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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'Handmaid's Tale' Director Kari Skogland

Kari Skogland is the only woman nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series at next month's Emmy Awards.David Leyeshide caption

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'Handmaid's Tale' Director Kari Skogland

It's Tuesday: Skogland is the only woman nominated for best directing (drama) at next month's Emmy Awards. She explains the care and craft behind directing such dark and intense material, and what Hollywood could do right now to increase the number of female directors. Tweet @NPRItsBeenaMin with feels or email samsanders@npr.org.

'Handmaid's Tale' Director Kari Skogland

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Weekly Wrap: "This Or That."

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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'

As Searching star John Cho (right) looks on, director Aneesh Chaganty (center) snaps a photo of Sam Sanders, who responds in kind, at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, July 30.Johnny Pérez/NPRhide caption

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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': Aisha Dee and Amanda Lasher

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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."

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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'

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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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Weekly Wrap: "Pay Them Off."

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/APhide 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

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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."

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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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