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In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question... ‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.
 
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.
 
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Li ...
 
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 ...
 
December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, abo ...
 
Julie Yip-Williams tried to stay as present and honest as possible as she watched herself die from Stage IV colon cancer. The series chronicles her process of preparing for her death and revisiting the events of her extraordinary life, through hours of intensely personal and revealing conversations. It is an immigrant story, a love story, and a ghost story. This series is a companion to her posthumous memoir, The Unwinding of the Miracle, published by Random House on Feb 5th.
 
Go inside the most expensive, most talked-about political race of 2018: the U.S. Senate contest between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. For a generation, Texas has been America’s ultimate red state. No Democrat has won statewide office here since 1994. Will this be the race where everything changes? Or will Beto-mania turn out to be just another fantasy? For the next month, Texas Monthly, chronicler of life in contemporary Texas since 1974, and Pineapple Street Media, creator ...
 
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Peppa the indoctrinator, feral pigs, and diving deep into going back to the movies. Speaking of movies, we have literal movie star and Hot Guy March Madness contestant Henry Golding on the pod! Matt and Henry talk about everything from soccer, to sexual healing, to training for his new movie Snake Eyes. For DBWP, Bari talks about a recent Anti-Raci…
 
Snake fuzz, giant goldfish, and diving deep into some things Matt and Bari hate that everyone else loves. It's a Complaint Grab Bag, y'all! After that, we have Two Gay Matts (@itsmattsteele and @themattpalmer) on the pod to talk geography, Cats the movie, and so much more! For DBWP, Matt Bellassai wants you to add your pronouns to your emails and s…
 
Sun-baking Australians, exotic snakes, and diving deep into picnic culture. After that, we have drag queen and cabaret artist Jinkx Monsoon on the pod to talk about their podcast "Hi, Jinkx!", their motorcycle disdain, and being a kind person while hating everyone. For DBWP, Bari's highlighting Red Nation, a grassroots organization that focuses on …
 
Comedians Tess Barker and Babs Gray, who you might know from Lady to Lady or the now legendary Britney’s Gram podcast, are here to bring you a brand new investigative series about Britney Spears' conservatorship and the court system that's allowed it to persist. After launching the #FreeBritney movement, they started to dig… And what they found out…
 
We're taking off this week for the holiday, but don't worry, you're not getting rid of us THAT easily. We just launched our very own exclusive station on Audacy! It's called Unhappy Hour's Scream-A-Long Songs. It's a karaoke playlist for when you're mad, sad, or just really need to sing out loud curated by Matt and Bari. You can listen to it on Aud…
 
Bird diseases, squids in space, and diving deep into sweat! After that we have on Bekah Martinez and Jess Ambrose, co-hosts of the podcast, Chatty Broads. We talk Nicholas Cage, Nutella, The Bachelor, and more. For DBWP, Matt wants you to give to the ACLU and check out their list of bills affecting LGBTQ+ people. AND to donate to organizations that…
 
A whale tale, murder hornets, and diving deep into going to events. After that, we have returning guest complainer, comedian Jo Firestone on the pod to talk about juice, long babies, sexy mascots, and so so much more! For DBWP, Bari recommends educating yourself on Opal Lee and the history of Juneteenth. You can listen to an interview with Miss Opa…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
ICYMI– we dropped our very first line of OFFICIAL UNHAPPY HOUR MERCH! We've got dad caps, socks, t-shirts, and sweatshirts in a wide variety of colors for you to adorn yourself in. Go ahead and get one of each so you can Winnie the Pooh all over the place like Matt intended. So what are you waiting for? Head to unhappyhourshop.com to show your disd…
 
BEST THINGS FIRST, WE HAVE MERCH! Head to unhappyhourshop.com to get Official Unhappy Hour hats, shirts, sweatshirts, and socks! Okay, now the show... Tree thieving frat boys, grocery thieving ravens, and diving deep into what we are not looking forward to when the world opens up. After that, we have actor and writer Brandon Kyle Goodman on the pod…
 
