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Each week, Alice Bradley and Jordan Calhoun of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
NYTF Radio presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene serves to educate listeners on the history of Yiddish Theatre. Season 1 will consist of episodes that trace the early history of Yiddish Theatrical Performance in Europe and United States: From Purim spiels, to Avrom Goldfaden and the Sorceress, to late 19th Century Yiddish Theatre in America. At the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, our mission is to celebrate the Yiddish experience through the performing arts by transmittin ...
 
The Turn After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of AMC's Turn.Show Summary: After scoring a hit with a series set in the 1960s, AMC travels much further back in time for "TURN: Washington's Spies," a Revolutionary War-era drama based on the same-named Alexander Rose novel. The series goes beyond the battlefront to a conflict involving everyday men and women, taking place in a cryptic world of double agents, covert operations and code-breaking. It revolves around Abe Woodhull, a yo ...
 
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This week on the show, Rep. McKenzie Cantrell joins us to talk about her work to reform Kentucky's Unemployment Insurance system in the wake of the pandemic. She walks us through the changes she's seeking to make, and her attempts to get the Republican majority to take up this issue. Robert and Jazmin also discuss two bills from Robert Stivers whic…
 
In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia…
 
This week we're speaking with the ever-inspiring Anne Lamott—progressive political activist, writer, and bestselling author of such books as Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions. Anne's latest book is called Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage, and she joins us this week to talk about how we can find hope, even in the m…
 
In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia…
 
This week, Cara Stewart joined us to talk about healthcare policy in Kentucky. The conversation ranged from the extraordinary open enrollment period to the situation with Kentucky's *6* MCOs. If you care about healthcare policy, don't miss it! Jazmin and Robert also talked about the passage of the Historic Horse Racing bill, Mitch McConnell's role …
 
This week we're fine-tuning our instruments with help from Hollywood vocal coach, Denise Woods. Denise has been a professional vocal and dialect coach for over 20 years and has worked with stars like Will Smith, Halle Berry, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain, and Mahershala Ali. Listen to hear Denise gives tips on how to nix the bad habits of the “ums…
 
In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia…
 
This week, Robert took a look at the bills making their way through the legislature in the second part of the 2021 session. There are a few good ones, and a lot of bad bills. Jazmin examined the lawsuit which Gov. Beshear brought against the bills passed by the Kentucky legislature which reduce his power, and also explained what had been done so fa…
 
This week we're learning how to tackle the notorious challenge of dating with help from Logan Ury—Director of Relationship Science at Hinge and author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love. Listen to hear Logan talk about what we so often get wrong about what makes someone a good match, how we're…
 
It goes without saying that this pandemic has had a huge impact on our mental health. So this week, we sit down with The Happiness Lab's Dr. Laurie Santos to learn some of the science-backed strategies we can use to help us cope, and even find some happiness. Dr. Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. S…
 
In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia…
 
This week, Jim Higdon joined us to talk about the prospect of marijuana legalization in Kentucky, and all the different branching paths it might take. Marijuana policy is a mixture of criminal law, agriculture policy, and touches every level of government. Jim is one of the people who knows the issue best and we were glad to have him on. During the…
 
This week we're learning how to land a new job in a challenging economy, with personal finance expert (and friend of The Upgrade) Ramit Sethi. Listen to hear Ramit's tips on writing a great resume and cover letter, how to get clear on what your dream job actually is, and how to negotiate even when you don't think you have leverage. Ramit is the aut…
 
This week Mashayla Hays and Jackie McGranahan of the ACLU joined us to talk about the past, present, and future of abortion rights in Kentucky, and how the ACLU is working to protect the rights of people who might need abortion care. In addition, Robert and Jazmin talked about the Kentuckians who participated in the insurrection at the Capitol and …
 
This week we're learning about the tools and tech we need to upgrade our lives in 2021. Helping us are Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly—hosts of the Cool Tools podcast and the Cool Tools blog. Listen to hear Mark and Kevin's recommendations for what to get for the best work from home experience, their favorite new tech from 2020, and what they exp…
 
This week our guest was Governor Andy Beshear, who just wrapped up the first year of his Governorship. He talked to us about deciding to run for office, both for Attorney General and later for Governor, he looked back on his approach to COVID-19, he spoke to us about the investigation into Breonna Taylor's killing, and we touched out his relationsh…
 
This episode is all about NYTF's annual concert tradition: Soul to Soul. The electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history takes to our virtual stage this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We interview NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek and singer Elmore James. We discuss…
 
This week we're learning about hypnosis, the placebo effect, and the ways we can use the power of suggestion to our advantage with help from science journalist Erik Vance. Listen to hear Erik discuss how the placebo effect works, the ways in which we may be able to use hypnosis to help us with various ailments and issues, and why the power of sugge…
 
