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We saw what happens when white families come into the school. What happens when they stay out?
A group of parents take one big step together.
Years ago, producer Chana Joffe-Walt started reporting on one school in New York. She thought the story was about segregation and inequality in public schools. But the more she looked into it, the more she realized she was witnessing something else. She was seeing the inordinate power of white parents at this school. This is the first episode of Chana’s new mini-series: Nice White Parents.
White parents in the 1960s fought to be part of a new, racially integrated school. Where’d they go?
First things first: our very own Latif Nasser has an exciting new show on Netflix. He talks to Jad about the hidden forces of the world that connect us all. Then, with an eye on the upcoming election, we take a look back: at two pieces from More Perfect Season 3 about Constitutional amendments that determine who gets to vote. Former Radiolab producer Julia Longoria takes us to Washington, D.C. The capital is at the heart of our democracy, but it’s not a state, and it wasn’t until the 23rd Amendment that its people got the right to vote for president. But that still left DC without full representation in Congress; D.C. sends a "non-voting delegate" to the House. Julia profiles that delegate, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and her unique approach to fighting for power in a virtually powerless role. Second, Radiolab producer Sarah Qari looks at a current fight to lower the US voting age to 16 that harkens back to the fight for the 26th Amendment in the 1960s. Eighteen-year-olds at the time argued that if they were old enough to be drafted to fight in the War, they were old enough to have a voice in our democracy. But what about today, when even younger Americans are finding themselves at the center of national political debates? Does it mean we should lower the voting age even further? This episode was reported and produced by Julia Longoria and Sarah Qari. Check out Latif Nasser’s new Netflix show Connected here. Support Radiolab today at 
Aisle upon aisle of fresh produce, cheap meat, and sugary cereal — a delicious embodiment of free-market capitalism, right? Not quite. The supermarket was in fact the endpoint of the U.S. government’s battle for agricultural abundance against the U.S.S.R. Our farm policies were built to dominate, not necessarily to nourish — and we are still living with the consequences.
In which Rob and actor/comedian David Spade discuss SNL nerves, lost watches, and the infamous Spade/Farley fight on the set of Tommy Boy. Plus: we learn about the unusual outcome of a childhood game.
Wasps have a bad rap. Because their sting really hurts and they don't make honey like their cousins. But they are super cool and you shouldn't kill them. Listen and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at
As scientists have been scrambling to find new and better ways to treat covid-19, they’ve come across some unexpected allies. Invisible and primordial, these protectors have been with us all along. And they just might help us to better weather this viral storm. To kick things off, we travel through time from a homeless shelter to a military hospital, pondering the pandemic-fighting power of the sun. And then, we dive deep into the periodic table to look at how a simple element might actually be a microbe’s biggest foe. This episode was reported by Simon Adler and Molly Webster, and produced by Annie McEwen, Pat Walters, Simon Adler, and Molly Webster, with production help from Tad Davis. Support Radiolab today at 
He only wanted to use the Ouija board to contact his Aunt Helen… He didn’t mean to summon anything evil. And yet, Roland Doe became the most thoroughly documented case of demonic possession in American history, inspiring the 1973 movie The Exorcist.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oh boy this is a juicy one. Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger) joins Nicole to discuss their experiences with institutional racism, dealing with fatphobia in interviews, and how she treated school like a videogame. Then, Roxane shares the story behind eloping, how quarantine is testing the strength of relationships everywhere, and how her wife woo'd her through podcasting. Be an active ally. For a list of resources and ways to help, check out Follow Nicole Byer: Twitter: @nicolebyer Instagram: @nicolebyer Facebook: Buy Merch: Order Nicole's book:
This week, we celebrate pre-coronavirus summertime fun: at amusement parks! Ira Glass takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the young staff – coached by a funny, fun-loving boss just a little older than they are – truly seem to love their jobs.
When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
How do we remember one of the deadliest nights in human history? We don't. Part four. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In space, in the ocean, by ourselves, or with others—we’re all just figuring out how to be apart.
Barely a year into marriage, they're trapped in a cycle of explosive conflict. She can do no right, and he can do no wrong. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.
Conservative parties operating in modern democracies face a dilemma: How does a party that represents the interests of moneyed elites win mass support? The dilemma sharpens as inequality widens — the more the haves have, the more have-nots there are who want to tax them. In their new book, Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality, political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that three paths are possible: Moderate on economics, activate social divisions, or undermine democracy itself. The Republican Party, they hold, has chosen a mix of two and three. “To advance an unpopular plutocratic agenda, Republicans have escalated white backlash — and, increasingly, undermined democracy,” they write. On some level, it’s obvious that the GOP is a coalition between wealthy donors who want tax cuts and regulatory favors, and downscale whites who fear demographic change and want Trump to build that wall. But how does that coalition work? What happens when one side gains too much power? If the donor class was somehow raptured out of politics, would the result be a Republican Party that trafficked less in social division, or more? And has the threat of strongman rule distracted us from the growing reality of minoritarian rule? In this conversation, we discuss how inequality has remade the Republican Party, the complex relationship between white identity politics and plutocratic economics, what to make of the growing crop of GOP leaders who want to abandon tax cuts for the rich and recenter the party around ethnonationalism, how much power Republican voters have over their party, and much more. Paul Pierson's book recommendations: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo Evicted by Matthew Desmond The Social Limits to Growth by Fred Hirsch Jacob Hacker's book recommendations: Tocqueville's Discovery of America by Leo Damrosch The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro The Internationalists by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro Please consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas. New to the show? Want to check out Ezra’s favorite episodes? Check out the Ezra Klein Show beginner’s guide ( Credits: Producer/Editor - Jeff Geld Researcher in chief - Roge Karma Want to contact the show? Reach out at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sometimes providence smiles on historians. Thus is the case with the Rosetta stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that served as the key for unlocking hieroglyphics, lost to time for a millennia. In this classic episode, learn about the international intrigue, rivalry to translate it and the luck that led to the founding of Egyptology. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jane Goodall’s early research studying chimpanzees helped shape the self-understanding of our species and recalled modern western science to the fact that we are a part of nature not separate from it. From her decades studying chimpanzees in the Gombe forest to her more recent years attending to human poverty and misunderstanding, she reflects on the moral and spiritual convictions that have driven her, and what she is teaching and still learning about what it means to be human.
It’s hard to imagine what the world will look like when COVID-19 has passed. So in this episode, we look back to the years after 1918, at the political, artistic, and viral aftermath of the flu pandemic that killed between 50 and 100 million people and left our world permanently transformed. This episode was reported and produced by Rachael Cusick, Tad Davis, Tracie Hunte, Matt Kielty, Latif Nasser, Sarah Qari, Pat Walters, Molly Webster, with production assistance from Tad Davis and Bethel Habte. Special thanks to the Radio Diaries podcast for letting us use an excerpt of their interview with Harry Mills. You can find the original episode here. For more on Egon Schiele’s life, check out the Leopold Museum’s biography, by Verena Gamper. Support Radiolab today at  
Soap is a miraculous substance – and mysterious too: we have no idea how humans first figured out to make it. We lived with soap for millennia before we thought to use it to wash ourselves with it, but once we did a love affair with cleanliness was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at
On December 4th, 1872, the Mary Celeste was found drifting in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was fully stocked with food and drinking water, and its cargo still intact—but the crew was nowhere to be found. What had happened to the so-called “Ghost Ship”? And what if the answer came from the ship itself? To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
A new limited series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way.
Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions — scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality — ignore the one solution that might actually work
The arguments, accidents, cold-blooded logic and sheer serendipity that led to the longest night of the Second World War. Part three. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss 'The Oprah Conversation' and Ted Cruz’s comments about it (10:25) as well as Joe Biden’s comments comparing the Black and Latino communities (26:49) before having their first Mailbag Friday with questions from the Thought Warriors (44:00). They also compliment the women of the WNBA for speaking out on social justice (1:09:18) and share their Unexpected Allies of the Week (1:22:56).
Kristin Cavallari's IG pic with Stephen Colletti (21:52-29:33). Brian Austin Green shades Megan Fox & MGK (30:16-38:14). Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson are reportedly back together (41:03-48:32). Nick Viall joins us to talk ALL the drama surrounding The Bachelorette (50:13-1:35:26). CITO merch > Follow us on Instagram @chicksintheoffice and on Twitter @chicksintheoff + subscribe to our Snapchat show > & our YouTube >
In which Rob and comedian/actor/writer Mike Myers discuss painting Colonel Sanders, shushing Paul McCartney, "who do you think you are" vs "who do you want to be," and the perils of getting another take from Quentin Tarantino. Plus: we learn the only two people in existence who actually have the hook-up.
Playing miniature golf is a very fun thing to do and, you’re about to find, learning about its origin and history is very fun as well. Join Josh and Chuck as they tee off on the mini golf story! Learn more about your ad-choices at
Basement laboratories. Mad scientists. Sticky gels, and a bake-off in the desert. The strange story behind Curtis LeMay’s weapon of choice. Part two. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Through Facebook, Twitter, Skype and an audience of more than 5,000 in New York's Radio City Music Hall, Oprah and world-renowned thought leader Deepak Chopra take questions from all around the world. Deepak teaches people to find spiritual solutions to life's most difficult problems. He also explains how to connect to something greater than ourselves, how to live fully in the present and how to dissolve negative thoughts to create richer, more joyful lives. Oprah and Deepak also talk to gossip blogger Perez Hilton about his path to spiritual awakening and how it has impacted his business.
Hurricanes are perhaps the most destructive force of nature we have to deal with here on Earth. When a mind-boggling number of factors all fall into place just right, the outcome can be an enormous system of storms that is as awesome as it is powerful. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In part two of Oprah’s intimate conversation with Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler, they are joined by Steven’s daughter, Mia Tyler and his long-time girlfriend, Erin Brady from their home in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Steven opens up about American Idol, seeing himself through Mia’s eyes in her 2008 memoir, Creating Myself and how he’s building trust in his relationship with Erin.
On the eve of the Second World War, a band of visionaries at Maxwell Air Force Base tried to reimagine modern warfare. They failed. Part one on the extraordinary life of the Air Force General Curtis LeMay. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Robert is joined by Caitlin Durante to discuss the U.S. Border Patrol. FOOTNOTES:  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover, the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country. In the first episode, Detroit FBI agent Ned Timmons busts Toby Anderson, a violent criminal who also fancies himself a budding country music star. Ned flips Toby and goes undercover as a biker, but Toby quickly goes out of control. He uses the newfound protection of the FBI to commit robberies and perhaps far worse. Most agents would give up, and send Toby to jail, but Ned has a feeling Toby might be his key to the criminal underworld. Subscribe to Deep Cover here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss Beyoncé’s latest visual album Black Is King, Brandy’s return with B7 and revisiting Moesha on Netflix, the misconduct allegation at The Ellen Show, and more. Plus, Bob the Drag Queen joins to discuss mixing politics with drag and her Emmy nominated series We’re Here.
Another mass grave is discovered in 2012, suggesting a new wave of femicides. Oz investigates connections between the cartels and the international banking system, and Mónica returns to Juárez for a final conversation with Paula Flores about what happened after Sagrario disappeared. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Joe Biden will choose his running mate next week, and Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on the pros and cons for his potential vice president nominees (3:30). They then discuss Jonathan Swan’s AXIOS interview with President Trump, and how Swan’s interview tactics worked in his favor (22:10). Then, Listener Mail, when they answer the question, “Why do sideline reporters have to wear masks but coaches and players don't?” (37:10) Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Most Americans agree that racial discrimination has been, and remains, a big problem. But that is where the agreement ends.
Earlier this year, two children went missing in Milwaukee. Despite the pleas of their parents and loved ones, the local police did not treat these children as "critically missing," meaning they issued no Amber Alert. Desperate for answers, family members took matters into their own hands, tracing one of the missing children's phones to a duplex in town. Amid ongoing, unrelated protests, more and more citizens of Milwaukee began to believe the authorities were actively preventing a full investigation of the house in question. So what actually happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at
We received so many thoughtful and tough AMA questions from listeners that it took us two episodes to cover the most popular topics. In Part 2, I unpack one of the most asked questions: How do parents build shame resilience in our children? I'm also answering another popular question: Are there TV series and/or films that I think do a great job of accurately capturing emotions and the human experience? While there are SO many that do that well, I share a few of my current favorites.
Dragons hoard treasure, deep in their lairs. They don’t show it off to their neighbors. Revisionist History applies dragon psychology to the strange world of art museums, with help from Andy Warhol, J.R.R. Tolkien, a handful of accountants and the world’s leading hoarding expert.  Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In small-town Georgia, there’s a strange monument with bizarre instructions for reordering society. The whole town knows how it got there, but nobody knows why—or just how dark a secret it may be hiding. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Horseshoe crabs are not much to look at.  But beneath their unassuming catcher’s-mitt shell, they harbor a half-billion-year-old secret: a superpower that helped them outlive the dinosaurs and survive all the Earth’s mass extinctions.  And what is that secret superpower? Their blood. Their baby blue blood.  And it’s so miraculous that for decades, it hasn’t just been saving their butts, it’s been saving ours too. But that all might be about to change.    Follow us as we follow these ancient critters - from a raunchy beach orgy to a marine blood drive to the most secluded waterslide - and learn a thing or two from them about how much we depend on nature and how much it depends on us. This episode was reported by Latif Nasser with help from Damiano Marchetti and Lulu Miller, and was produced by Annie McEwen and Matt Kielty with help from Liza Yeager. Special thanks to Arlene Shaner at the NY Academy of Medicine, Tim Wisniewski at the Alan Mason Cheney Medical Archives at Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer Walton at the library of the Marine Biological Lab, and Glenn Gauvry at the Ecological Research and Development Group. Support Radiolab today at 
As China's new national security law tightens its control over Hong Kong, we return to our episode about last fall's anti-government protests and check in to see how people are responding.
I said, “Ask Me Anything,” and the Unlocking Us community came through with the tough questions. To be honest, I thought I’d get some easy, fun ones—but no, all deep-end questions. In fact, we had hundreds and hundreds of tough, smart, thoughtful questions submitted, and in today’s episode I answer five of them. We cover ‘fake news,’ disappointment vs self-pity, religion and shame, when something is shame-worthy, and we’re just getting started.
