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  1. Morgan Jerkins spent many months piecing together the patchwork of her own family history, and many weeks literally wandering in the lands they had been rooted to so many years before. This is a powerful conversation about the privilege of documentation, the search for self and what it means to redefine yourself through your ancestors. You can purchase Morgan’s books at Morgan-Jerkins.comOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at to to RSVP to the livestream event! And check out our sponsors this week:StoryWorth: promo code THANKSMrs. Field’s: promo code THANKSYarlap: promo code TTFA
  2. Dave Coulier is perhaps best known as “Joey” from the hit ABC television series, Full House, which aired for eight seasons (1987-1995, with 192 episodes produced) and can now be seen on Nick At Nite. Additionally, the show runs worldwide, syndicated in over 100 countries. Dave followed this success by hosting his second prime-time hit series, America's Funniest People, which ran on ABC for four seasons. Dave is also co-starring in Fuller House, which will begin airing on Netflix in 2016. Dave also hosted ABC's World's Funniest Videos and his own series, Out of Control for Nickelodeon. Dave hosted Animal Kidding on the Animal Planet Network. You’ve also seen Dave guest star on How I Met Your Mother on CBS and appearances on the Super Bowl for Dannon Yogurt, Jimmy Fallon, The View, OPRAH: Where Are They Now?, Bravo’s Watch What Happens L!ve, Good Morning America and the Today Show. Dave appeared on VH1’s #1 rated series The Surreal Life, and hosted multiple seasons of America’s Most Talented Kids for the i Network. Dave partnered with Nancy Kerrigan on the Skating With Celebrities series on the Fox Network. Dave starred in two movies; Shredderman for Nickelodeon and The Family Holiday, which aired on Lifetime, co-starred in The Disney Channel’s highest rated movie, The 13th Year. Highly regarded for his voice-over talent, Dave's additional credits include many Saturday morning cartoon favorites. He began by doing voices on HannaBarbera's Scooby Doo and the re-syndicated version of The Jetson's. Dave then went on to lend his versatile voice to Jim Henson's multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Muppet Babies, where he portrayed Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf and Statler (the two old guys in the balcony on the original Muppet Show) and Bean Bunny. Dave voiced Peter Venkman for The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, and the Cartoon Networks' Robot Chicken and China, IL for Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim lineup. Dave also teamed-up with Dave Thomas on The Bob and Doug (McKenzie) animated series. Dave can also be heard as the voice of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and the GEICO Legends national radio campaign. Dave's performed his clean stand-up on The Tonight Show, HBO's Detroit Comedy Jam and HBO's Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall. Dave continues to sell-out shows at colleges, corporate events, casinos, nightclubs and theaters. Dave currently resides in Los Angeles. In his free time, he enjoys flying airplanes, playing ice hockey and golf. Follow Dave Coulier: His new media company, Grilled Cheese Media, launches in February 2021. Check out his clothing line at Website: ======================  Request to Join the FREE Meredith Atwood Community & Coaching ======================  Buy Meredith’s Books: The Year of No Nonsense Triathlon for the Every Woman: =======================  Get The InnerU Program! Get InnerU online coaching program from the Handel Group for 50% with code "SAME24HOURS75" by going to:  =======================  Follow Meredith Atwood & The Podcast on Social: Web: Instagram:   =======================  Want to Connect?  Email: =======================  Credits: Host: Meredith Atwood Production & Hair Pulling: Meredith Atwood Podcast Branding and Web: Moon40 Marketing Copyright 2017-2020, 2021 All Rights Reserved, Meredith Atwood, LLC
  3. A discussion with Chris Gethard, the creator behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, or Beautiful/Anonymous for short. The premise of the podcast is this: 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he can’t hang up first, no matter what. And the result is truly the name of the podcast: beautiful stories from anonymous people! Find the full show notes on the web at:   This is what they talked about: Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast Medium article that Chris wrote: “A Beginner’s Guide to Beautiful Anonymous” Facebook Group: Beautiful/Anonymous: The Community Adela’s podcast pick: Story Corps Chris’ podcast picks: Criminal The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard Reply All Follow Chris: @chrisgeth on Instagram and @chrisgethard on Twitter Support PBC: Become a monthly Patreon member (and get some bonus