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A modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of Billy Joel. Billy didn’t just write an unforgettable smash-hit with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’, he also created the most fascinating, random and original history of the post-war world. Each episode, a new lyric and a fresh subject, all presented by Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce. It's politics, rock 'n' roll, sport, space, television, the Cold War, explored and explained by historians, eyewitnesses, and mega-fans. Billy started it. We're goin ...
 
Introducing MECCA Talks, an access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. Made by Australia’s biggest beauty retailer—and hosted by MECCA’s chief marketing officer, Kate Blythe, and head of content, Zara Wong—this podcast goes beyond what you see in our 100+ stores, on social media, and on The MECCA Memo to swing open the doors to the global beauty industry, and to our network of friends, founders, and collaborators. Expect conversations with bra ...
 
Hello Again, and Welcome to Crime In Music! Every other week, we'll bring you a true-crime podcast about people in & around the Music Business and their mis-adventures in Law-Breaking! We talk about such things as: #CrimeHistory #MurderMystery #MusicHistory #truecrime #MusicBusiness #CrimeInMusic If you like that sort of thing, Check Us Out, Hit Subscribe & Tell a Friend! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
 
Who’s the worst serial killer? Where’s the creepiest cult? What’s the coldest of all cold cases? If you’re a true crime fan, you’ve probably asked yourself some of these questions. Well, Parcast thinks you deserve answers… or at least some passionate opinions. And they’ve enlisted co-hosts Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit podcast Morbid to get to the bottom of things. Welcome to their Parcast original series, Crime Countdown. Every Monday, Ash and Alaina discuss ten unsettling tru ...
 
WVMR hit the airwaves on July 9th, 1981 as a lone AM community station in the National Radio Quiet Zone. 40 years later, Allegheny Mountain Radio has grown into a network that spans Pocahontas (WV), Highland, and Bath (VA) counties – straddling the West Virginia-Virginia Border and continues to provide hyper-local news and music programming to the Allegheny Highlands. Unique By Nature is a limited podcast series which explores the establishment and development of Allegheny Mountain Radio. Wh ...
 
An award-nominated documentary and narrative audio series about video games and the video game industry — as they were in the past, and how they came to be the way they are today. History doesn't just vanish into the distance behind us; it casts a very long shadow that affects everything that comes after it, and so with The Life and Times of Video Games journalist and historian Richard Moss draws those through lines to tell fascinating stories about the past that link right back to the present.
 
The most-watched woman in the history of cable news takes her trademark no-holds barred political and cultural commentary to the world of podcasting with "The Laura Ingraham Show," a part of the Quake Media network. A bestselling author, a breast cancer survivor, and the mother of three internationally-adopted children, Laura was the most listened-to woman in talk radio before making the move to podcasting. Laura has been a trailblazer across multiple media platforms, and she brings a unique ...
 
The Origin of Things or TOOT for short is a podcast hosted by Deepak Gopalakrishnan AKA Chuck. You might have heard him on another IVM show called 'Simblified', but on the much shorter and crisper TOOT he focuses on the origin story of various things. For starters, we're going to be looking at the origin stories of world famous brands. But there's a catch -- Chuck will tell you the fascinating story, little by little dropping some hints, but the brand is only revealed at the very end. Will y ...
 
Why are there nutrition labels required for the food we eat, but not the media we consume? How do you find out if the show you are sponsoring or listening to is saving lives or destroying the fabric of our democracy? The Media Roundtable is back in session for a new season this September but with a fun new twist. We are sharpening our focus to conversations with podcasters and creators about the shows they make and the reasons WHY they make them. The Media Roundtable season two will “unbox” ...
 
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Evita! Evita! Evita! Juan Perón was the President of Argentina and founder of the influential Peronist movement. But would he have been anything without his charismatic wife Evita? A surprisingly fun mix of politics and musicals is ahead of us this week on Fire… So join us and historian Natalia Milanesio to learn more! See acast.com/privacy for pri…
 
Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… Kate and Zara decode the taboo around ‘getting work done’ to your face – namely injectables like Botox and filler – and the effect social media filters have had on the phenomenon. MECCA skin expert Lucy S…
 
Years ago, advertisers could essentially run their commercials anywhere, as long as they hit their marketing objectives. But today, more and more advertisers demand far deeper insights than just what their ads mean to their bottom line. Marketing in today’s climate is about not only knowing if something “works” or not but, you want to feel good abo…
 
Roy Cohn is the notorious closeted mummy's boy responsible for the Red and Lavender Scares AND potentially the Trump presidency. But why did he use his powers for evil? What was his secret life? And how did he create a president from the grave? To talk us through the walking contradiction that is Roy, we’ve got director of the documentary ‘Where’s …
 
