Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders appears in the following:

'The News Deserves A Soundtrack Too': The Year In Music On 'It's Been a Minute'

Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is celebrating its first anniversary. Hear the music that's been featured on the podcast.


A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sam Sanders, host of NPR's It's Been a Minute contextualizes the philosophy of Kanye West, as discerned from the rapper's recent string of inspiring tweets.


'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Retraces Her Journey From Agent To Actress

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Metz worked as an agent for years before her acting career finally took off. She says, "It was like watching your boyfriend take another woman out every day."


Jennifer Palmieri: Hillary Ran With 'Half Her Humanity Tied Behind Her Back'

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Palmieri is out with a new book, Dear Madam President, and it's both a retrospective on the 2016 election and a compendium of advice for the first woman to make it to the Oval Office.


Classic Movie Review: 'Casablanca'

Saturday, August 05, 2017

We all have movies that we missed. Movies that our friends make fun of us for not knowing. Sam Sanders had never seen Casablanca.


Your Favorite Moments Of The Last Week

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coming out of a turbulent week of news, we look at the bright side thanks to messages from listeners sharing their favorite moments of the week.


Border Angels Protect Migrants Crossing Into The U.S. From Mexico

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Despite President Trump's pledge to build a massive wall and his attacks against illegal immigration, some things at the U.S.-Mexico border haven't changed. A group called Border Angels looks after the safety of migrants crossing into the U.S.


Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After popularizing sensational headlines and taking your news feed by storm, Upworthy seemingly fell off a cliff. Its story reveals just as much about Facebook as it does about why we click.


Wal-Mart To Buy Bonobos In Challenge To Amazon

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wal-Mart is purchasing men's clothing seller Bonobos as the giant retailer looks to stay competitive with Amazon.


Comic Jordan Klepper On His New Gun Documentary And Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Friday, June 09, 2017

In Jordan Klepper Solves Guns, the comedian dives into America's relationship with firearms. Klepper is also launching his own nightly show on Comedy Central this fall.


What Pepe The Frog's Death Can Teach Us About The Internet

Thursday, May 11, 2017

His creator killed the frog in a comic strip, after the character spent much of 2016 tied to the alt-right. Pepe's sad tale is a modern parable of how awful the Internet can be.


What Is The Hatch Act? And What Does It Mean For Government Employees And Twitter?

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.


Is A Tweet Partisan Political Activity? Did Scavino's Tweet Violate Hatch Act?

Friday, April 07, 2017

Dan Scavino, the president's social media manager and former caddie, sent a tweet calling for the primary election defeat of Justin Amash, a GOP member of the House Freedom Caucus and a Trump critic.


What Should We Make Of The 'Tweetstorm' or 'Thread,' Or Whatever You Call It?

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

They're all over Twitter: Strings of tweets about politics or Russian plots or long thoughts. Maybe they're a new way to tell stories, but they say just as much about us as they do about the platform.


'The Resistance' Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Progressive groups like Planned Parenthood have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since the election of Donald Trump. The challenge for these groups is to use the windfall effectively.


Groups Behind Trump Resistance Look To Use Recent Windfall Wisely

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.


Do Showers Make Oranges Taste Better? NPR Investigates

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Internet is full of things, including a Reddit subgroup devoted to the act of eating an orange in the shower. We gave it a shot ourselves.


How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Monday, February 27, 2017

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.


Is Donald Trump Helping Or Hurting Twitter?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The tweeter-in-chief has brought a new level of notoriety to the social media company, but it hasn't helped Twitter's bottom line. Analysts say Trump-related harassment continues to hurt the platform.


Despite Getting Attention Via Trump, Twitter Falling Short For Investors

Sunday, February 12, 2017

President Trump tweets daily and often makes news when he does. Despite getting more attention, Twitter itself is having a rough time, as a new earnings report shows flat growth and some big losses.