content) Make a one-time donation via Paypal Get involved in the podcast discussion! Find out how Podcast Brunch Club works. Join PBC: newsletter, in-person chapter, Facebook Group, twitter, instagram, subreddit Audio editing and production by Katie DeFiore. Music included in this episode was "Rainbow" by Chad Crouch and “Paradise” by Misael Gauna. Current Supporters include: Chad Whittle podcast - media and technology news Immigrantly podcast - cross cultural conversations Critical Frequency – “a podcast network for everyone else” Podkite - Chart Analytics and Marketing Attribution for Podcasters Future Hindsight -  a podcast seeking to spark civic engagement, inspire hope, and reinvigorate our social contract How Do We Fix It? - a solutions-oriented podcast exploring the world's problems Podchaser – “the IMDb of podcasts” Podyssey - an online community for podcast lovers (aka "the Goodreads for podcasts") Bullhorn - podcast listening any way you want it Listen Notes – “the best podcast search engine” Podbean – use the code “pbc” for one month free on podcast hosting 70 Million - documentary podcast that investigates how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards Wondery+ - get 20% an annual subscription for exclusive Wondery content
  4. Did you know that if you want to represent your block in Brooklyn as a local elected official, you have to mark a gender designation—and the only options are “male” and “female”? This week on Getting Curious, Jonathan is speaking with Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir Olivares, both elected District Leaders in Brooklyn, all about this gender rule: how it came into existence, why it’s exclusionary, and how we can work to make local seats across Brooklyn and the country more inclusive and equitable. Jesse Pierce is a non-binary queer elected Democratic District Leader in Brooklyn's 52nd Assembly District. They focus on hyper local political grassroots organizing as a means to transform our politics both locally and nationally.  Samy Nemir Olivares (he/they) is a Puerto Rican-Dominican, queer activist, writer, communicator and District Leader in Brooklyn. Samy advocates for gender, racial and social justice through politics, media and education. Samy works for a national nonprofit for LGBTQ civil rights and produced a documentary about TGNC rights in New York: Stonewall With a T.  You can follow Jesse on Twitter @jessepiercebk and Instagram @jessepierce07. You can follow Samy on Twitter @SamyNemir and Instagram @SamyforBrooklyn. Find out what today’s guests and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN.  Check out all new Getting Curious merch at Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.
  5. “Someone is lying. And it’s hard to know who’s lying and who’s not.”
  6. "My gut tells me he hasn't left Hemphill County. I think he's here somewhere, and I don't know if he intends to come out in the next day or two."
  7. "Makes you want to go to the church, get on your knees and say a few words, right?
  8. "I'm sitting there thinking, 'Oh God, I'm so scared right now.' I couldn't convince them. And so I just let them hammer me."
  9. “It's kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cell phone is found.”
  10. "I'm like, 'What the heck is that?' So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer I can see that it kind of looks like bone."
  11. "The people of the town are calling us and saying, 'Do we have a monster that lives in our community?' I wish I could give them Solace."
  12. "I'm definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what's going on around me."
  13. In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the rotating epidemiology of the pandemic in the US, updates on variants of the virus and what they might mean moving forward, and challenges with the last mile and the last inch of vaccine distribution. Email us your questions: Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: Read the Letter from Dr. Thayer Snyder:
  14. America's newest national park is the star of this week's episode, as we trek through the largest gypsum dune field on Earth at White Sands National Park in New Mexico. From doodling in the sand to sledding down sloping dunes, there's something whimsical about this hands-on park that really brings out your inner child. Oh, and they also do periodic missile testing at nearby White Sands Missile Range, so if you hear a sonic boom, it's fine.    Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusa   Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patron and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes!   To get in touch, email us at    #unitedbynature #findyourambassador
  15. A woman with sociopathy argues that her condition is unfairly demonized in society and pulls back the curtain on this misunderstood disorder.
  16. A judge who works in the juvenile justice system blows the whistle and reveals her plan to take power away from judges.
