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||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|
||Lessons Learned From The Failure, And Recovery, Of Healthcare.gov||In 2013, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on the healthcare.gov website became a debacle for the Obama administration. Sen. Mitch McConnell said...||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LGBTQI Activist: There Is Only The 'Human Agenda'||Joe Wenke is a writer, activist and the founder of Trans Über, a publishing company that promotes LGBTQI community rights. His most recent book is “The...||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pains, Trains And Automobiles: Seattle's Commuting Future||Visionaries conceive of a future most of us can’t imagine. And when it comes to transportation in one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., vision...||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Art Of Social Change: Citizen University Does Democracy||What do you do in moments when race enters the room? That's just one of the topics that poet Claudia Rankine delved into during the annual Citizen...||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Former SeaWorld Trainer Condemns Orca Captivity||John Hargrove was an orca trainer for 14 years, mainly at SeaWorld. Shortly after quitting the company he gained attention for his part in the...||4/16/2015||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.