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Just Between Us is a comedic variety show where Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn openly discuss everything from mental health to sex and all the stuff in-between. Each week, they’ll answer a question from a listener seeking advice, interview someone fascinating, participate in a rarely winnable game show and discuss a random topic affecting the world. Jump from highbrow to lowbrow in a single episode! Sometimes multiple times! Nothing is off limits for these New York Times best selling authors w ...
 
Cooking Up Consciousness is a podcast about more than food & drink — but definitely some of that, too. Hosted by chef, activist, writer, and entrepreneur Zoe Adjonyoh, Cooking Up Consciousness explores food, wellness, identity, and the not-so-secret ingredients to an expanded consciousness. Through conversations with your favorite chefs, artists, writers, and creatives, Zoe and her guests discuss how they live, work, and create in pursuit of higher vibrations — whatever that means for them.
 
Skillet is a podcast about food and memory. We go into the kitchens of grandmas, chefs, farmers, activists, and anyone who stirs the pot. As dinner simmers on the stovetop, we explore equity and identity by looking back on life’s struggles and triumphs. Let’s cook together and listen to each other.
 
Pro Bono Perspectives is a podcast about the power of a purpose-driven career. Join Common Impact CEO, Danielle Holly, as she interviews leaders from all walks of life to learn about their personal and professional backgrounds and explore what drives them to create positive change through their careers and daily lives. Common Impact is a national nonprofit focused on creating successful skills-based volunteer programs that build the capacity of the nonprofit sector. Hear from our network of ...
 
Hear to Slay is the Black feminist podcast of your dreams—compelling conversations curated in only the way Black women can. Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom offer uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume. If you want to laugh as much as you want to be challenged, if you’re seriously smart but refuse to take yourself too seriously at all, come a little closer because we are here and hear, to slay.
 
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Julia and her wife, Grace Bonney, have an honest talk about body stuff. Follow-Up Links: Head here to Dinnerly and use the code 'KEEPCALM' to get $60 off of your first 4 boxes! To pre-order Grace's upcoming book, Collective Wisdom, head here. To order signed copies of all of Julia's cookbooks, including Simply Julia, head here. To order Keep Calm &…
 
Julia Turshen is the bestselling cookbook author of Small Victories, Feed the Resistance, and Now & Again. She hosts the IACP-nominated podcast 'Keep Calm and Cook On' and has written for many publications. She is the founder of Equity At The Table, an inclusive digital directory of women/non-binary individuals in food. She lives in the Hudson Vall…
 
This week, in his final hosting appearance on the show, Rumaan Alam talks to graphic designer Rodrigo Corral, who specializes in book cover art. In the interview, Rodrigo explains how his designs attempt to capture the tone and themes of the books they adorn. He also talks about avoiding a signature style and finding inspiration at the hardware sto…
 
Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Her latest novel is called Matrix. This episode is brought to you by the House of CHANEL, creator o…
 
Gaby and Allison start off with a BRIEF discussion of sportz. They then address a listener's question about whether or not a new mom should be upset that her father isn't talking to her. World famous gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter then joins the conversation to discuss misinformation about vaginas, the feminine hygiene industry, public hair and how to…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to music supervisor Morgan Rhodes. In the interview, Morgan explains what a music supervisor is, how she researches music for film and TV projects, and the challenges she deals with in securing the rights to that music. After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas talk about specific examples of music in fil…
 
Maggie Nelson is the author of several books of poetry and prose, most recently the New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts. Her latest work of criticism is called On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint. This episode is brought to you by the House of CHANEL, creator of the iconic J12 sports watch…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mXc33oDKAgWaWXHwek74i0abLbwqL8ljUxm8zR136sQ/edit?usp=sharing First, Allison explains pickleball because she is very hip and ready to join a retirement community. The duo then answer a listener's question about whether it's limiting or cliche to start seriously dating the first woman she's ever slep…
 
This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food in…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to Shayne Bushfield, aka Thorsten A. Integrity, founder of the online trivia competition LearnedLeague. In the interview, Shayne explains how LearnedLeague works and discusses his efforts to make trivia more inclusive by expanding the “trivia canon.” He also reveals how he’s been able to write thousands of unique t…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10hx2DOMcPTDvU6R3Ng_5l1oY8symJyK4Ha_iK7xi6Ew/edit?usp=sharing Big news! Gaby and their partner bought a house together! This brings up obvious questions about commitment and a possible engagement! Allison then shares some juicy tea about her own failed engagement. (Very juicy! Would recommend!) The …
 
Isabel Wilkerson reframes race and racism in her book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Here she talks about what inspired the book and about the craft behind her complex, big narratives. Spoiler: it doesn’t involve outlines. Plus, Tressie and Roxane on why you need to read more than one book about racism. Mentions: Caste: The Origins Of Our D…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer, who wrote the spooky, absolutely unmistakable score for the HBO series The White Lotus. In the interview, Cristobal discusses his career journey and explains why he switched from writing classical and pop music to scoring TV shows. Then he gets into the details of how he came u…
 
MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of three novels, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, The Hundred-Year Flood, and I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying, and a forthcoming essay collection. He was adopted from Korea and currently lives in Iowa. This episode is brought to you by the House of CHANEL, creator of the iconic J12 sports watch. Always in motion, the…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OalE9TonVyNUgcIIwusQIXyg1kylFzl4gCWdSfTRSdw/edit?usp=sharing First, Gaby and Allison get into baby names and new neighbors. The duo then (heavily) disagrees on a listener's email about fearing her boyfriend is a bad person. Next, they're joined by The National Harm Reduction Coalition's Executive D…
 
CSR and social impact expert Susan McPherson talks about her new book, “The Lost Art of Connecting,” and signature “gather, ask, do,” method for meaningful networking and lasting business relationships. She and host Danielle Holly discuss the Great Resignation and how employees having more power will democratize companies’ approaches to CSR. Plus, …
 
Activist and storyteller Amber J. Phillips on the importance of being who you are, politically and publicly. Also, journalist Brittany Gibson on the breathtaking scope of new Republican voter suppression efforts. Notes: Articles on voter suppression by Brittany Gibson Amber J. Phillip’s Instagram Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex S…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu about her play Pass Over, which is the first show to premiere on Broadway after a long shutdown due to COVID-19. In the interview, Antoinette discusses the process of writing the play and describes how Samuel Beckett’s influence “came charging in.” She also talks about the …
 
Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of ten novels, including Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, and The End of Everything. She is the co-creator and executive producer of USA's adaptation of Dare Me and was a staff writer on HBO's David Simon show The Deuce. Her latest novel is called The Turnout. This episode is brought …
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JHI2k-58_zvzuIA8p-LJjTMXL4uTg98GuNeW9kx7dAA/edit?usp=sharing This week is filled with scheduling snafus and strong emotions! Then, the International Question makes Gaby so mad they could -- and do -- start screaming. Cognitive scientist, Maya Shankar, then joins the show to discuss the power of cha…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren on the moral and political imperative of forgiving student loan debt. Plus Roxane and Tressie respond to listener voicemails about what they would do if their student loan debt was forgiven. Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura. Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Sarah Wyman and Catherine Fenollosa are…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to Charlie Jane Anders, author of many novels and a new book of writing advice, Never Say You Can't Survive. In the interview, Charlie Jane offers tons of detailed writing tips and explains how escaping into fictional worlds can help people endure hard times. After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam discus…
 
Katie Kitamura's most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications and translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalist…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cage8U--5F0wAu8Kh_v29sBS3uW5cPNROArfqIwx_wk/edit?usp=sharing In this HIGH TENSION episode, Gaby and Allison disagree about the creative process and the role social media play in their careers. They're then joined by public defender Olayemi Olurin to discuss the rigged criminal justice system and ou…
 
One of the biggest takeaways from the past year and a half has been that the “old normal” wasn’t working – like the digital divide. In this episode, host Danielle Holly welcomes Lina Klebanov, Head of CSR at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT services, consulting & business solutions, to share some of the solutions for digital e…
 
Tressie is hungry, and Roxane is into cookbooks. Cookbook author Julia Turshen talks about making healthy comfort food, and her own struggles with body image. Mentions: Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food Carmen Cool, therapist and body justice advocate Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura. Curtis Fox is th…
 
This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to artist Shahzia Sikander about her decades-long career as a painter and multimedia artist. In the interview, Shahzia discusses the process behind her painting “The Scroll,” which she created as an undergraduate student in Pakistan. She also talks about her relationship to the concept of “tradition” and her unwill…
 
KELSEY McKINNEY is a freelance features writer and cofounder of Defector Media. She previously worked as a staff writer at Vox, Fusion, and Deadspin. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, GQ, Cosmopolitan, and New York magazine, among other publications. Raised Evangelical in north Texas, she now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband …
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11gJ5NBlxa7_961e4fGz-HXPJ-QNmUozVLoaCkSJ-MeY/edit?usp=sharing Gaby starts by bragging about their surfing skills and encouraging people to go outside! The duo then answer a listener's question about a friend who seems to be avoiding them. (Who isn't avoiding someone?!?) They're then joined by former…
 
YA (aka the Young Adult genre) author Jason Reynolds on his love for teens and why he writes specifically for them. Plus Roxane and Tressie x-ray Meghan and the Royal Family, and we hear from publisher Chris Jackson on why 2020 was such a big year for Black writers. [Editor's note: this episode originally aired March, 2021, but we think it's worth …
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world’s most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for…
 
