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    The Audit

    Jun 01 2017

  • Ep. 4: Hide the Screw

    Bernie Madoff, the man behind a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, confessed. He was never caught. In this episode, reporter Steve Fishman sets out to discover how a ragtag team, with 30 year-old technology, managed to fool private auditors and the United States government for decades.

  • Crooked Carnival

    Peter Fenton made a career out of crafting that con we’ve all fallen for: the con of fantasy, of alternative realities that are much more pleasant than the existing one. This week, we go inside the world of carnival game scams, why we fall for them even when we know the odds are against us. Later, Peter recounts his career as a tabloid fabulist. Peter Fenton is the essential grifter – he sells us the stories we most want to believe.

  • Quick pickles & pineapple skin mocktails

    There are so many creative ways to reduce food waste around the home.

  • Hey hey it's time to talk about blackface!

    We've mentioned this before, but Australians do not find it easy to talk about race (case in point: a recent, crushingly awkward Sydney Writers Festival conversation between Books & Arts presenter Michael Cathcart and author Paul Beatty). On the one hand, we imagine ourselves to be a chilled-out melting-pot, a place where even the most white-bread Aussie loves a hot bowl of pho and thinks Cathy Freeman is a legend. On the other hand: our media, our politics and our cultural institutions are blin...more

  • 14 days to go: Politics is back and it's noisy

    With the UK's snap general election mere days away, we commend to you this useful daily show, in which a rotating cast of the BBC's best political brains debrief us on the latest election news. As the pace of the campaign picks up, the show is often recorded with journalists in or just out of the thick of the action, or even on the run (in a recent episode, a harried Emma Barnett of Woman's Hour signed off from a train platform: "I'll speak to you from Skegness!!"). In the process, it communicat...more

  • 23 days to go: Labour's manifesto... unleaked

    With the UK's snap general election mere days away, we commend to you this useful daily show, in which a rotating cast of the BBC's best political brains debrief us on the latest election news. As the pace of the campaign picks up, the show is often recorded with journalists in or just out of the thick of the action, or even on the run (in a recent episode, a harried Emma Barnett of Woman's Hour signed off from a train platform: "I'll speak to you from Skegness!!"). In the process, it communicat...more

  • 9 Days to go: Bloody difficult Woman’s Hour

    With the UK's snap general election mere days away, we commend to you this useful daily show, in which a rotating cast of the BBC's best political brains debrief us on the latest election news. As the pace of the campaign picks up, the show is often recorded with journalists in or just out of the thick of the action, or even on the run (in a recent episode, a harried Emma Barnett of Woman's Hour signed off from a train platform: "I'll speak to you from Skegness!!"). In the process, it communicat...more

  • Live From Sydney Edition

    Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens are in Sydney Australia for the first of two Australian live shows! They discuss the film Baywatch, The novel and tv series The Handmaid's Tale, and the state of arts criticism with pulitzer-winning critic Sebastian Smee. The Slate Culture Gabfest is brought to you by Harrys. Get the close, comfortable shave you deserve. Sign up at Harrys.com/CULTURE, and you’ll receive their most popular Trial Set - a 13 dollar value - for FREE, you just cover th...more

  • S3E1 - 'London; Thursday 15.55 Local Time'

    Why did Tony blink? Has Bella earned a promotion? What will Belinda do next? Get all the answers (or none of them) to these questions as Jamie, Alice and James open Rocky's third book to continue the 'Belinda Blinked' saga... mydadwroteaporno.com

  • The Audit

    May 18 2017

  • Episode 66: Bully

    Skidmore, Missouri is a very small town. In the '70s, there was only one bar, one grocery store, and one bully. Ken McElroy was so ruthless and intimidating that even law enforcement looked the other way. He terrorized the town for decades, until they finally fought back.    We spoke with Harry MacLean, author of In Broad Daylight.   Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   If you haven't al...more

  • Null and Void

    Today, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy.

  • Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff

    International listeners who looked for this Audible series when they heard it teased on Radiolab back in February might well have found themselves disappointed; even on Channels, the series wasn't available in our territory. We're pleased to report it is available now, presumably globally, through all your regular audio providers. It documents the efforts of NY Magazine reporter Steve Fishman to bring us the inside story of Wall Street crook Bernie Madoff. Following a long pursuit, Madoff agrees...more

  • Episode 11A: The Full-blood Patriarchy

    We long ago revealed our hand when it comes to our penchant for Harry Potter completism (see also The Chapter Titles Were So Good, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text) and this Canadian offering makes a welcome contribution to the field. Our two hosts, self-described "lady scholars", are terrific company - razor-sharp but not self-serious - funny, even - and they reach for academic and pop culture references with equal ease during these passionate deep-dives into the seven texts that defined a gene...more