  17. With our staff raving about how much they love their Alexas, we're sharing some of the clever ways that you can use your Echo or Echo Dot to make life easier. From budgeting to homeschooling, it's pretty amazing what you can get Alexa's help with these days. // Thanks to the sponsor of our episode, Bamboo Learning. They've got educational help for kids in K-5 in English Language Arts, Math, History and more. Just say "Alexa, open Bamboo Learning" or visit their website. // Links from our show over on // Follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  18. Jack and Freddie return to mark the end of 2020 with a special episode, covering podcast economics, Very Bad Wizards, Interdependence, Good One: A Podcast About Jokes, All Consuming, Deep Questions with Cal Newport, and The Brian Butterfield Pod-Pod-Podcast.
  19. Wake up, fall out of bed, and drag a comb across your head, cause Strong Songs is finally doing an episode about The Beatles. It's time for Kirk to tackle the fab four, and what better Beatles song to analyze than Lennon and McCartney's two-tune casserole of a closer, "A Day in the Life." Get ready for some lilting Lennon dreamscapes, some meticulous McCartney melodies,  a really big glissando, and an even bigger E chord. Written by: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) Listen/Buy: Apple Music | Amazon | Spotify ALSO FEATURED: "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin (1924), performed by the New York Philharmonic "Yesterday" by Paul McCartney (Lennon/McCartney), 1966 "Strawberry Fields Forever" by John Lennon (Lennon/McCartney), 1967 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" also from Sgt. Pepper's, 1967 The Yoko Ono/John Lennon episode of the excellent podcast You're Wrong About "Mr. Blue Sky" by Jeff Lynne and ELO from Permission To Land, 1977 OUTRO SOLOIST: Steve Pardo This episode's outro soloist is the one and only Steve Pardo. Steve is a Nashville, TN based producer, composer, and saxophonist. You can find out more at his website: STRONG MERCH!! As Kirk mentioned on the episode, the Strong Songs Store is now live! Check it out for some cool t-shirts, mugs, totes, and more: KEEP IT SOCIAL You can follow Strong Songs on Twitter @StrongSongs: And you can find Kirk on Twitter @Kirkhamilton and on Instagram at @Kirk_Hamilton: NEWSLETTER/MAILING LIST Sign up for Kirk's mailing list to start getting monthly-ish newsletters with music recommendations, links, news, and extra thoughts on new Strong Songs episodes: STRONG PLAYLISTS Kirk has condensed his Strong Songs picks into a single new list, which you can find on Spotify, Apple Music, and thanks to listener L.B., it's now on YouTube Music. SUPPORT STRONG SONGS ON PATREON! This whole thing happens thanks to the support of Strong Songs's wonderful patrons. For more on how to help Kirk keep making this show, go here: NOVEMBER 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS Jeffrey Jue Rick Klaras Niko Laurie Acreman Ken Hirsh Jez Jenness Gardner Simon Cammell Guinevere Boostrom Jill Smith-Moore Narelle Horn Mickey Clark Nathaniel Bauernfeind Bill Rosinger Anne Britt David Zahm Erin Aidan Coughlan Jeanneret Manning Family Four Matt Butler Doug Paton Robert Paul R Watson Viki Dun Christer Lindqvist Sami Samhuri Craig J Covell AccessViolation Ryan Torvik Merlin Mann Fraser Glenn CALEB ROTACH Andre Bremer Chad Barnard Mark Schechter Dave Florey Dan Apczynski NOVEMBER 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS Kevin Potter M Shane Borders Pete Simm Shawn McCarthy Dallas Hockley Jana