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Episode 89: Breaking Up With Bad Habits

Breaking up is hard to do. Just ask Neil Sedaka, who penned that famous lyric in 1962. That’s right, I just name checked Neil Sedaka. When all you had was the terrestrial radio, that song was LIT. But what about when a break up isn’t the gooey center of a pop song, but instead the…

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Episode 88: Where Is It Written You Are Supposed To Be Happy?

Episode 87: Where is it Written You’re Supposed to be Happy? If you could have — or ok, borrow — how to describe her? The warmest earth mother type, buddhist teacher, sweet bubbe, big sister bestie, rabbi and perfect buttered scone of human being — If you could have this person whisper in your ear…

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episode 87: The Hidden Lives of Tyrants

The secret lives of tyrants can be downright fascinating, from their semi-kidnapped full-time sushi chefs, to their meth dealing, to their breeding of giant dog sized bunnies.  One podcast shares behind the scenes looks at many of humanity’s very worst people. This week on Easy Listening – a podcast about podcasts – we introduce you…

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episode 86: Behind The 90’s Music

So, I guess the fortune teller’s right. Should’ve seen just what was there and not some holy light But you crawled beneath my veins and now. I don’t care, I had no luck.I don’t miss it all that much. There’s just so many things. That I can touch, I’m torn, between which episode of my…

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episode 85: Beyond The Orgy Dome

This week we introduce you to a podcast host so sensitive, so comforting, so empathetic and gentle — well, he is to “active listening” what Kyler Murray is to scrambling in the pocket. He’s a natural. And he changes the game. This guy is so tuned in and caring, he makes Harry Styles seem like…

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episode 84: No Talc In Your Panties

Is products liability litigation a sexy topic for a podcast? Ostensibly, that’s a class you sleep through in law school. But, if you read The Informant, or watched the film starring Matt Damon, you know that an investigation about the global price fixing of food additive lysine can actually be quite riveting. And so it…

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episode 83: Sarah Silverman on Sarah Silverman

She’s sophisticated and she’s crass. She’s glamorous and yet she mostly wears a hoodie and sneakers. She’s sharp and edgy, she’s soft and fuzzy. She’s dedicated to liberal politics and democracy and helping the underdog, and she once wore blackface on TV, a moment she says she’ll be working to undo for the rest of…

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episode 82: The Goddess Of Scam

Podcasts getting laughs out of grisly crimes, that’s nothing new, but the Scam Goddess is getting giggles out of grifts, including the lady who scammed George Washington University into thinking she was African American. This week on Easy Listening – a podcast about podcasts – we give you a taste of Scam Goddess, the show…

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Episode 81: Crowning The Queen Of Con

There’s no business like show business. Everything about it is appealing, except the part where the barriers to entry are so high and wide you might find yourself in a Jakarta taxi with your heart in your throat and your passport in your bra. This week, we introduce you to our favorite new true crime…

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Episode 80: Ken Jennings Explains Everything

Episode 79: Ken Jennings Explains Everything If it’s been a minute since you’ve been part of an intelligent conversation, don’t worry, Gina and I aren’t gonna have one — but you know who will? Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings, and Freakonomics writer Steve Levitt. Two of the smartest guys in pop culture, are going to change…

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