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Red Scare Theatre Company presents a five part audio drama experience. Apocalypse Songs follows a local radio station reporter Amy Louise Chen investigating the tapes of Clara Wilson, an obscure 1960s musician whose cryptic lyrics seem to have predicted the future. Amy joins forces with Clara’s great-nephew Josh to investigate the mystery of Clara’s “Apocalypse Songs”. Cover art by Cosmo Bones.
 
Taking cues from the European Renaissance, which emerged from the Dark Ages amidst plagues, trade, and wars, we fancy a new renaissance in the context of the 21st century, as we confront a potent mix of humanity-level existential challenges. What might enable a desperately-needed renewal, and catalyze a profound transformation? What lessons can we learn from history? How can we shape the future for better trajectories? How will the changing world order hasten or hinder such trajectories? Wha ...
 
In the balmy swamps of the Florida panhandle, monsters and mystery lurk behind every moss-draped tree and stone. Shrimp & Crits is an actual play podcast utilizing the ”Powered by the Apocalypse” gaming system. Our story takes place in the small coastal town of Gullacochica. Here, tourists and locals enjoy clean sprawling beaches, fresh-caught fare, and a wide variety of small family owned businesses. Following the stories of local businessman Raymon “Ray Ray” Lareaux, greenhorn Deputy Sara ...
 
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For thirty minutes each day, Pesca challenges himself and his audience, in a responsibly provocative style, and gets beyond the rigidity and dogma. The Gist is surprising, reasonable, and willing to critique the left, the right, either party, or any idea.
 
Dave and Brian are using this podcast to roll out their 80 song rock opera entitled APOCALYPSE TOMORROW. They'll alternate songs with podcasts that consist of conversations that start out about the song and then lead to wherever. Both fellas are pop culture junkies, mainly scifi and any entertainment that has achieved cult status. Mainly they're aging rock and roll guys who are STILL banging around Society's Fringes looking for a way in.
 
Craig and Joel talk to smart, cool, interesting people and ask them about the whole beautiful mess we call life. Pragmatic nihilism. Movies. Music. Getting through the day. Pets. Killer asteroids. Nobody learns anything. Facebook: Twitter: @dispatchesfrom2 email: craigpeck612@gmail.com Listen to us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5FULCMF9dbiCRwPbRd0sd1?si=VsSnmninQuerrI_-AfQSOg
 
The science podcast that'll eat your brain. Shabam! is a new type of science show that blends fictional stories with real science. If you love science but hate those awkward scientist interviews that involve graphs and confusing metaphors, you’re in luck. First off, Shabam! is an audio program - so no graphs. And second, through the magic of sound effects and music, you’ll hear stories that reveal the awesomeness in the world around us - like cellphones and vaccinations. In season one, our m ...
 
Revelation is the place in the New Testament where we come across the apocalyptic/prophetic dimensions in the New Testament. It is written to encourage the saints at a time of persecution. As he reveals himself to John on the Island of Patmos, Jesus also speaks to the whole church, giving seven letters containing the keys to the revival life of the risen ascended Jesus. You may not discover The date of the second coming if you join up for this series, but you will be uplifted, enriched and p ...
 
(This story is serial in nature. You should start at the first episode.) Spooning in the Apocalypse is a podcast set after the end of days and after the work day has ended. Tune your fictional dial, to the fictional radio network WSPN the Spoon, for the fictional call in style radio show Radiationships…it's fictional. In each episode registered Professor Shaum Defroyen and his co-host, Radd Flink offer advice and solace to Apocalyptic relationships. Digging in and digging it up, whether the ...
 
Brand New ! Listen Now ! Muffin Junkee -Sleepyard ------------------------------------------------------------Brother's Oliver and Svein Kersbergen from Stavanger Norways Legendary Band ... Sleepyard ...join Muffin Junkee Pod host Jay Daniels for a series of interviews about the incredible music of Sleepyard ! !-----------------------------------------------> You will hear an amazing selection of Sleepyard Songs ..Handpicked by Oliver and Svein ..including to new exclusive tracks from Sleepy ...
 
A podcast focusing on the lifestyle of a person who is always the last to get on the media bandwagon. If you are the last person to see that blockbuster, you never catch on to the trending show and the latest music is mystery...ALL the time, then this podcast is for you. Join Mr dntBooMe, Chuck O, and various co-host week to week on your favorite podcast feed.
 
In early 2020, Adam McKay set out to make a comedy. It was called Don’t Look Up, and it was meant to make fun of, and point to, the forces stopping us from saving ourselves from climate change. 2020, of course, had other plans. This is what happened when a cast and crew came together to make a disaster comedy, while living through a series of very uncomedic disasters. Featuring: Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Timothee Chalamet, Rob Morgan, Him ...
 
