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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
 
The National Air and Space Museum contains the largest and most significant collection of air- and spacecraft in the world. Behind those amazing machines are thousands of stories of human achievement, failure, and perseverance. Join Emily, Matt, and Nick as they demystify one of the world’s most visited museums and explore why people are so fascinated with stories of exploration, innovation, and discovery.
 
Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries throu ...
 
Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories from the Civil War to present day include recipients who were originally overlooked for the medal as well as those who were celebrated at the time. This podcast is made in partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum.
 
Yollocalli Arts Reach is the award-winning youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art, we offer FREE arts and culture programming to teens and young adults. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, we serve as an open community center with studio spaces, computer lab, radio production studio, a large art library, and a creative, supportive staff and teaching artists who are always around to help, encourage, and inspire. We aim to strengthen the students’ cre ...
 
We can have the future we want—but we have to work for it. Soonish brings you stories and conversations showing how the choices we make together forge the technological world of tomorrow. From MIT-trained technology journalist Wade Roush. Learn more at soonishpodcast.org. We're a proud member of the Hub & Spoke audio collective! See hubspokeaudio.org.
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingt ...
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
The Dr Pepper Museum is proud to present their Audio Wand Tour available as a podcast for the first time! The number in the title corresponds to a number posted on the wall in the museum. The tour is designed to put the exhibit you are viewing into historical context, both on the local and national level. In addition to the Audio Wand Tour, we will be adding podcasts that feature new exhibits or events, so keep your eye out for exciting new posts!
 
Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art - situated at the heart of Melbourne in Fed Square. Listen to our latest podcasts of live events, playlists associated with exhibitions, and more. Located at Fed Square. Open daily. #acmimelbourne www.acmi.net.au
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
 
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In this episode Eleanor and Alice are talking stories! They take a well-known story The Piper and the Pooka, told by museum storyteller Deirdre, and discuss púcas in rural Ireland, ask if Mothman could be a Púca(!), and the importance of practice and perseverance for learning your craft.If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd…
 
Four years ago, neither President Trump nor Hillary Clinton visited Georgia. This time around, Trump has been here three times over the summer. Trump’s surrogates have also come, including Donald Trump Jr. to Atlanta on Friday. “We need to win overwhelmingly and we cannot do that without you Georgia,” said Trump Jr. to an in-person crowd. “So get o…
 
With less than two weeks before Election Day, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden held their final debate at Belmont University in Nashville. Polls show Georgians are evenly split, but Democratic Party leaders are fueling a last-minute push in hopes Biden can swing Georgia Blue. So how effective was the debate in wooing undec…
 
Dolores Huerta, a longtime civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, spoke to Democratic voters in Georgia on Thursday. The 90-year-old activist says Latinos in the state can swing the election. Huerta is on a virtual tour to organize Democrats in states including Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania. She says Latino voters in G…
 
Halloween is just days away and research suggests consumers are figuring out new ways to celebrate the holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 150 million people plan to participate in Halloween-related activities this year. Consumer spending for the fall holiday is predicted to reach $8.05 billion, a drop from 2019 when consumer spending peak…
 
“Sesame Street” has been a staple of childhood entertainment and education since it premiered all the way back in November of 1969. The writer Malcolm Gladwell described the essence of “Sesame Street” as “the artful blend of fluffy monsters and earnest adults.” Those fluffy monsters and the moments they have brought to the show are iconic. From Big…
 
In Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, six performers from Battersea Arts Centre's Beatbox Academy interpret Mary Shelley’s classic novel from their own perspective; as young people growing up in 21st-century Britain. Using only their own mouths and voices to make every sound in the film, they explore how today’s society creates its own monsters. …
 
Killer Mike, T.I., and Bobby Shmurda are names regularly featured in the headlines. However, a new NPR podcast aims to go beyond the sound bites by weaving together conversations with these artists and other experts to investigate the history of hip-hop and mass incarceration. The podcast, “Louder Than A Riot,” breaks down the criminal justice syst…
 
Updated at 10:41 a.m. Saturday The polling for the presidential race in Georgia shows the outcome as too close to call, and that’s clear, based on the high profile campaign visits the state has been receiving. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris traveled to Georgia for the first time since joining the ticket, and Donald Trump Jr. made his second tri…
 
The Naval Aviation Museum is a dream for flight enthusiasts, with everything from biplanes to Blue Angels jets. Behind the museum is a Foundation, which actively participates in educating potential future aviators. To learn more, Federal News Network's Eric White spoke with the foundation's recently appointed CEO and President, retired Rear Admiral…
 
It's no secret the strategic situation facing the U.S. Navy has changed. Adversaries China, Russia, North Korea and Iran have significantly improved their ability to keep the United States away while they exert greater regional power. My next guest argues, the Navy therefore has to totally rethink the design of its next generation fleet. Hudson Ins…
 
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy, known as ARPA-E, has a good track record of investing in new, clean energy companies. If your measure is patentable innovation, that is. But not all those companies survive commercially. That's the chief finding of a detailed academic study of ARPA-E's investment record. Joining with the Federal Drive w…
 
An extraordinary new White House executive order will reclassify certain career federal employees as political. It gives agency heads the authority to hire or fire them at will. The EO from President Trump creates a brand new schedule in excepted service for career people in certain policy-making roles. The EO may not make enough waves to count as …
 
Blue Star Families is keeping a close eye on how service members and their families fare during the pandemic. The organization just released a survey summing up the past six months. The numbers are tough. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with Blue Star Families president and CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet.…
 
Back in May, school funding experts predicted a looming financial disaster for the nation’s K-12 schools. “I think we’re about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history,” warned Rebecca Sibilia, the founder of EdBuild, a school finance advocacy organization. “We are looking at devastation that we could not h…
 
