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For the past two years, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow has been following a trail of clues from his investigation of Harvey Weinstein to other blockbuster stories about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood, Washington, and beyond. But he didn’t bring that information to light on his own. A compelling cast of sources—from brave whistleblowers to shadowy undercover operatives—decided the fate of these investigations, sometimes risking ev ...
 
In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere, selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties lies a much darker story of greed, corruption and murder. Historian Natalia Petrzela exposes one of the great, sordid, unexamined stories in American culture.
 
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.
 
Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy ...
 
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.
 
A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?
 
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.
 
When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life: from Broadway in the 1970s, to a 747 hijacking, to the culture of drugs and luxury cars in 1980s Florida. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner. But as Mennel learns who Matthew MaGill really was, he is confronted with questions about his own life, hi ...
 
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 ...
 
The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep inv ...
 
In Doctor’s Log, a new podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios, Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency room physician in Portland, Oregon, will deliver a twice weekly report from the front lines of the coronavirus crisis: her own ER. She takes listeners into the real world doctors and nurses are facing now, as they grapple with the most significant health threat in modern history, and helps us all understand what to do to stay safe. For transcripts, please visit our website (https://pine ...
 
The Kids are All...Home is new podcast by Pineapple Street Studios for kids stuck at home, by kids stuck at home. Featuring voices from all around the world, each episode will show us what it's like for kids to be stuck at home and what they're doing to fill their time. A fun activity for parents and their children.Visit http://pineapple.fm/stuck-at-home to see how you can participate, and you can send your recordings to StuckAtHome@Pineapple.fm.
 
Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve on May 5, 1970, the day an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground. Her dad represented a young man accused of the crime: Howard Mechanic. Facing serious federal time, Howard went on the run and became one of the longest-running fugitives in U.S. history. As an adult, Nina picked up the trail. What ever happened to Howard Mechanic? This eight-part series is the tangled story of her search for answers. Hundreds of Freedom of Information requests. Hun ...
 
Each week, PEOPLE Magazine takes you back to the '90s! Join PEOPLE’s Deputy West Coast Editor Jason Sheeler and Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal as we deliver exclusive celebrity interviews, deep dives into cultural touchstones, and long overdue revisits to overlooked, overhyped, or underrated pop culture gold from the best decade ever.
 
Season 3 of Fortune Favors the Bold takes on real questions from real people — financial questions that everyone thinks about, but no one talks about. With host Ashley C. Ford, we'll be putting those questions out in the open, exploring how money is tangled up in everything and finding the answers through our own “Financial Identity”. New episodes premiere in January 2020. This is the official Mastercard podcast, produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios
 
HBO’s In Treatment is back for a fourth season starring Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) as the central therapist, Dr. Brooke Taylor. Each week, join writer and actor Brandon Kyle Goodman (Big Mouth; Modern Love) and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Janelle S. Peifer to break down new episodes of the series. Our hosts dive into Dr. Taylor’s week, demystify the process of therapy, and examine the relationship between therapist and patient—all with a healthy dose of humor and ...
 
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Back Issue Season 2 serves even more joy and pop culture nostalgia than before. We’re honor Whitney THEE Houston, give the folks who *actually* invented the internet their flowers, and fight over whose hometown dreamt up the high five. All along the way, we continue to take the advice of our patron saint Tyra “Move Ya Body” Banks and LEARN SOMETHIN…
 
Welcome to our bonus episode. It's an awards show special! You know the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. Well, allow us to present The Besties — a highly subjective (and voted on by two people) celebration of the '90s. Jason and Andrea wrap up season one of PEOPLE in the '90s by declaring the decade's best fragrance and sex scene, celeb workout video an…
 
Hey, everyone. This is just a quick note of thanks. For listening to the show, and for all the kind emails, and comments. Also, this is a little preview of the newest project Eric is working on at Pineapple Street Studios. It's called The 11th. And the premise is that every month, on the eleventh day, we'll publish a new piece in it's entirety. It …
 
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 …
 
Carolyn Doelling tells the story of how she rebooted herself as a fashion model at age 74. Then Max talks with Diana Nyad about her epic, record-breaking swim from Cuba to Key West at age 64, how her relationship to her body has changed since then, and what she expects from it going forward. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re lookin…
 
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…
 
Welcome to the Fifty-Eleventh Back Issue Video Music Awards! Join Josh and Tracy as they honor their favorite music videos of the ‘90s and 2000s in categories you might expect (Most Iconic Look in a Music Video) and some you absolutely won’t (Best Use of Water in a Music Video & Best Music Video Sponsored by Old Navy). Spoiler alert: our Blifetime …
 
In the summer of 1996, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib was 12 years old and living in Columbus, Ohio. His soundtrack for that summer: the seminal hip-hop album, The Score by Fugees. In Time Machine: The Score, Hanif transports us back in time, to a pivotal moment in both his life and in hip-hop. Track 1: On Bicycles Track 2: On Basements Int…
 
Music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib meditates on the meaning of The Score 25 years later. He examines the political impact of Fugees’ landmark album and contemplates the way its massive success transformed the lives of each member of the group. Hanif also contemplates loss and grief and the way they colored 1996 in Time Machine: The Score. Inter…
 
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 …
 
George Pettigrew explains how a deep dive into his family’s untold history changed his life. Then we’re doing something a little different this week: sharing a conversation from 2015 that helped inspire 70 Over 70. Max interviewed the writer Renata Adler for the Longform Podcast and they talked about how her relationship to her work has changed ove…
 
Reality TV dating shows are a subgenre of “reality” that seem to get weirder by the year. Josh and Tracy have watched their fair share of trash reality TV but could never get into nor get the appeal of the most popular reality dating hell show franchise of all: The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Why do shows like this exist and what keeps people co…
 
