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My love for podcasts & audiobooks has been well documented [here & here]. 

But now, it's time to dive deeper into the world of podcasts and share, not only my favorite shows, but the episodes that make me think/yell/share/want more.

So, let’s do this.


Note To Self Podcast | ashleyjoanna.com

NOTE TO SELF

Stingrays: The Conspiracy Theorist Who Was Right All Along 

Daniel Rigmaiden is a criminal. A very hard to capture criminal. It took the use of a secret police weapon that sent beams through the walls of his apartment to track him down. But, despite long odds, he figure out the secret. And his discovery has changed how we understand citizen surveillance. 


This American Life Podcast | ashleyjoanna.com

THIS AMERICAN LIFE 

The Problem We All Live With 

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there's one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. First of a two-part series. 


The Lively Show Podcast | ashleyjoanna.com

THE LIVELY SHOW

Better Than Before: Mastering Habits Based on Your Personality 

Jess interviews Gretchen Rubin about her newest book, Better than Before, which dives into the methods that allow us to make habits and stick to them - based on our individual habit tendencies. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in incorporating positive habits into their life and have struggled, or just want to do even “better than before.” 


Radiolab from WNYC Podcast | ashleyjoanna.com

RADIOLAB FROM WNYC

Eye in the Sky 

In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt used a small plane and a 44 mega-pixel camera and figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom onto that spot and then they could scroll back in time and see - literally see - who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the airforce, and brought this technology back home with him… to the United States.