Best Social Sciences podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
 
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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History Extra podcast
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Witness
Daily
 
The story of our times told by the people who were there.
 
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The British History Podcast
Weekly
 
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
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In Our Time
Monthly+
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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BackStory
Weekly
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
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Waking Up with Sam Harris
Weekly
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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Invisibilia
Rare
 
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.
 
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The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
 
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Hidden Brain
Weekly
 
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
 
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Revolutions
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Allusionist
Monthly+
 
Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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The History of Rome
Rare
 
A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
 
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
 
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The History of England
Monthly+
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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The History of China
Monthly+
 
An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
Weekly+
 
On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
 
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Intelligence Squared
Weekly
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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All In The Mind - ABC Radio National
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
Monthly+
 
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
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Philosophy Now
Monthly
 
Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
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Life Of Caesar
Monthly+
 
A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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History on Fire
Rare
 
Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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Slate Presents Lexicon Valley
Monthly+
 
Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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History of Japan
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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The China History Podcast
Monthly
 
Laszlo Montgomery presents easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day.
 
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The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
 
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
 
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Philosophize This!
Monthly
 
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
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Infants on Thrones
Weekly+
 
The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
 
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In Our Time: Philosophy
Rare
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
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The Psych Files
Monthly
 
The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
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A Way with Words
Weekly
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From a ...
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
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The Podcast History Of Our World
 
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
 
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In Our Time: History
Monthly
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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What's The Point
Monthly+
 
A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
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The Psychology Podcast
Weekly
 
Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly+
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The History of Byzantium
Monthly+
 
A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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The Social-Engineer Podcast
Monthly
 
The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks
 
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Oxford Biographies
Monthly+
 
A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
 
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New Books in Political Science
Weekly
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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New Books in Public Policy
Weekly
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT
Weekly+
 
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHitProducer: Dan Morelle
 
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Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast
 
It’s Thanksgiving and we do well to take a few minutes out of our day to remind ourselves why we love America. The divisiveness of the last Presidential campaign and the vitriol coming through our TV boxes and ear buds has made being thankful difficult. So, here are a few things, whether you are on the left or right, that you can be thankful about.…
 
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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud
 
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The Bowery Boys: New York City History
 
At the heart of New York’s Gilded Age – the late 19th century era of unprecedented American wealth and excess – were families with the names Vanderbilt, Belmont and Astor, alongside power players like A.T. Stewart, Jay Gould and William ‘Boss’ Tweed. They would all make their homes – and in the case of the Vanderbilts, their great many homes – ...…
 
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Plato's Republic by Plato
 
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Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Philip Dodd looks at 2000 years of Arab Christians, at the modern rise of Pentecostalism and a novel depicting a man who decides to build a new church. Laura Premack from Lancaster University researches pentecostalism in Brazil, Nigeria and the USA. Neil Griffiths is author of a novel called As a God Might Be. Aurélie Clemente-Ruiz is Director ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
It's a prehistoric Native American site in Vermont that was first identified in 1972 and listed on the National Register in 1978. Winooski has a lot to say about the prehistoric past and right now there are more questions than answers. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winooski_Archeological_Site…
 
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Old News Podcast
 
We're getting out of our comfort zone this time and talking about art, specifically the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Meanwhile, Russell is having yet more car trouble, uses the word "bunkum" and David reveals how much he reviles a particular dead art critic. If you'd like to feed back on the subject matter or the advertising ...…
 
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Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
 
On November 19th, 2017, the infamous Manson family cult leader Charles Manson died at the age of 83. While discussing the Manson Family provokes flashbacks to the gruesome murders in August 1969 by Manson’s followers, very few people examine the backstory which leads to these types of tragedies. You cannot understand Charles Manson as an adult ...…
 
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Language Fuel Podcast
 
Language Fuel is celebrating the launch of the Premium Membership! We are now inviting people to become foundational members of the Language Fuel Academy. Membership includes access to all of our courses, as well as access to our exclusive Facebook group. This podcast episode, Leslie and Joanna discuss what the Premium Membership is all about, ...…
 
