Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders appears in the following:

A Black Mother Reflects On Giving Her 3 Sons 'The Talk' ... Again And Again

Sunday, June 28, 2020

It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" that Black parents have with their kids.


Author James McBride Sees Hope In Recent Activism For Racial Justice

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, protests and racial unrest, best-selling author James McBride tells NPR's It's Been A Minute he is hopeful that Americans can come together.


After Retooling Because Of COVID-19, 'Patriot Act' Returns To Netflix

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Comedian Hasan Minhaj recently returned to Netflix with his award-winning show, Patriot Act, after it was initially postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.


How COVID-19 Is Fundamentally Changing The TV Business

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

People are watching much more TV during the pandemic. Minutes spent streaming, compared to this time last year, more than doubled. But the industry is still taking a huge financial beating.


How Does Obama's 2008 Speech On Race Hold Up Today?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

On this day in 2008, in the heat of the presidential campaign, Barack Obama gave a major speech on race. But it sounds very different now given how cultural attitudes have changed over 12 years.


How To Relax On Busy Weekends

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Weekends are supposed to be time off, but often they get filled up with errands. NPR's Life Kit podcast has some suggestions on how to relax when your weekend gets busy.


20 Years Later, How Does It Feel?

Friday, January 24, 2020

Hailed as a neo-soul smash in 2000, D'Angelo's Voodoo now feels decades more lived-in than its peers. The album's engineer, Russell Elevado, says sounding "old" became the key to sounding timeless.


The Surprising Legacy Of Occupy Wall Street In 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A close look at Occupy Wall Street reveals a lasting legacy. Occupy lasted barely three months, and was messy and disorganized, but had a profound effect on the conversation in the Democratic Party.


Saeed Jones' Memoir Tells Of A Gay Black Man's Coming Of Age

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Award-winning poet Saeed Jones is out with a memoir that breaks the rules of the traditional memoir narrative. The book is called, How We Fight For Our Lives.


'It's Been A Minute' Ponders: Are We In An Influencer Bubble?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The influencer market on Instagram is expected to reach more than $2.5 billion in 2020. What is it like to be an influencer, and what role has this model played in changing the advertising industry?


When A Chicken Sandwich Is Not Just A Chicken Sandwich

Friday, August 23, 2019

After Popeyes introduced its new crispy fried chicken sandwich, it started a Twitter war. How did it blow up, and what does it mean for companies eager to capitalize on viral marketing?


Less Sex, Fewer Babies: Blame The Internet And Career Priorities

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

America's birthrate continues to decline, and young people are having less sex, amid career pressures and a confusing online dating scene. The declining fertility rate raises alarms for the economy.


Instagram Slowly Tests Hiding The Number Of Likes On A Post

Friday, July 19, 2019

Instagram is experiment hiding the number of likes on posts. The company says it wants people to be more comfortable expressing themselves and less focused on their tally of likes.


Millennials Rely On Parents For Financial Help, Study Shows

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Many millennials receive financial help from their parents to pay off student debt and buy homes. That trend is shaping their attitudes toward money and the general responsibilities of adulthood.


How Drag Queens Have Sashayed Their Way Through History

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Drag is experiencing a golden age, thanks to TV's RuPaul's Drag Race. But the tradition of drag performance has its roots as far back as Greece and has gone through a radical evolution in the U.S.


'It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders': The History Of Drag Queens

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June is LGBTQ pride month, and some of the loudest and proudest people in those communities are drag queens. The TV show RuPaul's Drag Race has pushed drag culture into the mainstream.


Alone Together: Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own' Opens The Corners Of Community

Monday, June 10, 2019

The magic of Robyn's millennial anthem is its bait and switch: It's a fun, energetic dance song about being lonely and heartbroken. And yet, the minute you hear it, you instantly feel less alone.


How Instagram Is Changing Life For Artists

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

How do artists these days think about their work in our social media world? Sites like Instagram and YouTube are changing the way art is consumed, marketed and made.


The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.


Kathy Griffin: Life After The Trump Severed Head Controversy

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

When she posed in 2017 with a mock-severed head of President Trump, comedian Kathy Griffin's career crumbled. She's out with a film: Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, about life after the controversy.