This week on Start Hear:

  • Science Solved It: A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science.
  • Household Name: Host Dan Bobkoff tells the surprising stories behind some of our biggest household name brands.
  • Fanfare Cincinnati: Explore the world of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and the region's vibrant arts scene.

This week on Start Hear:

  • A Piece of Work: Everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask.
  • The Stoop: Stories from across the Black diaspora. A combination of journalism, and storytelling that focuses on the things that aren't talked about enough.
  • Live from Table 1: A local interview podcast, featuring guests who are making an impact on our region in someway - at the best table at Price Hill Chili.


Jim Pelz is a prolific country-rock songwriter and performer who, when he’s not playing solo or with his band, Hickory Robot, is sitting in with other bands like Root Cellar Xtract.

Lately, he has collaborated with some great musicians to form yet another band called The Firewalkers to record an album that is a follow-up to his 2015 release, Loser Angels.

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In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory get an insider's view of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama – home to the famous Space Camps for kids – when they talk with Pat Ammons, the center's director of communications.

MacReady U.K.

Jul 24, 2018

Nick Barrows and Jay Reynolds are long-time friends who wanted to collaborate on a most extraordinary project -- to develop a soundtrack to a John Carpenter film that doesn’t exist.

They named the project after the main character in Carpenter’s The Thing, played by Kurt Russell.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Ministry of Ideas: A small podcast about big ideas.
  • Podikins: A creative podcast for kids, age 0-99.
  • The Artfuls: Informing young professionals about arts events in the Cincinnati area.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Gravity Assist: Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.
  • I Know Dino: The big dinosaur podcast.
  • Life, Death & Tarot: Join designer and thanatologist Cole Imperi as tarot helps to explore life, our fears and struggles, our dreams and ambitions.

Since the early 1990s, John Curley - bass player for the Afghan Whigs - has been a great friend to the local music scene and, as operator of UltraSuede Studio, has helped countless bands and musicians achieve their dreams of having their music recorded in a professional studio.

Then, in March, John was forced to close up shop at UltraSuede after 25 years, but quickly found that he had friends on the other side of the river that wanted to collaborate.

By relocating to The Lodge in Dayton, KY, John has found a new home for his talents, his passion and his gear.

Welcome To PaoliFest

Jul 12, 2018

PaoliFest is a joint venture between Black Vulture Project and Jordana Greenberg, a local musician and internationally touring performer who credits the musicians she encountered in Paoli among the influences that have shaped her career.

The inaugural PaoliFest will take place August 11, 2018 at the Tomato Products Company in Paoli, IN. Built to be a celebration of the town and community, the festival will be a completely free event featuring local and nationally touring musicians, visual art, films made by local youth, food and craft vendors, workshops, jam sessions and children's entertainment.


In this episode of Looking Up, urban astronomer Nick Lloyd joins hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman in the studio to talk about his backyard observatory and how he's able to view galaxies with the use of EAA – Electronically Assisted Astronomy.

Here's a link to the forum Nick mentioned: Cloudy Nights EAA Observation and Equipment

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Salt: From the NPR Science Desk a podcast about what we eat and why we eat it.
  • American Fiasco: The true story of how NOT to win the World Cup.
  • Aftermath: Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye due to gun violence.

Classic rock icons Dave Mason & Steve Cropper bring their Rock & Soul Revue to Bechtold Park in Sycamore Township on July 13. I had the unique pleasure to speak with both musicians for Around Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • America Abroad: An hour-long audio journey deep inside an international news story.
  • Upon Further Review: The greatest sports minds imagine how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way.
  • Podopolis: A very Porkopolis podcast.

Heavy Hinges: Lonely

Jul 2, 2018

Heavy Hinges has just released their 3rd album entitled Lonely - a collection of songs full of passion and strength that are as universal as they are personal. They still sustain that "sublime ruckus" that endeared them to me 4 years ago when I first heard Mean Old City.


In this 1 year anniversary episode of Looking Up, Shankar Vedantam, NPR science correspondent and host of the podcast and weekly show Hidden Brain, joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about the genesis of Hidden Brain, where the stories come from, and a bit on the mindset of astronauts.

This week on Start Hear:

  • But Why? Tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
  • Highlights Hangout: A unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights Magazine.
  • Take It Outdoors: Enjoy the outdoors from the indoors as we open up the natural world around you through discussions about the nature of southwest Ohio.

Be Blessed by TRIIIBE

Jun 20, 2018

To some they are a band, to others they are activists, and to many they are heroes.

To me, the artists of TRIIIBE are all three.


Jun 19, 2018

Phasmids is an eclectic collective of artists and creatives. That approach to the band and the music is reflected in the synth-pop / prog-rock hybrid that makes Phasmids unique.

This week on Start Hear:

  • American Innovations: Using immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century.
  • Spirits: A boozy podcast about mythology, legends, and lore.
  • Phantom Power: An aural exploration of the sonic arts and humanities.

When most people think of a 4th of July parade, certain images come to mind; but the Independence Day parade that, to me, most embodies the idea of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the one that happens in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside.

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In this episode of Looking Up, reminiscences of visits to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome the museum's new director, and former chief scientist at NASA, Ellen Stofan.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Only Human: A podcast about making the most of our health.
  • Kondabolu Brothers: Ashok and Hari Kondabolu dissect their experiences growing up as second generation Indian Americans and how their upbringing influences their take on pop culture and politics.
  • Fans of...: A podcast about roller derby, and the fascinating people and adventures it takes us to.

Sharon Is Karen, the newest album from Tooth Lures a Fang, displays an acutely DIY approach to recording, which allows them to take full control of the process.

The music and lyrics are a result of a tenuous balance between the absurdly funny and the uncomfortably dark.

By blending classic synth flow, improv jazz orchestration and hip-hop drive, the debut and title album by Flocks places them somewhere within the Venn diagram of Chick Corea, Childish Gambino and Frank Zappa.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Design Matters: Debbie Millman profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.
  • Couple's Therapy with Candace and Casey: Casey Neistat and his wife Candice discuss candidly the ups and downs of their marriage, friendship, parenting, and lives.
  • FC Cincinnati Fan Show: The official weekly radio show of FC Cincinnati, recorded and aired live from MadTree Taproom in Cincinnati.

Beginning June 5th at Noon, Radio Artifact, a local independent radio station based in Northside that showcases the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati, will be broadcast on 91.7 WVXU HD-2.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Can I Pet Your Dog?: Every Tuesday, dog owner Allegra Ringo, dog wanter Renee Colvert, and producer Travis McElroy talk to guests about their dogs, discuss dogs they met this week, and brief you on dogs news.
  • The Future of Everything: Know what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.
  • We Want a Podcast: A podcast about three friends who definitely want a podcast, but can't agree on what it should be about.


Ohioan John Glenn, the first man to orbit the earth, will be honored with the opening of the John Glenn Astronomy Park inside the Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Sporkful: The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters.
  • Drawn: An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.
  • Bengals Beat Podcast: Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr., deliver the news, analysis, interviews and observations from inside Paul Brown Stadium.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Science Friday: Hosted by Ira Flatow, Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science.
  • Brainstuff: Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore - and explain - the everyday science in the world around us.
  • The Apple Slice: An educational podcast about education.