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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

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
Brandon Taylor Wrote 'Real Life' And 'Filthy Animals' For His Queer, Black Friends

Author Brandon Taylor used to spend most of his hours studying nematodes under a microscope as a grad student. He... more

21 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Sam is joined by NPR's The Indicator host Stacey Vanek Smith to talk about her new book, Machiavelli for Women... more

17 Sep 2021 · 40 minutes
Yebba Sheds Old Beliefs With A New Album

It was 2016, and Yebba's career was beginning to take off. But 2016 was also the year that something... more

14 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
20 Years Of The War On Terror; Plus, Redemption For Mariah Carey's 'Glitter'

Sam talks to Washington Post security and terrorism reporter Souad Mekhennet about what the war on terror has—and hasn't—achieved in... more

10 Sep 2021 · 35 minutes
Michaela Coel On 'Misfits' And 'I May Destroy You'

Writer and actor Michaela Coel's new book is Misfits: A Personal Manifesto.

07 Sep 2021 · 30 minutes
Songs Of The Summer With 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

Sam talks to Novena Carmél and Anthony Valadez, hosts of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, about their end of summer song... more

03 Sep 2021 · 26 minutes
Presenting 'Code Switch': To Love And Not Forgive With Ashley C. Ford

In this special episode from our friends at the Code Switch podcast, we feature author Ashley C. Ford. For much... more

31 Aug 2021 · 39 minutes
How Do We Make Sense Of Afghanistan? Plus, 'Reservation Dogs'

For the last 20 years, the U.S. has been wrapped up in a costly war in Afghanistan, initially in response... more

27 Aug 2021 · 42 minutes
Jonathan Van Ness On 'Queer Eye,' Cats, And Overcoming Trauma

Jonathan Van Ness stepped into the spotlight in 2018 as a walking, talking bundle of energy, optimism and positivity as... more

24 Aug 2021 · 39 minutes
Maya Rudolph On SNL, Self-Acceptance, And Seeing Yourself On Screen

Maya Rudolph has had a successful career, spanning decades as a Saturday Night Live cast member and well-loved actor and... more

20 Aug 2021 · 26 minutes
Kathryn Hahn On Birth, Politics And 'Private Life'

Kathryn Hahn dazzled audiences in one of the biggest streaming hits of the year, WandaVision— and she just earned an... more

16 Aug 2021 · 27 minutes
Hygiene Debates, Skipping Showers, And Climate Change, Oh My!

#ShowerGate. Sam talks to Carl Zimring, professor of sustainability studies at Pratt Institute and author of Clean and White, about... more

13 Aug 2021 · 33 minutes
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
Michaela Coel On 'Misfits' And 'I May Destroy You'
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Writer and actor Michaela Coel's new book is Misfits: A Personal Manifesto.