Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Oct 22 2018

  • Nancy / #53: The First Queer Woman in Congress

    Note: As we were setting this episode to "publish," news came down about the Trump administration’s push to narrow the definition of gender and essentially erasing trans people. It’s fucked up. We are currently working on an episode about trans rights and how scarily precarious they are. Stay tuned and take care of yourselves (and each other). The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere? This week, we're featuring an episode of WNYC's The ...more

  • Soundcheck / Matthew Dear's Sticky and Decadent Electro-Thump

    The composer, singer, and tinkerer, Matthew Dear, is a DJ, dance-music producer, experimental pop artist, and bandleader. He keeps four music-making aliases and has released five albums and two dozen EPs, along with multiple commissioned remixes. On this latest record, Bunny, his weird, wild, gothic, body-shaking, bouncy electronica seems sinister, yet soft; a mix of charming villain and heroic basement nerd. Matthew Dear displays his enhanced baritone as he performs some of this new music, in-s...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Pussy Riot's Rules for Revolution

    Nadya Tolokonnikova a founding member of Pussy Riot, the punk/art protest group, draws on her life of activism, including time in jail for a protest performance in Moscow, in her book Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism (HarperOne, 2018), and offers her ten "rules for revolution" -- starting with one: be a pirate. Listening to @BrianLehrer say “Pussy Riot” over and over on @WNYC and it’s making me laugh and appreciate him all over again. (Also it’s pledge week at WNYC, donate now!) ...more

  • Sounds Good with Branden Harvey / Devin Allen — Leaving a Legacy of Justice and Art

    In 2015 when protests broke out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, photographer and activist Devin Allen was one of the first photographers on the scene to share his photos with the world. His photos were quickly shared by celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce and one of his most iconic photos landed on the cover of TIME magazine. Since then, it’s been a crazy year for him. Under Armour hired him to tour with Steph Curry around Asia shooting photos, Pope Francis was gifted a b...more

  • History Extra podcast / Thomas Cromwell reconsidered

    Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses his new book on the Tudor statesman

  • The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast / Episode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part One)

    On The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (ca. 180 C.E.) plus Ryan's The Daily Stoic (2016). What does Stoicism look like in practice, in both ancient and modern contexts? You might think that eschewing the shallow, out-of-our-control trappings of fame and wealth in favor of personal cultivation would make one unambitious, but Ryan uses Marcus as a prime example of how to be a Stoic while trying to accomplish great things. Don't wait for part two! Get the full, ad-free Citizen Edition now. We'll als...more

  • Eliza Starting at 16 / Ep. 92 - Welcome to Soph Year

    I'm back! Here's a quick update to catch you up. You can follow me on Instagram @elizastarting to see a little bit of what my life looks like!

  • Marriage & Martinis / Keeping Up With The Joneses

    Adam and Danielle have certainly dealt with their struggles when it comes to "keeping up with the Joneses," and they have some pretty unique stories to tell about the topic. One situation almost led to Danielle calling it quits in the marriage. Plus, find out something that happened to Adam that he never told anyone other than good friends about before. 

  • Mixergy - Startup Stories with 1000+ entrepreneurs and businesses / #1666 What Seth Godin wants you to know about marketing

    One of my first interviewees was Seth Godin who I interviewed about his book Tribes. Today, every time I see someone like Elon Musk motivate his tribe with a single Tweet, I know that Seth Godin was right when he talked about tribes. I invited him back to talk about his new book This is Marketing. I want to find out how people like me and people like you can apply the principles from the book. Seth Godin is the author of This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See Seth Godin i...more

  • Young Black & Opinionated / Ep. 91, "Yo Daddy Is A Stripper"

    This week on YBO... We start the show with Milwaukee News and talk about former President Barack Obama visiting Milwaukee and Mandela Barnes response to an old Facebook post. We get into What’s Going On and share thoughts on the Mega Million Jackpot, Rae Carruth being released, pillow talking, and Brittany Renner’s book and encounter with Kaepernick. Reese’s weekly revelations brings a debate about what to wear on a first date . When it comes to dating and relationships we learn about apology...more

  • Lore / Episode 99: Out For Blood

    Each of us holds inside ourselves a precious cargo. It is the key to life, and a worthy sacrifice when important things are on the line. And yet it also sits at the center of some of our greatest fears. After all, if something’s precious, there’s always someone who wants to steal it. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Fracture: Fracture is changing the way you print photos. Fractures are beautiful, minimal pictures printed on glass and ready to hang on your wall. Enjoy special discount...more

  • Developer Tea / How to Argue Better

    In today's episode, we're going to talk about a couple of strategies to get your ego out of the way so you can argue better. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your own on our community platform 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content ...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Love Island is about Sex, so how did it win the Teen Awards?

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

  • Exploring My Strange Bible / Of Millstones and Guardian Angels - Gospel of Matthew Part 25

    We slow down on Matthew Chapter 18 and address Jesus’ aside road trip in this teaching. He is trying to give his staff and disciples an idea of what it is like to live in the upside-down value system of the kingdom in our personal conflicts and relationships. He particularly addresses forgiveness because, for Jesus, forgiveness was the quintessential feature of what it means to follow him. We explore forgiveness and reconciliation in this episode.

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Mister Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Case of Murdered Detective

    A police detective friend of Keen and Clancy is murdered while investigating a charity theft. Original Air Date: April 6, 1950 Support the show monthly at Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • The Big Podcast With Shaq / Shaquille O'Neal and Andy Bernstein talk about the Shaq-Kobe relationship and the new look Lakers, plus more theme song entries, Reading Rainbow and Who's Bigger - The Big Podcast with Shaq - Episode 176

    Shaquille O'Neal catches up with his old friend, long-time LA Lakers photographer Andy Bernstein, and they discuss the Lakers years with Shaq and Kobe, Andy's new book with Kobe "The Mamba Mentality", and Andy reveals Shaq's fear of tiny fish. We also get some awesome new entries into our theme song contest as we close in on a winner. Plus it's the debut of a new segment called "Reading Rainbow", we make our Bet Online NFL picks, of course we get Borderline, and Shaq and Kincade face off in a ro...more

  • Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations / Jonas Elrod: Wake Up

    Is there more to life than we can see? Writer, director and film producer Jonas Elrod discusses his documentary “Wake Up.” At work one day, Jonas suddenly started seeing angels, auras and ghosts. Perplexed by his new ability to experience the supernatural, he set out on a soul-seeking journey, looking for a deeper meaning to his life. In the film, Jonas documents his spiritual exploration to find larger truths about the universe, inviting us all to accept that there is more to this life tha...more

  • The John Batchelor Show / The Discovery of Middle Earth: 1 of 2: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb

    AUTHOR. (Photo: Gallo-Roman harvesting machine View author information Public Domain File:Roman harvester, Trier.jpg Uploaded: 25 February 2007 ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Discovery of Middle Earth: 1 of 2: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb A treasure hunt that uncovers t...more

  • Big Seance Podcast / Medical Intuitive and Psychic Medium Terry Andersen - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #129

    A traumatic experience in 1986 changed psychic medium and medical intuitive Terry Andersen's life forever! She shares wisdom on medical intuition, positive precognition, remote viewing, time travel, and her passion for training and education! Visit for more info. Other Android OptionsListen in Spotify Listen in Stitcher Listen in iHeart Radio Direct Download Link   In this episode:  Episode Teaser :00 Intro :55 A sudden violent near death event caused Terry Andersen to have a...more