David Willey, from the Tank Museum, is one of the experts from the world's greatest collection of armoured vehicles of war. Here he talks us through the huge impact that tanks had at Cambrai, and how the idea of tank warfare developed. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe ...…
 
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History Extra podcast
 
Historian Sasha Handley explores the bedtime routines of the early modern period and considers what lessons today’s sleepers can draw from past centuries
 
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Zero Books: Advancing Conversations
 
C Derick Varn is the ranting voice behind Symptomatic Redness and a reader at Zero Books. This week he rants on the topic of antipolitics while touching upon self-care politics, Angela Nagle and the reaction to her work, Bordiga, and so on. We’ve moved the Inside Zero Books podcast from the Zero Books blog to Patreon. This will make it easier t ...…
 
E337 | During the late Ottoman period, the diverse and vibrant Aegean ports of Izmir (Smyrna) and Thessaloniki (Salonica) experienced rapid growth and transformation through the increased interconnection of the Mediterranean world and the rise of maritime trade. But in the tumultuous final decade of the Ottoman period, both cities witnessed pol ...…
 
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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
 
This Thanksgiving, we’re replaying our episode on the issue of opioids. Their epidemic running rampant has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-line for 2017: drug deaths this year alone are heading toward the US death toll in Vietnam over ten years. The damage has proportions of a plague, or a war that will stamp a generation: let it grow a ...…
 
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In Our Time: History
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myths and history of the ancient Greek city of Thebes and its depiction in Athenian drama. In myths it was said to be home to Heracles, Dionysus, Oedipus and Cadmus among others and, in history, was infamous for supporting Xerxes in the Persian War. Its prominence led to a struggle with the rising force of Ma ...…
 
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In Our Time
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myths and history of the ancient Greek city of Thebes and its depiction in Athenian drama. In myths it was said to be home to Heracles, Dionysus, Oedipus and Cadmus among others and, in history, was infamous for supporting Xerxes in the Persian War. Its prominence led to a struggle with the rising force of Ma ...…
 
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SAGE Psychology & Psychiatry
 
Robyn Steward interviews Kabie Brook about the story behind and the reasons for the recent decision to update the Autism front cover imagery.
 
Today’s show features music performed by Johnnie Taylor and Jerry Lee Lewis
 
The buddy movie about a cowboy doll and a toy astronaut used computer-generated images to tell a story that appealed to audiences around the world.Animator Doug Sweetland has been speaking to Ashley Byrne about his work on the Pixar film.Photo: Woody (R) and Buzz Lightyear (L) in a Japanese cinema. (Credit:Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)…
 
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The Psych Central Show: Candid Chat on Mental Health & Psychology
 
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss the pros and cons on “retail therapy,” the practice of shopping solely for the purpose of making ourselves feel better. They discuss the many benefits of such purchases, while also warning of the dangers of “comfort purchases.” Gabe warns especially of suc ...…
 
(The technical issue of not being able to hear Kaba Kamene during the interview has been fixed) Prof. Kaba Kamene of "1804" & "Hidden Colors" Interview with Michael Imhotep about Black Friday 2 - African History & Economic Empowerment. Listen here on Blog Talk Radio or Watch on Facebook at "The African History Network" or on Youtube at "Michael ...…
 
How quickly can you judge a person just by looking at them? We discuss Stigma behind the mental illness, superficial interpersonal judgements, and facial symmetry with Makenzie Ocker.
 
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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud
 
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Plato's Republic by Plato
 
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Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
 
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Kelly and Zach Weinersmith share visions of the future with Rana Mitter. Plus former Australian PM Kevin Rudd on power and what images does Finland conjure 100 years after independence? We hear from Pauliina Stahlberg, Director of the Finnish Institute and Anne Robbins, curator of Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland which runs at the National Gal ...…
 
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
 
In 1966, a mining disaster in Aberfan, Wales, killed 144 people. It was a completely preventable tragedy and 116 of the victims were children.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
There's a full reconstruction of L. Ron Hubbard's office in every church of Scientology rumored to be more than a traditional way of honoring the memory of the founder. It might be needed by the author upon his alleged reincarnation and return to earth.By HBMpodcast@gmail.com (Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton).
 
