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When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral o ...
 
For the past two years, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow has been following a trail of clues from his investigation of Harvey Weinstein to other blockbuster stories about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood, Washington, and beyond. But he didn’t bring that information to light on his own. A compelling cast of sources—from brave whistleblowers to shadowy undercover operatives—decided the fate of these investigations, sometimes risking ev ...
 
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions.Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth.Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
 
From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt, his co-host Bari, and their special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good complaining. Leave us a voicemail on our rant hotline at: (601) 600-RANT (7268). Support this pod and wear your unhappiness LOUD and PROUD by buying our merch at unhappyhourshop.com.
 
A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?
 
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.
 
In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere, selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties lies a much darker story of greed, corruption and murder. Historian Natalia Petrzela exposes one of the great, sordid, unexamined stories in American culture.
 
When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life: from Broadway in the 1970s, to a 747 hijacking, to the culture of drugs and luxury cars in 1980s Florida. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner. But as Mennel learns who Matthew MaGill really was, he is confronted with questions about his own life, hi ...
 
Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve on May 5, 1970, the day an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground. Her dad represented a young man accused of the crime: Howard Mechanic. Facing serious federal time, Howard went on the run and became one of the longest-running fugitives in U.S. history. As an adult, Nina picked up the trail. What ever happened to Howard Mechanic? This eight-part series is the tangled story of her search for answers. Hundreds of Freedom of Information requests. Hun ...
 
Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy ...
 
In Doctor’s Log, a new podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios, Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency room physician in Portland, Oregon, will deliver a twice weekly report from the front lines of the coronavirus crisis: her own ER. She takes listeners into the real world doctors and nurses are facing now, as they grapple with the most significant health threat in modern history, and helps us all understand what to do to stay safe. For transcripts, please visit our website (https://pine ...
 
The Kids are All...Home is new podcast by Pineapple Street Studios for kids stuck at home, by kids stuck at home. Featuring voices from all around the world, each episode will show us what it's like for kids to be stuck at home and what they're doing to fill their time. A fun activity for parents and their children.Visit http://pineapple.fm/stuck-at-home to see how you can participate, and you can send your recordings to StuckAtHome@Pineapple.fm.
 
Season 3 of Fortune Favors the Bold takes on real questions from real people — financial questions that everyone thinks about, but no one talks about. With host Ashley C. Ford, we'll be putting those questions out in the open, exploring how money is tangled up in everything and finding the answers through our own “Financial Identity”. New episodes premiere in January 2020. This is the official Mastercard podcast, produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios
 
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This week, Congress voted to designate Juneteenth a federal holiday—something Opal Lee has spent years trying to make happen. The 94-year-old Texas-raised activist and author—known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth”— even walked from Fort Worth to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the holiday. And now—156 years after slavery was ended in Tex…
 
Sjanna and Peter Leighton explain how their biggest regret came to be their greatest source of joy. Then Max talks to Dan Rather about his career as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, learning to live with his mistakes, and finding his own voice as a journalist in his 80s. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of…
 
A lost donkey, an alligator hotline and celebrating Father's Day by diving deep into Matt's weirdest childhood memories. After that, we have actor Mj Rodriguez (@mjrodriguez7) on the pod to talk about berry picking, comic books and the last season of the TV show Pose! For DBWP, Matt is highlighting the Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860). It is a "grassr…
 
The Clearing introduces Crime Show, a new podcast from Gimlet that features stories of crimes, told by the people who lived them. In this episode, a social worker doesn’t hear from a client that she had placed at a boarding house. When she investigates, she discovers that her client isn’t the only one who is missing. To listen to more episodes of C…
 
2021 has already been declared the worst year in U.S. history for legislative attacks against the LGBTQ community...and we’re not even halfway through! Against that backdrop, ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio—named one of Time’s “most influential people in the world” in 2020—sits down to talk to host Brittany Packnett Cunningham about why the GOP is obses…
 
Gloria Allen thanks her role models for teaching her everything she needed to know about love. Then Max talks with Dionne Warwick about how she has held on to her sense of self and why everyone—Dionne included—needs a backup plan. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of…
 
