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Interested in human behavior and how people think? The Measure of Everyday Life is a weekly interview program featuring innovations in social science and ideas from leading researchers and commentators. Independent Weekly has called the show "unexpected" and "diverse" and says the show "brings big questions to radio." Join host Dr. Brian Southwell (@BrianSouthwell) as he explores the human condition. Episodes air each Sunday night at 6:30 PM in the Raleigh-Durham broadcast market and a podca ...
 
The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award and the DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Humanitites. Named one of the top 10 podcasts for kids by THE TIMES of London.
 
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This week Michael begins the episode by regaling listeners with an awful date story and guest Brian has a tale of his own. From there, the discussion turns to dating in general, sports, and the main feature of this episode: Our top five favorite podcasts. If you want to spoil the choices for yourself the lists will be below. A podcast episode about…
 
The Book Club for Kids podcast began in the smallest quadrant of Washington DC called Southwest. It was the waterfront for DC, the place where ships would dock bringing everything from building supplies to fresh fish to slaves. This week marks the 173rd anniversary of what Washington Post writer Colbert King calls "one of the most courageous acts i…
 
In many U.S. families, chores tend to fall on the shoulders of parents – and sometimes one parent – while children don’t contribute as much as a parent might like. Family life is not exactly the same around the world, however. In this episode, we talk with Lucia Alcala, a faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, who has studied cul…
 
When I started ITPNT, it dawned on me that I wanted the show to end when I got vaccinated. With my vaccination appointment in sight, and an incredible story of how I brought friends and family together for a silly monster movie, the stars aligned for this to be our final episode. The atmosphere is more relaxed than usual, consider this our "post-Go…
 
For people who have the resources to participate, an important portion of life now is spent online on the Internet. Some of those online activities now include political expression and political behavior. On this episode, we talk with Deen Freelon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about what we know about online activism in its var…
 
Do you have a code for the way you live your life? Egan does. And the world wants to follow it. Egan has spent most of his life in the New Zealand bush. Can he survive the modern world and keep to his own code? That's our book Shooting Stars by Brian Falkner. Readers from Southwell School in Hamilton, New Zealand discuss the book and ask questions …
 
Our guest Jordan Morris is one of the hosts of Jordan Jesse Go!, one of the most influential and long-lasting comedy podcasts ever! His story ‘Bubble’ (which started as a podcast) is also available for pre-order as a graphic novel and is currently being made into a film treatment. We talk about that story along with his new hobby of running, the im…
 
Our guest this week is Rita Amos, Michael's real life boss! This episode is all about the "Friday the 13th" franchise, which Michael checked out at Rita's insistence. As the episode goes on, it becomes clear that Michael likes the series for very different reasons than most fans. We also talk about the house projects Rita has tackled while quaranti…
 
Rowan Smith is a connoisseur of bizarre, cult cinema. He and Michael chat about the weirdest movies they’ve watched recently which include the kickboxing epic, “Iron Thunder” and the cult-horror classic“Spookies!” The main crux of the episode, however, is the both of them crafting their own Top 5 Best/Worst/Weirdest Youtube videos and sharing them …
 
Did you ever wonder if your parents were really your parents? Maybe you were kidnapped.That’s a question facing Janey in the book “The Face on the Milk Carton” by Caroline Cooney. Readers from New Los Angeles Middle School have a lively discussion about best friends, parenting skills, and writing. Actor Peter Michael McDonald is celebrity reader. K…
 
This week's guest is another one of Michael's very best and oldest friends - Chris Chomiuk. Chris has recently returned home to Minneapolis and has many great stories to tell from his time in South Kourea and Savannah, Georgia. Michael asks him how he's adjusting to life back home on this super bowl Sunday. We also find out what led to Chris joinin…
 
This week's guest is Rivkah Reyes. Rivkah is skilled at many things, but the thing they do not get enough credit for is being a bagel expert. We talk about Mercury being in Retrograde, how the film industry and parents can better help child actors, and Rivkah's catchy and comedic songs! Also, Michael finally found someone else who loves the Musical…
 
"The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963” touches on a tragic moment in American history: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. But it’s really a family story about a road trip. Readers from Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC discuss the novel with host Kitty Felde. On the 25th anniversary of the book's publication, writer Chris…
 
Today we have Sean William Brown, author of “Dear Customer” and “Wal-Mart: I Don’t Belong Here” to discuss his role of being a retail worker defender. Sean reached out to Michael after he reviewed his book and addresses some of Michael’s criticisms. We also chat about creepy customers, the difference between a Barnes & Noble Café and a Starbucks, a…
 
We hear from readers who share their favorite books. You can, too! Just record yourself on the voice memo app of your smartphone, telling us your FIRST NAME, city where you live, the name of your favorite book, and WHY YOU LOVE IT. Email the file to us at bookclubforkidspodcast@gmail.com. And you can be on the show. www.bookclubforkids.org…
 
This week we’re delighted to be talking to John LeMay, the author of many great books ("The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Old West UFOs", "Writing Japanese Monsters", "The Big Book of Giant Japanese Monster Movies: The Lost Films") that have helped Michael get through quarantining as well as the proprietor of the Lost Films Fanzine. This Fanzine was actua…
 
Despite pandemic complications, many people still have opportunities to look for roommates. The idea of living with a stranger offers metaphors for the larger processes of building communities and societies. What can we learn about the choices people in making in selecting roommates and the biases that people harbor? On this episode, we talk with R…
 
We turn back the clock to a difficult period of history in Jim Crow America. The book is the Newbery award winner "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor. Readers from Immaculate Heart Catholic School discuss the difference between present-day Bronx and the south of the 1930's. Actress Tracy Leigh is celebrity reader. Literary historian…
 
We welcome Delaney Rose to the show this week. Delaney is the heroine behind @WhatJewCookin. @WhatJewCookin is an Instragram for the incredible meals Delaney prepares for herself, her family, and friends. Delaney talks to us about being known in Kentucky as “The 2nd Jewish person I’ve ever met,” the best cooking shows, and the gifts we got for Hanu…
 
Today’s episode features new father Mike Jallah! Jallah and I go over the TOP 3 BEST MOMENTS OF (our respective) 2020(s). We also ask him to tell us the story of how he and his wife handled the ever-changing pandemic while raising a baby. Other topics covered: Jallah’s intro to Talk Radio and how that led to him getting into podcasts, Michael and J…
 
The conveniences afforded by digital technology companies as we buy products and connect with others online in recent years are quite remarkable relative to the past. What might the costs for society be, though? On this episode, we talk with Scott Timcke, author of Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life…
 
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