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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
Snap Judgment
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
The Moth
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
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Culture Gabfest
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Fresh Air
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Death, Sex & Money
Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
Love + Radio
Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
Talk Is Jericho
Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique take on all things pop culture and entertainment. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, music, television, movies, comedy, and the paranormal!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!
Who Charted?
Howard Kremer and Natasha Leggero bring on some of your favorite comedians to discuss the top 5 songs and movies of the week. Plus, Howard, the guests and Who Charted crew each bring a new song that they recommend over all the garbage on the charts. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
Hello Internet
CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
Modern Love
Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
Jalen & Jacoby
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
Channel 33
If you are an avid follower of pop culture and the media landscape, Channel 33 is a must-listen. Thanks to 'The Press Box,' 'Jam Session,' 'The Big Picture,' and 'Damage Control,' you will be up to date, well educated, and armed with the smartest takes on movies, TV, celebrity culture, and all media contretemps.
The Read
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.The Read is part of the L ...
Desert Island Discs
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Mystery Show
A podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.
Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
The Hub - ABC RN
Formerly Books and Arts, The Hub is RN’s new dedicated home for arts and culture. Each week day we’ll zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Search The Hub for the individual podcasts.
From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.
FT Life of a Song
Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
The Watch
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
It's not just crazy talk, it's Psychobabble - the official free audio podcast from YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. Listen each week as he and his bestie Korey Kuhl bring you a half hour of unfiltered gossip sessions, pop culture scrutiny, and stories never told before.
Hank and John Green (YouTubers and etc.) answer questions, give questionable advice, and talk about Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the 3rd tier English football club).
Radio Diaries
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
Actor/Director Michael Rapaport shares his strong, funny & offensive points of view on life, sports, music, film & everything in between on the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke; bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
Each week, Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you.
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.
Ear Hustle
Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
This podcast is about art, music and the technology that enables it. But it is also about creativity, motivation and the future of music and art. I do interviews with amazing artists and technologists, and hope to crack the surface of their practice.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
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Vivian joins the guys for their annual new fall shows episode.Once again, the networks top themselves in creating magnificent works of art that will hold up for eons to come. Get ready for rave reviews all around!
How should transgender athletes prove that they are woman enough to play with other women on the sporting field?
Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical (hear the cast album), into opera. Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Josh Hamilton, Lindsay Men ...…
This awkward week we're talking about a butt crack dilemma, the Autoblow, and picking dicks with special guest Francesca Marineo!By Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.
Rod and Karen discuss Rod's random thoughts, LGBTQ news, a different way of dealing with a bully, Steve Harvey divorce rumors, CA felons can vote in jail, women waiting longer to have kids, Amy Schumer supports, Chelsea Handler says vote like black women, a political ad for French Hill, how to murder your husband author accused of murdering her ...…
Roger’s cranberry juice, best before dates, omnivores, evolution of food. MP3
It’s time for our cursed adventures to confront Strahd once and for all!
The Heroes of Legend settle into their Shadowfell Keep, but disagree about their next steps!
GR - Michael Nevradakis of Dialogos Radio on the Estiazontas stin Epikairotita radio program, on how the media and politicians are treating the so-called North Macedonia agreement as a done deal when in fact it isn't. In Greek. Aired October 18, 2018.By (Dialogos Radio).
This week we're talking Doctor Who, Seven To Eternity, Ambient Orchestra, and Rebels Of The Neon God. Show music by Reed Love and OGRE. Support the show!
Note: This is a heavily-edited version of our discussion. If you want to hear (most of) the whole discussion, which lasts about 1:30, you can download it here: For the 250th episode, I decided to go back to the interview that helped put this podcast on the map. Episode 13 f ...…
Our return episode for 2019 and new gear check. some of the levels may be a little goofy but we are working out some bugs. Thank you Christian for hanging out with me and breaking the new ice! More podcasts and guests to come! Stay subscribed and please share with a friend.
Reflections on the death of parents and on getting older.
