Podcasts

Chairman: Rich Knowles
grichthek@gmail.com
(925) 370-6239

This activity is listening to podcasts on your own and then discussing them with your fellow podcast activity participants.  

Meetings will be at 4 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month except as noted.  

If you are completely new to podcasts and need some training in how to find podcasts the activity chair will be happy to assist.  Contact the chair to get the Zoom link.

Following is the history of podcasts listened to for this activity:

June 14 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by moderator Rich Knowles

11/10/2021 “Traitors: The Widow and the Assassin” on the American History Tellers site

11/17/2021 “Traitors: The Atomic Spies” also on the American History Tellers site

May 24 We will be discussing a podcast selected by moderator Tom Doll

4/3/2022  ‘They Came to Help Migrants. Now, Europe Has Turned on Them.” On The Daily podcast site and is specifically a Sunday Read. 

May 10  We will be discussing a podcast selected by moderator Rich Knowles

12/15/2020 “Jon Jarvis:  Absolutely American.”  on The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg podcast site 

April 26 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by our moderator Jamshed Gandi.

3/9/2022 “California’s Inconvenient Truths” on the Commonwealth Club podcast site

3/31/2022 “What Makes a Street Private and Why does SF have so many” on the Bay Curious podcasts site

April 12 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by our moderator Kenneth Main.

3/22/2022 “How energy markets are shaping Putin’s invasion – and the world” on The Ezra Klein Show podcast site.

2/21/2022 “What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s” by Lisa Genova of Still Alice on the Ted Talks Daily podcast site

3/16/2022 “Escape from Russia” on the Planet Money podcast site that is part of NPR

March 22 Three podcasts led by moderator Steve Schramm.

1/20/2022 “How Classified Info Works” on the Stuff You Should Know podcasts site

2/20/2022 “What’s so great about Retirement?” on the No Stupid Questions podcasts site

9/29/2021 “Revisionist History Presents:  Climate Change Despondency is Solvable” on the Revisionist History podcasts site

March 8 Two podcasts led by moderator Ron Cassano

12/1/2021 “Coffee: Brewing Innovation” from  the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.

8/25/2021  “The Electrical Grid: Keeping the Lights On” from the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.

February 22 Two podcasts led by Moderator Jamshed Gandi.

12/13/2021 “Predicting the Future is Possible” from the site The Ezra Klein Show

11/01/2021 “How to Feel More Empathy” from the site The Happiness Lab

February 8 Two podcasts from the Now & Then podcast site, moderator Rich Knowles

10/26/2021 “Voting Rights:  The Big Picture (ft. Carol Anderson)”

10/12/2021 “Speakers of the House: Velvet Gloves and Iron Fists”.

January 25  Two podcasts led by moderator Nick Maufe from the Radiolab podcast site.

10/15/21  Of bombs and butterflies

10/01/21  Oliver Sipple

January 11  Two podcasts led by moderator Rich Knowles from “The History Hour” produced by BBC.

6/5/2021  “The war on drugs”

4/21/2021  “How the NRA became a US political lobbying giant”

A person is assigned to decide what podcast(s) we will listen to and discuss at each meeting, and that person will be the leader for that session.  Assignments are:

4/26/2022  Jamshed Gandi