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Katie Couric

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Rank #182 in Society & Culture category

News & Politics
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Getting to what matters. That’s what Katie Couric does best. She asks the questions you’d ask and pushes for real answers. She helps make sense of a crazy world. And now she’s bringing her thoughtful, relatable style (along with the occasional show tune) to the world of podcasting. Join Katie and her co-host Brian Goldsmith as they talk to the most fascinating people in news, politics, and pop culture. New personalities, new insights, and new episodes—every Thursday.

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Getting to what matters. That’s what Katie Couric does best. She asks the questions you’d ask and pushes for real answers. She helps make sense of a crazy world. And now she’s bringing her thoughtful, relatable style (along with the occasional show tune) to the world of podcasting. Join Katie and her co-host Brian Goldsmith as they talk to the most fascinating people in news, politics, and pop culture. New personalities, new insights, and new episodes—every Thursday.

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2639 Ratings
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Always good

By Groupworker - Jun 14 2019
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Katie is the best in the business and if you like the subject, don’t miss.

Happy for Katie

By Singerlita - Dec 23 2018
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I’ve been a big fan for long time & wishing you continued success for years to come!! Delia

iTunes Ratings

2639 Ratings
Average Ratings
2086
253
84
67
149

Always good

By Groupworker - Jun 14 2019
Read more
Katie is the best in the business and if you like the subject, don’t miss.

Happy for Katie

By Singerlita - Dec 23 2018
Read more
I’ve been a big fan for long time & wishing you continued success for years to come!! Delia
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Katie Couric

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #182 in Society & Culture category

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Getting to what matters. That’s what Katie Couric does best. She asks the questions you’d ask and pushes for real answers. She helps make sense of a crazy world. And now she’s bringing her thoughtful, relatable style (along with the occasional show tune) to the world of podcasting. Join Katie and her co-host Brian Goldsmith as they talk to the most fascinating people in news, politics, and pop culture. New personalities, new insights, and new episodes—every Thursday.

Rank #1: 87. Looking Back at 2018 with Al Gore and Michael Barbaro (Part Two)

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For part two of our look back at 2018, we’re reviewing the year in climate change and news/politics. Katie and Brian invite former Vice President Al Gore to reflect on the devastating forest fires and hurricanes that happened this year, how they’re connected to climate change, and why it’s important to address the climate crisis now. Next, Michael Barbaro, from The New York Times’s “The Daily” podcast, walks Katie and Brian through the biggest names and moments in the news this year — from the Mueller investigation and Brett Kavanaugh to the war in Yemen and mass shootings.
Plus, Katie and Brian have an announcement: This is the last episode of the podcast. Thank you so much to all of our devoted listeners, and stay tuned on Katie and Brian’s social media accounts for more information about what’s next for them!
This episode is sponsored by ADT (www.ADT.com/SMART), Prudential (www.prudential.com/stateofus), Thrive Market (www.thrivemarket.com/KATIECOURIC), Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/KATIE).
Dec 13 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #2: 4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Women in the White House

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It's been a big season for women in politics - both in fictional worlds and real ones. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) talks about playing the fictional president Selina Meyer and Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) digs into the moment and meaning of Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination. Plus, Katie takes a field trip to Times Square to find out what a woman nominee, and potential president, means to everyday Americans.This episode is sponsored by Close5, The Great Courses, and Stamps.com.
Aug 11 2016
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #3: 17. Alec Baldwin: Impersonator-in-Chief

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Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn't so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins Katie and Brian for a frank discussion about the arc of his career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.This episode is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts, Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: COURIC35), and Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/KATIE).
Jan 12 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #4: 51. Wonder Woman: Amy Schumer

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Amy Schumer made a name— and a career— for herself with her unapologetically raunchy brand of stand-up comedy. But being known as "the sex comic" never phased Amy. "That just seemed like a stepping stone," she says. Katie joins Amy at home to discuss everything that came out of her success in stand-up comedy, including starring roles in movies and on Broadway, her Comedy Central sketch series, and her best-selling memoir. They also discuss the #MeToo movement, body image issues in Hollywood, and the tragedy that sparked Amy's involvement in gun safety activism. Plus, Katie and Amy revisit the dirty prank that drew them closer.
Feb 01 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #5: 77. The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later: Part One

