Best wnyc podcasts we could find (Updated January 2018)
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Soundcheck from WNYC
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared.
 
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Midday on WNYC
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WNYC hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food.
 
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WNYC News
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The latest articles from WNYC News
 
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New Sounds from WNYC
Rare
 
The latest articles from New Sounds Podcasts
 
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Fishko Files from WNYC
Weekly
 
WNYC's Sara Fishko with sound-rich essays on art, culture, music and media - past and present.
 
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Radio Rookies from WNYC
Rare
 
The latest articles from Radio Rookies Podcast
 
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Soundcheck from WNYC
Weekly+
 
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared.
 
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WNYC News
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The latest articles from WNYC News
 
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Road Trip with WNYC
Daily
 
A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs.
 
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Last Chance Foods from WNYC
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The latest articles from Last Chance Foods
 
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New Sounds from WNYC
Rare
 
The latest articles from New Sounds Podcasts
 
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Talk to Me from WNYC
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The latest articles from Talk to Me
 
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New Sounds from WNYC
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The latest articles from New Sounds Podcasts
 
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Underreported from WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show
 
Major news events throughout the world continue to be largely ignored until they reach tragic proportions. Underreported, a weekly feature on The Leonard Lopate Show, tackles these issues and gives an in-depth look into stories that are often relegated to the back pages.
 
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Please Explain from WNYC New York Public Radio
 
From WNYC, New York Public Radio: Please Explain, where Leonard Lopate and a guest get to the bottom of one complex issue. History, science, politics, pop culture or anything that needs some explanation!
 
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Soundcheck from WNYC
Weekly+
 
WNYC, New York Public Radio, brings you Soundcheck, the arts and culture program hosted by John Schaefer, who engages guests and listeners in lively, inquisitive conversations with established and rising figures in New York City's creative arts scene. Guests come from all disciplines, including pop, indie rock, jazz, urban, world and classical music, technology, cultural affairs, TV and film. Recent episodes have included features on Michael Jackson,Crosby Stills & Nash, the Assad Brothers, ...
 
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The New Yorker Radio Hour
Weekly+
 
Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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Freakonomics Radio
Weekly
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
Monthly+
 
Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
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Radiolab
Monthly+
 
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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Snap Judgment
Weekly
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce dramatic, kick-ass radio.
 
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Note to Self
Weekly
 
Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with everyone from big names techies to elementary school teachers about the effects of technology on our lives, in a quest for the smart choices that will help you think and live better.
 
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WNYC 9/11 Specials
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The latest articles from WNYC 9/11 Specials
 
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The New Yorker: Politics and More
Weekly+
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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Last Chance Foods from WNYC
Monthly+
 
The latest articles from Last Chance Foods
 
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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
Monthly
 
How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation? Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
Monthly
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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Documentary of the Week
Weekly
 
Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
 
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Please Explain (The Leonard Lopate Show)
 
In Please Explain, we set aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.
 
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Science and Creativity from Studio 360
 
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
Monthly
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
 
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On the Media
Weekly+
 
The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPR’s On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, criticize media coverage of the week’s big stories, examine new technology, and unravel hidden political narratives in the media. In an age of information overload, OTM helps you dig your way out. The Peabody Award winning ...
 
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The United States of Anxiety
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The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks – aiming to answer questions you didn’t even know you had – and we’re asking, what are you willing to fight for? WNYC St ...
 
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The Brian Lehrer Show
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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
 
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Please Explain from WNYC New York Public Radio
 
From WNYC, New York Public Radio: Please Explain, where Leonard Lopate and a guest get to the bottom of one complex issue. History, science, politics, pop culture or anything that needs some explanation!
 
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The Sporkful
Weekly
 
We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
 
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Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
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Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
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Freakonomics Radio
Weekly
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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Radiolab Classic
Monthly+
 
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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Money Talking
Weekly
 
Go beyond the headlines and economic jargon for a look at what’s happening in the business world and in the workplace – and why it matters in your life.
 
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The latest segments from The Takeaway
 
The Takeaway is produced in partnership with its national audience. It delivers perspective and analysis to help us better understand the day’s news. Be a part of the American conversation on-air and online.
 
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Indivisible
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Indivisible is public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change.
 
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"Movie Date" from The Takeaway
 
Each week, Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer get in a heated, friendly debate about the movies.
 
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There Goes the Neighborhood
Monthly
 
There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles is a podcast about how LA has gone from the place to chase your dreams to the least affordable cities in the country. Housing prices are soaring, developers and landlords see opportunity, and many longtime Angelenos are getting squeezed out. Is there a place for you here? Produced by KCRW and WNYC Studios. Plus, catch up on the award-winning first season of There Goes the Neighborhood, which looked at the gentrification of Brooklyn, including the inte ...
 
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Freakonomics Radio
Weekly
 
In their books "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" and "Think Like a Freak", Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore "the hidden side of everything," telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
 
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Death, Sex & Money
Monthly+
 
Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
 
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Radiolab
Monthly+
 
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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A Piece of Work
Weekly+
 
From listener-supported WNYC Studios and MoMA, A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists, and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Mone ...
 
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Radiolab Classic
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Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes.Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website.Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org.All p ...
 
