Monday, August 19, 2019

New Podcasts Shaping most of 2019

I've posted in the past about podcasts I enjoy.

A few new (to me) podcasts that I have either subscribed to for weekly updates and enjoyed - or archives I've been able to work through include:

Philosophy for Our Times - The Institute of Art & Ideas Podcast. "Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas – described by Total Politics as “Europe’s answer to TED”"

The N.T. Wright Podcast:  "This is a blog/podcast about New Testament scholar and former Bishop of Durham N.T. Wright. Most of the videos and audio recordings can be found on the internet free of charge. I am just collecting the various bits here and there and creating a podcast to showcase them. Most of the videos I found come from YouTube and the audio recordings I found using, which is an excellent resource for the writings of N.T. Wright."

The Hidden Brain podcast: "Hidden Brain The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships."

In Our Time BBC Podcast: "In Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring the history of ideas, presented by Melvyn Bragg since 15 October 1998. It is one of BBC Radio 4's most successful discussion programmes, acknowledged to have "transformed the landscape for serious ideas at peak listening time"."

Our Fake History:  "A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths!" "Our Fake History is an award-winning podcast about myths people think are history and history that might be hidden in myths. Have you ever heard that old story about how Napoleon shot the nose off the sphinx, or that Shakespeare was an illiterate fraud, or that Queen Elizabeth was actually a man? This show explores those tall-tales and tries to figure out what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what is such a good story it simply must be told. The podcast combines storytelling, humour, and historical detective work to create a show that is good for both history buffs and anyone who loves a good story. The podcast is produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sebastian Major with help from his wife Beth Lorimer. Sebastian is a teacher, musician, and storyteller who is passionate about all things weird and wonderful from the past. All the transition music used on the podcast is written and recorded in-house by Sebastian."

HBR Ideacast (Harvard Business Review) Podcast:   "A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.'

Seminary Dropout Podcast:  "Seminary Dropout is an interview format podcast that exists somewhere between seminary and youth camp. Not full on academia but no trust falls either. SD is fun, insightful, personal, thoughtful and engaging. It’s two friends talking over coffee about your creations, theology, life, and the church. So it’s a little seminary and a little dropout, and that’s why it’s called Seminary Dropout."

Behind the Bastards.  Podcasts are a bit long, and "the language" is more cursive (ha! See what I did there!?!?) than I would prefer.  And yet, intriguing.  From their own label: "From Hitler's love of young adult fiction to Saddam Hussein's shameful romance novels, this podcast sheds new, weird light on history's monsters."

Worklife with Adam Grant:  "Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world's most unusual professionals to discover the keys to better work life."

The TED Interview Podcast: "Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time."

Love Anyway (by Preemptive Love) Podcast: "The Love Anyway podcast
pushes beyond fear, beyond the simple narrative of “us vs. them.” Travel with us as we explore how people are choosing to love, even when it means risking everything."

The Table Podcast: Issues of God & Culture:  "The Table Podcast his brought to you by the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement and features weekly guests on a variety of topics."

Not sure if I'll stick with this one, but I've listened more than enough times and not yet unsubscribed:
Spark My Muse Podcast:  "Listen in as your host, Lisa DeLay, engages in meaningful conversation with a diverse selection of best-selling authors, influencers, luminaries, leaders, unique thinkers, spiritual teachers, and ordinary people who lead interesting lives and do good in their part of the world.  . . . to engage your intellect, spark your inner life, and add fuel to feed your relationships, to sustain you for the long haul and add vitality to your work and play. Guest Episodes alternate each week with shorter Episodes that focus on your interior world and our common life together called Soul School Lessons. Listen in with a tribe of curious and courageous people who also enjoy a deeper dive each week."

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