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Each week in a series of interviews, short location reports, scripted monologues, phone calls etc, Jon Ronson delves into a world of personal stories surrounding the central theme which all shed light on the human condition. Sometimes Jon goes in search of answers and stories himself, sometimes his team of contributors do it for him. The end result is an original, fascinating, funny, poignant and often philosophical journey through the human experience.
 
Internationally acclaimed journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson (Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare At Goats and New York Times Bestseller The Psychopath Test) turns his attentions to the Internet. Specifically, those people who try to control it -- for good or bad. Escape and Control: Stories About People Trying To Control The Internet It can sometimes feel like we're creating a new kind of democracy online, where we control and regulate each other instead of being told how to beha ...
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our podcasts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Adam Buxton, Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shaparak Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The new podcast about shame with Lou Sanders and Amy Annette. And guess what - we tried keeping it to 10 minutes but then everyone told us they wanted more (at least 2 people) so it's longer now but... YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT THEY SNIPPED OUT (stories for next time is what). NO FAMILY OF LOU'S ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO THIS.
 
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The Fifth Column

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The Fifth Column

Kmele Foster, Michael Moynihan, and Matt Welch

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Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition. wethefifth.substack.com
 
Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff. Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).
 
Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! is the cult-favorite audio magazine hosted by LIAM McENEANEY. Featuring short stories, audio essays, and interviews with some of the country's most interesting comedians, writers, musicians, and artists. Past guests include: Lewis Black, Gilbert Gottfried, W. Kamau Bell, Mike Doughty, Kaki King, Catherine Popper, Baratunde Thurston, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, and many many more.
 
Every Friday, Guardian columnist and former Washington correspondent, Jonathan Freedland, invites experts to help analyse the latest in American politics. From politicians to journalists covering the White House and beyond, Jonathan and his guests give listeners behind the scenes access to how the American political machine works.
 
Podimo presents You Don’t Know Me. Hosted by the youth issue expert, journalist, and author of best selling book Gen Z: their Voices, their lives Chloe Combi (https://chloecombi.net/) , You Don’t Know Me, gives you a no holds barred insight into the lives of teenagers today, through their own experiences and voices. Opening up conversation that’s missing or often difficult for teens to have with parents, teachers and even their peers. Each episode allows teens to tell their story as well exp ...
 
Making sense of our political hell every Friday. Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, Independent columnist and author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best Fo ...
 
Post Play is a deep-dive companion podcast series from Netflix. Each season listen to your favorite actors, directors, writers and show runners in discussion about the series you love, revealing secrets from the set and the cutting room floor.
 
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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions

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RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Ersties are a team of filmmakers, porn producers, models and now…Podcasters! Who better to talk about sex, porn, and everything in between (your legs) than the ladies at Ersties. Expect candid opinions, industry stories, general chitchat and a refreshing outlook on the world of sex. Head to Ersties-Podcast.com to see each episodes unique artwork, listen to previous episodes, and check out what we do for our day job ;) Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to watch our Video of the Week, as well a ...
 
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Shame

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Shame

Spoook Media

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Hello. My name is James McMahon, I’m a journalist – I host 'The OCD Chronicles' podcast – and wanted to let you know about a new podcast that I’m launching on the Spoook Media network on August 3rd, 2021. It’s called ‘Shame’, and unsurprisingly it’s about that very thing. That negative self-eviscerating emotion that’s used to control us, crush us and keep us locked in misery. For reasons I’ll get into on the podcast, I’ve been obsessed with shame all my life, and so I’m on a quest to underst ...
 
Opening Set is a podcast about DJing and nightlife culture hosted by King Most and produced by Jon Reyes. King Most is a veteran DJ and producer based in San Francisco. His remixes have logged over one million plays by listeners worldwide and his parties, notably the SF editions of Wonder-Full and Soul Slam, are Bay Area institutions. You can follow him on Instagram at @kingmost and visit his website at www.king-most.com . Jon Reyes is a DJ and producer originally from Sacramento. 1/2 of the ...
 
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We’re unlocking this subscriber-only podcast, recorded back in January, just to give you freeloaders a taste of what lurks behind the paywall. It’s not only those amazing bonus episodes, wherein the morons from The Fifth Column yammering and stammering through the most important issues facing civilization. But occasionally one-on-one interviews wit…
 
A couple of weeks ago, the far-right website InfoWars filed for bankruptcy. Its founder, Alex Jones, is facing multiple compensation claims brought by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, an event Jones previously told his followers was a hoax.Documentary maker Jon Ronson has followed Jones’ career from the very beginnin…
 
In celebration of the Fifth’s triumphant move to Substack, the lads decided to do a live show in New York City, with the two most New York City guys they could find. But that live show in New York City sold out immediately, provoking a flurry of angry and/or heartbroken emails. So how does one skip the queue for the next one? Well, tickets are rele…
 
