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Best Talks podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Talks podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
Three women unraveling the mysteries of the Mueller investigation each week as alt government employee and anonymous host, AG simplifies the absurd amount of Trump Russia news and wraps it up into tasty bites for human consumption. Mueller, She Wrote is committed to reporting facts and conjecture with just the right amount of snark. Come for the news, stay for the Fantasy Indictment Draft!
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.
 
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. On each episode of “Talk Nerdy,” she sits down with interesting people who may or may not be on your radar (but should be). Cara’s in-depth and candid conversations span a wide range of topics, from science to politics to atheism and beyond.
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
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Rhik Samadder is an actor and columnist for the Guardian, where his column Wellness or Hellness? reviews kitchen gadgets and life hacks. On the podcast, he talks to Lara and Livvy about his mother's adventurous dinner table, his teenage battles with anorexia, and the worst kitchen gadgets he ever reviewed (including a mug which had a biscuit compar…
 
Brandon interviews Margaret Staples from Twilio and they discuss building games, Dev Evangelism, working at Twilio and her latest project TwilioQuest. Margaret on the Web: @dead_lugosi Github: mstaples LinkedIn: Margaret Staples TwilioQuest TwilioQuest @TwilioQuest Photo by Richard Lee on Unsplash Special Guest: Margaret Staples.…
 
More at www.philosophytalk.org/shows/covid-conundrums.In just months the world changed radically, and we have all had to adjust our lifestyles to stop the spread of Covid-19. Those working on the frontlines are taking on great personal risk while the rest of us are required to socially distance. But even if you follow all the guidelines, you may st…
 
Sports broadcaster and boxing pundit Steve Bunce, football broadcaster Natalie Paweleck, presenter and journalist Martin Bashir and comedian Elis James join Colin Murray for the final episode of the season, in the annual Champion of Champions final.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lac…
 
Refactoring your code is a fundamental step on the path to professional and maintainable software. We rarely have the perfect picture of what we need to build when we start writing code and attempts to over plan and overdesign software often lead to analysis paralysis rather than ideal outcomes. Join me as I discuss refactoring with Brendan Maginni…
 
The killing of George Floyd has reignited pent up anger towards racism and police brutality in the United States. Since his death in Minneapolis more than a week ago, there have been nationwide, mainly peaceful protests.People defied curfews in more than 140 cities to demand justice for Floyd and other black Americans who've died at the hands of po…
 
Is there life, as David Bowie wondered, on Mars? In this week's Book Club podcast my guest is the astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand, author of a fascinating new book Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space. Kevin explains how and where we're currently looking for extraterrestrial life in our own solar system - and why on the basis of…
 
*PLEASE NOTE: This interview was taped last week, before nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd began.* In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Chris Krebs speaks with Michael Morell about securing the operations and data of businesses and government agen…
 
A day after having peaceful protesters tear-gassed so he could have a photo-op in front of St. John’s Church, President Trump, along with First Lady Melania Trump, visited the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde, was outraged when she saw the President hold a bible in fr…
 
Police officers are being targeted in riots as videos show officers getting beaten and hit by cars, but one bad cop does not mean all cops are bad. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio attempts to explain why people can protest and riot, but not go to church. Even New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is losing faith in de Blasio's leadership! An arrested looter clearly …
 
Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, and Jim discuss the nationwide riots and lootings, the president’s poor performance during these outbreaks, and the hypocrisy surrounding the media’s coverage of the chaos. Editors’ picks: • Rich: Kyle Smith’s piece on not encouraging the rioters. • Charlie: Dan McLaughlin’s piece “The ‘Very Fine People’ Trap an…
 
Why gas was used on peaceful protesters outside the White House, from Ashley Parker. How the U.S. has scaled back police reform efforts, according to Matt Zapotosky. And, one young woman says “Let it burn” after her family’s business gets caught up in the destruction. Read more: Police cleared the path for President Trump to take a photo, using gas…
 
