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Best Improv News podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Improv News podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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The No Bad Ideas Podcast is the creation of Gabriel Urbina, Sarah Shachat, and Zach Valenti, three writer and artist-types who, in order to stay fresh creatively, have an excuse to hang out with each other once a week, and check in on what they're working on, take a terrible idea they found on the Internet each week and turn it into a compelling narrative. Or as close as they can get in 30 minutes. If you're someone trying to be creative yourself or even if you just appreciate a good story, ...
 
In addition to providing perspective on today’s economy, The Wise Investor Show Midweek Update delves into the topics that matter most to achieving long-term financial security. With a deep commitment to value investing, The Wise Investor Group provides the tools listeners need to become better investors, including an understanding of the way the markets move and the ability to analyze stocks and bonds. The hosts straight-talking, common sense approach comes from over 20 years’ experience ad ...
 
Pod Awful bullies the internet LIVE every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8pm EST! Host Jesse P-S and his comedy co-hosts get too personal and f**k up everyone's feelings. Jesse has been arrested LIVE on the show. He was investigated by the secret service. His girlfriend called into the show to break up with him on air. Its all real, and its all f*****g nuts. It's not a show ABOUT comedy, it's funny people actually BEING funny!
 
Our GTD podcasts are here to support you at every stage of your GTD practice. You will hear interviews with people from all walks of life about their journey with GTD, from beginners to those who have been at it for years. The podcasts include personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips about GTD systems for desktop and mobile, using apps and paper. Start listening now and you'll be well on your way to stress-free productivity.
 
3 Women. 1 Podcast. We Saw the Devil is a true crime podcast that deep-dives into fascinating criminal cases, both solved and unsolved. We discuss both lesser-known and major international cases, turning over every rock and exploring every nook and cranny of the crimes. On this show, you don't have to wait 30 minutes through our life story to get into the action.
 
Struggle Session is the world's finest politics and pop culture podcast. Leslie Lee III (Jacobin Magazine, Japan Times, Pro Wrestling Is Art), Jack Allison (Jimmy Kimmel Live, JackAM) wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern America. We talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.
 
Everything you need to know about the world of food each week. Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen bring you the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you think, and it’ll make you hungry! From Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Where There's Smoke explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations. In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.
 
Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar. New episodes available every Friday.
 
Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a ...
 
Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and.. wait, did you see that bird?
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: ...
 
At The Productivity Show we believe you should get your important things done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. This is a weekly podcast where we show you ways to save time, increase your productivity and happiness. We cover topics such as goal setting, time management, personal development and efficiency. Listen to our podcast today and start doubling your productivity.
 
Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by bestselling personal development author and entrepreneur Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a mega dose of inspiration.
 
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
Daily life bumming you out? It’s so easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening! Each week, Meg Tietz and co-hosts Kelly and Rebekah and tons of awesome guests serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and help you process the serious and the silly topics of life all with an eye on helping you make your inner AWESOME shine.
 
This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. What does it mean to be a philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with over 5mill ...
 
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Krishnadevaraya, emperor of Vijayanagara, was a remarkable man, a transition between an ancient Indian king and a recognisably "modern" political leader. Awestruck travellers wrote of the might and wealth of his gunpowder-wielding South Indian empire. But who was the man, Krishnadevaraya? What was the subcontinent like during his time? How did he s…
 
States — and counties within those states — are reopening at different stages with different rules and guidelines. Business owners are navigating the uncertainty around those rules as they try to determine which apply to their businesses. A bar owner in Boise, Idaho, thought she might be able to reopen, but realized her bar doesn’t serve enough foo…
 
States — and counties within those states — are reopening at different stages with different rules and guidelines. Business owners are navigating the uncertainty around those rules as they try to determine which apply to their businesses. A bar owner in Boise, Idaho, thought she might be able to reopen, but realized her bar doesn’t serve enough foo…
 
I'm so honored to have Gina DeVee on the show today! Gina is a self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur, business coach, and author of the brand new book, The Audacity to Be Queen. Her mission is to show women everywhere how to be Queen of their lives. “Within every woman lives a Queen,” Gina affirms, “And only from the position of Queen can you ful…
 
My friend Ryan Munsey has a deep understanding and appreciation for the relationship between mindset, movement, and getting things done. As the author of F**K Your Feelings and co-founder of The Better Human Project, I knew he would have important thoughts to share as we navigate the COVID-19 era. MORE ON RYAN HERE: https://ryanmunsey.com/…
 
The oil market is starting to show the effects of pandemic lockdowns lifting across the country. Teenage unemployment has soared to its highest rate in decades because the pandemic has vaporized some of the summer job market. Starting a business is hard enough during a pandemic, and one of the most significant hurdles is finding a name no one’s tak…
 
The U.S. is now suspending some travel from Brazil, now the second-largest COVID-19 hotspot. The Conference Board’s measure of consumer confidence comes out Tuesday, with some economists hoping for an uptick from April’s results. We then talk with Chris Farrell about the effect the pandemic has had on the nation’s elder care system.…
 
Do you find yourself with scattered thoughts, not sure what to work on at the start of your day, or do you go to bed with thoughts, tasks, and ideas swirling around in your head? One of the most underrated but powerful productivity techniques is to journal. It’s something that anyone can do, and it is so easy to get started. However, there is a dif…
 