This week Jazmin and Robert talk about the first two days of the shorter 2021 legislative session. The new GOP super-duper majority has several bills they will try to pass in the first week, many of which involve either abortion or reducing the powers of Governor Beshear. Since we last recorded, Louisville Metro Police fired two officers involved i…
 
Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She's the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She's here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way. You can find the show notes and all e…
 
In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia…
 
Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein's books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given, uses Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth. According to Mark, Buddhism and psychotherapy arrive at the same conclusion: when we give the ego fre…
 
This week, Jazmin and Robert discussed the state of COVID-19 in Kentucky, as well as the impact of Mitch McConnell's actions on the federal response to the coronavirus. Robert talked about two issues looming over the legislative session: the 2021 pension bill and "racinos" or historical horse racing slot machines. Our interview this week was with R…
 
For the next several weeks we will be hosting round table discussions in honor of Michael and his work. Thank you to our Patrons and Russell Sbriglia for making this series possible. To listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they come out support by becoming a patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project athttps://www.patreon.com/TMBS. To su…
 
This week we're tackling the challenge of getting your kids more invested in books with comedian and social entrepreneur Alvin Irby. Listen to hear Alvin's advice on how to get your kids more interested in reading without rewards or punishment based on his own experience as a former teacher as well as through his work in his non-profit literacy pro…
 
This week, Jazmin and Robert talk about the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, which might be nearing its end as vaccines are now being distributed to some people across the state. Robert also went through a report by KY Policy about the one-year budget the legislature must pass, and Jazmin updated the policing and protests situation in Louisville. Our gue…
 
For the next several weeks we will be hosting round table discussions in honor of Michael and his work. Thank you to our Patrons and Russell Sbriglia for making this series possible. To listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they come out support by becoming a patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. To s…
 
This week we're getting advice on how to make our New Year's resolutions stick with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg. Listen to hear Charles share multiple science-backed strategies we can use to enhance habit formation, and how mental models can help us achieve our goals. Charles is the author of The Power of Habit: Why W…
 
This week Jazmin and Robert interviewed Colmon Elridge, the new chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. They talked about how he plans to lead Democrats out of the hole they find themselves in by investing in better campaign infrastructures and better messaging, as well as what he brings as an individual to the chairmanship. Before the interview, J…
 
This is panel number 3 of THE MICHAEL BROOKS TRIBUTE SERIES. Leftist economics with Mark Blyth, Ben Burgis, & Richard Wolff, with David Griscom (moderator). For the next several weeks we will be hosting round table discussions in honor of Michael and his work. Thank you to our Patrons and Russell Sbriglia for making this series possible. To listen …
 
Financial journalist Felix Salmon joins us this week to talk about making money while doing good in the world, "Badass" author Jen Sincero tells us how she went from no money to a lot of money by changing her mindset, and we all end up rich. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@…
 
This week, in additional to the normal COVID-19 update, Jazmin runs down Daniel Cameron's lawsuit against Andy Beshear's COVID-19 restrictions and the religious arguments he has been making. In addition, Robert and Jazmin do a set of criminal justice quick hits, and talk about some pieces of journalism they've been reading lately.…
 
This is night one of THE MICHAEL BROOKS TRIBUTE SERIES. All month long we will be hosting round tables discussions in honor of Michael and his work. Tonight Russell Sbriglia (Assistant Professor of English at Seton Hall University) hosts a discussion with Cornel West and Slavoj Žižek on “The Future of the Left.” The TMBS family would like to thank …
 
This week we're preparing for our 2021 reading goals with help from The Root's Danielle Belton and Maiysha Kai. Listen to hear Danielle and Maiysha share their tips for finding time to read, how to diversify your reading list, and the best ways to find books you'll love. Danielle and Maiysha are the hosts of The Root Presents: It's Lit!—a new podca…
 
In the second half of this episode, Robert and Jazmin interview the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, Rep. Joni Jenkins and Sen. Morgan McGarvey. They discussed the upcoming legislative session and the planning that's already started for the 2022 election. Before, Robert and Jazmin also give a COVID-19 update, an update on police and prot…
 
This week we're learning about disability rights and how to be a better ally to the disabled, with activist and consultant Alice Wong. Listen to hear Alice talk about the unique perspectives that disabled people bring to the conversation, what non-disabled people can do to promote and protect equality, and why Crip Camp is essential viewing. In add…
 
This week Jazmin and Robert discuss new COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Governor Beshear, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky case that ensured he would be able to put those restrictions in place. In addition, they discussed the ascension of Colmon Elridge to chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party -- the first Black person to hold that title. A…
 
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