I’m going to do something a little bit different this week and list some of my favorite podcast episodes from the past week with a blurb on each.
BackStory – “The Pursuit: A History of Happiness”
This is a good episode overall, but the segment on the Okeh Laughing Records and the psychology behind their popularity was particularly engaging.
Decode DC – “Learning to Love The F Word: Federalism”
The changing nature of state rights can be used to actually oppose discriminatory laws instead of uphold them.
The Gist – “Reduce, Reuse, and Re-Evaluate”
Mike Pesca discusses with Maria Konnikova is recycling is really benefiting the planet. The answer is complicated and shrouded in myth and morality.
Invisibilia – “Frame of Reference”
I was particularly fascinated with the second segment where children of immigrants internalize their parents’ disregard the daily indignities of children and teenagers in the United States because they pale in comparison to the problems of their home country.
All right, your turn. Let me know what you think in the comments. Do you like this format for Podcast of the Week? What podcasts did you listen to this week?