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Daily Staff Recommends of books and other stuff accessible from home during our time of social distancing
Sara recommends this amazing podcast from Jeopardy star Ken Jennings and Indie Rock musician John Roderick compile
an encyclopedic reference of strange-but-true stories compiled as a time capsule for future generations.
Funny and informative learn about things like Hotel Detectives, Egg Cracking Machines, Trucker Culture, and Extremely Overdue Library Books!
This is a fun listen for science/epidemiology and plant enthusiasts, as they have crossover podcasts featuring botanists. Featuring Quarantini recipes and fun facts on the history of diseases and current research for cures and scientific implications.
Make Me Smart is a podcast from the folks at APM's Marketplace, with hosts Kai Ryssdal (Marketplace) and Molly Wood (Marketplace Tech) dishing out relevant and in-depth conversation at the intersection of economics and technology. This is a great weekly podcast, but during the COVID-19 pandemic they have moved to make this a daily podcast, so there is up-to-date commentary on the economy, business news, and daily life as we move through these uncertain times together.
Comedian Marc Maron brings his humor and wit to this long-form interview program. Maron interviews fellow comedians and actors as well as musicians, writers, and the occasional U.S. President. Over the course of each episode, Maron and his guest discuss subjects that range from art and politics to health and wellness, always with openness and honesty, making for a pleasurable listen.
Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of true crime podcasts available, Root of Evil is an epic. It tells the story of the Hodel family, and its infamous connections with the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia. Told by sisters Rasha and Yvette, the great grand daughters of the suspected murderer, Dr. George Hodel, Root of Evil is an ugly dive into the family’s past as well as a bleak and seedy uncovering of 1940s Los Angeles.
For anyone interested in learning more about the United States Supreme Court, this podcast is a solid starting point. Its hosts follow the history of the court from its inception to modern times, highlighting both better and lesser known landmark cases that continue to have lasting impacts on life and politics in the United States.
Science Vs explores past advancements and current challenges in science. Along the way, its hosts cover hotly debated issues in the science community, debunk myths and trailblazing scientists from across the globe in ways both entertaining and accessible.
For those true crime fans, this podcast granularly accounts the unfolding details of the DC Sniper on an episode to episode basis Starting in October 2002 in Montgomery County, Maryland when an unidentified sniper began randomly killing people going about their daily lives till it’s dramatic conclusion this podcast does not disappoint.