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Best Smithsonian podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Smithsonian podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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.
 
Radio Eye is a reading service for people who are blind or have other disabilities that make it difficult to read printed material. Smithsonian Magazine is a weekly half-hour reading of the magazine, broadcast on Thursdays. This is produced by Radio Eye under the Chafee Amendment to the Copyright Act which states that authorized entities that are governmental or nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to provide copyrighted works in specialized formats to blind or disabled people. B ...
 
Believe in Bigfoot? Think it’s total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question. What she found might surprise even the staunchest non-believer. This legendary creature represents a mystery that still captures our imaginations and Sasquatch is as popular now as it’s ever been. Part of this is tongue-in-cheek—Bigfoot as hipster accessory. But many people take Sasquatch seriously—perfectly rational people who swear to its existence. Why does ...
 
A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral. Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.
 
This is Revision Path — an award-winning weekly showcase of Black designers, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. Each week, host Maurice Cherry interviews these creators about their work, their goals, what inspires them, and much more. First podcast in the Smithsonian NMAAHC.
 
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.
 
Welcome to Two Bits, the American Numismatic Association’s podcast about the wonderful world of coins and currency. Enjoy wide-ranging discussions about numismatics, in a fun and engaging way. Host Doug Mudd has collected coins since the age of 10 and is currently interested in ancient coins, modern paper money, WWI and pre-19th century medals and coins. He was Collection Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection from 1991 to 2004 and has been the curator of th ...
 
Join us to learn the leadership practices from C-Level Customer Experience executives at Airbnb, Walgreens, Audi, Premera, The Smithsonian Institute, Barney’s New York, and Adobe among others. They will fearlessly share with you what works...and what doesn’t work as we debunk this role, why it’s not about ”Kumbaya", but rather how the Chief Customer Officer is acting as the human duct tape of the organization - uniting companies to earn the right to customer-driven growth. Hosted by Jeanne B ...
 
Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore how vintage clothing, ratty furniture, and mismatched shoes transformed into Fonzie's leather jacket, Archie Bunker's chair, and Dorothy's ruby slippers and became defining symbols of American culture along the way.
 
Art, biography, history and identity collide in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Join Director Kim Sajet as she chats with artists, historians, and thought leaders about the big and small ways that portraits shape our world.
 
Face-to-Face is a podcast series from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Listen to Face-to-Face portrait talks, interviews with artists, and lectures from the museum. Face-to-Face portrait talks occur every Thursday at 6pm, in the museum. For more, see the Face-to-Face blog at http://face2face.si.edu/ and the National Portrait Gallery's website at http://npg.si.edu/
 
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisitio ...
 
Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways is an audio journey into the rich, eclectic, and sometimes eccentric Smithsonian Folkways archive. Host Sam Litzinger and archivist Jeff Place comb the stacks for music and stories about this historic record label for monthly broadcasts that feature newly digitized audio, including rare outtakes, interviews, and never-before-heard recordings. Programs cover American folk icons, emerging artists who are continuing and transforming musical traditions ar ...
 
Donald Morrison is a writer, editor and lecturer based in Paris and Miami. He is a former editor of TIME Magazine's European and Asian editions. He has taught writing at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. His most recent books are "The Death of French Culture" (2008) and "How Obama Lost America." (2012). He has written for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Quartz, the New Republic, Le Monde, Le Point and other journ ...
 
A NASA-Smithsonian Universe Forum Publication :: This activity will help you explore the universe by shrinking cosmic scale in just 4 steps. Print out the instructions and cut-out templates (printer-friendly PDFs at http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/2inch/). Follow along with the activity by listening to the narration or viewing the American Sign Language in the video podcast files.
 
This book, with the subtitle "Across the Continent of South America" describes the scientific expedion of 1867 to the equatorial Andes and the Amazon. The route was from Guayaquil to Quito, over the Cordillera, through the forest to Napo, and, finally, on the Rio Napo to Pebas on the Maranon. Besides this record, the expedition - under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute - collected samples of rocks and plants, and numerous specimen of animals. The scientists also compiled a vocabulary ...
 
The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into their everyday lessons. We explore and share great ideas that inspire students to take ownership in their learning. Each week I interview educators & innovators & authors who are using creative ways to add STEM to their everyday classrooms, schools, and communities.
 
