Best Rail podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Third Rail Talk
Monthly
 
The third rail is the one you don't step on. We will be shedding light on developments relevant to people in Minnesota Big Media won't cover, amongst which: the creeping advancement of the Sharia Agenda, Somali crime, DHS fraud, voter fraud, immigration-related health alerts and more. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/thirdrailtalk/support
 
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Lets Talk Trains
Monthly
 
Freight, Passenger, Trolleys, Light Rail, Museums, as long as it is rail/train related, we talk about it!
 
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The Roundhouse
Monthly
 
Railroad Podcast
 
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Backchat
Daily
 
Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk Catch it live:Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays) Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
 
The Most Censored Publication in History
 
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Solar Roof Talk
Rare
 
Podcast by Jeff Spies & Susan Stark; Presented by Quick Mount PV
 
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Behind Enemy Lines
Monthly+
 
Podcast by Third Rail New Jersey
 
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The Daily Debrief
Daily
 
The Daily Debrief is a rundown of the most important news of the day in under 20 minutes. You’ve seen the headlines throughout the day. Now it’s time to understand the stories behind them. Our host, Richard Suchet, will offer listeners a deep dive into the most compelling headlines, providing an in-depth view into the stories with a thorough analysis that you just can’t get from a standard news report. Powered by the award-winning news team at LBC.
 
Welcome to the Transportation podcast, by MarketScale: Your home for everything B2B in the Transportation Industry! Join us for new episodes every week featuring conversations with industry leaders as we explore trends in everything from ground, sea, air and space travel.
 
The TransitMatters is your source for transportation news and analysis in Boston. We promote the use and growth of public transit, walking, cycling, skating and other sustainable modes.
 
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Us & Them
Monthly+
 
We tell stories from the fault lines that separate Americans. Peabody Award-winning public radio producer Trey Kay listens to people on both sides of the divide.
 
Sonderville; a community of circumstance. Housing a nearly insignificant population of one hundred and fifty residents, Sonderville is an enigmatic suburb cloistered deep within the Auberdine Forest, with nothing but a single-track rail system tenuously tying it to proper civilization. Despite its reclusiveness and inconsequential population, Sonderville finds itself teeming with people as a popular, if not controversial tourist attraction. Tune in and choose the adventure!
 
Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
 
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Danielle Smith
Daily+
 
Danielle Smith's background as former leader of the Wildrose Party makes her ideally suited to deliver this unique show that is much more than just politics.
 
We're a mother/daughter podcast and, we talk about all things sewing and fashion related and all the struggles of being a seamstress. Cover art photo by https://www.paypal.me/igorovsyanykkov Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/pinningainteasypodcast/support
 
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The Roarcast
Weekly
 
Your weekly audio goodness from the stands to you, talking about Brisbane Roar Football Club, with Dave, James & Ben.
 
Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's urbanism site. Every two weeks, Jonn Elledge, colleagues and guests discuss the politics & workings of cities and test their contention that maps are a great topic for radio.
 
Politics + Technology = Nonsense at the Speed of Light
 
Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
 
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FT Politics
Weekly
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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Critical Transit
Rare
 
Critical analysis of transportation topics and interviews with planners and advocates working for high quality transit.
 
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BirdNote
Daily
 
BirdNote strives to transport listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world with outstanding audio programming and online content. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information, connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners. We inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, “Oh, that’s what that is!”
 
The highlights from John Maytham's weekday show
 
An Arts Review
 
4BC Drive with Mark Braybrook
 
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Those 2 Things
Rare
 
Conversations on two things we don't talk about in polite conversation: religion & politics.
 
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s ...
 
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Frontier Centre
Weekly
 
The Frontier Centre is an independent Canadian think tank that conducts research to develop effective and meaningful ideas for public policy reform.
 
The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.
 
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Year podcast
Rare
 
18 Year old DJ from Chicago, IL.?Im a Headbanger/Rail breaker?SC: spencercaudill
 
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Evil Thoughts
Weekly+
 
These are my Evil Thoughts.
 
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moyafmx on Narro
Weekly+
 
moyafmx uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
 
Explore our local studies collection and discover more about this beautiful county with our regular podcast. Norfolk Heritage Centre is located on the second floor of Norwich Millennium Library. More info here: thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com
 
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Type O +VE
Rare
 
The podcast for the typist, writer, typewriter lover, repairer and collector. A podcast for the typosphere, brought to you by the blog -- The Filthy Platen
 
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Robert Elms
Monthly+
 
Robert Elms brings you the latest queries, notes and best bits from his BBC London show over the past seven days.
 