Episode 1 - For the last three decades, women have gone missing in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, right across the border from El Paso, Texas. Some are found later, bearing the telltale signs of a serial killer. Hosts Oz Woloshyn and Mónica Ortiz Uribe begin their investigation into who could be responsible for these horrific crimes. We speak with the FBI’s former top agent on the border, as well as the journalist who’s gone the farthest in investigating the killings, Diana Washington Valdez. And we visit the family of Sagrario González Flores, whose murder remains unsolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at
How do you actually make change in the world? For 126 years, Mississippi has had the Confederate battle flag on their state flag, and they were the last state in the nation where that emblem remained “officially” flying.  A few days ago, that flag came down. A few days before that, it coming down would have seemed impossible. We dive into the story behind this de-flagging: a journey involving a clash of histories, designs, families, and even cheerleading.  This episode was reported and produced by Shima Oliaee, with production assistance from Annie McEwen and Bethel Habte.  It was a collaboration between OSM Audio and Radiolab. You can check out upcoming releases from OSM at: To read or listen to Kiese Laymon's memoir Heavy: To visit the Hospitality Flag website:
In Bolivia, a political activist radically reforms the voting process for... student council elections. Who else does he convince? Revisionist History. And maybe a fancy private school in New Jersey. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Sam revisits his chat with Regina King from 2019 after the actress' recent Emmy nomination for her performance on the HBO series Watchmen. In this encore interview, King talks about why she gravitates toward work that deals with race and policing, why she's still proud to call herself an American and why that also means demanding things to get a lot better than they are now.
An escape from war-torn Germany. Lavish dinners with Hollywood royalty. A Swedish baron and a dime-store heiress: we explore the long journey of a Van Gogh still life — and what it says about the real value of the things we treasure. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In today’s solo episode, I share my thoughts about why accountability is a prerequisite for change, and why we need to get our heads and hearts around the difference between being held accountable for racism and feeling shame, and being shamed. I share my personal stories of being held accountable and holding myself accountable, as well as my strategies for pulling my “thinking brain” back online when I’m experiencing the flight and fight energy fueled by shame.
Lobbying is an entrenched part of American politics and one that many people think is breaking government. But petitioning the government is protected in the Constitution. How can this system be fixed? join Josh and Chuck as they explore the topic in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Former Bachelorette Ali Manno (Fedotowsky) joins us on today’s episode of The Viall Files as we talk through her experience on The Bachelorette and what really happened when tattoos, songs, and girlfriends tried to derail her love story. Nick and Ali talk about their very different experiences on the show and how the show has evolved as the seasons have gone on through the years; breaking the 4th wall, showing things they would not have in the past, and what that might look like going forward. However, the first topic of conversation between these two leads are the rumors about what is going on with Claire as Nick received some information from someone inside The Bachelor bubble just as he was walking into the studio. Having been in that position themselves, these two have a lot of ideas on how the next season of The Bachelorette could play out. One thing they agree on? They will certainly be watching. “This is my life” Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
Today we deep dive on mobile phones, wonders of the modern world! Learn more about your ad-choices at
On today's tapes… >> The Wall A young girl has a nightmarish vision… but she’s definitely not sleeping. >> The Danger She’s got to get out of there… now. >> Dog Man Monsters followed him as a child, but now he’s an adult… and they’re still there.
The Habsburg Jaw is the result of inbreeding. But what is it? Click play and learn! Learn more about your ad-choices at
In which Rob and actress/author/businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow discuss their 30 year friendship, having Steven Spielberg direct your wedding video, and how Gwyneth has never really left Rob’s guest room. Plus: we learn the tenuous truism that gave Goop its name.
This week Erin Ryan is joined by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer to discuss her successful push for endometriosis funding and her personal story attached to the cause. In news, Megan Gailey and Naomi Ekperigin talk low standards for the highest office in the land and why colleges opening to students just isn’t very smart. Then, fresh off the Ellen Degeneres news, the crew breaks down why we let some bosses off the hook, but demand accountability from others. Plus, is Baba Yaga the best monster in folklore? We unpack in I Feel Petty. Show Notes: Take action and spread awareness for Endometriosis: Endometriosis Foundation of America Endowhat Use and search hashtag #upendo
In which Rob and actor/producer Chris Pratt discuss formative favorites, their time together on Parks & Recreation, and Rob’s disastrous audition for Footloose. Plus: Rob and Chris discover they both have a surprising connection to Barbra Streisand.
Larry is joined by author Isabel Wilkerson to talk about her new book, ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.’ They talk about what it was like to have her book selected for Oprah’s Book Club (7:13), the differences between “class” and “caste” (21:01), and how going to India influenced her book (32:40). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Isabel Wilkerson
Episode 2 - Oz and Monica explore the case of Lilia Alejandra Andrade, whose abduction and murder revealed disturbing evidence that connects to other crimes. We meet the former Chief of Forensics in Juárez, to learn why he warned of a serial killer. And Diana shares disturbing details of how the victims were selected. Learn more about your ad-choices at
If you've been watching the news, you've probably heard journalists and pundits throwing around the word "antifa," often in relation to protests. The phrase, a portmanteau of "anti-fascist," has been used to describe multiple groups and individuals. It's become the subject of several conspiracy theories as well - but what exactly is "antifa"? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson jumped out of a hotel window in New York City. His death was ruled a suicide, but two decades later, word of a top-secret CIA program cast new light on the case. The program’s purpose? Assess the use of LSD… for mind control.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Lindsay (lindsayscloud) tells Heather about her need to get away after not leaving the house for a LONG time. Coming back from a mini break of her own, Heather offers recommendations of where to go and how to do it safely. They also debate the physical and mental effects of sending the kids back to school vs letting them stay home.
The ladies are back for another round of taking your burning love and sex questions.
The introduction to Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, hit me hard. In her investigation of how American politics and culture had collapsed into “an unbearable supernova of perpetually escalating conflict,” she became obsessed with five intersecting problems: “First, how the internet is built to distend our sense of identity; second, how it encourages us to overvalue our opinions; third, how it maximizes our sense of opposition; fourth, how it cheapens our understanding of solidarity; and, finally, how it destroys our sense of scale." Yeah, me too. My conversation with Tolentino was one of my favorites of last year -- and it has become all the more relevant in the midst of a pandemic that has collapsed most human communication into Zoom calls, Twitter feeds, and Instagram stories. This is a conversation about what happens when technology combines with the most powerful forces of human psychology to transform the nature of human interaction itself. It’s about how we construct and express our core sense of self, and what that’s doing to who we really are. References: The art of attention (with Jenny Odell) Book Recommendations: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Please consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas. New to the show? Want to check out Ezra’s favorite episodes? Check out the Ezra Klein Show beginner’s guide ( Credits: Producer/Editor - Jeff Geld Researcher in chief - Roge Karma Want to contact the show? Reach out at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
They grew up with traumatic backgrounds, met in college and immigrated to the U.S. together. They've built stability and security, and now one of them longs for more freedom. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.
I'm talking with Judd Apatow, who has directed, produced, and written many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows of the last two decades. We look at what's funny, why it's funny, and why laughter creates connection. We also uncover that thin line between humor and grief and what it means to tell the stories of our lives in a way that we recognize ourselves and our shared humanity.