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Still feeling rough, Graham reports on his interview with Simon Nicol from Fairport Convention. Inspired by a discussion with Jon Boden, Charles challenges Graham to come up with songs that could survive the Apocalypse. Graham remembers Robbie Bachman and the duo pay tribute to Lisa Marie Presley. Graham reflects on his reading of British military …
 
In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we’ve got some bonus material from Mike’s interview with Slate film critic Dana Stevens about the 2023 Oscar nominees, which were announced this past Tuesday. Then we’re replaying the Thursday Spiel about the resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … a Spiel Mike is rethinking. Produced by J…
 
Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was sworn in as Brazil’s president for the third time in January in a stunning comeback following four years of Bolsonaro’s far-right government. The newly inaugurated president now faces an uphill battle to rebuild his country and reinstate Brazil as a leading player on the world stage. What will Lula’s foreign policy l…
 
A woman talking to a man about Women Talking is one way to describe Mike’s conversation with Slate film critic Dana Stevens about the best films and the best reasons to care about the Oscars. Plus, Turkey Western Blocs Sweden and Finland. And it’s an Antwentig! Produced by Joel Patterson and Corey Wara Email us at thegist@mikepesca.com To advertise…
 
‘Generation after generation, people have lived in this massive sick ward we call the universe ’ In the eighty fourth episode of the Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are lost deep inside Hospital, the first entry in an abyssal trilogy by show favourite Han Song. Old-time wardmates Michael Berry and Mingwei Song are here too, groaning in the d…
 
Labor organizer Saket Soni led a wild seat-of-his-pants effort to rescue and get justice for 500 Indian laborers who were essentially kidnapped to work in Texas and Mississippi. The author of The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America, joins us. Plus, the Supreme Court’s under-impressive self investigation. And a…
 
The factions that led to the near strangling of Kevin McCarthy’s speakership in the crib were noxious, but not pointless or unprecedented. Ruth Bloch Rubin, University of Chicago professor and author of Building The Bloc: Intraparty Organization In The U.S. Congress, takes a historic view and explains why the Never-Kevins act like they do. Plus, th…
 
In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we are replaying Mike’s Wednesday Spiel about the death of Keenan Anderson while in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department on January 3, 2023. Then we dig into the Gist archives and listen back to Mike’s 2015 Spiel about the classified-documents scandal of the pre-Trump era. Yes, there was a pre-Tr…
 
This week, Germany found itself needing a new defence minister amid criticisms for not agreeing to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks. Why is Germany still so afraid of taking a military stance? Is Europe ready for an active German army? And how does this apprehension look to Ukrainians? Andrew Mueller is joined by Quentin Peel, Susan Neiman and A…
 
James Vincent, author of Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants is back for more. Give that guy a barleycorn, he takes a rood! Also, an analysis of the death, in LAPD custody, of Keenan Anderson. Plus, the latest revelations about George (?) Santos (??) … or whoever that guy in Congress is who performed d…
 
Less than half a year after classified papers were found at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, Maga fans are gleefully accusing Joe Biden of the same misdeeds that they defend the former president over. Andrew Mueller explains the severity of the situation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Gist presents a literary appraisal of romance novelist Susan Meachen, whose greatest achievement in life wasn’t even the successful leaving of it. Plus, we speak with James Vincent about his new book Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants. Also the Biden administration sifts through airplane toilets—a…
 
Content Warning: Dark Themes, Language, Violence ------ The crew is on borrowed time as the clock ticks towards the F.A.E. invasion. Ari confronts the temptations of his power while Ray Ray has a long overdue talk with Calliope, and Sara uncovers her inheritance from Isolda. ------ Join our Shrimp and Crits Discord server for the official listening…
 
In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we take a look at the job of Speaker of the House. On Monday, Mike opened the show, after being on vacay for a couple weeks, talking about Kevin McCarthy’s elegant, seamless rise to the speakership, so we’re listening to that first. Then we’re digging back into The Gist archives to listen to Mike’s 2015 inte…
 
‘I am clearly an exemplary specimen of a cat, but lately I’ve been pondering something: what does a human do to be regarded as exemplary?’’ In the eighty third episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are getting garfed on by My Cat Hates Me, the webcomic-turned print book by Bai Cha. Keeping the menagerie in line on this episode is Je…
 
The environment and the climate are factors in every conflict; the changing of the seasons has been arguably decisive on many occasions. How have militaries learned to adapt? How can those lessons be applied to conditions that may be changing beyond recognition? And can we stop climate wars from being fought? Andrew Mueller speaks to Sherri Goodman…
 
