Best smithsonian podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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Smithsonian Folkways Sound Sessions
 
Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways is an audio journey into the rich, eclectic, and sometimes eccentric Smithsonian Folkways archive. Host Sam Litzinger and archivist Jeff Place comb the stacks for music and stories about this historic record label for monthly broadcasts that feature newly digitized audio, including rare outtakes, interviews, and never-before-heard recordings. Programs cover American folk icons, emerging artists who are continuing and transforming musical traditions ar ...
 
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Black History Month
 
Honoring the achievements. Remembering the struggle.
 
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Smithsonian Channel Pick of the Week
 
Satisfy your curiosity with the latest in science, space, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.
 
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
 
They're Changing Our World.
 
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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Live Events in Standard Def
 
An archive of live events from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, including music, dance, plays, symposia and more in standard def. HD available too - http://goo.gl/X4Tfm.
 
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Audio Profiles from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
 
Explore portraiture with insights provided by Curators, Historians, and Researchers of the National Portrait Gallery.
 
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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Live Events in HD
 
An archive of live events from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, including music, dance, plays, symposia and more. True HD coming soon.
 
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Titanoboa: Monster Snake
 
Bigger. Badder. Boa.
 
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Night at the Museum: Escape from the Smithsonian Sneak Peek
 
Night at the Museum: Escape from the Smithsonian is now in theaters! Get this exclusive sneak peek now available on iTunes! It's a new "Night" and "Museum" for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history -- including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Owen Wilson is back as cowboy Jedediah, and Robin Williams again rides into history as Teddy Roosevelt. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smith ...
 
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Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day September 25th 2010
 
Listen to the podcasts from our participating museums to see what you can experience on Museum Day 2010 on September 25th.
 
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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
 
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service creates and shares exhibitions about art, science, culture, and history with millions of people beyond the Nation’s Capitol. We are the largest traveling exhibition service in the world. Our exhibitions, sharing the wealth of the Smithsonian's vast collections, are on view in libraries, museums, science centers, university galleries, historical societies, and everywhere people gather. Our latest podcasts are about Puerto Rican baseball ...
 
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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Live Events in Standard Def
 
An archive of live events from the National Museum of the American Indian, including music, dance, plays, symposia and more in standard def. HD available too - http://goo.gl/X4Tfm
 
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Sidedoor
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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Tony Cohn sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
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Sounds to Grow On
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The CKUA Radio Network presents Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On, a new 26-part series featuring the original recordings of the Folkways Collection, now a cornerstone of Smithsonian Folkways Records' vast catalogue. Hosted by Michael Asch, the only child of Folkways Records' founder Moses Asch, the weekly one-hour program debuted Sunday, January 18th, 2009. This series, researched by Robert Wiznura, is a co-production of The Smithsonian Women's Committee, Smithsonian Folkways Recordin ...
 
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
 
The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art enlivens the extraordinary human stories behind America's most significant art and artists. It is the preeminent and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available for study the papers and other primary records of the visual arts in America.
 
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History Explorer Podcast
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Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, staff members are conducting exciting, original research and collecting objects-both iconic and seemingly mundane-to tell compelling stories of American history. This podcast takes listeners along on their intellectual adventures. Along the way, we seek to expose the process of historical inquiry and present thought-provoking stories. Accompanying this series are standards-aligned teacher guides and Smith ...
 
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Wild Inside The National Zoo
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Baby pandas and roaring pride of lions are just a few of the highlights inside Smithsonian's National Zoo.
 
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Historically Black
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Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingt ...
 
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The Folkways Collection
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This series of 24 one-hour programs explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Records (now at the Smithsonian, as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). The music of modern day giants like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Ani Difranco is interwoven with original Folkways recordings to demonstrate the lasting legacy that Folkways Records has on popular music. Recent and archival interviews with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Micke ...
 
