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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
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Follow Friday

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Follow Friday

Eric Johnson / LightningPod

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Follow Friday is the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric Johnson talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. Past guests include podcasters like Alie Ward (Ologies), writers like Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), and YouTubers like Michael Tucker (Lessons From the Screenplay). On Follow Friday, you'll have fun, you'll learn more about your favorite creators, and you'll discover how to make the most of your time online by following the right folks. V ...
 
Much like the city of New York, the Premium Pete Show is packed with captivating culture and the essence of optimistic growth. Premium Pete is devoted to creating comedic, momentous, and thought provoking conversations with established & notable figures around pop culture, family, entrepreneurial growth and more. By addressing and engaging with his listeners on a weekly basis, the Premium Pete Show is able to inform, influence and impel others on their journey of creative freedom. Available ...
 
I am a former radio personality, I am an addict and I am in recovery. Sober Exposure exists to break the stigma of substance abuse and addiction. My mission is to help those who suffer from addiction as well as their family. I like to get raw with stories of inspiration offering different solutions and points of view about recovery. All while adding in some laughter to tickle the soul. Come join a supportive sober community, here at Sober Exposure, with me for hugs without drugs.
 
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Global Pillage

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Global Pillage

Deborah Frances-White

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Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
Chicago’s daily news podcast, fresh every weekday at 6 a.m. Host Jacoby Cochran brings you timely conversations with news and culture makers; activists and artists; bus drivers and students; those who love and hate this place—all in 15 minutes a day. It’s a smart and delightful new way to connect with the city we share. Learn more and subscribe to our morning newsletter at citycast.fm/chicago.
 
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The Pod Lab

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The Pod Lab

Podcast Movement with Doug Fraser

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I’m Doug Fraser, producer and host of the NPR podcast What We Do. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about making a podcast, it’s that when things go right...damn it feels good. The Pod Lab is all about giving you the tools to create those moments. We'll deconstruct the anatomy of narrative scenes, peer under the layers of sound design, break down popular trends, and offer actionable advice to help you refine, polish, and make your podcast one-of-a-kind. We'll also feature questions directly ...
 
Freddie Sayers from online magazine UnHerd seeks out top scientists, writers, politicians and thinkers for in-depth interviews to try and help us work out what’s really going on. What started as an inquiry into the pandemic has broadened into a fascinating look at free speech, science, meaning and the ideas shaping our world. Due to popular demand here is a podcast version of our YouTube — available to watch, for free here or by searching ‘LockdownTV’. Enjoy! And don't forget to rate, like a ...
 
Highlights from Renee Colvert's pandemic project: The limited podcast series (with 10-20 minute episodes) that follows one woman’s sprint to reinvent herself before she has to return to the office on July 6th, 2021. Each week, Renee Colvert (she’s the “one woman” mentioned in the previous sentence) will share abridged advice from experts on work, dating, altruism and good looks! WILL SHE REINVENT HERSELF IN TIME?!?! (Absolutely not. But you're not gonna try a show called, One Middle-Aged Whi ...
 
The other guys, the number twos, the Sidekicks. You’ve all heard of them, and if you can’t figure out who yours is… well, it’s probably you. And ID10T podcast co-host, Matt Mira gets it. He wanted his own show but didn’t want the pressure of hosting, and lucky for him, he got it. Mira acts as the ultimate late-night talk show sidekick to a brand new, different “guest host” each week on Sidekick.
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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Teeth. Tails. Concentric nipples. This not-at-all-rodent has the distinction of being North America’s sole marsupial and so Alie hunted down lauded Opossumologist Dr. Lisa Walsh and launched an absolute torrent of giddy questions. How many ticks do they really eat, can we keep them as pets, how do we all convincingly feign death, opossum vs. possum…
 
I sit down this week to talk about a taboo subject in recovery, unconventional methods of treatment. My guest is Ali May Ward, an advocate for the use of micro-dosing to treat anxiety, depression and maybe help some in recovery. Disclaimer: I am not advocating for or against this. I am simply bringing the not so normal treatment methods. Ali May Wa…
 
