Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Aug 19 2019

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 79 - About YOUR Mayor and Justice Reform

    On many episodes of The Breakdown, we have clearly laid out the sway that local DAs have over legal system. Today Shaun breaks down the role of an actor whose importance often gets overlooked — your local mayor. Many people are unaware of just how much power their mayor has over the landscape of their local legal system, so let’s dig in!

  • Today, Explained / The warehouse of forgotten evidence

    Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists. (Transcript here.)

  • Up First / Friday, August 16th, 2019

    After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids.

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Shane Claiborne and Omar Saif Ghobash — Called and Conflicted

    Spiritual border-crossing and social creativity were themes in a conversation between Shane Claiborne and Omar Saif Ghobash, two people who have lived with some discomfort within the religious groups they continue to love. Ghobash is a diplomat of the United Arab Emirates and author of Letters to a Young Muslim. One of his responses to the politicization of Islam has been to bring a new art gallery culture to Dubai, creating spaces for thought and beauty. Claiborne is a singular figure in Evange...more

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Even their own mother can’t tell them apart

    RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Liverpool beat Chelsea in the Super Cup (01m 00s)• PART 1b: Chelsea v Leicester and Southampton v Liverpool previews (07m 00s) • PART 2a: City v Spurs preview (11m 30s)• PART 2b: Wolves v Man U preview (15m 20s)• PART 3a: Burnley v Arsenal preview (21m 00s)• PART 3b: The rest of the PL weekend (26m 00s)• PART 4a: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (35m 30s)• PART 4b: Celtic out of the CL, a new offside rule, and more (37m 30s) WE’VE GOT A NEW WEBSITE!check out th...more

  • Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto / The IMF on How to Design Central Bank Digital Currencies - Ep.132

    Dong He, deputy director of the monetary and capital markets department of the IMF, and Yan Liu, Assistant General Counsel at the legal department of the IMF, talk about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs): the current level of interest among central banks in issuing them, what concerns they need to address when designing them, and how commercial banks might be affected, depending on the design of the CBDC. We discuss how privacy could be built into such a currency while also fulfilling anti...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / 49: "The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

    A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet. This story was first published in Space and Time Magazine. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses ( and Native ( code: LEVAR).

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #73 I Stradivarius

    Stradivarius violins are reputed to have an exquisite sound that cannot be replicated or explained. Why is that? And what, exactly, is a Stradivarius violin anyway? This episode features interviews with The Strad magazine’s managing editor, Christian Lloyd, and violin maker Joseph Curtin.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at you know what this w...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Serial Entrepreneur: Marcia Kilgore

    After high school, Marcia Kilgore moved to New York City with $300 in her pocket and no real plan. One step at a time, she became a successful serial entrepreneur. First, she used her high school bodybuilding experience to find work as a personal trainer. Then she taught herself to give facials, and eventually started her own spa and skincare line, Bliss. The spa became so popular that it was booked months in advance with a list of celebrity clientele. After selling her shares in Bliss, Marcia w...more

  • a16z / 16 Minutes on the News: The Opioid Crisis

    with @jorgecondebio @vijaypande and @smc90 This is episode #4 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way -- why they're in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech -- and share our experts' views on these trends as well. This week we do a short but deep dive on the opioid crisis, given recent data around where and who was behind the manufacturing and distribution of specific opioids: * How do opioids work, why these drugs? * ...more

  • Criminal / Episode 120: The Tunnel

    In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went wrong. The Raleigh News and Observer called it “too horrible to chronicle without a shudder.” Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Acco...more

  • Embedded / Judges 2: 'Worse Than Willie Horton'

    There are more than 30,000 state judges in America. And the vast, vast majority of them are not shielded from politics: They have to fight for their seats in elections. Sometimes very contentious elections, funded by millions of dollars in dark money. Is that a good idea? And what does it mean for how justice works in our country?

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Margaret Atwood Reads Alice Munro

    Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," which won the Booker Prize in 2000, and "Stone Mattress." A winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and the Governor General's Award, among others, she will publish "The Testaments," a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," in September.

  • StartUp Podcast / Alex Talks to Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    As a Democrat from a red state, Senator Heidi Heitkamp built a reputation for her willingness to buck party pressure and reach across the aisle. But when Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, she found herself facing a decision between her principles and her political fate.