Best Berkeley podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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Lectures, talks, and classes on Zen Buddhism from Shogakuji Temple, Berkeley Zen Center, in Berkeley, California, USA.
 
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ww2.kqed.org
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast that delivers the best Bay Area news stories from KQED News directly to your ears. There’s a lot of news happening, and it can be easy to tune out or miss what’s going on outside of Washington D.C. Make sure you don’t miss the voices and stories that are important to your community. New episodes every weekend.
 
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Q’ed Up
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast that delivers the best Bay Area news stories from KQED News directly to your ears. There’s a lot of news happening, and it can be easy to tune out or miss what’s going on outside of Washington D.C. Make sure you don’t miss the voices and stories that are important to your community. New episodes every weekend.
 
A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry.
 
Open dialogue about important issues in earthquake science presented by Center scientists, visitors, and invitees.
 
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Talk Policy To Me
Monthly
 
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
The UC Public Policy Channel provides a platform for policy-makers, policy critics, and innovative policy thinkers gathered by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley to speak the truth clearly, convincingly, and constructively in pursuit of solutions for the good of all. Visit: uctv.tv/public-policy
 
The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
Ruel's Running Podcast's host Ruel Abadam, a recreational Ultra Runner, Health Enthusiast, and Family Guy talks about things related to Health, Ultra Running, NSNG® Lifestyle, Family, and Play.
 
All is fair in Radio! Politics, religion, prejudice, illegal immigration, legal immigration. We will be dealing with some of the most asinine items from the week's news. REAL and RAW!! You don't want to miss this show! Call in during the show toll free 1-855-REAL-JOE. or go to the web at www.TheRealSide.com for more information or to chat with us live.
 
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Opening Arguments
Weekly+
 
Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.
 
Kicking the issues in the balls. Exposing Corruption in government and society. Hosted by Standup Comedian Louie Bee a Puerto Rican Libertarian from Brooklyn.
 
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Crosscurrents
Weekly+
 
Crosscurrents is the award-winning daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the divides in our community - economic, social, and cultural.
 
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Hanging With Apes
Weekly
 
Hanging With Apes is a podcast brought to you by the Audio Apes, a Chicago based Hip-Hop/Rap group. In this podcast the Audio Apes discuss a wide range of subjects, current events and trending topics in the news and social media. K. Cartoon and Rx Phonics each express their unique individual perspectives, making Hanging With Apes interesting, intellectual and informative with a constant comedic flare.
 
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KPCC News
Daily+
 
The latest news stories from 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.
 
Ruel's Running Podcast's host Ruel Abadam, a recreational Ultra Runner, Health Enthusiast, and Family Guy talks about things related to Health, Ultra Running, NSNG® Lifestyle, Family, and Play.
 
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Podcast
Weekly
 
Word of Deliverance Church in Berkeley Springs WV. Led by Pastor Lisa and Dan Unger. Bringing the "Gospel of Grace" to a NOW generation.
 
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Local Exposure
Weekly+
 
A podcast about music and the Greater Cincinnati scene.
 
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One Bold Idea
Monthly+
 
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
Amy is a radical for capitalism and free speech, hosting a show discussing News/Politics/Law/Culture from the perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism
 
The ​​Awkward Convos with Beejus podcast is a weekly show hosted by Oakland California based hip-hop artist, Beejus. A guest driven show focusing on candid conversation with the most interesting guest. Giving the listeners a chance to be a fly on the wall of a humorous, yet thought-provoking conversation.
 
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Society Now
Monthly+
 
You deserve news without bias, ulterior motives, or leanings toward a political agenda. You deserve news that gives you facts and reality instead of fiction and rhetoric. Society Now is here to deliver your weekly news with integrity, honesty, and a healthy dose of realism. You can reach us on twitter at @TheSphereTV with the hashtag Society Now!
 
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Stack and Flow
Monthly+
 
Dive deep into the best sales & marketing automation stacks with hosts John J. Wall of Marketing Over Coffee and Sean Zinsmeister of Infer.
 
Host Larry Klayman provides an exclusive first-hand look at the details of high profile legal cases and investigations.
 
