Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
American Innovations
by Wondery
1w ago
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. Fr ..read more
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Wondery Presents Against The Odds: Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping
American Innovations
by Wondery
1M ago
When an entire school bus full of children goes missing from a rural California town, local law enforcement, the feds, and the media mount an enormous manhunt. The kidnappers locked the children and their bus driver in a storage container, burying them alive in a quarry. With no rescue in sight, the bus driver tries to get the children and himself out. This is the story of the largest kidnapping for ransom in American history. This is just a preview of Against the Odds. You can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at Wondery.lnk.to/ATO_AmericanInnovations See Priv ..read more
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Introducing: The Al Franken Podcast
American Innovations
by Wondery
2M ago
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes. Follow The Al Franken podcast wherever you get your podcasts or you can listen ad-free on the Amazon Music or Wondery app. https://bit.ly/TAFP-AI See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califor ..read more
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Amazon Music Presents BACK OF THE NET: 2022 World Cup
American Innovations
by Wondery
2M ago
The World Cup fun doesn’t end when the stoppage time seconds tick away. Back of the Net: 2022 World Cup kicks new life into World Cup coverage, capturing the wild and weird world of soccer’s biggest tournament. Join Will Arnett and co-hosts Marshawn Lynch, and Samantha Mewis after every match for hilarious outside of the box commentary, recaps, picks and predictions, with assists from celebrity guests, friends and body-painted fans. Back of the Net will be slide tackling the tournament with a lighthearted look at the biggest stories happening in Qatar on and off the pitch (which Will totally k ..read more
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Wondery Presents: This Job is History
American Innovations
by Wondery
2M ago
Where the oddest jobs from the past meet a comedian from the present… and it’s awkward! On this weekly show, Chris Parnell (SNL, Rick and Morty) welcomes guests who have held some of human history’s most unexpected and downright bizarre jobs: funeral clowns, garden hermits, VHS clerks, and everything in between. With the help of his tireless producer, Chris hears from the essential workers from decades and centuries past. Because before there were actual medical doctors, there were barber surgeons. And before there was Instacart, there were milkmen. Wondery’s This Job Is History is a funn ..read more
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Pushing Painkillers | Withdrawal | 3
American Innovations
by Wondery
3M ago
As the backlash grows, Purdue Pharma aggressively defends OxyContin, even amid evidence it’s being overprescribed and far more addictive than they indicated. Two ambitious federal prosecutors decide it’s time to bring criminal charges against Purdue. OxyContin sales begin to dip as more doctors and patients become aware of just how addictive it is. But the damage is done, and America finds itself in the throes of a full-scale epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse. Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://ar ..read more
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Pushing Painkillers | Sell, Sell, Sell | 2
American Innovations
by Wondery
3M ago
Purdue Pharma is betting big on their painkiller OxyContin. But in order for the medication to be the blockbuster they envision, they need to convince doctors it’s more effective and less addictive than other painkillers on the market. They hire hundreds of sales reps to aggressively pitch the drug. Soon, however, doctors and patients report it’s not the miracle drug that was advertised. In fact, it’s driving addiction and overdoses across the country.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https ..read more
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Introducing: How I Built This with Guy Raz
American Innovations
by Wondery
5M ago
When Guy Raz interviews business leaders from the world’s biggest companies on How I Built This, he’s looking for more than anecdotes of success.  Guy has spoken with the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies about their journey to where they are today. His goal is to inspire you with their stories, to provide you with a roadmap to learn how to think differently and to approach challenges like they’re opportunities, just like an entrepreneur. In 2016, Fawn Weaver became fixated on a newspaper article telling the little-known story of Nearest Green, a formerly enslaved man w ..read more
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Juliet Schor wants a four-day work week | The TED Interview
American Innovations
by Wondery
6M ago
After a great run, American Innovations has come to an end. But there's another place you can follow Steven's work: he's now the host of the podcast The TED Interview, from the TED Audio Collective. Here's an episode we thought you'd enjoy. Before labor unions fought for them, society didn’t have weekends as we know them. In the 13th century, the average male peasants in the UK only worked 135 days a year. In a post-pandemic and increasingly virtual world, what is the future of labor? Juliet Schor is an economist and sociologist whose research focuses on work and consumer society. In this epis ..read more
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Introducing: This Podcast Will Kill You
American Innovations
by Wondery
10M ago
American Innovations listeners, meet This Podcast Will Kill You from the Exactly Right Network. This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history to its biology and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match. With nearly 100 episodes in its catalog, This Podcast Will Kill You has something to cure all of your curiosities, inclu ..read more
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