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The podcast for people who love to sew – from the people who love to write about sewing! Brought to you by the editors of Threads magazine, this insightful podcast takes on topics important to sewing enthusiasts. Listen in for humor, wisdom, and opinions from expert guests and the Threads staff as they discuss sewing techniques, fashion design, fitting conundrums, and more. Use your ears to become a better sewer! Hear the talent behind the world’s top garment-sewing magazine.
 
Crosscurrents is KALW Public Radio's award-winning news magazine, broadcasting in the Bay Area Mondays through Thursdays on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community.
 
From the award-winning Virginia Quarterly Review, The Thread takes a fresh look at stories straight from the magazine’s pages. Catch up on new developments in your favorite pieces, with short interviews between our writers and editors.
 
What do you stan? Hosted by real Pop-Culture Professors, Caitlin Bitzegaio and Lauren Brickman, We Stan Together podcast is smart people about dumb topics. The history of pop culture is a rich, wild, and ever expanding playground. Not to mention, a full time job. Who has time to read every Insta post, think piece, and Twitter thread? Don’t worry, we did, so you don’t have to. We’ll be your CliffsNotes to pop culture. Listen in each week and you’ll be a hit at whatever happy hour, office func ...
 
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Constellation Prize

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Constellation Prize

The Believer Magazine & Bianca Giaever

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Feeling down about the human condition? Consider the spiritual dilemmas of a school crossing guard, a documentary filmmaker, an artist who likes belts, and more. Constellation Prize, a podcast from The Believer magazine, talks to subjects about their daily existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives.
 
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Women Leading In Cannabis

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Women Leading In Cannabis

Kyra-Reed, Jamie-Humiston, Dan-Humiston, PodConx

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Raw, inspiring and real conversations with women leading the worldwide cannabis industry. Learn what it takes to create a successful business, change policy, fight stigma and thrive as a woman in a male dominated environment. The emerging economy provides women an unprecedented opportunity to build an inclusive, diverse, equitable and just industry from the ground up, but we can’t do it alone. Through conversations with women on the front lines we’ll weave the threads of unity necessary for ...
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.
 
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Today, we take a stroll through the neighborhood of rock and roll icon Jerry Garcia. Get ready for a long, strange trip. Then, we hear from professional wrestler Bambina on queer representation inside the ring. Also, we listen to a reading from Sacramento author Shelley Blanton-Stroud. And todays local music features Healing Potpourri.…
 
Today, we hear how Emeryville is building an affordable housing project for two underserved social groups, senior citizens and foster youth. Then, we listen as a Bay Area photographer’s recounts his experience covering the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. Followed by a reading from San Francisco author, Ingrid Rojas Contreras. And, today's loc…
 
Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R “The Traveler’s Guide to the Goblin Fells is an expansion book for the 5th edition of the world’s most litigious roleplaying game, […] The post PodCastle 747…
 
Acclaimed poet Camille T. Dungy bears witness to an encounter between a man and an elephant. In an effort to make sense of a world in which so much has been lost, this poem offers us the opportunity to step into a moment where past harm gives way to an expansive recognition of love. Emergence Magazine, Vol 3: Living with the Unknown explores what l…
 
This episode features the mystery short story Bubble’s Baubles by Elaine Faber, read by local actor Thomas Nance. Bubble's Baubles was first published in 2013 in the Sacramento Sisters in Crime anthology, Capital Crimes and later published in 2017 in Elaine’s anthology of 21 cat stories, All Things Cat. You can learn more about the author on her we…
 
Today, we hear about an exhibit featuring garments by renowned Chinese designer Guo Pei. When East meets West and fashion meets fantasy. Then, we’ll visit a restaurant in conservative rural California that relies on Bay Area diners. And, we’ll listen to a reading from a San Francisco author Kirstin Chen.…
 
Last week, San Francisco became the first major American city to declare a public health emergency for monkeypox, evoking fears of a previous epidemic from almost 40 years ago. Today, we speak with an expert on infectious disease about reducing the spread of monkeypox in the Bay Area. Then, we hear the history behind the United Farm Workers, the ri…
 
Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R The music for the promotion intro is “Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creat…
 
In this narrated essay, Daisy Hildyard, a scholar of the history of science, examines three stories of atrocity and considers how whiteness has inscribed itself onto the land through violence. In what ways, she asks, does human history blur into the nonhuman world and into the present moment? Emergence Magazine, Vol 3: Living with the Unknown explo…
 
Jason Sweeten (SiriusXM) joins the classroom to talk about all things GAMES! Jason gives us the elevator pitch for Dungeons & Dragons, Caitlin thinks Kramer and Newman playing RISK showed us their true character, Lauren desperately wants someone to play the game from TheNew Girl and we unearth a gaming moment in Britney Spears’ history. Learn more …
 
Today, we hear how the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland saw a huge uptick in visitors during the pandemic. We'll meet the volunteers who maintained the garden despite the difficulties of the past two years. Then, we hear about the first American theater company devoted to the Middle East. And, we listen to a reading from Oakland author Alec Scott.…
 
Today, we meet the Oakland parents fighting to keep their neighborhood school open. Class remains in session at Parker Community School. Then, we hear from Reveal’s Melissa Lewis, about how for the unhoused, encounters with the police are often problematic. And, we listen to a reading from Stanford Medical School professor, Dr. Anna Lembke.…
 
At San Quentin, Nate McKinney got what he's been dreaming about for decades: parole. Nate and the hosts of the KALW podcast Uncuffed talk about what it’s like to spend your life hoping to be free. Their conversation first aired in November and earlier this summer, it took first place as the Best Interview Podcast, in the 2022 Public Media Journalis…
 
Author : Shannon Peavey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Apex Rated PG-13 The music for the promotion intro is “Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Hey ev…
 
In this narrated essay, writer and journalist Anna Badkhen brings us into histories of imperial collapse. As we continue our exploration of the theme of Ashes and what it means to live in a moment of unraveling, she asks: How do we come to terms with the world we have made? How do we make space for hope and sanctuary? Emergence Magazine, Vol 3: Liv…
 
Today, we hear how San Francisco artist Huib Peterson connects his neighbors through his crocheted creations. We explore the science of happiness and helping. Then, we get a deeper understanding about the psychological link between them. And, we hear a reading from Santa Rosa author Heather Chavez.
 
