Best longform podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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Longform
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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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Polygon Longform
Monthly
 
Polygon Longform is a podcast containing spoken word versions of our in-depth features and monthly covers. If you like stories about not only games but the artists who make them, the fans who love them and the culture surrounding them, then this is the show for you.
 
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UCB Long-Form Conversations
Weekly
 
The UCB Long-Form Conversations Podcast is the definitive source for news, information, and in-depth conversations about the best alternative comedy theatre on the planet. Now in its fourth incarnation, this podcast is a LaRonde, where the guest of episode 1 becomes the host of episode 2, the guest of episode 2 becomes the host of episode 3, and on, and on, and on. Sporadically, we also present “Palate Cleansers”, where UCB teachers and staff present official UCB news/updates, and offer expe ...
 
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Hey Half Sister - Long Form Improv
Weekly+
 
Hey Half Sister is a fully improvised podcast brought to you by Half Sister, a comedy troupe based in Seattle. Each week we take you on a journey though everyday situations, fever dreams, things you wish you said, ways to improve your life, scenes from nothing, and scenes from Uranus. No interviews, no talking about suggestions, no games, no unnecessary set up, no politics, no long monologues about what happened today, no blowhards, no baloney. The podcast is unique in that there are no cele ...
 
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AZPM's Longform
Daily+
 
Longform radio journalism from Southern Arizona's NPR affiliate.
 
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Insanely Chill w/ Cody Ko
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Comedian and YouTuber Cody Ko talks to himself about PRESSING ISSUES. itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/f*ckin-chillin-w-cody-ko/id1189852741?mt=2 google play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Izy5mqvdq6ue3ciksluiwxaotqm
 
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Living Room Long Form
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Long form improv comedy, not very editied, recorded in our living room.
 
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Unmasked
Monthly+
 
The greatest talents in comedy sit down with Ron Bennington to talk about their craft, and their creativity. Artists talk about how they work, how they write, their career arcs, and their comedy in front of a live studio audience. The in-depth hour long interviews are widely regarded as the best comedy interviews in the business. The biggest names in comedy– writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and a long list of the best st ...
 
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Tape
Rare
 
A radio show about people who make radio, hosted by Mooj Zadie and Mickey Capper.
 
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Two Up - Improv comedy in London
 
London long-form improv
 
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The Majority Report with Sam Seder
 
Award Winning Long-Form Interviews, Entertaining Daily Politics and Smart Analysis.
 
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RiYL
Weekly
 
Longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types.
 
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Always and Forever
Daily
 
The official website of the free soap opera podcast.
 
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The Taran Show: Interviews with Taran Armstrong from RHAP
 
Long Form Interviews from Taran Armstrong
 
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David Feldman Show
Weekly+
 
Some of America's best comedians, comedy writers, authors, journalists and professors come together for long form conversation.
 
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As Ink - Improvised Radio Plays
Monthly
 
As Ink performs an improvised longform known as "the Bat" - an improvised radio play.
 
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Running The Voodoo Down
Rare
 
Searching for the spirit in the sounds that move you.
 
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Backheel Master Podcast Feed
Daily
 
Backheel creates awesome American soccer stuff. Podcasts, videos, long-form & much more. Visit Backheel.com for more information.
 
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There's a Place
Weekly
 
The ASMR talk show hosted by Adam Papagan. Watch Live Wednesdays 10:05PM pst at Dromebox.com adampapagan@gmail.com
 
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Pop Culture Tonight
Monthly+
 
Pop Culture Tonight with Patrick Phillips Radio Podcast Featuring Longform Celebrity Interviews, Entertainment News, Film Composer Updates and More!
 
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This Is Hell!
Weekly+
 
Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.
 
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The Dori Monson Show
Daily+
 
Seattle’s watchdog Dori Monson holds government accountable, lampoons the “Seattle Process”, and keeps tabs on how your tax dollars get spent. Increasingly rare on Seattle radio, you’ll also hear exclusive long-form interviews with Northwest icons like Pete Carroll, Duff McKagan, and John Nordstrom. Tune in weekdays noon to 3pm on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
 
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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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One Night Only Podcast With Miles Stroth
 
Miles Stroth invites a guest from the improv and acting community for a live interview before a 25 minute long form improvisation set. Miles Stroth began his study of improvisation in 1987 at the famed Second City Theater in Chicago. In 1990 he began working with Charna Halpern and Del Close at the then ImprovOlympic, now IO in Chicago. Miles has been associated with the IO, teaching, performing, directing, ever since. Wanting to express his own unique perceptions of the work to students, Mi ...
 
