Rites of Passage
Storytelling with a beat, this episode digs into the pain we need to go through to find our true selves. MMA fighter Fallon Fox’s life changed overnight when she was forced to come out as trans — facing transphobia, discrimination, and potentially the end of her career. Your stomach will clench up when you hear her talk about the first time she entered the ring after going public with her truth.
Where the Planet Money T-Shirt came from
Before he founded Gimlet, Alex Blumberg created… a T-shirt. Supported by 20,242 backers, NPR’s Planet Money criss-crossed the globe to tell the real story of how T-shirts get made -— from cotton plants in Indonesia to delivery at the port of Miami to used-clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa. You’ll never look at your clothes the same way again.
Longest Shortest Time
The Provider's Guide to Quitting
Who says rock stars can’t be great dads? Bry Webb made a tough decision to leave the stage to be a parent, because he just couldn’t see how he could do both. Bry talks honestly about his long journey back to music and the realization that making art and being a dad don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Medicine of the Mind
You had me at black
You Had Me at Black has one mission: “reclaiming the Black narrative by passing regular people the mic to share their stories in their words.” In this episode, Mark receives a text inviting him to a last minute trip of a lifetime to Peru, but that’s not the only trip he takes.
Just the Beginning
Finding Your Voice
We couldn’t assemble a podcast playlist without including our own brand-spanking-new podcast, could we? We strive to tell the story of creations that have come to life through Kickstarter, with creators themselves talking about what inspires them, what challenged them, and what comes next. In this episode, listen to the talented and hilarious Maya and Bosco Kante talk about the creation of the ElectroSpit, a device that helps people sing like robots.