Episode 3 - We travel to downtown Juárez, where many of the victims were last seen alive, and where journalists are unwelcome. Oz and Monica visit the offices of El Diario, Juárez’s local paper, to learn about the risks faced by those who seek the truth. And Diana receives strange threats as she gets closer to exposing who is behind the crimes. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Michigan has passed its Covid-19 peak, and the state has started opening up. But it’s still been intensely difficult for the staff in the ICU at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. We've embedded with them over the past few months, and tracked how this pandemic has changed them and their city.
The adult industry is screwed. The question is: Who's doing the screwing?
Do you know where your donor dollars and time are actually going? Activist, thought leader, and founder of the social impact campaign YouAreEssential Ashlee Marie Preston joins Jonathan to discuss the trillion-dollar industry that is the US non-profit sector, the ways in which non-profit organizations can undercut to the aims of grassroots political movements, and how we can work to dismantle a system that doesn’t always serve the communities it claims to protect.   Follow Ashlee Marie Preston on Instagram @ashleemariepreston and Twitter @AshleeMPreston, and learn more about her organization YouAreEssential at    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.
Oprah looks back at her interview with Allison Jacobs and Lisa Williams, the two U.C. Berkeley campus officers who acted on instinct and helped rescue Jaycee Lee Dugard. Jaycee had been missing for 18 years. Through this powerful story and others, Oprah talks about how life first speaks to you in a whisper and explains why if we don't listen to that whisper, life can get out of control. Oprah also shares how her life has spoken to her in a whisper and how it affected the decisions she’s made.
For more than half of the 20th century parents in the industrialized world were freaked out by an unseen waster of youth, the poliovirus. It spread easily and could paralyze children for life or even kill them. Its effects were so horrible that humanity set about ridding if from the Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Episode 9 - We examine the details that connect many of the murder victims to Juárez's foreign-owned factories, also known as maquiladoras. A Mexican customs investigation takes an unusual turn, leading Diana to a new line of investigation for who else could be involved in the murders.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Tom Schwartz from Vanderpump Rules joins to talk Poker with Rand, and sort of dish on Vanderpump with Lala! He reveals some of the hardest scenes he’s filmed, what he’s been doing in quarantine, how he feels about returning to the show given the recent casting changes, the strained friendship between Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval, and the future of TomTom amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Episode 9: On today’s tapes… >> Camp Counselor Golden Boy might not be quite so golden after all...  >> Slumber Party Girls just want to have fun... until they fine themselves on thin ice.
Episode 4 - It's 2001 and eight women's bodies are discovered in a well trafficked area of Ciudad Juárez. Oz and Mónica visit the site of the mass grave with the former chief forensic investigator and take a closer look at some unusual crime scene details. Two suspects confess to the crimes. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of Native Americans go missing and their cases remain unsolved, so families often ask Lissa for help. But then, Lissa’s own niece goes missing.
Radio Rental...Returns Welcome to Radio Rental, a mysterious video rental store with a VHS tape collection of TRUE scary stories, narrated by the people who experienced them. On today’s tapes… >> Wrong Mom A young girl goes to the grocery store... but who’s pushing the cart?  >> Jump Cut He’s living life. Then... cut to: next scene.
Jane Goodall’s early research studying chimpanzees helped shape the self-understanding of our species and recalled modern western science to the fact that we are a part of nature not separate from it. From her decades studying chimpanzees in the Gombe forest to her more recent years attending to human poverty and misunderstanding, she reflects on the moral and spiritual convictions that have driven her, and what she is teaching and still learning about what it means to be human.
Kaitlyn’s guest this week is actress from Victorious, iCarly and Zoey 101 plus co-host of the Adulting Like a Mother Father podcast, Daniella Monet! Daniella explains the ups and downs of growing up in showbiz as well as her best and worst moments. She also tells Kaitlyn the story of meeting her fiancé, how their differences make them a better couple and their journey as parents! Later, the two talk about love languages and share some confessions. GEICO – Go to , and in fifteen minutes you could be saving 15% or more on car insurance CAREFREE – For more information or to buy, check it out on Amazon or at You can find it at your local grocery store or CVS THE HOME DEPOT – You can save even more on the styles you love when you use code OFFTHEVINE10 at checkout MERCARI – Check out Mercari on the app stores or on  SHIPSTATION – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code VINE at
Jason Silva is a retired Navy SEAL who served for 27 years in the United States Navy. He completed BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training in 1992 and then went on to become a Special Forces Qualified Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX and a paramedic in South Central Las Angeles, CA with the Las Angeles Fire Department. He served at SEAL Team 5, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and Special Operations Command North, completing 17 combat deployments throughout the world. His awards include the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with Valor, the Purple Heart, and 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among many others. Jason has a passion for woodworking and spends his free time crafting pieces of art in his mountain woodshop in Colorado. Jessica Silva has been in the first responder world for most of her career, beginning as an EMT in San Jose and San Diego. After a military relocation, she became a 9-11 dispatcher for the city of Virginia Beach and then as a Community Corrections Officer for domestic violence offenders. In 2011 she started volunteering with a Wilderness Search and Rescue Team and shortly thereafter began training as a K9 handler. In addition to raising two children and riding out 14 post 9/11 deployments, she served as the Ombudsman for several years, was part of the shaping of resiliency programs for Special Forces spouses and families, and is the author of a children's book about military deployments.
On today’s tapes… >> Security Guard A team of nighttime guards encounter a security threat... and it’s a little close for comfort.  >> I’m the Stalker? A man fits the stalker profile... but finds that he’s the one who’s harassed.
Could the United States impose nationwide martial law? What is a Silkwood Shower? Do humans play host to mind-controlling parasites? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
This week, actor and activist Debra Messing joins Jameela to talk about her struggles with anxiety and depression, the body-shaming she experienced making A Walk In The Clouds, how therapy and medication has helped her, and finding her voice in the spotlight.
On today’s tapes… >> Told a Serial Killer A young woman hears a tapping on her window… is it her boyfriend? >> Doppelganger A young man is suddenly dumped by his girlfriend… or so he thinks.
On today’s tapes… >> Highway Hitchhiker A woman walks into a shop, asking for a ride…  >> While You Were Sleeping A family moves into their new home, but weird things keep happening… are they really alone?
This week on It’s Happening: Joey rocks acrylics, Halloween is cancelled, Ellen’s downfall, canoodling celebrities, and more! This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp ( - Get 10% off your first month! ( - Promo code: SNOOKI for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment
On today’s tapes… >> The Aura  >> Her Name Was Alice
Join us for a jolly good "Hour of London": Once we can fly to Europe again, hear how you can plan a quick visit to the city when you have a long layover at Heathrow. Get inspired by nearby day trips that are easy to arrange when you're staying in London. And discover why there's a Ravenmaster who guards a thousand years of history at the Tower of London.
Welcome to Radio Rental. A mysterious video rental store with a tape collection of TRUE scary stories narrated by the people that experienced them. On today’s tapes… >> Chaos On A Flight A young man feels the powerful adrenaline of fight or flight… while trapped on a plane.  >> 404 Not Found Another man believes in the randomness of the universe… maybe to a fault.
Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers: 1. Managing emotional responses 2. The social media rabbit hole/time suck 3. Favorite scenery when jumping 4. Beers and death matches with Jocko 5. Does pineapple belong on a pizza 6. The single most important piece of apparel for a bowhunter 7. Brass knuckles or bear traps Enjoy
In which Rob and comedian/producer/talk show host Conan O’Brien discuss the difference between sharks and dolphins, how Elizabeth Taylor was able to cry on command, and why Conan thinks ghosts are overrated. Plus: we learn if Conan is actually Rob’s boss or not.
Episode 5 - Doubts about the bus drivers' guilt in the Cotton Field murders inspire two prominent lawyers to come to their defense. The lawyers question the police investigation and start to receive threats. Dante Almarez, the "Devil's Lawyer," is on a personal mission to uncover the truth of who is responsible for the murders of the women. Learn more about your ad-choices at
NYU professor Scott Galloway joins Andrew for a wide-ranging discussion on updating our antitrust framework to deal with Big Tech, making higher education more accessible, and the crisis with men in America. Watch this conversation on YouTube: Scott Galloway - | Andrew Yang - | Zach Graumann -
The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is massive. We explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Also: another story of discrimination and economic disparity, this one perpetrated by an international sporting authority. The first of a two-part series.
Anything really does go on this episode. Emma chats about everything from starting to surf, to taking a break from makeup, to why her jeans keep ripping. Plus, she answers a ton of questions like how much she’d let her future kids use the internet, all the bands and songs that would make up her life soundtrack (hint: there’s a lot), the things she loves most about her fans, and so much more.
This week we’re taking a break from our Summer of Friendship to bring you a very special guest: Zadie Smith!! Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, and Swing Time, as well as two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and Feel Free. Her latest is Intimations.
Episode 6 - Journalist Alfredo Corchado interviews an eyewitness from the Juárez underworld, who claims to know what's happening to the murdered women. A suspect is arrested in Sagrario Gonzalez's case. And the FBI begins a secret cross-border operation. Learn more about your ad-choices at
On the last day of 1992, Debra and Tony Pickman moved into a rented house in Atchison, Kansas. A few months later, they began to notice flickering lights, cold spots, and items moving by themselves. They learned the house was haunted by the ghost of a little girl named Sallie. But as the haunting grew more extreme, they began to wonder if there was something else lurking in the home. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
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Sure, together Young Guns and Young Guns II form an exhaustive biography of Billy the Kid’s life. But did you know they also contain misleading information? Billy the Kid may not have lived to 100 under an alias after all! Learn more about your ad-choices at
From Russia With Love >> Lady in the Kitchen >> Arguing Partners >> Dog Sitting
"Karen" is not just a name. It's also a persona, an attitude, a label for a certain type of white woman determined to get what she wants—especially at the expense of Black people. Karens are part of a long lineage going back at least a couple centuries. This week we share an episode from Code Switch about the origins of "Karen" as an archetype, who her ancestors were, and why such a label even exists.
Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach, and a burning desire to know whether life is driven more by skill or chance. She found some answers in poker — and in her new book The Biggest Bluff, she’s willing to tell us everything she learned.
On today’s tapes… >> Babysitter A man recounts his dreams about a former babysitter… or maybe they’re nightmares. >> Game Store Creep A woman has an odd interaction with a customer… then she receives a phone call. >> What Was She Planning? A man is brought home from the bar by a stranger… but the house isn’t empty.
Episode 8 - One of the biggest challenges of getting to the bottom of the femicides is knowing who to trust, and who is metido - involved with the dark side. FBI agent Hardrick Crawford begins speaking out, calling the murders "crimes against humanity." But as he becomes involved with the Juárez elite, he makes powerful enemies. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In which Rob and actor/writer/producer Keegan-Michael Key discuss eccentric NFL names, the vocal mannerisms of Danny Glover, Keegan’s role opposite Meryl Streep in the new Ryan Murphy movie Prom and so much more. Keegan's new show Game On! airs on CBS.
This week, Kaitlyn is joined by actress, producer and co-host of the Armchair Expert podcast, Monica Padman! Monica explains how she met Dax Shephard and Kristen bell, working with them and eventually co-hosting with Dax. Her and Kaitlyn also talk about the positive effects of doing Improv on your social life plus their inciteful and crazy experiences with being hypnotized! Later, they share some confessions and Monica answers questions from listeners. GEICO – Go to, and in fifteen minutes you could be saving 15% or more on car insurance MERCARI – Check out Mercari on the app stores or on . BREYERS – To find out more about Breyers CarbSmart click here:   OXICLEAN – To Work your Magic with OxiClean, go to and order a free stain-fighting sample while supplies last HOME DEPOT – Shop today and you’ll get free and flexible delivery with easy returns. Plus, for a limited time, you can save even more on the styles you love when you use code OFFTHEVINE10 at checkout.
On today’s tapes… >> If You Don’t Slow Down A man turns out to be a character... in someone else’s nightmare. >> Laura of the Woods A young boy makes a new friend in the woods… but is she who she claims to be?
Speaker Gingrich spent years negotiating on Capitol Hill and he learned some valuable lessons. In this episode, he’s sharing what he learned with his listeners. And describing when in the process of negotiating you should never back down.
From 1764 to 1767, a strange creature terrorized a mountainous French region called the Gévaudan. But though myths and stories surrounding the “Beast” are still around to this day, nobody knows what exactly was roaming through the area…  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Episode 7 - Uncovering who is behind the murders of women begins to suggest a much larger conspiracy. But how far does it reach? And does it stop at the border? Alfredo keeps digging, and we look for answers in Júarez's past. Learn more about your ad-choices at
On today’s tapes… >> Ham and Swiss Just a ham and swiss sandwich… and time repeating itself.  >> White Truck His girlfriend was followed home… but it could have been a lot worse.
This week, Kate deep dives into Taylor Swift's surprise 8th studio album: Folklore. This album has everything; cardigans, soothing somber melodies, indie-rock flair, clandestine meetings and stolen stares. She walks through her favorite lyrics, the standout themes, the [somewhat limited, relatively speaking] Easter Eggs we know about, among many other Taylore-related tangents. In this podforsaken mess of an episode, she also meanders through what she deems to be the broader symbolism of the concept of folklore at this point in her career, how it ties to Miss Americana, and how this album is somehow both the most and least 'her' thing all at the same time. In lieu of a part 2, this episode is extra lengthy and detailed by design for those of you that are looking for a friend to talk TS with while social distancing. The devil's in the details, but you've got a friend in me :) Enjoy! (Taylor Swift Folklore Album Review)
Tips talks to former 2 Live Crew frontman, record executive, and father Luther 'Uncle Luke' Campbell. Luke talks about his incredible life journey in Hip Hop and pushing the boundaries of free speech, his passion for his community thru politics, and shares some of 2 Live Crews wildest moments on stage. Plus the MC's talk about fame and fatherhood in this unforgettable episode.
He's been cheating on her for years, and she's had enough. Now she wants to know: is he in or is he out? Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.
In the 1990s, evangelical churches bought and gave away thousands of copies of the book, “Left Behind,” hoping its overwrought depiction of the End Times would frighten unbelievers into the arms of Christ. That is not what happened. Amy Frykholm, author of “Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America,” explains what did.
An exhaustingly familiar story. Maybe it’ll have a different ending this time, but maybe not. We hear what different people said and did one weekend in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.
