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45 Podcast Episodes to Discover This Week (Sep 21, 2020)

Discover a wide-variety of different podcasts in this week's list of episodes to listen to. There's a little something for everyone, from news and interviews to fantasy, sports, and social issues. Many of these podcasts were recommended by our Twitter followers, so make sure you follow us there to have a say on our next list.

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Created September 21, 2020

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  1. Do you remember, the 21st night of September? Maybe after tonight you will...  Today we talk about September 21st, how part of RBG's legacy was her friendship with her political opposite Justice Scalia, and I share three places to find good swe
  2. In January, Dahlia Lithwick spoke to Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the women of Harvard Law School’s class of 1959. Slate Plus members heard the interview in August as part of our feature on the women of Ginsburg’s class. We’re now making it public
  3. Western Sahara is often described as Africa’s last colony. Since 1884 the people of Western Sahara, the Sahrawis, have been fighting to regain access and ownership of their country from their former coloniser Spain, and most recently Morocco. T
  4. On the inaugural episode of More Perfect, we explore three little words embedded in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “cruel and unusual.” The Supreme Court has continually grappled with what these words mean, especially as they perta
  5. Nashville, Tenn., aka Music City, has thrown a lot of money at its own tourism industry. But if you walk country music’s famed Broadway Street you will notice that these tourist spaces are overwhelmingly white. But just across the river every 2
  6. This is it. The Princess Bride. As You Wish. Death cannot stop my true love for this movie. All it can do is delay it for 59 episodes.Verbal Diorama, inconceivably, goes downhill from here because there is no movie as perfect as one about fenci
  7. Learn to love again with another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of a song whose beauty is beyond compare — the Grammy-nominated 1973 country classic, “Jolene,” written and performed by superstar and icon Dol
  8. "So this how liberty dies...with thunderous applause." There is so much of that line by Padme in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, that is timeless and true. But what if America's democratic crisis is more complicated and harder to even see? F
  9. Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Barry) checks into the show this week to talk about the idea of acknowledging and accepting one's shortcomings in order to continue pursuing your passions. Henry opens up about his self improvement through therapy and
  10. Year(s) Discussed: 1612-1774From his birth in Albemarle County, VA, Thomas Jefferson’s personality and public career began to take shape through his education at William and Mary, and his introduction to the world of politics in colonial Virgi
  11. Life, what is it but a dream? Starring Beth Crane, Beth Eyre, Jordan Adika, and Fiona Thraille. Dialogue editing and placement by Gabriel Alvarez, score by Adam Raymonda. Written & produced by A.R. OLIVIERI. Directed & executive produced by PJ
  12. What does the path look like to becoming one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs and storytellers? Guy Raz, host and co-creator of NPR's top rated podcast How I Built This has always had a fascination for learning other people's stories, and
  13. This week we bring on friend of the podcast Cynthia Marie from actual play streams “LA By Night'' and “Sirens” to discuss the 2013 political horror The Purge! Our horror movie discussion revolves around the symbolism of the Purge’s flowers and
  14. In this episode we cover the good the bad and the ugly of cholesterol. What it is, what it does and how you can protect yourself from its bad effects.
  15. Janice Pockett was only 7 years old when she went missing during the summer of 1973. She had been given permission for the first time to ride her bike alone, so she made her way down the dirt road near her family’s home. As she turned the corne
  16. Join Piper Dawes as she talks with Christopher Parr, the director of the Munchausen Institute for Totally Real Research, about exposed Olympians, felines of the rich and famous, McComputers, and a social media martyr.--- Send in a voice mes
  17. A story told by one of the countless victims that was on the CNSS Gorlan when it was destroyed Narration: David CharlesWriting, and sound design: Cai Gwilym Pritchard Follow the podcast on twitterread the transcript here
  18. Melissa has a very special skill. She's pretty too, but you can't tell in a radio format. Keep that in mind. Written by Garin JonesSound Design by Dan BealPerformed by Jamie-Lynn Markos and Garin JonesFollow us on Twitter
  19. #47: Erika Kullberg is a successful corporate lawyer who quit her six-figure job to start her own online business.In this episode, we talk about why she took a 99% pay cut to become a content creator, how she's building multiple streams of pass
  20. Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings came to believe that corporate rules can kill creativity and innovation. In this latest edition of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, guest host Maria Konnikova talks to Hastings about his new book, No Rules Rule
  21. In 1917, 18-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared. She’d last been seen getting her ice skates sharpened in the motorcycle shop of a man named Alfredo Cocchi. Newspapers reported that she probably ran off with a boyfriend, and New York police said t
  22. Presenting the definitive discussion on the mental health of the Skywalker family. Its our 60th episode and for some fun we turned our minds to analysing the characters from Star Wars. This is an episode for psych nerds and Star Wars fans alike
  23. Today on the Deuce: The Sneaker King Ruben Palacios (@rubentalkskicks on twitter), joins the show to discuss Anthony Davis' game-winning buzzer-beat in Game 2 (2:40), Can the Nuggets make another comeback? (6:06), Alex Caruso the unsung hero of
  24. Margaret educates Father Ben on the unfamiliar and unorthodox concept of confessing "the usual."Produced by Rogue Dialogue Productions (roguedialogue.com)Written and directed by Jack Marone and Bob RaymondaCast:Casey Callaghan as Father Ben
  25. Kristy’s mom is going to get married, and then she gets married. The girls of the Babysitters' Club respond the only way they know how: by opening an unlicensed daycare. We talk all things wedding-related: etiquette, fashion, frozen canapés, an
  26. The Show That Made You Wanna Holler; This Week, We Talk 'In Living ColorThis week, Tracy and Josh revisit the world of Fire Marshall Bill, Oswald Bates, and Benita Butrell (but you ain't heard that from us!) to find out the truth behind the cu
  27. Editors' Note [Dec. 18, 2020]: The Times has published an Editors’ Note concluding that episodes featuring a central character in “Caliphate” did not meet our standards for accuracy. Read the full statement.The war on terror has cost the U.S. b
  28. Calvin Wayman sits down with John and shares his experiences of growing up in a polygamist family. He describes his gradual journey out of that reality and shares some of the tools he acquired along the way including a major throwback to Plato.
  29. Asked and answered: why some of you might be more prone to being bitten by mosquitoes* than others. Turns out, some interesting factors could make you more appetizing. Plus, in true micro wave fashion, we go over some of your delightful listene
  30. Bone Broth — it's the latest food craze but, what is it? We take a cross-country broth voyage to find out.
  31. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was first appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter, then to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.  Ginsbur
  32. Bidders piled in to buy TikTok after the Trump administration forced a sale. But the unlikely winner of the bidding war is a database management company. WSJ's Brad Reagan unpacks why even this outcome may not be enough to save TikTok.Learn mo
  33. In one version of a sustainable, carbon-neutral future, the world’s cars will transition from fossil fuels to electricity. Right now that vision absolutely depends on lithium, a primary component of the lithium-ion battery.But there is no “Lit
  34. 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.
  35. Bill Cosby spends much of his childhood in a North Philadelphia housing project. He ends up getting his start in an unexpected way, quickly rising to fame. Decades later, one morning in January 2005, Andrea Constand wakes up sobbing from a nigh
  36. In 2009, Sal Khan walked away from a high-paying job to start a business that had no way of making money. His idea to launch a non-profit teaching platform was ignited five years earlier, when he was helping his young cousins do math homework o
  37. The first season of Sick starts with the story of a mother and son, a generation apart, who both struggled with infertility. And they learn a terrible secret about an Indianapolis doctor who abused his position of power. Go to sickpodcast.org
  38. Krystal Ball, Saagar’s other co-host at Rising with Krystal and Saagar, rejoins The Realignment to discuss the 2020 election.
  39. Reporter Karen Duffin and her father were talking one day when, just as an aside, he mentioned the Nazi prisoners of war that worked on his Idaho farm when he was a kid. Karen was shocked ... and then immediately obsessed. So she spoke with his
  40. The posse gets a wonderful surprise from comedy royalty Will Ferrell (Old School, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) popping-through for some fresh kombucha. The foursome discuss formidable history with the Columbia House records club, throwing t
  41. Look on the bright side! In a country obsessed with positivity, Hari traces the path of exiled German intellectual Theodor Adorno to sunny California, where he gets stuck in traffic with the British writer Geoff Dyer. How this positivity relate
  42. Welcome back to Haven Hollow, Texas! Hazel and Marjorie have returned from their vacation to a renovated Library and a BIG announcement. Surely nothing can go wrong. Includes a trailer for the new hopepunk audio fiction anthology series Monkey
  43. We read the the astrology chart and spend the big wheel to update our playoff picks.We determine if the Dodgers had a good or bad week. And we celebrate Albert Pujols and milestones in the Angels highlights.Is it baseball or football? Should
  44. Meet Frank and Dusty as they stumble on to a case that may be more than they bargained for.*** WE SUGGEST LISTENING WITH HEADPHONES FOR MAXIMUM IMMERSION! *** To help support the show head to patreon.com/neonshadowspod to become a patron and re

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