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A podcast all about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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StarTalk Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!
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The Brain Candy Podcast

Susie Meister & Sarah Rice - Wave Podcast Network

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Laugh and learn w/ Susie Meister PhD & Sarah Rice MFT from MTV's The Challenge as they cover psychology, pop culture, human interest, and science, and make everything from Kardashians to quantum physics accessible to all. Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/
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A podcast seeking justice for the racially, linguistically, and neurologically minoritized. Host JPB Gerald examines issues including whiteness, raciolinguistics, academia, capitalism, and sometimes pop culture.
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*Go ad-free with hundreds of bonus episodes: Patreon.com/IlluminatiWatcher* Author of THE DARK PATH Isaac Weishaupt hosts this show focused on pop culture and its role in the occult agenda to instill ritualistic symbolism in entertainment! This podcast provides unbiased opinions and discussion on the symbolism, theories, pop culture, music, film, gossip and celebrity tabloids; in a safe and positive light with respect to all opinions and world views. Isaac Weishaupt has been on the leading e ...
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A small little podcast where your hosts, Kara and Ed, look at historical and not so historical cases where we don't celebrate humanity's success but its most fantastic failures. There are always lessons to be learned in failure and humanity has run amuck with fool proof plans that immediately go sideways and fall apart shortly after executing those plans. Join us as we scour the "human-verse" in search for the most poignant, and often hilarious, failures and try to pull out what can be learn ...
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Pop and Play

Teachers College

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A podcast from Teachers College, Columbia University about play and pop culture. Professors Haeny Yoon and Nathan Holbert take play seriously. They talk with educators, parents and kids about how they play in their work and their lives, and why play matters. The views expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speaker to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, staff or Trustees either of Teachers College or of Columbia Univer ...
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Sidedoor

Smithsonian Institution

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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
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The Strange Harbors Podcast

Derek Wong, Amir Touray, Jeff Zhang

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Welcome to The Strange Harbors Podcast. Hosted by Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, and Amir Touray, The Strange Harbors Podcast is a weekly discussion of all things pop culture, with an emphasis on film and television. Join us every week as we dive deep into big blockbusters, indie favorites, and under-seen hidden gems.
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Welcome to the CEO POP podcast, where amazing things happen. Cover art photo provided by Stephan Herb on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@roiboscht Also live broadcasting on liveme.com or live.me in the app store please follow CEO POP for exclusive international interviews live
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Debut Buddies

Nate Ragolia, Chelsea Hollander, Kelly Attaway

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This is a fortnightly podcast about firsts, exploring the initial offerings in an artist’s catalogue, the first forays in a medium, the first season, first book, first video game… Well, you get the idea. Firsts! Hosted by Kelly Attaway, Chelsea Hollander, and Nate Ragolia. ***Ep 1 - 200, this was the comedy/trivia podcast, A Vague Idea.
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I Will Fight You

Crooked Russian Cam

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Every episode, I Will Fight You brings you a Cold Hard Fact, usually about cartoons, comics, and movies. Join Annie, Kit, and Maq as they turn opinions into facts like "Skeletor should be your role model" and "Everybody is really bad at being William Riker and Han Solo." Updates every 5 weeks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Wadi Cherith

Fr. Alex Roche and Fr. Anthony Dill

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At Wadi Cherith the exiled prophet Elijah, journeying outside of Israel, was fed each day by ravens, an ambiguous and sometimes maligned bird. Join Fr. Alex Roche and Fr. Anthony Dill every month to discuss a whole range of unconventional topics from a Catholic perspective, finding spiritual nourishment in unexpected places. www.wadicherith.com
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Radio vs. the Martians!