Greasy pennies, snakes in a dryer, and diving deep into your rants! After that, we have New York Times bestselling author and astrologist Chani Nicholas on the pod. She came to read Matt's chart and wound up reading his whole life to filth. FOR DBWP, Matt wants you to follow @RaquelWillis and @ChaseStrangio for their Trans Week of Visibility and Ac…
 
Ancient bowls, homecoming queen hacks, and diving deep into the worst animals. After that, we have comedian Danny Jolles on the pod to talk about his latest stand-up special Six Parts (Free! On Youtube!), his love of sports drama, and more. For DBWP, we're talking about the horrific shooting in Atlanta last week. Please donate to Red Canary Song, a…
 
Chainsaws, Costco Cheese, and diving deep into our annual HOT GUY MARCH MADNESS!!! Who will make you the best house with their bare hands? Who's calming presence will lull you to sleep? Matt and Bari go through the bracket to come up with our 2021 winner. We tweeted out the bracket so you can follow along! For DBWP, Matt wants you educate yourself …
 
A seagull gets a snack, cornflakes come in a new flavor, and we dive deep into the menial tasks that we all hate. After that, we have author, and podcast host Luvvie Ajayi Jones on the pod! We talk about her Beyonce box, kombucha, and her latest book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. On DBWP, Bari suggests subscribing to the newsl…
 
Toilet surprises, kidnapping your way out of work, and diving deep into emails. Because you know what? They're actually finding us all UN-WELL! After that we have the LEGENDARY Margaret Cho on the podcast. She is an icon of standup comedy, and she's done everything from podcasting, to TV, to music, to film. Matt and Margaret get into everything fro…
 
A venomous snake on the loose, a Civil War chicken, and diving deep into a Rant Grab Bag! After that, we have Nick Viall on the pod as our guest complainer. Nick is the host of The Viall Files podcast, he's a Bachelor alumni, and self proclaimed Diva. Nick gives Matt dating advice and Matt reveals his quarantine recording outfit. For DBWP, we're fo…
 
A lost Airpod, stampeding cows, and diving deep into YOUR VOICEMAILS for our first Rant Hotline of 2021! For DBWP, Matt wants you to stand up against the rise in hate crimes that have been targeting Asian Americans, specifically against the elderly. Follow @AAPIWomenLead for more guidance and you can donate to the I'm Ready Movement. Bari binged al…
 
It’s 1987, and the Chippendales dancers are packing nightclubs across America with their sold-out male exotic dance shows. As crowds of women scream for the mullets, the spandex, and the tans … a shocking event about to change the course of the brand and its booming business forever. This is a sneak peek of Episode 1 of Welcome to Your Fantasy. To …
 
A sexy French warehouse party, a Los Angeles icon, and diving deep it what Matt assumes it's like to be in quarantining as a couple. After that, we have podcast hosts Jade and XD on the pod to let their negativity flag fly! They hate everything from scallops to dating to voicemails. For DBWP, Bari recommends subscribing to Rachel Ricketts's newslet…
 
Hunting Big Foot, hot pink comfort food, and diving deep into the worst Super Bowl Sunday finger foods. After that, we have recipe developer and cookbook author Jake Cohen on the pod to talk about brunch, babkas, and his cookbook, Jew-ish. For DBWP, Matt wants to highlight Black poetry, specifically Amanda Gorman's inauguration poem, and the organi…
 
Coronavirus flavored ice cream, lassoing snakes, and diving deep into COVIDIOTS, aka those fools who are messing around during the 10th month of the pandemmy. After that, we have RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen on the pod to talk about moving to LA, his comedy divas and the HBO Max show, We're Here. For DBWP, Bari wants you to get on t…
 
MMA squirrels, literal bandit raccoons, and diving deep into our ashy, flaky, dry winter skin. Sorry! But also not sorry. Then we've got pastry chef, recipe developer, video host, and expert complainer Claire Saffitz on the pod! We vent about everything from dairy creamers to the unholy mixing of chocolate and fruit. Plus, we talk about her New Yor…
 
