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Nina Totenberg on How Nancy Drew Inspired Her to Be a Reporter

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Here’s NPR’s superstar legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on what inspired her to become a reporter.
Nina Totenberg on How Nancy Drew Inspired Her to Be a Reporter

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Nina Totenberg's Formative Experiences at the Peabody Times

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A hilarious anecdote from NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about her formative early years working for the Peabody times in Peabody, Massachusetts. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Nina Totenberg's Formative Experiences at the Peabody Times

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Nina Totenberg on Her Friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg remembers how she first became friends with the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Nina Totenberg on Her Friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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How Nina Totenberg Dealt with a Mental Health Crisis

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A candid moment of reflection from NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on her greatest moment of adversity and the helpful advice she got both from her mom and from Ruth Bader Ginsburg. From the podcast When It Mattered.
How Nina Totenberg Dealt with a Mental Health Crisis

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When Nina Totenberg Got Run Over by a Boat

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Here's NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg talking about a near death experience in her life. From the podcast When It Mattered.
When Nina Totenberg Got Run Over by a Boat

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Nina Totenberg's Perspective On the #metoo Movement

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NPR’s chief legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg compares what it was like for women to work back in the day when she was a pioneer in the journalism workforce to what it’s like today with the #MeToo movement. From the podcast, When it Mattered
Nina Totenberg's Perspective On the #metoo Movement

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Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg on Educating Football Players on Brain Trauma

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Here’s legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg, describing the moment of clarity when he realized that he had to help his players understand football’s damaging effects on the brain. From the podcast When It Mattered
Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg on Educating Football Players on Brain Trauma

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Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On the Ethics of Football and Brain Injury

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If you know that football causes brain concussion, can you as a sports agent represent athletes in good conscience? I posed that question to legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On the Ethics of Football and Brain Injury

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Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On How he Works with Atheletes

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Legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg has represented the best of the best across many sports. Here he shares what draws so many great players to him. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On How he Works with Atheletes

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How Leigh Steinberg Helped Write "Jerry Maguire"

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In 1993, Hollywood writer director Cameron Crowe used legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg as his inspiration for the sports agent character Jerry Maguire, played by none other than Tom Cruise. From the podcast When it Mattered.
How Leigh Steinberg Helped Write "Jerry Maguire"

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Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On Overcoming Adversity

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Here’s Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent talking how he overcame his greatest adversity, his long battle with alcoholism. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg On Overcoming Adversity

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When Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Realized He Needed to Stop Drinking

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Legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg remembers the exact moment he realized he needed to get help for his alcoholism. From the podcast When It Mattered.
When Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Realized He Needed to Stop Drinking

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Great Advice from Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg

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Advice to his younger self, from the legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg. From the podcast When It Mattered
Great Advice from Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg

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COVID-19 Insights from Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg

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I’ve asked recent guests to share their “viral insights” from the COVID-19 pandemic, that moment of clarity brought upon by a crisis. Here’s Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent sharing his viral insights. From the podcast When It Mattered.
COVID-19 Insights from Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg

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Vaccine Expert Paul Offit On the Childhood Trauma that Inspired his Career

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Here’s Dr. Paul Offit looking back on six terrible weeks of his childhood that set him on the path to becoming one of the most accomplished and recognized vaccine experts in the world. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Vaccine Expert Paul Offit On the Childhood Trauma that Inspired his Career

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Vaccine Expert Dr. Paul Offit on Being Protested Against

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Dr. Paul Offit is one of the world’s most authoritative and respected vaccine experts. But it has come at a steep price including death threats from anti-vaccers.Here he shares how difficult that experience has been. From When It Mattered.
Vaccine Expert Dr. Paul Offit on Being Protested Against

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How Dr. Paul Offit Deals with Anti-Vaccers

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Globally recognized vaccine authority, Dr. Paul Offit has enraged anti-vaccers. Here he reflects on how he has dealt with the fallout. From the podcast When It Mattered.
How Dr. Paul Offit Deals with Anti-Vaccers

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Dr. Paul Offit On COVID-19 and How Bad Humans are at Determining Risk

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Here’s Dr. Paul Offit, globally recognized vaccine expert on how humans are bad at determining risk and why that could affect the success of a COVID-19 vaccine. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Dr. Paul Offit On COVID-19 and How Bad Humans are at Determining Risk

