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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    Nov 19 2019

  • Unchained / Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the Digital Yuan - Ep.146

    Martin Chorzempa, research fellow the Peterson Institute, and Dovey Wan, founding partner at Primitive Ventures, discuss China's new blockchain push and the forthcoming DCEP. They cover how the blockchain initiative is part of an effort to set global blockchain standards, how it fits into the larger U.S.-China trade war as well as the threat from Facebook's Libra, and why part of the motivation behind the DCEP may stem from the shadow banking system in China. They also talk about how the DCEP mi...more

  • The Daily / The Latest: The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings

    Four witnesses will appear in tomorrow’s public hearings — three of whom listened directly to the July phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry. Plus, impeachment investigators are looking into whether Mr. Trump lied to Robert S. Mueller III.“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

  • Today, Explained / Let's talk about that party in Spain

    Spain's far-right party just won more than 50 seats in its parliament, reminding some of the country's fascist past. Yes, the party is called "VOX". (Transcript here.)

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 132 - No you weren't duped about Rodney Reed

    Now that Rodney Reed's execution has been stopped, people are wondering if they were duped about Rodney Reed. The answer is no. Shaun unpacks the details.

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / A hibernating bear’s faecal plug

    RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Yet more tales from the Opta Quiz (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Euro 2020 headlines (02m 30s)• PART 1c: Wales v Hungary preview (04m 00s)• PART 2a: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland (11m 00s)• PART 2b: England v Montenegro and Kosovo (12m 30s)  • PART 3a: Finland!  (24m 00s)• PART 3b: France, Belgium and the other Euro 2020 favourites (30m 00s)• PART 4: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (36 10s) • PART 5a: WSL review - with Lynsey Hooper (38m 00s)• PART 5b: Football...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #82 | Vroom Vroom

    When was the last time you turned off your radio and just listened to your car? What’s really going on under the hood? We chat with our own Nick Spradlin about the simple force at the heart of every gasoline engine and talk with legendary recordist Watson Wu about how the sound of wild and powerful sports cars are captured.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 20...more

  • Up First / Monday, November 18th, 2019

    A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Crate & Barrel: Gordon Segal

    In 1962, Gordon Segal—with his wife Carole—opened a scrappy Chicago shop called Crate & Barrel. That store turned into a housewares empire that has shaped the way Americans furnish their homes. PLUS in our post-script "How You Built That," we check back with Ashlin Cook, whose love for dogs inspired her to create Winnie Lou: a Colorado business that sells healthy dog treats.

  • StartUp Podcast / Introducing How’s Work? with Esther Perel

    This week, we’re sharing the first episode of Esther Perel’s new show How’s Work? In it, the couples therapist behind the beloved show Where Should We Begin? sits down with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues, and brings her inimitable perspective to workplace relationships and conflicts.

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Robert Macfarlane — The Hidden Human Depths of the Underland

    Robert Macfarlane is an explorer and linguist of landscape. His newest book, “Underland: A Deep Time Journey,” is an odyssey that’s full of surprises — from caves and catacombs under land, under cities, and under forests to the meltwater of Greenland. “Since before we were Homo sapiens,” he writes, “humans have been seeking out spaces of darkness in which to find and make meaning.” Darkness in the natural world and in human life, he suggests, is a medium of vision and descent, a movement toward ...more

  • Reply All / #151 Thank You for Noticing

    A listener finds a UFO floating in the sky over a leather store, and Alex sets out to find the man who put it there. John R.E.'s Google reviewsThe UFO above Sav-Mor LeatherBehind the Scenes of On the Inside (http://replyall.limo/ontheinside)

  • ZigZag / S4 EP19: The Guy Who Quit Planes for Good

    For millions of us, air travel comes with the job. NASA physicist Peter Kalmus was no different; he frequently flew to prestigious conferences around the globe to present his research. But then, on a routine flight in 2012, Kalmus had a personal reckoning. Disgusted at how his travel contributed to global warming, he decided to quit airplanes, switch careers, and start an online community for people who’ve changed their flying habits. On this episode, Kalmus shares how he handles invitations to ...more

