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Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is like book club, but for podcasts. Every month we listen to a thematic podcast listening list curated by a member of the global PBC community. The hosts of the podcast, Adela (founder of PBC) and Sara (founder of Audible Feast), will discuss the playlist or chat with the creators that are featured on the playlist. Anyone is welcome to join in the discussion - we have 60+ in-person chapters across 5 continents and ways to participate online.

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Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is like book club, but for podcasts. Every month we listen to a thematic podcast listening list curated by a member of the global PBC community. The hosts of the podcast, Adela (founder of PBC) and Sara (founder of Audible Feast), will discuss the playlist or chat with the creators that are featured on the playlist. Anyone is welcome to join in the discussion - we have 60+ in-person chapters across 5 continents and ways to participate online.

    Shaping Opinion host, Tim O’Brien

    Shaping Opinion host, Tim O’Brien

    A discussion with Tim O’Brien, the creator behind Shaping Opinion. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to and discussed “The 1st Amendment: 45 Words that Shaped America” from Shaping Opinion in September 2020 when the theme of the podcast listening list was FREEDOM OF SPEECH.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/shaping-opinion-tim-obrien



    This is what they talked about:



    * Freedom of Speech listening list from Podcast Brunch Club

    * Two of Tim’s favorite episodes of Shaping Opinion: “Story of a Song: Play That Funky Music” and “Nashville’s Bluebird Café”

    * Tim’s podcast pick: Within the Realm

    * Getting in touch with Tim: website, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn



    Support PBC:



    * Become a monthly Patreon member (and get some bonus content)

    * Make a one-time donation via Paypal



    Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works.



    * Join PBC: newsletter, in-person chapter, Facebook Group, twitter, instagram, subreddit



    Audio editing and production by Katie DeFiore. Music included in this episode was "Rainbow" by Chad Crouch and “Paradise” by Misael Gauna.



    Current Supporters include:



    * Podbean – use the code “pbc” for one month free on podcast hosting

    * 70 Million - documentary podcast that investigates how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards

    * Critical Frequency – “a podcast network for everyone else”

    * Podkite - Chart Analytics and Marketing Attribution for Podcasters

    * Future Hindsight -  a podcast seeking to spark civic engagement, inspire hope, and reinvigorate our social contract

    * How to Do the Pot - a podcast that answers women's questions about cannabis

    * How Do We Fix It? - a solutions-oriented podcast exploring the world's problems

    * Podchaser – “the IMDb of podcasts”

    * a href="https://podyssey.

    • 40 min
    Apologies Listening List Roundup

    Apologies Listening List Roundup

    A discussion of the August PBC podcast listening list on Apologies. We also share a few podcast recommendations.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/apologies-roundup



    This is what they talked about:



    * Apologies podcast listening list

    * Interview with Brett de Hoedt, host of The Hardest Word podcast

    * Adela’s favorite-ever episode of Heavyweight was about Jonathan Goldstein’s father and uncle, #1 Buzz.

    * Sara’s podcast picks:



    * Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend’s series “Summer S’mores with Conan and the Chill Chums.” Here’s the first episode.

    * Birds Eye View is an independent podcast coming out of the Darwin Correctional Center, a women’s prison in Australia.

    * Fool Me Twice is another independent podcast that chronicles a woman’s exploration into her own catfishing experience.





    * Podcasts that make Adela laugh



    * Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me

    * Help I Sexted My Boss

    * No Such Thing As a Fish

    * Ologies





    * PBC Community Podcast Picks:



    * The Introvert, Dear Podcast: “helpful convos for introverts navigating life in an extraverted world!”

    * The Enforcer: “Interview with one of the last mafia enforcers. Covers many topics including the Lufthansa heist portrayed in Goodfellas.”

    * Home Cooking, by Samin Nosrat: “Found her on Netflix’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It’s full of cooking tips, giggles and bad puns.”

    * Soundstage: “commissioned sound plays/performances, each episode stands alone, most are good and some are spectacular”

    * Intersectionality Matters: “they’re doing a series called “Under the Blacklight” about what COVID has uncovered about different parts of society e.g., people in nursing homes or low-paid workers.”

    * Silence is Not An Option: “talks about the race issues that are going on (and have been going on). It's put out by CNN's Don Lemon.”

