Best Origins podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.
 
From James Andrew Miller, creator of the innovative hit podcast Origins, comes Origins Originals—full-length podcast interviews with celebrated subjects featured in “Origins” Chapters – from Larry David, Cheryl Hines, and J. B. Smoove, to Bill Simmons, Michelle Beadle and Keith Olbermann -- and many more. Origins explores the beginnings of significant phenomena in television shows, films, music , even human relationships; Origins Originals will showcase the discussions from those shows in th ...
 
The Original stories, fairytales, and legends that inspire the Disney films.
 
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Origins Greenville
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Sermons from our Sunday Worship Gatherings
 
Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone, produced by Ohio State's Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.
 
Welcome to Origins of Innovation, a brand new podcast from Innovate Mississippi that takes you behind the scenes of Mississippi’s most innovative Startups.The highs, the lowes, the concepts, and the execution. Join us each episode for a look into the Origins of Innovation!
 
ORIGINS: A Speaker Series About Food, Its Source & How We Eat. "Once in your life you will need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, a preacher but everyday, three times a day, you will need a farmer.� Quote by Brenda ShoeppOrigins, a speaker series, aims to elevate the conversation about food, its origins and what we are doing with food and food systems on this planet. The focus for this series is the food of the mid-Atlantic region, centered around Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. ...
 
The Origins Life Podcast seeks to discover the Origin Life moments of everyday people. Who am I? What is my purpose? Why am I here? These are questions that all of us have to face. This podcasts seeks to share the stories of individuals as they reveal the events that shaped them into becoming the people they are today. We all have a unique individual story, but we all share a common human story.
 
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Wrestling Origins
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Join Ash Rose and Joel Young on a journey through wrestling history in Wrestling Origins - the first place for wrestling firsts. Whether it be the first WrestleMania, the first WCW Nitro or the first appearance of The Rock, all will be discussed and dissected along with the stories and moments that made them so memorable. Welcome to Wrestling Origins
 
Literary topics taken from the textbook "Time Machines". vol. 1, CIDEB, read by Maria Grazia Tundo
 
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Shadowrun Origins
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A Shadowrun Actual Play podcast exploring the iconic Shadowrun adventures which contain much of the lore of the Shadowrun world.
 
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Lexitecture
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A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the w ...
 
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The Eater Upsell
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Editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the week, interview the country's most interesting chefs, explore the origins of specific cuisines, taste-test the latest culinary trends, and debate topics as serious as unfair labor practices and sexual harassment and as light as Instagram museums and the best at-home pint of ice cream. Produced by Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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Myths and Legends
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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
Brandon and Manny play through all of Bioware's Dragon Age franchise, starting with Dragon Age: Origins!
 
The Truth Health Freedom Podcast focuses on natural health and healing, truth seeking, consciousness and empowerment. My guests and I shine a light on these areas and always bringing the focus back to the solution to empower YOU, the audience, with information and perspectives to help your life.I’m doing this for anyone who wishes to heal naturally, to thrive physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. For people who wish to find a more sustainable way of living in harmony with each o ...
 
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FT Life of a Song
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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
 
The greatest team of podcasters ever assembled, THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK features an all-star line-up of shows such as THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST (hosted by Rob Kelly and The Irredeemable Shag), SECRET ORIGINS PODCAST (hosted by Ryan Daly), SUPER MATES PODCAST (hosted by Chris and Cindy Franklin), the LONELY HEARTS ROMANCE COMICS PODCAST (hosted by Siskoid) and many, many more! Fan the flame and ride the wave!
 
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The History of Fun
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The History of Fun explores the hidden backstories behind the things you enjoy. This season, we’re diving into the amazing origins of your favorite holiday traditions. Join Polygon’s Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank, and Chris Plante each week as they embark on a new quest to uncover these common-yet-mysterious customs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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One Game At A Time
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Three of Aussie rules' most unofficial experts get together to discuss the origins and evolution of our great Australian game!
 
