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Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
No Out There - Out There! is a talkshow about HOW TO live life from a particular point of view, a perspective, a philosophy which says let me stop blaming others for what is showing up in my life. Let me acknowledge I AM the source, cause and remedy. It is not something outside of my control. The place to look is inside to see what requires altering or what perspective requires changing. Featuring interviews with high profile teachers, author and spiritual leaders. Also get answer your quest ...
 
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It’s listener tales 18 and we are absolutely stoked about it. This week you might be wondering if the two of us stumbled into a surplus of laughing gas, but we’re just genuinely giddy for the tales! Say it with us: “slap happy!” This installment includes a creepy roller derby stalker, a potential Manson family run-in and someone who gets an unexpec…
 
Today I’m talking with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton, authors, podcasters, and conversational ebullience personified. Zoraida co-edited a new anthology Vampires Never Get Old, and Dhonielle and Zoraida both have stories inside - so we discuss all things vampire. We talk about all the things they’re working on - and there are a LOT of things…
 
Welcome back to How Do You Like It So Far?, listeners! Today, we’re bringing you a time capsule of an episode: We recorded today’s conversation back in April, but it’s still as relevant as ever. Just don’t mind us thinking the coronavirus pandemic will be over in a couple of weeks. The episode features Suzanne Scott, an assistant professor at the U…
 
Hi everyone! It's been 2.5 years since I did a Q&A, and I know you have questions, so I thought I'd answer them. Enjoy! New podcast recommendation One Strange Thing Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here Access the Extended Q&A Also get ad-free episodes, Chats with Kristi after show, bonus episodes, and more Learn more …
 
This week we are getting spooky with it. You might be an amusement park junkie, but we’re warning you, hold on to your butts if you’re headed to the Lake Shawnee Amusement park. Alaina gives us the intense history surrounding the land before it became a park, the horrible events that happened while it was a functioning park and the aftermath of the…
 
This week's mini morbid is Ash-centric and way harsh, Ty. We’re looking into the death of actress, Brittany Murphy. Did she simply die of natural causes or did the husband do it? Brittany collapsed in her home on Dec 20, 2009 and the details surrounding the case have always struck us as strange, secretive and quite frankly, dark. Something leaves u…
 
Amanda’s back with your recommendations for romances psychic pining, plus discussions of making graham crackers, macaroni and cheese and soup. Yes, I will share recipes. Basically we intersperse talking about book recs and talking about food and recipes, with a side trip to psychics having sex.Then, remember episode 417 from early August with psych…
 
Here are some of the references from this episode, for those who want to dig a little deeper: Scholarship on Online Learning: PACE: What California’s Leaders Must Do Next to Advance Student Learning During COVID-19 Ed Week: The Disparities in Remote Learning Under Coronavirus (early in the pandemic, but similar trends) McKinsey: COVID-19 and studen…
 
Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty Joh…
 
Listener Tales!!!! Get ya listener tales! We needed to lighten things up this week after the wild ride that was the Moors Murderers. This episode features a horrific hike almost gone wrong, a UFO sighting to the song Untouched by the Veronicas, and a ghost car chase among some other great gems! If you have a listener tale you’d like us to read send…
 
Ms. Bev is back! Today my guest is the inestimable Beverly Jenkins, which is always a fun conversation. Recently she tweeted about reader letters and reader mail, and she was kind enough to pull some from her archives (of course she keeps all of them!) to read and share with us. There are some that are incredible, and some that are rather shocking.…
 
This week wraps up Alaina’s four part series on the monster/garbage people, Ian Brady and Mryra Hindley. Don’t worry, this part isn’t nearly as rough as the past few weeks. We go over Ian and Myra’s secret coded messages, take digs at the demise of their relationship and get to hear all about the end of their stupid rude lives! Books used in this e…
 
Oh man guys. Part 3 of the Moors Murderers is going to take years off your life or at least rob a small part of your soul. This week we cover the last two murders of Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. Luckily this week we get the satisfaction of hearing how these two horrific beasts, Myra and Ian were brought to justice. Hold tight to those butts!…
 
Alyssa Cole is back on the podcast, this time to talk about the release of When No One is Watching, which is out on September 1. We also talk about her speech at the Chicago North Spring Fling, and hosting online events for Date Night with Loyalty Books. Plus, you’ll hear roosters. Lots of roosters.TW/CW: discussion of racist garbage people, and th…
 
Tonight is a tough one, guys and ghouls. Tonight we continue our Moors Murders series as we cover the brutal assaults and murders of 16 year old Pauline Reade, 12 year old John Kilbride and 12 year old Keith Bennett by true demons Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. These abductions and murders will sound like something out a horror movie but unfortunately…
 
It's here. Alaina has been both anticipating and dreading this day since Morbid's conception. We all have those cases that have haunted us since we first read them, and this is one of those rare nightmares that will stay with you long after you hear it. Today Alaina covers Part 1 of The Moors Murders. Tonight, we talk about Ian Brady and Myra Hindl…
 
Today my guest is award-winning author Alexis Daria. We talk about a little of everything, including graphic design, art, typography, languages, writing, planning, journaling, and of course, her new book, You Had Me at Hola. We also discuss how writing contemporary romance is changing given, well, the contemporary landscape.…
 
The conclusion to our three part series on Brenda Schaefer’s murder is here. What goes down during the ice cream sting? Is Mary Ann Shore able to get Mel Ignatow to confess what really happened? There’s a lot to unpack here and that’s where we’ll start. This is going to be a wild, karma-filled ride with a twist and a half for an ending. Check out t…
 
You’re gonna want to securely hold onto your butt for this one. Alainas breaking down the twilight murders, yes you read that right. Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham planned out the murder of Kim’s own Mother and sister and carried out the plan on the evening of April 13, 2016. The details of this case are brutal, gut wrenching and plain awful. Again,…
 
Approximate Timestamps for each case discussed in this episode: 72 Alloura Wells - 3:00 minute mark 71 Jagtar Gill - 7:45 70 Zach Miller - 11:00 67-69 Ezekiel Stephan - 15:45 60-62 Richard Oland - 29:00 59 The Donnellys - 39:00 56 Loretta Saunders - 40:00 19-20 Laura Babcock - 44:00 6 Reena Virk - 46:30 Youtube recommendation: Canadiana - Canadian …
 
Amanda and Sarah are back with reader recommendations! We start with Amanda’s current attempts to learn resin art and preservation, our cats, and then: get ready for psychic pining! Leanne is looking for romances with telepathic main couples. I have thoughts on different variations of this trope, on how romance has changed over the years, and, of c…
 
For part two of this horrific murder case we dive even deeper into Mels past. We find out what it would actually be like to be married to this spaghetti Eddie, a former lover of his has lots more information than originally thought and of course Ash leaves us on another cliffhanger! See you next week for part three!! As always thank you to our spon…
 
NBC News Senior Washington Correspondent Andrea Mitchell and NBC News Political Embed Deepa Shivaram join Chuck to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris. Washington Post Sports Columnist Sally Jenkins discusses the changes to the fall college sports season.
 
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