Rank #1: Ray and Janay Rice speak out on why they stayed together and recent NFL assault incidents
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear former NFL player Ray Rice and his wife Janay entire conversation with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King. In 2014, Rice was seen punching and knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator. The Baltimore Ravens dropped him and Rice hasn't played professional football since. The two married just weeks after the incident and now have two children together. King sat down with the couple to discuss why they stayed together and how recent NFL assault incidents affected their lives.
Rank #2: Mo Rocca on creating Mobituaries
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Bianna Golodryga to discuss his new podcast, "Mobituaries." Rocca provides "mo-bits" for well-known figures like Audrey Hepburn and Sammy Davis Jr., who he says didn't get proper send offs the first time around. Plus he celebrates the lives of those who have been forgotten with time, like JFK impersonator Vaughn Meader, whose career died with the assassination of the president. Rocca explains why he decided to create "mobituaries" for social movements, civilizations and even a pair of trees. He also shares what he hopes will be the first line of his own mo-bit.
Rank #3: Music and Memories: A Day in Nashville With John Prine
Decades into his career, John Prine's highest charting album yet, "The Tree of Forgiveness," is up for three awards at Sunday's Grammy Awards on CBS. Ahead of the big night, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson visited Prine at his home in Nashville, where he talked about the trajectory of his career, from writing songs along his mail route to his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine also shares the impact two bouts of cancer had on his newfound appreciation for the continued support and praise he receives for his music. Plus, Dickerson and Prine take a drive through Nashville and team up for a duet of the song "Paradise."
Rank #4: Foreign Correspondent Seth Doane on reporting from the Holy Land and his passion for Food
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane discusses his recent trip to the Holy Land ahead of the holiday season. Based in Rome, Italy, he shares with "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson what he loves most about being a foreign correspondent and what's currently frustrates him about the job. Having visited over 70 countries, Doane also explains when he acquired the bug for journalism.
Rank #5: Documentary Explores Lorena Bobbitt Case Through Lens of #MeToo Movement
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sits down with Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in the summer of 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis after what she describes as years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Her case became fodder for late night jokes as the nation focused on her violent act instead of the abuse she alleged. Now, a four-part documentary series available on Amazon Prime video and executive produced by Jordan Peele looks at the case through the lens of the #MeToo movement. Bobbitt, who now goes by her maiden name Gallo, discusses how the media coverage at the time impacted her, how she explained the case to her young daughter and how she's working to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse.
Rank #6: More and More Teenage Girls Are Experiencing Stress and Anxiety
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News contributor and child psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour tells CBS News' Reena Ninan that parents don't necessarily need to be stressed and anxious about their teenage daughters feeling stressed and anxious. In her new book "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls," Dr. Damour explains that these emotions are a normal part of life, but girls are experiencing them at an increasing rate. She tells Reena the factors that are contributing to this trend, how parents can tackle this subject with their children and provides examples of how to manage anxiety.
Rank #7: 642 Days until Election 2020: A Look at the Possible Candidates Thus Far
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe break down the crowded field of Democratic candidates already lining up to take on President Trump in the 2020 election. They discuss who has already joined the primary race and who is likely to still announce plans to run. They also explain the role identity politics will play in the campaign cycle, the potential impact of a Republican challenging the incumbent president, and the difference between officially announcing a campaign and forming a presidential exploratory committee.
Rank #8: Morning News: New details on the widespread college admissions cam. The FAA is under pressure to ground Boeing 737 jets.
Celebrities and business leaders are among 50 people who face criminal charges in a giant college admissions scam. The FAA is under increasing pressure to ground Boeing's top-selling passenger plane, after the deadly crash in Ethiopia. One of R. Kelly's former live-in girlfriends is revealing what it was like to spend nearly a decade with him. The most senior Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of child sexual abuse received a six year prison sentence in Australia this morning.
Rank #9: Inside El Chapo's Trial
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News legal analyst Rikki Kleiman looks at the 10 week trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Gomez with CBS News' Anne-Marie Green. Currently facing 17 charges in New York City federal court, Gomez could face life in prison if found guilty. As the juror deliberates his fate, Kleiman looks at the key witnesses in the cases and what we discovered about the Sinaloa cartel.
