake, what are you afraid of? WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: Groups heavily influence decision making during risky situations. Males are particularly good at evoking risky decisions. However, there is a lot of nuance in this dynamic. FIND OUT MORE: Listen to our interview with VanBoven (starting at 13:00 and 30:00) SCENE: You’re normally cautious, so if you think it’s fine then I’m sure it’ll be OK. WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: Contagious understanding. You can get a house of cards effect, where your knowledge in something rests on the belief that someone else in the community has done the intellectual heavy-lifting and have a solid knowledge of something. However, this is not always the case and many people can believe they have knowledge of something even though nobody does. FIND OUT MORE: Listen to our interview with Fernbach (starting at 48:20) SCENE: Question! Why is one type of snow better for avalanches? How do you know? You just guessing? WHAT THIS ILLUSTRATES: In our lives, we often do not notice complexity because it’s cumbersome and doesn’t actually change our decisions. We have an illustion of knowledge. But in risky situations, complexity really matters and one way to poke holes in our normal knowledge illusion is by asking very simple questions, which will (hopefully) give you more pause and consider more factors. FIND OUT MORE: Read Phillip Fernbach’s book “The Knowledge Illusion”. Listen to our interview with Fernbach (starting at 9:30). Our website: qualiapod.com Listen to us on the RadioPublic app to help support the show. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Qualiapod/   Twitter: @qualiapod

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Using a technique called directed visualization, each episode of Qualia immerses us into a real situation where we are the main character, to explore some of the feelings we have but don't have clear right or wrong answers about how we tackle them. "Risk" was an explosive first episode, taking us listeners into a life-or-death scenario: an avalanche while skiing. Chosen by Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic
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Sex Hurts

  • 5 months ago

For Bodies host Allison Behringer, sex suddenly becomes painful. This is her journey to find out why. Join the conversation in our Facebook group at: www.facebook.com/groups/BodiesPodcast/. Nothing is off the table, and everyone is welcome.

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When I first heard "Sex Hurts," I thought: finally, we're telling the stories we were too afraid to tell before. We are in a time like no other, and I like to think that it makes us bolder and less willing to find shame in our bodies.  -Chosen by Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective I am truly in awe of anyone willing to be so open and honest about their sexual health. -Chosen by Paul Kondo, Podcast Gumbo
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Dressed in Freedom

  • about 1 month ago

It took the first ten years of Je'Anna's 30-year prison sentence for her to finally want to make a change in her life.  First her peers noticed, then the Correctional Officers, and finally the California Parole Board. Je'Anna was found suitable for parole in 2017 and released this past February after 3 decades of incarceration. In Episode 6, Je'Anna and Lucy sit in a park and talk about reentry, remorse, and the rewards of perseverance.

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Lucy Copp works independently on this podcast and is dedicated to the cause. When I met her, she described it as "Ear Hustle, but from outside the system." These stories are very evocative due to the personal approach, and the warm nature of the interviewer. Chosen by Arielle Nissenblatt, EarBuds Podcast Collective
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640: Five Women

  • 9 months ago

A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?

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For a show that has been around for more than 20 years, This American Life has never felt more vital to our national conversation, and it would be easy to select any number of episodes from their 2018 season for this list. As a show, it still has the power to surprise, to console, to find within us our humanity just when I fear most that it is lost. For me, however, it is no longer about the show's "driveway moments." It is the heart-wrenching gut punch of "Before the Next One." The long silence on the car ride home following "But That's What Happened." It is knowing I'm not likely to ever forget to "LaDonna." It is begging there to be a better ending to "The Runaways." And it is "Five Women," an episode that felt so unwholly like anything I had heard before, revealing the kind of confession I have sadly heard more than once. Chosen by: Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective
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Fiction

