Sep 7, 2020
Ep 434 - Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
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What if all we knew about alien culture was their garbage? Or is it their garbage? The Strugatsky brothers' most famous novel is about a world where stalkers crawl through hazardous Zones for precious artifacts. Also it's about hope, bureaucracy, and our relationship to the unknown.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

My Year in Mensa
My Year in Mensa
iHeartRadio & Jamie Loftus
Episode 4: Scottish Hooters and the Death of the Mensa Slut
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com. Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien. Music used in this episode: "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Highland, Bagpipe, Joyful Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZqBSq7_GA Licensed to YouTube by Epidemic Sound (on behalf of Epidemic Sound); Epidemic Sound Publishing "Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) “Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "The Time of My Life" Karaoke (Fair Use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAW18eoevk "Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
45 min
All My Relations Podcast
All My Relations Podcast
Matika Wilbur & Adrienne Keene
Vote (If You Want To & Can)
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day, and today is a good day to talk about how we can protect and uplift our communities. One way we can do that is by voting. That is a complicated suggestion for Native America, and on this episode, we discuss why.  Vote to make Indigenous voices heard. Vote because informed voting is activism. Vote for our ancestors that died for the right to do it. Vote because even though this isn’t our system, it is the system we live within. Vote for land back. Vote for Missing and Murdered Women. Vote to protect our right to choose. Vote for our bodies. Vote for critical race theory. Vote for family. Vote to take down the wall. Vote because we live in a settler colonial state, but it’s still Turtle Island. ++++ Special Thanks to @maxlevin for the music on this episode. Huge thanks to @teoelisio. Amazing artwork by @ciarasana. And thanks to our small powerhouse team, Will, Lindsey and @kristinbolan.  Resources mentioned in the podcast: How to develop your voting plan, resources for absentee ballots, rules, and more: Votesaveamerica.com  NCAI infographic about Native voting power: http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/campaigns/NCAI_NativeVoteInfographic.pdf New podcast from NDN collective about voting: SkoVOTEDen https://ndncollective.org/sko-vote-den-why-voting-in-ndn-country-matters-and-a-new-podcast-hosted-jade-begay/  Info, art, and resources for Native Vote 2020: https://nativesvote2020.com/ History of Native voting rights: https://vote.narf.org/ * * * * Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
30 min
Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
Slate Podcasts
Turn Around, Bright Eyes, Part 1
Hit Parade is back for non-Slate Plus listeners! Upcoming episodes will be split into two parts, released two weeks apart. For the full episode right now, sign up for Slate Plus and you'll also get The Bridge, our Trivia show and bonus deep dive into our subjects. slate.com/hitparadeplus. Producers and songwriters have a major impact on how a finished pop song sounds, and feels. But it’s possible no hitmaking mastermind—not even Phil Spector—has had a more specific pop sound than Jim Steinman. His songs have an unmistakable signature: pounding pianos, revving motorcycles, sometimes literal thunder. And power-vocalists singing passionate lyrics that don’t always make sense but always sound like the fate of the world depends on this song. Chris Molanphy tells the story of a fervent, headstrong songwriter who fused with a singer who called himself Meat Loaf, creating a blockbuster song cycle called Bat Out of Hell. Steinman then went on to spread his pomp-rock to other artists: Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.” Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” Every song sounded like a hallelujah chorus and a Broadway show—even though Steinman’s actual Broadway show was a notorious flop. But nothing keeps Jim Steinman down. Forever’s gonna start tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
53 min
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