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A TTRPG podcast focused on deep character development and dramatic, thrilling storytelling. Join us for our first arc, Mayday Plays: Doomed to Repeat. Based on the Delta Green system, Doomed to Repeat follows a team of six covert agents who uncover the truth behind a century-old government conspiracy. New episodes release every Friday, beginning Oct. 30, 2020.
 
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
 
Join along as three guys that fell asleep during history class bring you a comedy podcast about their quest for meaning. Each episode we dive into a single topic that will range from the mundane to the fascinating. Only one of us does the research leaving the other two in the dark to learn along with you, the listener. In every episode we will trace the origin, discuss the present day impact, and attempt to forecast the future, all in an effort to determine if our subject has been a success ...
 
A weekly show that brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. We cover every genre conceivable, from abstract techno, mutated dancehall, dark metal to Chinese bin lid music or something else - if it's recorded outside of the major label system, we're up for playing it. You'll find music you love, music you don't understand, and music that'll change your life.
 
"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana I've always wondered what life was like for those who grew up in a world before the one I knew. My curiosity led me to have these, I think, frank conversations with some exceptional people. For all the criticism that Nigerian men sometimes get for being emotional recluses...we spoke freely about life, romance, music, art and heritage. Feedback: age2agepodcast@gmail.com
 
World War I was one of the most savage and brutal wars in human history. There were millions of deaths and the tragedy was compounded by the fact that these were all young men in the flower of youth. Both sides suffered heavy losses and this war is also notable for being one in which many new and terrible weapons were introduced by both to slaughter each other. Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam is one of the many personal narratives written by survivors of this bloody conflict. Published ...
 
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Let’s Talk Risk with the Society for Risk Analysis, the world’s leading authority on risk science and its applications, helps bring clarity to the world of risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity. Visit www.sra.org for more information on the topics discussed in these episodes and for more studies found in Risk Analysis: An International Journal
 
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There is some amazing technology out there that we use every day but we rarely, if ever, think about the advancements in safety that came along with this technology that keeps us from maiming ourselves. On this episode John educates us on the past, present, and future of safety plus he reveals his secret for getting in the carpool lane. Brought to …
 
After our week away last week, we have a truly sublime selection this week. There’s a real record of the year contender out of left field from Chinese artist Yikii, who blends classical music with post-industrial haunted Chinese nursery rhymes, there’s the last recording from Finnish experimental pioneer Pekka Airaksinen, and the latest ace new rec…
 
The Sears & Roebuck Mail Order Catalog was nearly omnipresent in early 20th century American life. By 1908, one fifth of Americans were subscribers. Anyone anywhere in the country could order a copy for free, look through it, and then have anything their heart desired delivered directly to their doorstep. At its peak, the Sears catalog offered over…
 
We are off this week so we decided to revisit this extraordinary selection of tracks from 2018. Including some people with new records on the horizon including 700 Bliss, Ko Shin Moon, and Colin Stetson... back next week. Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when th…
 
Meet Crucible 12 in the premiere of Mayday Plays: Orpheus. Will the newly-minted team of ghosts and ghost hunters be able to push through personality mismatches and bring closure to a grieving neighborhood? Or will conflict and incompetence bust them back down the corporate ladder?By Mayday Roleplay
 
When the Washington Redskins finally changed their name most of us thought…how did it take this long? But it doesn’t end there. The Cleveland Indians will have a new name for 2022 and there is increasing pressure on teams like the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, and Chicago Blackhawks. The issue is that many Native Americans don’t want sports t…
 
When it comes to English spelling and pronunciation, there is plenty of rhyme and very little reason. But what is the reason for that? Why among all European languages is English so uniquely chaotic today? To help us answer that question, we spoke with linguist and longtime friend of the show, Arika Okrent, author of the new book Highly Irregular: …
 
A mellow but extraordinarily varied podcast this week, as we explore some of the latest releases across the musical spectrum. From Japanese folk to ferocious noise rock, stopping off at hip hop, Indonesian avant garde experimentation, roots reggae, and library music. There’s a lot to enjoy on this relatively short – but packed full of goodness – ep…
 
