“It felt so unusual to hear women talking publicly about things that women talk about with friends.”
If you love “This American Life” and “Serial,” you’re in luck: This morning, the creators of those two podcasts announced that in two short weeks they’ll release a new podcast, “S-Town.”
It sounds like a scene from a Quentin Tarantino film. A Holocaust survivor, whose mother and sister were killed in the genocide, said he locked a Nazi prisoner in a shed for three days, made him strip and urinated on his face, “This American Life,” the weekly public radio show, reported Sunday. “I told him, from now on,…
Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia discuss improv, dreams, and their new movie.
The hosts of the top podcasts in iTunes reads like a passenger manifest on the Exodus — but is there a reason behind it? Josh Nathan-Kazis explores the phenomenon of Jews and podcasting.
A grad student hitchhiking to ‘anywhere’ winds up taking a wrong turn in Belgium and is busted for smuggling Barbie dolls. If it sounds like ‘This American Life,’ it should.
Ira Glass is no Howard Stern — yet. By that we mean he isn’t the King of All Media (Stern’s self-anointed title), but at the very least he’s the crown prince and heir apparent.
I can think of three popular ideas about what God actually looks like: the bearded man wearing a white robe who sits on a cloud deciding when to make earthquakes and who sometimes shows up in a burning bush; George Burns in “Oh God!” and, long before he actually played God in “Bruce Almighty,” many of us believed that when we left this mortal coil it would indeed be the voice of Morgan Freeman welcoming us to the afterlife. But I’m of the very tiny minority that believes that when God speaks, he sounds just like David Rakoff did.