TikTok has been in the news for its new CEO, who was poached from Disney, and for the record labels who think the service should pay more to publishers and artists for song rights. And there have been calls to ban it in the U.S. over its Chinese ownership and security fears. But its popularity keeps growing.…
 
Oh happy Monday! We’re delighted to be joined this week by our pal and everyone’s podcast dad, Mr. David Rheinstrom! We definitely take advantage of David's storytelling and culinary expertise, as we begin with a quite petty, very seedy robbery, and somehow leap from there to creating a society of fruit people who are destined to save the world. Th…
 
Let’s face it, the economy feels a little doom and gloom right now. So we’re learning how to protect ourselves financially this week with the help of personal finance advisor Ramit Sethi. Hear him talk with Alice and Lifehacker’s personal finance writer Lisa Rowan about his practical tips for navigating this economically terrifying time. Ramit is t…
 
David Otto is an Australian musician, a polyamorous lothario, a media pariah, and an unskilled con artist. After being EXPOSED multiple times by Aussie news outlet A Current Affair for starting cult-like scams to attract young women to be in his fake band, work at his phony resort, and engage in a sexual relationship with him, it seems nothing can …
 
Technology touches almost every aspect of our daily life. But what's the use of it during a pandemic? In this episode, Rohan Seth talks to Prateek Waghre, Sapni G Krishna and Utkarsh Narain about the use of technologies such as Bluetooth and GPS to tackle the challenge of social distancing, and the regulatory framework required to introduce technol…
 
Not Feeling So Thankful? Sometimes we're just not feeling up to making a gratitude list, but know it would be helpful. In this short episode we get to make one together! In it, we take turns sharing things we're thankful for. I take the odd numbers and you take the even ones. Join me today and "Let's Make a Gratitude List Together!" I've also creat…
 
Mickey betrays Bob on Twitter … With some states reopening, what have we learned? … Debating "decoupling" from China … Trump fires IGs; Bob frets, Mickey is blasé … Tara Reade’s credibility takes a hit … Were the layoffs at The Atlantic less than meets the eye? … Bob's media criticism, pro- and anti-Trump editions … Mickey rebuts Adam Serwer on Tru…
 
Not in California, anyway. The University of California system announced this week it will phase out the use of ACT and SAT test scores in its admissions process. Will it ease stress and lower barriers for low-income families? We’ll talk about it. Plus: American oil production and coffee snobbery. For a full list of the stories we talked about toda…
 
It’s been about two months since Congress passed the big coronavirus relief bill, and 10 weeks since President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency. We’ll talk with some of our contributors and historians about the state of the economy and the historical context. Plus: China abandons GDP targets, Americans settle into working from home for th…
 
It’s been about two months since Congress passed the big coronavirus relief bill, and 10 weeks since President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency. We’ll talk with some of our contributors and historians about the state of the economy and the historical context. Plus: China abandons GDP targets, Americans settle into working from home for th…
 
Camp Zoom! Every day looks the same. Brian might have to choose between chipmunks or his wife. Hornet season. Backhoes make great toys. Investing in a disturbing streaming service. News You Missed: Biden’s Devastating Trump Nickname, Kim Jong Un Definitely Alive, Munchausen by COVID Syndrome, Unserious Instagram Liker. Jack asks Brian about his scr…
 
Facebook, MasterCard, and Spotify announce new work-from-home policies. Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart report big growth in same-store sales. The U.S. Senate passes a bill that would impose new listing requirements for Chinese companies. And Take-Two Interactive hits an all-time high. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discus…
 
Nick Kokonas is the co-founder and co-owner of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, he is also the founder and CEO of Tock, a reservations platform. At the start of the pandemic, Nick and the team at Alinea pivoted entirely to take-out and have sold a lot of food. Follow Nick on Twitter, Instagram and check out Tock. Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor i…
 
Welcome to the relaunch of Kerouac to the Future as Dystopia Now. This is a short solo episode to explain the delay since the last one, to introduce the concept to new listeners (we see you!) and to just to shake off the rust. We've got some exciting stuff in the works, so thanks for listening. Check out copodco.com to listen to all of our shows, i…
 
Our planet is just over two months into pandemic, quarantine, and all the very un-awesome things that have happened since, and we are all doing our best to make it through these chaotic times. This week, Meg is joined by both Kelly and Rebekah, and together they explore both the unexpected roses that have appeared in their lives during this time as…
 
Most restaurants right now are open for delivery or pickup only, and that means a lot of them are relying on third-party delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash or Uber Eats. Those services can charge significant fees to restaurants, and some restaurants complain those fees are unsustainable. Some cities have capped those fees and now the delivery…
 
Every Friday, we share one of our favorite interviews with a previous guest. Today's episode features Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision. Amanda shares Jellyvision's long, rocky history, how they finally found the perfect product-market fit, and how those moments of adversity created the massively successful company that we see today. --- You can s…
 
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Rupees twenty lakh crore. That's the size of the stimulus package promised by the government. But how will it work? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Sarthak Pradhan do a deep dive into the government's plan and look at whether it's the economic medicine India needs amid a pandemic. You can follow Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur (https://twitter.co…
 
On today’s show, we’ll dig into former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s column in Foreign Affairs about how to keep the dollar strong. Plus, Big Tech’s new work-from-home reality check and some useful euphemisms for “President Trump lied.” For a full list of the stories we talked about today, check out the episode page at makemesmart.org. And if …
 
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