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Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Dec 19 2018

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Heaven knowns Mou’s miserable now

    The deed has been done - Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho. Has he become an angry self-parody living in the past? And what’s next for the once-Special One and, indeed, United? Jimbo, Rory Smith, Tom Williams, Ian Irving, Carl Anka and Iain Macintosh give their thoughts RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The latest from Carrington - with Ian Irving (01m 40s) • PART 1b: Was Mou the problem or the scapegoat? (04m 40s) • PART 1c: How good should United’s squad be Champions League Last 16 (23m...more

  • The Daily / A Year in the Russia Investigation

    At the start of 2018, the biggest threat to the Trump presidency was an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. As the year draws to a close, it’s his hush payments to women. We look at what’s behind that change — and how the threat may change again next year. Guests: Mark Mazzetti and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times reporters who have been covering the special counsel investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

  • Unchained: Big Ideas From The Worlds Of Blockchain And Cryptocurrency / Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin, "a Big FU to the System," Needs Institutions - Ep.98

    Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings, describes the company's services and products, why it's launching a credit offering, and why he pivoted from his original intention to launch a crypto hedge fund and then pivoted again from working with ICOs to serving institutional players. He talks about why, if he had the chance to go public again, he wouldn't do it, why Galaxy's stock fell so precipitously one day that trading was halted, and why he thinks the SEC has made it clear ...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / LIVE! in Austin: "Asymmetry" by Kendra Fortmeyer

    While suffering through a breakup, a woman encounters a strange figure. Recorded live in Austin at the Paramount Theatre, with musical accompaniment by Peter Tran of Curved Light.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Live Episode! Dollar Shave Club: Michael Dubin

    At the end of 2010, Michael Dubin was working in marketing when he met a guy named Mark Levine at a holiday party. Mark was looking for ideas to get rid of a massive pile of razors he had sitting in a California warehouse. Michael's spontaneous idea for an internet razor subscription service grew into Dollar Shave Club, and his background in improv helped him make a viral video to generate buzz for the new brand. Just five years after launch, Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for a reported $1...more

  • Lovett or Leave It / Impeachment is my Safe Word

    Cohen faces the music. Trump faces Pelosi. And Favreau and Vietor face Lovett's 2018 quiz. What a week. What a year. Jon is joined by returning champions Alicia Garza, Megan Gailey, Louis Virtel, Jon Favreau, and Tommy Vietor to break down a wild week of culminations and confrontations. Plus: Lady Gaga's repetitive sound bites, romaine lettuce's bitter downfall, Amy Adams's many Oscar snubs, and we announce our 2019 Lovett or Leave It tour. Terrific.

  • StartUp Podcast / Success Academy 5: Expectations

    It’s no mystery that Success Academy has high expectations — not just for its teachers, but also for its parents and students. Having a high bar is the key to Success’ amazing results. But the charter network’s expectations can make life hard for families and kids who don’t quite make the mark. In this episode, we will hear from two families who ran headlong into Success Academy’s high expectations.-- Thanks to our sponsor, Cole Haan. You can hear more of Lisa and other Gimlet hosts in conversat...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Pauline Boss — The Myth of Closure

    The family therapist who created the field of “ambiguous loss” — loss without closure. Complicated grief: parents, divorce, addiction, dementia, aging. “You love somebody. And when they're lost, you still care about them. You can't just turn it off.” There is no such thing as closure. In fact, Pauline Boss says, the idea of closure leads us astray. It’s a myth we need to put aside, like the idea we’ve accepted that grief has five linear stages and we come out the other side done with it. She coi...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Introducing Murderville (Part 2)

    Introducing Murderville, a new investigative podcast from The Intercept.  Episode 2: The Trial. Devonia Inman goes on trial for his life. But there’s really no evidence against him. Witnesses keep changing their stories. And the jury never hears about an alternate suspect — a man who was just arrested for a brazen murder of two prominent community members.The full seven-episode Murderville series is available now on Stitcher Premium, or free on all platforms starting December 20. To subscri...more

  • ZigZag / S2 EP10: An App for Information Overload?

    Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs Mark Little and Áine Kerr believe the experience of getting news online is broken. (And they should know: Mark worked at Twitter and Áine at Facebook.) So, they're building an app called Kinzen which they hope can reboot our daily news habit by delivering trustworthy journalism without overwhelming us. Afterall, they reason, we have apps to track our sleep, steps, and calories... Why not news consumption? But can there really be an app for that? GO DEEPER: You ...more

  • Everything is Alive / Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes

    A special bonus episode featuring a few scenes that for one reason or another got cut out of Season One. Featuring Louis, Can of Cola, Maeve the Lamppost, Sean the Subway Seat, and more. Support our show and Radiotopia by making a donation at radiotopia.fm.

  • a16z / a16z Podcast: On Marrying Entertainment and Technology

    with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Meg Whitman (@MegWhitman) In this episode of the a16z Podcast, based on a discussion that took place at our annual a16z Summit, Marc Andreessen interviews Jeffrey Katzenberg -- formerly CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG (and chairman of Walt Disney Studios during some of its biggest hits), now co-founder of tech holding company WndrCo -- and Meg Whitman -- former President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and now CEO of Quibi ("qu...more

  • Showcase from Radiotopia feat. The Stoop / The Stoop #4 – You May Not Get It, But I Love You

    The Stoop talks to interracial couples having difficult conversations around race, love and identity at a time when racial tensions are high. And when there’s kids in the mix, these conversations can be even harder. We also hear from Professor Shantel Buggs—author of the study “Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter”—who shares her findings from talking with with dozens of women about whether awareness of racial issues mattered when they were choosing a partner. This mini-series of The Stoop ...more

  • Reply All / #132 Negative Mount Pleasant

    A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.  A Better Mount PleasantLet's Make A Better Mount PleasantJournalist Larry Tabak's Series on Foxconn in Wisconsin

  • Song Exploder / Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

    Lindsey Buckingham is a singer-songwriter, a guitarist, and a producer. In 1974, he joined the band Fleetwood Mac, along with Stevie Nicks, his girlfriend at the time. A few year later, in 1977, Fleetwood Mac released the album Rumours, which would go on to sell over 40 million copies and become the eighth highest-selling album in history. In this episode, Lindsey Buckingham breaks down “Go Your Own Way," a song he wrote for that album about his relationship with Stevie Nicks. songexploder.net/...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Dave Eggers Reads Sam Shepard

    Dave Eggers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Indianapolis (Highway 74)," by Sam Shepard, from a 2009 issue of the magazine. Eggers is the author of twelve books, including the novels "Heroes of the Frontier," "The Circle," and "The Wild Things." A new novel, "The Parade," will be published in March.

  • In the Dark / S2 Update: Q&A + A Fire in Winona

    We answer your questions and report on a fire in Winona. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.