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Wind of Change

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Wind of Change

Pineapple Street Studios / Crooked Media / Spotify

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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.
 
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 ...
 
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Headlong: Surviving Y2K

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Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Dan Taberski

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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 ...
 
From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt, his co-host Bari, and their special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268). Support this pod and wear your unhappiness LOUD and PROUD by buying our merch at unhappyhourshop.com.
 
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9/12

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9/12

Pineapple Street Studios | Amazon Music | Wondery

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How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives Pineapple Street Studios and award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift the focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start ...
 
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Heaven's Gate

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Heaven's Gate

Stitcher & Pineapple Street Media, Glynn Washington

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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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.
 
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.
 
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Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz

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Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz

Texas Monthly and Pineapple Street Media

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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 ...
 
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It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different…
 
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different…
 
It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different…
 
A dog sells his house, elf on the shelf, and diving deep into debates you're sure to have at your Thanksgiving table. After that, we have social justice comedian and podcaster, Negin Farsad (she/her) on the pod to talk about runny eggs, flying and her podcast Fake the Nation. For DBWP, producer Melissa is shouting out Broadway Cares/Equity Fights A…
 
A traveling trash can, diapers in space, and diving deep into Thanksgiving traditions. After that, we have comedian Ahir Shah (he/him) on the pod to talk about British politics, Nando's chicken, and his special Dots on HBO Max. For DBWP, Matt recommends The 1619 Project Book: A New Origin Story, which reframes slavery and its place in American hist…
 
A monster potato, bird of the year, and diving deep into how the Sun is the worst! After that, we have Youtuber, author, and entrepreneur Connor Franta (he/him) on the pod to talk about flip flops on planes, over head lighting and his new book House Fires. For DBWP, Bari wants to highlight volunteering with places like God's Love We Deliver. GLWD d…
 
A wake of vultures, strawberry Pop-Tarts, and diving deep into baths. After that, Jason Concepcion (he/him) joins us on the pod to talk about Indiana Jones, Great British Bake-Off, and his many many pop culture podcasts. For DBWP, Matt wants you to join the Great Facebook Log-off on November 10th. And Bari recommends listening to the podcast Techto…
 
Are you concerned about the future? Tired of divisiveness? Join political commentator and change marker Van Jones on a journey to find unifying solutions to our country’s biggest problems. Each week, Van and his guests explore topics that affect us all—from climate change to prison reform, from voting rights to political polarization. In Uncommon G…
 
A rattlesnake commune, a traveling hot tub, and diving deep into the worst Halloween costumes. After that, we have comedian and former teacher, Joe Dombrowski on the pod to talk about mashed potatoes, teaching toddlers, and using steamers. For DBWP, Bari wants you to look at your local elections, especially if you live in NYC! Obviously, both Bari …
 
It's time for another round of Rant Hotline! You called in to rant about important topics like: Ted Lasso, lazy rivers, crows, and so much more. After that, we have writer, poet, and podcast Tommy Pico (he/him) on the pod to talk about Beyonce, Reservation Dogs, and maybe the best response to "one thing you hate that everyone else loves"... ever. F…
 
Everything was going great for Jason Rezaian. He was The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran. He had just gotten married. Then, in July of 2014, Jason and his wife were arrested and thrown in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. This is the first episode of 544 Days, a new podcast from Gimlet, Crooked Media, and A24. Find the rest of story for free …
 
In this bonus episode, Dan Taberski (host of Missing Richard Simmons and 9/12), and Whit Missildine (host of This Is Actually Happening), discuss 9/11 and their approaches to their respective series honoring and remembering the tragedy. While 9/12 takes a sweeping look at the cultural, social, political, and conspiratorial implications of 9/11 and …
 
A Ph.D in Life Coaching, the largest catfish in the world and diving deep into why Matt's in a bad mood this week! After that, we have writer, comedian, and podcaster Eliot Glazer (he/him) on the pod to talk about gay ex-Bachelor Colton, The View, and balloons. For DBWP, Bari wants to highlight Sovereign Bodies Institute, an organization that focus…
 
Thieving boars, a Turkish search party, and diving deep into fall activities. After that, we have writer and podcaster Jon Lovett (he/him) on to talk about elves, horses, and returning to live shows with his podcast Lovett or Leave It. For DBWP, Matt wants to highlight No Off Years from Crooked Media. No Off Years focuses on what you can do to help…
 
9/11 & Extremism: Jesse Morton, a dreadlocked American Deadhead, transforms into a radical jihadist and recruiter. Meanwhile, Amber Mathwig, a 20-year-old woman in Minnesota, enlists in the Navy, becoming a cog in the war machine. From Casablanca to Baghdad, from amphibious warships to prison cells, neither could predict the drastic turns that thei…
 
Handcuff keys, dead penguins, and diving deep into plane travel. After that, we have comedian Ilana Michelle Rubin (she/her) on the pod to talk Halloween, depression, and her podcast The Bop Pod. For DBWP, we're supporting the crew member's union IATSE and the union's fight for fair wages and reasonable hours when working on film and TV. Follow @ia…
 
9/11 & Fear: In their final report, the 9/11 Commission declared that of all the mistakes the U.S. made prior to the terrorist attacks, the greatest was “a failure of imagination.” Which is why -- in a story that has never been told -- the Department of Defense and the CIA established an ongoing relationship with a secret brain trust of Hollywood’s…
 
Jason on the beach, a Russian doll of parasitic wasps, and diving deep into wedding season. After that, we have actor Nik Dodani on the pod to talk about Dear Evan Hansen, growing up Indian in Arizona, and working with Matt's award show stand-in, Eric Vitro. For DBWP, Matt is highlighting Imagine Waterworks, an organization focused on climate justi…
 
