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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.
 
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, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death-Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many ...
 
Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). 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 Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
The United States of Anxiety: The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Many of the political and social arguments we’re having now started in the aftermath of the Civil War, when Americans set out to do something no one had tried before: build the world’s first multiracial democracy. The podcast gives voters the context to understand what’s at stake in this election. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other ...
 
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 ...
 
Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about you, about us, and the world we inhabit together. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
Join hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos as they navigate the rough waters of adulthood with the help of hilarious adult guests like Phoebe Robinson, Jim Gaffigan and Danielle Brooks. Taxes? Ew! Asking for a raise? Yuck! Killing a mouse? No thanks. Plus: answers to all your adulting questions. Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
 
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 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 ...
 
He’s the President, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: What deals are happening, who they’re happening with, and if the President and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House. “Trump, Inc.” is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into these questions. We’ll be layout out what we know, what we don’t and how you can help us fill in the gaps. WNYC Studios is ...
 
The Stakes is a show about social change, hosted by Kai Wright. We live in extreme times—a climate on the verge of crisis, an economy built on inequality and a political system that feels like it’s falling apart. So, how’d we get to this point? And what happens next? From democracy to healthcare, from pop culture to the environment, our reporters are working to understand why we live the way we do—and why it matters. Because if we can better understand the society we‘ve got, maybe we can fig ...
 
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.
 
Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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The new budget that Gov. Murphy signed into law Tuesday doubles the funding for attorneys for immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigrants held while awaiting deportation or immigration court proceedings do not have a right to attorneys, like criminal defendants do. While almost all immigrants arrested by ICE in New York g…
 
A man walks off the side of a California highway, deep into the patchy grassland, to build a life away from the rest of the world. Sensitive listeners should know that this piece does contain a description of a car accident. Thank you, Gregory, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Tessa Paoli, original score by Derek Barber Artwork by Teo Du…
 
Eight out of 10 American COVID-19 deaths have been among people older than 65; the rest of the dead are disproportionately Black. Olga Khazan, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World, talks about how 'empathy fatigue,' the point in a mass tragedy where we no longer see victims as indi…
 
Andrew Weissmann, now teaching criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law and the former lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office, talks about his new book, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation (Random House, 2020), and more generally about what's at stake for the Justice Department in this presidential …
 
The lead prosecutor on Robert Mueller's team has some issues with the way the probe was conducted. We hear about those, plus his take on Trump's newly public tax documents. On today's show, Andrew Weissmann, now teaching criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law and the former lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Offi…
 
We're taking a short dirt nap this week in preparation for October's frightening festivities! Enjoy this classic, slightly spooky episode and join us next week as we kick off Monster Month! It'll be worth the wait, I promise! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch …
 
In a year that feels never-ending when it comes to death and despair, many Americans are leaning on their faith to get through it. For example, the COVID-19 death toll worldwide is more than a million, here in the United States, it has surpassed 200,000, and the country still feels deeply divided along political lines. For religious Americans, the …
 
On Sunday night, the New York Times published a bombshell investigation detailing President Donald Trump’s tax return data from the past two decades. Trump has long kept this information from the public, the first sitting U.S. president in decades to do so. According to the Times’ reporting, Trump did not pay federal income taxes in 11 of the 18 ye…
 
Last week, after years of delays, Congress passed two bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Indigenous women around the country have been victims of violent crime for years. As of 2018, at least 500 Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been murdered. The two bills, called Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisibl…
 
The New York City Board of Elections has already mailed out nearly half a million absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. But some voters are reporting a problem with their ballots that could potentially invalidate their vote—if the Board doesn’t act. WNYC’s City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin joined host Kerry Nolan to talk about the sit…
 
“Woke,” a new comedy on Hulu, is inspired by the life of its creator, Keith Knight. The show, which blends reality and animated fantasy, follows Keef, a Black cartoonist who is on the cusp of mainstream success when an ugly incident with the police changes his life. Suddenly, Keef is learning about racism from a chatty trash can and other talking c…
 