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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
 
Face-to-Face is a podcast series from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Listen to Face-to-Face portrait talks, interviews with artists, and lectures from the museum. Face-to-Face portrait talks occur every Thursday at 6pm, in the museum. For more, see the Face-to-Face blog at http://face2face.si.edu/ and the National Portrait Gallery's website at http://npg.si.edu/
 
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Historically Black
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Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingt ...
 
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
 
The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art enlivens the extraordinary human stories behind America's most significant art and artists. It is the preeminent and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available for study the papers and other primary records of the visual arts in America.
 
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Tapestry of the Times
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Tapestry of the Times is a collaboration between WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore, Md and Smithsonian Folkways RecordingsExploring SoundJoin Aaron Henkin on an ear-opening voyage back in time and around the globe as he takes listeners on 36, hour-long tours through the wide-ranging sound archives of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Real music, real people, and the stories behind the sounds.Please note that the programs are archived versions of radio broadcasts that originally aired in 2008 and 2009
 
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The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show
 
Jeanne Bliss, five time Chief Customer Officer and author of “Chief Customer Officer 2.0” is joined by CCOs around the world as they share how they gain traction in transforming their business, leaders and operations. Join us to learn the leadership practices from C-Level Customer Experience executives at Airbnb, Walgreens, Audi, Premera, The Smithsonian Institute, Barney’s New York, and Adobe among others. They will fearlessly share with you what works...and what doesn’t work as we debunk t ...
 
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Raise a Glass To History
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The latest in science, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.
 
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NASA's The Incredible Two-Inch Universe Activity (Audio & ASL)
 
A NASA-Smithsonian Universe Forum Publication :: This activity will help you explore the universe by shrinking cosmic scale in just 4 steps. Print out the instructions and cut-out templates (printer-friendly PDFs at http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/2inch/). Follow along with the activity by listening to the narration or viewing the American Sign Language in the video podcast files.
 
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Rambling Boy from West Texas Public Radio
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The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002. The show is broadcast Monday at 10:06 and 7:06 on KXWT West Texas and KRTS Marfa Public Radio.
 
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Southern Vangard
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@southernvangard #Radio #NOW on @iTunesPodcasts #Subscribe #NOW https://itun.es/us/QyyX9.c!!! Southern Vangard Radio is a weekly podcast that features the latest and greatest underground hip-hop and lively color commentary from Atlanta’s own DJ Jon Doe & rhyme connoisseur Eddie “Cappuccino” Meeks. In addition to dropping every Tuesday, Doe & Meeks don their journalism hats on Thursdays with the Southern Vangard Radio Interview Sessions, which serves as an outlet for artists featured on the m ...
 
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Wild Inside The National Zoo
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Baby pandas and roaring pride of lions are just a few of the highlights inside Smithsonian's National Zoo.
 
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Sidedoor
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Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them. For more info, check out si.edu/sidedoor.
 
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Rotolo's Media Circus
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Anthony Rotolo is a media and pop culture scholar, writer and news contributor. He is a former professor of social media and pop culture at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Rotolo is currently producing a new series called The Star Trek Learning Experience with the Smithsonian (Spring 2018).
 
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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
 
Face-to-Face is a podcast series from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Listen to Face-to-Face portrait talks, interviews with artists, and lectures from the museum. Face-to-Face portrait talks occur every Thursday at 6pm, in the museum. For more, see the Face-to-Face blog at http://face2face.si.edu/ and the National Portrait Gallery's website at http://npg.si.edu/
 
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Sidedoor
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Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them. For more info, check out si.edu/sidedoor or give us your feedback by leaving a message at 202-633-4120.
 
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Rambling Boy from Marfa Public Radio
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The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002. The show is broadcast Monday at 10:06 and 7:06 on KRTS Marfa and KXWT West Texas Public Radio.
 
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Andes and The Amazon, The by ORTON, James
 
This book, with the subtitle "Across the Continent of South America" describes the scientific expedion of 1867 to the equatorial Andes and the Amazon. The route was from Guayaquil to Quito, over the Cordillera, through the forest to Napo, and, finally, on the Rio Napo to Pebas on the Maranon. Besides this record, the expedition - under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute - collected samples of rocks and plants, and numerous specimen of animals. The scientists also compiled a vocabulary ...
 
