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A talk show with a heart. Each week, Sam interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 128 Ratings

A talk show with a heart. Each week, Sam interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.

    Interview: Yvonne Orji on 'Insecure'

    Interview: Yvonne Orji on 'Insecure'

    Yvonne Orji plays the part of best friend Molly Carter on the HBO series Insecure, but Orji will soon headline her own stand-up special in June called, "Mama, I Made It." Orji talks to Sam about religion, getting her start in comedy at a Nigerian beauty pageant, growing up with strict immigrant parents and finding the humor in all of it.

    Email the show at samsanders@npr.org.

    • 26 min
    Maya Erskine Takes The Lead In 'Plus One' And 'PEN15'

    Maya Erskine Takes The Lead In 'Plus One' And 'PEN15'

    Maya Erskine has come a long way from the NYU experimental theater department where she met her PEN15 co-creator Anna Konkle. In this encore episode, Erskine talks to Sam about her starring role in the genre-bending romantic comedy Plus One and how she wrote her own life experiences into the character she plays on Hulu's PEN15.

    • 39 min
    Saeed Jones On 'How We Fight For Our Lives' — And How He Fought For His

    Saeed Jones On 'How We Fight For Our Lives' — And How He Fought For His

    Sam talks to writer Saeed Jones about his new memoir, How We Fight For Our Lives, which details his coming of age as black and gay in suburban Texas.

    • 43 min
    The Show Must Go On

    The Show Must Go On

    Sam talks to guests whose lives or work were thrown of course by the pandemic, but who scrambled to keep doing what they were doing.

    • 33 min
    Interview: Chicano Batman On 'Invisible People' And LA Vibes

    Interview: Chicano Batman On 'Invisible People' And LA Vibes

    The music of the band Chicano Batman has long defied genre. Funk, psychedelic, soul, indie — it's all these things and more. Sam talks to band members Carlos Arévalo and Bardo Martinez about their new album, Invisible People, what it's like not to be able to tour and how their music is the ultimate reflection of their hometown, Los Angeles.

    • 22 min
    Weekly Wrap: Back To Capitol Hill

    Weekly Wrap: Back To Capitol Hill

    Sam checks in with NPR's congressional correspondent Susan Davis and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe to learn how Capitol Hill is operating safely.

    • 34 min

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