Gaby tries to figure out why on earth people a) spend a fortune on weddings, and b) want to get married in the first place.
Gaby tries to understand the social philosophies behind her tax return.
Maeve meets Bassem Youssef, Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-satirist, she chats to right-on comedian W. Kamau Bell about the role of comedy in politics. Oh! And Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a trip to Mars.
A wonderful cast explores the two worlds inhabited by the children of immigrants. Comedian co-host Aparna Nancherla and writer/director Alex Karpovsky add their magical insight to this moving episode. And we meet Mona’s mum!
Comedy, poetry, music and acting are on today's playbill. We hear from actor Chris O’Dowd, social justice comedian Negin Farsad, Iranian poet Majid Naficy, and the Vietnamese Madonna Lynda Trang Dai, as they figure out how to use art to speak their truth.
Amid all the chatter about Muslim bans, refugees and anti-discrimination, it can be tricky to know how to tread on the topic of Islam. Join Josh and Eiynah, the renowned ex-Muslim pro-sex feminist, as they dig into the thorny issues of Trumpism, Islami...
Live from New York, it’s Maeve in America! Visa stats from Magic Mona, poetry from undocumented Mexican artist Yosimar Reyes, whip-smart Aminatou Sow talks about the asylum process. Plus, stand up from Naomi Ekperigin and music from Emmy the Great.
What does a sharp New York gal from a Trump-voting Wisconsin county think about the President's first speech to Congress? And about Syrians? And about identity politics? And about end-of-life health care for greedy baby boomers? Why, Josh digs int...
Well, here's the most personal thing ever.
Who cares about Australia? Well, Trump does, a bit. And Josh does, a lot. And so does Aussie journalist and all-round clever funny guy James West, of Mother Jones magazine in New York. Together, they explain Australia's refugee policy, the kerfuff...
Thanks to her historian bestie Alexis Coe, Maeve discovers that George Washington had German indentured servants and never lived in the White House! Together, they suss out Obama’s immigration legacy and commiserate over Trump's stance on immigration.
Maeve enlists data queen Mona Chalabi in this Valentine’s Day special exploring the intersection of love and immigration. Beautiful vignettes of immigrant’s love stories are threaded through a date that goes from personal to political in a heartbeat.
New President, who dis? MIA is back to update listeners on the latest executive orders on immigration. Maeve visits the US-Mexico border to see the gigantic wall already there and talks to demonstrators at San Francisco airport about the travel ban.
The first person through the doors of Ellis Island on January 1, 1892 was Annie Moore, a 17 year-old Irish girl who left from Cobh. Which just so happens to be Maeve’s adorable hometown. Maeve retraces Annie’s steps and hears eerie echoes all around.
Amy Mihyang Ginther - Korean adoptee, assistant professor at UC Santa Cruz, speech coach, adoptee activist and performer - speaks with Maeve about coming to the United States as a baby and her journey back to Korea two decades later.
Maeve meets Rosalyn Koo: dynamic Grandma to a thousand girls, protest leader, terrible cook and finds out how to raise $250k in a night.
Welcome back humans! This week Josh broke out of his elitist high tower and went deep into the heartland of a swing state! Well, he went to Philly and talked to a bunch of smug comics, but it's a great show, that made debate lighthearted and hea...