Sampler

Sampler

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The best moments from the world of podcasting. From Gimlet, hosted by Brittany Luse.
Gimlet Presents: Uncivil
Oct 9, 2017 • 26 min
America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil…
Premiere Episode of The Nod!
Jul 17, 2017 • 15 min
It’s finally here! Listen to the first episode of The Nod, Brittany’s new show from Gimlet Media co-hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. And when you are done listening, you can find out more about the show and subscribe here.
Introducing Mogul
Jul 11, 2017 • 17 min
Brittany is back with another recommendation: Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty. It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the Bronx, managed…
Introducing The Pitch
Jul 7, 2017 • 24 min
Gimlet has its first reality show, and it’s called The Pitch. Listen as real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. In this episode, a startup founder pitches his plan to disrupt the hotel experience by transforming what happens when we…
Introducing The Nod!
Jun 22, 2017 • 3 min
A sneak peak of Brittany’s new show from Gimlet Media, hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. Premieres July 17th!
#31 True Crime
Oct 17, 2016 • 56 min
“True Crime” is perhaps the most talked about genre in podcasting but it’s also a type of podcast that Brittany just can’t stomach. Tracy Clayton of Buzzfeed’s Another Round joins the show to discuss her love of these shows. Plus, Brittany talks to the…
#30 ‘Ladies of Flavor’
Oct 3, 2016 • 38 min
Aminatou Sow, co-host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, joins Brittany to talk about cultural expectations of women.**Warning, this episode contains adult language**Episode #30 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink…
#29 ‘Cheat Codes’
Sep 26, 2016 • 30 min
Brittany shares one of her all-time favorite podcasts.Episode #29 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):Myleik Teele’s PodcastThe FactsThis episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan…
#28 ‘Cinderella With Micro Braids’
Sep 19, 2016 • 37 min
Fall’s arrival has Brittany thinking about the new slate of TV shows, the start of the film/TV awards season and the state of representation in the media. Aisha Harris, host of Slate’s Represent, joins Brittany to discuss some of the best podcast moments…
#27 ‘This Feels Terrible’
Sep 12, 2016 • 45 min
Two comedians, each with their own popular podcast, fall in love. And while recording their shows, they inadvertently capture the many ups and downs of their relationship.Episode #27 features clips from the following shows (please go to our website…
#26 Childish Podcasting
Aug 29, 2016 • 37 min
Brittany listens to an up-and-coming podcaster with an inspiring approach to hosting. And her boss tries to convince her that podcasts can be a part-time babysitter.Episode #26 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website…
#25 ‘Paul F. Tompkins, The Mayor of Podcastland’
Aug 22, 2016 • 37 min
Comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins joins Brittany to discuss his prolific podcasting career. Also, Paul explains why he loves playing characters and hates “lazy comedy.”**Warning, this episode contains adult language**Episode #25 features clips from the…
#24 ‘The Games We Play’
Aug 8, 2016 • 39 min
Gimlet producer Matthew Nelson guides Brittany through the world of sports fandoms, team loyalties and athlete rants.**Warning, this episode contains adult language**Episode #23 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website…
#23 ‘A Binder Full Of Men’
Aug 1, 2016 • 41 min
As the election season heats up, Gimlet editor Annie-Rose Strasser highlights podcasts that help us understand the grueling, complex world of campaigning. Plus, Brittany gets the details on a politician’s “binder full of men.”**Warning, this episode…
#22 ‘I’m An Obliger’
Jul 25, 2016 • 36 min
The sister duo of Happier Podcast visit the office to talk good habits, self-knowledge and balance. Also, the sisters listen to stories of people struggling to find happiness and dole out some helpful advice.**Warning, this episode contains adult…
#21 ‘Straight Outta Melbourne’
Jul 18, 2016 • 27 min
Wendy Zukerman, host of the new Gimlet show Science Vs, introduces Brittany to some of her favorite Aussie podcasts. Science Vs launches July 28, and you can check out a sneak peek wherever you listen to podcasts.**Warning, this episode contains adult…
#20 ‘Science O’Clock’
Jun 27, 2016 • 38 min
Brittany travels to NPR to meet the women behind the hit science podcast Invisibilia and learn more about their latest season. Things quickly get emotional… and a little musical.**Warning, this episode contains adult language**Episode #20 features clips…
#19 ‘Belinda Blinked’
Jun 20, 2016 • 24 min
Brittany bravely leads us into the raunchy, bizarre world of “My Dad Wrote A Porno,” which is exactly as it sounds: a man reading aloud his father’s amateur erotic novel.**Warning, this episode contains adult language and sexual content**Episode #19…
#18 ‘Tickle Me’
Jun 13, 2016 • 40 min
We asked listeners to recommend funny podcast moments, and boy, did they come through! Our senior producer Sarah plays some of the best suggestions for Brittany.**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #18 features clips from the…
#17 ‘Kale-flavored Cheez-Its’
Jun 6, 2016 • 40 min
Brittany dives deep into the art of storytelling and interviewing with Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform podcast.Episode #17 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all…
#16 ‘Yikes!’