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Meet Ellen: Get the Key to Health & Happiness
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I was given a copy of Ellen G. White's The Ministry of Healing book at a health expo hosted by the Apollo Theater in Harlem on September 19, 2015, and the trajectory of my life has been forever changed. Now it's time for YOU to meet Ellen and be transformed by the 8 Laws of Health outlined in The Ministry of Healing and presented in the "Meet Ellen: Get the Key to Health & Happiness" podcast. I am Marci Kenon, IFPA-certified personal fitness trainer and lifestyle coach. In a previous life, I ...
 
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Robert Whiting's Japan
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Best-selling author Robert Whiting's weekly podcast discusses the past, present and future of Japan. Current events and trends and the news makers who are shaping them are topics. Whiting, who penned the classic "You Gotta Have Wa" in 1989 and "Tokyo Underworld" in 2000, first came to Japan in 1962 and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on the social, political, economic and sporting landscapes of the country. The California native has written for many renowned publications in his lo ...
 
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International visitation to the U.S. decreased last year for the first time since 2009. In this photo taken April 19, 2015, people walk in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Andrew Harnik / Associated PressSkift Take: International visits to the U.S could have decreased in 2016 for many reasons, ranging from the pricy ...…
 
International visitation to the U.S. decreased last year for the first time since 2009. In this photo taken April 19, 2015, people walk in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Andrew Harnik / Associated PressSkift Take: International visits to the U.S could have decreased in 2016 for many reasons, ranging from the pricy ...…
 
Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Andy Cruz, the Co-Founder of the type factory and design studio House Industries, which has been a standard bearer for American graphic design for 25 years. House's work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and will be the subject of a major exhibition at the ...…
 
In this special episode Sally the Researcher and Carri, from the LDS Dating podcast, talk about Beast as he goes through “the Hero’s Journey” The Smithsonian Documentary about The Real Beauty and the Beast The Hero's Journey by Christopher Vogler The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Cambell, a Wikipedia Summary Links Beastly Minute pages on ...…
 
HR2 - Lonnie asks listeners why is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas not in the Smithsonian African-American Museum in Washington, DC?
 
HR1 - Lonnie asks listeners why is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas not in the Smithsonian African-American Museum in Washington, DC?
 
Brenda Cantrell discuss some of the may treasures to be found for sale at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scotsboro, Alabama And Phil Keoghan of the Amazing Race shars his new project and his home country of New Zealand with the Smithsonian Channels 'Flying High with Phil Keoghan'
 
Thirty-three episodes in, and today Sean sits down in the "Virtual Smithsonian" with Lee Jennings, singer of Atlanta-based theatricore band THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT. Lee and Sean wax poetic over such topics as musical theatre, whether Halloween is better than Christmas, being passionate about bowling, overcoming adversity when following your dreams ...…
 
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Dave Leonard's radio Unleashed
 
Artist – Title (Album/Label) Paul Kelly – Firewood and Candles (Life Is Fine/Cooking Vinyl) Manchester Orchestra – The Gold (A Black Mile To The Surface/Loma Vista) The Mammals – Culture War (single/Humble Abode) Nikki Lane – Send The Sun (Highway Queen/New West) Prefab Sprout – Faron Young (Two Wheels Good/Epic) Mumford & Sons feat. Baaba Maal ...…
 
Jonathan Barker, President and CEO of SK Films, discusses the IMAX documentary filmmakers movement to oppose the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s plan to demolish its IMAX theater in order to expand a cafeteria. In a public letter, the filmmakers have asked the museum’s Executive Director Dr. Kirk Johnson, to delay the demolitio ...…
 
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Art in Aztec Ruins & Chaco Canyon – Mixed media artist Rose B. Simpson talks about being the National Parks Arts Foundation artist- ...…
 
Phil Keoghan, Reality TV Host of new Smithsonian Channel show, "Flying High with Phil Keoghan".
 