Hello! This week we’re talking about health inequalities. The evidence has long been clear that your life circumstances determine how long and how healthy your life will be. Over the last decade, life expectancy has stalled and the pandemic has amplified existing inequalities. In the face of this bleak prognosis, we look for optimism with the leadi…
 
Adam Levin is a cyber security expert. Adam Levin links: https://adamlevin.com/what-the-hack/ https://open.spotify.com/show/5892yrlZCRK4B1Ns2v6zFP https://twitter.com/Adam_K_Levin Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
NEW PODCAST: In a brand new 6-part series, Ian and Dorian explore the histories of the most misrepresented ideas in politics. Here’s a taster of the first episode: McCarthyism. Was it really a crusade against communists or just a grifter’s opportunity that got out of hand? How did a witch-hunt morph into a way to denounce any critic, no matter who?…
 
The political Left often purports that it has society’s best interests at heart and that it works for the good of all. Yet according to conservatives, it is precisely that self-regard, that attempt to monopolise virtue, which exposes the hypocrisy of left-wing ideology. In this archive debate from 2018, we gathered Labour MP Stella Creasy, environm…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:56 UFOs Invade the US Congress Again with the aliens! Yes once again UFOs disguised as jets and balloons are makimg the news. This time, those who can't handle the truth have taken their conspiracy theories all the way to capital hill in Washington. https://www.the-sun.com/news/5356929/us-wreckage-ufos-tru…
 
Calvin Robinson is a British political commentator who works as a presenter on GB News. Calvin Robinson links: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the bullshit and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared. In this episode, Christ Hirst speaks to Roula Khalaf, the Editor of the Financial Times. In January 2020, Khalaf became the first female editor in …
 
RHLSTP Book Club 10 - Sunny - The book club continues with a chat about this fabulous debut novel from comedian and actor Sukh Ojla. We talk about the nightmare of dating, the importance of friendship, kneading breasts, the punishment of having to read your own book aloud and much more. Buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunny/dp/B08Y97CL3K At time …
 
In a week when a teenager shot dead 10 Black people in Buffalo New York, apparently motivated by the ‘great replacement’ theory, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Michael Harriot and Anne Applebaum about why this racist ideology has become mainstream in rightwing circles in the US, and why we shouldn’t be surprised…
 
The panel unpacks our eternally wise Government’s ingenious cost of living fix – simply try to be richer! How did certain politicians come to suggest better jobs and working more as quick fixes to escape poverty? Is the old “no such thing as society” mantra rearing its head? Plus, the Article 16 standoff goes on, who were the charlatans who signed …
 
2020 voter fraud conspiracy theories rebooted and remixed by Dinesh D'Souza. 2000 Mules is a "documentary" that garnered Dinesh praise from Donald Trump and caused a fight with Tucker Carlson's production team. We explore the extremely shoddy claims made in the movie.Subscribe for $5 a month to get an extra episode of QAA every week + access to Tri…
 
Myf has literally just landed, and is back to spill the tea on what went down at Eurovision.Kendall Jenner’s cucumber cutting technique has the internet agog, and speaking of online pile ons we take a look at the bizarre meme-ing of the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial.It’s been a busy travel time for Myf and Zan, but of course we’ve ma…
 
Molly Bloom is the real-life version of the protagonist from the movie Molly’s Game. Molly Bloom links https://twitter.com/ImMollyBloom https://www.instagram.com/immollybloom https://www.amazon.co.uk/Molly-Bloom/e/B0731RSDPZ/ref=aufs_dp_mata_dsk Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/…
 
Afghan women’s voices are at increasing risk of being silenced and as more of their rights slip away, so do their stories. In this episode we hear from three women from the UNTOLD writers programme, who are the co-creators of My Pen is the Wing of a Bird, a new anthology of Afghan women's fiction. Lucy Hannah is founder of UNTOLD, Zarghuna Kargaar …
 
#380 Hinge Cringe - Richard has visited Paddington’s house and avoided using the toothbrushes, but is more excited about one of Paddington’s neighbours. His guest is online sensation Rosie Holt. They discuss why Rosie moved from acting to comedy, how her videos went viral, whether it’s good or bad that people (both stupid and clever) fail to spot t…
 
The Ku Klux Klan, debutantes, Monsanto Chemical and an orientalist poem about a veiled villain. Let's take a look at the creepy "veiled prophet" cult based in Saint Louis, Missouri. It's a men's club of rich and powerful locals dedicated to crushing labor movements and parading their daughters in front of each other. Ellie Kemper (Erin from NBC sit…
 
Today we’re talking to Stuart Murdoch and Stevie Jackson from the Scottish folk-pop band, Belle & Sebastian. After seven years, the indie pop band is releasing their ninth studio album, their first in seven years – A Bit of Previous. The album was recorded in Belle & Sebastian’s hometown of Glasgow, after plans to record in LA fell through because …
 
