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EPISODE 99: AT SOME POINT, SALMA, YOU HAVE TO CALL A CRAZY PERSON A CRAZY PERSON

If we were to make the perfect woman, we might make her a gorgeous actress from mixed heritage who has multiple awards for producing and acting. We might give her the patience of a saint when it comes to letting people she vehemently disagrees with have just as much of a say in what’s real…

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EPISODE 98: SPORTS PRODIGIES: ESPN MAKES US CARE ABOUT SOCCER

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic, and you might be asking yourself, what do I need in a new podcast? Some crime or comedy or star power? How about a very in-depth look at a teenage soccer player whose name you forget if you ever knew it. But that’s precisely what you…

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EPISODE 97: ADAM CAROLLA AND THE TRUMP FIXER

We are coming at you hotter than a pair of Jewish space lasers! We don’t usually get political here, but when Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen gets together with legendary talker Adam Carolla, something amazing happens. Their conversation was part of both of their podcasts and the most notable thing — They disagree. And it’s civil….

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EPISODE 96: THE QUEENS OF KVETCH

If you don’t like Fran Lebowitz, let me borrow a phrase from the great Ted Lasso, “that’s like Woody Allen playing clarinet. I don’t want to hear it.” What I do want to hear is the greatest New Yorker talking all things Manhattan during the pandemic without another great New Yorker and world class talker,…

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EPISODE 95: An Apology Hotline Is Sorry, Not Sorry

I don’t know if apologizing to an anonymous phone line cleanses the soul, but the process does seem to appeal to a wide swath of humanity, from teenage runaways to well, serial killers? On today’s show, we are ringing up The Apology Line, a new podcast series from Wondery that will have you wondering about…

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EPISODE 94: This Is Why You’re Stuck

If the existence of other people’s pandemic projects makes you feel icky inside, because you know you could write that book or upload that video or tune that guitar or paint that landscape, but you’re stuck – you really need to hear this. The American godmother of creativity makes a podcast appearance and it’s almost…

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Episode 93 – Part 2 – Hilaria and the Baldwinitos

Hilaria Baldwin has a mom podcast, and it heavily pushes her Spanish identity. Meanwhile, what do you do when one of your kids claims to be Spanish, but you know you’re not and she’s not? The tough moment when Hilaria’s madre has to decide whether or not to throw her daughter under EL AUTOBUS. Speaking…

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Episode 92: We Are All Hilaria Part 1

Who among us hasn’t told a little white lie to make ourselves seem more interesting to strangers? It’s often harmless and leaves us looking more mysterious and exotic to our new friends. But when this tiny fib blossoms into a full blown scandal, you have to make a choice – do you and your husband…

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Episode 91: Ira Glass and What It’s Like To Be 25

It’s been said that Neil Diamond is the Pope of the Jews. And by it’s been said, I mean it’s been said by me. And if that is true, it follows that Ira Glass is the Pope of podcasters, the OG, the godfather, the Mac Daddy, the chairman of the sound board, and the Adam…

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Episode 90: Abuses In The Church

Is a podcast about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, produced by the Catholic church, a case of the Fox hosting a podcast about the chicken coop? It seemed worth finding out, so this week, we talk about a new 10-part series produced by The Catholic University of America, and covering long-standing sexual abuse scandals…

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