Best Socialissues podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Reason Bound
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Recording from Tokyo, I have on guests and we talk about various topics such as social issues, politics, entertainment, and what's happening in the world. It's not what people believe, but why they believe it that I find most interesting.
 
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Viewpoints
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Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Ami ...
 
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The Man Rules
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Live with intention. Build connection. Create a more meaningful life. Host Dan Griffin shows you how, through funny and insightful conversations about The Man Rules — those often-unconscious expectations that shape what it means to be a “real man" in the 21st century. It’s a must-listen for anyone seeking to live a more authentic life.
 
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A Different Lens
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A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs as well as others are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories. For comments or inquiries, please contact us at hamptoninstitute@gmail.com or you can contact Mr. Bowers directly at devondb@mail.com.
 
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Stay Woke! Podcast
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Stay Woke! Podcast started with discussing music, it evolved to movies and social/cultural issues as well. We are searching for deeper understanding and hope you join the conversation.
 
Each week Comedian Krish Mohan talks to his guest about one political, social and/or philosophical issue that they are passionate about. He talks to Comedians, Poets, Writers, Politicians and more! These are conversations you hear & have at your dinner tables!
 
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Fuck Small Talk
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Welcome to Fuck Small Talk! Why should you listen? Well we’re skipping past the weather chit chat and what everyone had for dinner last night and getting right to the good stuff. After 5 years of friendship we’re still learning the little things about each other but early on we went straight to the important details, our journey through vulnerability, privilege, adversity, and much much more. Tune in as we invite top notch guests on to the show to share their amazing stories with us!
 
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Damaged Goods
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Hip Hop artist / entrepreneur Illy and content creator Jess Robert discuss everything that makes the world broken and beautiful at the same time including current events, technology, social issues and more. Direct from their podcast studio in Toronto, Canada - they get heated over drinks and interview a wide variety of guests.
 
Welcome to Speak On It! A show that gives people the opportunity and space to “speak on it” and we dive into conversations on various topics. Ranging from current events, nerdom, entertainment and activism. Episodes are published bi-weekly. Subscribe and follow @SOI_Pod on Twitter to stay up to date! Host: Neysha/ @la_ney_sha on Twitter.
 
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Afro Pop Remix
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This podcast looks back at the pop culture of Generation X, from an African-American perspective. (Years covered: 1960-2000)
 
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KNRC Youth Radio
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Do you get your morning news from Twitter? (I do sometimes) This is a podcast about trends, what is trending on social media and why? Let's talk about the social issues that impact us and why they are important. Let's delve a little deeper into the hashtags and see what we can learn! This is a podcast about everything current, things to inspire us and life hacks.
 
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Dead
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Open minded individuals discussing everything from social issues to entertainment with some ratchetness and lots of comedy.
 
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When we become fathers, so many of our choices are reactions to how our fathers raised us. We often either fall in line with his expectations, or rebel against them. Either way, we aren't really making our own choices, based on who we most want to be. In this episode, Dan and Allen offer up some exercises you can do to begin to separate your ow ...…
 
We speak with Nora McInerny, the author of No Happy Endings: A Memoir about enduring the loss of her husband and accidentally finding love again. McInerny discusses the grief and despair she felt and how she learned to embrace those feelings rather than tuck them away.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
In the U.S., one in four women are victims of domestic violence. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of victims killed by their partners rose by 20 percent. Two survivors share their firsthand stories and struggles. We also speak with author, Rachel Louise Snyder, about why domestic violence persists and what can be done.…
 
Amirah Zaveri asks Rachel Louise Snyder, journalist and author of the new book “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us” about the portrayal of domestic violence in the media and how women are rallying around this issue.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
We discuss the new movie produced by Sony Pictures titled “Brightburn”. The film is different than the typical storyline in that it chronicles the rise of a superhero that uses his power for evil rather than good.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
In honor of both Father's Month and Pride Month, we're replaying this episode from 2018, featuring the late Tim Clausen. Tim interviewed more than 80 men for his book Not the Son He Expected: Gay Men Talk Candidly About Their Relationship with Their Father. The book, and Tim's interview here on the podcast, are helpful and encouraging resources ...…
 
