It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
About the Podcast
During the 2016 election cycle, Sam Sanders emerged as a fresh voice and fan favorite as co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. Now he’s bringing the same energy and enthusiasm to his new podcast to help listeners digest the news and better understand their world. It's Been a Minute is a talk show with a heart. ‘It’s been a minute’ is another way of saying ‘let’s catch up,’ and in his new podcast, host Sam Sanders does just that every Friday with two guests in a conversation about the news, culture, and everything in between. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation. Each week, Sam interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. And not just what happened each week, but how it felt. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. On Tuesday episodes, Sanders conducts deep dives — conversations with one guest, or on one topic. Listeners understand the world is complicated and people are, too — and sometimes you just need to talk it out. The show also broadcasts as an hour-long, weekly episode across NPR Member stations’ weekend programming, merging the conversations held from that week’s podcast episodes.
About the Host
Sam Sanders is a correspondent and host of It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders at NPR. In the show, Sanders engages with journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation. The podcast releases two episodes each week: a "deep dive" interview on Tuesdays, as well as a Friday wrap of the week's news. Previously, as a key member of NPR's election unit, Sam covered the intersection of culture, pop culture, and politics in the 2016 election, and embedded with the Bernie Sanders campaign for several months. He was also one of the original co-hosts of NPR's Politics Podcast, which launched in 2015. Sanders joined NPR in 2009 as a Kroc Fellow, and since then has worn many hats within the organization, including field producer and breaking news reporter. He's spent time at three Member stations as well: WUNC in North Carolina, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and WBUR in Boston, as an intern for On Point. Sanders graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009 with a master's degree in public policy, with a focus on media and politics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, with a double major in political science and music. In his free time, Sanders runs, eats bacon, and continues his love/hate relationship with Twitter.