The New York Times got its hands on President Trump’s tax returns for the better part of two decades, including his first two years as president. The documents, filed by the president, reveal a pattern of paying little to no federal income tax, claiming huge losses on many of his luxury properties and investments, and a looming potential debt load …
 
With the school year now underway, and some people returning to the office, the MTA is seeing a small uptick in ridership on mass transit. But its not nearly enough to cover the severe losses caused by the ongoing pandemic. The MTA has been warning that without $12 billion in federal relief drastic cuts in service will have to be made. WNYC’s trans…
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of gender equality throughout her long and historic legal career. But gender equality wasn’t just something she championed before the Supreme Court. It was something she put into practice in her personal life. During their 56-year marriage, Ruth and her husband Marty Ginsburg were true partners, splitting childcar…
 
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, associate professor at Bard College and research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and the author of The Case for a Job Guarantee and Oren Cass, executive director of American Compass, a domestic policy advisor for the Romney presidential campaign and the author of The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of …
 
In the 30 years since we “won” the Cold War, we’ve seen the first generations of Americans come of age who are not likely to have better standards of living than their parents. Catherine Rampell, syndicated opinion columnist at The Washington Post, political/economic commentator at CNN and special correspondent at PBS Newshour and Eduardo Porter, e…
 
As the country confronts racial tensions and class conflicts, the question begs: how did we get here? We look back to a moment in our history when our country was struggling to become a true, multiracial democracy -- and meeting a lot of roadblocks - many of which persist today. Historian Eric Foner gives us a primer on the Reconstruction Era amend…
 
Today we examine how much capitalism and how much socialism is needed to save America's middle class. On Today's Show: Pavlina R. Tcherneva, associate professor at Bard College and research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and the author of The Case for a Job Guarantee (Polity, 2020) and Oren Cass, executive director of American Compass, a d…
 
Jaime Harrison may seem like a long shot to become a South Carolina senator: he is a Black Democrat who grew up on food stamps in public housing, and he has never held elected public office. But a Quinnipiac poll ties him with Lindsay Graham—each has the support of forty-eight per cent of likely voters. Harrison is not exactly a progressive upstart…
 
On Saturday, President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Extremely popular with conservatives, Barrett had been the leading contender to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat. At 48, she’d be the youngest justice on the Supreme Court bench. She’d also be the fifth woman in histo…
 
In a new report, the Center for Public Integrity and Mother Jones found that 43 percent of front-line farm and food-processing workers are immigrants, many of them undocumented. Despite the risks they face as essential workers, there is no comprehensive data collection documenting the spread of COVID-19 within the immigrant workforce. This makes it…
 
Ben Harper is a three-time Grammy winner, a singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist who’s played in a wide variety of styles and with a Who’s Who of famous musical colleagues. But his upcoming album, Winter Is For Lovers is just Harper and a single lap steel guitar, inspired by the so-called American Primitive style of the late John Fa…
 
On Saturday, President Trump nominated 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. If confirmed, conservative Judge Barrett would become the youngest member serving on the court. Senate Republicans will scramble to confirm Judge Barrett ahead of Election Day, while Democrats argue that Judge…
 
On Saturday, President Trump nominated 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. If confirmed, conservative Judge Barrett would become the youngest member serving on the court. Senate Republicans will scramble to confirm Judge Barrett ahead of Election Day, while Democrats argue that Judge…
 
At the height of the pandemic, the sickest Black New Yorkers came to the hospital after a week of symptoms, according to a recent study. They waited more than twice as long as the sickest patients who were white. Now researchers and community leaders are trying to figure out why that happened, and what can be done about it in the future.…
 
The city says the number of COVID-19 cases is tripling each day in a half-dozen neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. Health officials been trying to increase the number of tests in these areas and have been handing out masks and flyers and making robocalls. But they say if there isn't progress by Tuesday, they will impose strict lockdown-like meas…
 
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