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Maeve Higgins's Learn & Laugh

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Learning and laughing are my two favorite activities and these shows make me do both, sometimes at the same time, which is the dream, right? Comedian Maeve Higgins is the host of Maeve in America, a podcast on changing the conversation around immigration through funny, beautiful and sometimes maddening immigration stories, as told by the people who’ve lived them.

All Episodes

  • 30:20

    Syrian refugees in Trump’s America

    The Zaza Episode: Home Away From Homs

    Zaza’s a doting father, a marketing whiz, a serious chocolate addict, and a Syrian asylum seeker. I am so proud of him, and of this episode!

  • Time to hibernate

    We've Been Cursed With An Endless Winter! (w/ Catherine Cohen)

    Quenn and Dikoda have been cursed…AGAIN. Makes me LOL on the subway, especially Jenny St. Vaseline, artist and heir to the Vaseline fortune.

  • 55:48

    The multiverse and The Matrix

    “Is Our Universe a Simulation?” with Brian Greene

    Figuring out string theory is easy with Neil deGrasse Tyson and theoretical physicist Brian Greene by your side. I should know, I co-host!

  • 24:46

    How the podcast came to be

    Episode 15: Origin Story

    Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman remind me of my own besties, they are real and clever and always questioning. Love this early episode!

  • 1:04:29

    America and the Taliban

    Episode 125: Anand Gopal

    Longform introduces me to the work of many great journalists, including Gopal, whose book about Afghanistan is humane, insightful and cool!

  • 51:33

    Finding the owner and the story

    Case #3 Belt Buckle

    My comfort listen. A young boy finds an enchanting object in the street. Decades later, radio genius Starlee Kine finds its owner.

  • 41:53

    Making some black girl magic happen

    #15 Phoebe and Issa Rae Super Black It Up

    Great blend of industry and personal chat from these smart, funny women, covering race, power and dating. Classic Obama anecdote included!

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