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All things comedy: HBO's 'Rap Sh!t,' plus, what's going on with late-night TV?

August 05, 2022 23:23 - 37 minutes - 33.9 MB

What do we expect from women rappers? Guest host Tracie Hunte and music and culture journalist Naima Cochrane discuss HBO's Rap Sh!t — and how it portrays women in hip hop walking the line between sexuality and respectability. Then, Tracie talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about recent shake-ups in late-night TV. They look at the genre's influence on comedy and what the future looks like for women and comedians of color. Plus, we play Who Said That! Tracie brings on her WNYC colleagues Al...

Why protecting the 'viral underclass' can keep us all healthy

August 02, 2022 04:10 - 15 minutes - 14.4 MB

After years of covering HIV and AIDS, journalist Steven Thrasher knew that the hardest hit communities were almost always the poorest and most marginalized ones. Then COVID-19 struck, and he saw that the same groups of people were suffering the most. In his new book The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide, Thrasher explores how this pattern plays out in communities around the world. Guest host Tracie Hunte talks to him about the ways that systemic oppression ...

Bow down, Queen Bey's 'Renaissance' era has finally arrived

July 29, 2022 22:51 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

Beyoncé's new album is here! Guest host Anna Sale chats with Dan Runcie, founder of the hip hop site Trapital, and Joey Guerra, music critic for the Houston Chronicle. They talk about Renaissance, what Beyoncé means to us and how this album meets the moment. Also, It's Been a Minute producer Liam McBain talks to culture writer Crispin Long about their shared obsession with reality dating shows. They discuss how these shows lay bare our society's obsession with marriage, and why reality dati...

Presenting 'The Limits': Colman Domingo on success, grief and powerful characters

July 26, 2022 04:15 - 42 minutes - 38.8 MB

In this episode from our friends at The Limits with Jay Williams, host Jay Williams speaks with Colman Domingo, the ultimate character actor, known for stealing scenes in films like Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Selma and If Beale Street Could Talk. He embodies every character he takes on, most recently earning an Emmy nod for his role as father-figure Ali to Zendaya's Rue on HBO's Euphoria. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

'Nope' and the history of Black horror; plus when to say 'no' to the news

July 22, 2022 22:50 - 47 minutes - 43.5 MB

These days, following the news can be utterly demoralizing. How do we deal? Guest host Anna Sale talks to Amanda Ripley, journalist and anchor of the Slate podcast How To!, about strategies for staying informed without stressing out (too much). Then, Anna chats with author, educator and producer Tananarive Due about the history of the Black horror genre ahead of the release of Jordan Peele's Nope. They talk about how horror can be a way to process trauma, how marginalized creators can — but...

Presenting 'Death, Sex & Money': From manager to labor activist

July 19, 2022 04:10 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

From guest host Anna Sale's other podcast Death, Sex & Money, we bring you this story about Mary Gundel, whose journey from manager to labor activist starts out on TikTok, during a bad day at work, and ends with her losing her job —but finding her power. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

988 is the new mental health hotline. Can it change how we respond to crisis?

July 14, 2022 04:10 - 37 minutes - 34.5 MB

Starting July 16, anyone in the US experiencing emotional distress or a mental health crisis can call the phone number 988 and reach a crisis counselor. Guest host Anna Sale talks to Hannah Wesolowski, chief advocacy officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about bringing local call centers into this network, what challenges they're facing and how it will reshape how we view mental health resourcing. Then Anna talks to Pop Culture Happy Hour host Aisha Harris about why so many bi...

Writer Erika L. Sánchez on mental health, Lisa Simpson and 'Crying in the Bathroom'

July 12, 2022 04:10 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

In 2017, author Erika L. Sánchez was making her dreams come true, her young adult novel I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter earning critical acclaim. But even as she rose to fame, Sánchez found herself struggling with her mental health. Her new memoir, Crying in the Bathroom, captures the tension between her public success and her private suffering — and more. Sánchez talks with guest host Anna Sale about sharing some of her darkest moments with readers, caring for her mental health and wha...