Thomas Lawrence Long has had a fascinating journey from the priesthood to literary studies to the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Here we have an in-depth interview with the scholar and writer about queer history in America and his efforts to develop the field of medical humanities.…
 
Presidential libraries are tributes to greatness, "[a] self-congratulatory, almost fictional account of someone's achievements, where all the blemishes are hidden," explains one New York architect. But they're also a "weird mix of a historical repository of records and things that have a lot of meaning." Studying their origins and evolution, one ca…
 
It's a return for some popular names on this week's Independent Music Podcast. We got ourselves very excited when we heard of Richard Dawson collaborating with Finnish underground dominators Circle and the first results - appearing on the show - are worthy of the anticipation. We also have the new one from perennial pod favourites GNOD, a track we …
 
The great Jacob Goldstein, author of Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing, stops by to tell us two stories about the design of paper currency around the world. First, the story of the making of the Euro banknotes, the design of which was supposed to unify Europe and not rely on any one country's national heroes or monuments. Then we learn about…
 
Heavy hitters abound on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, gathering highlights including the dark drum and bass of Kesa Getame on ANA, the Krikor remix of Cairo’s Dijit, and an absolutely sublime new one from Mira Calix on Warp. Tracklisting The Umlauts – Um Politik (PRAH Recordings, UK) Kesa Getame – B2 (ANA, UK) Kulk – Shuck (Hominid Sounds,…
 
We go in hard this week, with the consistently dancefloor filling Otim Alpha terrorising us with his high BPM electro Acholi sounds. There are let-ups sprinkled across the pod, with the exquisite new Elena Setien record on Thrill Jockey, and spiritual jazz from Irreversible Entanglements. Mostly though, we’re going uptempo, with a cracker from Rose…
 
From punk black metal to fingerpicking folk, via the "mind-spanking workouts" of the fabulous Ábris Gryllus and bouncy electronics of Lia Mice, there's pretty much something for everyone on this week's podcast. Tracklisting Betamax vs Clive Bell - Visions (Byrd Out, UK) KUUNATIC - Tītián (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) HTRK - Kiss Kiss and Rhineston…
 
When society as we know it collapses…will you be ready? We sure as hell won’t be! On this episode we discuss survivalism and prepping. You’ll learn the history, some tips, and what one item John would bring if he was on Naked and Afraid. Hint: it’s not even remotely useful for survival. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network…
 
What does water mean to you? In this feature, author Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim), actress Joy Bryant, submarine pilot Erika Bergman, figure skater Elladj Baldé, 85-year-old synchronized swimmer Barbara Eison-White, professional mermaid Olivia Gonzales, and others share stories about the many ways water influences our lives. From Pop-Up Magazine, crea…
 
Percussive music from Nairobi kicks us off this week on a usually eclectic Independent Music Podcast. We have avant-folk from Newcastle, the latest extraordinary hiphop experiments from Pink Siifu, a new electronic label from Shanghai, a collaboration between Jamaica!! and pod favourites Sly & the Family Drone, and lots more. Tracklisting Leon Dunc…
 
When Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt were promoting The 99% Invisible City in late 2020, one question came up over and over again in conversations and interviews about our built environment: in what ways will the COVID pandemic change cities long term? Realistically, it's hard to answer a question about the future while in the midst of a crisis, but …
 
Phenomenal experimental music spanning from Vietnamese electronics to Mexican disco to lots in-between. Stopping off for a cut from the Solemn Brigham LP on Mello Music Group, downtempo hiphop from Germany, polyrhythmic electronics from Poland, Instagram found sounds, Cameroonian house and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective – In…
 
If you’ve listened to our show the one thing you undoubtedly don’t want from the three of us is advice. After all, in our last episode about the stock market Kevin suggested people should invest in Netscape. But Greg decided to give the advice game a go anyway. On this episode we discuss the 7 year itch. Why do people get a wandering eye and how ca…
 
Officially titled The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, it was often known simply as “Kniga” (translated: "book") because it was one of the only cookbooks to exist in the Soviet Union. The volume is peppered with glossy photographs of really lavish spreads and packed with text as well. There are recipes for lentils and crab salad and how to cook buck…
 
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