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    • 4.6 • 73 Ratings

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Each week, It's Been a Minute features people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with journalists in the know. Join us to make sense of the world through conversation.

If you can't get enough, try It's Been a Minute Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/itsbeenaminute

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

    Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

    In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Aisha Harris talks with journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill about stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special Rothaniel where Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations.

    • 25 min
    Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

    Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

    In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Aisha Harris talks with journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill about stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special Rothaniel where Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations.

    From Odd Future to The Internet, Syd

    From Odd Future to The Internet, Syd

    In this encore episode from 2018, former host Sam Sanders speaks with singer-songwriter Syd about her work with the hip-hop collective Odd Future and now with her own group – The Internet. The two discuss how she produced The Internet's fourth album, Hive Mind, and how she incorporates songwriting her sexuality.

    You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at ibam@npr.org.

    • 25 min
    The 'End of Roe' and your digital search history; plus the villain of 'Selling Sunset'

    The 'End of Roe' and your digital search history; plus the villain of 'Selling Sunset'

    With the anticipated repeal of Roe v. Wade, it's unclear how Americans will access abortion and other reproductive care. Will tech platforms continue to provide the same information about services in states where the procedure is outlawed? And what risk does your digital footprint create, if you seek information about abortion or other reproductive health care? Guest host Elise Hu talks it out with Rachel Cohen, senior policy reporter at Vox News and Lil Kalish from CalMatters.

    Plus, you love to hate her on Selling Sunset; Christine Quinn is in the house! Elise chats with Christine about her villainous persona and her book, How to Be a Boss B*tch.

    You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at ibam@npr.org.

    • 25 min
    Singer Yebba on 'Dawn'

    Singer Yebba on 'Dawn'

    Yebba had a huge year in 2016. The singer and songwriter's career was taking off. But 2016 was also the year that something awful happened: Yebba's mother died by suicide. And that changed everything in her life. In this encore chat from 2021, former host Sam Sanders and Yebba discuss the emotional toll it took to make her recent album Dawn, growing up in the church, and shedding old beliefs while making room for new ones.

    You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at ibam@npr.org.

    • 24 min
    The consequences of losing Roe v. Wade, plus Summer of Books

    The consequences of losing Roe v. Wade, plus Summer of Books

    Protests erupted across the nation this week in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court brief suggesting the landmark "Roe v. Wade" abortion ruling will be overturned. The decision could endanger people seeking medical care and set a precedent for challenging other reproductive rights. Guest host Elise Hu discusses patients' concerns with health and gender reporter Shefali Luthra of "The 19th" and Dr. Jennifer Kerns, an OBGYN and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Then, Elise chats with authors Jasmine Guillory and Emma Straub about the best books to read this summer. They also play Who Said That.

    Some books mentioned in this episode:
    By the Book - Jasmine Guillory
    This Time Tomorrow - Emma Straub
    Love Radio - Ebony LaDelle
    Funny You Should Ask - Elissa Sussman
    Bomb Shelter - Mary Laura Philpott
    Sorrow and Bliss - Meg Mason
    The Lifestyle - Taylor Hahn
    I'll Be You - Janelle Brown

    You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at ibam@npr.org.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Love this

Sam Sanders is the perfect host and always seems to get the best out of the guests and the subjects. What can I say, except this pod makes me happy!

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My new favourite listen.

I heard about this podcast through the BLM movement ... and every time I listen now, I smile and laugh. As an American living abroad, I’m always trying to figure out how to feel like I’m talking and listening with someone that I would like to get to know when choosing a podcast. Relevant issues and a whole lot of humanity. Thank you, Sam.

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Sam is fabulous and the show is great!

Sam is fabulous and the show is great!

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