Rank #10: Singer Greyson Chance Puts The Past Behind Him With New Album
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, singer Greyson Chance tells CBS News contributor Jamie Wax how his life has changed since going from a viral YouTube star as a child to a professional musician. Greyson, whose sixth grade performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" has been viewed over 60 million times on YouTube, explains why he took a few years off from the music business and how he fell in love with music and songwriting once again. He also discusses his bond with Lady Gaga, meeting President Obama, and the advice he got from Cyndi Lauper.
Rank #11: Electric violinist Lindsey Stirling on why it's Better to Come in Second
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News correspondent Jamie Wax talks with electric violinist, singer and dancer Lindsey Stirling about her Wanderland tour and holiday album, "Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition." Stirling is a a two-time Billboard Award winner who grew her fanbase after reaching the quarter finals of "America's Got Talent" and later went on to place second on "Dancing With the Stars." She tells Jamie why not winning these competitions was key for her later success and why she wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the internet.
Rank #12: Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Confront History of Slavery
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, two descendants of the nation's third president talk with CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers about how they're working to confront the history of slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate. Shannon Lanier and Lucian Truscott are both Jefferson's sixth-great-grandsons, but Shannon descends from the Sally Hemmings side. Hemmings was one of Jefferson's more than 600 slaves and a new exhibit at Monticello looks at her life and the lives of the children she had with the president. Shannon and Lucian discuss how their families are working together to share Jefferson's complete history with visitors to Monticello.
Rank #13: Morning News: Day 4 of the government shutdown. Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony criminal charge.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the "CBS This Morning" and CBS News family. Here are today's headlines.
Rank #14: How Reba McEntire Became the Queen of Country Music
"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell sits down with country music superstar Reba McEntire in Nashville to discuss her childhood on a cattle ranch, her rise to fame and her reaction to being named a Kennedy Center Honoree. Reba tells Norah about her career, which has spanned across music, Broadway, movies and television. She also talks about how her lyrics empower women - including herself - and why she says part of her job on earth is to "heal people's hearts."
Rank #15: Morning News: Sen. Bernie Sanders joins 2020 race. A winter storm takes aim at dozens of states.
This morning, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race. A massive winter storm is taking aim at dozens of states across the U.S. Investigators looking into the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are examining a threatening letter sent last month. China's top economic official will hold trade talks in Washington later this week, another sign that efforts to avoid an all-out trade war are making progress.
Rank #16: Grammy-Nominated Artist H.E.R. Wants the Focus on Her Music
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King's full interview with Grammy-nominated artist H.E.R. ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards on CBS. Gabi Wilson explains that she adopted the stage name, which stands for Having Everything Revealed, as an attempt to keep the focus on her music instead of herself. She also discusses her songwriting process and her early musical inspirations. Plus, she sings part of her Grammy-nominated song "Best Part."
Rank #17: Morning News: Lawmakers push to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after deadly crash. U.S. will withdraw diplomatic personnel from Venezuela amid chaos.
Dozens of Boeing's newest-model 737 jets will carry passengers around the United States today, despite growing pressure from lawmakers to stop flying them after Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia. Eight of the crash victims are Americans. We learned overnight that the U.S. will withdraw all diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week, as the country descends further into chaos. The parents of one of R. Kelly's live-in girlfriends tell "CBS This Morning" they are making progress toward their first face-to-face meeting with her in more than two years. A California father tells CBS News he believes his 18-year-old son?s alcohol-related death was the result of a fraternity hazing ritual.
Rank #18: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco on performing at MSG and starring in Green Book
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss his new Netflix special "Stay Hungry" and what it means to him to be performing at Madison Square Garden. Maniscalco also shares why he's decided to try his hand at acting, starring in the Golden Globe winning movie "Green Book."
Rank #19: Previewing Sunday Night's Grammy Awards
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Apple Music's Zane Lowe previews Sunday's 61th Grammy Awards with CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers. They discuss this year's host Alicia Keys, the likely winners in the night's major categories and the state of popular music today.
Rank #20: Tips On How To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Your Money
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News Business Analyst and certified financial planner Jill Schlesinger tells co-host Gayle King how people can make better financial decisions. Her new book, "The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs" teaches people how to sidestep some of the most common pitfalls. She discusses the importance of writing a will, contributing to your retirement fund and being open about your finances with loved ones.