Joel Hammond talkin' Tribe, Matt Granite has Ways 2 save, Knuckleheads In The News, Phil Keoghan talks about his new show on Smithsonian Channel
 
It's Episode 32, and Sean is welcoming Iron Falcon to the Smithsonian! Sean sits down with singer Chris Doty and guitarist Chris Goins over an ice cold root beer to discuss the inspiration behind their Southern-themed musical project, early influences in metal, Mr. T haircuts, Metallica's actual worst album "Lulu", shooting music videos, beefin ...…
 
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Fashion Culture Design
 
If you were a boy in the 70’s and 80’s did you have a picture of Farah Fawcett in that red swimsuit on your wall? (It’s in the Smithsonian now btw). So why haven’t you been following Norma Kamali more closely since then? What is wrong with you? She is a pioneer in so much that many people are only recently discovering. Online sales? Non-traditi ...…
 
It's podcast season, everyone! What? That's not a thing. Anyway, here's what we're talking about this month!- Paul and Michael are each other's boss.- Angry Man Bun, and other fun nicknames for co-workers- Awkward Steve is going to be showcased at the Smithsonian!!!- No, SERIOUSLY!!- Making death sequences fun, rather than frustrating- An updat ...…
 
40 Years Later....SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL TELLS THEHARROWING STORY OF A CITY ON EDGE INTHE LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM Speak with Documentary Filmmaker Tom Jenningson the 40th Anniversary of the Murder Spreethat Terrorized New York CityFor more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New York City, killing six people and critically ...…
 
https://oneperfectdayin.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/o13a-washingtondc-museums-72817-4-44-pm.mp3 (Click above to listen to the podcast. See below for information and pictures.) Washington DC – 7 Major Museums Washington, DC can be a little overwhelming with so many world-class things to see and do available to you. This podcast highlights 7 of t ...…
 
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This Week in America with Ric Bratton
 
40 Years Later....SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL TELLS THEHARROWING STORY OF A CITY ON EDGE INTHE LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM Premieres Sunday July 30th at 9PM ET/PTRic Speaks with Documentary Filmmaker Tom Jenningson the 40th Anniversary of the Murder Spreethat Terrorized New York CityFor more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New ...…
 
For more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New York City, killing six people and critically wounding seven others. On July 29, 1976, David Berkowitz began a murder spree that left law enforcement baffled and the public afraid to leave their homes, igniting a national media frenzy in the process. Using rarely seen pre ...…
 
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Bulldog's Rude Awakening Show
 
July 27th - Dan Mason, Tom Jennings, Smithsonian Channel, Lost Tapes Son of Sam
 
It's Episode 31 and the Smithsonian is transformed into the Batcave as Clay Nevels & Joe Brock of FOXBAT return to the Sean Vs Wild Podcast! Join the gang as they discuss music, getting hustled by children, finding underwear in your front yard, the next iconic band in Rock music, Vanilla Ice's greatest cinematic moments, the importance of writi ...…
 
Rotolo's Media Circus covers the stories taking center stage in the bigtop of broadcast, also known as the mainstream media. News and analysis of the week's top trends in politics and pop culture.In this inaugural episode, Rotolo covers the latest in the Russia crisis, a hijacked press conference in Minneapolis, Rosie O'Donnell at rock bottom, ...…
 
David Kelley doesn’t like to claim to have come up with the term design thinking, even though a most people would say he did. But regardless of who coined it, as founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school he has been one of the most influential proponents of design thinking, and human-centered design in general. When it comes to bringing togethe ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): An ARC for protecting threatened frogs. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Most shipping containers found along the Panama Canal are filled with goods and produce. But at the Amphibian Rescue Center, or ARC, the containers are filled with frogs. Smithsonian conservation biologist Brian Gratwicke calls them Amphibian ...…
 
