A new batch of podcasts collected by Klaus

(Posted by Travis at the request of Klaus Heimberg)

Best Podcasts sorted by subject (as of 6/16/18)

Note: links are for introductions to the episodes, and for playing the episode on your computer. To download episodes to your phone, go to your usual podcast source

 

Music

“Ring of Fire” Johnny Cash

This American Life Episode 247 (Sept 17, 3003), Act III.
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/247/what-is-this-thing

“Hallelujah”, the Leonard Cohen song (Revisionist History)

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/07-hallelujah

“Amazing Grace”, the hymn – (Studio 360, American Icons 1)

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-19/american-icons-amazing-grace

 

Literature

Shakespeare retold – Thriller writer Jo Nesbo’s McBeth  reviewed by a Shakespeare scholar;  The Perfect Nanny, Leila Slimani  gives the author’s perspective

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/books/review/jo-nesbo-macbeth-leila-slimani-perfect-nanny-podcast.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fbook-review-podcast&action=click&contentCollection=podcasts&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection

Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Leaves of Grass (Studio 360, icons 2 & 3)

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-19/american-icons-amazing-grace

Black Cake – Emily Dickenson

Kitchen Sisters #62

 

International political economy

China’s strategy in the world market

Planet Money #837 “The Belt, the Road, and the Money”

Russia’s fake news strategy

Planet money #790  “Rough Translation in Ukraine”

The US Government sugar subsidy

Planet money #454  “The Lollipop War”

Tariffs

Planet Money #833  “Worst. Tariffs. Ever.”

Terrorism and Social Media

Fresh Air Wed. June 6, 2018 “How a former FBI agent used Twitter to fight Terrorism”

In-depth reporting on terrorism; transformation of a Canadian teenager into a terrorist, etc.

Podcast series “Caliphate” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html

 

US Politics (Civics 102)

Gerrymandering

Planet Money Episode #845 “REDMAP”

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/

Tax preparation nightmare

Planet Money Episode 760  “Tax Hero”

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/03/22/521132960/episode-760-tax-hero

The social security number

Planet Money #830  “XXX-XX-XXXX”

Identity politics – a losing strategy (for democrats)

Mark Lilla on New Yorker radio hour

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-conversation-with-mark-lilla-on-his-critique-of-identity-politics

Anti-terrorism war powers  Radiolab „60 Words”

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/60-words/

 

Sports

Foul shots underhanded (Revisionist History) –  The Big Man Can’t Shoot

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/03-the-big-man-cant-shoot

Development of basketball  (99% invisible)

https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/yin-yang-basketball/

Development of football  (Radiolab)

http://www.radiolab.org/story/who-are-we-carlisle-carlisle-carlisle/

Baseball: The Shift: Redesigning the Baseball’s Defense

https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/shift-redesigning-baseballs-defense/

 

Medicine, Healthcare

Bad Medicine Part 1: The Story of 98.6   (August 16, 2017)
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/bad-medicine-part-1-story-rebroadcast/

Bad Medicine Part 2: Drug Trials and Tribulations  (August 23, 2017)
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/bad-medicine-part-2-drug-trials-tribulations-rebroadcast/

Bad Medicine Part 3: Death by Diagnosis  (August 30, 2017)
http://freakonomics.com/podcast/bad-medicine-part-3-death-diagnosis-rebroadcast/

 

Folk culture

Most Kitchen Sisters Present episodes

 

Amazing personal stories (memoirs)

Every episode of How I Built This

 

Texas

God Save Texas author interview, Fresh Air April 16, Lawrence Wright

https://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/2018/04/16/602837501/fresh-air-for-april-16-2018-lawrence-wright-the-future-is-texas

Dividing Texas into 5 states!

Revisionist History, season 3, Episode 1 Divide and Conquer

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/21-divide-and-conquer

A Texas Character: Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/national-public-radio/how-i-built-this/e/48306996

 

 

Germany

Neil McGregor, Germany: Memories of a Nation, the history of Germany in 100 objects

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dwbwz/episodes/downloads

 

Our fallible memories: Raconteuring:  truth becomes fiction becomes truth

Revisionist History:  A polite word for a liar (season 3 episode 3)

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/23-a-polite-word-for-liar-memory-part-1

Revisionist History:  Free Brian Williams (season 3 episode 4)

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/24-free-brian-williams

 

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