Truthdig Podcast - Interviews and spoken articles from a Web magazine providing expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view.
 
Afternoons with Pippa. Time to catch up on what's been happening in the City for both lifestyle and news subjects.
 
Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety.New episodes will be available every other Thursday.
 
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Northwest News
Daily
 
Northwest Public Radio is a participant and contributor in the Northwest News Network (N3), a collaboration of public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our reporters bring a regional perspective to coverage of Northwest states government, environment, economy, and other news of widespread interest to residents of the Northwest. Regional news on Northwest Public Radio is a part of Morning Edition every weekday morning, and All Things Considered in the afternoons.
 
A podcast brought to you by VaynerMedia from the Chattanooga Public Library, Made in Chattanooga tells stories around business, marketing, creativity and innovation occurring in the Southeast. Episodes will explore business and marketing trends, current events and developments in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
 
Radio New Zealand daily and weekly programmes
 
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WBT: The Podcast
Monthly+
 
Not your ordinary weekly roundtable... it's like joining your favorite WBT show hosts Bo Thompson, Vince Coakley, John Hancock and Mark Garrison at the bar as they discuss what it's been like covering and discussing the week's current events.
 
The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern ...
 
From Valley Public Radio
 
Jack Spillane brings in weekly guests to talk New Bedford politics.
 
The Australian Rescue Podcast is where you’ll hear stories from rescuers in field, that are told by rescuers for rescuers.Join Steve for each episode as he talks with guests who are rescuers across the country who share what they’ve been through, and hear the stories and how we can learn from these experiences.Whether it be Police Rescue, Fire & Rescue, SES, VRA, Ambulance Rescue or even Coast Guard rescues, it’ll be a good ride, so tell your friends to subscribe to this podcast. Steve Monro ...
 
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CarStuff
Weekly
 
What's the history of stop lights? What are some common myths about car dealerships? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at all things automotive in CarStuff, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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Neo Soul
Weekly
 
Come listening to some of the best soul music on spreaker radio.
 
Join Chris Ilsley for Perth's only live and local radio show after dark.
 
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Inside the band room at Maungatapu Marae, the Ratana Band Te Reo o te Ratana te tuatoru hold their weekly practises. The whanau occasion brings together a mix of adults who are passionate about their faith and music. Te Ahi Kaa goes behind the scenes to learn more about this history this brass band as part of the series Behind the Blazers.…
 
Last month, Tauranga singer Ria Hall carried off the Maioha Award at the Silver Scrolls. William Dart traces the musical and political path that led to her new album Rules of Engagement.
 
Historian Rachel Buchanan and Māori leader Mahara Okeroa talk with Maria Bargh about the 1881 invasion of Parihaka and the implications of Taranaki land confiscations today.
 
It's been a disappointing T20 World Cup for the White Ferns. Will the Irish be made to pay for it?
 
The early film industry was like no other, and it attracted more than its fair share of, shall we say, 'outsiders'. America went in for hucksters and con-men. England preferred eccentrics and aristocrats - and no Englishman was more eccentric than the aristocratic Ivor Montagu, one-time producer for Alfred Hitchcock, and enthusiastic Russian sp ...…
 
Here Lies Love written by art-rock superstar David Byrne and dance-music king Fatboy Slim gets its Australiasian premiere with Auckland's Silo Theatre. A musical about Imelda Marcos starring plenty of New Zealand female vocal brilliance. Simon Morris talks to musical director Robin Kelly. Here lies love opens at Auckland's Q Theatre on November ...…
 
A pioneering generation of writers raised after the Second World War have founded the rich diverse literary landscape that we have today. A dozen of them are the subject of a new book telling their own stories of their lives, published by Massey university Press. The Writing Life is an oral history project in which writers ranging from Witi ihi ...…
 
Most architectural photography presents the building as a showroom, a beautiful object, but one of our leading architectural photographers Simon Devitt has created a series of photographs that portray a life through images of a home. Simon has teamed up with maverick architect, writer and environmentalist Tony Watkins to publish a photographic ...…
 
Film and television writers Fiona Samuel and Kathyrn Burnett have been at the Spada conference this week sharing their secrets on writing female characters. Fiona lets Simon Morris in some common pitfalls. Writer Fiona Samuel has been creating original drama since she graduated from the New Zealand Drama School at the age of 20. As a writer and ...…
 
In the arcane world of literary translation, Peter Constantine is something of a superstar. He's translated the works of Frenchmen - Rousseau and Voltaire - Russians - Tolstoy and Gogol - not to mention modern Greek poetry and Ancient Greek classics, including Homer. Peter is at Wellington's Victoria University this week and last week he was a ...…
 
[image_crop:20423:full] This week the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt hosted Connection: an Arts Communications Hui, gathering together arts marketers, communicators and PR people with artists and media heads to discuss arts media coverage. Mark Amery was there and caught up with playwright and theatre producer Hone Kouka after a talk he gave to ...…
 
Feedback from listeners to the Sunday Morning programme.
 