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Science Update Podcast – Daily Edition
 
BOB HIRSHON (host): An ARC for protecting threatened frogs. I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Most shipping containers found along the Panama Canal are filled with goods and produce. But at the Amphibian Rescue Center, or ARC, the containers are filled with frogs. Smithsonian conservation biologist Brian Gratwicke calls them Amphibian ...…
 
It's Episode 30 and this week Sean is joined in the "Virtual Smithsonian" by Brittney Slayes, vocalist extraordinaire of Canada's Unleash The Archers! Brittney stops in to chat about music, Stranger Things, Dungeons & Dragons, her favorite comic books, how she maintains her powerhouse vocals on tour, recording in Denmark, hanging out with falco ...…
 
Valaida Fullwood is a writer and project strategist who realizes ideas and dreams. She is the author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists - named one of the '10 Best Black Books' of 2011 and winner of the prestigious Terry McAdam Book Award as 2012's most inspirational and useful new book for the non-prof ...…
 
Talking with Dr. Layne Karafantis of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum about human factors engineering initiatives in the maintenance of complex aerospace systems.
 
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Now Is Podcast
 
Intro: “Peace and Blessings (To Fred)” The Chicago Trio from from Velvet Songs to Baba Fred Anderson (2012) available from RogueArt Records Earnest Dawkins, only credited as playing saxes but I think he's on aux percussion here Harrison Bankhead, bass Hamid Drake, drums Outro: “Take Us Home” Hamid Drake & Bindu from Reggaeology (2009) available ...…
 
Today's episode is Chapter 15 in a series based on Chris Webster's book the "Field Archaeologist's Survival Guide: Getting a Job and Working in Cultural Resource Management". Today, we cover the Smithsonian Trinomial System. Links Field Archaeologist's Survival Guide on Amazon
 
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Kitchen Chat With Margaret McSweeney
 
“History happens on the plate,” says Sandra Gutierrez, cookbook author, food writer and culinary expert on the Southern-Latino food movement. Sandra and I met in the White House Garden during a tour with IACP. She has become a dear friend and has been an integral part of my culinary journey in understanding and appreciating the tastes of Latin ...…
 
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What Is It About The Weather
 
Air conditioning is a fairly ‘young’ invention. While it seems we are becoming increasingly dependent on its availability, we have used many techniques for staying cool over human history. From parasols to high ceilings to just a cool swim, these approaches among others have been employed for centuries. However, there are some things we have go ...…
 
Have you ever seen a picture of an old map of the world and wondered why they contained enormous serpents, giant squids, Krakken, and other terrifying creatures drawn on its edges? What is the purpose of these creatures?Obviously oceans of the past were not infested with mythological creatures in the past. What function did they serve for the a ...…
 
Highlights We say farewell to Former Commissioner James Nutter: Dan Dayton |@ 00:30Poland in WW1 - Part 1: The Oath Crisis |@ 01:45Poland in WW1 - Part 2: What you probably did not know: Jan Lorys |@ 03:45The US government federalizes the shipbuilding industry |@ 10:45Women take up the fight in Europe: Mike Shuster |@ 19:15Americans who fought ...…
 
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Strange Attractor
 
What is science fiction? Science fiction (Wikipedia) Hard versus soft science fiction (Wikipedia) Why is science fiction so hard to define? (BBC) How America's leading science fiction authors are shaping your future (Smithsonian) What is science fiction good for? (Huffington Post) The underrated universal appeal of science fiction (The Atlantic ...…
 
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This Week in America with Ric Bratton
 
The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record by John EisenbergThe fascinating story of baseball’s legendary “Ironmen,” two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at a ...…
 
Dan Pimentel tells us about the #Oshbash social media meetup coming up at Airventure Oshkosh 2017. We also look into freelance writing for aviation publications and the Airplanista Aviation Blog. In the news, we talk about support for supersonic civil air travel in the FAA reauthorization bills before Congress, ATC privatization, United Airline ...…
 
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