Hoochie daddy shorts give more than a 'lil leg; plus let's get 'Seen, Heard and Paid'

July 08, 2022 18:15 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

They're short, sexy and on-trend: Hoochie daddy shorts are all the rage for cisgender straight men this summer. And this week, they are the center of a conversation between guest host Anna Sale and writer and poet Danez Smith about sex, gender and freedom. What do higher hemlines on men reveal about the gender anxiety rippling through America today? Also, Anna speaks with Wired editor Alan Henry about his new book Seen, Heard, and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized. They discuss...

'X' explores pleasure and pain in a dystopic world

July 05, 2022 04:15 - 24 minutes - 22.3 MB

How do freedom and rights intersect with sex, pleasure and the self? It's a question the U.S. is facing in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — and a central theme in writer Davey Davis's new novel. In X, Davis relocates the conflict over these ideas from courts and abortion clinics to queer clubs and BDSM dungeons in a more dystopic version of our present. In this episode, guest host Anna Sale talks to Davis about why sadism is romantic, how bureaucracy ...

Staying grounded after Roe v. Wade; plus let's talk about fat liberation

July 01, 2022 21:37 - 31 minutes - 28.8 MB

The Supreme Court gutted abortion rights by overturning Roe v. Wade. For those who have been in the trenches of the reproductive justice movement — people who saw this coming — is there anything left to feel hopeful about? Guest host B.A. Parker chats with four young organizers about their stories and their plans for the future. Plus, Parker talks with cultural critic and writer Clarkisha Kent about navigating body positivity discourse as Black women and how the movement has strayed from its...

When parents say sorry on-screen

June 28, 2022 04:10 - 14 minutes - 13.3 MB

Family conflict is a cinema staple. But recently Hollywood has come out with a slew of stories about parents and children confronting gaps in culture, generation and identity — from animated films like Encanto and Turning Red, to the recent miniseries Ms. Marvel and the indie hit Everything Everywhere All at Once. Vox entertainment critic Emily St. James calls the subgenre the "millennial parent apology fantasy." She shares with guest host B.A. Parker how the form came to be, what its limits ...

Guess who's back in the house (music scene); plus 'Would it Kill You to Laugh'

June 24, 2022 19:38 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

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 they're borrowing from a genre that has been liberating for Black & Latino queer people from the 70s to today. In this episode our June guest host B.A. Parker welcomes Back Issue's co-host Josh Gwynn to chat about house music's roots and the genre's resurgence. Also, comedians Kate Berlant & John Early talk about their new special Would it Kill You to Laugh. T...

Fangirls rule the internet in 'Everything I Need, I Get From You'

June 21, 2022 04:10 - 27 minutes - 25.3 MB

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 Internet as We Know It, culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany explores just how much fangirls have shaped online life. She talks with guest host B.A. Parker about how fans used Tumblr to transform internet culture, how being a One Direction fan enriched her own life and why fandom is more complicated than we might think. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBee...

Why old is new again in pop music; plus, 'Rutherford Falls'

June 17, 2022 21:35 - 33 minutes - 30.5 MB

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 top ten, thanks to the newest season of Stranger Things. Guest host B.A. Parker talks to Stereogum writers Rachel Brodsky and Chris Deville about why old music seems to be getting more love than new music these days — and how even new music seems retro. Plus, actor and writer Jana Schmieding on the second season of Rutherford Falls, exploring physical com...

Why old is new again in pop music; plus 'Rutherford Falls'

June 17, 2022 21:35 - 33 minutes - 30.5 MB

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 top ten, thanks to the newest season of Stranger Things. Guest host B.A. Parker talks to Stereogum writers Rachel Brodsky and Chris Deville about why old music seems to be getting more love than new music these days — and how even new music seems retro. Plus, actor and writer Jana Schmieding on the second season of Rutherford Falls, exploring physical com...

