Sean Cole attempts to kick his 35 year-long smoking habit, using a book that’s said to have helped millions of people to quit. (33 minutes)
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In the 1920s, at the height of the Spiritualism movement, a friendship blossomed between two men with opposing views on the topic: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Houdini was a skeptic.
Ira talks to producer Sean Cole about a nightmarish runaround he’s been caught in. It all started when Sean thought: I'd like a new bed.
A game of telephone played on the podcast Normal Gossip reveals how gossip spreads, and why stories change from person to person.
Producer Sean Cole tells one of his favorite stories — about the ending of the book A Clockwork Orange.
Reporter James Spring visits a refugee camp in Tijuana, Mexico filled with Ukranians fleeing the war.
Host Sean Cole tells us the story of Seattle residents who’ve had their bikes stolen, only to get them back in a way they really are not expecting.
Sean Cole speaks to Washington Post reporter Siobhan O’Grady about her visit to the zoo in Kyiv.
Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union. Instead of tamping down the opposition, the Russian government works to control the opposition.
There are the birds who exist, and then there are the birds who may as well exist. Producer Sean Cole explains.
To cope with the COVID pandemic, producer Sean Cole finds himself turning to a movie about a pandemic. But the virus in this movie isn’t like any you’ve ever heard of.
Sean Cole guest hosts.
Sean Cole plays a minute of a tune he’s had stuck in his head. Happily.
A lot of music discovery happens when we are kids.
Producer Sean Cole has, unfortunately, experienced something known as “cumulative grief” this year. He writes about the multiple upheavals he’s been dealing with.
Producer Sean Cole scrubs in to observe heart surgeon Dr. John Elefteriades, or Dr.
During an election in which it feels like the very existence of our democracy hangs in the balance, producer Sean Cole and someone very close to him have been dealing with their own immediate existential questions.
To cope with this pandemic, producer Sean Cole finds himself turning to a movie about a pandemic, What's So Bad About Feeling Good? But the virus in this movie isn’t like any you’ve ever heard of. (20 minutes)
Benjamen Walker of the podcast Theory of Everything tells guest host Sean Cole about an Uber drivers strike he came across in Kenya. The guys who didn’t join the strike and kept driving for Uber made extra money since there were fewer cars on the road.
Jerome Ellis is a composer and musician. But this year, at an annual New Year's Day performance event, he got on stage with no instrument, or anything else, and broke a small rule in a monumental way.
The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later.
Across the country this week, thousands of incarcerated people have been ordered released early from prisons and jails to try to protect them from the coronavirus. Producer Sean Cole talks to Terry Smith, who got out of the San Francisco County jail last week.
A mom checking in on her son. A son figuring out who he can talk to about his mom.
Sean Cole guest hosts. He was attacked in the street and happens to have a recording of the moment right afterwards.