Liam McBain Liam McBain is an associate producer on It's Been a Minute.
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Liam McBain

Associate Producer, It's Been A Minute

Liam McBain (he/him) is an associate producer on It's Been a Minute. He's interested in stories at the margins of culture.

He's produced episodes about enjoying "tacky" pop culture, the redemption of a flopped Mariah Carey album, how the concept of hygiene is raced and classed, and the way American capitalism functions like an MLM.

He first joined It's Been a Minute as an intern. In his free time, he volunteers for an oral history project as an interviewer. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner and his rabbit, Sesame.

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Representatives Jasmine Crockett and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Jemal Countess; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; BFA / Warner Bros hide caption

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Jemal Countess; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; BFA / Warner Bros

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images; Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

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Author Miranda July poses next to her novel, "All Fours" Elizabeth Weinberg/Amazon hide caption

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Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine in I Saw The TV Glow. A24 hide caption

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Suburban decay and choking on nostalgia in 'I Saw The TV Glow'

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Pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia University. Eurovision 2024. NIKITA PAYUSOV/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images; LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/Belga/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather for a press conference about their opposition to a TikTok ban. A couple looking at a cake. Brendan Smialowski / AFP; George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Courtesy of Netflix

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A pro-Palestinian demonstrator during a 'Strike for Gaza' protest in Los Angeles, California. OJ Simpson trial. Mario Tama/Getty Images; Vince Bucci/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Shervin Lainez

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What's behind the EV culture war? Plus, former child stars including Drake Bell come forward about abuse in 'Quiet on Set.' FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images/Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and the Dartmouth men's basketball team. Adam Gray/Getty Images; Rob Carr/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart star in Love Lies Bleeding. Zoey Kang/A24 hide caption

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Margot Robbie as Barbie, Tiktok Star Chrissy Chlapecka and TIktok star Nikita Redkar. Warner Bros. Pictures / via TikTok hide caption

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Warner Bros. Pictures / via TikTok

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Left: Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden in 2020, Right: Former President Barack Obama Photo by Brendan Smialowski and JIM WATSON / AFP. ; by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Photo by Brendan Smialowski and JIM WATSON / AFP. ; by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

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Denise Murrell is the curator of The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, featuring works like Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s Black Belt. Photos courtesy of The Met hide caption

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Photos courtesy of The Met

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Conde Nast strike and Aaron Bushnell protest sign. ANGELA WEISS/AFP; Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu/Getty Images hide caption

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Three ways to think about journalism layoffs; plus, Aaron Bushnell's self-immolation

The American journalism industry is in crisis - layoffs, strikes, and site shutdowns have some people talking about the potential extinction of the the news industry as we know it. Just last week, VICE Media announced their plans to layoff hundreds of employees and halt website operations. Taylor Lorenz, the Washington Post online culture and technology columnist, joins the show to unpack what is at stake with the continued media closures and layoffs.

Three ways to think about journalism layoffs; plus, Aaron Bushnell's self-immolation

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Da'Vine Joy Randolph is up for an Oscar for her role as Mary Lamb in The Holdovers. Conrad Khalil/Focus Features hide caption

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