Best Medieval podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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A narrative history podcast following the journeys of medieval travellers and their roles in larger historical events. Telling great stories, showing the interconnected nature of the medieval world, and meeting Mongols, Ottomans, Franciscans, merchants, ambassadors, and adventurers along the way.
 
Please click on 'Podcast Archive' above to see all episodes available for download! CEU Medieval Podcast is a collection of past episodes of the radio's weekly talk show 'Past Perfect!' and recorded public lectures presented at Central European University's Medieval Studies Department.Music was removed from the podcast version of the shows due to copyright regulations.
 
Agnus is a monthly podcast about the fields of Late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine, and Medieval Islamic studies. Each month, Glenn McDorman talks to a scholar about her or his recent work on topics ranging from literature to politics, and from religion to art.
 
This is my podcast!
 
This is a podcast about medieval beer!
 
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the middle ages but were afraid to ask! Two professional medieval historians answer questions from the audience about anything and everything to do with the middle ages. Did they know about other kinds of sex? How long would I really have lived? Who was the best medieval? What were the best swearwords? Listen and find out… Please send us more questions via Facebook, Twitter or email – we will always try to answer! /Latest episode Facebook: www.fa ...
 
A historical manuscript penned by a medieval Norse poet. A mysterious code. Three intrepid explorers. A subterranean world filled with prehistoric creatures and proto-humans. These are some of the brilliant ideas that are superbly blended in A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne. Jules Verne, the French writer who created several works of science fiction, adventure stories and very popular novels, wrote A Journey to the Interior of the Earth in 1864. Some of his other books e ...
 
The Game of Thrones After Show recaps, discusses and comments on episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones. Additionally, during hiatus weeks, bonus episodes will be posted on topics related to the books and series.Show Summary: George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and h ...
 
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Gola
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Gola is a podcast from food journalist Katie Parla and culinary historian Dr. Danielle Callegari about Italian food and how it connects to history, culture and society. Listen as Katie and Danielle break down the finer points of Italian food, culture, and Italian food culture. They'll take you along for the ride as they talk about buffalo mozzarella, 'nduja, nucillo (a.k.a. nocino) and more! Don't be scared if the subject of medieval witchcraft comes up. Go with it! Contact Katie and Daniell ...
 
An English tourist in a small, rural town in the South of France discovers an ancient manuscript with a strange illustration on the last page. A young orphan is sent to live with his elderly cousin, a secretive man who is obsessed with immortality. A picture that tells stories that change according to who is viewing it. These and other delicious, goose bump evoking tales are part of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R James. A master of his craft, MR James was an academic and adminis ...
 
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century. Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Exi ...
 
First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and soc ...
 
Aurelius Ambrosius was a fourth century cleric who rose to become the Archbishop of Milan in 374 AD. His father was a powerful Roman general and the prefect of Gaul. His brother and sister were also consecrated as saints by the Catholic Church. As an infant, a swarm of bees settled over his face and flew away without harming the baby, but left behind a drop of honey and this was seen as a sign of his future eloquence and bees are often painted in his portraits as his symbols. Ambrosius (or A ...
 
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North Mollywood
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North Mollywood is the weekly altered reality pop culture recap that you didn't know you needed. Hosts Alex Pappademas and Molly Lambert love the 90s, outer space, and underwater sea creatures. They dislike most new technology, can agree to disagree on anything medieval, and they may or may not be stoked about nu metal. North Mollywood is about all of these things, and weird AF. Listen? North Mollywood is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network. You can check out other great shows includin ...
 
Host Marla Brooks stirs the cauldron every Thursday night at 9:00 PM ET on Para X with interesting guests from both the Pagan and Paranormal realms.
 
A journey into the history of one of medieval Europe's most famous weapons: The Warbow (also known as the English or Welsh Longbow), its history and cultural importance. Both then and now. Produced by Henrik Arnstad and Adam Westlund of the Sagittarii Holmiae (The Stockholm Company of Longbow Archers).
 
Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.
 
Listen to talks, discussions, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
 
Listen to talks, discussions, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.
 
A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.
 
Welcome to the History of Poland Podcast! For many episodes to come, we'll be exploring the rich history of Poland. From it's humble beginnings, we'll follow the people of Poland as they form their own unique cultural identity, rise into a great European power, cross paths with the Mongol Horde, save Europe from an Ottoman invasion, and do their best to keep their independence firm from one generation to the next.
 
From the Desk of Glen is a podcast by Glen Gibbs, formerly of The Lesser Bonapartes.
 
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too). The AskHistorians Podcast features members of Reddit's AskHistorians community, as well as published academics, and experts for long-form 60-90 minute in-depth conversations about a topic of their research. Additionally, each podcast episode is accompanied by a thread in AskHistorians where the expert swings by to answer followup questions. Find us answering questions at www.reddit.com/r/askhistorians or on patreon at www. ...
 
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Working
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Slate interviews Americans about their jobs.
 