When living things cross into new territory, they are often viewed as threats. But science writer Sonia Shah, who has written a new book — 'The Next Great Migration' — says the "invaders" are just following biology. Shah talks about the migration of people, animals and plants (especially due to climate change), and our misconceptions about "belongi…
 
As protests continue across the country, Marc Lamont Hill, political commentator and professor at Temple University, explains why he believes its important to understand them as acts of rebellion instead of riots. Also, We talk to Ben Brock Johnson, who covers tech for Here & Now, about the U.S.'s latest attempt to handicap Chinese telecom rival Hu…
 
Some public health officials are concerned that we could see an increase in coronavirus cases as a result of the protests over the death of George Floyd. We speak with Dr. Seema Yasmin. Also, Floyd's family is planning to march with community leaders in Houston, Texas, Tuesday afternoon to honor him. Floyd was a Christian and involved in mentoring …
 
In a new morning consult poll they found that 71% of American voters want the National Guard deployed to end the rioting 58% said they wanted the military deployed In a conflicting poll with confusing data YouGov says 41% say its inappropriate for Trump *to say* he will deploy military but the phrasing is confusing which is confusing and hard to ex…
 
Today, The World explores the intersection of racism and health in this critical moment around the globe. And, as protests against police brutality continue across the world, many people are using social media to monitor events in real time, raising concerns about misinformation, conspiracy theories and outright false stories. Also, when Italy was …
 
In Nigeria, activists are demanding the government declares a state of emergency on Gender Based violence because of a campaign to find justice and find the killers of the 22 year old student, Uwavera Omozuwa."Cook Off" is a Zimbawean film which makes its debut on the global subscription TV service Netflix and was made on a small budget. We speak t…
 
Many are calling for a 'healing speech' from president Donald Trump, tackling racial inequality and police reform head on.Those are the demands of many protesters outraged over the death of black American George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.After several nights of the worst unrest in decades, Trump had this message: He is the president of…
 
President Trump Deflects Attention from Racial Justice Demonstrations by Invoking Far Left Groups President Trump has pushed the inaccurate message that far left activists are leading demonstrations around the country to distract from the real issues behind the uprisings. How QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Are Influencing U.S. Politics On May 19th, Jo …
 
The Minneapolis police officer whose tactics led to George Floyd’s death had a long record of complaints against him. So why was he still on patrol? Guest: Shaila Dewan, a national reporter covering criminal justice for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: Efforts to hold proble…
 
President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to end growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. Campaign spokesman Marc Lotter told Mishal Husain that President Trump was right to do so. With reporting from the BBC's North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool in Washington D.C. Credit: Reuters…
 
Pres. Trump says he’s an “ally of all peaceful protesters” as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protestors so he could have a photo-op at a church across the street from the White House. He also vowed to deploy the U.S. military if states can’t control the protests. Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer tells Anderson Coo…
 
Chaos continues on the streets across the country as the protests for George Floyd turn to riots and looting. President Trump was forced to go to a bunker as violence outside the White House injured Secret Service agents. Trump also tweeted an announcement that he will declare Antifa a terrorist organization. And lastly, randomly placed piles of br…
 
At 15, Eric Adams was beaten by police. The traumatizing incident inspired him to become a police officer to help reform NYC policing from the inside. He co-founded 100 Blacks In Law Enforcement Who Care, and after 22 years on the force, he retired as a captain. Now the Brooklyn Borough President, Adams talks about police reform and the protests ag…
 
In various different jurisdictions they believe far left groups they call "anarchists" but are likely just radical leftists, are responsible for scattering weapons, bricks, and gasoline, all over cities in pre planned moves to maximize damage The thumbnail shows a woman furious that antifa looking people in a car were handing out bricks. Trump has …
 
The United States is no stranger to police brutality and violence. But with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has the world's attention changed the equation? And, from Iran to China to Russia, America's adversaries are using the protests as anti-US propaganda fodder. Also, hundreds of LGBTQ Pride events have been canceled due to COVID-19 …
 
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