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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    Dec 15 2019

  • Up First / Saturday, December 14th, 2019

    The Judiciary Committee approves impeachment articles against President Trump; now the full House will get its say. There's still a day left to enroll for Obamacare this year. And Boris Johnson's landslide win in Britain means Brexit is coming - but the devil's in the details.

  • The Daily / The Latest: Country Over Party

    As the House Judiciary Committee pushed toward a historic vote to send two articles of impeachment to the full House, lawmakers made their final appeals to the other side. Democrats implored committee members to vote with their conscience and put country over party. Republicans, in turn, asked for the exact same thing.“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 145 - What does it mean to be a modern day abolitionist? Part 2.

    To be an abolitionist, you not only have to have an abolitionist worldview, you have to take abolitionist actions. Today Shaun unpacks and explains what that means and gives us a big update on the impeachment of Donald Trump.

  • StartUp Podcast / Alex Talks to Country Songwriter Shane McAnally

    Ever since he was young, Shane McAnally knew he wanted to be a country music star. But as a gay man, he didn’t fit the Nashville mold, and so he hid his true identity for years as he struggled to break through. Little did he know that coming out would prove the key to his success. We created a playlist of Shane McAnally hits, from artists like Kenny Chesney and Kacey Musgraves. You can find it at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ixldv7V7QUegFLYo3k5RN?si=Slqyo5ypQO6LiRydT-PbTQ

  • Criminal / Phoebe, Judge Me

    We are trying something different. Have a question for Phoebe? You can call into our voicemail at (919) 697-8231. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

  • Reply All / #154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

    The conclusion of our story — Emmanuel and Sruthi go down to Alabama as tensions in the party reach a boiling point.Additional reading: Eyes on the Prize - definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement.

  • Today, Explained / India's Muslim ban

    The second-largest Muslim nation in the world just got closer to becoming a Hindu state.

  • Showcase from Radiotopia / A Message from Showcase

    Now is the time when you can help us keep Showcase and all of the many parts of Radiotopia thriving. Make your mark by donating today at radiotopia.fm. And keep an ear right here for a new Showcase series coming in 2020!

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Economic stratification and an alpaca-walking rosette

    RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Atalanta and other CL headlines (01m 30s) • PART 1b: What next for Ancelotti? (08m 30s)• PART 1c: And more CL headlines (12m 30s)• PART 2a: Arsenal v Man City preview (16m 20s)• PART 2b: Liverpool v Watford preview (21m 30s)• PART 3a: Leicester v Norwich preview (26m 50s)• PART 3b: Chelsea v Bournemouth preview (28m 30s) • PART 3c: Aston Villa v Sheff U and Southampton v West Ham previews (31m 00s)• PART 3d: Man U v Everton preview (34m 30s)• PART 4a: The Loic Remy qui...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / David Whyte — The Conversational Nature of Reality

    “Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet / confinement of your aloneness / to learn / anything or anyone / that does not bring you alive / is too small for you.” David Whyte is a poet and philosopher who believes in the power of a “beautiful question” amid the drama of work as well as the drama of life and the ways the two overlap. He shared a deep friendship with the late Irish philosopher John O’Donohue. They were, David Whyte says, like “two bookends.” More recently, he’s written about the ...more

  • ZigZag / S4 EP22: Mailchimp’s CEO On Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Business Without Being an A$$hole

    The newsletter company Mailchimp made an impressive $700 million dollars in revenue in 2019 and, after 20 years, it’s still owned and operated by co-founders, Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius. On this episode, Ben shares his tactics for staying focused and calm through market crashes, tech disruptions, and now playing role model for CEOs who think success requires treating employees poorly. Manoush and Jen aren’t so sure about Ben’s advice regarding “scaling.” But as they play voice memos from liste...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Live From The HIBT Summit: Troy Carter

    Our second episode from the 2019 How I Built This Summit features founder and investor Troy Carter, who re-started his career in the music business after becoming Lady Gaga's manager. In a live conversation with Guy, he offers advice on staying hungry, being humble, and admitting when you don't know the answer. Every Thursday through the new year, we'll release new episodes from the HIBT Summit, so keep checking your podcast feed!

  • Song Exploder / Meek Mill - Trauma

    Meek Mill is a rapper from Philadelphia. He’s put out five albums. His most recent, Championships, debuted at #1 on the charts, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Back in 2007, He was arrested on a gun charge at the age of 19, and over the last eleven years, he was sent to prison four times for parole violations. But in July 2019, based on evidence of alleged police corruption, the Pennsylvania Superior Court threw out his conviction, and the parole violation that had led to his...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / We Tortured Some Folks

    Monday marked the five year anniversary of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary on the CIA’s torture program. The former top Senate Intelligence Committee investigator, Daniel Jones and his team combed through 6.3 million pages of CIA records. Jones discusses the years-long battle with the Bush and Obama administrations to make public the findings of this still-classified 7,000 page report. In this bonus episode, Jones expands on the torture report findings.  Jone...more

  • Unchained / Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a Ticket to a Concentration Camp - Ep.149

    In light of the questions around whether or not Virgil Griffith's talk at a blockchain conference in Pyongyang could have helped everyday North Koreans, Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, human rights activist, board member of the Human Rights Foundation and author of “In Order to Live, A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom,” talks to Unchained. She tells us about her life growing up in North Korea, how she thought the "dear leader" could read her thoughts, why freedom of thought is not al...more

  • Dolly Parton's America / Dolly Parton's America

    At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, we drop in on a history class called “Dolly Parton’s America.” (We borrowed the name for our series!) Taught by Dr. Lynn Sacco, the class is filled with college students who grew up in rural Appalachia, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.  Dr Sacco gives the class an assignment: Write an essay that answers the question “What is Dolly Parton’s America?” Lurking just behind that question are thornier ones about Southern shame...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #83 | Historically Speaking

    Language is a uniquely human gift. We have shaped it to our individual and cultural needs, and it has shaped us in return. Professor Lera Boroditsky reveals how the sounds we make with our mouths influence what’s going on inside our brains. And podcaster Helen Zaltzmann shows us how important language can be to our identities, and what happens when those language identities are challenged.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow t...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Ann Beattie Reads Mavis Gallant

    Ann Beattie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Dédé,” by Mavis Gallant, which appeared in a 1987 issue of the magazine. Beattie has published eleven story collections and nine novels, including “Mrs. Nixon” and this year’s “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.” She was also a winner of the 2005 Rea Award for the Short Story, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1974. 

  • Everything is Alive / Bonus Episode: The Magic 8 Ball

    The Magic 8 Ball can’t tell you his name. This bonus episode is part of Radiotopia’s 2019 Fundraising Drive. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

  • Love + Radio / Gotcha!

    A rowdy breakfast radio show in Australia is turned upside down when a one-off prank call turns into a real life, on-air soap opera.

  • The Paris Review / 17. Odd Planets (with Charlotte Rampling, Simone de Beauvoir, Danez Smith, Griffin Dunne, Henry Green, Sarah Manguso, and WS Merwin)

    The final episode of Season 2. The incomparable Charlotte Rampling reenacts Simone de Beauvoir’s classic 1965 Paris Review interview; Danez Smith reads their poem “my bitch!”; Sarah Manguso shares her lyric essay “Oceans,” about moving to California, cancer, and writing oceanically; actor Griffin Dunne reads Henry Green’s story “Arcady; or a Night Out.”; and we close with a recording of the late WS Merwin reading his poem “Night Singing.&rdqu...more