Packages Running Late, Writing for Vanity Fair & A Fred Hampton Movie Is Coming Soon (Judas and the Black Messiah) and more…   #TEJ #theeveningjones #JudasandtheBlackMessiah #TEJ     Past Episodes
Lately everyone has been talking about race, but Pulitzer Prize-winner Isabel Wilkerson wants us to look at caste as well. We may associate that strict social hierarchy with India, but Wilkerson argues it has been present in the U.S. for over 400 years. She talks with Don about her new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, and why she thinks race is just one part of a larger system that determines who is valued and who is dispensable in American society.
On today's episode of The Viall Files we catch up with the infectious Jonathan Bennett. Yes, his hair looks sexy pushed back, but there is so much more we learn catching up with this pop culture icon. From Mean Girls to filming during Covid, Jonathan shares with us the honor he feels being a part of things that make people happy. He talks about how quarantine has made him appreciate his relationship even more and has only strengthened it, as well as how his positivity is sometimes challenged and the tools he uses to get himself over humps and back on track. Get ready for a fun conversation that will leave a smile on your face.
Christina Romer was a top White House economist during the Great Recession. As a researcher, she specializes in the Great Depression. She tells us what those disasters can (and can’t) teach us about the Covid crash.
It’s been tough times for everyone in quarantine and all over the world, so this week we’re connecting with the Optimism Doctor, Dr. Deepika Chopra to help us find our mind/body balance and bring some peace to our restless brains and spirits.   Special thanks to Vince Camuto for sponsoring this series. Use offer code LADY to receive 20% off your next purchase of $75 or more at
“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
The robber barons were not a group of evil super villains. OR WERE THEY? Learn all about these titans of industry from the Gilded Age in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Robert is joined by Danl Goodman for a reading of fan fiction novel about Joe Biden, Barrack Obama and trains. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Today we revisit our story on Facebook and its rulebook, looking at what’s changed in the past two years and exploring how these rules will impact the 2020 Presidential Election.  Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but.  How do you define hate speech? Where’s the line between a joke and an attack? How much butt is too much butt? Facebook has answered these questions. And from these answers they’ve written a rulebook that all 2.2 billion of us are expected to follow. Today, we explore that rulebook. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. All the while wondering what does this mean for the future of free speech? This episode was reported by Simon Adler with help from Tracie Hunte and was produced by Simon Adler with help from Bethel Habte. Special thanks to Sarah Roberts, Jeffrey Rosen, Carolyn Glanville, Ruchika Budhraja, Brian Dogan, Ellen Silver, James Mitchell, Guy Rosen, Mike Masnick, and our voice actor Michael Chernus. Support Radiolab today at 
Hello, Fellow Travelers. Our very first episode deals with a problem familiar to a lot of people: a breakup and a broken heart. Our guest Shrina struggles to understand why her boyfriend suddenly decided that he no longer loved her and she's questioning what changed and what she might have done wrong.    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at   Follow us both online: and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
Strap yourselves in! In this episode, I talk to my dear friend and sister Cheetah, Glennon – author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Untamed. This is an honest conversation about walking away from the lifelong training that keeps us small, quiet, and afraid, and embracing our wild, brave hearts. Glennon is the author of two #1 New York times bestsellers – Untamed and Love Warrior. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, Carry On, Warrior, an activist, and the founder of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $25 Million for women, families and children in crisis. She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.
The City of Santa Monica has made it easier for restaurants to return to business by accommodating outdoor seating in parking zones. A new documentary focuses on the threat to the last fully intact salmon run on earth. Inspired by a visit to India,...
'Do you want to be an active ally, or do you just want to say that out loud?' Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (Judge/host on Canada's Drag Race, Unreal) joins Nicole to unpack racial traumas from childhood, discuss the systematic racism in society, and rise in performative allies instead of active ones. After the break, Nicole shares her experience finding love at a Lassens. Be an active ally. For a list of resources and ways to help, check out Follow Nicole Byer: Twitter: @nicolebyer Instagram: @nicolebyer Facebook: Buy Merch: Order Nicole's book:
Dave addresses the rapid closures of many independent restaurants across the United States (1:07) before bringing in ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Taste the Nation’ host Padma Lakshmi to discuss the inseparable relationship between American cuisine as we know it and immigrant culture (14:19). Make your voice heard to the United States Senate at (202) 224-3121.
Episode 1: Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: Anesthesiologist, divorced, Christian. She falls in love fast. But her children dislike him and warn her that his stories don’t add up. A psychologist advises Debra to set firmer boundaries with her kids, saying she has a right to be happy. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to
While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts.
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the rumors that Tayshia Adams is the new Bachelorette (0:30) and then discuss their thoughts on Beyonce’s visual album ‘Black Is King’ (16:16), Jonathan Isaac’s decision to stand for the national anthem and not wear a Black Lives Matter T-shirt (36:49), President Trump threatening to ban TikTok from the U.S. (46:00), and the upcoming Verzuz Battle between 2 Chainz and Rick Ross (56:35).
Hackers have made it into Reddit, the WeChat ban reaches REALLY far - farther than most people realize, antifa journalism hides what actually happens, abolishing the police MAY have been taken too far and even left-wing journalism is beginning to admit...
The first Unlocking Us podcast is here! Along with the excitement of sending this into the world, I’m feeling equal doses of fear, awkwardness, and vulnerability. In this episode I talk about my strategy for staying in tough first times versus tapping out and shutting down. When we get to the point that we only do things that we’re already good at doing, we stop growing. And truly living.
Danielle joins Heather again and they talk about planning for Victoria's wedding. Danielle tells Heather what it was like experiencing her first storm in Miami and contemplates diving fully into the makeup world.
Hello, Fellow Travelers. This week we explore the challenges of blending families together. Priscilla is struggling to deal with her boyfriend’s six-year-old daughter and is wondering if it's even possible to build a relationship with the girl who constantly says she hates her. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at   Follow us both online: and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
A special bonus feed drop from The Los Angeles Times podcast Asian Enough: A conversation with Top Chef host, model and writer Padma Lakshmi about growing up Indian American in the San Gabriel Valley, cultural appropriation vs. appreciation in food, and her new Hulu show Taste the Nation.
In September of 1890, inventor Louis Le Prince got on a train in Dijon, France, on his way to present his latest invention to the world… But no one saw him get off, and he was never heard from again. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Becca was on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing LA! So we’ve got the man with the plan who found her the home, Josh Flagg! He’s talking about finding Becca’s dream home, what a big commission can look like, and we’re playing the very important game… Flagg or Bag!   A very special thank you to our sponsors! Brooklinen – Use promo code LADIES for 10% off your first order at  Daily Harvest – Go to and use promo c ode LADY for $25 off your first box. Carefree – For more information or to buy, check it out on Amazon or Wa Or you ma y find it at your local grocery store or CVS. Fitbod – Try fitbod free for one month when you sign up at   Home Depot – For a limited time, you can save even more on the styles you love when you use code LADYGANG10 at checkout at And shop the LadyGang collection now at!
