History Tech #42: 5 Podcasts To Listen To

by Glenn Wiebe on March 9, 2017

in History Tech, Podcasts


On this episode of the History Tech podcast, Glenn shares 5 of his favorite podcasts to listen to. Podcasting, once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content, whether for corporate or personal use.  Podcasts are similar to radio programs, but they are audio files.  Listeners can play them at their convenience, using devices that have become more common than portable broadcast receivers.

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect 
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect/

How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money to safety and sex for an entire nation? Radiolab‘s first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench.

This American Life 
https://www.thisamericanlife.org
Most weeks This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country, with around 2.5 million people downloading each episode.  Podcast content is the same as the radio broadcast, except on occasion when we include extra material on the podcast that had to be cut for time.

Hidden Brain
http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/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.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know 
http://tmsidk.com 
Three celebrity panelists listen as contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow them with a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). There’s a real-time human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull. The panel — an eclectic mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner.
Ted Radio Hour
http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/?showDate=2017-03-03
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.

 

 

Host of History Tech: Glenn Wiebe

Twitter: @glennw98

Web:  historytech.wordpress.com

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