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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is "The Beta Version" of this podiobook. 7th Son: Descent is now available as a print novel from St. Martin's Press. During the editorial process, significant changes and improvements were made to Descent's print manuscript. Character names were changed, and events at the end of the print novel were modified in ways that will impact the rest of the print trilogy. The print novel represents an official reboot of the 7th Son series. Due to these changes, this "Beta Version" ...
 
Over twenty consecutive months, Charles Dickens enthralled readers with his monthly installments of the novel Bleak House, a complex and compelling portrayal of the English judicial system. Serialized in his own magazine, Household Words, between 1852 and 1853, the book is deemed to be his finest work and is his ninth novel. Using an innovative literary technique known as “free indirect discourse,” where the narrator himself speaks through the medium of one of his main characters, Dickens us ...
 
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In July, 2015, teenage brothers Robert and Michael Bever acted on their premeditated plan to murder their family, killing their parents David and April as well as 3 of their 5 siblings, Daniel, Christopher and Victoria, while 2 sisters survived. Brought to you by Best Fiends! Music: We Talk of Dreams www.bensound.com www.purple-planet.com For sourc…
 
With less than six months for Uttar Pradesh to head to polls, the Bhartiya Janta Party seems to be checking all the boxes in its state Cabinet to ensure a victory. On Sunday, 26 September, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his Cabinet with seven new faces, with the most prominent being that of former Congress leader Jitin Prasada, who was …
 
Authorities discover a body they believe to be the remains of Gabby Petito. Scientists wonder whether toilet training cattle may help the environment. Google goes full sci-fi with the creation of "time crystals," which appear to maintain a state of constant change without using energy. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about…
 
The clinic has been closed since a gunman opened fire inside the building in February, killing one person and seriously injuring four others. Renovations to the building include security system updates and a redesigned interior. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 27, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Mei…
 
The Dougherty Gang is the true story of three siblings in their 20s - two brothers and a sister - who went on an eight-day, fifteen-state, AK-47-wielding, bank robbing journey in 2011. It's a remarkable account that delves into the details of the complex circumstances that kicked off this crime spree, how they averted local, state and federal agent…
 
For decades, Doctors Without Borders has been admired for bringing desperately needed medical care to crises around the globe and pioneering modern-day humanitarian aid. It’s an organization with radical roots, promising to do whatever it takes to deliver life-saving care to people in need. But now, it’s struggling to address institutional racism. …
 
Minnesota health officials say the state is ready to start delivering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following new federal guidance. In other news, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin says he plans to appeal his murder conviction. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept 24, 2021. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music i…
 
In a very shocking and saddening incident from Assam, at least two people were reported dead in police firing and nine injured, after violent clashes broke out on 23 September, during an eviction drive in Darrang district. Disturbing videos of the clashes between the locals and police from the eviction drive that have surfaced online, give a glimps…
 
Deeply Upsetting 33: Sock Puppets and Velour Suits (Minor Upsets) Our episode on The Emmys! On "Minor Upsets" Amy Bogarde and Mike the Hobbit discuss a lesser known story or discovery from the interwebs. Submit your hypothetical questions and/or strange and unusual internet finds at geeksundertheinfluence@gmail.com with "Deeply Upsetting" in the su…
 
For decades, people across the United Kingdom have been reporting something strange: enormous, cat-like beasts popping up on the edges of cities, only to disappear without a trace. In today's episode, the guys dive into one of the strangest cryptid tales of the modern day -- ABCs, the Abnormally Big Cats of Europe. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
Heading into the midterm campaign, a new Minnesota Poll shows fewer than 50 percent of Minnesota voters approve of the jobs being done by both Democratic President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz. This is an MPR News morning update for Friday, September 24, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
We are getting in style with Robin Allen Style- taking it back to her glory days of the T Zone with Tyra. Speaking of Tyra have you seen her hosting Dancing With The Stars which is pushing boundaries with their first same sex dancing duo?! We unpack The Emmy’s in an era of amazing diverse television, and nominees the winners seem to be lacking in m…
 
Emily, John and David discuss what it will take to save the Biden agenda, the abortion doctor's defiance of the Texas ban; and true crime mania. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Josh Marshall for Talking Points Memo: “Policy vs Positioning Has Dems in a Stalemate” Michael Dorf for Dorf on Law: “Texas Could Not Get Away With…
 
