Happy Friday to you! If you're on the hunt for some weekend podcast listens, look no further than these ten incredible episodes that aired this week (listed in no particular order)...
From the Horns of Beetles from Out There: A Podcast About The Outdoors [July 14, 2016, 27 minutes]. Beetle biologist Doug Emlen discusses lessons in warfare from the animal kingdom, where claws, horns, and tusks dominate the arms races.
David and the Wire from Radiolab [July 12, 2016, 31 minutes]. Before award-winning radio producer David Weinberg became a reporter, he obsessively recorded his daily life. Here, he talks about his decision to stop.
When A Tamale Determines The Presidency from The Sporkful [July 11, 2016, 27 minutes]. Host Dan Pashman brings us food gaffes from the campaign trail, plus the one reason Clinton and Trump are playing it safe when it comes to eating on camera.
Phoebe and Lizzo Get Lit from Sooo Many White Guys [July 13, 2016, 41 minutes]. The brand new show's debut episode does not disappoint. Host Phoebe Robinson (of 2 Dope Queens fame) chats with three special guests, including Broad City's Ilana Glazer.
Best Guesses from New Heads for New People [July 12, 2016, 17 minutes]. A fascinating look at the way art has informed our understanding of science going back to the 19th century, when paleontologist Mary Anning was making groundbreaking finds.
Food Fight from Revisionist History [July 13, 2016, 33 minutes]. Two competing and nearly identical colleges do meal plans in totally opposite ways. Host Malcolm Gladwell explains why in the show's fifth upload.
Women of the West Wing: Valerie Jarrett from The Riveters Podcast [July 13, 2016, 32 minutes]. Part one (of six!) of the Women of the West Wing series begins with wise words from Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's longtime advisor.
Crossing the Country from Human Race [July 12, 2016, 22 minutes]. Ambitious ultrarunner Adam Kimble sets out to run from San Francisco to New York City in record time, documenting every step along the way.