Mike Gillis and Casey Doran

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Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of movies, science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as “the McLaughlin Group” for nerds!
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The Fandalorians: Teachers by Day, Nerds by Night

Mr. Richardson, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Giannone

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Throughout the day, Mr. Richardson, Mr. McDonald, and Mr. G educate America's youth. By night, however, they debate and discuss anything in the world of entertainment, and pop culture. Join us every Monday for debates, banter, and fun on the #1 public school teacher pop culture podcast in the world, the Fandalorians: Teachers by Day, Nerds by Night. Proud member of the Unfiltered Studios Podcast Network Available wherever you listen to podcasts Email: Thefandaloriansmailbag@gmail.com Twitter ...
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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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Alphabetizing Your Life

Alphabetizing Your Life

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If you like existing, then you’ll love Alphabetizing Your Life. Join hosts Scott Bednar and Joshua Hillman, two friends with infinite knowledge and minimal wisdom, as they explore, discuss and discover little-known facts about topics starting with each episode’s letter-of-the-day – while downing a bottle of wine… each. This semi-thought-provoking, semi-informative, wholly-inappropriate series will have you learning all things you never knew you needed to know — from A to Z.
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What is love? Who invented dinosaurs? How did life begin? What's the best lighting system for a football game played by snakes? Science asks big questions but only The Pop Test answers them in a comedy quiz format. Andy and Al ask some frankly impossible questions. It's up to a panel of scientists and comedians to give their funniest or most enlightening answer for Team Science.
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Dr. JP shares her passion for poisons in this interactive show. Pick Your Poison is a fast-paced, interactive podcast about poisons and toxins, mischief and murder ranging from ancient history to pop culture. Your choices direct the diagnosis and treatment. Make the wrong choice and our patient won’t survive the podcast.
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This Podcast Will Kill You

Exactly Right Media – the original true crime comedy network

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This podcast might not actually kill you, but Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke cover so many things that can. In each episode, they tackle a different topic, teaching listeners about the biology, history, and epidemiology of a different disease or medical mystery. They do the scientific research, so you don’t have to. Since 2017, Erin and Erin have explored chronic and infectious diseases, medications, poisons, viruses, bacteria and scientific discoveries. They’ve researched public health ...
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The Popaganda Podcast

Shannon Perez-Darby & Tashmica Torok

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Do you love reality television, true crime, memes, TikTok and all other forms of pop culture? Are you also interested in communal care outside of harmful state systems? Do you struggle to reconcile the two? Join Tashmica Torok and Shannon Perez-Darby on Popaganda, as we dive deep into our love of transformative justice, pop culture and where the two meet. Whether you’re new to Popaganda or a loyal listener since the very beginning, we thank you for sticking with us. As podcasting newbies, we ...
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The TAS Cast

