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The Future JAM is a Podcast designed to ignite curiosity about where humanity is headed— tomorrow, ten years from now, or as far as the mind can wander.
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Exploring technologies of the future! I have collaborated with Mike on a few episodes.
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A themed monthly exploration of fiction in all forms, including interviews, readings, features and fully-produced radio plays. From some of the team behind the Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats.
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I like how this show is kind of an alternate-reality twin of my own show: they're both monthly, and they both explore the intersection of their topic with other concepts.
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On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chr...
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I've always wanted to be an Astronaut, and more specifically the first man on Mars. This is right up my alley.
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphone...
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Fantastic one-shot audio stories!
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Transportation and Land Use in Minnesota
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I was thinking about starting a podcast about cycling in the Twin Cities, then I found this one!
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an interesting podcast from your old pal, Wil wheaton
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I follow Wil Wheaton pretty closely, and he's got a delightfully weird podcast.
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Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton bring the lively spirit of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. Hear hilarious games, puzzles, and music, all played in front of a live audience.
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The nerdy wordplay in this quiz show is right up my alley, and I am a big fan of Jonathan Coulton and his pop song soundalikes.
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The Extra Dimension features deep discussions on how technology intersects with other parts of our lives. Welcome to the heart of the technological convergence.
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This is the main show I produce! Once a month I explore a way they technology intersects with another part of our lives. Welcome to the heart of the technological convergence.
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CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
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Hi, Tims!
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CGP Grey and Myke Hurley are both independent content creators. Each episode, they get together to discuss their working lives. Hosted by CGP Grey and Myke Hurley.
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I'm always looking for ways to be more productive, and Grey and Myke have their heads screwed on straight. Annoyingly Apple-centric, but they provide MP3 chapters so it's easy to skip parts I'm not interested in.
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Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure. Join The McElroys every other Thursday as they kill a nauseating number of gerblins in ... The Adventure Zone!
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The McElroy's are a riot, and their campaign is so sweet.
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HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.
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I don't have time to peruse the Westworld Reddit for fan theories, so this show does it for me. I enjoy how the hosts bash on Westworld, it keeps me grounded.
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A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
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My favorite future-focused show! I have a professional jealousy of Rose Eveleth.
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Grey Explains Videos and Vlogs
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I'm trying to move away from centralized platforms, so it's nice to be able to watch CGP Grey's videos in a podcast feed.
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From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his ow...
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They let the fact that this is an audio format shape the stories they're telling, which is neat.
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Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.
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Imagine if Lake Wobegon were a creepy desert town where supernatural occurrences were commonplace.
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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted - scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
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Fantastic audio drama about a military complex that houses a crashed alien ship.
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Free advice, from three of the world's most qualified experts.
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What's up, you cool baby?
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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon....
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It's impressive how many interviews they get with people who are working to shape the future.
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The McElroy Brothers will be in the movie Trolls 2, even if that information is not yet possessed by Dreamworks, the company making Trolls 2. This is the story of how that happened.
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If this comes true, I may have to actually watch the Trolls movies.
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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud...
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This is one of my favorites. I wish I could say my name with as much tender love as Roman Mars says his.
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The creators of My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Worst Idea of All Time review the film Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 every American Thanksgiving from now until the end of linear time. There is no escape.
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I'll never actually watch the movie willingly, but the concept behind this show is way too good.
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The Nexus Specials are for awesomely spectacular occasions and breaking news coverage.
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Whenever there's a big event to cover, we're there... remotely.
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Second Opinion is a reviews show about anything and everything under the sun. If we can experience it, we can review it.
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It's super important to think critically about the tools we're using and the media we're consuming, so we review everything we can get our hands on!
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PodKit is a show about Apple inclined Web Developers discussing interesting technology and development related topics, with hosts Brian Mitchell, Brandon Johnson and Ryan Rampersad.
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I really enjoy the PodKitters, even though I don't develop in JavaScript or own any Apple products.
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The Cephalopodcast is a podcast hosted by the Giant Squidstravaganza, a giant squid trying to make his way in a difficult world full of humans and pollution. Written and produced by Paul and Joe DeGeorge.
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These are the days... in our lake...
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Doc, Penny, and Jojo had a band that was going nowhere. Until they found a magical drum machine that transports them into their songs. From songwriter Jonathan Mann (Song-a-day) and producer Jonathan Mitchell (The Truth) comes a podcast inspired by 80’s cartoons about life as a struggling musician in the age of the internet.
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These tunes get stuck in my head all the time.
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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
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Fascinating stories from people of all walks of life!
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Online video creator Dylan Marron calls some of the folks who wrote him hateful messages to ask one simple question: why? Sometimes awkward, often political, and always fascinating, Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes contentious online conversations and moves them offline. In new episodes starting April 2nd, Dylan will moderate conversations between people wh...
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It's amazing how positive these conversations turn out to be!
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Podcast by Isaac Arthur
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I discovered this guy through his YouTube channel, and fortunately he has an audio feed as well which makes it easier for me to keep up.
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VR in Education will provide tips and explore topics related to using immersive Virtual Reality in the classroom.
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I'm planning on having this guy on The Extra Dimension as a guest sometime.
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Every other week, three people who read Animorphs as kids and one who didn't read and discuss another book in the series.
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This was the catalyst I needed to actually start rereading the Animorphs series, and I am thoroughly enjoying participating in the discussion
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Award Winning Sitcom - Start with Season 1 Episode 1 || Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family’s failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time. But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman! With their dogsbody Geor...
