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Best WNYC podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best WNYC podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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 ...
 
The United States of Anxiety: The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Many of the political and social arguments we’re having now started in the aftermath of the Civil War, when Americans set out to do something no one had tried before: build the world’s first multiracial democracy. The podcast gives voters the context to understand what’s at stake in this election. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other ...
 
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
 
Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
 
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
 
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
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur...
 
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
 
When the rapper Prodigy suffered a sickle cell crisis after a Las Vegas concert in 2017, his friends didn’t think much of it at first: they were used to him getting sick. But a few days later, he died. The Realness goes behind Prodigy’s music to reveal his lifelong struggle against his own body, and how that struggle informed his lyrics and fueled his success. The Realness by Only Human is produced by WNYC Studios, a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Ju ...
 
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Manisha Sinha, professor of American History at the University of Connecticut, focusing on the history of slavery and abolition and the Civil War and Reconstruction, talks about why Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, to be his choice for VP is so meaningful to her and other Indian-America…
 
Coronavirus has made this a pretty strange election cycle. But with some campaign norms on the chopping block, why not take look at whether debates or conventions are good for democracy? On today's show, Elizabeth Drew, long-time journalist and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (The Overlook Press, 2014)…
 
Bruce Hornsby wrote a classic pop song with “The Way It Is” in 1986 (later sampled by Tupac Shakur for "Changes.") But his new album, Non-Secure Connection, is full of unexpected collaborations with Jamila Woods and Vernon Reid, and the late Leon Russell, as well as sounds drawing from contemporary classical music, hazy drones, driving minimalism, …
 
On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced his running mate: California Senator and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris. There had been talk of a potential Biden-Harris ticket going back to last spring. But the choice cemented Harris’ place as an architect of the future of the Democratic Party. Dana Goodyear joins Eric Lach to discuss Kamala Harris’s …
 
With the national party conventions about to start, Elizabeth Drew, long-time journalist and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (The Overlook Press, 2014), and Molly Ball, Time Magazine's national political correspondent and the author of Pelosi (Henry Holt and Co., 2020), talk about how campaigns are dif…
 
In a whirlwind of developments for New Jersey’s schools, Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday relented to pressure and announced his administration would allow for remote-only opening of schools that can’t meet safety guidelines. It was a compromise between his previous order that schools offer at least some in-person instruction and the growing chorus fr…
 
Incarcerated youth do what it takes to survive in prison everyday, in the hopes of making it back home someday. In this final installment of our presentation of Caught, reporter Jared Marcelle finds Z behind bars again - following a misstep while on parole - and chronicles how solitary confinement and years of uncertainty have changed his life. Cau…
 
COVID-19 isn’t the only health crisis plaguing our communities. Early data from throughout the New York City area shows that drug overdose deaths are surging during these months of quarantine and shutdown. WNYC’s Matt Katz brings us the story of people with addictions and criminal records trying to regain their footing during a pandemic. For more o…
 
Ernest Francois's lawyer says that corrections officers called the Haitian immigrant a “snitch,” put him in solitary confinement twice, and pushed him hard enough that he fell. He also allegedly received racist, homophobic, and threatening mail from inside the jail -- like doctored images of his booking photo, including one with a gun pointed to hi…
 
While the political world was buzzing about Kamala Harris yesterday, five states held primary elections: Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Georgia. Connecticut had rescheduled the primaries twice. Wisconsin and Georgia had their second round of primaries, with Wisconsin holding primaries for the U.S. House and Georgia holding run-offs…
 
This weekend, the television show “Lovecraft Country,” premieres on HBO. Based on a book by Matt Ruff, the show is set during the Jim Crow South, and combines the actual terrors of racism with the fantastical horror of author H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote most of his work in the early 20th century. In real life, Lovecraft was extremely racist, and his …
 
En el verano del 2019, Rosa Vásquez Espinoza bioquímica y candidata a Ph.D. en la Universidad de Michigan Ann Arbor, fue en una expedición al Río Hirviente en la Amazonía peruana para colectar microbios. Ahora, está tratando de comprender el papel que juegan los microbios en la creación de productos naturales, y cómo esa maquinaria se podría utiliz…
 
Biden tapped Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman to appear on a major party ticket. Was it the right choice for the Biden campaign? On Today's Show:Jonathan Swan, national political reporter for Axios, and Jami Floyd, WNYC legal editor, talk about the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D CA) as Joe Biden's running…
 
Moses Ojeda, principal of Thomas Edison High School, Roshone Ault Lee, principal and founder of the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media and Alexa Sorden, principal and founder of the Concourse Village Elementary School come together to discuss their respective school's reopening plans. Their proposals for the DOE are due Friday after they spend t…
 
A story about what Alan Simpson, an expert on the federal deficit, taught me about love—and how it changed everything. Follow our show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @deathsexmoney. Got a story to share? Email us any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org. And support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our news…
 
Senator Kamala Harris of California could now become Vice President Kamala Harris. After months of speculation, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, chose Harris as his running mate Tuesday. The Senator is the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. T…
 
Every year, the New York City Council Speaker has a certain amount of money in the budget to dole out to fellow council members to spend on projects and organizations in their districts. But an analysis of this year's funding by the New York Daily News found that the members who voted against Speaker Corey Johnson's budget received less money than …
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy enacted a statewide eviction moratorium in March, prohibiting people from getting kicked out of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But landlords have continued to file eviction claims in court — the first step to evicting a renter. In July, landlords filed 5,700 eviction proceedings, bringing the total number of l…
 
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