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Best Defeat The Norm podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Defeat The Norm podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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In this podcast we challenge conventional method, and discuss the affects of pop culture and politics on our lives.
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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Of Counsel interviews remarkable lawyers about their careers in law. What motivates these lawyers? How do they manage to stay focused under intense pressure? How do they harmonize it all with their personal lives? How do they overcome fear and defeat? What insight and tips do they have for others? Court is now in session...all rise!The podcast is brought to you by Robichaud's law firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
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Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #112 and this week we discuss the never ending school violence, the return of the Motorola Razr, Drake getting booed but still winning, Dame Dash getting screwed by the media, Colin Kaepernick working out for a chance back into the NFL and much more. Questions of the Week: 1. Is society too sensitive for a ‘White ...…
 
Jamie Lee Curtis comes from Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She credits her mother’s role in “Psycho” for helping her land her first feature role, as the lead in “Halloween,” in 1978. “I’m never going to pretend I got that all on my own,” she tells The New Yorker’s Rachel Syme. But Curtis says she never intende ...…
 
The current impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump are only the fourth in American history, and William Cohen has been near the center of power for three of them. First, he was a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee in 1974, when his vote in favor of articles of impeachment helped end the Presidency of Richard Nixon. Twenty ...…
 
Senator Kamala Harris had a lot going for her campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination: national name recognition, strong fund-raising, an association with Barack Obama, and a way of commanding the spotlight both on television and on Twitter. She promised to be the prosecutor who would bring Donald Trump to justice and a candidate wh ...…
 
In November, Iran announced new fuel rationing and price hikes, just at a time when U.S. sanctions are crippling the economy and especially the middle class. Protests broke out immediately, and the government responded by shutting down access to the Internet, arresting protesters, and using lethal force: more than two hundred people are said to ...…
 
In August, India suspended the autonomy of the state of Kashmir, putting soldiers in its streets and banning foreign journalists from entering. Dexter Filkins, who was working on a story about Narendra Modi, would not be deterred from going. To evade the ban, he sought the help of an Indian journalist, Rana Ayyub. Ayyub had once gone undercover ...…
 
Billy Porter’s résumé is as impressive as it is difficult to categorize. His performance in the musical “Kinky Boots” won him a Tony Award and a Grammy, and, recently, he won an Emmy for his character on Ryan Murphy’s FX series “Pose.” Take any style award and he probably deserves that as well: at the 2019 Oscars, he showed up in a gender-bendi ...…
 
In the winter of 2007, a songwriter by the name of Justin Vernon returned to the Wisconsin woods, not far from where he grew up. Just a few months later, he emerged with “For Emma, Forever Ago”—his first album produced under the name Bon Iver. Since then, Vernon and various bandmates have released three more records, won two Grammys, and collab ...…
 
Since 2016, Andrew Marantz has been reporting on how the extremist right has harnessed the Internet and social media to gain a startling prominence in American politics. One day, he was contacted by a woman named Samantha, who was in the leadership of the white-nationalist group Identity Evropa. (She asked to be identified only by her first nam ...…
 
Jenny Slate is on tour for her new book “Little Weirds.” It comprises short, strange essays, many of which involve clothing and how we present ourselves to the world. While Slate was in New York, the fashion columnist Rachel Syme paid her a call at her hotel room. Together, they rifle through Slate’s suitcase and analyze what she had packed for ...…
 
As he opened public impeachment proceedings last week, Representative Adam Schiff invoked Watergate—which, after all, ended well for Democrats. To understand how that history applies, or doesn’t, to the current proceedings, The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wickenden spoke with Thomas Mallon, the author of the deeply researched “Watergate: A Novel,” and ...…
 
Eliza Griswold spoke recently with Doug Pagitt, a pastor from Minneapolis who is a politically progressive evangelical Christian. Pagitt left his church to found an organization called Vote Common Good, which aims to move at least some religious voters away from decades of supporting conservatism, and toward messages of inclusion and tolerance ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #111 and this week we discuss Lebron fulfilling more 'Promises', chicken being recalled, AT&T having to pay up for misleading customers, U.S. airlines water unsafe, T.I. parenting and much more. Questions of the Week: 1. What is love? Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @defeatthenormpodcast…
 
Jeff Sessions, then the Attorney General, announced in 2017 the cancellation of the Obama-era policy known as DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. A number of plaintiffs sued, and their case goes to the Supreme Court next week. The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer spoke with two of the attorneys who will argue for it. The noted litigator T ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #110 and this week we discuss Trump having kids 'build a wall', Airbnb banning house parties, FedEx office now offering expedited passport services, Kanye selling $55 VIP breakfast plates at Sunday Service and much more. Questions of the Week: 1. What is a Hobosexual? 2. In relationships, who dates down more ofte ...…
 
One of the almost unsolvable problems with the U.K.’s exit from the E.U. is that it would necessitate a “hard border” between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland, which would remain a member nation in Europe. The border was the epicenter of bloody conflict during the decades-long Troubles, and was essentiall ...…
 