We discuss the new HBO miniseries, co-produced with Sky UK, titled “Chernobyl”. The show follows the chronological events of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union and captures the confusion and terror in the days, months and years following the accident.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
We speak with the Tim O’Brien who has illustrated numerous magazine covers throughout the years. O’Brien discusses his career, the history of illustration and how the art form is used to convey a specific, singular moment or feeling that other mediums may not be able to capture.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
How we buy our food has drastically changed throughout the decades. We discuss the evolution of the grocery marketplace from local grocers to big-box retailers and how this has affected the production chain. More so, how food co-ops operate and aim to help support local farmers and communities.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
It's not easy being a dad--at least not all the time. There were no manuals. No instruction. No classes. Not really. And so, as Dan says all the time, we do it imperfectly. We try to parent consciously, but we fail. A lot. What if, as a lot of the modern-day gurus attest, that feeling wasn't a bad thing? What if it was part and parcel of succes ...…
 
Brenda & Ryan from Old Game talk about their new album ‘Lunatics’! We dive into the writing process, working on your second album plus mental health advocacy! AND they play an acoustic version of one of their songs at the end! Check out their Release show! https://www.facebook.com/events/329750567715099/ The Dispatch: Vice claims 2050 is the en ...…
 
Binge-watching several seasons of a TV show all at once might not be the best idea after all. For some lighter shows like “Stranger Things” it may make sense, but it can be cumbersome and brain draining to get through all eight seasons of “Game of Thrones” in a matter of weeks. We discuss an alternate route that avoids the fatigue.…
 
Mark Obmascik shares the incredible story of two men fighting for opposing sides and tangled in the complexities of World War II. He exposes how our enemy isn’t as different as we think, the lasting effects of war and the process of finding forgiveness and peace.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
School lunches in the U.S. have long been overlooked. Dan Giusti, the former head chef of Noma and founder of Brigaid, is gaining ground in his efforts to overhaul the school lunch system and bring scratch cooking back into cafeterias. We speak with Giusti about his journey from fine dining to lunch reform and some of the barriers facing Brigaid.…
 
Amirah Zaveri speaks with Dan Giusti, chef and founder of Brigaid who's working to fix the American school lunch system.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
Topics: Reaganomics, MJ vis-a-vis Prince, 48 Hrs. (Film). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1. 1982 Notes 2. General Snapshots 3. Ronald Reagan President 4. Oct – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide. 5. November – The unemployment rate peaks at 10.8%. 6 ...…
 
Jess & Illy ham it up with radio personality Jay Brody We talk : - Young Thug - Illy's sandwich trauma / mystery - N Sync x Ariana Grande - Jay Brody's radio career Thanks to our sponsor for this episode : www.LyricVids.com Follow Jay on instagram & twitter : @thejaybrody Follow us on socials : www.instagram.com/damagedgoodspod www.facebook.com ...…
 
Narendra Modi just won the elections in India and has secured 5 more years as the Prime Minister. So how does what his past 5 years and the next 5 years correlate with American Politics. Let’s look into some of the policies and mistakes of Modi’s governance! NEW LIVE STAND UP COMEDY DATES June 1: The Birdhouse in Knoxville, TN (Album Release Sh ...…
 
When you have sex (or masturbate) do you have a goal in mind? Do you approach each sexual encounter with an unconscious strategy toward the endgame? (C'MON OF COURSE YOU DO.) Cam Fraser, a certified sexologist, Yoga teacher, and pioneer of conscious sexuality, is here to explain that by taking a goal-oriented approach to sex, you might be selli ...…
 
On this episode Grant and Paige of the Gilmore Ball Z Podcast give me a crash course in RPG tabletop games. I learn there there's a lot more options and games to play than just Dungeons & Dragons! And if your a fan of Gilmore Girls or Dragon Ball Z be sure to check out their show, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Follow our guests on Twit ...…
 
