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Merlin Mann's frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters
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My favorite podcaster talks about weird life stories with his friend John Roderick. Indi music front-man for the Long WInters and man about town in Seattle.
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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. D...
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I skip a lot of these. But interesting insights into some common things.
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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors. 999526
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A rundown of the big scientific publications around the world every week. It is 25 minutes long and covers Nature as well as other journals. Very British.
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View the Episode Archive » Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes | RSS. #smartbinge Radiolab podcasts
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Over mixed, over produced, and one of the hosts is annoying. But the information and stories are great!
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Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.
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Two computer computer heads talk about productivity, mindfulness, and the gadgets they like. Sometimes these topics even find a way to overlap.
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Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.
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Two podcast veterans take 3 minutes to humorously but seriously discuss what defines different objects. Just try a few episodes. You will get it.
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The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors past and present who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks ...
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Outside view of politics and what makes both sides mad about a given topic.
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A weekly challenge show hosted by Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin.
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Very funny observations of the week's news, struggling with the madness of the world, and completing a bad challenge once a week and discussing the results.
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The best antidote to fear of the new is looking back at fear of the old. That's what we do each episode: We travel back in time, exploring why people freaked out over a new technology. Then we try to understand why that unfounded fear continues to repeat itself today, only in slightly different forms. Pessimists Archive is hosted by Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer), and was created b...
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1900: Books are killing the children! 1920: Novels are killing the children! 1940: Radio is killing the children! 1950: Comic books are killing the children! 1970: TV is killing the children! 1990 Video games are killing the children! 2000's: Screens are killing the children! This is true in so many arenas. Listen here to learn more!
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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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Weird scripted performance podcast. Kind of created the genre. Highly recommended. Start fro the beginning.
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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
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VERY in depth look at apple and tech. Long. Not for the casual observer.
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Every week TWiT talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Records live every Friday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
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Weekly interviews with interesting people. I skip most of them, but every so often a really good one comes along.
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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listene...
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The best news podcast there is. A meta analysis of reporting around the country and the world. Highest recommendation for a new podcast. I never skip an episode.
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NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
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Fun news gameshow. How had you not heard of this?
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Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte. Records live every Tuesday at 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific / 20:30 UTC.
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VERY technical security and tech podcast. Every week provides the security and tech news for the week followed by a deep dive into some infosec technology. My favorite podcast. But only for the prepared.
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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.
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Weekly tech update focusing on how tech affects the world rather than the tech itself. Focused on cloud and google products.
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A Journal of Emotional Hygiene, staffed by lonelysandwich, scottsimpson, and hotdogsladies.
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Now retired. But it is still the funniest podcast ever made. Go back and listen to the catalog.
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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Do I really need to tell you what this is?
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Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
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A conservative, a moderate, and a liberal discuss the news with weekly guests. Nice to break the filter bubble.
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and scienc...
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Science for non-science people with Neal Tyson
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Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. Listen to The Bernie Sanders Show to stay informed on the political revolution, our focus in the fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration and its efforts divide us up
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An old man yells about liberal politics. You might have heard about him.
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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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Good insists into things you think you already understood but you probably don't.
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There are so many lawyers, lawsuits and legal news surrounding President Trump that we needed to call our own lawyer.
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Our president is an idiot and a felon. They discuss that here.
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A technology podcast from Apple geeks Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Lex Friedman.
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Apple tech podcast. Shorter and less technical
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John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.
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Two of my favorite podcasters discuss whatever they feel like.
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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
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Weekly overview of tech news. Nothing too deep, anyone can listen.
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The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.
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Pop culture deep dives. Discuss what you missed or loved about your favorite new and old books, moves, videogames, etc
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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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Trippy scripted podcast from the Nightvale people.
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Clockwise is a rapid-fire discussion of current technology issues hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and featuring two special guests each week. Four people, four topics--and because we're always watching the clock, no episode is longer than 30 minutes. Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.
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30 minutes to discuss 4 tech topics in a roundtable format. Good and insightful.
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From the producers of Radiolab, a series about how the Supreme Court got so supreme.
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All about the supreme court. History and current relevance.
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Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her....
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The new-ish NPR podcast that made your mom aware that podcast exist. From the This American Life people. Season 2 wasn't as good as season 1.
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts includ...
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From the US Anxiety podcast people. How minorities are disproportionately affected by our police and judicial system.
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