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The Week's daily mini-podcasts concisely offer smart analysis, thought-provoking arguments, and lively recommendations to help you get smarter, faster.

The Week's daily mini-podcasts concisely offer smart analysis, thought-provoking arguments, and lively recommendations to help you get smarter, faster.
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The Week's daily mini-podcasts concisely offer smart analysis, thought-provoking arguments, and lively recommendations to help you get smarter, faster.

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@theweek

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English


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A note to our SoundCloud listeners

8/15/2016
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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
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Fun and interesting facts from around the web Music courtesy AudioBlocks

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

6/1/2016
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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/

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

5/25/2016
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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


Why we should just nationalize Facebook

5/16/2016
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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


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

5/9/2016
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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:...

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

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

Duration: 00:09:40


This week I learned that dogs hate hugs, and more

4/27/2016
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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
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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
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This 1976 German drama is strange, hypnotic, and impossible to summarize

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

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

Duration: 00:10:17


Superdelegates, explained

4/18/2016
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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
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This 1944 noir classic is a mystery that doubles as a twisted love story

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This week I learned that Tylenol may be messing with your brain, and more

4/13/2016
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Fun and interesting facts from around the web

Duration: 00:08:21


A brief history of socialism

4/11/2016
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Where did Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders get his political philosophy? Podcast music courtesy: Temptation March by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Gymnopedie No 3 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source:...

Duration: 00:06:54


A movie gem to stream this weekend: The Overnight

4/7/2016
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An unexpectedly poignant movie that blends the tropes of the sex comedy and the comedy of manners Watch a trailer for The Overnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R54tN3njkpE

Duration: 00:03:42


This week I learned watching viral videos can actually make you more productive, and more

4/6/2016
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Fun and interesting facts from around the web

Duration: 00:07:31


The GOP's disgraceful misogyny

4/4/2016
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We've been so shocked by the Republican Party's racism this election, we've lost sight of the other big bias on display

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A movie gem to stream this weekend: 36 Questions

3/31/2016
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This short film is a witty, charming reminder that any two people can find common ground You can stream 36 Questions on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/148308809

Duration: 00:03:31


This week I learned the best temperature for a good night’s sleep, and more

3/30/2016
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Fun and interesting facts from around the web Podcast music courtesy: Waltz of Treachery Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Impending Boom 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=USUAN1100198 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Duration: 00:10:40

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