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Podcast Brunch Club

Podcast Brunch Club

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Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is like book club, but for podcasts. Every month we listen to a thematic podcast listening list curated by a member of the global PBC community. The hosts of the podcast, Adela (founder of PBC) and Sara (founder of Audible F...Show More
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PostSecret Founder, Frank Warren

30:05 | Aug 1st

In this interview, Adela chats with the founder of PostSecret, Frank Warren. PostSecret is a project that allows people to send in anonymous, decorated postcards with a secret on it. Frank gave a TED Talk in 2012 called “Half a Million Secrets,” whic...Show More
The NewsWorthy podcast host, Erica Mandy

20:34 | Jul 10th

Erica Mandy, the founder and host of the theNewsWorthy, chats with Jenna Spinelle, one of the co-leaders of our virtual PBC chapter. We featured an episode of The NewsWorthy on the podcast listening list on Breaking the News. Get involved in the p...Show More
Helen Zaltzman, host of The Allusionist podcast

23:26 | Mar 27th

Sara chats with Helen Zaltzman, the host of The Allusionist and Answer Me This podcasts. We featured an episode of The Allusionist called “Toki Pona” on our podcast playlist on Language.   Some of the things they talked about: * The Allusionis...Show More
Max Sanderson, producer at The Guardian Podcasts [Episode 36]

19:39 | Dec 6th, 2018

Sara interviews Max Sanderson, lead producer on an episode we listened to from The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast. PBC members worldwide listened to a podcast playlist on Artificial Intelligence. The Science Weekly episode called “Questioning AI: ...Show More
The Tip Off creator, Maeve McClenaghan

22:04 | Aug 22nd

In this interview, Stevie (PBC chapter leader in Minneapolis) chats with the creator behind The Tip Off, Maeve McClenaghan. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to an episode of The Tip Off as part of our podcast listening list on the theme...Show More
Roundup of the Breaking the News playlist

28:44 | Aug 10th

Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Breaking the News, which included episodes from Crazy/Genius, After the Fact, Recode Decode, and The NewsWorthy. We talked about: * Breaking the News podcast listening list * PBC Virtual Chapter mee...Show More
After the Fact podcast host, Dan LeDuc

15:12 | Jul 18th

This interview is hosted by Steve, the leader of our Minneapolis chapter. Steve talks to Dan LeDuc, the host of After the Fact from The Pew Charitable Trusts. We featured an episode of After the Fact entitled “Finding Facts” on the podcast listening ...Show More
PBC Live: Beijing chapter discussion about the China playlist

1:02:25 | Jun 29th

An exciting bonus episode! Live from the Beijing PBC chapter meeting, we get to be a fly on the wall during their discussion about the Understanding China podcast listening list. The session was led and recorded by Mike Shaw, the Beijing chapter lead...Show More
Understanding China Roundup

31:39 | Jun 24th

Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Understanding China, which included episodes from Sinica, Planet Money, and Intelligence Squared US. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk about other podcasts we’re liste...Show More
Kaiser Kuo, co-host of the Sinica podcast

19:42 | Jun 18th

Steven Zampanti, the leader of our PBC chapter in Minneapolis, chats with Kaiser Kuo, the founder and co-host of the Sinica podcast from SupChina. We featured two episodes of Sinica on the podcast listening list on Understanding China: “The China Que...Show More
Why We Eat What We Eat host, Cathy Erway

25:45 | Jun 12th

Adela chats with Cathy Erway, the host of the Why We Eat What We Eat podcast. We featured her episode “I Eat Everything Except…” on our podcast listening list on Food Trends. Some of the things they talked about: * FOOD TRENDS podcast listeni...Show More
Food Trends Podcast Playlist Roundup

55:52 | Jun 7th

Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Food Trends, which included episodes from The Food Chain, Why We Eat What We Eat, The Food Programme, Eating Matters, Savor. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk about po...Show More
Libraries Roundup

38:55 | Jun 1st

Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Libraries, which included episodes from This American Life, The Public Libraries Podcast, Part-Time Genius, Shmanners, Down to Earth. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk...Show More
Meridian Library District – discussion about Library playlist

33:43 | May 27th

Adela chats with Dani and Emily, two librarians who started the Podcast Brunch Club chapter at the Meridian Library District in Idaho. They curated the podcast listening list on Libraries. We hear a little about how Dani and Emily became librarians a...Show More
Quick Update Episode: Changes are coming

05:00 | Apr 23rd

Survey link: https://www.mysurveygizmo.com/s3/4950556/PBC-podcast We need your feedback! What works, what doesn't? Do you like the roundups or interviews more? Do you like the thematic playlist discussion or when we diverge and talk about the othe...Show More
Ologies host, Alie Ward

