Listening Log: May 2016

Here’s what I’ve been listening to, with links to episodes wherever possible and with most recent first:

May 31, 2016

Us & Them: Hello Mary Lou
A Moment of Science: How Clouds Float
Sampler, Episode 15: Mother Podcast
Cavern of Secrets, Episode 11: Featuring Cheryl Strayed
Burnt Toast: What We Cook When We Don’t Feel Like Cooking
How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black, Episode 12: Megan Mullally

Sex with Strangers, Episode 23: New York Sex Parties

BBC Outlook: My Firefight with Elephant Poachers
A Moment of Science: The Mathematical Marriage Predictor
Direct Current, Episode 1.5: Direct Current Teaser
StoryCorps, Episode 470: Send-Offs
Planet Money, Episode 702: Nigeria, You Win
KCRW’s UnFictional: Misdirection
Knowledge@Wharton: An Imperfect Test: The Problem with Job Performance Appraisals
Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City, Episode 9: Banks for the Memories

May 26-30, 2016

Switched on Pop, Epiosde 36: Jonas vs. Jonas: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Boy Band
Neighbors: The Genius Improviser
A Moment of Science: Bradycardia
A Moment of Science: Ancient Roman Parasites
A Moment of Science: The Importance of Hand Washing
BBC Witness: The Thalidomide Trial
BBC Outlook: The Man Who Negotiates with Boko Haram
BBC Outlook: Sam Lee: Reinventing Ancient Folk Songs
KCRW’s UnFictional: A Dancer Dies Twice
Strong Opinions Loosely Held: Instagram Insecurities
How to Do Everything: You’re the Man Now, Dog II
Psychology in Everyday Life, Episode 258: 5 Reasons Why You’re Addicted to Your Phone and What to Do About It
A Pint with Seaniebee, Episode 12: Simon Carberry has a Pint with Seaniebee
Planet Money, Episode 698: The Long Way Home
Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin: Anthony Weiner

May 25, 2016

2 Dope Queens, Episode 8: Dude for a Day
Houston Matters: Chemical Plants and Houston’s Development
Here Be Monsters, Episode 60: The Predators of McNeil Island
Unprisoned: What Does “Adult” Mean in the Eyes of the Law?

May 24, 2016

Beautiful/Anonymous, Episode 12: Alcoholics Anonymous
StartUp, S3E5: The Runway

Reveal: Update: A Mountain of Misconduct

Completely Optional Knowledge: What’s the Most Surprising Partnership Between Species?
BBC Witness: Dien Bien Phu

May 23, 2016

The Big Listen, Episode 13: Some of My Best Friends Are…
Beautiful/Anonymous, Episode 11: Jersey Boy
3for5 The Podcast: Top 5 Unlikeable Celebs
Memory Motel, Episode 4: Letters to the Dead
Nerdette: Dan Savage on Nerdy Kink, Musical Theater, and Cultural Catholicism
Only Human: Too Ornery to Die
Neighbors: This is Not a Love Song
Rumble Strip Vermont: Six Families, Six DCF Stories
Planet Money, Episode 366: How to Make it in the Food Truck Business

May 22, 2016

Stories Podcast: Billy Goats Gruff
Story Pirates Podcast, Episode 33: Bird Tornado
Story Pirates Podcast, Episode 30: Polar Bears
Story Pirates Podcast, Episode 28: The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans
Story Pirates Podcast, Episode 27: Lili and the Jungle House

May 20, 2016

Embedded: The League
StoryCorps, Episode 469: Secrets
Criminal, Episode 43: 39 Shots
Anacostia Unmapped: The House that Gayle Built
Note to Self: Sexiness, Social Media, and Teenage Girls
Modern Love: Friends Without Benefits
Esquire Classic Podcast: The Shooter, By Phil Bronstein
Hyphen, Episode 1: Standard Out Cue
Five Minutes with Dad, Episode 81: A 4-year old talks about her day without electricity
Precious Lives, Episode 69: Changing the System from Within
BBC Witness: Marcus Garvey
Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City, Episode 1: Keep Shaking and Baking
Dimelo: Stories of the Southwest: Growing up in Tuscon’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’

May 19, 2016

Story Pirates, Episode 36: William Woods
Reply All, Episode 65: On the Inside, Part II
Story Collider: Brion Randolph: Curiosity Saves the Cats
Radiotonic: Eyesight to the Blind
This American Life, Episode 259: Promised Land
Planet Money, Episode 701: A Bank Without Interest
Planet Money, Episode 700: Peanuts and Cracker Jack
How to Do Everything: You’re the Man Now, Dog
Nocturne, Episode 17: I Was Flying
The Allusionist, Episode 36: Big Lit
Song Exploder: Carly Rae Jepsen – When I Needed You
ARRVLS: Border Junkie
The Heart: Not the Right Time

May 18, 2016

Everything Is Stories: Banished Veterans, Part One
Everything Is Stories: Banished Veterans, Part Two
HumaNature, Episode 10: The Moon and the Possum
What’s the Point, Episode 45: The Stompers Get Stats
Call Your Girlfriend, Episode 50: Joy of Missing Out
Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything: Transformers
Unprisoned: Security and Discipline in New Orleans Charter Schools Makes Many Feel Unsafe
HumaNature, Episode 9: May the Road Rise to Meet You, and May the Wind Stop Blowing in Your Face
Squirrel Stories: Drugs that Rhyme With Cocaine
Rumble Strip Vermont: Aunties

May 17, 2016

2 Dope Queens, Episode 7: Shequoia
WTF With Marc Maron, Episode 700 Part 1: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Story Pirates, Episode 35: I Love (Bonus Track)
The Mortified Podcast, Episode 60: Angela: I Have Bad Gaydar
BBC Documentaries: Checkmate Me in St. Louis