    * Meddling Adults: “a game show in which comedians are given summaries of children's mystery books (Encyclopedia Brown, etc), and try to guess the solutions/whodunnit/etc.”





    * Join the Podcast Brunch Club Facebook Group

    * September theme for Podcast Brunch Club: FREEDOM OF SPEECH



    Support PBC:



    * Become a monthly Patreon member (and get some bonus content)

    * Make a one-time donation via Paypal



    Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works.

    • 32 min
    The Hardest Word host, Brett de Hoedt

    The Hardest Word host, Brett de Hoedt

    A discussion with Brett de Hoedt, the host and executive producer of The Hardest Word. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to and discussed “Apologies from parents to their kids” from The Hardest Word in August 2020 when the theme of the podcast listening list was APOLOGIES.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/hardest-word-brett-de-hoedt



    This is what they talked about:



    * Apologies listening list from Podcast Brunch Club

    * Episode of The Hardest Word featuring a Rwandan man who apologizes to his neighbor for not saving him from the Rwandan genocide: “Ep 110: Genocide”

    * “Letter to Gran”: episode of The Hardest Word on which a woman apologizes to her grandmother for not sending the last letter her mother wrote to her grandmother

    * “Apology to the Patriarchy”: episode of The Hardest Word on which a Serbian woman offers a sarcastic apology to the patriarchy

    * “Dear Monkey”: episode of The Hardest Word on which a man offers a passionate and sincere apology to a monkey

    * Brett’s podcast pick: Deep Cover podcast from Pushkin Industries in which an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a motorcycle gang.



    Connect with Brett on The Hardest Word website



    Support PBC:



    * Become a monthly Patreon member (and get some bonus content)

    * Make a one-time donation via Paypal



    Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works.



    * Join PBC: newsletter, in-person chapter, Facebook Group, twitter, instagram, subreddit



    Audio editing and production by Katie DeFiore. Music included in this episode was "Rainbow" by Chad Crouch and “Paradise” by Misael Gauna.



    Current Supporters include:



    * Bullhorn - podcast listening any way you want it

    * Listen Notes – “the best podcast search engine”

    * Podbean – use the code “pbc” for one month free on podcast hosting

    * a href="https://70millionpod.

    • 36 min
    Future Hindsight host and executive producer, Mila Atmos

    Future Hindsight host and executive producer, Mila Atmos

    A discussion with Mila Atmos, the host and executive producer of Future Hindsight. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to and discussed “The New Conspiracism: Nancy Rosenblum” from Future Hindsight in July 2020 when the theme of the podcast listening list was CONSPIRACY.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/future-hindsight-mila-atmos



    This is what they talked about:



    * Conspiracy listening list from Podcast Brunch Club

    * Episode from Future Hindsight on Conspiracism.

    * Season 10 of Future Hindsight focused on Post-Truth

    * “The Risks of Fake News: Travis I. Trammell & Elisabeth Paté-Cornell” episode of Future Hindsight.

    * Season 11 of Future Hindsight focuses on the US election and building political power.

    * Future Hindsight interview with Scott Warren, who is the founder of Generation Citizen, which teaches civic engagement to middle- and high schoolers.

    * “Reimagining Civic Learning: Louise Dubé” episode of Future Hindsight highlights iCivics, a gaming platform to help people learn about creating campaigns and civic engagement.

    * Mila’s podcast recommendation: Das Coronavirus-Update, a German podcast that shares scientific information about the pandemic.



    Follow Mila Atmos on Twitter at @milaatmos.



    Follow Future Hindsight on Twitter at @ futur_hindsight and on Instagram at @future__hindsight and on Facebook.



    Support PBC:



    * Become a monthly Patreon member (and get some bonus content)

    * Make a one-time donation via Paypal



    Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works.



    * Join PBC: newsletter, in-person chapter, Facebook Group, twitter, instagram, subreddit



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    • 32 min
    Conspiracy Listening List Roundup

    Conspiracy Listening List Roundup

    A discussion of the July PBC podcast listening list on Conspiracy. We also share a few podcast recommendations.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/conspiracy-roundup



    This is what they talked about:



    * Conspiracy podcast listening list

    * The Anthill mini-series about conspiracy: “Expert guide to Conspiracy Theories”



    * How to spot a conspiracy theory – Expert guide to conspiracy theories part one

    * Who believes in conspiracy theories and why? - Expert guide to conspiracy theories part two

    * A short history of conspiracy theories – Expert guide to conspiracy theories part three

    * How conspiracy theories spread – Expert guide to conspiracy theories part four

    * How dangerous are conspiracy theories? - Expert guide to conspiracy theories part five





    * Psychology Today article on “Motivated Reasoning”

    * It Could Happen Here podcast really freaked Adela out: about the possibility of another civil war in the US.