J Terron Ishihara Jason Gerry Rich Roskopf Melissa Gallo Joel Stevenson Will Dwyer Alethea Lee Lauren Reay Eric Prestemon Erika L Austin Cookies250 Spencer Shirley Joshua Jarvis Damian Brady Angela Livingstone Jeffrey C. Yarnell David Friedman Phillip Dalton Christopher Cudnoski Mark Edwards Randall Browning Sarah Sulan Diane Hughes Kenneth Tiong Jo Sutherland David Catlett Joe Laska Michael Casner Michael York Barb Courtney Derek Bender Melanie Andrich Franco Famularo Don Hutchison Lowell Meyer Etele Illes Jeff Almond Stephen Tsoneff Lorenz Schwarz Becca Sample chamomiatea Wen Jack Sjogren Aparajit Raghavan Benedict Pennington Geoff Golden Robyn Fraser Alexander Geddes Pascal Rueger Randy Souza Joe C Clare Holberton Jake Tinsley Georgia Livesay David Zucker Diane Turner Tom Coleman SUELLEN MOORE Judy Chapple Stuart Terry Mark Perry Malory Dhu Wik Eric Helm Jake Roberts Briony Leo Bill Fuller Jonathan Daniels Sheilah Steven Maron Michael Flaherty Jarrod Schindler Zoe Little Albukitty Caro Field Judith Stansfield Jenifer Carr michael bochner Duncan Dave Sharpe brant brantphillip Markus Koester David Cushman Alexander Jeremy Dawson Robbie Ferrero Gavin Doig Sam Fenn Tanner Morton AJ Schuster Jennifer Bush David Stroud Amanda Furlotti Andrew Baker Brooke Wilford Cyrus N. White Chris Brown Mark Haberlen Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua Kate Albury Matt Gaskell Jules Bailey Eero Wahlstedt Bill Thornton Brian Amoebas Brett Douville Jeffrey Olson Matt Betzel Mueller Nate from Kalamazoo Melanie Stivers Richard Toller Alexander Polson John and Sharon Stenglein Tom Lauer Forrest Chang Earl Lozada Jon O’Keefe Justin McElroy Arjun Sharma Shane DeLeon James Johnson Andrew Lee Kevin Morrell Tom Clewer Kevin Pennyfeather Nicholas Schechter Justin Liew Emily Williams
  20. Have you ever wondered how one would go about becoming a Stripper? In today's episode our co-hosts Buffy Love and Heaven reminisce over their first ever audition at a strip club. We hear Heaven explain to us how musical theatre and stripping do not necessarily go hand in hand whilst Buffy gives us the low down on ‘down low grooming’ stripper style!  This episode is bought to you by House of Vixens, Hosted by Buffy and Heaven, produced by Stephen Armstrong, edited by Adam Grigg, original soundtrack by Myron Cohen and Hart McNee and Artwork by Ben Prescott. Follow us! Instagram & Twitter Press Enquiries-
  21. Alicia called in about her husband's gambling and asked one of the more common questions about uncommon addictions –– is he in denial or am I overreacting? When it comes to the more subtle or nuanced addictions, it can be easy to second guess our concern or convince someone they are overreacting. Which is exactly what happened for Alicia. So, Nzinga helps her answer this question and gives her tools to talk to her husband about gambling.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form: Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at Other resources mentioned in the show: To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See for privacy information.
  22. Season 9 launches with our interview with two fantastic guests. Eithne Luibheid & Karma Chavez are the editors of "Queer and Trans Migration: Dynamics of illegalization, Detention, and Deportation," a thought-provoking collection of the personal narratives of queer and trans migrants as well as activists. The interview covers a vast array of issues, including the intersectionality of migration and sexuality, mental health & current heteronormative power structures. 
