There’s a rich crop of podcasts this week! I wont be posting any podcasts next Saturday, so if you hear any good ones I shouldn’t miss, let me know in the comments.
The overlooked history of one of the worst crimes ever committed by the United States government.
The indigenous population of New England suffered significant casualties from epidemics of infectious disease that swept their communities in the 1620. The colonizing English saw these plagues as the grace of God to their settlement.
An interview with a remarkable woman who rose from being a ride operator at Disneyland to an influential Imagineer at Disney Parks across the world.
China has enacted a program to no longer import recycled materials, which means that recycling collected from many US communities no longer is actually being recycled. This podcasts prods consumers to “reduce and reuse” more than they recycle, but also questions placing the burden on the consumer and suggest industry needs to reduce the material created in the first place.
Cheech Marin, famed for starring in stoner comedies, now works to bring attention to Chicano art in galleries and museums.
The 1937 General Motors strike presaged a highpoint for union membership in the United States and a period of shared prosperity. This podcast discusses how we got from there to today with record low union participation.
A romantic comedy where one the members of the couple dies before the first date. There’s a lot of clever twists in this story.
Running tally of Podcast of the Week appearances:
- The Anthropocene Reviewed – 1
- Code Switch – 1
- Fresh Air – 1
- Hidden Brain – 1
- Household Name – 1
- Hub History – 1
- More Perfect – 1
- 99% Invisible – 3
- The New Yorker Radio Hour – 1
- On the Media – 2
- Planet Money – 1
- Planet Money: The Indicator – 1
- Radio Boston – 1
- Smithsonian Sidedoor –
- This American Life – 1
- Throughline – 1
- Tomorrow Society – 1
- The Truth – 1
- The War on Cars – 1
- We Need Some Milk – 1
- What Next – 1