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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:

  • Skimm This: Breaking down the most important stories of the day and explaining why they matter - all in 10 minutes.
  • One Plus One: What happens when two geniuses meet - and what we can learn from these pairs in our own work and life relationships?
  • Downtown Download: Showcasing a unique collection of events that will give you a reason to visit downtown Cincinnati for the first time or the fortieth time. 

This week on Start Hear:

  • Freakonomics: Pop-friendly investigations into "the hidden side of everything" include the implications of an undead economy and how to save $1 billion.
  • Over My Dead Body: We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things.
  • Local Exposure: Focusing on the thriving music scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Mar 12, 2019

This week on Start Hear:

  • Bad With Money: You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? This is is the opposite of that.
  • Throughline: The past is never past. Every headline has a history.
  • Redleg Nation Radio: Where obsessive fans of Cincinnati Reds baseball gather.

This week on Start Hear:

  • A Way with Words: A fun and funny public radio show about words, language, and how we use them.
  • The Ron Burgundy Podcast: Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand.
  • Soul Work For Moms: Grow personally and spiritually and connect with a beautiful community of women as you hear from real-life moms who share their journeys in motherhood.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Tell Me Something I Don't Know: Host Stephen J. Dubner and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don't know.
  • The Dropout: The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong.
  • Cincy Music Spotlight: A weekly local music show that features a mix of the region's most talented musicians and a recap of local music news.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Bubble: Welcome to Fairhaven, a literal bubble of corporate utopia set amid the wild, goblin-infested Brush.
  • Mobituaries: An irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past.
  • Pardon the Punctuation: Talking sports and current event topics in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Phil In The Blanks: Experience a side of Dr. Phil you may have been missing as he delves into the minds of the most interesting and accomplished people in the world today.
  • The Big One - Your Survival Guide: Host Jacob Margolis and Producer Misha Euceph take you on a journey to understand what the catastrophic earthquake will mean for Los Angeles, the U.S., and the world.
  • 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.

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Feb 5, 2019

This week on Start Hear:

  • It Seemed Smart: Enter the amusing, diabolical, and entertaining world of sports trickery and mayhem.
  • Life Kit: You know you need to exercise, but there are always a million excuses not to.
  • The Pope's Long Con: What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks into a position of power?

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Jan 29, 2019

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Uncertain Hour: An immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today.
  • The Knowledge Project: Build a world-class multi-disciplinary education that you can use to make better decisions and live a more meaningful and productive life.
  • Wild Pitch: Join host and co-owner of Urban Artifact, Bret Kollmann Baker, each week as he discusses the lastest in beer related news.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Everything Is Alive: An unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
  • Broken Harts: Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy.
  • Coming off the Reels: We talk movies! Anything from new releases to childhood favorites!

This week on Start Hear:

  • Ear Snacks: A musical podcast for kids about the world.
  • Timestorm: When twelve-year-old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura are sucked into an inter-dimensional portal, they meet a distant cousin who presents them with an incredible mission.
  • Classics for Kids: Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • More PerfectDive into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court and learn how the cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench.
  • Chapo Trap House: A mix of absurdist comedy and freewheeling commentary, skewering political and media figures and reviewing bad movies and books.
  • Art Palace: Cincinnati Art Museum presents Art Palace, a podcast where cool people meet and then talk about art.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Endless Thread: Delve into Reddit's vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer.
  • Jordan, Jesse, Go!: What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber.
  • Cincinnati Edition: Covering topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Alchemy This: Kevin Pollak has gathered five extraordinarily-talented improvisors to capture lightning in a bottle in the way that only great improv can.
  • Villains: Explore the most interesting, most intimidating, most undeniable movie villains in history.
  • Bengals Beat Podcast: Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr., deliver the news, analysis, interviews and observations from inside Paul Brown Stadium.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Still Processing: A culture conversation with Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham.
  • Escape This Podcast: A show that's a mix of escape room puzzles and tabletop role-playing.
  • Five Things: How do the objects we love define us and how can we discover a life story through those objects?

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Nov 27, 2018

This week on Start Hear:

  • I Tell my Husband the News: Shannon Green, a journalist at USA TODAY, tells her husband Dusty Terrill, a local comedian, the news stories of the week that he most likely missed.
  • Without Fail: Candid conversations with people who have done hard things: what worked, what didn't and why.
  • Eye On Loveland: An organization that promotes transparency and accountability of government officials and other organizations that serve Loveland, OH.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Beef and Dairy Network Podcast: The number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds.
  • This is That: A current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them.
  • Drum History Podcast: Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Gladiator: The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team takes a hard look at Aaron Hernandez's life and terrible crimes.
  • 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.
  • Learn From Others: Interviews with a cross-section of successful individuals so you can learn from their experiences, achievements and even their mistakes.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Civics 101: A refresher course on some basics you may have forgotten, or slept through, in school.
  • Origin Mysteries: There are countless mysteries throughout history and who doesn't love a good story?
  • Reframe: Understanding other viewpoints and accepting new ideas in order to transform the lives of others in positive and meaningful ways.

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