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New Jeopardy! Host Now Has Old Podcast Remarks to Explain

Mike Richards' 2013-'14 comments on women, Jews, and Haiti are raising eyebrows

(Newser) - When it was revealed earlier this month that Mike Richards, the new permanent host of the regular version of Jeopardy!, had been named in discrimination lawsuits during his time as a producer on The Price Is Right, he insisted that those complaints "[do] not reflect the reality of who...

Podcast By a Couple of Bosses Becomes a Book

Print version of 'Renegades,' from Obama and Springsteen, will have a few additions

(Newser) - There's a new chapter in the collaboration of Barack and the Boss. Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular Renegades podcast featuring conversations between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen on topics such as fame, cars—and the country itself. Penguin Random House...

Dax Shepard Defends Use of Testosterone Shots

Actor says he's gained 24 pounds of muscle, feels great despite risks

(Newser) - After waiting a decade to get a call to appear in a Marvel superhero movie, Dax Shepard decided to stop waiting and bulk up on his own , with help from testosterone injections. The actor made the reveal Monday on his Armchair Expert podcast while speaking with Ashton Kutcher and Mila...

Popular Podcaster Struck, Killed in LA Intersection

Mat George was beloved, funny voice on She Rates Dogs

(Newser) - Mat George, the likable host of popular podcast She Rates Dogs has died. George was crossing a street in Los Angeles very early Saturday morning when he was struck by a car and killed. Police say it was a hit and run, the New York Times reports. The humorous podcast...

Joe Rogan's Spotify Comments on Vaccinations Get Notice

Podcast host said the idea of a child receiving a COVID-19 vaccine was 'crazy'

(Newser) - In January, Spotify removed podcast host Pete Evans for spreading misinformation, saying it bans the promotion of "misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health." Now, onlookers are waiting to see if and how that policy will apply to...

Kristin Smart Case Cracked Thanks to Shy Podcaster

Chris Lambert spoke to overlooked witnesses on 'Your Own Backyard'

(Newser) - Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can't seem to stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years. A billboard on the side of the road on California's Central Coast led him on a detour three years ago from...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Obama Recounts That Time He Broke a Friend's Nose

He also talks reparations on 'Renegades' podcast

(Newser) - Barack Obama usually comes off as calm, cool, and collected. But that isn’t always the case. For example, as a boy in Hawaii he once punched a friend in the face over a racial slur. In the second episode of his podcast collaboration with musician Bruce Springsteen, the former...

Another Media Figure in Hot Water Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca, host of Slate's 'The Gist' podcast, argued with co-workers on Slack about n-word

(Newser) - In somewhat meta media news, the host for Slate's The Gist podcast has been suspended indefinitely without pay after using a racial slur in a Slack conversation with co-workers about another media figure who used the racial slur. Pesca tells the New York Times he was suspended Monday, and...

Obama, Springsteen Launch 'Born in the USA' Podcast

'In many ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys'

(Newser) - "In many ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys," Barack Obama says in the first episode of "Renegades: Born in the USA," his new podcast with Bruce Springsteen. The podcast, which NBC calls the "highest-profile collaboration in the history of podcasting," launched...

Podcast Covering Toxic Workplace Hit With Its Own Scandal

Host, reporter leave Gimlet's 'Reply All'

(Newser) - The popular Gimlet podcast Reply All is focusing this month on the recent turmoil at food magazine Bon Appetit , which stemmed from allegations of a toxic workplace and racial discrimination. And now, the podcast is itself in the same boat. Host PJ Vogt and senior reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni both exited...

Keira Knightley Bans 'Horrible' Sex Scenes With Male Directors

Actor says she won't do intimate scenes with a man behind the camera, or with everyone 'grunting'

(Newser) - Pirates of the Caribbean actor Keira Knightly recently stopped by the Chanel Connects podcast , and she shared her thoughts on films she enjoyed growing up, the luck she's had in her career, and, now, why sex scenes are an iffy thing for her, per the Guardian . First of all,...

Archie Speaks in Harry and Meghan's New Podcast

Holiday special launches new Spotify series

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched their new podcast series Tuesday with special guests including Sir Elton John and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor—better known as baby Archie. At the end of the 33-minute podcast released on Spotify, the 19-month-old had a turn at the microphone, allowing the public to...

Steve Bannon Calls for Fauci's 'Head on a Pike'

His podcast account has been permanently banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's podcast has been permanently banned from Twitter after President Trump's former White House chief strategist called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Bannon, on his "War Room" YouTube podcast Thursday, was discussing what he thinks should happen should Trump...

Markle: This Is 'Almost Unsurvivable'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear on the 'Teenager Therapy' podcast

(Newser) - Wonder what the world's "most trolled person" feels like? Meghan Markle will tell you, and it's not much fun. "I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female," she said on a visit with Prince...

Michelle Obama: We Need to Talk About the M-Word
Michelle Obama:
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Michelle Obama: We Need to Talk About the M-Word

Former first lady describes going through menopause at the White House

(Newser) - Michelle Obama was cruising on Marine One when it hit her: a hot flash that felt "like somebody put a furnace in my core and turned it on high. And then everything started melting." In that moment, the first lady, who was about to walk into an event,...

Obama: 2 Things Keep Me Awake
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Obama Has 2 Big Worries

Fears about voter suppression and about Trump challenging legitimacy of the election

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a story on former President Obama's private remarks about his successor during fundraising events for Joe Biden. The upshot is that Obama is far more critical of President Trump in private than he is in public, but two issues in particular appear...

Prince William: I Scared Foe With Fake Sniper

Duke also admits to abusing soccer referees 'in my head,' reveals worst gift he ever got his wife

(Newser) - Being a royal comes with perks even on the soccer field, at least for Prince William. During an appearance on the BBC's That Peter Crouch Podcast, where he spoke with the former professional soccer player about mental health and more, the Duke of Cambridge fessed up to getting a...

Michelle Obama's New Venture: Podcast

It debuts July 29 on Spotify

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is getting into the podcast business. "The Michelle Obama Podcast" premieres July 29 on Spotify as part of a partnership with Higher Ground, the production company the former first lady launched with her husband to inspire young people, reports CNN . Episodes will center on "the relationships...

Killer IDed in 38-Year-Old Cold Case, but He Won't Go to Prison

Harold Warren Jarrell, suspected of murdering 8-year-old Kelly Ann Prosser in Ohio, died in 1996

(Newser) - In September 1982, 8-year-old Kelly Ann Prosser was abducted while walking home from school in Columbus Ohio, then beaten, sexually assaulted, and strangled to death. Her body was discovered in a field two days later, but her killer was never found. Now, nearly four decades later, authorities say they have...

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