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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:

  • Gravity Assist: Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, takes you on a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.
  • I Know Dino: The big dinosaur podcast.
  • Life, Death & Tarot: Join designer and thanatologist Cole Imperi as tarot helps to explore life, our fears and struggles, our dreams and ambitions.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Salt: From the NPR Science Desk a podcast about what we eat and why we eat it.
  • American Fiasco: The true story of how NOT to win the World Cup.
  • Aftermath: Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye due to gun violence.

This week on Start Hear:

  • America Abroad: An hour-long audio journey deep inside an international news story.
  • Upon Further Review: The greatest sports minds imagine how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way.
  • Podopolis: A very Porkopolis podcast.

This week on Start Hear:

  • But Why? Tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
  • Highlights Hangout: A unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights Magazine.
  • Take It Outdoors: Enjoy the outdoors from the indoors as we open up the natural world around you through discussions about the nature of southwest Ohio.

This week on Start Hear:

  • American Innovations: Using immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century.
  • Spirits: A boozy podcast about mythology, legends, and lore.
  • Phantom Power: An aural exploration of the sonic arts and humanities.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Only Human: A podcast about making the most of our health.
  • Kondabolu Brothers: Ashok and Hari Kondabolu dissect their experiences growing up as second generation Indian Americans and how their upbringing influences their take on pop culture and politics.
  • Fans of...: A podcast about roller derby, and the fascinating people and adventures it takes us to.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Design Matters: Debbie Millman profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.
  • Couple's Therapy with Candace and Casey: Casey Neistat and his wife Candice discuss candidly the ups and downs of their marriage, friendship, parenting, and lives.
  • FC Cincinnati Fan Show: The official weekly radio show of FC Cincinnati, recorded and aired live from MadTree Taproom in Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Can I Pet Your Dog?: Every Tuesday, dog owner Allegra Ringo, dog wanter Renee Colvert, and producer Travis McElroy talk to guests about their dogs, discuss dogs they met this week, and brief you on dogs news.
  • The Future of Everything: Know what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.
  • We Want a Podcast: A podcast about three friends who definitely want a podcast, but can't agree on what it should be about.

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.

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