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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Jan 24 2020

  • Criminal / Episode 132: Herrin Massacre

    In the summer of 1922, in a town in southern Illinois, 23 people were murdered over two days. Men, women, and children came out of their houses to watch, and in some cases, to take part in the violence. Scott Doody's book is Herrin Massacre. Special thanks to the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Matt Gorzalski, and to John Griswold, who wrote Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from...more

  • Today, Explained / Coronavirus

    A SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people, quarantined millions in China, and made its way to the United States. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what's known and what's next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Vortex of heritage

    There’s not a lot of love for Solskjaer after Manchester United’s home humbling to Burnley at Old Trafford. But we are singing the praises of Gabriel Martinelli, Ricardo Pereira and Gary Rowett. Plus there’s the prospect of Ederson on pens and Lejeune’s killer instinct.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man Utd 0-2 Burnley (02m 30s) • PART 2: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (13m 30s)• PART 3a: Aston Villa 2-1 Watford, Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton & Leicester 4-1 West Ham (23m 00s)• PART 3b: Tottenham 2-1 Norwich, Sh...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Alison Gopnik — The Evolutionary Power of Children and Teenagers

    Alison Gopnik understands babies and children as the R&D division of humanity. From her cognitive science lab at the University of California, -Berkeley, she investigates the “evolutionary paradox” of the long human childhood. When she first trained in philosophy and developmental psychology, the minds of children were treated as blank slates. But her research is helping us see how even the most mundane facts of a toddler or a teenager — from fantasy play to rebelliousness — tell us what it mean...more

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 163 - Letters for Michael Thompson and an update on Parchman Prison

    Yesterday, over 10,000 of you went to FreeMichaelThompson.com and wrote a letter on behalf of Michael Thompson! A great job, but we need more! Shaun updates us on Michael's case as well as gives an update on Mississippi's Parchman Prison.

  • The Daily / Harry and Meghan. (And Why Their Saga Matters.)

    In a moment of national insecurity, with the future of the United Kingdom seemingly hanging in the balance, a new royal couple offered the vision of a unified, progressive future. But the same forces that pushed for Britain to leave the European Union have now pushed Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to leave the country.Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:...more

  • Up First / Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Democrats will take the stage again on Thursday in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Are any of their arguments winning over Republicans? China has stopped all transportation within the city of Wuhan and canceled all outgoing flights and trains. At least 17 people have died so far from a new strain of coronavirus. What is causing this disease to spread? And the International Court of Justice ruled on a request for "emergency measures" in Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims an...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #86 | 4′33″

    John Cage was a respected composer when, in 1952, he created his “silent piece”, 4’33’’ - a piece that would have the music world scratching their heads. This episode asks whether 4’33’’ is really “silent”, and we explore the history of a piece musicians still talk about today - and speak to the man who campaigned to get it to the top the British charts in 2010. Featuring composers Kyle Gann and Nahre Sol, and artist Dave Hilliard.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto S...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and the Rewriting of Iraq War History

    Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is already unfolding as a Mitch McConnell-coordinated farce. The charges against Trump are serious, but they beg the question of why Congress has never impeached a president for war crimes. None of the three Senate trials of a president was for imperial crimes committed in plain sight, despite a long history of presidents invading countries, killing civilians, and torturing prisoners.Constitutional and international law scholar Marjorie Cohn discusses the trial o...more

  • Unchained / Brendan Eich on How Brave Is Working to Decentralize - Ep.155

    Brendan Eich, CEO and president of Brave, discusses his history in tech prior to crypto, including working at Netscape, how he created Javascript in 10 days and his short stint as CEO of Mozilla, what problems with ads that Brave is trying to solve, and why Brave needs the Basic Attention Token. He explains why Bitcoin wouldn't work for cryptocurrencies on the platform, why they use BAT over stablecoins, and how Brave strips ads from publishers' webpages, but doesn't from Facebook or Google, and...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / BONUS: Behind the Scenes and a Sneak Peek at Season 6!

    Get ready for Season 6! Get a peek behind the curtain as LeVar talks about story selection, vocal exercises, and finding characters' voices.    This season will feature stories by NK Jemisin, Elizabeth Bear, Max Gladstone, Ken Liu and many more of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!) authors.

  • The Wilderness / Chapter 4: The Southeast

    How can Democrats turn out new voters? We talk about expanding the electorate with Stacey Abrams and spend time with organizers and occasional voters in Florida.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Happy Family Organics: Shazi Visram

    While she was a student at business school, Shazi Visram ran into an old friend-- a new mother of twins. The friend confided she felt like a bad mom because she had no time to make her kids healthy meals. That gave Shazi her initial idea: why not make organic pureed baby food, and sell it frozen instead of jarred? People told her she was crazy to take on Gerber, but she convinced dozens of friends and family to invest in Happy Baby. 15 years later, the brand is known as Happy Family Organics a...more

  • Reply All / #155 Friendship Village

    A scandal at Teen Vogue, a mysteriously disappeared TikTok star, and the competing viral dances of Mayor Pete and Mayor Bloomberg. Yes Yes No is back.Tweet #1Tweet #2

  • Song Exploder / Semisonic - Closing Time

    The song “Closing Time” by the American rock band Semisonic came out in March 1998. It hit #1 on the Alternative charts, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Song. It gets played in stadiums, Weird Al covered it, and it’s the last song of the night in countless bars. Since then, Dan Wilson, the lead singer and songwriter of Semisonic, has become a powerhouse songwriter who has written or co-written for artists like John Legend and Taylor Swift. And he’s won Grammys for his songwriting w...more

  • In the Dark / S2 E18: The Recusal

    District Attorney Doug Evans has prosecuted Curtis Flowers for 23 years and six trials. Now he says he's done. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

  • StartUp Podcast / Alex Talks to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

    Normally, being the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, means paying attention to everyday issues, from garbage pickups to municipal budgets. But in the early morning hours of August 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a downtown bar in the city, and Nan Whaley’s role as mayor immediately shifted. She found herself thrust into the national spotlight as all eyes turned to Dayton. And it wasn't long before she was face-to-face with President Donald Trump.

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Andrea Lee Reads Haruki Murakami

    Andrea Lee joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Barn Burning,” by Haruki Murakami, which appeared in a 1992 issue of the magazine. Lee’s books of fiction include “Sarah Phillips,” “Interesting Women,” and “Lost Hearts in Italy.” A new book, “Red Island House,” will be published by Scribner in 2021. 

  • Dolly Parton's America / She's Alive!

    As Dolly will tell you, so much of who she is - her creativity, her music, her stance on life - emanates from her faith, but what exactly is that faith? The answer is deeply surprising. In this episode, Dolly tells a story of finding God in an abandoned church filled with X-rated graffiti.  And she speaks of her plans for how she'll be remembered after she’s gone—how her voice will live on for the next 50, 100, 200 years.

  • Passenger List / Behind the Scenes: Opening Montages

    Passenger List creator, co-writer and co-director John Scott Dryden and editor, sound designer and composer Mark Henry Phillips dive deep into the show's opening news montages, in conversation with Audrey Mardavich, managing producer of Radiotopia. Time is running out. Make your mark on Passenger List and Radiotopia before the new year at radiotopia.fm.