This week we are revisiting our conversation with musician Tom Fec, better known by his stage name, Tobacco. His latest album, Hot Wet & Sassy comes out at the end of October. Tom joined Jesse last year to talk about his musical influences, his creative process, and why he rejects the label of psychedelic rock. Plus he tells us why you'll occasiona…
 
Rick compares notes with travel writer Dave Seminara on Medellín, Colombia, as the "City of Eternal Spring" tries to shake off its former reputation for cartel violence and promote itself as a safe and family-friendly destination. Plus, we relive two of our favorite interviews, hearing how important travel has been to the work of writer and activis…
 
The High Museum has announced it will host the first major traveling exhibition of work by artist Julie Mehretu. The exhibition will be on view from Oct. 24 through Jan. 31. The exhibition will include work spanning her more than two-decadeslong career. The exhibition will feature 40 drawings and prints and 35 paintings. Mehretu is known for her co…
 
Moreland Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cascade Road, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. All of these streets are classified as “high-injury networks.” According to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, these streets have the most injuries and fatalities among the city’s roadways. The coalition has tracked the city’s Top 10 high-injury streets. These…
 
Episode No. 468 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Jeffrey Gibson and Jess T. Dugan. The Brooklyn Museum is showing "Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks," an exhibition in which Gibson selected artworks and archival material from Brooklyn's collection to be shown with his recent work. It was organized by Gibson a…
 
Geeta Pendse presents Front Row live from Nottingham in a shared broadcast with BBC Radio Nottingham. In spite of virus restrictions, Nottingham Playhouse goes live for the first time since March this week with a season they're calling Notthingham Unlocks. We'll talk to the playwright and local James Graham about his brand new play, a lockdown roma…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to economic instability for families across the nation, and the metro Atlanta is no exception. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and, as a result, are struggling to pay rent and mortgage costs. In August, the board of commissioners in Cobb County approved $4.8 million to provide grants to renters and…
 
Out Front Theatre Company has announced three new productions that will be available virtually on their website. The first “Diva: Live from Hell” will be offered Oct. 23-25. The play tells the story of the former president of the high school drama club and star of every play Desmond Channing, who is sentenced to the seventh circle of Hell to pay fo…
 
"Satire has gotten hard under this president. Every headline sounds like an "Onion" article. What we're competing with is reality," says comedian Hari Kondabolu. "There is always a need for comedy and politics to intersect," W. Kamau Bell adds. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions…
 
After brewing for more than a year, the rules for the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification are out. The industry is coming to grips with this new requirement, that if you're in the DOD supply chain you've got to demonstrate to a third-party judge, of sorts, that you have a modicum of cybersecurity chops. Joining the Feder…
 
Every year, it seems, people become more dependent on battery power. Even the Defense Department is looking into electric field vehicles. Now the Defense, State, and Energy Departments have launched a consortium. They want to work together to help advance battery technology. Joining the Federal Drive with the details, the acting director of the Ene…
 
Incoming presidential administrations have no dearth of advice. The American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Group, better known as ACT-IAC, wants the next administration to take advantage of data-driven technology innovations to take government service delivery to the next level. It's published what it calls Agenda 2021 detailing these id…
 
The last few years of increases to the Defense budget have been, in general, good news for contractors. But even though contract spending is way up, it’s an uneven picture. In particular, Pentagon spending on research and development still hasn’t fully recovered, according to a new analysis of DoD contracts. Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu has d…
 
A Postal Service audit finds recent operational changes at the agency caused mail delays. The inspector general found USPS regions were short-staffed with sick leave taken during the pandemic. USPS is defending these changes in a dozen federal lawsuits. Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman has more.By Tom Temin
 
When Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July, his family and the city of Nashville were shocked. Even the mayor noted the passing of a 30-year-old without any underlying conditions — one of the city’s youngest fatalities at that point. Settles was also uninsured and had just been sent home from an emergency room for the second time …
 
Can 650 episodes of a tv show fix societies deepest, ugliest ills? Maybe not, but it turns out that it’s a pretty good place to start a conversation. We’re all fans of something—movies, tv shows, video games, comic books, sports teams, you name it!—and that can help us connect with new people with shared interests and frames of reference. In this e…
 
The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating two potential drugs that could help keep people healthy after they’ve been infected with the coronavirus. So far, there’s no clear system to make sure they would be allocated fairly or how to pay for these expensive drugs over the long haul. “Demand is going to far outstrip supply here,” says Rena Cont…
 
Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff are in a tight race that’s become the most expensive statewide election in Georgia history, and Perdue’s close alliance with President Donald Trump has become a central focus. That was clear after Perdue appeared to intentionally mispronounce Sen. Kamala Harris’ name at a Trump rally in…
 
Jennifer Bradley says she is still seeking answers after the death of her son, Carrington Juwon Frye, at Macon State Prison. Frye, who was arrested at the age of 17, died at 23 in March. Bradley says Frye’s fellow prisoners were the first to notify her, using contraband cellphones. Prisoners claimed Frye was stabbed by his cellmate, and died as a r…
 
Acclaimed violinist Tasmin Little announced her retirement from the stage recently. The musician is selling her beloved violin to focus on teaching. She will perform her final UK recital at London's Royal Festival Hall tomorrow night. We talk to her about her career, why she took the decision to retire now and her plans for the future.Covid has had…
 
Theatrical Outfit’s latest digital series is titled “Downtown Dialogues.” The series consists of four different digital play readings, followed by a live video podcast hosted by arts journalist Gail O’Neill. O’Neill will be talking with various experts and guests to explore themes and ideas in the plays further. The next play up is “Eureka Day” by …
 
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