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Each week, Alice Bradley and Jordan Calhoun of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
Coagent Host and Global Real Estate Advisor, Angela Headlee, introduces you to her coagents from around the world. Get to know these agents through fun conversations, connect with them on a personal level and build trusting relationships. Learn how these first-class agents assist their clients, what their areas of expertise are, and how their knowledge of the markets they service can benefit you. Angela Headlee is a Licensed Realtor in the State of Virginia. The Steele Group Sotheby's Intern ...
 
Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves. How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human. From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the ...
 
The Joint Venture Podcast will investigate the most exciting deals and financial innovation, as well as broader market trends such as digital disruption, ESG and life in the post-pandemic world.We will keep our ear to the ground, going behind the headlines on the major news, bringing you commentary on a variety of current situations. We will also be catching up with leading market players to take a deep dive into a featured story each week.
 
Daily highlights from The Takeaway, the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. The Takeaway, along with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online at thetakeaway.org.
 
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Growing Bolder is all about being able to reach out and to be there for others. Communication may be the most important tool we have to do just that, but for so many of us, that can be a struggle. Long-time NPR host and author Celeste Headlee is here to help. She’s the co-host of “Retro Report on PBS” and the author of two books, “We Need to Talk: …
 
Humans need to have conversations every day-- at our jobs, in our homes, in government-- so how can we handle these better? Celeste Headlee is an award winning journalist who has done everything from anchoring morning news on public radio to covering presidential campaigns. In this episode, Celeste shares practical tips for anyone looking to improv…
 
The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone there have been at least 152 mass shootings and more than 12,000 deaths from gun violence and it’s only April. The fact that public spaces, including grocery stores and workplaces, have become grounds for violence takes a toll on those attempting to go about everyday …
 
Another mass shooting, another workplace, another city, another uniquely American story. Gun violence has become pervasive in the U.S., and it takes both a physical and an emotional toll. At this point, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by it in some way, whether directly or just through the experience of collective traum…
 
In March, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by police in Chicago. Local community leaders and family members have spent the past several weeks demanding answers and accountability for what many residents are saying was an unjustified act. But the case is now gaining national attention after the Chicago Police Department released body came…
 
Reaction to the recent police killing of a teenage boy in Chicago was immediately followed by local outrage, but newly released video that contradicts initial statements by law enforcement is now drawing national scrutiny. It also brings into focus the history of police violence against Latinos in the United States. From Chicago, we turn to the sub…
 
Sometimes it feels like fighting climate change is all about dealing with the many little things we as individuals are doing wrong (hello single-use coffee cups, plastic bags, and eating dairy). While these bad habits are important to address, are we losing focus on the bigger picture? Luisa Neubauer draws on her experience at the front lines of ac…
 
In this episode we’re talking about the lost art of conversation-making. Joining us is podcaster and raconteur Ken Plume, who has conducted extensive interviews with the likes of Mel Brooks and John Cleese. We discuss how Ken got his start feeling comfortable talking to just about anyone, how he handles the awkwardness of a cocktail party (hint: it…
 
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin traveled to Israel to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz. The visit was a signal from the Biden administration that Israel remains an important international ally for the U.S., but it also came at a chaotic moment in Israeli politics. Prime M…
 
As The Takeaway looks at U.S. foreign policy under the Biden Administration, the show turns to look at Asia. This week, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is visiting D.C., making him the first foreign head of state to meet with President Biden. Recently, territorial and political disputes between China and Japan have only escalated, and with th…
 
This week, President Biden announced that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, bringing the country’s longest war to an end. Over the course of two decades, the war in Afghanistan has cost the U.S. trillions of dollars. More than 2,300 US military personnel have died, and more than 100,000 Afghan citizens have been i…
 
On Thursday, the Biden administration announced sweeping new sanctions against Russia over its alleged interference in the 2020 election, cyberattacks, and mounting aggression near the Ukraine border. The administration is also expelling 10 Russian diplomats from the U.S. The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new…
 
Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new administration on the international level. Biden Administration Emphasizes Commitment to Israel at a Chaotic Moment in Israeli Politics A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Min…
 