Bristol's 1st Community radio station serving EVERY Community.We have in excess of 150,000 listeners who tune into our 93.2 FM broadcasts and over 25,000 monthly 'podcast listen agains' BCfm were Sony Gold award winners in January 2011 & 2014, BME Community Award Winners in November 2013 for "Improving peoples Lives" and also VOSCUR "Best Idea Into Action" Award winners in the same month for devising and launching The One Love Breakfast show. We serve the entire city of Bristol including the ...
 
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Noam Chomsky
Weekly
 
Media
 
Want to find an audience online for your creative work?Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of 'Me & Orla' guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 300k+ audience and six-figure business online. Tune in every Wednesday for analysis and interviews with trailblazing creatives, for an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, socia ...
 
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Hypnogoria
Weekly
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, the show about all things weird and wonderful, and Britain's longest running horror podcast! Here we explore the world of the macabre, looking at new releases, uncovering horror history, and even delving into folklore, discovering the legend behind our favourite monsters and investigating the likes of witchcraft murders and oddities such as the Hand of Glory or the Berkeley Square Horror. Plus we regularly gather round the fireside to hear classic weird tales from old ...
 
New Episodes Coming Summer 2018! Coming to you from Starr Studios in Denton, Texas and Tom Collins Signs in Limerick, Ireland - this is Coffee With a Sign Painter, a podcast hosted by sign painters Sean Starr and Tom Collins that consists of interviews with other sign painters and some of the customers and characters Sean and Tom come across while running their studios.
 
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Good Food
Weekly
 
Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
 
Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
A Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast. We're reviewing Star Trek: The Next Generation from start to end! New episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
KALW's guide to the 2018 midterm elections for Bay Area voters. We'll be releasing 2-minute summaries of the measures and propositions on the upcoming ballot.
 
THE BAY AREA'S #1 ARTS AND CULTURE PODCAST with Kate Rhoades and Maysoun Wazwaz
 
Just World Books is an innovative small publishing house that veteran global-affairs writer Helena Cobban founded in 2010. Just World Books has published books by veteran and upcoming authors including veteran diplomatist Chas W. Freeman Jr., memoirist Miko Peled, defense analyst and blogger Joshua Foust, Palestinian writer Laila El-Haddad, and Iraqi-affairs expert Reidar Visser. Our titles are available worldwide through our webstore-- all in affordable paperback and many also in ebook form ...
 
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Not Just a Movie
Rare
 
If you're like us, you can't stand it when people say, ''it's JUST a movie!'' At NJAM, we love in-depth (but fun!) discussions of cinema and TV that aim to give the art form the respect it deserves.
 
One mans attempt to convince himself that it wasn't just the wind...
 
What is good? What gives our lives meaning? What connects us all? Who should we be? Lawyer-turned-philosophist Patrick Daniel searches for answers to life’s great questions by exploring connections between art, culture and everything else.
 
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Pariyatti
Rare
 
RSS feeds for Pariyatti
 
Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And" on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.
 
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Lach on Huffduffer
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You have up to ten times as many microbial cells in and on your body as you have human cells. Discover how the cells that make up our microbiome can impact everything from mood, weight, sleep patterns, allergies and more.
 
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It's at no out-of-pocket cost to homeowners, but many don't know the service is being offered. And the deadline to participate is fast approaching.
 
Developers just got the green light to build a city with nearly 20,000 homes on the L.A.-Kern County line. Some residents are less than thrilled.
 
Toys R Us stores have closed down, and LA's independent toy store say business is better this year, but they're still no match against their biggest competitor.
 
The Orange County shrine and statue marks a milestone for the largest Vietnamese community outside of the homeland, including 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics.
 
We know that the future of work is upon us—AI, robotics, global markets and online innovations are driving massive changes. So, what about workforce development? Join The San Diego Workforce Partnership to explore the boundary-busting, outer reaches of workforce development where job quality, equity, outcomes and opportunity drive our support f ...…
 
Hundreds of thousands of additional signatures are now required for a proposition to make the California ballot — making it harder and more expensive to place a measure directly before voters.
 
