“ There’s one thing that truly has no flip side. No paradox. And that’s discovering a life of purpose and meaning, which is the crucial underpinning of that sometimes-elusive condition known as happiness. ”

- Katie Couric
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With its growing audiences and unique star-making ability, the power of the podcast is undeniable. Podcasts — downloadable digital audio or video files — first appeared in 2003, but over the past few years the medium has experienced a boost in both popularity and options. Now it seems that everyone has a podcast — Shaq, Lena Dunham, even Snoop Dogg. I sat down with some of the top names in podcasting — Marc Maron (“WTF with Marc Maron”), Alec Baldwin (“Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin”), Anna Faris (“Anna Faris Is Unqualified”), and Jon Favreau (“Keepin’ It 1600” and “Pod Save America”) — to hear what drew them to turn on the mic and why they think people are tuning in.

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Former Clinton administration defense secretary — and Republican senator — William Cohen joined me on Yahoo News to talk about the sweeping changes President Trump is proposing to foreign and defense policy. We discussed the revised immigration ban, relations with Russia, the nuclear challenge from North Korea, the president’s governing style, and the administration’s proposed defense build-up and diplomatic cutbacks.

“ My new Earwolf show is all about candid, unscripted conversations - take a listen to a preview on iTunes now! ”

- @KatieCouric
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On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared from the public eye. He stopped teaching his classes at his Los Angeles studio, Slimmons. He didn’t return phone calls, emails or messages from his friends or fans. On the third anniversary of Simmons’ disappearance, Dan Taberski launched the podcast, “Missing Richard Simmons.” I sat down with Taberski to discuss the fitness icon’s incredible career success, his uncanny ability to connect with people and why the mystery of Simmons’ disappearance and his desire to find him is so important.

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It’s a sobering statistic. A new American Cancer Society study found that members of Generation X and millennials face up to four times the risk of colon and rectal cancer as baby boomers. From the mid-1980s through 2013, colon cancer rates in adults aged 20 to 39 increased by one to two percent per year, according to the findings. For adults aged 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one percent annually from the mid-1990s through 2013.
I spoke with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center.