Start Hear

  • 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:

  • 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.

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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.

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.

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