Shumita Basu appears in the following:
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Interview the oldest person and the youngest person at your end-of-the-year gathering and ask them: what's the best thing that happened to you in 2017?
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Johnny Fox, who swallowed swords at the Coney Island Freak Show and ran the Freakatorium on the Lower East Side, died at 64 due to liver cancer.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Some presents stand the test of time. Listeners share their stories of giving or getting gifts, from the super utilitarian to the super sentimental.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Often, when we first get a gift, we don't have a sense of whether it'll change our lives. Listeners use 20/20 hindsight to share enduring, life-changing gifts they've given or gotten.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
WNYC Studios has a new podcast out for kids. It's called "Pickle," and it explores philosophy and ethics. WNYC's Shumita Basu cohosts.
Friday, December 08, 2017
This week's bear hunt in New Jersey could be the last, if Governor-elect Phil Murphy makes good on his campaign pledge to end bear hunting.
Monday, December 04, 2017
WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and Shumita Basu will be on the radio live tonight at 8pm to talk about sexual harassment allegations at NYPR and across the nation.
Friday, December 01, 2017
We've been talking about how we send signals to children about how their looks are valued. So we want to hear from you: How do you respond when other adults call your child "beautiful?"
Thursday, November 30, 2017
President Trump has retweeted posts from questionable accounts in the past, but his sharing of anti-Muslim videos from a British fringe group is something else.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
A comment from a listener prompted us to ask for your input in building a list of fun, brain-scratching conversation starters for girls that AREN'T based on looks.
Friday, November 17, 2017
We asked listeners to tell us about a time they confronted someone for their sexist behavior, and one person shared a story about the time he called himself out.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sexual harassment is often framed as a "women's issue," but it's up to men to change the culture. Hear from Michael Kimmel of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Since the Harvey Weinstein exposé, a number of men in powerful positions have been accused of sexual harassment. We're all talking about it. Let's keep the conversation going.
Monday, November 06, 2017
On November 6, 1917, New York passed a state referendum granting suffrage to women. Hear what was happening on the streets of Brooklyn, Chinatown, and Little Italy ahead of the vote.
Friday, November 03, 2017
A Massachusetts senator is leading efforts in her state to stop observing Daylight Saving Time, and she wants the rest of the Eastern states to get on board.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Banana costumes have become a Halloween staple. But in a federal court in New Jersey, two companies are warring over who owns the copyright to make banana-shaped suits.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Our old Morning Edition host, Soterios Johnson, stopped using the phrase after a listener said it referred to paying for a parking spot past the maximum time limit. Is that true?
Friday, October 06, 2017
Next Friday is not only the deadline to register before November's general election. It's also the cutoff to register for a party affiliation for the June 2018 primary.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Are your eclipse glasses collecting dust? Astronomers Without Borders is organizing a massive effort to collect, quality check, and send glasses to South America and Asia for 2019.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A Pentacostal megachurch with a global following in the hundreds of thousands, and a questionable background, has been making inroads into Brooklyn.