5,000 years of art, one material at a time.
Stories of the materials used in making art are often as thought-provoking and illuminating as the objects themselves. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Immaterial examines the materials of art and what they can reveal about history and humanity. Each episode looks at a single material: paper, clay, jade, shells, and others, exploring the qualities and meanings that are often overlooked. A Magnificent Noise production, distributed by PRX.
Start here: Ep.2: Concrete | Ep.1: Paper
"Immaterial bottles that feeling you get when you’ve parked your butt on a gallery viewing bench, tired from all the walking and gazing you’ve been doing (alas, I’m getting old), and you’re just staring at the same piece for an extended period of time as you catch your breath. It’s tranquil, but your brain is still going." - Nick Quah, Vulture
THIS IS DATING (2022)
Come for the cringe, stay for the connection. Follow four modern daters as they trade the swiping, the small talk, and the fumbled first kiss for a curated virtual date with a team of fairy godmothers behind the scenes. You might have eavesdropped on a first date before, but never like this. From the producers of Where Should We Begin, This is Dating, a series of recorded first dates. A Magnificent Noise production, distributed by PRX.
Start here: Chemistry: Virginia Date 1
Read more: This Is Dating Mixes Therapy With Blind Dates, Vulture
On New Podcasts, the Sound of Falling in Love, New York Times
The Best Podcasts of 2022 So Far, Time
going through it (season 1, 2019)
Produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios and Mailchimp. Season 1 was hosted by Ann Friedman and featured 14 women—like Samin Nosrat, Hillary Clinton, Cameron Esposito, Soledad O'Brien, and Ellen Pao—talking about a moment in their life when they had to decide whether to quit, or whether to keep going. (Also, check out Season 2, hosted by Tracy Clayton!)
Start here: Samin Nosrat Wanted To Be A Writer, Not A Chef
see something say something (2016-2017)
Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.
Start here: Banned Together, a 2017 four-part series examining the nuances of Trump's immigration ban.
thirst aid kit (2017)
Thirst is natural… so let’s celebrate it! Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they dig deep into the various ways women express their thirst, asking: why do we desire who we desire? At a time when men are Not Doing Great, Bim and Nichole want to ask keep asking questions about Hollywood inclusion and opportunity, through illuminating and hilarious conversations with special guests, original fanfic designed to make you sit up, and of course [REDACTED]. Bring a straw… and come thirst with us.
NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING (2016-2017)
It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.
Buzzfeed's internet explorer (2015-2017)
BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.
Start here: The Years That Changed The Internet series (1999, 2005, 2010)
Or here: The Worst of the Internet - 2015, 2016
The library: a drag race rucap (2017)
BuzzFeed’s The Library spills all the tea on the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Each week, find out who slayed the runway and who got straight-up played.
Start here: Sasha Velour: America's Next Drag Superstar!
the tell show (2016)
Through a mix of party games, interviews, and live performance-style storytelling, Summer, Isaac and their guests tell stories they haven't shared publicly before—and reveal things about themselves you’d normally never tell a stranger.
women of the hour (season 1, 2015)
Lena Dunham hosts this podcast miniseries about friendship, love, work, bodies and more. My favorite thing I produced for this show was a trio of hair stories that are sprinkled throughout the episode on bodies, featuring Hannah Giorgis, Meredith Talusan, and Rachel Fleit. Women of the Hour was honored with a Gracie Award in 2016 as the Grand Winner Podcast.
npr's ask me another (2012-2014)
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, NPR's Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
bonnie & m,aude (2012-2015)
I co-hosted and produced this "femme-centric" film discussion show with Kseniya Yarosh. We held screenings, live film series, and storytelling events, plus four variety shows that explored depictions of food, witches, hair, and pregnancy in entertainment. The highlight for me was reconvening Natasha Lyonne, director Tamara Jenkins, actor Kevin Corrigan, and Director of Photography Tom Richmond to discuss one of my all-time favorite movies, Slums of Beverly Hills, live at 92YTribeca (RIP).