Where we ask the hard hitting question like What are the Implications of Super Smash Bros? Sign up to our newsletter here; Join our facebook group here; Check out our upcoming lives shows right here; Watch us stream here; ...…
German-American author and illustrator Nora Krug talks through the challenging themes found in her new graphic novel ‘Heimat’. We also meet film-maker and novelist Sandi Tan to hear the story behind her new Netflix documentary ‘Shirkers’ and learn the tale of Pike Ward – a British fish merchant who helped shape the history of Iceland – with her ...…
Venki Ramakrishnan is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist. He is most renowned for his research into the atomic structure of the ribosome - a complex molecule in the cell which translates DNA into chains of amino acids that build proteins, the essence of life. This work eventually secured Venki a Nobel Prize in 2009, which he shared with ...…
Despite Teddy’s 25 years of sobriety, he can’t recall his first Filet Mignon dinner or his first ice cream cone. But he’ll never forget his first beer at age 13. Drinking quickly morphed into hard drug use, and Teddy found himself running in gangs of 50 or 60 people, seeking heroin highs. Click to Play…
Darnell L. Moore and Charlene Carruthers are two dynamic leaders and organizers committed to intersectional liberation in movements for Black lives. They are also friends and writers. Moore and Carruthers recently spoke at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and read from each other's recent works: Moore's debut memoir "No Ashes ...…
Tune in for our review of Damien Chazelle’s new film “First Man”, starring Ryan Gosling (what a dreamboat!)! Remember to support us at and at! And follow us everywhere @arthouse43!
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In Episode 2, writer, producer, and avid traveler Ali Lemer explores Great Britain’s rich cultural narratives and evolving creative communities. Her adventures through Cardiff’s Welsh heritage, Liverpool’s thriving music scene, and Bristol’s inspiring street art prove there is far more to British art and culture than people expect.…
Rod and Karen discuss listener feedback.Twitter: @rodimusprime @SayDatAgain @TBGWTEmail: theblackguywhotips@gmail.comBlog: www.theblackguywhotips.comVoice Mail: 704-557-0186
Daniel Lofredo Rota is an Ecuadorian DJ and musician on a quest to unravel a decades-old family mystery. His eccentric grandfather has left a clue: a grimy, battered suitcase filled with old tapes. Inside are songs, secret loves, and the resurrection of a long-lost record label. All the songs featured in this programme are available to listen i ...…
Government minister Esther McVey has become a lightening rod for anger about benefit cuts and welfare reform. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions knows all about financial struggle, starting out in life as a foster child. Mark Coles finds out how the former presenter has gone from a breakfast TV sofa to the front benches of the House o ...…
With two #1 Comedy Central specials to his credit, comedian and transformational speaker Kyle Cease is a keynote speaker, igniting audiences through his unique blend of comedy and personal evolution. He has been a guest speaker at colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences, including Agape International, GATE, Revelations, the Sun Valley We ...…
A sneak peek at Vox’s newest show, about provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Host Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, reform prisons, fight global warming, and end world poverty, from decisions in Congress to choices in our everyday lives. This episode looks at the A ...…
Divorce is always a painful process, but it's especially so when there are children in the middle. This week, the Sugars discuss situations of parental alienation caused by divorce. They answer letters from a mother and a father whose daughters have cut off all communication with them after taking the other parent's side. This episode was origi ...…
Slate Money on the death of Sears, the Robinhood high frequency trading scandal, and the retreat of the Financial Stability Oversight Council on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss the plethora of bad Facebook PR. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter:@fel ...…
DNA tests are uncovering mixed bloodlines. For African Americans, this can be emotionally-charged. What do you do when you find out one of your direct ancestors was a slave owner? Does it open the door to new conversations about racial justice? Guests: Alex Gee, Erin Hoag, Annette Gordon-Reed, Anita Foeman…
Katherine Ormerod is a journalist, influencer and author. She has worked as a journalist for over a decade, starting her career as a fashion assistant at Sunday Times Style, moving to Grazia to become Senior Fashion News & Features Editor then on to Glamour where she was Fashion Features Editor at Large. Prior to her career, she graduated with ...…
Third time lucky! Yes, this is the third time I've had New York based artist Trey Speegle on the podcast. We've covered his childhood, the 80's in New York, and everything in between ... but today we're talking about Andy Warhol!
