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.
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.
The most insightful interviewer in journalism. The biggest names in news, politics, and popular culture. Candid, unscripted conversations that go beyond the soundbites to reveal how we got here and what is really going on. Unexpected. Unconventional. Un-buttoned up.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with actor and two-time “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Stephen Baldwin. Baldwin is in Cleveland supporting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins us for a frank discussion about the arc of his career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the Women’s March on Washington in D.C. and across the country. I went down to DC to speak with people in the crowd, Ashley Judd, Olivia Wilde, Cher, and more.
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor are alumni of the Obama administration who recently founded Crooked Media, a progressive media company. They also host the hit political podcast, Pod Save America. For this special crossover episode, I spoke with these former White House communications aides about President Trump’s troubled relationship with the press, media accountability and how Democrats can translate protests into votes.
In an interview with Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric, Gawker founder and CEO Nick Denton said, “The site will still annoy people, it will upset people,…
He introduces himself as Sonny Moore, but to his millions of young fans, he’s Skrillex — one of the biggest names in electronic dance music (EDM). Since he f…
On November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks around the city of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people. 89 of those people were at the Eagles of Death Metal rock concert at the Bataclan Theatre. Just three months later, the band returned to the city to perform once again. The new HBO documentary, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) chronicles the experiences of the American rock band before and after that tragic night and examines the deep bond between the band’s co-founders, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who is also a member of Queens of the Stone Age.
The film’s director, Colin Hanks, stopped by Yahoo News to talk about this emotional and intense documentary, which debuts on HBO February 13.
Terrance Coffie spent years in jail before he decided to turn his life around. With the help of The Doe Fund, and the ‘Ready, Willing and Able’ program, Coffie graduated from the prestigious New York University, and is now pursuing his master’s degree.
Former chief speechwriter for President Obama Jon Favreau stopped by Yaho News and talked about Michelle Obama’s skills as a public speaker and why she is inspiring to others.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes inside the tiny house movement to take a look at the revolutionary trend and learn how people are living small in both rural areas and the big city.