  • Song Exploder / Jay Som - Tenderness

    Melina Duterte goes by the name Jay Som. She’s a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She’s released three albums as Jay Som, and has produced, engineered, and mixed each one. Her third album, Anak Ko, came out in August 2019. And in this episode, Melina breaks down a song from it called “Tenderness.” songexploder.net/jay-som

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Bolivia and Brazil at the Crossroads

    As right-wing forces attack indigenous Bolivians and allies of Morales, the Trump administration says the toppling of the democratically-elected government “preserves democracy.” Anthropologist and Bolivia scholar Bret Gustafson offers a nuanced analysis of how the coup unfolded, who benefits from the crisis, and what is at stake for the overwhelmingly indigenous population.Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is now free after spending a year and a half behind bars. He says he wa...more

  • The Paris Review / 16. Lift and Fall (with Tennessee Williams, Charles Wright, Bill Callahan, J.M. Holmes, Anne Sexton, and Jenny Slate)

    Singer/songwriter Bill Callahan reads “Laguna Blues,” a poem by former U.S. poet laureate Charles Wright; J.M. Holmes reads his Pushcart Prize–winning story “What’s Wrong with You? What’s Wrong with Me?”; seminal dramatist Tennessee Williams describes his daily rituals in an archival interview; and comedian Jenny Slate channels Anne Sexton in her reading of the poet’s “Admonitions to a Special Person.”

  • Dolly Parton's America / Dollitics

    Dolly Parton and politics have always had an interesting relationship. On the one hand, she wrote 9 to 5, the anthem for working women and the theme song for a movie inspired by a new labor union. On the other hand, she refuses to answer questions about President Trump, or any question on politics period. Her nephew calls this “Dollitics”: Dolly doesn’t take a position because she knows half her fans are on the right, half are on the left. In this moment in history, how should we think of this k...more

  • Criminal / Episode 127: The Reverend

    In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.” Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. 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 ...more

  • Embedded / This Is Not A Joke

    When a student starts down the path towards racist extremism, there's no set plan for how a school should respond. But teachers and fellow students are often the first to spot the warning signs. So what can they do?

  • LeVar Burton Reads / The Paris Review Podcast Returns

    Embark on audio adventures through The Paris Review's fiction, poetry, interviews, archival recordings, and sonic imaginings with the likes of Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, and today's leading writers. Featuring readings and writings from Charlotte Rampling, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, Danez Smith, Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Molly Ringwald, Salman Rushdie, and more!Season 2 of The Paris Review Podcast is out NOW -- listen wherever you ...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Garth Greenwell Reads Jean Stafford

    Garth Greenwell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Shorn Lamb,” by Jean Stafford, which appeared in a 1953 issue of the magazine. Greenwell is a fiction writer, poet, and critic. His first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, “Cleanness,” will be published in January. 

  • The Wilderness / Announcing: What A Day

    “What A Day,” Crooked Media’s new daily news podcast, is here! Hosted by comedian Akilah Hughes and politics reporter Gideon Resnick, “What A Day” cuts through the chaos and crimes to break down the biggest news of the day, help you understand what matters, and how you can fix it—all in 15 minutes or less. New episodes come out every morning, Monday through Friday, at 5 a.m. Eastern. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts.Subscribe: apple.co/whataday

  • Passenger List / 08. The White Matchmaker

    The wreckage, a missing passport, an unexpected call. The Passenger List season one finale. Sponsorship for this episode comes from Squarespace, The RealReal and Away. Visit passengerlist.org to see a script and full list of credits for “The White Matchmaker,” and join the investigation. Passenger List was created, co-written and co-directed by John Scott Dryden; co-written and co-directed by Lauren Shippen; and edited and sound designed by Mark Henry Phillips, who also composed the music fo...more