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Best Society Podcasts We Could Find
Best Society Podcasts We Could Find
Over the years, podcasts have become an increasingly popular medium because they are well-packed, can be followed from any place, at any time and without Internet connection. Listening to podcasts enables people gain a clearer insight about the social affairs and social issues in every corner of the world. In this catalog, there are podcasts where well-read hosts and guests discuss about people of different religions and their way of life and culture, of different communities, countries, continents, different philosophies as well as different points of view on society. Also, literature fans can learn more about the latest news from their favourite genres, emerging authors, current best selling books and literary theories. Furthermore, people can find interviews and true and inspiring life stories told by people from all walks of life. Some podcasts house activists who fight for the rights of the oppressed, ranging from animals to people, aiming at creating a better society.
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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
Mysterious Universe is a weekly podcast featuring fascinatingly strange reports from all over the world. Always interesting and often hilarious, join hosts Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy as they investigate the latest in futurology, weird science, consciousness research, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, and new-age absurdity.
 
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 podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes.
 
Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.
 
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Martin Johnes tackles listener questions about the history of modern Wales, from the Industrial Revolution to devolution In the latest episode in our series tackling major historical topics, Professor Martin Johnes answers listener questions about the history of modern Wales. He covers topics from the rapid industrialisation that transformed the na…
 
Nazir Afzal is a solicitor and the former chief crown prosecutor for north-west England. Among his notable cases, he brought the Rochdale sex grooming gangs to trial in 2012.Nazir’s parents arrived in the UK from Pakistan in 1961 and he was born in Birmingham the following year. After completing his legal training he started his career as a defence…
 
Why do women join white nationalist and other far-right movements? Misogyny is rampant on the alt-right, along with the notion that women's primary role is to be wives and child-bearers. But the liberal centre can be an ambivalent place for women too. Feminism was founded on the ideal of equality, and on the belief that women should be treated as i…
 
SHOW NOTES: - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits FROM TODAY’S PODCAST: - Article: God Does Not View Your Labors as "Filthy Rags" - John 4:24 - Romans 2:4 - Article: Does God Hide His Face From Us? - Isaiah 14:12-14 - Luke 10:18 - Revelation 12:7-12 - Isaia…
 
Alexander the Great is one of the most famous generals and empire builders in history, but the story of his death is almost as remarkable as his life. For this episode, our host and Alexander the Great superfan, Tristan Hughes, joins Dan Snow to tell the almost unbelievable tale of what happened after Alexander died. The ensuing titanic struggle fo…
 
Norman Davies introduces a long-maligned and overlooked monarch, George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, considering the legacy of his rule, the familial rifts that characterised his reign, and his role in the trade of enslaved people. (Ad) Norman Davies is the author of George II: Not Just a British Monarch (Penguin, 2…
 
Can be read at https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/margaret-killjoy-take-what-you-need-and-compost-the-rest-an-introduction-to-post-civilized-theoTake What You Need And Compost The Rest: an introduction to post-civilized theory by Margaret Killjoy is a short introduction to Post-civilisational Anarchism, in a similar vein to Post Civ! by Strang…
 
SHOW NOTES: - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits SOCIALS: The Bible Recap: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-Group: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter TLC: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-GROUP: The Bible Recap is brought to you by D-Group - an international n…
 
SHOW NOTES: - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits FROM TODAY’S PODCAST: - Luke 4:18-30 - Exodus 34:6-7 - Printable Reading Plan SOCIALS: The Bible Recap: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-Group: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter TLC: Instagram | Facebook | Twit…
 
Abumrad is the creator of the hit public radio series 'RadioLab.' The new 'RadioLab' miniseries, 'The Vanishing of Harry Pace,' is about the man who co-founded a publication with WEB DuBois, founded the first Black-owned record company, helped desegregate a Chicago neighborhood — and then kind of disappeared. Abumrad also co-reported the podcast mi…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia join associate professor of political science at Kentucky University Wilfred 'Wil' Reilly to examine Australia's response to a single case of Covid-19, the case of migration to the US, the fading influence of big-media figures like CNN, Tim's experience with Facebook hilariously censoring a CDC link as 'fake news', Dave Rubin's …
 