Cheesy drug busts, dongs on drones, and diving deep into straight culture. After that, we have writer, comedian, and actor Jana Schmieding (@janaunplgd) on the pod to talk about wellness, romcoms, and her TV show Rutherford Falls on Peacock. For DBWP, Bari is highlighting Ali Forney Center, the largest & most comprehensive nonprofit org dedicated t…
 
After last month’s devastating violence in Palestine and Israel, global public opinion began to shift in support of the Palestinian people. That’s long-overdue, says Amani, the Palestinian-American activist and founder of the online platform Muslim Girl. She tells host Brittany Packnett Cunningham exactly why—and what social media and feminism have…
 
Paula Weinstein reveals the secret to good parenting. Then Max talks with TV producer Norman Lear about how to sustain creativity, the perfect moments he's always searching for, and how to live between the words “over” and “next.” -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of…
 
In a week that marks one year since George Floyd's death, there’s no better time to talk about cultivating the world we deserve. Queen Sugar author Natalie Baszile believes that true Black freedom is tied to land ownership, food sovereignty, and a renewed dedication to the soil. She talks to Brittany about her new anthology that’s been making waves…
 
Birdwatch 2021 continues, polar bears are switched at birth, and diving deep into the return of small talk! After that, we have comedian Chris Gethard on the pod to talk about olives, the New Jersey Suburbs, and his new comedy special, Half of My Life. For DBWP, we're talking about the 1619 Project, by the New York Times and Nikole Hannah-Jones. Th…
 
Betty Goedhart tells the story of how a trip to the circus changed her life at age 78. Then Max talks with André De Shields about winning his first Tony Award at age 73 and why that milestone could not have come any sooner than it did. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the t…
 
On the season two finale, producer, composer, and director, Teddy Walton, takes us behind the scenes of his unique audio-visual experience, Free Machine, which debuted in Ep4S2 of Your Attention Please. Conceived over months of ideation and creative meditation, yet filmed over only a few days, Free Machine is a collaborative vision that centers aro…
 
Check out the latest series from Pineapple Street Studios. It’s called 70 over 70 and it’s a show about how to make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky, the executive producer of The Catch and Kill Podcast, talks with 70 remarkable people all over the age of 70 about their lives — what they’ve learned, what they’re still figuring out, and…
 
Timothy Fullam shares the exhilaration of returning to a favorite instrument. Then Max talks with Sister Helen Prejean about what dedicating her life to ending the death penalty has taught her about facing her own mortality. -- Do you know someone who should be on 70 over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top o…
 
Feminism is not just about changing the ways we raise girls—in the words of host Brittany Packnett Cunningham, “men need to be freed too, y’all!” And Travon Free, the filmmaker who just won an Oscar for his short film, “Two Distant Strangers,” has a lot to say about that. He and Brittany sit down to talk about the prison of masculinity, and what ha…
 
You know those 30 under 30 lists that make you feel kinda inadequate and terrible? 70 Over 70 is the opposite of that. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people all over the age of 70 about their lives — what they’ve learned, what they’re still trying to figure out and how they’re thinking about what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
A lonely Macaw, Chicago rats, and diving deep into the Rant Hotline! After that, we have actor Punam Patel (@bigpunam) on the pod to talk about American cuisine, her food quilt, and the second season of Special on Netflix! For DBWP, we're talking about the NYC mayoral race. Gothamist has an extensive guide for undecided voters, so check that out he…
 
What do historical Black figures and comics have in common? Everything, according to comic creator and advertising CCO Jimmy Smith. Kimberly and Jimmy sit down to talk about art, social justice, and opening doors others have shut. Jimmy opened his own door by writing The Truth, a comic book that tells the story of a reimagined superhero fighting ag…
 
New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones is the creator of The 1619 Project, a multimedia effort about the legacy of slavery, and how it still informs American life. It won her a Pulitzer Prize, much praise—and relentless ire from the right, including an ongoing assault from Mitch McConnell, who wants it banned from school curriculums. …
 
Birds in the chimney, $3000 of Spongebob Popsicles, and diving deep into all those dang notifications on your phone. After that, we have journalist Rachel Handler on the pod to talk about everything from High School Musical 2 conspiracy theories to literal pasta investigations. For DBWP, we're following @runaapi on Instagram and taking the AAPI Vis…
 