Like so many moms across the country, Elaine’s son became addicted to opioid pain pills, after they were subscribed to him to treat a sports injury. And, like many moms across the country, Elaine had no clue her son was addicted to them. Sadly, her son lost his life to a heroin overdose, and Elaine set out to change the laws across the country. ...…
On today's episode of Under The Skin I'm joined by author Charles Eisenstein to discuss alternative economic systems, find out what's wrong with the current climate change narrative and how we can actually change the world, challenge the powerful and empower the powerless.
On The Gist, Europeans are fighting over daylight saving time, which is way better than having a World War. Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer has been on both sides of a prison’s bars. After spending two years as a political prisoner in Iran, he returned to the U.S. and got a job as a private prison guard. His real aim, of course, was to report ...…
Raphael Bob-Waksberg's animated comedy series for Netflix, 'BoJack Horseman,' satirizes Hollywood using a mix of human and animal characters. "Part of the original pitch was like, 'What's Mr. Ed like behind the scenes?'" BoJack (a horse) is a depressed, alcoholic, sexist former sitcom star in the #MeToo era. Justin Chang reviews 'Can You Ever F ...…
Kai Wright of WNYC and Slate’s Jamelle Bouie on the governor’s race in Georgia. Plus, Deadspin’s Dvora Meyers explains the implosion of USA Gymnastics. We’ll be piloting What Next in public for the next several weeks. Tell us what you think: Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and mor ...…
Hillsdale College's Bradley Birzer, author of "Russell Kirk: American Conservative," talks about the controversial president portrayed in his new book, "In Defense of Andrew Jackson."
Masterpiece Cakeshop's Jack Phillips and attorney Matt Sharp bring updates on several cases that the Alliance Defending Freedom is championing in the courts.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby preview the weekend in sports, talk Ushers' burner, competitive LA Clippers, plus even more of your Twitter and VM's!!!
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Rod and Bassey discuss NBC’s family drama, “This Is Us.”Twitter: @rodimusprime @BasseyworldEmail: theblackguywhotips@gmail.comSite: www.theblackguywhotips.comVoice Mail: 704-557-0186Pre-Order Bassey's Book:
Author and historian Ben Macintyre joins us to discuss his new book, The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War. The book focuses on Oleg Gordievsky, a double agent who worked for both the KGB and MI6. Ian Oldaker, chief operating officer of Spyscape, a new spy museum, and former CIA agent John Sipher (at 18:40) join ...…
Zoe Kazan joins us to discuss the new film she wrote, “Wildlife,” which focuses on a boy who witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man. The film opens on October 19 at the IFC Center and the Walter Reade Theater (Film Society of Lincoln Center) with special Q&As and introductions with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul ...…
Termites gobble up $40 billion worth of our stuff annually. Lisa Margonelli joins host joins to talk about these largely misunderstood insects, whose collective power may one day actually be harnessed for good. Her new book is called “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).…
David Sheff and his son Nic both wrote memoirs about the family's experience with Nic's addition. Their stories are now the basis of the film, 'Beautiful Boy,' starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. They spoke with Terry Gross in 2008 and 2013. 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' stars Melissa McCarthy as a misanthropic con artist who forges lette ...…
Do you continually bring your past experiences around money into the present moment? Are you recreating the same pattern around money over and over again? Are you ready to break out of scarcity energy and into the abundance vibe? Do you know the power you have to bring about abundance in your life? One simple exercise can change your life aroun ...…
Howard Jacobson on the end of mooching as a way of life."Rooting around, doing nothing in particular, walking but not knowing where I was walking to....I can only regret the happy mooching hours of earlier times", writes Howard. He ponders whether our present age of mass anger and disgruntlement is partly a result of our expectations of instant ...…
While the big story going into the midterm elections has been the possibility of a “blue wave”—an upsurge of Democratic progressives, including a high number of women and minority candidates—the divisive political climate has also given us the very opposite: candidates on the far right openly espousing white-supremacist and white-nationalist vi ...…
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the author Heather Morris talks about her novel, based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, who tattooed numbers on prisoners’ wrists at Auschwitz/Birkenau and tattooed and fell in love with a young Jewish woman who survived and became his wife. Billboard art and politics: in the US more than 100 artists have designed ...…
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