Nate was a tough guest to book. He's busy juggling his podcasting career with first grade. Santa Claus is a "gigantic" fan of his show.

Nate was a tough guest to book. He's busy juggling his podcasting career with first grade. Santa Claus is a "gigantic" fan of his show.

Hey, pals! We here at Big Listen HQ are so excited to bring you episode one of our revamped show. Thanks for joining us.

On this week’s episode, our favorite six-year-old podcast host, Nate, gives us some hosting advice. Nate is the host of the Show About Science where he talks to big-time scientists about things like radiometric dating, birds of prey and triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13). Apparently, Santa’s a big fan of Nate’s show.

Guests

What Else Is On This Week’s Show?

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall here in Washington recently. Oprah was there. It was pretty great. A new podcast, Historically Black, celebrates the museum’s opening with stories about keepsakes from black families like a poster from the Million Man March and a bill of sale for a slave named Wilson Wood. This is required listening. For everyone.

If you like sports and politics and the intersection of the two, then Edge of Sports hosted by Dave Zirin is also required listening. Pretend that your smartest, most politically savvy, woke friend was also a total sports nut, started a podcast and had access to the best guests. That’s Edge of Sports.

Speaking of Oprah (two paragraphs ago), the white Oprah of the radio, Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money shared what’s in her podcast queue. She recommended:

So check ’em out!

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Call Me!

Do you have a podcast recommendation you’d like to share with us? We want to hear it! Give us a jingle on the Pod Line at 202-885-POD1 and leave a message. Then we’ll put you on the radio and you’ll be famous.

Thanks for reading, pals! ‘Til next time … keep listening, America.

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