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The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later is a two-part documentary series from the Katie Couric podcast. For this special series, Katie and Brian look back at Katie’s interviews with then vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the impact those conversations had on the 2008 election. Plus, they consider the path Palin may have paved for the rise of Donald Trump. In Part One, Katie and Brian go behind the scenes with top officials from the McCain and Obama campaigns and cover Palin’s extraordinary emergence on the national stage: her selection as John McCain’s running mate (which almost didn’t happen) and her electrifying speech at the Republican National Convention. And of course, they examine the interviews heard round the world and consider why they struck such a chord.
This episode is sponsored by SweeTango Apples (www.sweetango.com/katie), Bona Floor Cleaners (www.bona.com), Framebridge (www.framebridge.com code: COURIC), California Closets (www.californiaclosets.com/KATIE), and PillPack (www.go.pillpack.com/katie).
Sep 27 2018
56 mins
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Rank #6: 40. Martha Stewart Speaks Her Mind

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Martha Stewart has dominated all things domestic for nearly 35 years. But what about the woman behind the empire? Katie and Brian pay a visit to Martha's pristine office for a candid conversation over some apple-cranberry crisp. Martha recalls what it was like growing up in New Jersey as one of six kids, getting her first book deal, serving time in prison and what it was like to work on a TV show with Donald Trump. Plus, she discusses her new cookbook and her collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Nothing is off-limits. It's a good thing.
This episode is brought to you by Virtue (www.virtuelabs.com code: KATIE), Babbel (www.babbel.com/katie), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/COURIC), and Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: KATIE).
Oct 05 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #7: 25. Ina Garten: At Home With the Barefoot Contessa

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Ina Garten welcomes Katie and Brian to her home on Easter morning for a lesson on slow-cooked scrambled eggs (with truffles!) and a wide-ranging conversation at her kitchen table. Between bites of breakfast, they discuss Ina's views on feminism, other celebrity chefs, and her unlikely path from White House nuclear energy expert to Food Network star. Plus, an unexpected cameo from Jeffrey, Ina's husband of 48 years.
This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/katiecouric), Crane & Canopy, and Varidesk (www.varidesk.com/podcast).
Apr 20 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #8: 1. Sen. Al Franken: Inside Washington

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Katie and Brian head to the Capitol to talk with Senator Al Franken about the current political campaign, the issues that are top on his mind, and the legacy and lessons of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. Along the way they also hear from constituents with a lot on their minds, especially relating to recent gun violence.This episode is sponsored by Bright Cellars, Material Wrld, Stamps.com, and The Great Courses.
Jul 28 2016
52 mins
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Rank #9: 26. Sheryl Sandberg: Living Option B

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After her husband died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In) thought she would never experience true joy again. Nearly two years later, she is out with a new book, Option B, that delves into how she proved herself wrong— and how others can build resilience in the face of trauma, too. Sandberg wrote Option B with her friend Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and Wharton professor. They both join Katie onstage at 92Y (92Y.org) in Manhattan to discuss insights from the book, including how to support grieving children, dating after loss, and the "three P's" that can hinder recovery.

This episode is brought to you by Texture (www.texture.com/KATIE) and Audible (www.audible.com/couric).
Apr 27 2017
59 mins
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Rank #10: 34. Kerry Sulkowicz: Is the President Mentally Fit?

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Katie and guest host John Molner (aka Katie's husband) welcome Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz for a discussion about the psychology of leadership and his views on President Trump's mental health. They also talk about why many mental health professionals won't publicly comment on the psyche of public figures. Plus, Dr. Sulkowicz explains his unexpected path from practicing psychiatry and psychoanalysis to advising CEOs and corporate boards.
Jul 13 2017
50 mins
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Rank #11: 9. Samantha Bee: Not Holding Back

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Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) is the only woman in America with her own late-night television show. "Its really liberating," she tells Katie and Brian. "I don't find it scary at all." She discusses the outrage she summons in order to do her job, how her three young kids prevent her from overthinking things, and her dozen years as a correspondent for The Daily Show. Plus, she swears she wasn't a class clown growing up.This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses and Audible.
Oct 20 2016
44 mins
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Rank #12: 32. Matt Walsh: Behind the Scenes of Veep