Vance is nominated for an Emmy for his guest appearance in the HBO series 'Lovecraft Country.' He played the charismatic and show-stopping attorney Johnnie Cochran in 'The People v. O.J. Simpson.' More recently, he played Aretha Franklin's father, Rev. C.L Franklin, in 'Genius: Aretha.' Also, John Powers reviews a new edition of a 1963 novel by bla…
 
Diving into the darkest territories to hunt down the oddest books and manuscripts ever written we discuss some of the stories surrounding these unusual tomes. This points us in the direction of a strange secret society that is claimed to have created Masonic traditions as a decoy. Then in our Plus+ extension we hear some of the most recent encounte…
 
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives…
 
Nick Hayes discusses the contested history of land ownership in England, from William the Conqueror to the Kinder trespass Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass, discusses the contested history of land ownership in England, from William the Conqueror to the Kinder trespass. He recounts moments from history when people have come to blows over w…
 
Remembering the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan and triggered a nuclear emergency in 2011. Max Pearson, who reported from Japan at the time, presents eyewitness accounts of the disaster which left thousands dead and led to many questioning the future of the country's nuclear industry. Photo: Tsunami smashes into the city of Miyako in …
 
SHOW NOTES: - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits FROM TODAY’S PODCAST: - Revelation 22:17 - Genesis 3:18 SOCIALS: The Bible Recap: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-Group: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter TLC: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-GROUP: The Bible…
 
Twenty years after the UK's worst outbreak of the livestock disease foot-and-mouth, Dave Howard recalls how it affected the Herefordshire hill-farming community where he grew up.Images of burning piles of livestock carcasses became grimly familiar across the UK in 2001. More than six million sheep and cattle were killed in a bid to control foot-and…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia join columnist for the New York Post Karol Markowicz to break down recent developments regarding mask mandates, including mask enforcement for politicians and the GOP response to them, Michael Tracey's acute observations about how the media has spun up conservatives as anti-vaccine in a completely fabricated narrative, New York'…
 
Sarah Montague speaks to the President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera. The preacher turned politician won power last year pledging to create a million jobs and “clear the rubble” of corruption. But a year on, the economy is being hit hard by the effects of Covid, his government admits it has no idea how many jobs have been created and he’s been accuse…
 
'Washington Post' reporter Craig Timberg explains how military-grade spyware licensed to governments and police departments has infiltrated the iPhones of journalists, activists and others. "It takes a story like this to help people understand how deeply enmeshed these tiny little computers have gotten into our lives," Timberg says. "I still carry …
 
When the Earl of Rundel learned his acquaintance Prince Rupert was languishing in an Austrian prison during the Thirty Years' War, he gifted the prince a rare white hunting poodle as a companion. Rupert named his new pooch "Boy" and the two became inseparable. Boy accompanied Rupert into multiple conflicts and became a mascot of sorts -- and, in an…
 
In the 1530s, Henry VIII declared himself to be the ‘Supreme Head’ of the Church of England, and he demanded absolute loyalty from his subjects. Those who crossed him risked the loss of their heads. Meanwhile, the modern punctuation system started to emerge with the introduction of the comma and other punctuation marks. In this episode, we look at …
 
Kareem Rosser grew up in one of Philadelphia’s most deprived neighbourhoods - an unlikely environment to discover a love for the elite game of polo, also known as the sport of kings. He shares his story of making history with his all African American team.Picture: A young Kareem Rosser riding a horseCredit: Image from CTL Cover, credit Lezlie Hiner…
 
After decades of campaigning in Japan, the pill was finally legalised in 1999. In contrast, the male impotency drug Viagra was approved for use in just six months, and legalised before the contraceptive pill for women. Politician Yoriko Madoka pushed hard for the right to take the pill and told Rebecca Kesby that sexism and male dominance in Parlia…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas developed by the Anglican priest John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), drawn from his reading of scripture, in which Jesus would suddenly take His believers up into the air, and those left behind would suffer on Earth until He returned with His church to rule for a thousand years before Final Judgement. Some belie…
 
