Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
Listener Tales 40 New Orleans Edition!
Listener Tales 40!!!!! It’s so crazy to think that we’re on episode 40 of these and still you guys make us laugh our booties off! We decided to make this installment of listener tales New Orleans themed because, I’m not sure if you know this, but Alaina wrote a book themed there!!!! This installment features a super spooky ghost tour, a weird theme of hitchhiking and a pair of disappearing fan blades. Hold onto your butts! You guys have humbled Alaina beyond belief with your response to the presale of her book The Butcher and the Wren. Now, as a thank you, submit your pre-order receipt for a chance to win a personalized video from Alaina discussing some secret details of the behind the scene of creating the story! Submit your receipt here! AND if you haven't pre-ordered and want to get in on the action! You can do so here! As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get sixteen free meals, plus three gifts, with code morbid16 at Jordan Harbinger: Listen Here! Rothys: Discover the versatile styles you can wear absolutely anywhere and get $20 off your first purchase at Babbel: Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to Pretty Litter: Head over to right now and use code morbid to save twenty percent on your first order. Better Help: Morbid listeners get 10% off their first month at
1 hr 19 min
The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
A Conversation With Ada Limón, in Six Poems
​​“One of the biggest things about poetry is that it holds all of humanity,” the poet Ada Limón tells me. “It holds the huge and enormous and tumbling sphere of human emotions.” When the news feels sodden with violence and division, it can be hard to know where to put the difficult emotions it provokes. Poetry may seem an unlikely destination for those emotions, especially to those who don’t read it regularly. But Limón’s poems are unique for the deep attention they pay to both the world’s wounds and its redemptive beauty. In otherwise dark times, they have the power to open us up to the wonder and awe that the world still inspires. Limón’s books of poetry — like her 2018 collection, “The Carrying,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her 2015 collection, “Bright Dead Things” — are filled with meditations on grief and infertility, as well as striking moments of insight about friendship, lust and our fellowship with animals. Her most recent book, “The Hurting Kind,” explores what it means to share the planet with nonhuman beings like birds and trees. Limón describes the marvels of Kentucky’s rural landscape and the dusky beauty of a New York City bar with equal care. Her writing is highly acclaimed by fellow poets and also delightfully accessible to those who have never before picked up a book of poetry. Limón is a lively reader of her own poetry, so to structure this conversation, I asked her to read a varied selection of her work. We use those readings to discuss what poetry gives us that the news doesn’t, the importance of slowing down in a world that demands speed, how the grief of infertility differs from that of losing a loved one, how to be “in community” with ancestors and animals in lonely times, why Limón loves “chatty” and humorous poems as much as serious ones, why we often have our best thoughts in cars and on planes, how Instagram and Twitter affect our relationship to the world, why Limón meditates every day, how our relationship to excitement changes as we age and more. Book Recommendations: Stones by Kevin Young Frank: Sonnets by Diane Seuss Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at “The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Haylee Millikan; original music by Isaac Jones and Jeff Geld; mixing by Jeff Geld; audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Our executive producer is Irene Noguchi. Special thanks to Kristin Lin, Kristina Samulewski, Rebecca Elise Foote and Jahan Ramazani.
1 hr 17 min
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu