Homelessness and houselessness rates are reaching historic highs worldwide. Every city or region takes its own approach to solving homelessness, each attempt as unique as the local population. This month, we highlight some of the struggles and solutions communities are using to tackle these humanitarian crises.
In the last 5-10 years the word “disruption” has achieved a prime level of buzz-wordiness. It’s hard to remember a time when “disruption” was not used on the daily to describe a new tech company destined to become the Uber of this or the Netflix of that. Nevertheless, “disruption” or “disruptive innovation,” which was coined by Clayton Christensen in 1995, is arguably “the most influential business idea of the early 1st century.” Let’s unpack disruption a bit and listen to episodes that feature disruption in both the business and the personal domains.
Every so often we get a little crazy at PBC and do a deep dive into one podcast, rather than covering a thematic listening list. This is one of those times! You all weighed in on this decision – we posted a poll with three options on the PBC Facebook Group and you voted to do a deep dive into the Radiolab “G” series. The “G” series explores the concept of intelligence over the course of 6 episodes.
6,000 years of history, 1.5 billion people, 56 ethnic groups, where football was invented, and not where the fortune cookie was invented! How much do you know about China? This month, let’s take a glimpse into the history, economy, and culture of China.
While food is fundamental to humanity, each person’s experience with food is different. The media covers food from a variety of angles, including cultural, health and wellness, environmental, and political. From fad diets to the latest ‘it’ food, food trends shift quickly. So, let’s take this month to highlight some of the latest food trends and talk about how we, as individuals, experience food.
Every April, the U.S. celebrates National Library Week. Podcast Brunch Club is steadily adding more library partners to is list of chapters. In honor of both of these things, we wanted to put together a listening list that pays tribute to libraries all over the world.
There are somewhere around 7,000 languages in the world, but only 23 languages account for more than half of the world’s population and nearly 2/3 of all languages are from Asia and Africa. Languages can be born, invented, change, and die. They can also unite or divide. There is some controversy about whether languages can change the way we think, but there is no doubt that language and identity are inextricably linked. This podcast listening list explores language from a variety of angles.