It’s the end of the season, but it’s not the end of the story. Natalia is joined by fellow historians and co-producers Nicole Hemmer and Neil J. Young for a discussion of the things that fascinated them most about exploring Chippendales history. You’ll hear from the women who went to the club over the years, the dancers on what it feels like to age…
 
Lucia DeRespinis explains why empathy — and knowing how to throw a good party — is the key to success. Then Max talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about what these last 540 days have been like for him: how he has taken care of himself throughout the pandemic, how his 37 year career as the director of NIAID has prepared him for this last year and half and…
 
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…
 
Glamour. Sass. Unadulterated talent. What makes a diva? Podcast divas of the universe Tracy and Josh go deep in their diva bags and unpack the origins and evolution of divas as well as the politics around diva-dom. They invite Wayne Isaak, former Executive Vice President of Music Programming and Talent for VH1 and Co-Producer of VH1’s Divas Live ’9…
 
Steve Banerjee’s final move leaves the community reeling. But the show’s legacy lives on in the lives of the people who built it, and in the theaters around the world where the Chippendales dancers continue to perform today. Follow us on Instagram for archival footage, photos and more at @chippendalesrevealed. Recreate the club experience for yours…
 
Shirley Ross and Scott Kalin share the joy, the little annoyances, and the responsibilities that come with having a good roommate. Then Max talks with artist Maira Kalman about how she discovered a newfound sense of herself during the pandemic and why she’s no longer looking for answers to life’s biggest mysteries at age 72. -- Know someone who sho…
 
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, …
 
Grab your sporks and your doggy bags! This week, Josh and Tracy dig in and dig deep about their mutual love of food and its way of connecting people, places, and stories. Joining them is founder of Herb ‘N’ Cooking and Food Network's "Chopped" finalist Chef Mustapha Abdul-Rahiim. He breaks down food’s ability to socialize us and its inherent connec…
 
We got our man. Fabio seemingly fell to Earth in the ’90s fully formed, Italian beefcake on a clam shell: a 6-foot-3, 250 lb. model turned romance novel cover star (over 1,300 of them) turned I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter front man. He both defined the sexy-silly optimism of the decade and, in some ways, he never really left it. His hair forever …
 
Forty episodes, baby! With our first season under our belt and a mini-hiatus ahead of us, the UNDISTRACTED team is looking back on some highlights from Season One. Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, Rep. Cori Bush and more. See you in the fall! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
When a hired hitman flips on his boss, the FBI begins an investigation that turns into a years-long international manhunt. Can the lead investigator—a rookie agent who plays by his own rules—match wits with the paranoid strip kingpin who manages to evade capture at every turn? Follow us on Instagram for archival footage, photos and more at @chippen…
 
Liliana Weisbek reveals why she’s not interested in writing a will. Then Max talks with actor James Hong about playing more than 600 roles over the course of his Hollywood career, why he thinks the entertainment industry will never give Asian actors the support they deserve, and why he continues to pursue his dreams of playing the lead role in a mo…
 
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…
 
Music has a way of scoring life’s big and small moments, and this week, Josh and Tracy team up to create the ultimate mixtape that ushers in all the feels. They discuss their musical influences, test their knowledge on R&B and pop groups we thought we remembered, and maybe—just maybe, reveal that one of them is secretly a recording artist. Together…
 
The Rachel. The Gap. Alicia Silverstone’s Aerosmith videos and Rob Thomas' hook on "Smooth." Sometimes, there was too much of a good thing in the '90s. On the cover of PEOPLE’s December 25, 1995 issue (our 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year issue): Hootie and The Blowfish. (Along with Jennifer Aniston and... Babe the Pig.) Darius had the biggest…
 
Season finale! Fifteen years ago, Tarana Burke started using two simple words to empower young Black and brown girls who had experienced sexual violence. Today, MeToo has exploded into a global movement that is both exactly what its founder imagined—and also, as she tells host Brittany Packnett Cunningham, often misunderstood. Now, with her debut m…
 
1991. The UK. An international muder plot featuring a hitman, cyanide, male strippers, and a kingpin who’s determined to take out his competition at any cost. Hollywood movie plot? Or just another day in Steve Banerjee’s reality? Follow us on Instagram for archival footage, photos and more at @chippendalesrevealed. Recreate the club experience for …
 
Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly shares her advice on how to look your best no matter your age.Then Max talks to activist Dolores Huerta about where she finds the motivation to keep fighting for civil rights at age 91 and the one simple act we can all take to change the world. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of st…
 
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…
 
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay tribute to this thing called Beyoncé’s internet. No, not today’s digital hellscape, but the one we first fell in love with way back in ye olde days of AOL, Napster, and LiveJournal. *dial up bings and gurgles* This week, Josh and Tracy reminisce on how being online once had the potential to affirm u…
 
Real World, Daria, Choose or Lose, House of Style and The Week in Rock. (There were some videos too.) In the '90s, MTV was our media of choice — and, if you think about it, was Instagram before Instagram. The network set the pop agenda, told us who was cool and what to wear, introduced us to reality television (and Jenny McCarthy — shoutout to Sing…
 
As we head into the last stretch of summer, Brittany catches up with the guru of feeling good, writer adrienne maree brown. Together they get into how the philosophy of Pleasure Activism shaped adrienne’s pandemic experience—and why her new book Holding Change has the conflict-resolution skills we all need right now. It’s a spirit-soothing episode …
 
The bigger Chippendales gets, the more paranoid Steve Banerjee becomes, until everything and everyone begins to look like a threat. A confidante creates a rival beefcake calendar, and a printing error of his own becomes a million dollar mistake. Meanwhile in New York, a stranger walks into the office of Nick De Noia, and changes everything. Follow …
 
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