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  • 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:

  • Villains: Explore the most interesting, most intimidating, most undeniable movie villains in history.
  • Teenager Therapy: Five stressed, sleep deprived, yet energetic teens sit down and talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager. Is high school really as bad as everyone says?
  • Focus on Technology: Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Keep It: Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all.
  • Solve: You are the detective. Listeners play-along as they attempt to solve cases, inspired by true crimes.
  • The Music Box: Taking classical music out of the box and giving you the inspiration and tools to compose your stories into music.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Swindled: A true crime podcast about white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil.
  • Chasing Cosby: The definitive take of the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.
  • Premier Health Now On Air - Covid Edition: With the news about COVID-19 evolving daily, get insights from Premier Health specialists who help to make sense of the latest developments.

This week on Start Hear:

  • About Race: A look at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
  • Talking Sopranos: Sopranos co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa host the definitive Sopranos re-watch podcast.
  • Nature Guys: Nature Guys connects you to the exciting natural world right in your own neighborhood.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dope Labs Podcast: Science and Pop-Culture Podcast hosted by two scientists & best friends.
  • Hear to Slay: Hear to Slay is the black feminist podcast of your dreams - compelling conversations curated in only the way black women can.
  • Sing the Queen City: We talk to the singers, conductors, and administrators that make our city a great place for singing. 

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Michelle Obama Podcast: The former First Lady dives deep into conversations with loved ones - family, friends, and colleagues - to discuss the relationships in our lives that make us who we are.
  • Spooked: True-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves.
  • Queen City Bulletin: Up to the minute Civil War news from Cincinnati's most trusted news source.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dior Talks: An ongoing series of compelling podcasts that explore the House's position at the intersection of art, culture and society.
  • Every Little Thing: Turn over the rock, peek through the keyhole, go down the rabbit hole. There's always more to it.
  • High Heels and Politics: Join Mary Anne Christie as she interviews the leaders of today and tomorrow.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Very Presidential: Uncover the most damning details surrounding history's most high-profile leaders.
  • Smartless: A podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity.
  • What the Fit: A podcast about what it means to be fit... whatever the f**k that means.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Song Exploder: Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.
  • Duolingo Spanish Podcast: True stories for English speakers learning Spanish.
  • Looking Up: The latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation. 

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.

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