Episode 25: But Perhaps There is a Key

  • 3 months ago

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.  You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston. Content warnings at end of show notes. CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:   Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis Kristen DiMercurio as Fake Nica Alexander Danner as The Narrator James Oliva as Michael Tate and James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti   Also featuring   Kenny Garcia as Greene Rick Zieff as Lawyer Greg Shea as Darby and Ben Flaumenhaft as Uriah Connolly   Interviews with real Greater Boston Residents.   MUSIC Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede Drive the Cold Winter Away performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Perterson and Dirk Tiede. Inexplicable Riddles theme by Dave Fernandez. Drums by Jim Johanson. Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch performed by Dirk Tiede.      Additional music and sounds used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com   If you’re enjoying Greater Boston, please consider donation to our Patreon campaign, where you can receive early access to new episodes, exclusive annotated transcripts, and Patron-only bonus audio! CONTENT WARNINGS Strong Language Emotional instability Severe, sudden grieving Imprisonment  Belief in scientology

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This episode is a masterclass not just in how to open a season, but in how to coalesce long-running plotlines into hard-hitting resolutions that lead, of course, to further complications. Greater Boston has always known how to juggle multiple characters and storylines without losing the listeners, and how to intricately weave them together to influence each other, even when you don't know it yet. "But Perhaps There is a Key" moved me to tears, gave me a moment I have long been waiting for, and did its job spectacularly in setting the tone for their third season. -Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective This episode is just so relatable if you have ever lost someone and not known how to deal with it. The interaction between Dimitri and Fake Nica captures those feelings perfectly. Season 3 of Greater Boston is not something that you should miss. -Alex Hensley, AudioDramaRama
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Episode 8: In Plain Sight

  • 9 months ago

This episode is dedicated to friends near and far, remembered and forgotten (and remembered again). Your Narrator has a story for you about two companions with a unique bond, and a strange secret. 

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The idea behind On a Dark, Cold Night is incredibly simple, but Kristen Zaza is able to become the ancient narrator and deliver an incredible performance. "In Plain Sight" is a haunting tale about friendship that always leaves me in tears. Chosen by Alex Hensley, AudioDramaRama
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Chapter 8 - Jacki

  • 9 months ago

In this eighth full episode, we join Jacki and the expedition as they explore a mysterious cave in the Aurorae Planum. As a new addition to our episodes, we are also including a unique ANDI thought at the end of our credits, so be sure to stick around for that. Please note that some content may be extreme and therefore not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Marsfall is made possible by listeners like you. If you wish to support the artists who work on this show, please visit our Patreon campaign where you can find some exclusive bonus material in exchange for a monthly contribution. Through https://www.patreon.com/marsfallpodcast, you can get early access to episodes, music selections, and more for as little as two dollars each month. Your contribution makes a huge difference to all of us, and we are so grateful to everyone who already supports our show. You can also find us online at www.marsfallpodcast.com, and on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook @Marsfallpod. If you haven't done so already, please subscribe to us on wherever you listen to podcasts and if you’re enjoying the show, please leave a rating and review so more listeners can find our colonists. Our next season will debut in time, but you can continue the story on social media. Marsfall is an Amity Bros. production created by Erik Saras, Sam Boase-Miller, and Dan Lovley. The voice of Jacki O’Rania is Shannon Lovley, the voice of ANDI is Dan Lovley, and the voice of Doctor Keila Levy is Anya Zicer. The voice of Geoff Thomassen is James Fouhey, the voice of Wei Han is Stephanie Hsu, and the voice of Faye is Merissa Morin. Sound engineering and effects mastering by Owen Shearer and Brian Goodheart of Sonic Union in New York City. This episode was written by Erik Saras and Dan Lovley, and directed by Erik Saras. Music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach and Sam Boase-Miller, and is performed and assembled by Sam Boase-Miller. Assistant Director: Sam Boase-Miller. Medical Consultant: Masha Gervits. The Marsfall logo and website were created by Bonnie Hardin. A special thanks to creative consultant, Shana Mlawski, for contributing to this episode. Marsfall is now a proud member of FateCrafters Studios. Best Wishes, Erik, Sam, and Dan

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BelloCollective

Marsfall observes the lives of colonists who have gone to Mars; the writing is confident, able to switch perspectives without retreading old ground, and draw listeners into both understanding and loving characters. The finale for season one encapsulates everything about Marsfall that has made it a stand-out podcast: incredible command of action scenes in audio, original heart-wrenching composition and music, and surprising plot turns at exactly the right moment. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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The Details, Part 1

  • 5 months ago

Malcolm is an ambitious operations leader who believes he is interviewing for a well-deserved promotion.  Instead, he finds himself negotiating with the Devil.  

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BelloCollective

This is my favorite audio fiction podcast this year. What happens when you get a job interview with the Devil? This three-episode series shows just how one man's interview goes. The acting is pretty good, the dialogue gets better as the story fleshes out, and the ending is perfect. Note: This show is definitely for adults. Chosen by Calen Cross, Bello Collective
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20 - Sherlock Holmes

  • 3 months ago

ZZzz.z... Welcome to Sleepy, a podcast where Otis reads you to sleep with old books.  This week, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle.  If you like the show, take a minute and give a rating in Apple Podcasts. Leave a book you'd like to hear in a review! It only takes a sec, and helps the show get found by more restless people. Thanks.  Sweet dreams.   

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BelloCollective

I doubt host Otis Gray will be offended if I tell him that his podcast puts me to sleep - in fact, it might just help him find new listeners. The art of the Sleepy podcast is its simplicity: host Otis Gray's even baritone, the light rustle of a turning page, and a classic piece of literature become a tranquil antidote to anxiety and insomnia. Although you have your pick from dozens of classic books, including Pride and Prejudice, Leaves of Grass, and Alice in Wonderland, I've chosen Sherlock Holmes because I've never made it past the opening lines. Chosen by: Ashley Lusk, Bello Collective
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12. 39.17 Mhz

  • 3 months ago

"What's the Frequency?" is written by James Oliva and designed by Alexander Danner. Our theme music is by Kurt C. Nelson. Content warnings at end of show notes. CAST Walter Mix - Karim Kronfli Whitney - Tanja Milojevic Carmen - Julia Schifini Barton - James Brunt Lillian - Jessica Washington Archie - Jordan Higgs Donald - Brad C. Wilcox Louise - Kristen DiMercurio Missy - Amy Schwartz Keets - Marcus Waterman Det. Joy - Danielle Shemaiah Gans- Jamie Price Doug Kowalski - Richard Penner Trudy - Blair Dawson Allister - Danny Pineda The Narrator - Alexander Danner Thomas Miceli - Rob Dione The Announcer - Michael Hammer Almost Mother #1 - Emmett Moon Almost Mother #2 - Emily Wang Almost Mother #3 - Tricia Groves This episode contains an excerpt from “Invisible Sun” by Soclorence Additional music provided by Think About It. More of their music can be found at https://www.reverbnation.com/thinkaboutit CONTENT WARNINGS Sudden loud noises Gun Violence Death/Murder Physical violence/Strangulation Kidnapping/Imprisonment PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US VIA PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/wtfrequency

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BelloCollective

Without a doubt one of the weirder shows on the audio spectrum, What's the Frequency's experimental noir fiction traces the adventures of Los Angeles in the 1940s when the radio waves have all been lost, but one which seems to be making everyone homicidal. What's most impressive is how hard and sharp the emotions are for the characters in the finale, while maintaining an increasing level of audio distortion and improvised weirdness throughout the season. Characters, plot, and audio design shine in equal measures, not just trading places in the limelight but synergizing brilliantly. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Louis, Can of Cola

  • 5 months ago

Louis is a can of generic cola. He’s been on the shelf a long while, so he’s had some time to think.

