Best pop science podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Science(ish)
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Flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards, and Editor-at-Large of the New Scientist, Dr. Michael Brooks, delve into the science behind popular culture.
 
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We Have Concerns
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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?
 
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Nerdette
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Interviews with your favorite authors, artists, astronauts and more. From WBEZ.
 
Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a fortnightly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop. Hosted and produced by Kylie Sturgess.
 
Strange Frequencies Radio Archive
 
If you like a good, broad mix of Science - new science, hard science, pop science, historical science and very silly science, listen to Diffusion.
 
We're like 'the McLaughlin Group' for Nerds!
 
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SF Signal Podcast
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A Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy blog featuring news, interviews, reviews, points of view and fun stuff.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
If psychology and pop culture had a baby...
 
Join Les and Tanner as they talk theology, craft beer, video games, science and pop culture, all through a Christian worldview. Grab a brew and pull up a stool, it's the Reformed Pubcast!
 
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Chasing Foxfire
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Following Folklore Wherever It Goes
 
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Very Bad Wizards
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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.
 
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StarkCast
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StarkCast is hosted by Joe Stark. Shows will often feature guests where we will discuss various topics. Science, entertainment, pop culture, whatever comes to mind!
 
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Nerdaties
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It’s Definitely a Podcast about Pop Culture and All Things Nerd!
 
An hour-long chat about science fiction television and movies.
 
Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a fortnightly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop. Hosted and produced by Kylie Sturgess.
 
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Grey Matters
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I, Eric Crane, host a podcast about anything and everything, exploring the oft unexamined.
 
Popping culture with a rubber chicken since 1802, the WTPC gets freaky with the geeky so you don't have to.
 
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Word of Mouth
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Word of Mouth is a public radio show highlighting trends, surprising turns in pop culture, and news, science, and tech stories you aren't hearing about in the day's headlines. A daily podcast produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.
 
Podcast over thinking movies about nuclear weapons with policy analysis, quasi-science, pop culture debates, and too many puns.
 
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Sassy Psychos
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Two sassy girls talking about crazy, funny, and weird experiments and psychology
 
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The Talking Geek
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Connoisseurs of all things geek and pop-culture. From collectibles, to gadgets, to comics, and film, music, you name it. The Geeks after all, are right.
 
Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius is about anything, really. Discussing big issues such as; what is the meaning of life, science, philosophical theories, and pop culture with guests and experts.
 
Welcome to the greatest show in the multiverse! Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rocket ship ride through the Nerd-O-Mania Nebula... Whoosh! From the backroom of Ye Olde Rocket Tavern in Altair City Spaceport, the Captain presents the UK show for the pop culture geek, technology nerd, and creative wizard. He discusses enjoying and creating science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment, in the form of books, comics, movies, TV, games, and toys. An inveterate tinkerer (you have to be t ...
 
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Books and Nachos
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On Books and Nachos you will find people just like yourself letting you know what to buy and what to skip on your next visit to the bookstore. From science fiction to horror to nonfiction, Books and Nachos covers it all with a modern pop-culture asthetic other book reviewers lack.
 
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Smooth Traffic
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Three friends with no common interests and no talent discussing cars, tech, culture, video games, sport, lunch, and random hypothetical nonsense.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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Buncha Podheads
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Mark and Jesse. Two dudes who met working in a donut shop talk about all sorts of subject matter. Topics ranging anywhere from Tv and Movies to Science and Conspiracy, all the way to Pro Wrestling and Video Games. Along with an occasional guest or two.
 
The Brain Candy Podcast is Candy for Your Left Brain and Your Right Brain. Hosts Sarah Rice and Susie Meister from MTV's The Challenge discuss what gets their wheels turning in the worlds of pop culture, literature, science, and psychology. They will share their favorite insights on everything from reality TV to quantum physics. So enjoy some candy for your noggin with the Brain Candy Podcast.
 
Animal News: The Podcast, four words that have never been strung together before, is a collective effort of three people. The three people are Matt, Kristin, and Jake. Occasionally, guests attend the podcast, but for the most part, we are talking about the most important things in the world, the inconsequential guests, the animals. If you like Animals, and you like News, and you like weirdly used commentaries on things that don't matter so much, you're going to be pleasantly surprised with A ...
 
Stand up comedian Ryan Heckman discusses anything and everything.
 
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TJ Morris ET Radio
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ACO Network Media Partners News and Paranormal Network Spiritual Science Reality Shows. Host Theresa J Morris, Author-Speaker- for call letters TJ Morris, ACO, ET Radio, Cosmos Radios on Spreaker, and now 24 hour live streaming radio station in Gulf Breeze, FL 32563. Call In to this Show -347-945-7207. ACO American Communication Online Association, ACO Network Radio Syndication. Live Stream for greater impact with TJ Morris Media Publishing Agency. TJ Morris Agency@gmail.com. 850-736-5138. C ...
 