From being the first speaker at the 76th United Nations (UN) General Assembly to holding meetings with CEOs of big companies, and scheduled bilateral discussions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day US visit is jam-packed. However, this visit also comes in the backdrop of an array of geopolitical developments – from the fallout in Afghanistan …
 
What makes California's almond industry so controversial? Is Fitbit gamifying physical fitness? What more can people learn about video game addiction (and why is this research so important)? Ben and Matt explore all this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The fault lines in Minnesota politics over the events of Jan. 6 and the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election are stark, according to a new Minnesota Poll from MPR News, the Star Tribune, KARE 11 and FRONTLINE. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 23, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
A Ramsey County sheriff's deputy struck and wounded a man who allegedly fired at a squad vehicle. Also, healthcare workers are feeling heartbreak and frustration in the midst of the rising fourth COVID-19 wave. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept 22, 2021. Hosted by Nathan Stevens. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
Following a massive backlash from India over its “racist” and "discriminatory" travel restrictions, the United Kingdom (UK) finally recognised Covishield in its list of approved COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, 22 September. The new travel policy in the UK, which is set to kick in from 4 October, had left many Indians confused as it required even th…
 
What will happen to one of the world's most infamous modern prisons? How long can a person be held without trial -- and what happens when the government sets those people free? In the second part of this two-part series, the guys explore the future of Gitmo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
A new MPR News/Star Tribune/KARE 11/FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll shows fewer than a third of voters think the 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan was worth it. Forty-five percent say they support leaving Afghanistan but didn’t like the way Biden handled the withdrawal. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wu…
 
All's not looking well for the BJP in West Bengal. Amid a spate of defections of BJP leaders to the Trinamool Congress, the party's state chief Dilip Ghosh was shifted to the post of the national vice-president, well before his term was due to end. In his stead, Sukanta Majumdar, a relatively lesser-known first-time MP, has been appointed as the ch…
 
Results from a new Minnesota Poll from MPR News/Star Tribune/FRONTLINE/KARE 11 show fewer than a third of Minnesota voters think coronavirus restrictions have gone too far, and a majority support requiring teachers and students to wear masks in schools. This is an MPR News morning update for Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our …
 
Authorities say the four people found dead in rural Wisconsin last week were killed in St. Paul. In other news, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is launching a new program to give inmates access to education and job training. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept. 20, 2021. Hosted by Peter Cox Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
The political corridors in Punjab were bustling over the last two days, with the resignation of one of its oldest guards Captain Amarinder Singh on 18 September and, just 24 hours later, the surprise pick of Dalit Sikh Charanjit Singh Channi as the new chief minister. The Captain’s resignation comes after months of infighting, public insults and bi…
 
In the UK, Prince Andrew's legal team attempts to dodge US rulings regarding Virginia Giuffre. In China, local protests trigger the relocation of a massive statue. Facebook and Ray-Ban team up to deploy their own spin on the controversial Google Glass. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ih…
 
Sugar is a big part of Americans’ daily diet. But who harvests some of that sweet cane? Reporters Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel visit Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic who do the backbreaking work of cutting sugarcane for little pay. They live in work camps, or “bateyes,” that are part of a vast sugar plantation owned by the Centra…
 
Amy Bogarde and Mike the Hobbit use their expertise to answer the internet’s most upsetting hypothetical quandaries. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! https://link.chtbl.com/-ilXF284 http://www.guipodcast.com/gui/deeply-upsetting/ Subscribe to other shows on the GUI Network: https://linktr.ee/GUInetwork For updates follow our social media: F…
 
A 4-year-old girl has died after severe weather rolled through a Mankato campground overnight. Elsewhere, tens of thousands of homes and businesses are without power Friday in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, in the wake of early-morning storms. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept. 17, 2021. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music is by Gary …
 
Today, the word "Guantánamo" is, for most people, synonymous with one of the world's most infamous prisons -- but, as it turns out, the troubled story of this location dates back much further. In part one of this two-part series, the guys explore the history of Guantánamo Bay, from the 15th century to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
Putting an end to all speculation in recent days, Virat Kohli stunned the cricketing family when he announced that he will be stepping down as the captain of the Indian men's T20 team after the 2021 T20 World Cup, which will be held in UAE and Oman in October-November. He will, however, continue to lead India in Tests and ODIs. Under his captaincy,…
 
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