50:29 | Apr 9th

Adela chats with Alie Ward, the host of the Ologies podcast. We featured the “Phonology with Nicole Holliday” episode of Ologies on our podcast listening list on Language.   Some of the things they talked about: * LANGUAGE podcast listening li...Show More
Language Roundup

34:37 | Mar 20th

Adela and Sara discuss the podcast playlist on Language, which included episodes from The Allusionist, Ologies, Twenty Thousand Hertz, and Hidden Brain. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk about the recent Podcast Br...Show More
Citizen Science Roundup

24:12 | Feb 23rd

Adela and Sara chat about the podcast playlist on Citizen Science. Then, as usual, they diverge from the assigned listening list to talk about: * Scene on Radio’s series, “Men”* “Prince and Philando and Futures Untold” – an audio essay by Stacia B...Show More
Prognosis podcast host, Michelle Fay Cortez

25:08 | Feb 10th

Adela discusses citizen science with the host of the Prognosis podcast, Michelle Fay Cortez. We featured an episode of Prognosis called “Build Your Own Artificial Pancreas” on our podcast playlist on Citizen Science. An article in Bloomberg Businessw...Show More
Anita Rao & Sandra Davidson, hosts of She and Her podcast [Episode 40]

25:48 | Jan 26th

Adela chats with Anita Rao and Sandra Davidson, the hosts of the She and Her podcast. We featured their episode “Disability is Her Beat” on our podcast playlist on Community Responses to Disability. As a bonus to our disability playlist, check out th...Show More
Roundup of Community Responses to Disability podcast playlist [Episode 39]

32:54 | Jan 19th

In this roundup episode, we chat about the podcast playlist on Community Responses to Disability. In the community input segment, the PBC community recommended other podcasts that either focus on disability or are created by someone who is disabled. ...Show More
Roundup of Last Seen deep dive [Episode 38]

29:01 | Dec 31st, 2018

In this roundup episode, Sara and Adela chat about the deep dive Podcast Brunch Club did into the Last Seen podcast. We also get feedback from PBC members worldwide on whether a limited run series, like Last Seen, needs a conclusion to feel satisfyin...Show More
Kelly Horan, reporter on Last Seen [Episode 37]

20:33 | Dec 18th, 2018

Sara interviews Kelly Horan, senior producer and a senior reporter of the Last Seen podcast from WBUR and The Boston Globe. Podcast Brunch Club did things a little differently this month: rather than a thematic podcast playlist, PBC members worldwide...Show More
Rose Eveleth, creator of Flash Forward podcast [Episode 35]

46:15 | Nov 30th, 2018

Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works. Adela interviews Rose Eveleth, the producer and host of the Flash Forward podcast. PBC members worldwide listened to a podcast playlist on Artificial Intelligence. The F...Show More
Roundup of the Artificial Intelligence podcast playlist [Episode 34]

42:16 | Nov 24th, 2018

In this roundup episode, Sara and Adela chat about the podcast listening list on Artificial Intelligence. We also get answers from creators and members on the question, “What excites you and scares you about artificial intelligence?” Adela and Sara t...Show More
Roundup of The Sharing Economy podcast playlist [Episode 33]

27:15 | Oct 17th, 2018

In this roundup episode, Sara and Adela chat about the podcast listening list on the Sharing Economy. We also get answers from creators and members on the question, “What are the benefits of the sharing economy? Is ‘sharing’ a sustainable idea?” Adel...Show More
Alexis Brown, host of the My Ocean podcast [Episode 32]

14:12 | Sep 26th, 2018

Adela interviews Alexis Brown, the host of the creator of the My Ocean podcast from Oceanwise. As part of the August podcast listening list on Ocean Conservation, Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to the My Ocean episode “Karina Oliani: ...Show More
Roundup of Ocean Conservation Podcast Playlist [Episode 31]

25:24 | Sep 19th, 2018

In this roundup episode, Sara and Adela chat about the podcast listening list on Ocean Conservation. We also get answers from creators and members on the question, “Why are you drawn (or not) to the ocean?” Adela and Sara then diverge from the listen...Show More
Sam Evans-Brown, host of the Outside/In podcast [Episode 30]

16:17 | Sep 11th, 2018

Sara interviews Sam Evans-Brown, the host of the Outside/In podcast. As part of the September podcast listening list on Ocean Conservation, Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to the Outside/In episode “An American Lobster in Stockholm.” C...Show More
Micah Schweizer, executive producer of HumaNature podcast [Episode 29]

23:42 | Aug 27th, 2018

Sara interviews Micah Schweizer, executive producer on the HumaNature podcast. As part of the August podcast listening list on Wanderlust, Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to the HumaNature episode “May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And...Show More
Willow Belden, creator of Out There podcast [Episode 28]

22:29 | Aug 21st, 2018

Adela chats with Willow Belden, host and creator of the Out There podcast. As part of the August podcast listening list on Wanderlust, Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to the Out There episode “Better Than Fun.” Check out the other podc...Show More
Roundup of Wanderlust Podcast Playlist [Episode 27]

27:35 | Aug 14th, 2018

In this roundup episode, Sara and Adela chat about the podcast listening list on Wanderlust. We also get answers from creators and members on the question, “What place is a favorite place you’ve visited or what is on your bucket list and why?” Adela ...Show More
Bad With Money creator, Gaby Dunn [Episode 26]

20:51 | Jul 24th, 2018

Adela chats with Gaby Dunn, creator of the Bad With Money podcast from Panoply. As part of the July podcast playlist on Money, Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to the Bad With Money episode “Just Give People Money (aka Universal Basic I...Show More
Roundup of Money Podcast Playlist [Episode 25]

26:15 | Jul 21st, 2018

In this roundup episode, we get answers from creators and members on the question, “What would you do with $1 million.” Adela and Sara then go off on a tangent about investigative journalism podcasts. Here are some helpful links: * Money ...Show More
Robert Smith, reporter on Planet Money [Episode 24]

17:44 | Jul 18th, 2018

Adela chats with Robert Smith, one of the reporters from Planet Money that worked on the episode “The Dollar at the Center of the World” that we listened to as part of the podcast listening list on Money. Check out the other podcasts in this Money pl...Show More
Emotion Playlist Roundup [Episode 23]

17:44 | Jun 26th, 2018

Adela, Sara, and Julie (of the PBC-NYC chapter) provide their feedback on the episodes from the podcast playlist on Emotion. Then, in the “What We’re Listening To” segment, Sara and Adela each offer two podcast recommendations each: one independent p...Show More
Interview with Hilary Jacobs Hendel, author of It’s Not Always Depression [Episode 22]

47:24 | Jun 21st, 2018

Sara DaSilva, of Audible Feast, interviews Hilary Jacobs Hendel, who was the guest on one of the podcasts we listened to as part of the June podcast playlist on Emotions. The episode that Hilary was a guest on was the Parenting Teens podcast episode ...Show More
Interview with Matt Bodnar, creator of Science of Success [Episode 21]

31:12 | Jun 16th, 2018

Adela interviews Matt Bodnar, host of the Science of Success podcast. Podcast Brunch Club featured an episode of Science of Success on the June 2018 podcast playlist that covered Emotion. The episode featured was entitled, “How To Master Emotional In...Show More
Interview with Esther Armah, Creator of The Spin [Episode 20]

43:02 | Jun 5th, 2018

Adela interviews Esther Armah, creator of The Spin podcast and radio show. Podcast Brunch Club featured an episode of The Spin on the Common Ground podcast playlist. The episode featured was entitled, "Fashion Forum Africa Part 2" and in the episode,...Show More
Interview with Dylan Marron, creator of Conversations with People Who Hate Me [Episode 19]

20:01 | May 30th, 2018

Adela chats with Dylan Marron, the creator behind the Conversations With People Who Hate Me podcast. His episode entitled Sissies and Flaming Queens was featured on our podcast playlist on Common Ground, along with episodes from Our Americana and The...Show More
Common Ground [Episode 18]

36:02 | May 28th, 2018

Adela, Sara, and Christine from the PBC chapter in Houston share their thoughts on the episodes from the podcast playlist on Common Ground. In the “What We’re Listening To” segment, Sara and Adela chat about comedy podcasts. Here are some helpful ...Show More
Interview with Our Americana Creator, Josh Hallmark [Episode 17]

20:26 | May 4th, 2018

Sara sits down to interview Josh Hallmark, the creator behind Our Americana. They talk about how Josh’s motivation to create the podcast came from a desire to break down molds and stereotypes that he himself has. They also dig deep into the episode f...Show More
Interview with creator of Twenty Thousand Hertz [Episode 16]

21:15 | Apr 25th, 2018

An interview with Dallas Taylor, host and creator of the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast, which was featured as part of the Water podcast playlist for Podcast Brunch Club in April 2018. Dallas is a sound designer and owns Defacto Sound. Dallas tells th...Show More
Water [Episode 15]

43:35 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Adela, Sara, and Natalie from the PBC chapter in Cape Town all weigh in with their feedback on the episodes from the podcast playlist on Water. Then, in the “What We’re Listening To” segment, Sara and Adela go down the true crime rabbit hole. ...Show More
Adoption: Community Commentary [Episode 14]

14:24 | Mar 29th, 2018

In this episode of the PBC podcast, we hear from the chapter leader of the Omaha chapter on her perspective of the episodes on our Adoption podcast playlist. If you want to add your voice to the podcast, review our audio tips and send your audio comm...Show More
Adoption [Episode 13]

