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Best Conversations podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Conversations podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein.
 
CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
The podcast where we choose a subject, read a single Wikipedia article about it, and pretend we’re experts. Because this is the internet, and that’s how it works now.
 
An exciting new podcast from Mike Parry as he lets you into his madcap world twice a week. All visitors are welcome to Planet Porky.email: planetporkypod@gmail.com
 
A podcast about being Middle Eastern and immigrants in America, hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.
 
A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.
 
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Advice, commentary, and conversation from Danny M. Lavery, author of Slate's Dear Prudence column. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.
 
Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever.
 
A miscellany of stories, written and presented by Ross Sutherland.
 
Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
 
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
 
Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
Audio from Vox Day's Darkstream, Arkstream, Bookstream, Devstream, & more. http://voxday.blogspot.com
 
Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
 
Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
 
The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.
 
With guests that range from icons to outliers, host Matt D’Elia talks to anyone who can help him understand things that confuse him, make him laugh, or just plain trouble him. If you ever look out at the world and think “what the hell is happening?” then this podcast is for you.
 
The history of everything. A funny and informative walk through some of the most interesting topics in history. These guys are hysterical.
 
Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Every Thursday a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — and frequent special features like poetry, music and Q + A with Krista.
 
John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.
 
Merlin Mann's frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters
 
Luke and Gomer became friends Freshman year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and 14 years later they started a podcast. The show oscillates between a conversation between just the two of us and interviews that we do together of other, fancier people. Sometimes we get explicit either by being too honest or by being too stupid. Either way, it's fun!
 
Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
 
Flow Podcast acontece SÁBADOS as 19:00h ao VIVO no http://bit.ly/Flowpodcast Toda semana um CONVIDADO diferente!
 
Love her or hate her, but you can’t ignore the sassy, quick-witted Stassi Schroeder, star of Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules.” Never one to hold back on any topic, Stassi is here with a weekly podcast, “Straight Up with Stassi’, a biting and hilarious look at the world and everyone in it, according to the Queen Bee herself.
 
Authentic conversations of an African Man, discovering self, owning choices, building spirituality, parenting, navigating relationships, work and business and all that is life
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
Laura Tremaine has 10 Things To Tell You. And YOU have 10 Things To Tell. This is a show about sharing your stuff. Each episode asks a question, and you can take that prompt to your journal, to your best friend, or to social media. Let's dig deeper.
 
Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.
 
Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).
 
The Other Side podcast is on a mission to discuss important cultural and social issues relating to race, culture, gender and equality.
 
Archived in 2019, Simple hosted conversations about living well and ignoring the rest. Look for author Tsh Oxenreider's new show, The Good List, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts & at thegoodlistshow.com.
 
The podcast that's trying to figure out all of the things we never got taught in school.
 
A podcast about YouTube stuff, making stuff, and life! It will make sense once you start listening... hopefully. New episodes every Monday!
 
Kevin Bartelt and Yusong Liu, the producers of Hollywood Handbook and Doughboys, join forces to create their own instantly forgettable podcast. Each week features heart to heart discussions, groundbreaking interviews (of each other), captivating character studies (themselves), original short stories and even live music. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/maybedont/support
 
Living Life Better And More Prepared
 
Audio Mullet: Discussing topics that are out of fashion, and yet eternally cool, audibly. Featuring Mike Nelson of Rifftrax, Doug TenNapel of Earthworm Jim, and Ethan Nicolle of Axe Cop. This is not an explicit podcast but it is also not recommended for kids.
 
KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.
 
Brooke & Jubal In The Morning is on-air weekdays from 6AM-10AM on MOViN 92.5, Seattle's #1 Hit Music Station. Listen to their daily podcasts which include some of their most popular segments "Jubal's Phone Taps," "Second Date Update," & more!
 
Giving you the rundown of everything that happened this weekend from Santa Barbara to San Diego so you can win your Monday.
 
Byron Ballard and Alicia discuss under the moon & stars in Appalachia
 
A show about movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism.
 
Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Personal Stories, DIY, Writing & Whimsy
 
Join Dan & Kay Jones in the search for 'A Fresh Approach to Life'. Each episode you will join this husband and wife team on a country walk and listen in on the conversation and no subject is off limits....
 
