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Best Society & Culture podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Society & Culture podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.
 
He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
 
Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
Are you in need of company during those strange days and lonely nights? Every Monday, hosts Molly Lambert, Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida, gather in dark rooms for a free jazz blend of pop culture theory, internet fascinations, and venture down a plethora of half-baked conspiracy theory rabbit holes. Drop us a line with your night call at 240-46-NIGHT or nightcallpodcast@gmail.com, and we'll offer our best advice on life, love, and the coming apocalypse.
 
How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
 
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
The twice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.
 
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.
 
Having survived the long night of Game of Thrones, podcasters Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller are going back for a massive rewatch of ABC's hit show Lost. Follow along as your faithful hosts guide you back through one of the great storms in modern pop culture history episode by episode. And don't be surprised if a few other major storm-fronts open up along the way.
 
Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests for this comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics "all 21 first century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an E ...
 
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Honey, come and get your life. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.
 
Struggle Session is the world's finest politics and pop culture podcast. Leslie Lee III (Jacobin Magazine, Japan Times, Pro Wrestling Is Art), Jack Allison (Jimmy Kimmel Live, JackAM) wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern America. We talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.
 
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The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Cal Wilson Episode 210: Being Hands Onwith special guest Jackie Clark and music from Grace Petrie Recorded 21 February 2020 at the Q Theatre in Auckland. Released 13 July 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. This episode of The Guilty Feminist is brough…
 
With the release of Hamilton on Disney plus, the SinCast crew decided to delve into some adaptations of theater to screen! Join us every Monday for a new episode of SinCast, and keep in touch! Tweet us @cinemasins, comment on SoundCloud, (https://soundcloud.com/cinemasins) subscribe to the subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/CinemaSins/) and email …
 
We kick it off with a night email from an anonymous listener working at an unnamed theme park about how unsafe reopening is. Then Emily explains “Dark Academia” the college themed Tik Tok teen trend that feels extra dystopian now that school reopenings are being threatened for the fall. Then we are joined by special guest writer Hannah Giorgis from…
 
This week, Nancy Grace makes her case against defense attorneys in general and Scott Peterson’s lawyer in particular. Digressions include Batman, tough on crime mixtapes and the Iraq War. After two and a half years, Sarah finds her first Satanic cult — but maybe the real Satanic cults are the friends we made along the way. This episode summarizes t…
 
In 1988, a group of Jewish feminists demanded the right to pray as freely as Jewish men at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. They called themselves the ‘Women of the Wall’. The organisation is made up of every Jewish denomination including reform, conservative and orthodox Jews. Its focus is one of the holiest sites in Judaism - the Western Wall in J…
 
Outlouders, it’s Monday and there’s a bit to discuss...In case you missed it, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in trouble. He announced last week that he was taking a few days off. Then he was photographed slurping on a beer at an NRL game. So is our PM is entitled to a holiday during a global pandemic? And was it even really a holiday? Plus, why i…
 
On this bonus episode of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we bring you a conversation from our pal Sam Sanders. Sam recently had a wide-ranging conversation with the one and only Tracee Ellis Ross on his podcast It's Been A Minute. They talk about her work on Girlfriends, Black-ish, and the recent film The High Note--plus, what it's like to be a black…
 
Happy Monday to our fave humans! On today’s show: The maaaany reasons Kanye West absolutely should not become President. Plus, the controversial Harper’s letter signed by scores of high-profile journalists and artists lamenting cancel culture, and then, a conversation about influencers, politics and a pandemic. This week, Mich recommended the Bumbl…
 
Grab the Live Plumbing Boys Play/Ruin D&D as a VOD here! Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here. You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073. Want to help support the show? Sanspants+ | Shop | Tees Want to get in contact with us? Email | Twitter | Website | Facebook | Reddit Or individua…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to novelist and celebrity profile writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner. In the interview, Taffy shares how she’s able to land interviews with celebrities and how she structures her pieces. She also explains why she’s a “champion advice-taker” and tells the story of how her bestselling novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble, start…
 
As the cataclysmic decade of the 1340s rolls in to the 1350s a planned rerouting of the Yellow River will trigger a massive uprising by what the Yuan authorities call the Red Turban Rebels. But who are they really? What do they believe? Why are they fighting? And how do they tie in with the eventual overthrow of the Mongols from their hegemony over…
 
Look, Archive is a REALLY good movie, so the SinCast crew not only interviewed the director, they somehow got the STAR of the movie to chat with them! Stacy Martin has worked with some of the top talent in the industry, and has built an amazing career of her own so far, and the guys were ecstatic to talk with her about it. Join the discussion on a …
 
