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One Plus One

Wondery

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What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos -- like the Beatles' Lennon and McCartney, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly?Every great collaboration is a lo...Show More
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25:41 | Jun 27th

Hosts Faith Salie and Rico Galiano discuss what it’s been like to work on the show together as One Plus One prepares to go on hiatus. Liz Dolan, the co-host of Wondery’s Safe for Work, joins the show to talk with Faith and Rico about what they’ve lea...Show More

30:42 | Jun 25th

It’s 1920 and in Russia, public opposition to Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky’s communist government is spreading. Oppression, censorship and – above all – famine is stirring up discontent. Even those who once stood ready to fight to bring the commun...Show More
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27:49 | Jun 20th

It’s 1918 and Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky’s new socialist government is under threat. Generals loyal to the tsar are plotting, forming armies to overthrow the Bolsheviks. The shadow of famine is falling across the nation as food shortages grow. R...Show More

27:38 | Jun 18th

The time for revolution has come. It’s August 1917 and Russia’s provisional government is facing a military coup. Russian troops are closing in on Petrograd and the army’s supreme commander is ignoring the government’s orders to halt the advance. Wit...Show More

27:00 | Jun 13th

It’s early 1917. Europe is a warzone, and Marxist rivals Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky haven’t spoken in years. Their would-be revolution has stalled. Lenin is confined to neutral Switzerland, where the Bolsheviks are struggling to stay afloat. Tro...Show More

27:12 | Jun 11th

It’s 1903, and the Russian Marxist movement is ready to answer Vladimir Lenin’s call to unite into a single party. Lenin is looking to become the de facto leader of the new party, but he’s not the only one in the running. Many of his comrades favor h...Show More

29:21 | Jun 6th

By 1902, the Romanov dynasty has been ruling Russia with an iron fist for centuries, and the Russian Revolution is still more than a decade off. In the countryside, millions of peasants live and work in squalor. Life in the cities is little better. A...Show More

34:12 | May 30th

Broadway composers Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Mean Girls, Heathers: The Musical) stop by to discuss how they got their start, how their creative relationship has changed over time, and the biggest hurdles they’ve...Show More

06:39 | May 29th

Heroes, villains, action... all set in a galaxy far, far away. Join Inside Star Wars and go behind the camera and find out how one of the most iconic series in film history came to be. Listen now at: http://wondery.fm/ISWED

21:43 | May 28th

Kim’s still a hard-nosed businesswoman, but she’s grown bored of material things. She’s looking for something more, and finds it in an unexpected quest for criminal justice reform. She becomes an advocate — and even convinces President Trump to commu...Show More

24:58 | May 23rd

With the launch of her lip kits — and the aid of Kris Jenner's business acumen — Kylie Jenner emerges as the biggest earner in the family. Kylie Cosmetics sells millions of dollars worth of makeup, and puts her on track to become the youngest self-ma...Show More

21:29 | May 21st

Kim Kardashian’s new relationship with rapper Kanye West is transforming her. Through Kanye, Kim realizes she can legitimize her fame and public presence by wearing the most elite designers and appearing in the classiest magazines. She begins to conv...Show More

24:26 | May 16th

The Kardashian ladies are cashing in on their reality TV fame with a string of unglamorous endorsements. But Kim’s star is rising faster than that of her sisters. She’s quickly emerging as one of social media’s biggest icons, and as she turns 30, Kim...Show More

25:16 | May 14th

Kim Kardashian's life is turned upside down when a sex tape she made years earlier suddenly surfaces. But Kris Jenner realizes she might be able to leverage fame from the tape into endorsements, just like she did for her husband Bruce. As Kris steers...Show More

30:31 | May 9th

How does a divorcée with a high school education, no alimony, and four kids to support mastermind the rise of one of America’s most ubiquitous and polarizing families — one that now includes the world’s youngest self-made billionaire? Before she be...Show More

31:16 | May 2nd

Screenwriting duo Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Destroyer, Crazy/Beautiful, Ride Along) stop by to discuss how they got their start, how their creative relationship has changed over time, and the biggest hurdles they’ve faced as a team. Support our...Show More

30:07 | Apr 30th

In 1940, Frida and Diego are married once again. Finally they’ve solved the major challenge in their relationship — finding the right amount of distance and closeness — creating the happy and peaceful home that always eluded them. But now, Frida is f...Show More

31:55 | Apr 25th

Back in Mexico, Diego feels creatively stifled. He complains about exhaustion, and claims he’s not well enough to paint. And for Diego, painting is oxygen. Frida’s alarmed. She has no idea how to help her husband. So she turns to her sister Christi...Show More

29:31 | Apr 23rd

Diego is invited to present a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The young museum has hosted just one other solo show, for the French modernist, Henri Matisse. For Diego, the invitation is the greatest honor of his career. The...Show More

27:39 | Apr 18th

Newly married, Frida does everything to make Diego happy. She learns to cook his favorite dishes and sits quietly by his side while he creates his murals — all to the detriment of her own work. Frida has always been a non-conformist, but when it come...Show More

05:46 | Apr 17th

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes Sports Wars, an electric new series that of...Show More

30:01 | Apr 16th

Both Frida and Diego discover early on the forces that will shape their life’s work, but the legacies of their different upbringings will challenge their creative and romantic union. As a child Frida is struck with polio, which cripples her leg and ...Show More

01:20 | Apr 12th

For those of you who’ve asked what happened to our series on the partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, we had to honor a request to take down the episodes due to questions surrounding music rights. Our six-part series on the torrid rel...Show More

25:42 | Apr 11th

One day, the world will hail Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as Mexico’s greatest artists. But when they first meet in 1922, Frida is still a rebellious schoolgirl, while Diego – who’s twenty years older – is already famous for his huge, colorful murals...Show More

24:55 | Apr 4th

The solo genius is a myth. Rico talks to Joshua Wolf Shenk about why our society fails to recognize the power of collaborations, the different forms partnerships can take, and how rivalry can spark creativity. To learn more about creative partnersh...Show More

23:55 | Apr 2nd

It’s official: The Shaq-Kobe Lakeshow has finally come to an end. Shaq’s been traded to the Miami Heat, one of the weakest teams in the league. For the veteran center, the trade feels like a personal slight—one he’ll make them regret. He promises to ...Show More

26:55 | Mar 28th

Kobe’s life seems perfect. At 24 years old, he’s already a three-time NBA champion, as well as a husband and father. Then, one night in Colorado, he opens the door to his hotel room and lets a young woman in. The next day she files charges of sexual ...Show More

27:28 | Mar 26th

Shaq and Kobe have finally led the Lakers to their first NBA Championship since 1988. Coach Phil Jackson warns the team: once you win your first championship, it gets even harder to muster the fire needed to win the second. That may be true, but no...Show More

28:48 | Mar 21st

Shaq and Kobe have been playing together for three seasons now, but they still haven’t managed to win a championship for the Lakers. The issue is clear to everyone: these NBA superstars have a super-sized beef, and it’s having a negative effect on th...Show More

25:09 | Mar 19th

In their early years, Kobe and Shaq each endure snubs from their heroes that give them a ferocious desire to prove themselves on the court. But that’s pretty much where their similarities end. Kobe is the adored only son of an NBA player. Shaq is r...Show More

26:16 | Mar 14th

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant could not be more different when it comes to style, both on and off the court. Shaq is a playful giant with a side hustle as a rapper. Kobe is a kid from Philly with once-in-a-lifetime talent—and an ego to match. Bu...Show More