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Esquire Classic Podcast

By PRX and Esquire Magazine

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Hosted by acclaimed journalist David Brancaccio (Marketplace and PBS' NOW), this podcast dissects classic Esquire stories and reveals the cultural currents that make them as urgent and timely today as when they were first published. Guests include Esquire writers, along with noted authors, comedians, and actors who offer unique and personal perspective on some of the most lasting stories ever published. Presented by PRX and Esquire Magazine.

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Still hoping for a new episode someday. :-)

I love this podcast. I check back every once in a while in hopes that they’ll return.

Great concept

And good execution. I wish it was more regularly updated.

Overall Fascinating--Just Two Qualms

All topics, even ones you think you won't be interested in, are fascinating thanks to host David Brancaccio who is fantastic (who knew the Marketplace host was so well-rounded, thoughtful, and engaging?) My first issue is the female reader. Her voice irritates me and virtually all the stories are about men and written by men (it's Esquire, afterall) so it's somewhat jarring to hear a female voice read what is supposed to be a male voice. And she's very "ACT-TORy" with a capital A--like some reject from Broadway. But I can get over her melodramatic readings and her "wrong sex" voice because the content is so compelling. And I'm a woman, by the way, and I'm all for females having a "voice" --just not when it's supposed to so clearly be a MALE voice. My second issue is the length--just when I'm becoming totally hooked on the story, Brancaccio will say to his guest, "Thank you, that was fascinating..."--yes it was--why is it ending after just 25 minutes!!! I need a full hour! I've listened through all and am sad it's not continuing.

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