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We’re living in unprecedented times. Maybe. In this show, Jody Avirgan, Nicole Hemmer and Kellie Carter Jackson (and guests) take one moment, big or small, from that day in U.S. political history and explore how it might inform our present –– all in about fifteen minutes. New episodes release Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Find us at ThisDayPod.com. We’re also posting about moments from the past @thisdaypod on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a suggestion for a topic, get in touch. This ...
 
Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions, live on stage. It's a mix of conversation, comedy, and storytelling -- there's also music. David Plotz of Slate calls it "great" and the Observer says it's one of NYC's 10 Best Podcasts.The podcast features highlights from our live events at Housing Works Bookstore in New York, including appearances by special guests. Past guests have included Robert Krulwich of Radiolab, Kurt Braunohler, Julie Klausner, Barat ...
 
Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country w ...
 
We can't play ultimate, but we can talk about it. Coach Speak brings you one-on-one interviews with the top coaches in Ultimate about how to find success on and off the field. Each installment focuses on one aspect of the game — planning practice, in-game adjustments, selecting Team USA — and goes deep on what players, coaches, and all of us can learn. Hosted by Jody Avirgan (FiveThirtyEight, 30for30, Radiotopia), former PoNY player and coach at the high school, national, and Team USA levels ...
 
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The NBA is now a 365-day league and it's never been more present in pop culture. On HORSE, we don’t analyze wins and losses. We talk beefs, dig into Internet drama, and have fun. New episodes every other Monday.
 
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In sports, we love to celebrate the stars who usher in game-changing new strategies and skills. But often times, they weren't the first to champion these winning tactics. This mini-series from FiveThirtyEight's "Hot Takedown" profiles some of the most innovative and under-appreciated players and managers in the history of sport.
 
Rembert Browne, writer and former New York Magazine and Grantland journalist, hosts a 24-hour podcast at the Anchor HQ to raise money for his former youth tennis camp, Coach Wink's NJTL, in Atlanta to attend the US Open. The podcast features conversations with various special guests recorded over 24 hours straight and published in one-hour episodes. Tune in all day and night starting Thursday, August 30th. You can donate to the cause at advantagekids.co/donate
 
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It’s May 19th. This day in 1967, the Tennessee state legislature finally repealed the Butler Act, the law that had been on the books since the 1920s banning the teaching of evolution in public schools. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss why the law was finally repealed, and how many of the myths about the law’s passing — and the famous “Scopes monkey t…
 
This week Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin and talk about the shooting in Buffalo and solutions to stop something like this from happening again. Rebecca talks about her new book, The Modern Loss, and the words to use when speaking to someone who is grieving. Then, a 'cultural grab bag of topics' from himbos, big companies announcing tra…
 
It’s May 16th. This day in 1997, President Clinton offered a formal apology for the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, which took place in the 1930s-1970s. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss the shameful study, the role of the Tuskegee Institute in the government study, and whether Clinton’s apology made a difference. Sign up for o…
 
We wrap up our four-part series on the 1975/76 Church Committee hearings with a look at the contentious, cozy, and murky relationship between intelligence communities and the press. The CIA targeted individual journalists, but often with the tacit approval of media elites. Our guest throughout this series has been Rick Perlstein. Be sure to check o…
 
Our miniseries on the 1975/76 Church Committee findings on CIA and FBI operations continues. This episode, we re-visit our conversation about the MKULTRA program, which conducted mind-control and psychedelic drug experiments on unwitting subjects during the 50s and 60s. The existence of the program came out during the Church Committee hearings. Be …
 
Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller join Negin on the panel this week as they discuss thoughts and feelings around the SCOTUS draft leak. Afterwards, a conversation on the life and times of Madison Cawthorn -- and if congress needs to rethink its obsession with longevity. Then, they discuss the ethics of deep fake technology in reference to Kendrick La…
 
Our miniseries on the 1975/76 Church Committee findings on CIA and FBI operations continues. This episode, we look at what Americans learned with regards to COINTELPRO — domestic spying on people like MLK and John Lennon, as well as groups like the Black Panthers and KKK. Be sure to check out the whole “Family Jewels” series, where we’re looking at…
 
