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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:

  • 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.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The No Sleep Podcast: Original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
  • Pleasure Town: What's the price of happiness? For the people of PleasureTown, it could be their lives.
  • True Crime Historian: Stories of America's famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges

This week on Start Hear:

  • Pantsuit Politics: A political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy.
  • Political Gabfest: The kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
  • Kentucky Politics DistilledA weekly rundown of the big news - and sometimes the odd news - happening in the Kentucky state Capitol.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Craft Brewed Sports: Each week, hosts Scott and Mike talk about the latest sports news, talk trash to each other, and try a new craft beer.
  • All the Books: Recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new book releases.
  • Cincinnati Soccer Talk: A podcast devoted to Cincinnati's newest team, FC Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Space: Stories, opinion and debate about the final frontier from BBC Radio 4.
  • Hostile Worlds: A journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe.
  • Focus on Technology: Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Tiny Desk Concerts: South London singer, songwriter and producer Sampha stopped by the NPR offices to perform 3 tracks from his album Process.
  • Dissect: Delve into the world of Kanye West, picking apart one of his most highly-regarded albums, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
  • Cincy Music Spotlight: Host Venomous Valdez takes you on a journey through some of her favorite musical artists around Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • On Being: Host Krista Tippett speaks with author/cartoonist Maira Kalman about the influence that dogs have had on her work and her outlook on life.
  • Story Collider: Stories about science helping people grow and adapt to the world around them - like an evolutionary biologist and his creationist upbringing.
  • Unprompted: Phil Castellini discusses the "next big thing" for the future of the Reds for fans to look forward to.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Mortified Podcast: Trinity, now an adult, shares her diaries about her exploits as one of the internet's first catfish, back in the days of AOL chatrooms.
  • Rough Translation: Host Gregory Warner travels to Brazil to discover how racism has affected the country and how Brazilians view the divisive issue of black and white.
  • Art Palace: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Jeremy Dubin talks about his experience with the company and some of its exciting new pursuits and takes a look at Ophelia and Laertes by Benjamin West.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Worst Idea of All TimeWhat started as simply a stupid idea, has quickly turned into a public mental unraveling of two grown men, week by week.
  • Houston, We Have a PodcastThe official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center.
  • Downtown DownloadA 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:

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Moth: Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.
  • Ear Hustle: The stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.
  • Looking Up: The latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Only Music Podcast: Everything music. News, recommendations and discussions.
  • Song Exploder: Musicians take apart their songs, and piece-by-piece, tell the story of how they were made.
  • Classics For Kids: Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

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