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Chris Lay

Podcast aficionado Chris Lay delves into some political potboilers: “Slow Burn,” which looks at new wrinkles in the Watergate case and Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and “The RFK Tapes,” a serpentine dissection of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. more

A & E

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Jessica Pohl

There’s nobody quite like David Liebe Hart. The musician, puppeteer, actor and painter talks to Chris Lay about his bizarro songs, alien visitations, a fanny pack and trains. Hart comes to Art In Oct. 3. Bring photos of trains. more

MUSIC

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Todd Hubler

Chris Lay reports on two fascinating podcasts exploring the cult of personality, one that exposes yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and another profiling social self-help sensation/charlatan Teal Swan. more

A & E

The Onion left Madison almost two decades ago. But a retrospective of the company shows it owes a lot to its Madison years. more

Comedy 2 Comments

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Chris Lay

Chicago’s Global Menu McDonald’s starts too tame. Is it worth dropping in while near the West Loop? Sure thing. more

FOOD & DRINK

Holiday cheer from the masters of audio storytelling. We analyze the best holiday episodes from This American Life. more

A & E

This week, we look at some podcasts that work through difficult subjects in a medium better known for true crime and comedy. more

A & E

“American Bandito,” a new podcast series that just wrapped up its first season, is a fascinating dive into the lives of artists in Madison. Much of its success is due to the boundless curiosity and enthusiasm of creator Tom Ray. more

A & E

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In which podcasts turn their eye on Star Trek, hip-hop, and even podcasts. more

A & E 2 Comments

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Amazon enters the branded podcasts game with Audible Originals. The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson explores the effects of the proliferation of hardcore porn. more

A & E

Peter didn’t win The Bachelorette, so he’s back on that grind. We join one of his fitness boot camps. more

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Our hometown hero didn’t win. But he didn’t really lose, either. more

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Can our sweet, sweet boy pull it off? A retrospective on this season of The Bachelorette. more

TV & Video

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Peter brings Rachel to the farmers' market and doesn’t get the poor girl any curds or spicy cheese bread. And she still gives him a rose! How does this guy even do it. more

TV & Video

This week, we review some newer podcasts that are just hitting their stride. Plus, we dig into the podcast morgue. more

A & E

Hometown boy Peter weathers the storms of The Bachelorette and brings the show to Madison more

TV & Video

We’re doing podcast reviews now. First up? All of the Above with Norman Lear, hosted by the comedy giant and political activist. more

A & E

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Paul Hebert

Our Madison man is doing well on The Bachelorette — mostly by being very Wisconsin. more

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It’s not often that major reality television events find their way to our neck of the woods — 77 square miles surrounded by reality TV, amirite? — but it looks like that’s about to change with Season 13 of ABC’s The Bachelorette. more

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Zack Kemmerer’s turn as an “American Ninja Warrior” is far from over. Though his face flashed on screen for just a moment in the season opener, more feats of athleticism are to come for the UW biochem student, who is advancing to the next round. more

TV & Video

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    Chris Lay

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    Chris Lay

    If this is the McFlurry Prestígio, we must be in Brazil. Or the West Loop.

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