What We're Listening To
COMIC-CON BEGINS: Origin Stories of the San Diego Comic-Con and the Rise of Modern Fandom
In the Summer of 1970, a ragtag group of teenage hippies, proto-punks, artists, and science buffs assembled in a small, obscure town called San Diego to celebrate their pop culture heroes … and each other. They couldn’t possibly have known that the San Diego Comic-Con would over the decades grow into the largest pop culture gathering worldwide. Join original scream queen and cosplay pioneer Brinke Stevens as she, nearly 50 of her childhood cohorts, and a cadre of uber-geeky celebrity guests reveal their most fascinating, funny, and fannish memories of how they brought the Comic-Con together in the “early days” … as well as the profound impact the fandom community it helped spawn has had on our shared culture at large. — Celebrity guests include: Kevin Smith, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Felicia Day, Bruce Campbell, The Russo Bros., Scott Aukerman, Trina Robbins, Stan Sakai, Tim Seeley, Maggie Thompson, Sergio Aragones, Kevin Eastman, Ho Che Anderson, and many more!
Life is Short with Justin Long
Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out. I’m Justin Long and I’ve been an actor for most of my life, so I’m used to getting inside the heads of the characters I play. But now that I’m getting older (I’m 41 now, yikes), I want to peek inside the heads of real people to learn how they find meaning in life. I’m also very curious what their favorite snack food is, and what emoji they use most often — ya know, the REALLY important stuff. Every episode I’ll get personal with all kinds of people, from actors to musicians to deep thinkers who fascinate me. My brother Christian is on hand each episode to keep me honest, and occasionally remind me about some of the embarrassing things I’ve done over the years. Join us, or if you have more important things to do, that’s okay too — life is short!
Loud & Complicit
Loud & Complicit looks inside the bullshit and beauty life brings to two unmarried, childless, career-driven women in their 30s. Hosted by Kayce Smith and Liz Gonzales, the two discuss working in an industry that is not only male-dominated, but also mostly about men. Some find them to be too loud, while others have decided they’re silently complicit to a culture of misogyny. But this isn’t about the men; this is about the Loud & Complicit women, and they’re coming to you every Tuesday, beginning on June 15th.
Teach Me How To Adult
Adulting isn't easy, but we got you. Teach Me How To Adult is a smart, unfiltered podcast on everything you never learned growing up, from crushing your career and love life to balancing budgets and wellness. We chat with experts and hustlers who serve up #realtalk and actionable tips on navigating adulthood like a boss. We’re diving deep on everything: Investing! Career advice! Taxes! Homeownership! Relationship goals! Mental health! Fitness! Folding a fitted sheet!? Trying to kill it at this whole adult thing? Follow along as we figure it out together.
Love to See It with Emma and Claire
A weekly recap podcast about The Bachelor franchise and beyond, Love to See It is a snarky but affectionate dissection of dating reality shows — and what they say about all of us — hosted by Emma Gray and Claire Fallon. We laugh, we cry, we break down every episode in obsessive detail, and we unpack all the weird messages pop culture sends us about love. Join us on this journey.
Wow in the World
The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!
Radiotopia Presents: Blind Guy Travels
How would you describe a world you’ve never seen? Blind Guy Travels invites you into life without sight. Join host Matthew Shifrin as he experiences a Marx Brothers comedy, crafts a TED Talk, and then a Hinge profile, collaborates with LEGO to develop instructions for blind builders, and prepares for college graduation. Blind Guy Travels is written and performed by Matthew Shifrin, and produced and sound-designed by Ian Coss. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices. Learn more about Blind Guy Travels at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.
No Compromise
Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting. Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. From WAMU's Guns & America, reporters Lisa Hagen of WABE and Chris Haxel of KCUR expose how three brothers from the most uncompromising corner of the gun debate are turning hot-button issues into donations and controversy.
CBS Eye on Money
CBS News business analyst and Certified Financial Planner Jill Schlesinger takes the mystery out of your financial life. Jill helps guide you through whatever money decisions you're trying to make. Finally, a money podcast that isn't scary or boring, it's useful, and dare we say, fun. New episodes available Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.
All Music Is Black Music
SiriusXM and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture present All Music Is Black Music, a podcast that explores how African American music and culture have shaped the wider contemporary music landscape. In each episode, host Selema Masekela takes listeners on a journey beginning with an artifact from the NMAAHC’s collection. Through interviews with artists, authors and scholars, we discover the stories of the Black musicians and cultural creators who have shaped today's trends, styles, and genres. Original music by Mobley.
Rough Translation
Rough Translation is a podcast about cultural mistranslations and what we can learn from them. Usually, we're heading to far off places to bring you stories that hit close to home. This spring, with the help NPR's Veterans Correspondent Quil Lawrence, we're taking on a cultural divide that's closer to home. One many Americans might not know is there.
No One is Coming to Save Us
Host Gloria Riviera, “Call it Like it Is” Special Correspondent Kristen Bell, parents, and providers zoom in on America’s childcare crisis and the people crushed by it. Access to high-quality childcare and early education determines so much of a kid’s future…and their family’s sanity. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions in this four-part series that explains why child care is broken and how we can fix it. No one is coming to save us — we need to save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.
This Is My Family
A new podcast about building a life with the people we love. As a gay dad in an interracial marriage, host Tyler Greene’s life is a testament to the fact that there are many ways to define family today. Each week, his conversations with guests reveal funny and heartfelt stories about how you can make a family, and how your family makes you. Join us as we celebrate the beautifully messy connections that shape our lives.
The Waves: Gender, Relationships, Feminism
Each week a pair of writers and guests talk through one news story we can’t stop thinking about, and unpack what gender has to do with it.
Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter
Should I do a juice cleanse? Do I really need 8 glasses of water a day? Is it actually possible to "boost" my immune system? You’re constantly bombarded with news stories, ads, and social media posts telling you how to optimize your health—but a lot of these sources that pretend to be backed by science have another agenda. Dr. Jen Gunter is here to bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your health, debunking some of the stickiest myths out there while helping you to understand how your body really works. Produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.