Mental Illness: Listening List

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. This gives a whole new meaning to the term “March Madness” that is about to sweep college campuses. So, we’re going take a different angle…

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Music – Past, Present, & Future: Listening List

February is upon us and I hope everyone is keeping warm. Here in Chicago I knock on wood every day that the winter has been pretty mild thus far. Anyhoo…onto business. This month’s theme is: Music – Past, Present, & Future. The Listenings for this month are below.Thanks to our…

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Religion, Spirituality & Belief: Listening List

Happy 2016! Hope you all had a great holiday. We’re actually on schedule for our monthly Listenings selection. One of our Chicago PBClubbers, Lynn, has proposed two podcasts that extend our holiday conversation about belief, faith, and spirituality. As you listen to the selections for this month, if you come…

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Holidays & Religion: Listening List

With the holidays approaching, let’s hear the history of those holidays, some quirky family holiday stories, and how some people are caught between two worlds. Thanks to Chicago PBClubber, Lisa, and Twitter friend, @saralistens, for choosing the listenings for this month: Backstory: Naughty & Nice. BackStory brings historical perspective to…

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Thanksgiving & Gratitude: Listening List

Thank you! According to one of the podcasts we’re listening to this month, that should make me happier. I’ll let you know how that works out for me. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we thought we’d explore a Thanksgiving/gratefulness theme. Stuff to Blow Your Mind: Surviving Thanksgiving. You may not…

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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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