alison podcasts

'The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty'

A new book takes a look at the history and practice of one of the most controversial elements of the American...

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NYC Restaurant Week To-Go

For the first time, NYC's Restaurant Week is to-go only. It also lasts through the month of February. Tanay Warerkar,...

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Retrofitting Offices and Public Spaces

June Williamson, co-author of the book, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent...

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Documentary on Discrimination in Cheerleading

The documentary, "A Woman’s Work: Football’s Cheerleader Problem," follows two former NFL cheerleaders as...

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Get Lit Preview: Mateo Askaripour

For February, Black History month, team All Of It has selected a novel for our Get Lit with All Of It book club that...

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'Palmer'

Actor and filmmaker Fisher Stevens joins us to discuss directing the new film, “Palmer,” starring Justin...

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The Get Out (Feb. 4, 2020)

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco recommends some (safe) activities for this weekend. 

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Hip-Hop's Female Pioneers

Writer and editor Clover Hope joins us to discuss her new book, The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop, which...

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Hip Hop Fashion on Film

[REBROADCAST FROM JULY 22, 2020] From Dapper Dan to Pyer Moss, hip-hop and fashion have always been deeply...

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Is Tom Brady the Greatest of All Time?

This Sunday, Tom Brady is set to make his tenth Super Bowl appearance as the new quarterback of the Tampa Bay...

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Catherine Coleman Flowers on 'Waste'

Catherine Coleman Flowers talks about the class, racial and geographic prejudice that continue to leave rural...

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Watch Party: 'Lupin' Preview

For the second installment of our new series, Watch Party, we invite listeners to watch the new Netflix series,...

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Organizing Your Home While Hunkered Down

Pia Thompson, Brooklyn-based home organizing consultant and owner of Sweet Digs, joins us for a call-in about...

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The First Black Vocal Group to Ever Make Records

The Unique Quartette is thought to be the first African American quartet ever to make records, beginning in the...

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Watching 'Lupin' with Alan Sepinwall

Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall, joins us for the next installment of our new series,...

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Melissa Clark's 'Dinner in French'

[REBROADCAST FROM MARCH 10, 2020] New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark joins us to discuss...

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'Review/Preview': Best Black History Month Books for Kids

In honor of Black History Month, our weekly “Review/Preview” series will focus on some great books for...

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Best New Books for Young Readers

Last month, the American Library Association announced the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Medals as well as the...

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Outdoor Sculpture by Swoon

Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, joins us to discuss her project, “The House Our...

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Living with Chronic Illness

A new memoir tackles the struggles of living with chronic illness. Author Tessa Miller joins us to talk about her new...

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