Finding Fred
Finding Fred
Nov 26, 2019
6: Kamau
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Encyclopedia Womannica
Encyclopedia Womannica
Wonder Media Network
Politicians: Charlene Mitchell
Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we’ll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know -- but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Leading Ladies, Activists, STEMinists, Hometown Heroes, and many more. Encyclopedia Womannica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Encyclopedia Womannica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith, Cinthia Pimentel, Grace Lynch, and Maddy Foley. Special thanks to Shira Atkins, Edie Allard, Luisa Garbowit, and Carmen Borca-Carrillo. We are offering free ad space on Wonder Media Network shows to organizations working towards social justice. For more information, please email Jenny at The 2020 election will be here before we know it, and we want to make sure every eligible voter has the information they need to register to vote and to cast a ballot. WMN is teaming up with Rock the Vote to help you register and to make sure you have the resources you need! Don’t wait until the last minute! Check out Rock the Vote’s resources now to make sure you’re ready and signed up to get any election-related updates at We believe your voice is powerful! Did you know that you are the biggest influencer of your friends and family? It’s true. So take the time to talk with them about the importance of making sure their voter registration is up-to-date and share these resources with them. Together, we have the power to decide our future! Follow Wonder Media Network: * Website * Instagram * Twitter
6 min
Madigan's Pubcast
Madigan's Pubcast
Kathleen Madigan
Episode 10: Noodling, Lost Tribes, and Michigan Militia
Kathleen opens the show pouring a glass of Erath pinot noir, and introduces the newest guest to the Pub: Tanya Tucker, who was a birthday gift from Ron White.  Kathleen loves that her Guatamalean friends refer to Ron as “Grande Rubio,” even though he isn’t blonde anymore. Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving the time involved to perfect Dolly’s hair.  “GAS STATION or ROAD” FOOD: Kathleen revisits her desire for her favorite breakfast tacos (outside of Texas), which are made by Loves Truck Stops.  Her goof friend and comedian Kelly MacFarland shares her own fave hangover food when a Loves isn’t accessible, which is any of the Jimmy Dean Breakfast Roll Ups.  With Ruby Tuesday filing for bankruptcy, Kathleen discusses her favorite options for dinner on the road including Longhorn Steakhouse (Kathleen loves their house salad and thinks they have the best Ranch dressing on the planet.) STEVIE NICKS PANDEMIC RESPONSE: Kathleen provides an update from a new interviewon the latest statements pertaining to the COVID pandemic from Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks, who is incredibly upset that a large group of the general population refuse to wear masks to stop the spread of the virus.  Stevie states that she is depressed because she can’t tour due to the pandemic, and has written a new song called “Show Them The Way.” Kathleen does her best Stevie impression singing a few bars of the new tune.   MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 370 UPDATE: Fans of Kathleen know that she is obsessed with the missing airplane as depicted in her bit referencing the incident.  She provides breaking newsthat an Australian fisherman has found airplane parts washed up on a beach in North Queensland. FACEBOOK’S QUANON BAN: Kathleen is delighted that a recent Facebook move has banned QAnon from its platform.  EVEL KNIEVAL VS DISNEY: Kathleen reads breaking news that Evel Knieval’s son Kelly has filed a law suit against Disney Pixar stating that Pixar’s character Duke Kaboom is generally based on the likeness of his father, and he wants compensation. NOODLING CRIMES AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS: Kathleen loves everything to do with noodling, or “hillbilly handfishing,” although she’s terrified to try it herself.  She has a long bit in her act about the pros and cons of Noodling in her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix, and reads a recent article about an alleged “noodling incident” at the Lake of the Ozarks where two men were arrested on charges of  CRUISE SHIP SCRAPS: Kathleen dives into the world of cruise ship graveyards, and discusses the recent increase in inventory in the scrap yards that break down cruise ships when they are no longer commissioned for sailing as a result of a dramatic decrease in cruise travel due to the COVID pandemic.  She reviews the locations of the shipyards in places like Aliaga, Turkey, and discusses how cruise ship lines route ships that they are retiring from service at discount prices.   CANADIAN MONSTER SHARK: Kathleen is obsessed with sharks, and she follows many Twitter accounts that OSEARCH has sanctioned as real sharks. Kathleen follows the nearly 60 white sharks that OSEARCH is tracking, and is excited to announce that a 17-foot white shark was just caught off of the coast of Nova Scotia, and Nukumi was found full of multiple seals.  Kathleen reads another article involving the recent capture of an albino tope shark, which is incredibly rare.   WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen continues watching The Vow on HBO, and “Studio 54” on Netflix. Kathleen loves the history depicted in the documentary of the historic NYC nightclub, and the follow up interviews with co-founder Ian Schrager. MICHIGAN GUBERNATORIAL KIDNAPPING: Kathleen reviews the recent hillbilly kidnapping attempt by the Wolverine Watchmen of the Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer.  Kathleen reviews the background of the thirteen men charged with kidnapping, including their “training” and planning at a vacuum store, and also their use of social media to communicate with each other regarding the full details of the plot.  Kathleen dives into the Boogaloo movement, which is the fundamental belief that the Watchmen support.  Kathleen loves the animation in the description of their compound by the next door neighbor to the Watchmen.   MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Kathleen discusses the four virtually uncontacted tribes that the outside world knows very little about, including the Sentinelese, the cannibalistic Korowai, the Brazillian Fleicheros, and the Amazonian Mashco-Piro tribe.
1 hr 17 min
The Story Collider
The Story Collider
Erin Barker
Epidemic Response Part 1: Stories about past epidemics
This week we present two stories from our back catalog of people having to handle previous epidemics. Part 1: As a pediatrician in the 1980s, Ken Haller comes across a disturbing X-ray. Part 2: On her first day working in the White House under President Obama, microbiologist Jo Handelsman receives some bad news. Ken is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He serves on the boards of the Arts & Education Council of Greater St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Library Associates, and the Gateway Media Literacy Project. He has also served on the board of the Missouri Foundation for Health and as President of the St. Louis Pediatric Society; the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization; the Gateway Men’s Chorus, St. Louis’s gay men’s chorus: and GLMA, the national organization of LGBT health care professionals. He is a frequent spokesperson in local and national media on the health care needs of children and adolescents. Ken is also an accomplished actor, produced playwright, and acclaimed cabaret performer. In 2015 he was named Best St. Louis Cabaret Performer by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he has taken his one-person shows to New York, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco. His special interests include cultural competency, health literacy, the relationship of medicine to the arts, the effects of media on children, and the special health needs of LGBT youth. His personal mission is Healing. Dr. Jo Handelsman is currently the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Previously, she served President Obama for three years as the Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and has served on the faculties of UW-Madison and Yale University. Dr. Handelsman has authored over 200 papers, 30 editorials and 5 books. She is responsible for groundbreaking studies in microbiology and gender in science. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
37 min
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