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Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Sep 23 2021

  • Future Tense / Should we really aim for sustainable development?

    The terms “sustainability” and “sustainable development” are now so commonplace as to be meaningless – according to the sceptics. Worse still, a focus on sustainability, they say, can actually mask the very real problems we have in dealing with climate change and managing the world’s diminishing resources.

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  • The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism / Is Overthrowing Capitalism the Best Path to More Consensual Sex?

    On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate staff writer and co-host of the podcast Outward, Christina Cauterucci sits down with author Amia Srinivasan to discuss her new book The Right to Sex. They talk about why false rape accusations are like plane crashes—greatly feared, but not as prevelant as we think. Then they dig into what could help us all start having a better kind of sex, and why just giving women money could go a long way in preventing domestic violence. In Slate Plus, we debut our n...more

  • Sway / How They Failed: C.A. Republicans, Media Critics and Facebook Leadership

    In a special Opinion Audio bonanza, Kara Swisher, Jane Coaston (The Argument) and Ezra Klein (The Ezra Klein Show) sit down to discuss what went wrong for the G.O.P. in the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. “This was where the nationalization of politics really bit back for Republicans,” Jane says. The three hosts then debate whether the media industry’s criticism of itself does any good at all. “The media tweets like nobody’s watching,” Ezra says. Then the hosts turn to The Wa...more

  • Irish and Celtic Music Podcast / Fire in the Kitchen #525

    Let's light a fire in the kitchen with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Adam Young, Harmundi, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Christine Collister, Achill Crossing, Jen Midkiff, Jesse Ferguson, Steel Clover, Kris Colt & the Black Rose Band, Bang On The Ear, The Langer's Ball, Blaggards, Ockham's Razor, The Gothard Sisters I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse ...more

  • Tides of History / When Did Things Happen in the Ancient World? Interview with Professor Sturt Manning

    We can’t understand the past without understanding when things happened, because if we can’t place them in some sort of chronological order, we can’t understand the relationship between them. But how do we know when things happened in the distant past? Professor Sturt Manning of Cornell University is an expert on chronology, using tree-rings, radiocarbon, and historical sources to date events and archaeological sites from many thousands of years ago. Patrick's book is now availabl...more

  • The Hook Up / BONUS: How your parents screwed your love life (and how to fix it)

    Have you heard of attachment theory? It’s all about how your dating/relationship patterns were formed when you were a baby. In this bonus episode, find out your attachment style and how to change it.

  • Snap Judgment / Backstage II

    You know we had to go for Round 2! We’ve brought your favorite Snap storytellers from around the world Backstage again, sharing the real stories that bubble up when the stage lights go down. Dino Archie, Shannon Cason, Dr. Ray Christian, Joyce Lee, and Don Reed join Glynn to spar about problematic side dishes, code-switching, and skin-lightening cream. Big thanks and love to the whole crew! This episode contains some adult language. Produced by Nikka Singh & Regina Bediako, original score...more

  • Curious City / What’s The History Of Religious Exemptions To Vaccines?

    While resistance to vaccine mandates goes back 200 years but state laws allowing for religious exemptions were rare until the 1960s. And faith leaders from the Pope to imams have pushed Americans to get vaccinated. So why do religious exemptions exist? Reporter Andrew Meriwether digs into the complicated history of religious exemptions.

  • The Panel / The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Martin Bosley (Part 2)

    Martin Bosley and Jo McCarroll discuss Judith Collins pulling out of planned media appearances, Participants: Martin Bosley, Jo McCarroll, Karyn Hay

  • The Dark Horde Network / Chris Rutkowski Canadian UFO POI, FAA Releases Draft Environmental Review, James Webb Space Telescope, and Sleepy Joe Missed the SpaceX Insp

    On today’s podcast: Canada’s ‘Point Man’ for Military UFO Reports Is This Civilian in Winnipeg Link: https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqgnn/canada-military-ufo-chris-rutkowski FAA releases draft environmental review of SpaceX's Starship Link: https://www.space.com/faa-releases-draft-environmental-review-spacex-starship Elon Musk mocks Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian flight Link: https://nypost.com/2021/09/20/elon-musk-mocks-biden-after-spacex-completes-its-mission/ The large...more

