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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
 
The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society -- and the new choices we can imagine now. We’re learning from our past, meeting our neighbors, and sharing the joy (and the work!) of living in a plural society. Our inbox is also open for your voice memos—send them to anxiety@wny ...
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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
 
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 ...
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, 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... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
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
 
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
 
It’s easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea. On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country. From The Atlantic and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, and Death, Sex & Money. Since 1857, The Atlantic h ...
 
When the rapper Prodigy suffered a sickle cell crisis after a Las Vegas concert in 2017, his friends didn’t think much of it at first: they were used to him getting sick. But a few days later, he died. The Realness goes behind Prodigy’s music to reveal his lifelong struggle against his own body, and how that struggle informed his lyrics and fueled his success. The Realness by Only Human is produced by WNYC Studios, a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Ju ...
 
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.
 
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Many of us might be staying at home a lot more these days. But that doesn’t mean we have to stay all the way inside. WNYC’s Amy Pearl and her dog went up to the roof to check out the night sky. There’s so much light pollution in Brooklyn, it can be tough to see the stars. But if you wait a bit, your eyes start to adjust and constellations come into…
 
Two weeks after armed insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, a picture is emerging about the extremist ideologies that motivated the attackers charged with federal crimes, including nearly two dozen from New York and New Jersey. While this may be a blue part of the country, the indictments show that the cornucopia of the far-right is present he…
 
Recently, The Takeaway host Tanzina Vega sent a tweet about something she—and others—have called the “pandemic wall.” Within hours, it went viral and was being shared everywhere from Hawaii to Spain, and across social media platforms. She was surprised that this tweet resonated with so many people. It seems that all of us have hit—or are currently …
 
ShopRite is closing 23 pharmacies in New Jersey over the next month. The announcement comes just a few weeks after the Garden State-based grocery chain said dozens of its stores would administer the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. ShopRite hasn't specified which of its pharmacies will shutter in the coming weeks, but said affected customers would b…
 
Newark has reached a settlement with the environmental group that sued the city more than two years ago over its lead-contaminated drinking water. The lawsuit helped catapult the water crisis in New Jersey's largest city into the national spotlight. The proposed settlement guarantees that Newark will finish work already under way to rid the city of…
 
Across the country, there are rising tension between teachers unions and school districts over when to start in-person teaching and how to keep students and teachers safe. Teachers in Chicago, the third-largest school district in the nation, were supposed to return to in-person learning on February 1st, but on Sunday, members of the Chicago Teacher…
 
One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, particularly for people with more mild cases, is the loss of smell. Many report regaining this sense within weeks, but others have gone nearly a year without getting it back. And while this symptom is less life-threatening than other aspects of the coronavirus, it is frequently connected to a loss of tas…
 
Around the country, the pandemic is causing rising tensions between teachers’ unions and school districts. In Chicago, the local government decided to reopen the city. But in response, the union voted to delay in-person teaching, demanding more protections and vaccination before they head back into the classroom. And in other places, like Austin, T…
 
Last summer, during protests against police violence spurred by George Floyd's death, protesters say police used excessive force to disperse the crowd (the city now also acknowledges this to be true). Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, and Selenah Martin, a protestor, talk about what happened that night, and what kinds of polic…
 
This month in politics, we've had an attempted coup, an impeachment, and an inauguration. What's it like to step onto the national political stage for the first time amid all this? On today's show, U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY17, Rockland County, part of Westchester), talks about his first weeks in Congress in the wake of the attack and…
 
Lauren Groff reads her story from the February 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including “Arcadia,” in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” in 2015. Her second story collection, “Florida,” won the Story Prize in 2018.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, the de Blasio administration had to come up with a plan to protect the city’s 60,000 homeless people, most of whom live in shelters. By some measures, it’s had success. But opposition to placing homeless New Yorkers into hotels in a few neighborhoods complicated its efforts. WNYC’s Mirela Iverac talked to t…
 
Now that we are some sixty years into the digital era, the early days of modern computers are growing distant and mysterious to us. The field of game archeology seeks to uncover the origins and uses of these technological artifacts, and to determine what they tell us about the industry that created them. The New Yorker writer Simon Parkin and his p…
 
Mick Fleetwood is the drummer and a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Fleetwood talks to Alec about how dyslexia led him to the drumming, how supportive parents encouraged his talent and his move to London as a teenager, how his friendship with the band’s founder, guitarist Peter Green, evolved to …
 
COVID-19 is tearing through New York State Prisons with more than two thousand infections since mid December, and eleven deaths of incarcerated people. One of the largest outbreaks in recent weeks occurred at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. WNYC’s Gwynne Hogan takes us inside that Sullivan County facility, through the story of one man who contrac…
 
The Gateway Project is expected to move full steam ahead under the Biden administration. The long-stalled infrastructure plan now has support at all levels of government. Gateway's biggest item - a new train tunnel under the Hudson River and the repair of the century-old existing tunnel, has always been costly—its pegged at $12 billion. But speakin…
 
Former Chris Christie aide Bridget Kelly, whose infamous “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email blew the lid off of the “Bridgegate” political revenge scheme, is running for office. Kelly, a Republican, began her campaign Monday for Bergen County clerk. She first announced her candidacy in Elle and on Good Day New York. “I'm in this to …
 
After months of mounting coronavirus cases, the federal prison at Fort Dix, New Jersey is reporting its first COVID-19 death. Myron Crosby, 58, died Friday at a local hospital, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to WNYC Monday morning. The Massachusetts native was taken in for treatment 10 days after he tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 28. …
 
There’s long been a stereotype that older adults are not as good at learning new skills—like languages, technology, and sports—as young people. But research from Rachel Wu at the University of California, Riverside shows that the learning environment and mindset rather than cognitive ability may be responsible for young people quickly picking up ne…
 
All this month, The Takeaway has been checking in with leaders from around the country to get a sense of how vaccine distribution is going at the local level. Tribal nations and their members have been some of the hardest-hit communities during the pandemic. Indigenous people are four times as likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than white peop…
 
In the first 24 hours of his administration, President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders as part of his push to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. President Biden’s plan includes a national vaccination campaign to administer 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office. That’s enough to cover 50 million people with the vaccin…
 
Scottish singer, songwriter, and occasional novelist James Yorkston is a natural storyteller and a member of the Yorkston/Thorne/Khan group, a power trio of sarangi, double bass, and guitar. His latest album is a spontaneous collaborative record with The Second Hand Orchestra, a group led by Swedish music producer and bandleader, Karl-Jonas Winqvis…
 
It’s easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea. On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country. From The Atlantic and WNYC Studios. Be part of …
 
With Donald Trump rated the least popular President in the span of modern polling, President Biden might feel confident in claiming a mandate to advance his progressive agenda. Yet Democratic majorities in Congress are slim in the House of Representatives, and razor-thin in the Senate. That gives a small number of Democratic conservatives and moder…
 
After reports that some of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol had ties to the military, we take a look at far-right ideologies, and why they might thrive in a military environment. On Today's Show, Leo Shane III, deputy editor for Military Times and former Stars and Stripes reporter, joins us to discuss this alarming trend.…
 
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