The Latest Episodes From Luminary


Luminary has released 33 new podcast episodes available on its premium content network ranging from leadership stories, news and politics, to scripted storytelling and female empowerment.

The week’s newest episodes available on Luminary Premium include:

1. The Axe Files with David Axelrod: In this week’s episode, David is joined by former Head of CIA David Petraeus to talk about his time in Vietnam, his career, and the world as we find it today. (Monday, 6/24)
2. Sincerely, X from TED with Sarah Kay: After years spent caring for extremely preterm babies, a nurse shares an urgent problem: technology is saving babies earlier than ever, but the long term consequences aren’t being made clear to families. Kay dives deep into how education, ethics, and outreach needs to catch up to the technology. (Monday, 6/24)
3. Note to Self with Manoush Zomorodi, from WNYC: This week Manoush joins the global community of the biggest names in technology in this live recorded episode from The Code Conference. Guest Shireen Santosham, the Chief Innovation Officer of San Jose, explains the jcity’s unusual approach to getting more disadvantaged kids online and closing “the homework gap.” (Monday, 6/24)
4. Making a Killing hosted by Bethany McClean: In an interview with Joe Nocera, co-author of her book “All the Devils Are Here,” Bethany dissects the story of JUUL, the widely popular and controversial vaping company. (Monday 6/24)
5. Wisdom from the Top from Guy Raz, best known for How I Built This, is the first person to have three podcasts on the top-20 chart. This week Raz sits down with the president of Planned Parenthood Leana Wen, who is now crusading for what she views as the biggest public health crisis of our time: the threat to women’s health. (Tuesday 6/25)
6. LGBTQ&A from The Advocate magazine, hosted by Jeffrey Masters. This week, Jeffery interviews Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to run openly for president in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, who explains why he’s throwing his weight behind Democratic Party nominee Pete Buttigeig. (Tuesday, 6/25)
7. Celeste & Her Best with Celeste Barber: On this week’s episode, Celeste chats it up with Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley about how she became one of the biggest models on the planet and how it led to starring in two of the biggest movies on the planet — Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road. (Tuesday, 6/25)
8. Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay & Tressie McMillan Cottom:  This week the co-hosts welcome sociologist and writer Dr. Eve Ewing, who is noted for her published works and insights on colorism, school choice, federal arts funding, race, and her wildly popular Twitter account, Wikipedia Brown. (Tuesday, 6/25)
9. On Second Thought with Trevor Noah: Trevor and his co-host David Kibuuka discuss reparations. Their guest is Coleman Hughes, the student who testified in opposition to reparations in front of the House last week. (Wednesday, 6/26)
10. Karamo, with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown: In this special episode on the impact of former relationships, Karamo explores the “what ifs” we consider when thinking about old relationships, and illustrates the ways intimate relationships have a lasting effect. (Wednesday, 6/26)
11. The Ten from The Advocate: This week, editor-in-chief Zach Stafford interviews Mayor Annise Parker, former mayor of Houston and now President and CEO of the Victory Fund, whose mission is to support LGBTQ candidates for elected office. (Thursday, 6/27)
12. Poetics hosted by Omari Hardwick: In the studio this week, Omari is joined by reggae and dancehall singer, Kranium. (Thursday, 6/27)
13. Fiasco with Leon Neyfakh: In this week’s continuation of the Bush v. Gore 2000 saga, Leon takes us through the “Hail Mary” attempts made by both the GOP and the Dems to seat Florida’s 25 electors for their candidate. (Thursday, 6/27)
14. Stoop Talks with Leila Day and Hana Baba: this week Hana and Leila welcome Jemele Hill, award-winning sports journalist and staff writer at The Atlantic, and formerly a columnist at ESPN. Together, they discuss reporting as a black woman in men’s locker rooms and what it’s like to finally have a seat at the table. (Friday, 6/28)
15. Hyper-Thetical with Kerry Bishé: What if a computer virus deleted all of the world’s digital data? When a hacker collective successfully deletes all the world’s digital data, Calvin, a megalomaniacal Silicon Valley CEO, and his assistant Ruby are forced to confront what this digital loss might mean for the world. (Friday, 6/28)
16. The C-Word with Lena Dunham and Alissa Bennett: In this episode, Lena and Alissa reexamine French actress and Black Panther activist, Jean Seberg. Together they discuss the dark truth behind Jean’s conviction that the FBI was surveilling and sabotaging her because of her political activity at the time everyone thought she was being paranoid. (Saturday, 6/29)
17. History on Fire by Daniele Bolleli: This week’s episode focuses in on Emmet Till, a 14 year-old African-American from Chicago, who was brutally murdered after allegedly offending a white woman in her store. (Saturday, 6/29)
18. Under the Skin with Russell Brand: Reza Aslan – best selling author, commentator, professor and producer for HBO’s The Leftovers – joins Russell on this week’s episode of Under the Skin. (Saturday, 6/29)
19. Deep Background with Noah Feldman, revisits the Stonewall uprising, in honor of its 50th anniversary, and 2019 World Pride. (Sunday, 6/30)

Additional episodes releasing this week include:
1. The Passion Economy with Adam Davidson, Monday 6/24
2. Sincerely, X from TED with Sarah Kay, Monday 6/24
3. Roads and Kingdoms’ The Trip, with Nathan Thornburgh, Monday 6/24
4. Now What? With Arian Foster, Tuesday 6/25
5. I am Rapaport: Stero Podcast, Tuesday, 6/25 and Friday, 6/28
6. The AM Archives from Lauren Shippen, Wednesday, 6/26
7. Hollywood & Crime from Wondery, Wednesday, 6/26
8. Players’ Tribune: The Podcast, Wednesday, 6/26
9. Sworn by Up & Vanished, Wednesday, 6/26
10. Guys We F****d from Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, Friday, 6/28
11. Handsome Rambler with Hannibal Burress, Friday, 6/28
12. Love + Radio with Nick van der Kolk, Saturday, 6/29
13. Locked Up Abroad from Wondery, Saturday, 6/29

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