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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    May 23 2022

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Moats with crocodiles

    That’s a wrap on the Premier League season. Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke look back on a great final day and a great campaign.The title race is on a knife edge for a couple of hours but Man City eventually come from 2-0 down against Villa to retain the title. The Athletic’s Sam Lee recounts a fuzzy afternoon at the Etihad where City show their character and personality.Leeds survive but how will they fare next season? Is Jesse Marsch too manic? Will they struggle along wit...more

  • Up First / Monday, May 23, 2022

    President Biden says the US would get involved militarily if China invaded Taiwan. Epidemiologists are investigating a potential US outbreak of monkeypox — a rare viral infection. And three months into the Ukraine war, long lines are stretching for miles as refugees and trade return to the country.

  • The Daily / A Tactical Disaster for Russia’s Military

    Three months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, one of the biggest surprises has been the inability of the Russian military to achieve some of its basic goals. One clear example: A failed attempt to cross the Donets river in eastern Ukraine earlier this month left hundreds of Russian soldiers dead. Its aftermath is raising doubts in Russia, even among the military’s most ardent supporters.Guest: Anton Troianovski, the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times.Want more from The Daily? For one ...more

  • Sway / The C.E.O. of Condé Nast: ‘ This Is No Longer a Magazine Company’

    Home to brands like Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Bon Appétit, Condé Nast might as well be French for “magazine.” But the company’s C.E.O. sees a “difficult future” for print and is trying to pivot Condé Nast publications toward creating more digital content — even going so far as to say that Condé Nast is “no longer a magazine company.” Amid this fight for readers, clicks and subscriptions, the company has struggled publicly through a cultural reckoning, fielding accusations of a toxic work c...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / Nature’s Path: Arran and Ratana Stephens

    Starting a business with your spouse can either bring you closer together or tear you apart. For Arran and Ratana Stephens, their business has lasted for nearly 40 years, and their marriage has thrived for much longer. As business partners, they seem perfectly matched: he’s the hard-charging visionary, she’s the practical, business-minded one who sometimes has to talk him out of a bad decision. But in 1985, Arran made a very smart move: seeing how organic food was starting to take off,...more

  • Today, Explained / Why the right is thirsty for Hungary

    The Conservative Political Action Conference, which is like Republican Coachella, is usually held stateside, but this week it's throwing a party in Budapest, Hungary. Noel King got kicked out.This episode was produced by Miles Bryan with Haleema Shah, edited by Jolie Myers and Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and Victoria Dominguez, engineered by Paul Mounsey and Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Noel King.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  Support Today, Explained by making a financial...more

  • Unchained / The 5 Biggest Lessons From Terra/Luna's Collapse, According to Tascha Che - Ep.354

    Tascha Che, founder of Tascha Labs, unpacks the Terra/Luna debacle and reveals what she believes are the five main takeaways from its collapse. Here are some highlights from the show: how stablecoin issuers make money what caused Terra’s downfall why Tascha is bullish on algo stablecoins whether she believes undercollateralized stablecoins can work how fast market cap expansion without actual network effect equals death for stablecoins why she doesn’t believe a stablecoin’s network effects mean...more

  • Reply All / A Message About the Future of the Show

    Some news: Emmanuel and Alex will be stepping away from making the show. And this iteration of Reply All will be ending in late June.This isn’t a decision that was made by any one person. Reply All has always been a super collaborative project which is what we’ve loved so much about making it. Ultimately, staff who have been working on this show for a long time – in some cases five, six, seven years at this point – are ready to pursue other things.Making this show has been an incredible pleasure...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Kimberley Wilson — Whole Body Mental Health

    The British psychologist Kimberley Wilson works in the emergent field of whole body mental health, one of the most astonishing frontiers we are on as a species. Discoveries about the gut microbiome, for example, and the gut-brain axis; the fascinating vagus nerve and the power of the neurotransmitters we hear about in piecemeal ways in discussions around mental health. The phrase “mental health” itself makes less and less sense in light of the wild interactivity we can now see between what we’ve...more

