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Best Popularculture podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Popularculture podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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An encyclopaedia of heroic failure Join Ben Van der Velde, Barry McStay and their guests as they brandish their wooden spoons of destiny and celebrate the losers, heroic failures and spectacular mis-steps that pockmark human endeavour. If you ever want to feel better about your progress in life, take a listen and enjoy a lovely schadenfreude bubble bath. Music by Max Perryment (www.maxperryment.co.uk) Donate to us via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
 
The power of modern-day journalism coupled with southern charm is what make Sweet Tea perk. UNCG graduate Darneisha Thompson and student blogger Anders Hare come together to merge public affairs with pop culture to probe controversial topics in American society. From drama on Capitol Hill, to entertainment industry politics, to issues that affect us everyday, this show has it all. Get your fresh brew of Sweet Tea., every other Wednesday.
 
The Afterword Podcast is the mutant brainchild of the people who inhabit theafterword.co.uk community blog - a lifeboat launched from the wreckage of The Word Magazine blog - RIP. IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION The opinions and views expressed in The afterword Podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and DO NOT represent those of theafterword.co.uk, the site owners or moderators, it's media and advertising partners or the website provider. Listener discretion is advised.
 
Themes and Memes is a different kind of movie review. It is a podcast that delves deep into the dark side of Hollywood films including subjects such as culture creation, state sponsorship, propaganda, predictive programming, occult symbolism and deep subtext. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the feed.
 
The Authority is a show that candidly discusses issues affecting popular culture, sports and politics. The show will discuss, deliberate and debate current events effecting these categories of focus and see how they intersect with the issue of race. The show will talk about all types of issues: gender, class, etc, but the show will have an inclination to highlight topics that deal with the issue of race. Because the host of the show, Dr. Sanford Richmond, believes there has never been an iss ...
 
Each week, scienceman Alex Duckles, author of the Naturalish blog on Medium, is joined by his trusty producer Ben Schultz to explore the amazing (and sometimes terrifying) real science hidden within myths, fantasy, and science fiction from the past and present. It's all Naturalish!
 
EconPop is the show that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it! Hosted by comedian Andrew Heaton, with economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor. From EconStories.tv. Also available at http://youtube.com/econstories in shorter form with moving pictures!
 
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Listener beware, you're in for a scare as this week's podcast is crammed full of ghouls and ghastly apparitions. And that's just the hosts. Alongside Irish writer Susan E. Connolly, Barry and Ben attempt to bust the World's Worst Ghost. Their journey takes them to Asia to find eyeballs in arseholes, to Ireland to find daughters in bricked-up rooms,…
 
Marvin McAllister is Associate Professor of Theatre at Winthrop University. He is the author of Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance. McAllister explains the history and enduring power and damage of so-called “blackface” race minstrelsy. He also shares some hidden history about how black folks in Ameri…
 
Pack your bags, pop on a gaudy Hawaiian shirt and don't forget your toothbrush: we're off on holiday. Joined by glamorous guest Ashraf Ejjbeir, star of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, we head off on a whistlestop tour of the globe with stops in Peru, Japan, diseased cruise ships and the ends of the earth in search of the world's worst vacation. Follow us o…
 
It's about bloody time! Old friend of the podcast Pliny The Elder goes solo! We devote our bonus monthly episode to the man who gave us the myth about mice fearing elephants, who mastered the art of simultaneously reading and writing (clue: use two servants) and who died while getting a little too close to Mt Vesuvius. Follow us on Twitter: @worstf…
 
Dr. Cornel West is professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard and a professor emeritus at Princeton. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Democracy Matters, Race Matters and Black Prophetic Fire. Dr. West explains how George Floyd is a martyr and that the American people must prepare for a long and brutal reaction…
 
*During Pride Month, join the podcast in supporting Black Pride UK. by clicking the link and donating* This week is Pride Week in the UK! So on the show we are going to rain(bow) on your parade in the company of LGBT rights activist and podcaster Mufseen Miah, as we take part in the World's Worst Pride. We learn about the hanky code and the Gay and…
 