  • Episode 9: The Cleansing Fire

    We long ago revealed our hand when it comes to our penchant for Harry Potter completism (see also The Chapter Titles Were So Good, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text) and this Canadian offering makes a welcome contribution to the field. Our two hosts, self-described "lady scholars", are terrific company - razor-sharp but not self-serious - funny, even - and they reach for academic and pop culture references with equal ease during these passionate deep-dives into the seven texts that defined a gene...more

  • The Habit: Opioid Addiction in America

    Opioid addiction is a national epidemic. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, "drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States." In this episode, Nathan, Ed and Brian look at America's long history with opioids - like opium, morphine and heroin. They’ll discuss how late 19th century doctors spurred the nation’s first addiction crisis and how race and class have shaped our perc...more

  • The Divorce Settlement

    A father faces eviction after the house he's lived in for 20 years becomes the final marriage asset to be divided in his daughter's divorce settlement. He's 81 and frail; he suffers from emphysema. But he's independent and wants to die in the place he knows as home. His daughter has decided she won't tell him - she worries the news would kill him. Instead she must find a way to secure the house and his future in it. She hopes he'll never know how close he was to losing it.

  • Trump chaos, UBI, and the fracking baby boom

    Dylan Matthews joins Sarah and Matt to talk about Trump's latest problems, his reporting on basic income in Kenya, and new research on fracking's impact on marriage and childbearing.

  • Danny and Mandela

    Some days have been marked in humanity's collective calendar: 20th April 1999, when two boys shot up a high school; 31st August 1997, when a divorced princess crashed to her death; 11th September 2001, when planes felled buildings and everything changed. But it does not diminish those events to recall that we live in a big world, where on any given day, lots of things happen. Made by Arwen Nicks and Shane Mehling for KUOW, How's Your Day? tells "a story you don't know from a day we all remember"...more

  • Kathleen and Columbine

    Some days have been marked in humanity's collective calendar: 20th April 1999, when two boys shot up a high school; 31st August 1997, when a divorced princess crashed to her death; 11th September 2001, when planes felled buildings and everything changed. But it does not diminish those events to recall that we live in a big world, where on any given day, lots of things happen. Made by Arwen Nicks and Shane Mehling for KUOW, How's Your Day? tells "a story you don't know from a day we all remember"...more

  • The Audit

    Apr 06 2017

  • Could You Have Sex With A Stranger Tonight?

    A restless spirit of inquiry powers this podcast from the bolshy team at VICE UK. Yeah, But It's Not As Simple As That addresses weird, hard questions, or sometimes the totally normal but very big questions we should be asking when scrambling our way through life. Like, is it sustainable to live in debt forever? Can you love someone when you don't love yourself? Should you quit your crappy job? The format varies, but generally these quandaries are mulled by VICE writers and special guests - form...more

  • Employers Still Don't Know How To Deal With Mental Health

    A restless spirit of inquiry powers this podcast from the bolshy team at VICE UK. Yeah, But It's Not As Simple As That addresses weird, hard questions, or sometimes the totally normal but very big questions we should be asking when scrambling our way through life. Like, is it sustainable to live in debt forever? Can you love someone when you don't love yourself? Should you quit your crappy job? The format varies, but generally these quandaries are mulled by VICE writers and special guests - form...more

  • Ep2: How To Negotiate A Raise with Wendy Syfret

    There's more than one way to make a podcast about having, extracting and managing money, but this new Australian show services the sort of listener who could really use the tips: namely, the creative type who spends a worrying proportion of their time just trying to get paid. A more sober effort than Bad with Money, and more widely applicable across creative pursuits than Kill Fee, it promises genuinely helpful advice from young artists who are already doing it. In this second episode, host Hono...more

  • The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

    In rural Kentucky, a cold case is reopened after 45 years, and investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she might have been killed.   Her case speaks to the complexity … Continue reading The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe →></a>...more

  • #93 Beware All

    This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg's Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off. Further Info Come see Alex and PJ at The Bell House with Linda Holmes! Wirecutter on password managers

  • “A garbage organization that protects harassers.”

    Trump’s popularity and agenda falter, Senate Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly get away with sexual harassment. Then, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to explain what people can do to fight climate change.

  • 005 | Where are all the aliens?

    Alan and Amanda debate the number of civilisations that might be out there, get the maths wrong, and argue about whether our biggest barriers to coexistence would be linguistic or… dietary.

  • Chris Hayes

    Isaac is joined by Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and author of the new book A Colony in a Nation, which argues that there are really two different Americas.

  • Aphantasia

    George Vulov found out he was different from others when he was in college. Take this quiz to find out if you have aphantasia.