  23. The American dream? Three Africans from Botswana, Kenya and The Democratic Republic of the Congo, who are now living in the US, explain how the racial justice movement of 2020 has reshaped their identity and sense of self. Thanks for listening. Let us know what you think. #thecomb
  24. The Secret Adventures of Black People is a podcast telling the stories of Black people holding it down across space and time. Subscribe, rate, and reviewApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastPocket Casts   Written and producedNichole HillStory editing assistanceIlana NevinsMusic Epidemic SoundYouTube Audio LibraryStay in touchJoin the newsletter the show on Instagram at @secretadventuresofblackpeopleEmail at secretadventuresofblackpeople@gmail.comBecome a patronSupport the show and get exclusive and behind the scenes content by becoming a monthly donor. Visit
  25. “He's everywhere — but he's not here. He's on somebody's wall. He's on somebody's billboard. … He's in a newspaper, but he's not here. He's here in spirit. But he's not here.”George Floyd has become a symbol, and a rallying cry. But what’s missing in our understanding is the man himself: a figure who was complicated, full of ambition, shaped by his family and his community and a century of forces around him.On this episode of “Post Reports,” we explore the life and experiences of the man who sparked a movement, as part of The Washington Post’s series “George Floyd’s America.” The reporting explores the institutional and societal roadblocks Floyd encountered as a Black man from his birth in 1973 until his death, and the role systemic racism played throughout his life. The eight minutes Floyd spent suffocating under the knee of a White police officer became the catalyst for nationwide protests against racial inequality. But it was not the first time that Floyd faced oppression — as a Black man, Floyd spent his 46-year life battling injustices that derailed, diminished and ultimately killed him. “One of the reasons George Floyd has become a rallying cry across the country for racial justice protest is not because his experience was so unique,” says reporter Tolu Olorunnipa, “but in part because his experience and the experience of his family are so common.”The series is based on a review of thousands of documents and more than 150 interviews with Floyd’s friends, colleagues, public officials and scholars.The picture that emerges is one that underscores how systemic racism has calcified within many of America’s institutions, creating sharply disparate outcomes in housing, education, the economy, law enforcement and health care.Read more in this Special Report from The Washington Post: George Floyd’s America. Subscribe to The Washington Post: Reporting for this episode from Ted Muldoon. “George Floyd’s America” was reported by Arelis Hernández, Tracy Jan, Laura Meckler, Tolu Olorunnipa, Robert Samuels, Griff Witte and Cleve Wootson. This “Post Reports” episode was produced by Ted Muldoon and Linah Mohammad and edited by Maggie Penman and Martine Powers.
  26. This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton
  27. Being Black in Italy means you’re likely NOT born a citizen. Until the Civil War, the same was true for Black people in the United States. Citizenship was reserved for white people only. These histories aren’t so disconnected.  Black American reporter Ngofeen Mputubwele (New Yorker Radio Hour) tells the story of Black Italians like Bellamy Ogak* of Afroitalian Souls and the multi-year campaign for birthright citizenship -- connecting the dots between race, nationality, and white supremacy in our two countries. What does it take to belong to the place you’re from? *Originally written as Okot: correction
  28. In This Episode: I will address the unspoken division between Africans and African Americans. It is time for us to unite and rid ourselves of the ideologies and lies that have been fed to us, to keep us divided. One's accent does not deter RACISM. Whether you are African, Jamaican, Haitian, etc., before they hear you speak, they see the color of your skin, and that's all that matters to them. BLACK LIVES MATTER! Mentioned In This Episode: 1 Amadou Diallo- 2 Guinea - 3 Wyclef Jean - 4 Diallo (Song)- 5 George Floyd- 6 Breonna Taylor- 7 Al Sharpton- 8 NAACP- 9 Black Lives Matter- 10 African Diaspora Community- Connect: Email: Website: Stella Damasus Blog: Stella Damasus Website : Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: --- Support this podcast:
  29. The elders who lived through segregation pass down the wisdom and knowledge they gained as they learned to safely navigate extremely tense, frightening, and humiliating situations. In this episode we learn from their example and find ways to move forward towards a more just future.  Visit or follow us on Twitter at for more, including bonus content, photos, and transcripts. Explore the Green Book on our exclusive Apple Maps Guide at  Listen to the show's Apple Music Playlist at  Find recommended reading in Apple Books at To share your own Green Book stories with us, email See for privacy information.
  30. France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to change that.
  31. I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama. FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch. In episode 1, a suicide bombing in Iraq and a home video from inside the ISIS caliphate begin the search for a family trapped in Syria. A desperate plea arrives from an American woman who says she wants to escape the Islamic State group with her young children.
  32. I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama. FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch. In episode 2, a man who says he’s a people smuggler offers to help the family, while a drive around a suburb in Indiana reveals their past. Sam’s father adds a new twist on who his daughter really is.
  33. I’m Not A Monster is a new multi-part investigative series from FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, and BBC Panorama. FRONTLINE is featuring the first few episodes of the series here for listeners of The FRONTLINE Dispatch. In episode 3, the Islamic State group forces Sam’s son Matthew to spread its propaganda. Josh searches the woods of Idaho looking for a man on an elk hunt. Then an obscure tweet leads him to Syria to try to find the family.
