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When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral o ...
 
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
 
Julie Yip-Williams tried to stay as present and honest as possible as she watched herself die from Stage IV colon cancer. The series chronicles her process of preparing for her death and revisiting the events of her extraordinary life, through hours of intensely personal and revealing conversations. It is an immigrant story, a love story, and a ghost story. This series is a companion to her posthumous memoir, The Unwinding of the Miracle, published by Random House on Feb 5th.
 
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Li ...
 
December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, abo ...
 
Go inside the most expensive, most talked-about political race of 2018: the U.S. Senate contest between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. For a generation, Texas has been America’s ultimate red state. No Democrat has won statewide office here since 1994. Will this be the race where everything changes? Or will Beto-mania turn out to be just another fantasy? For the next month, Texas Monthly, chronicler of life in contemporary Texas since 1974, and Pineapple Street Media, creator ...
 
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth. Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
 
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Tall alligators (#talligators?), horny angry mongeese, and diving deep into the biggest Thanksgiving meal letdowns. Then we've got Aida Osman on the pod as our guest complainer. Aida is a comedian, writer, and cohost of the podcast Keep It! They also broke open a bottle of wine at noon just for this interview, so you know it's gonna be good. For DB…
 
Pistol wielding dogs, pythons revving engines, and diving deep into Matt's dreams for Biden's America. After that, we have more of your rants on the pod! This week on "Do Better White People," we're talking about the Georgia Senate race. You can find more info on how to get involved with Fair Fight on their website and you can donate to the Senate …
 
A rat infested sinkhole, another lost tortoise, and deep diving into the REAL reasons the 1918 Influenza Epidemic sucked. In other words, we had to look back at how horrible the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was in order to make ourselves feel better! Then writer Hunter Harris joins us on the pod to talk about face oils, denim shorts, and celebrity cultu…
 
Golden nuggets, a stolen lemur, and deep diving into the worst Halloween candy. After that, we have repeat complainer, comedian and writer Chelsea Devantez (@chelseadevantez) on the pod. We talk about Claudia Conway, doing the splits, and Chelsea's new podcast Celebrity Book Club. For DBWP, we'd like you to look up early voting in your area, consid…
 
Cape Cod Monsters, airplane food on land, and diving deep into Opinions That Are More Brave Than Saying You’re A Gay Trump Supporter. After that, we have actress/singer Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) on the podcast! We talk about pole dancing, influencers, and her new film Yellow Rose, which is in theaters now! (Yes, real movie theaters!) For DBWP, Bari…
 
Verified: Dust Up is a new investigative documentary podcast produced by Witness Docs that poses the question: Could a product so many of us have in our medicine cabinets be putting us at risk? In the second season of Verified, Host Natasha Del Toro and the Verified team investigate whether a group of women developed ovarian cancer from dusting the…
 
Tasmanian Devils, Fat Bear Week, and deep diving into pumpkins! After that, we have actor Tuc Watkins on the pod. We talk about the Wizard of Oz, the Instagram Explore page, and his new film The Boys In The Band. For DBWP, Matt wants you to donate to Vote Save America. It can be confusing to know who to donate to, and who to trust with your money, …
 
From The Clearing host Josh Dean comes a new show about one of the most incredible and baffling true crime stories in recent memory. For the past year, Dean, along with National Magazine Award winning journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis, has been unraveling the so-called Hollywood Con Queen scam—which has baited hundreds of Hollywood gig workers into fl…
 
Swearing parrots, a heroic rat, and deep diving into the worst types of pies.... because Matt made the worstest pie of them all. After that, we're letting you rant away! You've been calling us on the rant hotline (601-600-RANT) with your biggest complaints and boy, are they spicy! For Do Better, White People, Bari wants you to phone bank. She's doi…
 
MTA man caves and a baboon burglar! No deep dive this week. Instead, we have an extra long interview with guests Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn to talk about their new podcast Back Issue. We talk about the pop culture moments that shaped us, and what animals Tracy hates. For "Do Better, White People" we encourage you to donate to the Louisville Commu…
 
From the producers of The Clearing comes a new show about a very different kind of crime. Pineapple Street Studios and BuzzFeed News have teamed up to bring you this five-part series investigating how the most powerful banks in the world can facilitate the worst of humanity – terrorism, human trafficking, the drug trade – all in plain sight of the …
 
