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Q&A with Lee Mengistu, producer on <em data-src=

Q&A with Lee Mengistu, producer on Revisionist History

Lee Mengistu is an audio producer at Pushkin Industries, where she helps make Revisionist History and other projects, like Malcolm Gladwell’s forthcoming audiobook on Paul Simon’s career. Her work has been published by NPR and the New York Times, as well as independently as the former producer of Mad Chat, a podcast about mental health depictions in pop culture.


Q&A with James Edwards, host of <em data-src=

Q&A with James Edwards, host of Un(re)solved

A Q&A with James Edwards about the Un(re)solved podcast. The show explores the US Department of Justice’s investigation into over 150 unsolved civil rights-era killings. What does justice look like for the families of the victims? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.


September 11th: Bonus podcast playlist

September 11th: Bonus podcast playlist

Between 8:46 am and 10:03 am ET on September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners hit four separate targets in a coordinated terrorist attack on the United States. On that day, 2,977 innocent people perished, tens of thousands were injured, two skyscrapers collapsed, firefighters, police, and regular people became heroes, and the world mourned. We are […]



#TransAwarenessWeek: Bonus podcast playlist

#TransAwarenessWeek: Bonus podcast playlist

Trans Awareness Week (TAW) is November 13-19. During the week, people and organizations raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. TAW always precedes Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which is on November 20. TDOR honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year. This playlist offers an opportunity to hear about the wide range of experiences transgender people have.


Q&A with hosts of <em data-src=

Q&A with hosts of Forgotten: Women of Juárez

Forgotten: Women of Juárez, hosted by Oz Woloshyn and Mónica Ortiz Uribe, investigates the mysterious disappearance of women in Juárez, Mexico over the course of decades. Finding justice for these women proves to be incredibly difficult given a weak judicial system laden with corruption, a contentious border relationship with the US, and American consumerism.




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On What a Day, Akilah Hughes brings a different voice to the news

There are no shortage of daily news podcasts out there, but Crooked Media’s What a Day offers a slightly different take on the days headlines, thanks in part to host Akilah Hughes. Every weekday, Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the day’s biggest stories and look at things that might have slipped through the cracks — all with a slightly irreverant perspective.


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Quick hit podcast review: Dropping In

The Omega Institute’s new podcast, Dropping In, allows the listener to “drop in” on the classes offered at the institute, which are usually only available to a select few. Julie Magruder, PBC member in NYC, weighs in with her thoughts.

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