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Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    May 31 2020

  • Future Tense / “Lie Machines” in the age of Coronavirus

    Covid-19 is being weaponised in a new propaganda war against Western democracy, according to Oxford University’s Philip Howard.. His new book shows that misinformation extends far beyond a few bad actors - there's a global industry behind the world’s problem with junk news and political misinformation Also, we hear about new legislation that human rights groups say could expose Australian citizens to silent data requests from US authorities.

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

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  • The Skeptic Zone / The Skeptic Zone #607 - 31.May.2020

    0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:02:52 COVID-19. Homeopathy in India We are joined by Abhijit Chanda from the Be Rationable Podcast for his opinion on the use of Homeopathy to fight COVID-19 in India. https://www.berationable.com 0:17:24 I Think We Need To Think. With Susan Gerbic Susan gives us the scoop on yet another sting operation. This time an alleged psychic in New Zealand is in her sites. What bizarre and tangled conspiracy theories are woven into the mystical psy...more

  • Earth Ancients / Klaus Dona: Global Out of Place Artifacts

    Indiana Jones, the fictional adventurer and treasure seeker introduced in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' lit the world on fire with ideas of ancient mystical legends. But little is known about our true ancient past. Klaus Dona, an adept researcher on a quest for artifacts, held the world's first 'Unsolved Mysteries' exhibit to Vienna in 2001. The over 400 original artifacts on display revealed a forbidden archeology and pointed to lost civilizations whose acceptance would re-write history. Crystal sk...more

  • RealGM Radio with Danny Leroux / Jared Dubin on How The NBA Returns

    Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) about how the NBA can and will return to play. They discuss the various proposed playoff formats, the league’s complicated priorities, how many teams should make it to the postseason and much more. Sponsored by BetOnline Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

  • CrimeCon Presents: Shattered Souls / Shattered Souls: Roy Andrews

    Roy Andrews spent his law enforcement career helping others but after his murder he needed the help of an adrenaline-fueled team of detectives to find the killer. From a callous confession caught on wiretap, to thoughts from homicide detective Eileen Simpson, who was listening as it happened, this episode takes listeners directly inside the investigation as a killer is brought to justice.

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / SYMHC Classics: Orphan Trains

    This 2014 episode covers the 250,000 children in the U.S. taken to new families by train from 1854 and 1929, about. Except ... they weren't called "orphan trains" at the time, the children weren't all orphans, and "family" didn't always factor into it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • To The Best Of Our Knowledge / Who Owns Seeds?

    It's easy to take seeds for granted, to assume that there will always be more corn or wheat or rice to plant. But as monocropping and agribusiness continue to dominate modern farming, are we losing genetic diversity, cultural history, and the nutritional value of our food? We speak to farmers, botanists and indigenous people about how they are reclaiming our seeds. *Original Air Date: * September 14, 2019 **Guests: ** Bob Quinn — Robin Wall Kimmerer — Seth Jovaag — Cary Fowler **Interview...more

  • History Extra podcast / Saturday lecture: Medieval food

    In the second of five talks from our virtual Medieval Life and Death Day event, historian Chris Woolgar presents a broad survey of what, when and how people ate during the middle ages. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Skip and Shannon: Undisputed / Week's Best (Financial guidance for athletes, Brady's WRs, Rodgers + Love, Kevin Durant)

    Revisit the BEST segments from this week's slate of shows:00:00 How important is it for professional athletes to receive proper financial guidance after signing their first big contract?11:57 Will better WRs allow Brady to have an MVP-level season with the Bucs?22:11 Would Aaron Rodgers be upset if the Packers integrate Jordan Love into the offense?31:15 Is a healthy Kevin Durant better than anyone in NBA history?

  • TED Talks Daily / My story of love and loss as a transracial adoptee | Sara Jones

    A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, who was adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins. Searching for her birth family taught her that transracial adoption stories often frame new lives abroad as strokes of luck that call for endless gratitude, obscuring a far more complex reality. Through her experience of loss and discovery, Jones offers guidance on what adoptive parents can do to protect their children's unique cultural and personal narrati...more

  • Stuff You Should Know / SYSK Selects: How Jackhammers Work

    It’s likely that without the invention of the pneumatic jackhammer, the Industrial Revolution wouldn’t have hummed along quite so smoothly. Certainly a lot more trains would go around mountains than through them. Learn about this essential tool in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Duncan Trussell Family Hour / 385: Daniele Bolelli

    Daniele Bolelli, historian, martial artist, and all-around beautiful human being re-joins the DTFH!Listen to Daniele's podcast, History on Fire, and check out his book, Create Your Own Religion. You can also learn more about Daniele on his site.This episode is brought to you by: Purple - Visit Purple.com/Duncan and use promo code DUNCAN for $150 Off any mattress order of $1500 or more!

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3152: Dragnet: The Big Rush

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of tavern robberies. Original Air Date: July 5, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • The John Batchelor Show / 131: #NewAmericanCivilWar: Lessons of the fall of the Western Roman Empire to secondary city-states.

    Photo:  Atilla (434 – 453) Great king Atilla, emperor of the Hun Empire (called imperator by western and eastern romans) was murdered in 453, after his wedding ceremony. The drawing of Edvi Illés Ödön.Magyar: Atilla (434 – 453) Edvi Illés Ödön rajza.Français : Atilla, roi des Huns, assassiné en 453 lors de son mariage.Date | 23 July 2012Source | Scan of the original photograph (digitized by: Elekes Andor)Author | Edvi Illés Ödön (1877-1946)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelor...more

  • Life Matters - Full program podcast / Weekend Life Matters: measuring happiness, groundhog day, kids speak out on lockdown, living mindfully for a year

    Why measuring happiness has been skewed through history, my life with a ground hog and other native fauna, 15 children talk about life under lockdown, and how a year of meditation can change your brain.

  • Fresh Air / Best Of: Comic Hannah Gadsby / Inside The Snowden Story

    Since her explosive 2018 Netflix special, 'Nanette,' comic Hannah Gadsby has been trying to adjust to her newfound success. We talk about being diagnosed with autism and growing up in Tasmania. Her new special is 'Douglas.'Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the road-trip novel 'St. Christopher On Pluto.'Journalist Barton Gellman shares a Pulitzer for his reporting about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and the U.S. government's secret surveillance program. Gellman talks about his ten...more

  • Code Switch / A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

    The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news — stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities feel familiar — so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.

  • Sasquatch Chronicles / SC EP:658 It Reminded Me Of A Man

    Spoke to the witness and had a brief conversation, he said "while driving in York, Pennsylvania I saw this huge creature. It was bent down next to a creek. I stopped to look at it and other drivers pulled over. The creature stood up and had this look like it was upset it had been seen. It had something in its hand. The creature turned and looked at us. It reminded me of a man...a large...hairy man.

  • Tara Brach / Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love

    Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love - Tara offers this favorite talk from the archives. It explores the power of forgiveness, love and gratitude in re-connecting to our light and awareness, and being able to see the sacredness that shines through everyone. Within times of crisis practicing these gestures of love can truly feel like a pathway home. This talk explores a simple yet powerful way of arousing loving presence and dissolving the narrow identification that keeps us from inhabiti...more