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The Capitol prepares for its quadrennial close-up. Gosh, it’s pretty.

The Capitol prepares for its quadrennial close-up. Gosh, it’s pretty.

Saturday, Jan 21 4 p.m. (ET)

Inauguration Special: Are Presidents Really People, Too?

On inauguration weekend, we talk to two gals podcasting their way across America to D.C. Then we hit the history books with the hosts of Presidents Are People, Too! and Presidential. Plus, we learn what Ezra Klein thinks POTUS 45 should be listening to (Hint: Ezra Klein.)

Author Susan Orlean loves to cry, so naturally she’d host a podcast called Crybabies.

Author Susan Orlean loves to cry, so naturally she’d host a podcast called Crybabies.

Saturday, Jan 14 4 p.m. (ET)

Susan Orlean Loves To Cry

Author Susan Orlean tells us about podcasts that make her cry. Then we have a conversation about Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race (meta!). And we chat with a guy who is literally Making Gay History. Plus, did you know podcasts can save your life?

Warehouse work might be boring, but it’s also is prime podcast listening time!

Warehouse work might be boring, but it’s also is prime podcast listening time!

Saturday, Jan 07 4 p.m. (ET)

Warehouse Workers, UNITE! (Encore)

Warehouses are great places to listen to podcasts. So a former warehouse worker tells us. Also, comedian Phoebe Robinson on the public radio personalities she would date. And the host of the Memory Palace recommends his favorite podcast genre: “two dudes talking about stuff.” Keep reading!

This human-sized elf loves podcasts. And so do you!

This human-sized elf loves podcasts. And so do you!

Saturday, Dec 31 4 p.m. (ET)

The Future Is Podcasting

2016 brought so many great guests on The Big Listen, and this episode, we revisit our favorite segments of the year. Plus, we take a deep dive into the highest court in the land with More Perfect. And our brand new foreign correspondents give us their podcast recommendations for 2017.

It's a pajama jammie jam with Tai Poole and Sook-Yin Lee of Sleepover from CBC.

It's a pajama jammie jam with Tai Poole and Sook-Yin Lee of Sleepover from CBC.

Saturday, Dec 24 4 p.m. (ET)

Admitting You Have A Problem (Encore)

This week on the show, we nerd out with the women of Nerdette, then we get our slumber party on with the host of Sleepover, public radio's first reality show. Plus, Jesse Thorn of Bullseye tells us what he’s putting his ears on. Keep reading!

Yeah, we’re related. And this week, we’re all on the show.

Yeah, we’re related. And this week, we’re all on the show.

Saturday, Dec 17 4 p.m. (ET)

Oberdose (get it?!)

This week, Lauren’s whole family joins the show to gab about podcasts. Then, we zoom into the future with the host of Flash Forward, and the host of the Smithsonian’s new podcast tells us why pandas maybe aren’t worth all the fuss. Plus, The Gist's Mike Pesca gives us a window on his eclectic podcast tastes. Keep reading!