Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Aug 16 2018

  • hr2 Der Tag / Brücken – Glanz und Elend der Ingenieurskunst

    Die dramatischen Bilder von Genua bewegen. Eine Autobahnbrücke stürzt plötzlich ein, über 30 Menschen sterben. Und in welchem Zustand sind eigentlich die Brücken, auf denen wir tagtäglich unterwegs sind? Mehrmals im Jahr stürzt irgendwo auf der Welt eine Brücke ein, konstatiert ein Brückenexperte, wir erfahren nur oft nichts davon, weil die Unglücksorte weit weg liegen. So richtig beruhigend klingt das nicht, ebenso wenig wie die Feststellung, dass laut Bundesverkehrsministerium auch in Deutschl...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Cuomo: America 'Was Never That Great'

    In a riff on President Trump's campaign slogan, on Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that America "was never that great," and the backlash from Republicans was swift. Listeners talk about whether or not they agree with the governor and why.

  • Soundcheck / NYC-Based Spanglish Fly Leads the Boogaloo Revival

    New York-based band Spanglish Fly are part band and part celebration with their brasstastic mix of Latin dance-funk and soul in homage to Boogaloo - that fusion of soul music, Rhythm & Blues, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms that was born in New York City in the 1960s. [See this excellent article from The Guardian for more history, and a bit of background on the documentary in which Spanglish Fly appears.] On their latest record, Ay Que Boogaloo!, Spanglish Fly both tips a cap to boogaloo and take...more

  • History Extra podcast / Mary Beard’s life in Classics

    We pay a visit to the renowned Cambridge classicist to discuss her career, her passion for the ancient world and her desire to share her expertise with the masses

  • The Film Programme / Christopher Robin, Sir Richard Eyre

    With Antonia Quirke. Sir Richard Eyre discusses his re-union with novelist Ian McEwan with the release of The Children Act, three decades after they collaborated on The Ploughman's Lunch. Marc Forster discusses Christopher Robin, his take on what happened to Winnie The Pooh's friend after he left Hundred Acre Wood and got a job in the city Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Rosemary Fletcher discuss the cross-over between children's and grown-up's movies.

  • RSA Events / RSA Presents: On Belonging And Brit(ish)ness

    Afua Hirsch and Matthew Taylor discuss Britain's current identity crisis at Wilderness Festival. Britain is a nation experiencing an identity crisis – populist movements attempt to draw us back to a nostalgic vision of homogenous, white Britain, whilst demographic changes see our cities more diverse and multi-dimensional than ever. How do we tackle issues like racism, identity and belonging against this backdrop, and are so-called ‘colour-blind’ liberals part of the problem? Barrister, broadcas...more

  • The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism / Introducing Outward: The "Our Queer Roots" Edition

    Introducing Outward, Slate's new monthly LGBTQ podcast! On the first episode, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Bryan Lowder, and New America’s Brandon Tensley—along with a smorgasbord of Slate staffers—reveal their queer roots. Does it all come down to crop tops? Then, in the debut Straight Studies segment, Slate features director Laura Bennett helps us decide if straight, cisgender people have roots, too. Then Alex Barasch joins the gang to talk about his Washington Post piece, “ Biology Is Not Dest...more

  • RTÉ - Liveline / Frustrating Foxes

    Caitlin is having trouble with foxes in her back garden. Callers gave her tips on how to keep them away.

  • O'Reilly Data Show - O'Reilly Media Podcast / Simplifying machine learning lifecycle management

    The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Harish Doddi on accelerating the path from prototype to production.In this episode of the Data Show, I spoke with Harish Doddi, co-founder and CEO of Datatron, a startup focused on helping companies deploy and manage machine learning models. As companies move from machine learning prototypes to products and services, tools and best practices for productionizing and managing models are just starting to emerge. Today’s data science and data engineering teams work wi...more

  • Still Processing / We Got Goop'd

    This week, our friend and colleague, Taffy Akner, chats with us about her viral article, "How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million." We trace some similarities and differences between Gwyneth and fellow mogul, Oprah, and ask why the wellness industry, ironically, can make us feel bad. Taffy helps us understand how oftentimes, when our current healthcare systems fail to take the pain and suffering of women and gender non-conforming people seriously, Goop can offer ...more

  • Learn Korean | / Newbie Lesson S4 #21 - So What? Speaking Korean May Get You Out of This Driving Fiasco!

    Learn Korean with! Your friend calls you at the last minute and invites you to the movies in Korea, so you and your Korean roommate dash out the door, hop in your car, and get on the Korean highway. You’re peacefully driving along a few kilometers over the Korean speed limit, but it’s a [...]

  • Learn Hebrew | / Survival Phrases #50 - Expressing Symptoms in Hebrew

    Learn Hebrew travel phrases with! A little Hebrew can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson, we cover a high frequency Hebrew phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Israel. [...]

  • Learn German | / German Vocab Builder #40 - Months of the Year

    Learn German with! Our German vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the German words and phrases from the German vocabulary lists. Join us for German Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn the names for Months of the Year. Click here to make your [...]

  • Earn Your Happy Podcast | Motivation | Self-Love | Entrepreneurship | Confidence | Fitness and Life Coaching with Lori Harder / 262: Oprah, You, Me, Bahamas and Manifesting 101

    Today’s episode is a super special quickie and it involves something I’ve been manifesting for years. While I was wrapping up my three-week European vacation I received notice that I was selected to be a speaker on one of the Oprah Magazine Cruises – yes, THE Oprah! My mind is still whirling from this news.   I firmly believe that this opportunity came up after I finally cleared enough stuff to make room for it while I allowed myself to recharge and get away on my trip. And honestly, as odd as i...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / Exposing Theranos (with John Carreyrou)

    John Carreyrou is the author of Bad Blood, a book about the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. For year, Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, conned investors and customers with the promise of a new blood testing technology. Carreyrou's reporting helped expose fraud at the company. John talks to Preet about how people like General James Mattis got pulled into the Theranos orbit, and his own reporting drama around the story. Also this week, Preet answers your questions abou...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Don't expect much from this 'mystery guest'

    A little bit extra, every weekday morning, from LBC's longest-serving presenter.

  • The Outline World Dispatch / Reject the algorithm!

    Four music nerds and professionals tell us how to find new (and good) music in the age of the algorithm.Today's story'Finding new music in the algorithm age' by Ann-Derrick Gaillot → you heard from Ann Derrick-Gaillot. We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.If you’re interested in pitching a story to the Dispatch? Email the Dispatch ...more

  • Bizarre States / ALL WEIRD OF THE WEEK

    This episode is ALL Weird of The Week! Coke nuns, lunch lady thieves, and drunk wasps! Has the D.B. Cooper mystery been solved? Why are lullabies always so dark? All this and more!

  • The John Batchelor Show / China's Communists cannot agree what to do about the flagging economy. @acollier @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    AUTHOR. (Photo:Hong Kong waterfront, 1900s. Note: Queen's Building was built in 1899. The pier is probably the temporary pier off Ice House Street [1894-1911] [1], that was leased to the Star Ferry Co. from 1900. It was replaced by the Second Generation Star Ferry Pier in 1912. Date 1941 - 45 Source Author Unknown ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow China&...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Boston Blackie:The Buckley Shakedown Racket

    A new protection racket is in town and they threaten that if Blackie exposes them, they’ll accuse Mary of killing a man in her car while driving upstate. Original Air Date: August 27, 1947... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]