  • Episode 5: The America-First Ships

    The way we live is predicated on our ability to move goods from one part of the world - say, Asia, where so many of the things we like are made - to another part of the world - say, the voraciously consuming West. The vast majority of this movement takes place across our oceans, and we knew that, in a distant sort of way, but we hadn't given much thought to the complex logistics that make modern maritime shipping work, let alone the human capital and knife-edge financials on which they hinge. Th...more

  • The Audit

    Mar 23 2017

  • Richard Spencer’s cotton farms

    On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy.   He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana to set up shop in the nation’s capital. What does he have … Continue reading Richard Spencer’s cotton farms ...more

  • Pigeon

      "It takes a long time to work out what does matter" A jeweller discusses how the death of her brother has impacted her work and changed her perspective on what is meaningful in life Photo by Tori Ferenc ...more

  • S03 Episode 1: Predator, M.D.

    When he came to Atlanta from Ohio in the early 2000s, Dr. Narendra K. Gupta brought something besides his medical degree and his expertise as a diabetes and hypertension doctor. Gupta had already been publicly accused of sexually abusing women.  

  • Turning the Lens (Seeing White, Part 1)

    We've been repping this show from the Centre for Documentary Studies since way back. Helmed by legendary radio-maker and teacher John Biewen, it's a consistent source of finely-crafted stories that aim to scrutinise the world around us. We're glad to have the opportunity to mention it once again, this time in praise of a fascinating new series, Seeing White. Issues of identity and race in America have been a preoccupation for the show since its inception, but this series takes a wider lens than ...more

  • Horseless Carriage

    This show aims to take the edge off our current crisis-mode reality (see also: coral bleaching; Syria; fascist surges; antibiotic resistance) by reminding us that our forbears also used to think the end times were near. Though we can't help but point to the evidence that this time the end times really do sorta feel like they're coming at us from every angle, it's reassuring to recall that people used to think the Walkman was a harbinger of humanity's doom. This is a podcast about the dawn of new...more

  • Mini-Season Ep 2: Are You Up?

    It's 12:00. No, 1:00. No, 4:45 in the morning. You should be sleeping -- we all should be -- but you're not. You're laying there as the minutes tick away, thinking about... what, exactly? One sleepless night, Nora took to Twitter to see what was keeping you up. And you answered. This is an episode made by you (and Hans. Okay, mostly Hans), about what keeps you up at night.

  • The Good Old Days

    This show aims to take the edge off our current crisis-mode reality (see also: coral bleaching; Syria; fascist surges; antibiotic resistance) by reminding us that our forbears also used to think the end times were near. Though we can't help but point to the evidence that this time the end times really do sorta feel like they're coming at us from every angle, it's reassuring to recall that people used to think the Walkman was a harbinger of humanity's doom. This is a podcast about the dawn of new...more

  • 001 | A giant lump of rock and iron

    Adorable astrophysicists and bosom buddies Dr Amanda Bauer and Dr Alan Duffy tackle life, the universe and everything - but mainly the universe - in this brand new podcast from the Australian national broadcaster. They aim to break down the terrifying vastness of space into bite-sized science, and have succeeded in doing so over three half-hour episodes to date, about the moon, stars, and Solar System. Their nerd-banter is effortlessly winning - they aren't at all jaded about their own professio...more

  • The Audit

    Mar 09 2017

  • 1: Where's Richard?

    It would be neglectful of us to pass over the top-of-the-charts elephant in the room, so we won't. Let the record show that you should be listening to Missing Richard Simmons, which in pure entertainment value lives up to the hype that has attended it. Documentary filmmaker Dan Taberski is a friend of the colourful fitness guru - or at least, he thought he was. A couple of years ago, the extroverted, super-connected, media-savvy Simmons withdrew abruptly from public life, and stopped responding ...more

  • Psychedelics

    This worthy project from Dr Suzi Gage, a British psychologist, comes with the cool kid endorsement of her co-host, rapper and podcaster Scroobius Pip (the show is part of Scroobius' own podcast network, led by Distraction Pieces). In it, Gage dispenses clear, science-based, judgement-free advice about every drug you can imagine, from alcohol to amphetamines, caffeine to ketamine. The aim is not to endorse drug use, but to clear away the folk knowledge that has grown up around these substances, a...more

  • Alcohol

    This worthy project from Dr Suzi Gage, a British psychologist, comes with the cool kid endorsement of her co-host, rapper and podcaster Scroobius Pip (the show is part of Scroobius' own podcast network, led by Distraction Pieces). In it, Gage dispenses clear, science-based, judgement-free advice about every drug you can imagine, from alcohol to amphetamines, caffeine to ketamine. The aim is not to endorse drug use, but to clear away the folk knowledge that has grown up around these substances, a...more

  • How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)

    For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, and why? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.  Photo: The Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal. The highlighted figure in the center is an effigy of Gomes Eanes de Zurara. The figure at the top right is Prince Henry the Navigator. Photo by Harvey Barrison.  

