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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 spe...Show More

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Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

26:31 | Oct 9th, 2017

America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the C...Show More

Premiere Episode of The Nod!

15:37 | Jul 17th, 2017

It's finally here! Listen to the first episode of The Nod, Brittany's new show from Gimlet Media co-hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. And when you are done listening, you can find out more about the show and subscribe here.

Introducing Mogul

17:06 | Jul 11th, 2017

Brittany is back with another recommendation: Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty.  It’s the story of the birth of hip-hop and a hip-hop legend, but it’s also about the darker side of the industry. It’s the story of how a kid from the Bronx, ma...Show More

Introducing The Pitch

24:35 | Jul 7th, 2017

Gimlet has its first reality show, and it's called The Pitch. Listen as real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors--for real money. In this episode, a startup founder pitches his plan to disrupt the hotel experience by transforming what happens when ...Show More

Introducing The Nod!

03:19 | Jun 22nd, 2017

A sneak peak of Brittany's new show from Gimlet Media, hosted with her best friend Eric Eddings. Premieres July 17th!

#31 True Crime

50:49 | Oct 17th, 2016

"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 t...Show More

#30 'Ladies of Flavor'

34:02 | Oct 4th, 2016

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 hyperl...Show More

#29 'Cheat Codes'

25:19 | Sep 27th, 2016

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 PodcastThe FactsThis episode was produced by Sarah Abdurrahman, Kate Parkinson-Mor...Show More

#28 'Cinderella With Micro Braids'

33:04 | Sep 19th, 2016

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 mom...Show More

#27 'This Feels Terrible'

41:14 | Sep 12th, 2016

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 w...Show More

#26 Childish Podcasting

32:22 | Aug 29th, 2016

Brittany listens to an up-and-coming podcaster with an inspiring approach to hosting. And her boss tries to convince her that podcasts can be a part-time babysitter.Episode #26 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www....Show More

#25 'Paul F. Tompkins, The Mayor of Podcastland'

32:41 | Aug 22nd, 2016

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...Show More

#24 'The Games We Play'

34:41 | Aug 8th, 2016

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...Show More

#23 'A Binder Full Of Men'

34:33 | Aug 2nd, 2016

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 ...Show More

#22 'I’m An Obliger'

33:40 | Jul 25th, 2016

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 lan...Show More

#21 'Straight Outta Melbourne'

25:44 | Jul 18th, 2016

Wendy Zukerman, host of the new Gimlet show Science Vs, introduces Brittany to some of her favorite Aussie podcasts. Science Vs launches July 28, and you can check out a sneak peek wherever you listen to podcasts.**Warning, this episode contains adul...Show More

#20 'Science O'Clock'

34:26 | Jun 27th, 2016

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 ...Show More

#19 'Belinda Blinked'

19:05 | Jun 20th, 2016

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 ...Show More

#18 'Tickle Me'

36:23 | Jun 13th, 2016

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 fol...Show More

#17 'Kale-flavored Cheez-Its'

35:54 | Jun 6th, 2016

Brittany dives deep into the art of storytelling and interviewing with Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform podcast.Episode #17 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/sampler for links to all episodes)...Show More

#16 'Yikes!'

44:04 | May 23rd, 2016

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...Show More

#15 ‘Mother Podcast’

43:58 | May 16th, 2016

Sarah Koenig, host & co-creator of Serial, tells Brittany about her love of improv, why she can't watch crime shows anymore, and how the podcasting world has boomed in the wake of Serial.**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #15 f...Show More

#14 'All The Ways To Say Lemonade'

42:05 | May 9th, 2016

**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 M...Show More

#13 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot'

40:53 | May 2nd, 2016

**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 TrekFl...Show More

#12 'Three Ways to Fillet A Fish'

37:27 | Apr 18th, 2016

**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #12 features clips from the following episodes (please go to our website www.gimletmedia.com/show/sampler for links to all episodes):The Eater Upsell, Episode 17: Alton Brown Is The Food World...Show More

#11 'My Stomach Was In My Butt'

41:24 | Apr 11th, 2016

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...Show More

#10 'Raising My Eyebrows'

42:04 | Apr 4th, 2016

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, an...Show More

#9 'Crimble Bramble'

29:36 | Mar 28th, 2016

This week, special guests from ReplyAll hosts Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt play Brittany some funnies - all clips from comedy shows. **Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #9 features clips from the following episodes (please go to www...Show More

#8 'Happiest Place on Earth'

21:50 | Mar 14th, 2016

This week, Brittany and co-host Chris Neary dive deep into one podcast all about Disney, and the love story behind it. Featuring an interview with the host of "A Window to the Magic," Paul Barriehttp://www.windowtothemagic.com/podcast.html The Facts:...Show More

#7 'Relationship Goals'

34:07 | Mar 7th, 2016

This week, Brittany guides us through the world of relationships...with a special interview from Relationship Goals podcast makers Danyel Smith and Elliott Wilson.**Warning, this episode contains adult language and material.**Episode #7 features clip...Show More

#6 'We Slay'

30:09 | Feb 29th, 2016

This week, Brittany covers southern idioms, Beyonce, and Trump with Another Round hosts, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton**Warning, this episode contains adult language.**Episode #6 features clips from the following episodes (please go to www.gimletmed...Show More

#5 'I Don't Sweat'

33:52 | Feb 22nd, 2016

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 l...Show More

#4 'My Thorn and My Muse'

30:58 | Feb 15th, 2016

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)...Show More

#3 'Tiny Bank Teller'

35:23 | Feb 1st, 2016

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.*...Show More

#2 'Denzelishness'

23:46 | Jan 25th, 2016

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 epi...Show More

#1 'Magic and Tonic'

32:04 | Jan 20th, 2016

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 wee...Show More

Sampler Trailer

04:43 | Dec 17th, 2015

We listen to a LOT of podcasts and bring you the hand-picked moments you just have to hear. Sampler launches the week of January 18th. Original music written and performed by Elori Kramer and Jesse Rudoy.