  34. Josh is face-to-face with Sam after a year trying to track her down. On a military base in Syria, she begins to tell her side of the story. She says it all started as a family holiday... CREDITS: Reporter: Josh Baker Written by: Josh Baker and Joe Kent Producers: Joe Kent and Max Green Production assistant: Lucie Sullivan Composer: Sam Slater Mixed By: Tom Brignell Series Editor: Emma Rippon Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps “I’m Not a Monster” is a collaboration between BBC Panorama and FRONTLINE (PBS) and is a BBC Radio Current Affairs production for BBC Sounds.
  35. A torture prison, buying slaves and a dramatic escape - Sam continues her account of her years in Raqqa. This episode includes references to sexual abuse, extreme violence and some upsetting moments involving children. CREDITS: Reporter: Josh Baker Written by: Josh Baker and Joe Kent Producers: Joe Kent and Max Green Production assistant: Lucie Sullivan Composer: Sam Slater Mixed by: Rod Farquhar Series Editor: Emma Rippon Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to “I’m Not a Monster” is a collaboration between BBC Panorama and FRONTLINE (PBS) and is a BBC Radio Current Affairs production for BBC Sounds.
  36. A young boy in the mountains of Northern Iraq makes Josh question what he knows about Sam. Then ten days searching war-torn Syria lead to an offer of help, but can it be trusted? This episode includes descriptions of violence and some upsetting moments involving children. CREDITS: Reporter: Josh Baker Written by: Josh Baker and Joe Kent Producers: Joe Kent and Max Green Production assistant: Lucie Sullivan Composer: Sam Slater Mixed by: Tom Brignell Series Editor: Emma Rippon Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps “I’m Not a Monster” is a collaboration between BBC Panorama and FRONTLINE (PBS) and is a BBC Radio Current Affairs production for BBC Sounds. ARCHIVE: CBS News: Are Yazidis facing genocide at the hands of ISIS? (August 2014)
  37. As the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in a culture of hate. Her family was known for their hateful rhetoric and practice of picketing the funerals of gay people and soldiers. For more than 20 years, Megan didn't imagine a life outside the church—until she got a Twitter account.
  38. Mike tells Sarah what makes older Americans more vulnerable to misinformation — and who is delivering it to them. Digressions include "Supernatural," the Rachel and a fake university in Pennsylvania. We recorded this episode before the election but tried not to make it too obvious.Here's the article Mike wrote with all the research he did for this episode: us: the show (
  39. As Josh starts to uncover more about the family’s past, Sam tries to explain away some of the many discrepancies in her story. Then, a connection to the FBI raises new questions about her. If you know something that you think might help the investigation please email CREDITS: Reporter: Josh Baker Written by: Josh Baker and Joe Kent Producers: Joe Kent and Max Green Production assistant: Lucie Sullivan Composer: Sam Slater Mixed by: Tom Brignell Series Editor: Emma Rippon Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps “I’m Not a Monster” is a collaboration between BBC Panorama and FRONTLINE (PBS) and is a BBC Radio Current Affairs production for BBC Sounds. ARCHIVE: ITV News: Filthy and overcrowded': Islamic State families stuck in 'no man's land' CBS News: CBS News goes inside Syrian refugee camp filled with ISIS supporters
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  41. This episode is proof that dreams do come true! I get to talk to Dolly Parton about love, empathy, and the power of truth-telling. We talk about everything from her new book, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics and songwriting, to the challenges of leading organizations and Burt Reynolds. It's amazing to me how Dolly's songwriting and storytelling seems to be driven by a deep calling to turn toward pain and heartbreak so she can shine a light for all of us to find our way.