  • Episode 7: Out of the Pond

    Tesilya Hanauer grew up on a commune deep in a Northern California forest. When she was five, her mother joined a nomadic group of people whose philosophy involved breaking the bond between mother and child. They were called the Shivalila, and they believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness might emerge that … Continue reading Episode 7: Out of the Pond ...more

  • #1706 Black Sheep

    Kevin draws huge crowds to his cafe in Alexandria, Sydney. He’s usually asleep, flopped on the ground like a bloated hairy beanbag... The post #1706 Black Sheep appeared first on All The Best.

  • Understood as to Understand

    Carey believed she was assigned the wrong gender, but transitioning wasn’t how she expected.

  • Heroin

    This worthy project from Dr Suzi Gage, a British psychologist, comes with the cool kid endorsement of her co-host, rapper and podcaster Scroobius Pip (the show is part of Scroobius' own podcast network, led by Distraction Pieces). In it, Gage dispenses clear, science-based, judgement-free advice about every drug you can imagine, from alcohol to amphetamines, caffeine to ketamine. The aim is not to endorse drug use, but to clear away the folk knowledge that has grown up around these substances, a...more

  • Benzodiazepines

    This worthy project from Dr Suzi Gage, a British psychologist, comes with the cool kid endorsement of her co-host, rapper and podcaster Scroobius Pip (the show is part of Scroobius' own podcast network, led by Distraction Pieces). In it, Gage dispenses clear, science-based, judgement-free advice about every drug you can imagine, from alcohol to amphetamines, caffeine to ketamine. The aim is not to endorse drug use, but to clear away the folk knowledge that has grown up around these substances, a...more

  • Hackademics I: The Control

    After years of unusual episodes dating back to her childhood, Anita went to the doctor and was told there was nothing medically wrong with her. "She had a gift," she was told, and she was sent down the street to an ESP lab. Parapsychology is the scientific study of telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, precognition, and spirits. Or is it? The field has been pushed to the fringes of science for decades now. In two episodes, I first follow the study of psychics, and then the mainstream scien...more

  • The Audit

    Feb 23 2017

  • Missing: Episode 1

    Can't stop, won't stop endorsing this BBC podcast, which launched in early 2016 and has been opening tiny windows into "life in modern Britain" ever since. This special mini-series follows one woman's search for her missing husband, Zack. But this isn't your average missing person story. Just before Zack disappeared, he presented to police to tell them he was safe and well, and that if he was reported missing, he did not want to be found. Zack is bipolar, so it's possible he's really unwell - or...more

  • The Audit

    Feb 09 2017

  • Trial by fire

    In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether federal agents pressured witnesses to lie. This month, one of the defendants will make his … Continue reading Trial by fire <...more

  • HBM072: Ant God [EXPLICIT]

    Jacob is the owner of AntLife, a company that makes large ant farms. And during a cave-in, one of his ants became trapped in a small underground cavern, just inches from the surface. Despite his omniscience, he feels unequipped to deal with the ethical decisions required of him.

  • 93: Peg Entwistle (Dead Blondes Part 1)

    This season we’re going to explore the stories of 11 blonde actresses who died unusual, untimely or otherwise notable deaths - deaths which, in various ways, have outshined these actress’ lives. Today we’ll explain why we’re doing this, and will tell the story of Peg Entwistle - idol of Bette Davis, successful stage star turned movie aspirant, and one of the first Hollywood blondes who became more famous in death than in life. This episode contains selections from the album Industry, by Unheard...more

  • Trumpcast Live From Washington DC

    Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump's foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration. This show was recorded on February 6th, 2017 Live from The Hamilton in Washington DC.

  • Week 2: Are We Losing Our Country?

    In his presidential campaign and beyond, Donald Trump vowed to make America great again, pulling at the heartstrings of supporters harboring nostalgia for a more idealistic time in the American narrative: economic prosperity, safe neighborhoods, and simpler times. These supporters feel that something has been lost, and that Donald Trump will be the man to bring them back. For a very different portion of the population, the worry about loss faces the future. With executive orders flying fast f...more

  • S2 Episode 11: Blackmail

    As David tries to track down and speak to Brian Sweeney, Sheryl's ex-husband, evidence begins to pile up that Sheryl may have known her life was in danger.

