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In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
The Portal is an exploration into discovery, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Eric Weinstein, Managing Director of Thiel Capital, brings his unique expertise and diverse roster of guests for a wide range of discussions, including science, culture, business, and capitalism. The show will feature people whose lives demonstrate that portals into what we would normally consider impossible, are indeed possible. Guests include presidential candidate Andrew Yang, NY Times bestsell ...
 
Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever.
 
The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
 
Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.
 
Audio Mullet: Discussing topics that are out of fashion, and yet eternally cool, audibly. Featuring Mike Nelson of Rifftrax, Doug TenNapel of Earthworm Jim, and Ethan Nicolle of Axe Cop. This is not an explicit podcast but it is also not recommended for kids.
 
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From October 19, 2001 Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah talks to Mattie Stepanek, an 11-year-old boy who, despite having muscular dystrophy, has written two New York Times best-selling inspirational books of poetry, Heartsongs and Journey Through Heartsongs. He aims to help create world peace. Mattie shares his poetry, describes what he calls “Heartsongs,”…
 
The United States is an outlier among developed nations when it comes to supporting working families. Unlike other advanced economies, we offer no national public paid family leave, no publicly supported universal childcare, no requirements that employers offer flexible work and schedule control. Researchers and advocates have long lamented we don’…
 
Michael Kremer is best known for his academic work researching global poverty, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2019 along with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. Less known is that he is also the founder of five non-profits and in the process of creating a sixth. And Kremer doesn’t see anything unusual about embodying the dual archetype…
 
In this episode we cook up a batch of spiced ribz that’ll set your soul on fire - as we dance tonight with our backs to the moon. We briefly talk about games too. Also, please help us crack the code of Kingdom Hearts.... This item belongs to: audio/opensource_audio. This item has files of the following types: Archive BitTorrent, Item Tile, JPEG, JS…
 
Auburn University Profiles was a weekly radio program produced by Auburn University's Office of University Relations. Each daily program covered a topic of university, local, or national interest. James Yeaman was the program host.... This item belongs to: audio/opensource_audio. This item has files of the following types: Archive BitTorrent, Colum…
 
On this week’s episode: Since Halloween festivities have been curbed by COVID-19, Elizabeth, Jamilah and Isaac Butler have some ideas on how to celebrate safely. They answer a question about a kid who dresses up for Halloween but wants nothing to do with it this year. Then they answer a question about how to handle all the candy, especially this ye…
 
Early voting numbers for this 2020 presidential election are already setting records—but that doesn’t mean voting has gotten any easier. Journalist Erin Geiger Smith joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the past, present, and future of voting and provides simple ways to encourage people to exercise their right. Her book is called “Thank You for Votin…
 
Humans are connected to both a 100-foot-long Blue Whale and a fly-sized frog by one thing: the bones under our skin. Roy Meals, clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the science and wonder of our skeletal framework and explains why bones are invaluable—and have been so since the dawn of recorded time. …
 
This week the SSC Meetup features guest speaker Jason Crawford, author the blog The Roots of Progress, discussing 'the non-linear model of innovation.' "Innovation is often described with a “linear” model from discovery to invention to distribution. There is an element of truth in this, but a naive interpretation of the model does not match the rea…
 
On Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Dr. George Handley to discuss "Gilead," by Marilynne Robinson. GUEST Dr. George Handley is a professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University and the author of a number of books, including If Truth Were a Child: Essays [ IndieBound | Amazon | Bookshop ] and The Hope of Nature: O…
 
“Commercial real estate is in trouble,” Katy O’Donnell wrote in Politico earlier this month, “and turbulence in the $15 trillion market is threatening to bleed over into the broader financial system just as the U.S. struggles to emerge from a recession.” She continues: The longer the pandemic paralyzes hotels, retailers and office buildings, the mo…
 
Attica Scott is the only black woman in Kentucky’s state legislature. It turns out, that doesn’t make advocating for Breonna Taylor much easier. Guest: Kentucky state Representative Attica Scott. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt, and Elen…
 
This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens are joined by guest host Jody Rosen, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. First, they discuss Borat 2 (officially, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm). Next, they dive into music with “The Harry Smith B-Sides.” Finally, they discuss Zoom’s newfound, and sometimes dangerous…
 
On this episode: T.I. finds an opponent in Jeezy to battle on Verzuz (14:21) and the guys give their predictions. Kanye West's interview with Joe Rogan (36:35), Joe asks what're the most impactful albums over the last 15 years (59:32), Drake announces his next album (1:10:24). Also, Reason joins to chop it up about Griselda (1:52:55), the best rapp…
 
After all these years, women still find themselves in a man’s world; now they want new tools to push back against patriarchy. Jennifer Palmieri is president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama. She was also Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 pre…
 
Millions of voters are deciding right now: who is the man to lift the nation out of its moment of crisis? Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk joins host Krys Boyd to talk about two investigative biographies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden focused on how each faced and overcame challenges in their own lives. His documentary streaming now on PBS is “The C…
 
Today, Melbourne rejoins the rest of Australia in being able to dine out at pubs, restaurants, and cafes, albeit with strict rules. As the hospitality sector works to keep patrons safe and stay commercially viable, businesses are weighing up whether outdoor dining will be the solution to their viability.…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi skinhead and musician who now works to disengage others from virulent bigory and hate cults. He talks about his indoctrination into—and exodus from—the racist movement, neo-Nazi strategies of the 80s and 90s, the history of anti-racist skinheads in the U.S., and the psychology and …
 
Prudence is joined this week by Violet Allen, a science fiction writer based in Chicago. Prudie and Allen tackle letters about what to consider when you don’t think your wife is up to the task of home-schooling the kids, what actions to take when your girlfriend never lets you take space from an argument, what to do when everything about your relat…
 
Prudence is joined this week by Violet Allen, a science fiction writer based in Chicago. Prudie and Allen tackle letters about what to consider when you don’t think your wife is up to the task of home-schooling the kids, what actions to take when your girlfriend never lets you take space from an argument, what to do when everything about your relat…
 
In 2012. Rosie became the first Black woman to win the Miss North Dakota pageant. Here’s what it’s like being a Black pageant queen in a state that is 90% White. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent …
 
Animals bark, sing, purr and even gesture, all fascinating but a far cry from human communication. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
Have you ever had a moment where you realized… I’m becoming like my parents? For many of us that can be a funny realization, but for Michelle it was a wakeup call. Her mother can be a bit of a drama queen, and as time has gone on, Michelle feels like the way she reacts to stressful situations mirrors that of her mother. In fact, Michelle’s boyfrien…
 
Rafa Lombardino wasn’t planning on becoming a citizen. Originally from Brazil, Rafa has spent nearly two decades in America content with her green card. After Trump's election in 2016, though, she watched increasingly draconian immigration policies go into effect. And this year, she finally set out to make her voice heard. Guest: Rafa Lombardino, f…
 
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