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Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film.

Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at Also, follow us on Twitter & Instagram at ViewpointsRadio.
317 Episodes
Author Dave Eggers has been a cult hero since his 2000 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius took readers on a wild and enthralling ride. Now, almost two decades later, he’s still producing novels that push the boundaries of dialogue and prose.
In 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely and 24 men set out on a voyage to explore the northernmost Polar Arctic where few had ventured before. The goal was to collect vast amounts of scientific data of the unknown region and hopefully reach the North Pole. But the expedition soon went awry when no resupply made it to the camp for two years and the men were left to fend for themselves. Starvation, frostbite and even tales of cannibalism soon followed in this historic tale of exploration and survival.
Roughly 15 percent of 25 to 35-year-old’s are back living with their parents, according to a 2016 study by Pew Research Center – and this number is only on the rise. Higher rent, cost of living and student debt are all contributing factors, however, there are some young adults stuck in an unmotivated, directionless state labeled as “failure to launch” We break down the term and what parents can do to nudge their young adults along.
The 2020 census is just around the corner. We speak with an employee from the U.S. Census Bureau about the importance of taking part in the nationwide survey and how the government is reaching students and their families through new in-school programs.
Millions of Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs, and many of them eventually end up unemployed, broken, separated from their families and homeless. We talk to an author who’s battled alcohol and drug addiction for many years and finally found help through treatment. We also speak with a psychologist about the causes of addiction and why some people are more likely to become addicts than others.
We explore the new release, 1917 now playing in theaters. The new film, which is filmed acclaimed cinematographer, Roger Deakins, has an action-packed storyline that does not disappoint.
A new year means a new lineup of highly anticipated movie releases. We cover some of the biggest films for 2020 from the new Top Gun sequel featuring Tom Cruise to Christopher Nolan’s new action movie, Tenet.
Being a college or professional athlete is hard enough. Throw on top of that the constant commentary online and it can sometimes be hard to look away from what people are saying. Two football players offer up their thoughts on the pros and cons of social media and how to stay focused and positive.
Humans have always practiced various forms of self-expression, whether that’s through written word, music, art or some other outlet. The art of tattooing is one such form that dates back to thousands of years ago. We speak with a history expert, Craig Koslofsky about some of the earliest tattoo designs and how they were achieved as well as other skin alteration methods including scarification and branding.
Disney+ debuted this past fall to a lot of speculation about what another streaming platform could really add to the already crowded marketplace. We discuss its offerings and who might really benefit from its niche selection.
Each day, 10,000 Americans will hit retirement age. With millions of people aging, the need for home health aides is set to expand by 47 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, what are the best senior care options out there? How much does it cost per year? What is working as a home health aide really like?
The Harry Potter series is one of the most beloved stories of all time, unlocking a world of wizarding magic, adventure and intrigue to millions of young readers. We discuss how its unconventional storyline and character development can shift thinking and teach real life lessons.
A quick look into Viewpoints producer, Annie Krall's festive conversations with Holiday Baking Championship judge Lorraine Pascale, Season 4 champion Jen Barney and Season 1 champion Erin Campbell. 
Thousands of movies have been released over the last ten years. With the mind-boggling amount of films available, it can be easy to forget about a fantastic movie you may have watched years ago. We take a look at some of the best picks of the decade that might not be getting as much attention as other films on your typical end-of-year/end-of-decade lists.
There’s nothing quite like watching reality TV – and holiday-themed reality TV may be even better if you’re trying to de-stress during the month of December. We delve into the world of Food Network’s popular show, Holiday Baking Championship to get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to compete and judge a competitive baking series.
Christmas is just a few days away. By now, most people have bought all of their presents and have tucked their worn-in credit cards away until the new year. Viewpoints’ speaks with Colin Morris, director of product management at Adobe Analytics, about some of the hottest items and shopping trends this year, as well as the estimated 143 billion dollars that Americans are set to spend just online during the 2019 holiday shopping season.
Extreme forest fires in California; increased flooding throughout the Midwest; rising sea levels threatening much of the coastal United States. Viewpoints speaks with author Avanti Centrae and ecologist Alejandro Frid about some of these extreme weather patterns and how people across the world are changing the way they live in order to adapt to this new landscape.
Cooking during the holidays can be a major source of stress – but it doesn’t have to be. Viewpoints speaks with cookbook author Julia Turshen to get some insider tips & tricks on how to quickly pull together a successful holiday meal with basic cooking skills and ingredients that are most often already in your pantry.
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