Joseph Han on U.S. imperialism, Korean ghosts and Guy Fieri

June 14, 2022 04:10 - 17 minutes - 15.7 MB

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 makes the case in his debut novel Nuclear Family. In this episode, Han and guest host B.A. Parker discuss the book and Han's experience as a Korean immigrant in Hawaii. And they unpack the long effects of U.S. imperialism and military presence in both places. Along the way, they get into ghosts, grandmas and Guy Fieri.

Even influencers are burning out; plus there's nothing boring about 'Normal Gossip'

June 10, 2022 22:22 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

These days, it seems everyone wants to be an influencer. But as content creators realize that it's a demanding, often short-lived career, they're forcing us to think hard about the future of an industry that's still on the rise. Guest host B.A. Parker speaks with Rebecca Jennings, senior correspondent at Vox, who reported on how influencer burnout is a microcosm of our changing relationship with work.

Joel Kim Booster on making a queer, Asian American 'Pride and Prejudice'

June 07, 2022 04:10 - 21 minutes - 19.5 MB

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 Pride and Prejudice as a beach read. Over the years, he'd often joke with friends about making a gay version of the novel. Today Booster is the writer and star of Hulu's Fire Island, a queer, Asian romcom based on Austen's classic, set in the titular gay vacation spot. Booster talks with guest host Elise Hu about how the film honors his queer friendships...

Reframing guns on screen; plus is it just us, or are movies getting longer?

June 03, 2022 20:28 - 30 minutes - 27.5 MB

Once again, Americans are asking how to end mass shootings. With consensus on gun laws unlikely, some are turning to Hollywood to help change the narrative. Can those who control the levers of culture shift the public's relationship with guns? Guest host Elise Hu speaks with former video game creative and now TV writer Nadra Widatalla about a world where on-screen heroes don't rely on guns. Plus, seriously, why are movies so long? It isn't scientific but it sure feels like movies are rackin...

Reframing guns on screen; plus, is it just us, or are movies getting longer?

June 03, 2022 20:28 - 30 minutes - 27.5 MB

Once again, Americans are asking how to end mass shootings. With consensus on gun laws unlikely, some are turning to Hollywood to help change the narrative. Can those who control the levers of culture shift the public's relationship with guns? Guest host Elise Hu speaks with former video game creative and now TV writer Nadra Widatalla about a world where on-screen heroes don't rely on guns. Plus, seriously, why are movies so long? It isn't scientific but it sure feels like movies are rackin...

Bruce Talamon on photographing Black excellence in the 1970s

May 31, 2022 04:10 - 21 minutes - 19.4 MB

Name a Black musician from the 1970s and chances are Bruce Talamon has photographed them. The Jackson 5. Aretha Franklin. Marvin Gaye. Donna Summer. Bob Marley. The list goes on. For the final episode of our summer music series, former host Sam Sanders talks to Talamon about his incredible collection of photographs and what it was like to capture intimate moments with such iconic artists. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

Presenting 'Life Kit': Making the most of travel and your time off

May 27, 2022 04:10 - 20 minutes - 18.7 MB

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 Torre deRoche and artist Jenny Odell, they go beyond travel tips and investigate why we travel and share what travel means to them. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher' and Hate Touring

May 24, 2022 04:10 - 27 minutes - 25 MB

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 released to wide critical acclaim. But like the rest of us, Bridgers was stuck at home. So what's that really like for a musician? In the latest episode of our summer music series, we revisit Sam Sanders' conversation with Phoebe from 2020. They talk about her love/hate relationship with touring, how she aims for the universal in the specificity of her lyrics, a...

Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

May 20, 2022 04:10 - 25 minutes - 23.3 MB

In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Aisha Harris talks with journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill about stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special Rothaniel where Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations.

