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Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is 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.
 
A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nanc ...
 
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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman, who's also the inventor of the new pasta shape cascatelli. James Beard and Webby Award winner for Best Food Podcast. A Stitcher Production.
 
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.
 
WNYC, New York Public Radio, brings you Soundcheck, the arts and culture program hosted by John Schaefer, who engages guests and listeners in lively, inquisitive conversations with established and rising figures in New York City's creative arts scene. Guests come from all disciplines, including pop, indie rock, jazz, urban, world and classical music, technology, cultural affairs, TV and film. Recent episodes have included features on Michael Jackson,Crosby Stills & Nash, the Assad Brothers, ...
 
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 ...
 
More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, and Nancy. © WNYC Studios
 
New Jersey politics is not for the faint of heart. But the brutal killing of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with personal ties to three governors, shocks even the most cynical operatives. The mystery surrounding the crime sends their son on a quest for truth. Dead End is a story of crime and corruption at the highest levels of society in the Garden State. Episodes release every Tuesday.
 
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad. Produced and reported by Shima Oliaee. Dolly Parton’s America is a production from OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.
 
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture. Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives ...
 
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One short-listed film from this year's March on Washington Film Festival is the student-made documentary: “BlackatSMU.” Highlighting tweets shared in 2020 under the viral hashtag #BlackAtSMU, the documentary tackles Black student’s experience with persistent racism on Southern Methodist University’s predominately white campus. Co-directors Aysia La…
 
Hurricane Ian is just one of seven hurricanes hitting U.S. shorelines to reach category 4 or higher ratings since 2017. The storm, following the patterns of its predecessors, rapidly intensified right before touching ground. Scientists are now speaking out about the relationship between the intensity of these storms and the effects of climate chang…
 
Last Wednesday, Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida and made landfall near Fort Myers as a category 4 storm, causing severe storm surge and flooding. Ian is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane by wind speed in U.S. history. Its strength puts it alongside other recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast like Ida and Laura. Early projections of …
 
Angelica Ross is an actress, singer, and Trans activist. The former Pose star who played the beloved character Candy Ferocity, is now making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago." She is making history as the first openly Trans lead in a major Broadway musical. We speak with Angelica Ross, about her trailblazing journey to Broad…
 
Imani Perry introduces us to A Raisin in the Sun, the first show ever staged on Broadway written by a black woman – and the show’s legendary playwright, Lorraine Hansberry. In Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, author Imani Perry pays tribute to one of the most pivotal Black playwrights in modern history. In P…
 
Andrea grew up attending an evangelical church in Texas, where she was taught to abstain from sex until marriage and keep herself sexually "pure." That early sex education—and her decision to have premarital sex anyway—had long-lasting impact, well into her adulthood. This episode was part of our series called Our Sex (Mis)Educations. Find the enti…
 
When police stop someone with a bench warrant, they are required to take that person to court to see a judge. But a new federal lawsuit alleges NYPD officers have been transporting people to Rikers Island illegally, where they must wait for days in difficult jail conditions before their paperwork is cleared up. Attorney M.K. Kaishian is one of thos…
 
Mayor Eric Adams has abruptly shifted gears and changed the location of New York City’s first “tent city” to temporarily house asylum seekers bused here from border states: Orchard Beach is out and Randall’s Island is in. Here’s what we know about the switch and the rest of the administration’s plans for “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief …
 
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Colombian President Gustavo Petro in Bogota Monday. On the agenda were policies key to the future of U.S.-Colombian relations. Colombia’s first leftist president supports ending forced eradication of coca plants and backs legislation which could lead to decriminalizing cocaine. He re-established dipl…
 
In the latest film from writer and director Todd Field, Cate Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, a pioneering and domineering conductor at the top of her game, an EGOT winner and the head of a major Berlin orchestra. But as allegations of misconduct follow her, Lydia struggles to keep a hold of her job, her power, her family, and perhaps even her sanity.…
 
Jon Valant, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and a senior fellow of governance studies at Brookings, talks about education and what's taught in public schools as a wedge issue for voters, from "CRT" and beyond. Plus: Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, founding director of the Center for the Study of …
 
With far reaching implications for long standing precedent on issues like voting access, LGBTQ rights and beyond, the new session’s docket will likely remain as contentious as the last one’s. The Court’s right-wing majority is expected to continue leaning right on certain legal issues, drawing criticism of the institution’s objectivity. We speak wi…
 
President Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan at the end of August. But in a reversal last week, the Biden Administration announced that it is scaling back its debt forgiveness plan, reducing relief for hundreds of thousands of Americans. All this comes amidst legal challenges targeting the program. Last week, six Republican-led state…
 
What’s the history and relationship between country music and Black people? That question and more is the subject of the new book, “Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions,” by Francesca Royster. In the book, Royster writes about the careers of folks like Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Tina Turner, Beyonce and Lil Nas X along with the white w…
 
As parts of Florida and other southern states begin to recover from Hurricane Ian, we look at how the insurance industry is, and isn't, keeping up with climate risks. On today's show, Leslie Scism, a news editor for the Wall Street Journal, covering life and property-casualty insurance, joins to discuss how climate change, and the catastrophic dama…
 
Constance Wu is known and beloved for her roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Fresh Off the Boat." But until now, she has not revealed some of the more challenging details of her life, including experiences with sexual assault and a suicide attempt. Wu discusses all of this, plus her childhood and her big break in Hollywood, in her new collection of …
 
Not only is Margo Price a prolific songwriter, she's now an author. Her new memoir, Maybe We'll Make It, follows her quest to live a full and creative life while dodging the grenades the world throws at modern women. She will be discussing her memoir on October 5th in conversation with Valerie June at P&T Knitwear LES and October 6th in conversatio…
 
The Republican candidate in New Jersey’s most competitive congressional race stumbled through an answer on whether he supports abortion rights Sunday night — later telling Gothamist he’d bar abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. The clarification comes after Tom Kean Jr. told those gathered at a forum he supports a "woman's right to choose" — exc…
 
Every other week this fall, we will be airing some of Alec’s favorite episodes from our archives. This week features two incredible authors: chronicler of Hollywood legends, Sam Wasson, and the Pulitzer-Prize winning The New Yorker writer, Lawrence Wright. Sam Wasson tackles distinctive creators and seminal moments in Hollywood history, from Blake …
 
With several weeks left until the midterm elections that will decide who controls Congress and Albany, Morning Edition host Michael Hill talks about the latest political news and what’s coming this week with WNYC’s Brigid Bergin, senior politics reporter and host of our new, live Sunday pop-up politics show, The People’s Guide to Power.…
 
With more than 48% of the vote, leftist former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva didn't earn enough votes to secure a win over current far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who clinched more than 43% of the vote. Bolsonaro sewed the seeds of mistrust in the electoral system throughout his campaign, leading to some concerns of a January 6…
 
It’s been nearly 10 years since Colorado and Washington became the first states to approve marijuana for recreational use. Since then 19 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and nearly 40 states have legalized marijuana for medical use. In November, citizens in 5 states: Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Arkansas wi…
 
Portland, Oregon-based Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. From spacious melancholic laments to transcendent minimalism, Anderson is coming from a place between country, blues, and drone. On her 2018 record, Cloud Corner, she touches on Tuareg scales from "desert blues," the finger-style pic…
 
The new book "Brown Enough: True Stories About Love, Violence, The Student Loan Crisis, Hollywood, Race, Familia and Making It in America," is as much a memoir as it is a deep dive into what it truly means to be Brown in America. We talk with actor and author Christopher Rivas about how the language of identity fails us, the importance of represent…
 
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