May 23, 2016 • 48 min
Brittany plays some surprising clips for the people who got her into podcasting: the hilarious Kid Fury and Crissle, hosts of The Read.**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #16 features clips from the following episodes (please go to…
#15 ‘Mother Podcast’
May 16, 2016 • 48 min
Sarah Koenig, host & co-creator of Serial, tells Brittany about her love of improv, why she can’t watch crime shows anymore, and how the podcasting world has boomed in the wake of Serial.**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #15…
#14 ‘All The Ways To Say Lemonade’
May 9, 2016 • 46 min
**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #14 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):NPR’s Morning Edition, “Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Defiant In The Midst…
#13 ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’
May 2, 2016 • 45 min
**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #13 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/show/sampler for links to all episodes):StarTalk Radio - George Takei and the Legacy of Star TrekFlash…
#12 ‘Three Ways to Fillet A Fish’
Apr 18, 2016 • 36 min
**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #12 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/show/sampler for links to all episodes):The Eater Upsell, Episode 17: Alton Brown Is The Food World’s…
#11 ‘My Stomach Was In My Butt’
Apr 11, 2016 • 40 min
Brittany cracks the archives and pays a special tribute to Orson Welles. And Sampler’s senior producer Sarah Abdurrahman plays Brittany some spooky stuff. **Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #11 features clips from the following…
#10 ‘Raising My Eyebrows’
Apr 4, 2016 • 40 min
This week, Anna Sale talks Death, Sex, and Money with Brittany. **Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #10 features clips from the following episodes (please go to www.gimletmedia.com/show/Sampler for the hyperlinks):Death, Sex, and…
#9 ‘Crimble Bramble’
Mar 28, 2016 • 28 min
This week, special guests from ReplyAll hosts Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt play Brittany some funnies - all clips from comedy shows. **Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #9 features clips from the following episodes (please go to…
#8 ‘Happiest Place on Earth’
Mar 14, 2016 • 21 min
This week, Brittany and co-host Chris Neary dive deep into one podcast all about Disney, and the love story behind it. Featuring an interview with the host of “A Window to the Magic,” Paul Barriehttp://www.windowtothemagic.com/podcast.html The Facts:This…
#7 ‘Relationship Goals’
Mar 7, 2016 • 33 min
This week, Brittany guides us through the world of relationships…with a special interview from Relationship Goals podcast makers Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson.**Warning, this episode contains adult language and material.**Episode #7 features clips from…
#6 ‘We Slay’
Feb 29, 2016 • 29 min
This week, Brittany covers southern idioms, Beyonce, and Trump with Another Round hosts, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #6 features clips from the following episodes (please go to…
#5 ‘I Don’t Sweat’
Feb 22, 2016 • 32 min
This week, Gimlet CEO and StartUp host Alex Blumberg plays a special podcast playlist for Brittany. **Warning, this episode contains language not suitable for children.**Episode #5 features clips from the following episodes (click on show title for…
#4 ‘My Thorn and My Muse’
Feb 15, 2016 • 30 min
This week, host Brittany Luse plays a special playlist for podcast lover Molly Ringwald.**Warning, this episode contains content and language not suitable for children.**Episode #4 features clips from the following episodes (click on titles for link):You…
#3 ‘Tiny Bank Teller’
Feb 1, 2016 • 34 min
This week Sampler brings you a few more golden gems of audio from three different podcasts… and returning guest co-host Chris Neary interviews husband and wife podcasters chronicling their journey of loss and hope on their show, Going Blind…
#2 ‘Denzelishness’
Jan 25, 2016 • 24 min
This week on Sampler, special guest, comedian W. Kamau Bell, co-host of the podcast, Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period, talks with host Brittany Luse about Hollywood, race, botulism, and of course, Denzel.**Warning, this episode…
#1 ‘Magic and Tonic’
Jan 20, 2016 • 31 min
Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. Each week, we’ll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we’ll talk with other podcasters to find out why they do what they do. Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse. This week’s…
Sampler Trailer
Dec 17, 2015 • 4 min
We listen to a LOT of podcasts and bring you the hand-picked moments you just have to hear. Sampler launches the week of January 18th. Original music written and performed by Elori Kramer and Jesse Rudoy.