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Pitching TV shows is tough, lots of great ideas go unsold and never made. What happens to the ideas that never get made? Well they’ve been sitting in a folder on my Desktop. 10 years of pitching and lots of rejection makes for about 300+ unmade pitches. Marc L. Reda, Creative Director, and Luke Miller, Historian, are going to take the unsold and get them a step closer to being told through this new podcast series. Each week Marc and Luke pull a pitch from the archive, discuss the subject, an ...
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
 
Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way! Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it! Painting, sculpture, archi ...
 
Over 60 episodes strong, the SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS pODDcast with host MR. LOBO of CINEMA INSOMNIA and BESTOW TV producer PAUL SANDERS is unlike any other podcast we've found. We talk shop, talk pop culture, movies, get weird and try not to get too lost. ​This is the 3AM conversations that you always wanted to be a fly on the wall for. We do interviews with independent artists, play games, answer your questions, and take you with us to the airport and the laundromat. If you want to NOT know about ...
 
NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's based at Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford and is hosted by Morgan Springer. With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and ...
 
Stranger than an elevator pitch, but nowhere near a final product... it's THE ESCALATOR PITCH Podcast! A film-centric limited series hosted by JOHN BRENNAN ("The Last Drive-In w/ Joe Bob Briggs", Troma Entertainment) and JOSH STIFTER ("Rebel Without a Crew", Flush Studios). Available everywhere podcasts are consumed. Follow us across all social media platforms: @escalatorpitch. Send your audience pitches to escalatorpitchpodcast@gmail.com. We'd love to share your ideas and promote your socia ...
 
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Tim and Brady Haran OAM discuss Australia Day, an honour, Two Piece Feed's debut, a change to Australia's National Anthem, national days, an INXS Sofa Shop cover, spoon of the week, Uluru, renaming stuff, window views, fax paper, and fairy bread. Hover - register your domain now and get 10% off by going to hover.com/unmade Support us on Patreon for…
 
IT’S EPISODE 15!! Today I sit down with the incredibly talented British Photographic artist Kerry Curl to discuss the powerhouse British artist that is TRACEY EMIN. To many, Emin needs no introduction. The baptised ‘Bad Girl’ of the art world, Tracey is associated with the group of artists known as the YBAs (Young British Artist) who took the Londo…
 
Sam and Emma host Mike Konczal (@rortybomb), director at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss his new book Freedom from the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand on how to redefine our rights and freedoms beyond the control of the marketplace. On today's show: Rand Paul brings motion to require vote on whethe…
 
Sam and Emma discuss the state of the Senate filibuster, what to expect from Covid relief negotiations and the second Trump impeachment trial. Nomiki joins on the fun half. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop! https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addresse…
 
It’s Episode 17 and if you, like the rest of the world, have fallen in love with Bridgerton - THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU. Join me as I take you on an in-depth tour of the first ever depiction of a Bridgerton style marriage drama series in the form of William Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode. This six part series has it all!! Love, loss, money and betrayal…
 
Sam and Emma host author and activist Astra Taylor (@astradisastra) to discuss how and why the Biden administration can wipe out student debt for millions of Americans. They're also joined by special guest Elizabeth Alvarez from Debt Collective (@StrikeDebt) to discuss the organization's new strike, the "Biden Jubilee 100." On today's show: CNN hos…
 
Marc and Luke take a look at the pitch centered around journalist and cultural icon, Hunter S. Thompson. Following the arc of the pitch, Marc and Luke take a look at a very interesting period in Thompson's career and life. "We know the Hunter S Thompson of lore, the hard drinking, gun shooting outlaw and literary genius holed up in his Colorado ran…
 
A sacred truce is broken, two people get shot, an army appears, and a king is elected - what a good thing no one skipped the theater today. We ponder: What was Akretenesh gonna do after committing regicide? Does it matter that Sophos shot with his left hand first? Why is Sophos the only Queen’s Thief narrator who swears? And … if you could put one …
 
Sam and Emma host Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) from Hullabaloo and Salon.com to discuss the new Biden administration, what's happening in the Senate, and the second coming of Donald Trump's impeachment trial. On today's show: Lindsey Graham says GOP is united in opposition to impeaching Trump, McConnell has a plan, Trump has a great legal team…
 
While there was a lot of great output in the horror genre in 2020, the pandemic postponed the releases of many projects across multiple mediums, adding even more to look forward to in 2021! On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, co-hosts Scott Drebit, Bryan Christopher, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James discuss their most anticipated ge…
 
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen) to discuss the policy agenda for the Biden administration and the senators that stand in its way. On today's show: From a media perch, CNN anchor calls out "Mr. President, can you unite the country?" Ainsley Earhardt says so much for unity, Biden undoing Trump executive actions means unity is off the table. Sam hosts…
 
