There's a podcast on just about anything under the sun. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Note to Self
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Alison says, "Manoush Zamorodi explores "essential quandaries for anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age." Highlights...Show more Alison says, "Manoush Zamorodi explores "essential quandaries for anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age." Highlights include an examination of the hidden data embedded in that selfie you posted, and how to cope with information overload by spring-cleaning your brain." Show less
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The Racist Sandwich
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Alison says, "This podcast gives a fascinating look into the culture and power dynamics around food and restaurants - lots of 'food for thought' (sor...Show more Alison says, "This podcast gives a fascinating look into the culture and power dynamics around food and restaurants - lots of 'food for thought' (sorry!). They provide a unique local perspective, being based in an air-stream recording trailer here in Portland, and in fact, they've even blogged for us at the library. I learn something new every time I listen." Show less
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Politically Reactive
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Alison says, "This podcast takes the listener deep into political and philosophical conversations happening outside the mainstream media, with the un...Show more Alison says, "This podcast takes the listener deep into political and philosophical conversations happening outside the mainstream media, with the understanding that we're not all as 'woke' as the next person -- in fact, they have a segment called "wait a minute" where they break from the conversation to explain allusions and concepts, so you can re-enter the discussion with some context. Oh, and humor, of course." Show less
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All Fantasy Everything
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Matt says, "Portland comedy export Ian Karmel and friends 'fantasy draft' anything and everything, including condiments, Taco Bell menu Items, or presidential administrations." Matt says, "Portland comedy export Ian Karmel and friends 'fantasy draft' anything and everything, including condiments, Taco Bell menu Items, or presidential administrations." Show less
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Judge John Hodgman
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Matt says, "Who better than to settle your disagreements about whether to stay the night on a possibly haunted ship than the hilariously wry John Hodgman and Baliff Jesse Thorn?" Matt says, "Who better than to settle your disagreements about whether to stay the night on a possibly haunted ship than the hilariously wry John Hodgman and Baliff Jesse Thorn?" Show less
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Let's Know Things
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Heather says, "Colin Wright has a smooth voice, a curious mind, and he explores a range of topics. He gives a balanced argument, is a careful connois...Show more Heather says, "Colin Wright has a smooth voice, a curious mind, and he explores a range of topics. He gives a balanced argument, is a careful connoisseur of sources, and generally just seems like a nice guy. And did I mention I'm a little bit in love with him? I'm a little bit in love with him." Show less
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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
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Heather says, "Vanessa Zoltan and Caspar ter Kuile host this podcast with the premise: What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts...Show more Heather says, "Vanessa Zoltan and Caspar ter Kuile host this podcast with the premise: What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts? And so they're on a quest to go through each Harry Potter book chapter by chapter to see what more it has offer us and how we can take this practice into our other reading." Show less
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Trumpcast
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Karen says, "Slate puts out a ton of podcasts, ranging from Dear Prudence's advice column to Lexicon Valley where all things language-related are dis...Show more Karen says, "Slate puts out a ton of podcasts, ranging from Dear Prudence's advice column to Lexicon Valley where all things language-related are discussed, but the podcasts that I most try to keep up with are the political ones. Trumpcast, with Jacob Weisberg was created during the election to report on Trump's run for president and it should have ended on election night. Unfortunately, we now have an even greater need to explore and explain all things Trumpian and Trumpcast is still there for us." Show less
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2 Dope Queens
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Karen says, "When I need a break from politics, I listen to 2 Dope Queens. It's a comedy-filled show with Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson tellin...Show more Karen says, "When I need a break from politics, I listen to 2 Dope Queens. It's a comedy-filled show with Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson telling honest, personal, and completely hilarious stories; interviewing other funny folks; and hosting a wide range of comedians. It's like eavesdropping on two good friends who pretty much have no boundaries on what they'll say to each other. " Show less
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Pod Save America
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Diana says, "I am loving Pod Save America, in which former Obama staffers and good friends talk about the politics of the day. They're funny, irrever...Show more Diana says, "I am loving Pod Save America, in which former Obama staffers and good friends talk about the politics of the day. They're funny, irreverent and appropriately outraged, and they also bring a lot of knowledge and experience about the way things normally work in Washington." Show less
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The Daily
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Diana says, " Things are very, very busy at the New York Times these days. I have a friend who works there, and he says that the news reporters are ...Show more Diana says, " Things are very, very busy at the New York Times these days. I have a friend who works there, and he says that the news reporters are in "a constant state of barely controlled chaos". The new podcast, The Daily, offers a window into that world, with host Michael Barbaro discussing the news of the day, usually with reporters." Show less
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Savage Lovecast
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Diana says, " I am a longtime fan of Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, a sex advice show. Callers describe their concerns about love and sex, and Dan addresses these, sometimes with the aid very interesting guests. " Diana says, " I am a longtime fan of Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, a sex advice show. Callers describe their concerns about love and sex, and Dan addresses these, sometimes with the aid very interesting guests. " Show less
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