Top Episodes This Week
713: Made to Be Broken
by This American Life
This feels like its gonna a classic. Loved the Mrs Jefferson story.
The Real Black Klansman
by True Spies
Amazing! The true story behind the African American who infiltrated the KKK
#166 Country of Liars
by Reply All
Who's behind QAnon?
How the world filled a hole - and saved itself
by The Tortoise Podcast
In a time of crisis comes a hopeful story about how the world came together around a single environmental issue.
DISAPPEARED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
by Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
One of the greatest mysteries of the century. If you’re wondering what happened to the disappearing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, this episode does a fantastic job breaking down the facts and the crazy conspiracy theories that go along with it. Could the plane along with the 200 passengers inside been transported to a parallel world like in the show LOST? Was it the Russians? Or a hijack...?
How We Got Here, Part 1: The 'Great Risk Shift' From Companies To Workers
by The Bay
highly recommend this 5 part series about exactly how corporations have increasingly prioritized the profits of shareholders while constantly cutting out workers’ benefits/protections/fair wages. it is especially clear now in this pandemic how truly bad it has gotten. this truly sad reality was not always inevitable, and this series dives into how the systems got rigged against workers!
Call of Duty
Makes sense that the military would be on Twitch but it still creeps me out
Birchbox: Katia Beauchamp
by How I Built This with Guy Raz
You'd think that fast growth will make a founder thrilled. Instead, you can hear a kind of sadness in Katia's voice throughout this interview. It was so much that her co-founder decided to step away from the startup too. Really fascinating and inspirational interview about how two woman disrupted the beauty industry.
The Wubi Effect
Go into a Starbucks in China and everyone will be typing using a different keyboard system. Find out why in this episode. Fascinating stuff.
#158 The Case of the Missing Hit
by Reply All
Hilarious and so fun to listen to! What an awesome story.
Meet the Queen of Kiwi: the 96-Year-Old Woman Who Transformed America’s Produce Aisle
It’s the 1950s and not a single new fruit has been introduced to US markets in 90 years (since the introduction of the banana). Meet the woman who took the unmarketable Chinese gooseberry and turned it into the kiwi we all know and love. She went on to singlehandedly transform the US produce aisle, also “introducing” guavas, blood oranges, shallots, and Belgian endive. I do wonder, however, how fair it is to say that these white women “introduced” products like jicama and ginger root and and habaneros to the US. Isn’t it more accurate to say that they created a mainstream supply chain to large supermarket chains? As I continued to listen to the episode, the word “introduced” really began to bug me. When you say things like “she introduced jicama to Americans,” you’re definitely excluding people of Central American descent from the category of “American” and that bothers me. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Why do you text like that?
by Why'd You Push That Button?
texting in lowercase is aesthetic k ?
29. Maya Vander - Selling Sunset Reality Star & Realtor
by Well, Now What?!
Insightful conversation about the life and career of a famous real estate agent and reality star of Netflix’s Selling Sunset. I enjoyed learning about her hard work ethic and her ways to stay afloat in the cutthroat business of LA’s competitive real estate industry.
666: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace
by HBR IdeaCast
Teams with psychological safety perform better than teams that "work well" and agrees with each other all the time. This is a terrific listen that complements the episodes on work criticism with Adam Grant and Netflix is not a family.
COVID-19 Transmission is Solvable
Gladwell + his guest talk about covid testing and what's holding it back.
That thing I'm missing is what makes me happy, by Jennifer 8. Lee
by Meditative Story
Do you have an inner monologue? Hear the story of someone who discovers she actually…doesn't! What's it like? Hear Jennifer Lee tell her story, paired with meditation from Rohan Gunatillake.
Michael Yo Almost Died in Front of His Parents
by Worst Firsts with Brittany Furlan
This was SO FUNNY. Warning: Lots of potty humour, but Michael Yo and Brittany Furlan's dynamic is hilarious. The premise of this is show is that that Brittany interviews her guests about their worst first dates. Michael's finger lickin' first date definitely takes the cake.
Episode 1: An Unholy Priest
by Smoke Screen: Fake Priest
A Latin-speaking Catholic priest who dresses like a 70’s porn star is both a con man and cult leader and people are mad af. It’s crazy how these types of people actually exist!
How Disney Reimagined the Cruise Experience
by Repeat Customer
I’ve never been on a cruise - and never wanted to, until this episode. Yes, Disney has perfected the world of cruises. Their attention to detail is so extraordinary that other corporations pay for their employees to attend the Disney Institute. I foresee the “family experience” as a serious growing market in the future and look forward to seeing what other brands come up with to make an experience enjoyable for the parents and kids - at the same time.
New audio drama from Gimlet. I can definitely this becoming a TV show. A mother gets scammed and try to find the people that con her. And because these is a Gimlet show (Homecoming, Sandra) it has a stellar cast headed by Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo) and Pedro Pascal (Narcos, The Mandalorian).
by On Things We Left Behind
This is a wonderful podcast made by two Somali sisters aboout the stories that war refugees left behind and the ones on which they try to build they new lifes. This pilot tells the storie of his father. Worh listening.
Workplace Diversity: Steps for Leaders and Managers
by Life Kit: All Guides
Offering practical, accessible steps to create an environment for more diversity in the workplace. E.g. Ask yourself: how can I change the structures that have benefitted myself and people like me to be more inclusive? Do I take advice from anybody who doesn’t look like me?
by You're Dead To Me
I teach Stonehenge quite frequently but there were a few things here that I didn’t know, especially about the more recent history of the henge. I definitely need to tell students the story about how the site became the property of the UK. I especially liked that the podcast went through the history of how people thought about Stonehenge. Clearly, over the past few hundred years, architects have been fascinated by the site - Christopher Wren left graffiti there and Inigo Jones came up with a theory that it was built by the Romans.
Bigger Than Jesus | 2
by Bunga Bunga
Very fun listen. I love Whitney as the host. Can we all agree to stop electing deep in debt salespeople to office?!
Sic Semper Tyrannis | 1
Great first episode. Excellence voice actors.