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are the first of their kind to use mRNA. This week on NEXT, how this new experimental technology could help fight diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis. Plus, some of the challenges of vaccine distribution in New England. And a new podcast, “Anything For Selena,” explores the Mexican American pop star’s l…
 
Sam and Emma invite you to the Majority Report's special coverage of the Biden Inauguration. Plus, Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahi) of Justice Democrats joins us to discuss what progressives can expect in the first 100 days of the Biden administration. On today's show: Joe Biden gets sworn in, gives speech. Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahi) of Justice Dem…
 
Sam and Emma are back to cover the last day of the Trump presidency and what lies ahead for Biden after tomorrow's inauguration. Sam and Emma start with a look at the National Guard troops in DC before the Biden administration takes office. The two then look forward to the Biden "Day 1" agenda and how the administration can quickly undo the damage …
 
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION!!! It’s episode 16!! This week illustrator Nicole McLaughlin a.k.a Nico Paws is BACK and this week Jo and Nicole talk about 6 famous works of art which have made special cameo appearances in some of Hollywood’s biggest and best love movies. From boy wizards & Frozen swings to Holiday romances & sinking ships - try and stop yo…
 
Rejoinging us to discuss MLK's legacy in 2021 is Professor Gerald Horne, author of the forthcoming "The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing." Then, Our compilation of MLK-related audio returns with a new addition this year with excerpts from this newly-released speech via The Root: “Exclusive: Martin Luther…
 
Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff writer at the New Republic, to discuss the new Biden-led government, the failures of bipartisanship, and why Democrats need to bury the GOP in order to start building a democracy. On today's show: Joe Biden announces coronarivus economic recovery plan. Sam hosts Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), staff wri…
 
On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Heather Wixson is joined by Emily von Seele to discuss Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! From Quentin Tarantino's unique screenplay and Rodriguez's ambitious directing to the film's talented acting ensemble and amazing makeup effects that bring …
 
Sam hosts Vanessa Williamson (@V_Williamson), a Brookings Institute fellow, to discuss her recent piece in Dissent Magazine, "The Austerity Politics of White Supremacy," on how the cult of the "taxpayer" functions as an effective veneer to push through racist attacks on democracy. On today's show: Cori Bush says House should impeach Trump, a white …
 
Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more deadly, shaping how we live and work in the northeastern U.S. This week on NEXT, in a special ahead of Inauguration Day, the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified look at climate change in …
 
Sam hosts Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson), former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to discuss his new book Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy on how the filibuster negatively impacts American democracy. On today's show: Democratic House member says GOP reps are telling him they fear for thei…
 
Sam and Emma break down the Democrats' plan for impeachment, rising coronavirus cases, and potential investigations into what happened at the Capitol last week. Sam and Emma discuss the right-wing media 's talking points on Trump's second impeachment and why Democratic leadership cannot capitulate to calls for "unity" or "moving forward." Sam and E…
 
Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American Prospect, to discuss how the Democrats will govern in the face of dueling national crises. On today's show: Right-wing reporter explains how Q believers understood rushing the Capitol, "close to a mass casualty event." Sam hosts David Dayen (@ddayen), Executive Editor at the American…
 
In 1939, just 20 years after the world's last bloody war, humanity was dragged into another global conflict. Tens of millions of young men fought and died to decide the fate of the world. But there was another group of people who had just as important of an impact on our future; the millions of brave women who stepped to show us that they could con…
 
A Conspiracy of Kings, Chapter 19, Part I: Oligarchy in Action Sophos discusses principles of government with dozens of uninterested barons. We discuss the tradition of the Baron’s Meet, political theater taking place in an actual theater, accidental intimidation, leaps of faith, and symbolic murals. Transcript available here: https://docs.google.c…
 
Sam hosts Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show (@BenjaminPDixon) to discuss a historic week where Georgia run-off brought Democrats control of the legislature and MAGA diehards stormed the US capitol, the first breach since 1814. On today's show: Trump addresses nation (via Twitter) day after protests, concedes election. Ben Dixon of the Benjamin D…
 
For many people, 2020 was a real-life scary movie, but through it all, viewers and creators made sure that horror cinema was alive and well. When theaters closed, drive-ins opened. When film festivals couldn't happen in person, they took place online. When movie sets weren't operational, films were made from the safety of homes. Like life, horror f…
 
Sam hosts author Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) to discuss the historic implications of yesterday's riot at the Capitol and then Lizet Ocampo (@mlizetocampo), Political Director at People for the American Way discusses her work in Georgia, securing Democrats control of the Senate. On today's show: Trump tells supporters you can't take back your co…
 
Public school enrollment in New England is down during the pandemic. But even when kids are enrolled, it can be a struggle to get some to show up. This week on NEXT, how one district is tackling absenteeism and why doctors are increasingly concerned about youth mental health. Plus, Massachusetts school districts try to cope with a teacher shortage.…
 