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Test Match Special
Monthly
 
Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
 
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Geek Gab!
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The Geek Gab podcast, where once a week your scintillating and erudite hosts talk books, movies, TV, comics, music, RPG's, tabletop gaming, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, horror…Anything Geekish Goes!
 
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Gugacast
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Podcast by Guga Mafra
 
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Tides of History
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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
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Arts & Ideas
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Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Story Club
Weekly
 
Each week, we bring you stories told live from the Story Club chair at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney.
 
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Chat 10 Looks 3
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A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.
 
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OnScript
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Bringing you engaging conversations on Bible and theology.
 
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.
 
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.
 
Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.
 
The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.
 
The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change.
 
5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how thi ...
 
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Viking Age Podcast
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Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time. We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abroad as well as the culture and society of the Norse homelands. Join us to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the people, for better or worse, history knows as the Vikings.
 
Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info.
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
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Whatever Works
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A couple of mobile tech podcasters turn their hands to a broader topic for this twice-monthly podcast, now to consider a veritable potpourri of gadgetry and objects of interest all in the name of fun! Why not tune in and find out what we\'ve been playing with? It\'s Whatever Works for Dave Rich and Ted Salmon.
 
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Slate Daily Feed
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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.
 
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8-4 Play
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Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin "JJ" Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard,
 
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A revealing conversation about the life and teachings of James Baldwin that draws on Beauford Delaney, the pivotal role of invested teachers, and how the writer shaped the racial and cultural landscape in America. In this episode of Dialogues, Pulitzer Prize winning cultural critic Hilton Als is joined in conversation by friend, collaborator, a ...…
 
We talk to Edward Watts about his new book Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny, which covers the history of Rome from the 3rd century BCE to the rise of Octavian to princeps. Our conversation ranges across questions of Roman identity, our fascination with transitional periods, and the connections between Roman history and contemporary p ...…
 
We talk to Edward Watts about his new book Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny, which covers the history of Rome from the 3rd century BCE to the rise of Octavian to princeps. Our conversation ranges across questions of Roman identity, our fascination with transitional periods, and the connections between Roman history and contemporary p ...…
 
Episode Notes Secret agents compete for possession of the plans for the new Ironclad warship. Contact info for Roger Ley: Website Amazon -- Five Years By Roger Ley ---- Personal Notes ---- Sign up for my mailing list to get weekly updates and never miss a story again! ---- About Tall Tale TV ---- My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobook ...…
 
Philosopher and author Julian Baggini speaks about his new book, How the World Thinks, in conversation with the historian Justin Champion.
 
In this episode, we'll cover the life of English surgeon Frederick Salmon, his clashes with the medical establishment at the time, and his creation of a fistula hospital that eventually became St. Mark's Hospital. Of course, we will get into a bit of explanation around the history of fistula-in-ano treatment, and deviate from the main story to ...…
 
Kindergartners from Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro field questions to McClain, who's an astronaut serving on the International Space Station.
 
Tonight, Bryan goes over the story of Monica Witt's defection to Iran. Also Bryan goes into the deterioration of ISIS, that and more on the Dark Secret Place.
 
Tonight, Bryan goes over the story of Monica Witt's defection to Iran. Also Bryan goes into the deterioration of ISIS, that and more on the Dark Secret Place.
 
Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elaborate dressage routines (that’s horse ballet, for you non-equestrians out there). Amanda tells Jord ...…
 
Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elaborate dressage routines (that’s horse ballet, for you non-equestrians out there). Amanda tells Jord ...…
 
Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elaborate dressage routines (that’s horse ballet, for you non-equestrians out there). Amanda tells Jord ...…
 
NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience.
 
Timing is how the ever so humble Lisa Kron explains how she revolutionized theater, first with Well, and then with Fun Home. Both of these plays went to Broadway and re-invented how we think about what qualifies as a “Broadway show.” Since Donald Trump was elected, Kron has become involved in activism. She discovered that protests require bette ...…
 
This episode is brought to you by Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today at simplisafe.com/amicus. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice-Dean Leslie Kenrick of the University of Virginia School of Law. Together, they tackle issues of race in government, gender in the law, plus religion and reproductive rights in the cou ...…
 
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss lower tax refunds, Finland’s income experiment, and labor’s current strengths. In the Slate Plus segment: the weird labor market in...baseball. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Max Jacobs. This episode is brought to you by ...…
 
How many innocent people should we be allowed to arrest and jail in order to prevent a single dangerous person from being free? The Supreme Court has refused to answer this question, but algorithms have, and many courts across the country are going with the algorithm. At different stages of the criminal justice system, computerized risk-assessm ...…
 
Today on THC, Dylan Louis Monroe joins us to break down the various conspiracy art projects he's been working on under The Deep State Mapping Project. You can see the full range of his work at his website, www.dylanlouismonroe.comAmplify today's listening experience by pulling up Dylan's Q Web in the first hour, and his Cult of Ba'al Map in the ...…
 
When Nazareth sang his hit song Love Hurts back in 1976, he wasn't kidding. Sometimes love hurts really, really bad and Tinseltown has had it's share of Tragical Love Stories throughout the years. Hollywood Historian Scott Michaels and I delve into some of the most tragic, painful and bizarre love stories in Hollywood history. In addition to ju ...…
 