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in September 2017. Of all the people whose well-being we should care about, only a small fraction are alive today. The rest are members of future generations who are yet to exist. Whether they’ll be born into a world that is flourishing or disintegrating – and indeed, whether they will ever be b ...…
 
Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in September 2017. Of all the people whose well-being we should care about, only a small fraction are alive today. The rest are members of future generations who are yet to exist. Whether they’ll be born into a world that is flourishing or disintegrating – and indeed, whether they will ever be b ...…
 
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
 
On Sunday, Democratic assemblyman Joaquin Arambula was arrested on a misdemeanor child abuse charge for spanking his 7-year-old daughter in order to discipline her.
 
The Weekly Standard, a conservative media outlet that has been critical of President Trump, announced Friday that it will terminate after 23 years.
 
Advocates for the Vietnamese American community say they fear the Trump administration may be negotiating with Vietnam to take back thousands of refugees who came to the U.S. decades ago.
 
It was just after 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2000, and Norfolk Southern Railroad engineer Lloyd Crumley and his brakeman Corbit Belflower were securing their train before jumping off to grab lunch at a small store abutting the tracks on the south side of Adel, Georgia. Crumley, Bellflower, and another colleague, conductor Wayne Peters, oft ...…
 
Oakland is considering closing 24 schools. Most of these schools are likely in East Oakland, where many of the poorest students live. A group of parents is demanding that if Oakland Unified closes their kids’ schools that they be given first dibs of any other school in the district. This includes charter schools, which have been part of the rea ...…
 
You know when you're walking through the airport wearing a CrossFit shirt and you see someone else in a CrossFit shirt? Or when you're going about your business at the grocery store wearing a Morbid Angel shirt, and someone down the aisle has an Incantation shirt on? Well, maybe you don't know that feeling of t-shirt related camaraderie and ack ...…
 
For Real Talk #11 (Episode 52 of the Work in Progress podcast) Finn and I talked about the following topics:⚡️Introductions⚡️Life as a Digital Nomad⚡️Trusting Your Gut⚡️Productivity Hacks / App Recommendations⭐️Here's a couple -https://www.toggl.com/ (Time Management)No more YouTube Recommendations (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rem ...…
 
Today's Rapid Response episode takes a look at three breaking stories related to the White House: (1) the recent ruling requiring Stormy Daniels to pay Trump's attorneys' fees; (2) the sentencing of Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen; and (3) most importantly, the plea deal signed by American Media, Inc. -- parent company to the National Enqu ...…
 
The head of the civilian commission that oversees the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says in 2019 the panel will focus on use of force, discipline, deputy behavior in the jails and investigations into reports that some deputies are still participating in secret cliques identified by tattoos.
 
Hr 1: Are Boy Scouts on their way out? Founder of the Grassroots Conservative Association Group (GRCAG) and Retired USMC Colonel Corey Duncan joins the discussion. Hr 2: Anti-Christian producer of Glee vows to use his millions to bully and badger lawmakers of faith who don't agree with the LGBT and transgender viewpoints. Hr 3: U.S. Attorney fo ...…
 
Gary gives an update on his latest Metallica adventure; John and Gary talk about the latest tactics to get scofflaws to return library books after racking up big late fees. John mentions his upcoming train ride through Texas ... @ChaosUpdate
 
This is the last story in our four-part series “Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area.” In Alameda County, which has some of the highest lead levels in the country, an energetic public health nurse helps families after their child has been lead poisoned. But her work is a stopgap solution. What’s the answer to preventing leadin ...…
 
Then-U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush talks with Tower Commission members investigating Iran-Contra affair at the White House. Photo: Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images The effusive praise being heaped on former President George H.W. Bush — “a calm and vital statesman” who exuded “decency, moderation, compromise” — risk ...…
 
A new study published by researchers at USC, Arizona State and the University of South Carolina discovered a hike in Americans getting six hours or less of sleep a night.
 
Maria Peterson, a deputy director at Utah’s Department of Corrections, sent an email last week to invite about 80 of her colleagues to the annual holiday party.
 
Automatic license plate readers (ALPR’s) have begun popping up in neighborhoods around the U.S. in order to deter property crime, and according to residents -- it’s working.
 
