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Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

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    Pastime Favorites

    Sep 18 2020

  • Up First / Friday, September 18, 2020

    President Trump says left-wing indoctrination in American schools is teaching kids to hate their country. He will sign an executive order to establish a commission promoting "patriotic education." The move is a reaction to a growing push by some academics for schools to teach an American history that better acknowledges systemic racism. Also, the race in Florida is tightening and Latino voters there are being targeted by alarming messages and conspiracy theories on social media. And, the attack ...more

  • The Daily / A Messy Return to School in New York

    Iolani teaches dual-language kindergarten in Washington Heights in New York City, where she has worked for the last 15 years.She, like many colleagues, is leery about a return to in-person instruction amid reports of positive coronavirus cases in other schools. “I go through waves of anxiety and to being hopeful that it works out to just being worried,” she told our producer Lisa Chow.On top of mixed messaging from the city about the form teaching could take, her anxiety is compounded by a conce...more

  • Today, Explained / ICE and involuntary hysterectomies

    A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Craig Minowa & Cloud Cult — Music As Medicine

    Music is a source of solace and nourishment in the best of times and the hardest of times. It has been for so many of us in this year of pandemic, and Cloud Cult is on every playlist Krista makes. Craig Minowa started the band in 1995. Its trajectory was cathartically changed the day he and his wife Connie woke up to find that their firstborn two-year-old son, Kaidin, had mysteriously died in his sleep. The music that has emerged ever since has spanned the human experience from the rawest grief ...more

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / It’s jealousy, Rio

    Tottenham are on the brink of bringing Gareth Bale back to North London. Are they getting the same player that left in 2013? Can Bale repair his reputation having become a bit of a laughing stock?Chelsea v Liverpool is the headline Premier League fixture, with the champions also signing Thiago from Bayern Munich. Is this a signing to help Liverpool attack the title?  David Preece joins us to debate the major goalkeeping issues of the week – is Kepa being unfairly criticised?Statistically we’re p...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / How I Built Resilience: Bert and John Jacobs of Life is Good

    Bert and John Jacobs had just come off a $100 million year for their Boston-based apparel company, Life is Good. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended business as usual, forcing the brothers to invest in a new printing model while trying to encourage optimism during this time of economic and social distress. 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.Order the Ho...more

  • Song Exploder / Reissue: Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther

    On August 28, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman died. He was only 43 years old. Unbeknownst to many, even some of his closest collaborators, he’d been battling colon cancer since 2016. His family released a statement, and in it, they said, "It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther." After hearing the news, I went back and re-watched the movie, and I don’t know, it was a completely different experience this time. I went and listened to the score again, and that ha...more

  • Twenty Thousand Hertz / #103 | Vocal Discords

    Musicians like Justin Timberlake, Adele, Björk and Rod Stewart have all had surgery to treat vocal nodes. Nodes are so widely discussed, they've almost become a boogeyman in the singing community. But is this condition really as common as people fear? And when nodes do develop, is all hope truly lost? Featuring vocal coach Katie Talbot and Professor and Chairman of the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department at Drexel University of Medicine Dr. Robert Sataloff.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of t...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / BONUS: A Story of Asylum, and Musician Lido Pimienta on Her New Album "Miss Colombia"

    On this bonus episode of Intercepted, journalist John Washington, whose latest reporting for The Intercept expanded on an explosive new whistleblower complaint alleging that mass hysterectomies occurred at an ICE detention facility, reads an excerpt from his new book, “The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum and the US-Mexican Border and Beyond.” And the Colombian-Canadian musician Lido Pimienta talks about her latest album, Miss Colombia, and how the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant inspired her to ...more

  • TrueAnon / Episode 100: Brat Camp

    For our very special 100th episode we go into the new Paris Hilton documentary, which leads us to a discussion on the murders, suicides, rapes and disappearances frequently found in the Troubled Teen Industry, and Brace's experience with the same. Thanks to all you gumshoes for listening -- stay to the end for the full TrueAnon theme music!!!

  • Unchained / Andre Cronje of Yearn Finance on YFI and the Fair Launch: 'I'm Lazy' - Ep.190

    Andre Cronje, the developer of yearn.finance, talks about all things DeFi and the past, present, and future of yEarn. In this episode, he discusses:   what Yearn Finance is, and what led him to develop it and eventually open it to the public his history and background, leading up to the development of Yearn the processes and mechanisms involved in yEarn v1 and yEarn v2 why he decided to do a "fair launch" of the YFI token, despite being in debt as a result of building Yearn why he felt that a D...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / "Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

    A woman discovers her grandmother is being haunted by unearthly spirits. Find more of Ana Hurtado's work at www.anahurtadowrites.com. Content Advisory: Death, discussion of suicideSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • In the Dark / S2 E19: Freedom

    After 24 years, the case against Curtis Flowers is finally over. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asks the judge to dismiss the charges against Flowers for lack of evidence. Flowers is released from house arrest and free – truly free – at last. Read the story. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

  • Reply All / #115 The Bitcoin Hunter

    Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago?This episode originally aired in January 2018.Further reading:Planet Money's bitcoin storySubscribe to our weekly newsletter

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / David Gilbert Reads Samantha Hunt

    David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Three Days,” by Samantha Hunt, which appeared in a 2006 issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”

  • ZigZag / S5 EP6: The Case of the Lost American Dream

    You may have heard Aarti Shahani’s voice on the radio when she was NPR’s Silicon Valley reporter. The techies she interviewed often assumed she came from a family of engineers or scientists. Nothing could be further from the truth, Aarti says. Her parents brought her to the U.S. when she was a child. They overstayed their tourist visas, moved the family into a roach-infested apartment, and subsisted on welfare while looking for work. Eventually, they all got green cards and Aarti thrived as a ...more

  • a16z / Reining in Complexity: Data Science & Future of AI/ML Businesses

    There is no spoon. Or rather, “There is no such thing as ‘data’, there’s just frozen models”, argues Peter Wang, the co-founder and CEO of Anaconda — who also created the PyData conferences and grew the early data science community there, while on the frontlines of trying to make Python useful for business analytics. He views both models and data as fluid, more like metaphysics than typical data management… Or perhaps it’s that when it comes to data, those with a physics background just better a...more

  • StartUp Podcast / Introducing How to Save a Planet

    Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the Earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build t...more

  • Serial / Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

    Chana has traced the history of the school from its founding and come to the present. But now: One unexpected last chapter. Last year, the school district for BHS mandated a change in the zoning process to ensure all middle schools would be racially integrated. No longer can white families hoard resources in a few select schools. Black and Latino parents have been demanding this change since the late 1950s. The courts have mandated it. Chana asks: How did this happen? And is this a blueprint for...more

  • Everything is Alive / Martin, Paper Towel Dispenser

    Martin is a paper towel dispenser outside a hardware store, and he's wondering how he got there. Featuring Martin Morrow. Martin is a comedian, writer, and improviser in Los Angeles. Follow him on socials at @martinMmorrow and stream his album Magic of the City!

  • The Missing Cryptoqueen / Episode 9: Follow the money

    The search for Dr Ruja is back on. A lot has happened since Episode 8. Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir This audio was updated on 12/08/2020 to reflect additional correspondence with Chelgate.