Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Jun 17 2019

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / How Do We Make O'Connell Street More Attractive?

    O'Connell Street is the main thoroughfare in our capital city, but is it in need of regeneration? Fo...

  • The Art of Manliness / #517: What Big-Time Catastrophes Can Teach Us About How to Improve the Systems of Our Lives

    Whenever a financial or technological disaster takes place, people wonder if it could have possibly been averted. My guests today say that the answer is often yes, and that the lessons around why big disasters happen can teach us something about preventing catastrophes in our businesses and personal lives. Their names are Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik, and they're the authors of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It. We begin our discussion getting ...more

  • The John Batchelor Show / On the Road to Tashkent: Reawakening the major civilization of Central Asia: 1 of 2: or, the city state supremacy long before the Silk Road. S. Frederick Starr, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

    Photo: Russian Central Asia : including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and MervYear: 1885 (1880s)Authors:  Lansdell, Henry, 1841-1919 Lansdell, Henry, 1841-1919, inscriber. insSubjects: Publisher:  London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and RivingtonContributing Library:  Harold B. Lee LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  Brigham Young UniversityView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a brow...more

  • hr2 Der Tag / Gefährlicher Engpass - Machtkampf in der Straße von Hormus

    Sie kann schnell explosiv werden, die Lage in der Straße von Hormus. Nicht nur weil dort auf engstem Raum regelmäßig Öltanker unterwegs sind. Sondern auch weil dort jeder Zwischenfall zum Anlass werden kann, Öl ins Feuer zu gießen. All das kommt nun zusammen: Zwei Tanker, zwei Explosionen und mindestens zwei Akteure, deren Gemüter sowieso schon erhitzt sind: Hier der Iran, der mächtigste Anrainer der Straße von Hormus. Dort die USA, deren Präsident den Iran bei jeder Gelegenheit für den er...more

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / Galatians #6 - There’s Jesus For YOU!

    Are you tired of guilt-ridden burden-giving joy-sucking religion? If so, then you need Jesus! If Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and even Moses needed Jesus, we all need Jesus.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Measles Update with Gwynne Hogan

    Gwynne Hogan, associate producer at All Things Considered and reporter for WNYC, and Blima Marcus, oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, discuss the latest news on the measles outbreak in New York and efforts to counter misinformation regarding the vaccine to prevent it.

  • Soundcheck / Australian Bass Virtuoso Tal Wilkenfeld Shines a Light

    Australian-born Tal Wilkenfeld has made her sizable reputation by playing bass for some of the music world’s biggest stars – Prince, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, the Allman Brothers. In March she released her first album of her own singing and songwriting, Love Remains, and perhaps unsurprisingly, it went right to the top of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Tal Wilkenfeld joins us in-studio with her band to play some of these tunes in-studio. Set list: Killing Me Love Remains Corner Painter Watch the...more

  • Nancy / When They Win

    When Andraya Yearwood runs against her competition, people pay attention — whether she wants them to or not. Music in this episode by Jeremy Bloom, Benedek ("Cruzin'"), Anamorphic Orchestra ("Signs of Life"), Andy G. Cohen ("A Perceptible Shift"), and Kai Engel ("Headway"). Support our work. Become a Nancy member today at

  • History Extra podcast / At home with the royals

    Adrian Tinniswood explores the fascinating history of Britain’s royal households, from the Tudor period until today.

  • Mixergy - Startup Stories with 1000+ entrepreneurs and businesses / #1777 Garrett Mehrguth bootstrapped Directive to $10M/yr in revenue

    When the biggest consulting firms in the business won’t even let you get your foot in the door, how do you get experience to launch your own firm? Garrett Mehrguth is the founder of Directive which is a lead generation-based search marketing company for B2B enterprise with a focus on SaaS. Garrett lived on a food budget of $12 a day, cleaned toilets and bid jobs on Fiverr all the while learning about search and lead generation so he could launch Directive. Garrett Mehrguth is the founder o...more

  • The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography / TCF Ep. 472 - Jessica Chou

    Jessica Chou approaches her subjects with as little preconceived notions as possible, allowing people the space to collaborate with the moment and the place they inhabit. She strives for honesty and to look at things as they are, without artifice or judgement. The result is something that is at once observant and intimate. While her photography is documentary in style, it is led by the possibilities for storytelling and expression within a single frame. From photographing high-profile public fig...more

  • Cato Daily Podcast / Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism

    Remember MySpace? What about Kodak? These companies seemed to be unstoppable monopolies. So what happened? Ryan Bourne is author of the new Cato paper, "Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism."

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #69 | Plants that Sing

    Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat would say to you if they could talk? How about your plant? In this episode we explore the world of bioacoustics and cognitive ecology. Featuring MIDI Sprout creator, Joe Patitucci, and ecologist, Monica Gagliano, who is the author of Thus Spoke the Plant.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at you know ...more

  • Marriage and Martinis / The Redefining Success Episode

    A lot has happened in the lives of Danielle and Adam this past year that has made them totally re-evaluate the idea of what it truly means to feel and be successful. How much do success and wealth overlap? Whom do each of them deem to be truly successful and inspiring? What makes a successful marriage and do they consider their own marriage to be an example of one? What do they not want their kids to lose as they get older and start to equate accomplishment with skill? There's so much more to th...more

  • Developer Tea / The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance

    How do you see yourself and what do you expect from yourself? In today's episode we're talking about perceptions and expectations of ourselves. So much of our motivation is impacted by how we and those around us perceive ourselves. Today's Episode is Brought To you by:​ ​– a digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get s...more

  • Earn Your Happy / 382: Unlock your creative process with Monique Benabou

    In This Episode You Will Learn About: Finding your own creative process How Monique sacrificed the safety and security of the path most taken to truly find fulfillment in her individual purpose and unique gifts How creating art for yourself frees you from worrying about how others perceive it How to connect with an audience by inviting them to breathe with you Creating mentors for yourself Finding the right support Implementing fun as a non-negotiable in your work Understanding the need to rest...more

  • The Hook Up / Dating for perks — is it a dog act?

    Have you ever dated someone for the perks? Free gig tickets? A sweet beach house? Maybe even a valid driver licence? Heaps of people do it, so it can be tricky to know if someone’s with you for you — and not the perks. Sexologist Amanda Lambros joins Nat to get right into that, plus why so many of us do it, even though we know it's wrong.

  • What It Takes / Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food

    Alice Waters has been called a food revolutionary. In 1971, she opened a cozy restaurant in Berkeley, California called Chez Panisse. It showcased seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables and meats... a radical departure from the kind of food Americans were used to eating. Waters and her restaurant ushered in the farm-to-table movement and raised Americans' consciousness about fresh ingredients and healthy eating. She talks here about the trip to France that started it all, about her ded...more

  • The Big Podcast With Shaq / Shaquille O'Neal talks about the party after winning an NBA Finals, answers a lot of questions in Dear Shaq, and plays a round of Black Crime or White Crime on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Shaq opens the show by talking about what it's like for the Toronto Raptors after winning an NBA Championship, and how Pat Riley set up their epic championship celebration after winning the title in Miami. We also get to talk about Shaq's upcoming summer DJ tour, called the "Summer League" and how it will include appearances at Tomorrowland in Belgium and Lollapalooza in Chicago. We also present some of our favorite dummies from the news in a round "You Idiot," we answer a ton of questions in a ...more