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
Every episode focuses on a different famous mythological figure. Through atmospheric story-telling we learn the condensed origins of folklore tales from all over the world, and also take a look at varying interpretations, cultural differences, and how the stories have influenced other media. Hosted by Bob Shoy. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com
 
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Good Nightmare
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A podcast about all things strange and unusual. Historical true crimes, paranormal and dark fairy tale origins. Hosted by Sarah.
 
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Rumor Flies
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Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.
 
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Bunny Trails
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A whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, writers Shauna Harrison and Dan Pugh explore the origins and stories behind phrases found in the English language. Along the way, they laugh, geek out, and generally have a good time. Great for anyone likes to have fun with words. Remember, words belong to their users!
 
From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.
 
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Break It Down Show
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Jon Leon Guerrero, AND Pete A. Turner, talk with artists, authors, musicians, filmmakers, warriors, athletes and creators about their processes, challenges, origins, relationships that influenced their work, and what brings them to the place where they perform at their peak.
 
Swords & Shotguns is a podcast about all things weird, frightening and fascinating. If you're brave enough to learn of the secrets of ancient artifacts, fallen civilizations and the origins of the scariest creatures that infest this world, then sit back and enjoy - this is Swords & Shotguns!
 
A weekly show tracing American history and culture from its earliest origins to the 20th Century. Hosted by Sarah Tanksalvala.
 
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Eat My Globe
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In Eat My Globe: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Food, Simon Majumdar will talk about an ingredient, a dish, a theme, a person or a nation and the fascinating story of how they became part of the world that we often take for granted. Over the course of the show, he shall be examining some of the great tales of food history, the origins of some of your favorite dishes and drinks, and the people who helped to create them. He will also share fantastic trivia that you can use to bor ...
 
Have you ever wondered why it rains "cats and dogs" or why someone you like just told you to go "break a leg?" Check in weekly with your hosts Scott and Steve as they reveal the fascinating and sometimes bizarre origins of the words and phrases we use every day.
 
The Edge of the Rabbit Hole interactively researches and uncovers supernatural secrets and lost knowledge from throughout the ages, covering a wide range of locations and topics, all supernatural, paranormal, and historic in nature. Featured guests offer insider knowledge to these areas, including legends, old texts and artifacts, plus theories about the origins of this phenomena. Watch us every Tuesday at 9:30 PM Eastern at: http://www.youtube.com/hauntedroadmedia
 
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The Good Thief
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A podcast produced and created by AACTA and Logie Award winning actor and musician, Joel Jackson. A set 45 minute long free flowing conversation aimed at stealing inspiration and insight from remarkable individuals to share with YOU. Guests range from artists to athletes and academics to many others; completely unedited, unscripted and impromptu. Guests can openly air their stories and perspective, sharing as much or as little as they would like. We’ll light heartedly discuss who they are, t ...
 
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A New Level
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A New Level is hosted by Blasko (bass player for Ozzy Osbourne and host of ManageMental). In this podcast, Blasko talks with his network of friends and colleagues who have worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Slayer, Pantera, Refused, Rob Zombie, and many more. Blasko dives deep into their origins and follows their paths as they grow and innovate into uncharted territory. You want a career in the music business? It can be done and you can learn how through these experts.
 
Two of the most prolific producers of sleepy/combat videos interview friends, fellow producers, and models in this interesting look at the origins of fetish, fetish entertainment, and more!
 
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Houseisafeelin
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In the uncanny world of Elizabeth Crowne, anything can happen: Murderers levitate through trees. Werewolves stalk unsuspecting bootleggers. The undead run their own zeppelin service. In this serialized podcast, listeners learn Elizabeth's origins – and how this fearless paranormal investigator earned her stripes.
 
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Flip and Rewind
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Flip and Rewind is a podcast about the history and origins of our favorite things from back in the day, alongside our personal memories and experiences. Hosted by Rhianne Paz Bergado and Maria Yanez.
 
Word Journeys is a podcast about etymology and the surprising stories behind the origins of English words. English is constantly evolving and the meanings of words are always shifting. In each episode, we take words united by a common theme and explore how they made their way into English and the historical circumstances which shaped their definitions. For more information or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com. If you would like to contribute to the show and want to see the per ...
 
