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||An Epic Animosity: Bobby Kennedy Vs. Jimmy Hoffa||When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was heard to say, “Bobby Kennedy is just another lawyer now.” The animosity...||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Brave And Dangerous New World Of The Reputation Economy||For centuries great thinkers have tried to make sense of how to judge human character. Socrates, for instance, famously said, “The way to a good...||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God-Fearing Liberals' Role In Shaping America||When we call someone liberal, do we imply that they are not religious or spiritual? Today’s speaker says we shouldn’t. In her new book “The Religion of...||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Philosopher And An Atmospheric Scientist Walk Into A Bar||It’s fair to say that dire warnings about climate change have become the new normal. Consider these recent headlines from NASA’s Climate Change Blog: ...||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Henry Paulson And Satya Nadella Deal With China||People tend to have strong opinions about Henry “Hank” Paulson. Depending on your point of view, he either saved the U.S. economy as we know it or...||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A 'Narcissistic Blowhard' Considers The History Of Character Development||Author and journalist David Brooks says that he gets paid to be a “narcissistic blowhard” and that he has to work harder than most people “to avoid a...||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living Literary Legends: Judy Blume In Conversation With Nancy Pearl||Certain people tend to “erupt into squeals” at the prospect of an appearance by author Judy Blume. For the uninitiated, Blume’s books are among the top...||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Future Of Social Upheaval In The U.S.||During his career as a journalist, Chris Hedges has seen first-hand the workings of revolution around the world. On a recent sweltering night at Town...||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reinventing Seattle's Future From The Street Up||Janette Sadik-Khan is an internationally-acclaimed transportation expert. She was widely heralded for the innovations she brought to New York City when...||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||You Mad, Bro? A Conversation About Race In Sports||Amateur and professional sports bring out the fan, and sometimes the fanatic, in people worldwide. Athletes are modern-day gladiators. So it shouldn’t...||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Finding Our Way Through The Power Of Story||Since 2003, the StoryCorps organization has been recording and archiving conversations. Their mission is “to provide people of all backgrounds and...||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Poet Terrance Hayes On 'The Poetics Of Liquid'||Seattle Arts & Lectures finished its most recent poetry series with a visit from multiple award-winning poet Terrance Hayes. Fellow poet Cornelius...||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Misunderstood': Listen To Seattle Storywallahs Event||The South Asian community in the United States has roots in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The community...||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Work, Love And Play In ‘The Most Anxious Country In The World’||Americans are famously industrious. The chart of our productivity growth per hour worked from 1948 to 2011 shows a rise of over 250 percent. It’s the...||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mycologist Explains The Magic Of Northwest Fungi||Mycologist Paul Stamets calls fungi “the soil magicians of nature.” He says they were the first organisms to come to land 1.3 billion years ago. Stamets...||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
I've listened to a few episodes and all of the speakers are very interesting, so the content is great. I'd give 5 stars for the content. Only problem is they break every few minutes to announce the station ID, give a weather update (??? this is a podcast / I don't care what the weather was like in Seattle last month !?!?) and other similarly useless info. So subract a star for that for the overall 4-star review. The content is really first rate though, highly recommended.
2 thumbs up !
So great. (There aren't very many breaks, and they aren't a problem at all). I love this podcast.
Just love it!!
Very interesting topic of discussions. Just love the podcasts.