Best Dissent podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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A podcast on climate politics for the 99%, brought to you by Dissent magazine.
 
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This Is Hell!
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Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.
 
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
 
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
 
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
 
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The Gist
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Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
 
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding pl ...
 
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Slate Money
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A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.
 
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
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
 
Join Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Thursday.
 
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
 
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
 
Human stories, historical context and dissenting voices you won’t hear elsewhere. Covering movements fighting for important social justice issues of our time. Producers Monica Lopez, Anita Johnston, and Salima Hamirani, join with our community storytelling fellows and freelancers from around the world bring you nuanced, sound-rich radio.Let’s look behind the headlines to hear intersectional analysis, and stories of hope-filled grassroots community building from our people of color, queer, wo ...
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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With Good Reason
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Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell explores a world of ideas with leading scholars in literature, history, science, philosophy, and the arts. With Good Reason is created by Virginia Humanities and the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.
 
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
 
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FT World Weekly
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Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
 
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Blessed To Teach
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Exploring Current Events in Light of God's Plans. Qanon Posts, Qanon News, Qanon Related Prophesies. I love to teach because I get "blessed" when teaching as it forces me to learn more and dive deeper into the content. Therefore, I am "Blessed To Teach" not as I feel I have a special gift, but because God truly blesses me through forcing me to learn more! :-) Please send your Memes and other great information to my Twitter and Facebook (links below).
 
Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 10 ...
 
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The Burn
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South-African Armchair Philosopher doing Armchair Philosophy.
 
The Bible was first translated into English some time in the 7th century by an unnamed monk known to us as the Venerable Bede. This was the Old English version and the work of translation from Vulgate Latin into Middle English was taken up again in the 14th century by the famous religious dissenter John Wycliffe. Modern translations date from the 16th century onwards and these were sourced from Greek and Hebrew versions as well as Latin. Most translations are made by a large group of scholar ...
 
Take a moment to delve into the life and times of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Starting in present day and working back through history, each episode in this 6-part series highlights a decade of RBG's life. Hear from RBG herself in a new interview, and some of the people who know her best, including her granddaughter Clara Spera, law school classmate Professor Arthur Miller, and equal pay activist and Supreme Court plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter. CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobi ...
 
Interviews with Psychologists about their New Books
 
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Almost History
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Almost History. Always incredible. What if ... ? Every other Thursday, Almost History tells the amazing true stories behind the aborted missions, cancelled plans, utopian dreams and hubristic designs that didn't quite make it from the drawing board to the real world. Rescued from the footnotes, archives and passing references, each episode explores what almost happened and explains why it didn't.
 
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Breached
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Each episode of Breached highlights a different issue that has been traditionally framed as an essential element of any American social contract. Over ten episodes, the podcast explores areas of American life where some sort of bargain between us – either explicit or implicit – no longer seems to stand.
 
A Voice For European People Worldwide
 
In “Many Things Considered” one-time journalist and full-time political analyst Marc Johnson applies his passion for context to connect current politics with political history. What are the links between the debacle of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign and the Tea Party movement? Did Alexander Hamilton foresee the partisanship that now surrounds judicial appointments? Why haven’t third parties had political success in America? Johnson weaves interviews, archival sound, humor and a ...
 
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NEC Podcasts
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National Economists Club podcasts are recordings from the weekly speeches by economic policymakers and commentators the NEC holds in Washington, DC.
 
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Journalist Candice Bernd reports on indigenous and environmental resistance to the border wall in South Texas. Candice is author of the article "A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall" for Truthout. / Student activists Anya Sastry and Isabella Johnson report on Friday's Youth Climate Strike, and the fight ahead. Anya and ...…
 
On The Gist, it wouldn’t just be morally right for Trump to finally denounce white nationalism. It would be politically smart. In the interview, Jill Abramson’s Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts was released to glowing reviews—but valid accusations of plagiarism and factual errors took some of that shine off. As M ...…
 
Demographic, technological, and geostrategic developments are disrupting the electoral landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. How do these shifts affect the political climate for democracy and participation across Africa? What have recent elections in Nigeria illustrated about these? And what about the clash between China and the United States in Afr ...…
 
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonarois in Washingtonto meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House onTuesday. While the trip officially is focused on the joint efforts of the U.S. and Brazil to change the government of Venezuela, it is being billed by the Bolsonaro government as a “restart” of his presidency and image after multiple, serio ...…
 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving forward with a proposal that could limit people’s right to live with so-called emotional-support animals under the Fair Housing Act. As the landmark civil rights law that protects against discrimination in housing currently stands, individuals can keep emotional-support animals in their ...…
 
