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Jan 31, 2020

A new podcast series tells the story of the West Texas oil boom through the lens of migrant sex workers, endangered roughneckers, and high school football players — “Boomtown” serves up “Friday Night Lights” and Sunday morning hangovers. Meanwhile, “The Dream” is back for a second glorious season, this...


Jan 24, 2020

“The Baron of Botox” tells the compelling story of a ground-breaking dermatologist to the stars who revolutionized faces, but also may have gone too far with his own. His depression was mysterious and complicated, but some theorize he was deeply hurt by a Netflix show poking fun at him. And “Chasing...


Jan 17, 2020

On this podcast about podcasts, NPR helps parents with “the sex talk” and explains why the Dutch have really mastered sex ed on “Life Kit.” And “Horse” is podcast about basketball without any pesky talk about actual NBA games, but lots of talk about “costumes” and hoops-related pop culture. Gina Grad and...


Jan 9, 2020

“Murder in Oregon” arrives on the true crime podcast landscape with a bang, though in this case, it’s more like a slice. And although Nigella Lawson doesn’t slice like a chef, what she lacks in knife skills, she makes up for in snob-free warmth, explaining why everyday cooks entice families to open...


Jan 3, 2020

Could anything ever happen to Joe Francis that would make you feel sorry for him? Can a teen who moderated a hate speech-filled message board be redeemed? What if he made his mom take him to an alt-right rally? Gina and Teresa do some soul-searching to try answer to these questions on this week’s Easy...