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Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do. Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

Sampler Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0, 726 Ratings

Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do. Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

    Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

    Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

    America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version you were taught in school. They’ll bring you untold stories of covert ops, mutiny, counterfeiting, and the 1860s version of drone warfare. And give you a better sense for how these forgotten struggles connect to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
    In this first episode of Uncivil, The Raid, a group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.
    New episodes of Uncivil come out every week. Listen on:
    Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | Pocketcasts

    • 26 min
    Premiere Episode of The Nod!

    Premiere Episode of The Nod!

    It's finally here! Listen to the first episode of The Nod, Brittany's new show from Gimlet Media co-hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. And when you are done listening, you can find out more about the show and subscribe here.

    • 15 min
    Introducing Mogul

    Introducing Mogul

    Brittany is back with another recommendation: Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty.  
    It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the Bronx, managed to rise so high. And how, when he got there, everything went so wrong. 
    Hear the entire Mogul series here.

    • 17 min
    Introducing The Pitch

    Introducing The Pitch

    Gimlet has its first reality show, and it's called The Pitch. Listen as real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors--for real money. In this episode, a startup founder pitches his plan to disrupt the hotel experience by transforming what happens when we look in the mirror.

    • 24 min
    Introducing The Nod!

    Introducing The Nod!

    A sneak peak of Brittany's new show from Gimlet Media, hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. Premieres July 17th!

    • 3 min
    #31 True Crime

    #31 True Crime

    "True Crime" is perhaps the most talked about genre in podcasting but it's also a type of podcast that Brittany just can't stomach. Tracy Clayton of Buzzfeed's Another Round joins the show to discuss her love of these shows. Plus, Brittany talks to the creators of the only true crime podcast she's been able to enjoy.
    And a warning: since this episode is about true crime, the content may be disturbing to some listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault and violent crime, so please proceed with caution.
    Episode #31 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):

    Sword & Scale, Episode 61

    Criminal, Episode 39

    In the Dark by American Public Media
    The Facts:

    This episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan and Brittany Luse.
    It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney
    Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.
    Additional music in the show was by Phil Stancil and Bobby Lord.
    The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.
    Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
726 Ratings

726 Ratings

Derp Bean ,

Please bring back 😭

I love this podcast so please bring it back ❤️. I feel so so so so sad, please bring it back please please please!

schrokm ,

LOVE IT

Great way to find new podcasts, but also great on its own

jammingwabr ,

Starts out great. Then becomes a black culture show.

Title says it all. I wanted to like the show, but episode 11-17 has black power undertones that is super annoying and hammered into the episodes. Deleted and unsubscribed and took the time to write this review to let you know how I felt. Bye bye.

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