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BelloCollective

Everything is Alive has been one of the most delightful debuts of 2018, with improvised interviews between creator Ian Chillag and an inanimate object. The season opener with "Louis" encapsulates everything I get from this podcast at it's best: hilarious and poignant reflections on what it means to be human, to consume, and to desire intangible things. But most of all, this episode's ending is killer, and left me going from uncomfortably voyeuristic to stunned and maybe more than a little bittersweet. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Sn. 1 Ep. 3 - "No Longer Defined"

  • about 1 month ago

Antoine finds his inner strength. Princess Keisha summons her courage, and The Book has a message for Antoine. Make sure to follow the show so you don't miss episodes as soon as they drop. Leave a review, and please tell your friends about Flyest Fables. Use #StoryKeepers to share Flyest Fables and to tell your stories, too! Flyest Fables was created, written, produced and narrated by me, Morgan Givens. Twitter: @Optimus_Mo & @FlyestFables Email: MGivensPresents@gmail.com Learn more about me and find show transcriptions here: MorganGivens.com Transcription help was provided by: Susan @OneOddGamerGirl and Courtney @CyclopediaBrain

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BelloCollective

Flyest Fables is an empowering, empathetic podcast, with Black kids as the leads and heroes, and in this first conclusion to one character's story, another page turns. Morgan Givens, besides writing Flyest Fables, voices all the characters, writes and sings original songs, and sound designs to create the tone-perfect immersive feeling of storybook adventures. This episode in particular raised chills on my skin, made me smile in victory, and best of all, gave me hope. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Points of Egress

  • about 1 month ago

Cynthia finds her boyfriend Max’s diary. Hilarity ensues.

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BelloCollective

This episode lies editorially far outside the norm of what Love + Radio episodes usually sound like, and that's because it's fiction. In a superb use of internal breaking of form in order to achieve something hysterical yet dark, Nick van der Kolk interviews Cynthia and Max as they pick their way through a romcom scenario, complete with van der Kolk's reactions, from incredulity and cringey irony. If you're too busy laughing over the credits, you might miss the fact that it's fiction! Chosen by Elena Fernandez-Collins, Bello Collective
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Episode 1: Romantic

  • 3 months ago

"When love beckons to you, follow [it] ... And when [its] wings enfold you yield to [it], Though the sword hidden among [its] pinions may wound you. ... For even as love crowns you so shall [it] crucify you. Even as [it] is for your growth so is [it] for your pruning." - Kahlil Gibran, On Love

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BelloCollective

The 6 episodes of The Shadows can stand on their own merit, but the moments of breathlessness come from when you go from perspective to perspective and discover new ways and new lenses to see the world through. In this sweeping, romantic examination of monogamy and being in love, formed out of the raw audio The Heart, Kaitlin Prest, and Phoebe Wang are famous for, The Shadows will make you re-examine your values and ideals, while leaving you searching for the inevitable Kleenex. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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The Off Season, Part 1

  • 2 months ago

“Banished to the Hamptons” After being accused of sexual harassment live on air, television host Bruce Alvarez retreats to the Hamptons until the whole thing can blow over... if it ever will. A four-part limited series from The Truth. Starring Peter Grosz and Erica Hernandez. Written by Marina & Nicco. Follow us on Instagram @TheTruthFiction and on Twitter @TheTruthFiction

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The Truth's 4-episode mini-series The Off-Season tackles the #MeToo movement, with the tense story of television host Bruce Alvarez, after he's forced to hide out when accused of sexual assault, and reporter Erica, who's been squatting in his vacant Montauk home. This story was elegantly and thoughtfully written and designed, keeping to The Truth's long history of superb audio, making it easy to lose yourself in the building drama without losing sight of what's important about the subject matter. Chosen by Elena Fernández-Collins, Bello Collective
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Joseph - The Audio Drama Series Ep1 Ch1 & Ch2

  • 9 months ago

Joseph - The Audio Drama Series. Episode 1 Chapter 1 & 2. Joseph is an Ear Epic Production where we make movies for your mind.