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. Rev. Dr. Barber is also the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement He is the author of several books including We Are Called to Be a Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision an…
 
CHAAAAAAAARGE! Very much in keeping with the spirit of the times, this week we're charging headlong into battle with very little strategy or plan, joined by musician, comedian, journalist and official biographer of Terry Pratchett, Marc Burrows. There's pretty much every variety of military misadventure including drunken penal battalions, invading …
 
Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the Nation, and Rolling Stone. He is one of the United States’ and the world’s foremost experts on voter suppression, vote theft and vote fraud. He is the author of the bestselling books Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Bu…
 
**Please join the podcast in supporting organisations working for justice and equality for black people. Spurred by the death of George Floyd and too many others, and in solidarity with the waves of protest around the world, we have donated this month's Patreon income to the following three, but there are many others which need your help: The Commu…
 
We start today's podcast with a brief statement of support for the protests currently sweeping the US and many other nations. We understand that for our listeners this podcast is an escape, however brief, from their daily lives. So, the rest of the episode is a normal episode all about choosing a director, and their filmography, to pick characters …
 
Jennifer Richeson is a social psychologist who studies racial identity and interracial interactions. She is currently the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University where she heads the Social Perception and Communication Lab. Professor Richeson details the ways that racial inequality, psychology, and systems of privilege relate to o…
 
On your marks...get set...GO! We're off to the races this week, along with brilliantly funny stand-up comedian, actor and writer Bethany Black as we discover new heights of human incompetence and brazen cheating. It turns out that the turn of the 20th century was a highpoint for incredibly stupid motor car races, terribly organised Olympic marathon…
 
Welcome to this month's bonus glace cherry atop a teetering pile of horse manure. Since we're all currently living a monastic lifestyle we thought it would appropriate to be inspired by regular character on the show St.Simon Stylites and talk about some of the most fascinatingly odd loners in history. There's tales of hoarded riches, strange cipher…
 
Today's episode is a lighter discussion about game ideas we want to see so bad, we'd give the whole damn thing away. Maybe you have an idea for a game, and it's a good one, so you're holding it close in case you ever get to make it... But then you have that idea you want to see so bad you'd give it to anyone who'd make it! Here's a couple free idea…
 
Fintan O’Toole is a historian, literary critic, author, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Irish Times, The Guardian, and other leading publications. O'Toole is the author of many books including his most recent The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. In a series of recent essays O'T…
 
AI is being used more and more in games. More than I even knew. Games like Dark Souls use it for their bosses, so they learn the most common mistakes we make, and then they take advantage of it. It keeps the difficulty high, no matter how many times we play it. It's sort of genius. But what about for social games? What would it be like to haggle wi…
 
Mike Davis is a historian, political activist, and writer. He is the author of many books including City of Quartz, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums. Davis has also written for The Nation and The New Statesman among other magazines and publications. Davis is also an editor of the New Left Review. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and t…
 
Adam and Aaron talk about the strange current atmosphere during this global panemic. From the bizarre present, to the unknown future, there are serious changes and moves being made all around us. Some of the more obscure topics that few talked about before, are now becoming undeniably important. topics: strange times, Covid19, new normal, America 2…
 
God, the episode titles really don't really treat our guests very well, do they!? Dr Lucy Rogers is an absolutely world class science communicator, an inventor with a sense of fun and a whole lot to say to us on the topic of the World's Worst Science Communicator. She shares stories of fat trains and thin stations, Barry dives down ferret-holes in …
 
David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of numerous books including Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us…
 
Your podcast needs YOU! This week we're joined by the creative whirlwind Madison Coby: actor, graphic designer and illustrator to discuss all the things that can go wrong on a simple piece of A3 paper. We dive into the worlds of fashion, film-making and wartime propaganda to discuss words and images that should never have been put together on paper…
 
We're reaping what we sow this week on WFF as actor, improviser, comedian and producer Joseph Cullen, whose family are of Cornish farming stock, is with us to talk about the World's Worst Farmer. We talk odd animals, dynamite, gong-farming and the man who taught the world about 'do nothing' farming. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benv…
 
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