An episode so good it deserves to be heard again. Sabrina Strings joins Roxane and Tressie to discuss the racist historical roots of fat phobia and what it means for health care today . Plus, Sonya Renee Taylor coaches Roxane and Tressie on how to accept their bodies, and why self-love is a contagious political act. Hear all episodes of Hear to Sla…
 
Tahmima Anam is the recipient of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, an O. Henry Prize, and has been named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Born in Bangladesh, she now lives in London where she is on the board of ROLI, a music tech company founded by her husband. Her latest novel i…
 
We’re kicking off Season 2 with a conversation about how we can go above and beyond the expected to create truly unique customer experiences. Host Kristen Meinzer talks with Tina Roth Eisenberg, a successful entrepreneur who epitomizes an imaginative and intuitive approach to business. Her diverse collection of enterprises include a co-working spac…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1muzd0gfFgcsg0wQBj7lUEnuIU3jnY74wQCL2LMDlS7g/edit?usp=sharing Gaby grills Allison on a relationship update! (It's going well! Don't worry!) Then, the duo answer a listener's question about wanting a therapist who pushes her more. With the added bonus of a father's movie blog and film critic "Robert"…
 
Dr. Stephanie Royal, Chief People Officer at The Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, talks about community-driven philanthropy, leading with compassion, and how the K-shaped recovery from COVID-19 is further disadvantaging under-resourced communities and the nonprofit sector. Hear Stephanie’s takes on nonpr…
 
Zoe speaks with New York Times bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen about her childhood, the impact of diet culture and media culture growing up, her lifelong work in food, her latest cookbook, her current farm job, her work with Equity At The Table (EATT) and God’s Love we Deliver KEY TAKEAWAYS Food is the pathway into the heritage of other c…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to J. Robert Lennon, author of numerous short stories and novels. In the interview, Lennon discusses his daily writing practices, the importance of revision, and the creation of his new novel, Subdivision, which features a supernatural world with its own unique makeup and logic. Lennon also talks about his recentl…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E_6S1M0PDd-9ZjhbZxhU1AXN4e_1Xufyxos-G6oj27c/edit?usp=sharing First, Gaby is now using they/them pronouns! Get into it! The duo then answer a complicated listener's question that boils down to "what is love?" and how do you know what type of love you need in a romantic relationship. They're then joi…
 
Therapist Esther Perel on what happened to us during COVID, and how to reconnect with friends and lovers after a year of isolation and grief. Plus, Roxane and Tressie look back on some highlights of Season 2. Mentions: Esther Perel’s website: https://www.estherperel.com/ Credits: Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Catherine Fenollosa is the produce…
 
Climate change is coming for us all, especially black and brown people. What can we do about it? Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and co-host of the podcast “How to Save a Planet,” talks about her solutions-oriented approach. Plus listeners explain how the climate is changing their lives. Mentions The Green New Deal text: https://www.c…
 
Zoe speaks with Samah Dada, cookbook author and founder of her blog DADAEATS, about her childhood love of dolphins, the power of representation in food and beverage media, her current love of Harry Styles and Justin Bieber, and the many food experiences that have shaped who she is. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes we need to look outside of our own world in…
 
This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to photographers James and Karla Murray, who are on a mission to capture the unique charm of New York City’s storefronts and advocate for small businesses. In the interview, James and Karla explain what it was like to teach themselves the basics of photography while juggling multiple jobs. They also discuss the pro…
 
KRISTEN RADTKE is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This. The recipient of a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant, Radtke is the art director and deputy publisher of The Believer. Her new graphic book is called Seek You. This episode's sponsor: This episode is sponsored by: Scribd. Go to try.scribd.com/maris for a 60-…
 
Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xnEhHdGsX99Y_5YAQfJHZc8jJFUJec1PpijKhD5xFzk/edit?usp=sharing Allison and Gaby start off by answering a listener's question on how to bring up cultural differences when it comes to marriage timelines. They then interview Free Britney activists Tess Barker and Babs Gray about Britney Spears' conserva…
 
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for NYC (CitizensNYC), a micro-funding organization that provides support to community leaders on the front lines of change in their own neighborhoods. Hear what it was like for Rahsaan to assume his position as CEO in March 2020 right as New York went into lockdown, how …
 
Zoe speaks with Amber Crowder, a returning citizen who wishes to destigmatize and humanize what it means to be formerly incarcerated. They speak about Amber’s incarceration experience, her work through The Been Down Project, her entrepreneurship, and prison food. KEY TAKEAWAYS Motivations come in all shapes and sizes. For many parents, the yearning…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to the multitalented singer/songwriter Yola. In the interview Yola breaks down her songwriting process from the first seed of an idea to the final product. She also discusses her forthcoming album, Stand for Myself, and the collaborative work that went into it. After the interview Isaac and co-host June Thomas mar…
 
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