Best Black History University podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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History on Fire
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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Emperors of Rome
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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories - and plays recordings - from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their communit ...
 
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Curiosity Daily
Daily
 
The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
 
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New Dawn
Rare
 
Michael C. Dawson, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago.
 
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Economic Rockstar
Weekly
 
Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge in economics and finance, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral ...
 
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PragerU
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PragerU is one of the world's leading producers of conservative online video content. We present the ideas that led to the creation and development of the freest and most prosperous nation in history – The United States of America. We do this through five-minute, entertaining, educational video courses with professors, authors, comedians and some of the world's sharpest minds. Listen to our podcasts for the audio versions of our weekly videos. Go to www.PragerU.com to watch the videos.
 
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The Watch
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Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
 
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TIME's The Brief
Daily
 
The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. 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
 
Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices.
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
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Edge of Sports
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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
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On Point
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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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Society Now
Weekly
 
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!
 
THC is an interview-based show that seeks to explore topics of conspiracy, the paranormal, the psychedelic, & the esoteric with the best researchers and authors in the game.
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
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Range
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Reported, narrative stories about the wild issues and individuals that embody the new American West.
 
Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
From Valley Public Radio
 
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On Second Thought
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On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and i ...
 
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Unapologetic
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Two Brothers Gabriel and Adrian Valdez, talk Film, TV, Politics, News of the Day, UFO's, Space, Reincarnation, Hollywood Sex Scandals and many other interesting noteworthy topics.
 
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Douglas understands a lot about the intersection between social media and philosophy and the way that our culture and psyche has been influenced by new technology. He’s a fascinating person and I think you’re gonna love it.
 
Lawmakers have only six legislative days left to debate and pass bills that could change policies all over the state. This week brought continued discussion about the potential Atlanta airport takeover and intense debate over women's reproductive rights. GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler joined "On Second Thought" to discuss this week in Geo ...…
 
The Fresno City Council voted down an ordinance Thursday that would have fined people in their cars attempting to give money or food to those standing at busy intersections. The proposal in question is called the Safe Transfer of Objects to Pedestrians, or STOP, and was authored by Council President Steve Brandau. Frustrations over the city’s a ...…
 
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney on his HBO documentary "The Inventor" — a tale about Silicon Valley, Elizabeth Holmes and the collapse of her blood-testing company Theranos. Alex Gibney and John Carreyrou join David Folkenflik.
 
Families often share genetic traits. They also share unfortunate pain, secrets and trauma. That's what Anissa Gray writes about in her debut novel, "The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls." Gray is a senior editor at CNN Worldwide and recipient of the Alfred duPont-Columbia University award for journalism. The Atlanta-based author spok ...…
 
Boeing’s relationship with the FAA faces tough scrutiny. The Magic Kingdom eats up a Fox. And the president trashes his critics on twitter. Kathie Obradovich, Darlene Superville and John Harwood join David Folkenflik.
 
Lawmakers have only six legislative days left to debate and pass bills that could change policies all over the state. This week brought continued discussion about the potential Atlanta airport takeover and intense debate over women's reproductive rights. GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler joined "On Second Thought" to discuss this week in Geo ...…
 
"The Beverly Hillbillies" introduced audiences to the Clampett family in the 1960s and helped popularize the stereotype of the "Dumb Southerner." The myth persists today , wrapped up with ideas about tolerance, race and intelligence. Marie T. Cochran, director of the Affrilachia Artist Project , joined "On Second Thought" to dig into this idea ...…
 
In episode 93, we bring you another amazing show on this week’s Society Now! we continue to celebrate Women’s History month by playing a fun game of 21 questions to get to know our host Kira Laws. All this and more on #SocietyNow!
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) New Zealand Observes Muslim Call to Prayer 1 Week After Deadly Mosque Attacks 2) Where We Go Wrong in Comparing White Supremacy With ISIS 3) Facebook Employees Had Access to ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Users’ Passwords 4) John McCain’s Daughter Bridget Speaks Out for the First Time About Trump’s Attacks on Her F ...…
 
The annual PBS Kids’ Writing Contest is underway, and the deadline is Friday, March 29. It’s for children in kindergarten through third grade. Participants submit both stories and illustrations, and the winning stories air on GPB TV. This year, we’ll also air some during “On Second Thought.” Two Georgia children’s book writers are helping to in ...…
 
