By Earwolf and Katie Couric
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Journalism's most insightful interviewer. The biggest names in news, politics, and popular culture. Candid, unscripted conversations that go beyond the soundbites to reveal how we got here and what's really going on. Unexpected. Unconventional. Un-buttoned up.
||Explicit22. Stan Greenberg: Presidential Pollster||Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Tony Robbins: Force of Nature||Tony Robbins has a packed resume: he's a bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned motivational speaker. In addition to being a self-help titan, Robbins has advised presidents and star athletes, and is involved in 31...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Pod Save America: Crossover Episode (w/ Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor)||Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor are alumni of the Obama administration who recently founded Crooked Media, a progressive media company. They also host the hit political podcast, Pod Save America. For this special crossover episode, Katie...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Gender Revolution (w/ Vanessa and JR Ford, Dr. Joshua Safer, Georgiann Davis)||Vanessa and JR Ford didn't know their youngest child was a girl until she told them on her fourth birthday. "Mom, I'm not a boy," she said. "I'm a girl in my heart and in my brain." As the parents of a transgender...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Bill Browder: Kremlin Critic||Bill Browder used to be Russia's largest foreign investor. Then, in 2005, he was blacklisted by the Russian government and kicked out of the country. Now he's one of Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics. He joins Katie and Brian to...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. Alec Baldwin: Impersonator-in-Chief||Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn't so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins Katie and Brian for a frank discussion about the arc of his...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. David Fahrenthold: Investigating Trump||No reporter cut through the media din of the 2016 presidential election quite like David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. Remember the infamous Access Hollywood tape? That was one of Fahrenthold's scoops, as were his exhaustive stories on...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Valerie Jarrett: Advising POTUS||Katie and Brian head to the White House and sit down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama. Not only is Jarrett a guiding voice in the Obama administration, but she has also been friends with the President and First Lady...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Mike Murphy: Rogue Republican||GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught the political bug early: he began his career as a college student making radio ads out of his dorm room for a long-shot congressional race. He's gone on to specialize in winning statewide campaigns for governor...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Larry Wilmore: Ace of Comedy||Larry Wilmore has worn many comedic hats, from writer and show creator (The Bernie Mac Show) to late-night host (The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore). He joins Katie and Brian to process the election results, pay tribute to Gwen Ifill and share...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Doris Kearns Goodwin: America's Historian||Doris Kearns Goodwin knows her presidents. As America's leading presidential historian, she's written five critically acclaimed and best-selling presidential biographies. Her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is...||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Nate Silver: Poll Whisperer||Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of the website FiveThirtyEight, is America's favorite statistician. His website is required reading for anyone obsessing over U.S. elections. He joins Katie and Brian to talk about polling methods...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Samantha Bee: Not Holding Back||Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) is the only woman in America with her own late-night television show. "Its really liberating," she tells Katie and Brian. "I don't find it scary at all." She discusses the outrage...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Thomas L. Friedman: Connecting The Dots||Thomas L. Friedman has been writing Op-Eds in the New York Times for 21 years and he still sees column ideas everywhere. He joins Katie to discuss our autumn of discontent and the profound sense of "stuckness" he believes many Americans...||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. Bill Weld: The Libertarian Contender||Vice presidential candidates can make or break a campaign. Remember Sarah Palin? So do Katie and Brian. That sets the stage for today's interview with Libertarian vice presidential candidate William 'Bill' Weld. He is one of the great...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Bob Woodward & Tina Brown: Affirmation vs. Information||Bob Woodward and Tina Brown are two living legends in the world of journalism. As an investigative journalist at The Washington Post, Woodward, alongside reporter Carl Bernstein, helped break the Watergate scandal that eventually sunk Richard Nixon...||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. Jonathan Weisman: Why I Quit Twitter||Under the cover of anonymity people feel emboldened to say hateful things online, which can be hurtful when you are the target. New York Times Deputy Washington Editor Jonathan Weisman explains why he quit Twitter over anti-Semitic bullying -- and why...||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Women in the White House||It's been a big season for women in politics - both in fictional worlds and real ones. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) talks about playing the fictional president Selina Meyer and Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) digs into the moment and...||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Bob Costas: Voice of the Olympics||Bob Costas is THE voice of the Olympics — the legendary broadcaster has hosted more than a dozen of the games. Today he talks with Katie and Brian about how he prepares to preside over the Olympics, and how a childhood passion for sports turned into...||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Frank Luntz: Behind the Polls||You may not know his name, but you know his work and his words. Like "climate change" instead of "global warming," and "death tax" instead of "estate tax" -- he's really helped position policy for voters...||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Sen. Al Franken: Inside Washington||Katie and Brian head to the Capitol to talk with Senator Al Franken about the current political campaign, the issues that are top on his mind, and the legacy and lessons of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. Along the way they also hear from...||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing...Katie Couric||A sneak peek of "Katie Couric," coming to Earwolf on July 28th! Join us for candid unscripted conversations as Katie and her co-host Brian Goldsmith take a trip to the Capitol and visit with Senator Al Franken; talk with Bob Costas about why...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Excited for this great podcast!
Love Katie Couric. I have watched her television interviews over the years and can't wait to hear more podcasts. Definitely recommend checking it out.
Great to hear Katie get to share more of her personality than the anchor desks permits!
Elitist and Out of Touch 👎🏽
Katie's Frank Lutz interview could not have been more classist and from a position of privilege when discussing the majority of Americans today who are struggling just to make ends meet. Katie and her co-host Brian seemingly couldn't get over the fact that almost half of Americans would not be able to afford a $400 unexpected expense -- and then there were those remarks about how if you really what to get a sense of today's struggle then go to the "buffet line" or a Denny's to check the pulse of America's working poor.
Just the fact that this conversation kept referencing a group of Americans as "they" and "them" was 100 percent "otherism". I only continued to listen out of utter shock. I mean, who is Katie's intended podcast audience? A bunch of her rich friends?
I only gave the show a second star because at least Frank tried to come across as sincere 🙄