Podcast Playlist

Best of 2019: Podcasts we loved this year (Volume II)

The Podcast Playlist team shares the best things they heard in 2019.
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This week on Podcast Playlist, part two of our two-part extravaganza sharing the best podcasts of the year! 

Podcasts featured this week:

Revisionist History (Matt Galloway's pick) – "If you disagree with someone — if you find what they think appalling — is there any value in talking to them? In the early 1970s, the talk show host Dick Cavett, the governor of Georgia Lester Maddox, and the singer Randy Newman tried to answer this question."

Motherhacker (Kate Evans's pick) – "Bridget's life is a series of dropped calls. With a gift for gab, an ex-husband in rehab, and down to her last dollar, Bridget's life takes a desperate turn when she starts vishing over the phone for a shady identity theft ring in order to support her family."

Meditative Story (Podyssey/Melody Ma's pick)  – "A trickle of water. That's where Keith Yamashita's new life begins and his old life ends. As an entrepreneur, Keith is fluent in cheating time, in squeezing the most out of every moment, never really present in any of them. But then a trickle of water rolls down his chin. A stroke. The stroke marks the end of an old life – and the slow beginning of a new one where Keith takes his life in a new direction."

Kreative Kontrol (Mac Cameron's pick)  – "David Berman talks about the end of Silver Jews, the rise of Purple Mountains, every song on their self-titled debut, which is out via Drag City on July 12, 2019 and much more! Supported by CFRU 93.3 FM, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts."

The Daily (Elena Hudgins Lyle's pick) – "In Poland, a nationalist party has been in power for four years. The Daily heads to Warsaw, the capital, and Gdansk, the birthplace of a movement that brought down Communism, to see how this government has changed democratic institutions."

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