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Story of the Week with Joel Stein
Story of the Week with Joel Stein
Pushkin Industries

On Story of the Week, “journalist” Joel Stein chooses an article that fascinates him, convinces the writer to tell him about it,... more

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Episodes

A ‘90s Rapper & A Wanted Malaysian Billionaire

UPDATE: Since we recorded this episode on 03/09, Guo Wengui was arrested in New York City on charges of financial... more

16 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
The Surprising, Queer History of the 1974 Oscars Streaker

The Oscars seems to be cursed with a series of chaotic live television gaffes. But one moment in Academy Award... more

10 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
The New Etiquette Rules

Tipping. Dinner parties. Canceling plans. We could all use an etiquette guide that teaches us to live without pissing people... more

02 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
The East River Mammoth Tusk Hoax

What happens when extinct animal skeletons meet the “Joe Rogan Experience”? The answer is murky, freezing, and may contain submerged... more

23 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
The Grey’s Anatomy Liar

What happens when you pretend you’re a medical miracle? Lots of things, as TV writer Elisabeth Finch found out –... more

09 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
The Bonnie and Clyde of the Art World

Suspicious art dealers, fraudulent documents, and huge egos--the only thing worse than the uppity art world is how much it... more

02 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
The Weirdest Poker Hand of All Time

Robbi Jade Lew broke the world of poker with an incredibly unlikely win against Garrett Adelstein. Her win went viral... more

26 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Carnivorous Plants Will Ruin Your Life

Inside the flourishing world of online plant fanclubs lies a deep, dark obsession: people who dedicate their entire lives to... more

19 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Hawaii's Zombie Cats

Hawaii’s Kauai island is overrun by half a million feral cats, many of which are infected with toxoplasmosis. These infected... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
The Bad Boy of Chess

Magnus Carlsen, the greatest chess player in the world, accused 19-year-old Hans Niemann of cheating. Why? Because Niemann beat him... more

05 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Story of the Week with Joel Stein
A ‘90s Rapper & A Wanted Malaysian Billionaire
Story of the Week with Joel Stein