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Curated Culture

A sampling of some of the best modern culture podcasts out there.

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Sep 18 2020

  • Future Tense / Reinventing research – Part One: future scenarios and moving away from the publish or perish mantra

    The research community is facing a “crisis of reproducibility”, according to the head of the Center for Open Science, Professor Brian Nosek. He says many of the traditional practices designed to make research robust, actually distort and diminish its effectiveness. In this episode, he details his ideas for reform. We also explore three plausible scenarios for how the academic sector could look in 2030.

  • Fishko Files from WNYC / Frank Stella

    Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most. Here, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks with visual artist Frank Stella about some very productive pain. (Produced in 2011)

  • Learn German | GermanPod101.com / Video - German Words of the Week #3 - Computer Words

    Get ALL of these Video Lessons at GermanPod101.com! Sign up for a Free Lifetime Account!

  • The Guardian's Audio Long Reads / Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America

    During the 1970s and 80s, eight US-backed military dictatorships jointly plotted the cross-border kidnap, torture, rape and murder of hundreds of their political opponents. Now some of the perpetrators are finally facing justice. By Giles Tremlett. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  • History Extra podcast / Ben Macintyre on Agent Sonya – the greatest female spy in history

    Journalist and bestselling author Ben Macintyre talks to us about his latest book, Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy, which tells the incredible story of a German-born woman who spied for the Soviet Union against both Britain and Nazi Germany, and helped transform the balance of power in the Cold War. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Latino USA / 'Hatemonger': Author Jean Guerrero On Stephen Miller

    Maria Hinojosa talks with reporter Jean Guerrero about her new book, "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda," which chronicles the rise of one of President Trump's most influential advisors. Guerrero discusses Miller's California roots, the right-wing figures who mentored him as a young man, and how he's transformed the United States' immigration system.

  • Radio Cherry Bombe / Advocating for Accessibility with Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad

    “I’m not sure what it is with society where people with disabilities are always an afterthought,” says Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad. For Lakshmee, a digital marketer with 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, the issue hits home. Her sister Annie was born with cerebral palsy, so Lakshmee knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a person with disabilities to navigate a city, even one as major and modern as New York, which they call home. In response, Lakshmee launched Accessible Travel N...more

  • Call Your Girlfriend / Use the Power You Have

    How can we create change from within institutions? We talk with longtime civil rights activist, Pramila Jayapal, who was elected to Congress in 2016 about her work with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, pushing for change within the Democratic Party. Plus, the challenging pace of change within government and the prospects for better federal policy to support immigrants, people out of work, and Black and brown communities devastated by police violence and other structures of white supremacy. ...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / United Security Sample - Back In the USSR

    In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein explain the circumstances surrounding the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who recently awoke from a medically-induced coma.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion about Navalny and the geopolitical implications of his poisoning, from potential U.S. sanctions to possible connections to the popular uprising in Belarus. To listen and get access to the full archi...more

  • Nerdette / How The Bechdel Test Changed This Woman's Career

    The Bechdel test asks a simple question: Does a work of fiction have two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man?Today we talk with Sarah Kozloff, who was a film professor at Vassar College when she learned that The Lord of The Rings movies fail the Bechdel test. That inspired her to write The Nine Realms, a series of fantasy novels about a young princess who must grow up and fight her way back to the throne.Greta talks with Sarah about...more

  • We Have Concerns / Life on Venus, but like, not.

    Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen.Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcernsJeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata  Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboniToday’s stories: Life on Venus: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/science/venus-life-clouds.htmlAnd the newly found strange side effects of acetaminophen, suggested by AnotherJM...more

  • With Friends Like These / The Friend Zone

    Eva Hagberg thought she knew who she was: a smart, overachieving loner on her way to literary fame. Then her brain went boom (technical term), and she had to reevaluate her relationship to achievement, to herself, and to the people that loved her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bullseye with Jesse Thorn / Pavement's Stephen Malkmus

    The Song That Changed My Life is a segment that gives us the chance to talk with some of our favorite artists about the music that made them who they are today. This time around, we're joined by Stephen Malkmus, the former frontman of Pavement. The band's been called one of the best acts from the '90s. The band broke up in 1999, and Malkmus has kept on, as prolific as ever, dropping 9 records since 2001. His latest record is out now, it's called "Traditional Techniques." When we asked him to dis...more

  • Mental Illness Happy Hour / #505 Poker-Pro-Turned-Therapist Ben Fineman

    Therapist-in-training Ben Fineman reflects on his past life as a professional poker player and discusses the mistakes we all make in relationships. He also dives into the topic of his own podcast: How to recognize and handle Bad Therapy. More About Ben www.verybadtherapy.com  www.benfinemancounseling.com Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #119754Supervised by Curt Widhalm, LMFT #47333 Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online couns...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3247: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Port O-Call Matter

    Johnny goes to San Francisco to investigate the simultaneous robberies of several branches of a loan company. Original Air Date: January 13, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Let's Speak Italian! / Lesson #015, Friday

    Domenica = Sunday Lunedi = Monday Martedi = Tuesday Mercoledi = Wednesday Giovedi = Thursday Venerdi = Friday Sabato = Saturday

  • The Bill Simmons Podcast / Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoffs will be viewed historically, sports reporting in 2020, Jackie's advice to young journalists, and more (3:40). Then Bill gives out some Million Dolla...more

  • RNZ: The Panel / South Canterbury couple have a high fiving pigeon

    South Canterbury couple's rescue pigeon likes to high five people when they wander past his cage.

  • The John Batchelor Show / 457: Gavin Newsom opines, "This is all your fault, you climate deniers." @VDHanson @HooverInst

    Photo:1966 Forest Fire Equipment: Fire Trucks - California  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesParler & Twitter: @BatchelorShowGavin Newsom claims, "This is all your fault, you climate deniers."  @VDHanson @HooverInsthttps://www.nationalreview.com/2020/09/california-forest-fires-taxes-homelessness-same-old-fall-problems/#slide-1

  • UFO Buster Radio Network / YouTube EP10: Thursday Night Freakout- Signs of Life on Venus With The No Big Deal Podcast

    What the hell is going on that the once uninhabitable hell planet now shows signs of life? Joshua Dynamite joins Manny and the Assguardians to talk about life on the hell planet and more!!! Show Stuff Join the episode after party on Discord! Link: https://discord.gg/ZzJSrGP The Dark Horde Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-dar... The Dark Horde, LLC – http://www.thedarkhorde.com Twitter @DarkHorde or https://twitter.com/HordeDark Support the podcast and shop @ http://shopthedarkhor...more