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Global Dispatches -- Conversations on Foreign Policy and World Affairs
 
A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.
 
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Dissect - A Serialized Music Podcast
 
Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form music analysis into short, digestible episodes. Each season we pick one album and examine one song per episode, dissecting measure-by-measure, word-by-word until we gain a complete understanding of some the finest works of contemporary art. Season 2: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West. Season 1: To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar.
 
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RNZ: Saturday Morning
Daily
 
A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
 
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Battle Rap Resume
Weekly+
 
Longform conversations with the biggest names in battle rap
 
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The FRONTLINE Dispatch
Monthly+
 
From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series’ tradition of tough, fair and deeply reported long-form journalism. Every episode will explore a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX. The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.
 
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Best of the Web: the MetaFilter Podcast
 
A longform freewheeling monthly recap of site doings, with the original MeFi team.
 
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Economics Detective Radio
Monthly+
 
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews, and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, Austrian economics, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs in ...
 
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The Open Book Audio Podcast
Monthly
 
Open Book Audio Founders Matt Armstrong and Andrew Parker get together to discuss the theory, technique, and process of recording audiobooks, review the latest audiobook news and reviews, host audiobook giveaways, and play long-form samples of audiobook content.
 
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The Outdoors International Podcast
Monthly+
 
The Outdoors International Podcast is a long form conversation with experts in the Outdoor Industry designed to give you the information you need to have the outdoor adventure you've always dreamed about.
 
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Talk Music Talk with boice
Weekly
 
Talk Music Talk is a weekly interview podcast hosted by singer-songwriter/author, boice-Terrel Allen. It features long-form discussions with singers, songwriters, authors, producers and others who are connected to music of all genres. Talk Music Talk isn't only about people who make music or write about music, it also gives voice to the behind-the-scenes players. Tune in every week to discover people whose lives range from music therapy and meditation to teaching and performing.
 
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The Freedive Cafe Podcast
Monthly+
 
The world’s dedicated freediving podcast. Longform interviews with deepest humans on Earth!
 
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The Bitcoin Podcast Network
Weekly+
 
The Bitcoin Podcast Network is a collection of long form conversation format podcasts on bitcoin, blockchain, ethereum and everything in between. Shows include The Bitcoin Podcast, Buy or Sell, What the Hell?, On-Ramping with Dee, An Ethereum Podcast, BlockChannel, and more.
 
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The EVRYMAN Podcast
Monthly+
 
Working to address a cultural black hole around what it actually means to be a man today, THE EVRYMAN PODCAST is a long form conversational podcast that challenges men to open up and get real.
 
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Within the Twisted Reach
Monthly
 
Long-form investigative series into unsolved disappearances ignored by the mainstream. Unflinching. Unrelenting. Unrivaled.
 
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FT Alphachatterbox
Monthly+
 
Alphachatterbox is the Financial Times’s long-form conversational podcast. In each episode, host Cardiff Garcia delves deeply into new themes with a different guest from the realms of economics, finance, business, technology, media and more.
 
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Campaign Podcast
Monthly+
 
The CAMPAIGN podcast is an actual play podcast where a small, consistent group of Chicago nerds get together to record role-playing games. It is hosted by Kat Murphy. CAMPAIGN focuses on long-form or “campaign” gaming. By this, we mean that each week, Kat leads a team of improvisers (James D’Amato, John Patrick Coan, and Johnny O’Mara) through a continuous story that could take months or even years to complete. CAMPAIGN is currently set in the Star Wars universe, and uses the Edge of the Emp ...
 
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The Nonfiction Podcast
Monthly
 
The Nonfiction Podcast digs into the art and science of nonfiction writing. We look at one nonfiction article a week and break it down, talking with the writers about how they researched, reported, and put their stories together.
 