Louise Ayling's love of shoes goes further than most. She learnt the traditional technique of making shoes by hand. She was recently a guest speaker at the inaugural Necessary Traditions festival in Christchurch run by Rekindle, a social enterprise dedicated to creating opportunities for resourcefulness. Louise honed her craft in London at a be ...…
 
Warwick Henderson is an antique toy collector. In the past he has curated two major antique toy and games exhibitions - featuring much of his own collection spanning 40 years of gathering antique toys, games and other ephemera, from Meccano to Kewpie dolls and plastic cereal toys. They're all presented in a book called "The Fascinating History ...…
 
David Burton has spent the past four decades eating at and critiquing Wellington restaurants. He's seen it all during his time writing for the Dominion Post and the Evening Post as well as for Cuisine Magazine. During his career he's written 2000 reviews on establishments in the capital and he's now put those into a book, Tart and Bitter - Four ...…
 
Adam Saunders is the star and co producer of the feel-good film Find Your Voice, premiering this week. It's a coming-of-age comedy drama that follows the misadventures of aspiring Sydney rap artist, Elvis. It also stars Keisha Castle-Hughes and Tama Lundon, best known as singer and keyboardist in the Kiwi band Herbs. The NZ premiere of Find You ...…
 
Dr Ethan Plaut, lecturer in media and communication at the University of Auckland, says the sheer volume of media messages in a 24- hour news cycle is more than anyone can critically process. Ethan Plaut is a former journalist who came from Stanford University to the University of Auckland in January and whose areas of interest include communic ...…
 
Hanelle Harris is the creator of the successful and ground breaking web-series, the Baby Mama's Club. It's ground-breaking because all four lead characters are Maori or Pasifika women which is unusual on New Zealand screens. There's a second series of Baby Mama's Club coming soon to TVNZ on Demand - a prequel to the first one. Hanelle Harris is ...…
 
How we get around our cities has suddenly flared up in our news. Even media colleagues are calling each other haters and zealots, and calling each other out for fake news. But is this just background noise or does it have a real impact?
 
Pioneering media watcher Brian Priestley has died, aged 92. It’s 30 years since he last lashed the media on Fourth Estate, the TVNZ show that made him a household name. But he still had lots to say about the media after that.
 
Street fighting - media at war over urban transport; the death of Radio Live; Brian Priestley - the forthright Fourth Estate critic.
 
Gabrielle Baker is a Maori health expert and advocate for a pro-equity, anti-racist health system. She is a former public servant who now works as a consultant with a range of health sector agencies. Recently she's been writing at The Spinoff in an effort to create a public discussion about inequity in the health system. She's been following th ...…
 
Should New Zealand be looking again at the use of genetic modification for agriculture?
 
President Trump travels to CA today to inspect the devastation along w/ his close friends Gov. Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. Elsewhere Stacey Abrams flames out in Georgia.
 
Former Black Fern and rugby commentator Melodie Robinson says although the Black Ferns will be hurting from their loss to France 27-30, the fact the rest of the world is catching up to the Black Ferns is good overall for rugby. And the wider picture is greater coverage of women's sport. Melodie also previews the Ireland v ABs game and the histo ...…
 
Twenty-five years ago voters chose to change the country's electoral system to MMP but the decision has also changed what Parliament looks like and what it does.
 
Professor Tim Hazledine of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland says the government should give Kiwibank the power to compete aggressively on price against the local Australian banks, even at the risk of its own bottom line.
 
Sheldon Adelson's Influence (Trumpcast) https://traffic.megaphone.fm/SLT8740895648.mp3 http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/trumpcast/2018/10/what_has_sheldon_adelson_gained_by_donating_to_trump_s_campaigns.html
 
Black Oystercatchers prey on shellfish in the wave zone, especially mussels and limpets. The waves cause mussels to open often, making them easier to eat. The Black Oystercatcher nests on ledges just off shore, and its eggs and young suffer far less predation by mammals.By info@birdnote.org (Tune In to Nature.org).
 
