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Malcolm Gladwell doesn't really cry. But he'd like it if you did.

Malcolm Gladwell doesn't really cry. But he'd like it if you did.

Thursday, May 18 8 a.m. (ET)

Malcolm Gladwell Will Make You Cry (Encore)

Malcolm Gladwell tells us why he tries to get people to cry during interviews. And podcaster Sam Sabin finds her Native American heritage by way of her estranged father's obituary. Plus: why Alec Baldwin has the best celebrity podcast. Keep reading...

A mother’s work is never done. And beauty never takes a holiday.

A mother’s work is never done. And beauty never takes a holiday.

Friday, May 12 11 a.m. (ET)

Mother’s Day Extravaganza: Pods and Broads!

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with stories from all kinds of women — a single lesbian mother by choice (Not By Accident), a young woman who chose sterilization (Tie My Tubes) and a Korean mom raising a multi-racial daughter (Other: Mixed Race In America), among others. Plus, mom tributes from your favorite audio producers. And Lauren's mom guest stars! Keep reading...

Tavi Gevinson founded Rookie magazine when she was just 15. Now at 21, she's jumping in the podcast game.

Tavi Gevinson founded Rookie magazine when she was just 15. Now at 21, she's jumping in the podcast game.

Friday, May 05 9 a.m. (ET)

Tavi Gevinson, Rookie (Podcaster) of the Year

The Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City produces an all-girl podcast called WGRL. So naturally we had to put aside our fear of teens to go visit. Plus, we talk tragedy and healing with the documentarian behind First Day Back. And find out why mental illness can be so dang funny from John Moe of The Hilarious World of Depression. Bonus: writer, actor and media entrepreneur Tavi Gevinson of Rookie magazine gives us her top podcast picks. Keep reading...

The nation's highest court has already been reshaped by the newly elected Trump administration.

The nation's highest court has already been reshaped by the newly elected Trump administration.

Thursday, Apr 27 3 p.m. (ET)

A More Perfect Podcast (Remix)

We brush up on our Supreme Court history with the folks behind the podcast More Perfect, explore George Washington's home with Alexis Coe, the host of Presidents Are People Too! and pick up some podcast recommendations from our foreign correspondents, the Auditors. Plus: a father/son super duo who are truckers during the day and podcasters at night. Keep reading...

Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Ala.

Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Ala.

Friday, Apr 21 11 a.m. (ET)

We Need To Talk About S-Town

S-Town has everyone hooked. But what to think about this complicated piece of aural literature? Media ethicist Kelly McBride helps us sort through our feelings. And we visit a lively S-Town Hall in Chicago. Plus, we unpack the many Muslim American identities with See Something Say Something's Ahmed Ali Akbar. And Irish writer and comedian Maeve Higgins introduces us to some of her favorite immigration stories. Including her own. Keep reading...

Ronna and Beverly are never not snacking. And thank God for that.

Ronna and Beverly are never not snacking. And thank God for that.

Thursday, Apr 13 4 p.m. (ET)

Munching Mini Eggs With Ronna & Beverly

This week on The Big Listen, we talk Passover & Easter candy with America's favorite Jewish mothers, Ronna & Beverly. We also pet a lot of hypothetical dogs with the co-host of Can I Pet Your Dog?, and peer beyond prison bars with writer Alex Kotlowitz from Written Inside. Plus: bestselling author Pamela Druckerman uses podcasts as Xanax. Keep reading...