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Best Familiar Strange podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Familiar Strange podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
What do you get when you add a teenage gay boy, a life full of drama, and some wacky guests? You get Strangely Familiar, a new podcast about teenage life and the outlook on everything (and everyone) that goes on in the world. The show covers an arrangement of subjects, from Hollywood Entertainment, to some serious topics, to what opinions teenagers have on the world today. With the help of my guests, this show will be sure to make you laugh and put a smile on your face.
 
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderly Member of Parliament, a diabolical serum that can transform one person into another – truly the ingredients of a fast good thriller! Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has captured the imaginations of readers ever since it was first published in 1886. It met wi ...
 
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summoned to alleviate the various threats that lurk in the political scene of France, as the country is threatened by a possible uprising. Enriched with exciting and well-developed characters, the novel adds more detail to its familiar characters, as the musketeers have matured and are portrayed in a more ...
 
At the Academy Awards, the Oscar statuette is as iconic as the gowns and the red carpet. With his square shoulders, tapered legs, and strong features, Oscar looks like an art deco god. But, as familiar as he may be, it turns out we don’t know Oscar very well. For one, Oscar’s name isn’t Oscar. Those broad shoulders belonged to Emilio Fernandez — a.k.a. “El Indio.” He was an actor in dozens of Hollywood films, one of Mexico's greatest directors. Fernandez worked on Night of the Iguana, acted ...
 
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“Because for a few hours, maybe sometimes a few days, you can shed your human skin and you can take on the body of a creature that will allow you to fly, to swim through the rivers, to glide across the canopy” This week we bring you an interview with Dr Sophie Chao, who won the 2019 Australian Anthropological Society's PhD Thesis Prize with her the…
 
Mark Cuban identifies as a capitalist, but the billionaire investor, “Shark Tank” star, and Dallas Mavericks owner has been advocating for changes that point to a different kind of politics. Cuban tells Sheelah Kolhatkar that the economic crisis now requires massive government investment to stabilize the economy from the bottom up; he’s pushing a f…
 
What do you need to say right now? As we take in the anguish that's surfacing today—about the fact that COVID19 is disproportionately impacting communities of color, about the violence of police brutality against Black people, and about all the different ways that white people are not stepping up to say those things are wrong—we want to hear from y…
 
Our friend Michael Ian Black is back to host a twofer Too Hot For Radio episode. First up is actor K. Todd Freeman reading“Pregnant with Peanut Butter” by Michael Czyniejewski. Czyniejewski is the author of three story collections, including Our Bedroom and I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories. Performing this story is an actor …
 
This week on All Together Now: Friday’s with The Moth, stories about the trials and tribulations of finding your place. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors and hosts of The Moth Radio Hour, Jenifer Hixson. H…
 
Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories with surprising twists and turns, a reminder that surprises can still be entertaining, even though the world has changed in unpredictable ways. A wife finds something unexpected in her local thrift shop in “Second Hand,” by Andres Neuman. The story is performed by Kaczmarek. Dawn Powell’s “Dinner on …
 
Two years ago, Mathew* quit an executive job and struck out on his own to found an independent consulting firm. After months of bringing in "90% less than what [he] used to," business was finally starting to pick up earlier this year—and then the pandemic hit. With clients pulling contracts and invoices being paid late, Mathew is back to square one…
 
Our season begins its grand conclusion. A co-production of WNYC Studios and Night Vale Presents. Written and directed by Julian Koster and produced by Christy Gressman. With musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes, piano performance by Benjamin Miller, and music by the Music Tapes; lead editor Grant Stewart, editor Jaanelle Yee, and as…
 
Are you suffering from mild boredom, a grumpy frown, and a general lack of extremely niche scientific knowledge? Well, SciShow Tangents has the cure for what ails you! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew…
 
We know that the 1918 pandemic is often referred to as the Spanish flu -- but it certainly didn't originate there. The first wave of the influenza hit soldiers on the battlefields of Europe and leaders on both sides of World War I kept it quiet to not admit weakness. Only the press in neutral Spain actually reported on it, and the pandemic got its …
 
This week on All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth, we’re talking about support systems: the roots to our trees; the helping hands that give us a boost up when we need them. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s…
 
Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents stories, essays, and poems, and speeches celebrating America’s diversity and wealth of stories, at a time when we need to know we are together, even when we are apart. An aging father ponders his life in Elizabeth Strout’s “The Walk,” read by Ellen Burstyn. The whole country’s talking in Susan Minot’s “Listen,” r…
 
Two guests tell true stories of strange encounters. Victor tells a very strange story about disembodied legs, some pre-cognitive experiences, and shadow people. Then Art shares his stories of repeat encounters with hooded figures, some roadside weirdness, and a possible skinwalker sighting. Visit https://www.wildfoods.co and enter the code STRANGE …
 
When an artificial intelligence grad student becomes a finalist for a big robotics award and doesn’t believe she deserves the nomination, her empathic AI robot starts calling her a fraud, and she must figure out how to overcome its nasty, counterproductive feedback. Written by Kristy Lopez-Bernal. Performed by Erica Hernandez, Yoni Lotan, Erin Harl…
 
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