If y’all assumed Kimberly Drew didn’t know her way around a board, then you’re wrong. This week Kimberly swag surfs her way into a dynamic conversation with CEO and founder of Black Girls Surf, Rhonda Harper. Rhonda has been surfing for decades, and after riding waves in Hawaii, California, and Senegal, she’s now planting roots in South Africa. Rho…
 
In the year of our lord 2021, we need all the faith we can get—so it felt like the perfect time to invite comedian/actress Yvonne Orji (Molly from HBO’s Insecure) onto the show to share her lessons from “Da Good Book” a.k.a. the Bible. Author of the new advice guide, “Bamboozled by Jesus,” Orji joins Brittany Packnett Cunningham for a laugh-out-lou…
 
Prancer the Man-Hating Chihuaua, Bavarian creme and deep diving into Mother's Day gifts. After that, we have author Robbie Couch on the podcast to talk about his book Sky Blues, roller coasters, and birds. For DBWP, we're celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Bari suggests you follow Lunar: The Asian-Jewish Film Project; they …
 
Director and photographer Annie Bercy has been creating in film since the days before selfies, and in this past year has produced work for artists such as Cardi B, SZA, and Ciara. For this episode, Annie sat down with Kimberly Drew to talk about motivation, faith, and her new short Riley, produced in collaboration with Hulu for Your Attention Pleas…
 
The state of our blue planet can feel dire—because it is. California wildfires, Midwestern droughts, Southern floods, and global food insecurity. But marine biologist and climate justice expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson believes we can still make a difference—and that women are the reason why. This week, she talks to host Brittany Packnett Cunnin…
 
Flying turtles, the ultimate wedding venue hack, and diving deep into how our bodies are USELESS! After that, we've got writer R. Eric Thomas on the pod! We talk greeting cards, and Matt's Instagram. For DBWP, we're talking about dontcallthepolice.com, which highlights community based alternatives to calling the police in different cities. Bari fin…
 
This week Kimberly sits down with Pride Fund CEO Densil Porteous, who takes us home. He honors the memory of his mother, her influence on the values he and his partner teach their daughter, and how his work to financially uplift LGBTQ+ business is rooted in compassion. He invites us to be vulnerable, to dream, and to do the work. For more informati…
 
In a week that brought us Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts but also a relentless wave of police killings, it can feel like not much has changed since Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit.” Andra Day—up for an Oscar for playing the iconic singer—joins Brittany to talk about how Holiday’s life, as a “great-godmother of the reinvigorated civil rights movem…
 
A missing giant rabbit, ghost monkeys, and diving deep into Matt's stoner thoughts. It's 420 babyyyy and weed is legal in New York and on this podcast! After that, we have journalist Dino-Ray Ramos on the pod to talk awards season, Marvel, and why red carpets are the worst. For DBWP, Bari recommends the book We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist …
 
This week Kimberly chats with the founder of the first and only Black-owned anime studio in Tokyo, Arthell Isom. Arthell shares his beginnings as a kid from New Jersey who liked to doodle, and how his passion for background art lead him to his dream apprenticeship in Japan. Now, as the CEO and art director of his anime studio D’ART Shtajio, Arthell…
 
While he was working on Wind of Change, Patrick Radden Keefe was also researching and writing a new book, a sweeping investigative chronicle about the billionaire Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was ruined by OxyContin. This excerpt from the audiobook, narrated by Keefe, tells the…
 
Sophia Bush ruled the small screen in TV hits like “One Tree Hill” and “Chicago PD”—but on both those sets, the workplace abuse was real, she tells host Brittany Packnett Cunningham. Together, they unpack what three-plus years of #MeToo has and hasn’t changed for working women, and get into Sophia’s activist work—including how white women can bette…
 
Cats stuck in trees, lizards raiding the 7/11, and diving deep into the horrible fact that we must do things. After all that, comedian and actor Arturo Castro (Broad City, Narcos) joins us on the pod to talk about coffee, New Zealand, and the new Netflix movie Yes Day! This week on DBWP we're highlighting the organization Norml, which advocates to …
 
What happens when fashion meets faith and spirit meets style? Twin designers Soull and Dynasty Ogun of L’Enchanteur speak with Kimberly about the importance of heritage and design. For these artists, discovering their individual style and the LE standard meant first reconnecting to family history, their West African and Caribbean roots, and centeri…
 
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