They say history repeats itself, so there may be no better person than American history aficionado and podcast mastermind, Lindsay Graham to show us what we have in store for the future of the medium. Lindsay’s podcast pedigree is unmatched, with nearly everything he touches worthy of sponsorship consideration for most advertisers. This week, he gi…
 
SUMMARY: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks. Best known for his work with Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys’ legendarily ill-fated Smile album, Parks has released a number of solo albums, scored several films, arranged countless sessions, and worked with a long list of artists, includi…
 
The whole Communist Bloc? What are you doing to us Billy?!? Thank goodness we’ve got host of the Bulgarian History Podcast, Eric Halsey, to guide us through it all! So what was life like in a Soviet satellite state? How is Bulgaria’s Communist history still impacting the country today? And why were the Bulgarians so darn keen to suck up to Stalin? …
 
Our conversation begins in the 1960s, when Guiliani, then a promising young Democrat, meets two men he admires: John and Bobby Kennedy. Two decades later, Guiliani is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York prosecuting the heads of the five families, when John Gotti motions to order his assassination. Fast forward to 2001, we all know G…
 
Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… We go remote, and Kate and Zara talk about the power of hair. Zara dabbles with the idea of a lockdown fringe-trim, and Kate gives us a brief history lesson on hair styling. Then, hair legend Sam McKnight…
 
Thanks for checking out this very special bonus episode. Today we’re pleased to feature a great podcast called Basic Folk, by sharing one of their episodes in our feed. Fellow members of the American Songwriter podcast network, Basic Folk is a unique show that features honest conversations with a variety of musicians. The proceedings are anchored b…
 
Roy Campanella had a huge role in breaking the colour bar in American baseball, but you might not know him because his career was cut short by segregation and a horrific car accident. Join us and friend of the show, Josh Chetwynd, as Billy forces us to descend further into being a fully-fledged baseball podcast... See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
SUMMARY: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Rami Yacoub, one of the most influential Swedish songwriters and producers of the last two decades. He joins us in a few moments to talk about his career, from early Britney Spears classics such as “Baby One More Time,” to boy band hits such as One Direction’s “What Makes U Beautiful,” to recent sm…
 
There's a heck of a lot of famous Rockefellers, but only one has gone from family black sheep to gossip column party animal to transforming US politics forever. That's right, this week we're talking about Winthrop Rockefeller with Southern politics expert, Angie Maxwell! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
He was born and raised along side 30,000 marine recruits at Paris Island, South Carolina. His father was a retired Naval Officer, who'd won an Oklahoma bar in a poker game. After struggling thru middle school and high school, he gets accepted into the United States Naval Academy, but he drops out after only a year. He went on to Hampden-Sydney Coll…
 
Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… Kate and Zara talk makeup trends of the past – and the future – with MECCA education manager for makeup, Jen Horsley. Be warned, you’ll want to add Jen’s product picks to your cart. The mic is then handed…
 
If you’ve ever watched Romeo and Juliet or The Apprentice, you’ll know the iconic music of Prokofiev! This week, we chat about the Russian composer who lived through World War I, II, the Russian Revolution and the Great Purge AND kept making music through it all, with pianist Alexander Karpeyev. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa…
 
SUMMARY Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Poo Bear, who is known for his extensive collaborations with Justin Bieber, including the multi-platinum hits “Where Are U Now,” “What Do You Mean,” and “Despacito (Remix),” as well as for hits such as “Caught Up” by Usher, “I Can Transform Ya” by Chris Brown, and “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay. He jo…
 
He’s all work no play… except for the occasional Western movie. This week we’re nattering about Egyptian revolutionary Nasser, with author and broadcaster, Tarek Osman! So, would the revolution have happened without Nasser? What inspired his political career? And what’s his legacy? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… Kate takes us on a journey of fragrance through time, and how personal scents have come to be as complex and abundant as they are today. Then, MECCA education manager for fragrance Laura Curtis tackles ou…
 
Who's Malenkov, you're probably asking? He might only have been top dog of the USSR for 9 days after Stalin died, but Georgy's pretty interesting. The wonderful storyteller Dr Natalya Chernyshova joins Katie and Tom in the studio, to talk about the days that followed Stalin's death. Natalya's currently working on a project funded by the British Aca…
 
I speak to games historian and graphic designer Kate Willaert about her research and current projects, as well as her efforts to turn this work into a job. We also voice our complaints about Google's Usenet archives, discuss the horrible world of YouTube publishing, the struggles of getting your work seen/read/heard as a content creator today, the …
 
