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Lauren Hodges

Associate Producer, All Things Considered

Lauren Hodges is an associate producer for All Things Considered. She joined the show in 2018 after seven years in the NPR newsroom as a producer and editor. She doesn't mind that you used her pens, she just likes them a certain way and asks that you put them back the way you found them, thanks. Despite years working on interviews with notable politicians, public figures, and celebrities for NPR, Hodges completely lost her cool when she heard RuPaul's voice and was told to sit quietly in a corner during the rest of the interview. She promises to do better next time.

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"You may be grateful that you have your health and still very disappointed about the losses of this year," says Thema Bryant-Davis, a psychologist. "And one doesn't cancel out the other." Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020

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Even with teachers working hard to educate their students virtually during the pandemic, they're growing increasingly anxious about the ones who aren't showing up to class at all. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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A Quiet And 'Unsettling' Pandemic Toll: Students Who've Fallen Off The Grid

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More than 10 million people in the U.S. are out of jobs, and the hardest-hit industries are also some of the lowest paying, including retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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'My Bank Account Has $4': Pandemic Has Left Millions Of Livelihoods In Limbo

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"People needed to find a place of expression and belonging," Kylie Minogue says of the origins of disco culture. Her 15th album, Disco, is out now. Darenote/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kylie Minogue On Making Dance Music In A Year Without Discos

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Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

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Tips For Starting Or Continuing Mental Health Care From Home

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Encore: Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

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"I mean for a cross-dresser selling folk music, I was like, if I can sell that, plugging the guitars in isn't going to be that farfetched," Trixie Mattel says of her third album, Barbara. Albert Sanchez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trixie Mattel Balances Genre, History And Humor On 'Barbara'

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Reflections From Conversations With Women In Comedy

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Going To Therapy Can Be Hard, Especially For Immigrants — Here's How To Start

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How To Start Therapy

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