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20 podcasts about history, business, and Hollywood that will make you smarter

In the last decade, podcasts became a part of mainstream media, thanks to shows like "Serial" and interview shows like "WTF with Marc Maron."
Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg jokes about a senator who wanted her dead: ‘That senator … is now himself dead, and I am very much alive’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laughed off a senator who predicted she would be dead, saying she is "very much alive" while he is now dead.

Federal emergency funds benefit richer, whiter communities, studies show

An analysis found that emergency funding has disproportionately benefited wealthier communities with higher rates of white, non-Hispanic residents.

How a high-flying media executive with a $1 million annual paycheck and big plans to revamp the LA Times found himself out of a job after 5 months

An NPR article led Levinsohn to leave his job heading the Los Angeles Times. He spoke for the first time about accusations in the article against him.

A former Fox exec who’s starting his own news website says he’s a ‘beneficiary’ of the #MeToo movement because his recent hire...

Former Fox executive, Ken LaCorte, has hired a former NPR executive Michael Oreskes and another former Fox editor John Moody to work for LaCorte News.

An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words

Etiquette experts recommend avoiding asking someone "What do you do?" NPR's Terry Gross has a better way to start conversations.

GOP support for Kavanaugh and Trump is plummeting

Support for Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, has fallen to its lowest levels since President Donald Trump announced the pick in July — and Republican women are a key reason.
John Collison.

The youngest self-made billionaire on Earth says his success is less about his own brilliance and more about his employees — and luck

John Collison, a 27-year-old originally from Ireland, is the world's youngest self-made billionaire, worth an estimated $1 billion. He and his brother, Patrick, are the cofounders of Stripe, a $9.2 billion payments company they run out of San Francisco.
Patrick Collison.

The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it’s really like running a $9.2 billion startup

Stripe, the payments company founded eight years ago by two Irish brothers, is now worth $9.2 billion. But its 29-year-old CEO, Patrick Collison, says running a successful startup doesn't get any easier.