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Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the award-winning journalist as she explores the people, movements, and issues changing our lives and redefining our world.

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Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the award-winning journalist as she explores the people, movements, and issues changing our lives and redefining our world.

    Why are we all so afraid to get real on social media?

    Why are we all so afraid to get real on social media?

    On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie talks with Celeste Barber, the Australian actress and comedian who is gleefully shattering Instagram's illusion of the perfect life. Celeste shares her tactics for using the social media site for good — and for laughs — and how she managed to turn a visual joke into a whole new career.
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    • 40 min
    How are at-home DNA tests reshaping our identities?

    How are at-home DNA tests reshaping our identities?

    Some of life's fundamental questions include, 'who am I?' and 'where do I come from?'. As at-home DNA test kits become more and more popular, those philosophical musings have become big business. But what happens when the results are more than you bargained for? On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie sits down with podcast host and author Dani Shapiro, who shares her shocking story about finding out, in her 50s, that the beloved man who raised her was not her biological father. With direct-to-consumer DNA testing expected to reach 100 million people in just a few years, Dani’s experience is far from unique — millions of people are about to come face-to-face with some hard truths about their histories. So what are the hugely profitable companies behind these kits doing to support customers who receive life-altering news? Katie speaks to one woman who took matters into her own hands after the company who made her test wouldn’t even get on the phone with her, turning her DNA results into a global support network for people like her. 
    For more about Dani’s book, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, click here or visit PenguinRandomHouse.com
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    • 32 min
    Where are all the women in eSports?

    Where are all the women in eSports?

    In this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie dives into the massive, frenetic and lucrative world of eSports. Katie explores the history, rapid growth and criticisms of an industry that is poised to break the billion dollar mark this year. She also attends her first live eSports event where she talks with gamers and video game makers about the particular draw of competitive gaming. And, with the help of media critic Anita Sarkeesian, Katie also tackles the blatant discrepancy between the large number of female gamers and the definitive lack of women playing in the big leagues, where prizes top millions of dollars. In a sport that requires no physical prowess, why aren't more women getting in on the action?
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    • 34 min
    Bonus: At the Super Bowl with Chiefs superfan Eric Stonestreet

    Bonus: At the Super Bowl with Chiefs superfan Eric Stonestreet

    On this special bonus episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie's in Miami for Super Bowl LIV! Recording from the bustling media center on Miami's South Beach, Katie talks with Kansas City Chiefs superfan Eric Stonesteet — Cam from "Modern Family" — about hometown pride, the seed of his football fandom, and, of course, the upcoming series-end of the the hit TV show, "Modern Family." Eric shares what he thinks makes the show so successful and how he's learning to say goodbye this dream role and dream job.
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    • 45 min
    Which diet trends are actually worth the effort?

    Which diet trends are actually worth the effort?

    It's a new year, which means we all have diets on the brain. But with so many options out there, how can we parse the good and healthy from the fads? On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie gets to the bottom of trendy eating plans like intermittent fasting and keto with Dr. Mark Hyman who explains what they are and how they affect the body. Katie also speaks with health, diet and wellness expert Liz Josefsberg about the psychology behind our food cravings and how making incremental behavior changes can help us stick to our good intentions.
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    • 42 min
    What would the ERA mean for women today?

    What would the ERA mean for women today?

    On the Season Two premiere of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie gets to the bottom of the century-long battle over the Equal Rights Amendment, which says that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." On Jan. 15, 2020, Virginia became the 38th, and therefore final, state needed to add it to the Constitution — 48 years after it was first passed by Congress. But what does that mean for the ERA now? Does it finally have a shot at becoming the law of the land, or will it be marred by an endless series of legal challenges? ERA Coalition Co-President and CEO Carol Jenkins walks Katie through the history of the amendment and what comes next. Katie also talks with playwright Heidi Schreck about why the ERA’s inclusion is so crucial for — and personal to — American women.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

beethekitty77 ,

Enjoying

I have always liked Katie interviews. These are more personal and easy. The DNA was so interesting especially since I am a listener to Family Secrets podcast.
I have personally done two home DNA kits also I’ve had to do DNA testing for medical genetics-which has saved my life.
Keep them good shows coming.

SDSSTL ,

Meh. Just OK.

Meh, nothing groundbreaking here. Doesn't cover any new topics that aren't covered many times over by other podcasts. I guess if this the only podcast (or one of a few) that you listen to, you could learn something. The interview about being honest on social media didn't even answer that question - I thought perhaps they were going to dive into cancel culture, but they didn't. The whole episode was one interview with the same person, and the conversation somehow morphed into a discussion about fundraising for the Australia wildfires. Fine, but had nothing to do with honesty on social media. Katie's first podcast ("Katie Couric" that she hosted with her friend Brian) was much better. At least it had fewer ads and wasn't trying to pretend it's something it's not.

NicknAally ,

I’m a Katie fan

Once a fan, always a fan! She’s a great interviews and she’s funny! Serious and funny! I love it!! Keep it coming Katie! I’m here for it all!

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