Dead birds, flying Porta Potties and deep diving into the summer we never had. Comedian Esther Povitsky joins us on the pod to talk about her new tie-dying business, her Comedy Central stand-up special "Hot For My Name" and the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL. For Do Better White People, we're talking about Vote Forward, a letter writing campaign th…
 
Mutant German hamsters, another goat joins the revolution, and we dive deep into why moving is THE WORST. After that, journalist Jazmine Hughes joins us on the pod to talk about her hatred of desserts, her attempts to avoid deadlines, and why she started skateboarding this summer. For "Do Better, White People," we recommend following the instagram …
 
ACAB goats, eagles take down a drone, and diving deep into the monstrosity that has become frozen treats. After that, we have comedian Maria Bamford on the podcast to talk about senior pugs, stuff she LOVES, and her new Audible Original, You're (A Comedy) Special. (TW: Maria's comedy deals with mental health and suicidal ideation, both of which com…
 
Chocolate rain, toe amputation, and diving deep into back pain. After that, we have actor Tommy Dorfman on the pod! They're here to talk about their outdoor adventures, their hatred of people being late, and the TV show "Love In The Time Of Corona". For Do Better White People, Matt wants you to fill out the census! It's your civic duty, and is used…
 
Resistance goats, wine windows and diving deep in to doing the dishes. After that we have guest complainers Em Schulz and Christine Shiefer on the show. Em and Christine co-host the paranormal/true crime podcast "And That's Why We Drink," and they've got a lot of complaining to do. We talk about unwanted phone calls, haunted dolls, and their upcomi…
 
Loose emus, tiktok "pranks" and diving deep into many, many kitchen utensils. After that we have self-proclaimed food person Sohla El-Waylly on the pod! She's been making news as an advocate for fair pay for the Bon Appétit video staff. We rant about whole roast chickens, eating outdoors, and Matt learns how to boil an egg. For Do Better White Peop…
 
Hitchhiking dogs, banned emus, and diving deep into a decade of Matt's top accomplishments. Because Matt's turning 30, B*TCH! After that, comedian Sasheer Zamata joins us on the pod to talk about pole dancing, ice cream, and her podcast Best Friends, which she cohosts with her IRL best friend Nicole Byer. For this week's Do Better White People, we'…
 
A pee pee protest, UFOs are real?! and diving deep into stormy summer weather. After that, we have journalist, and media mogul Phillip Picardi (Teen Vogue, OUT Magazine) to talk about working with Anna Wintour, having dinner with Whoopi Goldberg, and finding religion in his new podcast "Unholier Than Thou." For Do Better White People, we're talking…
 
Pizza weapons, screaming peacocks, and diving deep into the dentist. After that, we have writers/journalists/podcast hosts Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on the pod to talk about their book "Big Friendship." We also rant about dust jackets and (gasp!) Hamilton. For Do Better White People, we're highlighting the work of activist, writer, doula, and e…
 
Spiky death snakes, cat burglars, and deep diving into our very own RANT HOTLINE! That's right, it's time to go through some of the messages you've left in our voice-mailbox and rant right alongside you. After that, we have actor and writer Ashly Perez on the pod. We recorded this interview many months ago and are so excited to finally share it wit…
 
Swimming at Bass Pro Shop, goat paternity tests, and deep diving into why fireworks are the worst. After that, we have comedian Ian Lockwood on the pod to talk about video games, Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat, and his new EP, Nasty. For this week's Do Better White People, we're talking about how COVID-19 is affecting farmworkers and highlighting Wa…
 
Thanks for listening to Wind of Change. We’ve made two additional episodes of the show — a pair of stories that we couldn’t fit into the main season of the podcast, but are so wild we had to share them with you. Both episodes are only available exclusively on Spotify. The first one is available right now. It’s called "The Love Song of Joanna Stingr…
 
RIP free samples, RIP Sir Charles Entertainment Cheese, and diving deep into depression (it's a much more fun episode than this sentence implies). Then we've got comedian, actor, and podcast host Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) on the pod as our guest complainer! For Dear White People this week, Matt recommends reading “What The Eyes …
 
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