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    Pastime Favorites

    Mar 25 2019

  • The Daily / Special Edition: Robert Mueller Submits His Report

    The Mueller report has been sent to the attorney general. Here’s a look at what this means and what comes next. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

  • Showcase from Radiotopia feat. Spacebridge / Spacebridge #3 – A Live Studio Audience

    The Soviet Union faces a series of funerals for elderly heads of state; meanwhile the nation falls in love with a “citizen diplomat” from America, a young girl. Popular daytime TV host Phil Donahue agrees to co-host a spacebridge with Vladimir Pozner, a multi-lingual Soviet known for expounding his government’s views on US TV. Soviet and American audiences argue about everything from geopolitics to sex in the resulting “citizen summits,” which rivet participants but also put many careers on the ...more

  • StartUp Podcast / Alex Talks to an HR Maverick

    In 1998, Patty McCord joined a new company called Netflix. Her title was chief talent officer. And over the next ten years as Netflix grew (and grew), she and CEO Reed Hastings built a new kind of workplace. They threw out all the usual rules -- no more expense authorization forms or vacation requests -- and focused on creating a culture of excellence. But that culture of excellence didn’t come only through hiring the right people. Patty had to get good at firing, too. 

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / More common than potato and pasta

    Jimbo lines up alongside Julien Laurens, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle to talk Euro 2020 qualifiers, while Simon Kuper tells us about Holland’s rejuvenation. Plus: dinner with Mick McCarthy and what would have happened if Dion Dublin hadn’t suffered a broken leg in 1992? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A Euro 2020 explainer (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Rice and riches up front England v Czech Republic preview (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: Scotland, Wales, NI news and dinner with Mick McCarthy (13m 40s) ...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Lawrence Kushner — Kabbalah and Everyday Mysticism

    Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is a long-time student and articulator of the mysteries and messages of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Kushner says mysticism tends to appear when religion — whatever the tradition — becomes too formal and logical. “The minute mysticism becomes permissible, acceptable, possible, it’s an immediate threat to organized religious structures,” he says. “Because what mysticism does is it gives everybody direct unmediated personal access to God.” He is influenced by the...more

  • Song Exploder / Nakhane - New Brighton (feat. Anohni)

    Nakhane is a singer and songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. His first album, Brave Confusion, won the South African Music Award for best alternative album in 2014. He starred in the award-winning film “The Wound,” which was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Nakhane’s second album, You Will Not Die, was originally released in 2018, and then released in the US in 2019, as a deluxe version. The deluxe version includes this song,“New Brighton,” featuring guest vocals from Ano...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Radical White Terrorism

    Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik talks about the “ghoulish routine” in the media and among politicians that increasingly emerges in the aftermath of massacres of Muslims by white supremacists. The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain explains why, as a non-white Western Muslim, he felt compelled to analyze the “manifesto” of the shooter. University of Chicago historian Kathleen Belew, author of “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” discusses the history of whi...more

  • Reply All / We're Taking Your Calls

    We'll be taking calls from listeners about all of your tech questions big and small, two times this week! Wednesday, March 20th from 4-6 Thursday, March 21st from 12-2Call us at (862) 205-3275!

  • Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto / MolochDAO: Could This Decentralized Autonomous Organization Help Ethereum Scale Faster? - Ep.111

    Ameen Soleimani, CEO of Spankchain, comes on the show to discuss his latest effort to fund Ethereum development through the decentralized autonomous organization MolochDAO. He describes how it works, plus we cover competition in the smart contract space and whether we're seeing the emergence of Ethereum maximalism. Full show notes are back on Forbes.com! See the full recap of this week's recap of the episode at  http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2019/03/18/how-could-ethereum-development-be-f...more

  • In the Dark / S2 E12: Before the Court

    We resume Season Two with the U.S. Supreme Court weighing Curtis Flowers' case. In the first of four new episodes, we preview oral arguments - set for Wednesday, March 20 - and delve into the allegations at the heart of the appeal: that Doug Evans tried to keep African-Americans off the jury in Curtis' sixth trial.

  • Everything is Alive / Petey, Baseball Cap

    Petey’s just trying to stay on top.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Away: Jen Rubio

    In early 2015, Jen Rubio was racing through an airport to catch a flight when her suitcase broke, leaving a trail of clothing behind her. She tried to replace it with a stylish, durable, affordable suitcase — but she couldn't find one. So she decided to create her own. In less than a year, Jen and her co-founder Steph Korey raised $2.5 million to build their dream travel brand: a line of sleek, direct-to-consumer suitcases simply called Away. Jen's hunch that the brand would emotionally resonate...more

  • Lovett or Leave It / Aunt Becky for President

    Well, a LOT happened this week. Jon Favreau joins Lovett in studio to talk about the insane college admissions scandal, Trump’s first veto over his fake national emergency, the Boeing 737 Max 8, Paul Manafort’s sentencing, Tucker Carlson’s bigoted radio interviews, Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement, and the terror attack in New Zealand. Then we go to our live show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee with Move On’s Ben Wikler, activist Angela Lang, and returning champion Akilah Hughes. We c...more

  • a16z / a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There

    with Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman), Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90) The writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, as opposed to film, which is still a director-driven enterprise. But what does it mean, as both a creative and a leader, to “showrun” something, whether a TV show… or a startup? Turns out, there are a lot of parallels with the rise of the showrunner and the rise of founder-CEOs, all working (or partnering) within legacy systems. But in the day...more

  • ZigZag / S3 EP5: The Slope of Enlightenment

    We're almost at the end of our deep-dive into the lifecycle of innovation, or the so-called Hype Cycle. Phase Four, aka the Slope of Enlightenment, is when the breakthrough happens, you get out of the trough, and start moving forward. We're using this phase to share big news from Stable Genius Productions and talk to Katrina Kelly-Pitou, an environmental economist, on the truth behind blockchain's energy-guzzling reputation. Plus, the mayor who made history by banning Bitcoin operations in hi...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Joy Williams Reads Don DeLillo

    Joy Williams joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Itch," by Don DeLillo, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "The Quick and the Dead," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and "Ninety-Nine Stories of God." Her most recent book is "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories."