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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    Sep 23 2021

  • Sway / How They Failed: C.A. Republicans, Media Critics and Facebook Leadership

    In a special Opinion Audio bonanza, Kara Swisher, Jane Coaston (The Argument) and Ezra Klein (The Ezra Klein Show) sit down to discuss what went wrong for the G.O.P. in the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. “This was where the nationalization of politics really bit back for Republicans,” Jane says. The three hosts then debate whether the media industry’s criticism of itself does any good at all. “The media tweets like nobody’s watching,” Ezra says. Then the hosts turn to The Wa...more

  • Today, Explained / The disappearance of Gabby Petito

    Vox’s Aja Romano explains why the internet stopped what it was doing to find one particular missing person.Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin and Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Song Exploder / Lucy Dacus - Thumbs

    Lucy Dacus is a singer and songwriter from Richmond, Virginia. She put out her first album in 2016, and in 2018 she formed the band boygenius with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. In June 2021, she released her third album, Home Video, which includes the song "Thumbs." The first time I heard it, I knew I wanted to ask Lucy about how and why she made it. After some COVID testing, we spoke in person here in Los Angeles. And she told me the story of how "Thumbs" took months and months to get right...more

  • Up First / Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Will the winter season prompt another COVID surge? And how are U.S. border agents managing the thousands of migrants camping under a border bridge? Plus, an investigation into Hurricane Ida's power collapse.

  • The Daily / Submarines and Shifting Allegiances

    The recent U.S.-British deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines might look relatively inconsequential. But it signifies a close alliance between the three countries to face off against China.It is also notable for another reason: It has greatly angered the French. Why?Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief for The New York Times. Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscr...more

  • Everything is Alive / Vinny, Vending Machine

    Vinny has been through a lot, and a lot has been through Vinny. Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter @vinn_ayy.

  • Unchained / How OG Crypto Artist Rhea Myers Sold a Never-Seen Artwork at Sotheby's - Ep.274

    Rhea Myers, artist, hacker, writer, and senior smart contract developer at Dapper Labs, has been making crypto art before NFTs were a thing. Check out this episode to learn about Rhea’s work as an OG crypto artist, why she believes concerns over NFT energy consumption are overblown, and how NFTs are changing the art world. Show highlights Rhea’s experience entering the crypto space what inspired her to make Bitcoin-based transaction art what blockchain art she was creating in 2014 how she helpe...more

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Chafing might be an issue

    Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo to chew over a smorgasbord of European football action.PSG make it 6 wins out of 6 in Ligue 1 but all the headlines surround Lionel Messi and his reaction to being substituted. Meanwhile at Dortmund, is there anything Erling Haaland can’t do?Real Madrid continue to entertain us with a late comeback at Valencia. Juventus are still winless and in the relegation zone as Allegri admits he’s worried.Plus the retu...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Dude Perfect: Cory Cotton and Tyler Toney

    As Texas A&M students in the mid 2000's, Cory Cotton, Tyler Toney and their housemates spent countless hours playing hockey in the living room and attempting trick shots in the backyard. A spontaneous bet over a sandwich led the guys to make a video montage of outrageous basketball shots, which they titled Dude Perfect and posted on a new site called YouTube. After that first video wound up on Good Morning America, the five Dudes challenged themselves to even more outrageous stunts: an impossibl...more

  • TrueAnon / Episode 185: Randy Andy Runaway Dandy

    TrueAnon is back with updates on Ghislaine Maxwell’s impending trial and the quest to serve Prince Andrew court papers by Virgina Giuffre

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Kate Bowler and Wajahat Ali — The Future of Hope

    An irreverent conversation about hope between journalist Wajahat Ali and theologian Kate Bowler. They speak to this moment we’re in through the friendship they found on the edge of life and death that is cancer — Wajahat through his young daughter; and Kate with a stage 4 diagnosis at the age of 35 that she’s chronicled in a beloved memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved). Their conversation is rich with practical wisdom for facing uncertainty and mortality, losses we...more

  • Reply All / #179 Pandemic Be Damned

    The Reply All team talk to people trying to break out of their mid-pandemic funk.Here is a list of organizations that offer support for anyone feeling distressed, experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, or thinking about self harm or suicide: https://resources.byspotify.com/And here is a list of organizations around the world focused on advocacy, research, education, and support for eating disorders: https://www.worldeatingdisordersday.org/get-involved/participating-organisations/ Learn ...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / Listening to the Movies

    When Matthew Shifrin was growing up, his blindness meant that trying to enjoy a movie or TV show was often a confusing and frustrating experience. But then, Matthew discovered something called video description—an extra audio track where a narrator describes the action on screen. And suddenly, everything changed. This story comes from the Radiotopia podcast Blind Guy Travels.Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit.Subscribe to our Youtube channel here.Become a monthly contributor at 2...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / No Accountability for War on Terror Atrocities

    The war on terror has killed nearly 1 million people and cost more than $8 trillion, according to a report by Brown University’s Costs of War Project. This week on Intercepted: Journalists Murtaza Hussain and Rozina Ali break down how the 9/11 attacks reshaped U.S. foreign and domestic policies. In the last two decades, the U.S. launched two wars, leading to millions dead and wounded. There was also a rise in unmanned drones killing innocent civilians, the use of widespread domestic and internat...more

  • Criminal / Episode 172: Roselle and Michael

    Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm. Michael Hingson’s book is Thunder Dog. Listen to other episodes of This is Love at https://thisislovepodcast.com/. For a transcript of this episod...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / "On the Lonely Shore" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    A young woman is hired to look after an ailing man who's been ostracized by his family and sent to live in an old house by the sea.Find more from Silvia Moreno-Garcia at silviamoreno-garcia.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Rebecca Curtis Reads Haruki Murakami

    Rebecca Curtis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey,” by Haruki Murakami, which was published in The New Yorker in 2020. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: and Other Tales of Love and Money.”

  • Radiotopia Presents: Blind Guy Travels / Behind the Series: A Frontman Emerges

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Radiotopia Presents from Radiotopia. This week, we talk with someone who's had a lot to do with the sound of Radiotopia Presents, Ian Coss. Ian has played a key role in creating some of our favorite series, starting with the very first show featured on Radiotopia Presents (then called Showcase): Ways of Hearing (2017), and including our most recent series, Blind Guy Travels, which he produced and s...more

  • Passenger List / The AM Archives (Trailer) from Lauren Shippen

    This week we’re featuring the series The AM Archives, created by Passenger List writer Lauren Shippen. It’s a spinoff of her hit series, The Bright Sessions. To hear The AM Archives in full, subscribe to The Bright Sessions feed.