Derek and Jake

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Two dudes talking about shtuff! Nothing is off limits as we discuss pop culture, gaming, movies, current events and anything else that comes to mind. Join us in our completely uneducated, unscripted rants from our Midwestern studio. Things that suck and things that are awesome, everything is on the table!
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Constantly Calibrating is a weekly topical podcast that focuses on the wide world of nerd/geek culture; Delving into both recent news stories, as well as discussions, debates and interviews related to what's happening in our assorted fields (Gaming/Tech/Life). A little bit of things, a fair amount of words, and a whole lot of stuff!
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Listen to previous episodes (in podcast form) of CRAGG Live, from the original live broadcast on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! We broadcast LIVE from an abandoned Drive-In Movie Theater between Vegas and Hollywood! See our weekly Saturday CRAGG LIVE schedule posted HERE!!! Make sure to follow our RSS feed here!
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When you go out for a meal, it’s not just what's on your plate that matters, it's what's in your eardrums, too. From dining rooms so loud you have to shout to be heard, to playlists that sound like a generic Millennial Spotify account, it's not surprising that sound is the single most complained about aspect of restaurants. A few years ago, Charlie…
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In the late 80s a cow was diagnosed with Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, AKA Mad Cow Disease which started an outbreak that led to hundreds of thousands of animals diagnosed, millions culled, and almost 200 human deaths. The Mad Cow Disease outbreak changed what we know about prions and affects trade markets still. But cows aren't the only ones a…
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Chris Smith covers another cast of interesting queries submitted by listeners. They include: Why do we have accents? Is there such a thing as the "devil's hour?" What is acid reflux? Is there such a thing as race? If you had unfettered access to the James Webb Space Telescope, what would you point it at? Like this podcast? Please help us by support…
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Apple announces new iPads but people are upset by the ad - https://kotaku.com/apple-ipad-pro-hydraulic-press-crush-commercial-ad-1851463729 Apple apologises - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/apple-apologizes-for-ad-that-crushes-the-sum-total-of-human-artistic-endeavor/ Microsoft shutters a bunch of studios - https://www.darkhorizons.com/mic…
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Three cheers for lesbian weddings, and fingers crossed Sarah gets to have one someday. The Louvre is moving the Mona Lisa to the basement and now we want to know what the fuss is about her anyway. We debate whether Taylor Swift should use a private jet to fly or if she should fly commercial like the rest of us. Sarah wonders what the future of conc…
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We discuss the symbolism of the new King Charles III painting! We’ll unpack the symbols you may have missed- as well as the background of the artist which proves he did bake symbolism into this painting that criticizes the Royal Family! Join me as we break down the symbolism of blood, magick, MKULTRA Project MONARCH, Nazis, Lizard shape shifting pe…
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This episode features an interview with Stephanie and Marcos from the Production Team, where they help manufacture and build our desktops from raw sheet metal. We'll also talk about what makes the System76 factory unique, as well as new hardware updates, community happenings, and a fun game at the end! Five facts about us: -Desktops and keyboards h…
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On today's episode of the Occult Symbolism and Pop Culture with Isaac Weishaupt podcast we have a guest that will tell us about the importance of investments, a clear mental state and his experience in becoming a world champion jockey, financial advisor, owner of Peterson Wealth Services, author and podcaster! His name is Billy Peterson, a certifie…
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This week Haeny and Nathan are back at the table - the tabletop gaming table that is, with Kent Davis, author of the A Riddle in Ruby fantasy series and co-author of Epic RPG, a tabletop role playing game. He talks with Haeny and Nathan about how risk comes into gaming. What makes playing roles feel risky, and how can players be encouraged to take …
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Where were you when you learned that the McDonald's jingle "I'm lovin' it" was originally part of a full-fledged pop song by Justin Timberlake and Pharrell that flopped on the charts but found staying power as a slogan? For us, it was recording our live episode about sponsored content in pop back in March 2024, and we have not been the same since. …
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We live on the edge. Whether we fail to acknowledge it or try not to think of it, that fact remains true for most of us. A chemical shift, a rogue protein, a marauding molecule - our brains are vulnerable to an array of attacks that could dramatically alter our connection with the world and ourselves. In this episode of the TPWKY book club, Dr. Sar…
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What is chemistry? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice take fan questions on exothermic reactions, PFAS, ice cream, sugar, fire, and more with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-magic-of-chemistry-with-kate-the-chemist/ Than…
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In today’s episode of The Popaganda Podcast, Tashmica introduces Shannon to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s through the award-winning documentary, Satan Wants You. To scare people back into a Sunday pew, the Catholic Church funded the publication of a book based on the account of a woman who claimed to have survived satanic ritualistic child abuse. …
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For bonus content, check out our Patreon! patreon.com/wehaveconcerns Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Link to this week's story: https://www.npr.org/2024/04/10/1243939166/lunchables-consumer-reports-school-lunch Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And he…