What are the origins of modern conservatism? The failed Goldwater campaign? Or the Cold War era discontent of midwestern small capitalists? Historian Kathryn Olmstead argues that it should be located even earlier, in the intense and massive labor unrest that took place in the fields of California in the 1930s. The response by growers and other ...…
 
What are the origins of modern conservatism? The failed Goldwater campaign? Or the Cold War era discontent of midwestern small capitalists? Historian Kathryn Olmstead argues that it should be located even earlier, in the intense and massive labor unrest that took place in the fields of California in the 1930s. The response by growers and other ...…
 
In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic. How can publishers and authors contribute to this process? This podcast addresses this issue. We interview Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, whose book, The Good Drone: How Social Movem ...…
 
Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? Or are you always on a diet and searching for the perfect body? With so much focus on body image and staying thin , it’s not surprising that eating disorders are on the rise. But , contrary to popular belief, you can’t always tell that someone has an eating disorder.…
 
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This week on Slate Money: Travel, Felix talks to Ron Lieber, the ‘Your Money’ columnist for The New York Times, about whether or not credit card rewards programs are really worth the hassle--not to mention the potentially hefty annual fees. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about ...…
 
Political economist Jerome Roos explains how sovereign debt swallowed global politics. Jerome is author of "Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt" from Princeton University Press.
 
This episode features John Nerst, data scientist and blogger at everythingstudies.com, discussing a potential new field called "erisology," the study of disagreement. John and Julia discuss why Twitter makes disagreement so hard; whether there's anything to learn from postmodernism; John's "signal and corrective" model that explains why disagre ...…
 
On The Gist, Beto O’Rourke, the countertop candidate. In the interview, historian Rutger Bregman got in a spat with Fox host Tucker Carlson, but you wouldn’t know it if it weren’t for his own video of the incident. Fox never aired it, as Bregman accused Carlson of carrying water for billionaires and Carlson responded with profane insults. Bregm ...…
 
Syrian activists and lawyers are testing the bounds of international law, making two new attempts to bring the government of Bashar al-Assad before the International Criminal Court. Syrian refugees in Jordan, through London-based lawyers, sent communications to the office of the ICC prosecutor, asking her to exercise jurisdiction over Syria bas ...…
 
It’s Robert Mueller as you’ve never heard him before. We have something special for you on the podcast today. Something very different. The Mueller report is coming. We all know that. We don’t know what’s going to be in it. We don't know when it's showing up. But Bob Mueller has already told a remarkable story. He’s told it scattered through di ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with science historian Michael Keas on pioneering mathematical astronomer Johannes Kepler, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Kepler studied theology before turning to math and science, and it was his belief ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with science historian Michael Keas on pioneering mathematical astronomer Johannes Kepler, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Kepler studied theology before turning to math and science, and it was his belief ...…
 
When Brett Kavanaugh was named a Supreme Court justice last fall, a world in which access to abortionswould be significantly limited, if not downright illegal, becamemore likely.Late lastmonth, Georgia joined a handful of Republican-led states positioning themselves to lead the charge if Roe v. Wade, the seminal Supreme Court decision that lega ...…
 
In March 1871, socialists, anarchists, workers, and others took control of the second most populous city in Europe. Before it was brutally suppressed two months later, the Paris Commune constituted a worker-controlled, radically democratic alternative to the capitalist status quo. David B. Downing [1] discusses the Commune’s beginnings, its acc ...…
 
In March 1871, socialists, anarchists, workers, and others took control of the second most populous city in Europe. Before it was brutally suppressed two months later, the Paris Commune constituted a worker-controlled, radically democratic alternative to the capitalist status quo. David B. Downing [1] discusses the Commune’s beginnings, its acc ...…
 
Have you ever thought about starting a business, being your own boss, making all the decisions? Indigenous business is a growing sector which provides employment and training in urban and regional communities. We meet four female business owners who are part of an expanding network of indigenous entrepreneurs.…
 
Regulating end of life intervention is fraught and raises philosophical and moral questions about our approach to death and suffering.
 
Throughout the centuries, music has inspired philosophers. Some thought it was dangerous other found it metaphysically profound or very suspicious. Goetz Richter discusses the perplexity philosophers feel when facing (the) music.
 