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After Reading This And That
Monthly
 
'After Reading This And That is a long-form conversational podcast where an awesome British couple, Ryan and Samantha, (mostly!) talk about the thought-provoking things they’ve recently read online. From there, the discussion expands and branches out in a bunch of fascinating other directions. It's sometimes serious, sometimes lighthearted, and everything inbetween! We *aim* to release a new episode about 3 weeks after the last one. We are ARTATpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, etc - come follo ...
 
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Right At The Fork
Weekly+
 
Portland Food Adventures founder Chris Angelus and KINK.fm morning show host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent tastemakers to discuss how they got from there to here (including their "Right at the Fork" moments"). Long-form interviews with the unique people who converged in Portland to make it a great place to eat and drink, along with soundbites and restaurant reports make this the podcast to listen to if you're into one of the most happening food scenes in the world.
 
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Off Camera with Sam Jones
Daily
 
Off Camera is a website, magazine, television show, and podcast.Off Camera is hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest.Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.
 
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Stage Directions with Garrett Ayers
 
Stage Directions is a long-form, interview-based podcast that gives a platform for theatre directors, actors, designers, dramaturges, playwrights, professors and authors to share their artistry and opinions with a larger audience. Think: Charlie Rose for theatre people.
 
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Aufhebunga Bunga
Monthly+
 
Global politics podcast. Interviews and long-form discussions. Fortnightly. Hello politics, my old friend.
 
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Hockey Wilderness Podcast- A Minnesota Wild Podcast
 
Your favorite Hockey Wilderness writers give you an insightful and light-hearted long-form discussion about the Minnesota Wild every week.
 
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Your Favorite Band
Monthly+
 
"Your Favorite Band" is a bi-weekly podcast consisting of long-form interviews with your favorite bands about how your favorite band became your favorite band. Think of this as a biography podcast that you actually care about.
 
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Mizzou at a Crossroads
Daily
 
Last November, the University of Missouri was rocked by protests led by black student group Concerned Student 1950. The group of 11 students captured campus attention with its message that university administrators were not doing enough to address racism on campus. How did the University of Missouri get to this point? And how might its path forward navigate the complex landscapes of university funding, policies and staffing, student demands and Missouri politics?
 
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Thirty-Wonderful
Weekly
 
Thirty-Wonderful is an improvised comedy podcast created by four friends and improvisers in Seattle Washington. We aim to blend real life experiences with fiction, in order to tell a comedic and grounded story.
 
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Far out man. I tried recording a bit of audio in various locations beyond the confines of Big Suse and have since gained new appreciation for achieving acceptable sound quality! Turns out the tray of a ute, insulated with lots of wood and filled with soft things like futons and cushions is a pretty outstanding studio, and terrifically versatile ...…
 
The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at some big sounds from the semester. These are not the biggest news stories on campus, but rather the ones you may have not heard yet. Thanks again to the Daily Illini staff for helping throughout the semester, as well as all ...…
 
The first assignment Jason Martin ever took on for Outkick the Coverage was to compose ten longform pieces ranking the top ten dramas of his lifetime. Lists are subjective and limited by personal experience, but they're also a lot of fun. A little over three years later, @JMartOutkick revisits that list, atones for his mistakes, explains why ea ...…
 
Sugi from Knights of Ren joins JediGeekGirl in this episode of I Rebel. In it they talk about content in the Destiny community, is R2P2 (Rey2/Poe2) nothing but hype, the first year of Destiny, Jabba in long form, and much much more.Knights of Ren Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/I Rebel Facebook Page: Facebook.com/IRe ...…
 
Businesses are increasingly getting into video as a medium to market themselves and their brands. Platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube, and Instagram allow you to broadcast live video streams to connect directly with your audience and create your own TV show. But the questions are, “how do you make professional looking videos?”, “should I use ...…
 
Listen to this post: You can download the MP3 file, subscribe in iTunes, or listen with Stitcher. Differences in the idea of “learning” between tech comm and eLearning One difference between tech comm and eLearning is how each discipline approaches the idea of “learning.” Tech comm focuses more on learning just when the user needs the informati ...…
 
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Screen Looker Podcast
 
The most streamlined episode of the show yet. 3 friends. Two topics. All kinds of fun. Check out episode 30 as we have some fun imagining the call from Mickey to EA's office.Guests:Martin Benn - @gotmab21, @screenlookerpod TwitchMatt Becker - @hulkcrouton Twitter/TwitchMichael Owens - @realmikeowens TwitterCheck out our long form thoughts on Ap ...…
 
