Some on-demand audio shows by 501(c)(3) & 501 (c)(4) organizations and governmental agencies that use podcasts as part of their communications strategy (but whose main focus or mission isn't media creation). Also see podcasts made by foundations, and podcasts about the nonprofit sector.
Join Jim Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, as he talks with artists, writers, curators, and scholars about their work. Listen in as he engages these important thinkers in reflective and critical conversations about architecture, archaeology, art history, and museum exhibitions. Listen on SoundCloud or iTunes.
BackStory with the American History Guys is a nationally syndicated, hour-long, weekly public radio show hosted by renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh. We're based in Charlottesville, Virginia at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore its roots in American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we turn the things Americans take for granted inside out. And we have a lot of fun. Listen on iTunes and more.
Choices & Chismes is a bi-monthly podcast for real talk about what’s happening in our country, our communities, and our daily lives. In this podcast, we are going to be looking at the choices, big and small, that we make every day as young Latinos and immigrants and the chismes, AKA gossip, that makes life interesting. Join hosts Grecia Lima and Juanita Monsalve every other Friday to get a fresh and funny take on what's going on in the world and the different ways we fit into it. Choices & Chismes is brought to you on behalf of Reform Immigration for America. Listen on SoundCloud and iTunes.
The Climate, Mind and Behavior Podcast is produced by the Garrison Institute. Each episode explores groundbreaking intersections between climate change, resilience, contemplative practice, and human behavior. To learn more about the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind and Behavior program, visit GarrisonInstitute.org - where you can also listen to an archived podcast of the show, join their mailing list, and sign up for their monthly email-newsletter - delivering the latest research and programs from around the world that promote resilience in a changing climate, right to you.
CMSOnAir is a podcast produced by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS). CMS is an educational institute/think tank devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers. Listen on SoundCloud and iTunes.
Direct Current is a podcast about energy -- the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution. Listen on iTunes.
The "Facing Race: Stories & Voices" podcast features an array of thinkers and advocates sharing formative memories illustrating the many paths and experiences in racial justice work. Tune in here or subscribe on iTunes. This podcast was produced by Race Forward's Jay Smooth, Rebekah Spicuglia, and Chevon Drew, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps.
Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York, is a monthly podcast that explores the diverse work done at the Community Service Society (www.cssny.org). In each episode, we dive into an issue affecting low-income New Yorkers in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare, and economic security. We hear from those affected, and from CSS staff striving to make NYC a more equitable and just city. David R. Jones, CSS President and CEO, leads off each podcast, then we head into the field to see first hand the important work CSS does every day. Listen on SoundCloud or iTunes.
Flatbush + Main is a monthly podcast dedicated to Brooklyn history. In each episode, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia, historians at Brooklyn Historical Society, dive deep into Brooklyn’s past, tying it to the issues facing New Yorkers and Americans today. Every month, Flatbush + Main features: - “Histories and Ideas” with Brooklynites and scholars of Brooklyn discussing the borough’s communities, residents, built environment, and many untold stories; - “Into the Archives” exploration of documents and artifacts from BHS’s archives; and - “Voices of Brooklyn” drawn from Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections, some of which date back to the 1970s. Stories will transport visitors to many of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, some internationally-known, some less familiar. Listen on SoundCloud and iTunes.
When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, neonatal intensive care unit nurse Medea Gabriel’s role as a caregiver is put to the ultimate test as she tries to save her babies, her ailing mother, and herself. On July 31st, Good360 will bring you her untold story of craftiness, care, resilience, and survival in a weekly podcast mini-series commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the launch of the DisasterRecovery360 platform. Listen on iTunes.
Maps, Magic, and Medicine explores the importance of indigenous knowledge to protect the environment. Each month we bring you stories about the spiritual, the unexplained, and the unbelievable. To create innovative strategies that address global climate change, poverty, and land rights, we must understand the interconnectedness of humans and the environment. These stories are the first way to reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Subscribe to Maps, Magic, and Medicine on iTunes to continue listening to the stories of making contact and making change in the Amazon Rainforest. You can also engage on our website mapsmagicmedicine.com
Off Peak celebrates the true tales and secret stories that happen between Point A and Point B in Southern California and beyond. Challenging the traditional car-centric narrative of Los Angeles, Off Peak explores the rich history and future of rail, bus, cycling, walking and all manner of getting around in LA. Listen on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.
Re:Work (from the UCLA Labor Center) is a weekly radio show that brings you real stories that rethink work. It airs every Friday from 6:30 – 7pm on KPFK 90.7FM and KPFK.org. In its first year, Re:Work is the only storytelling show in the country focused on work. Re:Work also trains community producers and students in multimedia story production. The project includes curriculum and educational tools that use stories to learn about work. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher.
With income inequality at historic heights, economic hardship has become a mainstream experience. Through conversations with advocates, journalists, elected officials, and people struggling to make ends meet, TalkPoverty Radio gets to the bottom of how our economy is only working for the wealthy few – and what we can do to change that. Guaranteed to help you shut down your conservative uncle at family dinners. Listen on iTunes.
TARGET: Zero Hunger is a podcast featuring the people, issues and policies at the root of global food security. With the latest research and the help of farmers, development experts and decision-makers around the world, each episode sheds a light on different parts of our food systems, exploring questions like: How will growing mega cities source their food; how can forest conservation help to eradicate hunger? And how do changing diets influence the biodiversity on our planet? | Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes and Stitcher.