  • 01: Evil in the School Yard

    In 1990, Stanley Liggins was accused of murdering a nine-year-old girl, Jennifer Lewis. He's already been convicted for Jennifer's murder, twice. But (of course there's a but) both those convictions were overturned, and in 2017, he's being tried again. To understand how that's possible, and to unpick the tangled threads in this case, reporter Scott Reeder brings us this series from WVIK and NPR. The case is a personal obsession for Reeder, who was at the scene when Jennifer's body was discovered...more

  • Episode 1: Lost child

    This BBC mini-series (and we do mean mini; in the vein of The Body on the Moor, it comprises five eight-minute episodes) documents the abduction of a toddler from a busy store by two teen girls. The child's mother quickly notices that she's missing and local law enforcement enters a state of high alert: every CCTV camera is being checked and every police officer is swarming into the inner city. But every minute that passes widens the radius of the unknown, and with the case evoking vivid memorie...more

  • What the Cuck?

    This PRI show about language is an underrated treasure, consistently uncovering the most interesting stories that land within its wheelhouse. Now the rise of Trump sees The World in Words look to the language that has attended that rise. And what rich linguistic fodder we find in Trump! There's his mangled, circular syntax, his team's Orwellian coinages, and - in this episode - the dog-whistling slurs deployed by some of his most fervent supporters. "Cuck" is used by the alt-right to describe a ...more

  • 1: Kevin Devine, Sadie Dupuis, Jessica Lea Mayfield

    If you were a hip young thing in the late nineties or early aughts (or at any time since then), chances are that you met and fell in love with the music of Elliott Smith. Now, 20 years since the release of his seminal album Either/Or and 14 years since his mysterious death at the age of 34, we have this tender podcast, produced by his record label Kill Rock Stars in collaboration with The Guestlist. Deliberately non-linear in structure, it revisits Smith's origin story, reexamines his particular...more

  • The Audit

    Jan 12 2017

  • 006 | How to escape

    This is About...a dutiful wife. Frances Carleton is super DIY. She’s a nurturer — and that’s easy to take for granted. Just ask her husband. Then there's an offer she can’t refuse. Frances is about to aim her skill set in a very different direction. And it might just sting a little bit.

  • S2 Episode 6: Stepbrother

    David tracks down Michael Lavoie's stepbrother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal and the criminal code.

  • The big gamble: the dangerous world of British betting shops – podcast

    Bookmakers have become a fixture of the British high street. But the savage murder of a lone employee at a London betting shop has revealed the risks that their workers face

  • Ep. 53: Janet Jacksoned

    Where to begin? This episode of The Bachelor was an absolute barn burner -- we had competition, heartbreak, and more cringeworthy interactions than we ever dreamed one two-hour television episode could contain. Hold onto your butts, and also someone else's butt, because that's the order of the day, folks.

  • Re:sound #232 The Baffled Show

    This hour the unexpected and inexplicable. 'Julia' by Johnathan Goldstein with Chris Neary, Kalila Holt and Wendy Dorr (Heavyweight , 2016) In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn’t answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia’s been wondering what those girls wanted. 'As Many Leaves' by Sally Herships (Falling Tree Productions for BBC...more

  • Episode 4: We Talkin’ Butts

    We were surprised by the inspired weirdness at work in this Casper-mattress-branded production (maybe it helps that Casper is a beloved and long-standing podcast sponsor, and that host Chris Gethard's personal brand embodies an intimate, free-wheeling honesty). The premise: comedian Gethard sits down with his friend and fellow comic Gary Richardson to hear listeners' accounts of their dreams. Richardson purports to be qualified in dream interpretation and Gethard strives to understand his analys...more

  • Episode 2: Enter the Bloodtality

    We were surprised by the inspired weirdness at work in this Casper-mattress-branded production (maybe it helps that Casper is a beloved and long-standing podcast sponsor, and that host Chris Gethard's personal brand embodies an intimate, free-wheeling honesty). The premise: comedian Gethard sits down with his friend and fellow comic Gary Richardson to hear listeners' accounts of their dreams. Richardson purports to be qualified in dream interpretation and Gethard strives to understand his analys...more

  • Special: Hacking an Election

    For some light relief from global politics, try this paranoid view from the underside of the World Wide Web. In each 15- to 20-minute episode of Hacked, Jordan Bloemen probes his friend and computer security expert Scott Francis Winder about our eminently hackable world, and all the big and little ways we expose ourselves online. Whether the subject is rogue USBs, the perils of open wi-fi, or our crappy passwords, there is a thrill of complicity in the act of listening; we feel ourselves to have...more

  • Episode 2: Honeypots, Evil Twins, and the Perils of Open WIFI

    For some light relief from global politics, try this paranoid view from the underside of the World Wide Web. In each 15- to 20-minute episode of Hacked, Jordan Bloemen probes his friend and computer security expert Scott Francis Winder about our eminently hackable world, and all the big and little ways we expose ourselves online. Whether the subject is rogue USBs, the perils of open wi-fi, or our crappy passwords, there is a thrill of complicity in the act of listening; we feel ourselves to have...more

  • "Repeal and go f*ck yourself." Our first episode!

