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S-Town Podcast

I was completely hooked on season 1 by Serial. I fell out of love in season 2. Now S-Town, not exactly season 3, but a co-production by Serial and This American Life, sounds very promising again. Will drop as a binge-able bundle on March 28.

From Weekly Filet #233, in March 2017.

We have locked in centuries of climate change

You’ve probably heard the news: 2016 has been the hottest year on record. For some context, I highly recommend this hour-long interview with Elizabeth Kolbert, one of the best-known writers on climate change, who won a Pulizer Prize for her book ยซThe Sixth Extinctionยป. Enlightening and trenchant. The quote that stuck in my mind: ยซWe live in yesterday’s climate.ยป

From Weekly Filet #224, in January 2017.

The West Wing Weekly

This podcast is all you can hope for. An episode by episode dissection of The West Wing. Witty and with a lot of love for detail, it instantly makes you want to watch the episodes again. Hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway โ€“ who also makes the wonderful Song Exploder podcast โ€“ and Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey in The West Wing.

From Weekly Filet #-1, in May 2016.

Serial Podcast: Season 1

Imagine a captivating crime series like ยซThe Killingยป, but with a real story and only in audio. This is the first season of Serial, a new podcast by the makers of This American Life. The story of a murder case is told in episodes over the course of a whole season. It’s only started two weeks ago and it’s fantastic. The only downside: new episodes are released weekly, so no chance of binge-listening.

From Weekly Filet #179, in October 2014.

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