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Apple News In Conversation brings you interviews with some of the world’s best journalists and experts about the stories that impact our lives. Join us every week as we go behind the headlines.

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Apple News In Conversation brings you interviews with some of the world’s best journalists and experts about the stories that impact our lives. Join us every week as we go behind the headlines.

    Inside Nina Totenberg’s Supreme Court career — and powerful friendship with RBG

    Inside Nina Totenberg’s Supreme Court career — and powerful friendship with RBG

    During her long career covering the Supreme Court, journalist Nina Totenberg cultivated friendships with many justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Antonin Scalia. Totenberg spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about how she maintained journalistic integrity while cultivating those relationships, what she thinks about the court today, and her new book, Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

    • 29 min
    How the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders transformed sports

    How the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders transformed sports

    The Dallas Cowboys may be “America’s Team,” but the hundreds of women behind the Cowboys Cheerleaders deserve a lot of credit for its success. Journalist Sarah Hepola tells their story in an article for Texas Monthly, “Sex, Scandal, and Sisterhood: Fifty Years of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders,” and in the podcast America’s Girls. Hepola spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about how the squad’s choreography, costumes, and controversial codes of conduct have changed with American society.

    • 32 min
    How America bungled COVID school closures — and failed to put children first

    How America bungled COVID school closures — and failed to put children first

    Schools across the U.S. closed their doors for 58 weeks during the pandemic. Journalist Anya Kamenetz writes about the ripple effects of school closures in her new book, The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now. Kamenetz spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about the consequences of our failure to prioritize kids.

    • 24 min
    Think Again: How to master the art of doing nothing

    Think Again: How to master the art of doing nothing

    This interview is part of a new series from Apple News In Conversation called Think Again — a guide to reimagining work, home, relationships, and more. 
    In this episode, In Conversation host Shumita Basu talks with Jenny Odell, an artist and the author of the book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Odell provides strategies for training our attention away from devices and toward the world.

    • 18 min
    Think Again: Why Americans are so burned out — and how to fix your work-life balance

    Think Again: Why Americans are so burned out — and how to fix your work-life balance

    This is an episode from our archives. It’s re-airing as part of our new series, Think Again, a guide to reimagining work, home, relationships, and more.

    How’s your relationship to your job? For a lot of people, work-life balance has felt far from perfect for a while. Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu speaks with Anne Helen Petersen about her book Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working From Home, coauthored with Charlie Warzel. It’s all about how we can adjust the role our jobs play in our lives and focus more time and energy on the things we care about the most. Below are excerpts from the interview.

    • 25 min
    Think Again: The health and wellness myths almost everyone falls for

    Think Again: The health and wellness myths almost everyone falls for

    This interview is part of a new series from Apple News In Conversation called Think Again — a guide to reimagining work, home, relationships, and more.
    In this episode, In Conversation host Shumita Basu talks with Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes, hosts of the Maintenance Phase podcast, about how to outsmart the wellness industry, spot junk health science, and find information that will actually help you live healthier. Below are excerpts from the interview.

    • 28 min

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