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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:

  • 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.

This week on Start Hear:

  • ICONography: A history podcast about icons, real and imagined, that shape our idea of a place.
  • Man In The Window: An investigative reporter uncovers never before revealed details about one of California's most deadly serial killers.
  • Textual Tension: A Love-Hate Relationship with Romance Novels.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Studio 360: A smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts.
  • Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend: Lifestyle expert Lauren Conrad hosts a variety of experts for candid conversations on everything from life, love, and business.
  • Junk Food Dinner: A weekly podcast devoted to cult films, horror movies and everything weird and wild about the cinematic art form.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Documentaries: More than 140 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.
  • This Land: This podcast traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes.
  • The Gravel Lot: Where the real conversation about all things bike and trail-related in the Greater Cincinnati area happens.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Hello from the Magic Tavern: A weekly podcast from The Vermilion Minotaur in the land of Foon where Arnie Niekamp interviews wizards, monsters and adventurers.
  • The Shrink Next Door: A story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades.
  • UC Classics: Ancient World: Join the experts from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati as we explore facets of life in the ancient Mediterranean world.

This week on Start Hear:

  • More or Less: Behind the Statistics: Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us.
  • White Lies: Two journalists return to the site of a 1965 murder to expose the lies that kept it from being solved.
  • Past Time: A podcast, hosted by two paleontologists, that explores how we know what we know about the past.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Inquiry: The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
  • The Nocturnists: A live show and podcast where health professionals tell stories from the world of medicine.
  • 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:

  • With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a new funny friend every week.
  • The Chernobyl Podcast: Peter Sagal and Craig Mazin discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters.
  • Speech Science Podcast: Interviews with leaders in the field of speech and language therapy and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Good One: A podcast about jokes and the people who tell them.
  • Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra: Where we pause the hectic world around us, refocus ourselves and expand our minds.
  • Auto Sausage: Auto Sausage grinds automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Big Pond: A multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US.
  • The Oath: A series of revealing, one-on-one conversations with thoughtful former American public officials.
  • High Heels and Politics: Join Mary Anne Christie as she interviews the leaders of today and tomorrow.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 30 for 30: Original, high-quality sports stories in the likeness of the acclaimed 30 for 30 documentaries, but made exclusively for audio.
  • Sports Wars: Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what's the real story behind these epic battles?
  • The Unruly Sports Fan: Covering the latest news and headlines in the sports world while sampling some high quality craft beer.

This week on Start Hear:

  • After On: A dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On."
  • Stupid Genius: In every episode Emma Chamberlain takes a puzzling question and is given three guesses to try to solve it.
  • Hear Cincinnati: Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Out on the Wire: Join cartoonist Jessica Abel as she breaks down the principles of storytelling.
  • Witness History: History as told by the people who were there.
  • The Dragonfly Effect: Heartwarming and informational stories about pediatric cancer patients and their families and our community.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.
  • American Hysteria: Exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them.
  • Cincinnati Soccer Talk: A podcast devoted to FC Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Sticky Notes: A classical music podcast for everyone, whether you are just getting interested in classical music for the first time, or if you've been listening to it and loving it all your life.
  • Classical Classroom: There's a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ.
  • Around Cincinnati: Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Circle Round: Carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity.
  • Bad Reputation: Bad Reputation tells stories about women in rock. The lost stories. The complicated stories. The good stories.
  • Victor Street Fiction: Every month, Adam Pettit and Aaron Collins release a hybrid of music and narrative, where, barring serials, each episode takes on its own genre and musical style.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Blank on Blank: Blank on Blank turns lost audio interviews with cultural icons into a regular podcast.
  • Parentland: The podcast for every parent in the world!
  • The Artfuls: Informing young professionals about arts events in the Cincinnati area.

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.

Start Hear:

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.

Start Hear:

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?

Start Hear:

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.

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