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Good Life Project

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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more? How do status, circumstance, gender, privilege, race, identity, and more play into the quest to live your best life? These are the questions and topics we explore every week in conversation with leading voices in art, science, industry, and culture, from Brené Brown, Matthew McConaughey, & Bishop Michael Curry, to Austin Channing Brown, Glennon Doyle, Julián Cast ...
 
Why, in a country as prosperous as the United States, are millions of people just trying to get by? What would it take to change that and realize the promise of a healthier and fairer country for all? Join Julián Castro as he reimagines America in conversation with real people all over the country who are struggling, aspiring, and trying to reach their dreams. Drawing on his own experiences -- growing up in a low-income household, becoming Mayor of San Antonio, leading Housing and Urban Deve ...
 
Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment
 
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Made to Fail

Goat Rodeo & The Hub Project

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From healthcare, to unemployment insurance, to exercising the right to vote, the COVID-19 crisis has affected every part of American life. The rampant employment. The social unrest in American cities. It's pulled back the curtain on the policies that time and time again, have failed the people they were supposed to protect. But what's happening in our country is something much bigger than a pandemic. Something that's been in the works for a long, long time. Made to Fail tells the stories of ...
 
“Welcome to the Party” is a new podcast from the Democratic National Committee that breaks down some of the biggest issues facing America today with the people who are fighting to address them. Each episode, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison talks to an influential member of the party about leadership and the ways Democrats across the country are delivering for the American people. Chair Harrison will also highlight the work that is being done by volunteers, local elected leaders, and races to watch.
 
The podcast "Between Sky and Earth" mix Andrey Plavinskiy. Only new music in the Progressive house genre. Monthly releases of 60 minutes of high-quality sound. Tracks by Andrey Plavinsky are played by DJs and producers from different parts of the world, including radio shows, podcasts on the radio, such as: PROTONRADIO, FRISKY, PUREFM, INSOMNIAFM, DNARADIO, RADIO RECORD DI.FM and many others . Andrey Plavinskiy original works were supported by such musicians as: Paul Oakenfold, Matan Caspi, ...
 
Come Through with Rebecca Carroll is a podcast that explores culture, race and identity against the backdrop of the 2020 election. The series will provide listeners with 15 essential conversations they can take with them during this pivotal time. Conversations with prominent thinkers, cultural critics, writers, artists, and politicians on topics like climate change, diversity and inclusion programs, immigration and more are prompted by our host’s lifelong personal inquiry into what it means ...
 
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This week, Julián Castro, onetime Democratic presidential candidate and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, joins Inside the Hive to discuss the hard-right push on guns, abortion, and voting in Texas, which has become a blueprint for recalcitrant Trumpist states, and what Democrats are going to do about it. Castro is worr…
 
Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whateve…
 
This week we talk to former Democratic presidential candidate, mayor of San Antonio, and Obama-era secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro. Castro has recently been pounding Gov. Abbott's lack of leadership on the pandemic among other failures such as the "big freeze" of February 2021. We'll unpack the current state of COVID-19, v…
 
Lizz Winstead is best known as the co-creator of The Daily Show, a program that reinvented late-night, and showed a new generation of comedians how to combine news with satire and activism. Her next act was founding Lady Parts Justice, now known as Abortion Access Front, an organization that travels the country, supporting abortion clinics and the …
 
So question for you: When was the last time you did something where it was so immersive, so enjoyable it so captivated, the essence of who you are that you completely lost track of time? You just vanished into the experience, the activity, the moment, the conversation, the relationship, like the world around you ceased to exist. The only thing that…
 
Is California a bellwether for the epic incoming 2022 cycle, or is it its own blue bubble, with its own dynamics divorced from the rest of purple America? To discuss this topic, today’s guest on The Brief is Nick Rathod. He is the founder of the State Innovation Exchange, a progressive answer to ALEC—the right-wing group that writes model conservat…
 
In an episode that originally aired in September 2017, Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
This episode will be unlike any conversation we’ve ever aired on Good Life Project. For the first time on the podcast, I’m on the other side of the mic. And, to be honest, the thought of it kind of terrifies me. Even now, with it’s recorded and I know how it went and what’s on tape, it still kind of terrifies me. I’m pretty comfortable asking the q…
 
After enduring what she calls “700 bad days” in a row, author Kelly Williams Brown realized that simple rituals and crafty projects were often what got her through her most difficult days. In her new book “Easy Crafts for the Insane” she explains the practical, fun, and do-able activities that offer an escape from a chaotic world. Note: This week i…
 
I’ve been a fan of Jessi Hempel’s writing and amazing podcast, Hello Monday, for years now, but it was her deeply insightful six-part series on re-opening the world of work that led us into the virtual studio space to jam. Jessi is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn and host of the award-winning podcast Hello Monday. For the past 18 years, she ha…
 
Markos and Kerry talk with Jodi Hicks, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood California to talk about the awful Texas law, how it may have helped Democrats during the California recall election, and her experiences on the ground with voters facing a radicalized Supreme Court and Republican Party.
 