Wayne Manor Memoirs is a Batman podcast dedicated to exploring all the crevasses of the Caped Crusader’s mythos. Join Joe & Kendall every other Friday as they research everything you need to know about a new Bat-Topic: first appearances, origins, retcons, and more!
 
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Beats and Measures
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Music permeates our everyday lives, yet we’re often unaware of its origins and cultural significance. In every space, around every corner, there are hidden cultures and their accompanying music forms. Just as history shapes our present and future, so too does music. Beats and Measures explores people’s struggles, triumphs, and connections through the lens of music.
 
The podcast follows three men in their early 20s living in North America but with origins as diverse as their names. They talk about their lives, their experiences, and what it means to be alive in the 21st century.
 
The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join u ...
 
The History Channel's Ancient Aliens is a divisive show, to say the least, but science (and sci-fi) obsessed nerds, Steve & Joey, are exploring each episode of everyone’s favorite show about Ancient Astronaut Theory with equal parts love and skepticism...as well as the quirky researchers and experts that evangelize it. What has mainstream science debunked about Ancient Aliens in the years since it premiered? And what mysterious aspects of humanity’s origins are still best explained by theori ...
 
The Cycling Certified Cicerone rides a bike from brewery to brewery all around Seattle and Washington. Explore the inner workings and history of breweries in face to face interviews with brewers and founders. Do you think you have what it takes to run a brewery? Check out these first hand accounts of what it takes to open and run a brewery. We talk to brewer's about their origins, their day to days, and their plans to make it big, but most importantly, we talk about beer.
 
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Liminal Roots
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Through Yoga Nidra, guided Shamanic journeys and rich conversation, we explore the in-between spaces and the thresholds, our deep roots and source origins. This space is held for you by Kael Klassen, an intuitive healer, story teller and shadow worker who is here to teach, heal and guide not by dictating or prescribing, but by openly and honestly sharing experience. Thank you for being here.
 
Retro castaways choose eight music tracks of computer or video game origins through which to tell the story of their life in retro. From arcades to home micros, hackers to demo sceners, every guest has a unique and personal story to tell.
 
This is an RSS feed provided by WhenItWasCool.com for the DragonKing Dark and Thrash Metal Show Podcast plus occasional other specialty shows. DragonKing Dark is a podcast which covers science, the supernatural, and societal issues. The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show podcast is a docu-series covering the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music. Please visit WhenItWasCool.com for our other shows.
 
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We catch up with British food star Nigella Lawson about the philosophy of life and home cooking. Plus does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan’s Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce. (Originally published May 24, 2018.)
 
ZZ Top vs David Bowie – La Futura vs Heroes - It's crunchy, blues thin string playing Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top taking on David Bowie and Brian Eno's experimental music. La Futura locks up with Heroes. Will Bowie's, a music industry darling, brilliance and risks, knock the life out of ZZ Top? Or will the relentless jab of simple chords and grave ...…
 
Opti, a not-quite streetwise human street shaman following the totem Dog, Guard-a-manger, a saucy human soux-chef who moonlights as a street samurai, JR – our sultry ork rigger, getaway driver, and dispenser of what passes for common sense with this group, Jazz – the slick, fast-talking human face who gets us into as much trouble as out of, and ...…
 
The company rearranged to accommodate colonists and reap the rewards from privateering, but just when they thought things were going great, Providence Island civilians issued an ultimatum. They would leave if the company didn't meet their demands.
 
Ever wonder how frequent a blue moon is? Or are you like Dan, and not even sure WHAT a blue moon is? Well wonder no more, as Shauna has you covered. We'll also talk about the use of blue moon as a colloquialism long before the astronomical phenomenon was named and used. Along the way we find many #BunnyTrails to tangentially related topics. And ...…
 
This is the episode. This is the episode where Helen of Sparta becomes Helen of Troy, and an event happens that launches 1000 ships toward the city in the east. This is where it all begins. The creature of the week has a dorky smile and a retainer and will absolutely eat you. -- Sponsors: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday Janu ...…
 
Courage in the Face of ALS - Getting a terminal diagnosis has entered everyone's thoughts at one point or another. How would I respond? What things would I click off of the list? Today's guest, Phil Green discusses his reality as he receives his diagnosis of ALS. Scott Huesing and Pete A Turner sit with Phil and get into, what really happens al ...…
 