9/11 & Freedom: In the fall of 2001, Mo Razvi was a Pakistani businessman in Brooklyn living the American dream. But in the aftermath of 9/11, when hundreds of his mostly Muslim neighbors disappear overnight, Mo would be forced to play a very different role in his community, one he never imagined. "What a Diff’rence A Day Makes” performed by Dinah …
 
Erotic Satanic literature, a caged cougar, and diving deep into the realm of skincare. After that, we have writer Ashley Nicole Black (she/her/hers) on the pod to talk air travel, and what it's like for her to be nominated twice in this year's Emmy Awards. For DBWP, Bari wants to highlight abortion funds to help women in Texas, specifically shoutin…
 
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate …
 
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate …
 
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate …
 
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate …
 
Hot Italian meats, community capybaras, and diving deep back into Matt's stoner thoughts. After that, we have comedian Marie Faustin (@reeezy, she/her/hers) on the pod to talk about cats, children, and her podcast, The Unofficial Expert. For DBWP, Matt wants you to read Padma Lakshmi's piece in the Washington Post on why making fun of Indian food i…
 
A passive-aggressive Australian, rats take over the school, and diving deep into why showering is the WORST. After that, we have comedian Rosebud Baker on the pod to discuss water, lobsters, and her new special Whiskey Fists on Comedy Central's Youtube channel. For DBWP, Bari is highlighting this list of collected resources to help Afghani people, …
 
An escaped boa constrictor, an illegible robber, and diving deep into the trials of being Italian. After that, we have drag superstar Delta Work on the pod to talk about fantasy, driving, and her podcast with fellow drag queen Raja, Very That. For DBWP, Matt wants to highlight access to PreP, a pill that can help the prevention of HIV and AIDS, and…
 
Jaguar attacks, dumpster diving birds, and diving deep into the absurdity of the Olympics. After that, we have the Back Issue team back on the pod! Co-hosts Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn come on to talk about kangaroos, hand shakes, and the second season of Back Issue (@backissuepodcast). For DBWP, Bari is highlighting the Black Trans Femme Arts Col…
 
Anal eels, stolen ancient literature, and diving deep into Public Displays of Affection. After that, we have comedian Fizaa Dosani on the pod to cover the longest list of rants we've ever seen: bridesmaids, men in flip flops, phone calls, and her Clubhouse comedy series Facial Recognition Comedy. For DBWP, Matt wants to celebrate Lil Nas X and his …
 
Peppa the indoctrinator, feral pigs, and diving deep into going back to the movies. Speaking of movies, we have literal movie star and Hot Guy March Madness contestant Henry Golding on the pod! Matt and Henry talk about everything from soccer, to sexual healing, to training for his new movie Snake Eyes. For DBWP, Bari talks about a recent Anti-Raci…
 
Snake fuzz, giant goldfish, and diving deep into some things Matt and Bari hate that everyone else loves. It's a Complaint Grab Bag, y'all! After that, we have Two Gay Matts (@itsmattsteele and @themattpalmer) on the pod to talk geography, Cats the movie, and so much more! For DBWP, Matt Bellassai wants you to add your pronouns to your emails and s…
 
Sun-baking Australians, exotic snakes, and diving deep into picnic culture. After that, we have drag queen and cabaret artist Jinkx Monsoon on the pod to talk about their podcast "Hi, Jinkx!", their motorcycle disdain, and being a kind person while hating everyone. For DBWP, Bari's highlighting Red Nation, a grassroots organization that focuses on …
 
Comedians Tess Barker and Babs Gray, who you might know from Lady to Lady or the now legendary Britney’s Gram podcast, are here to bring you a brand new investigative series about Britney Spears' conservatorship and the court system that's allowed it to persist. After launching the #FreeBritney movement, they started to dig… And what they found out…
 
We're taking off this week for the holiday, but don't worry, you're not getting rid of us THAT easily. We just launched our very own exclusive station on Audacy! It's called Unhappy Hour's Scream-A-Long Songs. It's a karaoke playlist for when you're mad, sad, or just really need to sing out loud curated by Matt and Bari. You can listen to it on Aud…
 
Bird diseases, squids in space, and diving deep into sweat! After that we have on Bekah Martinez and Jess Ambrose, co-hosts of the podcast, Chatty Broads. We talk Nicholas Cage, Nutella, The Bachelor, and more. For DBWP, Matt wants you to give to the ACLU and check out their list of bills affecting LGBTQ+ people. AND to donate to organizations that…
 
A whale tale, murder hornets, and diving deep into going to events. After that, we have returning guest complainer, comedian Jo Firestone on the pod to talk about juice, long babies, sexy mascots, and so so much more! For DBWP, Bari recommends educating yourself on Opal Lee and the history of Juneteenth. You can listen to an interview with Miss Opa…
 
A lost donkey, an alligator hotline and celebrating Father's Day by diving deep into Matt's weirdest childhood memories. After that, we have actor Mj Rodriguez (@mjrodriguez7) on the pod to talk about berry picking, comic books and the last season of the TV show Pose! For DBWP, Matt is highlighting the Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860). It is a "grassr…
 
Cheesy drug busts, dongs on drones, and diving deep into straight culture. After that, we have writer, comedian, and actor Jana Schmieding (@janaunplgd) on the pod to talk about wellness, romcoms, and her TV show Rutherford Falls on Peacock. For DBWP, Bari is highlighting Ali Forney Center, the largest & most comprehensive nonprofit org dedicated t…
 
Birdwatch 2021 continues, polar bears are switched at birth, and diving deep into the return of small talk! After that, we have comedian Chris Gethard on the pod to talk about olives, the New Jersey Suburbs, and his new comedy special, Half of My Life. For DBWP, we're talking about the 1619 Project, by the New York Times and Nikole Hannah-Jones. Th…
 
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