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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

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.

    Weekly Wrap: The Rise of Bloomberg, Revisiting Oakland

    Weekly Wrap: The Rise of Bloomberg, Revisiting Oakland

    Sam is joined by Rosie Gray, a reporter for Buzzfeed, and Matt Flegenheimer, a national political reporter for the New York Times.

    • 36 min
    Interview: R. Eric Thomas on 'Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America'

    Interview: R. Eric Thomas on 'Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America'

    Thomas tells Sam about his love of words, growing up as a gay black teenager and finding love in an unexpected place.

    • 31 min
    Weekly Wrap: Elections Are Too Modern, Evidently So Are Federal Buildings

    Weekly Wrap: Elections Are Too Modern, Evidently So Are Federal Buildings

    Sam is joined by Miles Parks, NPR Washington Desk reporter, and Libby Denkmann, senior politics reporter for member station KPCC.

    • 37 min
    Interview: What Makes a Hit Pop Song

    Interview: What Makes a Hit Pop Song

    From M.I.A.'s Paper Planes to Drake's God's Plan, what makes a song, why do we find ourselves humming along, and what makes it a hit?

    • 20 min
    Weekly Wrap: Oscars Still So White. So Is New Hampshire's Primary

    Weekly Wrap: Oscars Still So White. So Is New Hampshire's Primary

    Sam is joined by Adam B. Vary, senior entertainment writer for Variety, and Audrey Cleo Pay, host of Daily Variety on Variety.com.

    • 38 min
    Roy Wood Jr. on Comedy, Criminal Justice, and Chicken Sandwiches

    Roy Wood Jr. on Comedy, Criminal Justice, and Chicken Sandwiches

    Sam talks with comedian Roy Wood Jr. about his career.

    • 29 min

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