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Send us a Text Message. This week, the guys are joined by Dan and Manny from the Nostalgia Test Podcast to discuss the 1984 classic "Ghostbusters". In this episode, the guys answer essential questions such as: Did Walter Peck and the EPA make the right decision? Is it safe for a person to walk around with an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on their …
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Sarah has the Little League World Series fever, but really she just loves that they hug each other. Susie isn't so sure about all this touchy feely stuff, and is startled by the stats on the number of adults who sleep with stuffed animals. We revisit the story of a journalist who went undercover as a high school student, discuss why it's considered…
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That’s one live dog right there facing off with two virtual lions. Every so often, a movie comes along that so perfectly embodies the moment of its release that it should be taught in history courses as the purest emanation of a given age. Such a movie is Jason X, a movie so 2001 that Stanley Kubrick is lucky he never lived to see it. A space ship …
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she’s fucked. she’s so fucked. Spoiler alert: Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) is fucked. She’s so fucked. Michael Clayton (George Clooney) isn’t the guy you kill. He’s the guy you buy. If this movie is about any one thing in particular, beyond the moral abyss of corporations and the ways in which community and meaning will pop up like connected air s…
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It’s time for Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack’s masterpiece of Cold War paranoia, a film which suggests that mild-mannered English majors can hold their own in a cat-and-mouse spy game - if they look like Robert Redford, that is. Listen to Adam and Aidan as they dissect the politics of their childhoods and place bets on how long they’d sur…
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On today's episode of the Occult Symbolism and Pop Culture with Isaac Weishaupt podcast we answer all of your Crypto questions with a true expert- James McMahon! He walks us through his history with Cryptos (his friend urging him to buy Bitcoin at 50 CENTS!!!), his experience looking at the Crypto cycles, halving, pumping and predictions! We'll tal…
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This week, we review Luca Guadagnino's electrically charged tennis drama, Challengers. Joined by special guest Ashley Zhang, we discuss the trinity of great performances from Zendaya, Mike Faust, and Josh O'Connor, as well as sing our praises for a rare blockbuster-level crowdpleaser that’s still full of blood, vitality, and texture.…
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Tongue twisters that mock techno-optimism and cite critical theory don’t usually make for catchy song lyrics. But indie rocker Rosie Tucker’s Utopia Now! finds beauty in the dross of late capitalism. Over 13 songs backed by distorted guitars and blazing drum fills, Tucker’s searing vocals bemoan the inherent dislocation of our modern world while se…
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Can MDMA make you a better person? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the neuroscience of empathy, psychopathy, and MDMA in the brain with neuroscientist Ben Rein, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-science-of-mdma-with-ben-re…
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Armed and Gelatinous is out now, go get it! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcOYG4Hqo_Q Starfield is getting more fun - https://kotaku.com/starfield-update-1-11-33-new-maps-60-fps-xbox-series-x-1851449026 Fallout 4 is next-gen - https://kotaku.com/fallout-4-ps5-ps-plus-steam-mods-game-pass-bugs-1851438302 And they’re trying to rush out a new game…
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Sarah explains why latino families are happier about lending money and giving gifts to their family members, but Susie says cranky families are pretty fun too. Botanists want you to know there's no such thing as a vegetable despite literally everyone else agreeing there is. Susie wants plastic surgery and wants you to vote on what she should get ne…
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The cicadas are back for some fun in the sun, and this time, they’re louder than ever! For the first time since 1803, Broods XIII and XIX will be emerging at the same time, covering the American South and Midwest with trillions of cicadas. As Smithsonian entomologist Floyd Shockley readies his nets for the biggest bug invasion in centuries, we look…
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It’s that time of year again when the entirety of Europe (and a few other countries) come together to celebrate kitschy, bombastic songwriting through the Eurovision Song Contest! This year’s competition, held in Malmo, Sweden, features everything from rave-pop on behalf of the Netherlands, to folk-rapping hybrids courtesy of Ukraine – and Charlie …
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This episode takes the theme of “playing roles” this season literally! Marah and Chris join Haeny and Nathan on the Pop and Play stage to talk about acting! They are a married couple that acts in community theater productions in San Francisco. They talk about how they got into acting, what has kept them coming back to it, and how it feels to be on …
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Does it seem like the supplement section of your grocery store gets bigger every time you go in? Or that all television commercials these days seem to be advertising dietary supplements that promise to improve your concentration, help you lose weight, make you happier, healthier, smarter, stronger, cooler, poop better or some mix of those? You’re n…
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Is gravity fundamental to the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explore quantum physics, the fourth dimension, whether H2O is water, and the many-worlds interpretation with theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-querie…
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