It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week. Join him on Fridays for a recap of the week's news, culture and everything – plus Tuesday deep dives with artists, writers, journalists and more.
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Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week. Join him on Fridays for a recap of the week's news, culture and everything – plus Tuesday deep dives with artists, writers, journalists and more.

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Weekly Wrap: "This Or That."

It's Friday: Sam's in a material world with NPR correspondent Elise Hu (@elisewho) and Morning Edition host David Greene (@nprgreene). They're talking about North and South Korea, freedom of the press, Twitter, and the Queen of Soul. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

Weekly Wrap: "This Or That."

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John Cho And Aneesh Chaganty On 'Searching'

It's Tuesday: recorded live at The Line Hotel in LA, actor John Cho and director Aneesh Chaganty talk about their Sundance award-winning film, 'Searching,' the role of technology in our lives, and the responsibility and pressure of representation. Tweet @NPRItsBeenAMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

John Cho And Aneesh Chaganty On 'Searching'

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Weekly Wrap: "We Are Done."

It's Friday: Sam is kicking it with Texas Public Radio reporter Joey Palacios (@Joeycules) and NPR political reporter Asma Khalid (@asmamk). They're talking immigration, social media, and talking to kids about race. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

Weekly Wrap: "We Are Done."

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"The Bold Type" showrunner Amanda Lasher (left) and Aisha Dee (right), who plays Kat, at the January 2018 "Freeform Summit" in Los Angeles, Calif. Image Group LA/Freeform hide caption

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'The Bold Type': Aisha Dee and Amanda Lasher

It's Tuesday: actress Aisha Dee and showrunner Amanda Lasher join Sam to talk about their Freeform show, 'The Bold Type.' The show follows three young women living and working in New York City — wide-eyed youth dealing with race, sex, and politics, without the tired tropes. Email samsanders@npr.org or tweet @NPRItsBeenAMin with feels.

'The Bold Type': Aisha Dee and Amanda Lasher

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Weekly Wrap: "#MeToo and Moonves."

It's Friday: Sam slows it down just a little this week with NPR Code Switch correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates (@karenbates) and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans). They talk wildfires, Les Moonves, and QAnon. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

Weekly Wrap: "#MeToo and Moonves."

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D.L. Hughley On 'How Not To Get Shot'

'And Other Advice From White People.' That's his new book. D.L. also talks to Sam about infidelity, losing his father, the MeToo movement, and comedy in the era of Netflix.

D.L. Hughley On 'How Not To Get Shot'

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R. Kelly recently came out with the song "I Admit," which addresses sexual assault allegations against him. R. Kelly performs here during the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. Powers Imagery/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP hide caption

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Weekly Wrap: "Pay Them Off."

It's Friday: Sam is young, scrappy, and hungry in our latest weekly wrap with NPR reporter Vanessa Romo (@vanromo) and Ira Madison (@ira), host of the podcast 'Keep It.' The three of them talk Cohen, crops, confessions and Comey. Get tickets to our Los Angeles live show with actor John Cho and director Aneesh Chaganty at nprpresents.org.

Weekly Wrap: "Pay Them Off."

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Uzo Aduba Says A Supernatural Message Kept Her In Acting

It's Tuesday: Aduba is best known for her role as Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black.' She talks to Sam about portraying mental illness on screen, having faith in your dreams, and the latest season of 'Orange.' Get tickets to our live show in LA with actor John Cho and director Aneesh Chaganty at nprpresents.org.

Uzo Aduba Says A Supernatural Message Kept Her In Acting

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Weekly Wrap: "They'll Be Fine."

It's Friday: NPR Political Reporter Ayesha Rascoe (@ayesharascoe) and Stephen Thompson (@idislikestephen) of NPR Music and Pop Culture Happy Hour tell Sam what he wants to know about the week's news. Helsinki. Amazon Prime Day. The Shiggy. Get tickets for our live show in LA on July 30 with John Cho and Aneesh Chaganty at nprpresents.org.

Weekly Wrap: "They'll Be Fine."

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A lithograph of the flood through the Conemaugh Valley of Pennsylvania, which swept residents of Johnstown and their homes down a swollen river. Over 2,000 people died in the May 31, 1889 flood. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Al Roker on 'Ruthless Tide'

It's Tuesday: longtime NBC weatherman Al Roker has a new book about the most catastrophic flood in US history — the Johnstown flood of 1889, which killed more than 2,200 people in the Pennsylvania steel town. Roker says the story of that flood contains lessons about climate change, greed, American infrastructure, and the power of mother nature. Email samsanders@npr.org and tweet @NPRItsBeenAMin with feels.

Al Roker on 'Ruthless Tide'

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