Sam breaks down last night's promising results in Georgia and their implications. Then David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) joins the program to discuss his recent New York Magazine piece, "America's Vaccine Rollout Is Already a Disaster." On today's show: In victory speech, Warnock pays tribute to mother and family who got him there. Jon Ossoff to…
 
Sam hosts Sarah Chayes, prizewinning journalist and internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, to discuss her new book On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake. Sam and Chayes take the long view on how corruption has taken hold in society and how money and capital are the sources from which co…
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! And what a way to kick off the year on Jo's Art History Podcast!! It’s Episode 14 and on today’s podcast Jo sits down with artist Gary Mansfield, artist, podcaster and arts for all activists who says art saved him. It was during an art class one day while Gary was serving a 14 year prison sentence that he came across the work of …
 
Happy New Year Majority Report listeners! The MR Crew is back for another year of political analysis and interviews you can't get anywhere else! We're back with the top stories as we race into 2021. On today's show: Kelly Loeffler can’t say if she would or wouldn’t support NDAA, attacks Warnock on anti-war stance. Highlights of Trump call to Georgi…
 
On today's best of: Sam hosts former Republican strategist and consultant Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) to discuss his new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump on how the GOP was always destined to become the party of Trump. While the Republican Party once stood for principles like “limited government” and “persona…
 
On this Best of 2020: Sam hosts author, radio host, and Spy Magazine founder Kurt Andersen to discuss his latest book Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History and how the last 50 years have turned the clock back on economic equality and progress in America. Andersen and Sam begin their conversation discussing the power of nostalgia …
 
This week, in a special episode of NEXT, we listen to a collection of award-winning stories from the New England News Collaborative — from a retrospective on the couple that fought for marriage equality in Massachusetts, and later divorced, to a close look at a First Amendment dispute in New Hampshire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
On todays Best of: Sam hosts NY-14 congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) to discuss her June 23rd primary and what to expect from the progressive caucus before the next round of Covid-19 relief. Historian Gerald Horne joins Sam to discuss the history of Juneteenth in the age of Trump. On today’s show: AOC’s closing campaign ad pitch for ree…
 
On today's Best of: Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim, the Deputy Director of Research at the Quincy Institute, to discuss his new book, Tomorrow the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy and the political and intellectual history behind U.S. global hegemony post-WWII. Wertheim and Sam begin their interview by discussing the Monroe Doctrine’s implicat…
 
Welcome to episode 13 of the Jo's Art History Podcast. Unlucky for some, but not today, as Jo sits down with art and fashion historian Robert McCaffrey to discuss one of Britain's best loved designers - Alexander McQueen and his love/exploration of the sublime. Art and fashion have an interesting way of infusing and Robert takes Jo through the conc…
 
On today's Best Of 2020: Sam hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Yale Historian David Blight to discuss his recent biography of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, and how the Reconstruction era lives on in our contemporary politics. Sam and Blight take a deep dive into Frederick Douglass the orator and the ways his politics and ac…
 
This Just In: Akretenesh slips up, Hanaktos is acting weird, Helen is still crafty AND hot, Sophos is putting two and two together, and THE THIEF HAS BEEN OPTIONED BY DISNEY+. Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WhWrF2fj5uzggi7Lm6MResWfnnAeQpoKxizpPtuvBQM/edit?usp=sharing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/attoli…
 
Tim and Brady get the band back together... Featuring Quentin Eyres and Carmine Scalzi, the original Sofa Shop jingle performers. And a special guest guitarist. FOR VIDEOS AND PICTURES, be sure to watch the YouTube version of this episode Support us on Patreon so we can make more quality digital content like this Join the discussion of this episode…
 
Another episode featuring togetherness with friends and family. Didn't we do this last month? We talk Christmas traditions and toys! Staring Mr. Lobo, Dixie Lobo, Miss Wendy Sews, LMD Paul Sanders, Aaron Lane and Earth 2 Miss Mittens. Pull up a seat and open a pODDcast present with us. This extra episode was made possible through Patreon support! h…
 
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!! So, what better way to spread the art history love and joy at this time of year than bringing you A BONUS EPISODE of the Jo’s Art History podcast!!! On today’s episode I talk to you about one of art history’s greatest s…
 
For today's best of 2020, Sam hosts Cornell Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler to discuss her latest book, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy and what we can learn from history to understand American democracy’s vulnerabilities. Mettler and Sam explore the moments in American history when the citizenry was worr…
 
The brothers behind New England’s famous R&B group Tavares are of Cape Verdean descent. This week on NEXT, what that means in a Black and white America. And an effort to change the name of Faneuil Hall in Boston continues as New Englanders grapple with the region’s racist past. Plus, how author Jennifer De Leon’s childhood experience informed her d…
 
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