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Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Nov 26 2020

  • Up First / Thursday, November 26, 2020

    President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about a Russian contact. Hospitals are still short on PPE, months into the pandemic. Also, a sports journalist remembers Diego Maradona.

  • TrueAnon / Episode 120: The Art Of The Deal

    We put on our barristers wigs and examine the partial release of the DOJ Report on Epstein’s insane plea deal

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Agustín Fuentes — This Species Moment

    We’ve realized in 2020 that the way we’ve organized culture — from the economy to race to work — could be done radically differently. We’ve been modeling our life together on “survival of the fittest” long after science itself moved on from that. And we’re learning to see that in every sphere of life we inhabit ecosystems. Agustín Fuentes brings spacious insight into all of this as a biological and evolutionary anthropologist, exploring how humans behave, function, and change together. In this c...more

  • The Daily / A Day at the Food Pantry

    On a day early this fall, Nikita Stewart, who covers social services for The New York Times, and the Daily producers Annie Brown and Stella Tan spent a day at Council of Peoples Organization, a food pantry in Brooklyn, speaking to its workers and clients.As with many other pantries in the city, it has seen its demand rocket during the pandemic as many New Yorkers face food shortages. And with the year drawing to a close, many of New York City’s pantries — often run with private money — face a fu...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / How I Built Resilience: Dr. Iman Abuzeid of Incredible Health

    Dr. Iman Abuzeid is the co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a digital platform that helps streamline the hiring process for nurses and recruiting hospitals. After seeing an increased demand for nurses in April, and a shift to hiring digitally, the platform has now been able to expedite the hiring process to 15 days or less, compared to an industry standard of 90 days. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entreprene...more

  • Embedded / Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1

    Mitch McConnell has no problem with money in politics. In fact, his view is the more the better. This week, Embedded digs into Mitch McConnell's long and singularly focused effort to keep the money pipeline open and flowing into American politics.

  • Today, Explained / Unexplainable

    Scientists all over the world are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven’t found it. Are they chasing a ghost?We want to hear your feedback on Unexplainable! Email us at todayexplained@vox.com or let us know on Twitter @today_explainedTranscript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Unchained / What Fidelity Is Doing With the Bitcoin It's Mined - Ep.200

    Christine Sandler, head of sales and marketing at Fidelity Digital Assets, talks about how 30 years in traditional finance and an early retirement led her to Coinbase, and, eventually, Fidelity Digital Assets. She discusses the history of Fidelity's involvement in crypto, how they became one of the first to enter the space, and what the future holds. Topics include: what Fidelity Digital Assets is and Christine's role there Christine's background in traditional finance, how she was drawn into t...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / "Mother of Invention" by Nnedi Okorafor, Part 2

    Join us for the conclusion of this smart house story set in a future Nigeria. Will Anwuli and her child survive the storm? Content advisory: bloodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / Monaco fan banter

    Leipzig are looking to do the double over Paris Saint-Germain. Along with defeat at Monaco on Friday, are PSG set for Thursday night football?Erling Haaland scores 4 – is he going to another level? Was his performance against Hertha Berlin striking perfection? And who’s the 16-year-old challenging him for the headlines?A Zlatan inspired Milan stay top but their star man could be out for a while. It’s a make or break week for Real Madrid and Inter in the Champions League. Is it Atletico’s year in...more

  • Sway / Jane Goodall on Chimps, Presidents and Other Alpha Males

    Jane Goodall is an expert on alpha males — for decades, she’s been studying them in chimpanzee communities. She’s also inspired leaders in business, politics and culture to change their approach to animals and the environment.It’s been 60 years since Dr. Goodall’s first excursion to observe primates in Africa. Her discoveries there, which transformed our understanding of animals, continue to inspire generations of scientists and environmental activists.Now, at the age of 86, she reflects on her ...more

  • Love and Radio / Secrets Hotline is Here! Also, Vikings Rejoice!

    The new Secrets Hotline podcast has arrived! Subscribe now at secretshotline.org! Also, Luminary is now available in the Nordic world, hurrah! Also, a special preview of our latest ep! Also, we love everyone! You're next!

  • Song Exploder / Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted

    Billie Eilish started releasing music when she was 14 years old. Her debut album came out last year, when she was 17. It debuted at Number 1 on Billboard, went triple platinum, and won five Grammys. Billie made that record with her brother and creative partner, producer Finneas O’Connell, in their parents’ house in Highland Park, Los Angeles.  While working on that album, they also started writing this song, “Everything I Wanted,” which came out as a single in November 2019. It was Billie’s sec...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / BONUS: Naomi Klein on Fighting Trump’s Tin Pot Coup; Peace Activists Face Federal Prison

    The Intercept’s Senior Correspondent Naomi Klein argues why Democrats should forcefully defend the integrity of votes and condemn coup-plotting for what it is, and stop from blowing a mandate they’ve won Associate Producer Elise Swain follows the sentencing hearings for peace activists, known as Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who face federal prison for nonviolent protest. Associate Producer Elise Swain follows the sentencing hearings for three of the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven peace activists. Despite...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #110 | Space Audity

    We've all heard the iconic recordings from the Apollo missions. But how exactly does NASA manage to run live audio between Earth and the moon? And how might we chat with astronauts on Mars and beyond? Featuring Astronaut Peggy Whitson, NASA Audio Engineer Alexandria Perryman, and Astrophysicist Paul Sutter.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/do...more

  • Reply All / #169 The Confetti Cannon

    In the midst of a historic election, Alex, PJ and Emmanuel talk to our listeners.

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Elizabeth Strout Reads William Trevor

    Elizabeth Strout joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Bravado,” by William Trevor, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Strout’s most recent book, “Olive Again,” an Oprah’s book-club pick, was published in 2019. 

  • 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