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When Reid Hoffman creates a handle for some new network or system, his usual choice is “Quixotic.” At an early age, his love of tabletop games inspired him to think of life as a heroic journey, where people come together in order to accomplish lofty things. This framing also prompted him to consider the rules and systems that guide society—and how …
 
This episode is for you if you’ve ever second-guessed posting photos of your kids online. Nish Weiseth - a friend I met through mommy blogging years ago - recently posted on Instagram that she was going to take a step back from posting her family online, because her kids are getting older and she started questioning her own motivations. I thought h…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes of Lawfare about their new book, Unmaking the Presidency, which explores Trump’s impact on the presidency and asks how his successor might be able to revive the role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Slate Podcasts
 
The obituary section is not exactly top of the list for Sunday morning reading. But Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, thinks it should be — and he argues that a handful of printed paragraphs rarely captures a life. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his work re-memorializing notable names in American history. His new book is called…
 
Benjamen Walker the podcaster often receives emails meant for Benjamin Walker the actor. A few weeks ago your host recieved an email inviting Benjamen Walker to Saudi Arabia.By Benjamen Walker & Radiotopia
 
This episode is about is a list of serious injuries and deaths in which one or more subjects of a selfie were killed or injured, either before, during or after having taken a photo of themselves, with the accident at least in part attributed to the taking of the photo.
 
In this episode of Audio Mullet, Doug TenNapel and Ethan Nicolle catch up after a holiday hiatus. They read an email that is critical of the show but still wants it to come back. So here it is, it's back.By Ethan Nicolle
 
We love books. They inform us. They entertain us. They take us to far away places we can only dream of visiting. Books have a rich history, and Phil and Campbell Valentine explore where books came from and how they evolved.By Comworld Media
 
Matt has always wanted to do an episode about honesty — and after reading Judi Ketteler’s new book, ‘Would I Lie To You?’, it was clear that she was the person he needed to talk to about the subject. Listen as Judi and Matt dive deep into what it really means to live honestly, the lies we commonly tell and why we tell them (with personal examples f…
 
Aymann wonders why he has so much trouble asking for help. First he sits down with his wife Mira, who paints a more detailed picture of the problem. Then Aymann turns to Dan Doty, co-founder of the men's group Evryman, who shares the benefits of accepting help from others and offers a simple technique for people who have trouble admitting weakness …
 
This week on the Culture Gabfest, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner dive into Honeyland, Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Academy Award-nominated documentary following a beekeeper in Macedonia. Next, they chat about Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. Finally, Slate’s Laura Miller joins the panel to discuss Jia Tolentino’s Tric…
 
On Tuesday, the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in earnest in the Senate. The debate over the rules of engagement lasted into the early hours of Wednesday morning and gave a first look at how both sides are going to approach the trial. Guests: Dahlia Lithwick and Jim Newell. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free p…
 
On the Gist, the New York Times endorsement. In the interview, senior fellow and director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Matthew Levitt is here to talk about the killing of Qasem Soleimani. What calculus went into the decision, whether it was worth it, and what this means f…
 
Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about how the Chiefs and 49ers made the Super Bowl. They also discuss the new Netflix documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Finally, Fatsis and Mike Pesca interview the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, Ken Jennings. Chiefs and 49ers (02:49): On Patrick Mahomes, the 49ers’ run…
 
Who would have thought scientific research into what makes your child a fussy eater could be such a draw card?Deakin University has teamed up with the Scienceworks Museum in Melbourne to uncover the role food texture plays in what kids like and don't like to eat.
 
A combination of a long-held dream and a situation with their much loved rescue dog led John and Molly to create a farm on degraded land using regenerative farming practices.
 
What's the best way to keep people safe in Sydney without running the night-time economy into the ground?
 
Fifteen-year-old Ana sees her life turned upside down when she becomes engaged to a much older man and moves from the Dominican Republic to New York City. Ana is at the center of author Angie Cruz’s novel,“Dominicana,” and Cruz joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how her fictional character reflects the lives of so many real women.…
 
Prudence is joined this week by Hari Kondabolu, the star of the Netflix standup special Warn Your Relatives, and the critically acclaimed documentary The Problem with Apu. In 2018, he was named one of Variety’s “Comedians to Watch.” He will be in New York City headlining Carolines on Broadway from January 23rd through the 25th. Prudie and Kondabolu…
 
Prudence is joined this week by Hari Kondabolu, the star of the Netflix standup special Warn Your Relatives, and the critically acclaimed documentary The Problem with Apu. In 2018, he was named one of Variety’s “Comedians to Watch.” He will be in New York City headlining Carolines on Broadway from January 23rd through the 25th. Prudie and Kondabolu…
 
It's the same Arden you know and love but with an all new home! Check out Will You Accept This Rose? to get all that latest on your favorite reality dating series! Will You Accept This Rose? on iHeartRadio Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Taking inspiration from the surrealist game "Exquisite Corpse", Ross Sutherland and Clive Desmond (Pod Planet) collaborate on an audio programme using the same rules.For more about Clive Desmond's podcast, goto www.PodPlanet.orgTo support Imaginary Advice on Patreon goto www.patreon.com/rossgsutherlandImaginary Advice is represented by Trigger.…
 
The final eight episodes of “BoJack Horseman” — Netflix’s animated series about a washed-up ’90s sitcom star living in the Hollywood Hills — will be released on January 31. Its protagonist is half-horse, half-man, and its tone is half-jokes, half-existential-angst. That’s a study in contrasts that seems inexplicable—until you talk with the show’s c…
 