A fugitive in a mangrove, a Kohl's COVID mix-up, and diving deep into road tripping. After that, we have drag superstar Peppermint (@Peppermint247) on the pod to talk about her hatred of animation, gender reveal parties, and her new album and music video. For DBWP, Bari wants you to read Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be Anti-Racist. Bari is watc…
 
Python-sniffing dogs, fast food closures, and the best award show of all, The Grumpy Awards! After that, we have drag superstar Miz Cracker on the pod to talk about Quick Books, bathroom decor, her new podcast "She's A Woman!" For DBWP, we're asking you to be Santa! Trans Santa (@transanta) was started by actor/activist Indya Moore as a way to supp…
 
Wallaroos, vulture attacks, and diving deep into those lil bitch elves. Then we've got writer and actor Mary Holland (Happiest Season) on the pod! Matt and Mary go in on mid-waist jeans, clocks, and more. For DBWP, in light of the rise of anti-Semitic acts and in the spirit of overcoming destruction during Hanukkah, Bari's highlighting some of her …
 
Pigeon auctions, shillelagh attacks, and diving deep into holiday songs NOT written by Mariah Carey (aka the worst ones). After that, we have actress Midori Francis on the pod to talk about her new Netflix series Dash and Lily, her dislike of dogs, and her favorite drinks. For a holiday edition of Do Better White People, we're highlighting Black ow…
 
Tall alligators (#talligators?), horny angry mongeese, and diving deep into the biggest Thanksgiving meal letdowns. Then we've got Aida Osman on the pod as our guest complainer. Aida is a comedian, writer, and cohost of the podcast Keep It! They also broke open a bottle of wine at noon just for this interview, so you know it's gonna be good. For DB…
 
Pistol wielding dogs, pythons revving engines, and diving deep into Matt's dreams for Biden's America. After that, we have more of your rants on the pod! This week on "Do Better White People," we're talking about the Georgia Senate race. You can find more info on how to get involved with Fair Fight on their website and you can donate to the Senate …
 
A rat infested sinkhole, another lost tortoise, and deep diving into the REAL reasons the 1918 Influenza Epidemic sucked. In other words, we had to look back at how horrible the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was in order to make ourselves feel better! Then writer Hunter Harris joins us on the pod to talk about face oils, denim shorts, and celebrity cultu…
 
Golden nuggets, a stolen lemur, and deep diving into the worst Halloween candy. After that, we have repeat complainer, comedian and writer Chelsea Devantez (@chelseadevantez) on the pod. We talk about Claudia Conway, doing the splits, and Chelsea's new podcast Celebrity Book Club. For DBWP, we'd like you to look up early voting in your area, consid…
 
Cape Cod Monsters, airplane food on land, and diving deep into Opinions That Are More Brave Than Saying You’re A Gay Trump Supporter. After that, we have actress/singer Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) on the podcast! We talk about pole dancing, influencers, and her new film Yellow Rose, which is in theaters now! (Yes, real movie theaters!) For DBWP, Bari…
 
Tasmanian Devils, Fat Bear Week, and deep diving into pumpkins! After that, we have actor Tuc Watkins on the pod. We talk about the Wizard of Oz, the Instagram Explore page, and his new film The Boys In The Band. For DBWP, Matt wants you to donate to Vote Save America. It can be confusing to know who to donate to, and who to trust with your money, …
 
Swearing parrots, a heroic rat, and deep diving into the worst types of pies.... because Matt made the worstest pie of them all. After that, we're letting you rant away! You've been calling us on the rant hotline (601-600-RANT) with your biggest complaints and boy, are they spicy! For Do Better, White People, Bari wants you to phone bank. She's doi…
 
MTA man caves and a baboon burglar! No deep dive this week. Instead, we have an extra long interview with guests Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn to talk about their new podcast Back Issue. We talk about the pop culture moments that shaped us, and what animals Tracy hates. For "Do Better, White People" we encourage you to donate to the Louisville Commu…
 
Dead birds, flying Porta Potties and deep diving into the summer we never had. Comedian Esther Povitsky joins us on the pod to talk about her new tie-dying business, her Comedy Central stand-up special "Hot For My Name" and the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL. For Do Better White People, we're talking about Vote Forward, a letter writing campaign th…
 
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