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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...

Ronna & Beverly wish you the happiest of Passovers. Now please pass the Cadbury Mini Eggs.

Ronna & Beverly wish you the happiest of Passovers. Now please pass the Cadbury Mini Eggs.

Monday, Apr 10 4 p.m. (ET)

The Ronna & Beverly Passover Special!

In our special Passover bonus episode, Ronna Glickman and Beverly Ginsburg — America’s favorite middle-aged Jewish women — drop by the Big Listen HQ to gab about Liam Neeson, Canadian geography and the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. Ronna and Beverly are the hosts of the eponymous podcast and are the creation of comedians Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo. Keep reading...

Oh, to be a member of Oprah’s audience on that fateful day in September, 2004, when everyone got a Pontiac.

Oh, to be a member of Oprah’s audience on that fateful day in September, 2004, when everyone got a Pontiac.

Thursday, Apr 06 9:30 a.m. (ET)

Oprah Says: You Get A Podcast! (Encore)

Most producers want to keep you awake; we talk to a podcaster bent on putting listeners to sleep. Then, we interview Oprah! Just kidding. But we check out a podcast that did, Making Oprah from WBEZ! Plus, we discover salacious sex columnist Dan Savage's vanilla tastes in podcasts. Keep reading!

Actress Gillian Jacobs is a total podcast nerd. She even listens in the shower.

Actress Gillian Jacobs is a total podcast nerd. She even listens in the shower.

Saturday, Apr 01 4 p.m. (ET)

Gillian Jacobs Gets Squeaky Clean With Podcasts

Actress Gillian Jacobs lets us in on what podcasts she listens to when she's in the shower. Then we head out to sea to learn about cargo ships with Containers' Alexis Madrigal, and we tickle the ivories with some of piano's greatest young stars with The Competition. And we get fizzy with the hosts of the heavily carbonated Seltzer Death Match. Keep reading...

Katie Couric, host of the eponymous podcast, Katie Couric, is pretty much over you calling her “perky.”

Katie Couric, host of the eponymous podcast, Katie Couric, is pretty much over you calling her “perky.”

Saturday, Mar 25 4 p.m. (ET)

Katie Couric Is No One’s Sweetheart

Pajama-wearing podcaster Katie Couric explains why she’s over being America’s sweetheart. And we talk Hawaii’s complicated racial history with the host of Offshore. Plus, untold stories from the Middle East from the folks behind Kerning Cultures. And a senior citizen podcast club where wine plays a prominent role. Keep reading...