Today we learn how an endangered species of salmon is finally getting help after 80 years. The fight of the Winnemem Wintu people to return salmon to their homelands. Then we hear how a fire at an encampment in West Oakland brought firefighters to the scene for the 90th time in a year. And, we’ll hear a reading from a San Bruno author.…
 
The California Gold Rush petered out in the mid 1800s, but it never quite ended. Today, we meet modern-day gold miners in a story from our series @WORK. Then, ballet dancer Roberto Vega Ortiz creates a space for male and non binary artists to perform en pointe. And, we hear a reading from a local author's memoir.…
 
Authors : Dafydd McKimm and Timothy Mudie Narrators : Alasdair Stuart and Kyle Akers Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums “I Will You Back to Time and Space” was originally published by Flash Fiction Online “The Ocean-Eyed Boy” was originally published by Deep Magic “I Will You Back to […] The post PodCastle 744: Double…
 
Ben Cohen & Sabrina Cartagena (real newlyweds IRL!) join us to discuss newlyweds in the media. Caitlin worships at the altar of MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, Lauren wants to convince us Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hush is underrated, and we dive into the multiple pop culture costume changes at Ben and Sabrina’s wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
This episode features an excerpt from The Witch’s Child by Susan Van Kirk. It is read by local actor Kathie Chestnut Mollica. The Witch’s Child was published by ‎Prairie Lights Publishing in September of 2021 and is available for purchase. You can learn more about the author on her website. In each episode, we share with you mystery short stories a…
 
This month we move from Initiation into Ashes with five stories from Chapter Two. When so much has been stripped away, how do we bear witness to ruin? How do we continue to be present with that which remains? We begin with the sudden disappearance of the bogong moth in alpine Australia. As writer Rebecca Giggs traces the moths journey from superabu…
 
Jonterri Gadson (The Upshaws) joins the classroom to discuss family sitcoms. Jonterri’s talks about her career inspiration Malcolm In The Middle, Caitlin wants to see more extended family chaos on television and Lauren apparently stans the Munsters. Learn what “The Shadow” means to Lauren. You’ll never guess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
Today, we ask how can people better understand each other in a charged political environment? We'll hear about new research on the matter from UC Berkeley. Then, the actress and comedian Luenell tells us about the career dream she’s working to make reality. Her journey from Oakland to Hollywood. And, we'll hear from three local authors as they read…
 
Today, we are going to hear what it’s like being a medic at a favorite summer destination, Great America. Then, we speak with author Judy Juanita about joining the Black Panther Party in the 60s. And, we’ll hear readings from three San Francisco authors: Beth Winegarner, Virgie Tovar, and Jodi Klein.…
 
Mykal Kilgore (A Man Born Black) joins the classroom to discuss duets! We share our bizarre meet cute with Mykal, Lauren encourages the reboot of Celebrity Duets, Caitlin loves women dueting about cheaters and Mykal reveals his dream duet partners. We finally decide which Powerpuff Girls correlate to which Boyz II Men member. Caitlin maybe made a f…
 
Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 742: The Morning House is a PodCastle original. Content warning for dementia Rated PG-13 The Morning House By Kate Heartfield “This B&B is frankly unacceptable,” Dad says. “I want to go home.” Sylvia […] The post PodCas…
 
In this narrated essay, Cal Flyn observes new species of butterflies arriving in Scotland's Orkney Islands. As plants and animals migrate northwards on an unprecedented scale, she faces the haunting knowledge that some voices are rising as others fade away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
This episode features the mystery short story Nobody Home by Joseph S. Walker. It is read by local actor Sean Hopper. Nobody Home was published in Coming Through In Waves: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Pink Floyd in February of 2021 and the anthology is available for purchase (we mistakenly said in the episode that it had not been publishe…
 
Today, we learn about lowrider bikes and the way one bike club is working to change the perception of lowrider culture in Northern California. Then, we hear from an activist who created a space for queer arts to be a form of wellness. And, we listen to readings from three local authors: Vanessa Hua, Angela Terry, and Charlie Jane Anders.…
 
Today, we meet an artist who takes ordinary objects and experiences and reimagines them to find new meaning. We speak with Multi-media artist, Robin David. Then, we talk to Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife, who recently led a campaign to cap the annual increase on rents in rent-controlled buildings. And, we listen to three Bay Area authors r…
 
The artist and writer David Wojnarowicz, who died in 1992 at age of 37 from complications of AIDS, is best remembered for his political activism and his vibrant, confrontational paintings. Yet in her 2016 book The Lonely City, author Olivia Laing writes movingly about Wojnarowicz as a figure haunted by loneliness, a condition that inspired to him t…
 
Author : Jaxon Tempest Narrator : Soleil Knowles Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 741: Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea By Jaxon Tempest No one knew how the island floated, […] The post PodCastle 741: Between The Island an…
 
We invited Oscar-nominated composer Volker Bertelmann, also known as Hauschka, to create a unique companion to the stories in our third volume, Living with the Unknown. The resulting four-part score is a cinematic and introspective experience, and a compelling counterpart for the journey into the unknown. When we first spoke to Volker about the iss…
 
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