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Dating these days is just plain weird, awful, and terrible. People have become so bad at being vulnerable and courteous that they stoop so low as to "ghost" on someone. This podcast will follow my adventures of dating after a bad breakup, in a new city (Los Angeles), within a small community (lesbians). This is a podcast for everyone who dates- regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, religion, race, or creed. Because let's be real: dating sucks for everyone. After my story, I'll be ex ...
 
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It's Factually's 100th episode! To celebrate, Adam is joined by Full Frontal host Sam Bee to discuss the art of combining fact with farce. They talk the importance (or total unimportance) of informational comedy, consider what lies ahead in their careers, and dunk on sitcoms. Sam Bee's podcast "Full Release" launches May 4th. Listen wherever you ge…
 
Here's a clip from this week's TSFP Presents: Sliding Doors as we discuss the biggest turning points in the history of the El Clásico rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, including, here, Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the 2011 Copa del Rey final... For the full episode and access to all our previous TSFP Presents episodes, plus weekly Bonus Pod…
 
There are a lot of causes of the declining global birth rate – education, freedom, and even the decline of subsistence agriculture. But what if one of the biggest factors was … plastic? Epidemiologist and author Dr. Shanna Swan joins Adam this week to break down why phthalates affect our fertility as well as our overall health. They cover her scien…
 
We thought we'd get you in the mood for Saturday's all-Basque Copa del Rey final, Athletic Club v Real Sociedad, with some clips from our TSFP Presents conversations about Basque football. First you'll hear us talking about the Basque Country and its influence on La Liga, then the spell in the 1980s when Athletic and La Real dominated the league, a…
 
Clothes today cost a fraction of what they cost our grandparents — but why, and at what cost? Journalist and author Dana Thomas joins Adam to break down how fast fashion has made the industry explode into a one-trillion dollar industry, how dismal the working conditions are in many overseas factories, and how to shop and dress more sustainably. To …
 
Here's a clip from the third episode of our new TSFP Presents series, Sliding Doors. We discuss the biggest "turning point" managerial appointments and sackings in Spanish football history, including Barça's decision to appoint Pep Guardiola rather than Jose Mourinho in 2008... For the full episode (and all our previous TSFP Presents episodes), joi…
 
We’re flooded with misinformation, and new research shows that cliches about “thinking critically” and “doing your own research” are counterproductive at best. Writer and educator Michael Caulfield joins Adam this week to explain his SIFT method for evaluating misinformation, why expertise is so important, and how we should approach unclear ideas l…
 
Join Phil & Sid in Madrid for this week's #tsfp talking matchday 28 in LaLiga including Barça's 6-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad at Anoeta, Atleti's nailbiting 1-0 victory over Alavés and Karim Benzema firing Real Madrid to a 3-1 win against Celta Vigo. For Q&A pods, Bonus Pods, Paper Reviews and our new TSFP Presents series, Sliding Doors, join us a…
 
Why is America's health care system so effed up, and what can be done to fix it? Author, physician, and civil servant Dr. Abdul El-Sayed joins Adam to discuss how we got here, his belief in single-payer healthcare, and why he's hopeful for the road ahead. His book Medicare For All: A Citizen’s Guide is available wherever books are sold.…
 
Here's a clip from the second episode of our new TSFP Presents series, Sliding Doors. We discuss the biggest "turning point" goals in Spanish football history, including Bojan's disallowed strike for Barça v Inter in the 2010 Champions League semi-finals... For the full episode (and all our previous TSFP Presents episodes), join us at patreon.com/t…
 
Journalist and author of "Fulfillment", Alec MacGillis, joins Adam this week to discuss how Amazon’s unprecedented and wide-spread growth has reshaped our economy and society. They cover the economic changes that created a vacuum for Amazon to fill; how economic concentration hurts both "winners" and losers; the lack of community and dignity Amazon…
 
Adam is thrilled to introduce one of his absolute favorite journalists and authors to the show: Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert. They discuss how humans have transformed the planet even more profoundly than we imagine; the dirty work of eliminating invasive species; how even getting to net zero emissi…
 
Join Phil & Sid in Madrid for this week's #tsfp talking matchday 25 in LaLiga including Sevilla 0-2 Barça and Villarreal 0-2 Atleti plus the latest, breaking news in the 'Barçagate' investigation. For Q&As, Bonus Pods, Paper Reviews and our new TSFP Presents series Sliding Doors, join us as a patron at patreon.com/tsfp.…
 
Here's a clip from the first episode of our new TSFP Presents series, Sliding Doors. We'll be discussing the biggest turning points or 'what if' moments in LaLiga history. Here, we talk about Alfredo di Stéfano joining Real Madrid over Barcelona. For the full episode and access to all our previous TSFP Presents series, join us at patreon.com/tsfp.…
 
No feature of the American landscape is more absurd than the border. It cuts across natural landscapes, is highly militarized, and possesses the largest law enforcement agency in America. Why? Journalist and Author Todd Miller joins Adam to explain why the heck Border Patrol got involved with the BLM protests last June, what “check point trauma” me…
 
Infinite curiosity? Check. Obsessed with outer space, Nat Geo and mysteries inside the brain? Check. Gillian Jacobs and Diona Reasonover are beyond ready for this gig. On their new show “If/Then,” they talk with really smart people about stuff that makes you look out the window with wonder. In this clip, Gillian interviews NASA engineer Tracy Drain…
 
We often frame the fight against climate change as one of endless sacrifice. But the truth is, the real solutions to climate change would both save money and make our lives better. Scientist, inventor, and energy expert Saul Griffith joins Adam to walk us through why electric power is more efficient, powerful, and affordable long-term; how the “sca…
 
Where do cities… come from? Are they created by committee? Or do they just spring up out of the earth? Adam explores this question with journalist Annalee Newitz, author of the new book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age. They take an audio tour from Cahokia, an indigenous city near St. Louis that somehow got left out of American t…
 
Here's a clip from our latest episode of TSFP Presents: Fabulous Foreigners. We picked our top five players from all the countries we hadn't yet discussed in the series - and discussed lots who didn't make the shortlist! For episodes on Brazil, the Netherlands, Uruguay, Germany, France, Argentina and Portugal - as well as access to all our previous…
 
Is humanity innately good or bad? Historian and author Rutger Bregman joins Adam to discuss his decidedly optimistic answer to this question. They discuss research showing that people are more likely to help each other during national disasters, the true story behind Kitty Genovese, and how the real-life Lord of The Flies had a very different endin…
 
Join Phil & Sid in the podmobile for this week's #tsfp discussing matchday 21 in LaLiga including Real Madrid's defeat to Levante, Barça's win v Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid's latest step towards (probably) the title. For Q&As, Bonus Podcasts, TSFP Presents and Paper Reviews, join us as a patron at patreon.com/tsfp.…
 
This week, Dr. Carl Hart - professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia - joins Adam to argue that we’ve been approaching recreational drugs all wrong. Together they discuss how we have historically exaggerated the harmful effects of drugs on the brain, how stigma and criminalization create greater adverse effects than the drugs themselves,…
 
To stop a deadly disease, you need more than medicine -- you need to change people’s minds. Journalist and doctor Seema Yasmin joins Adam this week to discuss how to combat harmful medical myths. They discuss how much more powerful narratives are than statistics, the difference between being anti-vaxx and being vaccine-hesitant, and why you shouldn…
 
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