premiered in March 2015 as a “happy hour with friends you haven’t met yet.” Right from the start, the show proved to be whip smart on gender issues and racial politics, and it didn’t take long for hosts Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu to turn their podcast into a serious cultural affairs show—all without sacrificing its signature frivolity.The ladies didn’t pump the brakes when they landed an interview with Hillary Clinton, asking her if she thought Bill Clinton “fucked [things] up for black people” during his presidency.The two met while Carrier was reporting in Afghanistan, and Najibullah became his translator.
More than 300,000 podcasts exist in the world as of the close of 2015.
They range from products made by someone pressing record in their closet to million-dollar outfits with sterling sound engineering.
From here, the episode dives into recent research about the therapeutic effects of acid and mushrooms.
Curiosity becomes too much for Vogt who decides to try microdosing LSD with the producer Phia Bennin.
“Sight Unseen” fosters a deep intimacy between Addario and the marine’s family, and all the while, the listener wonders if they’ll agree to sign off.
The story pits an individual against the greater good and leaves listeners uncertain of the most dignified way to honor one man’s legacy.
While the episode takes on elements of a fish-out-of-water tale, it merges Carrier’s and Najibullah’s narratives in one of the finest moments in all of 2015’s podcasts: Carrier learning to teach, and Najibullah at last grasping, the lesson of freedom.
tackles the natural sciences through stories that tend to have unexpected complications, and listeners follow along as the hosts untangle the knot.
The episode barrels forward, punch-drunk on the possibility of its own suggestions, until listeners find themselves standing on the roof of a building, seeing the world anew.
claims to be a show about the Internet, but regular listeners know that’s just a ruse. “Shine on, You Crazy Goldman” begins as a straightforward story, with the host P. Vogt examining a website called Trip Sit, a place where people too high on drugs can find a shepherd.
In Walker, the podcasting world has found its Hunter S. The winner of Third Coast International Audio Festival Director’s Choice Award, “The Living Room” was arguably one of the most talked about shows of the year.