Place to Be Nation's Pop Culture podcast feed featuring shows on comics, science fiction, sports, movies, TV, and much more!
 
Sci-Fi & Pop Culture commentary from 1 GenX Princess of Pop & 1 Millennial Queer Eye on Sci-Fi.
 
Your weekly dash of voice science, pedagogy, and pop culture.
 
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Neighbor Science
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Neighbor Science is a podcast by Post-Scarcity Anarchism authors and profit sector business executives Pieter de Beer and Ryan Salisbury. We discuss unusual ideas in politics, science, philosophy, pop culture, and more.
 
Welcome to the Unnecessary Commentary Podcast! Brought to you by Brittany, Juan, and Joseph.
 
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Gradient's ICYMI
Weekly
 
In Case You Missed It is a podcast from Gradient. Every week, Gradient’s team of writers and editors will catch you up on the most important stories from the week that was with the perspective only Gradient can bring. Whether it’s from the world of politics, pop culture, science, sex, tech, business, sports or really anything else, we’ll explore what it was and why it matters.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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Flap Jaw Space
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A free-flowing discussion of video games manifested in power ranking format. Each episode, we discuss the merits and shortcomings of the year's releases and attempt to rank them based on the collective impression of the cast, ultimately culminating in important revelations about why we play video games or why we enjoy certain fruit snacks. It's a mixed bag of emotions. Please enjoy!
 
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Totes Faves
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Join us in the ultimate battle over what is the best in the worlds of pop culture, food, politics, animals, etc one topic at a time. Hosted by Brandon Werner, Deepu Murty and Zara Findlay-Shirras.
 
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Beyond The Trope
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Beyond the Trope was a writing podcast before we expanded into general nerdiness. We explore the deeper side of pop culture, from science fiction and fantasy to cosplay, RPGs, comics, and writing.
 
Omni Art Salon is a 6-year-old podcast with host and artist Jeffrey Milburn featuring fascinating, in-depth conversations with authors, academics, scientists, politicians, celebrities, doctors, innovators, and artists merging past & present, science & art, knowledge & intuition, reality & beyond. As founder of the Omni art movement, Milburn and has consistently brought forth uncharted cultural evolution through this unique cyber art salon that explores the art movement that followed Pop art.
 
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Dimland Radio
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Science promotion, pop culture rants, personal observations and skepticism!
 
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Popstuff
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Want to know more about the early days of the video game industry? Wondering how Hello Kitty became so popular? Join Tracy and Holly as they explore the science behind pop culture in PopStuff, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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Varmints!
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The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.
 
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Felipes Garage
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Felipe's Garage is the place that MURS and CookBook meet to pop sh*t about pop sh*t, talk sh*t about hip hop sh*t, and argue about nerd sh*t...
 
Topics of High Importance is a podcast where intoxicated minds explore pop culture, science, food and beyond!
 
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TechnoRetro Dads
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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families. Topics range from the 70s and 80s to today's pop culture. From science fiction and fantasy films to TV & games, Shua and shaz reminisce, relive, revisit, and review their favorites at the beginning of each week.
 
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Exploring wisdom in philosophy, comedy, science, religion, pop-culture, and everyday life.
 
On this special episode, we do a solid for a friend. "Kurt" is a Uygur from East Turkistan, a place where the Chinese are perpetrating atrocities of holocaust level on this noble people. "Kurt" gives us an eye-witness account of the horrors being committed by the Chinese government and also what you can do to help with the humanitarian effort. ...…
 
Keeping with last weeks theme and the run up to Infinity War we're taking a close look at Thanos and the first few of his comic book quests as a cosmic supervillain. From the 70's, including his possession of the cosmic cube, versus Captain Marvel and the Avengers leading to his first death, into the 90's and his reappearance with the Silver Su ...…
 
Notice how I said think. I'm not saying I am but I think I am. My content may never find an audience or provide any value, but in the event that it doesn't, I wanted to let you know why I think I act the way that I do. So here goes, the reasons Why I Think I'm So Creative: Genetic predisposition - I come from a long line of creatives, alcoholic ...…
 
www.RussellCorey.com - There can be only one! Which of these four films will win the 2018 Film Final Four Movie Madness Tournement winner. The contenders: READY PLAYER ONE, THE AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, SOLO, JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM. I'll pick my favorite of the four, but there will also be a data driven winner as well. Keep up with each Pod ...…
 
Alex Maher loops live performances on percussion, SPDS drum pad, electric guitar, alto sax and vocals to create songs one element at a time. With a foundation in jazz, Alex's music draws on funk, soul, hip hop, urban and pop inspirations in an unforgettable one-man band performance. The Toronto born multi-instrumentalist spent his early years i ...…
 
