Decoder Ring :: Clown Panic
A history of clowns and how they’ve gone from funny to terrifying.
Hidden Brain :: Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present
There are times when a song, book, or tv show I loved leaves me with a feeling of crippling nostalgia, so I was interested in this examination on how our brains reflect on the past.
To The Best of Our Knowledge :: Is Guilt A Wasted Emotion?
Speaking of reflecting on the past, how about an unhealthy dose of regret and guilt.
The Sounds in My Head :: “Hey, the 80’s called…”
A podcast full of current music that sounds like it was made in the 1980s. But the good New Wave sounds of the 80s, not the crumby songs that actually made the top 40 in the 80s.
HUB History :: Immigration in Boston
Present day anti-immigrant prejudice and hysteria has long historical roots as seen in these three stories from Boston history: the Sacco and Vanzetti case, Chinese tongs in Chinatown, and the destruction of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown.
Whenever Cleveland is mentioned, one hears about the Cuyahoga River catching fire, but until listening to this podcast I was unaware that there were multiple fires over decades and the considerable damage that they caused.
The much-maligned shark gets a fair shake. And I still love Jaws even if it’s wrong.
Insight into what may make a person commit horrible atrocities, and what we can do to counter that.
Not a typical Planet Money episode as it focuses on people tortured and forced to confess by the Chicago police, and the thorny issue of deciding on how much to pay in reparations.
Interviews with people affected by violence, both people harmed by police and officers harmed by suspects. Particularly interesting is the black man who served as a police officer and participated in protests to reform the police, sometimes on both sides on the same day.
This weeks podcast of the week is the music program The Sounds in My Head which offers up a special all-women episode.
There’s a lot of good music here, I am especially fond of Childbirth, Prince Rama, Colleen Green, Plush, and Habibi.