Best smithsonian podcasts we could find (Updated February 2018)
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Smithsonian 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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Smithsonian Folkways Sound Sessions
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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 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 Black History Month
 
Honoring the achievements. Remembering the struggle.
 
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Smithsonian Channel Presents Women in Science
 
They're Changing Our World.
 
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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 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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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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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
Weekly
 
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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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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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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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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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 Marfa Public Radio
 
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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Rambling Boy from West Texas Public Radio
 
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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Raise a Glass To History
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The latest in science, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.
 
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Cosmic Chat Podcast
Monthly
 
A podcast about space exploration and aviation by The Hutchinson News in partnership with the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian affiliated science education museum in Hutchinson, Kansas.
 
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DON MORRISON COMMENTARY
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Donald Morrison is a writer, editor and lecturer based in Paris and Miami. He is a former editor of TIME Magazine's European and Asian editions. He has taught writing at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. His most recent books are "The Death of French Culture" (2008) and "How Obama Lost America." (2012). He has written for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Quartz, the New Republic, Le Monde, Le Point and other journ ...
 
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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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Meet Ellen: Get the Key to Health & Happiness
 
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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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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0213 - 18 Clip Of the Day - Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama, had self-portraits unveiled at the Smithsonian
 
Former President and First Lady, Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama, had self-portraits unveiled at the Smithsonian, and the artist was off the mark!President Trump unveiled infrastructure plans yesterday.What’s the most expensive box of chocolate to get your date for Valentine’s Day?
 
Donald Morrison is a writer, editor and lecturer based in Paris and Miami. He is a former editor of TIME Magazine’s European and Asian editions. He has taught writing at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. His most recent books are “The Death of French Culture” (2008) and “How Obama Lost A ...…
 
Happy African-American History Month! During the month of February, US Citizenship Podcast explores the connection between the USCIS History and Civics questions and African American History. Let's get started! Citizenship Interview and Civics Quizzes: 15 USCIS Civics Questions in Honor of African-American History Month. (mp3) (pdf) Citizenship ...…
 
BANG! @southernvangard #radio Ep 150! Hey hey - we need that bag ya’ll - we’ve pushed the bar too high, and Ep150 alongside our interview session this week proves it. A ridiculous amount of new bangers this week on top of FIVE WORLD EXCLUSIVES from The Architect, in preparation for our interview session with him on Thursday this week. One of th ...…
 
The election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many. But others saw it as the culmination of a decades-long effort to uproot and destabilize America’s democratic government. My guests come from two different generations but with a similar viewpoint and quest to empower Americans to leave despair behind and embrace the new democracy movement. F ...…
 
Paleoanthropologist Rick Potts heads the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program and holds the Peter Buck Chair in Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History. Since joining the Smithsonian in 1985, Rick has dedicated his research to piecing together the record of Earth’s environmental change and human adaptation. His ideas on how human ...…
 
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has added a display to educate visitors about the use of precision technology in agriculture.
 
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Seincast: A Seinfeld Podcast
 
"Well, we've officially bottomed out." Vinnie & Matt discuss "The Merv Griffin Show", the sixth episode of season nine, as well as...sidling at home, Kramer's high school days, and that stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy. Links from our discussion: Bruce Eric Kaplan Website Twitter Brent Hinkley (Lou Filerman) Fuck you! - from "Ed Wood", 199 ...…
 
On this week's episode of DCPL Radio, hosts William Reid and Victor Benitez are joined by Jeremy Gardner, an archivist for the Smithsonian and a volunteer archivist at the DC Punk Archive. We'll be discussing why punk history matters, what's in the Punk Archive and how technology is changing the way libraries and archives work. Also joining us ...…
 
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Get Honeycutt | Health, Nutrition and Fitness
 
Patrick Wrenn is a Master Martial Artist. He was co-owner with Elvis Presley and Bill Wallace of T.K.I. (Tennessee Karate Institute) in Memphis, TN. He was also hired by Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone and many other celebrities as a body guard. You can find Patrick in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Smithsonian Institution, Black Belt Hall of Fa ...…
 
Brothers Adam Dutch and Ben Durham host We’re Not Afraid of the Dark. The Tale of the Designated Driver, or The Tale of the Pinball Wizard premiered in the United States on Nickelodeon on November 14, 1992 and was directed by D.J. MacHale, written by Louise Lamarre.When the fuck was there every a reset button on a Game Boy?Super Mario Bros. spe ...…
 
The White Pass & Yukon railway system was built in 1898, connecting Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Canada. Amazingly, it took inexperienced workers just two years to build it into the side of an... The latest in science, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.By appsupport@smithsoniannetworks.com.
 