This series of 24 one-hour programs explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Records (now at the Smithsonian, as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). The music of modern day giants like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Ani Difranco is interwoven with original Folkways recordings to demonstrate the lasting legacy that Folkways Records has on popular music. Recent and archival interviews with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Micke ...
 
Moonstruck is a podcast about humans in space. Hear from astronauts, engineers, politicians, and space decision-makers as they tell their stories from the history of human spaceflight, sharing how their time at the edge of human understanding taught them about themselves and the rest of us on the ground.
 
The Battles of the First World War Podcast goes in-depth into the battles of the Great War of 1914-1918. The goal is to really go into the details of how and why these battles unfolded and happened as they did. In telling the narrative of these clashes we can revisit some of the stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and died during the first titanic struggle of the 20th Century, for these people have stories that deserve to be told.
 
ArtCenter College of Design’s bi-weekly podcast features intimate interviews with leading artists examining the ideas fueling their work and how the creative process can be a catalyst for change—personally, professionally and globally. Hosted by ArtCenter President, Lorne M. Buchman, these conversations examine the many ways in which artists and designers are enriching our lives. ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education; and our mission statement—Learn to cr ...
 
The CKUA Radio Network presents Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On, a new 26-part series featuring the original recordings of the Folkways Collection, now a cornerstone of Smithsonian Folkways Records' vast catalogue. Hosted by Michael Asch, the only child of Folkways Records' founder Moses Asch, the weekly one-hour program debuted Sunday, January 18th, 2009. This series, researched by Robert Wiznura, is a co-production of The Smithsonian Women's Committee, Smithsonian Folkways Recordin ...
 
Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in the present.
 
Unsafe Space is committed to creating a culture that: (i) fully respects the freedom of speech; (ii) viscerally understands the distinction between the initiation of speech and the initiation of force; and (iii) upholds reason as the only valid tool of cognition, rejecting arguments based on feelings, faith, or force.
 
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisitio ...
 
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There is one enduring feature to live on planet Earth; you simply cannot fix stupid, and the planet is drowning in stupidity. So many people cannot think for themselves, and common sense long ago became not so common. What is up is down and what is down is up. The sky is blue, but you might draw the ire of leftists if you make such a bold statement…
 
Dating in small-town Montana can be tough. For Native Americans, a government-imposed tribal enrollment system dating back to the 1900's has made the dating pool even more complicated. Salish and Kootenai photojournalist Tailyr Irvine explores the ties and binds of love and identity in “Reservation Mathematics,” an exhibit showing at the Smithsonia…
 
Returning to the Battles of the First World War Podcast is Dr. Jeff Gusky, an emergency physician, artist, photographer for National Geographic, and explorer. I’m grateful that with the ongoing epidemic Dr. Gusky is able to come on the show and share his latest work with us, which is part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Histo…
 
July 17, 2020 Keri and Carter address questions from the community, discuss the Smithsonian's particular brand of racism that your tax dollars are funding, check-in on Sweden's COVID status, and wonder if the LA teachers union's demands might be just a bit of an overreach.LINKS MENTIONED, USED OR REFERENCED IN TODAY'S SHOWWhiteness Chart:https://ww…
 
Trump wins Alabama primary COVID: Dr. Bartlett AND Louisiana Congressman Abraham join me in studio Smithsonian Spreads Radical Racism Follow Debbie Georgatos! WEBSITE: http://americacanwetalk.org FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AmericaCanWeTalk America Can We Talk is a show with a mission — to speak up for the extraordinary and unique greatness …
 
The human caused Falling Star Fire burning northwest of Laurel in south central Montana is still listed as 80 percent contained, but firefighting efforts got a big boost Monday night from rainfall from an overnight thunderstorm. Most of the crews working the fire lines have been released but a few fire trucks from local companies are still patrolli…
 
On Tuesday, the Montana Department of Commerce announced the state is spending roughly $500,000 of federal coronavirus relief money to boost 2020 Census outreach. Montanans self-response rate is just over 56%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s behind the national average. State officials said Montanan’s Census response is complicated in p…
 
With a deluge of rain threatening the massive 3 Gorges Dam in China, we in the West are being inundated by another form of flood: cancel culture. Of course, to many versed in this show and many like it, “Cancel Culture” isn’t really anything new. For the masses in the mainstream morass, however, over the past year they have been watching the rising…
 