  42. Actress Kaley Cuoco feels giddy about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kaley sits down with Conan to talk about working with John Ritter, going full blast as the voice of Harley Quinn, horse caretaking tips, and her new mini-series The Flight Attendant. Plus, Conan laments the caloric scarcity of his new meal plan.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
  43. Comedian Rory Scovel feels grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s best friend.   Rory sits down with Conan to talk about selling the most bizarre bits onstage, fights in the audience, and his new podcast Dads. Later, Conan recalls his search for family roots in Dungarvan, Ireland.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
  44. We've spent much of this summer engaging in conversations about our friendships with other sisters, and one of the main questions many of you had was "How do I make friends as an adult," so that's what we're digging into today. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Marisa Franco. Dr. Franco and I chatted about the most important aspects of making friends, the characteristics of a good friend, and what’s needed to really sustain friendships.
  45. Friendship is hard, but the best way to tackle it is to talk about it. In this episode, you'll learn from the experts about how to make new friends and deepen your existing relationships.
  46. A text message gone wrong. A bachelorette party exclusion. A racist comment during the 2016 debates. When we asked you all about moments when race became a flashpoint in your friendships, we heard about awkward, funny, and deeply painful moments. "The fact that she could drop me so easily really stung," one listener, Ashley, told us about a childhood friendship that suddenly ended because her friend's parents didn't want her "hanging out with black kids." Another listener, who we're calling Kathleen, wrote in about the regret she felt about not confronting an ex-friend who posted a racist comment on Facebook. "I don't know if I could have changed her mind," she told us. "But at least [I could have] let her know that what I thought was so wrong about what she was saying, instead of just quietly clicking 'unfriend.'"  Today, we're sharing your stories about how race, identity, and racism have impacted your friendships. And listen to the episode from our partners at the NPR podcast Code Switch, featuring expert advice on navigating those flashpoint moments around race—and explaining why it's so hard to make, and maintain, cross-racial friendships. Take our survey about race and friendship here. Afterward, see how other people answered the survey questions, and get our list of recommended reading on race and friendship.  Click here to read a transcript of the episode.
  47. Friends aren’t just fun to hang out with and handy in a pinch. They’re also a biological necessity. Rufus talks to journalist Lydia Denworth, author of a new book on the science of friendship, who explains why friends — even the online variety — make us happier, healthier, smarter, and more successful.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Great Courses — Get a free month trial at Next Big Idea Club — Visit and use the code FREE3 for a three-month pass.
  48. Dr. Olivia J. Cook and Gregory discuss how nowadays, you will likely hear the following words uttered at least once by everyone in the room.  D & I = Diversity and Inclusion. This phrase gets tossed around so much that it has almost lost its meaning. But when we talk about D&I, we're talking about people who feel marginalized and excluded daily.   It's also often confused with the idea of belonging, which is something else entirely. Diversity is like being invited to a party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and belonging is dancing like no one's watching." In other words, it's not enough to have more seats at the table for marginalized folks if they don't feel safe or believe they need to act like someone they're not to fit in.  I'm sure we can all agree that there is a need for a sense of belonging in the workplace & society. But let's dig a little deeper into why this is so important, what makes people feel like they belong, and how we as a whole can do better and be better. "By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we are acknowledging that we are all part of one another" - Rahm Dass. Tune -in and listen to the full episode and great insight towards D & I. #kut2thachase #podcast #episode54  #diversity  #inclusion --- Support this podcast:
  49. RATS: They love pizza. They invade taquerias at midnight. They scurry. They cuddle. They outsmart. They inspire movies that inspire musicals. Proving that not just woodsy megafauna can be charismatic, rats have lives we would never suspect. Globally-lauded Urban Rodentologist Dr. Robert Corrigan, or Bobby if you like, has been studying these animals in their big-city ecosystem for decades and he is a wonder-filled joy. Learn about rats’ origin story, the difference between a rat and a mouse, where they live, their preferred “food dialects,” and how to (hopefully humanely) keep one out of your house -- or car? Might as well start to love and respect them, because we’re not-too-distantly related and one day… they may be steering the ship.    Follow Bobby at Sponsor links: A donation went to the Yash Gandhi Foundation: More links and info at Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow or Follow or Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn Support the show: See for privacy information.
  50. A homeless Irishman is arrested on Clapham Common in London for stealing a wedding ring, only to murder another man in his police cell. When interviewed by police, he confesses to multiple murders. Episode 1 of 6. Released weekly.The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark.For more, visit Nobody Zone is written and narrated by Tim Hinman.Storyl