Best smithsonian podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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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 ...
 
Satisfy your curiosity with the latest in science, space, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.
 
Honoring the achievements. Remembering the struggle.
 
Radio Eye is a reading service for people who are blind or have other disabilities that make it difficult to read printed material. Smithsonian Magazine is a weekly half-hour reading of the magazine, broadcast on Thursdays.
 
Explore portraiture with insights provided by Curators, Historians, and Researchers of the National Portrait Gallery.
 
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.
 
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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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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Moonstruck
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Moonstruck is a podcast about humans in space. Hear from astronauts, engineers, politicians, and space decision-makers as they tell their stories from the history of human spaceflight, sharing how their time at the edge of human understanding taught them about themselves and the rest of us on the ground.
 
Baby pandas and roaring pride of lions are just a few of the highlights inside Smithsonian's National Zoo.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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/
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The latest in science, culture, and history from Smithsonian Channel.
 
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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Use this plan to see 27 top sights in Washington, D.C. over the course of five days of visiting world-class attractions. Suggestions for dining and advance planning, as well as ideas for modifying the plan if you have more or less time to spend in Washington, D.C. are included. Click on the audio bar at the end of this post to listen to the acc ...…
 
Dr. David Reich - Who We Are, The New Science of DNA Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, this is episode #198. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, our guest today on the Not Old Better Show is Dr. David ...…
 
Dr. David Reich - Who We Are, The New Science of DNA Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, this is episode #198. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, our guest today on the Not Old Better Show is Dr. David ...…
 
In this episode 47, we welcome Carin Pinto (@caringabrielle) to discuss the latest news on SocietyNow! We dive into police saying the man linked to the deadly bombings in Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas recorded a 25-minute-long "confession" to his crimes. We also breakdown the stunning portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama at the S ...…
 
FX splashed out on some expensive talent to tell the story of the infamously cheap J. Paul Getty's negotiations for the return of his kidnapped hippie grandson -- whom he and many others thought had engineered the situation to get himself some spending money. The network's really put itself on the map with prestige-crime series in the last coup ...…
 
Delores King Williams discusses Ella Fitzgerald and her 100th anniversary celebration at the Hillman Center for the performing Arts with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm.
 
Susan Wright stabbed her husband 193 times, left his dead body half-buried in the backyard, then asked police for a restraining order against him. A restraining order against her dead husband. So, what was up? It depends on who you ask. Some say she’s a cold blooded killer. The media even dubbed her the Blue-Eyed Butcher. But Susan tells a diff ...…
 
A new crop of tree scientists is using language that implies purpose, design, and even wonder to describe their subjects. But what about the Who?If you’ve read J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” you already know about his deeply-rooted love for trees—especially talking trees.In Middle-Earth, trees are living, thinking beings shepherded ...…
 
My guests today are Marisol Berríos-Miranda and Shannon Dudley, ethnomusicologists, professors and musicians, who performed at the Aula-Museo Paco Díez in Mucientes, Valladolid, where most of the audience had never heard or seen a steelpan before. In addition to their concert tour, as the Caribbean duet Dingolay, Marisol and Shannon presented t ...…
 
Roger Wagner, Creator of HyperStudio and HyperDuino Multimedia development in K-12 cannot be discussed without including HyperStudio. HyperStudio has a long history in providing teachers and students with the opportunity to develop interactive multimedia. The guest for this session is Roger Wagner–the creator of HyperStudio, HyperDuino, and Mak ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Octopus' DenSubtitle: A Smithsonian Oceanic Collection BookAuthor: Deirdre LangelandNarrator: Peter ThomasFormat: UnabridgedLength: 8 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 07-30-13Publisher: Palm PublishingRatings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votesGenres: Kids, Ages 0 ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: In That Sweet CountrySubtitle: Uncollected Writings of Harry MiddletonAuthor: Harry Middleton, Ron Ellis (editor)Narrator: Bill DeweesFormat: UnabridgedLength: 5 hrs and 11 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-12-13Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 4. ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper DeadlyAuthor: Kat EschnerNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-05-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPub ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Why Are Chocolate Easter Bunnies Hollow?Author: Amanda FieglNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-29-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublisher's Summ ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: 5 Great Historical Myths and Traditions About Hot Cross Buns, a Pre-Easter PastryAuthor: Rachel NuwerNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-29-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazi ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Five False Facts About the Human BodyAuthor: Ask SmithsonianNarrator: Eric SchulzeFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 minLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-04-16Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Science & Technology, BiologyPublisher's Summary:Think you know everyth ...…
 