  • The John Batchelor Show / 1711: What is the Traffic Light Coalition & What is to be done? Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG

    Photo:  Horizontal Dallas display viewed from the left turn bay. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is the Traffic Light Coalition & What is to be done?  Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/09/18/the-warring-parties-plans-for-germanys-economy-are-full-of-holes?frsc=dg%7Ce .. "Traffic light coalition" (direct translation of German: Ampelkoalition) is a term originating in German politics w...more

  • The Fighter & The Kid / Ep. 730

    The gang celebrates meatball's birthday and talk Bryan's old man fashion Life On The Spectrum, Cat's smokeshow sister, the art of acting and Bryan's acting audition stories, Conor McGregor's awful first pitch, Dillon Danis getting choked out by a security guard, two men arrested for illegally smuggling KFC and much more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Life Matters - Full program podcast / Adam Grant has a name for that ‘blah’ feeling, and our favourite nostalgic foods

    Psychologist Adam Grant explains why languishing has become the dominant emotion of 2021. Why we’re still drawn back to our childhood comfort food in adulthood. And how to talk to young children about grief and loss.

  • Fresh Air / B.J. Novak

    B.J. Novak played Ryan on 'The Office' and served as a writer and an executive producer of the series. His new FX/Hulu anthology show, 'The Premise,' deals with important cultural issues, like social justice, sex tapes, guns, and how we're shaped by social media. We talk about Novak's early stand-up, doing the MTV prank show 'Punk'd,' and his friendship with Mindy Kaling.

  • Nocturne / 3-2-1!

    Danny's first skydiving experience set him on course to do something that most people would never dream of doing, something that for most people would actually be seriously terrifying, and for good reason. This story is about something that is dangerous, illegal, and I don't recommend it, AT ALL. Nocturne is having a 30 day special offer on https://www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast ! Sign up to become a supporter at the $5 level or above and get all the existing benefits (including Night Lig...more

  • Skip and Shannon: Undisputed / Best Of (Chris Broussard on the Ben Simmons trade saga + Brady in his 40s vs. Brady in his 20s)

    00:00 Chris Broussard joins to discuss the report that Ben Simmons won’t show up to 76ers training camp.14:05 Will Brady throwing for more touchdowns in his 40s than he did in his 20s be the most impressive feat of his career? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Earth Ancients / Destiny: Ann Gadd, Sex and the Enneagram

    Understanding your approach to dating, relationships, and sex through the lens of your Enneagram personality type• Explains the relationship and sexual differences in the 9 Enneagram personality types for both genders• Examines how we can create greater intimacy with our partners and what blocks our sexual enjoyment• Looks at each type’s fantasies and investigates how our behavior in relationships alters according to how emotionally integrated or disintegrated we are• Explores the three types of...more

  • hr2 Der Tag / VW & Co. – Abschalteinrichtung für das Gewissen?

    Ein Diesel-Auto, das auf dem Prüfstand sauber ist, im Straßenverkehr aber die Abgasreinigung weitgehend abschaltet und somit ein Vielfaches an Dreck aus dem Auspuff bläst: Diese Betrugsmasche bei einigen Modellen von Volkswagen war technisch raffiniert, um die strengen Umweltauflagen in den USA scheinbar erfüllen zu können. Trotzdem flog sie auf - und VW hatte sein "Dieselgate". Jetzt stehen einige der Verantwortlichen in Braunschweig vor Gericht, Corona-bedingt in der Stadthalle. Wie konnte es ...more

  • The Art of Manliness / The Power of Talking to Strangers

    Look around a grocery store, airport lobby, or subway car, and you'll see a bunch of people who are physically together but distinctly separate, each off in their own world, often looking at their phones. In public environments like these, we rarely think to talk to others, and hope no one talks to us. But my guest today says that initiating these kinds of interactions will not only be more edifying and enjoyable than we think, but holds a key to the sustaining of civilization. His name is Joe ...more