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Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Feb 26 2021

  • Today, Explained / The case for Covid-19 optimism

    Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a long time to vaccinate the world.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / The Question “Who Am I,” and Movies We Love

    So many of us have been getting through this year by watching movies at home by ourselves, or with friends on Zoom, inventing new ways to grieve and to hope, to keep ourselves laughing, all through the simple act of watching stories unfold on our screens. Movies have the power to unearth the many layers of our identities; to help us answer the question: Who am I? And that is what we trace, by way of a few beloved movies including The Color Purple, The Fly, and Blockers, in this episode.Danez Smi...more

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / The limits of knowledge about football

    Man City make it 19 wins in a row with victory over Monchengladbach. Next up, 4th placed West Ham. Has Pep Guardiola solved football? And is Joao Cancelo a contender for player of the year?Thomas Tuchel continues his unbeaten start as Chelsea manager after beating Atletico. What does Joao Felix make of all of this?Villa revisit Leeds at Elland Road, as do we. Dyche and Mourinho go shopping. Plus we talk Pele, Kasami and the state of non-league. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Cancelo culture (01m 30s...more

  • Reply All / A Message from the Staff of Reply All

    An update on the future of The Test Kitchen series and PJ Vogt and Sruthi Pinnamaneni's departure.

  • Up First / Thursday, February 25, 2021

    The Centers for Disease Control has launched a website to help Americans find locations of COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to increase the pace of vaccinations. Also, the Biden administration is set to release a U.S. intelligence assessment on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. And, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced heavy criticism in a House committee hearing about ongoing mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service.

  • The Daily / Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland

    Five years ago, Judge Merrick B. Garland became a high-profile casualty of Washington’s political dysfunction. President Barack Obama selected him to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but Senate Republicans blocked his nomination. In the process, Mr. Garland became known for the job he didn’t get.Now, after being nominated by the Biden administration to become the next attorney general, Mr. Garland is finding professional qualifications under scrutiny...more

  • Sway / Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

    The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

  • Embedded / Capital Gazette: "It's OK That We're Alive"

    Part 2: How do you try to return to normal after a mass shooting? The Capital Gazette moves into a tiny, temporary office, and staff members confront the challenges of producing a daily paper while dealing with fear and guilt.

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / How I Built Resilience: Troy Carter of Q&A (June, 2020)

    Music manager and entrepreneur Troy Carter spoke to Guy last June, as the pandemic was worsening and the country was shaken by racial unrest. Troy spoke about the profound impact of these events on him personally, as well as on the music industry. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating turbulent times.

  • TrueAnon / UNLOCKED! Episode 132: Norman Finkelstein Pt. 2

    We are again joined by Professor Finkelstein, discussing his decades-long relationship with Professor Chomsky, the accusations of holocaust denialism and of course, Alan Dershowitz. Finkelstein vs. Dershowitz on Democracy Now: youtube.com/watch?v=GzqTWpPI5Qw Noah Kulwin on Patreon: patreon.com/nkultra

  • Song Exploder / Sasha Sloan - Until It Happens To You

    Sasha Sloan is a singer and songwriter based in Nashville. She put out her debut album, Only Child, last year. Before that, she’d written songs for artists like Katy Perry, John Legend, and Charli XCX, and she’s been a featured guest vocalist on songs by electronic artists Odesza and Kygo. Sasha made her album with her boyfriend, producer Henry Allen, aka King Henry, whose other production credits include songs by Beyoncé and Diplo. In this episode, Sasha, along with Henry, tells the story of ma...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #116 | I'm Lovin' It

    Since its introduction in 2003, the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle has become one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. This is the story of how a catchy five-note jingle conquered the planet, from its humble beginnings at a German ad agency, to being sung by globally famous pop stars. Featuring interviews with "I'm Lovin' It" composers Tom Batoy and Franco Tortora of Mona Davis Beat.Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit.Subscribe to our Youtube channel here.Become a mo...more

  • Unchained / Paxos's Charles Cascarilla - How Blockchain Tech Could Prevent Another GameStop/Robinhood - Ep.214

    In this episode of Unchained, Charles Cascarilla, CEO and cofounder of Paxos, explains how the 2008 financial crisis led him to crypto, what financial plumbing has to do with GameStop, and how Paxos is leveraging blockchain technology to change financial services. In this episode Charles discusses: his work experience prior to Paxos and how the financial crisis in 2008 opened his eyes to Bitcoin and blockchain (01:07) what it was like to work in Bitcoin during the early days compared to now (4:...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / "Alluvial Deposits" by Percival Everett

    A government contractor deals with everyday frustrations in a small town. "Alluvial Deposits" appears in Percival Everett's collection DAMNED IF I DO. Check out other titles from Graywolf Press, including WILD SWIMS and BRING ME THE HEAD OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, at graywolfpress.org. Content advisory: racial slur, hateful languageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • The Paris Review / Episode 19: “Crucial Handshakes” (A celebration of issues 233 and 234)

    This bonus episode revisits and remixes the virtual launch events for Paris Review issues 233 and 234, summer and fall  2020—no Zoom room required! First, Eloghosa Osunde reads the opening of her story “Good Boy”; next, Aracelis Girmay reads Lucille Clifton’s “Poem to My Yellow Coat”; then Lydia Davis shares  her short piece “The Left Hand”; translator Patricio Ferrari recites “Crater of the Beginning” by Portuguese ...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / The Democrats’ Long War on Immigrants

    As Joe Biden took the oath of office this January, Guatemalan security forces at the Honduran border thwarted thousands of U.S.-bound migrants. While decades-long American imperialism has facilitated displacement throughout the region, the U.S. is increasingly outsourcing its deadly immigration policy. This week on Intercepted: The Biden administration announced it will begin to process the 25,000 asylum seekers stuck in squalid border town camps as part of Trump’s “Remain in...more

  • Wind of Change / Preview: Welcome to Your Fantasy

    It’s 1987, and the Chippendales dancers are packing nightclubs across America with their sold-out male exotic dance shows. As crowds of women scream for the mullets, the spandex, and the tans … a shocking event about to change the course of the brand and its booming business forever. This is a sneak peek of Episode 1 of Welcome to Your Fantasy. To hear full episodes, every week, follow and listen for free at spoti.fi/WelcomeToYourFantasy.

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Hisham Matar Reads Colm Tóibín

    Hisham Matar joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “One Minus One,” by Colm Tóibín, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Matar’s most recent book, the memoir “A Month in Siena,” came out last year.