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RingTales brings the world famous cartoons of The New Yorker to fully animated life. They're short. They're smart. They're wickedly funny. They feature the hysterical work of renowned cartoon artists such as Sam Gross, Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast. Enjoy a bite-sized gift of comic comedy three times a week. Animation that's addictive. You can't watch just one.
 
If you love New York City then this is the podcast for you! Gossipnista seeks to continue enriching the lives of New Yorkers and those looking to visit or move to New York City. Join host Mariana Monks, as she asks all the questions you've ever wanted to know about the Big Apple through interviews with special and expert guest within various fields in New York City. Tune in biweekly as we pull back the curtain on the city that never sleeps and inspire you to live your best life in it. For th ...
 
Trampoline Hall is a barroom lecture series that has been delighting audiences every month in Toronto for fifteen years, where it has sold out every show. Praised by The New Yorker for “celebrating eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness,” it asks lecturers to take a vulnerable, theatrical risk and speak on a subject they’re not professionally expert in. Subjects range from absurd and arcane obsessions to heartbreakingly personal stories. Quick-witted host Misha Glouberman conducts a Q ...
 
The economy is bananas, even scary. But some people are thriving, and we're going to figure out how. Adam Davidson, "New Yorker" writer, longtime contributor to This American Life, and the creator of NPR’s "Planet Money," unearths stories from regular people. People who have cracked the code to success in our new economic reality.
 
The Art of Storytelling presents "THE NEW YORK BREEZE" podcast: News and stories about life in New York City in easy-to-digest one minute soundbites in both English and Japanese. Written and hosted by Chris Kan. A native New Yorker and graduate of Columbia University's graduate school of International Education whose lifelong passion for sharing all things New York and teaching English led to the creation of this podcast. If you're tired of the same old vanilla ESL podcasts and crave somethi ...
 
Socrates in the City is the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics,” hosted by Eric Metaxas. Starting with the philosopher Socrates’s famous words that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy New Yorkers in thinking about the bigger questions in life. He founded Socrates in the City in 2000. Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP ...
 
Politics Brief is the go-to source for 2018 election news, selected from the best WNYC has to offer. Daily segments include original reporting on the New York metro region, along with interviews and analysis focused on the national scene from groundbreaking shows like On the Media, The Takeaway and The New Yorker Radio Hour. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Category: News & Politics
 
Award-winning French photographer Brigitte Lacombe has been making portraits of notable people for over 30 years, as well as working as a special photographer for numerous iconic directors, including Martin Scorsese, David Mamet, Steven Spielberg, and Quentin Tarantino. In this discussion, moderated by Adam Gopnik, renowned staff writer for "The New Yorker," she’ll talk about her love of portraiture and her amazing career, and she’ll take a few questions from the audience.
 
G Moody is the host of this 5⭐️ star podcast stemming from Brooklyn, NY. Known for his quick wit, hilarious commentary and impeccable ear for great music, G Moody continues to deliver with a unique, intellectual perspective about daily American life, sports, politics and everything in between. A true New Yorker, G Moody genuinely brings a plethora of funny to the podcast game with his articulate, entertaining & always thought-provoking opinions giving you - This, That & The Third. Support th ...
 
"Conversations With My Dummy" is a throwback to old time radio, featuring original routines, sound effects, voice characterizations and ventriloquism (yes, before you ask about his lips, Steve works on the honor system) It aired for over 30 years on commercial and public radio stations around the country. Steve Charney and his show was profiled in the "New Yorker" magazine. In other words, Steve is a serious artist, doing serious work, who's in serious trouble.
 
When we hear about confidence games, we think, “never me.” Welcome to The Grift, a show about con artists and the lives they ruin. Best-selling author and New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova takes us to the darker side of human nature and deceit. Ten stories about card sharks, cult leaders, art forgers, impostors, and more. Why do we fall for them time and time again?
 
