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NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODA ...
 
Medicine for intellectual boredom. Host Dr Mark Fabian of Cambridge University brings together an eclectic mix of creative young folk to discuss the most stimulating ideas at the knowledge frontier, from data governance to the metamodern cultural mode, and everything in between. The world's most thoughtful people, having a chat - and you're invited! So turn off your socials, throw away your popular science books, and get ready for some legit galaxy brain takes. Thanks to Keith Spangle for th ...
 
GirlTrek's epic 21-day walking meditation series to remember where we came from and to gather strength for the road ahead. We celebrate Black stories and the lessons of our ancestors to help guide us through these uncertain times. Each episode, is a conversation on learning, living and elevating to our highest self with guidance from lessons of the past. Hosted by GirlTrek Co-founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison. Produced by: Ebony Andrews
 
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Brooke Shields has been in our lives since she was a child, appearing in movies and on television, on magazine covers, and in famous ads for blue jeans. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the star to talk about navigating her long, successful career from starring in commercials as a baby to hanging out at Studio 54 as a …
 
Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was…
 
In 2008, a feud over money in Kansas City, Kansas turned deadly. The circumstantial evidence pointed in one direction and the forensic evidence in another. It would take over a decade but the shocking truth eventually came out. Find your representatives! https://openstates.org Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gARSaU0d2ebN8bGnrcPQH5BwxiR…
 
Believed dead and buried after World War 2, the far right has risen like a zombie from the ashes of deindustrialising towns to once again plague the polities of the trans-Atlantic region. The electoral success of Trump and Brexit made the ‘elites’ pay attention, but it’s only recently that we’ve come to understand enough about what happened in 2016…
 
In 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda read Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton while on vacation and began envisioning something no one else could have seen – a hip-hop musical about America’s Founding Fathers. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the Tony, Emmy and Pulitzer-winning star to talk about creating the Broadway…
 
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of The Thing About Helen & Olga, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-ru…
 
In 2011, Josh and Amber Hilberling’s violent marriage ended in a sudden death. Was it an accident during a fight or was it more than that? Resources: https://www.thehotline.org/ https://ncadv.org/resources https://www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online/ https://domesticviolenceuk.org/ https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/Find-Help/Help-Lines Sourc…
 
Born and raised in New York City’s Lower East Side, Michael Che grew up with early jobs selling t-shirts and working open mic nights. After being spotted by Colin Jost at a stand-up show in 2013, Che landed a gig writing for Saturday Night Live where he would become the show’s first black head writer and first black anchor of “Weekend Update.” In t…
 
When Rose Downwind disappeared in 2015, the investigators were giving a confusing and contradicting timeline. But from the start, they didn’t believe the Anishinaabe mother of 5 simply walked away from the family she loved so much. Resources: https://www.thehotline.org/ https://ncadv.org/resources https://www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-onli…
 
Elizabeth Banks decided a long time ago she would control her own destiny in Hollywood. In her two decades on screen, Banks has earned three Emmy nominations, starred in the Hunger Games franchise and produced all three of the Pitch Perfect movies which together made more than 600 million dollars at the box office. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” …
 
Hosted by Amy Rose Spiegel of VICE, Power: Hugh Hefner centers the women of Playboy – the bunnies, the centerfolds, the executives – and utilizes a feminist lens to critique the playboy lifestyle that the magazine championed. Power: Hugh Hefner is available now wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes drop every Monday. Learn more about your ad…
 
When Ashley Pond disappeared in January 2002 on her way to school, the investigators first wondered if she had run away. As they were investigating, Ashley’s friend Miranda Gaddis also disappeared on the same route to the bus stop. The town feared a mysterious predator was on the loose, but it turned out he was in full view the entire time. Want mo…
 
John Leguizamo immigrated to the United States from Colombia when he was 4 years old and since then he’s made his way to some of the biggest screens and stages in America, starring in films like Carlito’s Way, Super Mario Bros and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist gets together with the To…
 
What is the difference between merely 'statistical' discrimination and prejudice? How can we disentangle these things in social sciences research, and should we? How can researchers get away from a focus on the individual in discrimination research to better understand how institutions, culture, and macro-history cause both statistical and prejudic…
 
In this season finale, the stars of Netflix film Passing discuss race, colour and movies. Ruth Negga worries about playing Lady Macbeth; Moonlight star Andre Holland remembers The Wizz, Diahann Carroll and living in Harlem. I also talk to Oscar-winning director of Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi, about her breath-taking doc reconstruction of the cave di…
 
It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day, and yet no one saw or heard a thing. The police arrested the janitor, Roman Zadorov, and he eventuall…
 
As a bonus for you, TODAY’s Al Roker is sharing a special preview of his brand-new original podcast, Cooking Up a Storm with Al Roker. Join Al as he whips up a complete Thanksgiving feast with some of the very best chefs around – like Ina Garten and Marcus Samuelsson. Grab your apron as they spill the beans on family secrets to get you ready for th…
 
A native of St. Louis, Andy Cohen began his career as a television news producer before jumping to entertainment and dreaming up the wildly popular Real Housewives series on Bravo. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the Watch What Happens Live host to talk about the world he has created, his new book and his son, Benja…
 
As BBC drama Ridley Road reaches its finale, writer Sarah Solemani joins me to talk about making it, Anglo-Jewish trauma, and her favourite film moments, from Life Is Beautiful to Oliver! and a sexy night with Volver. In film-related activities, I review new play The Shark Is Broken and tour round The French Dispatch exhibition. Music by Lee Roseve…
 
This week, in the spirit of October, we are covering a mysterious unsolved case from the 1950s. I have some really heavy cases coming up and thought we could use a little breather before diving in. In 1957, William and Margaret Patterson disappeared without a trace. Even their families couldn’t agree what happened to them. The theories have evolved…
 
Julianne Moore grew up moving around the world with her military dad before making her way to Hollywood as a young actress. Since then she’s had an extraordinary career, including five Academy Award nominations and a win for her performance in Still Alice. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Moore to talk about her shif…
 
Whether it's build back better, levelling up, or the climate transition, industrial policy is back in the news. Everyone wants to restructure their economies for geopolitical, equality, green, or good old fashion efficiency reasons, but how to do it? Nathan Lane from Oxford University joins host Mark Fabian from Cambridge University to discuss. Ind…
 
On this episode I'm joined by podcaster and LFF first-timer Ygraine to review some of our highlights from the 65th edition of the festival: amid the voices and sounds of the festival listen out for news of Belfast, The Phantom of the Open, Last Night in Soho, Spencer, The Wolf Suit, Hit The Road, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and many more... Music …
 
A University of Missouri student was chased down and murdered in 2004, leaving behind a list of ex and current love interests as suspects. But a Crime Stoppers tip turned the investigation away from other students and had the Columbia, Missouri police department investigating one of their own Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on…
 
Machine Gun Kelly started his music career as a rapper, but it was his latest #1 punk album Tickets to My Downfall that launched the hard-edged musician to superstardom. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the artist to talk about that move to punk after four successful hip-hop albums and his discomfort with the spotlig…
 
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