Holy Spider, a film short-listed for an Oscar, is a drama based on the true story of a serial killer who operated in Iran between 2000 and 2001. The movie was made by director Ali Abbasi, who had to leave Iran to get the film made, and it stars Zar Amir Ebrahimi, who had to flee Iran after being subject to prosecution and lashing. Plus, an amazing …
 
Enchroma inventor’s journey as an artist, scientist, then serial entrepreneur, where perseverance interplayed with serendipity. The art and science of color vision, the history of glass and the lens technology enriching people’s sensory experience and changing their lives. The philosophy of perception and paradox of color psychology. A candid refle…
 
In this special extended edition, Charles and Graham interview York musician Chris Helme - co-founder of The Seahorses with Stone Roses guitarist John Squire. As he marks 25 years since their debut, Do It Yourself, by revisiting the songs on a solo acoustic tour, Chris spills the beans on his journey from busker to Glastonbury-playing front man, Ho…
 
The President also commits acts of carelessness, if not obstruction, when it comes to classified material. Plus, what considerations may be occurring to George Santos, other than, “I hope they don’t find out I didn’t write ’The Macarena.’” And we’re joined by Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, a…
 
Former Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt was fired by his network for being accurate in the days following the 2020 election. He talks with Mike about that time as well as the Dominion Voting Systems $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox, and about his book Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back. Plus, Presi…
 
As deluded protesters in Brasilia ransack government offices, the U.S. can take great pride in it’s inspirational status. Also, though House Republicans are a defiant lot, a debt ceiling showdown could play out differently than the Speaker vote did. Plus, Eric Newcomer, host of the Dead Cat podcast, talks tech, the coverage of crypto, and the futur…
 
In this installment of Best Of The Gist, we are featuring two questions asked of Alec Baldwin (the movie star) by our guest host Bob Garfield (non-movie star), which had originally been left on the cutting room floor, but hey, that's what weekend shows are for, right? After Alec, we dig into The Gist archives and listen back to Mike’s 2017 intervie…
 
One usually thinks of diplomacy as something conducted at state level by presidents and prime ministers. But nation-states are no longer the sole actors in the international arena. Cities and sub-state governments are transforming the way we conduct foreign affairs. How does paradiplomacy work? And what makes a good paradiplomat? Andrew Mueller spe…
 
On the second anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, the House of Representatives is again in disarray, minus the extreme violence and QAnon Shaman, thank god. Guest Host Ray Suarez revisits that day two years ago (he was there), and Ray talks with veteran DC reporter Steve Clemons about Kevin McCarthy’s ongoing battle for the House Speakersh…
 
AS the old year ends, Graham and Charles reflect on the progress to try to save the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In a year of many high-profile deaths, Terry Hall's seems particularly poignant, prompting Charles and Graham to explore Terry's legacy as a frontman and songwriter and the influence he has had on many other artists. Graham loo…
 
Guest Host Bob Garfield is back and ready to grill movie star Alec Baldwin for his industry’s reliance on our suspension of disbelief. Plus, the European Union has fined Facebook’s Meta $414 Million, but don’t worry, they still have all of our personal data. Also, a good-bye to Russian meat-processing tycoon Pavel Antov. Produced by Joel Patterson …
 
Content Warning: Dark Themes, Language, Violence ------ Ray Ray and Calliope take a relaxing road trip to New Orleans with plans of making an old enemy into a new ally. Ari deals with a chilling surprise after being summoned into the Wyld. Meanwhile, Sara ties up loose ends and makes the final plans to save Gullacochica! once and for all. ------ Jo…
 
Lowell brings on all the Gauntlet hosts to discuss their favorite games of 2022, plus submissions from across the Gauntlet community! Show Notes: 00:08:45 - Shane's Favorite Games of the Year 00:19:45 - Community Member Selections 00:32:38 - Rae's Favorite Games of the Year 00:44:09 - Community Member Selections 00:56:54 - David's Favorite Games of…
 
Extra Extra Extra! Randy and Jared are here with one final look back at the series and film from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Plus they answer your questions! --- You can find the hosts of this podcast on the internet: Randy can be found @saber_breaker and Jared can be found @hotanimevlogger on your platforms of choice. If you want to hear more of Ran…
 
Graham interrupts early with André Rieu news, then goes back to the future...again with Stereolab at Leeds Stylus. Charles turns all immersive about the cutting-edge attempt to entertain us with Van Gogh's art in a York church. Graham details what links Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums with Thomas Pynchon's Vineland.…
 
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