Was the epitome of evil: Satan, simply a misunderstood extraterrestrial looking to give technology and self-sufficiency to early man? Is Satan just another version of Shemyaza from the Book of Enoch? Are other rebellious, human-loving gods like Prometheus, Kukulkan, Set, and Viracocha just other forms of Satan - making him a singular “bringer o ...…
 
Jeff and Dave review the 1959 film On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer
 
This episode starts with Scott and Steve addressing the utterly-ridiculous, PETA list of animal-friendly idioms. Unsurprisingly, the guys are not fans. Next, they get into the meaning and origins of the idioms, "Dead as a Doornail" and "Beat around the Bush," before Scott admits a time when he was called out for being scared of bugs and Steve e ...…
 
On this NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast special, NoFriender talks with acclaimed author DX Ferris. Ferris has written for Rolling Stone, penned a book about When It Was Cool favorite Donnie Iris, and NoFriender talks to him about his book on thrash metal music legends Slayer. This is an interview you will not want to miss with the tremendo ...…
 
Independent Wrestling and Writing About Podcasts - Today on the Break It Down Show, we're featuring entertainment writer, Joshua Dudley. Joshua writes about podcasts for a variety of publications like Forbes...his home genre is discovering podcasts. Among the many podcasts we discuss are Rose Drive, and Arden Podcast. As many of you know Jon an ...…
 
Echoes of the Greatest Generation, and a tasty bite of history. The language and melodies of military marching songs can connect grown children with their parents who served. Is there a collection of those military cadences somewhere? Also, a story about a woman sifting through her parents' love letters from World War II, and a puzzling phrase ...…
 
Welcome to Enchantment: Origins, A Dragon Age Let's Play Podcast! Steván fights cultists in an ancient temple and proves his Andrastian faith, Manny compares a terrifying demon to an adorable Mario character, and Brandon creates a female-led Wreck It Ralph sequel.@EnchantmentCast | EnchantmentPodcast@gmail.com Discord: https://discord.gg/KwnAkrQ…
 
In this episode, Amy reflects on the young and otherwise with "old" and Ryan theorizes about English's gift to the world with "dog". Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have go ...…
 
In this episode all about constellations there are etymologies to your heart’s desire. You’ll find stories involving manuscript errors, learn how celestial navigation works, encounter exotic and fantastical creatures, and learn what selenography is in this episode about English words written in the stars. Word List: consider, desire, disaster, ...…
 
On this episode of the DragonKing Dark Podcast we continue our look at various curses and tales of ill fate. This weeks tale is one of the more well known one because it has a television reality show attached to it. The Oak Island Money Pit is located in Canada and for over the last hundred years people have been trying to claim a supposed trea ...…
 
We welcome ACID Paranormal to Edge of the Rabbit Hole to talk about the haunted Ferry Plantation, its history, and the paranormal activity that is rampant at a plantation house several hundred years old! Plus… we’ll delve into the horrific atrocities that have happened on the property like the cemetery headstones that were bulldozed into the ri ...…
 
I’ve still got a few more Texas breweries, but while I get those ready, here is the Fremont Brewery episode I’ve been waiting to put out! Sara Nelson is the co-founder of Fremont Brewery. A real beer MVP, she champions independence, environmentalism, and brewing high-quality beer. Sara applies one of her many mantras, “there is no waste, just r ...…
 
Coaching Entrepreneurs and Throttling Back at Turn 6 - Today we feature Entrepreneur Kris Duggan in a conversation with Pete. Kris builds companies for a living. His latest BetterWorks, a goal based company, has reached the point where Kris can now start on a new endeavor. The fallow time between ventures, Kris decided to donate his time in 201 ...…
 
Alex French Guy Cooking does crazy food science from Paris. Plus the amazing history of pickles; Shabbat at Wendy’s; and chicken under a brick.
 
