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'Battle Scars' clip: J.R. Martinez on being trapped in a burning humvee

11/9/2017
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"I just felt the life being sucked out of me," recalls Iraq veteran and 'Dancing With the Stars' champion J.R. Martinez on podcast 'Battle Scars.' (Photo: AP)

Duration: 00:01:04


Exclusive: Hear 2 minutes of 'Dirty John' podcast

9/28/2017
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USA TODAY can exclusively share the first two minutes of 'Dirty John,' the podcast from Wondery and the L.A. Times. Warning: The true-crime true story might be too violent for some listeners.

Duration: 00:02:27


Exclusive clip: 'Futurama' cast returns for original podcast

9/6/2017
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Though the last season of animated 'Futurama' aired in 2013, the characters are returning for a new episode... in podcast form. In this exclusive teaser, Calculon asks Bender to reprise his role on his 'All My Circuits' podcast.

Duration: 00:01:08


'Revisionist History' clip: Golf is like crack cocaine

6/8/2017
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USA TODAY can exclusively share a clip from Season 2 of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, 'Revisionist History.' The episode, called 'A Good Walk Spoiled,' discusses how golf is "crack cocaine for rich white guys.'

Duration: 00:01:23


GOP delegates struggle to recognize not-so-famous celebrity speakers

7/19/2016
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USA TODAY Life reporter Carly Mallenbaum asked several delegates on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena at the Republican National Convention if they were familiar with Happy Days actor Scott Baio, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson or soap star Antonio Sabato Jr. Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch

Duration: 00:03:11


Straight Up Hollywood: Let's get real about 'Ghostbusters'

7/13/2016
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This week we're discussing what the 'Ghosbusters' red carpet was like, telling you what we really thought of the movie and taking you inside our interviews with the cast.

Duration: 00:31:43


Straight Up Hollywood: What are set visits like?

7/6/2016
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This week, USA TODAY entertainment reporters pull the curtain back on what really goes on while cameras are rolling. Plus, 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,' hanging with Norman Lear, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's documentary series and 'Dead of Summer.'

Duration: 00:30:55


Straight Up Hollywood: Why 'Tarzan' surprised us

6/29/2016
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On this week's pod USA TODAY entertainment editor Andrea Mandell brings you right into her interview with Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, film reporter Bryan Alexander invites you into his sit-down with The BFG star Mark Rylance (we weigh in on Steven Spielberg's yacht) and television reporter Bill Keveney dishes on what it's like to get Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on the phone the morning after that shocking Game of Thrones finale. Plus, we offer our picks for your July 4th holiday...

Duration: 00:24:23


Straight Up Hollywood: Taking on ‘Alice’ critics, plus Cannes real talk and Simon Cowell

6/1/2016
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USA TODAY's entertainment reporters based in Los Angeles take you beyond the velvet rope with moments from premieres, red carpets and personal interviews with A-list stars. This week's episode is hosted by Andrea Mandell, Bryan Alexander and Bill Keveney discussing 'Alice Through the Looking Glass,' Cannes and hanging out at Simon Cowell's house.

Duration: 00:35:11


Straight Up Hollywood: Gilmore set visit, Fifth Harmony chat, 25th for Thelma & Louise

5/27/2016
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In this week's "Straight Up Hollywood" podcast, Andrea Mandell, Carly Mallenbaum and Bill Keveney talk about visiting TV sets, talking to actors like Bryan Cranston, and hanging out with pop stars, like the singers in Fifth Harmony. Photo Credit: AP

Duration: 00:25:42


Straight Up Hollywood: Women in Hollywood... and also Gosling & Clooney

5/17/2016
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Chances are that you, dear moviegoer, are influenced by the way women are portrayed onscreen. So what messages are you being sent? That's what we're talking about in a podcast that ranges from 'Beauty and the Beast,' to 'Neighbors 2' and 'Ghostbusters,' to even Ryan Gosling and George Clooney.

Duration: 00:28:42


Straight Up Hollywood: Happy Mother's Day... now, don't see 'Mother's Day'

5/3/2016
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USA TODAY's entertainment journalists Bill Keveney, Carly Mallenbaum and Andrea Mandell drink Henessey and dish on what it's like to cover the premiere of a funny movie ('Keanu'-- there were cute cats and comedians) and a dull one ('Mother's Day'-- at least director Garry Marshall was a delight). The LA reporters also discuss memorable moments from interviews with Michael Weatherly, Jessica Biel, Angelina Jolie and Fifth Harmony.

Duration: 00:32:18


Dad Rock 'Bonus Track' - When we lose interest in popular music

5/11/2015
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A Spotify data analyst has pinpointed the average age at which our musical tastes solidify — at 33. That's when listeners' interests plateau and they experience "taste freeze," says Ajay Kalia. Kalia explains his findings — and admits his love of Weezer — in this Dad Rock 'Bonus Track.' Follow Dad Rock on Twitter @DadRockShow

Duration: 00:20:51


Dad Rock bonus track - The English Beat

5/4/2015
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The English Beat, '80s college rock favorites, are still going strong. In this Dad Rock podcast "bonus track," Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan discuss the punky reggae party that was the Beat show they attended. Plus, they tease a special guest for the next episode of Dad Rock, which drops on Friday 5/8. Follow Dad Rock on Twitter @DadRockShow (Photo of Dave Wakeling by Eugenio Iglesias)

Duration: 00:08:27


It's a girl! People outside London hospital react to royal baby #2

5/2/2015
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USA TODAY's Kim Hjelmgaard asked people nearby the hospital why they had to come out for a chance to glimpse the newest member of the British royal family. Photo Credit: AFP

Duration: 00:01:56


Dad Rock Ep. 4 — We love Madonna (really!)

3/23/2015
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USA TODAY's Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan look back fondly on the career of Madonna — from her '80s pop hits through her more sophisticated modern work. Yes, these two rock fans can get into the groove.

Duration: 00:50:42


Dad Rock Ep 3 - New songs from old rockers

3/17/2015
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USA TODAY "Dad Rock" hosts Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan discuss musicians who have been around for a while but haven't lost their edge.

Duration: 01:03:34


The Mothership: The legacy of robots

3/6/2015
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Chappie hits theaters this weekend, so USA TODAY's Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum and Brian Truitt explore the legacy of robots in movies and TV. Plus, we dissect that new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

Duration: 00:42:31


The Mothership: Avengers, Aquaman, more

2/27/2015
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USA TODAY's Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum and Brian Truitt talk 'Avengers,' a new look for Aquaman, more Oscars and kids' TV shows we want rebooted.

Duration: 01:02:00


The Mothership: Oscars preview

2/20/2015
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It's Oscar time! USA TODAY's Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum and Brian Truitt break down this year's Academy Award nominees. Plus, Game of Thrones and we recap the Saturday Night Live reunion. (Photo credit: Associated Press)

Duration: 01:01:49

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