BANG! @southernvangard #radio presents the Buck Dudley interview session! We give ya’ll the full picture here at Southern Vangard Radio - the way these dots are connecting right now is nothing short of tremendous. While we kicked off 2018 blazing with the one and only Crimeapple - we had to bring in the man behind his sound to complete the stor ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Chemist Hazel Bishops Lipstick WarsAuthor: Kat EschnerNarrator: Desiree FultzFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-23-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublisher's Summary:Ear ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The First Saxophone Was Made of WoodAuthor: Kat EschnerNarrator: Desiree FultzFormat: Original RecordingLength: 2 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-24-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublisher's Summary:Th ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: How a Hot Dog Eating Contest Became One of the Fourth of July's Greatest TraditionsAuthor: Matt BlitzNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 4 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 06-28-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazi ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Why Women Bring Their 'I Voted' Stickers to Susan B. Anthony's GraveAuthor: Erin BlakemoreNarrator: Desiree FultzFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-28-16Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: After 45 Years, the FBI Has Officially Stopped Looking for D.B. CooperAuthor: Danny LewisNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 3 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 07-20-16Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Times Squares Glitzy Look Was One Mans Bright IdeaAuthor: Kat EschnerNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 4 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-03-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublish ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Why Was Maine the First State to Try Prohibition?Author: Kat EschnerNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 4 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 06-07-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublishe ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: How Spam Went from Canned Necessity to American IconAuthor: Ayalla A. RubioNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 5 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 07-12-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyP ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness ExpertsAuthor: Libby CopelandNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 8 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 03-01-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Scie ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Is Sustainable Trash-Burning a Load of Rubbish?Author: Carrie ArnoldNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 7 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-03-16Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublishe ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ten Fun Facts About the Original PatriotsAuthor: Lorraine BoissoneaultNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 8 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 02-08-17Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Science & TechnologyPublis ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fruitcake 101: A Concise Cultural History of This Loved and Loathed LoafAuthor: Jesse RhodesNarrator: Mark SchectmanFormat: Original RecordingLength: 4 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-07-16Publisher: SmithsonianGenres: Newspapers & Magazines, Scie ...…
 
BANG! @southernvangard #radio Ep 154! Hey you! Yeah you…yeah, you’re in the right place - ‘cause this is Episode 154 of the best hip-hop mix show & podcast on earth! More of that raw this week - we don’t know about ya’ll, but we can barely keep up with the output of new music these days, but we do our best to provide a snapshot of what we like ...…
 
Katherine Chiljan, an independent scholar on the subject, discusses the controversy surrounding the authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays. She talks about who evidence suggests the writer really was and speculates on the potential politics behind the “identity theft” in the 17th century and why the deception may have occurred.She also consi ...…
 
The world's longest airplane flight took place in 1958, when two aircraft mechanics spent 64 days above the southwestern U.S. in a tiny Cessna with no amenities. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the aerial adventures of Bob Timm and John Cook as they set a record that still stands today. We'll also consider a d ...…
 
In this episode, Kristin talks about world-class asshole D.C. Stevenson. Stevenson led the Klu Klux Klan through a period of unprecedented growth, but his violent crime against a white woman took him down. His trial captivated the nation and ultimately led to the downfall of the KKK’s second wave. Brandi lightens things up (thank God), with eve ...…
 
Published on 27 Jan 2017. Back in 1911, a box with a dead raccoon in it showed up in Washington D.C., at the office of Gerrit S. Miller. After pulling it out and inspecting it, he realized this raccoon was from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, and unlike anything he’d ever seen before. He christened it Procyon minor and in doing so changed ...…
 
Published on 27 Jan 2017. Back in 1911, a box with a dead raccoon in it showed up in Washington D.C., at the office of Gerrit S. Miller. After pulling it out and inspecting it, he realized this raccoon was from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, and unlike anything he’d ever seen before. He christened it Procyon minor and in doing so changed ...…
 
Published on 27 Jan 2017. Back in 1911, a box with a dead raccoon in it showed up in Washington D.C., at the office of Gerrit S. Miller. After pulling it out and inspecting it, he realized this raccoon was from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, and unlike anything he’d ever seen before. He christened it Procyon minor and in doing so changed ...…
 
Published on 27 Jan 2017. Back in 1911, a box with a dead raccoon in it showed up in Washington D.C., at the office of Gerrit S. Miller. After pulling it out and inspecting it, he realized this raccoon was from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, and unlike anything he’d ever seen before. He christened it Procyon minor and in doing so changed ...…
 
We discuss the significance of jeans in the film I,Tonya, and interpreting Claire McCardell’s Monastic dress.I,Tonya (2017): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580036/ Axel Yvon on Marithé + François Girbaud (2018): https://www.bonnegueule.fr/marithe-francois-girbaud-histoire-deux-techniciens-mode/Igor Kopytoff, 'The cultural biography of things: com ...…
 
SHOULD THE OAKLAND MAYOR BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR INFORMING ILLEGALS OF UPCOMING ICE RAID? LIBBY SCHAFF SHOULD BE ARRESTED, AND SAVAGE SAYS HE'S GOING TO BE THE CHAMPION THAT BRINGS HER DOWN. THE ACLU IS BEHIND THE CORRUPTION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE AMERICA THAT WE WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD. EXTREME IDEAS AND VALUES WILL EVENTUALLY DISTORT THE ...…
 
Katie Miller is an American-based artist who is best known for her colorful, hyperrealistic oil paintings of children. She was raised in New Hampshire, Florida, and California and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007, with a BFA in painting and a minor in art history. She earned her MFA from Hoffberger School of Painting at ...…
 
For over two decades, African American artist Kara Walker (born 1969) has been making work that weaves together imagery from the antebellum South, the brutality of slavery, and racist stereotypes. We visit the exhibition of her work: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
 
This week's guest on Foreign National is Adriel Luis, a musician, poet, visual artist, curator and coder from the California Bay Area. Adriel is currently based in Washington, D.C. as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where his team has been developing a series of “culture labs” as commu ...…
 
Today's narrative spotlight's Solomon G. Brown, the Smithsonian Institution's first African American employee. Our reader is Kathleen Bourret, English Language Arts teacher for Chicago Public Schools, with a special introduction by gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp
 
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