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Bronzeville star and producer Larenz Tate at the audio series’ swank launch party.

Bronzeville star and producer Larenz Tate at the audio series’ swank launch party.

Thursday, Aug 17 1 p.m. (ET)

Larenz Tate Goes Old School With Bronzeville (Encore)

Actor Larenz Tate slides into your ears with the new fictional audio series, Bronzeville. And comedian Marina Franklin does impressions of her family. Plus, we go back to college with Chioke I'Anson and find ourselves charmed by Charm City. Keep reading...

Jonathan Groff arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards. What a babe!

Jonathan Groff arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards. What a babe!

Tuesday, Aug 15 2 p.m. (ET)

Falling In Love With Jonathan Groff: The Special

Jonathan Groff isn't just a luminary of stage and screen. He's now a bona fide podcast star. And a really nice guy. His newest project, 36 Questions, where he plays opposite Jessie Shelton, is a podcast based on the New York Times Modern Love column titled “To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This.” The story follows a couple trying to repair their broken marriage by asking each other the 36 questions that lead to love. And it's told in musical form. So it's a podcast musical. Or a musical podcast. 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.

Thursday, Aug 10 11 a.m. (ET)

We Need To Talk About S-Town (Encore)

If you haven't listened to S-Town yet, hop to it! It's the perfect summer binge-listen. 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...

National Geographic explorer Clare Fieseler has a way cooler job than you.

National Geographic explorer Clare Fieseler has a way cooler job than you.

Thursday, Aug 03 12 p.m. (ET)

Adventure Times: Podcasts Celebrating Travel and Exploration

As a species, humans love to explore. And then they love to podcast about their explorations. This week we head out on an adventure with the overlanding couple behind the podcast, Let’s Not Panic. And we talk traveling while black and female with On She Goes host Aminatou Sow. Also, we hear tales of survival and daring-do from the Outside Podcast. Plus, a National Geographic explorer tells us what podcasts she’s listening to when she’s trekking to far-flung locales. 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, Jul 27 11 a.m. (ET)

Munching Mini Eggs With Ronna & Beverly (Encore)

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...

LeVar Burton really wants to read to you. And you should let him.

LeVar Burton really wants to read to you. And you should let him.

Thursday, Jul 20 12 p.m. (ET)

LeVar Burton Reads (To You)

Kids love being read to. But what about adults? According to actor LeVar Burton, they love it, too! We talk to the Reading Rainbow star about his new podcast for adults, LeVar Burton Reads. Also, we dig into black culture with the hosts of The Nod, and we unpack the stories behind the sports with Jody Avirgan of ESPN's 30 For 30 podcast. Plus: writer and director Ingrid Jungermann on her new feature film "Women Who Kill," about a pair of true crime podcasters. Keep reading...

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