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13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

2 months ago · "There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller charts right now."
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The Mash-Up Americans

By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. Get more at http://mashupamericans.com and on Facebook and Twitter. The Mash-Up Americans is a co-production of American Public Media and Southern California Public Radio.
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For Colored Nerds

By ForColoredNerds
Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.
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The United States of Anxiety

By WNYC Studios
The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks – aiming to answer questions you didn’t even know you had – and we’re asking, what are you willing to fight for? WNYC S...
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Lore

By Aaron Mahnke
Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
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Historically Black

By APM Reports & The Washington Post
Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingto...
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Flash Forward

By Rose Eveleth
A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
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The Space Roomba

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Stoner

By Stoner
Stoner is a freewheeling conversation that often starts with "when was the first time you ever smoked weed?" and can end up anywhere. Guests range from artists to musicians to those working in the marijuana economy. Host Aaron Lammer is also the co-host of the Longform Podcast and has co-written songs with Francis and the Lights for artists like Chance the Rapper and Drake.
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Bodega Boys

By Desus Nice & THE KID MERO
Desus Nice (@Desusnice) and The Kid Mero (@thekidmero) are the Bodega Boys https://twitter.com/BodegaBoys
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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

By Vanessa Zoltan, Casper ter Kuile & Ariana Nedelman
It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questio...
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Nancy

By WNYC Studios
BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is the producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, 2 Dope Queens and many others.
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NPR Politics Podcast

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
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Making Obama

By WBEZ Chicago
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
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Rookie

By Rookie w/ Tavi Gevinson
On the Rookie Podcast, hosted by Tavi Gevinson, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also have teenagers ask semi-qualified grownups for advice, feature work by our readers and listeners, share some life skills and pop culture recommendations, and discuss the human experience through the teenage lens. Then, we'll all know how to be people! Or at least not know, together.
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