Coming and going in languages around the world. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
A new executive order from the Trump administration was meant to curb refugee resettlement and further polarize the country. But most Republican governors have snubbed the policy. How did this particular anti-immigrant scheme backfire? Guest: Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer for The New Yorker. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcas…
 
Jason has been addicted to meth for the past 15 years, which is not uncommon in his small Illinois town. Every time Jason got clean he would relapse, until last year when the state took custody of his two kids. Since then he’s sobered up, but is worried about making it last. In this episode of How To!, we bring in Fred Muench, a clinical psychologi…
 
This episode is for you if you're using a flimsy bandaid over something that needs stitches. Metaphorically. On this episode I'm sharing three ways in which I have used a bandaid to cover up something that really needed more attention: a medical problem, a relationship strain, and a frustration in the house. Sponsored by SKILLSHARE. Use link www.sk…
 
In this episode of The Happy Rant Ted, Ronnie, and Barnabas suss out a variety of topics and set the record straight on a few things: Do we require our significant others to read everything we write? Is it even worth being with someone who doesn't? Why reformed guys love war movies (and ruining the fun of war movies) The faux depth of Christopher N…
 
Mike 'Gammon' Parry and Jacob 'Woke' Hawley are back once again to frustrate each other with their generational differences. Today's topics include being called out by Private Eye, tracking down an Italian siren while off duty, the tragedy that is the Australian bushfires, bursting in on a dying Peter Sellers and a high time for Jake... Follow the …
 
Is there life in the universe beyond planet Earth? It's the question everyone, including Alan Alda, wants to understand. In this episode, Alan asks Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, the head of the world-renown Carl Sagan Institute, about life in the cosmos. What Dr. Kaltenegger has to say is surprising and inspiring. Before you stare up at the sky tonight, be…
 
Is colonic irrigation safe and does it live up to the hype? That's this week's Burning Question from Angela in Orange, and ABC Science journalist Tegan Taylor flushes out the real evidence.
 
If you want to be a good parent who supports their child without spoiling them, international parenting expert Daniel Siegel says there is only one thing you need to do.
 
A government commissioned review into our retirement income system, including superannuation, is now underway. So what changes could we expect, or hope for, to make it a more equitable and cost effective system?
 
Darkstream 568: This is how you hit back harderBy Vox Day
 
What hobbies should I take up while my feet are broken? What would you like to come back as in your next life? Am I "just a teacher"? What is the proper response to a cheese burglar? What should I do about the snoring guy? Is there an American seasoning? How long should you keep Christmas cards? How do you deal with reliving a horrible moment over …
 
We were recently reminded of our past customer service jobs and thought it might be fun to go back and tell stories of our first jobs as teenagers! See our Show Notes and Things of the Week below! 👇Want more E&K videos? We have more channels:🛠️ Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/evanandkatelyn🎮 Gaming: https://youtube.com/evanandkatelyngaming🎮 G…
 
Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate in the mid-seventeenth century lasted a mere six years and was England’s sole experiment in republican government. The historian Paul Lay tells Andrew Marr how Cromwell forged both his foreign and domestic policy according to God’s will - including waging wars in the Americas.Protestant separatists are at the heart of…
 
In episode 130, the girls are joined by comedian Matt Lieb. He may be a white guy but they explain why they let him on the show! Basically because he is a fighter for human rights in Palestine and does a lot of great work with Newsbroke to inform every one about what is going on! And he is the boyfriend of our favorite Francesca Fiorentini so he ge…
 
I know that so many of you folks who listen to this podcast love to read. You love books and more books and finding more ways to get more books into your life. In today’s episode, we’ll create a quick and easy path to figuring out what to read this winter if that’s on your radar and how to make the most of your reading minutes over the next couple …
 
There are some more horse deaths, Philip Rivers sells his San Diego home, China has a mystery virus, There was a stabbing at a club, There was a Women's March in Glendale, Box office, and #haveyouseenafreecouchBy KFI AM 640 (KFI-AM)
 
Kevin and Yusong are back, recording late for the first ever Maybe Don’t Nights. Yusong discusses his hate-watching experience of Cats, we visit a dating show taking place in an airplane and Kevin shares his insights after 5 years in Los Angeles. Plus, another edition of Netflix and Chili.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/maybedont/suppor…
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to longtime GOP strategist Rick Wilson about evangelical political issues, media pundits, and stirring the ire of Rush Limbaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Slate Podcasts
 
What do a rare wren, Judas goats, and a long time computer programmer have in common?John McRae could never have known, if it hadn't been for the intervention of ridiculous destiny...
 
How were you affected by the recent bushfire emergency? Whether fire burned through your local area or holiday spot, or you just watched it on the news, we hear stories about the immediate and lasting impact of these fires.
 
Studies show that taking some time off away from work is good for you, but where and when did vacations begin. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of vacations and some of their own more memorable ones.By Comworld Media
 
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