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss! Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.…
 
Episode Notes Secret agents compete for possession of the plans for the new Ironclad warship. Contact info for Roger Ley: Website Amazon -- Five Years By Roger Ley ---- Personal Notes ---- Sign up for my mailing list to get weekly updates and never miss a story again! ---- About Tall Tale TV ---- My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobook ...…
 
Hit Parade, the music history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge. In this monthly mini-episode, Host Chris Molanphy reflects on the previous full length episode of the show, and invites one Slate Plus member to play some music trivia related to an upcoming episode. This month, Molanphy is joined at the mic by T. J. Rap ...…
 
The Green New Deal brought attention back to the idea of high-speed rail in America. This week California squandered it. What lessons should Americans be taking from the failed high-speed rail project in California? Guest: Henry Grabar, staff writer at Slate. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to wh ...…
 
Kirsten Drysdale takes a job as a live-in carer to a wealthy old man in Kenya, and ends up becoming a spy. This story is the perfect accompaniment to Kirsten's new book, I Built No Schools In Kenya. Featuring more almost entirely true stories of her year in the African nation, order your copy here!
 
On The Gist, racy names for missiles. In the interview, Chris Molanphy is here to talk about the Billboard hits of 1979, disco’s last hurrah, and how the year prepares for the coming wave of pop. Molanphy is the host of Hit Parade and writes the column Why Is This Song No. 1? In the Spiel, Amazon leaving New York City is a big loss but people d ...…
 
Shahidha Bari discusses new research on the the ins and outs of Renaissance culture: John Gallagher on civility, Emily Butterworth on news and gossip, Lauren Working on material culture, Sarah Knight and Hannah Crawforth on 'difficultness'.This podcast is made with the assistance of the AHRC - the Arts and Humanities Research Council which fund ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the deal to avoid a second shutdown, Jeff Bezos claims of sextortion, and Ilhan Omar’s tweets about Israel. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Me ...…
 
Poet Andrew McMillan, philosopher and psychologist Laura Mucha, poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw & writer Elanor Dymott explores who and why we love. Presented by Anne McElvoy.Laura Mucha has written Love Factually: the science of who, how and why we loveAndrew McMillan's new book of poetry is called Playtime Lavinia Greenlaw's novel In the C ...…
 
U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.
 
As Cupid takes aim this week, a look at how sex and sexuality are handled — and mishandled — on-screen. Kurt Andersen speaks with Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer on depictions of first-time sex. Intimacy-scene consultant Alicia Rodis describes how she helps actors who are virtual strangers seem like they are deeply and lustilly in love during sex scene ...…
 
The app on your phone tells you the weather for the next 10 days—that’s the furthest forecasters have ever been able to predict. In fact, every decade for the past hundred years, a day has been added to the total forecast length. But we may be approaching a limit—thanks to chaos inherent in the atmosphere. Staff writer Paul Voosen joins host Sa ...…
 
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a trio of parenting fails, a really tough question about telling your kid that her dad isn't her biological dad, and another about a kid that has to be winning at all times. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com/momanddad.…
 
For our Valentine’s Day episode, historian Sally Holloway explores the nature of courtship, love and marriage in 18th-century Britain, highlighting the similarities and differences to the modern day
 
Loujain al-Hathloul, who opposed the kingdom's past ban on women driving, is among several Saudi female activists who have been imprisoned since last year. Relatives say the women have been tortured.
 
This week on The Waves, Christina is joined by Refinery29 Senior Politics Editor Ashley Edwards and Slate Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton to discuss the recent depictions of Ted Bundy in the media, Amy Klobuchar's alleged workplace abuses and finally, sex trafficking and citizen surveillance. In Slate Plus: Is modern plumbing sexist? Podca ...…
 
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, we saw a group of students speed through the stages of grief and go directly to action. One year later, have they made any lasting changes to the gun control debate? Guest: Dave Cullen, author of Parkland. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext ...…
 
The Valois dukes of Burgundy were kings in all but name. Originally a branch of the French royal family, they fought for control of the French crown, accumulated vast lands, and nearly carved out a kingdom for themselves in the borderlands between France and the Holy Roman Empire. But eventually their ambition stretched too far, and they disapp ...…
 
This episode of Whistlestop travels to the spring of 1787 when fifty-five men of property and elite status argued in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention for what President John Adams called "the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen,” and soon the American Presidency was born. Whistlestop is Slat ...…
 
On The Gist, sometimes Howard Stern is helpful.? In the interview, stand-up comedian and podcaster Matt Braunger is here to discuss his new special Finally Live in Portland, his podcast Advice From a Dipshit, and whether or not he would eat racist fudge. In the Spiel, the human tragedy of losing animals.…
 
In this Plus preview, Leon Krauze talks to Vox’s German Lopez about the severe state of the opioid crisis, drug smuggling, a response ot the State of the Union, and how to effectively stop the flow of drugs into the U.S.
 
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