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off talking about the stormy weather and Kyle’s upcoming trip to the Texas coast. Then, they get into the news with some more strange sightings of Not Deer! Then, a terrifying Gnome was seen by a person crossing the road one evening while out driving. After the break, Kyle brings up …
 
Catherine Pepinster, Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley and New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel join Rana Mitter to look at the poet, theologian and now Saint John Henry. The programme explores Newman's conversion from the high church tradition of Anglicanism and the Oxford Movement to the Catholic faith looking at his thinking, his poetic writing an…
 
SHOW NOTES: - All the info you need to START is on our website! - Join our PATREON family for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits FROM TODAY’S PODCAST: - Article: Forbidden Chapter of the Tanakh - Video: "The Forbidden Chapter" of the Hebrew Bible - Isaiah 53 - Colossians 1:20 - Revelation 13:8 - Hebrews 12:12 - Book: Delighting in the…
 
Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal has long been regarded as a triumph of American ingenuity, a conquest over nature that helped secure the United States’ position as a world power. Taking ten years to build, it opened up new trading routes between East and West by providing a vital waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But what was th…
 
The roots of some important English traditions and political institutions began in one of those historical pockets of huge change but scarce written material in the centuries after the Romans left and the Normans arrived, making it challenging to find answers. Enter Dr. Marc Morris. You can support this podcast through Patreon - go to https://www.p…
 
A Marxist revolution, a Cold War proxy battle, and a dream of a Black utopia. In 1983, Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to invade the island of Grenada. Almost four decades later, many Americans don't remember why — or that it even happened. This week, Martine Powers, from Post Reports, brings us a story of revolution, invasion, and the afte…
 
In which Rob and SNL and Groundlings alum Laraine Newman discuss when you should say hello to your neighbor, how The Coneheads makeup can change you, and why it may be a good idea to copyright your character’s voice! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
Tim and Lydia host friend, journalist, and commentator Jack Posobiec to break down the looming crisis of the eviction moratorium expiring, Google's authoritarian measures and tracking, the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants being released into the US, the loss of standing in the Olympics, and the response to holding an opinion on Simone Biles.…
 
The Theban Sacred Band was one of the greatest military corps of Ancient Greece, thriving from the city-state of Thebes for almost 50 years in the mid 4th century BC. In addition to their fighting prowess, however, there is another fascinating aspect to their history; this 300-man elite corps was made up of 150 pairs of male lovers, many of them bu…
 
From his daily coffee addiction to the 'war on drugs', science writer Michael Pollan's research into three psychoactive substances derived from plants was broad in scope. In this episode he talks about how caffeine, opium and mescaline affect our brains, change us as people, and make a profound impact on societies that use them(CW: Drug references)…
 
With the rise of mindfulness and the growth of brain research, Buddhism and science have become fast friends. Philosopher Evan Thompson is skeptical about the contemporary characterization of Buddhism. His latest book, Why I Am Not a Buddhist, offers both a critique of Buddhist exceptionalism, and a way forward for our globalized and diverse cultur…
 
After winning an Oscar for co-writing the film 'Moonlight,' McCraney says he received a lot of opportunities, many of which he turned down. "Some of it had to do with waiting for the other shoe to drop," he says. He's now the creator of the TV series 'David Makes Man,' which is in its second season on OWN. The series begins with a Miami boy whose m…
 
In the aftermath of a car accident at 19 years old, Thomas Leeds was left with no memories of his childhood, of his family and friends, even cultural references were all wiped away. As Thomas began to rebuild his life he struggled with thoughts about his future because, he says, he didn't know where he'd come from. He became obsessed with the popul…
 
In the 16th century, Antwerp was a global centre of trade, talked about around the world. Michael Pye considers its rise and bloody fall In the 16th century, Antwerp was a global city that was talked about around the world – a centre of commerce, trade, knowledge and innovation, plus one of scandal, murder, secrets and intrigue. Michael Pye, author…
 
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