Paula Szuchman

Vice President, On-Demand Content

Paula Szuchman is Vice President of On-Demand Content at WNYC and WNYC Studios, where she develops and executive produces new podcasts. 

She launched 2 Dope Queens in 2016, later adapted into an HBO series, as well as the critically acclaimed shows Nancy, Sooo Many White Guys, American Fiasco, Late Night Whenever, and 10 Things That Scare Me. Paula created WNYC’s first Podcast Accelerator and co-created Werk It, an annual festival for women in podcasting.  

Prior to joining WNYC, Paula was the managing editor of The Daily Beast and a page one editor at The Wall Street Journal, where her career as a reporter and editor spanned nearly a decade.

She is the co-author of Spousonomics: Using  Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes.

Paula Szuchman appears in the following:

What Do We Have in Common?

Monday, June 24, 2019

For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we talk about what actually happened and where we go from here.

When They Win

Monday, June 17, 2019

When Andraya Yearwood runs against her competition, people pay attention — whether she wants them to or not.

The Day of Epiphany

Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s a moment of reckoning for many members of the United Methodist Church, and after 25 years as a United Methodist pastor, Cynthia Meyer found herself with a decision to make.

Sex Educated

Monday, June 03, 2019

Good sex ed can be life-changing. But getting access to it often entails a fight.

Taiwan!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Traveling to Taiwan with her mom, Kathy imagines the life she might have lived had her family stayed. [Note: this is a rerun of a previous episode].

When Tobin Met Kathy

Monday, May 20, 2019

This week, Nancy is live and talking romcoms, meet-cutes, and weddings...with special guest Daniel K. Isaac!

100% Science, 100% Magic

Monday, May 13, 2019

On a grey, Wisconsin day two years ago, Kristin Russo's life changed forever.

The Nancy Variety Show!

Monday, May 06, 2019

Piñatas, weird car noises, and succulents, OH MY! It's the Nancy Variety Show!

Natalie Diaz Talks Love and Basketball

Monday, April 29, 2019

2018 MacArthur Genius winner Natalie Diaz talks about going from a professional basketball player to a poet, and how her love of language helped her embrace her queerness.

Desiree Akhavan's The Bisexual

Monday, April 22, 2019

Desiree Akhavan—filmmaker, creator, and star of The Bisexual—talks about being the rule-breaker of her family, and why she trolled her brother with her armpit hair.

The Cowboy Of The West Village

Monday, April 15, 2019

The story of Storme DeLarverie, a true American hero.

Does It Bring You Joy?

Monday, April 08, 2019

Tobin realizes he’s been carrying around an insecurity since he was a teenager.

Masha Gessen's Y2K

Monday, April 01, 2019

A very Russian love story on the brink of Y2K.

David and Dominique

Monday, March 25, 2019

David and Dominique have something in common. [Note: this is a rerun of a previous episode].

A Private Life

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nino and Drew kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years. And then, they decided to do something that forced them into the spotlight.

Best of: Becoming Michelle Obama

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

In honor of the new HBO specials, we've been revisiting our favorite 2 Dope Queens podcast episodes. Of course, we had to close this series with the ultimate queen -- Michelle Obama.

The Golden Queers

Friday, March 08, 2019

Queer Money Matters: What is retirement like when there's been a lifetime of discrimination and added costs, and what do we do about it?

Dude, Where’s My Coverage?

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Queer Money Matters: Even if you have insurance, being queer can be a barrier to getting the healthcare you need.

For Richer, For Poorer

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Queer Money Matters: Marriage equality meant more dollars in the bank for lots of queer people. But what if getting married goes against your identity or is simply not possible?

The Gayly Grind

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Queer Money Matters: From discrimination in the hiring process to a wage gap to a patchwork of legal protections, there are road blocks at every stage of our career.