Mike Tyson & co-host Henry Cejudo sat down with Hip Hop artist, rapper and actor, Joey Bada$$ in the #Hotboxin studio. In this episode, the guys spoke about sex, god, the toad, depression/suicide, reincarnation, Mike talks about his famous Tiger and a heated debate sparks about the pros and cons of semen retention. Subscribe to Hotboxin' with Mike …
 
As Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk stepped on the scales ahead of their WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title fight, Steve and former super middleweight champion Carl Froch assess the shape of both fighters and give their final breakdown and predictions ahead of the fight. Then, a chance to hear Steve's interview with Anthony Joshua from after the p…
 
Two Simeon High School students — Jamari Williams and Kentrell McNeal, both 15 — were killed in separate shootings Tuesday. The tragedies hit hard for host Jacoby Cochran and our guests, WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana and WTTW’s Joanna Hernandez. They reflect on the loss and look at other stories in the city this week, like threats to the Discount Mal…
 
(Full transcript available at FollowFridayPodcast.com) ~ Once upon a time, Dallas Taylor remembers, it was a compliment to call someone an "audiophile." "Traditionally, audiophiles have been people who are super into Hi-Fi and putting together great systems. But over time, it turned into, at least the way that I hear it ... It's kind of a snobbish …
 
Of all the celebrities that have been created during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swedish State Epidemiologist is perhaps the most surprising. A softly-spoken official within the Swedish Health Agency, he has quietly been going about his work monitoring infectious diseases for years. But his decision, when Covid hit, to stick to his long-es…
 
The Chicago Sky make their third consecutive appearance tonight in the WNBA playoffs against the Dallas Wings at Wintrust Arena. There was a lot of hope for the Sky this season after the team signed superstar forward Candace Parker. But the season turned out to be a little lackluster, and now the team faces the stress of a single-elimination game. …
 
Stay Tuned turns four! Preet answers listener questions about our anniversary, the possibility of fresh indictments in the Manhattan DA’s criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, the Elizabeth Holmes trial, and...pumpkin spice lattes. Then, Preet interviews Bina Venkataraman, the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe and former senior …
 
In the past few weeks, Ald. Jim Gardiner of the 45th Ward on the Northwest Side has had to apologize for crude text messages about colleagues, allegations of withholding services from constituents who oppose him, and reports that he used taxpayer money to pay a campaign worker. You know all this; we’ve told you here and here. But what kind of respo…
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of biotech company Theranos. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down the second indictment stemming from special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe. They also discuss the firs…
 
Every ten years, the city has to redraw the boundaries of the city’s 50 wards. Alderpeople are supposed to use census data of who lives in the community areas, but there’s also self-interest seeped into the process. After all, the ward boundaries help determine if they’ll get re-elected. Alders tend to create these maps behind closed doors in a way…
 
Ahead of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk's unified heavyweight title fight at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in north London, Steve is joined by former super middleweight world champion George Groves to discuss how difficult this fight could be for AJ and the potential implications for the future of the heavyweight division. Dillian Whyte gives h…
 
Everyone’s got a “best of” list in Chicago — Best Hot Dog, Best Happy Hour, Best Free Activities. But these lists often neglect South Side neighborhoods. That’s why South Side Weekly puts out its “Best of the South Side” issue each year, highlighting the best food, activities, and people in the area. Editor Chima Ikoro shares some of her favorite p…
 
Up Against the Mob is CAFE’s new six-episode series, hosted by former prosecutor Elie Honig, that lifts the veil on the world of the mafia and law enforcement’s efforts to bring mobsters to justice. Episode 1 tells the story of Michael Visconti. Once a rising star in the Genovese crime family, Visconti decided to leave the mafia and become a cooper…
 
Fighting — or even participating in — a culture war is a dangerous business. It is especially so when that war is being fought behind enemy lines. So when Bari Weiss was hired by The New York Times as an opinion editor after Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016, it was a risky move. A self-described classical liberal, Weiss was hired to bring mo…
 