  • Song Exploder / Kevin Morby - This Is a Photograph

    Kevin Morby is a singer and songwriter based in Kansas City. He’s put out seven albums since 2013, including his most recent one, This is a Photograph, which just came out last week. For this episode, I talked to Kevin about the title track from This is a Photograph. It’s a story about his family, the pandemic, and memories of times that have happened — and times that haven’t happened yet. To learn more, visit songexploder.net/kevin-morby

  • TrueAnon / UNLOCKED! Episode 214: NATO (Part 3)

    After the Cold War, NATO needed to reinvent itself politically for the post-Soviet world. For the final installment of our three-part series, we welcome back Ben Howard to talk through the collapse of the USSR, the rise and fall of the Partnership for Peace, and NATO interventions from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan, and we try to figure out just what Article V really means. Kamala press conference video: twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1501904857749405699

  • Intercepted / Overturning Roe v. Wade: "Irrational, Aggressive, and Extremely Dangerous"

    Two weeks ago, Politico obtained a leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old ruling that acknowledged the constitutional right to abortion. Although this is the most egregious attack on reproductive rights, it only follows the anti-abortion momentum that has been building for years around the country. This week on Intercepted, Intercept investigative reporter Jordan Smith discusses the aggressive, irrational, and dangerous Supreme Court decision t...more

  • a16z Podcast / Innovating While Scaling: Lessons from Amazon

    In this episode from February 2021, early Amazon execs Colin Bryar and Bill Carr -- in conversation with a16z's Sonal Chokshi -- go beyond the well-known artifacts of Amazon innovation, like the memo and the press release, and share the leadership principles, decision making practices, and operational processes that helped Amazon continue to innovate, invent new products and learn from its mistakes, as it scaled. It’s all based on their book, Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets fro...more

  • Criminal / Episode 188: John & Trooper

    For 10 years, Detective John Reilly and his horse Trooper were the only mounted team assigned to Central Park. They rode the same route every day. John says Trooper didn’t like change. “If you changed the route, he got mad.” And then in 2019, they both retired at the same time.Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mys...more

  • Suave / 8. Suave Wins the Pulitzer!

    It's been a year since we released Suave into the world, and so much has happened. Including some really, really big news: this week our podcast won the Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting. We bring you a special recording of Maria Hinojosa and Luis "Suave" Gonzalez reflecting on what this means for them, and for criminal justice reform.

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / Windows_Logon.wav

    Part 2 of our series on the Windows startup sounds picks up when Microsoft made the radical decision to kill the startup sound in Windows 8. In this episode, we explore the forces that led to that decision, unpack how Microsoft channeled the music of language into their new UI sounds, and reveal 2 secret startup sounds that were nearly lost to time. Featuring former Microsoft Lead UI Designer Jensen Harris and Sound Designer Matthew Bennett.Apply for the full time Associate Producer position her...more

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Camille Bordas Reads Saul Bellow

    Camille Bordas joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Father-to-Be,” by Saul Bellow, which was published in The New Yorker in 1955. Bordas’s novel “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published in 2017

  • What Had Happened Was / Season Finale: Dante's Legacy and the new reality of the A&R

    In our season finale we pick up with Dante Ross's story after the massive success of Whitey Ford Sings the Blues. He wins a Grammy for a record with Everlast and Carlos Santana and goes on to become a sought after producer and remixer before returning to A&R in a very different music business. Hear about it all and what's coming in the future for a music business legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler / Behind the Series: a hit dog will holler

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Radiotopia Presents. This week, we’re talking with the creative team behind our latest series, a hit dog will holler. Today's episode is full of spoilers  — so if you haven't heard the series yet, we suggest finishing all the episodes before listening to this conversation.  a hit dog will holler tells the story of two Black women activists who find their lives connected in surprising ways. Today, w...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / Immersive Remix: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

    A new immersive remix of a season one classic. An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press.Content advisory: Hospitals, death of a parent

  • Serial / The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 1

    A strange letter appears outlining a plot by Islamic extremists to infiltrate Birmingham schools. Hamza and Brian visit the supposed mastermind of the plot, and he tells them he did take over a bunch of schools – just not for the reasons in the letter.