May 16, 2016

Modern Love: A Heart Outrun
Poem of the Day: Shaved Head
Death, Sex & Money: Diane Guerrero on Debt and Deportation
BBC Witness: The Pope in Syria – 2001
Only Human: Medicine and Mistrust on Native American Reservations
The Uncertain Hour, S01-2: White Gloves, Aluminum Cans and Plasma
99% Invisible, Episode 210: Unseen City
Unexplained, Episode 8: When the Light Fades
Startup, S03E04: Dear Music Fans …
Coverville, Episode 1117: This Day in Covers, March 16, 1976
The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, Episode 160: Fed Ex Flight 705
Poem of the Day: Bedouin of the London Morning
A Pint with Seaniebee, Episode 10: Elaine Purcell

May 13, 2016

Reveal: Guns and America’s Murder Board
Reveal: Women’s Sports: A Man’s Game
BBC Documentaries: Setting the Past Free: Part One
BBC Documentaries: Setting the Past Free: Part Two
Poem of the Day: The Widow’s Yard
The Lapse: The Devil You Don’t – Shawn Duyette

May 12, 2016

Fresh Air: Is America in a ‘Vicious Circle’ of Jailing the Poor?
A Pint with Seaniebee, Episode 2: Andy Greenaway
A Pint with Seaniebee, Episode 3: Nicole Acacio
Reply All, Episode 64: On the Inside
Sword and Scale, Episode 66
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase, Episode 129: Kennywoods Open
Death, Sex & Money: From Conversion Therapy to a Rainbow Yarmulke

May 11, 2016

The Brain Candy Podcast, Episode 51: Beauty Hacks
StoryCorps, Episode 468: Tough Guys
BBC’s Outlook: India’s Foster Care Revolutionary
Criminal, Episode 42: The Finger
99% Invisible, Episode 212: Turf Wars of East New York
The Story Collider: Dawn Fraser: The Mission
What’s the Point, Episode 44: An Unusual Pattern
This American Life, Episode 586: Who Do We Think We Are?
The Trail Tapes, Episode 4: Muslims for Trump?
BBC’s Witness: The Imaginary War Heroes
The Mortified Podcast, Episode 59: Nicole: Don’t Mess with a Texas Momma
Love + Radio: The Man in the Road
First Day Back, Episode 10: Special: Mother’s Day
Direct Current, Episode 1: Tackling the Hidden Costs of Rooftop Solar
Startup, S3E03: Pirate Needs Pirate

May 10, 2016

Burnt Toast: The Genius Recipes That Change the Way We Cook
Brains On!: Brains On! Besties
Storynory: The Doctor and the Fairy Princess
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, Episode 809: Stealing Time!
Book Club For Kids, Episode 21: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids: The Mystery of When Brains and Sports Collide
The MOM Podcast: Everyone Needs Therapy
The Brain Candy Podcast, Episode 52: Transgender Bathroom Debate and Other Headlines
Story Pirates Podcast, Episode 34: The New Song

May 9, 2016

A Pint With Seaniebee, Episode 1: Mundy has a pint with Seaniebee
Embedded: We Found Joy
Modern Love: A Second Embrace
Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, Episode 7: The Cycle of Life
A Moment of Science: How Insects Drink
Poem of the Day: Spring and Fall
Poem of the Day: Reading Ovid at the Plastic Surgeon’s
Poem of the Day: Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg

May 7, 2016

Reveal: The Price of Admission

May 6, 2016

The Heart: Mariya
BBC Documentaries: Are Human Rights Really Universal?
BBC Documentaries: China’s Family Planning Army
Surprisingly Awesome, Episode 12: Mattresses
Only Human: A Deaf Composer Holds Out For Science

May 5, 2016

Awesome Etiquette, Episode 86: It’s Just How I Was Brought Up
A Moment of Science: Becoming More Feminine
Poem of the Day: Nox Borealis
Signal, Episode 10: Cancer is a Low-Down Dirty Gangster Ninja
BBC Witness: The Belfast Blitz
BBC Witness: Ernest Hemingway in Cuba
99% Invisible, Episode 211: The Grand Dame of Broad St.
Planet Money, Episode 699: Why Did the Job Cross the Road?
Snap Judgment: The Student and the Teacher

May 4, 2016

Sampler, Episode 13: Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Poem of the Day: New Song
Poem of the Day: Convolvulus
Poem of the Day: Rendezvous
The Uncertain Hour: The Magic Bureaucrat
Poem of the Day: From “Cahoots”
A Moment of Science: Spiteful Monkeys
Note to Self: What Happens to the Videos No One Sees
Books on the Nightstand, Episode 381: One-sit Wonders
Flash Forward: Omnibot
Fresh Air: Larry Wilmore on the Correspondents’ Dinner

May 3, 2016

This American Life, Episode 186: Prom
StoryCorps, Episode 464: Tossing Away the Keys
Us & Them: The Changing Face of Heroin
Modern Love: I See My Superhero
StoryCorps, Episode 466: Callings
StoryCorps, Episode 467: More Purpose and Passion
StoryCorps, Episode 426: Mom
StoryCorps, Episode 441: Right Place, Right Time

May 2, 2016

A Moment of Science: A Pain in the Ear
A Moment of Science: Autokinetic Effect
Who? Weekly, Episode 15: Jon & Drew Scott
Unprisoned: The Listening Post Asks: What Do Jails and Prisons Do?
Unprisoned: These Young Dancers Want the Police to Know They Are Not a Threat
Switched on Pop, Episode 34: Pablo and the Wolves
Memory Motel, Episode 3: Glass-Bottom Boat
Witness: The Salem Witches
Rumble Strip Vermont: Leland, the Almost Middle School Edition
The Brain Candy Podcast, Episode 50: More Challenge Secrets