Curated Culture

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

by Pastime

    Curated Culture

    Sep 15 2019

  • Working / How Does an Influencer Analytics CEO Do His Job?

    For her first season hosting Working, Slate’s own Rachelle Hampton takes a deep dive into the brand new industry popping up around social media influencers. To kick off the season, she sits down with Frank Spadafora, founder and CEO of D'Marie Analytics, co-founder of The Cast Agency and owner of the ICON Convention.Frank started D’Marie Analytics before most of us even heard the term ‘influencer’ and in the years since, he’s developed a data-driven way to quantify exactly how much an Instagram ...more

  • Celtics Beat / 332: Celtics Players Already Closer to Kemba than Kyrie w/ Michael Pina

    Michael Pina covers the NBA for SB Nation. Twitter: @MichaelPVina   5:08 FIBA is more of a celebration of the growth of the game around the world   15:45 Did Team USA practice and buy-in enough   20:29 Jaylen was the biggest positive of FIBA    33:38 Brad on learning from last year   Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday September 15th, 2019. Celtics Beat is powered by BetOnline.AG. Go to BetOnline.AG and use the promo code CLNS50 to get a 50% bonus on your first deposit of $55...more

  • Curious City / Climate Change Is Already Impacting Lake Michigan — Here’s How

    Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / Anglo-Saxon Burial at Bamburgh Castle with Paul Gething and Edoardo Albert

    A story of bloodshed, tribal rivalries and a warrior class obsessed with and defined by the battlefield has emerged from the discovery of a burial site at Bamburgh Castle. Dan talks to both Paul and Edoardo about the latest archaeological work tell us about the history of Bamburgh, of the people who lived and fought at the castle, and the wider religious and political make-up of Anglo-Saxon Britain. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries...more

  • Future Tense - ABC RN / The creeping militarisation of our police

    Police officers in many  western countries now dress like paramilitaries. Special police units are being trained and organised along military lines and issued with military-grade weapons. Is this creeping “militarisation” justified and what are the future implications for the effectiveness of policing in democratic societies?

  • UFO Buster Radio Network / UFO Buster Radio News – 264B: Take Two With The Dawson’s

    The Dawson family joins Manny to talk about how some families deal with UFO experiences. Show Stuff The Dark Horde, LLC – Twitter @DarkHorde TeePublic Store - Get your UBR goodies today! UBR Truth Seekers Facebook Group: Manny Moonraker: UFO Buster Radio: YouTube Channel:

  • Relationship Alive! / 205: Important Self-Care Basics with Neil Sattin

    It’s easy to talk about “Self Care” - to pay lip service to it - but what does it really mean to take care of yourself? In today’s episode, we’re going to get back to basics to ensure that you’re actually nourishing the most important person in your world - you! Because if you’re not, then how are you going to show up for the people around you? By the end, you'll have a sense of exactly what's essential for keeping you at your best. Come see Relationship Alive - LIVE! with John and Julie Gottman...more

  • Stuff Mom Never Told You / SMNTY Classics: The Female Insomniac

    As a followup to our recent episode on sleep (and not getting it), here's a classic episode on the question of why women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men. Learn more about your ad-choices at

  • Earth Ancients / William Warwick: Navigational Geoglyphs in Ancient Peru

    The enigmatic Palpa lines in Peru are not as famous as the Nazca lines, but these puzzling lines and geoglyphs that can only be properly viewed from the air are equally interesting. Archaeological examinations reveal the Palpa lines are older than the Nazca lines and were most likely created by the Paracas culture, an Andean society that existed about 800 BCE and 100 BCE, in what today is the Ica Region of Peru. The Palpa lines are located in between the towns of Sacramento, Pinchango, and Lli...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP2930: Dragnet: The Big Coins

    Friday and Smith search for a burglar who sets houses on fire after stealing items of minimal value. Original Air Date: November 9, 1954 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Contra Krugman / Ep. 205 Is This Evidence of an Authoritarian Regime?

    Krugman argues that an undemocratic, authoritarian regime is being built in the United States, and cites Sharpiegate and Trump's treatment of the auto industry as prime examples. Show notes for Ep. 205

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / SYMHC Classics: John Harvey Kellogg

    We're revisiting a 2013 episode about John Harvey Kellogg. His last name is famous for breakfast cereal, but was a 19th-century doctor with some unique (and groundbreaking) beliefs about health and wellness.His Battle Creek Sanitarium was home to anything but treatment as usual.  The first episode of Modern Ruhles is now available. You can listen to it here.   Learn more about your ad-choices at

  • To The Best Of Our Knowledge / Who Owns Seeds?

    As monocropping and agribusiness continue to dominate modern farming, we speak to farmers, botanists and indigenous people about how they are reclaiming our seeds. Guests: Bob Quinn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Seth Jovaag, Cary Fowler

  • Think Again – a Big Think Podcast / 211. Etgar Keret (writer) – a tunnel dug under the prison floor

    “A conversation is like a tunnel dug under the prison floor that you—patiently and painstakingly—scoop out with a spoon. It has one purpose: to get you away from where you are right now.” That is from the very, very weird tale Car Concentrate from Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s wonderful new collection of short stories called FLY ALREADY. It’s not a bad description of the situation most of Keret’s characters find themselves in—wriggling like butterflies stuck on the pins of their own minds or circ...more

  • Stuff You Should Know / SYSK Selects: How Wills Work

    Whether it's oral, scrawled in blood or signed on a deathbed everyone should have a will. But how do they actually work? Join Chuck and Josh as they explain that "of sound mind" thing in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at

  • State of the Theory / Episode 71: Casting Gender and Race

    This is Episode 71 of the State of the Theory Podcast. Politics. Power. Popular Culture. And other stuff, probably. In this series, we’re like super nerdy philosophical DJs: mashing up Serious Academic Questions with the most topical news and trends in pop culture. Each week, we’ll tackle a new topic and collide it with ‘critical theory’ (we’re pretty loose with our definitions, though, so expect the unexpected). Our aim is to destroy the stuff we know, explore the stuff we don’t and unsettle ...more

  • Life Matters - ABC RN / Weekend Life Matters: the power of nature revealed

    We gather the forces of nature from this week's special series to reveal the science, psychology and experiential therapy around getting outside, and staying there for a while.

  • The British History Podcast / 327 – AEthelred: Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away

    Now that we’ve checked in with the rest of the... For a full transcript, go to

  • Fresh Air / Best Of: The CIA's Search For Mind Control / Tan France Of 'Queer Eye'

    Stephen Kinzer's book, 'Poisoner in Chief,' exposes how CIA scientist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies of the U.S. government. Gottlieb believed the key to mind control was LSD, and is credited with bringing the drug to the U.S. He also experimented on unwitting people in prisons and detention centers in Japan, Germany, and the Philippines.Critic Ken Tucker reviews Ken Burns' new 8-part documenta...more

  • Best of the Left - The best of progressive and liberal talk / #1305 How to Build an Empire (A History of American Expansion)

    Air Date: 9/13/2019 Today we take a look at the history and the process of the building of an American empire that currently spans the globe but allows as few people of color to vote as possible. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   EPISODE SPONSORS: | Clean Choice Energy SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK  MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) VOTE IN THE WEEKLY SHOW TOPICS POLL! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Daniel Immerwahr: Empire State...more