Podcasts conquered the worlds of true crime and news long ago, but there’s a sleeper genre thriving just below the top of the charts. Over the past couple of years, we have been spoiled by the rise of some fantastic podcasts about giving and receiving advice. Whether we intend to or not, we all find ourselves in situations where we are asked to give or receive advice from time to time. Advice is how we learn from the mistakes and successes of others, and how we try to help others navigate around the potholes we weren’t lucky enough to miss. This playlist is made up of podcasts focusing on advice from several angles. Some are more lighthearted, some are serious, and you’ll even find advice on giving advice.
This playlist will examine what the future of work might hold for all types of workers, and provide some insight on broader questions about work and identity.
There is no question that we are living in uncertain times. We do not know when the global coronavirus pandemic will end. Around the world, countries are facing important elections, social justice protest movements, refugee crises, and much more. Trying to go through the motions of normal daily life and understand one’s role in creating the world we want to live in can be confounding and exhausting. The episodes this month all discuss different types of uncertainty and ways to navigate it. Hopefully we can all find something helpful to take away about how to navigate these challenging and often dark days.
Propaganda and misinformation, aka fake news, are not new. However, social networking has eased the deployment of these weapons to the political and cultural war front. How can we fight fake news in a post-truth world? Listen to this playlist to find out.
In this interview, Jenna (chapter leader of the virtual chapter of PBC) chats with Sarah Gonzalez, host and reporter on the Planet Money podcast. The theme for the December PBC playlist was Homelessness and we listened to an episode of Planet Money titled “#913: Counting the Homeless,” which looked at ways communities are helping the homeless.
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.
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.
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.