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Best WNYC podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best WNYC podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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View the Episode Archive »Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes | RSS.#smartbinge Radiolab podcasts
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about you, about us, and the world we inhabit together. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the ...
 
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
 
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
The latest articles from WNYC News
 
Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Su ...
 
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
 
A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.
 
Brain fun for curious people.
 
BFF Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
The United States of Anxiety: The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Many of the political and social arguments we’re having now started in the aftermath of the Civil War, when Americans set out to do something no one had tried before: build the world’s first multiracial democracy. The podcast gives voters the context to understand what’s at stake in this election. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other ...
 
Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
Join hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos as they navigate the rough waters of adulthood with the help of hilarious adult guests like Phoebe Robinson, Jim Gaffigan and Danielle Brooks. Taxes? Ew! Asking for a raise? Yuck! Killing a mouse? No thanks. Plus: answers to all your adulting questions. Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
He’s the President, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: What deals are happening, who they’re happening with, and if the President and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House. “Trump, Inc.” is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into these questions. We’ll be layout out what we know, what we don’t and how you can help us fill in the gaps. WNYC Studios is ...
 
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture. Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives ...
 
Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
Understand the political twists, historical context, and legal stakes of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Each day, host Brian Lehrer, one of the country’s most respected audio journalists, brings you conversations with the country’s most important reporters and newsmakers as we try to make sense of it all, together. Impeachment is produced by WNYC, home to other news-making podcasts like The Brian Lehrer Show, The Takeaway and New York Radio Hour.
 
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur...
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
View the Episode Archive »Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes | RSS.#smartbinge Radiolab podcasts
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
In summer 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year-old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect is Arnaldo’s story – a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints – and asks the question: How did Arnaldo’s life go so wrong? Aftereffect by Only Human is produced by WNYC Studios, a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a a live comedy show in Brooklyn. Join the 2 Dope Queens, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other S**t. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Sooo Many White Guys, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
A podcast about how and why gentrification happens. Season 3, produced in partnership with WLRN, Miami’s public radio station, introduces us to “climate gentrification,” reporting about the ways climate change, and our adaption to it, may seriously intensify the affordable housing crisis in many cities. In many parts of the US, black communities were pushed to low-lying flood prone areas. As Nadege Green reports, in Miami, the opposite is true. Black communities were built on high elevation ...
 
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Coming up in two weeks: New York Fashion Week! From WNYC’s Sara Fishko is this archival Fishko Files, with a little history.By WNYC Studios
 
Marissa Hoechstetter, survivor, former patient of Robert Hadden, and founder of Reform the Sex Crimes Unit, talks about why sexual assault survivors are pushing for the resignation of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., claiming he has shown a pattern of going easy on perpetrators when they happen to be New York's richest and most powerful.…
 
Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York Magazine, reports on the final week before the Iowa caucuses, with a four-way tie, and the impeachment keeping the Senators in DC. Plus, Gothamist’s Christopher Robbins reports back from his trip to Iowa.By WNYC
 
Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, quit the British monarchy. On Thursday, Andy Byford, president of the New York City Transit Authority, quit his post. Listeners call in to share the jobs and careers they've quit.By WNYC
 
Presidents pursue policies that will help them politically. This isn't news. Today, Josh Blackman, a conservative legal scholar argues that the Dems are defining "abuse of power" too broadly. Blackman is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston, specializing in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and …
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Verbally Attacks NPR Host Mary Louise Kelly It’s just the latest example of the Trump administration demonizing members of the news media. The Life and Legacy of Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant was one of 9 killed during a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. How to Write About Experiences O…
 
Josh Blackman, constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, talks about his recent New York Times op-ed and argues it's not appropriate to impeach a politician for acting in his own political interests.By WNYC
 
With just about a week to go before that state holds the nation’s first presidential nominating contest, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to Iowa to stump for Senator Bernie Sanders.By WNYC Radio
 
What happens to balloons when they fly away into the sky? How do I record a video of myself? Who should you thank? Can bees feel happy and sad? When does the Anthropocene end? How do I get my boyfriend to take ghost travel seriously? What does Kindle highlighting say about humanity? John Green and Hank Green have answers! If you're in need of dubio…
 
