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The Week's podcasts swiftly and smartly provide busy people with the best arguments from all perspectives, super-helpful explainers, and terrific recommendations — all with concision, intelligence, and wit.

The Week's podcasts swiftly and smartly provide busy people with the best arguments from all perspectives, super-helpful explainers, and terrific recommendations — all with concision, intelligence, and wit.

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The Week's podcasts swiftly and smartly provide busy people with the best arguments from all perspectives, super-helpful explainers, and terrific recommendations — all with concision, intelligence, and wit.

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Episodes

A note to our SoundCloud listeners

8/15/2016
We've moved! The Week podcast is now three distinct podcasts — Seven-Minute Opinions, Seven-Minute Explainers, and This Week I Learned — that we think you're really going to enjoy. All of our podcasts are short, smart, and entertaining, perfect for busy listeners just like you. You can now find all three of these podcasts on iTunes, Google Play, or any of your favorite podcast-listening apps. Happy listening!

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This week I learned some sharks are shy, and more

6/8/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Music courtesy AudioBlocks

Duration:00:08:04

Why I canceled family vacation — permanently

6/6/2016
Traveling with toddlers just isn’t worth the fuss Podcast music courtesy: Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100783 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source:...

Duration:00:04:33

This week I learned how ‘serenity now’ can give you arthritis, and more

6/1/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: Divider by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Duration:00:08:02

Anatomy of a commencement speech

5/31/2016
The best graduation speeches follow a surprisingly similar pattern

Duration:00:06:59

This week I learned that trees sleep at night, and more

5/25/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: Barroom Ballet - Silent Film Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100310 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Haunting Dreams by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source:...

Duration:00:09:41

How did Donald Trump make his money?

5/23/2016
The Donald Trump story began when his grandfather, Friedrich, emigrated from Germany to America. Podcast music courtesy: "Sonatina in C Minor" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Waltz of Treachery" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Turkey in the Straw" by Shake That Little Foot (freemusicarchive.org)...

Duration:00:06:51

This week I learned the moon is spinning away from us, and more

5/18/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: "Creepy" via www.bensound.com

Duration:00:09:14

Why we should just nationalize Facebook

5/16/2016
When a private company becomes a monopoly, it might as well be publicly owned Podcast music courtesy: Comfortable Mystery 4 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100535 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Bad Ideas - Silent Film Dark by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license...

Duration:00:06:51

This week I learned keeping idle gadgets plugged in is costing you hundreds of dollars, and more

5/11/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: 8bit Dungeon Boss - Video Classica by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200067 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hero In Peril by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:...

Duration:00:10:52

A brief history of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing

5/9/2016
A rare recording of "The Lady with the Lamp" inspires a look back at the specifics of her revolutionary work. Podcast music courtesy: Bushwick Tarantella Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Gymnopedie No 2 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source:...

Duration:00:06:55

This week I learned that multitasking is actually making you less productive, and more

5/4/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web

Duration:00:09:40

The sexist, empowering history of the femme fatale

5/2/2016
An archetype that can be traced all the way to the Bible gets a much-needed upgrade for the modern age

Duration:00:06:59

A movie gem to stream this weekend: The Heart Machine

4/28/2016
A romantic thriller that offers an unblinking look at what it means to be intimate

Duration:00:03:36

This week I learned that dogs hate hugs, and more

4/27/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: The Life and Death of a Certain K. Zabriskie, Patriarch by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Duration:00:09:57

I watched a bunch of PSAs from the 1940s. Here's what I learned.

4/25/2016
Nestled in these quaint, hilariously outdated educational videos are health tips that actually stand up to today's scientific standards

Duration:00:06:57

A movie gem to stream this weekend: Chinese Roulette

4/21/2016
This 1976 German drama is strange, hypnotic, and impossible to summarize

Duration:00:03:40

This week I learned your DNA influences when you'll lose your virginity, and more

4/20/2016
Fun and interesting facts from around the web

Duration:00:10:17

Superdelegates, explained

4/18/2016
Everything you need to know about the Democratic powerbrokers who may decide the 2016 election Podcast music courtesy: Investigations by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100646 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Divertimento K131 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license...

Duration:00:06:59

A movie gem to stream this weekend: Laura

4/14/2016
This 1944 noir classic is a mystery that doubles as a twisted love story

Duration:00:03:27

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