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The Munk Debates podcast is an extension of the main stage events - in subject, speaker selection, tone and format. It will introduce the iconic brand - and its engaging debates about significant issues of our time. Audiences will hear strong and passionate arguments from both sides of an issue so they will have enough information to make up their own minds about where they stand.
 
PODCASTS! People love them! And those who don’t? Well, they just haven’t been enlightened yet. But how in the heck do you figure out which ones are worth listening to? Castology, that’s how. Each episode our Castologists Liz, Nick and Zane will review some of the best (and sometimes not-so-best) podcasts around. They’ll also do the hard work and trawl the RSS feeds to find the newest podcasts that should be on your radar. Will they always agree with each other’s picks? Probably not! But hey, ...
 
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This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Asabi Recommends - Mugglecast MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode, we discuss everything Harry Potter: the l…
 
The Fifth Symphony, Ode to Joy, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Requiem. These top hits on the 19th century billboard charts are still beloved by billions of people around the world. They were composed by two musical giants of the 19th century, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven, prolific artists whose vast repertoire continues to anchor …
 
COVID-19 has fast-forwarded us into a confusing and uncertain future. Nowhere are the accelerating forces of the pandemic more evident than in our democracy. We are being challenged by rising authoritarian regimes, a reckoning on race, and intense debates on cancel culture, identity politics and free speech. The Spring 2021 Munk Dialogues host some…
 
Asabi Recommends - Code Switch http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and eve…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Oxygen therapy to lengthen our telomeres and prolong the life of our chromosomes. Boosting the functioning of our mitochondria with NAD. Stem cell rejuvenation. These are just some of the exciting therapies that scientists are exploring in their quest to prevent the decline and suffering we experience as we age. But some scientists argue that these…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
As people around the world begin to contemplate life after COVID-19, governments are trying to figure out how to re-open their economies safely while the virus continues to circulate. Some countries, like Israel and Denmark, have introduced digital vaccine passports to allow residents access to indoor spaces like restaurants and movie theatres. Tho…
 
COVID-19 has fast-forwarded us into a confusing and uncertain future. Nowhere are the accelerating forces of the pandemic more evident than in our democracy. We are being challenged by rising authoritarian regimes, a reckoning on race, and intense debates on cancel culture, identity politics and free speech. The Spring 2021 Munk Dialogues host some…
 
Shane Recommends - Back To One The no nonsense, in-depth, actors-on-acting podcast from Filmmaker Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rinaldi. One working actor every episode doing a deep dive into their approach to the craft. No small talk, no celebrity stories, no inane banter—just the work. For Nick: Jackie Weaver For Zane: Christopher Abbott https://podc…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Traditional broadcasters, daily newspapers, and monthly magazines are struggling to stay afloat as more people turn to non-traditional sources for their news. The likes of Medium, Substack, Twitter, and a seemingly endless series of small independent websites, are building new audiences by offering up news and information tailored to their users’ s…
 
Once again we welcome guest-castologist Shane Anderson to the podcast to help us all figure out what podcasts we need to be listening to! Shane Recommends - Monsters Out Of The Closet Monsters Out of the Closet is a horror fiction podcast dedicated to proudly featuring spooky and strange stories, poetry, songs, and other creative content from diver…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
20 trillion dollars of government stimulus in countries around the world. Interest rates so low there is no incentive to save. And more than half a billion vaccinated consumers ready to pull out their wallets and kick off the Roaring 20s of the 21st century. Some experts believe that a surge of inflation, such as we haven’t seen since the 1970s, is…
 
Joining the podcast once more as a special guest-Castologist is local film-maker and podcast enthusiast - Shane Anderson. In this episode our Castologists tackle a rather esoteric theme - Yellow. So prepare yourselves for a wild ride as we scramble for what 'yellow' means in the world of podcasting. Shane Recommends - Rating Descending This is Rati…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
K2-18 B, an earth-like planet with water vapour is spotted 111 light years away. An interstellar object christened Oumuamua flies through our solar system exhibiting characteristics never seen before in an asteroid. Scientists discover intriguing radio wave emissions coming from Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun. These are just some of …
 
Liz is gone! But we will persist! Joining the podcast as a special guest-Castologist is local film-maker and podcast enthusiast - Shane Anderson. With no set theme all of our recommendations are a little bit angry-making, so consider yourselves warned! Shane Recommends - Cases of Color Hosted by Randi Johnson, Cases of Color is an Ethical True Crim…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
China’s takeover of Hong Kong, and its increasingly aggressive military manoeuvres in the South China Sea have many wondering whether Taiwan is the country’s next “reunification” target. While politicians debate whether it’s in the West’s interest to step in, strategists say the more pertinent question is whether a military defence of Taiwan is eve…
 
First up, Liz has a little announcement. Then its time to recommend podcasts. Nick looks into the world of a soccer savant with American Prodigy. Liz finds the happy in the news cycle with Good for a Change. And Zane looks at the weird and wonderful, specifically cryptozoology with The Cryptid Factor. After that, the team moves onto reviewing their…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Much of the wisdom that our society today has inherited from ancient Greece draws on the writings and ideas of its two greatest philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. Though contemporaries - Aristotle was Plato’s student - these two giants of Western Thought had radically different views of nature and the human condition, what constitutes a good societ…
 