The West has been knocked down to the mat. Not down for the count, but certainly a standing 8 count might be in order. Attacks against the West are seemingly coming from all angles, X, Y, and Z. Internally, there is a large band of dedicated cadres fully esconced within large swathes on the American political landscape. From Governor Newsome in Cal…
 
Born just two years after the abolition of slavery, Madam C.J. Walker built a business empire by marketing her homemade haircare formula to the black community. Along the way, she became the United States’ first female self-made millionaire. Our guests, Janine Sherman Barrois and Elle Johnson, helped bring Walker’s story to millions of viewers in t…
 
August 03, 2020 Keri and Carter discuss the Seattle's Office of Civil Rights' "race and social justice" curriculum, Louisville BLM's list of demands to Nulu business owners, and the morality of gentrification in general. LINKS MENTIONED, USED, OR REFERENCED IN TODAY'S SHOWChristopher Rufo's Twitter thread:https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/12…
 
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the 100 structures threatened by the nearly 2,300 acre Falling Star Fire burning in grass and timber northwest of Laurel. No structures have been destroyed but some have damage from the fire burning in Stillwater County in south central Montana. YPRs Kay Erickson reports that officials say the fire is human ca…
 
We are witnessing a full court assault against Western innovation, values, talent, and civilization. In an effort to harm Western talent, major corporations bring in talent from all over the world, more to suppress wages than to advance their products and services. Take Boeing Commercial Airplanes, for instance. Software for the 737 Max, for instan…
 
Nature offers no guarantees to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nature offers no guarantees at all. But institition of man, living within Nature, surely can and has founded institutions where, in principle, the guarantees to the pursuit to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When, where society finds itself under the yoke of a …
 
Nothing like an Independence Day celebration in the United States to highlight just how perilously close to the precipice Americans have been pushed towards losing their country, and with it, their independence. Communist/Communitarian governors, mayors, and health officials across largely “Democrat” held territory, a large swath of the United Stat…
 
GUEST: Katherine Kersten, Senior Policy Fellow, Center of the American ExperimentLast week we discussed what is behind the denigration of “whiteness” in the country, examining a section with that title on the website of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, along with a now-removed infographic on “As…
 
July 31, 2020 Carter and Keri discuss censorship of America's Frontline Doctors, the elitist attitude towards blindly listening to approved scientists, and Wednesday's House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee with Sundar Paihai (Alphabet/Google), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Tim Cook (Apple). LINKS MENTIONED, USED OR REFERENCE…
 
It's not often that you find an art critic—or anyone, for that matter—who can claim upwards of 400,000 Instagram followers, a Pulitzer Prize, and appearances on an original Bravo reality series as achievements of the past decade. But Jerry Saltz can. A look at his unlikely biography helps explain his ability to connect with a such wide audience thr…
 
Four large fires continue to burn in Montana today. Nearly 300 personnel are working the 2,500 acre Magpie Rock Fire near Dixon. That fire doubled in size overnight and remains 0% contained, according to an update from the CSKT Division of Fire. It is not threatening any structures, but road closures are in effect for Revais 6000 road between Revai…
 
An effective makerspace or STEM program is all about appropriate entry level challenges that kids can do & helping kids extend that initial challenge after they are successful. Chuck Stoffle has been building a super Makerspace and STEM program in Ontario Canada for the past decade. He is STEM certified, a LEGO robotics coach, math specialist, cons…
 
July 27, 2020 Carter and Keri discuss the increased violence and rioting in cities across the country, the rule of law vs the rule of men, and the profoundly tribal mentality of the "woke" critical theory crowd.LINKS MENTIONED, USED OR REFERENCED IN TODAY'S SHOW Washington Examiner article:https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/how-san-f…
 
The fire danger rating was moved to "high" Monday for the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park and the whole of Flathead County. The announcement came from an interagency group of local, state and federal officials. The interagency press release said the move to high fire danger comes as the area is dry enough to ignite easily and has hi…
 
This week on Revision Path, I’m sharing my conversation with visual storyteller Fred Noland. You might have seen his recent illustration work in The New Yorker, but he’s been featured in newspapers, magazines and museums throughout his extensive career. We talked about navigating work and creativity during this pandemic, and he spoke on an ongoing …
 
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