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New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access when you join Amazon Music or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers "SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely i ...
 
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When 75 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, as our recent NBC News poll found, strange things happen on election night. Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections, and Jessica Taylor, the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, join Chuck to talk through Tuesday'…
 
You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stori…
 
Before the pandemic, Megan Stalter was an unknown comedian, trying to catch a lucky break at clubs in New York City. But with the arrival of COVID-19, social media became her only outlet, and she quickly found an audience with her short-form, D.I.Y. character videos, portraying the “breadth of American idiocy,” as Michael Schulman puts it, with suc…
 
As John Mulaney always says: “sugar goes into this body.” This week’s guest gets deep about his former tag crew, hypnotism, and proper swaddle technique. Plus Sean pitches a new compost idea Please support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not…
 
First, Dana speaks with New York Governor Kathy Hochul after 10 people were fatally shot in a Buffalo supermarket by a gunman espousing white supremacist beliefs. Then, Dana asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi if abortion rights will become a larger priority for Democrats and what a path toward greater abortion access could look like. Next, Nebr…
 
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joins Meet the Press to discuss the latest on the investigation into the Buffalo shooting. New York Governor Kathy Hochul talks about the state’s response. Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the economic hardship families are facing and the Biden administration’s agenda. Matt Bai, Al Cardenas, Susan Page and Ashley Parker jo…
 
Assuming that Justice Samuel Alito’s final opinion in the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization gets majority support, there will be profound social, political, and health-care implications across the United States. Margaret Talbot, Peter Slevin and Jia Tolentino assess the world after Roe. Opponents will surely not…
 
The year is 2027 and China has decided to attack Taiwan and bring the island nation under direct control. Now the U-S has to answer: do we fight for Taiwan’s freedom? How far are we willing to go? And will allies support us? Those are the questions we ask in this week’s season finale of “Meet the Press Reports.” We staged a full-day war game to hel…
 
Chuck speaks with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an exiled Russian oil tycoon who was once the richest man in Russia. In the early 2000’s — during Vladimir Putin’s first years as president — Kodorkovsky supported one of Putin’s political rivals and was punished for it. He was arrested on charges of tax fraud and later also charged with embezzlement and mone…
 
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is in a genre all its own—you could call it sci-fi-martial-arts-family-drama. Stephanie Hsu plays both Joy, an angsty teen-ager struggling with her immigrant mother, and Jobu, an omnipotent, interdimensional supervillain. “The relationship between Evelyn and Joy in its simplest terms is very fraught,” Hsu tells J…
 
First, Jake goes one-on-one with GOP Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves about the so-called "trigger law" in his state that would ban all abortions, except in cases of rape or to save the mother's life, if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They also discuss Mississippi’s high rate of infant mortality, child poverty, lack of paid maternity leave and its trou…
 
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves joins Meet The Press to discuss the expected overturn of Roe v. Wade. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel talks about the state's response to the news. Legal experts and former Supreme Court clerks Jennifer Mascott and Neal Katyal discuss the leak and the effect overturning Roe will have on the court. Ali Vitali, …
 
Last week, a draft opinion was leaked which suggests that a majority of Supreme Court Justices are ready to overturn the precedents of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey—the decisions that have guaranteed a right to abortion at the federal level. The case in question is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which Mississippi off…
 
In 2020, Black voters turned out in large numbers for Joe Biden, giving him a nearly 30-point win over Bernie Sanders — proving, once again, the power of the Democrats’ most loyal constituency. That influence is rooted in the work of politically active black pastors who get souls to the polls, crown winners with endorsements … and even run for offi…
 
Leaked documents show that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn abortion rights — leaving each state to decide regulations on its own terms. For some, this means even in cases of rape or incest, abortion could be illegal. Democratic political strategist and former Emily’s List President, Stephanie Schriock, and Republican strategist Matt Gorman,…
 
Rickie Lee Jones emerged into the pop world fully formed; her début album was nominated for five Grammys, in 1980, and she won for Best New Artist. One of the songs on that record was “The Last Chance Texaco,” and Jones has made that the title of her recent memoir. The song evokes a service station on a long stretch of highway, and Jones’s book ref…
 
In April 2006, the Institute held a symposium about copyright and intellectual property, titled Comedies of Fair Use. This panel is about documentary film, and was moderated by Duke professor law James Boyle. It begins with Amy Sewell, whose 2005 documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom looks at the lives of New York City public school kids, as they prepare f…
 