Join your personal tour guides Kyle and Chisa as they lead you through your very first experience in a Japanese Train Station “EKI” (eh-kee). This episode covers everything you need to know and more, to confidently reach your destination. How To Get Your Tickets And Find The Ticket Station. The Best Way To Find Out How To Reach Your Destination ...…
 
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Vest of Friends Podcast
 
Michael Mongiardi (Cast Member) Michael Mongiardi is a member of Assembly House team Jibber Jabbar, and is the improv coach for Improv League Champions Grim Diesel. He’s also one half of the lauded sketch troupe 2 Humans, recently voted 1st runner up for Now Magazine’s Best Sketch Troupe. He has toured across North America performing sketch and ...…
 
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Popcorn Talk – We Talk Movies
 
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Blake V. interviews Marianna Palka on the Popcorn Talk Network. Marianna Palka is a Scottish producer, director, writer, and actress. She is the writer, director and star of the film Good Dick, which screened at the Sundance F ...…
 
The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode takes an inside look at the life of Steven Douglas, a Vietnam War Veteran. A Rantoul native, Douglas opens up about his time at war, and his life after. Thanks to Fatima Fahra for her great work with the longform. Also thanks to Doug ...…
 
We're taking a quick break from our 31-Days to Regenerate Your World series to bring you this special longer-form episode with Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Daniel is the son of America's most famous farmer, Joel Salatin. Since Daniel and his own kids are "taking over the family business" (as Jason would try to say in his ...…
 
Newy and Curt Menefee of FOX NFL Sunday have known each other for years, so when the two got together to discuss Curt's new book, we couldn't get him off the line. Curt talks about Jimmy Johnson, the stories behind the toughest losses in sports history and takes us behind the scenes of a typical Sunday pregame show.…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/116_Persuasion_116_Beyond_Digital_Discipleship.mp3 Writing letters has fallen out of practice, and the loss of that art isn’t all we lose. Today’s digital communication is full of short-hand texting, gifs, and emojis—a far cry from the long-form letter scribed by hand. New modes of communication have their joys ...…
 
This week on Female Trouble we’re doing something a little bit different. If you haven’t listened before, this is usually a longform conversation podcast with one guest that spans their life and career, and though this conversation generally fits that format, we centered it around a Baltimore Sun series that ran online and in print called Bridg ...…
 
So you've decided to incorporate direct mail into your overall marketing strategy. Congratulations.Now you need to decide what format you should use. Postcards? Self-mailers? Long-form sales letters? Catalogs? There's a right time and place for each of them.
 
FORGED IN CRISISThe Power of Courageous LeadershipIn Turbulent Timesby Harvard Business School historianNancy KoehnFor leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn has surveyed some of hi ...…
 
In this episode, we take you through the exact process to create a killer piece of content. That’s 10,000 words of pure epicness, stuffed with hooks, triggers, info and content upgrades to rapidly turn your readers to avid fans. Long form content is the number 1 way of building authority within your niche. Who else would write 10,000 words on s ...…
 
The panel talks about WCPO's illustrated Fiona children's book, Jimmy Fallon's Fiona obsession, the inspiring story of Kilee Brookbank, astronaut Scott Kelly's visit to Skyline Chili, our new Fit and Fun series, the Opening Day parade debacle and more. Maxim then talks with government and politics reporters Amanda Seitz and Paula Christian abou ...…
 
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Pod Like A Hole
 
In this episode of POD LIKE A HOLE your hosts, Steven E. Chambers, Eric Anderson, and Marc Branstad give you a track by track analysis of Nine Inch Nails' EP Broken and a breakdown of the subsequent remix album Fixed. We also delve into the never officially released Broken long form video that, by all intents and purposes, was not safe for huma ...…
 
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thecommentary.ca
 
The journalist Joe Hagan discusses his new book Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Knopf, 2017), with Joseph Planta. Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan (Knopf, 2017). Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Sticky Fingers Text of introduction by Jos ...…
 
Chapter 6: Kate Clayborn Talks The Lottery, HGTV and Rainy Day Authors Who: Very cool debut romance author Kate Clayborn Topics Discussed: sounding sexy, feeling lucky, Halloween, getting drunk and handing out candy, debut, Romance Writers of America – RWA, romance novels, winning the lottery, STEM heroine, architectural salvage, HGTV, secondar ...…
 
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What Are You Listening To?
 
