Pastime Favorites

Some of our favorite podcasts

by Pastime

    Pastime Favorites

    Jul 17 2019

  • Today, Explained / The Prince of Blackwater

    Betsy DeVos’s baby brother made a name for himself running one of America's top mercenary companies. The Intercept's Matthew Cole explains how Blackwater founder Erik Prince has reinvented himself since falling out of favor with the US government. (Transcript here.)

  • Up First / Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

    President Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. The White House implements a new rule for asylum seekers from Central America. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.

  • Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto / How to Keep Your Crypto From Being Stolen Via Your Phone - Ep.128

    Rich Sanders, cofounder and chief security officer of CipherBlade, and Harry Denley, director of security of, discuss the phone porting phenomenon: who's behind these thefts, how they perpetrate them, who is targeted, how to recognize the signs you're a victim and how to the hackers are adapting to people protecting themselves. They cover how you can protect yourself, which accounts to protect, what kinds of email addresses and numbers to set up, how to set them up, how to separate ...more

  • The Breakdown with Shaun King / Ep. 58 - About Trump’s Most Racist Tweets

    Trump has done so many blatantly racist things, that it probably felt like you couldn’t be shocked ever again. On Sunday morning, he publicly targeted 4 young women of color, Congresswomen, in a Tweet. Shaun is going to break down how we got to this point and will unpack how much danger his words put people of color into. 

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson / A mixed record against the canine community

    RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Scatman John (00m 50s)• PART 1b: Arsenal under the Kosc - with Charles Watts from Goal (02m 50s) • PART 2: From bad to worse at Newcastle (14m 00s)  • PART 3: Griezmann moves, Crouchy retires and Sturridge gets his dog back (18m 40s)• PART 4a: Afcon update - with Mani Djazmi (26m 00s)• PART 4b: Haddaway (33m 00s) TFS LIVE AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE - MON 30 SEPT 2019:Get your tickets now! GET IN TOUCH:• follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook  • send us a tweet: @Th...more

  • How I Built This with Guy Raz / EO Products: Susan Griffin-Black & Brad Black

    In the early 1990s, Susan Griffin-Black was working for Esprit in San Francisco. On a business trip to London, she walked into a Covent Garden apothecary shop, picked up a bottle of lavender oil and took a whiff. The aroma — "like being in a beautiful garden" — literally changed her life. That was the inspiration to develop her own line of essential oil products. For 15 years, she and her husband and co-founder Brad Black barely scraped by, but the business eventually thrived. And though their m...more

  • StartUp Podcast / Alex Talks to CEO Whisperer Jerry Colonna

    Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Alex talks to Jerry about that struggle, and about how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches—who just happens to be Alex’s own executive coach. This episode discusses suicide and mental illness. ...more

  • On Being with Krista Tippett / Esther Perel — The Erotic Is an Antidote to Death

    Therapist Esther Perel has changed our discourse about sexuality and coupledom with her TED talks, books, and singular podcast, “Where Should We Begin?”, in which listeners are invited into emotionally raw therapy sessions she conducts with couples she’s never met before. For Perel, eroticism is a key ingredient to life — and it’s more than just a description of sexuality. “It is about how people connect to this quality of aliveness, of vibrancy, of vitality, of renewal,” she says. “It is actual...more

  • ZigZag / S4 EP09: Is Your Career Veering Off Course...Or Just Doing a Zigzag?

    It can be hard to know if you're on the right track for building your career or business. Manoush and Jen consider crucial lessons from entrepreneurs whom they've reported on over the past five years, including a CEO who changed his business model after the U.S. 2016 presidential election and a software engineer who built an app ahead of its time. Plus, help for a listener worried she's addicted to "zigzagging"...and Valerie Jarrett explains what accepting professional sharp turns did for her ca...more

  • LeVar Burton Reads / Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail

    LeVar Burton Reads will be back soon with brand new episodes! But first, a preview of season 2 of Marvel’s award-winning podcast, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Episodes 1 and 2 are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts.Subscribe to Wolverine: The Lost Trail in Apple Podcasts:

  • Criminal / Episode 118: Stowaway

    One day in 1969, Paulette Cooper decided to see what she could get away with. Learn more about Paulette Cooper on her website. Here’s her 1969 Cosmopolitan piece about stowing away. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family mem...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / BONUS: Philosopher Srecko Horvat

    Philosopher Srecko Horvat discusses the historical lessons we can learn from the guerrilla struggle against fascism waged by the Partisans in Yugoslavia during World War II. Horvat also talks about  the recent surge in extreme right-wing political forces in Europe and what that trend and Julian Assange’s case mean for the future of democracy.Intercepted is going on hiatus for the summer and will return with new episodes in September 2019.

  • In the Dark / S2 E15: Revelations

    It's been 11 days since the U.S. Supreme Court threw out Curtis Flowers' conviction. But the story didn't end there. In recent days, there have been three other significant developments, including new details from a key witness, that may determine Flowers' fate.

  • The New Yorker: Fiction / Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads John L'Heureux

    Kirstin Valdez Quade joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Long Black Line," by John L'Heureux, from a 2018 issue of the magazine. Quade is the author of the story collection "Night at the Fiestas," which won the National Book Critic Circle's John Leonard Prize and a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation.

  • Embedded / Mitch Part 5: '9 And 0'

    Mitch McConnell knows that he is not popular. But, he says, the only judgment that really matters is on election day. And of the people who have challenged him, he says, "so far, there have been nine losers."

  • Showcase from Radiotopia / Ways of Hearing Extra – The Making-of

    Occasionally between Showcase series, we’ll bring you surprise bonus episodes, like the one you’re about to hear. It’s a recording of a live conversation inspired by Ways of Hearing, the very first series we ever featured here on Showcase. Since the series aired, writer, host, co-producer (and excellent musician) Damon Krukowski has taken the podcast to the page, with Ways of Hearing the book, published by MIT Press in May 2019. The conversation was recorded live before a studio audience on ...more