Angel Eduardo, author and co-host of the Fair Perspectives podcast, insists that we can rise above this polarized moment and have real – difficult but vitriol-free – debates with each other. Steelmaning is for beginners. We’re talking starmanning! How to do that is what we try to figure on this episode. Adaam and Angel argue about the merits of com…
 
Full Court Press: JJ Redick Owning People & NBA Playoff Recap An Interview With: HORSE’s Official WNBA Correspondent Jordan Ligons And Also: Shark Tank, Mono Ginobili, Big Ole Chicken Coops, Gorilla Glue, The HORSE 5 Timers Club, Cock Puns, Kenny Smith’s Knees, The Orange Carpet, Basketball Earrings, Shakira, Kristen Bell, Kangaroo Melbourne, Comme…
 
We’ve got a new miniseries for you, looking back at the 1975 Church Committee hearings and report, which disclosed a wide array of shady behavior by the NSA, FBI, and CIA. For the next four episodes, we’ll look at the findings and what the revelations meant for US government and media. We’ll look at Meddling Abroad, Meddling at Home, Meddling with …
 
It’s May 5th, 1969. In Boston, a group of women are meeting to share information about women’s health, which would eventually lead to writing a 193-page pamphlet, which would eventually lead to the book “Our Bodies, Our Selves.” Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss why women felt the need to share this basic information about their health, the book’s inf…
 
*This episode was recorded before the SCOTUS draft leak* Negin is joined by Christian Finnegan and Dani Faith Leonard on this week's panel. The three discuss the pitiful and melodramatic nature of personal essays, the cultural significance of ‘goblin mode’, and what Baby Boomers got right about parenting. —— Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Aurat…
 
It’s May 4th. This day in 1886, a deadly riot between police and protesters broke out in Haymarket Square in Chicago. Jody, NIki, and Kellie discuss how the Haymarket Riot came on the heels of days of escalating protest over an 8-hour work day; and how the roots of May Day, as a labor holiday, have at times been forgotten. Sign up for our newslette…
 
It’s May 1st. This day in 1934, Eleanor Roosevelt is holding a series of meetings at the White House to plan out a number of camps for women that would give them skills and community as the country tried to claw out of the Great Depression. Jody, NIki, and Kellie discuss the role the camps played as a counterpart for the many programs aimed at givi…
 
It’s April 28th. This day in 2002, the northeastern English town of Hartlepool is gearing up for a mayoral election, where they would end up voting in… the local football club’s monkey mascot to run their government. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Tim Harford to discuss the story of how H’Angus the Monkey got elected, and how the man inside t…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sean Rameswaram join Negin Farsad to talk Twitter & Elon, Mask Mandates and the link between astrology and narcissism. Then NDT talks about his new book, WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE IN 3D, which highlights the visual grandeur of space. Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Use this link to receive FREE 1 year supp…
 
It’s April 26th. This day in 1878, a verdict is delivered in a suit brought by the formerly-enslaved woman Henrietta Wood. She sued her former enslaver Zebulon Ward for reparations — and an all-white jury sided with her. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss this largely-forgotten early case for reparations, and why it didn’t set a larger precedent. For m…
 
We’ve been wanting to have political theorist, writer, and podcaster Yascha Mounk on the show for a while now, and the wait was so worth it: his new book, The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure, is not only timely, it’s quite Uncertain Thingsy. He explains the three main ways that diverse democracies fall a…
 
Full Court Press: WNBA Draft & NBA Play-In/Playoffs Get Spicy A HORSE 100th Episode Special: Eric Returns To Draft The Most HORSE Teams Possible And Also: 70% Masala Chai, Struttin’ Peacocks, Non-Intimidating Mascots, Jade Melbourne, Not On Herb, Shrug Emojis, Hullabaloo & Hoodwinking, Doja Cat Concerts, Sacred Wood, The Leprechaun Curse, Cock Puns…
 
It’s April 24th. This day in 1951, Black students at Robert Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia have walked out of school, staging a strike over poor conditions at their school, particularly when compared to the white school across town. Jody, NIki, and Kellie talk about what motivated the school strike, and how the legal case around the walko…
 
It’s April 21st. This day in 1927, the Mississippi River is in beginning to breach levies and overflows the banks throughout the MS delta. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Wright Thompson to discuss the Great Flood of 1927, how it reshaped the American South, and the relationship the region has to the mighty river. Find Wright’s work at ESPN an…
 