    * Sara’s podcast pick: In Good Company Detroit is from Shannon Cason of the Homemade Stories podcast

    * Out of the Blocks podcast

    * Adela’s podcast pick: Somebody, which is a true-crime, investigative podcast about the killing of a young black man in Chicago. The podcast is hosted by the man’s mother, Shapearl Wells.

    * PBC community podcast picks:



    * Brian from Austin recommends The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale, which is a comedy podcast about the TV show Community, Coronavirus, “and everything in between”

    * Emily recommends a few audio drama podcasts:



    * Minnow Beats Whale

    * Borrasca

    * Unwell

    * Mission to Zyxx

    • 35 min
    Last Day host and Lemonada Media co-founder, Stephanie Wittels Wachs

    Last Day host and Lemonada Media co-founder, Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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    A discussion with Stephanie Wittels Wachs, the host of Last Day and the founder of Lemonada Media. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to and discussed “17: Trauma (with Dr. Gabor Maté)” from Last Day in June 2020 when the theme of the podcast listening list was Therapy.



    Find the full show notes on the web at: https://podcastbrunchclub.com/ last-day-stephanie-wittels-wachs



    This is what they talked about:



    * Episode of Terrible, Thanks for Asking in which Stephanie and her mother were guests: “Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out”

    * Lemonada Media’s shows (as of July 2020)



    * Last Day (a show that talks about what’s killing us)

    * As Me with Sinead Burke (an interview show with disability advocate, Sinead Burke)

    * Good Kids (a parenting podcast)

    * In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison (Dr. Nzinga Harrison, a physician board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, takes questions about all kinds of addiction)

    * In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt (a show about COVID-19)

    * Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett

    * Tell Me What to Do with Jaime Primak Sullivan (an audio advice column)

    * Our America with Julián Castro





    * Episodes of Last Day that still resonate with Stephanie:



    * “5: Shame City” (first episode with Dr. Nzinga Harrison)

    * “7: 20,000 Fewer Funerals” (an episode with Ithaca’s Mayor Svante Myrick and harm-reductionist Hiawatha Collins)

    * “10: Surviving is Revolutionary” (episode with Garth Mullins of Crackdown podcast)

    * “17: Trauma (with Dr. Gabor Maté)” (episode that we listened to for PBC and was about trauma and addiction)





    * Stephanie’s podcast recommendation:



    * Believed: an 8-episode series about the stories of survivors of Larry Nassar, the disgraced Olympic gymnastics doctor who sexually abused patients for decades

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

The Creative Impostor ,

Solid Podcast, Amazing Community

I am new to Podcast Brunch Club (Chicago chapter) -- and I love the community meetups to discuss podcast episodes on a curated montlhy playlist. There's even a virtual chapter so you can join from anywhere! Recently, host Adela has been able to get some wonderul hosts and producers from top podcasts like Hidden Brain, Work Life, Rough Translation, and more as guests on the PBC show. I'm loving listening, learning, and connecting with other podcast lovers to discuss.

deliciouspie ,

For lovers of stimulating conversations

I absolutely love being part of the Podcast Brunch Club in my city. Each month there is a selection of podcasts on a chosen theme and a group of us get together to discuss the episodes, to think, argue, analyze, laugh. The PBC podcast lets you eavesdrop on a conversation between Adela, the founder of PBC, and the curator of the episodes. It also includes episodes with commentary from this ever-growing global community. It's amazing the different perspectives you hear. If you are part of a PBC chapter then listening will only enrich your discussions. If you are not, take a listen, I think you just might find yourself a chapter to join or start one yourself!

RelNiss ,

huge fan

I love this pod. It brings the podcast brunch club to my phone, which means that even if I can't make it to a PBC meeting, I can still interact/ hear the thoughts of others.

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