Author and environmental journalist Eugene Linden's new book, Fire and Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change from 1979 to the Present, lays out how successive US governments managed to delay action on climate change when they should have been raising the alarm. It also looks at why the climate emergency will have a big impact on the global ec…
 
Hello! This week we’re talking about dyslexia—how we need to improve its recognition in our society and understand the contribution people with dyslexia can make. At least 1 in 10 people in the UK are estimated to have dyslexia and are still facing barriers to inclusion in the classroom, the workplace and society more broadly. We speak to Andy Cook…
 
Dr. Gad Saad believes woke culture is a parasite infecting our universities and all of academia. He was just on Joe Rogan once again, and is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary scientist, and is known for his appliance of evolutionary psychology to consumer behaviour. He discusses campus lunacy, cancel culture and collective Munchausen syndrome. Get h…
 
Is it time to abandon the five-day work week? Or is the "five-days on, two days off" cadence of work and rest more important than ever? This event was organised in partnership with Slack, your digital HQ. Slack connects your teams, tools, customers and partners in a digital place that’s fast, flexible and inclusive for a work-from-anywhere world. F…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:12 You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill Adrienne Hill and Susan Gerbic visit "Explore & More", The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum in Buffalo NY and talk to Rebecca Glon, IT & Exhibits Manager. http://www.exploreandmore.org 0:17:46 TikTok Paranormal We scroll through the endless, live TikTo…
 
After the White Slave Traffic Act passed in 1910, the federal government was ready to start enforcing it with help from the young Bureau of Investigation. The problem is that the gangs of white slavers who snatched innocent girls off the street proved to be more difficult to find than they thought. Instead, the law was used to enforce a moral crusa…
 
Mark Follman's book ‘Trigger Points’ is all about the specialized teams of forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and other experts who are successfully stopping mass shootings. Mark Follman Links Trigger Points Book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/trigger-points-mark-follman?variant=39402950131746 Mark Follman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
During an era of identity politics, culture wars and increasing awareness of the structural biases that contribute to global inequality, it’s easy to become pessimistic about the possibility of making diverse democracies work. Yascha Mounk is a writer and political scientist whose recent book, The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apar…
 
Another two-parter: the first half with our new favorite lefty Lara Bazelon, professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, journalist, feminist, novelist, controversialist. After Lara leaves, probably to free someone from prison, the lads take the second half of the show to catch up on the stupid and depressing news of the week. - Baa…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 9 - Super-Infinite - Richard talks to author and academic Katherine Rundell about her beautifully written, passionate and informative biography of the poet John Donne. How much do we know about this incredible poet and sermon writer, was he the womaniser that his poems make him out to be, how brutal was existence 400 years ago, did…
 
This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Jonathan Martin of the New York Times after the publication of his new book This Will Not Pass and what he and his co-author Alexander Burns unearthed about events behind the scenes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, why all is not well for the Biden administration, and what all of this says for …
 
As Starmer goes bhuna or bust, we discuss his big gamble and the ongoing curry furore. Lib Dem MP Layla Moran joins us to discuss who’s pushing the story and whether Keir’s response was the right move? Plus, the panel unpacks the local elections, now the dust from the ballot boxes has settled. And, what are the big things we should be worried about…
 
We attended a Q-related "Secret Space Program" UFO conference in Grafton, Illinois. Everything went wrong.Subscribe for $5 a month to get an extra episode of QAA every week + access to Trickle Down, the ongoing miniseries by Travis View: http://www.patreon.com/QAnonAnonymousBrad Abrahams: https://twitter.com/LoveAndSaucersQAA Merch / Join the Disco…
 
Emma Gannon is a famous writer. You might know her from her amazing books the Multi-hyphen Life and Disconnected, and her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete. Emma Gannon links: https://www.emmagannon.co.uk/books Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast https://twitter.com/emmagannon Sign up to her newsletter! : https://thehyphen.substack.com/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube…
 
We live in a time of greater uncertainty than ever before in human history. We are poised between the twin precipices of climate change and rapidly accelerating technological development. How we manage them will determine whether our future is one where humans will thrive, falter or something in between. Welcome to the Futureverse – brought to you …
 
Sharing a sneak preview of Pushkin's new podcast Not Lost, a show about finding yourself in places you’ve never been. Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. From New Orleans to Mexico City, Brendan and his guests drink, dance, and eat, learning as much ab…
 
#379 M&M Apocalypse - Richard’s son continues to come up with better material than his dad, without even trying. His guest is the unparalleled comedy genius Armando Iannucci. They chat about how Armando once again predicted the future with his hilarious new sitcom Avenue 5, the lows and deeper lows of lockdown, what inspired him to write the mock-h…
 
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