4 episodes

Fiery Twitter threads and endless news notifications never capture the full story. Each week on The Assignment, host Audie Cornish pulls listeners out of their digital echo chambers to hear from the people who live the headlines. From the sex work economy to the battle over what’s taught in classrooms, no topic is off the table. Listen to The Assignment every Thursday. 

The Assignment with Audie Cornish CNN

    • News
    • 4.8 • 162 Ratings

Fiery Twitter threads and endless news notifications never capture the full story. Each week on The Assignment, host Audie Cornish pulls listeners out of their digital echo chambers to hear from the people who live the headlines. From the sex work economy to the battle over what’s taught in classrooms, no topic is off the table. Listen to The Assignment every Thursday. 

    My Bread and Butter: The OnlyFans Economy

    My Bread and Butter: The OnlyFans Economy

    In the early days of the pandemic, OnlyFans made headlines as both celebrities and regular people made large sums of money selling sexually explicit content on the site. In this episode, Audie hears from the people who have made OnlyFans their career. What do their days look like? How do they make their money? And do they see a future for themselves on OnlyFans?
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    • 26 min
    Trauma, Trauma Everywhere

    Trauma, Trauma Everywhere

    From viral TikToks to pandemic think-pieces, it feels like trauma is everywhere. The world seems more aware than ever of how much past traumas can affect us, especially for people of color. In this episode, Audie talks with psychologist Dr. Thema Bryant, the incoming president of the American Psychological Association, about what trauma really means and whether you can “get over it.” 
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    • 25 min
    Meet The Parents Taking Over School Boards

    Meet The Parents Taking Over School Boards

    For decades, parents have been passionate about what their children learn in school. In 1970s West Virginia they protested over diverse textbooks, in 2022 it’s the handling of the pandemic and issues of gender and race. In this episode, Audie talks to two parent activists turned elected school board officials about what motivated them to run for office and the changes they hope to make while in power.
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    • 34 min
    Introducing: The Assignment

    Introducing: The Assignment

    Fiery Twitter threads and endless news notifications never capture the full story. Each week on The Assignment, host Audie Cornish pulls listeners out of their digital echo chambers to hear from the people who live the headlines. From the sex work economy to the battle over what’s taught in classrooms, no topic is off the table. 
    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Snudball ,

Incredible!

To hear Audie Cornish set free to go beyond the surface to the meaning … well it brings me to tears. I have been so hungry for this kind of thoughtful exploration of ideas by a fearless, genuinely curious mind. I’ve had to consume a lot of empty news media calories since I left the business 20 years ago. The Assignment is the informed nourishment I have been waiting for. Thank you Audie and congratulations on your escape. I’m telling all the thinking people I know about The Assignment. You go girl!

BrwgrlmagX ,

This is a much needed Voice

This time the podcast algorithm got it, right! I have been a follower of Audie Cornish, since all things considered first started. Straight out of college, I found myself listening to this poignant journalist, I gravitated to the style. Leaning towards conversational journalism versus traditional dictation journalism. Listening to the Assignment, it alludes a different feeling than All things considered, I believe it is fluidity. This approach feels more open and I’m enjoying it.

Carter-Ranno ,

Go deeper

I hope you continue to dive deeper into topics that truly affect our daily lives. Continue to dig for the truth, in a clear and precise manner.

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