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Podcasts On Podcasts

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“We’ve always believed in the value of entertaining, thought-provoking conversation,” President Obama said in a statement provided by Spotify. “It helps us build connections with each other and open ourselves up to new ideas. We’re excited about Higher Ground Audio because podcasts offer an extraordinary opportunity to foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think, and, hopefully, bring us all a little closer together.”

Michelle Obama said, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world. Our hope is that through compelling, inspirational storytelling, Higher Ground Audio will not only produce engaging podcasts, but help people connect emotionally and open up their minds — and their hearts.”

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120 Responses to “Podcasts On Podcasts”


  1. 1 ggail44
    June 22, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Hey! Howdy 🙂

  2. 4 jer44
    June 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

  3. 5 Obama Grandmama
    June 22, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Oh….yay! I received this by email and could actually open it. I am soooooo glad.

    • 10 ggail44
      June 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks JER, I have CNN on and am waiting for Biden and hopefully catch more of Harris.
      My personal opinion of Booker is still based on his attention seeking things he did in his earlier days of political life.

      • 11 Hillary Darton
        June 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm

        Booker is speaking now and I do not want to hear him because I feel this who made up controversy was only to try to help him get attention. He knows Biden is not a racist.

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        June 23, 2019 at 1:27 am

        Agree about Booker and it’s a damn shame. It seems so fake. Was hoping he’d matured a bit, but how he’s acting now is a total turnoff. Let’s fight trump not Joe Biden.

  4. 13 ggail44
    June 22, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    45 now says that he’s calling off the immigration raids. Why don’t I trust his word? Hmmmm???

  5. 14 ggail44
    June 22, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Here’s Uncle Joe!!!!

  6. 15 ggail44
    June 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Former VP Joe Biden spoke facts and truth with Rev Al Sharpton and he’s STILL my candidate.

  7. June 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    So good to see this post. Thankful for NerdyWonka’s genius, tenacity and tech chops to keep this ship sailing forward. PODCASTS? How wonderful, how exciting. This news makes me so happy and of course I found it on TOD, center of the universe and source of truth, humor, insight, news, and connection to TOD family. Thankful every day. Happy summer, TOD!

  8. June 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Kamala winding up: WE’RE NOT GOING BACK

  9. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    June 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    The responses are killing me. This is just like backwards “B” white girl, and Blacks Rule old white guy.

  10. June 22, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    • 27 ggail44
      June 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      I forgot my tag for this article
      “Here’s The One Person Who Gave Korey Wise Of ‘The Central Park Five’ A Job After He Was Released From Prison”

  11. 28 ggail44
    June 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Biden, in Interview with Sharpton, Tries to Defuse Criticism of Remarks on Segregationists
    The lingering question for Mr. Biden in the wake of his change of heart on public funding for abortion and his longing for the 1970s Senate is whether he is losing favor from current or would-be supporters.

    The former vice president’s allies pointed to the enthusiastic reception he received Friday at South Carolina’s Democratic convention and Representative James E. Clyburn’s late-night fish fry, where Mr. Biden stayed until nearly midnight shaking hands and posing for pictures with a heavily African-American audience.

    “I’ve not heard anybody say, ‘I was for Biden until I heard this,’” said James Smith, a former state lawmaker who ran for governor of South Carolina last year at Mr. Biden’s urging. “They know who Joe Biden is, and they’re not disturbed at all by any of this.”

    • 29 Hillary Darton
      June 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      We had eight years to see who Joe Biden was, and this situation has not change my opinion of him at all. I see it You have alot of people on MSNBC and CNN talking against him because they want to see some Progressive candidate win.

  12. 31 joyfulmeme
    June 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you Nerdy. Didn’t want to stop having this place for refuge from the crazy.

  13. 32 tnmtngirl1
    June 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Ooooooh, it is a relief to be back with this family. 😍💙💜💚💛🧡❤️ Only way I can get in though is clicking on the email. Does everyone get the email? Going forward, is that the only way we can access? NW, you Rock! Thanks again for responding to my message on Twitter. I’ve been texting with desert flower. She is distraught and in withdrawal. 🥺😣😥. Soon as I got in, I texted her. Am sure she is enroute home to AZ from FL.