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In his role as the beleaguered Mike McLintock on HBO's Veep, Matt Walsh is often the butt of the joke. In real life, however, Matt is revered— in the world of improv comedy, at least. He's one of the founding members the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy institution. Matt joins Katie and Brian to discuss improv vs. stand-up, what makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus so great to work with, and the advice he'd give to Sean Spicer.
Jun 15 2017
48 mins
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Rank #13: 44. Marie Kondo in Katie's Closet 

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Marie Kondo brings her world-renowned tidying expertise to Katie's own closet, where—let’s just say—not everything is “sparking joy.” They discuss Marie’s early (and sometimes overzealous) forays into organizing and why the "KonMari Method" for cleaning up has turned into a global phenomenon. Plus, Marie explains how her young daughters have changed her approach to tidying and divulges the unnecessary object in her home that she refuses to give away.
For bonus footage of Marie helping Katie confront her packed closet, head to Architectural Digest: bit.ly/KondoCouric
Nov 30 2017
39 mins
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Rank #14: 72. Preet Bharara Explains It All 

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Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, joins Katie and Brian to help us make sense of the investigations swirling around President Trump. But first, Preet details the whirlwind experience of being courted and then fired by Trump. He also explains why he's decided not to run for public office— for now.
Aug 02 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #15: 60. Mr. Jones Goes to Washington

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In December, Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in ruby-red Alabama in 25 years. This week, Katie and Brian make their way to Washington, D.C. for an extended interview with Senator Jones in his new office. They talk about the ongoing dysfunction in the Senate, Jones' upset victory over his embattled Republican opponent Roy Moore, and they dig into a grab-bag of current events. Plus, they delve into Jones' life story, from his teen years in Alabama's newly-integrated public schools to his role in prosecuting two KKK members for a 1963 church bombing that killed four African American girls.
Apr 26 2018
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #16: 59. The Muslim Next Door

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Half of Americans say they have never met a Muslim. What’s it like to be Muslim in America today? Katie and Brian take to the stage at South by Southwest for a live podcast taping with guests Wajahat Ali, a New York Times contributing op-ed writer, and Mona Haydar, a Syrian-American rapper and activist. They have a frank conversation about the joys and pressures of being American Muslims, misconceptions about Islam, and how US media coverage plays into all of the above. Plus, they dig into the controversy surrounding Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Apr 19 2018
58 mins
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Rank #17: Thanksgiving Break: Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart has dominated all things domestic for nearly 35 years. But what about the woman behind the empire? Last year, Katie and Brian talked with Martha over some apple-cranberry crisp, and in honor of Thanksgiving, we're revisiting that conversation. Martha recalls what it was like growing up in New Jersey as one of six kids, getting her first book deal, serving time in prison and what it was like to work on a TV show with Donald Trump. Plus, she discusses her slow-cooker cookbook and her collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Nothing is off-limits. It's a good thing.
Nov 22 2018
54 mins
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Rank #18: 78. The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later: Part Two

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In the second and final chapter of their documentary series, Katie and Brian explore what happened after the Palin interviews aired: from the struggles of the McCain campaign to Sarah Palin’s

decision to start “going rogue.” Plus, they explore how Palin helped usher in a new brand of American politics— and President Donald Trump.
This episode is sponsored by California Closets (www.californiaclosets.com/Katie), SweeTango Apples (www.SweeTango.com/katie), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/COURIC), and Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/katie).
Oct 04 2018
46 mins
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Rank #19: 35. Sen. Cory Booker: Living His Values

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To mark their podcast's first anniversary, Katie and Brian return to Washington, D.C.—this time, to interview New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. There they find lawmakers on the Capitol steps with a megaphone, leading an impromptu rally on health care. After interviewing folks in the crowd, Katie and Brian sit down with Senator Booker to talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act, criminal justice reform, the documentary that captured his biggest failure, and living in Newark's most dangerous neighborhoods.  Plus, what it was like growing up African-American in Harrington Park, as one of "four raisins in a tub of sweet vanilla ice cream."
Jul 27 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #20: 64. Julianna Margulies on #MeToo, Trump, and “Dietland” 

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Julianna Margulies has been lighting up the small screen for over two decades, with standout roles on TV shows like ER and The Good Wife. She joins Katie and Brian to discuss everything from the big impact George Clooney had on her career to what she loved about playing Alicia Florrick. She also explains what makes her latest character on AMC's Dietland such a delicious role. Plus, Julianna opens up about her own experiences with harassment as a young actress.
May 24 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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