Tegan & Sara, Podcast Super Fans (Encore)

Musicians Tegan and Sara are podcast obsessives. This episode, we take a peek at their extensive playlist and hear about their own idea for a podcast. Pamela Littky hide caption

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Tegan & Sara, Podcast Super Fans (Encore)

Musicians Tegan and Sara are podcast obsessives. This episode, we take a peek at their extensive playlist and hear about their own idea for a podcast. Also, the hosts of the LGBTQ show Nancy share their funny and tragic coming out stories. And the Pakistani-American host of Beginner walks us through all the things she never learned as a immigrant, like biking and swimming. Plus: saving podcasts for posterity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tegan & Sara, Podcast Super Fans (Encore)

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John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (Encore)

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John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (Encore)

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and Joseph Fink of Welcome To Night Vale talk about what it means to be a fan on I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats. Plus: Nicole Drespel mines your email InBox for comedy gold, a hotel with a radio studio in the lobby, and a podcast takes us turkey hunting.

John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (Encore)

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Mother's Day Extravaganza (Encore)

We're celebrating Mother's Day with stories from all kinds of women — a single lesbian mother by choice (Not By Accident), a young woman who chose sterilization (Tie My Tubes) and a Korean mom raising a multi-racial daughter (Other: Mixed Race In America), among others. Plus, mom tributes from your favorite audio prod Lauren Ober hide caption

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Mother's Day Extravaganza (Encore)

We're celebrating Mother's Day with stories from all kinds of women — a single lesbian mother by choice (Not By Accident), a young woman who chose sterilization (Tie My Tubes) and a Korean mom raising a multi-racial daughter (Other: Mixed Race In America), among others. Plus, mom tributes from your favorite audio producers.

Mother's Day Extravaganza (Encore)

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Nicole Byer Wants To Date You (Encore)

Nicole Byer has one very important question she wants answered: "Why won't you date me?" Robyn Van Swank hide caption

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Nicole Byer Wants To Date You (Encore)

Comedian Nicole Byer shares some of the tips she's learned from friends on her podcast Why Won't You Date Me. Reporter Dan Lamothe tells us about reading hundreds of letters from World War II, Heather Mizeur describes how she rebuilt her politics after losing an election, and Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin define what being Unladylike means to them.

Nicole Byer Wants To Date You (Encore)

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Norman Lear Is All Of The Above (Encore)

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Norman Lear Is All Of The Above (Encore)

Norman Lear's work in television and movies could fit every category, which might be why he calls his podcast All Of The Above. We also hear about the culinary delights of hotdish from Senator Heidi Heitkamp, explore the many facets of veterans with Battle Scars, and phone our rage into the For A Bad Time Call hotline.

Norman Lear Is All Of The Above (Encore)

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Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air (Encore)

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Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air (Encore)

Larry Wilmore's got a new podcast, Black On The Air! Plus: the lowdown on a possible Powerline in New Hampshire, a Slow Burn with Leon Neyfakh about Watergate, and a new book from Bill McKibben.

Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air (Encore)

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Chris Gethard and the Art of Deep Listening (Encore)

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Chris Gethard and the Art of Deep Listening (Encore)

Chris Gethard describes how Beautiful/Anonymous satisfies his craving for human connection. Plus: therapy with Esther Perel, poetry with Versify, and a podcaster who invites strangers to his home.

Chris Gethard and the Art of Deep Listening (Encore)

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Jon Ronson Likes Porn (Stories) Encore

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Jon Ronson Likes Porn (Stories) Encore

Writer Jon Ronson traces The Butterfly Effect from the moment pirated porn became free on the web. Plus: The hosts of Terrestrial and Closer Than They Appear, and Jillian Bauer-Reese documents people in recovery with The Rooms Project.

Jon Ronson Likes Porn (Stories) Encore

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John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats

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John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and Joseph Fink of Welcome To Night Vale talk about what it means to be a fan on I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats. Plus: Nicole Drespel mines your email InBox for comedy gold, a hotel with a radio studio in the lobby, and a podcast takes us turkey hunting.

John Darnielle and Joseph Fink Only Listen To The Mountain Goats

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Laura Veirs On A Musical Motherhood

As a musician and a mom, Laura Veirs has to balance life on tour with school plays, parent-teacher conferences and runny noses. Jason Quigley hide caption

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Laura Veirs On A Musical Motherhood

Singer/songwriter Laura Veirs talks to other musicians about how they balance work with parenthood, Annie Gilbertson investigates an officer involved in multiple shootings in Repeat, and Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd remind St Louis, "We Live Here!"

Laura Veirs On A Musical Motherhood

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Denis O'Hare and the Danger of Dinner Parties (Encore)

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Denis O'Hare and the Danger of Dinner Parties (Encore)

Actor Denis O'Hare tells us about Deadly Manners and the ingredients for a dismal dinner, Liz Plank talks feminism with Divided States of Women, and Joel Werner puts numbers on the air with Sum Of All Parts. Plus: Alice Wong of Disability Visibility describes all the voices she wants to hear on the radio.

Denis O'Hare and the Danger of Dinner Parties (Encore)

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Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson (Encore)

Francis Lam interviews chef Maricel Presilla while Von Diaz records. Sally Swift hide caption

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Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson (Encore)

It's a Big Listen smörgåsbord! We'll meet Francis Lam, new host of The Splendid Table, taste chocolate with The Slow Melt and hear which food podcasts New York Times food writer Kim Severson favors. Plus: Lauren enters brunch hell with Brendan Francis Newnam.

Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson (Encore)

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Lights, Camera, Podcasts! — An Oscars Special

Actor and podcast host Paul Scheer wonders how all the garbage movies get made. Robyn Von Swank hide caption

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Lights, Camera, Podcasts! — An Oscars Special

We head back into the golden age of Hollywood with Karina Longworth, explore representation in film with Aisha Harris, and predict this year's Oscar winners with Erik Anderson. Plus: Paul Scheer talks about his affection for movies that are so bad they're good.

Lights, Camera, Podcasts! — An Oscars Special

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Nicole Byer Wants To Date You

Nicole Byer has one very important question she wants answered: "Why won't you date me?" Robyn Van Swank hide caption

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Nicole Byer Wants To Date You

Comedian Nicole Byer shares some of the tips she's learned from friends on her podcast Why Won't You Date Me. Reporter Dan Lamothe tells us about reading hundreds of letters from World War II, Heather Mizeur describes how she rebuilt her politics after losing an election, and Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin define what being Unladylike means to them.

Nicole Byer Wants To Date You

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For DeRay Mckesson, It Started With A Newsletter (Encore)

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For DeRay Mckesson, It Started With A Newsletter (Encore)

DeRay Mckesson discusses going from newsletter to podcast, Uncivil tells the untold stories of the Civil War, and Trey Kay explores our divides in Us & Them. Plus: Oral history podcast Ferguson Voices.

For DeRay Mckesson, It Started With A Newsletter (Encore)

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Keep Listening, PyeongChang: An Olympic Extravaganza

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Keep Listening, PyeongChang: An Olympic Extravaganza

Lauren Shehadi shares the stories behind the Olympics with The Podium, Dan Zirin explains the dark side of hosting the Olympics, and ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates tell us about their sport and their favorite podcasts. Plus: Learning to curl with Ed Scimia!

Keep Listening, PyeongChang: An Olympic Extravaganza

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Norman Lear Is All Of The Above

Ninety-five-year-old Norman Lear is one of the most prolific men in Hollywood. Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Norman Lear Is All Of The Above

Norman Lear's work in television and movies could fit every category, which might be why he calls his podcast All Of The Above. We also hear about the culinary delights of hotdish from Senator Heidi Heitkamp, explore the many facets of veterans with Battle Scars, and phone our rage into the For A Bad Time Call hotline.

Norman Lear Is All Of The Above

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JD Samson On Making Podcast Music "More Boring"

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JD Samson On Making Podcast Music "More Boring"

Le Tigre's JD Samson talks composing music for podcasts, Nora McInerny says she's Terrible, Thanks For Asking, Helen Zaltzman unpacks annoying language. Plus, we check out the Potluck, a collective of Asian American podcasters.

JD Samson On Making Podcast Music "More Boring"

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Ira Madison III Wants You To Keep It

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Ira Madison III Wants You To Keep It

"Keep It" is pop culture writer Ira Madison's way to say "No thanks" to, well, anything. Also: Breasts Unbound on everyone's favorite body part, Seeing White on the history of race, and Harry Leslie Smith on being a 95-year-old podcaster.

Ira Madison III Wants You To Keep It

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Abbi Jacobson Is A Piece Of Work (Encore)

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Abbi Jacobson Is A Piece Of Work (Encore)

Abbi Jacobson gets artsy with her podcast A Piece Of Work; Leila Day and Hana Baba of The Stoop dialogue about the diaspora; YouTube provocateur Dylan Marron confronts his online bullies and Kathleen Barber dishes on her debut suspense novel, Are You Sleeping.

Abbi Jacobson Is A Piece Of Work (Encore)

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Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air

Larry Wilmore is basically running Hollywood, but you wouldn't know it from his nice dad demeanor. Peter Yang hide caption

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Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air

Larry Wilmore's got a new podcast, Black On The Air! Plus: the lowdown on a possible Powerline in New Hampshire, a Slow Burn with Leon Neyfakh about Watergate, and a new book from Bill McKibben.

Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air

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Angela Rye, Queen of Sophistiratchet (Encore)

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Angela Rye, Queen of Sophistiratchet (Encore)

CNN political firebrand Angela Rye talks about her new podcast. Note To Self's Manoush Zomorodi helps us live in harmony with our digital devices and Slate's Dear Prudence, Mallory Ortberg, just helps us. Plus: The voices of D.C. Metro with Dallas Taylor of Twenty Thousand Hertz.

Angela Rye, Queen of Sophistiratchet (Encore)

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Best New Podcasts of 2017

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Best New Podcasts of 2017

We look back at our favorite interviews with the makers of new podcasts in 2017: Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer of By The Book, Alex Kotlowitz of Written Inside, and Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika of Uncivil.

Best New Podcasts of 2017

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36 Questions For Jonathan Groff (Encore)

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36 Questions For Jonathan Groff (Encore)

Broadway actor Jonathan Groff, Geoff Turner of CBC's On Drugs, Eleanor MacDowall of Radio Atlas and writer and domestic abuse survivor Jes Skolnik, who penned an op-ed about the healing power of true crime podcasts.

36 Questions For Jonathan Groff (Encore)

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