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Best Talk podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Talk podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.
 
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. On each episode of “Talk Nerdy,” she sits down with interesting people who may or may not be on your radar (but should be). Cara’s in-depth and candid conversations span a wide range of topics, from science to politics to atheism and beyond.
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.
 
Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
 
The hot topics that have everyone talking from the five voices that will have everyone listening. Don't miss 'The Five' as they discuss, debate and at times debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day.
 
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Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while …
 
More at www.philosophytalk.org/shows/james-baldwin.Sometimes, we struggle to tell the truth -- especially when it's the truth about ourselves. Why did James Baldwin, a prominent Civil Rights-era intellectual and novelist, believe that telling the truth about ourselves is not only difficult but can also be dangerous? How can truth deeply unsettle ou…
 
The week we discuss New Relic’s open source plans, why monitoring is so complicated and try to unravel the mystery of enterprise pricing. Plus, Coté finds out that you can indeed use too much soap. The Rundown Friend us and follow SDT on Twitch: sdtpodcat New Relic Changes Business Model, Open Sources Agents and Instrumentation Analysts Estimate Ne…
 
Rescue workers in Lebanon are searching for more than a hundred people who are missing after a huge explosion devastated the port area of the capital Beirut on Tuesday. The chief executive of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, Dr Firass Abaid, told Martha Kearney about coping with the aftermath of the explosion. He said: "It was pretty chaotic, …
 
Fifty nine years ago today, Alice and Norman Thomson got married. But the symbol of that marriage - an engraved wedding ring - was stolen in a burglary thirty years ago. It was found by Debbie Davidson, who unearthed it when digging out a pot plant from her Edinburgh garden. Debbie sent a message to her old school friend, Martha Kearney, who turned…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters DECLASSIFIED: Spy Stories from the Officers Who Were There, host Michael Morell interviews former FBI agent Bradley Garrett, who recounts one of the most high-profile homicide cases he worked over the course of his career at FBI. He describes the global manhunt for Mir Aimal Kansi, who was put to death for ki…
 
Outed: Names revealed of hundreds of females who anonymously signed letter urging in NCAA not to boycott Idaho over transgender ban; Trump: “I don’t know how history will remember John Lewis, he chose not to attend my inauguration.“ Trump could’ve said worse, but didn’t; Trump, Republicans worn against mail in voting; New York residents blame Mayor…
 
Interview with Republican opponent of Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx); Google manipulates search results to help liberals, hurt conservatives; MSNBC staffer explains why she’s leaving the “news“ organization; Joe Lockhart, former chief of staff of Bill Clinton, warns Biden not to debate Trump; Congresswoman Karen Bass, on Biden’s VP list, has long ad…
 
With more than 156,000 Americans dead from the coronavirus, President Trump says the death toll “is what it is.” David Hart lost his husband, Dr. Joseph Costa, to the deadly virus. They were married for 28 years and Dr. Costa had been on the frontlines fighting Covid-19 before it took his life. Hart joins AC360 to share memories of his late husband…
 
President Trump says in a heated interview that it could take months to get the final results of the election if we rely on mail-in voting. A federal judge ruled that mail-in votes that were postmarked past the due day or may not have been postmarked at all MUST be counted. Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, says that…
 
A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. And UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday that school closures as a result of COVID-19 “could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of pro…
 
While media and Democrats have been passively and in some cases even supporting Antifa, Trump has been calling them out for engaging in overt acts of terror. Media has tried to cover for Antifa and far leftists while regular people seem to be standing up against them. But one big barrier to getting a terror designation for antifa is that they are s…
 
Heather Long on the economy’s decline, Madhulika Sikka talks to “Indian Matchmaking” creator Smirti Mundhra. Plus, the “Can He Do That?” podcast examines why we do polling. Read more: We’re in a recession. If Congress fails to act, a lot of damage could be permanent. Netflix’s new hit “Indian Matchmaking” misses the full story on arranged marriage …
 
"So much of our day-to-day lives are about defusing or deescalating situations with men that could turn violent or frightening," says Natasha Trethewey. "If I couldn't tell a story about my life and what it's led to, I could have been overtaken by despair." We also talk about TikTok and what a Microsoft purchase of the app (or a nationwide ban of i…
 
Many environmental organizations are speaking out against racism and looking at how they can promote racial equality within their own organizations and in the communities they serve. Julie Grant of The Allegheny Front reports. Also, the U.S. Postal Service is caught in the crosshairs of a major political battle over the integrity of the mail-in sys…
 
Social media users across the continent have joined the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign to condemn the military-led crackdown and arrests of opposition politicians and journalists in Zimbabwe.Ghana’s electoral commission has begun the massive task of compiling a new voter register ahead of its December elections.We speak with Ghanaian Director of P…
 
As fall approaches, parents are strategizing about how to teach their children at home during the pandemic. Two homeschooling parents share tips for distance learning. Also, face masks pose problems for people who have impaired hearing. One work-in-progress is a hybrid mask that makes it easier to read a speaker's lips. Chuck Quirmbach of WUWM repo…
 
Statistics released this week showed that England had the worst excess death rate in Europe during the first half of 2020. Katy Balls speaks to Kate Andrews and Carl Heneghan, professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University about what's behind the numbers. Subscribe to the Spectator's first podcast newsletter here and get each week's podc…
 
They're known for their role in ending the 26-year war against Tamil separatists. Now, they are seeking to extend their family's rule over the island nation.President Gotabaya's party aims to win a two-thirds majority in Wednesday's parliamentary election.He'll need it to amend the constitution and restore presidential powers curbed under changes t…
 
Amid talk that Boris Johnson could be considering moving his office out of Downing Street, Matt Chorley speaks to former historian in residence in Number 10, Jack Brown, about the history of the building. He's then joined by former Downing Street insiders Baroness Gabby Bertin and Jonathan Powell, who discuss what it's like to work behind the UK's …
 
“Looking for either Alice or Norman who got married 5.8.61. May be from Edinburgh or Inveresk. I found a wedding ring in huge plant pot when repotting plant. I would like that the ring was returned to the owner.”This is the message that Martha Kearney spotted on Facebook from her former school friend, Debbie Davidson. Soon she was embroiled in the …
 
Renters across California could be in danger of losing their homes in the coming weeks. Eviction moratoriums that have helped millions of renters are close to expiring even as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many unemployed. State lawmakers are weighing proposals to prevent a mass wave of evictions, but face a budget deficit and other constrain…
 
In the month of July, California experienced its worst surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths leading Gov. Newsom to impose a re-shutdown of businesses in more than 30 counties. As of today, California leads the nation with over 500,000 confirmed cases. But at his daily presser Monday, Newsom indicated that the state’s situation is improving with both …
 
The United States is preparing to hold its first ever socially distant presidential election. But will it actually work? Guest: Reid J. Epstein, who covers campaigns and elections for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: President Trump’s suggestion that the Nov. 3 vote could be…
 
While Abraham Lincoln tends to get most of the credit for winning the Civil War, historian Fergus Bordewich reminds us not to forget about the role Congress played in the Union’s victory. In his new book, “Congress at War,” Bordewich follows four influential members of Congress as they navigate one of the most dynamic and consequential times in Ame…
 
Scientists are warning there could be a second wave of Coronavirus twice as bad as the first unless the government significantly improves its testing and tracing systems by the time schools reopen in September. Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's special envoy on Covid-19, told Mishal Husain: "This virus is capable of surging back really quickly and is act…
 
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