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Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
 
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, On the Media, The Experiment, The New Yorker Radio Hour and many others.
 
The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines 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.
 
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
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 ...
 
Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, Tim Robbins, Drew Callander, Su ...
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
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.
 
What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into an ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
 
“Blindspot: The Road to 9/11” (Season 1) brings to light what happened before the 2001 terrorist attacks – 10 years of botched leads, near misses, and bureaucratic inertia. Host Jim O’Grady draws on interviews with FBI agents, high-level bureaucrats, security experts, and people who knew the terrorists personally to create a gripping, serialized audio experience. “Blindspot: Tulsa Burning” (Season 2) transports listeners to the thriving Greenwood District in 1921 – a Black city within a city ...
 
Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived, they faced only one serious opponent: themselves. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including On the Media, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society -- and the new choices we can imagine now. We’re learning from our past, meeting our neighbors, and sharing the joy (and the work!) of living in a plural society. Our inbox is also open for your voice memos—send them to anxiety@wny ...
 
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Monday was supposed to be the deadline for all workers in New York City public schools to get a COVID-19 shot. But once again, that's on pause. On Friday, a federal judge issued a temporary block on a vaccine mandate for public school employees, meaning those who still haven't gotten at least one dose of a COVID vaccine can remain at work as long a…
 
Jack Tchen, professor of Public History & Humanities and director at the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University Newark and Cara Page, grassroots organizing director of the Anti-Eugenics Project and founding director of the cultural memory project, Changing Frequencies talk about reckoning with …
 
In Hayden Pedigo’s acoustic guitar playing one might hear the “loneliness and the space” of the Texas panhandle. The musician, composer, and former city-council candidate cites inspiration by guitarists from previous generations like Anthony Phillips (original Genesis guitarist), John Fahey, and Leo Kottke to sound very much like kickass fingerstyl…
 
Since we first had Padma Lakshmi on The Sporkful in 2016, a lot has changed — in the world, and for her. She’s become a vocal activist, speaking out on immigration and women’s rights, and sharing more of her own personal experience in the process. She created and hosts a food travel show, Taste the Nation, that looks at the immigrant experience thr…
 
The deadline for New York City public school staff to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine was supposed to be by the end of Monday, September 27th. But the mandate is on hold as the city faces a new legal challenge. A group of educators sued the city over the vaccine requirement, saying it violates due process, and a federal judge issued a tem…
 
For over a year and a half during the pandemic, the MTA saw fare revenues plummet. For months, the agency was losing $200 million dollars a week. Relief bills signed last winter and last spring, ensure the agency will get more than $10 billion in support. New York’s Senate is holding a hearing Wednesday to make sure that money isn’t squandered and …
 
Over the summer, the Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a massive $16 billion flood mitigation proposal for New Jersey's back bays. The "tentatively selected plan," as they call it, seeks to find solutions to major flooding that occurred in the barrier island region of the state, especially during Hurricane Sandy. The project is now in the middle of …
 
This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first all-Black production of Shakespeare in the United States. The performance from the African Theater took place in Lower Manhattan. Maya Philips, critic-at-large for The New York Times, spoke with WNYC host Sean Carlson about the history of the theater company and what it means for Black theater tod…
 
In 1967, in the wake of a violent uprising in Detroit, President Lyndon B. Johnson assembled the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to investigate what had happened. This seemed futile: another panel to investigate yet another uprising. “A lot of people felt that way—‘We don’t need more studies, nothing’s going to come out of that comm…
 
James Cawley is a Star Trek superfan who painstakingly recreated sets from the original Enterprise in a large building that formerly housed a grocery store in Ticonderoga. His creation has won over fans — and some actors from the original series, like William Shatner. "When he got here," said Cawley, "he walked in the door and he said: take me to t…
 
The uproar over the treatment of Haitian migrants at the border continues. On Wednesday, the U.S. senior special envoy to Haiti resigned because he would, “not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti.” Daniel Foote’s resignation letter went on …
 
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared a quote “new era” for U.S. diplomacy in his first speech as U.S. president to the United Nations General Assembly. President Biden repeatedly sought to reassure U.S. allies that his presidency would not echo the chaos of Trump's four years in office. Still, his speech comes after a series of international bl…
 
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant To Say Goodbye To Its Radioactive Waste Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity—and controversy—for nearly half a century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored outsid…
 
Ice-Hunting Lunar Rover Robot Gets A Landing Site This week, NASA announced that it had selected a destination for a planned robotic lunar rover called VIPER, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover. The mission is planned for launch in 2023, and will rove about the Moon’s south pole, mapping the location and concentration of water ice …
 
A senior U.S. diplomat to Haiti resigned over what he called the Biden administration’s "inhumane" decision to deport Haitian migrants. On today's show, Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Tracy Reines, regional director in the resettlement, asylum & integration unit at the International Rescue Committee, …
 
By now, we’re familiar with voter suppression tactics, from long voting lines to voter ID laws. On this week’s On the Media, hear how election subversion takes the anti-democratic playbook to the next level. Plus, how the Russian government is using bureaucracy to stifle elections — and the press. 1. Dan Hirschhorn [@Inky_Dan], assistant managing e…
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. New York City's Still Shaky Economy(First) | How We Got Vaccines and Other Medical Advances (Starts at 39:13) | Please Kill This Bug (Starts at 1:01:10) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.…
 
Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Tracy Reines, regional director in the resettlement, asylum & integration unit at the International Rescue Committee, talk about the mounting crisis at the southern border including the resignation of a senior U.S. diplomat to Haiti who called the Biden administration’s …
 
President Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda On Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared a quote “new era” for U.S. diplomacy in his first speech as U.S. president to the United Nations General Assembly. President Biden repeatedly sought to reassure U.S. allies that his presidency would not echo the chaos of Trump's four years in office. For that and more,…
 
A new report finds the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan is crumbling. The federal Bureau of Prisons facility was built in 1975. Last month the U.S. Justice Department ordered it to be closed down. Associated Press reporter Michael Balsamo was recently granted access to the high-security jail. He says among other things, he saw concrete…
 
A Brooklyn High School was forced to quarantine a third of its staff on the eve of the first day of classes after exposure to a COVID-19-positive colleague at a pair of work events held less than 72 hours earlier.The episode happened at the Spring Creek school building in East New York, which houses staff and students for three separate schools. Sp…
 
This episode was formerly subscriber-only. Enjoy! [Want to hear new episodes of #Spooked Season 6 as they are released this Fall? Subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.] Jen is about to start an internship at a museum. But this isn’t a typical museum… It's built inside two old, historic mansions. By this time, the original owners of t…
 
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