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31 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 27
On today’s show, Bloomberg View’s Eli Lake joins host Matthew DeMello to talk about why President Obama should release any currently classified information on Vladimir Putin’s financial assets in the West that the U.S. has in retaliation for Russian interference in the 2016 elections. And later, SpareMin’s Alicia Camden shares a candid conversation on comedy
25 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 26
On today’s show, Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Sahid Ahmed helps us pull apart President Obama’s order for an investigation into Russian interference of the 2016 presidential elections. Plus, Abi Wurdeman chats with surf guitarist and former FBI agent Susan Surftone for our ongoing #OnFeminism conversation series.
20 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 25
On today’s show, Huffington Post’s Jessica Schulberg talks about the unanimous Senate vote to continue Iranian sanctions until 2026. Plus, Abi Wurdeman talks to Michelle McKinnon of the $mart Women podcast in on our ongoing #OnFeminism conversation series.
38 minutes | Nov 28, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 24
On today’s show, Usman W. Chohan of UNSW Australia discusses the potential impact that the Trump administration could have on the Federal Reserve and international centralized banking itself. Plus, Abi Wurdeman talks about education and “secret teaching” with playwright and advocate Abi Basch.
39 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 23
On today’s show, NYU professor and author of the Polarizing Political Economy blog for the World Policy Institute Jim Nolt helps us examine the first days of Donald Trump’s tenure as President-elect. Plus, Lizzie Miller gets to know Austin, Texas alt-country quartet Big State.
30 minutes | Nov 14, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 22
On today’s show, we’re taking in different perspectives on the 2016 U.S. presidential elections with World Policy fellow Jonathan Cristol along with Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi. Plus, Abi Wurdeman discusses trans representation in media with Michaela Mendelsohn.
44 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 21
On today’s show, current host of the Person Place Thing podcast and former Ethicist for the New York Times Magazine Randy Cohen talks about the moral choice of tomorrow’s presidential election. And later, Abi Wurdeman speaks with Misty K. Snow, the first openly trans candidate endorsed by a major party for the U.S. Senate.
37 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 20
On today’s podcast, Joe Milord of Elite Daily deciphers fact from fiction when it comes to the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti scandals. Plus, author and activist Feminista Jones explains the complex relationships between race, gender, and poverty. And later, John Murray of the SNL After Party podcast tells the story of his start in the business.
35 minutes | Oct 24, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 19
On today’s podcast, Brett Edkins of Forbes reviews Chris Wallace’s performance as moderator during the final presidential debate. And later, Claudia Adick, producer of the Every 28 Hours Play Festival, talks about the national theater movement that was inspired by Black Lives Matter.
8 minutes | Oct 17, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 18
On today’s podcast, T. Lawrence Hall of The People’s Critic blog talks about the political and racial themes of the new Netflix show Luke Cage. And later, Marina Koren of The Atlantic discusses President Obama’s legacy on space exploration.
44 minutes | Oct 10, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 17
On today’s show, Palestinian-American actress Maysoon Zayid talks about her record-setting Ted Talk and her work promoting disabled representation in Hollywood. Plus, a look into what sets the Trump Foundation apart from most charitable organizations with LSU’s Phil Hackney.
66 minutes | Sep 30, 2016
The SpareMinute Ep 15 – Interviews from LA Podfest
Last weekend we had a great time at the LA Podfest conducting 34 two minute interviews using the SpareMin app. Check below to see all the great people we met, including podcasters, industry insiders, and fans. Each interview is time stamped below in case you want to skip ahead to a particular one.
28 minutes | Sep 26, 2016
The Spare Minute, Ep. 14
On today’s show, Indian blogger Manpreet chats with comedy writer Abi Wurdeman about the pervasive myths concerning sexism in her home country and the many ways they resemble misconceptions in the U.S. Plus, a Kickstarter campaign to fund a docudrama about golden eagles used by ethnic tribes in Mongolia.
22 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
EP 13 – The Spare Minute
On this week’s episode of the Spare Minute podcast, Julia Craven of the Huffington Post explains why women pay nearly $13,000 per year more for everyday products than men do. Plus, Atlantic writer Jessica Gentile tells us about a 19th century novel that may or may not have invented catfishing.
22 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
EP 12 – The Spare Minute
Join us on the latest episode of the Spare Minute podcast as the man behind the @dick_nixon Twitter handle, Justin Sherin, talks about embodying the controversial late president in 140 characters or less. And later, Amanda Terkel of The Huffington Post talks about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s narrow victory in her Florida primary from last week. Plus, Dionna
23 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
EP 11 – The Spare Minute
On today’s Spare Minute podcast, we’re talking to CNN’s Dylan Byers about Roger Ailes departure from Fox News and GQ’s Scott Meslow about the Olympics’ ridiculous ban on GIFs in online coverage of the games in Rio. Plus, ‘Seinfeldia’ author Jennifer Keisbin Armstrong chimes in on that hilarious post-9/11 spec script of the classic sitcom
23 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
EP10 – The Spare Minute
On today’s episode of the Spare Minute, Patrick Malone of the Center for Public Integrity talks about how easy it was for a government sting operation to gather the materials for a dirty bomb right here in the United States. And later, Seth Stevenson of Slate has an interesting thought experiment for liberals who can’t
15 minutes | Aug 11, 2016
EP09 – The Spare Minute
On today’s show, Murtaza Hussain of the Intercept discusses why the family of Khizr Khan is neither American enough for Trump nor Muslim enough for ISIS and other radical terror groups. Plus, we take a closer look into the lives and struggles of women in Afghanistan with novelist Nadia Hashimi, author of ‘The Pearl That
23 minutes | Aug 4, 2016
Ep08 – The Spare Minute
On the latest Spare Minute podcast, World Policy Fellow Jonathan Cristol returns to talk about his latest op-ed for CNN on the different ways that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump all approach foreign policy (or don’t). Plus, author Nadja Spiegelman talks about her now memoir, ‘I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This’,
39 minutes | Jul 28, 2016
EP07 – The Spare Minute
On this week’s episode of the Spare Minute podcast, we’re giving a special focus to the situation in the South China Sea with Forbes contributor Anders Corr following news that nuclear capable Chinese bombers flew over disputed territories near the Philippines over a week ago. Later, Pitchfork contributor and Last.fm editor Jessica Gentile talks about
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