Society And Culture Podcasts

On the Media show

On the MediaJoin Now to Follow

The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPR’s On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, criticize media coverage of the week’s big stories, examine new technology, and unravel hidden political narratives in the media. In an age of information overload, OTM helps you dig your way out. The Peabody Award winning show is produced by WNYC Radio.

By WNYC Studios

Slate's Culture Gabfest show

Slate's Culture GabfestJoin Now to Follow

New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. Part of the Panoply Network.

By Slate Magazine/Panoply

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast show

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy PodcastJoin Now to Follow

The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.

By Mark Linsenmayer

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen show

Studio 360 with Kurt AndersenJoin Now to Follow

The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

By PRI and WNYC

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know show

Stuff They Don't Want You To KnowJoin Now to Follow

From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. This week, get a closer look at the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about the mob in this video podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

By HowStuffWorks.com

BrainStuff show

BrainStuffJoin Now to Follow

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

By HowStuffWorks

James MacDonald: Walk in the Word Audio show

James MacDonald: Walk in the Word AudioJoin Now to Follow

Walk in the Word, the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in the suburbs of Chicago, emphasizes the precise exposition of God's Word and life application. Igniting passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth is not just our motto—it's our daily commitment! Through audio, video, web, printed resources, and listener events, Walk in the Word provides personal and practical teaching that leads listeners to the transforming power of God's Word.

By James MacDonald

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes show

You Made It Weird with Pete HolmesJoin Now to Follow

Everybody has secret weirdness, Pete Holmes gets comedians to share theirs.

By Nerdist Industries

The History of Rome show

The History of RomeJoin Now to Follow

A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Now complete! Visit us at http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com

By Mike Duncan

Stuff Mom Never Told You show

Stuff Mom Never Told YouJoin Now to Follow

Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle.

By HowStuffWorks