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Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
 
The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the ...
 
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society -- and the new choices we can imagine now. We’re learning from our past, meeting our neighbors, and sharing the joy (and the work!) of living in a plural society. Our inbox is also open for your voice memos—send them to anxiety@wny ...
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, The Experiment, The New Yorker Radio Hour and many others.
 
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad. Produced and reported by Shima Oliaee. Dolly Parton’s America is a production from OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.
 
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
While the devastating images of the 9/11 attacks are seared into our national collective memory, most of the events that led up to that day took place out of public view. Over eight episodes, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, brings to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. New episodes drop every Wednesday. Hosted by WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady and based on HISTORY’s television documentary Road to 9/11 (produced by Left/Right), this 8-episode podcast series draws on int ...
 
ALL OF IT is a show about culture and its consumers. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and context. ALL OF IT is a show about culture and the culture. Our aim is to engage the thinkers, doers, makers, and creators, about the what and why of their work. People make the culture and we hope, need, and want the WNYC community to be a part of our show. As we build a community around ALL OF IT, we know that every guest and listener has an opinion. We won’t always agree, but our varied perspectives ...
 
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.
 
What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a a live comedy show in Brooklyn. Join the 2 Dope Queens, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other S**t. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Sooo Many White Guys, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
Radiolab reporter Latif Nasser always believed his name was uniquely his own. Until he makes a shocking discovery that he shares his name with another man: Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government paints a terrifying picture of The Other Latif as Al-Qaeda’s top explosives expert, and an advisor to Osama bin Laden. Nasser’s lawyer claims that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that he was never even in Al-Qaeda. This clash leads Radiolab’s Latif into a years-long inve ...
 
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People who have sold and supplied marijuana in New York's underground market are deciding how to adjust their business models in light of recreational cannabis's legalization in the state. WNYC host Sean Carlson spoke with self-proclaimed weed broker "JP" about the future of his industry.By WNYC Radio
 
This year new census data revealed that US population growth is slowing as more women are delaying having children or deciding to forgo motherhood altogether. Amy Blackstone, professor in sociology at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine and the author of Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating …
 
Donald Trump is Still Banned from Facebook On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled to uphold the social network’s suspension of former President Donald Trump. Epic Games Challenges Apple in Antitrust Suit A lawsuit against Apple related to the videogame Fortnite began this week. Comedian Joel Kim Booster Wants to Take His Stand-Up Indoors Ag…
 
In 2017, Brandi Levy, a junior-varsity cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School, in Pennsylvania, was denied a spot on the school’s varsity squad. That weekend, off campus, Levy posted a furious, profanity-filled photo and message about the decision on Snapchat. A student who saw the message showed a screenshot to her mother—the cheer coach. Levy wa…
 
If there's people in your life who still don't want to get vaccinated, you might be wondering how to convince them. Turns out, it's a combo of sticks & carrots, and not being judgemental. On today's show, Mitra Kalita, co-founder of URL Media and CEO and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, talks about Biden's new vaccine messaging, local outreach and how t…
 
Director Sian-Pierre Regis joins us to discuss his documentary, “Duty Free,” which tells the story of his mother, Rebecca Danigelis. After she was fired at age 75 from her job as a hotel housekeeper, Regis decides to take her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the econ…
 
Since 2009, the Ecuadorian-American singer and songwriter Roberto Lange has been making records under the name Helado Negro (that’s “black ice cream” in Spanish.) His music has been literally bilingual, in the sense that he sings in both Spanish and English, but it’s also been metaphorically bilingual, with its mix of art and pop. 2016's Helado Neg…
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a plan this week to give vaccines to medical offices near the state's six vaccination megasites. But which doctors will be included and the amount of doses they'll receive is unclear. The shift comes as demand for the shot is slowing. But primary care doctors said they've largely been left out of the equation a…
 
The new CBC podcast, Life Jolt—which refers to a life sentence—examines women's experiences in prison in both the US and Canada. The podcast is hosted by a formerly incarcerated woman, Rosemary Green, who speaks to several women in different places in their prison journeys, looking at the inmate in a holistic way as well as looking at rates of indi…
 
The Son of Sam shooter was one of the biggest stories in New York, and after David Berkowitz was arrested, most people thought the story was over. But for journalist Maury Terry, many questions remained unanswered. Terry was convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone and spent decades digging into the story. A new Netflix docuseries, “The Sons of Sam:…
 
As more and more people are vaccinated around the country, people are beginning to learn of other illnesses they did not catch, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from ProPublica has documented a rising number of people diagnosed with cancer -- particularly more advanced stages of cancer. And it’s not that more people are getting cancer, it…
 
The level of polarization in our country’s politics can feel intractable these days. And the murder of George Floyd brought that divide to the forefront of conversations about race. While Black Americans and advocates for racial equality have long been aware of the role systemic racism plays across our society, there are many individuals who would …
 
This past Sunday, the FX show Pose kicked off its third and final season. Since its debut, the groundbreaking television series has chronicled New York City’s ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Pose is far from the first TV show or movie to look at ball culture. From Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied to Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning to RuPaul's …
 
How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism As teachers are trying to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and privilege with their students, some critics are trying to stop them. The U.S. is Seeing More Cancer Diagnoses in 2021 Due to the pandemic, people were not able to receive preventative care for cancer. What "Pose" …
 
Last Friday, remains of at least one victim of the infamous 1985 MOVE bombing were turned over to a Philadelphia funeral home, capping more than a week of confusion and re-opened wounds. MOVE members claim the remains were those of 14-year-old Tree Africa and 12-year-old Delisha Africa, among the five children and six adults killed 36 years ago thi…
 
I talk with my friend and colleague Noel King about getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations in my personal life, and why she thinks my brain is a "little bit different." Are you new to our show? Welcome! Make sure you subscribe in your podcast player, and check out our Starter Kit. It's filled with our favorite episodes and with inform…
 
Some GOP-run states are pushing forward with new voting laws that would make it harder for some to cast their ballots. What does that look like, and what does it mean for democracy? On today's show, Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, talks about what the new laws will do, and who they will harm.…
 
Despite relatively smooth elections last year, even during the pandemic, Republicans in Florida and Texas are attempting to put more restrictions on voting. Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, talks about what the new laws will do, and who they will harm. Plus, George Joseph, WNYC/Gothamist reporter, talks about whether convicti…
 
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