Donald Morrison is an author, journalist and educator. In a long career at TIME, he wrote and edited in every department of the magazine. He was Editor of its Asian edition in Hong Kong and its European edition in London. A frequent lecturer and conference moderator, he has taught at New York University in London, Tsinghua University in Beijing ...…
 
Donald Morrison is an author, journalist and educator. In a long career at TIME, he wrote and edited in every department of the magazine. He was Editor of its Asian edition in Hong Kong and its European edition in London. A frequent lecturer and conference moderator, he has taught at New York University in London, Tsinghua University in Beijing ...…
 
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Best Friend Banter with Sarah Davis + Evie Granville
 
It’s that time of year when holiday cards start to fill our mailboxes and we get a chance to peek into the lives of our friends and family across the country. But have you ever wondered, How did we get ourselves wrapped into this tradition? And why are we still fussing about holiday cards when we all connect on social media anyway? In this week ...…
 
BANG! @southernvangard #radio Ep 144! If you like to hear Meeks and Doe ramble, this is the episode for ya’ll. We tried like hell to get an interview session this week but it just didn’t work out. What’s that mean? Meeks and Doe running their mouth more than usual and of course lots of new joints! Provided all goes well we’ll have interviews ev ...…
 
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Please Explain (The Leonard Lopate Show)
 
How did cats get domesticated? Why are they so popular on the internet? Are they good or evil? If you have wanted to know the answers to these questions, and more, tune in to our latest Please Explain, which is all about cats. We're joined by Abigail Tucker, correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine, and author of The Lion in the Living Room: How ...…
 
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MetroFocus: The Podcast
 
Connie Choi and Hallie Ringle, co-curators of the “Fictions” exhibition on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem, joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss emerging artist Amy Sherald.In October 2017, Sherald was selected, by former First Lady Michelle Obama, to paint her official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Known for her ...…
 
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How The Art World Works
 
We discuss gallery life, the difference between art dealers and gallerists, and the five necessary items you should have when buying art from galleries so you don't get-got. Thanks to our guest, Patricia Hamilton for dropping by. You can catch her work as a gallerist at the Smithsonian’s archive Our music is brought to us by Shawn Lee’s Ping Po ...…
 
Vernon interviews community organizer, Silvia Inéz Salazar. Vernon and Ms. Salazar discuss the role she has played in organizing cooperatives in Washington, DC, and how cooperatives can be used to solve community problems.Silvia Inéz Salazar has been organizing housing and worker owned cooperatives in DC for the past ten years. She serves as a ...…
 
Sorry for the delay, everybody. We went to New Orleans, ate all the food, and then real life started catching up with us. Thanks for your patience. We're talking about the US capital city today! We both lived in Washington, DC (before we were married and a few years apart) and we both LOVED it there. If you want incredible and FREE museums, vis ...…
 
Esther Collinetti finds strength in vulnerability. She’s the co-owner of REV Cycle Studio, a spinning studio in McHenry Row, where she has offered high-energy, expletive-laden encouragement to spin clients since January 2014. Born in Nigeria to European parents, and raised in Chile, Esther has always felt like an outsider thanks to her unique a ...…
 
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Get Honeycutt | Health, Nutrition and Fitness
 
Patrick Wrenn is a Master Martial Artist. He was co-owner with Elvis Presley and Bill Wallace of T.K.I. (Tennessee Karate Institute) in Memphis, TN. He was also hired by Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone and many other celebrities as a bodyguard. You can find Patrick in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Smithsonian Institution, Black Belt Hall of Fam ...…
 
In art school in the 1980s, graphic design was for the neat and tidy kids -- the ones who knew their way around a ruler and wouldn’t smudge the ink. Ellen Lupton was not one of those kids. A curator, educator, writer and critic, Ellen is the author of several books, one of which, "Thinking With Type," has become an invaluable and widely read in ...…
 
Windsor Castle, the scene of a disastrous fire in 1992, was badly in need of restoration. One problem: The bill was likely to be in the millions--and taxpayers were in no mood to foot the bill. The latest in science, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.By appsupport@smithsoniannetworks.com.
 
In this episode we discuss new science on the impacts on birds and amphibians of drilling for natural gas in the tropics with a Smithsonian researcher, and a Goldman Prize winner discusses her ongoing campaign to rid mercury contamination from the environment, which is (still) having alarming human health effects. Plus we round up the top envir ...…
 
This week on Start Hear : Sidedoor : More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian's vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. Myths and Legends : Stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Local Exposure : Focusing a light on the thriving music scene in Greater Cincinnati.…
 
“Satisfied? | J-Live : Adbusters: Live Without Dead Time Nothing Like A War | Tom Neilson : Folk Alliance International presents Songs of War and Politics Vol. 1 Against The Law | The Silver Nightingale : Folk Alliance International presents Songs of War and Politics Vol. 1 Legalize Our Love | Timbuk 3 : A Hundred Lovers She Keeps Me Warm | Mar ...…
 
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