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There Goes the Neighborhood
Monthly
 
There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles is a podcast about how LA has gone from the place to chase your dreams to the least affordable cities in the country. Housing prices are soaring, developers and landlords see opportunity, and many longtime Angelenos are getting squeezed out. Is there a place for you here? Produced by KCRW and WNYC Studios. Plus, catch up on the award-winning first season of There Goes the Neighborhood, which looked at the gentrification of Brooklyn, including the inte ...
 
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Chris Christie was elected in 2009 on a wave of voter discontent. New Jersey had become unaffordable for many residents, and the primary culprit driving up the cost of living was property taxes. Candidate Christie said he’d change that by lowering taxes. One method he favored was consolidating New Jersey’s 565 towns and 678 school districts. Ch ...…
 
Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. In this climate, WNYC is presenting "Beyond #MeToo," four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment. The four-part broadcast will cover the workplace, corrective responses, how ...…
 
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Best Podcasts Similar To This American Life - 3 Episodes a week
 
Published on 12 Dec 2017. Phoebe and Jessica get ready for blast off in the season finale of 2 Dope Queens. They are joined by Star Trek’s Wilson Cruz for a beautiful conversation about Facebook pickup lines and the beloved Ricky Vasquez. Plus, Janelle James (Black and Mild) realizes she’s dating a short dude, and Jon Laster reminisces about th ...…
 
Published on 03 Jan 2018. Manoush Zomorodi, the host of WNYC's "Note to Self" podcast, is an advocate for boredom because allowing our minds to wander, she says, can lead to problem solving and fresh ideas. Her book, "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self," stems from an experiment in which she c ...…
 
The New York City Department of Education has given parents an extra week to apply for kindergarten in the city's public schools. The original deadline was Friday. The new deadline is Jan. 19. Any child born in 2013 who currently is eligible to attend in the 2018-2019 school year. At the new Family Resource Center on the Lower East Side, outrea ...…
 
There’s no telling what the internet will embrace next. But in 2017, between major moments like Trump tweets and Me Too posts, social media took to the stars. Easily accessible and brand-friendly, astrology has made a recent comeback among young users on platforms like Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram in viral meme form. Ya it's still Mercury Retr ...…
 
There’s no telling what the internet will embrace next. But in 2017, between major moments like Trump tweets and Me Too posts, social media took to the stars. Easily accessible and brand-friendly, astrology has made a recent comeback among young users on platforms like Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram in viral meme form. Ya it's still Mercury Retr ...…
 
“Under the Radar Festival” director Mark Russell discusses the 2018 festival, along with Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska, from the Obie Award-winning Nature Theater of Oklahoma performance group. Copper and Liska also talk about their UTR show, Pursuit of Happiness. Created in collaboration with six dancers of the highly acclaimed Slovenian dance ...…
 
Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay talk about starring in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Children. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns ...…
 
Journalist Frederik Joelving, and Slate's science editor Susan Matthews, discuss Joelving's article, “What the Gardasil Testing May Have Missed,” published in Slate as well as Matthews' companion piece, “Why Is Slate Questioning Gardasil?” In this climate where it is difficult to criticize a vaccine without being regarded as vehemently anti-vac ...…
 
Susan Chira, a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, and Catrin Einhorn, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, discuss their recent investigation, “How Tough Is It to Change a Culture of Harassment? Ask Women at Ford.” Their story reveals “the stubborn persistence of harassment in an industry once the exclusive preserve ...…
 
R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses her book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. She gives a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battle ...…
 
Annette Bening and Peter Turner discuss "Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool." The film is based on Turner’s memoir, originally published in the early 1980s, which tells the story of his relationship with actress Gloria Grahame in the last years of her life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Annette Bening stars as Gloria Grahame. The fi ...…
 
Artist Andy Goldsworthy discusses Projects, in which he presents more than 40 of his recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials—including stone, clay, and wood—Goldsworthy’s works are inspired by, and interact with, the natural landscape. They allow for the forces of nature to physically impact the work itse ...…
 
Al and Larry Ubell, our Gurus of How-To, return just in time for winter home repairs and projects! This is a rebroadcast of a segment guest hosted by Mary Harris.
 
Jenna Coleman discusses her starring role in "Victoria" on Masterpiece for PBS which begins its second season on January 14, along with Rufus Sewell, who plays Lord Melbourne, and creator/writer Daisy Goodwin. The series begins with Victoria’s accession to the throne at 18, her early marriage to Prince Albert and the birth of their first child. ...…
 
Is it ever okay to tell a lie? What makes a real friend? And here’s a question: How much is a person’s life worth? Yikes, that’s a tough one! Join the cast of Pickle as we explore life’s stickiest wickets, with the help of curious kids --and the occasional elephant. It’s philosophy, made fun. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of oth ...…
 
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Coffee And Bars
 
Coffee & Bars Episode 46: Joe and Sylvia have some thoughts on the week of pop culture that was. This week: Lady Bird Deep Dive! WNYC's Nancy podcast and the Ring Of Keys Episode Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem With Apu’ L7’s Pretend We’re Dead documentary and more! Intro music Pump It by Tyler Twombly is licensed under an Attribution License via ...…
 
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