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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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Brain fun for curious people.
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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 ...
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
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 ...
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
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 ...
 
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 latest articles from WNYC News
 
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
 
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
 
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 ...
 
A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.
 
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 ...
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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.
 
Aria Code is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on some of the most famous arias in opera history, with insight from the biggest voices of our time, including Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Sondra Radvanovsky, and many others. Hosted by Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Aria Code is produced in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera. Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments hav ...
 
From the producers of Radiolab, a series about how the Supreme Court got so supreme.
 
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
 
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
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Stakes is a show about social change, hosted by Kai Wright. We live in extreme times—a climate on the verge of crisis, an economy built on inequality and a political system that feels like it’s falling apart. So, how’d we get to this point? And what happens next? From democracy to healthcare, from pop culture to the environment, our reporters are working to understand why we live the way we do—and why it matters. Because if we can better understand the society we‘ve got, maybe we can fig ...
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together, in this edition of Fishko Files. Max Roach's We Insist! Freedom Now Duke Ellington's My People…
 
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams discusses the latest city news, including how New York City can begin to address its problem with gentrification.By WNYC
 
WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and Clear Health Costs, offers a new community health sharing tool which will give listeners a chance to compare the costs of their medical procedures. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of Price Check NYC, review some of the findings and asks for stories. Read…
 
Philip Rucker, Washington Post White House bureau chief, and Carol Leonnig, Washington Post national investigative reporter, the co-authors of A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Penguin Press, 2020), go behind the scenes to report in depth on the Trump White House.By WNYC
 
Anita Kumar, White House correspondent and associate editor for Politico, goes over what happened in the Senate's impeachment trial yesterday, and previews what's to come.By WNYC
 
Cuomo's primary method to trim a $6 billion dollar deficit is to propose a more modest budget than he and many lawmakers would have liked — with a 2 percent rather than 5 percent increase. That still leaves room to spend more on education and for big multi-year increases on 'green new deal' projects...and on infrastructure, including the MTA. The b…
 
Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.…
 
"Your white friend can just make one comment and it feels like a trap door has opened up from underneath," one listener told us when we asked for stories about race and friendship. "And I’m thrust back into the realities of living in a racist America." Today: Your stories about when race became a flashpoint in your friendships. Tomorrow, we'll shar…
 
The pain and fear of trauma can have a dramatic effect on your desire for love and intimacy. This is true for Puccini’s Turandot, the titular ice princess who cuts off her feelings… and the heads of her suitors. In her first aria, “In questa reggia,” Turandot explains that she will avenge the rape and murder of her ancestress from thousands of year…
 
For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump has taken things even further. “This guy is a state capitalist,” said Trump’s first biographer, reporter Wayne Barrett, in a 1992 WNYC interview, cited extensively in this episode. “[In] every single one of his major deals, he was d…
 
The safest bet in sports was that Derek Jeter would make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. And that's exactly what happened. But the system that gave the former Yankees great so much of his wealth only exists because of a New Yorker who never played the game: labor organizer Marvin Miller. In December, the Hall of Fame Veterans…
 
When the Bombardier R-179's were pulled from service, New York City Transit president Andy Byford said every car would undergo separate examinations from the MTA, the manufacturer and an independent contractor Two weeks and 5,000 door inspections later, the trains are nearly ready. But first, Byford says he wants to review Bombardier's documents. "…
 
Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member, talks about the board's decision to break with precedent and endorse two candidates, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, to be the Democratic nominee for president.By WNYC
 
The Senate will today debate a resolution governing the rules of Trump's trial. What are the sticking points? And what will this debate mean for the process moving forward? Today, Jeremy Stahl, senior editor at Slate, runs down the process outlined by Mitch McConnell, the Democrats' objections to it, and what to expect on the Impeachment beat in th…
 
Iowa Prepares to Caucus as Impeachment Trial Kicks Off How The Trumps and Kushners Got Rich Off Federal Policies President Trump is no stranger to using his influence to seek favors. It’s a strategy that is not out of the ordinary in the world where he made his fortune, New York real estate. In Puerto Rico, Fallout Over Unused Aid Raises Questions …
 
From diet, to shoes, to movement efficiency, people devote their lives to researching and perfecting the art of running. Meanwhile, cheetahs run 75 mph and they sleep all day. No fair! Ceri caught a plane to run a marathon right after we recorded this! I probably went home and watched TV for four hours. Oh well! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangent…
 
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story. For five months -- perpetually in danger of losing the scoop -- they cultivated and cajoled sources ranging from the Weinsteins’ accountant to Ashley Judd. The article that emerged on October 5th, 2017, was a level-headed and impeccably sourced expos…
 