    We thought we were done for a while with podcasts about US politics, but turns out they're not done with us. The former Obama staffers behind our favourite 2016 election companion, Keepin' it 1600, have broken from Bill Simmons' network to launch their own independent show, Pod Save America. In the lead-up to 8th November, our hosts were certain about the likelihood of a Clinton victory. (If we never again listen to their post-election episode - a document of baffled and humiliated apology - it ...more

  • The Audit

    Dec 22 2016

  • The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

    An undercover account of life as a private prison guard in the US.

  • A Dancer Dies Twice

    A gorgeous rendering of the dancer's dilemma from Falling Tree Productions.

  • A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, And My Mother

    A personal story about how seemingly straightforward individual justice can inflict more complicated pain.

  • Losing Yourself

    A young radio producer records her own unexpected health crisis.

  • #12 Velvet Ray

    This stand-out in Andrew Denton's series about euthanasia introduces us to palliative care nurse "Velvet" Ray Godbold.

  • #08: The Right to Oblivion- Part Two

    Three engrossing stories about the internet's long memory.

  • Where Are You Going?

    Four loosely-linked episodes, in which Cathy FitzGerald asks passersby in New York, Kolkata, Amsterdam and The Jungle, the now-dismantled refugee camp in Calais, 'Where are you going?'

  • #09: The Right to Oblivion- Part Three

    Three engrossing stories about the internet's long memory.

  • The Audit

    Dec 01 2016

  • Re:sound #230 The Dying Words Show

    This hour the life and AIDS reporting of New York Times reporter Jeffrey Schmalz. Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz and How It Changed the New York Times by Kerry Donahue & Sam Freedman (The Dying Words Project, 2015) On the afternoon of Friday, December 21, 1990, Jeffrey Schmalz had a grand mal seizure in the middle of the New York Times newsroom where he worked. Soon after he was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. He spent the rest of his life and career writing about the ...more

  • 3. PHONY

    A road trip. A simulation. A pivot. Another road trip. A viper’s nest. Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editing, and music by Mark Henry Phillips; produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Mark Henry Phillips; casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Homecoming is a production of Gimlet Media.  HEIDI BERGMAN -  Catherine Keener WALTER CRUZ - Oscar Isaac COLIN BELFAST - David Schwimmer ANTHONY AZAM - David Cross ELLEN BERGMAN ...more

  • 1: In Love and Memory

    Death is not fair and it is not orderly and it doesn't care how much you can bear. So discovered Nora McInerny Purmort, who in 2014 lost her unborn child, her father and her husband in quick succession. She was 31. In the year that followed, she staggered onward, raising her young son, trying to understand what had happened to her life. Then, while she was still grieving, she met another man and fell pregnant again. She wrote about it all in a book, and now explores it in this podcast, an honest...more

  • The Audit

    Oct 20 2016

  • Apocalypse Now?, Part 1: The Rise of the Machines

    From the world's longest-running podcast comes this frankly terrifying series about all the ways in which the human species might bring about its own demise. Over three almost-hour-long episodes, host Christopher Lydon speaks with a multitude of experts - scientists, futurists, makers of robots - each of whom offers a distinct vision for what lies ahead. Spoiler: the collective gut feeling is not good. Once we had shaken the ring of anxiety from our ears, we were gripped by the revelations to be...more

  • S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

    We recommended True Stories long ago, in its first season, when each episode featured a richly sound-designed account of high school. Now we urge you to the current Season 3 (which is, again, the loose companion piece to a television program). This time, the series takes a new form, profiling the murders of gay men in Adelaide from the seventies to the present decade. It explores the history of violence against gay men in Australia, the 'gay panic' defence that saw justice so often go undone, an...more

  • Part 12 - Resignation / Termination

    The mission to terraform Mars is the most ambitious undertaking in the history of humanity and as such the standards for conduct and professionalism at MarsCorp are extremely high. Employees unable to meet these standards should liaise with management to discuss resignation and repatriation to Earth at the next available opportunity. The importance of the mission means any misconduct or serious deviation from the standards set out in the Manual will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Employe...more

  • #5: A Celebration of Awkwardness

    At the end of Episode #3, a surprise ending left us all cringing from head to toe. As an antidote, this week we welcome David back into the studio to share his side of the story. Plus, we head back to Bushwick to get a drink with that sexy Irish guy. You won't believe his trick for mellowing out on a first date. Why Oh Why is brought to you by HelloFresh. HelloFresh delivers healthy, delicious meal kits right to your door. To get $35 off your first order, go to om/tasty/">HelloFresh.com</a> and enter offer code WHY when you subscribe. ...more

  • #79 Boy in Photo

    To reach a port, we must set sail.

