It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week. Join him on Fridays for a recap of the week's news, culture and everything – plus Tuesday deep dives with artists, writers, journalists and more.
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Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week. Join him on Fridays for a recap of the week's news, culture and everything – plus Tuesday deep dives with artists, writers, journalists and more.

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Natasha Rothwell at a screening of "Love, Simon" at Westfield Century City on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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'SNL' Wasn't A Good Fit For Natasha Rothwell. Now On 'Insecure,' She's Anything But

It's Tuesday: Sam talks with Rothwell, who plays Kelli on the HBO show Insecure. Kelli is loud, proud and loyal — and she owns the screen when she walks on. Rothwell tells Sam about going from writing to acting and co-executive producing the show, auditioning for Saturday Night Live, plus, teaching high school drama. Get tickets to our Los Angeles live show with Guy Branum and a surprise guest at kpcc.org/inperson.

'SNL' Wasn't A Good Fit For Natasha Rothwell. Now On 'Insecure,' She's Anything But

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Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) hold a sign reading "Don't Grab Workers" while protesting outside of a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Wrap: Kavanaugh, MeToo, Bert & Ernie

It's Friday: Sam is LIVING this week with NPR Weekend Edition Senior Editor Barrie Hardymon (@bhardymon) and NPR Washington Desk Editor Arnie Seipel (@NPRnie). They're talking about the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and other men who were shunned after sexual harassment allegations now saying, "what about me." Plus, as McDonald's workers protest sexual harassment, we talk to a waitress in Tuscon, Arizona, about the harassment she has experienced over her 17 years in the food service industry. Don't forget: buy tickets to our next Los Angeles live show at kp.cc/IBAM.

Weekly Wrap: Kavanaugh, MeToo, Bert & Ernie

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Speed skater Bridie Farrell testifies before a Congressional committee on Capitol Hill regarding protecting Olympic athletes who have been sexual abused. Farrell was in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2018. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Interview: #MeToo Hits Elite Sports

It's Tuesday: Sam talks to speed skater Bridie Farrell. Her mentor, former Olympian Andy Gabel, sexually abused her when she was a teenager. Sam also talks to journalist Alexandra Starr about the unique ways elite sports can groom children to be victims of abuse.

Interview: #MeToo Hits Elite Sports

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A woman holds a placard in Spanish that translates to "genocide," in front of hundreds of shoes that were displayed in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria. She stands in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol in San Juan, on June 1, 2018. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Wrap: "Onto the List."

It's Friday: Sam is chatting this week with NPR Morning Edition editor Ashley Brown (@hey_hashbrown) and NPR political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben (@titonka). They're talking about the record number of women running ahead of the midterms and how that has Dems particularly excited for November, President Trump's denial about the death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and the police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean in his own home. To top it off, a chat about how we're all focused on Washington when our local politics is what counts. Buy tickets to our next Los Angeles live show at kp.cc/IBAM.

Weekly Wrap: "Onto the List."

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Director Lauren Miller Rogen's 'Like Father' Reflects Her Own Emotional Journey

It's Tuesday: writer and director Lauren Miller Rogen talks to Sam about her new Netflix film, "Like Father," starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer, caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease, and working with her husband, Seth Rogen.

Director Lauren Miller Rogen's 'Like Father' Reflects Her Own Emotional Journey

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Weekly Wrap: "Just Do It."

It's Friday: Sam is dreaming about the news with NPR tech reporter Jasmine Garsd (@JasGarsd) and reporter and public radio host Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) . They're discussing the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, the anonymous New York Times op-ed and teens using social media. Plus a chat about Nike's new Colin Kaepernick ad and what it says about corporations and "wokeness." Buy tickets to our next Los Angeles live show at kp.cc/IBAM.

Weekly Wrap: "Just Do It."

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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House June 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Canada to attend the G7 summit before heading to Singapore on Saturday for a planned U.S.- North Korea summit. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Covering The Trump White House

It's Tuesday: two White House reporters join Sam to talk about life behind the scenes covering the Trump administration: Katie Rogers of the New York Times (@katierogers) and Geoff Bennett of NBC News (@GeoffRBennett). Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org. Tickets to our October 2 live show in LA are at kp.cc/IBAM.

Covering The Trump White House

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Emmy Nominees Rachel Brosnahan & Brian Tyree Henry

It's Friday: Sam's taking a break from the news and revisiting two conversations from this year. First up, Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Afred "Paperboi" Miles on the hit FX show 'Atlanta.' He's up for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series at next month's 2018 Emmy Awards. Also nominated — for her starring role in 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' — is Rachel Brosnahan, up for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. Back to our regular schedule next week. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org. Tickets to our October 2 live show in LA are at kp.cc/IBAM.

Emmy Nominees Rachel Brosnahan & Brian Tyree Henry

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Syd performs at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Syd Isn't Rushing Her Moment

It's Tuesday: Sam talks to Syd, a breakout star of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, about her new band, The Internet, and about being free to bring herself to the music. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org. Tickets to our October 2 live show in LA are at kp.cc/IBAM.

Syd Isn't Rushing Her Moment

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Michael Cohen, center, leaves Federal court, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. Cohen, has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Weekly Wrap: "Lying In Wait."

It's Friday: Sam's feeling like a rockstar with New York Times reporter Caitlin Dickerson (@itscaitlinhd) and host of 'The News' from BuzzFeed, Julia Furlan (@juliastmi). They're discussing Michael Cohen, family separation, and another #MeToo story, but one with the usual gender roles reversed, plus a call to a Catholic mother processing the recent report of sexual abuse and cover ups in the church. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

Weekly Wrap: "Lying In Wait."

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