Ald. Jim Gardiner apologized to his City Council colleagues this week after weeks of garnering headlines for the worst reasons—misogynistic texts, revelations that he could be withholding services from constituents and various ethics violation investigations. The apology was pretty, “Meh.” Host Jacoby Cochran talks about that story with the hosts o…
 
Please nominate Follow Friday in the "New/Debut Podcast" and "Interview-Style Podcast" categories in the Discover Pods Awards! ~ Click here to read a full transcript of this episode ~ For more than five years, Lindsay Ellis has been producing video essays on YouTube, analyzing everything from the Transformers movies to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals …
 
Mike Tyson & co-host Henry Cejudo sat down with Hip Hop artist and rapper Wale in the #Hotboxin studio. In this episode, the guys spoke about prison, sexual fetishes, abandonment issues, ego, moving on from your past, Mike explains his fascination with pigeons, Wale tells Mike he wants to fight him, and so much more. Subscribe to Hotboxin' with Mik…
 
Muhammad Ali is known around the world. But it was a biographer from Chicago who prompted Ken Burns to make a documentary about the activist and boxing champion. Part one of the four-part series “Muhammad Ali” premieres Sunday on PBS. Chicago author Jonathan Eig wrote the 2017 biography “Ali: A Life,” and collaborated on the new series. Eig tells h…
 
Preet answers listener questions about the damages provision in the new restrictive Texas abortion law, the point of ethical reprimands against members of Congress, and the best Indian restaurant in New Jersey. Then, Preet interviews celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns about his new 8-hour documentary, Muhammad Ali. Burns has been changing h…
 
INTERNETS! On this very special and heartfelt episode of The Premium Pete Show, Pete sits down with Restaurateur and Goodfella Steve Martorano!Steve speaks unfiltered on his humble beginnings growing up in South Philly selling heros for $5 door to door. What it takes to have a restaurant run for 30 + years, building a good team and taking care of t…
 
The Bears’ first game of the season left a lot to be desired. Not only did they lose to the Rams in Los Angeles 14-34, but the previously top-ranked defense looked slow and confused at times, and the offense lacked creativity. Plus, rookie quarterback Justin Fields is still playing second fiddle to starter Andy Dalton, much to the disappointment of…
 
How ya like them apples?! Well, liquified. And fermented. Author, podcaster, cider-maker and globally lauded beverage historian Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, is an enthusiastic champion of this tragically overlooked drink, and he joins with a bushel full of facts, well-spun yarns and tasting tips. Belly up for a foaming glass of friendly competi…
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss DOJ’s lawsuit challenging Texas’s restrictive abortion law. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down President Biden’s latest COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal workers and businesses. To listen to the full episode and get access to all exclusive CAFE Insider content, t…
 
What’s the secret sauce for composing music for narrative podcasts? Matt McGinley pulls back the curtain on creating music for hit shows like This American Life, Serial and Nice White Parents. Plus, we dig into tips for getting a well-known guest on your podcast...even if your podcast isn't well-known. The Pod Lab is a Podcast Movement original ser…
 
A new Texas law banning abortions after six weeks has many advocates worried about the future of abortion access, even in states like Illinois where women from surrounding states often travel to get an abortion. Despite the access in the state, Illinois has only in the last five years enacted laws eliminating certain barriers. Brigid Leahy with Pla…
 
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said last month, "The pandemic has laid bare the many inequities that exist within our city, with food insecurity and historic disinvestment being among the most pressing.” That statement was part of the announcement of the city’s first ever Food Equity Policy Lead, Ruby Ferguson. Ferguson works at the Greater Chicago Food Depo…
 
Ahead of his heavyweight world title defence against Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua joins the podcast to discuss how he’s still trying to become a better boxer, not getting the credit he deserves and whether he needs to fight Tyson Fury before the end of his career. Then, an interview with Joshua’s amateur coach Sean Murphy from Finchley ABC, who t…
 
The first time I heard Amy was on her podcast rehab confidential and I knew I had to have her on the show! There is no better way to celebrate National Recovery Month than to welcome Amy Dresner to the show. Amy is a journalist, comedian and now author of the book My Fair Junkie . Her story is incredible and the way she humorously portrays it with …
 
