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Listening Lists

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.

Holidays & Religion: Listening List

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 the events happening around us […]


Thanksgiving & Gratitude: Listening List

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 be the turkey on the […]


Halloween & Scary Stories: Listening List

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 Made a Tonic Episode 8: […]


Love & Heartache: Listening List

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 features true stories about the […]


Health & Relationships: Listening List

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 the conversation along: please bring […]


Food: Listening List

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 story of an unusual dinner […]


Music: Listening List

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 a gruesome, gory or otherwise […]


Random Selections: Listening List

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 starting NASA, why JFK offered […]

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