You're getting veeeeerry sleepy... at least we hope you are because this is our Sleep themed week! Zane brings I Can't Sleep Podcast to the table. Nick looks at the popular Sleep With Me. And Liz completely messes with the theme by recommending a narrative thriller podcast where the characters HAVE to stay awake with Edge of Sleep. Then, reviews ba…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
We are into the fourth month of the largest global vaccination programme in history with over 335 million COVID-19 jabs administered in 108 countries. Critics of the vaccine rollout are deeply concerned about the inequitable distribution of the life saving inoculations. They say the vast majority of vaccinations have taken place in wealthy countrie…
 
Castologists to the rescue with podcasts you'll want to subscribe to, stat! Zane gets his science on with The Joy of X. Nick gets his legalese on with Opening Arguments. Liz gets her "true crime but makes it art" on with The Apology Line. Then it's review time for all the goodies from last week. Liz Recommends - The Apology Line https://wondery.com…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Musician Ariel Pink is dropped by his label for attending a Trump rally. A top executive at Boeing loses his job because of an article he wrote decades ago opposing allowing women to serve as fighter pilots. JK Rowling is widely condemned for tweets her critics deem transphobic. All of the above were subject to social media ‘cancellation’ campaigns…
 
Open your ear holes because it's podcast time! Your Castologists have a bunch of cool stuff for you to listen to this week. Liz looks at cool jobs that don't exist anymore with Jobsolete; Zane does a very Zane thing and looks at contentious history with The Dangerous History Podcast; and Nick settles down to listen to and deconstruct some tunes wit…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
Zero emissions by 2050 and at the latest 2060. That has been the rallying cry for many of the world’s largest economies, including the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and most notably, China. But with almost 80% of carbon emissions coming from energy, demand for electricity continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, and storage batteries still in their infancy…
 
Here at Castology, we love it when you help us help you. So we took your listener submissions, we listened to them, and in this episode we’re gonna tell people about ‘em. Liz recommends a pop culture podcast with pep: I Understood That Reference. Zane looks at movies through a nostalgic frame (with added booze) with The Memory Distillery. Then Nick…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths,…
 
By now most people are familiar with the GameStop saga: how a small video game retailer worth less than $1 billion, fuelled by day trader investors and Reddit message boards, went on the ride of its life – rocketing its share price from $20 to $400 dollars in the span of a few days. The company’s meteoric rise wiped out billions of dollars from ins…
 
The Castologists are at it again, with podcast recommendations for your aural pleasure. Liz looks at whether historical figures were evil or genius with Evil Genius, Nick looks at some of the really bad experiments the CIA have been involved in with Brainwashed. And Zane looks at exactly what big questions billionaires can actually answer with Bill…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving the news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffi…
 
Bari Weiss, journalist and best selling author on the future of speech and open debate in contemporary society, and how we forge common understandings about the things that matter in times of extreme political and ideological polarization. The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg. To learn more about the episode, head to https:…
 
You want to know which podcasts to listen to, and we wanna tell you which podcasts to listen to! Handy, huh? This week Zane looks at the climate crisis with Inherited, Nick looks at how messed up the US school system is with Nice White Parents, and Liz puts her fingers in her ears and pretends it’s all not happening by listening to other people’s s…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast. The Munk Members Podcast provide…
 
B117, N501Y, P1 - these are the labels for new variants of the COVID-19 virus that have led to new waves of infection in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil and are now spreading around the world. Studies suggest that these variants could be substantially more infectious and possibly more lethal than the early COVID-Sars-2 strains. Most wo…
 
Bit of a mixed bag from our Castologists this week! Nick looks at the doping and the Olympics with Bloodsport, Zane takes a look at a panel show that’s part politics part pop culture and part world changing with Bad Faith. Then Liz settles down by the metaphorical fireplace for a mystery novel or two read by Phoebe Judge with Phoebe Reads a Mystery…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast. The Munk Members Podcast provide…
 
A novel written by artificial intelligence is shortlisted for a literary prize. Google software beats a human opponent at Go, one of the most complex board games in the world. Self-driving cars recognize images and then make decisions. These are just some of the extraordinary accomplishments based on artificial intelligence that we have witnessed i…
 
You know when everything is crap and you wanna getaway? Yeah us too, so this week we are talking Escapism podcasts! Liz brings the popular comedy fiction Wooden Overcoats, Zane takes escapism literally with Extremities, and Nick goes out of this world with From Now. Then it’s review time for last week’s pods. Liz Recommends - Wooden Overcoats https…
 
This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. To access the full length episode consider becoming a Munk Member. Membership is free. Simply log on to www.munkdebates.com/membership to register. Under your membership profile page you will find a link to listen to the full length editions of Munk Members Podcast. The Munk Members Podcast provide…
 
For almost a century now the international sporting community has grappled with the question of how to determine who gets to compete in the female sports category. Fifty years ago the question was answered with humiliating physical exams, but in more recent decades most international sporting federations have embraced a science focused approach. Th…
 
You know why you’re here. We’ve got podcasts, you want podcasts. It’s how this relationship works. This week Liz looks to the past in a comedic fashion with the history podcast You’re Dead To Me. Zane brings an etymology podcast that couldn’t be more British if it tried with Something Rhymes with Purple. And then Nick brings an interviewer that ask…
 
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