Brock & Luke are back to go long form on one of their favorite bands of all time, Pearl Jam. Join the guys as they discuss their favorite songs, albums, covers and memories of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, Pearl Jam.
 
In this episode, Stephen Brent Sargeant, CAMS sits down with Priyanka (Priya) Sharma, CAMS, and talks about her journey from being a fraud specialist to becoming an AML Investigator. The discussion dives into some of the similarities and major challenges transitioning from a fraud background. Priya walks us through the 6th edition CAMS exam and ...…
 
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Sam Davidson interviews Charles Agron and Richard Peter Brancatisano on the Popcorn Talk Network. Charles Agron makes his writing and producing debut with “Dark House”. Agron shares writing credit with his director, Victor Sal ...…
 
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The Whole Story Podcast
 
This episode we get inside this thing we call storytelling and mess around with its form. Anita Flores and Brad Lawrence talk to us about how they like playing around and challenge this thing called “storytelling.” We talk about long form, animation, interviews, pacing, and all kinds of tips and tricks and tactics that we use in performances. H ...…
 
The Gang learns about the revolution of 1605, and Riddles! Super Tough players doing Super Tough long form improv scenes based on your suggestions. Featuring: Manfred Yon, special guest Zac Hall (Karate Kings), and some authentic French music. Theme song: Winner by Cheeseburger
 
When filmmakers Zhang Yong, Hodan Abdi and Fu Dong set out to make a new documentary on the African migrant experience in China they were determined to ensure that their own voices and experiences came through in the story. Until now, most if not all of the documentary films on Africans in China have been produced by Westerners, so it was very ...…
 
SPOILER FREE EPISODE!!After much anticipation, we here at MMO Headquarters are ECSTATIC to FINALLY bring you - The Mike, Mike, and Oscar Podcast! Your first ever must have Oscar Preview and Retrospective long form podcast!Episode 1 - ALL MOVIES ARE DISCUSSED WITHOUT SPOILERS!!After introductions and explaining the different types of episodes an ...…
 
The Gang learns about the revolution 1605, and Riddles! Super Tough players doing Super Tough long form improv scenes based on your suggestions. Featuring: Manfred Yon, special guest Zach Hall (Karate Kings), and histories greatest monsters Theme song: Winner by Cheeseburger
 
This is the long form interview with Justin. We have a wide ranging conversation about his view of the service industry and how to be successful and fulfilled in it.
 
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The One You Feed - Learn Good Habits to Increase Mindfulness and Happiness and Decrease Anxiety and Depression
 
Tim Urban writes a pretty famous blog called Wait But Why - have you read it? Whether you have or you've never heard of it before, this episode will not only thoroughly entertain you but it will also help you implement a playful yet powerful approach to growing in wisdom. When it comes to concepts like "the consciousness staircase" or mindfulne ...…
 
We're taking a break this week to celebrate our twentieth episode! Please enjoy a collection of moments that didn't make the actual podcast (because they were even worse than normal). As a special bonus, please enjoy our ill-fated attempt at long form improv! ... You will not enjoy it. Please share and rate on iTunes! Email us at wwnc@mercenary ...…
 
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Essay Questions
 
NEW Episodes every Monday at 9:00am In this inaugural mini-episode, Joe & Josh give their defense of the Essay Questions podcast and explain what made them want to do it in the first place. They give an overview of some of the authors and topics that this season will cover, argue that long-form essays are of vital importance in an age of social ...…
 
Halloween's right around the corner, so we thought we'd start of Episode 11 with a truly terrifying topic: anti-biotic resistant superbugs. We talk about how we came to have them and what we might do to get rid of them. And because we want to leave things on a much happier and less scary note, we talk about NASA's naming of it's Langley compute ...…
 
Apple released new hardware this month with the glass-backed iPhone 8 models and the spiffy Series 3 Apple Watches. BBQ Regular Shelly Brisbin drops by to talk about those objects and give her take on iOS 11. We also have a tip, "Sound Off" and the Last Word" in a very laid back long-form conversational edition of the Blind Bargains Qast. Spons ...…
 
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