We're just a week away from the Iowa caucuses where 11 Democrats are vying to win, place, or show, and get the primary season's most important asset: momentum. But while Iowans get to weigh in early, New Yorkers have to wait until the end of April. New Jersey voters have to wait until June. Read the full story on Gothamist.…
 
One false bite could cost you the presidency... Every four years, presidential candidates flock to the Iowa State Fair for a stump speech and a photo op. But one wrong food-related move, and their campaign could be in jeopardy. This week, Dan talks with current and former presidential candidates about the perils of eating on the trail. How do you u…
 
The London/Atlanta band called Algiers makes “churning, electrifying gospel-inflected rock, with singer Franklin James Fisher leading his congregation in songs that take on social injustice, racism, and government corruption” (Schaefer.) Fisher’s ferocious crooning over a whip-tight rhythm section of Ryan Mahan (bass, beat programming and synth con…
 
Vivian Wagner is a listener like you who who decided to share her fears with us. She is an associate professor of English and getting ready to marry a handsome commercial pilot. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios
 
Jia Tolentino grew up in Texas and is a New Yorker staff writer and author of the essay collection Trick Mirror. Jia has never had a soda without alcohol in it. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios
 
Sixty percent of more than 400 Council aides signed membership cards to join the brand new Association of Legislative Employees or A.L.E. That's enough to formally ask Council Speaker Corey Johnson to recognize the union. Organizers Wilfredo Lopez and Zara Nasir said it marks a historic achievement for the Council and could serve as a model for oth…
 
In My Name Is Lucy Barton, a solo show on Broadway based on Elizabeth Strout's 2016 novel, a Midwestern transplant to New York remembers nine crucial weeks of her life spent in a Manhattan hospital room. Her husband is too busy to visit or to bring the kids to visit, but she wakes one day to find her estranged mother sitting by her bedside. Their r…
 
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is working to change how it screens pregnant women for substance use. The changes being drafted are meant to reduce racial and cultural bias. Mothers and advocacy groups have reported that pregnant women of color are screened more often than white women — and the tests have sometimes led to unwarranted…
 
A day after the head of New York City Transit Andy Byford resigned, the signals expert he hired last year followed suit. Pete Tomlin is an internationally recognized expert at installing modern signals and he knew Byford from London and Toronto. That's why Byford persuaded him to take on the quote "New York Challenge." That is, installing computer-…
 
A novel coronavirus—the type of virus that causes SARS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and common cold symptoms—has killed 18 people, and sickened more than 600. In response, Chinese officials have quarantined several huge cities, where some 20 million people live. In this segment, Ira talks with epidemiologists Saskia Popescu and Ian Lip…
 
Before any new drug comes to market, it goes through a time-consuming process. Researchers have to recruit human subjects for a clinical trial, collect all the data, and analyze the results. All of that can take years to complete, but the end result could be worth it: a drug that treats a rare disease or improves patients lives with fewer side effe…
 
Mass incarceration is now widely regarded as a prejudiced and deeply harmful set of policies. Bipartisan support exists for some degree of criminal-justice reform, and, in some circles, the idea of prison abolition is also gaining traction. Kai Wright, the host of the WNYC podcast “The United States of Anxiety,” spoke about the movement with Paul B…
 
Darren Linvill, associate professor at Clemson University, describes the scope of the politics-focused Twitter bots shaping online conversations about the 2020 campaign and looking to influence U.S. elections.By WNYC
 
New York institution Fairway Markets is selling off its stores as part of a bankruptcy filing. Soma Biswas, covers bankruptcy and restructuring for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Pro Bankruptcy, talks about what's happening to Fairway and how its story connects to other retail bankruptcies.By WNYC
 
Before the Dems wrap up their opening arguments, we take a zoomed-out look at what abuse of power really means. How do we define it, and what can happen if it goes unimpeded? For this big picture look, we talk to Susan Hennessy, executive editor of Lawfare, CNN contributor, former attorney at the NSA, and Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of Lawfare…
 
