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Fairy Tales: September 2021 podcast playlist

Fairy Tales: September 2021 podcast playlist

Fairy tales have been impacting culture for centuries longer than social media. These stories are so deeply entwined in our upbringings and our psyches that it’s often hard to realize exactly how firmly they have taken hold of us. Let’s take a step back and look at the stories historically and contextually—what were they trying to tell us, and what are they telling us now? Can they still offer us value, or should Snow White, Arielle, and the gang be cancelled?





Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: May 2021 podcast playlist

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: May 2021 podcast playlist

Beauty is subjective…one person’s “beautiful” is another person’s “ugly.” Yet, as a society we continually strive for beauty. But, what does that mean exactly? How does society place value on certain types of beauty over others? Has social media and the proliferation of the “selfie” changed the way we understand beauty? This podcast playlist was curated in an effort to explore those questions and more. 


Mother Earth: April 2021 podcast playlist

Mother Earth: April 2021 podcast playlist

Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today, but too often us humans see ourselves as removed from the problem, the solutions, and “the environment” itself. This playlist was compiled with that in mind: the ways we think, talk, and advocate for climate stability are at least as important as energy technology is to […]


Women: March 2021 podcast playlist

Women: March 2021 podcast playlist

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ve curated a playlist that highlights women who challenge the status quo. While there were so many angles we could have taken with this playlist, we decided to focus on more recent times rather than taking a deeply historical perspective. If you feel those are missing and want to hear more about the history of women’s rights, check out some of the bonus episodes below the main playlist. 


Black Experiences: February 2021 podcast playlist

Black Experiences: February 2021 podcast playlist

In honor of Black History Month, we put together a podcast that highlights 5 stories from Black people around the world. This is by no means a comprehensive exploration of the breadth of the Black experience, but we hope it offers a few lenses from which to begin a discussion, including belonging, culture, citizenship, language, struggle, and joy.


Friendship: January 2021 podcast playlist

Friendship: January 2021 podcast playlist

Research shows that maintaining friendships is a key to happiness. People who are more connected report greater levels of life satisfaction. However, it seems that we prioritize romantic relationships while relegating platonic ones to the backseat. We’ve heard over and over again that loneliness is an epidemic, but making new friends as an adult can be challenging. This playlist explores the importance of friendships with a focus on practical tips and stories about specific types of friendships.


Talking ‘Bout My Generation: December 2020 podcast playlist

Talking ‘Bout My Generation: December 2020 podcast playlist

What does it mean to be part of a “generation?” It defines us by age, era, experience, and values. And the generational divide can feel all too real with one generation blaming another for the impending downfall of society. Yet many of our loved ones do not belong to the same generation as we do and we often have to navigate tricky terrain when it comes to mutual understanding. This month’s playlist highlights generational stories and intergenerational conversations as a way to examine this cultural phenomenon.

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