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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:

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.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Getting Curious: A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness is curious about.
  • In Bed with Nick and Megan: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman take listeners directly into their bed... because that's where every episode is recorded.
  • Inside the Writer's Head: The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's latest Writer-In-Residence chats about writing, reading, creativity, and more with special guests.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Soul Music:  A series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact.
  • What A Day: Cutting through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it - all in just fifteen minutes.
  • Lounge Acts: Intimate in-studio performances and interviews from outstanding musical artists.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Geek's Guide to the Galaxy: Author David Barr Kirtley discusses geek culture with guests rom all over the nerdosphere.
  • Detective Trapp: Anaheim homicide detective Julissa Trapp is not like other cops.
  • She Made It: Elle Zimmerman and Clara Malson eavesdrop on conversations with brave women who have stepped into their creative life purpose.

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.

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