International observers monitoring the Fiji election have made an interim statement saying to date it had been transparent and credible and outcomes are on track to reflect the will of Fijian voters; Papua New Guinea civil society groups have called on China to introduce regulation on illegal wood imports from the country. PNG is China's single ...…
 
Theresa May finally struck a Brexit deal this week, but it did not please much of her Conservative party with two cabinet ministers resigning. Will Mrs May survive? Will she be challenged? Does her deal have any chance of making it through the House of Commons? Or does even more chaos lie ahead? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, ...…
 
Nick goes for breadth on today’s show, with music from Cannonball Adderley, Geri Allen, Kristin Berardi, and Charles Mingus, plus big band music from Christchurch’s Glenn Wagstaff.
 
Classics, modern fusion and funk with tracks from Geri Allen, Snarky Puppy, Barney Kessell, and Maceo Parker!
 
Wellington hip-hop pioneers Upper Hutt Posse have just been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Members Darryl Thomson aka, DLT and Bennett Pomana, aka MC B-Ware, joined us to reminisce and select songs for the RNZ Music Mixtape.
 
The Beatles 'White Album' is 50 years old and there's a new 6-disc edition to mark the occasion. Nick Bollinger takes a deep dive.
 
Tami Neilson performs live at Auckland's Town Hall as part of her SASSAFRASS! tour, August 2018.
 
Fanau Spa is a 9 piece collective of musicians, rappers, artists and performers based in Tamaki Makaurau, with members hailing from all around the globe. Members Toki and Nikolai spoke to RNZ's Jana Whitta.
 
Intimidated by the subject of this new song 'Children Don't Belong in Jail', Luke Buda reached out to Don McGlashan for heavy hitting songwriting help to bring attention to the "horrific" situation of children detained in Nauru.
 
Wellington supergroup Congress of Animals treat us to a stripped-back acoustic sing-along version of their song 'Shine' and chat to Yadana Saw.
 
Sylvia Massy has worked with Prince, Tool, and Johnny Cash; Gil Norton has produced for The Pixies, Foo Fighters and Manic Street Preachers; and Clint Murphy has had his fingers on the faders for dozens of NZ albums since the beginning of the century. Kirsten Johnstone gets them around a table to talk about their craft.…
 
RNZ Music's Alex Behan was backstage at last night's Vodafone NZ Music Awards, capturing the winner's reactions. He chatted to Troy Kingi, Alien Weaponry, Six60, SWIDT, Brooke Fraser, Sons of Zion and Che Fu, who spoke about Upper Hutt Posse's induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame.
 
Caroline Mabey and Taylor Glenn are friends and comedians, trying to keep an open mind when it comes to self improvement. So in each episode of their podcast 'Self Renovators', they test out some of the self help techniques claimed to help you lead a better, happier, more productive life. For a week they'll try out say breathing exercises, a di ...…
 
The ABC series 'How Do You Sleep At Night?' introduces 6 people doing unpopular or controversial things. From abortion clinic protesters, to big game hunters and people making billions from running pokie machines, the show's host Sarah McVeigh gently probes why they do what they do, and how they justify it to themselves. We play a clip of her s ...…
 
Could listening to other people's stories be an important way to build empathy- that valuable ability to put yourself in someone else's position to understand their feelings? That's one of the interesting ideas getting explored in an art installation that's now become a podcast called A Mile in My Shoes. The arty part of the idea is that a ship ...…
 
Los Angeles is the second biggest city in the US with 4 million people and its importance as a major centre for film and TV production means that for ages people have been moving there, lured by the promise of better work, and the prospect of Hollywood fame. Among them is sound engineer David Weinberg and his girlfriend who upped sticks and mov ...…
 
Colourful slices of LA life, building empathy by hearing stories, people doing unpopular things, and a light-hearted look at self improvement.
 
Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.
 
Steve Braunias is an author, journalist, critic and publisher. He has served as the poetry editor for The Spinoff for four years, and is about to step aside from that role. Before doing so, he has published The Friday Poem, a collection of 100 poems by 61 poets - "some dead, some nearly dead, a number of complete nobodies, a number of well-know ...…
 
Back in 2013, Englishman Ben Branson came across a 17th-century book called The Art of Distillation and started playing around with a copper still in his kitchen. Two years later, he launched Seedlip. Ben tells Kim Hill that he once trained as a snowboard instructor in Wanaka and has a dog named 'Kiwi' (partly because he's a fan of the fruit).…
 
Mary Kisler is the senior curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She has spent much of 2018 researching not one but two books on Frances Hodgkins, necessitating travel to Europe which included catching a Modigliani show at MUDEC in Milan and a show by environmental artist Mike Perry in Aberys ...…
 
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