From Odd Future to The Internet, Syd

May 17, 2022 04:10 - 25 minutes - 22.9 MB

In this encore episode from 2018, former host Sam Sanders speaks with singer-songwriter Syd about her work with the hip-hop collective Odd Future and now with her own group – The Internet. The two discuss how she produced The Internet's fourth album, Hive Mind, and how she incorporates songwriting her sexuality. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

The 'End of Roe' and your digital search history; plus the villain of 'Selling Sunset'

May 13, 2022 21:56 - 25 minutes - 23 MB

With the anticipated repeal of Roe v. Wade, it's unclear how Americans will access abortion and other reproductive care. Will tech platforms continue to provide the same information about services in states where the procedure is outlawed? And what risk does your digital footprint create, if you seek information about abortion or other reproductive health care? Guest host Elise Hu talks it out with Rachel Cohen, senior policy reporter at Vox News and Lil Kalish from CalMatters. Plus, you l...

Singer Yebba on 'Dawn'

May 10, 2022 04:10 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

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: Yebba's mother died by suicide. And that changed everything in her life. In this encore chat from 2021, former host Sam Sanders and Yebba discuss the emotional toll it took to make her recent album Dawn, growing up in the church, and shedding old beliefs while making room for new ones. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

The consequences of losing Roe v. Wade, plus Summer of Books

May 06, 2022 22:27 - 42 minutes - 39 MB

Protests erupted across the nation this week in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court brief suggesting the landmark "Roe v. Wade" abortion ruling will be overturned. The decision could endanger people seeking medical care and set a precedent for challenging other reproductive rights. Guest host Elise Hu discusses patients' concerns with health and gender reporter Shefali Luthra of "The 19th" and Dr. Jennifer Kerns, an OBGYN and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco....

What makes Drake's 'God's Plan' a hit pop song

May 02, 2022 04:10 - 17 minutes - 16.2 MB

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 from February 2020, former host Sam Sanders is joined by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding, co-hosts of the podcast Switched On Pop. They break down what makes a song: why certain pop songs become ear worms and what their form and structure mean for the future of music. Sloan and Harding deconstruct songs in their 2020 book, Switched On Pop: How Popular Music...

Anti-trans legislation; plus Broadway is back

April 29, 2022 15:43 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

Legislation targeting transgender Americans and trans children has increased sharply in the last year. Guest host Ari Shapiro speaks with the Florida mother of a trans daughter about how their family is coping with that state's new, more restrictive policies. Then, Ari discusses how this wave of law-making differs from so-called "moral panics" of past decades — and why that matters — with historian Jules Gill-Peterson, of Johns Hopkins University. Then, Broadway is back and bigger than ev...

The power in owning your 'Big Feelings'

April 26, 2022 04:10 - 21 minutes - 20.1 MB

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 Things Are Not Okay. In the book, Liz and Mollie explore seven emotions that they found particularly difficult to overcome — uncertainty, anger, burnout, comparison, perfectionism, despair and grief. With hopes to normalize conversations on these "big feelings," they talk about the power in owning and sharing their emotions and what they've gained in the p...

COVID travel mask mandates drop; plus 'Oprahdemics'

April 22, 2022 21:18 - 33 minutes - 31.1 MB

With travel mask mandates dropping, increasing cases, and more COVID variants, precaution exhaustion is real, but the pandemic is far from over. Guest host Juana Summers talks with science writer Katherine J. Wu of The Atlantic about how the U.S. has moved from a collective approach to an individual-focused mindset in its handling of the pandemic. Then, Juana is joined by Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur, hosts of the new Oprahdemics podcast, to talk about Oprah Winfrey's reign ...

Danyel Smith highlights Black women who defined pop music in 'Shine Bright'

April 19, 2022 04:10 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

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 editor-in-chief for both Billboard and Vibe magazines, host of the Black Girl Songbook podcast, and longtime music reporter, Danyel uses her expertise to spotlight the stories of pop powerhouses like Gladys Knight, Mahalia Jackson, Whitney Houston, and more. Danyel crafts a love letter to Black women in pop, capturing the intimate details of who they wer...

Etsy sellers on strike; plus the creators of 'ROAR'

April 15, 2022 18:48 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

From homemade candles to jewelry, leather goods to cloth masks, online marketplace Etsy has been a haven for makers looking to sell their goods and build small businesses for themselves. But with fees increasing, some sellers are frustrated and have gone on strike. Guest host Juana Summers is joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Charity Scott to learn more about how sellers feel and what it means for online shopping. Then, Juana is joined by GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to ch...

