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You Are a Badass

By The Book

Kristen and Jolenta live by You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.

39 Min

May 24, 2018

Panoply Spring 2018 Trailer

By The Book

Kristen and Cameron give a rundown of some other Panoply shows you might like!

6 Min

May 23, 2018

U.S.-China Trade Truce; Bulking Up CFIUS

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump team's deal with Beijing and a bipartisan effort to strengthen national-security reviews.

18 Min

May 23, 2018

The M-Word (aka Amazon)

Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn

Gaby starts out by second-guessing some of her recent Amazon Prime purchases - and then starts to question a whole lot more.

62 Min

May 22, 2018

The FBI Informant and the Trump Campaign

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

The FBI informant and the Trump campaign, and a U.S.-China trade truce.

21 Min

May 22, 2018

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Podcast
Time
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20 min
May 21, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicholas Eberstadt on Kim Jong Un's strategy for the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.

139 min
May 20, 2018
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Travel with us, and the March sisters, from washing day to wedding day with a lot of drama (and some pickled limes) in between.

104 min
May 19, 2018
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We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.

20 min
May 18, 2018
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Trump's North Korea trial and a looming Nafta failure.

21 min
May 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Alberto Mingardi on a left-right coalition's challenge to European Union unity.

44 min
May 18, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look at the long history and political impact of Americans marrying royals.

38 min
May 17, 2018
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.

85 min
May 17, 2018
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Celebrating Shavuot with listener stories about choosing to be Jewish

33 min
May 16, 2018
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To promote season 2 of Westworld, HBO built the town of Sweetwater at the SXSW festival. But what happened at the exhibit reflected the TV show a little too much.

19 min
May 16, 2018
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Democrats turn left in primaries, and North Korea threatens the Trump summit.

20 min
May 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Pyongyang's threat to abandon denuclearization talks and President Trump's sanctions blunder.

40 min
May 16, 2018
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Gaby takes her knowledge of what a stock is, and takes that a step further to learn how to get one.

19 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Plus, where the Mueller investigation stands after one year.

22 min
May 14, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Pregent on Saturday's election results and the risk that Baghdad is leaning toward Tehran.

129 min
May 13, 2018
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We're annotating the new BBC / PBS adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" with background from Louisa May Alcott's life and what was happening at the home front during the American Civil War.

39 min
May 12, 2018
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By putting its relationships in military hands, the US is losing its power abroad.

20 min
May 11, 2018
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The fight over the FBI's "top-secret" intelligence source, and Michael Cohen's corporate clients.

56 min
May 11, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the grounds of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

22 min
May 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a surprising opposition victory and Kim Jong Un's olive branch ahead of a summit with President Trump.

23 min
May 10, 2018
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We answer your questions about wasting water, terrestrial fish and palm trees -- what are they good for?

71 min
May 10, 2018
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A very Unorthodox Mother's Day episode

34 min
May 10, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta's favorite producer answers listener questions and reveals his production secrets

19 min
May 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Elliott Abrams with on-the-ground reaction from the Middle East.

23 min
May 9, 2018
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The Tuesday primary results, what next on Iran.

45 min
May 8, 2018
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Gaby revisits her roots, and goes deep on how climate change affects inequality in Florida.

15 min
May 8, 2018
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Eric Schneiderman's public and private lives, and Congress's spending rescissions fight.

20 min
May 7, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on secret talks to save the Iran deal and People's Liberation Army misbehavior in Asia and Africa.

55 min
May 5, 2018
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Ruinophilia. The science of loneliness. Live at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin

22 min
May 4, 2018
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Strassel, Henninger and Gigot on a judge's rebuke of special counsel Robert Mueller and Trump's changing Stormy Daniels story.

50 min
May 4, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne and Nathan explore some of the many meanings Americans have attached to hair.

23 min
May 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Albright on new evidence that Tehran lied to U.N. weapons inspectors, and what to do about it.

2 min
May 3, 2018
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Malcolm Gladwell is back with season three of Revisionist History: harmonica players, mass delusion, semicolons, and a constitutional crisis. Launching May 17th on Panoply.

67 min
May 3, 2018
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Senator Joe Lieberman and 'Intractable' podcast host Skyler Inman

32 min
May 2, 2018
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Avengers: Infinity War brought together Marvel characters from across the universe, but many of them already shared a common bond -- their creator Jack Kirby.

20 min
May 2, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Nancy Pelosi's campaign to return as House Speaker, plus Rod Rosenstein vs. House Republicans

20 min
May 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump trade team's trip to Beijing and a Southeast Asian political showdown.

38 min
May 1, 2018
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Gaby learns what the country might look like if we weren't constantly worried about making enough money.

18 min
May 1, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Robert Mueller's questions for Donald Trump.

20 min
Apr 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the Home Secretary's resignation and trade tensions with Brussels

117 min
Apr 29, 2018
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The story of a Chinese concubine who rose to power from behind a curtain of yellow silk.

20 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Mike Pompeo, Ronny Jackson, the economy, the Korea summit and Europe visits the White House.

29 min
Apr 27, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne talks about letters written to FDR and #twitterstorians. We also hear from a man who reflects on his family's experience of slavery.

19 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss the Iranian fallout from Emmanuel Macron's Washington trip and an unusual Korean summit.

36 min
Apr 26, 2018
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The story of one cycling advocate’s quixotic battle against “motordom”, and one of its favorite anti-cycling tools… the bike-path.

45 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Once again, Kristen and Jolenta dive deep into the mailbag to answer all your burning questions!

73 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Former Jehovah's Witness Linda Curtis and Rachel Simmons on empowering young girls

24 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Trouble for Trump's Veterans nominee, and another danger signal for Republicans in November.

46 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Gaby takes the pulse of our medical system, and the prognosis is grim.

19 min
Apr 24, 2018
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Donald Trump's first State Dinner with Emmanuel Macron. Plus, the latest on James Comey and the FBI.

22 min
Apr 23, 2018
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on a denuclearization "big bang" for North Korea and Donald Trump's personal diplomatic style.

61 min
Apr 21, 2018
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Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.

88 min
Apr 21, 2018
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In the second half of our coverage of Sofia Coppola's 2006 movie, Marie Antoinette and her husband become the King and Queen of France. Most things go downhill from there.

25 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Jim Comey's private memos go public and Neil Gorsuch at the Supreme Court.

19 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Mike Gonzalez on the island's next president, and why the Castros still run the island dictatorship.

48 min
Apr 20, 2018
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne, and Brian look at the deep roots of advocacy in journalism.

63 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Celebrating Israel's 70th birthday with writer Periel Aschenbrand, chef Eyal Shani, and singer Yael Deckelbaum.

31 min
Apr 18, 2018
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People dream of living away from the Earth, from an impossibly curved space habitat to a moon base on the verge of breaking apart.

18 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the CIA director's meeting with Kim Jong Un and Europe's growth worries.

19 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Mike Pompeo's confirmation fight for Secretary of State, and protecting Robert Mueller.