Elton John opens up about his “rollercoaster life,” how having children changed everything for him and why he’s now saying goodbye to life on the road. Psychedelic soul group Black Pumas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their self-titled debut album. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo shares his journey from a refugee boat out of Vietnam to the Oscars red carpet. Artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about how painting gave her a way of expressing herself amid the trauma and abuse that she endured as a child.
On this episode, we hear from Bud and Jackie Jones—career taxidermists—who helped bring a unique holiday celebration to their small town of Tallapoosa, Georgia: a New Year’s Eve possum drop.
On the Gist, Mike makes predictions about what happened the week of Christmas.In the spiel, Mike reflects on 2019. He shares a rundown of what he didn’t cover, and a few particular standout moments from this year’s episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A look back at some of our favorite Yuletide tales from the podcast, as well as a few mini-stories from RISK! fans.
NFL Playoff Gambling, Niners Magic, Jameis 30/30 and the Stumbling Pats with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a 49ers-Seahawks nail biter, the Dolphins taking down the Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Jameis Winston’s 30 for 30, favorite Cleveland Browns coach of the decade, and Super Bowl odds (1:54), before guessing the lines for round 1 of the NFL playoffs (52:25). Finally Bill is joined by his daughter Zoe Simmons to briefly discuss the standout teen culture moments of 2019 (1:22:20).
Shauna Duggins does stunts for blockbuster movies and TV series, but at first she just wanted to entertain. She went to Los Angeles fresh out of college with a business degree and a lifetime of gymnastics experience. At the neighborhood gym, she started hanging out with a stunt crew and learned the skills that got her jobs on Charlie’s Angels, Fast Five, and Iron Man 3. Shauna tells Marc how she got the nerve to do stunts like 80-foot jumps and being set on fire, what it’s like to serve as stunt coordinator for shows like GLOW, and what stunts made her fear for her life. This episode is sponsored by American Express.
On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on Broadway. Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of his hit single Let Your Backbone Slide for the 30th anniversary of its release. Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Musician Thom Yorke reflects on the early days of Radiohead and how it feels when he steps out on stage now as a solo artist.
In different ways, many people have expressed the very powerful and mysterious idea: In order to find something, we must possess it.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; email@example.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubinGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Jill’s pal keeps telling her she needs to do more highway driving to “blow the stuff” out of her car. Jill’s not opposed to this on principle, but she would like to know what she’s trying to blow out. Elsewhere, Eleanor is leaving on a 6-month around the world bicycle tour and she wants to know what to do with her truck while she’s gone. Tom and Ray want to know how Eleanor plans to pedal across a few oceans?! Also, after Lauren’s boyfriend drove down Mount Washington with the emergency brake on, Lauren is wondering if she needs new brakes, and a new boyfriend. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Marc rescued his Peugeot from his mechanic, and whether he wishes he hadn’t. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.