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Staying grounded after Roe v. Wade; plus let's talk about fat liberation
Friday 01 July 2022
: The Supreme Court gutted abortion rights by overturning Roe v. Wade. For those who have been in the trenches of the reproductive justice...
When parents say sorry on-screen
Tuesday 28 June 2022
: Family conflict is a cinema staple. But recently Hollywood has come out with a slew of stories about parents and children confronting gaps...
Guess who's back in the house (music scene); plus 'Would it Kill You to Laugh'
Friday 24 June 2022
: In a matter of days Beyoncé and Drake both released music that draws deeply on 90s era house music. Neither of them are queer, but the...
Fangirls rule the internet in 'Everything I Need, I Get From You'
Tuesday 21 June 2022
: Fangirls often don't get taken seriously in pop culture. But in her new book, Everything I Need, I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the...
Why old is new again in pop music; plus, 'Rutherford Falls'
Friday 17 June 2022
: When singer-songwriter Kate Bush released "Running Up That Hill" in 1985, it peaked at number 30 on the Hot 100. Now it's soared into the...
Joseph Han on U.S. imperialism, Korean ghosts and Guy Fieri
Tuesday 14 June 2022
: We don't often think of Hawaii and the Korean peninsula as having any kind of shared history. But author Joseph Han disagrees — and he...
Even influencers are burning out; plus there's nothing boring about 'Normal Gossip'
Friday 10 June 2022
: These days, it seems everyone wants to be an influencer. But as content creators realize that it's a demanding, often short-lived career,...
Joel Kim Booster on making a queer, Asian American 'Pride and Prejudice'
Tuesday 07 June 2022
: The first time Joel Kim Booster vacationed on New York's Fire Island with his friend, comedian Bowen Yang, he brought with him Jane Austen's...
Reframing guns on screen; plus, is it just us, or are movies getting longer?
Friday 03 June 2022
: Once again, Americans are asking how to end mass shootings. With consensus on gun laws unlikely, some are turning to Hollywood to help...
Bruce Talamon on photographing Black excellence in the 1970s
Tuesday 31 May 2022
: Name a Black musician from the 1970s and chances are Bruce Talamon has photographed them. The Jackson 5. Aretha Franklin. Marvin Gaye. Donna...
Presenting 'Life Kit': Making the most of travel and your time off
Friday 27 May 2022
: In this episode from our friends at Life Kit, guest host Elise Hu teaches us how to make the most of our time off. Joined by travel writer...
Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher' and Hate Touring
Tuesday 24 May 2022
: Singer Phoebe Bridgers had a huge year in 2020. She was nominated for four Grammys for her work on her album Punisher. The album was...
Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'
Friday 20 May 2022
: In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Aisha Harris talks with journalists Tre'vell Anderson and...
From Odd Future to The Internet, Syd
Tuesday 17 May 2022
: In this encore episode from 2018, former host Sam Sanders speaks with singer-songwriter Syd about her work with the hip-hop collective Odd...
The 'End of Roe' and your digital search history; plus the villain of 'Selling Sunset'
Friday 13 May 2022
: With the anticipated repeal of Roe v. Wade, it's unclear how Americans will access abortion and other reproductive care. Will tech...
Singer Yebba on 'Dawn'
Tuesday 10 May 2022
: Yebba had a huge year in 2016. The singer and songwriter's career was taking off. But 2016 was also the year that something awful happened:...
The consequences of losing Roe v. Wade, plus Summer of Books
Friday 06 May 2022
: Protests erupted across the nation this week in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court brief suggesting the landmark "Roe v. Wade" abortion...
What makes Drake's 'God's Plan' a hit pop song
Monday 02 May 2022
: Attention to all the music lovers out there! All month, we're revisiting our best music episodes from It's Been a Minute. In this episode...
Anti-trans legislation; plus Broadway is back
Friday 29 April 2022
: Legislation targeting transgender Americans and trans children has increased sharply in the last year. Guest host Ari Shapiro speaks with...
The power in owning your 'Big Feelings'
Tuesday 26 April 2022
: Guest host Juana Summers speaks with co-authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy about their new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When...
COVID travel mask mandates drop; plus 'Oprahdemics'
Friday 22 April 2022
: With travel mask mandates dropping, increasing cases, and more COVID variants, precaution exhaustion is real, but the pandemic is far from...
Danyel Smith highlights Black women who defined pop music in 'Shine Bright'
Tuesday 19 April 2022
: Guest host Juana Summers talks with Danyel Smith about her new memoir, Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in Pop. As a previous...
Etsy sellers on strike; plus the creators of 'ROAR'
Friday 15 April 2022
: From homemade candles to jewelry, leather goods to cloth masks, online marketplace Etsy has been a haven for makers looking to sell their...
Presenting 'Broken Record': An Interview With Nas
Tuesday 12 April 2022
: In this special episode from our friends at the Broken Recordpodcast,we will hear producer Rick Rubin's conversation with hip-hop legend...
The problem of diversity in 'Bridgerton'; plus the Latinx history of punk music
Friday 08 April 2022
: Guest host Jasmine Garsd talks to Kristen Warner, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, about Bridgerton's diversity problem....