Start Hear

  • Hosted by Tripp Eldredge

Looking for your next podcast obsession?

With over 900,000 podcasts and 30 million episodes available, it's nearly impossible to know where to begin.

Start Hear, hosted by Tripp Eldredge, will introduce you to local and national podcasts worth checking out.

You'll find podcasts that might be new to you, some audio clips to pique your interest, and a few other tidbits from the exploding world of podcasts, including a weekly look at what's hot across the nation.

Plus, don't miss the Start Hear Collections for more Cincinnati Public Radio podcasts, curated recommendations from Tripp, the staff and listeners of WVXU. You can make a recommendation too!

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This week on Start Hear:

  • Welcome to LA: David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.
  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.
  • The Jerry Springer Podcast: The former mayor, news anchor, and trashy talk-show host is back home, recording a (nearly) weekly show that touches on everything from politics to bear attacks.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • My Year in Mensa: Jamie Loftus takes you through her year in the high-IQ Mensa society.
  • Nice White Parents: If you want to understand what's wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents.
  • OKI Wanna Know: WVXU answers your questions about the Tri-State. No question is too serious, or too silly!

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dying for Sex: When host Nikki Boyer's best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold.
  • Slow Burn: How is it that two of the most famous performers in the world were murdered within a year of each other - and their killings were never solved?
  • O’Toole from Moscow: This what happens when a couple of low-level Russian embassy workers flee New York, wind up in Cincinnati, and one becomes a member of professional baseball's oldest franchise.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Floodlines: The story of an unnatural disaster.
  • Rabbit Hole: What is the internet doing to us?
  • Choose Your Struggle: Seeking to educate listeners on the issues of Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, and Drug Use, and help end the stigma.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dead Eyes: Connor Ratliff embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades.
  • Home Cooking: We want to help you figure out what to cook (and keep you company) during the quarantine!
  • A Picture's Worth: We give women, typically relegated to history's sidelines, a platform to document movements that are reshaping our world.

This week on Start Hear:

  • How Was Your Run Today? Bryan and Peter talk about running in a weekly podcast. Features interviews with some amazing runners, their own running updates, and whatever makes them laugh.
  • The Adventure Zone: Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of - you know, kobolds or whatever.
  • Fanfare Cincinnati: Explore the world of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and the region's vibrant arts scene through conversations with performers, conductors and the people behind the scenes who make the music possible.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Someone Knows Something: In 1964, the remains of Charles Moore and Henry Dee were found in the Mississippi River. No one was convicted. 40 years later, Charles's brother returns to reopen the case and confront the Klan.
  • Lore: Exposing the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.
  • Hey Black Child: The Ausmer Family, Lionell, Nicole, Avery, & Jackson talk Black Excellence.
     

This week on Start Hear:

  • You Must Remember This: This storytelling podcast explores the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century.
  • You’re Dead to Me: The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do.
  • From Cincinnati: People love their Cincinnati favorites, and nearly everyone from Cincinnati likes to talk about their hometown. That's where this show comes in. 

This week on Start Hear:

  • Phoebe Reads a Mystery: Phoebe Judge reads a mystery novel, chapter by chapter.
  • Sandra: Helen thought her new job would help her forget her dreary hometown, but working behind the curtain on everyone's favorite A.I. isn't quite the escape she expected.
  • The Cincy Shirts Podcast: It's all Cincy, all the time, discussing the past, present, and future of the Queen City.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Call Your Girlfriend: A podcast for long-distance besties everywhere.
  • The Murder Squad: Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases.
  • The Audacity to Podcast: Learn about launching and improving your podcast.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Bodies: Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.
  • In the Dark: Investigative journalism and in-depth reportage from APM Reports
  • Classics for Kids: Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Dream: Dive into the world of pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, and all the other businesses that require their members to recruit their friends in hopes of a commission.
  • Confronting Demons with Megan Stalter: We all have demons - the things in life that we’re scared to face. This is especially true for comedian Megan Stalter, who has more demons than anybody in the history of the world.
  • Redleg Nation Radio: Where obsessive fans of Cincinnati Reds baseball gather.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Citations Needed: A podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power.
  • The Last Archive: A show about the history of truth, and the historical context for our current fake news, post-truth moment.
  • Untold Stories of Innovation: How do leading innovators get people to believe, fund, and support their big ideas?

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Habitat: On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year.
  • Decomposed: Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius.
  • The Evolved Career: A podcast to inspire, entertain, teach and yes, give you a kick in the seat of the pants so you can move forward and get the career, and the life, you want.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Las Culturistas: Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of culture.
  • Science Rules! with Bill Nye: Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world - one phone call at a time
  • The 90-Second Naturalist: A daily glimpse into the natural world from Thane Maynard, President of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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