Remember all that weird debate about work requirements that had us all on the edges of our seats for several months about the debt ceiling? Yeah, some reporters did a little digging. This is a must-listen, folks.
Go to the episode on Reveal News’ website, or find wherever you get your podcasts.
Abortion bans are confusing doctors about what’s still legal. Reveal investigates the effects on pregnant women and the growing influence of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Catch it at Reveal News’ website or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Vultures in movies are often ominous harbingers. But what goes down without them?
Corpse Demon Listen at the Radiolab website or wherever you get your podcasts.
Heather McGhee is an author, activist, and researcher who has produced The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, one of the most consequential books about wealth inequality and race one can read.
To sum up her findings: Not only is racism stupid, but it’s also expensive.
Al Franken’s latest is an interview with McGhee, who he calls his “favorite,” and I can see why.
Here it is on Al’s own site, or find it wherever you get your podcasts.
It’s been nine months since Roe v. Wade was overturned. We talk to people who wanted abortions right when the laws were changing in their states. They had to wait for appointments, for money to travel or abortion pills. And during that waiting, a lot of interesting things happened. We see how much life has changed, nine months later.
Nine Months Later (This American Life)
William Proxmire was a putz.
Listen to the 2/17/2023 episode of Radiolab here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Instant favorite: Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dive deep into the career of Sinéad O’Connor, one of the most powerful performers in music who sadly got canceled before “cancel culture” was a term. This country owes the lady an apology and a big hug. A great interview with documentary filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson, who made Nothing Compares.
Listen to the Sound Opinions podcast from 2/17/2023 here or wherever you get your podcasts.
TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz casts a thorough profile of actor Pam Grier. A captivating listen.
Season Four Episode Guide
“Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.”
Act 3 argues what I’ve been saying for years about “UFOs” and life from other planets.
Direct link to the podcast in the This American Life archive.
Marc talks with Abigail about her social awakening earlier in life and her current roles as an activist, philanthropist and filmmaker. They also discuss her new documentary, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales, about the unequal economy as exemplified by the corporation that bears her name.
A terrific conversation that may light a fire under one’s ass.
Direct link to this episode in the WTF with Marc Maron archive.