This week, Negin is joined by Danielle Durchslag and Katie Compa on the panel, and the three discuss Elizabeth Warren's strategies for winning in November and offer their own strategies on how to win. Then, they discuss the importance of "Are we sharing boyfriends" Facebook groups and talk about the implications of a New York Times article titled R…
 
It’s April 20th. 4-20 is a de facto holiday in weed culture, with murky origins and an interesting future as a day of activism and policy conversation. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Ellen Scanlon, host of “How To Do The Pot,” to discuss the many competing theories about where 420 came from as a touchstone. Plus they discuss how the decrimina…
 
It’s April 17th. This day in 1945, a balloon bomb exploded over Omaha, Nebraska. This was one of thousands of Japanese devices that were sent out over the Pacific ocean to ride the jet stream and explode on U.S. soil. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss the balloon bomb program, why it was largely kept secret from U.S. citizens, and how they lead to a n…
 
It’s April 14th. This day in 1919, Socialist leader Eugene V Debs is sent to prison for violating the Espionage Act in his opposition to WWI. It wasn’t the first time Debs had been imprisoned — but a year later he would run for president and earn almost 4% of the vote from inside his jail cell. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss Deb’s imprisoned candid…
 
Lizz Winstead and Jody Avirgan join Negin for this weeks panel, they kick off the show with the heartwarming story of a couple of dudes and how they defied the giant that is Amazon and unionized 8000 Amazon workers. Then, they tackle the Japanese tradition of allowing toddlers to run their first errand, the real reason fit people drink more than un…
 
When writer and podcaster Meghan Daum released her book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars in 2019, she didn’t get canceled, per se. But its reception among her liberal friends was… frosty. Readers charged that Meghan had been captured by the IDW; reviewers painted her as out of touch; event organizers sent nary an…
 
It’s April 12th. This day in 1941, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took an airplane ride in a small plane piloted by Charles “Chief” Anderson, a Black pilot and member of the Tuskegee airmen. Jody, NIki, and Kellie discuss how the photo caused a sensation, and controversy — and helped bolster the case for Black pilots to serve in WWII. Sign up for our…
 
A HORSE Special: A Team-By-Team NBA Playoffs Fan Rooting Guide And Also: Floppy Bed Boys, Lusia Harris, Fresh Prints, CONGRATS SAL TESTA, Steven Adams/Jason Momoa, Big Head (Face) Coffee, K Pop Fans, Addictive Yawns, Dallas Sucks, The Time Lord, Whiplash, Ear Contusions, BrooklyKnight, Not On Herb, Fiesta Jerseys, Cherry Blossoms, Big Goob, Chai & …
 
It’s April 10th. This day in 1964, activist Gloria Richardson is forging deep ties with other civil rights leaders, particularly Malcolm X. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss Richardson’s form of activism, her push for more forceful stance, and how much changed in the Spring of 1954 for her and the movement at large. Sign up for our newsletter! Find ou…
 
It’s April 7th. This day in 1815, a chaotic attack at Dartmoor prison in England killled and injured dozens of American prisoners. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by historian Nicholas Guyatt to discuss why American prisoners of war were in Dartmoor even after the end of the War of 1812 — and how both the US and UK governments papered over the tr…
 
Joel Kim Booster and Traci Thomas join Negin on the panel as they discuss what is going on with the January 6 committee and those *weird* Ginni Thomas text messages. Afterwards they move onto a NYT article which blames COVID for the shortage in surrogate birthers. Last they chime in on the decline of sexual activity from 1990 to now, and if the dec…
 
It’s April 4th. This day in 1970, Richard Nixon’s great White House uniform experiment is coming to an end. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Avery Trufelman to talk about Nixon’s ill-fated design for new uniforms, what message he was trying to send — and the very weird afterlife of these uniforms once they were packed up into boxes. It involves…
 
It’s April 3rd. This day in 1979, community organizations in Boston such as the Combahee River Collective are raising the alarm about a string of murders targeting Black women. The CRC looked to highlight the way in which race, gender, and class all intersected in the conditions that led to the murders and the city’s reaction. Jody, Niki, and Kelli…
 
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