Host Moxie LaBouche brings you a weekly half-hour of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. Topics range from the history of nursing to the Balinese funeral rite David Bowie requested, from the origin of the Vulcan salute to the theft of Canada's strategic maple syrup reserve. This is your brain on facts. yourbrainonfacts.com
By Moxie LaBouche
We are at a critical moment in history, where the 24/7 news cycle no longer just covers the story. It influences the story. Sometimes it IS the story. Do you love history and find the media maddening? #MeToo! <br><br>“Top Story Tonight!” revisits great moments in history as if the modern media existed at the time - cable news, Twitter, Instagram, talk radio, reality TV, even the dark web of conspiracy theories. <br><br>Imagine retelling the story of Cleopatra as the original Kim Kardashian on Instagram. Think Henry VIII as the king who wants to Make England Great Again. #MEGA! <br><br>You get the idea. This podcast brings history to life—warts and all—with a modern twist.
By Jane Wells
Conservative Christians are trying to protect the faith. Progressive Christians want to reimagine it. Meanwhile, our culture is moving beyond it. Who’s right? After stepping down this summer from a prominent conservative church, ex-pastor Drew Sokol finds himself in the middle and seeks answers to questions like: Does traditional faith still make sense in a progressing world? What’s God’s real intent for sexuality and marriage? And how do I follow a God I’m not always sure is real?
By Drew Sokol
Four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at a time. The series highlights the tense but necessary relationship between the media and the government, and draws parallels between past moments in our country's history, and today.
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson
Winston Churchill once said, "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war." Brad Carson, a former senior defense official and congressman, hosts 'Jaw-Jaw' -- an interview series on the world's greatest geopolitical challenges. Each season focuses on a different challenge and features interviews with the top thinkers and leaders working on that challenge. Our first season is on China. This podcast is brought to you by War on the Rocks (https://warontherocks.com).
By Brad Carson
Relatively unknown but awesome (and important) tales from our past, professionally researched and told in "campfire buddy" fashion. As a historian and educator, the Centurion brings you the tales of the daring, the misunderstood, the underdogs, the dynamic people you've never heard of because you didn't have the right teacher to share it with you. You'll hear stories of the baddest men and women who ever lived, the extraordinary odds they overcame, the stuff you didn't know was important but SHOULD know because it connects you with everything remarkable about human will and ingenuity!
As relentless and inescapable as the river that flows past it, a decidedly dark history courses through the streets of New Orleans, a city haunted by 300 years of accumulated legends and myths. Some of it is rooted in fact. Some is rooted in folklore. All of it is fascinating. Welcome to Voodoo City.