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Covering the movements, issues and people fighting for some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Hosted by Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, RJ Lozada and Anita Jonhson.Sign up for program alerts and sneak peeks from Making Contact at http://ow.ly/1FkV30aq1z2
 
Subscribe to the Belabored RSS feed here. Subscribe and rate on iTunes here or on Stitcher here. Check out the full Belabored archive here. Tweet at @dissentmag with #belabored to share your thoughts, or join the conversation on Facebook. Belabored is produced by Natasha Lewis. Some of the finest classical musicians in the world are on strike t ...…
 
Live from Caracas, political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on the global left's blindspot in the dirty war for Venezuela. Lucas wrote the article "The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela" for MintPressNews / Venezuelanalysis.
 
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, David Wallace-Wells joins Emily, Felix, and Anna to discuss his new book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” and, frankly, freak everyone out about global warming. In the Slate Plus segment: Aerosols and other geoengineering. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@Emily ...…
 
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On The Gist, Senator Thom Tillis’ op-ed, now with moral fiber! In the interview, no one’s ever had to wonder what was on tech journalist Kara Swisher’s mind (she’ll just tell you) and that includes the litany of Silicon Valley oligarchs she’s interviewed. Swisher tells us how the modern world is very much shaped by company founders’ personality ...…
 
Bill Browder, human rights campaigner and foe of Vladimir Putin, seems to get arrested whenever he travels abroad as a result of red notices and diffusion orders issued by Putin through the Interpol police organization. These incidents have highlighted the abuse of Interpol by authoritarian governments, and they raise a really important questio ...…
 
Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly will appear later this month at a high-dollar fundraiser in Washington, D.C. hosted by one of the city’s top corporate lobbying firms. The K Street firm represents major fossil fuel companies, including Exxon Mobil and Chevron; Wall Street banks such as JPMorgan Chase; defense industry giant Lockheed Martin; ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ray Bohlin interviews Michael Behe about irreducible complexity and evolution. Despite claims at the publishing of the book that in the coming years science would discover how molecular machines evolved, Behe notes that Darwinists have made no progress in explaining irreducible complexity. Please ...…
 
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ray Bohlin interviews Michael Behe about irreducible complexity and evolution. Despite claims at the publishing of the book that in the coming years science would discover how molecular machines evolved, Behe notes that Darwinists have made no progress in explaining irreducible complexity. Please ...…
 
What’s the role of poetry in the face of tragedy? Henry Hart (William and Mary) is Virginia’s poet laureate. He shares how poetry can emerge in the wake of loss. And: In college, Laura Bylenok (University of Mary Washington) was fascinated with genetic engineering. Now, she manipulates language, not DNA. Her recent book turns familiar forms int ...…
 
Attorney General-elect Kathleen Jennings addresses supporters during the Democrat watch party in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 06, 2018. Photo: Saquan Stimpson/ZUMA Wire/Cal Sport Media via AP Don’t believe what anybody tells you about “progressive prosecutors.” It’s not the new wave. It should be. Hell, it can be, but it isn’t yet.…
 
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On The Gist, Beto O’Rourke is running for president. But should he? In the interview, Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent for Politico, recently wrote a piece about Reps. Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips and the current divide in the Democratic party, “The Democrat’s Dilemma.” Alberta is here today to discuss the difficulty facing the Democr ...…
 
Ending months of speculation, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke told a television station in his native El Paso that he is joining the race for president, and plans to make a formal announcement on Thursday morning, before launching his campaign with a three-day trip to Iowa. “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represent ...…
 
I'm starting to come to terms with the reality of a nation wide grid collapse and how that would personally affect me. It feels very strange to talk about these things but the reality is that it's more likely to happen than not. Share with your friends so they can realise what's going on here in the southern tip of Africa.…
 
On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea (aka the New Statesman's politics desk) to discuss the past week in Brexit and look ahead to the next set of meaningful votes, amendments and other assorted bits of Brexit arcana. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider what the Lords might do if and whe ...…
 
In a historic executive ordersignedWednesday morning, California Gov. Gavin Newsomimposed a moratorium on executions and ordered the death chamber at San Quentin Prison — unused following a $853,000 renovation a decade ago — closed. “We are, as I speak — as I speak — shutting down, removing the equipment in the death chamber at San Quentin,” Ne ...…
 
Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; today voting behaviour in the US follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is shaped by planet Earth.
 
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