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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    Oct 21 2020

  • Today, Explained / Will Covid-19 cancel the holidays?

    Last Christmas, I gave you my health.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Song Exploder / Run the Jewels - JU$T

    Rapper Killer Mike and rapper/producer El-P first met in 2011. They both had established rap careers, but they entered a new era when they started making music together as Run the Jewels in 2013. They’ve been nominated for a Grammy, and they released their fourth album, RTJ4, in June 2020. Like all of their albums, they made it available to download for free. In this episode, El-P and Killer Mike break down the song "JU$T," which features guest vocals from their frequent collaborator, Zack de la...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Six: The Looting of the Nation)

    Donald Trump has run the White House like his family business with one primary aim: to enrich his brand, his family and his cronies. In part six of American Mythology, we examine how Trump and the GOP — at times with help from the Democrats — have opened the gates to the federal feeding trough for corporate greed and unaccountability. Throughout the 2016 campaign Trump claimed that, unlike Hillary Clinton, he was not beholden to corporate or special interests and that he would uplift the working...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #107 | Dies Irae

    For hundreds of years, composers have been using a specific four-note melody to evoke death. It's appeared in dozens of famous movies, and you probably never even realized it. But once you hear it, you'll start noticing it everywhere. Featuring musicologist Alex Ludwig and Strong Songs Host Kirk Hamilton.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit.Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/dona...more

  • The Daily / A Misinformation Test for Social Media

    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have invested a significant amount of time and money trying to avoid the mistakes made during the 2016 election.A test of those new policies came last week, when The New York Post published a story that contained supposedly incriminating documents and pictures taken from the laptop of Hunter Biden. The provenance and authenticity of that information is still in question, and Joe Biden’s campaign has rejected the assertions.We speak to Kevin Roose, a technology colum...more

  • Up First / Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

    Google now faces what it's managed to avoid for years: a government lawsuit challenging its dominance over internet search. In Great Britain a vaccine trial will deliberately expose participants to coronavirus. Massive protests in Lagos over police brutality and economic inequality turned deadly when Nigerian security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

  • Unchained / How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals - Ep.195

    Magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, and Jessi Brooks, assistant U.S. attorney in the national security section at the United States Attorney’s Office, have prosecuted several cryptocurrency-related cases, many of them amongst the most well-known. In this episode, they talk about: how they came to be involved in the prosecution of so many cases involving cryptocurrency the nature of civil forfeiture cases the Al-Qassam Brigades case, which led to the largest ever seizure of a terrorist organization’s ...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / "The Story We Used to Tell" by Shirley Jackson

    A recently widowed woman vanishes overnight. Content advisory: violence, death “The Story We Used to Tell” is from DARK TALES by Shirley Jackson, published by Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Pinball machine

    PSG host Manchester United with memories of March 2019 still fresh. Can the Parisians exact revenge? And how close is Mbappe to becoming Ronaldo?Can Ajax overcome Liverpool? Or are the Dutch champions on a gap year?It’s not a bad time to be playing Juventus or Barcelona who are both struggling to impress under their new managers.Plus with Ibra firing Milan top of the table, how many more years of Zlatan do we have left?RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Headlines around Europe (01m 00s)• PART 2a: PSG v M...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / McBride Sisters Wine (Part 1 of 2): Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John

    When we first spoke with Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John, we were so blown away by their story that we decided to turn it into two episodes. With hardly any money or connections, they built one of the biggest Black-owned wine companies in the world — a journey that began with an extraordinary family discovery: Robin and Andréa are half-sisters who didn't know of each other's existence until they were both young women.Robin grew up in California, and at the age of 25, she received a letter ...more

  • Sway / The Election Isn’t Doomed … Yet

    In part two of Sway’s two-part election integrity series, Kara Swisher speaks to Trevor Potter, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and an expert on the dark money and opaque laws that define modern American democracy.From witness or notary public requirements in Rhode Island to a double-envelope mandate in Pennsylvania and a single dropbox per county in Texas, Mr. Potter and the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center are on a legal spree to fight voter suppression and voting restric...more

  • TrueAnon / Episode 109: Bolivia: Day of the Soldado

    The TrueAnon Team is joined by Jack Williams of the MIT Election Lab (non-Epstein) to discuss the holes he dug in the OAS report on "fraud" in the October 2019 Bolivian elections that led to the coup against Morales, and what that means for the election happening there today.

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Rev. Otis Moss III — The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with 'the Mystic of the Movement' Howard Thurman

    An hour to sit with, and be filled. Two voices — one from the last century, one from ours — who inspire inward contemplation as an essential part of meeting the challenges in the world. Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited, it was said, was carried by Martin Luther King Jr. alongside the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. Thurman is remembered as a philosopher and theologian, a moral anchor, a contemplative, a prophet, and pastor to the civil rights leaders. Rev. Otis Moss III, himself...more

  • Love and Radio / Mean, Mean

    The age-old question of nature versus nurture.

  • In the Dark / S2 E20: Curtis Flowers

    During three years investigating the Curtis Flowers case, we’d talked to nearly everyone involved: lawyers, witnesses, jurors, family members, investigators, politicians, and many, many people around town. But there was one person we hadn’t yet interviewed — Curtis Flowers. That is, until one day in early October, a few weeks after he’d been cleared of all charges. For the final episode of Season 2, we at long last talk to the man at the center of it all. Read: Will Doug Evans face accountabili...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / ZZ Packer Reads Lesley Nneka Arimah

    ZZ Packer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Who Will Greet You At Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Packer’s story collection, “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” was published in 2003.

  • Reply All / #167 America's Hottest Talkline

    We're excited to announce that Emmanuel Dzotsi is taking on a new role on the show ... as host! And this week, he brings us a story about a mysterious recording that has been popping up on government hotlines for years. Emmanuel tries to figure out where this recording is coming from and who's putting it there.

  • Embedded / Not On the Same Team

    A new NPR podcast delves into a world where the NRA is viewed as too soft on guns and where a new network of more extreme pro-gun groups is on the rise. We hear a preview of NPR's "No Compromise" podcast.