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Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Oct 21 2020

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

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  • Fresh Air / Novelist Sigrid Nunez

    Nunez's new novel, 'What Are You Going Through,' is about facing mortality and the relationship between a writer dying of cancer and the friend she asks to stay with her. Lloyd Schwartz reviews a collection of performances by Leontyne Price, the first Black soprano to have a major career at the Metropolitan Opera. And John Powers reviews the Netflix miniseries 'The Queen's Gambit.'

  • Stuff They Don't Want You To Know / Inside Scientology with Mike Rinder, Part I: An Origin Story

    Founded in 1953 by L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology describes itself as a religion that puts its adherents on a path toward complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature. In the first part of this two-part series, the guys are joined by Mike Rinder, a former senior official of the Church and cohost of Scientology: Fair Game, for a first-hand, inside look at the organization. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Modern Love / When Getting Old Never Happens

    They disagreed on a lot of things: She was a “bleeding-heart liberal”; he was a “conservative libertarian.” He “came from good Irish Catholic stock”; she called herself a “hopeful agnostic.”When the firefighter chased her down the street to ask her out, she pinned him as “a bald, white, middle-aged New York City cliché.”On their first date, no topic was off-limits. Not racism, not abortion, not substance abuse. With each date, another debate.Today’s episode is about the space they found in each ...more

  • The Art of Manliness / #654: How to Astronaut

    If you grew up in the ‘80s like me, there's a good chance you really wanted to go to space camp and you really wanted to be an astronaut. You probably had a lot of questions about what it was like to live in space, and if those questions were never answered (or you've forgotten the answers), my guest today can tell you everything you ever wanted to know. His name is Colonel Terry Virts and he's been to space twice, the second time serving as commander of the Internation...more

  • hr2 Der Tag / "Wir sind jetzt" – Jüdisches Museum, jüdisches Leben

    Fünf Jahre wurde konzipiert, restauriert, neu gebaut - nun öffnet das "Jüdische Museum Frankfurt" für alle wieder seine Pforten. Als Museum ohne Mauern, als öffentlicher und offener Ort. Dafür steht nicht nur das Programmmotto "Wir sind Jetzt", sondern auch die Architektur des Neubaus. Der präsentiert sich neben dem restaurierten klassizistischen Altbau lichtdurchflutet, lässt Durchblicke zu, öffnet sich dem Hier, dem Wir, dem Jetzt. Mit Ausstellungen, Veranstaltungen und Bildungsangeboten geht ...more

  • Skip and Shannon: Undisputed / Best Of (Tua Tagovailoa, Bradley Beal to the Warriors?, Orlando Scandrick on Cowboys' coaching report, NFC East)

    00:00 Will Tua Tagovailoa become the best Dolphins QB since Dan Marino?11:10 Report: Golden State could trade for Bradley Beal this offseason.23:00 Orlando Scandrick joins to discuss the anonymous Cowboys players’ report about McCarthy’s coaching staff.36:15 Who will win the NFC East: Cowboys or Eagles? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Parenting on Moncrieff / Parenting: My 3 year old keeps swearing when something goes wrong

    Joanna Fortune, psychotherapist specialising in Child & Adult Psychotherapy, joins Sean Moncrieff to answer your parenting questions...

  • Death, Sex & Money / Alice Wong On Ruckuses, Rage And Medicaid

    The disability rights activist talks with me about facing discrimination as a teenager, managing her finances, and planning for her and her parents' futures. Follow our show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @deathsexmoney. Got a story to share? Email us any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org. And support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Plus, ...more

  • True Crime Garage / Brandon Woodruff /// Part 2 /// 436

    Brandon Woodruff /// Part 2 /// 436 Part 2 of 2 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com  In October of 2005 college freshman Brandon Woodruff was arrested for the murders of his parents. Someone killed Dennis and Norma Woodruff in their new home. Questionable tactics have many asking was this Texas Justice or an Injustice?  Beer of the Week - Bigtoberfest by The BIG brewing companyGarage Grade - 3 and 3 quarter bottle caps  The full archive of True Crime Garage is available on the Stitcher l...more

  • Arts & Ideas / Polari Prize winners

    Sunil Gupta says his photographs ask what does it mean to be a gay Indian man? Shahidha Bari looks at his work and talks to the winners of the 2020 Polari Prize, which usually takes place at London's Southbank Centre, and to Paul Burston, founder of the salon. https://www.polarisalon.com/ Amrou Al-Kadhi's memoir Life as a Unicorn deals with their life growing up as a queer Arab Muslim drag queen through stories of tropical aquariums, quantum physics and Egyptian divas. They are the winner of th...more

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 344 - The Lekki Gate Massacre

    What happened yesterday in Nigeria was a civil rights and human rights catastrophe as the Nigerian military opened fire on peaceful protesters in Lagos. Let me explain to you what I saw unfold, live on Instagram yesterday, and unpack how badly the government is handling the aftermath.----If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Interview: Jackie Cochran with Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck

    Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck joins the show for a second time, to talk with Tracy about Kate’s new book – but mostly about Jacqueline Cochran – who was an incredible pilot, and one of the driving forces behind the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy / #2000 How Levels got a 37,000-person waitlist

    Today I’m talking to the founder of Levels, Sam Corcos. He created a device that people actually want to wear. It tracks your glucose  in real time so you can maximize your diet and exercise. I want to know what he did to get people to even know that Levels exists and how he got so much freaking demand.  I’ll ask about his previous company which went through Y Combinator, raised some money and sold. Sam Corcos is the founder of Levels, which tracks your blood glucose in real time, so...more

  • Liveline / Bubble Trouble

    Callers to Liveline living on their own want more clarity on how they form social bubbles during lockdown.

  • The LRB Podcast / ‘Categories are stupid’

    Alex Abramovich talks to Thomas Jones about the history of country from Jimmie Rodgers to Lil Nas X, by way of Dolly Parton (and Eddie Van Halen), and the problems with the labels that get applied to American vernacular music.Find Alex Abramovich's piece on Ken Burns' series here: https://lrb.me/countrymusicpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Guardian's Audio Long Reads / From the archives: The prison where murderers play for Manchester United

    We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: Luzira was once the most notorious prison in Uganda. Now it’s home to what is surely the world’s most elaborate prison football league – and a model for the transformative power of the beautiful game. By David Goldblatt. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

  • History Extra podcast / Enslaved women & resistance

    Stella Dadzie uncovers the experiences and resistance activities of enslaved women in the West Indies Historian and activist Stella Dadzie talks about her new book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, which uncovers the experiences of enslaved women in the West Indies, and reveals the inventive ways they resisted their oppressors  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • TED Talks Daily / Apple's promise to be carbon neutral by 2030 | Lisa Jackson and Liz Ogbu

    Under the leadership of Lisa Jackson, Apple's environment and social VP and former head of the EPA, the company is already carbon neutral within their own corporate and retail boundaries. By 2030, Apple hopes to extend carbon neutrality to their supply chain and consumers. In conversation with urbanist and spatial justice activist Liz Ogbu, Jackson shares thoughts on leadership, tech, the environment and building a green economy.

  • This Is Why / Breaking Up During Covid

    This week we talk all about how to handle a breakup during quarantine: self care, figuring out logistics and asking yourself if it's really time to breakup or if it's just 2020 getting to you. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener whose husband cheated and another whose friend’s ex is interested in her. In the news we discuss New York being declared an “anarchist jurisdiction” & Chris Evans' penis. Angela accidentally walks in front of her boyfriend's work Zoom call i...more