After failing to hold elections in February, Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo passed legislation this week to extend his power for at least two more years, prompting global concern. Somali academic Abdi Aynte and former US diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford join Deep Dish to unpack the players in Somalia’s politics and what role the intern…
 
On The Takeaway, we've been breaking down what has been happening during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd last May. As of today, the defense has rested after days of testimony. Chauvin did not testify, invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege. This comes after a week of the Defense pres…
 
Last week, a six-hour documentary on writer Ernest Hemingway premiered on PBS. The film is the latest in a decades-long relationship between PBS and director Ken Burns. Over the years, Burns has produced lengthy documentaries on topics including the Civil War, jazz, and baseball. While Burns’s work has received mainstream acclaim, this year a growi…
 
This week, President Joe Biden formally announced his plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. President Biden said in a speech on Wednesday: "I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democra…
 
On Sunday, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a veteran officer on the Brooklyn Center police force in Minnesota. The brutalization of Black Americans at the hands of the police is not new, but the graphic images of the violence becoming part of collective consciousness is. For many Americans, it took the 1991 bystander footage of Rod…
 
The Reality of Driving While Black Today, Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers. Derek Chauvin Trial: Chauvin's Defense Presents, and Rests, Its Case This week, the defense presented and rested its case. President Biden Announces His Plan to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan The decision would mark the end of …
 
Kristen & Jolenta live by Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin. Will they learn what it takes to be the star of their own adventure? Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive …
 
On Tuesday, U.S. health agencies called for a pause on the distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine as they investigate its potential link to an extremely rare blood clotting disorder. There have been six cases of women developing blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with one death reported. To put that into p…
 
On Tuesday, the U.S. paused administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the urging of federal health agencies after six women ages 18-48 years old developed atypical blood clots. Around seven million people in the U.S. have received the J&J vaccine and it was previously celebrated for only needing one dose, thereby making it easier to treat tran…
 
U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following Six Cases of Rare Blood Clotting Federal health agencies will investigate Johnson & Johnson's potential link to the rare blood clotting disorder “out of an abundance of caution.” How the Federal Government Can Effectively Distribute Tribal Stimulus Funding Advocates are hoping the $32 billion in stimu…
 
When it comes to fighting vaccine hesitancy the word of community leaders goes a long way in reaching places where skepticism and distrust persists. Particularly in areas where vaccines are readily available but residents are reluctant to sign up. In the rural Mississippi Delta region, Pam Chatman, founder of Boss Lady Workforce Transportation, has…
 
When the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law last month, one of the most notable pieces of funding included in the bill was the roughly $32 billion allocated to tribal governments and other services that support Native populations. As a result of centuries of neglect by the United States government, Native Americans have faced di…
 
Over the weekend, a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota—a suburb of Minneapolis—fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop. In response, hundreds of people have taken to the streets protesting the killing and have been clashing with police. During a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center police chief Tim…
 
Khloe Kardashian recently made news after an unfiltered bikini photo was posted online and her team scrambled to make sure any trace of the photo was deleted. As Kardashian and members of her family have been known to promote the body positivity movement, they have also been accused of promoting unrealistic standards of beauty and profiting off the…
 
Last week, lawmakers in New York state-approved a historic $2.1 billion — that’s billion with a “B” — relief fund for undocumented workers and others with nontraditional jobs that have been shut out from government relief. The “Excluded Workers Fund,” as it’s being called, was established as part of New York state’s budget negotiations. It’s the mo…
 
New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers Last week, lawmakers in New York state approved a historic $2.1 billion relief fund for undocumented workers and other workers with nontraditional jobs. Future of U.S.-Iran Negotiations Complicated by Attack on Iranian Nuclear Site Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full exte…
 
Over the past two weeks, negotiations have taken place in Vienna between Iranian officials and representatives from the other nations still signed on to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Diplomats from the U.S. are also in the city to negotiate a potential re-entry into the deal, but so far have not sat down face to face with the Iranian representatives.…
 
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