Dalia Elmelige tells the story of her life as a Muslim in America after 9/11.'I didn't get to celebrate my little brother's first birthday', begins Dalia, as she describes her life as a Muslim in post-9/11 America. From playground bullying to work at the Carter Presidential Center on countering ISIS propaganda, in many ways her life has been de ...…
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
 
A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christ ...…
 
A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christ ...…
 
It's got a museum and a long history - it's the Bedford Village in Pennsylvania and it was part of the Monongahela culture. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Village_Archeological_Site
 
J. Samaine Lockwood, Associate Professor in the English Department at George Mason University, specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and gender and sexuality studies. In an hour-long conversation, we discuss her new book Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work …
 
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
 
Former HHS Secretary and two term Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius discusses her family's legacy in politics, sexual harassment in America, and the future of Obamacare under the Trump administration.
 
Stefan Molyneux joins Alex Jones on Infowars to discuss the endless political derangement engulfing the United States of America, the battle for freedom, multiculturalism changing legal standards, the fight for free speech and much much more! For more from Alex Jones and Infowars, check out: http://www.infowars.com and http://www.prisonplanet.t ...…
 
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The Measure of Everyday Life
 
In public health, we often see short-term resources meant to help communities, but eventually these efforts disappear. How do we create public health programs that are sustainable for communities around the world? In this episode, we discuss how Curamericas Global partners with communities to implement sustainable programs that improve their he ...…
 
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1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries
 
Some trivia, history, fun facts, and stories about Thanksgiving. Scraps II contains some personal recollections of memorable Thanksgivings gone by. Happy Holidays all from 1001 Stories Podcast Network.
 
Edgar Degas died in the fall of 1917. Marking this 100th anniversary, Kathryn Brown‘s edited collection, Perspectives on Degas (Routledge, 2016) brings together a range of authors and methodologies to consider the French artist in context, to…
 
Edgar Degas died in the fall of 1917. Marking this 100th anniversary, Kathryn Brown‘s edited collection, Perspectives on Degas (Routledge, 2016) brings together a range of authors and methodologies to consider the French artist in context, to…
 
In 1898, a new metropolis emerged from the consolidation of New York City with East Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the western part of Queens County. In Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (…
 
In 1898, a new metropolis emerged from the consolidation of New York City with East Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the western part of Queens County. In Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (…
 
For some reason, books occasionally arrive in pairs—meaning that out of nowhere a topic that has received little attention convinces two or more writers that it is novel-worthy, and those authors produce their finished products at more or less the…
 
For some reason, books occasionally arrive in pairs—meaning that out of nowhere a topic that has received little attention convinces two or more writers that it is novel-worthy, and those authors produce their finished products at more or less the…
 
Martin Brower, a Christian supporter of Dogma Debate on Patreon, joins David in studio to finally challenge him in person.By support@dogmadebate.com (David Smalley).
 
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Infants on Thrones
 
Tom and Matt are joined by Eric Herman, also known as Weird Alma. Eric talks about his journey from addiction, joining the church, and then eventually leaving. We also talk about some of the songs on his parody album, “Straight Outta Cumorah.” Eric is a musician who focuses on creating music for kids. http://www.EricHermanMusic.com http://www.W ...…
 
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The Psychology In Seattle Podcast
 
Dr. Kirk Honda talks with Rebecca Bloom about therapists who break boundaries. The Psychology In Seattle Podcast. Nov 22, 2017. Email: Contact@PsychologyInSeattle.com List of all episodes: https://psychologyinseattle.squarespace.com/list-of-episodes Become a patron of our podcast by going to https://www.patreon.com/PsychologyInSeattle…
 
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