Etsy sellers on strike, plus the creators of 'ROAR'

April 15, 2022 18:48 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

From homemade candles to jewelry, leather goods to cloth masks, online marketplace Etsy has been a haven for makers looking to sell their goods and build small businesses for themselves. But with fees increasing, some sellers are frustrated and have gone on strike. Guest host Juana Summers is joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Charity Scott to learn more about how sellers feel and what it means for online shopping. Then, Juana is joined by GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to ch...

Presenting 'Broken Record': An Interview With Nas

April 12, 2022 04:10 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

In this special episode from our friends at the Broken Record podcast, we will hear producer Rick Rubin's conversation with hip-hop legend Nas. Rick talks to Nas about his earliest experiences with rap in the Queensbridge housing projects where he grew up, how recording King's Disease with Kanye West in Wyoming almost took him out of his zone, and how early beef with Jay-Z made them both stronger rappers. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

The problem of diversity in 'Bridgerton'; plus the Latinx history of punk music

April 08, 2022 22:03 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Guest host Jasmine Garsd talks to Kristen Warner, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, about Bridgerton's diversity problem. They discuss color blind v. color-conscious casting, how race factors into historical narratives and why any representation isn't always good representation. Then, Jasmine catches up with host Ceci Bastida and creator Núria Net about their new podcast, Punk In Translation: Latinx Origins, about the role of Latinx and Latin American musicians in the hist...

'True Story': Danielle Lindemann on 'What Reality TV Says About Us'

April 05, 2022 04:15 - 24 minutes - 22.9 MB

In this special new episode of It's Been a Minute, we share a conversation Sam Sanders recorded about one of his favorite things: reality TV. He's joined by Danielle Lindemann, author of True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us, to discuss the genre's origins in Real World and Survivor, how reality TV influences our culture, and why we should all take the genre more seriously. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

The vibe has shifted, plus 'Conversations with People Who Hate Me'

April 01, 2022 18:34 - 36 minutes - 33.3 MB

You may see it in the news or on social media. You may be feeling different in your relationships or with your job. The "vibe" has shifted. Our guest host Jasmine Garsd is joined by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, culture writer for BuzzFeed News and host of CBC's pop culture podcast Pop Chat, to learn more about this vibe shift and why we all may be feeling a little off right now. Plus, a chat with Dylan Marron, author and host of the book/podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me on how he talks ...

The vibe has shifted; plus 'Conversations with People Who Hate Me'

April 01, 2022 18:34 - 36 minutes - 33.3 MB

You may see it in the news or on social media. You may be feeling different in your relationships or with your job. The "vibe" has shifted. Our guest host Jasmine Garsd is joined by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, culture writer for BuzzFeed News and host of CBC's pop culture podcast Pop Chat, to learn more about this vibe shift and why we all may be feeling a little off right now. Plus, a chat with Dylan Marron, author and host of the book/podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me on how he talks ...

Bringing 'Pachinko' from page to the screen

March 29, 2022 04:10 - 24 minutes - 22.4 MB

Elise Hu chats with Soo Hugh, writer and showrunner of the much anticipated series Pachinko, based on the 2017 novel by Min Jin Lee. It's the epic story of a family through four generations across the 20th century, all about their lives as Zainichi Koreans in Japan. In this chat, Hugh talks about what it was like to bring the beloved book to screen, what she's is doing to support Asian American creators coming up behind her, and why this story resonates with people of all backgrounds. You ca...

And the Oscar goes to...

March 25, 2022 21:48 - 28 minutes - 26.2 MB

A trimmed telecast? A crowd-sourced award? DJ Khaled as a presenter? The Oscars are back like you've never seen them before. Guest host Elise Hu is joined by Pop Culture Happy Hour host and reporter Aisha Harris and NPR film critic Bob Mondello to talk about these new changes and their top picks for who's taking home the big awards of the night. Then, they play a game of Who Said That. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

Rejecting assimilation in 'You Sound Like a White Girl'

March 22, 2022 04:15 - 21 minutes - 19.8 MB

A school crush once told Julissa Arce that she sounded "like a white girl." At the time, Arce believed that was exactly what she wanted. But over the years, even after perfecting "accent-less" English, graduating from college, getting a job at Goldman Sachs, and becoming an American citizen, Arce still felt like she didn't belong. Instead of just trying to fit in as the solution, Arce began to question whether that was the very problem to begin with. Elise Hu talks to Arce about her new book ...