In the Financial Times culture podcast, editors Lilah Raptopoulos and Griselda Murray Brown get together to make sense of where culture is going. This season, with Gris on maternity leave, Lilah is presenting a special six-episode series about how culture is shifting shape. The pandemic has exposed deep cracks in our systems, giving us an unprecedented chance to reexamine and upend. Our question is: what’s possible now? Join Lilah, star guests and the team behind the Financial Times’ award-w ...
 
Writer Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, The New Yorker) and actor Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy, Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien) co-host CRYBABIES, a deeply funny, often intimate, and surprisingly moving podcast about the things that make us cry. Each episode features guests of every creative stripe - writers, actors, musicians, comedians - who discuss the music, books, movies, television, and other cultural cues that make them weepy. These candid conversations with your favorite artists mak ...
 
The Last Archive​ is a show about the history of truth, and the historical context for our current fake news, post-truth moment. It’s a show about how we know what we know, and why it seems, these days, as if we don’t know anything at all anymore. The show is driven by host Jill Lepore’s work as a historian, uncovering the secrets of the past the way a detective might.
 
Each week, Martha Frankel talks to authors and readers about the books they love. Discussion. Podcast features talk with current novelists, memoirists, humorists, journalists, etc. Martha Frankel, executive director of Woodstock Bookfest, began her writing career at the original Details magazine, writing a column about plastic surgery called “Knifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” She went on to write book reviews, essays and celebrity profiles for other magazines, such as Movieline, Cosmopoli ...
 
Produced by PBS affiliate Channel Thirteen in New York City, "New York on the Clock" reveals a day in the life of New York's workforce - the men and women who keep the city thriving. Each episode is a mini-documentary featuring an on-the-job interview with a New Yorker at work. The series illuminates the lives of our neighbors in their own voices and presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a metropolis - one worker at a time. Released biweekly.
 
Archer Mayor's Open Season is a full-cast audio drama adaptation of chapter one of the first book in the bestselling Joe Gunther murder mystery series. Open Season concerns a mysterious man in a ski mask who forces the police to reopen an old murder case by compromising all the members of the old jury. Vermont detective Joe Gunther soon realizes that his department is being used as a stalking horse to flush out the real murderer. He must discover who that person is, before the man in the ski ...
 
Writer, director, and actor Helen Hunt talks about her new film, Ride. The poignant comedy follows Jackie—an uptight New Yorker editor (Hunt)—who follows her son, Angelo, to LA after he drops out of college to surf and find himself. Determined to shake some sense into Angelo, Jackie ends up re-examining her own life with the help of a limo driver and younger surf instructor.
 
What the hell is Super Tuesday and where does it come from? Why does Iowa vote first? What’s a caucus? Who gets to be a delegate? How to Vote in America is a weekly micro podcast that tries to make sense of our crazy democracy and what seems like a never-ending 2020 election process. In this podcast, we take small bites at big issues to help you understand something most people should, but probably don’t: voting. Hosted by The Takeaway’s Politics Host Amy Walter. WNYC Studios is a listener-s ...
 
Songbird is a brutally honest, behind the scenes look at the songwriting and recording process. Based on Marco North's experiences with his debut album, Heaven Get Behind Me, he shares demos, hard-earned lessons, triumphs and finished tracks in each episode. An expat New Yorker living in Moscow, playing 100-year-old instruments, writing songs about Fellini dying, a French stalker, Kodachrome and California divorces, North shares one bittersweet anecdote after the next in this fascinating dee ...
 
Next to de Alexis de Tocquville's almost contemporary Democracy in America, Frances Trollope's work may be the most famous (or at least notorious) dissection of manners and morals of the United States. The work was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, and particularly in America, where Trollope was reviled as representing the worst of old world prejudices the new republic (though the criticism did nothing to hurt sales).Accompanied by a son and two daughters, Trollope lived in the Unit ...
 