Valarie Kaur is an activist, documentary filmmaker, lawyer, educator, and faith leader. She rose to global acclaim in late 2016 when her Watch Night Service address asked the question, “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” The video went viral with 40 million views worldwide, and her question reframed the political momen…
 
This week, co-host Joe Hagan talks to novelist Elliot Ackerman, a veteran of both the Afghan and Iraq wars, on the meaning of 9/11 and the long-term impact on American life, politics and culture. A critic of the Biden administration’s exit from Afghanistan, Ackerman has struggled with feelings of bitterness over the wars that defined his life and r…
 
For the past 10 years, actor, author and humorist John Hodgman has hosted the podcast “Judge John Hodgman” where he helps friends, roommates and romantic couples negotiate their long-standing quibbles: Things like: “Which one of us is loading the dishwasher right?” Throughout the years, John’s discovered some deeper throughlines about gender roles …
 
Just days after the state implemented a draconian anti-abortion measure that effectively invalidates Roe v. Wade, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed voter suppression legislation into law this week. With COVID numbers also spiking there, Julián and his longtime staffer Sawyer Hackett hop on the mic for a special episode to dissect the latest (and not gr…
 
After years in the entertainment world, Justin Baldoni, found that classic breakout moment as an actor in the role of Rafael Solano on the hit show Jane the Virgin. But, underneath what seemed to be an extraordinary mainstream success, a certain discontent and vision of what the industry and life could be was brewing. In no small part, fueled by a …
 
September promises to be exhaustingly jam-packed. What can Democrats actually accomplish in a Senate where their margin of error is zero? Meanwhile, Texas has just passed the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion law, and the Supreme Court allowed it to be enforced while the law works its way up the court system. For the second half of the show, …
 
In an episode that originally aired in March, the New Jersey congressman discusses anti-Asian hate in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, and how he talks about the rise in hate crimes with his young son. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
Friends make life better. We’ve all experienced that. But, could a very specific kind of friendship - Radical Friendship - lead not only to lasting bonds, love and joy, but also to systemic social change, liberation, and equality? That’s what we’re talking about today. Weaving in Buddhism, Western spiritual culture, dance, and social justice with m…
 
In the wake of the shocking Supreme Court move that has allowed Texas to effectively ban abortion, cohost Joe Hagan conducts back to back interviews with Amy Hagstrom Miller, of Whole Women’s Health, which operates abortion clinics in Texas, and Wendy Davis, a veteran of Texas politics and founder of Deeds Not Words, a nonprofit committed to gender…
 
Rev. angel Kyodo williams has been bridging the worlds of liberation, love, and justice her entire adult life. Her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and "a classic" by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield. And, her book, Radi…
 
At 20 years, it was America’s longest war. So what now Republicans are trying to take advantage of Biden’s slide in the polls to stop what’s left of his legislative agenda. They’ll try to make an issue of it in the 2022 and 2024 elections. Will it work? Today’s guest is Jon Soltz. Soltz did two tours of duty in Iraq and is the chairman of VoteVets—…
 
In this conversation from March, Merkley gets into how the filibuster has ground work in the Senate to a halt. And what he thinks should be done to fix it, especially to preserve voting rights. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
My guest today, Jameela Jamil, was a household name in the UK for years. Hosting shows on T4 and BBC Radio 1 before launching into the spotlight in the US, playing Tahani on the acclaimed TV show, The Good Place, and then hosting TBS late-night game show That Misery Index judging voguing reality competition show Legendary. And along the way, she ha…
 
Inside the Hive cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan analyze the latest bad news from Afghanistan and the pandemic resurgence sweeping the country, especially Florida. Twenty years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in search of Al Qaeda, was a bloody and chaotic exit the only possibility? When Donald Trump can’t convince his own followers to get v…
 
Best-selling author of "White Rage" Carol Anderson explores the anti-Black history of the Second Amendment. There is structural racism built into our Bill of Rights! The story of white Americans' fear of black Americans with guns starts with the enslaved people who fought against the British and runs all the way to the killing of legal gun owner Ph…
 
On this week’s episode of “Welcome To The Party,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talk about her role as DNC's vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection, how Georgia turned the tide in the last election, and getting their kids back to school. Plus, you’ll hear from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold—…
 
