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Having trouble sorting through the almost 300,000 podcasts out there?

We can help. Let Tripp Eldredge, your friendly Podcast Jockey introduce you to new national and local podcasts on Start Hear. Each episode will provide you with three podcasts (2 national and 1 local) that might be new to you, some audio clips to pique your interest, and a few other tidbits from the exploding world of podcasts.

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This week on Start Hear:

  • Dear Hank and John: Hank and John Green answer questions, give questionable advice, and talk about Mars and AFC Wimbledon.
  • Cautionary Tales: Tim Harford brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos.
  • S(o)up's On: Loveland City School District discussions on everything from school levies to more exciting and fun things.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Go Fact Yourself: This game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in.
  • Have You Seen This Man? Join the real-time nationwide manhunt for escaped Ohio death row inmate Lester Eubanks.
  • Wesearch: Em Meurer talks to researchers to find out what gets them excited about learning and make understanding research fun!

This week on Start Hear:

  • Scriptnotes: Each week, screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters.
  • Richard's Famous Food Podcast: A mix of journalism, absurdity & sonic delight brought to you by James Beard Award-nominated food writer, filmmaker, and audio impresario Richard Parks III.
  • That's So Cincinnati: This podcast is about you: The Cincinnatian.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Dollop: Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds picks a subject from history and examine it.
  • Sick: An investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy.
  • Creators in Cincy: Featuring content creators and production extraordinaires from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Nice Try! Avery Trufelman explores stories of people who tried to design a better world - and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan.
  • The Mysterious Mr. Epstein: This is the story of how a wealthy financier was apparently able to elude justice for financial and sexual crimes from his first days as a young man on Wall Street, until the very end.
  • Nature vs. Narcissism: Heather and her guests discuss true crimes and the narcissists who commit them.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Welcome to Night Vale: Community updates from Night Vale: local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, dark hooded figures, and cultural events.
  • Mythical Monsters: Mythical Monsters tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind.
  • Paranormal Porkopolis: A podcast about the Queen City of Cincinnati and the ghosts who haunt her.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Limetown: This six-part podcast asks the question, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"
  • Office Ladies: The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you.
  • Looking Up: Hosted by Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman, Looking Up brings you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.

This week on Start Hear:

  • An Arm and a Leg: A podcast about the cost of healthcare.
  • Portraits: Art, biography, history and identity collide in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
  • Tragedy to Triumph: Amazing stories from people in Recovery hosted by Aaron Laine.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Sidedoor: More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian's vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins.
  • Breaking Beliefs: Explore the internal beliefs that drive your habits that prevent you from what you want most in your life.
  • Move Norwood Forward: Norwood, Ohio is a city full of passionate citizens. Every Monday, join local resident Jon Moore as he interviews the people who are moving Norwood forward.

This week on Start Hear:

  • A Taste of the Past: Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food.
  • Passenger List: A missing plane, a cabin full of suspects, a search for truth.
  • Organize 365: Home organization tips, strategies and motivation with professional organizer Lisa Woodruff.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Road to Somewhere: For anyone grappling with life changes, co-hosts Lisa Oz & Jill Herzig, explore how to get fearless about transformation & actually enjoy theride.
  • The Genius of Liberty: A podcast series about the crucial yet forgotten role Ohio played in the fight for woman suffrage.
  • What The F*t: A podcast about what it means to be fit... whatever the f**k that means.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 1619: In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the British colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began.
  • Far From Home: Award-winning radio journalist Scott Gurian documents unexpected adventures and chance encounters with interesting people around the world.
  • Why Are You Like This? Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams talk human behavior and pseudoscience under a cloud of sage as they attempt to determine why people are the way that they are.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Levar Burton Reads: Lose yourself in a great story as LeVar Burton reads a piece of short fiction.
  • Today in True Crime: Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we.
  • Bawse with a Cause: A podcast designed to explore and advance the perspectives, experiences, stories, and insights of leaders of color in the wider nonprofit sector.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Hidden Brain: A conversation about life's unseen patterns, hosted by NPR Science correspondent Shankar Vedantam.
  • Room 20: A story about the search for a man's identity and the truth about his accident.
  • Night of the Living Podcast: We like to talk about more than just horror films.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Cabinet of Curiosities: An encyclopedic collection of the extraordinary, the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.
  • 1865: April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.
  • Wondertwins: Every week, siblings Jane and Jonathan gather under a tent made of cheap moving blankets to talk about the important things.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Love Letters: A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories.
  • Noble Blood: Explore the stories of some of history's most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between.
  • Unstoppable Talk: Take a look at business and technology innovators in Cincinnati and beyond.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Dissect: Breaking long-form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes.
  • Rap Parlee: Discussions, reviews, analysis and explorations opf all things rap and rap related.
  • Get Schooled by Reeves and Ford: Chris Reeves and Joel Ford are high school counselors who spend a lot of time on college admission.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Ripley's Believe It or Notcast: Find the answers to everything you never knew you needed to know.
  • Bleeped: A documentary podcast about censorship and those who firmly stand up to it.
  • Making Progress: Clyde Gray and CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell discuss strategic priorities, new initiatives and partnerships designed to strengthen the city's public schools.

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