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Looking for your next podcast obsession?
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:

  • The Sporkful: The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters.
  • Drawn: An exploration of cartoons with an insider's perspective, including show creators, voice actors, historians, animators and business leaders.
  • 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:

  • Science Friday: Hosted by Ira Flatow, Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science.
  • Brainstuff: Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore - and explain - the everyday science in the world around us.
  • The Apple Slice: An educational podcast about education.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 2 Dope Queens: Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They're black. They're BFFs. And they host a live comedy show in Brooklyn.
  • Brave Not Perfect: Interviews with brave change makers in tech, politics and business.
  • Heartland Running: Listen to Crystal, Andy and Chandler geek out about all things running.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Wine Down: Ben Schwartz sits down with a comedian and a winemaker each week to learn more about wine and share some laughs.
  • Buried Truths: Hank Klibanoff explores the mysteries and injustices of history through civil rights cases that few have seen.
  • Look For The Helpers: Fred Rogers said, "Look for the helpers." And that's what we are doing.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The World in Words: Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world's linguistic frontlines.
  • Change Agent: Charles Duhigg hosts this podcast that turns obstacles into opportunities.
  • King Records: A collection of stories about Cincinnati's historic King Records.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Planet Money: Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
  • WorkLife: Adam Grant takes you inside unconventional workplaces to explore the ideas we can all use to make work more meaningful and creative.
  • What Works for Biz: Successful small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs share their experience and expertise with their peers on effective management, marketing, and business practices.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Battle Scars: Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they're still incidents that changed the lives of those involved.
  • Errthang! A weekly show about just that: everything that's percolating in journalist/storyteller Al Letson's brain.
  • None of Your Business: A podcast about money for people who think that sounds terrible.

This week on Start Hear:

  • How Did This Get Made?: Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it's amazing?
  • Go Rent Skip: The only show that recommends whether you should go see a film in the theater, wait for the rental, or skip it completely.
  • The Cinema Guys: They love nothing more than watching movies, especially at the theater.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Specialist: Who cooks for the animals at the zoo? A podcast about work we don't think about and the people who do it.
  • Today, Explained: News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it.
  • what is a woman? Celebrate the ways womanhood is at once a shared experience and a diverse one.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Inheritance Tracks: Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.
  • Switched on Pop: Breaking down how popular music works.
  • 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:

  • The Joe Rogan Experience: A long form, in-depth conversation with the best guests from the comedy world, the sports world, the science world and everything between.
  • A Very Fatal Murder: Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall travels from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl.
  • The Wandering Wolf Podcast: Songwriter Yoni Wolf's collection of field recordings from the road, unscripted internal monologues, self-reflective moments, and in depth conversations with musicians, artists, comedians, and interesting people of all kinds.

This week on Start Hear:

  • International Waters: Join host Dave Holmes and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious and lively test of pop culture knowledge.
  • The Dirty Bits: A casual retelling of the sexy side of history- featuring people, places and...things.
  • The Audacity to Podcast: Learn about launching and improving your podcast.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Pod Save America: Four former aides to President Obama are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
  • Slow Burn: You think you know the story, or maybe you don't. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine.
  • The More Perfect Union Podcast: A fun, breezy political podcast for the rest of us.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Millennial: A podcast series about maneuvering your 20s, captured in real time.
  • The Walk: A thriller in which you, the listener, are the hero.
  • Business of City Hall: Conversations with more than 30 Cincinnati City Council candidates, revealing how their backgrounds and visions will impact businesses in the Cincinnati region.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Terrible, Thanks for Asking: You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you're totally dying inside, you just say "fine?" This show is the opposite of that.
  • Eat This, Not That: A fun and informative look at how Americans eat.
  • WCPO Lounge Acts: Intimate in-studio performances and interviews from outstanding musical artists.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Travel with Rick Steves: A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle.
  • Lift Every Voice: Dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change.
  • The Distiller: How we find meaningful work, and how we find meaning in the work we do?

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel: A fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as The Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year olds.
  • Atlanta Monster: The story of one of the city's darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain.
  • Family Mysteries: A bi-weekly podcast dedicated to telling the stories of unsolved mysteries in family histories.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Uncertain Hour: An immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today.
  • The Theater of Tomorrow: A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! An interview with a man from the afterlife!
  • The Future Jam: Entertain novelty ideas, scoff at ridiculous new inventions, and push the limit as to how far technology will shape the future.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Nerdist: Basically just Chris Hardwick talking about stuff and things with his nerdy friends and usually someone more famous than all of them.
  • Build-A-Band: A comedy podcast in which co-hosts Taylor Ruckle and Christine Naulty design and manage bands from the ground up!
  • Dayton Youth Radio: Stories and perspectives from Southwestern Ohio high school students participating in WYSO's Dayton Youth Radio training program.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: A fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
  • The Daily Zeitgeist: Sorting through the events and stories driving the headlines, to help you find the signal in the noise, with a few laughs thrown in for free.
  • Hear Cincinnati: Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

This week on Start Hear:

This week on Start Hear:

  • HerMoney: Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably and worry-free tomorrow.
  • GirlBoss Radio: Sophia Amoruso interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark.
  • The Beehive: Alisa Ivory Smith interviews inspiring female entrepreneurs around the world.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Golden Briefcase: Tim Buel and Jeremy Kirk chat about all things film. Guests, filmmakers and actors join in to praise and tear apart the cinematic world of yesterday and today.
  • Movie Crush: Chuck Bryant sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movie.
  • Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon: Hosts Alexander Elkins and Brandon Faris review a different bourbon then answer the questions: What have you been watching? What are you working on? What are you excited about?

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Truth: Dramatic short stories that combine great writing with authentic-feeling performances and rich sound design.
  • Heaven's Gate: In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. Why?
  • Looking Up: The latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit the home of Coca-Cola to recount the history of medicinal soda pop and try to finally solve the age-old dispute of Coke vs. Brad's Drink.
  • Historical Figures: What influenced the famous father of communism, and why did he believe it was the best system? 
  • Past Time: Come face-to-face with Drepanosaurus, one of the strangest reptiles that ever lived on Earth, and one that has presented an anatomical mystery for over thirty years!

This week on Start Hear:

  • Kevin Pollak's Chat Show: Award-winning actor Kevin Pollak interviews actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe.
  • The Modern Mann: Sex, trends and amazing life stories with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart.
  • From Founder to CEO: Hear from founders as they share their stories and tips that make becoming the CEO more fun, stress free, and easier to build the company of your dreams.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Here We Stand: A 31-day journey with heroes of the reformation.
  • Shakespeare Retold: Shakespeare's plays inspire a collection of stories by leading children's writers.
  • Nature Guys: Connecting you to the exciting natural world right in your own neighborhood.

This week on Start Hear:

  • SidedoorMore than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian's vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins.
  • Myths and LegendsStories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history.
  • Local ExposureFocusing a light on the thriving music scene in Greater Cincinnati.

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