Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Podcasts we're listening to - November 2018

A few weeks ago, I asked our blog readers what podcasts they're listening to.  Here are some of their recommendations:

NPR’s Shankar Vendantam “uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.” Sounds too dry? I assure you it’s not. If you like NPR, you’ll like this podcast.

I’ve heard this described as Twin Peaks meets the X-Files,  but really this fiction podcast (masquerading as a radio show) defies definition. Dive into the town of Night Vale and find out for yourself.

Sawbones http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/sawbones  
A podcast on the weirder side of the history of medicine by physician Sydnee McElroy and her husband.

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Mehttps://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me The super funny news quiz from NPR. How much do I love this podcast? I went the live taping in Milwaukee a few months ago.

A Dictionary Podcast – If you’re nerdy about words and/or enjoyed Kory Stamper’s book Word by Word, this is the podcast for you.

Stuff You Missed in History Class:  
Two engaging hosts talk about historical people and events that you might not know about - or forgot you knew about.

Lend Me Your Ears
A podcast that explains the politics in 6 of Shakespeare’s plays and draws parallels to current politics. Same stuff, different century.

Two amazing seasons from investigative reporter Madeline Baran. The second seasons on the Curtis Flowers case was recently cited in a US Supreme Court brief and the Court has agreed to hear his appeal!

A neurosurgeon, horrific surgery outcomes, and the system that kept him practicing. Don’t listen if you have surgery coming up soon!

Along these same lines, heard any good audiobooks lately?  Send your recommendations to annie dot lipski at aurora dot org (take that, you gnarly web-crawling bots!) and watch for them in an upcoming WHSLA blog post.

I intend for book, podcast, and audiobook recommendations to be ongoing, so please feel free to send them to me at any time!  With the holidays and the end of my semester coming up, they might be delayed a bit, but I promise to post them eventually!

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