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Oh, this is one of my favorite comedies! I even shared it with my mom, and have burned it onto CDs so she can listen in the car.
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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
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I am so delighted by this show. The host interviews inanimate objects.
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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.
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Every day, they pick the most important news story and spend 20 minutes getting to the heart of it.
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Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season three, “Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary. Narrated by Lee LeBreton. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
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A fascinating exploration of a society that has gone to the extremes to eliminate privilege. Also their use of the "found footage" trope is fantastic.
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race and the fertility cli...
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Clarifying the scientific studies behind controversial topics.
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The War on Cars brings you news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile and to make cities better. Hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek and produced by Curtis Fox. Music by Nathaniel Goodyear.
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My mission in life is to reduce VMTs.
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Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
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The best show I know of that explores the issues surrounding our digital age.
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Hank is famous on the internet. Katherine does a wonderful job dealing with that. They are married and raising a child together. They want to talk seriously and also not-so-seriously about what's going on with them and in the news. But they also want to take a hard look at how the way they engage with social media impacts their lives, and how the way we all engage with social m...
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Hank and Katherine are delightful!
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Welcome to Fairhaven, a literal Bubble of corporate utopia set amid the wild, goblin-infested Brush. The first scripted comedy series from Maximum Fun, Bubble tells a tale that is both contemporary and otherworldly, as a small band of monster killers struggles to make ends meet and find love in a nightmarish version of the gig economy. Starring: Alison Becker (Parks and Rec...
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Maximum Fun's first scripted comedy, makes fun of 2018 culture.
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Talking Headways is a podcast hosted by Streetsblog USA and Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire. We explore the intersection of transportation, urban planning, city living, and anything else that piques our interest.
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All about public transit!
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A podcast by two friends who love storytelling, video games, and romancing aliens! Reignite is a podcast where Matt and MJ play through the Mass Effect series for the upteenth time--this time, their playthroughs will be more critical. Every choice will be made as close to their moral compass as possible and they will discuss the choices they made and what meaning, knowledge, o...
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Revisiting the Mass Effect series and analyzing it from a social justice perspective. I guested on this show!
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The world’s favorite new time podcast in the style of old-time radio. The Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury marks the triumphant return of Sparks Nevada, Frank and Sadie Doyle, Colonel Tick-Tock, and all your favorite Thrilling characters, complete with a bold new cinematic sound, while From the Vault episodes unearth never-before-heard live episodes from years past....
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This is the show that got me into audio dramas. Styled after old-time radio, I love the way they incorporate their live audience.
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A never-before-heard chronicle of the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.
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Learning about these libertarian anarchists is fascinating and scary at the same time.
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The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of...
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John's essays work really well in audio format.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Science fiction and fantasy short stories. Most are good!
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Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" www.limetown.com
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Mystery-thriller with light sci-fi elements.
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Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts includ...
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If you're a nerdfighter, you probably listen to this.
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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very pr...
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An extremely well-done drama about the days and weeks following Lincoln's assassination. This is a period of time I did not know much about, and it is more dramatic than any fiction I have ever experienced!
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Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK is an audiobook that explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. Written by Federico Pistono and read by Ian R Buck.
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A book about automation and degrowth, narrated by yours truly!
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IPM is a wonderful opportunity for podcasters to cross-promote, celebrate each other, and share the love of podcasting with the world. Every September, creators release special episodes they've created exclusively for the event. We've brought together creators to put together amazing content for us to deliver directly to your ears. To celebrate, a collaboration of many diverse...
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Every year in September, a bunch of creators come together to release episodes on one feed. A very good way to discover new shows.
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Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
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If someone knows a better way to keep up with Google news, please tell me.
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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
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Best way to keep up with space news!
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Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
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What a great, dry sense of humor. The host tries to help his friends find closure for things that happened long ago, but he's really bad at it.
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Telling stories set in a superhero world and building that world through conversations and questions.
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Best superhero universe out there!
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Space: It’s big. Like, really big. These are the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home. Join us on a voyage to the stars with the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort...
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Partially-improvised sci-fi drama. Extremely funny!
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The podcast where nice gamedevs talk gaming and game development. Nice!
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Twin Cities game devs talking about game design.
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
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Nowadays I learn about memes from three middle-aged white men. The Roman Mars Mazda Virus is the best individual podcast episode I have ever heard.
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How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer.
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I learned so much about the Apollo program through this limited series.
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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in SD video and audio-only formats.
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Only way I can keep up with these is by having them in my podcast queue.
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When it comes to Christmas, we all know the drill: big jolly guy, red suit, workshop full of elves, sleigh pulled by reindeer, and the dutiful wife standing off to the side. But what if everything we’ve been told is a lie? Hot Coco has been sitting silently on this lie for years. She dreamed up the whole shebang -- and then found herself tossed out like a stocking ful...
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Incredibly irreverent Christmas-themed drama limited series.
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Enjoy the archives of this retired, award-winning series from Christopher Thomas Plante and The Verge that explained technology bit by bit. The series finale aired December 6th, 2016, shortly before Chris re-joined Polygon as its executive editor. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.
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I use some of these episodes as material for my class.
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From the mind of Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD, comes Waveform, a tech podcast for the gadget lovers and tech heads. MKBHD has made a name for himself on YouTube reviewing everything from the newest smartphones to cameras to electric cars. Pulling from over 10 years of experience covering the tech industry, MKBHD will keep you informed and entertained as he takes a de...
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The current-events podcast to complement the MKBHD video series. I just wish they would put in topic time stamps so I could skip over the car segments.
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