Learn about why people around the world keep their milk at different temperatures; a diet that’s good for your health and for the health of the planet; and, a cognitive bias that might make you think that everyone agrees with you. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smart ...…
 
The trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 dropped this week and it’s rich with '80s references (3:20). The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ dropped this week as well (10:40). Then, Nick Antosca joins the show. He is the showrunner for the new TV show ‘The Act,’ which is based on the true story of Gypsy ...…
 
Marcus is renowned in the cybersecurity industry and has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as NSA, DC3, DIA, and DARPA. He started his career in cryptography in the U.S. Navy and holds a Master’s degree in Network Security from Capitol College. ...…
 
Pirate’s gold may not be that far off, as there are valuable metals embedded in potato-size nodules thousands of meters down in the depths of the ocean. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with Staff Writer Paul Voosen about the first deep-sea test of a bus-size machine designed to scoop up these nodules, and its potential impact on the surrounding ecos ...…
 
Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Atlanta-based playwright and author Pearl Cleage invites people to examine the messy, frequently irrational parts of being human. In several best-selling novels and plays, she explores issues of race, gender and identity. Her newest play, "Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous," premieres at Alliance Theatre in March. Cleage joined "On Second ...…
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) President Trump Makes a Tricky 2020 Pitch in the Rust Belt 2) New Zealand Bans Military-Style Weapons Following the Christchurch Mosque Shootings 3) Skeptical E.U. Leaders Set to Hear U.K. Prime Minister’s Plea for a Brexit Delay 4) The Story of the Dionne Quintuplets Is a Cautionary Tale for the Age of ‘Kidfl ...…
 
How does a super conductor work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
 
Learn about why sniffing is contagious; and, how one biologist solved the mystery of a rare tree that scientifically shouldn’t exist, but does. Plus, virologist Paul Duprex explains how vaccines work in babies and in people with a weakened immune system. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.c ...…
 
"On Second Thought" kicked off the first day of spring with a preview of events happening around Georgia. Theater critic and Arts ATL contributor Kelundra Smith shared her picks for seasonal shows, festivals and events.By ltaylor@gpb.org (La'Raven Taylor ).
 
Today on Young Artists Spotlight we feature the Central Unified Guitars, under the direction of Brian Garcia. Listen to these 23 talented young performers.By JMoore@kvpr.org (Joe Moore).
 
State officials say more than 100,000 service members from Georgia were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012. Nationally, about 20 percent of veterans coming back from those conflicts have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Alchemy Sky Foundation is an Atlanta organization that hel ...…
 
The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
After months of speculation as to whether The Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield would shutter, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement say it will stay open for at least another year. ICE is directl y contracting with the company that owns Mesa Verde, the GEO Group, to operate the facility, according to documents submitted to the Federa ...…
 
“Fish vs farms”: It’s the perennial tug-of-war for water between environmentalists, who want to see stable ecosystems in the Sacramento-San-Joaquin River Delta, and farmers, who feel slighted that they need to fight with endangered fish in order to irrigate their fields. Now, that fight is playing out in Washington, DC, where the Trump administ ...…
 
State officials say more than 100,000 service members from Georgia were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012. Nationally, about 20 percent of veterans coming back from those conflicts have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Alchemy Sky Foundation is an Atlanta organization that hel ...…
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) There Will Be a Super Worm Moon on the Spring Equinox. Here’s How to See It 2) ‘I Was Literally Scared.’ A Man Says He Warned Police About Extremism at Massacre Suspect’s Rifle Club 3) President Trump Just Sidelined His Own Top Negotiator on North Korea 4) President Trump Praises ‘Trump of the Tropics’ in Meet ...…
 
Learn about what causes an equinox or a solstice; how a rare condition can give you a foreign accent; and, an 80-year Harvard study that found the greatest predictor of happiness in later life. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a ...…
 
March is Women’s History Month, and here at Valley Public Radio, we wanted to spend a part of it talking to women who are young leaders here in the Central Valley. We spoke with Yasmin Mendoza, organizer of the Fresno Chapter of March for Our Lives and a community organizer with the Dolores Huerta Foundation; Alexandria Ramos-O’Casey, who most ...…
 
March Madness is upon us! The NCAA holds its men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments this month. It’s a time of brackets and betting – and to have our in-house sport experts on “On Second Thought.” GPB reporter Ross Terrell and Morning Edition producer Taylor Gantt stopped by the show.By AKiley@GPB.org (Amy Kiley).
 
