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Witness Docs presents Unfinished, an investigative anthology series digging into America's unfinished business. Season one of Unfinished, Deep South, produced in collaboration with Market Road Films, brought us on a journey into the Arkansas Delta to investigate the lynching of Isadore Banks. Season two, produced with Critical Frequency, takes us to Short Creek, a community on the Utah/Arizona border divided by much more than a state line. On one side are fundamentalist, polygamous Mormons w ...
 
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Hot Take

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Hot Take

Amy Westervelt

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A holistic, irreverent, no-bullshit look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest. Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt.
 
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Labor

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Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume

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Journalists Elise Hu and Amy Westervelt bring you the social science behind the many issues facing working families today. S1: How a global pandemic exacerbated the epidemic of American parenting misery.
 
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Bearcat

Critical Frequency

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A podcast for serious women. Hosted by journalists Brittany Shoot and Amy Westervelt, Bearcat is a podcast celebrating women who are committed to leading by example, to benefiting their communities in ways big and small, to taking their lives and their impact on the world seriously.
 
Need advice from some super smart women about your career, love life, or maybe what to do with all that rage you're feeling? Comedy writer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) brings her popular DAME advice column, "Sip On This," to life, pulling in amazing guest co-hosts like Ijeoma Oluo, Samantha Bee, Rebecca Traister and more to answer listeners' questions.
 
The Fifty One is a nod to the fact that women make up 51% of the U.S. population. In each season, we take a national issue and work with local reporters across the country to explore its impact on women at the local level. In season 1, we're tackling food insecurity—the drivers of it, solutions, and what it really looks like in communities across the country.
 
In a nod to the protest albums of the 1960s and 70s, Bhi Bhiman’s Peace of Mind finds inspiration in the chaos that is modern American life. So much so that he had to release the album as a podcast and dig deeper on everything from immigration to religion, racism to Russia with experts, activists and artists like author Dave Eggers, religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney & advocate Rabia Chaudry, LaDoris Cordell, and more. Part politics, part Behind the Music, all fascinating, Peace of Mind ...
 
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THE META LAB

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THE META LAB

Billionaire Idealist

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Join us as we have daily topics on how to improve the quality of life. We also aid humanity with discussions about Energy, Vibration, and Frequency. And how it plays a vital role in our lives. You'll be understanding the critical information it takes to heal both Mind & Body. Not to mention the wonderful dynamic of communicating Spiritually. We will also discuss the benefits of Crystals and Meditation. Learning to center ourselves in the moment. So join us now in our daily life changing jour ...
 
Trust in journalists is at an all-time low, but the work of journalism matters more than ever. And traditional “objectivity” may be hurting, rather than helping. All journalists have a view from somewhere, and ”objective” journalism often upholds status quo thinking and reinforces racism, sexism, and transphobia. Host Lewis Raven Wallace was fired from the public radio show Marketplace in 2017 for saying just that. In the years since, Lewis has dug into the history of “objectivity,” who it s ...
 
Why are there nutrition labels required for the food we eat, but not the media we consume? How do you find out if the show you are sponsoring or listening to is saving lives or destroying the fabric of our democracy? The Media Roundtable is back in session for a new season this September but with a fun new twist. We are sharpening our focus to conversations with podcasters and creators about the shows they make and the reasons WHY they make them. The Media Roundtable season two will “unbox” ...
 
Into the Unknown: Stories of Reclamation, Rebirth, and Alchemy takes a light-hearted and often times humorous approach to deeply challenging spiritual, emotional, physical, cultural and societal matters. This is a podcast for ordinary people taking on the extraordinary task of questioning the status quo and transforming their lives accordingly. Increasingly more people are 'waking up' to the fact that what we've been taught through our systems, be it education, religious, healthcare, et al i ...
 
Learn models, tactics, and tools that scale. Trust the process, because nothing great comes fast. When faced with uncertainty, we prepare for the unknown, purse meaning, and contribute to society with learning that lasts. Are you up for the task? Learn, do, teach & repeat! https://www.learnability.online/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/learnability. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Years ago, advertisers could essentially run their commercials anywhere, as long as they hit their marketing objectives. But today, more and more advertisers demand far deeper insights than just what their ads mean to their bottom line. Marketing in today’s climate is about not only knowing if something “works” or not but, you want to feel good abo…
 
With his creepy new film Nightbooks freshly landed on Netflix, director David Yarovesky (The Hive, Brightburn) is here to discuss John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, the 1994 mind-bender starring Sam Neill as an insurance investigator on the trail of a vanished author whose books may be driving readers insane. Your genial host Norm Wilner doe…
 
Fossil fuel companies didn't start infiltrating schools when climate change appeared on the scene, they were there shaping the minds of future citizens for decades before then. The industry has been laying the groundwork for inaction on climate since long before this crisis reared its ugly head, limiting how Americans are allowed to think about the…
 
Writer, producer and director Virginia Abramovich -- whose eerie first feature Between Waves arrives on VOD today -- digs into Memento, the corkscrewing Christopher Nolan thriller starring Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a relentless investigator driven by Polaroids, tattoos and a bone-deep desire for revenge, with former Matrix co-stars Carrie-Anne …
 
