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A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner," Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine's national correspondent and author of "This Town," and Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at New York Magazine.
 
There’s little doubt that TV is driving the cultural conversation, but there could still stand to be more great conversation about TV. That’s where the Vulture TV Podcast comes in. In this weekly podcast, New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Vulture TV editor Gazelle Emami will go deep on what matters most the world of television, what makes good TV, and how good TV gets made. Their conversation could, and will, encompass everything from the hot-button points of a given show—did you see ...
 
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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion

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For millions of American teenagers and their parents, adolescence is increasingly defined by one all-consuming goal: Getting into the right college.“Getting In” is a real-time podcast following a diverse group of New York-area high school seniors through the exhilarating and harrowing process of applying to college. The series is hosted by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and author of “How to Raise an Adult.” The season will chronicle all the importan ...
 
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Two years and 115 episodes later, Sex Lives calls it quits. To figure out how to end things, host Maureen O'Connor invites her original co-hosts David Wallace-Wells and Allison P. Davis back into the studio to discuss breakup etiquette and stories from favorite Sex Lives guests and listeners. Dan Savage talks about the time he dumped a guy on Thank…
 
Hear the live panel featuring actor Michael McKean and Better Call Saul writer-producer Peter Gould as they look closely at their collaboration to make Chuck McGill. Hosted by Vulture's Matt Zoller-Seitz, the panel examines McKean’s career as a dramatic and comedic actor and how he brought Chuck to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc…
 
Linda Rosenkrantz was an art-world 'it' girl when, in the summer of 1965, she started carrying a reel-to-reel tape recorder everywhere she went, recording conversations at the beach, during parties, and after S&M hookups with New York City's wildest men. Those tapes turned into her lightning-rod novel Talk in 1968— the same year that New York Magaz…
 
Vulture hosts Gazelle Emami and Matt Zoller-Seitz are joined by New York magazine writer Boris Kachka, who spent months embedded with Damon Lindelof and The Leftovers crew to tell the story of how the finale came together and by Variety critic and Leftovers superfan Sonia Saraiya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Alyssa Shelasky returns with an update on life as a mom who used an anonymous sperm donor to have a baby: One year later, she isn't single, anymore. Alyssa is house-hunting with the boyfriend her daughter calls "Daddy." (Not that anyone was prepared for the time she screamed "Dada!" during a silent moment in front of a crowd.) Also up for discussio…
 
As a teenager in Louisiana, Myisha Battle learned about sex from textbooks censored with Sharpie markers. Today, she's a San Francisco-based sex coach dedicated to helping other women orgasm— and to squirt, which is an ability Myisha personally hones with pilates. Myisha explains her job, fields calls from Sex Lives listeners, and explains the wide…
 
In the horny imaginations of Harry Potter super-fans, Professor Snape is a BDSM sex god and Hermione Granger is a squirter. So say Potterotica hosts Allie LeFevere, Lyndsay Rush, and Danny Chapman, who explore the mind-bending universe of Harry Potter erotica every week— complete with dramatic readings. They explain which magic spells are the best …
 
In this special edition of the Vulture TV Podcast, Matt Zoller-Seitz speaks with Damon Lindelof about episode five of the final season of The Leftovers, which is in part based on Lindelof's interpretation of some important events in Matt's life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
He's been telling Americans how to fuck for 26 years, and he's still not done. Dan Savage reflects on his unlikely career and tells stories from his own sex life— including losing his virginity in a cosplay three-way with his brother's ex, falling in love with unattainable men, screwing up his son's "sex talk," coming out of the closet to his mothe…
 
Gay marriage has moved to the mainstream, but has wedding culture followed? What parts of wedding culture are worth keeping, anyway? Sex Lives assembles a panel of gay writers to discuss their personal experiences navigating the sexual politics and social minefields of getting hitched. Bon Appetit's Kurt Soller recalls debating which boyfriend shou…
 
From Big Little Lies to 13 Reasons Why to The Handmaid's Tale, we're talkin' book to television adaptations. The Vulture TV hosts run through the books that made television series debuts in 2017-- they discuss how these stories have to change for TV, whether it looks like series is the new model over movies, and what makes an adaptation work. Plus,…
 
Does dating suck because you’re awkward, or are you awkward because it’s a date? Ty Tashiro, psychologist and author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, explains why steeling yourself and weathering the first five minutes of awkwardness is usually worth it. “Don’t be a wallflower,” he says, meaning it liter…
 
Jo Piazza was working as a travel editor when she met a man, married him— and spent the next year traveling to dozens of countries together, asking how marriage works in each place. She visits Sex Lives to revisit what she learned from women in Chile, Israel, Tanzania, India, France, Denmark, and beyond— and why, after discovering that she had a ge…
 
A listener calls Sex Lives with a harrowing story about accidentally destroying her husband's penis with Lysol, and Maureen enlists Ask a Clean Person columnist Jolie Kerr to help her sort out the ensuing mess. Also up for discussion: sex stains, masturbation messes, sexual etiquette for houseguests, and a theory about why Oscar the Grouch would ma…
 