36:03 | Mar 19th, 2018

This month Adela and Sara talk about the Adoption podcast playlist and then go off on a tangent to talk about Sara's recent article on lady-led podcast in honor of International Women's Day. * Adoption podcast playlist * Darryl McDaniels’ (of...Show More
Looking for Love: PBC Podcast [Episode 12]

41:39 | Mar 4th, 2018

Welcome to the new format of the Podcast Brunch Club podcast. In this episode, my new co-host (Sara DaSilva of Audible Feast) and I recorded our reactions to the PBC podcast playlist on Looking for Love. * The Looking for Love podcast playlist ...Show More
Memory: Podcast Brunch Club Discussion with Rebecca Seidel [Episode 11]

51:06 | Dec 18th, 2017

*note: this will be the last episode of the PBC podcast for a while Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on Memory with Rebecca Seidel, chapter leader of our New York City chapter. Here are links to some of the things we talked about: ...Show More
The Death Penalty: Podcast Brunch Club [Episode 10]

35:46 | Nov 26th, 2017

Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on the Death Penalty with Galen Beebe, a writer and editor at the Bello Collective, a publisher of podcast criticism, playlists, and interviews; and co-founder of Etc. Gallery, a home for web-, print-, and exp...Show More
Stereotypes in Pop Culture: Discussion with Morgan Jaffe [Episode 9]

40:48 | Oct 16th, 2017

Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on Stereotypes in Pop Culture with Morgan Jaffe, host of the Burst Your Bubble podcast, an independent podcast that focuses on racism, sexism, homophobia, and other -isms and -phobias in pop culture. Morgan is...Show More
Passports & Citizenship: Discussion with Kathy Pulkrabek [Episode 8]

53:27 | Sep 19th, 2017

Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on Passports & Citizenship with Kathy Pulkrabek, co-host of the XX Will Travel podcast, a podcast for independent women travelers. Kathy is also a member of the PBC-Chicago chapter. Here are links to some...Show More
Community Commentary: Climate Change [Episode 7]

14:16 | Aug 31st, 2017

In this episode, we get perspecives about our podcast playlist covering Climate Change from Podcast Brunch Club members in LA, Houston, and Bristol!
The Future of the Human Body: Discussion with Arielle Nissenblatt [Episode 6]

38:02 | Aug 15th, 2017

Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on The Future of the Human Body with Arielle Nissenblatt, founder of Earbuds Podcast Collective and member of PBC-LA chapter. Here are links to some of the things we talked about: * Podcast playlist: The ...Show More
Climate Change discussion with Jen Barragan [Episode 5]

32:07 | Jul 21st, 2017

Today I discuss the PBC podcast playlist on Climate Change with Jen Barragan, the PBC-Geneva chapter leader. * Climate change podcast playlist * Everyday Einstein: The Science Behind Climate Change * The Elephant: An Astronaut’s View...Show More
Community Commentary: Creativity [Episode 4]

08:07 | Jun 25th, 2017

This is our first ever “community commentary” episode of the Podcast Brunch Club podcast! Emily Knight, audio ninja and chapter leader of our PBC-Bristol chapter, put together this episode for us. She recorded PBC-Bristol chapter members’ reflections...Show More
Creativity discussion w/ Erik Jones [Episode 3]

47:14 | Jun 15th, 2017

Today we discuss the PBC podcast playlist on CREATIVITY. The curator of this playlist and my guest on the episode is Erik Jones, creator of the Hurt Your Brain website & newsletter.  * Brené Brown TED Talks: * Listening to Shame * The Po...Show More
Immigration & Migration discussion w/ Shannon Martin [Episode 2]

54:14 | Jun 3rd, 2017

This month's discussion is with Shannon Martin, podcast fangirl and Director of Communications for Podbean. Shannon is also the fearless leader of the Podcast Brunch Club chapter in Shanghai and this month the Shanghai chapter curated the podcast lis...Show More
Gangs discussion with Sara DaSilva of Audible Feast [Episode 1]

35:10 | May 29th, 2017

This month, Adela sits down with Sara DaSilva, founder of Audible Feast, to discuss the PBC listening list on gangs. The Podcast Brunch Club picks are intended to educate us about the reasons people join gangs, their motivation for staying in them, a...Show More
Introducing Podcast Brunch Club: like book club, but for podcasts [Episode 0]

04:36 | May 26th, 2017

Welcome to the Podcast Brunch Club podcast! It's very meta. In this introductory episode, I’ll go over what Podcast Brunch Club is and what I envision for the PBC podcast. PBC is like book club, but for podcasts. We’re a global community of avid p...Show More