Part One: Paul and Scott pay tribute to ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, talk about bands with unchanging lineups, delve into the particulars of magnificent Songcraft beards, and take a closer look at Billboard's Christian music charts. Part Two: Our in-depth conversation with David Crowder ABOUT DAVID CROWDER: David Crowder is a phenomenally successful singer…
 
Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… Zara is taking us back in time for a history lesson on the origins of moisturiser (and we learn that women in Ancient Rome sought after a ‘super-ingredient’ of crocodile excrement). MECCA education manage…
 
He’s a material boy living in a material world - this week we’re chatting philosopher George Santayana with Dr Matthew Flamm! Are philosophers just mansplainers in ivory towers? What is the meaning of life according to ol’ George? And most importantly, what is the Fire philosophy? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Welcome to the first ever episode of MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. In today’s episode… We meet our hosts, MECCA chief marketing officer, Kate Blythe, and head of content, Zara Wong. Then, we go back to our very beginnings in an exclusive conversation with MECCA founder …
 
SUMMARY: Our guests on this episode of Songcraft are Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, best known for co-writing and producing nearly every Janet Jackson hit. They’ve worked with a who’s who of artists, earning them 26 Billboard #1 R&B hits, 16 Billboard #1 pop hits, more Producer of the Year Grammy nominations than anyone in history, and a place in the S…
 
This man was glitz, show, and absolute musical talent. He influenced Elvis, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga. We all know his name, but who was Liberace? Music journalist Jo Kendall helps Tom and Katie dig into the life of the man who was loved by millions but who, behind the chunky rings, charm, applause and piano trills, had a secret that he took with …
 
Introducing MECCA Talks, an access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community. Made by Australia’s biggest beauty retailer—and hosted by MECCA’s chief marketing officer, Kate Blythe, and head of content, Zara Wong—this podcast goes beyond what you see in our 100+ stores, on social media, and on The MECCA Mem…
 
Smack it up, flip it, rub it down, oh noooooo, it's episode 69 (hee-hee). Meet a young man with dreams of musical fame and fortune. He grew up in the States, but through hard work and study he earned a spot at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Music as a flautist. While attending Uni for flute playing this exceptional young man had a plan, a gr…
 
When hero to American Italians Rocky Marciano hangs up his gloves in 1955, he's undefeated world heavyweight champion. Voice of British boxing Steve Bunce is back to tell Tom and Katie about Rocky's biggest and best fights, and why he was such a key figure of the 20th century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Hello there! I'm proud to announce a new show that I've started, Getting Meta. It's a show on productivity, mental models, life hacks and stuff eked out with conversations with some very smart people. These include Amit Varma (host, The Seen & The Unseen), Krish Ashok (the legendary internet humorist), Utsav Mamoria (who runs Postcards from Nowhere…
 
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SUMMARY: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Georgia native and Best Americana Album Grammy nominee Brent Cobb. The self-described songwriter-singer joins us to chat about his dual career as an artist and as a behind-the-scenes tunesmith for Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and others. PART ONE Paul and Scott disse…
 
It's 1953, and Britain and the Commonwealth are still recovering from the war when the King dies. Princess Elizabeth finds herself thrust onto the throne at the age of 27, and so a new era began. Katie and Tom are joined once again by the wonderful historian Margaret MacMillan to talk coronation chicken, surprise guests, and that ruby-encrusted dre…
 
What do T-Pain, Bill O’Reilly, NYT’s Ben Smith, and leaders from GARM, IAB, and 4As all have in common? They are all featured in our season finale of The Media Roundtable Podcast. We know you’ve been busy, so this should be a fun way to catch up as Dan guides you through curated clips. With American’s trust in media eroding and news consumption bec…
 
What's actually behind the manufacture of a vaccine? And why was the polio vaccine such a huge deal? In a fascinating first for We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy is plunging us into the depths of medical marvels, mysteries and conspiracy theories. Vaccine expert Dr Gareth Millward joins Tom and Katie this week, and has a weird story to tell about mon…
 
The Media Roundtable Podcast has been hard at work dismantling the Outrage Industrial Complex since early February. But the sun is shining, the vax is overtaking the mask, and while the work is far from done, it’s time for a break. For those of you who have been interested but haven’t gotten around to keeping up each week, we present to you our Cli…
 
SUMMARY: Our guest on this episode of Songcraft is Richard Marx, who is best known for writing and recording hits such as “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Hold on to the Nights” and “Right Here Waiting.” But that’s only part of the story. As a songwriter, Marx has written #1 hits for other artists, ranging from Kenny Rogers to Josh Groban to NSYNC to Keith U…
 
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