  • In the Dark / Introducing: Sent Away

    Madeleine chats with her colleague Curtis Gilbert about his new show Sent Away, a deep investigative dive into the troubled world of the troubled teen industry. Episode 1: A dark cave. A tragic accident. A new treatment center. The state of Utah tries to hold it accountable. But that turns out to be harder than you’d think. Subscribe to the whole series: Sent Away Support investigative journalism: Donate to In the Dark and Sent Away

  • Everything is Alive / Making Trouble: Deleted Scenes from Sal the Sock

    This special episode of Everything is Alive is a part of Radiotopia’s winter fundraiser. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/33dBINE. Thank you! We loved making our “Sal, Sock” episode. Trouble was, there was a lot more Sal than we could fit. So for this special fundraising edition of the show, we present some of his never before heard scenes.

  • The Trojan Horse Affair / Part 8: An Appointment in Perth

    A man banned from working in education in the aftermath of the Trojan Horse letter inspires Brian and Hamza to track down one last witness with him – in Australia. And all three travelers find their faith tested.

  • The Paris Review / 23. A Strange Way to Live (with Phoebe Bridgers, Connor Ratliff, Joan Didion, Natalie-Scenters Zapico, Bud Smith, Jericho Brown, Jessica Hecht, Avery Trufelman)

    Our Season 3 finale opens with “The Trick Is to Pretend,” a poem by Natalie Scenters-Zapico, read by the singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers: “I climb knowing the only way down / is by falling.” The actor Jessica Hecht plays Joan Didion in a reenactment of her classic Art of Fiction interview with Linda Kuehl. Jericho Brown reads his poem “Hero”: “my brothers and I grew up fighting / Over our mother’s mind.” The actor, comedian, and podcaster C...more

  • The Wilderness / Introducing: Offline with Jon Favreau

    Wilderness fans! Jon Favreau has a new weekly podcast called Offline. In this episode: Snapchat’s Peter Hamby talks to Jon Favreau about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like.New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Embedded / Capital Gazette: "All Of A Sudden... It's Different"

    Part 5: There's one important part of the newspaper's story we couldn't bring you until now: what it's like to have their attacker stand trial. And the unexpected ways that trial can affect you. Plus a big update about the newspaper itself.

  • Wind of Change / An Avocado Revolution | Introducing 544 Days

    Everything was going great for Jason Rezaian. He was The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran. He had just gotten married. Then, in July of 2014, Jason and his wife were arrested and thrown in Iran’s notorious Evin prison.This is the first episode of 544 Days, a new podcast from Gimlet, Crooked Media, and A24. Find the rest of story for free at gimlet.media/544days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 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.

  • Dolly Parton's America / The Vanishing of Harry Pace Trailer from the Creators of Dolly Parton's America

    Hi, Dolly Parton's America fans! We're sharing a new trailer for our new 6-part series The Vanishing of Harry Pace -from the creators of Dolly Parton's America, Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee - now premiering at Radiolab. It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records. The label founded 100 years ago by Harry Pace. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, inadvertently invented the term rock n roll, played an important role in W.C. Handy becoming "Father of the...more

  • ZigZag / S6 EP6 STEP 6: THE TIMELINE

    On the final episode of The ZigZag Project, activist Stacey Abrams explains her short-term strategies for sticking to her long-term goals and Manoush shares data from surveying thousands of listeners about making a big career change. The project wraps up with one last assignment and Manoush’s favorite messages from listeners. It’s a tear jerker. The ZigZag Project is six steps (and episodes) to help you map out a path that aligns your personal values with your professional ambitions. Think of i...more