Having never watched a single episode of Dawson’s Creek, we give our Black takes on the cast, and all the juicy bossip. Thandie Newton has been giving some compelling interviews recounting her experiences of sexual assault, the industry, and shooting Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise which sounded TERRIBLE. We’ve got our hand on the cancel butto…
 
The SinCast crew chats with the director of a GREAT new sci-fi film that will bake your noodle, ARCHIVE! Gavin Rothery has not only crafted a unique tale about love, loss, and the interaction between humans and technology, he's also worked on modern classics like Moon with Duncan Jones, and has some stories... We'll be back next Monday for a new ep…
 
In the summer of 1967 more than 100 cities in America were caught up in riots. US Senator Fred Harris urged the President, Lyndon B Johnson, to investigate the causes. He set up the Kerner Commission and appointed Fred Harris as one of 11 members to find out why America was burning. The final report shocked many Americans when it blamed white racis…
 
Hello Wholigans! On this week's episode of Who's There, we dive right on into the comments section with calls about Lady A behaving badly, a local whose family member had things to say about the Manzos, the correct pronunciations of Italian names, Isla Fisher's husband, Hottie's relationship to both Beyonce and cooking, Amy Pascal being a racist, a…
 
It looks like we were wrong about Kanye West working from inside the Trump White House to make the world a better place - really, he just wants the top job. But there’s something about the whole President Kanye thing that all the giggling and eye-rolling is missing… Also, there’s a word Holly and Jessie say ALL the time that has become pretty probl…
 
Nickelback have sold over 50 million albums, they’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, and they’ve been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards! They also rank as the second best-selling foreign act of the 2000s in the US behind only The Beatles! So why the hell do they get so much hate? Guitarist Ryan Peake and bassist Mike Kroger talk about that, and lots of…
 
Food media has become one of the many arenas in which debates about inclusivity and justice have taken center stage in recent months. And now, into this troubled world comes Taste The Nation. Hosted by Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi, the marvelous Hulu series visits immigrant and indigenous communities around the United States to explore food. Taste The …
 
Before we jump into Season 3 of 'Dark,' we need to mentally prepare ourselves for how twisted this show is (10:23). 'I May Destroy You' continues to capture the moment in an incisive and elegant way (17:03). Plus, Chris talks with 'Ramy' creator and star Ramy Youssef about the show's second season (35:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the new book by Mary Trump, niece of Donald Trump, in which she writes about how her family "created the most dangerous man" (2:05). They then touch on the letter in Harper’s that was signed by everyone from J.K. Rowling to Matthew Yglesias and discuss what brought these people together and what the point wa…
 
Excerpts from our June 12 live event, where we caught up about the uprisings and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is the first of three special summer episodes. Discussed this week: Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris in a live New York Times event (June 12, 2020) “‘Cops,’ Long-Running Reality Show That Glorified Police, Is Canceled”…
 
David chats with artist and researcher Hannah Davis about what it's like to live with COVID-19 for over 100 days. Links: Follow Hannah Davis on Twitter Learn more about COVID-19 Patient-Led Research (patientresearchcovid19.com) Learn more about the Body Politic Support Group The Atlantic's article about how COVID-19 can last for several months A ci…
 
We talk about formative crushes A LOT of the show, so we decided to do a little digging… Who, exactly, was the first person to indoctrinate Nichole into the ways of long hair? Why does she seem to like a french fry of a man? Who sparked her love of wide mouths and thick eyebrows? All are questions only Prince, Al B. Sure! and Maxwell can answer… ho…
 
Volition is a movie that will blow your mind, melt your heart, and get your pulse pounding. Join the SinCast crew as they chat with co-stars Magda Apanowicz and Adrian McMorran, whose chemistry is PALPABLE in this sci-fi thriller romance! We'll be back next Monday for a new episode of SinCast, and keep in touch! Tweet us @cinemasins, comment on Sou…
 
TAKE ME TO YOUR DEALERRRRRRRRRR, the gang gets far out and drafts "Movies with Aliens." Support the show! Sponsors: Manscaped - Get 20% off and free shipping with the code ALLFANTASY at Manscaped.com. Hims - Go to forhims.com/allfantasy5 for a free online visit. Join the All Fantasy Everything Patreon for exclusive mailbag and movie watch-a-long ep…
 
This week, Joanna, Dave, and Neil are forgetting how to fly a kite for Season 3, Episode 9 - "Stranger in a Strange Land" - The one where we finally learn about Jack's tattoos. This week's interview is with the special guest star of "Stranger in a Strange Land," the multi-talented Bai Ling! As you'll hear in the episode, she is writing/directing/pr…
 
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