Six months ago, David Remnick interviewed a politician named Pete Buttigieg, who was just beginning his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. Buttigieg was an unlikely candidate: the youngest person to run in decades, he was a small-town mayor with no national exposure, and had a difficult last name to boot. But a smart campaign ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #109 and this week we discuss the passing of John Witherspoon, transgenders competing in sports, Apyrl Jones messy or not, Ghost and Tasha getting into it on Power, Pastor Ye securing the bag, Angela Yee beef with CTheGod and much more. Questions of the Week: 1. Whats Better? The getting to know you phase or the ...…
 
The director Sophia Takal is working on a remake of “Black Christmas,” an early slasher flick from Canada, in which sorority girls are picked off by a gruesome killer. Takal brought a very 2019 sensibility to the remake, reflecting on the ongoing struggle of the MeToo movement. “You can never feel like you’ve beaten misogyny. . . . In this movi ...…
 
For a new music ensemble, Roomful of Teeth has made an extraordinary impression in a short time. Caroline Shaw, one of its vocalists, received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for “Partita for 8 Voices,” which was written for the group. Then, in 2014, the vocal octet’s début album won a Grammy. Their sound is often otherworldly: apart from the singers’ ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #108 and this week we discuss Elijah Cummings passing away, Harrison Barnes pays for Atatiana Jefferson's funeral, Michael Jordan opening a clinic, Gina Rodriquez saying N*gga, teacher disarming student, J&J recalling baby powder due to asbestos, Sallie Mae celebrating its $5 billion in sales and much more. Quest ...…
 
Farrow’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein and other accused perpetrators of sexual assault helped opened the floodgates of the #MeToo movement. In his new book, “Catch and Kill,” and in “The Black Cube Chronicles” published on newyorker.com, Farrow details the measures that were taken against him and against some of the accusers who went on the re ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #107 and this week we discuss Tyler Perry wanting to open a shelter program, Rhythm+Flow on Netflix, Sesame Street taking on opioid addition, Kanye attendance at Howard homecoming, Black stars not understanding our struggle and much more. Questions of the Week: 1. If you could choose, would you rather restart you ...…
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a lot of fights on her hands. After she led the Democrats to victory in the 2018 midterm elections, her legislative agenda hit a number of roadblocks, including the Republican-controlled Senate. But it is Pelosi’s confrontations with Donald Trump that will go down in history. Through numerous scandals, Pelosi resi ...…
 
The months of protests in Hong Kong may be the biggest political crisis facing Chinese leadership since the Tiananmen Square massacre a generation ago. What began as objections to a proposed extradition law has morphed into a broad-based protest movement. “There was just this rising panic that Hong Kong was becoming just like another mainland c ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #106 and this week we discuss Tyler Perry's studio grand opening, Oprah's donation, Joshua Brown killing, Bernie Sanders in it to win it, 21 year old getting 10 days in jail for missing juror duty and much more. Questions of the Week: How do you get an obsessive or crazy person to leave you alone? What makes you ...…
 
In fifteen years, people of retirement age will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. But, the staff writer Adam Gopnik finds, the elderly are poorly served by the field of design, whether it’s a screw-top plastic bottle or the transportation system of a major city. Gopnik visited the M.I.T. Age Lab, where he tried on a special ...…
 
David Remnick asks five New Yorker contributors about the nascent impeachment proceedings against the President. Susan Glasser, the magazine’s Washington correspondent, notes that Republicans have attacked the inquiry but have not exactly defended the substance of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky. Joshua Yaffa, who has been reporting from Kiev, n ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #105 and this week we discuss California signing NCAA law, bad cops being called out, girl recanting story of her dreadlocks getting cut, Trump caught red handed, elder woman killing her grandson fearing his future without her, ex-cop found guilty for killing innocent black neighbor, Straight Pride parade going d ...…
 
Senator Cory Booker burst onto the national scene about a decade ago, after serving as the mayor of the notoriously impoverished and dangerous city of Newark, New Jersey. To get that job, Booker challenged an entrenched establishment. “My political training comes from the roughest of rough campaigns,” he tells David Remnick. “You just won’t thi ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #104 and this week we discuss Sandy Hook school shooting commercial, Orlando cop arresting two 6 year olds, Department of Homeland Security officially adding white supremacy to the list of domestic terrorism threats, Rapper Tekashi Snitch9ine, Boondocks returning to HBO, Antonio Brown release from the Patriots an ...…
 
It was just seven years ago that Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Today the drug is legal in eleven states and counting, with polls showing that sixty per cent of Americans support its legalization. How did that happen so fast? This episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour looks at the e ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #103 and this week we have our special guest Just Vlad, we discuss Meek Mill giving back, Klay Thompson donating to Bahamas, Americans name calling the President, University of VA Coach declining a raise, latest iPhone drop, Felicity Huffman slap on the wrist, Kanye's 'Jesus is King' album dropping and much more. ...…
 