A gathering of thousands of armed protesters in Virginia last weekend prompted fears of mass violence. On this episode of On the Media, how some militia groups are spinning the lack of bloodshed as victory. Plus, fresh demands for accountability in Puerto Rico, and why the senate impeachment trial feels so predictable. 1. Bob Garfield [@Bobosphere]…
 
This week, Politics with Amy Walter took a trip to Iowa to get a sense of how voters are feeling ahead of the upcoming caucuses. We asked politicians, economists, pollsters, and caucusgoers about what issues are important to them and which candidate could deliver the White House to Democrats. The issues of foremost concern included race, healthcare…
 
Coming up in two weeks: New York Fashion Week! From WNYC’s Sara Fishko is this archival Fishko Files, with a little history.
 
This week, Politics with Amy Walter took a trip to Iowa to get a sense of how voters are feeling ahead of the upcoming caucuses. We asked politicians, economists, pollsters, and caucusgoers about what issues are important to them and which candidate could deliver the White House to Democrats. The issues of foremost concern included race, healthcare…
 
Lawfare’s executive editor Susan Hennessey and editor in chief Benjamin Wittes, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution, discuss the impeachment trial and their new book, Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020).By WNYC
 
Producer David Lan and actors Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale join us to discuss the play, “Medea,” which runs from January 30 through March 8 at BAM.By WNYC
 
Eric Kohn, chief film critic and deputy editor for Indiewire, joins us from Sundance with a preview of what is premiering at the festival, which runs from January 23 through February 2.By WNYC
 
Retired PBS anchorman and presidential debate moderator, Jim Lehrer, passed away today. The Brian Lehrer Show pays tribute to him (and no, they're not related).By WNYC
 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.By WNYC
 
Right now, at this very moment, all across the planet, there are 7.6 billion human beings eating, breathing, sleeping, brushing their teeth, walking their dogs, drinking coffee, walking down the street or running onto the subway or hopping in their car, maybe reading a summary of a podcast they’re about to hit play on … and the number is only going…
 
When the fresh-eyed, British-born, globally-recognized transit pro arrived via Toronto in 2018, subway service was at a recent low. Trains were arriving on time, on average, 58 percent of the time. Buses were crawling. And maybe it was his British accent, but New Yorkers seemed to find his blunt talk refreshing. On January 23, 2020, two years into …
 
Each year, thousands of items fall through subway grates or on the subway tracks. New York Times reporter, Sandra Garcia talks about her experience getting her AirPods back and how you can do the same.By WNYC
 
Leticia is among nine Central American parents allowed back into the country this week after the ACLU won a lawsuit claiming the parents were deported without their full consent. "These are nine who not only were separated from their children, not only were deported without their children, but were coerced or misled into giving up their own asylum …
 
Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Eric Adams Defends 'Go Back to Iowa' Comments (First) | #PriceCheckNYC: Avoiding Care Because of the Money (Starts at 23:00) | Can the 2020 Democrats Play Nice? (Starts at 44:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.…
 
Fred Mogul, WNYC state government and politics reporter, and Josefa Velasquez, senior reporter for The City, recap Governor Cuomo's 2020 budget proposal, including his plan to shrink the $6 billion projected shortfall. Most of the gap is from Medicaid, which covers 6 million New Yorkers.By WNYC
 
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, talks about the Warren/Sanders spat and other 2020 campaign news.By WNYC
 
For all the talk about New York City’s lack of accessible transit, Katherine Valdez, who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury, moved to New York largely because of the subway. Hear how she makes it work, and see more photos from Katherine's commute on Gothamist.By WNYC Radio
 
Reporters Ilya Marritz and Justin Elliott have been reporting on Trump's inauguration since 2018. They looked at how the inaugural committee raised a record $107 million (and the big questions behind where that money went) and examined the role Ivanka Trump played in negotiations over space at the Trump International Hotel, located just blocks from…
 
Your stories about race and friendship brought up a lot of questions. Our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast have some answers. And if you missed it, make sure you check out our episode right before this one, called "Between Friends: Your Stories About Race and Friendship." Plus, take our survey to examine how race plays into your own friendships…
 
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