One of the pillars of the American Dream has been that of seeing your children go to college. And, for the many families that can't afford the cost of soaring university tuitions, a new controversial institution has arisen to address the problem. That institution is Sugar Baby University, a tuition assistance campaign that attempts to allow attractive young women, and a smaller number of handsome young men, find generous older men to date in the quest to complete a new version of the American Dream by graduating debt free in an era which has made it all but impossible to discharge student debt even in personal bankruptcy since 2005. This year, Sugar Baby University is 'graduating' it's fifth class with thousands of alumni in its network that stretches from coast to coast and includes institutions of higher education from local community colleges to research universities and ivy league colleges. If you know many young graduates, the chances have been increasing that one of them has quietly matriculated in response to the crisis of crushing debt payments. Yet despite widespread awareness of the program on campuses by students and financial aid advisors via word of mouth, the world of Universities and mainstream media news outlets have tacitly given their approval to the campaign by remaining strangely silent as tuitions have continued to climb an unbelievable average of 8-9% per year. In this episode we do not pass judgement on Sugar Baby University, it's parent company 'Seeking Arrangement' or it's spokesperson Kimberly De La Cruz, who is our guest. Rather, we celebrate their openness to discuss the situation, and question, instead, the universities, politicians, media, and the lending industry, who have quietly created the desperate need for this program which they do not openly discuss and prefer not to address at all.  We also note that Kimberly is approximately 15 years from the date she took on her own student loans which leaves her still approximately $50,000.00 in debt. We have asked her to start a GoFundMe campaign so that we could make a contribution of $1000 dollars to let her know that we appreciate her honesty in being willing to talk openly about the terrible crisis on which her very business and livelihood now depends. I ask my listeners, who can easily afford it, to simply donate $10 dollars as a simple show of appreciation and solidarity with a woman who I have no doubt would, if it were possible with the wave of a wand, put her own company out of business by making attending college the beginning of a new American Dream, rather than the start of a familiar financial nightmare. If $10.00 is too much, pledge the minimum you can just to send a message of solidarity. The show now gets hundreds of thousands of listens per episode. A small number of contributions will go a long way.  Lastly: She's not the one asking for this. I am. And thank you.   Thank you to our Sponsors Pitney Bowes: FREE 30-day trial PLUS a FREE 10-pound scale to get started at Skillshare: 2 free months of Premium Membership at Four Sigmatic: receive 15% off your order at Blinkist: start your FREE 7 day trial AND get 25% off a Premium Membership and up to 65% off audiobooks
This two-episode special is based on a course that Dr. Harriet Lerner and I did together on her groundbreaking book, “Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts.” You can expect authentic, hard conversations (and one helluva role play) about making mistakes, healing hurts, and being brave. Harriet is a friend, mentor, and teacher. Her work has shaped my career and made my life better. During a time of deep uncertainty and anxiety - when many of us have struggled to be our best selves all of the time - apologizing has never been more important. (
Where should I be during a phone interview? Do other animals get sick as often as humans do? What's the time/distance correlation between lightning and thunder? What's a rehearsal dinner? What do I do with really minor TikTok fame? What happens to amputated limbs? How do I make remote wedding guests feel included? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at Follow us on Twitter!
From drug sales to human trafficking, the dark web is full of illicit activity. But murder-for-hire websites were always presumed to be a scam—until 2016, when a woman who had been targeted by a website called the Besa Mafia was actually murdered. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Jad gives a TED talk about his life as a journalist and how Radiolab has evolved over the years. Here's how TED described it:How do you end a story? Host of Radiolab Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met an unexpected teacher: Dolly Parton.Jad Nicholas Abumrad is a Lebanese-American radio host, composer and producer. He is the founder of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab, which is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide and is downloaded more than 120 million times a year as a podcast. He also created More Perfect, a podcast that tells the stories behind the Supreme Court's most famous decisions. And most recently, Dolly Parton's America, a nine-episode podcast exploring the life and times of the iconic country music star. Abumrad has received three Peabody Awards and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011.
On December 5th, 1945, Flight 19 flew out over the Atlantic Ocean on a routine training mission. It was a simple exercise—hundreds of pilots had navigated it before. But the flight crew never made it back to base. Instead, they fell victim to one of the deadliest paranormal phenomena on earth: The Bermuda Triangle.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Tiffany Haddish and Common are officially a couple; Kamala Harris is accused of being “too ambitious”; Beyonce’ blesses us with Black is King, an exposed Internet cheater returns to the spotlight; and cultural critic L. Michael Gipson (The Gipson Gazette) brings Demi up to date on Jaguar Wright’s IG confessions and all the pop culture shenanigans she missed while traveling (for work). Also: #breonnataylor’s murderers are still walking free. And #blacklivesmatter Always.  Listeners can try ShipStation FREE for 60 days when you use offer code RESPECT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We start off by addressing some backlash from last week’s podcast. Then, we get into our epic day longboarding with some of our professional idols, and Grayson got banned from America’s Got Talent??
The Complex Sneakers Podcast is co-hosted by Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne and Matt Welty. This week they have on the legendary jeweler Ben Baller who started his lengthy career in the music industry before becoming an early name on the streetwear scene. In this interview, Baller talks about sneaker shopping with Missy Elliott in the 90s, starting the Nike SB Dunks craze, and which sneakers he'll never wear. 
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When he was nine years old in 1872, Black Elk, a member of the Lakota tribe, had a near-death vision in which he was called to save not only his people but all of humanity. For the rest of his life, Black Elk's vision haunted and inspired him as he took part in many of the seminal confrontations between the Lakota and the U.S. government, including those at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.  My guest today is the author of a biography of this native holy man. His name is Joe Jackson and his book is Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary. We begin our conversation with a background of the Sioux or Lakota Indians, including how the introduction of the horse turned them into formidable hunters and warriors and how their spirituality influenced their warfare. Joe then introduces us to Black Elk and unfolds the vision that he had as a boy which would lead him to follow in his family's footsteps by becoming a medicine man and guide him for the rest of his life. We then take detours into the seminal battles between the U.S government and the Lakota that Black Elk witnessed firsthand, as well as the Sun Dance and Ghost Dance rituals which helped catalyze them. Joe then explains why Black Elk converted to Catholicism after the Indian Wars and how he fused Lakota spirituality with his newfound faith. We then discuss why Black Elk decided to tell his vision to a white poet named John Neihardt and the cultural influence the resulting book, Black Elk Speaks, had on the West in the 20th century. We end our conversation discussing whether Black Elk ever felt he fulfilled his vision.  Get the show notes at
Essential oils are from plants and they can help the human body in a lot of ways. There are also many false medical claims. Learn all the ins and outs today. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Episode 2: After an intruder appears in John and Debra’s livingroom, John insists that they install security cameras. Debra begins to wonder whether he is spying on her. Her nephew, Shad, looks into John’s background and confronts him with what he finds. Debra’s vision of an idyllic marriage is shattered when she discovers a stash of paperwork in John’s home office. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to
In this episode, host Caroline Stanbury discusses her divorce, why she decided to end her marriage of 18 years, defying social stigmas, and why this next chapter of her life could be the best one yet!   Produced by Dear Media. 
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The KGB was the notorious strong arm of the Kremlin. Run afoul and you died. Learn all about them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Silicon Valley. It’s a magical kingdom where nerds can become tycoons — and all that power goes straight to their big brains. Sarah Ellison joins us to talk about the downright ridiculous behavior of mega-rich techies. Sarah has written for outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post. She says if there’s one constant in her long career, it’s this: she writes about very rich people who sometimes act outrageously. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Grubhub — Download the app today to get $10 off your order of $30 or more, everday Luminess — Go to for 60% off
For more than two decades, the CIA and U.S. military ran a top-secret project to study psychic phenomena. The declassified files suggest that psychic powers do exist—and that they were used in some of the most important intelligence operations of the 20th century. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our show about Afrofuturism. It’s a way of looking at Black culture that’s fantastic and hopeful, which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism. Featuring the song "The Deep" by clppng.