Yes, it's a thing. Brian J. Moylan reports from the wild world of cosmetic procedures for male sex organs, starting with the time he cryonically froze his penis. (The shrinkage was intense.) He also introduces us to the growing field of "anal rejuvenation," which includes laser therapy, plastic surgery, Botox, bleaching, tightening, and loosening. …
 
E.J. Dickson, who last visited Sex Lives while pregnant, returns with her two-month-old baby in tow. She recounts taking an Uber to the hospital while her water was breaking, and feeling her uterus lifted out of her body during the C-section. Demanding a shot of whiskey after returning from the hospital, and giving up on breastfeeding. Watching her…
 
Where is the best place in America to fall in love? When Cosmopolitan asked Jada Yuan to find out, she flew to six wildly different locales (and her hometown of New York) to look for love in every damn place. She came away exhausted—and more optimistic than ever. From the small-town romantics of South Carolina, to the shirtless male models of Los A…
 
Vulture's Gazelle Emami and Jen Chaney talk about season one of NBC’s This Is Us and what they hope to see from the show in the future. Then, we’re joined by Rupert Grint, former Harry Potter star, and current star of Crackle’s latest series, Snatch. And hear Matt Zoller-Seitz's Aria about how Rupert Grint is growing up and what its making him feel…
 
Ella Dawson has herpes, and talking about it is sort of her thing. She writes herpes-themed erotica; she gave a TED talk about herpes; she celebrates the day she was diagnosed with herpes; and her activism on sexually-transmitted diseases earned praise from Hillary Clinton. All this, and she's only had two outbreaks— which is a pretty standard expe…
 
Rachel Kramer-Bussel was a law student in the late '90s when an erotic fantasy about Monica Lewinsky changed her life— by inspiring her to drop everything and pursue a career in erotic literature. Today, Kramer-Bussel has written or edited more than erotica books, including the annual Best Women's Erotica of the Year anthology. With a new volume in…
 
Host Maureen O'Connor tries VR porn for the first time and is horrified. She's not the only one— the technical demands of the new medium has male performers struggling to stay turned on, too. But here's the weirdest part: VR porn fans aren't that into the hardcore stuff. They just want to cuddle with their virtual porn-star girlfriends. Vocativ sen…
 
Cindy Gallop dates younger men— which is how she discovered that younger men seem to have received their sexual educations from porn. To balance the myths of hardcore porn with reality, she founded Make Love Not Porn, a video sharing network that is "pro-sex, pro-porn, pro-knowing the difference." As in, a social media network where people show the…
 
“Every relationship can be based on love, even if it lasts only fifteen minutes.” That’s one of the beliefs that drove a movement to reinvent America’s understanding of sex, civic responsibility, and social welfare in the 1980s, says David France, director of AIDS activism documentary How to Survive a Plague.With a new era of activism emerging toda…
 
"You can't play it cool on Snapchat," says Priscilla Pine. And that's why it's the best for flirting. The pseudonymous technology-first sex writer came on Sex Lives to explain the different flirtation techniques each app on your phone requires— and the surreptitious information you can glean. Also up for discussion: when to save sex for the morning…
 
"I think it's a myth that you can't be a little bit pregnant because I've been a little bit pregnant for about six years," says Andrea Syrtash, founder of the Pregnantish.com. She explains: to be "a little bit pregnant," or pregnant-ish, is to be in a perpetual state of pregnant anticipation— as in, going through fertility treatment. Her new websit…
 
Vulture hosts chat about all the teen-soapy elements of the new CW series Riverdale. Plus, Therese Anne Fowler discusses Amazon's Z: The Beginning of Everything, the new series based on her book. The show stars Christina Ricci as Zelda Fitzgerald, in a fictionalized account of her tumultuous life with F. Scott Fitzgerald.…
 
L is the first letter of LGBTQ, but often remains misrepresented and on the fringe. This week, two generations of queer women discuss the state of the modern lesbian. Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, who is in her 20s, explains why her generation of gender-fluid queers often resists "lesbian." Slate's Double X co-host June Thomas, who is in…
 
The Vulture Hosts and Vulture's Alex Jung dish about their television crushes and examine how they've changed their minds about some TV characters. Plus, they're joined by Homeland's Elizabeth Marvel, who plays President Elizabeth Keane in the Showtime series Homeland.By New York Magazine / Panoply
 
To honor the presidential inauguration, Sex Lives assembles a panel of politically thoughtful (and sexually perverse) minds to reflect on the sexual absurdity of Donald Trump and modern politics. Daily Beast senior editor Erin Gloria Ryan and Vocativ editorial director Ben Reininga consider: Do you believe Donald Trump's pee rumor? Would you pee on…
 
Vulture hosts discuss the debut of HBO's The Young Pope, and for a special prompt, they're joined by Nichole Perkins to discuss the most recent Blacki-sh episode "Lemons." Plus, Gazelle and Vulture's Jackson McHenry talk about Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, a new Netflix series based on the book series with Patrick Warburton plays t…
 
For decades, conventional and scientific wisdom held that pornography warped our understanding of sex, attraction, and love. But a new generation of scientists are unable to replicate those early findings. Why did porn stop bothering us? Have we become numb— or were earlier generations just paranoid? Science writer Daniel Engber explains those find…
 
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