They say history repeats itself, so there may be no better person than American history aficionado and podcast mastermind, Lindsay Graham to show us what we have in store for the future of the medium. Lindsay’s podcast pedigree is unmatched, with nearly everything he touches worthy of sponsorship consideration for most advertisers. This week, he gi…
 
Lina Roessler, an actor and filmmaker whose first feature Best Sellers is in theatres and on VOD this Friday, September 17th, tackles Ali Abbasi's unquantifiable mystery Border, which stars Eva Melander as a Swedish border guard and discovers an entirely new side of herself when she meets a man as strange as she is. Your genial host Norm Wilner str…
 
In this collaboration with Earther, we look at the fossil fuel industry's influence in school—not just in shaping our understanding of environmental problems, but also in narrowing the spectrum of solutions we're allowed to consider. Earther reporter Dharna Noor co-hosts, and we'll be bringing you a four-part series over the next several weeks. Sub…
 
In the final episode of part 1 in our Bridge to Nowhere season, we look at the chronic whack-a-mole problem in frontline communities. Just as one facility gets shut down or cleaned up, another is waiting to take its place. In a lot of ways, the plastic problem itself is a whack-a-mole issue catalyzed by progress in shifting away from fossil fuels i…
 
Our conversation begins in the 1960s, when Guiliani, then a promising young Democrat, meets two men he admires: John and Bobby Kennedy. Two decades later, Guiliani is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York prosecuting the heads of the five families, when John Gotti motions to order his assassination. Fast forward to 2001, we all know G…
 
Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Workman -- whose new documentary Lily Topples the World is now streaming on Discovery+ in the US and coming to Canada next Tuesday, September 14th -- is here to sing the praises of The Heiress, William Wyler's 1949 adaptation of Henry James' Washington Square starring Olivia de Havilland (in the role that won her a seco…
 
John Ross Bowie is back, and to celebrate the launch of his new podcast Household Faces, where he interviews Hollywood’s most recognizable and iconic character actors about their lives and work, he's here to throw down for Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's epic 2019 drama that casts Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbi…
 
Actor, writer and producer Carly Pope (Popular, Young People Fucking, Suits, Textuality, Arrow and now Neill Blomkamp’s Demonic, currently in theatres and on VOD) is here to celebrate Boogie Nights, the epic 1997 dramedy that put Paul Thomas Anderson on the map, got Burt Reynolds his only Oscar nomination, assembled an all-time great supporting cas…
 
With his miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers premiering on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video Canada this week, director Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, 50/50, Warm Bodies, The Night Before, Long Shot and more) is here to talk about his undying love for Billy Madison, the film that solidified Adam Sandler's screen persona for a decade or more…
 
Documentary filmmaker Heather Ross , whose new project For Madmen Only: The Stories Of Del Close is newly available on VOD, celebrates Christopher Guest's 1996 feature Waiting For Guffman -- in which the actor and filmmaker recruited Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and another half-dozen very funny people to m…
 
The team at UnEarthed, an investigative journalism project funded by Greenpeace in the UK, went undercover and got ExxonMobil execs on tape talking through the company's climate playbook in detail. Today, an unpublished part of that report, in which a former Exxon lobbyist details the company's and the industry's plans on plastics. More from UnEart…
 
What happens on a movie podcast when the guest picks a movie the host hasn't seen? Well, usually the host goes out and watches said movie before the recording. That's not what happened here, as actor and writer David Dastmalchian -- currently starring alongside Idris Elba and Margot Robbie in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad -- brings Joko Anwar's 20…
 
With his remarkable Nicolas Cage drama Pig making its way into theatres across North America, we grab director and co-writer Michael Sarnoski for a few minutes to talk about his love for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, the 2002 blockbuster that cast Tobey Maguire as everyone’s favorite wall-crawler and laid the template for comic-book movies going forward …
 
This time we're doing something a little different: a season in three parts, all about the gas industry and how it's managed to embed itself into society. First up, Part 1 Plastic Pipelines: A look at how the fracking boom led to a plastics boom, through the story of one petrochemical company operating on the Gulf Coast, and the two women—one in Te…
 
Award-winning horror author and screenwriter Gemma Files (Experimental Film, the new collection In That Endlessness, Our End) burrows deep into the theological inquiry of Elliot Goldner’s 2013 found-footage creeper The Borderlands, which was released in North America as Final Prayer. Your genial host Norm Wilner is a little worried about the implic…
 
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…
 
Writer and performer Katherine Cullen — who’s spending this month with Britta Johnson remounting their 2017 play Stupidhead! as a series of live audio broadcasts from July 7th to 16th, and then as in-person performances on porches and backyards from July 20th to August 1st — is here to celebrate Bottle Rocket, the 1996 indie that brought Wes Anders…
 
What do T-Pain, Bill O’Reilly, NYT’s Ben Smith, and leaders from GARM, IAB, and 4As all have in common? They are all featured in our season finale of The Media Roundtable Podcast. We know you’ve been busy, so this should be a fun way to catch up as Dan guides you through curated clips. With American’s trust in media eroding and news consumption bec…
 
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