A new police transparency law, SB1421, requires police departments to make public internal investigation records regarding officer misconduct and use of force. Now more than 30 news agencies statewide, including Valley Public Radio, are collaborating to request and report on these records. I spoke with Alex Emslie, a criminal justice reporter a ...…
 
On this week’s Valley Edition: More than half of California’s olive groves are right here in the San Joaquin Valley. But Tulare County growers say that with a major olive cannery set to buy more Spanish olives, the future for olive production looks grim. Plus, it’s Women’s History Month. We sat down with three young, dynamic leaders to ask abou ...…
 
In episode 92, we bring you another fact filled show on this week’s Society Now! We dive into the how the recent College cheating scandal may be the final straw for standardized tests. We breakdown how the cheating scandal got uncovered. Plus, we discuss how college admissions scandal busts racist stereotypes about who gets into elite schools. ...…
 
Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
One of the most provocative sagas that American history books have left to the cutting room floor is the CIA’s Stargate Project, a 20+ year program to test psychic abilities for intelligence gathering though a contract with the Stanford Research Institute. The CIA “officially” closed the program in 1995 saying that it never yielded any worthwhi ...…
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
It takes about a decade to grow a productive pecan tree and a matter of minutes to take one down. A University of Georgia specialist estimates Hurricane Michael's 100 mph winds left 75 percent of pecan crops unharvestable in several south Georgia counties. UGA also estimates a total of $2 billion in losses to the state's agriculture industry. F ...…
 
More than half of California’s olive groves are right here in the San Joaquin Valley. But Tulare County growers say that with a major olive cannery set to buy more Spanish olives, the future for olive production looks grim. We talked to grower Jim Simons from his olive grove near Visalia. He and other farmers are scrambling to figure out what t ...…
 
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health , domestic violence and sexual assault are the leading causes of injuries for young women and girls over the age of 15 in Georgia. To understand why, we spoke with Michelle White , who is a child and youth project manager for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence . She explained how ...…
 
It takes about a decade to grow a productive pecan tree, but only a matter of minutes to take one down. Five months after the storm, a University of Georgia specialist estimates that Hurricane Michael left 75 percent of pecan crops unviable in several south Georgia counties. Combined losses in the state's agricultural sector run around $2.5 bil ...…
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) Dutch Police Say a Third Person Has Been Arrested Over the Deadly Utrecht Tram Shooting 2) Apple's iPad Lineup Is Suddenly More Complicated Than Ever. Here's How to Pick 3) 8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines 4) ‘They Think They Can Silence Us.’ How Nicaragua is Waging a ...…
 
E.R. Anderson is the executive director of Charis Circle , the nonprofit programming arm of feminist bookstore Charis Books and More in Atlanta. Anderson stopped by "On Second Thought" to share more choices for our "Southern Reading List" series in which authors and readers share books that define and reflect the South. Anderson highlighted Kie ...…
 
It's hard enough to eat well and stay in shape, but, in several parts of Georgia, residents don't even have access to nutritious foods. The Georgia Farmers Market Association is trying to bring awareness to the issue and help overcome barriers to access. Its initiatives connect small growers with communities that don't have good options to buy ...…
 
What was that strange rock that passed through our solar system in 2017? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
 
Learn how important it really is to refuel right after a workout; and, why it’s important to learn about the chemicals in tattoo ink. We’ll also discuss a listener question about egg entropy with a special guest, Ralph Crewe from the podcast Science, News, and Q’s. Please support our sponsors! Visit movaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code ...…
 
On March 25, Apple will host a group of movie and TV producers and actors at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, to unveil plans for its upcoming streaming service (10:20). Plus, ‘Captain Marvel’ missed the mark in many ways—what does that mean, if anything, for the larger quilt Marvel is trying to stitch (32:45)? Further Readi ...…
 
It's hard enough to eat well and stay in shape, but, in several parts of Georgia, residents don't even have access to nutritious foods. The Georgia Farmers Market Association is trying to bring awareness to the issue and help overcome barriers to access. Its initiatives connect small growers with communities that don't have good options to buy ...…
 
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