Every month we post a thematic Listening List with 1-5 hours of podcast episodes for our PBC meetings and online discussions. We send these out by email, so be sure to subscribe. You can always find the selections here.
Weight For It unpacks the nuanced thoughts of fat folks, and of all folks who think about their weight all the time. Through narrative storytelling, and some memoir, host Ronald Young Jr. hopes to have the conversations that we tend to avoid when it comes to our bodies.
From Portugal to Albania, Finland to Macedonia, we were curious to look at how Europeans are speaking about themselves today. For a continent so often caught up in its own history, how is it transforming in the midst of an evolving world and what ties to the past still hold?
Caring is a multifaceted aspect of human nature that encompasses both self-care and caregiving for others. It involves a delicate balance between nurturing oneself and extending that nurturing spirit to those around us. Self-care is an essential foundation, acknowledging the importance of maintaining our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. While it can empower us, it has also been commoditized and turned into a marketing tactic. Caregiving, on the other hand, is an essential component of any thriving society, but it has often gone overlooked on un(der)paid. These five episodes spotlight various aspects of care – from self-care to childcare to eldercare to memory care.
Gathering, whether in the form of social events, professional meetings, or communal activities, holds immense significance in our lives. The act of gathering can be pivotal in nurturing relationships, fostering progress, and building a sense of unity among individuals and communities. But, how we gather is important to consider. Creating a gathering with meaning is challenging, but important. These episodes explore how to create meaningful gatherings.
What is it about ghost stories that keeps us coming back for more? Is it our desperate desire to know what happens after death? Is it the thrill and the adrenaline that rushes through us when we’re scared while also knowing we’re safe? Is it the sense of wonder we get when we think about the afterlife? This playlist explores all things ghost-related….so make sure you listen when you’re at home alone and it’s dark outside (or, if you’re like me, make sure you’re in a crowded area in the middle of the day)!
Nostalgia acts as a bridge between our past and present, intertwining cherished memories with our current experiences. It has the remarkable ability to evoke both positive and bittersweet emotions, reminding us of moments, people, and places that have shaped us. This complex interplay of sentimentality often prompts introspection, helping us appreciate our personal growth while maintaining a connection to the aspects of our history that continue to resonate with us. Moreover, nostalgia’s universal appeal highlights the shared human experience and our innate desire to reflect on the passage of time. Listen to these four podcast episodes about nostalgia and then join in on one of our global discussions on the topic!
Humans and animals interact on a day-to-day basis. This playlist showcases how those interactions can lead to insight and understanding, but how it can also be harmful.