In 2006, a young man jumped to his death from a hotel roof in New Orleans. In his pocket, police found a note with instructions on where to find the pieces of his girlfriend's dismembered body. The location...a small apartment with a dark past, right above the famous New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Tarana is a good friend and one of my favorite people on earth. She has been working at the intersection of racial justice and gender equity for nearly three decades, and she started the “Me Too” Movement in 2006.  In 2017, when the #metoo hashtag went viral, Tarana emerged as a global leader in the evolving conversation around sexual violence. In this episode we talk about how her theory of “empowerment through empathy” is changing the way the world thinks and talks about sexual violence, consent, and social justice. AND, we also talk/cry/laugh about falling in love, running as fast as we can from love, and the perils of sharing a bathroom with the guys we love.
A chance discovery on a trip to London sends a producer on the hunt to secure the rights - and a TV network - to produce a series with the potential to redefine comedy in the US. Hosted and Executive Produced by Brian Baumgartner. Executive Producer/Showrunner: Linh Le. Executive Producers for Propagate: Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Drew Buckley.  Senior Producers: Joanna Sokolowski and Julia Smith. Written & Produced by: Tessa Kramer and Alyssa Edes. Writer/Story Producer: Benny Spiewak.  Assistant Editors: Russell Wijaya and Diego Tapia. Technical Director: Seth Olansky. Theme Song: Story Mechanics. Additional music & original score: Joe Berry.  Special thanks to Margaret Borchert, Christian Bonaventura, Matthew Rosenfield, Alex Mauboussin, Lucy Savage, Emily Carr and Syeda Lee for production support.
Episode 3: Debra grapples with the question, “Who did I marry?” The story of John’s mysterious past unfolds through the eyes of his sisters, his law-school housemate, his ex-wife, and an Ohio cop who hunted him. The origins of John’s nickname are revealed. Bed-ridden in an Orange County hospital, he pleads with Debra to take him back. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: Do you like the music from Dirty John? To find out more, as well as find other podcasts to listen to, go to
Today's episode breaks down a former high school Texas football star who was charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child. In the first half we break down the crazy case and then at 35:20 we give our thoughts on the people in the 'Outcry' documentary.
Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing topics of the day. Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world—from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity—a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode of Ask Nick we first speak with a frequent dater who is realizing that she is only seeing people that validate her ego instead of her heart. Then, Nick gives some advice to a woman who, because of her religious background, has not had many sexual experiences and is wondering if she is a-sexual or just doesn't know what turns her on…yet. Next, a husband's affair with a family friend has one of our callers trying to figure out her options and if she can continue to be with someone that she doesn’t trust (and recognizing that starting over at 40 might be freeing!) Finally, The Viall Files has its first couple who moved to a new state and in together prior to the pandemic which has since forced their living situation to be the complete opposite of what they had planned.
From the time they were children growing up in Wales during the 1970s, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons refused to speak to anyone or even make eye contact. It earned them the nickname "The Silent Twins." And the only way they'd truly break their silence...was for one of them to die.  To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
Oprah looks back on best-selling author Terry McMillan's riveting appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and explores how McMillan's intense rage almost destroyed her. Oprah, for the first time, reveals how uncomfortable she was during McMillan's 2005 appearance with her ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. McMillan learned after they married that her husband was gay. Oprah also recalls McMillan and Plummer's Oprah Show reunion five years later. Plus, Oprah talks about one of the guests that changed her life forever and helped her understand the value of forgiveness. Also, a viewer from New Jersey opens up about how the show gave her the strength she needed to forgive her estranged father, after not speaking to him for eight years.
Have you found it harder and harder to sit with a good book for long periods of time without getting that itch to check your phone? Well, you're not alone. My guest today makes the case that the internet has changed our brains in ways that make deep, focused thinking harder and harder. His name is Nicholas Carr, and he documented what was then a newly-emerging phenomenon ten years ago in his book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. The Shallows has now been re-released with a new afterword, and Nick and I begin our conversation with how he thinks the effect of digital technology on our minds has or hasn't changed over the last decade. We then discuss the idea of the medium being the message when it comes to the internet, and how this particular medium changes our brains and the ways we think and approach knowledge and the world. Nick then explains how we read texts on screens differently than texts in books, why hyperlinks mess with our ability for comprehension, why it's still important to develop our own memory bank of knowledge even in a time when we can access facts from an outsourced digital brain, and how social media amplifies our craving for the fast and easy-to-digest over the slow and contemplative. We end our conversation with how Nick himself has tried to strike a balance in keeping the advantages of the internet while mitigating its downsides.  Get the show notes at
Four years in, she can't admit she's attracted to her girlfriend, and her family still doesn't know. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.
Scheana and co-host Jamie Lynne sit down with Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn who spills the tea on Season 3. We find out who she’s not friends with anymore, BTS on her wedding and how her and Jamie have a mutual frenemy! Scheananigans with Scheana Shay is produced by ACTIONPARK MEDIA. Follow us on Instagram:@scheana@scheananigans@actionparkmediagroup
We all have patterned ways of managing our day-to-day anxiety, and these patterns often reflect the roles and expectations of our first families.  In this episode, we’ll talk about over and under-functioning in anxious times, why anxiety is contagious, and how we can cultivate a calm practice.
If you've ever seen a flea circus, then count yourself among the few. It's a dying art, but back in the day they thrilled and delighted young and old alike. Learn all about the tiny big tops in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
“Tedious and brief.”
July 2019. Jeffrey Epstein is arrested. His alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, disappears. And the rumor mill goes berserk. Maybe she’s living on a submarine deep beneath the sea. Maybe she’s in Israel under the protection of the Mossad. Or maybe she’s strolling through Paris, a blanket draped over her head. Those theories were put to rest last week when the FBI raided a 156-acre compound in rural New Hampshire and took Ghislaine into custody. And yet, so many questions remain. Here to answer some of them is Mark Seal. He’s a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and has been following Ghislaine’s story for months. The result is a blockbuster story called “Inside Ghislaine’s Life on the Lam,” which will appear in the August issue of Vanity Fair and is available online now. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at Theme song: “Muddy Water” performed by Lucette. Check out Real Crime Profile’s companion series, “Forensically Deconstructing Jeffrey Epstein”
In 1966, two electronics technicians were found dead on a hill near Rio de Janeiro, with a cryptic note and two masks made out of solid lead. The investigation raised more questions than answers, uncovering among other things, involvement in an occult society. To view this episode’s full list of sources, please visit
After the fall of the Nazi regime, the dirty secrets of WWII-era Germany slowly came to public light. Amid the horrors of the Holocaust and bizarre proof of some official's occult aspirations, researchers discovered a wealth of groundbreaking research on aircraft and rocketry. But how far did the Nazis get? Did they really invent aircraft that could explain the old stories about UFOs? Join Ben and Matt as they delve into the secrets of Nazi aircraft research in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at
“Has anybody called you?”