FANGs are popping the stock market bubble. And, a massive war in Mexico is leaking across the border but the “Defense” Department won’t do anything about it though they LOST twice as much in Afghanistan as was allocated to repair a portion of the fence in California. Julian Assange has his communications cut off after he talks about the UK’s fa ...…
 
Fox pundit, world renowned war-hawk, and now Trump’s National Security Advisor. We take a look at John Bolton, and the bomb first ask questions second kind of policy he advocates. Plus Stormy Daniels goes on 60 Minutes, we’ve got the highlights, some discussion, and questions about the bigger picture. Then it’s a celebrity high-note, and a pack ...…
 
In Retro Movie Geek Episode 114, we’re joined by special guest and author, Blake Best, who is writing a behind-the-scenes book about the making of A Nightmare On Elm Street with FX Artist and Production designer Mick Strawn. Retro Movie Geek, is a weekly show where we talk about movies that are 20 years old, or older. Of course, we also travel ...…
 
'Guideline number one is if it feels wrong, it is.' Joe Dolcetti Click To Tweet Joe Dolcetti is a futurist and an innovator in the field of human performance with an intimate and innate understanding of human movement and flow. He has a conditioning training, coaching and sport science career that has spanned over 31 years around the globe and ...…
 
“A Reading List: Part 5.” Lobell continues looking at kool books for our time. Lacking the attention span to read books, Lobell listens to audiobooks, so all the books we talk about are available in audio version. Right now we are interested in the question, “What happened?” For thousands of years human civilization bumped along with great soph ...…
 
Exploring wisdom in philosophy, science, comedy, pop-culture, and everyday life.
 
Hangin With Web Show host G.W. Pomichter introduces his team, including Christian Basel, Sage Ia and Deanna Marie, as well as gives some pop-culture and science fiction news about upcoming shows, movies and gadgets. The team talks about SyFy's The Expanse, Dr. Who and the new Doctor, the new SyFy show Krypton, and FreeForm's Sirens as well as t ...…
 
Every single day, we get an average of 300 digital messages, and in just a few seconds, we decide whether to answer or ignore those messages. Most of the time, we ignore them. This is... The post Digital Persuasion: Erin Gargan appeared first on Author Hour.
 
Are you one of those people to whom a silent library seems like the worst working environment in the world? I know I am – I actually need a bit of a buzz around me in order to concentrate. In fact, when it comes to zoning out, a lot of the time I really enjoy plugging in my music and turning it up nice and loud. But of course that doesn’t work ...…
 
www.RussellCorey.com - This is my BEFORE AND AFTER THE MOVIE review of BLACK PANTHER. The formant of the show is that I record the first part of my review before I watch the movie and record the second part after I see the movie. Do I think I'm going to like it? Why or why not? Then did I like it? Why and why not?…
 
Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the accomplished Michelle Chee, Program Manager and Mentor at Cicada Innovation's in Episode 2 of the Pop Perceptions podcast. Michelle talks about her career progression from 'vanilla' high school student to internships in a global Med Tech firm being based in Bangalore, India at the age of 22 ...…
 
Who is Satan? Who is Satan? Two Men and a Mic Podcast research this very question. Comments: Riley Pearson Hey Erik and Seany-Mac. Erik, I prefer my phone bible over the physical bible. It helps me to remember to read it because it has my notification. Therefore it puts that reminder in my head. I have all my highlights and can look them up eas ...…
 
Our Favorite Question. We’ve had dozens of teachers, scientists, professors, and authors on the Class Dismissed Podcast. All of our guests have graciously participated in the “Pop Quiz” segment of our show, and all of them have answered our favorite question. Which teacher changed your life and why? “Who would have imagined I would have gone to ...…
 
www.RussellCorey.com - There can be only one! Which of these four films will win the 2018 Film Final Four Movie Madness Tournement winner. The contenders: READY PLAYER ONE, THE AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, SOLO, JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM. I'll pick my favorite of the four, but there will also be a data driven winner as well. Keep up with each Pod ...…
 
In Retro Movie Geek Episode 112 we’re geeking out about Death Wish from 1974 starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, and more. Retro Movie Geek is a weekly show where we talk about movies that are 20 years old, or older. Of course, we also travel down various rabbit trails related to other movies, nostalgia, and pop culture. You ...…
 
Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life. Today is Tuesday March 13, 2018 and this is Episode 115. RootsTech 2018 This episode is devoted to RootsTech 2018 which took place from Wednesday, February 28, to Saturday, March 3. The first day on Wednesday consisted of sessions but the Ex ...…
 
