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Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do.Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

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Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do.Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

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LOVE IT

By schrokm - Apr 07 2018
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Great way to find new podcasts, but also great on its own

Loved!

By lauren3333333 - Jul 18 2017
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I really enjoyed Sampler and am excited for the Nod!!

iTunes Ratings

719 Ratings
Average Ratings
444
93
29
54
99

LOVE IT

By schrokm - Apr 07 2018
Read more
Great way to find new podcasts, but also great on its own

Loved!

By lauren3333333 - Jul 18 2017
Read more
I really enjoyed Sampler and am excited for the Nod!!
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Sampler

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Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do.Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

Rank #1: #3 'Tiny Bank Teller'

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This week Sampler brings you a few more golden gems of audio from three different podcasts... and returning guest co-host Chris Neary interviews husband and wife podcasters chronicling their journey of loss and hope on their show, Going Blind Sucks.

**Warning, this episode contains content and language not suitable for children.

Episode #3 Features Clips from:

Combat Jack Show- The Raymond Santana "Central Park 5" Episode

The Heart - Gina Gold

Going Blind Sucks

The Facts:

This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg, Peter Clowney, and Caitlin Kenney.

It was produced by Chris Neary, Matthew Nelson, Rose Reid, and Brittany Luse.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian.

Our ad music was made by Build Buildings.Other original music in the show was written and performed by Peter Coccoma.

David Herman mixed this episode.

Our Sponsors:

Sabra Guacamole

Casper

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Feb 01 2016
34 mins
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Rank #2: #5 'I Don't Sweat'

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This week, Gimlet CEO and StartUp host Alex Blumberg plays a special podcast playlist for Brittany.

Warning, this episode contains language not suitable for children.

Episode #5 features clips from the following episodes (click on show title for link):

Marc Maron WTF Episode 613 with President Barack Obama

Another Round Episode 28, "Madame Secretary, What's Good?" (With Hillary Clinton)

How to Do Everything Episode 93, "Sonia Sotomayor and Some Other Things" and  Episode 150, "Yes, No, and Present"

The Facts:

This episode was edited by Peter Clowney, Caitlin Kenney, and Annie-Rose Strasser.

It was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Chris Neary, Matthew Nelson, Rose Reid, and Brittany Luse.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian.

Our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Other original music in the show was written and performed by Peter Coccoma.

David Herman, Rick Kwan, and Matthew Boll mixed this episode.

Our Sponsors:

Sabra Guacamole

Audible.com (go to www.audible.com/Sampler to get your first audiobook free!)

Feb 22 2016
32 mins
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Rank #3: #4 'My Thorn and My Muse'

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This week, host Brittany Luse plays a special playlist for podcast lover Molly Ringwald.

Warning, this episode contains content and language not suitable for children.

Episode #4 features clips from the following episodes (click on titles for link):

You Must Remember This, #29 Star Wars Episode III: Hedy Lamarr

Ronna and Beverly Episode #120 with Jessica St. Clair, "Two Bevs Don't Make a Right"

Mental Illness Happy Hour with Sara Benincasa

The Moth, "Mothering in Captivity"

The Facts:

This episode was edited by Peter Clowney, Caitlin Kenney, and Annie-Rose Strasser.

It was produced by Chris Neary, Matthew Nelson, Rose Reid, and Brittany Luse.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian.  You can download it for free.

Our ad music was made by Build Buildings.

Other original music in the show was written and performed by Peter Coccoma.

David Herman mixed this episode.

Our Sponsors:

Sabra Guacamole

Sonos

Feb 15 2016
30 mins
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Rank #4: #10 'Raising My Eyebrows'

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This week, Anna Sale talks Death, Sex, and Money with Brittany.

Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #10 features clips from the following episodes (please go to www.gimletmedia.com/show/Sampler for the hyperlinks):

Death, Sex, and Money Episode with Dan Savage: Dan Savage Says Cheating Happens. And That's OK.

First Time, Last Time with Joe Loya

Fresh Air with Tim Gunn: On and Off the Runway 'Life Is a Big Collaboration'

Only Human, 'Who Are You Calling Inspiring?'

The Facts:
This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Peter Clowney and Annie-Rose Strasser. Special thanks to Stevie Lane.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Marc Phillips.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

Our Sponsors:

Sonos (Sonos.com/Sampler)

Squarespace (use offer code SAMPLER to get 10% off your first purchase)

Sabra Guacamole 

Apr 04 2016
40 mins
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Rank #5: #16 'Yikes!'

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Brittany plays some surprising clips for the people who got her into podcasting: the hilarious Kid Fury and Crissle, hosts of The Read.

Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #16 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

The Read, "Kanye, Shut Your Black Ass Up"

The Crimson Wave, "Episode 45 - Ashley Moffatt"

Doug Loves Movies, "February 4 - Ben Schwartz, Noel Wells, Neal Brennan and Ken Reid guest"

The Read, "The Mailbag"

The Read, "Say No To F**k Boys"

The Read, "The Upheaval"

Switched on Pop, "23. Hotline Hello, Featuring Drake and Adele"

Anna Faris is Unqualified, "Episode #22: Shaquille O'Neal"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips. 

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll and David Herman.

Thanks to Ellie Gordon-Moershel for alerting us to The Crimson Wave clip and to Jennifer Liao for the Doug Loves Movies clip. 

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Casper (Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/sampler and using the promo code SAMPLER at checkout)

Framebridge (For 15% off your first order, go to Framebridge.com and enter the promo code SAMPLER)

May 23 2016
48 mins
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Rank #6: #13 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot'

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Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #13 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/show/sampler for links to all episodes):

StarTalk Radio - George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek

Flash Forward, Episode 2, Love at First Bot 


On Being, with Nikki Giovanni - Soul Food, Sex, and Space

The Longest Shortest Time

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan. 

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Alex Blumberg

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

Correction: In a previous version of this show, we identified the guest in the Flash Forward clip as Madeline Ashby. The guest featured in the clip was actually Shelly Ronen.

Our Sponsors:

Stamps.com (Click the microphone on the homepage and use promo code "Sampler")

Audible.com/Sampler (Get your free audio book!)

Squarespace.com (Use promo code "Sampler" for 10% off first purchase)

May 02 2016
45 mins
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Rank #7: #18 'Tickle Me'

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We asked listeners to recommend funny podcast moments, and boy, did they come through! Our senior producer Sarah plays some of the best suggestions for Brittany.

Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #18 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

The Great Debates, "Episode 68: Parades Are a Waste Of Time and Resources" (recommended by listener David Hart)

CoolGames Inc, "Episode 9: Basketball Ignoring Simulator (feat. Tara Long)" (recommended by listener Ross Llewallyn)

Harmontown, "Episode 135: Wide" (recommended by listener Matt Young)

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music in the show was by Bobby Lord.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Framebridge (For 15% off your first order, go to Framebridge.com and enter the promo code SAMPLER)

Blue Apron (Get your first two meals for free using www.blueapron.com/Sampler)

Jun 13 2016
40 mins
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Rank #8: #29 'Cheat Codes'

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Brittany shares one of her all-time favorite podcasts.

Episode #29 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):

Myleik Teele's Podcast

The Facts

This episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips. 

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.
Our Sponsors
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Sep 27 2016
30 mins
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Rank #9: #20 'Science O'Clock'

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Brittany travels to NPR to meet the women behind the hit science podcast Invisibilia and learn more about their latest season. Things quickly get emotional... and a little musical.

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #20 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

Love Me"Episode 4: Falling"

Invisibilia, "Entanglement"

Slate's DoubleX Gabfest"Are Hobbies Sexist?"

How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black, "#27: Audra McDonald"

The Allusionist, "Architecting About Dance"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Ebay (go to ebay.com/openforbusiness to learn more about the show)

Spotify (Go to spotify.com/discoverweekly to learn more)

Jun 27 2016
38 mins
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Rank #10: #19 'Belinda Blinked'

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Brittany bravely leads us into the raunchy, bizarre world of "My Dad Wrote A Porno," which is exactly as it sounds: a man reading aloud his father's amateur erotic novel.

Warning, this episode contains adult language and sexual content

Episode #19 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

All clips featured in this episode are from the show, My Dad Wrote A Porno.

Episode 1: "The Job Interview"

Episode 12: "The Duchess Comes Clean"

Episode 10: "Sunday Night, 11:55 p.m."

Episode 9: "The Horse and Jockey"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, and Brittany Luse with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips. Additional music in the show was by Takstar.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

And Sspecial thanks to Harry Graham.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media. 

Our Sponsors:

Ebay (go to ebay.com/openforbusiness to learn more about the show)

Spotify (Go to spotify.com/discoverweekly to learn more)

Jun 20 2016
24 mins
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Rank #11: #28 'Cinderella With Micro Braids'

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Fall's arrival has Brittany thinking about the new slate of TV shows, the start of the film/TV awards season and the state of representation in the media. Aisha Harris, host of Slate's Represent, joins Brittany to discuss some of the best podcast moments about diversity in Hollywood.