Welcome to Food People, a show from Bon Appétit made by, for, and about people who love food. Each week, BA’s editorial director Amanda Shapiro asks a serious or not-so-serious food question: What’s the best way to grill chicken? Can meal prep be less terrible? Are air fryers worth the hype? In search of answers or at least a spirited debate, she’l…
 
My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she’d offer at her Insight Meditation Center in DC, record, then air as podcasts, and the blend of her gentle presence, her deep wisdom …
 
In an episode that aired Sept. 22, 2020, the author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of the GOP — and what that means going forward. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
We tend to think we’re smart, rational beings, making good choices based on clear information. In truth, we’re anything but. We are pretty much walking, talking bundles of delusion and bias, much of it utterly hidden from our consciousness, by no one other than our subconscious. How do we get past this, how do we learn to see more clearly, not just…
 
This week, cohost Joe Hagan talks to Saad Mohseni, chief executive of the MOBY Group, which has been broadcasting television news and entertainment programming in Afghanistan since 2004. As the Taliban take over the country following the US’s chaotic exit last week, the fate of Mohseni’s media outlet in Kabul, staffed with 450 Afghans, hangs in the…
 
Fellow Crookedian Rebecca Nagle joins us to talk about Season Two of “This Land.” From the “boarding schools” of the 19th century to the good intentions of the Indian Child Welfare Act — and the big money campaign to repeal it. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit p…
 
A new series from Goat Rodeo: Many Americans watched the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 unfold right before our eyes. What happened on 9/11 and how it changed our world is the most important story of the modern age. It’s the hinge on which so much changed. But in the years since the history we've come to tell of that day is incomplete—an…
 
On this week’s episode of “Welcome To The Party,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Senator Cory Booker have a deep conversation about friendship, service, and the challenges facing our country today. Plus, guest Frank Leone, a Virginia-based voting rights advocate, talk about the upcoming election in Virginia and Republican attempts to curb voting righ…
 
Ever want to change something that really matters to you, but struggle to make it stick, let alone wonder how to ever get started? You’re not alone. There is so much misinformation in the world of behavior change, which is why I wanted to sit down with Katy Milkman to see if we could all get closer to the truth. And, find out, once and for all, wha…
 
It’s a story of transition, from an old America that was white-majority and white-dominant, to one that is increasingly Black, brown, Asian, and multiracial. It’s an America where small rural towns are dying while most cities are growing and thriving.Today on The Brief, we will be talking about the Census, what it means for redistricting efforts, a…
 
In this episode from 2018, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative explains why we must come to terms with America's history if we are ever to start healing. The conversation is as relevant as ever amid debates about "critical race theory." See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=…
 
It’s one of the wildest scandals in Hollywood history: In 1951, major Hollywood producer Walter Wanger (Jon Hamm) went to prison for shooting an agent who he suspected was having an affair with Joan Bennett (Zooey Deschanel), Wanger’s actress wife. When the dust settled, Wanger was accepted back into Hollywood’s inner circle with open arms, while a…
 
When James Victore was told by a professor, in his design program during college, that he wasn’t cut out for the famed institution he’d been attending, instead of arguing, he left. Then, promptly launched and built his own successful design consultancy. Years later, an accomplished illustrator, designer, and provocateur of the status quo, he return…
 
This week, Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman joins cohost Joe Hagan to discuss the “Floridization” of conservative politics, from the hanging chads of the 2000 election to Trump’s “Southern White House” in Palm Beach to Governor Ron DeSantis’s ostensible 2024 campaign slogan, “Make America Florida.” The Hive correspondents explore the histo…
 
The co-author of “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth,” Bryan Burroughs, debunks the Anglo-centric fables surrounding Texas’ founding myth — with a cameo appearance from Phil Collins. (In the myth, not as a guest on the show.) For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more about your …
 
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison speaks with Julián Castro and the Texas Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Director Rose Clouston about our fight to protect and expand voting rights in Texas and nationwide—plus how our listeners can get involved. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!By Democratic National Committee
 
Work, as we know it, is broken. Has been for a long time. But this moment we're in has brought it home like never before. And, now, it's time for a reclamation! We spend the majority of our adult life working. If what you do empties you out, burns you out, or leaves you disconnected from what truly matters to you, that's a brutally hard way to live…
 
Today, we will explore what to expect both politically and legally as the process unfolds with two experts in the field, Daily Kos Elections redistricting analyst and gerrymandering savant Stephen Wolf, and Simone Leeper, legal counsel at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. The Center also just launched PlanScore.org, a free online tool to help …
 
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