MixTape Finals - This is the final battle in our Break It Down SHow MixTape Tournament. Matt Menard puts a down the middle song list up against Brian Theis' hype track. Our theme for the finals is "Getting Jiggy With It." Our Judges are Todd Nemet, Tony James and Corey Farley. Our affable host is Pete A Turner. Richard Lackie provides his frigh ...…
 
It's the first Wrestling Origins of 2019 and we bringing in the new year in the most apt way, by look back at the first-ever New Year's Revolution pay-per-view from 2005. Ash and Joel recall a show riddled with serious injuries that saw the Elimination Chamber main event a card for only the third time in WWE and hosted for the first and only ti ...…
 
Providence Island revived the Elizabethan dream of colonization - chipping away at the Spanish Empire and protecting Protestantism through bold confrontation. After a Spanish attack in 1635, the struggling colony was allowed to engage in privateering, something investors justifiably hoped would save the venture.…
 
Comedian Aparna Nancherla and Dan hit up Danny Meyer's new restaurant: The Intersect by Lexus (yes that Lexus), to find out just how much Lexus there is in the brand new Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant. Follow Aparna on twitter @aparnapkin and insta @aparnapkin, check out the second season of her show Corporate on Comedy Central, prem ...…
 
Today's episode features an Australian case that's reasonably close to home. Tune in to see if you can try to work out the mystery. Case suggestion Point Blank True Crime Promo Which Murderer? Music purple-planet Art Em Somerville
 
In this prelude to the Trojan War, we learn the origin of the most famous Greek hero, and maybe the most reviled Trojan prince. Also, you shouldn't let Hera plan your wedding because a bitter decade-long war might break out because of it, and if you invite Poseidon, you're going to get an immortal horse as a gift to your wedding so, you know, i ...…
 
Modern War and Global Conflict Threshold Management - Today on the Break It Down Show, Pete's invited both John Spencer from the Modern War Institute at West Point and Jyri Raitasalo from the Finnish National Defence University back for follow up visits to get smart on how we manage conflict at the continental/state levels. The fellas define mo ...…
 
The episode is all about the snake spirit river God; NyamiNyami, who lives within the waters of the Zambezi river, that runs between the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The story on this one is a retelling of actual events that occurred around the construction of the Kariba Dam in the 1950s. Contact at fiveminutefolklore@gmail.com www ...…
 
Are Magic Wands actually advanced Hitatchi-brand alien technology that performed feats so advanced that ancient man thought it was magic? Was Merlin the Wizard a half-human/half-alien being with advanced technology and superhuman abilities due to his extraterrestrial origins? What of other sorcerers, magi, illusionists, and royal advisors - wer ...…
 
In this episode, Scott and Steve discuss the two listener-requested idioms, "Cat Got Your Tongue" and "Curiosity Killed the Cat." Among other topics, the guys delve into horrific British Navy punishments, Scott's top 3 hated animals from his paperboy days and Steve begrudgingly admits his admiration of cats. Listen now and find out why your par ...…
 
A quick intro to the show and a note to everyone that Bunny Trails will start season 2 on January 16, 2019!
 
First Class Fatherhood - Alec Lace's kids wanted to become YouTube stars...like any good dad, he said, "Let's get to work." The work turned into a fantastic podcast called First Class Fatherhood. Alec's show features, among others, NFL Hall of Fame players like Andre Reed, Deion Sanders and Kurt Warner talking fatherhood. Each guest, despite th ...…
 
On this episode of the NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast, NoFriender trolls Karl hard to begin the show. Then the discussion turns to the mid-1980s in Thrash Metal history. This leads to an interview with Acid Reign front man Howard H. Smith. YES! An interview with a legend of thrash metal music. Howard H. Smith talks in depth with NoFriende ...…
 
Clean cursing for modern times, more about communicating after a brain injury, and 1970's TV lingo with roots in the Second World War. A young woman wants a family-friendly way to describe a statement that's fraudulent or bogus, but all the words she can think of sound old-fashioned. Is there a better term than malarkey, poppycock, or rubbish? ...…
 
Welcome to Enchantment: Origins, A Dragon Age Let's Play Podcast! Steván visits the big apple to research the Urn of Sacred Ashes, Manny gets in touch with his Orlesian side, and Brandon stumbles into a stashed corpse while looking for the exit. @EnchantmentCast | EnchantmentPodcast@gmail.com
 
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