Ald. Jim Gardiner from Chicago’s Northwest Side is, justifiably, getting heat for a series of leaked text messages in which he called colleagues sexist and inappropriate names and instructed staffers to withhold city services from constituents who were critical of Gardiner. City Bureau’s Bettina Chang and City Cast Chicago producer Simone Alicea di…
 
Read the full transcript of this episode at FollowFridayPodcast.com Please nominate Follow Friday in the "New/Debut Podcast" and "Interview-Style Podcast" categories in the Discover Pods Awards! ~ On March 11, 2020, Dave Jorgenson posted a TikTok video of himself, dancing in his apartment. That isn't unusual for TikTok, but it was the first of hund…
 
Mike Tyson & co-host Henry Cejudo sat down with the founders of the clothing brand "Violet is Kinda Purple", Matthew Fernandez & Charlie Rocket in the #Hotboxin studio. In this episode, the guys spoke about the origins of how Charlie & Matthew met, Charlie's cross-country quest making people's dreams come true, Matthew's continued battle with Cereb…
 
Equity issues continue to plague Illinois’ nascent cannabis industry. When state lawmakers legalized weed in 2019, they promised licenses and revenues would go to Black and brown communities hit hardest by the war on drugs. But cannabis remains dominated by white growers and sellers. And confusion remains, despite new legislation and a new round of…
 
Preet answers listener questions about Texas’s new restrictive abortion law, and the wire fraud charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Then, Preet is joined by Jeh Johnson, who served as Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama. On the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Preet and Johnson reflect on their mem…
 
City leaders are quick to blame guns and gangs for shootings, but a new report shows CPD numbers don’t back up that narrative. The Trace, a digital publication covering guns and gun violence, found out of nearly 34,000 shootings in the last decade, only three in 10 were labeled “gang-related.” Reporter Lakeidra Chavis wrote "The Problems With Chica…
 
HAPPINESS RESEARCH, straight up. What is happiness? How do our circumstances affect happiness? Why is the word “gratitude” kinda cringey? What can we do to feel better? Should we feel guilty for feeling happy? When is positivity “toxic?” Yale cognitive scientist, Eudemonologist, and host of The Happiness Lab podcast Dr. Laurie Santos chats about ho…
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Joyce discuss the Supreme Court order rejecting a request to block Texas’s new restrictive abortion law from going into effect. They also break down the justices’ dissents, and conservative media’s response to the order. In the full episode, Preet and Joyce break down the ways in which the Tex…
 
The Pullman neighborhood is named after George Pullman, a giant in the railroad industry who built a company town where his employees could live, work, and shop. But the neighborhood’s history is about more than the man. It was the site of a strike that led to the creation of Labor Day and it was home to the country’s first African American union. …
 
Robyn Edgar of Pacific Content swings by to answer a frequently asked Podcast Movement community question: How much of the “ums” and breaths should you cut from your podcast? Plus, we'll dish out three tips for overcoming creative roadblocks. The Pod Lab is a Podcast Movement original series.By Podcast Movement with Doug Fraser
 
After Josh Warrington's rematch with Mauricio Lara was called off in the second round after a cut caused by an accidental head clash meant the Mexican couldn't continue, where now for Warrington in his career? Should he pursue the trilogy fight or move on with his career? Former super featherweight world champion Barry Jones and Eddie Hearn joining…
 
We’re breaking down the week’s news with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Evan Moore and Chicago’s favorite historian, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. They talk with City Cast Chicago host Jacoby Cochran about the city’s complicated history with gang and neighborhood divides, and how public officials continue to use it as a scapegoat for violence. Plus, Kanye’s…
 
Full transcript: FollowFridayPodcast.com/dave-pell Our new YouTube channel: followfriday.co/youtube Dave Pell calls himself the "managing editor of the internet," and for good reason: Every weekday, he combs through 75 different news sources and plucks out the 10 most important stories for his popular email newsletter NextDraft. But it can be hard …
 
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