  • S3 Ep3 The beats generation

    We recommended True Stories long ago, in its first season, when each episode featured a richly sound-designed account of high school. Now we urge you to the current Season 3 (which is, again, the loose companion piece to a television program). This time, the series takes a new form, profiling the murders of gay men in Adelaide from the seventies to the present decade. It explores the history of violence against gay men in Australia, the 'gay panic' defence that saw justice so often go undone, an...more

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    Oct 06 2016

  • A Girl of Ivory

    Davecat and Sidore had a blissful marriage together in the suburbs of Detroit. One day, a Russian woman showed up unexpectedly at their doorstep, declared her love for both of them, and asked to move in. It was a complicated situation, but that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of this unusual threesome.

  • #2 Gregor

    20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back. Our Sponsors Mailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day. Prudential - Download the MapMyRun app and join the Prudential 4....more

  • Inside the Trump Tax Bombshell

    David Barstow and Susanne Craig, reporters for The New York Times, explain how they cracked open the biggest story of the campaign, overcoming nagging doubts to nail down Donald J. Trump’s tax returns. We also talk to Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for Mitt Romney, about why the 2012 Republican nominee was so reluctant to release his tax returns and to Alex Burns, a Times reporter, about how the latest tax revelations are reshaping the last few weeks of the presidential campaign.

  • #15 Hamilton Adjacent

    Can’t afford to see Hamilton? We’ve got you covered. This episode has it all – except for the song and dance, and there are also no Founding Fathers. However, Phoebe and Jessica do discuss Broadway in detail, and Broad City's Ilana Glazer drops by for a hot soak. Plus, the comedic stylings of Michelle Biloon (Chelsea Lately) and Godfrey (m/shows/louie/about">Louie</a>).</span> <a href="https://twitter.com/2dopequeens">Follow @2dopequeens</a> Featured Comedians: 1. Michelle Biloon <a href="https://twitter.com/biloon">Follow @biloon</a> 2. Ilana Glazer  <a href="https://twitter.com/ilazer">Follow @ilazer</a> 3.  Godfrey <a href="https://twitter.com/GodfreyComedian">Follow @GodfreyComedian</a>    ...more

  • Ross And Carrie And Pastor Melissa Scott (Part 1): Enigmatic Evangelical Edition

    If you walked into the Faith Center in Glendale, California, or watched Pastor Melissa Scott on her 24/7 religious broadcasts, you would find a widow who took over her late husband's ministry, and who painstakingly parses tiny sections of scripture for sometimes hours at a time, surrounded by an eager, conservative Christian congregation. But what you might miss, if you don't look closely enough, is Pastor Melissa Scott: questionable Bible scholar, secretive profit...more

  • NASA's Human Computers

    During World War II, a labor shortage obliged the military to hire African American women with mathematical skills to help make complicated computations for warplane designs. This small team of black women faced discrimination but eventually would help NASA astronauts land on the moon. One woman whose grandmother was a "computer" helps tell the story.

  • The Audit

    Sep 22 2016

  • 8: Forward

    Trust in the uncertainty. Links www.twitter.com/albtweetin www.instagram.com/alb1919 allison@theintern.fm Subscribe to the newsletter: http://bit.ly/2cE30Ch Get your first 2 meal free: www.blueapron.com/intern Music Johnny Cosmic, “Infinite Summer ft KBong, Swellout” - http://johnnycosmic.bandcamp.com Anna Vogelzang, “Amarillo” - https://twitter.com/annavzang, https://theanna.bandcamp.com Credits: Produced by Allison Behringer Editorial Advising by Kaitlin Prest Production Assistance by Jes...more

  • Chapter 1: The crime

    There’s a tonne of new true crime flooding our feeds and we’ve been suckered by this serial from the Cincinnati Enquirer. It takes as its subject the 1978 murder of college grad Elizabeth Andes. Her boyfriend, Bob Young, quickly became the chief and only suspect in the crime, but was ultimately cleared. This podcast is the work of two experience crime reporters, who have been hunkered down over the cold case for nine months. They express reservations about inserting themselves into the narrative...more

  • #1: The Single Straight Guy Focus Group

    In this debut episode, Andrea finds out what's been going on in the dating world. As her guide: a focus group of ten single, straight guys split between D.C. and Brooklyn studios. With some liquid lubrication, the guys share their own dating philosophies—for better or worse. If you like the show, be sure to tell your friends, lovers, exes, colleagues, and colleagues' exes to subscribe.  Why Oh Why is brought to you by Glossier. Use our offer code "WHYOHW...more

  • Sleep Some More

    Dan's college roommate won't stop talking. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah Chase. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