Sixty-three essays on a variety of topics as wide apart as Family Life in America, Opera Synopses, Bigamy, International Finance and many more, Love Conquers All by Robert Benchley strangely enough does not touch upon romance at all! However, these delightful notes provide hours of browsing pleasure for young and old readers alike. Robert Benchley was a well-known humorist and newspaper columnist, radio and television presenter, actor, scriptwriter and broadcaster. He is also credited with c ...
 
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Like everyone in the United States, John Legend has spent much of the past year in lockdown. He has been recording new music (via Zoom), performing on Instagram, and promoting his upcoming album. Though many artists have delayed releasing records until they can schedule concert dates—increasingly the most reliable revenue in the music industry—Lege…
 
Patricia Lockwood reads her story from the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lockwood has published two collections of poetry and the memoir “Priestdaddy,” which came out in 2017. Her first novel, “No One Is Talking About This,” from which this story is adapted, will come out next year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
This month, Georgia flipped: its voters picked a Democrat for President for the first time since Bill Clinton’s first-term election. To a significant degree, Charles Bethea says, this was owing to political organizing among Black voters; after all, Donald Trump still received approximately seventy per cent of the white vote. Bethea tells David Remn…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down ‘60 Minutes’ in the feature We’ve Got Notes (2:25) before discussing publishing news, including Penguin Random House buying Simon & Schuster and Trump’s future memoir (30:00). Then, FS1’s Emmanuel Acho joins to discuss his career and his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man (51:40). Plus…
 
November is National Adoption Month, when child welfare advocates speak up to raise awareness about the need for adoptive parents. Danielle Gaffney, Vice President for Community Foster Care at The Children’s Village, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession, has placed a new urgency on providing providing stability and perman…
 
In SONGBIRD's latest "behind the song" episode, we tackle the story behind Long Tall Man (track four from Heaven Get behind Me). Inspired by Ry Cooder's score for Paris, Texas (by way of a Blind Willie Johnson cover) and a documentary about Townes Van Zandt - this song is pure minimalism. We talk through the obstacles in the songwriting process, li…
 
We asked Macy’s if we could talk to their famous Santa about what it's like to interact with eager children in the age of Covid. The company replied by email: “Santa is gearing up for the holiday season ahead and is not available for interviews." So we said to ourselves, "Fine! We'll talk to Rory Scholl instead — he's been a Santa in New York for 1…
 
Turkey, sweet potatoes, corn bread—chances are that's not what the Pilgrims ate on the first Thanksgiving. Nor did they exactly "invite" their Native American counterparts to partake in the feast. Nor was it even really a "thanksgiving." Instead, that 1621 meeting between Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe came about as a misunderstanding. After thei…
 
We can breathe a sigh of relief with Biden’s victory, but it ain’t time to check out and go to brunch. Because Trumpism is not going anywhere. In a razor-thin election, Trump expanded his base—despite his bungling of COVID-19. In light of that, we have to accept this plain fact: Trump is more popular than we thought, and to more people. And again, …
 
Stuyvesant, Nostrand, Bergen, Van Cortlandt. Many of NYC's streets and neighborhoods were named for wealthy residents of the 17th, 18th and 19th century. But many of these people made their money in the slave trade. Now a new effort aims to increase awareness of the origins of that wealth. Reporter Bethel Habte profiled the project, called Slavers …
 
Democratic officials in Hudson County, NJ, voted Tuesday night to continue to jail immigrants for the federal government, reversing a 2018 plan to phase out the contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and rejecting 10 hours of heated and universal opposition from residents. More than 150 people dialed into a marathon virtual meeting to sp…
 
Government officials and health experts are warning people to stay home this Thanksgiving holiday and avoid large family gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Yet hundreds of thousands are expected to travel in our region. New York state has a tough quarantine policy for anyone arriving from outside the region but the enforcement has bee…
 