NPR is reporting that Tronc - the former owner of the Los Angeles Times - paid its then publisher Davan Maharaj $2.5 million dollars to keep recordings he had secretly taped of company chairman Michael Ferro using a racial slur.
 
On Tuesday, LA’s City Council approved regulations for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, restricting people to renting only their “primary residence.”
 
Ahead of the 2020 election, more and more Democrats are identifying as “progressive.”
 
Opponents of Donald Trump’s travel ban have a chance to chip away at it this week by challenging the way it’s been implemented. If they’re successful, Trump will have only his own administration to blame.
 
Opponents of Donald Trump’s travel ban have a chance to chip away at it this week by challenging the way it’s been implemented. If they’re successful, Trump will have only his own administration to blame.
 
Hr 1: Federal judge slaps down 95 year old handgun advertising restriction! AND... Dr. John Lott Jr clears the air about the US being the gun killing capital of the world. Hr 2: An atheist minister in a Christian denomination? How is she still pastoring a Christian church when she doesn't believe in the Bible, God, or Jesus Christ? Hr 3: Mariju ...…
 
I talk with Laura Loomer about her recent banning from twitter and other news
 
This is the second story in a four-part award-winning series “ Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area.By kalwnews917@gmail.com (KALW).
 
George H.W. Bush looks over his briefing materials prior to delivering testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his qualifications for the job of CIA director, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 15, 1975. Photo: AP On December 15, 1975, a Senate committee opened hearings on whether George H.W. Bush should be confirmed as director of th ...…
 
Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.…
 
On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a 19,000 home development near the Tejon Pass.
 
Under a plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council yesterday, Venice Beach will be the site for a 154-bed temporary homeless shelter.
 
British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May today, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.
 
On Tuesday, the Trump administration rolled back Clean Water Act federal protections for acres of wetlands and waterways, including nearly two-thirds of inland streams in California.
 
Phil Washington returns for his recurring visit with AirTalk to discuss the latest MTA news.
 
KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky reviews "Tuck Everlasting: The Musical" at TheatreWorks Palo Alto Lucie Stern Theatre through December 20, 2018 TheatreWorks website [1] [1] https://theatreworks.org/
 
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker addresses members of the media from his office on Nov. 15, 2018, after failing to win re-election in the 2018 race. Photo: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP On Tuesday, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepared to light the state capitol Christmas tree, protesters gathered in the Capitol rotunda to boo him. ...…
 
Most landlords in San Jose don’t take Section 8 housing vouchers. And housing advocates see the vouchers as a proxy for race, or keeping out people of color. As a possible remedy, the San Jose city council wants to tweak the law to encourage more landlords to take the vouchers. The proposal has some holes, though. Guest: Emily DeRuy, Mercury Ne ...…
 
Campus officials say the threats might not be credible and they are working with the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate.
 
Hr 1: Still a full frontal assault on Christmas. With guest, Pastor David W. Hegg in to discuss. Hr 2: More Christmas crazies! Town tells church to pull Nativity scene. AND... School district bars Christmas play because it mentions Jesus. Hr 3: SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN! Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer calling out Trump in the oval office... Can you ima ...…
 
This is the second story in a four-part award-winning series “ Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area. In it, we explore how Alameda county’s lead problem goes hand in and with the region’s high rents. We meet a family who believes their daughter got lead poisoning from their apartment building. They complained to their landlord ...…
 
This is the first story in our four-part award-winning series “ Persistent Poison: Lead’s Toxic Legacy in the Bay Area. A 2017 Reuters report showed that a few Bay Area neighborhoods have some of the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning in the country.By kalwnews917@gmail.com (KALW).
 
Late last month, two former policymakers and lobbyists teamed up for an op-ed in the Washington Post. It was, as the genre goes, fairly mundane: a description of a problem or a threat, and a prescription that just happens to benefit a particular corporate sector that the lobbyists just might have an interest in benefiting.…
 
Women complain of long waits, little follow up, and lack of emotional support when they called USC hotline set up to take calls of abuse victims.
 
In 2013, Netflix rolled out a new original series called “House of Cards” with an idea that might have seemed unorthodox at the time: make every episode from the show’s first season available for subscribers to watch immediately as opposed to the traditional TV release model of releasing new episodes each week.…
 
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