Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category

Modern medicine

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Radiolab podcast: 23 Weeks 6 Days.

“When Kelley Benham and her husband Tom French finally got pregnant, after many attempts and a good deal of technological help, everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t. Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face… and that are still nearly impossible to answer.”

There’s also an epsiode with an Update: 23 Weeks 6 Days.

Kelley Benham, the mother, also wrote a series of gripping articles for the Tampa Bay Times about her experience: Never let go. “She came four months early, straining the limits of what is possible and what is right.”

The parents have written a book about their experiences that will be released on September 13, 2016.

Warning: You should probably not follow any of the links if you are pregnant right now.

I Like Podcasts

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The Love + Radio Podcast is one of my latest finds. I like that they have very different episodes on different subjects.

“From PRX’s Radiotopia, Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. You’ve never heard anything like it before. New installments are added monthly.”

For recommendations on which episode to listen to first, see their About page, or try one of the epsidodes I liked: Deep Stealth Mode, Sesquipedalian, Greetings from Coney Island.

I like Podcasts

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

humanature-smallOne of my new favourite podcasts is the HumaNature podcast from Wyoming Public Media. Their first season has ten episodes, all of which you can download for free from their website. If you want to see if you like it before subscribing, listen to the bonus episode: Season 1 Recap.

The Power of Podcasts

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Baltimore Sun: Conviction vacated, new trial granted for Adnan Syed of “Serial”.

“Baltimore judge has vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast that explored his case, and granted his request for a new trial.

The order from retired Judge Martin Welch was handed down Thursday afternoon. Syed has been serving a life sentence since being convicted in 2000 of killing ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a Woodlawn High School classmate, and burying her body in Leakin Park.”

Link via MetaFilter.

Previously: 2016/06/23, 2016/02/05, 2015/11/16, 2015/11/07, 2014/11/26, 2014/11/03.

Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 Sarah Koenig’s Manifesto.

“In her long-awaited Transom Manifesto, Sarah Koenig breaks down just how tricky it can be to tell a story in sound. By deconstructing the Leakin Park episode, by explaining all the things her team was unable to get to create the story, she reveals exactly how they did create it. This, fundamentally, is how non-fiction narrative works. You try to get what you want, but ultimately, you work with what you get. Sometimes the obstacles make you jump even higher. Sometimes they’re just obstacles.”