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Next Question with Katie Couric is back for a new season! From big names to big minds and big hearts, Katie sits down (virtually) with some interesting and exciting people — experts who are helping us get to a post-COVID world (can you even imagine?!), as well as actors, authors, politicians and creatives who are trying to work, parent, and survive, this pandemic year. We’ll talk about the tough moments and the trauma of it all, but we’ll find some levity and joy, too, as we inch toward the light at the end of the tunnel. New episodes every Thursday, same curious Katie.

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    • 4.4 • 3.8K Ratings

Next Question with Katie Couric is back for a new season! From big names to big minds and big hearts, Katie sits down (virtually) with some interesting and exciting people — experts who are helping us get to a post-COVID world (can you even imagine?!), as well as actors, authors, politicians and creatives who are trying to work, parent, and survive, this pandemic year. We’ll talk about the tough moments and the trauma of it all, but we’ll find some levity and joy, too, as we inch toward the light at the end of the tunnel. New episodes every Thursday, same curious Katie.

    Bonus: A spoiler-filled conversation with the cast and creators of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Bonus: A spoiler-filled conversation with the cast and creators of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    It's Emmy season and on this bonus episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie shares “The Handmaid's Tale” cast and creators panel she hosted for awards consideration. The dystopian Hulu drama just wrapped its dramatic, twist-heavy and pandemic-filmed fourth season, so be forewarned, there are spoilers ahead! There are so many talented people behind the ensemble show that the panel was split into two: the residents of Gilead and the refugees in Canada. 
    The episode begins in Gilead with, in order of appearance, executive producer and showrunner Bruce Miller, Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy Waterford), executive producer, director and star Elizabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred/Ofjoseph), Madeline Brewer (Janine Lindo/Ofwarren/Ofhoward), Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia Clements), Bradley Whitford (Commander Joseph Lawrence), McKenna Grace (Esther Keyes), and Max Minghella (Commander Nick Blaine). In the second half of the episode, Katie talks with the refugees in Canada including executive producer Warren Littlefield, Bruce Miller, Elizabeth Moss, O.T. Fagbenle (Luke Bankole), Alexis Bledel (Dr. Emily Malek), Samira Wiley (Moira Strand), Sam Jaeger (Mark Tuello), and Amanda Brugel (Rita Blue). 
    This interview was organized by Hulu for its Television Academy FYC event for The Handmaid’s Tale. We are sharing a lightly edited version of the conversation.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Introducing: Just B with Bethenny Frankel

    Introducing: Just B with Bethenny Frankel

    If you can’t handle the truth you can’t handle this podcast. Just B with Bethenny Frankel is the best of your favorite self-made mogul – shrewd career smarts, a razor sharp sense of humor and a deep insight of how business and people work. Intermingling her own stories with conversations with thought leaders and cultural all-stars, Just B with Bethenny Frankel is a must for anyone looking for one on one time with Bethenny. From unapologetic takes on food, investing, relationships, fame, parenting and beyond, tune in every week and Just B!
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    • 1 min
    Sponsored: After COVID-19, are we better prepared for the next pandemic?

    Sponsored: After COVID-19, are we better prepared for the next pandemic?

    On this sponsored episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie sits down with Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, the executive vice president and chief patient officer of the biopharmaceutical company Merck. As a company with a long legacy of research in infectious disease, Merck has been in the thick of the COVID crisis, mobilizing its scientific expertise to help address the pandemic. Katie and Dr. Gerberding talk about the waning months of this historic pandemic, the lingering concerns about vaccinations and variants, COVID’s lasting impact on public health and how we can better prepare for emerging diseases. Merck is a partner of Katie Couric Media.
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    • 41 min
    Ibram Kendi isn’t waiting around for equality

    Ibram Kendi isn’t waiting around for equality

    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is one of the country’s leading anti-racist scholars. And, in fact, everything that Dr. Kendi does — as a professor, an author, a researcher, a podcast host, a human — attempts to reframe how we think about racism and how we fight it. In this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie talks with Dr. Kendi about his prolific anti-racism work, which encompasses his academic leadership and Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, his multiple books, including “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019,” which he co-edited with Keisha N. Blain, the forthcoming online publication he’s launching with the Boston Globe called “The Emancipator,” and his new podcast, “Be Antiracist,” coming out June 9. They also touch upon the solemn anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and how far we have and haven’t come in this year of racial reckoning, as well as why it’s so important to start anti-racist discussions early, and how his devastating 2018 cancer diagnosis propels him.
    Find out more about Dr. Kendi’s work:

    Books

    Podcast: Be Antiracist

    The Emancipator

    The Center for Antiracist Research


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    • 53 min
    Stacey Abrams on writing romance novels and political thrillers in her spare time

    Stacey Abrams on writing romance novels and political thrillers in her spare time

    Stacey Abrams is known for a lot of things — her voting rights work, for flipping Georgia blue in 2020, for not winning the state’s gubernatorial race in 2018. But in addition to her political and advocacy career, she’s also a prolific author. She has written eight unapologetically steamy romance novels, under the pen name Selena Montgomery. And this month, she’s releasing her ninth work of fiction — her first under her own name — a political action thriller called, While Justice Sleeps. On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie gets the chance to dive into the writerly side of Stacey Abrams to find out the inspiration for her books, how she builds characters and why she continues to write. But don’t you worry, Katie also asks Stacey to weigh in on the most pressing political issues, from growing concern over voting rights, party divisiveness, and the Supreme Court. This conversation was recorded as part of Stacey Abrams’ book tour, on a virtual stop at Powell Books in Seattle. Thank you to the Powell’s team for providing the audio for this exciting discussion.
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    • 59 min
    Bowen Yang found his sense of humor during fourth grade recess

    Bowen Yang found his sense of humor during fourth grade recess

    “This is never going to be on TV,” says Bowen Yang, reflecting on the now-viral Saturday Night Live sketch where he plays the iceberg that sank the Titanic. “It’s such a big swing.” It turns out, if anyone can knock an unexpected pitch out of the park, it’s the 30-year-old comedian who has quickly risen to fan-favorite in his short time on the show. On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie gets the full Bowen picture, digging into his cross-national childhood, understanding what it was like to come out to his parents, going behind the scenes of his SNL audition process and getting the anatomy of some of his favorite sketches. Katie and Bowen also talk about the cult-favorite podcast he co-hosts, “Las Culturistas,” and where the talented and endearing young star goes from here. If you weren’t smitten with Bowen Yang before, you will be after this podcast. 
    Check out some of the Saturday Night Live sketches mentioned in the episode:
    Sara Lee
    The Iceberg on the Sinking of the Titanic
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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Love Stanley Tucci!

Great interview with Stanley Tucci- he is such a fascinating actor and I love the new CNN show. We all need more Stanley Tucci !

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Ibram X Kendi

The Ibram X Kendi interview was excellent. The best episode I’ve heard on this podcast!

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Great interview with presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton

Absolutely loved Katie’s interview with Hillary and discussion of many important issues, but most specifically gender inequality that is rarely discussed or addressed enough. Loved hearing both perspectives and efforts to contextualize from a historical temporal perspective progress and also ways in which massive change is still needed.

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