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Democratic strategist James Carville on Quitting Law to Go into Politics

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Democratic strategist James Carville remembers the pivotal moment when he undeniably knew that he was meant for a career in politics. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Democratic strategist James Carville on Quitting Law to Go into Politics

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How James Carville's Mom Business Selling Encyclopedias Taught him to Sell

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Here’s James Carville, democratic campaign strategist and kingmaker describing how he learned the art of selling from a master saleswoman — his mom. From the podcast When It Mattered
How James Carville's Mom Business Selling Encyclopedias Taught him to Sell

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James Carville On How to Communicate the Dangers of Climate Change

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Why are environmental activists failing to convince many in the public and in government about the growing crisis of global warming. Democratic political strategist James Carville says he knows exactly why. From the podcast When It Mattered.
James Carville On How to Communicate the Dangers of Climate Change

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James Comey's Near-Death Experience

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What was the terrifying encounter when he was a senior in high school that convinced former FBI Director James Comey to pursue a career in law enforcement? From the podcast When It Mattered.
James Comey's Near-Death Experience

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How the New York Mafia Convinced James Comey to Move to New York

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Who were Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, and Vincent The Fish Cafaro? And how did they convince former FBI Director James Comey as a 26 year old law clerk to become a federal prosecutor? From the podcast When It Mattered.
How the New York Mafia Convinced James Comey to Move to New York

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James Comey on Getting Bullied and Being a Bully

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How former FBI Director James Comey learned the hard way the terrible price of bullying -- both for the one doing the bullying and the one being bullied. From the podcast When it Mattered.
James Comey on Getting Bullied and Being a Bully

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James Comey's Thoughts on Lying

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Here’s former FBI Director James Comey parsing the human tendency to lie, about big things, about little things, and the repercussions of lying. From the podcast When it Mattered.
James Comey's Thoughts on Lying

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Stanley Alpert On Survival Skills

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What does the term “All I Find All I Keep mean?” And how did it teach former federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert hone the survival skills that would save his life when he turned 38. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Stanley Alpert On Survival Skills

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How Fed Prosecutor Stanley Alpert Survived Being Kidnapped at Gunpoint

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Here’s former federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert on the core values that helped him survive being kidnapped at gunpoint and how he talked his dangerous captors into letting him go. From the podcast When it Mattered.
How Fed Prosecutor Stanley Alpert Survived Being Kidnapped at Gunpoint

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Lessons Learned from Stanley Alpert's Kidnapping (Part 1)

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What lessons did former federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert learn from being kidnapped at gunpoint and almost getting killed by his captors?
Lessons Learned from Stanley Alpert's Kidnapping (Part 1)

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Lessons Learned from Stanley Alpert's Kidnapping (Part 2)

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Being kidnapped and held at gunpoint and almost getting killed taught former federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert some unforgettable lessons on learning how to push past seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Lessons Learned from Stanley Alpert's Kidnapping (Part 2)

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Anne Speckhard on a Therapists' Moral Dilemma

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Psychologist and terrorism expert Anne Speckhard on the moral dilemmas of talking to terrorists. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Anne Speckhard on a Therapists' Moral Dilemma

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How Anne Speckhard Used Sexism in her Favor

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Terrorism expert Anne Speckhard describes how she once leveraged sexism in her favor to prevent potentially being taken hostage and used as a trading card by terrorists -- to get their leader released from prison. From the podcast When it Mattered.
How Anne Speckhard Used Sexism in her Favor

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Anne Speckhard on Interviewing Terrorists

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Terrorism expert and psychologist Anne Speckhard describes always being on knives edge when she traveled to dangerous hotspots to interview terrorists
Anne Speckhard on Interviewing Terrorists

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Anne Speckhard's Viral Insights on COVID-19

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Terrorism expert Anne Speckhard on the viral insights from COVID-19 and the tradeoffs in her life as she temporarily gives up traveling to the world’s most dangerous hotspots to talk to terrorists. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Anne Speckhard's Viral Insights on COVID-19

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Musician Kevin Burt On his Early Life