One year later, the Atlanta spa shootings; plus, tech on TV

March 18, 2022 20:28 - 33 minutes - 30.9 MB

It's been one year since the Atlanta-area spa shootings that claimed eight lives, six of whom were Asian women. Guest host Elise Hu reflects on the event with Nicole Chung, author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. They discuss their own experiences and the unprecedented violence that Asian Americans—especially Asian American women—are facing. Plus, are tech TV shows about failures and scams a worthy critique or part of the problem? Elise and Nit...

Presenting 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!': Everyone & Their Mom

March 15, 2022 04:10 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

Our friends at Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! have a new show out with host Emma Choi. It's called Everyone & Their Mom. For her first episode, Emma is joined by comedian Josh Gondelman to discuss a saucy situation. Celebrity chef Roy Choi also joins to troubleshoot a kimchi recipe with Emma's grandma. Emma then settles an age old debate: heels or rollerblades?

Sam says goodbye

March 11, 2022 20:54 - 39 minutes - 35.7 MB

It's Been A Minute is sticking around, but before our beloved Sam Sanders takes flight we've got news to cover! In Sam's last episode as host, he's joined by NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Ayesha Rascoe and NPR Congressional Correspondent Susan Davis to talk about the latest in politics news from gas prices to Ukraine to the upcoming US midterms. He then plays a special game of Who Said That? with his Aunt Betty and her friend, Lynette Maxwell. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin a...

The trouble with defining antisemitism

March 08, 2022 05:10 - 27 minutes - 25.1 MB

With more extreme antisemitic attacks on the rise and more antisemitic rhetoric in the mainstream, antisemitism has become an increasingly pressing issue in the US. But at the same time, the conversation around antisemitism is getting more fraught. Sam talks with Dov Waxman, professor and director for the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, about what people are getting wrong about antisemitism. They discuss why there's so much contention around what the term means, why it can be har...

Sanctions 101

March 04, 2022 23:33 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, global powers have put the pressure on with sanctions upon sanctions. But what does that even mean? Class is in session as Sam attends Sanctions 101 with Cardiff Garcia, host of The New Bazaar, and Stacey Vanek Smith, co-host of The Indicator. They talk about how economic sanctions are supposed to work and whether they can be effective enough to change anything on the ground. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at [email protected]

'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville has nothing left to prove

March 01, 2022 05:15 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

It's our 500th episode and what better way to celebrate than with Johnny Knoxville's first appearance on NPR? We couldn't think of a better milestone. In this episode, Sam and Johnny chat about his latest Jackass endeavor with Jackass Forever while also looking back at the reality show that started it all — and how its very first stunt actually shut down production. They also discuss Jackass' queer fanbase and Johnny's time in therapy. Come for the talk about raunchy stunts, stay for the John...

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nicole byer
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Nicole Byer
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Samin Nosrat
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Alex Blumberg
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Aminatou Sow
1 Episode
ann friedman
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Bill Nye
1 Episode
Cristela Alonzo
1 Episode
Danzy Senna
1 Episode
Dolly Parton
1 Episode
Erin Lee Carr
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Guy Branum
1 Episode
Ike Barinholtz
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James McBride
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Jennifer Weiner
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Joe Morton
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John Legend
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Jon Stewart
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Kathryn Hahn
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Kathy Griffin
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Liz Plank
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Malcolm Gladwell
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Matt Bellassai
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Michelle Buteau
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Pete Holmes
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Phoebe Robinson
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Rainn Wilson
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Samantha Irby
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Sam Harris
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Sam Jay
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Tim Robbins
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