New York continues to reflect upon the life and legacy of Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first and only African American mayor who has died at 93. A trailblazer, Dinkins faced ongoing and some say unfair scrutiny. WNYC's City Hall and Politics reporter Brigid Bergin reports on the ways in which Mayor Dinkins and his administration faced a series o…
 
Jeffrey Jordan is really good at convincing people to make healthier choices with his marketing company Rescue Agency. It doesn't hurt that he's had a lot of experience. He's been doing it since he was 17. This episode is sponsored by Green Chef. Go to GreenChef.com/passion90 and use code passion90 to get $90 off including free shipping. This episo…
 
Workers at Newark Liberty International Airport are urging New Jersey lawmakers to pass a bill that will provide a benefits supplement that would help them afford health insurance. The baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants at Newark airport are low wage sub-contractors, and many of them can't afford the health plan offered by t…
 
Legal Aid says children who live in shelters haven’t been able to participate in remote learning since the pandemic started due to lack of WiFi. The non-profit is demanding the de Blasio administration install WiFi in shelters that serve homeless families with children by early January. That’s much earlier than the deadline the city has committed t…
 
The saw-whet owl smuggled into Manhattan in the boughs of the Rockefeller Christmas tree made big news after it was discovered by a worker. But, incredibly, it WASN'T THE FIRST TIME wildlife had made the trip to the city wrapped in a tree bound for the plaza. Adorable, Ominous Owl Found Tucked Into Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree https://t.co/ly5…
 
While New York City public schools have gone fully remote after the city hit a three percent COVID-19 positivity rate, some suburban school districts in our area are moving to more in-person instruction. The South Huntington school district in Suffolk County transitioned kindergarten and third grade students to full in-person learning last week, an…
 
Sanaë Lemoine’s début novel, “The Margot Affair,” is about a seventeen-year-old high-school student whose father, a high-ranking official, does not acknowledge her or her mother publicly. In telling Margot’s story, Lemoine drew upon her own complex family history: when she was twenty-one, she discovered that her father had a secret second family. I…
 
Kevin speaks about the NBA wheeling and dealing from the past week. He speaks about the state of the Warriors after Klay Thompson’s injury. He takes a minute to laugh at Andrew Wiggins and the Charlotte Hornets organization. He lavishes praise on Jayson Tatum, questions John Wall and speaks about what he thinks the Rockets should do with their curr…
 
Yurrr!!! Hey guys, this week I open the show with an exciting announcement! My first round of merch will officially launch on Nov. 30th! Enter my giveaway for your own piece of the heart and soul of NYC! I am joined by Naihomy from Bagels and Brussels, join us as we gear up for Thanksgiving and reminisce about our favorite Thanksgiving memories and…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Donald Trump’s disappearance from the media and weigh in on what a post-Trump presidency will look like (2:10). Then they break down ‘Meet the Press,’ in a new feature called We’ve Got Notes (21:25). Then Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies joins to discuss his career and his favorite media movies (48:40…
 
The pandemic has upended school for more than one million New York City public school students, their families and their educators. The city's rising COVID-19 positivity rate has forced schools to go all-remote for the second time this year, with students learning through devices or in some cases, worksheets. Justin Reich is the director of the Tea…
 
Mayor Bill de Blasio's commissioner for transportation Polly Trottenberg has resigned. When Trottenberg started in 2014, she took on the ambitious goal of eliminating traffic fatalities in ten years, the Vision Zero plan. She got speed cameras installed outside schools across the city, dropped the speed limit to 25 miles per hour, and installed nea…
 
The New Jersey Apportionment commission meets every ten years to draw a new map utilizing data from the U.S. Census. It’s made up of 10 appointees -- five Democrats and five Republicans. This time around, all of them have direct ties to the most influential party machines in the state. "There's no ordinary voter in this state that would look at who…
 
Democratic officials in Hudson County, NJ, are poised to reverse their 2018 decision to stop detaining immigrants at the county jail, and are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a new contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under public pressure, Hudson County freeholders and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, all Democrats, decided two years …
 
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