Episode #28 features clips from the following episodes (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):

Filmspotting, "#539 Mad Max/Fury Road and Top 5 Car Scenes"

Slate's Represent, "The 'Racism Is Solved' Edition"

KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, "Ava DuVernay: Selma"

Vulture TV podcast, "Viola Davis on Craft Culture and Career"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Sarah Abdurrahman and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Sampler’s theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

The show was mixed by Austin Thompson and Ian Scott.

Our Sponsors
Prudential - Download the MapMyRun app and join the Prudential 4.01K challenge. When you do, pledge to save at least 1% or more of your annual income for retirement and run and log 4.01K to be eligible to win a prize.

Audible – The biggest selection of audiobooks from leading publishers. Start your free 30-day trial plus receive a free audio book.
Sep 19 2016
37 mins
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Rank #12: #22 'I’m An Obliger'

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The sister duo of Happier Podcast visit the office to talk good habits, self-knowledge and balance. Also, the sisters listen to stories of people struggling to find happiness and dole out some helpful advice.

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #22 features clips from the following episodes  (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

Tax Season"The Therapy Episode"

One Bad Mother"Episode 23: Mom Guilt"

The Tell Show"Saeed Jones - Letting Go"

Dear Sugar"Episode 31"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, Matthew Nelson and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Alex Blumberg.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music was by Bobby Lord.

The show was mixed by Ryan Staples and Matthew Boll.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Wealthsimple (Get your first ten thousand dollars managed for free at http://wealthsimple.com/Sampler)

Spotify (Try Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist by visiting http://spotify.com/discoverweekly)

Backblaze (Go to http://backblaze.com/sampler to sign up for a two week free trial)

Jul 25 2016
36 mins
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Rank #13: #24 'The Games We Play'

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Gimlet producer Matthew Nelson guides Brittany through the world of sports fandoms, team loyalties and athlete rants.

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #23 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

Snap Judgment, "The Legend of Steve Davies"

Pardon My Take, "Michael Rapaport 5/18/2016"

espnW presents Be Honest with Cari Champion, "Kanye Rants. I Rant. We All Rant."

The Starters, "The Drop - Friday May 13"

Related Links:

For further reading on the Steve Davies story from Snap Judgment, check out "The Half Time Hero" from Howler Magazine.

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Matt Nelson, Sarah Abdurrahman, and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music in the show was by Bobby Lord.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll and Enoch Kim.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Blue Apron (Get your first two meals for free using www.blueapron.com/Sampler)

Audible (Visit Audible.com/Sampler for your free audio book!)

Aug 08 2016
39 mins
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Rank #14: #23 'A Binder Full Of Men'

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As the election season heats up, Gimlet editor Annie-Rose Strasser highlights podcasts that help us understand the grueling, complex world of campaigning. Plus, Brittany gets the details on a politician’s “binder full of men.”

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #23 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

No One Knows Anything, "How to Destroy A Man With A Haircut"

Politically Re-Active, "Episode 1: Dog Whistling With Ian Haney-López"

Candidate Confessional, "Relive One Of the Worst Booings in Political History"

Ways & Means"Women In Politics: A Shout Or A Whisper?"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, and Brittany Luse, with help from Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music in the show by Takstar.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll and Enoch Kim.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Spotify (Try Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist by visiting http://spotify.com/discoverweekly)

Backblaze (Go to http://backblaze.com/sampler to sign up for a two week free trial)

Wealthsimple (Get your first ten thousand dollars managed for free at http://wealthsimple.com/Sampler)

Aug 02 2016
41 mins
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Rank #15: #25 'Paul F. Tompkins, The Mayor of Podcastland'

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Comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins joins Brittany to discuss his prolific podcasting career. Also, Paul explains why he loves playing characters and hates "lazy comedy."

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #25 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

Comedy Bang Bang"Episode 303: Puttering Around"

Comedy Bang Bang, "Episode 31: Happy Black Friday"

Ice-T: Final Level, "Episode 2: Coco's Butt, the Secret to Success & Advice for Bieber"

Comedy Bang Bang, "Episode 91: Garry Marshall Presents"

Spontaneanation, "Episode 0: Paul F. Tompkins Presents Spontaneanation"

Spontaneanation, "Episode 68: Paris with Nathan Lee Graham"

Mental Illness Happy Hour"Episode 34: Paul F. Tompkins"

The Facts:

This episode was produced by Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Sarah Abdurrahman, Rose Reid and Brittany Luse.

It was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and Peter Clowney.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian and our ad music was made by Mark Phillips.

Additional music in the show was by TakStar.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw and Bobby Lord.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsors:

Audible - Go to http://audiblepodcast.com/Sampler for a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook.

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Aug 22 2016
37 mins
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