Halloween & Scary Stories: Listening List

Boo!!! Did I scare you? Well, if I didn’t then the selections for this month definitely will. Chicago PBClubber, Ashley, chose October’s podcasts listenings. In honor of Halloween, here are a few podcast with a creepy theme to them. Lore – The true story behind scary stories. Episode 1: They …

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Love & Heartache: Listening List

This month Chicago PBClubber, Adela (that’s me!), made the selections. The listenings are lengthier than in the past because it’s a series. The podcast is called “Strangers,” which is part of the Radiotopia network. Strangers is hosted and produced by Lea Thau, who used to direct the Moth. Each episode …

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Health & Relationships: Listening List

You hear it said often: as long as you have your health. Well, what if you don’t? This month’s podcasts explore deterioration of health and its effect on relationships. August’s podcasts were chosen by Chicago PBClubbers, Lynn and Juleen. This month we are going to try something new to move …

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Food: Listening List

This month we’ll be exploring food through historical, cultural, and scientific lenses with two episodes chosen by Juleen, Chicago PBClubber. A Charleston Feast for Reconciliation (Gravy Episode 17). The Gravy podcast shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. In this episode, Gravy brings us the …

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Music: Listening List

This is our first months of a thematic selection for our Listenings. This month’s theme is MUSIC. Chicago PBClubber, Erin, selected the podcasts below. Podcast: Caustic Soda (weekly podcast about science, horrible news and humor hosted by Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham. Each episode of Caustic Soda takes …

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Random Selections: Listening List

It’s that time again! What we’re listening to (thanks to Chicago PBClubbers Ashley and Lisa for suggesting the podcasts this month!): StarTalk Radio – “Space Chronicles Part 1”: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Professor John Logsdon, an expert in the history of space exploration. You’ll learn Eisenhower’s secret reason for …

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Radiolab Favorites: Listening List

Our group of eight founding PBClubbers met on March 28, 2015 at a standard Chicago brunch spot, Deleece, in Lakeview. On the podcast menu was a Radiolab smorgasbord: Mr. Bliss: The story of Charles Bliss, an Austrian Jew who survived World War II with the belief that Hitler had twisted …

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