  • The Audit

    Sep 08 2016

  • Jagged Little Bills

    Millennial funny-person Gaby Dunn has like noooo money, and in this new podcast, she's startlingly frank about the financial Jenga tower that is her life: one missed payment or unpaid invoice, and the whole thing comes crashing down. In Dunn's case, it's not (or not only) her own carelessness that has seen her stay broke. Part of the problem is her laissez-faire parents, who have always been fatalistic about their cash flow. "You're our retirement plan," her mother says in Episode 1, meaning it....more

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    Aug 25 2016

  • Hope: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)

    Hey, so have you guys heard about popular children's book series "Harry Potter"? Years after we thought we'd waved him off for good, The Boy Who Lived, well, lives, and not just in the bottom lines of publishers, theme parks and film studios. Those of us who read him as a child still turn to Harry during rainy nights and aimless holidays, at times of loneliness and pain. In this new podcast, a chaplain and a divinity scholar ask if we can harness this mode of comfort-reading for greater and gran...more

  • Playing God

    When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?

  • Sorry we killed off your language

    The Canadian government eliminated many indigenous languages by sending children to church-run boarding schools. But the government has apologized and pledged to help bring back those languages. In British Columbia, the Ktunaxa language is making a modest comeback.

  • Ira Glass on Journalism

    Ira Glass, creator and host of podcast phenomenon This American Life joined us at the Sydney Opera House to deliver a once in a lifetime workshop on broadcast journalism for university students. Share the wisdom of one of the world's most listened-to podcast hosts as he walks you through the elements that make a successful radio story. He discusses everything from how he got his start in the industry through to how to score a radio story.  A number of radio stories are featured throughout thi...more

  • The Landslide Odds

    Leading up to November 8, this authoritative new offering from The New York Times will be a welcome addition to any election-follower's audio schedule. Twice a week, Times reporter Michael Barbaro looks at the stories emerging on both sides of the contest, and asks what they mean, both for the outcome and the state of the nation in general. He's landed some impressive guests to date, including Charlie Sykes, a conservative radio host, democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, and Newt Gingrich (w...more

  • Part 3 - Team Building

    Meet our favourite new radio drama of 2016 (and that's a pretty big call in a year of great dramas). This funny, deftly executed, very lovable British series drops us off at humanity's first Mars colony, along with an earnest new station supervisor, Hobb. Newly roused from suspended animation, Hobb is keen to get her teeth into her new role, but quickly discovers that the colony is in worse shape than she'd hoped. Actually, it's totally dysfunctional, peopled with unhinged characters (an off-the...more

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    Aug 11 2016

  • #593: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee

    We return to Greece with stories of people trying to move on with their lives in whatever way they can. We meet a couple who fell in love even though they weren't expecting anything like that to happen, and even though her family didn't approve. We also meet a shopkeeper in a camp who's running what amounts to a cigarette charity. INTERACTIVE TOUR

  • #18 Yoga

    This week, we found many surprising twists, turns, and holds in the story of modern yoga.  The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s Theme Music is “This is How We Do” by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, and produced by Rachel Ward, Christine Driscoll and Elizabeth Kulas. Andrew Dunn mixed the episode.  Jacob Cruz, James T. Green, Emma Jacobs, Rikki Novetsky, and Benjamin Riskin provided production assistance.  Additional music ...more

  • 87: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Douglas Fairbanks / Lucille LeSueur Goes to Hollywood

    In order to understand Joan Crawford’s rise to fame, we have to talk about what Joan - born Lucille LeSueur, and called “Billie Cassin” for much of her childhood - was like before she got to Hollywood, and what Hollywood was like before she got there. To accomplish the latter, we’ll focus on Douglas Fairbanks: top action star of the silent era, the definition of Hollywood royalty, and the father of Crawford’s first husband.

  • Blame Game

    If you're not yet listening to Revisionist History, this episode is a perfect introduction to its worldview, which is itself an extension of Malcolm Gladwell's personal brand. Gladwell, in case you're not familiar, is a bestselling author, long obsessed with human beings' natural tendencies to misinterpret data, assume too much, and misunderstand the way our world works. In this podcast, he puts his finger on specific moments in history where people have done, or are still doing, exactly that - ...more

  • The Audit

    May 19 2016

  • S01-1: The Magic Bureaucrat

    We take a fair portion of the economy's inner workings as given, naturally assuming that people cleverer and more powerful than us have figured this stuff out. But the clever and powerful can be wrong (never mind that the powerful aren't always clever), and they - and we - don't know what they don't know. These unknowns, and our assumptions, are the subject of a fascinating and worthy new program from Marketplace, hosted by Krissy Clark. The Uncertain Hour aims to examine the origin stories of t...more