Paula Szuchman

Vice President, New Show Development

Paula Szuchman is Vice President for New Show Development at WNYC Studios.

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:

7. Bonus: Karen Kilgariff and the Shark

Friday, November 22, 2019

Fellow comedian Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) and Chris Garcia are members of the same sad club: they both lost their parents to Alzheimer’s.


6. The End

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ana puts on her hot pink visor, Chris gets heatstroke, and the Garcias say goodbye.


5. The Ashes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Chris confronts the box in his closet.


4. The Chunited States

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Andres catches a break. Mr. Bible-Jesus is born. And an American dog drinks café con leche.


3. The Cuckoo's Nest

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Was it torture, or treatment? 


Introducing Scattered with Chris Garcia

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. 

2. The Camp

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

When Andres asked the Cuban government for permission to leave the country in 1969, he got a letter with a set of instructions.


1. Soy Andres, a Tus Pies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Andres carried his wife’s purse when they went out, taught Chris to throw a knuckle ball, and loved a good joke. But there was also a dark past that Chris was too scared to ask about. 


Introducing Scattered

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. 

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.


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.