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Weekly Wrap: All Eyes On The Economy, Language And The Internet, Plus Hard Seltzer

Markets had a roller coaster week as talks of an oncoming recession roiled the global economy. The White House wants social media companies to try to stop violence before it occurs, but what would that mean for privacy? Plus, how the internet is shifting the way we text and talk. Sam is joined by NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and Washington Post senior tech policy reporter Tony Romm.

Weekly Wrap: All Eyes On The Economy, Language And The Internet, Plus Hard Seltzer

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Sam Harris of X Ambassadors takes the stage with The Roots at the Bud Light Factory during the Bud Light Music Showcase on March 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Rick Kern/Getty Images hide caption

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X Ambassadors' Sam Harris On Bridging Genres And Working With Lizzo

X Ambassadors landed their first big hit with 2015's "Renegades," which made an appearance in a Jeep commercial, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock charts and went platinum in the U.S. and four other countries. The band, which often seems to fly under the radar, returned with its new album 'Orion' earlier this year. Sam Sanders sat down with the band's lead singer and songwriter, Sam Harris to find out what it's like to be one part of rock music's biggest acts while spanning genres.

X Ambassadors' Sam Harris On Bridging Genres And Working With Lizzo

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A sign is posted near the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart which left at least 20 people dead on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Wrap: Violence Against Latinos, Angry Online Men, Victoria's Secret's Future

Americans continue to wrap their heads around last week's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Our panel examines two big threads behind them: the history of violence against Latinos in the U.S. and websites where men often share violent views and hateful rhetoric. Plus, Victoria's Secret announced the hire of its first transgender model this week, but does the company still have the cultural cache to carry itself through an ongoing business downturn? Guest host Julia Furlan is joined by Tanzina Vega, host of WNYC's 'The Takeaway,' and BuzzFeed News senior reporter Ryan Broderick.

Weekly Wrap: Violence Against Latinos, Angry Online Men, Victoria's Secret's Future

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HBO's 'Los Espookys' Star Ana Fabrega

Stand-up comedian Ana Fabrega is the co-writer, co-show runner and one of the stars of HBO's breakout Spanish-language comedy 'Los Espookys.' Guest host Julia Furlan spoke with Fabrega about her brand of comedy, bringing a Spanish-language show to a mostly English-speaking audience and collaborating with Fred Armisen.

HBO's 'Los Espookys' Star Ana Fabrega

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Weekly Wrap: Unpaid Coal Miners, Looming Streaming Wars, Plus What's Up With The Fed?

Coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, camped out on train tracks this week to protest lack of payment from a coal company that declared bankruptcy earlier this summer. Is this part of a larger trend in the coal industry? There's a lot of new streaming content coming down the pipeline, and it could mean more subscriptions for viewers. Plus, what does the Federal Reserve's decision to lower interest rates indicate about the economy? Sam is joined this week by NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and Code Switch correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates.

Weekly Wrap: Unpaid Coal Miners, Looming Streaming Wars, Plus What's Up With The Fed?

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Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) former tech executive Andrew Yang, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Fla. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Democratic Field, Trump And Eyes Toward 2020: An All-Politics Mid-Year Special

As the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination heats up, New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers and Associated Press national political reporter Juana Summers join Sam for a look at the big threads running through politics right now.

The Democratic Field, Trump And Eyes Toward 2020: An All-Politics Mid-Year Special

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Weekly Wrap: Mueller Hearings, Critiquing Beyoncé, The State Of Low-Wage Work

Former special counsel Robert Mueller testified in front of Congress this week on his investigation's findings, but how consequential was his testimony? Meanwhile the Internet had questions about who Beyoncé's song 'Brown Skin Girl' is for and the lack of East African musical artists on her new 'Lion King'-adjacent album 'The Gift.' Plus, what are the effects of surveillance and technology on low-wage workers? Guest host Julia Furlan is joined by TV Guide features editor Krutika Mallikarjuna and BuzzFeed World senior reporter and editor Hayes Brown.

Weekly Wrap: Mueller Hearings, Critiquing Beyoncé, The State Of Low-Wage Work

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Erin Lee Carr introduces the New York premiere of the HBO Documentary "I Love You, Now Die" at Metrograph on July 2, 2019, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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Erin Lee Carr On 'I Love You, Now Die,' Sobriety And The Legacy Of Her Father

Erin Lee Carr's documentaries have probed some dark true crime stories. She's made films about the so-called "cannibal cop," the USA Gymnastics scandal, as well as a daughter accused of murdering her mother. Her latest, 'I Love You, Now Die' tells the story of Michelle Carter, who stood trial on involuntary manslaughter charges after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself over text message. Lee Carr talked to guest host Julia Furlan about the two-part documentary and the court case behind it, as well as her journey to sobriety and the legacy of her father, late New York Times columnist David Carr.

Erin Lee Carr On 'I Love You, Now Die,' Sobriety And The Legacy Of Her Father

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Weekly Wrap: 'Send Them Back,' New Asylum Rules, Storming Area 51

The U.S. announced new asylum rules this week, making asylum seekers who have passed through another country first ineligible to claim asylum at the U.S. southern border. Sam looks at how recent attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color falls in line with President Trump's reelection strategy. Plus, why millions of people have responded to a Facebook event to "storm Area 51" and "see them aliens." Sam is joined in the studio by New York Times national correspondent Jennifer Medina and NPR correspondent Kirk Siegler.

Weekly Wrap: 'Send Them Back,' New Asylum Rules, Storming Area 51

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NPR's Life Kit: Choose The Best Diet For You

Sam recently teamed up with reporter Allison Aubrey and NPR's Life Kit — a series of audio guides for navigating your life — to help you understand how to choose a diet approach that's right for you. More guides at npr.org/lifekit.

NPR's Life Kit: Choose The Best Diet For You

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