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Here’s blues great Kevin Burt describing being raised by a single mom of limited means and how a village of older women, in his neighborhood, “grandmas” he called them, taught him resilience in the face of hardship. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Musician Kevin Burt On his Early Life

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How Kevin Burt Was Tricked Into his Music Career

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Blues great Kevin Burt describes how a tempting offer of cake launched his career in music. From the podcast When it Mattered.
How Kevin Burt Was Tricked Into his Music Career

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Kevin Burt on 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis

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Here’s Blues great Kevin Burt describing how fatigue and self-doubt almost prevented him from competing in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee — an event in which he ultimately swept the awards in all three top categories.
Kevin Burt on 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis

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Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty On Deciding to Leave Christian Science

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Journalist and author Barbara Bradley Hagerty describes the exact moment when she knew that she was done with the Christian Science religion in which she was raised.
Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty On Deciding to Leave Christian Science

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Near-Death Experinece

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Journalist and author Barbara Bradley Hagerty remembers the hike from hell and how a pitch dark mountain and swollen stream that threatened her safety became her metaphors for life. From the podcast When It Mattered.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Near-Death Experinece

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Leaving NPR

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Journalist and best-selling author Barbara Bradley Hagerty shares how a health crisis—losing her voice—signaled her to leave National Public Radio and what it taught her about her quest for identity and self worth. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty on Leaving NPR

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Don MacKinnon's on Making Mixtapes

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Every big artist starts small and the same holds true for legendary music producer Don MacKinnon. Little did he know it, but the simple idea of creating mixtapes to share his passion for music would lead him to revolutionize the music industry.
Don MacKinnon's on Making Mixtapes

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Don MacKinnon on Building Hear Music

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Here’s legendary music producer Don MacKinnon describing the evolution of his Hear Music company, from a magazine cataloging and recommending music. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon on Building Hear Music

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Don MacKinnon On the Hear Music Store Experience

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Don MacKinnon revolutionized the music industry and the way we discover, listen, share and build a community around music today through his Hear Music stores
Don MacKinnon On the Hear Music Store Experience

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Don MacKinnon on Selling Hear Music to Starbucks

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Here’s Don MacKinnon talking about the journey that led to him selling his Hear Music stores to Starbucks. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon on Selling Hear Music to Starbucks

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Don MacKinnon On Knowing Steve Jobs' Favorite Composer

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Here’s how Hear Music store owner Don MacKinnon found out who was Steve Jobs’ favorite music composer.
Don MacKinnon On Knowing Steve Jobs' Favorite Composer

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Don MacKinnon's Incredible Rolling Stones Story

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Here’s Don MacKinnon talking about his 35th birthday when he got to interview every single member of the Rolling Stones.
Don MacKinnon's Incredible Rolling Stones Story

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What Was on The Rollings Stones' Rider?

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Do you know what were all the riders in the contracts of the Rolling Stones? Legendary producer Don MacKinnon found out first hand, when he got to interview every member of the band on his 35th birthday. From the Podcast When it Mattered.
What Was on The Rollings Stones' Rider?

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Don MacKinnon's Amazing Lou Reed Story

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Here’s the legendary Don MacKinnon describing how he got the irascible Lou Reed to relax, make some tea and talk Doo-Wop. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon's Amazing Lou Reed Story

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Don MacKinnon On Meeting Tom Waits

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One of Don MacKinnon’s favorite aspects of his career is interviewing top musical artists from around the world. The best moments came when he finally had the chance to talk to his idol, Tom Waits. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon On Meeting Tom Waits

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Don MacKinnon On Working with Bono on Project Red

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Here’s Don MacKinnon describing his first meeting with Bono of U2, who stole MacKinnon away from Starbucks to spearhead Bono’s ground-breaking Product Red global corporate giving campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. Here’s what Bono said to MacKinnon.
Don MacKinnon On Working with Bono on Project Red

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Don MacKinnon on Creating Hark

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Here’s legendary producer Don MacKinnon describing his vision for his new podcast curation platform, Hark. From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon on Creating Hark

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Don MacKinnon on COVID-19

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What viral insights did Don MacKinnon have from the COVID-19 pandemic? From the podcast When it Mattered.
Don MacKinnon on COVID-19

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