We discuss the new album Pep Talks from the band Judah & The Lion, most known for their 2016 single “Take It All Back”. The album features a funky, electronic vibe coupled with old time folk and bluegrass instruments, offering a refreshing perspective in the alternative rock genre.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
For many, learning about mathematics can be a terrifying and daunting task. Steven Strogatz discusses the importance of learning the basics of calculus and not only the math itself, but also understanding its historical prevalence and everyday use in our world.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
Racial segregation still persists throughout the U.S. One factor contributing to this inequality is the structure of our town and cities. Richard Rothstein and Tonika Johnson talk about how past laws and our government created a divided demographic and the impact this has on certain populations.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
A quick update from host of the show Krish Mohan about the upcoming projects! NEW LIVE STAND UP COMEDY DATES May 23: Wunderkammer in Ft. Wayne, IN May 24: Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley in Bloomington, IN May 30: Zog’s in Chapel Hill, NC June 1: The Birdhouse in Knoxville, TN (Album Release Show) June 2: Clockwork Comedy House Show in Hunt ...…
 
Being "cool" is ultimately about fitting in. And, unfortunately, one of the requirements of fitting in for most men--whether their definition of "cool" leans more toward the Jock table or the Dungeons 'n Dragons table--is pretending that you have no need for emotional connection. In fact, you have no need for emotions at all. Do we even need to ...…
 
We examine how television series have grown to be more diverse and inclusive in the Peak TV era. One such show is Ramy, a new Hulu original, which candidly follows the life of a young, first-generation Muslim man and the challenges that arise with the melting pot of cultures.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
We all know the names of famous First Ladies – Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan – and they all left their marks on our country in one way or another. One of these ladies that you probably don’t know much about is Louisa Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams. Our guest has researched this extraordinary w ...…
 
Journalist and author Dahr Jamail exposes how climate change is affecting our ecosystems and natural landscape, including the melting and disappearance of massive ice glaciers. We discuss the long- term consequences of global warming and what we can do as a society to reverse the damage.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
From the Real Progressives, Savage Joy talks about how she discovered Bernie Sanders and how the corporate mainstream media uses identity politics against Bernie! Joy also talks about why marijuana needs to be legalized! Plus Elizabeth Warren’s Republican History, Pete Butiegeg’s lack of policies and so much more! The Dispatch: Georgia and Alab ...…
 
It was a true honor to have Claudia Black, a pioneer in the study of the impact alcoholism has on families, join us on The Man Rules podcast. Claudia has dedicated her life to looking at the impact of trauma on family systems and the generational impact of alcoholism and other addictions. In this week's episode, Dan and Claudia talk about what ...…
 
A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of May 12, 2019 including: If you came upon a rundown, roach-infested bunkhouse in the heartland of America, full of middle- aged and elderly men in poor health who worked all day at a job for little pay and had been for decades, you might think you had time traveled back to the 19th centur ...…
 
We all get gut instincts when we walk into a room of strangers. Do we fit in here? Do these people seem friendly? Snap judgments are simply a part of how we function. But Princeton University psychology professor Alexander Todorov says that while these first impressions are natural, we should try to resist them.…
 
If you came upon a rundown, roach-infested bunkhouse in the heartland of America, full of middle- aged and elderly men in poor health who worked all day at a job for little pay and had been for decades, you might think you had time traveled back to the 19th century. We talk to an author who writes about this very situation where mentally challe ...…
 
Elisabeth Moss stars in the new indie movie, “Her Smell” directed by Alex Ross Perry. The film follows Moss as she plays the chaotic role of fictional punk rocker, Becky Something, who is mentally unstable, addicted to drugs and clawing to get her life together.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
We examine Beyonce’s consistent influence throughout all sectors of media. The visionary artist is known for her fierce demeanor and powerhouse concert performances, rewriting traditional female and black stereotypes in media.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
Joe Biden’s false pride in record will be his own undoing. His views on criminal justice, race and women have been horrific over his decades of public service and he remains unapologetic. So why should you vote for him? NEW LIVE STAND UP COMEDY DATES May 10: Lark Tavern in Albany, NY with Liss Victory May 11: The Loft at City Winery in New York ...…
 
