The New York Times Podcast Club

38 Episodes

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How to Set & Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Don't Keep Your Day Job: Make A Living Doing What You Love

With resolutions on the mind, we decided to start 2018 with a very on-the-nose episode.


The Heart

We recently learned that the next episode of Radiotopia's "The Heart" will be its last, at least for the foreseeable future. We're going back to the archives to discuss the story of a Pakistani-American woman's relations…

5- Presidential Immunity

What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law

This new series puts Roman Mars, the well known host of "99 Percent Invisible," in the role of Constitutional Law 101 student. The hope, Mars says, is to use the current political moment as an opportunity for "learning o…

S1 Ep. 1: I've Had Better

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Several podcasts that we've discussed in this group raise fascinating ethical questions about the role of the producer and the audience. We no doubt have another round of ethical questions to pick through with this week'…

I Want That Purple Stuff

The Nod

This week we're talking about "The Nod," a Gimlet show co-hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings. We'll also be discussing this on stage at the Greene Space in New York on Monday, Oct. 23. Quick warning: We heard from …

The Real Thing | 1

Dirty John

Several members of our Podcast Club Facebook group have been posting about "Dirty John," a six-part podcast from the L.A. Times that launched last week. Members have said that they're totally hooked by the story, and one…

Don’t Mess With Roy Cohn, by Ken Auletta

Esquire Classic Podcast

On the heels of the death of S. I. Newhouse Jr., the owner of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest and other magazines, and following the recent resignations of the editors of Vanity Fair, Time, Elle …

American Surrogate

Rough Translation

This week we're discussing an episode of NPR's new international show, "Rough Translation." The idea of the show, as an introductory post on NPR's site explained, is that each episode travels "to a different country to d…

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By The Book

This week, we're discussing "By the Book," from Panoply. The premise is delightfully simple: the co-hosts Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer — one a self-help believer, the other a skeptic — spend two weeks living by …
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