Avid fly fisherman Liam Neeson brings his very particular set of skills (and his Stanley thermos) to the show this week. To Sean’s dismay, we don’t talk about Star Wars. However, of his over 100 film roles, we discuss Alfred Kinsey, Oskar Schindler… and Jesus. And the time he made Jason’s mom cry for a week. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/…
 
First, Dana goes one-on-one with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They discuss the pandemic border rule that has divided Democrats as the U.S. prepares for a possible migrant surge, the role of the new DHS Disinformation Governance Board, and Republicans' threat to impeach Mayorkas if they win control of the House. Next, Dana intervi…
 
NBC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Garrett Haake joins Chuck to discuss the building fight over immigration, President Biden's request for additional money to assist Ukraine, and whether whiskey and tequila have replaced beer and wine as cultural stand-ins.By NBC News
 
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) discusses American support for Ukraine. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas talks about Title 42 and the immigration crisis. Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, national political correspondents for The New York Times, join Meet the Press to talk about reporting in their new book, This Will Not P…
 
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters a third month, prospects of ending the conflict are still nowhere in sight, and there seems to be no end to the destruction that Vladimir Putin is willing to inflict. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, tells David Remnick that he expects Russia to continue escalating…
 
This week on Meet the Press Reports, how Democrats lost rural America. In the latest NBC News poll from March, the Democratic Party’s net favorability is a negative 41 in rural areas. Former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joins Chuck to talk about Obama’s strategy to raise turnout among young people and minorities in large cities, w…
 
Matthew Continetti, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism,” joins Chuck to talk about the Republican party’s coalition and the historical roots of conservativism.By NBC News
 
The Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis traces her career in Hollywood back to a single moment of inspiration from her childhood: watching Cicely Tyson star in the 1974 movie “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” “I saw excellence and craft, and I saw transformation,” Davis tells David Remnick. “And more importantly, what it planted in me is that s…
 
First, with inflation above 8%, Dana presses Sen. Elizabeth Warren on whether America could face a recession. Warren also weighs in on what Democrats need to do if they hope to stand a chance in the midterm elections. Next, Rep. Victoria Spartz, the first Ukrainian-born member of Congress, joins from Kyiv to discuss what she's seeing in the capital…
 
Ronan Farrow has published an investigation into a software called Pegasus and its maker, NSO Group. Pegasus is one of the most invasive spywares known; it allows users—including law-enforcement officials or government authorities—to hack into a target’s smartphone, gaining access to photos, messages, and the feeds from a camera or microphone. NSO …
 
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted labour markets globally. Housing affordability, precarious work, stagnant wages, social isolation, labour inequity and the drive to automation, are some of the major challenges facing the modern employee. Reimagining Business Journalism explores how newsrooms are rethinking their business coverage to reflect the post…
 
The Internet can be a scary place in real life, and far more so in Jane Schoenbrun’s film “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair,” which premièred at the Sundance Film Festival last year and is being released in theatres and streaming. It’s a horror movie centered on a lonely and bored teen-age girl named Casey, who spends most of her time being onli…
 
Sean’s old college buddy Craig Robinson hops aboard the SmartLess catamaran as we sail into a sea of laughs and journey through history. From Craig’s early days teaching K-8 while practicing stand-up on his students, to calling Sean’s Mom’s house for commercial audition advice, it’s a Hollywood education on the half-shell. Slurp! See Privacy Policy…
 
In an exclusive interview, Jake sits down with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to cover a wide range of issues, including the sinking of one of Vladimir Putin’s premier naval ships, whether Zelensky thinks he can win the fight in the Donbas, what can be done to help the devastated city of Mariupol, whether President Joe Biden should visit U…
 
NBC News Foreign Correspondent Matt Bradley reports on the latest in Ukraine. Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer joins Meet the Press exclusively to talk about Putin’s state of mind and the international community’s response to the war. Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid coordinator, talks about the administration’s perspective on the pandemic. I…
 
After former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, one of only two black coaches in the NFL, was fired this year — and then sued the league for discrimination — football’s race problem, once again, burst into the open. This week on “Meet the Press Reports,” we look at how America’s most popular sport got to this point, why past attempts at reform have…
 
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