In this episode we welcome our guest Shinjini Sur to talk about unlearning in order to open your mind to new experiences. She backs up her coaching and facilitating framework with a ton of experience starting her own business(es) and running workshops. We go from the improv and how to get comfortable to with being uncomfortable, to how our bias ...…
 
In Meredith May’s new book, she examines the parallels between the inner workings of beehives and our society, and how beekeeping taught her numerous life lessons as a child. She also discusses the threat to bees with commercialized beekeeping and what we can do to protect these insects vital to our ecosystem.…
 
Jess & Illy host Hip Hop veteran Dan-e-o We talk : - Music business and modern changes - How to transition into acting - Funny audition stories - How illy and Dan-e-o met Thanks to our sponsor for this episode : www.LyricVids.com Follow Dan-e-o on instagram @daneo1010 Follow Dan-e-o on twitter @daneo10 Follow us on socials : www.instagram.com/d ...…
 
Listeners of The Man Rules podcasts tend to be types who, in one way or another, want to live better. They want to free themselves from the limitations placed on them by society's rules for how men should behave. They want to move beyond the fears and emotional barriers that keep them disconnected from others. They want to move beyond addiction ...…
 
A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of May 5, 2019 including: For decades, science fiction was a genre written almost exclusively by white males. Now, the genre is flourishing with diverse voices, thanks in part to the trailblazing writer Octavia E. Butler. Historian Gerry Canavan discusses the obstacles Butler faced and her ...…
 
For decades, science fiction was a genre written almost exclusively by white males. Now, the genre is flourishing with diverse voices, thanks in part to the trailblazing writer Octavia E. Butler. Historian Gerry Canavan discusses the obstacles Butler faced and her legacy on one of the most popular genres in American literature.…
 
The new sci-fi adventure movie, Annihilation, is based on a book but the adaptation is looser than what we typically expect. How director Alex Garland created something new.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
John Mahood, owner of Imagebox, the entrepreneurship of design and comedy, plus working for yourself, new quantifying writing methods, the difference between creative ideas & creative execution, defining yourself by your decade and so much more! The Dispatch: A comedian has been elected to be the President of Ukraine, so what’s this mean for th ...…
 
Topics: Black Hair/Jheri Curls, Luther Vandross, Ragtime (Film) - Howard Rollins Jr., Nell Carter (Tv). (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1981 Notes 1. Snapshots 2. Ronald Reagan is President 3. Jan - Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States. Minutes later, Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days, ending the Iran ...…
 
Fashion advertising raises issues about confidence, self esteem and body image. Our guest discusses why it’s important to look beyond the advertisements and find the fashions that are right for you, how cheap clothing is hurting developing countries and the environment, and why designers and manufacturers need to change how they create clothing ...…
 
Everyone told you being a Dad would be hard, right? Many probably even said, “Nothing can prepare you…” And, man, they were so right. There’s nothing we can tell you to make the transition to being a new Dad a smooth and easy one, but we can help you figure out how to be more involved, more present, and more engaged as a parent and a partner. T ...…
 
A look at what is coming up on Viewpoints for the week of April 28, 2019 including: In the 20 years since writing the young adult novel Speak, based on her own rape, author Laurie Halse Anderson has met with numerous audiences of adolescents. She has found a huge gap in the ways girls and boys perceive what constitutes sexual consent, abuse, an ...…
 
In the 20 years since writing the young adult novel Speak, based on her own rape, author Laurie Halse Anderson has met with numerous audiences of adolescents. She has found a huge gap in the ways girls and boys perceive what constitutes sexual consent, abuse, and the consequences of assault, and attributes this to a parental inability to discus ...…
 
The wildly popular TV show Game of Thrones is set to wrap up its story with six episodes this season, yet its fans may be unsatisfied. The TV show has departed the path of the books.By MediaTracks Communications.
 
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