  14. June 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Good evening NW, needless to say, if you need any financial assistance to maintain the site just DM me and ask. Thank you for all you do.

    Goodnight TOD …

  15. 35 mtmarilyn
    June 23, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Thank you, thank you Nerdy Wonka! As Bobfr says all you have to do is ask and all of us would pitch in financially if needed. We are family.

  16. June 23, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Once you get in through the e-mail, delete your old TOD bookmark and set a new bookmark.

    Does anyone else have the right half of the pages blank , just a wide, black band? My view is at 100% as usual.

    Main thing is this sanity-maintaining site is back! I can get used to the new “look”.

  17. 43 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 9:32 am

    View this post on Instagram

    Make Photography Great Again!

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  18. 44 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 9:46 am

    ANSA) – COMO, JUNE 22 – Former US President Barack Obama, with his wife Michelle and daughters, arrived today at 2.30pm in Villa Oleandra di Laglio (Como), where he will spend the weekend in George Clooney’s home.

  19. 45 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

  20. 46 cwaterma
    June 23, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Good morning. So glad to be back. This is a new name. I was formerly Carolyn, the one from Oklahoma City. I had tried to change my login, but had failed, but Gail helped me, and now I can participate again. So glad. I have been reading and lurking, and so many times wanted to comment, but didn’t know how. I am thinking back to our meetup in D.C. three years ago. That weekend was so important for me, as it was eleven months after my husband died, and that weekend gave me the knowledge and hope that my life would continue and I would fully be alive again. You all did that for me, and I am grateful.
    Hope you all have a good day. Yes, if donations are needed, I will be glad to help. This site is the first place I go in the morning after I check my bank account. Blessings to all of you.

  21. June 23, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I can’t get into TOD.com Am I the only one having this problem?

  22. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Whether everybody’s made up their mind yet or not, Malcolm’s made up his.

  23. 61 Don
    June 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    My god I thought “The Obama Diary” left the interwebs or something, I was about to sacrifice a thousand cows for her safe return.

  24. June 23, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    SICKENING how much exposure they’re giving prez fuckface and his imbecilic, lying blather with that worthless enabler Cuck Todd. Turbo switched to Guy Fierri and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. 100000% improvement in decency and intelligence.

  25. 68 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

  26. June 23, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Yes it is …

  27. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2019 at 7:42 pm

  28. June 23, 2019 at 7:49 pm

  29. 81 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm

  30. June 23, 2019 at 8:01 pm

  31. 83 jer44
    June 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    • 84 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      After what happened at that South Bend town hall today with his townspeople, I think Mayor Pete is toast in the national race.

  32. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    McCarthy had the nerve to tweet the first idiotic “dare” – as if he’d go. I like this response.

  33. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    • 87 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        June 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm

        • June 24, 2019 at 10:07 am

          J’OB, he’s been mayor for 7 years. Can’t say he was “unaware”.

          • 90 jacquelineoboomer
            June 24, 2019 at 10:19 am

            Exactly! And when he told the town hall participants “You can’t say we weren’t trying,” that doesn’t work. If you tried and failed in a life-or-death situation, you don’t just throw up your hands. You stay around and continue to work on fixing it. Or you resign outright. You don’t go apply for a higher job, boasting about your record. I liked the guy until this point, before knowing this, but now he’s toast in my mind. Pays to get their individual stories out, for sure.

  34. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm

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  38. June 24, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Thanks to Ava the world now cannot avoid the truth …

  39. June 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

  40. June 24, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Goodnight TOD …

  41. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I love her!

  42. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    June 24, 2019 at 12:49 am

  43. June 24, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I think this is PBO’s sister, Maya.

  44. 116 jer44
    June 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

    • 117 marleysperson
      June 24, 2019 at 10:33 am

      I thought I just posted this very thing and it didn’t show up:( glad that you posted, JER… and I hope she beats Collins

  45. June 24, 2019 at 9:48 am

  46. 119 marleysperson
    June 24, 2019 at 10:43 am


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