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19 New Audible Feast Podcast Subscriptions

Here are the 19 newest podcasts I’ve subscribed to in September 2016, and a little bit about what each one is about, from their websites if available. These aren’t all new shows-just new to me!

  1. No Makeup: “No Makeup is a new VPR partner podcast sharing authentic stories about the personal and professional challenges women face. Host Tiffany Bluemle talks with women who are making a difference, asking them to ‘take off their makeup’ and tell stories from the heart. They share their insights about the challenges that have shaped their personal and professional journeys.”
  2. CBC Radio’s Campus: “Campus is that place and time in our lives where everything changes. Those defining moments that really make us who we are. Consider it the ultimate crash course on life. It’s a CBC original podcast series (you won’t hear this on the radio) driven by intimate first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventures of growing up.” Thanks to @auroraderickson for this recommendation!
  3. Heavyweight: “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.”
  4. Ri Science Podcast: “Thought provoking lectures from the world’s sharpest minds, every fortnight.” This show is from the Royal Institute in Great Britain. Recommended to me by my good friend Angela who listened to these lectures growing up in Scotland.
  5. The Show About Science: “Hi. I’m Nate and the host of The Show About Science. I started this podcast when I was 5 years old. I’m now 6 and just about to start first grade. If I’m not studying hard in school, I’m working on my podcast. This is an awesome show about science. Every episode is filled with interesting facts and information from scientists around the globe. If you only listen to one show about science, it definitely should be this one!”
  6. Historically Black: “Objects hold history. They’re evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post’s coverage of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a “people’s museum” of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washington Post and APM Reports are proud to collaborate in presenting these rich personal histories, along with hosts Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae and Another Round hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.”
  7. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: “Secrets, Crimes, & Audiotape is Wondery’s signature audio drama franchise.  Every week, we will bring listeners captivating stories of crime, love, mysteries, conspiracies and more.  With well-recognized actors and stories based on both new and established characters, Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape aims to start a new golden age of audio drama in the US.”
  8. Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: “A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in 2006 to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse to today’s often biased media landscape.” This podcast is a broadcast of these debates. You’ll get much smarter just listening to one of these debates-trust me.
  9. KCRW’s Off the Block: “A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives – the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. This series traces the path from city block to jail block and back.”
  10. The Accused: “When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?”
  11. How I Built This: “How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz.”
  12. But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids: “But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.”
  13. Close Encounters from The Guardian: “Sex advice can be serious stuff, and seriously prescriptive: poke this bit, stroke that way, don’t *ever* pull that part or someone might implode. But your typical, down-to-earth Brit often has much more to teach about sex than the so-called experts; real-life knowledge they’ve gained from experience. Alix Fox visits individuals and couples who have something interesting to say about their past and present loves, taking us through their sexual encounters from the first time, to the last.”
  14. Some Noise: “The American narrative we grew up with, the one with white picket fences, hard work and big dreams, is going through a massive identity crisis. Is it good? Is it bad? Who is to say? But what’s particularly fascinating about these changes are the people and the forces that drive them. …The aim of this podcast, Some Noise, is to dive into the context of what might appear as ordinary America—be it those who spend their Fridays in a wrestling ring or those that attend Sunday service and ask, why?  The answers, often times, are extraordinary. At the end of the day, it’s just some noise. Noise that you can decide to listen to or filter, to ignore or act upon.”
  15. In the Dark: “Child abductions are rare crimes. And they’re typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, changed how adults parent their kids and led to the nation’s sex-offender registries.”
  16. This is Rage: “THIS IS RAGE is the story of what happens when you shine a light on the system that allows the rich to become the super-rich and the super-rich to get their own zip codes. As you can imagine, it isn’t pretty . . . but it does make for great drama. We have CEOs being kidnapped, Investors dealing unscrupulously, coders turning criminal, counsels breaching confidences, the public spinning conspiracies, and a has-been rediscovering his mojo. We even have a little romance.”
  17. ArtCurious Podcast: “Sometimes people think that visual art is dry, boring, lifeless. They might remember childhood field trips to museums stuffed with cranky docents, deathly silent galleries, and dusty golden frames hanging on the wall. But once we learn about the stories behind a work of art, it opens up to us– and sometimes the tales behind those paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs are weirder, crazier, or more fun than you can imagine. Art History is full of murder, intrigue, feisty women, rebellious men, crime, insanity, and so much more.”
  18. The Inquiry: “One pressing question from the news. Four expert witnesses. Challenging answers.” From the BBC, which never disappoints.
  19. The Guardian’s Token: “All three branches of the Guardian have come together to discuss race, culture, sex, gender, and identity. Starting in Australia and now currently in the UK, our teams talk frankly about what it’s like being a minority or indeed the token in society, the change they’d like to see, and answer those questions which most people feel aren’t PC enough to ask. We don’t want to preach to the converted here though, it’s a podcast based on discussion and differences. We’re hoping to find voices who disagree with us, (we don’t think it should be too hard).”

What else is new to you that you’d recommend I take a listen to? I love getting recommendations!

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