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Sampler

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Rank #106 in Personal Journals category

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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

720 Ratings
Average Ratings
445
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

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #106 in Personal Journals category

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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: #1 'Magic and Tonic'

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Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. Each week, we'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with other podcasters to find out why they do what they do. Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse. This week’s guest co-host is Gimlet senior producer Chris Neary.

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

Episode #1 Features Clips from:

Bodega Boys’ episode #4

Dead Authors Chapter 27

Desert Island Discs featuring Tennessee Williams, via Getty Images/BBC Motion Gallery

Sleep with Me Episode #311

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.

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

Our ad music was made by Build Buildings.

David Herman and Eric Mennel mixed this episode.

Special thanks to Ursula Luse and Emily Kennedy. Also, thanks to Becca Clason, who made Sampler’s beautiful logo.

Our Sponsors:

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Jan 20 2016
31 mins
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Rank #2: #31 True Crime

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"True Crime" is perhaps the most talked about genre in podcasting but it's also a type of podcast that Brittany just can't stomach. Tracy Clayton of Buzzfeed's Another Round joins the show to discuss her love of these shows. Plus, Brittany talks to the creators of the only true crime podcast she's been able to enjoy.

And a warning: since this episode is about true crime, the content may be disturbing to some listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault and violent crime, so please proceed with caution.

Episode #31 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):

Sword & ScaleEpisode 61

CriminalEpisode 39

In the Dark by American Public Media

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.

Additional music in the show was by Phil Stancil and Bobby Lord.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsor:

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

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Oct 17 2016
56 mins
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Rank #3: #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 #4: #27 'This Feels Terrible'

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Two comedians, each with their own popular podcast, fall in love. And while recording their shows, they inadvertently capture the many ups and downs of their relationship.

Episode #27 features clips from the following shows (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to the shows):

This Feels Terrible with Erin McGathy

Harmontown with Dan Harmon

The Facts

Special thanks to Erin McGathy, Dan Harmon, Dustin Marshall and Feral Audio.

This episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, 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 written by Cobey Bienert.

This Feels Terrible’s theme is by The Fancy.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw and Matthew Boll.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

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Sep 12 2016
45 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: #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)

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Jul 25 2016
36 mins
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Rank #7: #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 #8: #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:

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

Jun 20 2016
24 mins
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Rank #9: #2 'Denzelishness'

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This week on Sampler, special guest, comedian W. Kamau Bell, co-host of the podcast, Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period, talks with host Brittany Luse about Hollywood, race, botulism, and of course, Denzel.

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

Episode #2 Features Clips from:

Training Day

The W. Kamau Bell Curve; “Ending Racism in About an Hour"

Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period. Episode #54

Soundings from the New York Review of Books

The Facts:

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

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

Rick Kwan mixed this episode.

Special Thanks to Eric Mennel and Emma Jacobs.

Our theme music was made by Micah Vellian.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings

Special request:

To keep this show full of fresh content, we’re going to need your help.  Send us a podcast or moment from a podcast that reveals a side of someone that surprised you. You can write to us on Twitter, Facebook, or email us at sampler[AT]gimletmedia.com.

Our Sponsors

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Jan 25 2016
24 mins
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Rank #10: #30 'Ladies of Flavor'

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Aminatou Sow, co-host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, joins Brittany to talk about cultural expectations of women.

Warning, this episode contains adult language

Episode #30 features clips from the following shows (please click below for hyperlink to episodes):

Strangers, "The Waxing Virgin - Then and Now"

Radio Diaries, "Episode 49: Majd's Diary, Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl"

The Facts:

"The Waxing Virgin" from Strangers was produced by Lea Thau and Paul Dreux Smith.

"Majd's Diary," from Radio Diaries, was produced by Sarah Kate Kramer and Joe Richman of Radio Diaries, with help from Nellie Gilles and editing from Deborah George and Ben Shapiro.

This episode of Sampler 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 Zack Schmidt and Bobby Lord.

Sampler is a production of Gimlet Media.

Our Sponsor:

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Oct 04 2016
38 mins
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Rank #11: #14 'All The Ways To Say Lemonade'

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Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #14 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes):

NPR's Morning Edition, "Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval"

The Read, "Lilac Lemonade"

Slate's Trumpcast, "No Koch Money," (sketch by Steve Waltien of Second City)

Jalen & Jacoby Show, "Warriors Breakin' Records Even Without Wardell, 1st Round Sweeps, Lemonade Served, Bryon Scott Fired and Twitter Questions: 4/25/16"

TalkPoverty Radio, "Lemonade"

Another Round, "I am Lola LaFway (With Nichole Perkins)

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.

Our Sponsors:

Sonos

Framebridge (Use the offer code SAMPLER for 15% off your first order)

Blue Apron (Enjoy two meals free on your first order)

May 09 2016
46 mins
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Rank #12: #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 #13: #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
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Sep 19 2016
37 mins
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Rank #14: #11 'My Stomach Was In My Butt'

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Brittany cracks the archives and pays a special tribute to Orson Welles. And Sampler's senior producer Sarah Abdurrahman plays Brittany some spooky stuff.

Warning, this episode contains adult language.

Episode #11 features clips from the following episodes (please go to www.gimletmedia.com/show/Sampler for the hyperlinks):

Orson Welles' 'The Hitchhiker,' by Lucille Fletcher, featured on Relic Radio

Limetown, Episode 2: 'Winona'

The Truth, 'Don't Touch a Thing'

No Sleep Podcast, Season 3, Episode 23, 'Morning Mail'

The Facts:
This episode was produced by Rose Reid, Sarah Abdurrahman, Chris Neary, Caitlin Kenney, Matthew Nelson and Brittany Luse.
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 Austin Thompson with music production by Matthew Boll.

Our Sponsors:

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Audible.com/Sampler (Get your first book free!)
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Apr 11 2016
40 mins
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Rank #15: #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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