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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.
||Explicit29. Christie Todd Whitman: Political and Climate Change||Christie Todd Whitman was New Jersey's first female governor, but she didn't grow up thinking that she'd like to run for office. She joins Katie and Brian to discuss her path to public service, why she left as George W. Bush’s EPA Administrator, and her assessment of New Jersey’s current Governor Christie. Plus, she talks about the state of her party, and the country, under President Donald Trump. This episode is brought to you by Omaha Steaks (www.omahasteaks.com code: KATIE), Babbel (www.babbel.com/KATIE), and Nudu (www.nudu.com code: KATIE).||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: On and Off the Court||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has scored the most points of any NBA player in history, and basketball isn't the only arena where he's found success. At 70, he's a best-selling author, an award-winning cancer research advocate, and a prolific cultural commentator who isn't afraid to speak out on controversial political and social issues. Kareem joins Katie to talk about being black and Muslim in America, surviving cancer, and watching the game of basketball change since his own heyday. Plus, he explains what was so special about his friend and mentor John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach who is the subject of his latest book. This episode is brought to you by Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com/katie code: KATIE), On the Media podcast from WNYC, Amazon Kindle (www.amazon.com/kindleforkids).||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27. Marty Baron: News Maker||After more than 40 years working in America's top newsrooms, Marty Baron is one of the most respected names in news. As editor of the Washington Post since 2012, he has led his staff to Pulitzers and helped them weather the changes that came when a tech billionaire bought the paper. Marty talks with Katie and Brian about the state of journalism, fake news, and how technology has changed his job. They're also joined by Jessica Lessin, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Information, an innovative news site covering Silicon Valley. This episode is brought to you by Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com/katie code: KATIE), Delta Airlines, and Tucker (www.tuckernyc.com/katie).||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. Sheryl Sandberg: Living Option B||After her husband died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In) thought she would never experience true joy again. Nearly two years later, she is out with a new book, Option B, that delves into how she proved herself wrong— and how others can build resilience in the face of trauma, too. Sandberg wrote Option B with her friend Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and Wharton professor. They both join Katie onstage at 92Y (92Y.org) in Manhattan to discuss insights from the book, including how to support grieving children, dating after loss, and the "three P's" that can hinder recovery. This episode is brought to you by Texture (www.texture.com/KATIE) and Audible (www.audible.com/couric).||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Ina Garten: At Home With the Barefoot Contessa||Ina Garten welcomes Katie and Brian to her home on Easter morning for a lesson on slow-cooked scrambled eggs (with truffles!) and a wide-ranging conversation at her kitchen table. Between bites of breakfast, they discuss Ina's views on feminism, other celebrity chefs, and her unlikely path from White House nuclear energy expert to Food Network star. Plus, an unexpected cameo from Jeffrey, Ina's husband of 48 years. This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/katiecouric), Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com code: KATIE), and Varidesk (www.varidesk.com/podcast).||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Neil deGrasse Tyson: America's Astrophysicist||Neil deGrasse Tyson (the host of StarTalk) fell in love with the cosmos at age 9, on a visit to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Not only did he fulfill his childhood ambition of becoming an astrophysicist, today he’s the director of the Hayden Planetarium and one of America's most beloved scientific educators. Dr. Tyson joins Katie and Brian to discuss science in the Trump era, the future of space exploration, and why a TV appearance in 1989 changed his life. Plus, he gives a preview of his latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. This episode is brought to you by Varidesk (ww.varidesk.com/podcast), Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/katiecouric), Toyota Highlander 2, and Delta Airlines.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. Dan Taberski: Missing Richard Simmons Recap||Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn't been seen in public in over three years. Missing Richard Simmons became the #1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes but now that the show is over, questions still remain. Beyond what's going on with Richard -- physically and mentally -- Dan himself has been under fire for the ethics of his project. In this ad-free bonus episode, Dan joins Katie to talk about his experience of making the podcast, what he decided to leave out of it, and his reaction to the criticism he's faced.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins Katie and Brian to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he's been spending time in Macomb again and what he's hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump. This episode is brought to you by Toyota Highlander 2 and Ting Mobile.||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 businesses which he says generate annual sales of $5 billion. He joins Katie and Brian to discuss his difficult childhood, his remarkable career, his new book, and how President Trump's leadership style compares to President Obama's. Plus, he explains why he jumps into a cold pool every morning and demonstrates some "radical explosive breathing" exercises. This episode is brought to you by Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com/KATIE), Toyota Highlander 2, and Ting Mobile (www.katie.ting.com).||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 speaks with these former White House communications aides about President Trump's troubled relationship with the press, media accountability and how Democrats can translate protests into votes. This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/katiecouric), Toyota Highlander 2, and Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/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 daughter, Vanessa and JR are at the epicenter of today's changing terrain when it comes to gender. The Fords are just one of the families featured in Katie's new documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric. In this companion podcast, Katie and Brian dive deep with the Fords and two others featured in Gender Revolution: Georgiann Davis, a sociologist and intersex activist, and Dr. Joshua Safer, who runs the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center.This episode is brought to you by Gender Revolution on demand (www.NatGeoTV.com/GenderRevolution), Toyota Highlander 2, and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: COURIC35).