Ripley's has been celebrating the strange and unusual for over a century. What started out as a cartoon about sports oddities called Champs and Chumps by LeRoy Robert Ripley in December, 1918, grew into an empire of museums (Ripley's calls them odditoreums), haunted adventures, waxworks, theaters, aquariums, books, radio and television shows.

'Serial' Inspires New Cleveland State Law School Course

Oct 22, 2018

Local law students are getting a new insight into the Cuyahoga County justice system thanks to the latest season of Serial. A new Cleveland State University law school course will focus on the popular podcast.

Public radio podcast lovers, clear your schedules: Spotify users now have the NPR podcast catalogue at their fingertips.

This week on Start Hear:

  • You Are Not So Smart: How strong is your bulls**t detector? And what exactly IS the scientific definition of bulls**t?
  • I Hate My Boss: Is the "anonymous comment box" the worst feedback program ever invented?
  • Around Cincinnati: The Cincinnati Parks are gearing up for a busy summer of concerts and events spread over their 5000 acres in the city.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Judge John Hodgman: Leigh files suit against her son Duncan. Duncan is ready to take to the open road on a motorcycle.
  • Wow in the World: Does sushi make us smarter? What did early humans eat to make their brains develop?
  • The 90-Second Naturalist: Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden gives you a daily glimpse into the natural world.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Radio Diaries: Majd’s Diary - Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl. 19-year old Majd tries to come to terms with her dreams and her expectations. 
  • Freakonomics RadioIs the Internet Being Ruined? How do companies like Google and Facebook affect how we use the internet?
  • Creative City: HighStreet Co-founder Leah Spurrier talks about how she launched her career with a clear vision and a solid plan.

This week on Start Hear:

  • FilmspottingJosh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, FURIOUS 7, and they share their Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments.
  • The GuestlistSean Cannon speaks with Steve Burns, who has just released a new album, "Foreverywhere," with longtime collaborator Steven Drozd.
  • Kitchen ConvosRachel DesRochers sits down with Brian Busken to hear about his side of the family business.

This week on Start Hear, Tripp continues his investigation into great national and local podcasts.

Join Tripp Eldredge as he explores the world of podcasts on the first episode of Start Hear.