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It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
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Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists.... more

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Episodes

What people miss when talking about banned books

Guest host Ayesha Rascoe is joined by NPR senior editor Barrie Hardymon and Traci Thomas, host of The Stacks podcast,... more

24 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
From Taylor Swift to Thanksgiving, Dear Prudence gives the gift of advice

What better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of... advice? And solicited advice at that! For this... more

23 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
The hidden costs of holiday consumerism

A lot of consumers are worried about supply chain delays this holiday season — but there are also other issues... more

19 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
Permission to feel joy with Rax King's 'Tacky'

Why do we feel shame for sincerely enjoying something that others don't like? That's one of the big questions tackled... more

16 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
Why flying feels so hard; Plus, 'Queer Love in Color'

Now that more people are getting comfortable flying again, it's about time to remind ourselves that, oh yes, flying was... more

12 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
Presenting 'Throughline': The Nostalgia Bone

The global pandemic has spawned a different type of epidemic, one of an entirely different nature: a nostalgia outbreak. Longing... more

09 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
New threats to Roe v. Wade; Plus, Jo Firestone's 'Good Timing'

Sam talks to Slate staff writer Mark Joseph Stern about the Supreme Court hearing challenges to the Texas abortion law... more

05 Nov 2021 · 39 minutes
Presenting 'Code Switch': Kat Chow's 'Seeing Ghosts'

In this episode from our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast, Kat Chow chats with former host Shereen Marisol Meraji... more

02 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
Should I have kids? Move? Recycle? Your climate questions answered

Ahead of the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow this weekend, Sam chats with climate experts Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist... more

29 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
Presenting 'Switched On Pop': the Cyndi Lauper conspiracy

In this special bonus episode, Sam joins Switched On Pop co-host Charlie Harding to talk Cyndi Lauper. Many fall for... more

28 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Shea Serrano answers existential questions about rap in 'Hip Hop (And Other Things)'

Author and host of the No Skips podcast Shea Serrano gets obsessive about things — movies, basketball, and now, rap.... more

26 Oct 2021 · 27 minutes
Why can't Democrats pass legislation? Plus, 'Succession'

Sam chats with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about why dysfunction in the Democratic Party is putting the big... more

22 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Why aren't Black and Indigenous missing persons cases covered enough?

Jermain Charlo was an Indigenous mother who went missing in Montana in the summer of 2018. Relisha Rudd, an 8-year-old... more

19 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
Nicole Byer's '#VeryFat #VeryBrave' guide to bikini confidence

Sam revisits his 2020 conversation with comedian and Nailed It! host Nicole Byer on her coffee table book: #VeryFat #VeryBrave:... more

15 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
Pop music's 'Latin Explosion' of 1999

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Latino artists like Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira ruled the... more

12 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
'LuLaRich' reveals how MLMs mirror the American economy

Sam interviews women's work and economic justice writer Meg Conley about the documentary series LuLaRich and how vulnerable people still... more

08 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
Janet Jackson's Legacy After 'Control'

On the 35th anniversary of Janet Jackson's first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, we look back at Control, her... more

05 Oct 2021 · 41 minutes
Has immigration changed much under Biden?

How much has really changed in U.S. immigration policy since President Biden came into office? After seeing graphic images of... more

01 Oct 2021 · 32 minutes
The Lasting Legacy Of 'Soul Train'

When Soul Train was first nationally syndicated in October 1971, there was nothing else like it on TV. It became... more

28 Sep 2021 · 33 minutes
COVID Forever? Plus, Broadway's Back

Ever since the pandemic hit, life has been split into two timelines: before the pandemic and after the pandemic. But... more

24 Sep 2021 · 36 minutes
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
'LuLaRich' reveals how MLMs mirror the American economy
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
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Sam interviews women's work and economic justice writer Meg Conley about the documentary series LuLaRich and how vulnerable people still get sucked... more