Mary South reads her story from the January 27, 2020, issue of the magazine. South will publish her first book, the story collection “You Will Never Be Forgotten,” in March.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's On the Media and the author of American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves (Counterpoint, 2020), offers his analysis of the state of American democracy (not good) and six steps toward saving it.By WNYC
 
Laura Curran, Nassau County executive, talks about the changes she — and at least some of her suburban constituents — would like to see to New York's new bail reform law.By WNYC
 
Jeremy Stahl, senior editor of Slate, discusses the latest impeachment news as the first day of the Senate trial gets underway.By WNYC
 
New York City is marking a milestone. While the origins of the nickname "the Big Apple" are not widely known, a local historian believes he has traced it back to a conversation between stable hands in the Big Easy, a hundred years ago.By WNYC Radio
 
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says it dates back to the president's earliest days as areal estate broker.By WNYC Radio
 
Introductions from WNYC & WQXR, plus a performance by Pulitzer Prize-winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight at the Apollo. This year’s theme was “The Strategic King: MLK's Visionary Leadership.”…
 
Dana Goldstein, education reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), read thousands of pages of American History textbooks to find differences in what students are taught in different states. She reports on how the politics of California and Texas affected …
 
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and the author of (written with asha bandele, now in paperback), When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin's Press, 2018), talks about how young Black Americans respond to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.By WNYC
 
Teachers call in to share how they teach their students about Martin Luther King, Jr.By WNYC
 
Mallory Noe-Payne, reporter for Virginia Public Radio, joins from the gun rights rally happening today in Richmond, Virginia.By WNYC
 
Berlin-based Danish singer, pianist, and composer Agnes Obel presents her ghostly, beautiful, classical chamber music-informed self-produced art-pop. Listen for luthéal (a kind of mechanism that can make a piano sound like a harp or cimbalom), piano, viola, cello, percussion, and lots of dreamy, ethereal vocals, asking questions about trust and dou…
 
Last week, the President called on two TV-ready lawyers to help represent him in the Senate trial. Will Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr craft their case for the Senate, or the public? Alana Abramson, congressional reporter for TIME, discusses Trump's legal team, and what's next for the Senate trial.By WNYC Studios
 
Richmond Braces for Major Rally Against Gun Control Thousands of gun rights activists are expected to rally against a series of proposed gun control laws in Virginia. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Surveilled by the FBI. Today, Law Enforcement Still Tracks Black Activists The FBI and law enforcement agencies have come under fire for their surveillance …
 
What hobbies should I take up while my feet are broken? What would you like to come back as in your next life? Am I "just a teacher"? What is the proper response to a cheese burglar? What should I do about the snoring guy? Is there an American seasoning? How long should you keep Christmas cards? How do you deal with reliving a horrible moment over …
 
The United States has the largest prison population in the world. But, until the publication of Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow,” in 2010, most people didn’t use the term mass incarceration, or consider the practice a social-justice issue. Alexander argued that the increasing imprisonment of black and brown men—through rising arrest rat…
 
A panel on modern day political strategy featuring Mary-Pat Hector, national youth director for National Action Network and Rashad Robinson, and Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change. Finale performance by poet, author and activist Jessica Care Moore of a piece called “We Want Our Bodies.” An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami …
 
Artist and MacArthur fellow Carrie Mae Weems recites a piece called, “How Do You Measure a Life.” An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight at the Apollo. This year’s theme was “The Strategic King: MLK's Visionary Leadership.”By WNYC
 
A panel about modern day media strategy featuring Washington Post opinion writer and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang and Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change. An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight at the Apollo. This year’s theme w…
 
A 1963 archival recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. precedes a panel on black press, the mainstream media and MLK featuring journalist, educator and author Herb Boyd, journalist Dorothy Butler Gilliam and Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR…
 
A panel about black church activism featuring Reverend Canon Kelly Brown Douglas - Dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary – and journalist Dorothy Butler Gilliam. Plus: Terrance McKnight recites Langston Hughes’ poem “Demonstration.” An excerpt from the MLK celebration hosted by Jami Floyd, Alison Stewart and WQXR’s Terrance …
 
Who *are* the impeachment managers? What will the rules of the Senate trial be? Alana Abramson, Congressional reporter for Time Magazine, brings us the latest and tells us what to expect when the trial gets underway on Tuesday.By WNYC
 
Kwame Onwuachi climbs the culinary heights and takes a big fall... After starting his own catering company and going to the Culinary Institute of America, Kwame enters the world of fine dining. Soon, investors want him to open his own restaurant. But when he does, things go wrong – fast. His comeback involves a secret restaurant, Black Mirror, and …
 
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