It's the secret weapon for professional athletes in the Twin Cities -- Cryotherapy. In fact, it's where athletes on all levels go to freeze away their pain. Halo Cryotherapy just celebrated their one-year anniversary in Edina and today you'll learn about what cryotherapy is, what it's for, and exactly what you'll feel once you climb into a Cryo ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Robin HoodSubtitle: The ArtsAuthor: iMindsNarrator: Ellouise RothwellFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-18-09Publisher: iMindsRatings: 4 of 5 out of 6 votesGenres: Classics, British LiteraturePublisher's Summary:Learn ab ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Importance of ReligionSubtitle: Meaning and Action in our Strange WorldAuthor: Gavin FloodNarrator: Tom ParksFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 56 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-15-13Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 3 of 5 out of 1 votes ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: PsychologySubtitle: A Framework for Everyday ThinkingAuthor: Scott O. LilienfeldNarrator: Mina SandsFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 hr and 31 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-06-10Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 2 votesGenres ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Lost in the EchoSubtitle: Refuge, Book 3Author: Jeremy Bishop, Robert SwartwoodNarrator: Jeffrey KaferFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 54 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-25-14Publisher: Breakneck MediaRatings: 4 of 5 out of 3 votesGenres: Ficti ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The AshesSubtitle: Sport & ActionAuthor: iMindsNarrator: Ellouise RothwellFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-03-09Publisher: iMindsGenres: Sports, OtherPublisher's Summary:Learn about the history of crickets greatest conte ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: In Fire ForgedSubtitle: Worlds of Honor #5Author: David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Timothy ZahnNarrator: L. J. Ganser, Khristine Hvam, Allyson JohnsonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 13 hrs and 28 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-10-12Publisher: Audible Studi ...…
 
www.RussellCorey.com - MAJOR SPOILERS - On this podcast I talk about writing the first seven chapters of the book, which make up Part 1 of the audio book posted on PODBOTIC. I talk about where the idea for the book came from. Why I wrote the first couple of chapters the way I did and what my hopes for the reader were when reading these early ch ...…
 
During a client onsite earlier this week the topic of compliance, especially in the Healthcare/Life Sciences arena, popped in relation to chat. The customer really liked the unified “single pane of glass” to get work done in Microsoft Teams but they were concerned about how they could ensure that their compliance policies around auditing, reten ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Weird TalesAuthor: William F. Nolan, John Gregory Betancourt, Katrien Rutten, Barbara Krasnoff, Melinda Thielbar, Michael Bishop, F. Marion CrawfordNarrator: Wayne JuneFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 12 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-03-10Pub ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Great Fire of LondonSubtitle: HistoryAuthor: iMindsNarrator: Ellouise RothwellFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-17-09Publisher: iMindsRatings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votesGenres: History, EuropeanPublisher's Summary:Learn abo ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: You May Also LikeSubtitle: Taste in an Age of Endless ChoiceAuthor: Tom VanderbiltNarrator: Jeffrey KaferFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 11 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-10-16Publisher: Random House AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 52 votesGenres ...…
 
We're talking Oscars this week. With all of the incredible movies out there to choose from why haven't more comic book movies been nominated for that top spot of Best Picture? For that matter, why haven't some of the best performances been acknowledged either? We saw Michael Keaton get snubbed for Birdman, Stallone and Jackman got the same trea ...…
 
This week your guide goes on a blind astrology interview with a wonderful Gemini, Sam! We get into some fun science stuff like shadow biospheres and quantum entanglement. Gemini have alway popped up randomly for me, and somehow we are almost always instant friends! Don't miss this one folks!
 
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks https://bgozarks.org/ Mission and History Learn. Play. Grow. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a unique destination in Northwest Arkansas that draws more than 80,000 visitors a year. The Garden is a collection of twelve themed gardens and includes the region’s only butterfly house. Our mission is to provide e ...…
 
If you’re an accountant (or any other profession for that matter), you’ve an amazing opportunity coming. Are you prepared for it? On this episode Keith talks about the clever way to be prepared for the ever-changing business world. Amongst other things, Keith discusses: The future of accounting, as predicted by his 15-year-old son How the world ...…
 
In this episode, we stuff it so full we have to drag it out to two episodes! It begins where it ends..... then we have to go back to the beginning...and talk Wormholes and Time Travel!! Emily digs deep into the theoretical science of wormholes while Evan teaches Emily some more pop culture. We then move onto time travel and have..well basically ...…
 
00:44 Austin Ash – "It's All Downhill from Here (Demo)" (content warning) 03:44 Talking / Tugboat – "El Scorcho" 04:50 5.1.nine.0.2. – "Easy Come Down" (content warning) 07:47 I Fight Dragons – "Down Today (Jonathan Coulton Cover)" 10:00 BlöödHag – "Madeline l'Engle" 11:08 The Grammar Club – "Erma From Burma" 14:15 Optimiss – "Older Crowd (Sitc ...…
 
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