Alabama Shakes started out playing covers at local gigs but quickly found a unique personal voice rooted in rock and soul. The band came to national attention, found a wide and devoted public, and soon earned four Grammys, for the album “Sound and Color.” But after that record, their second, Brittany Howard—who sings, plays guitar, and writes s ...…
 
An exodus is under way in the House of Representatives: not even halfway into the congressional term, fifteen Republicans have announced that they will not run in 2020. One of the exiting members is Will Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer who was elected in 2014. His district in Texas includes nearly a third of the state’s border with Mexico. Althou ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #102 and this week we discuss Kanye West parting the Chicago fans like the Red Sea, Mississippi event hall refusing to hold an interracial wedding, Walmart announcing the end of all handgun and ammunition sales, Kevin Hart unfortunate car accident, Malika Yoba coming out to liking transgender women, Nicki Minaj r ...…
 
Vjeran Tomic has been stealing since he was a small child, when he used a ladder to break into a library in his home town, in Bosnia. After moving to Paris, he graduated to lucrative apartment burglaries, living off the jewels he took and often doing time in prison. He became known in the French press as Spider-Man, and he began to steal art. T ...…
 
The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, talks with Salman Rushdie about “Quichotte,” his apocalyptic quest novel. A few years ago, when the four hundredth anniversary of “Don Quixote” was being celebrated, Rushdie reread Cervantes’s book and found himself newly engaged by a much improved translation. He immediately began thinking of ...…
 
Mischele Lewis learned that her fiancé was a con man and a convicted pedophile. By lying about who he was, did he violate her consent, and commit assault? Lewis’s story raises a larger question: What is consent, and how do we give it? It’s currently the standard by which the law regulates sexual behavior, but the continuing prevalence of harass ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #101 and this week we discuss NC teen signing up people at Popeyes drive thru line, MLK's Dream Speech, fans demanding the return of the original Power intro song, Missy Elliot being honored at 2019 MTV VMAs in Newark NJ, Barbie honoring Rosa Parks and others on Women's Equality Day, Viola Davis playing Michelle ...…
 
Marianne Williamson, the self-help author associated with the New Age movement, has never held political office. But the race for the Presidency, she thinks, is less a battle of politics than a battle of souls. In her appearance in the July Democratic debates, she said that President Donald Trump is bringing up a “dark psychic force.” “The wors ...…
 
Jia Tolentino writes for The New Yorker about an extremely wide range of topics, but a central concern is what it has meant to her to have grown up alongside the Internet. In her new, best-selling collection of essays, “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,” she traces how the digital world has evolved and shaped our minds. Tolentino tell ...…
 
Defeat the Norm Podcast episode #100 and this week we discuss California Governor signing 'Stephon Clark' bill into law, Officer Pantaleao getting fired, Jay-Z NFL deal, Dame Dash interview on NoJumper, VMAs coming to Newark, the return of Power and much more. Question of the week: 1. Do you feel that some women are building men up for their ne ...…
 
The winner of twenty Grand Slam titles and the top-ranked men’s player for three hundred and ten weeks, Roger Federer remains a dominant force in tennis. On the eve of playing in his nineteenth U.S. Open, Federer spoke with David Remnick about how he got over the hot temper and predilection for throwing racquets that he showed early in his care ...…
 
Derren Brown wants you to know that he is not a magician. The term he prefers to use is “psychological illusionist,” and his acts mix psychology, misdirection, and showmanship. When he performs, he’s explicit about engaging with audiences’ minds and beliefs. “If you’re an audience member, the most interesting process is you,” he tells Adam Gree ...…
 
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first starring role was in the 2002 movie “Secretary,” a distriburbing romantic comedy about a troubled woman in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Since then, Gyllenhaal has continued to push the boundaries of how sex is depicted on screen as an executive producer and star of “The Deuce,” HBO’s drama about the be ...…
 
Ian Frazier, who has chronicled American life for The New Yorker for more than forty years, travelled to a house in Fort Collins, Colorado, where three roommates build, fly, and race drones. Jordan Temkin, Zachry Thayer, and Travis McIntyre are three of perhaps only fifty professional drone racers in the world, piloting the tiny devices through ...…
 
Nanfu Wang grew up under China’s one-child policy and never questioned it. “You don’t know that it’s something initiated and implemented by the authority,” she tells The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan. “It’s a normal part of everything. Just like water exists, or air.” But when Wang became pregnant she started to understand the magnitude of the law—a ...…
 
Toni Morrison read The New York Times with pencil in hand. An editor by trade, Morrison never stopped noting errors in the paper. In 2015, during a conversation with The New Yorker’s Hilton Als, Morrison noted that the stories she cared about were once absent from the news. Now they’re present, but distorted. “The language is manipulated and st ...…
 
In January, The New Yorker’s Ben Taub travelled to Mauritania to meet with Mohamedou Salahi. An electrical engineer who had lived in Germany, Salahi was detained at Guantánamo Bay for fifteen years and tortured, despite the fact that he was not a terrorist. But one of the key pieces of evidence was that Salahi’s cousin, known as Abu Hafs al-Mau ...…
 
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