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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:

  • 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

This week on Start Hear:

  • No Such Thing as a Fish: Writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they've found out this week.
  • The Wild: Chris Morgan takes listeners around the world and to his own backyard to explore the beauty and wonder of the outdoors and its inhabitants.
  • Art Palace: A podcast from the Cincinnati Art Museum, where cool people meet and then talk about art.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Brains On! A podcast featuring science for kids and curious adults.
  • Something Rhymes with Purple: Enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words.
  • Hear Cincinnati: Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Reply All: A show about the internet - and trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, etc.
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno: Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book.
  • Audio Footlights: Hear behind-the-scenes tidbits and delightful insights from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 13 Minutes to the Moon: Epic stories of NASA'S missions to the Moon.
  • Beatles City: The podcast that brings you the story of the band that shook the world from the place where it all began
  • Democracy and Z: Young people from different communities share their unique Gen-Z perspective on issues like immigration, gun violence and the environment.

This week on Start Hear:

  • How to Fail: A podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right.
  • Death, Sex & Money: A podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
  • Life, Death, and Tarot: Join designer and thanatologist Cole Imperi each week along with her guest as tarot helps them to explore life, our fears and struggles, our dreams and ambitions.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Allusionist: Small adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman.
  • Audio Book Club: Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books.
  • Chiropractic Science: Interviews with leading chiropractic researchers from around the world.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Why Won't You Date Me? Every week, Nicole invites a comedian, friend, or ex-fling to interview their dating life and figure out her own.
  • The Alarmist: They say history repeats itself... not on The Alarmist’s watch.
  • Major Insight: Showcasing the students of Miami University and how they transform academic subjects into lifelong passions.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Do By Friday: A weekly challenge show hosted by Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin.
  • Forensic Myles: An unofficial companion podcast to the cult favorite - Forensic Files.
  • The Leading Edge Podcast: A weekly podcast that focuses on the need and interests of business leaders at every level. 

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dolly Parton's America: In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton - but why?
  • Climate Conversations: The climate change podcast from MIT Climate, an online community connecting questions to answers, research to solutions, and knowledge to action.
  • Wild Conjecture: A podcast dedicated to exploring the human condition through wild conjecture.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Rumble with Michael Moore: Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day.
  • Urgent Care: Self-proclaimed lifestyle gurus/very successful freaks Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari dispense completely unqualified advice to people who apparently have nowhere else to turn.
  • The Politics Guys: If you're tired of liberals and conservatives screaming at each other and you're looking for reasoned, civil political debate and analysis, The Politics Guys is here to help.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Science Vs: Science Vs finds out what's fact, what's not, and what's somewhere in between.
  • WeCrashed: A story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups.
  • Let's Not Tell Abby: We plan our lives out a day at a time, but the advice we give is timeless.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Roderick on the Line: Merlin Mann’s frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters.
  • Where Should We Begin: Step into couples therapist Esther Perel's office and listen as real couples anonymously bare the raw, intimate details of their story.
  • Terrorcast: Terrorcast is your source for movie reviews and pop culture news!

This week on Start Hear:

  • Magic Lessons: Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert helps aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully.
  • Start Here: A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes.
  • The Way I See It: Fatherhood from a colorful perspective.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Modern Love: Stories of love, loss and redemption.
  • The Happiness Lab: You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life... You're dead wrong.
  • Data Privacy Detective: Data privacy is the footprint of our existence. Those who wish to live anonymous lives must take extraordinary measures to succeed.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Hardcore History: Dan Carlin takes his unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past.
  • Trilloquy: Hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship bring you true and real stories from the fringes of classical music every week.
  • I Just Wanna... People come together and talk about their dreams and how they're taking steps to achieve them.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Wonderful! Griffin and Rachel McElroy discuss Very Good Things, and the Things that Make Them Good.
  • Special Teams: Take a look at legendary teams, and relive the victories, losses and controversies that have marked their place in history.
  • Hero Radio: Stories Beyond the Music: Musicians are interviewed by students at Melodic Connections, a music therapy studio for individuals with developmental disabilities, to make connections based on their shared love of music.

This week on Start Hear:

  • StartUp: A series about what it's really like to start a business.
  • Blood Ties: Our family members are not always who we think.
  • 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:

  • Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People: 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred.
  • Ologies: Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
  • Warrior in Progress: Honest and vulnerable discussions about how to make lasting mindset shifts so you can commit to yourself and transform your life.

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