||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 explain what went wrong, including how his own lawyer ended up dead in a Russian prison. Plus, Browder unpacks the perils and opportunities of a closer U.S. relationship with Russia and offers a chilling assessment of Putin. This episode is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts, Toyota, Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/katie), and Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com/katie).||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 career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.This episode is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts, Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: COURIC35), and Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/KATIE).||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 Donald Trump's questionable charitable activities. He joins Katie and Brian to discuss becoming an overnight sensation after 16 years on the job, getting called a "nasty guy" in a phone call with Donald Trump, and how he thinks journalists should cover Trump's presidency. Plus, how he uses a mix of social media crowdsourcing and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting to break his stories.This episode is brought to you by Blurb (www.blurb.com/grammar code: KATIE) and The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/KATIE).||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 since they were an engaged couple in Chicago in the early 1990s. Jarrett discusses managing her work and friendship with the President, her emotions since the election and why she has hope for the Affordable Care Act's future. Plus, Brian talks with White House visitors from across the country.This episode is brought to you by Sock Club ( www.sockclub.com code: COURIC), Aspen Ideas to Go podcast, Omaha Steaks ( www.omahasteaks.com code: KATIE), and Casper Mattresses ( www.casper.com/couric ).||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 and Senate. He's been the lead strategist for many major Republican figures, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney. He also had a role in the 2016 campaign season. "I ran the Jeb Bush super PAC," he explains, "which gives me the unique credential of having blown, oh, over 95 million dollars and not winning." Mike joins Katie and Brian to discuss his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, the media's role in modern politics and why he's a hopeless romantic when it comes to presidential races.This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Aspen Ideas to Go podcast, Hello Fresh, and Omaha Steaks.||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 highlights from his over 25 years in television. Plus, we want to hear from our conservative listeners: what do you think the future holds for the GOP? Leave us a message at 929-224-4637.This episode is sponsored by Sock Club, Aspen Ideas to Go podcast, Omaha Steaks, and Casper Mattresses.||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 revered by the likes of Steven Spielberg and President Obama. In this election week bonus episode, she joins Katie and Brian to help parse Donald Trump's upset victory. Plus, we want to know your biggest hope and biggest fear about a Trump presidency. Leave us a message at 929-224-4637 .This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com||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, Comeygate and why post-election gridlock is a very safe bet. Plus, we want to hear from you: after November 8th, what will you do to fill up the time you’ve spent following this election? Call and leave us a message at 929-224-4637 .This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker and Omaha Steaks.||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 she summons in order to do her job, how her three young kids prevent her from overthinking things, and her dozen years as a correspondent for The Daily Show. Plus, she swears she wasn't a class clown growing up.This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses and Audible.||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 feel. They talk about globalization, the election, and the increasingly blurred line between politics and entertainment. Plus, was NAFTA a good or a bad thing?This episode is brought to you by The Great Courses and Stamps.com.||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 characters in American politics. The former governor of Massachusetts discusses his long-shot race for the White House and his lengthy career -- which he began working alongside Hillary Rodham Clinton. Governor Weld also talks about the strengths of his running mate, Governor Gary Johnson, addresses the campaign's gaffes, and shares why he's not swayed by criticism that his ticket could swing the presidential election.This episode is brought to you by Bark Technologies, Bench Made Modern, Stamps.com, and The Great Courses.||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. Tina Brown's career has been no less storied. She's edited Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, created The Daily Beast and written the best-selling book, The Diana Chronicles.They chat with Katie and Brian about this historic election cycle, if we're living in a post-factual political landscape, and if news outlets have been balanced when covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This episode is brought to you by Vivid Seats ( www.vividseats.com ), Close5, Stamps.com, and Audible.||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 he returned. And Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, says that for every big win against hate speech there is inevitably a backlash. Plus, we ask folks in Times Square to tell us their stories of being bullied online.This episode is sponsored by Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths, Close5, The Great Courses, and Casper Mattresses.||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 meaning of Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination. Plus, Katie takes a field trip to Times Square to find out what a woman nominee, and potential president, means to everyday Americans.This episode is sponsored by Close5, The Great Courses, and Stamps.com.||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 a love of sportscasting. He also explains conflicted feelings over Caitlyn Jenner’s 2015 Arthur Ashe award, and weighs in on our current political climate. Plus, we hear some of your favorite Olympics memories.This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Stamps.com, and Audible.||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. But longtime Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz is not a happy camper right now, and he tells Katie and Brian why this election season is bringing him down. Let us know what you think: is our country in decline, or are you optimistic about the future? Leave a message: 929-224-4637||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 constituents with a lot on their minds, especially relating to recent gun violence.This episode is sponsored by Bright Cellars, Material Wrld, Stamps.com, and The Great Courses.||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 he loves the Olympics; and hear why Jonathan Weisman quit Twitter. Subscribe now and you won’t miss a thing. And don't be shy, leave us a voicemail at (929) 224-4637.||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 🙄