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Thank you all to every single one of you who has ever listened to this podcast. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_400_mixdown.mp3 Sources Some general coverage from Nippon.com of adoption issues in Japan: Source 1, Source 2. I also made use of some info from: Hayes, Peter and Toshie Habu. Adoption in Japan: Comparing Policies…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Nick McDonell, author of The Council of Animals, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of I Am A Girl from Africa. She is also the head of HeForShe and a special advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Marjorie Taylor Greene refusing to say whether she’s been vaccinated and Republicans saying we should learn to live with climate change. Then, Tim Robinson talks about the work that went into his coffin flops sketch, working on a Saturday Night Live sketch that included a bug that could have been detrimental to New York'…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's former inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, being accused of illegally using his connections and access to Trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government. Then, Lorde talks about the biggest difference between New Zealand and New York, fulfilling her childhood dream of traveling to Antarctica and what it was…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly having trouble selling tickets for their arena tour. Then, Henry Winkler talks about the importance of the COVID vaccine, working on the Monsters, Inc. continuation Monsters at Work and the time his grandson dressed up as The Fonz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.co…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the GOP and Fox News freaking out over President Biden’s plan to conduct community outreach to raise awareness about Covid vaccines. Then, Questlove talks about his documentary Summer of Soul about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Tokyo’s affinity for the 1970s and how YouTube made one of his precious collections obsol…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Texas threatening to arrest lawmakers who fled the state to block a draconian new voter suppression law designed to keep Republicans in power. Then, Amy Poehler talks to Seth about when they auditioned for Saturday Night Live 20 years ago, gushes over her Making It co-star Nick Offerman and shares her exp…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Conservative Political Action Conference attendees cheering low vaccination rates as COVID cases rise. Then, Scarlett Johansson talks about showing her film Home Alone 3 to her daughter and getting married to Colin Jost during the pandemic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at …
 
This week, we’re talking about a pair of anchors in a Chinese museum and the tortured path they took to get there. What do the anchors have to do with a “correct” (from the view of the Chinese Communist Party) understanding of history–and how does Japan fit into that story? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_398_mixdown.mp3 So…
 
This week, we're talking about a pair of anchors in a Chinese museum and the tortured path they took to get there. What do the anchors have to do with a "correct" (from the view of the Chinese Communist Party) understanding of history--and how does Japan fit into that story? Show notes here.
 
This week, we’re traveling the breadth of Japanese history to answer a seemingly simple question: why is it that so very many of us have heard of haiku? What is so special about this style of poetry, and how did it come to have such global appeal? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_397_mixdown.mp3 Sources Doe, Paula. A Warbler…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Maggie O'Farrell, award-winning novelist and author of Hamnet. She also talks to two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to discuss her new monthly book club with Literati. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https…
 
This week, we’re covering the transformation of the collapsed LTCB into the revived Shinsei (“New Life”) Bank, and the motley cast of American investors and Japanese executives who made this once unthinkable financial future a reality. What led to decades of fiscal tradition being scrapped, and what have the impacts of this choice been? https://tra…
 
This week, we're covering the transformation of the collapsed LTCB into the revived Shinsei ("New Life") Bank, and the motley cast of American investors and Japanese executives who made this once unthinkable financial future a reality. What led to decades of fiscal tradition being scrapped, and what have the impacts of this choice been? Show notes …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump supposedly distancing themselves from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s New York law license getting suspended. Then, Kristen Schaal talks about her favorite Burlington Coat Factory buy, lays out the plot of her show The Mysterious Benedict Society and shares what she learned about Canadians…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a book that reveals shocking new details about the Trump administration's criminally negligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson talk about collaborating on their second book The President’s Daughter, life after presidency and how a fictional book inspired the Unit…
 
Seth takes a closer look at former Vice President Mike Pence being heckled and called a "traitor" at a conservative conference by his own party. Then, comedian Jacqueline Novak talks about the return of her show Get on Your Knees, the time she thought Larry David was in the audience of one of her shows and using memory palaces to help guide her jok…
 
This week: a combination of political scandals, tabloid journalism, institutional inertia, and of course the goddamn Swiss lead to the long, slow, death of LTCB. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_395_mixdown.mp3 Sources Espig, Peter. “The Demise of a Banking Dinosaur: Long-Term Credit Bank.” Chazen Web Journal of Internationa…
 
Seth takes a closer look at how those who approved of Donald Trump’s friendly attitude toward Putin are claiming President Biden wasn’t tough enough. Then, Bowen Yang talks about his new podcast Hot White Heist, getting grifted in New York City and playing Fran Lebowitz on Saturday Night Live. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting face-to-face at a summit in Geneva. Then, Terry Crews talks about the emotional series finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, writing a book with his wife and the return of America’s Got Talent. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …
 
Seth takes a closer look at yet another bombshell scandal from the Trump era in which the former president’s Justice Department spied on Democratic lawmakers investigating him during the Russia probe. Then, Kenan Thompson talks about the time Charles Barkley pranked Cue Card Wally on the set of SNL, the time he and Seth drove to Rhode Island togeth…
 
This week, we’re returning to the era of the bubble economy and its aftermath with an up close look at the failure of one of Japan’s most prominent banks: the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, or LTCB. First: how did LTCB dig itself so deeply into an economic hole? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_394_mixdown.mp3 Sources Tett,…
 
This week, we're returning to the era of the bubble economy and its aftermath with an up close look at the failure of one of Japan's most prominent banks: the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, or LTCB. First: how did LTCB dig itself so deeply into an economic hole? Show notes here.
 
Seth takes a closer look at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell declaring an end to bipartisanship as President Biden continues fruitless talks with Republicans. Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares his experience meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., breaks down his new project Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America and speaks on the power of…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani’s damning phone call pressuring Ukrainian officials to interfere in the 2020 election. Then, Will Forte shares his excitement to start filming the MacGruber series, gushes over filming his new show Sweet Tooth and reveals his thoughts on fatherhood. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump reportedly believing he'll be "reinstated" in the White House as some of his allies and supporters openly call for a coup. Then, Quinta Brunson teases her new book She Memes Well, explains the origin of her name and reveals why she walked out of an early gig. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Liberty. She also talks to Kenya Hunt, deputy editor of Grazia UK and the author of Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic. Be sure to check out her project www.roommentoring.com. See Privacy Policy at …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans pushing forward with an insane so-called audit of Arizona's election results and their plans to pursue similar audits in other states that Joe Biden won. Then, Edward-Isaac Dovere talks about covering the 2020 election in his book Battle for the Soul, his conversation with Biden after the inauguration and how…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the prosecutor in the criminal investigation of Donald Trump’s business dealings convening a grand jury that could decide whether to indict Trump or executives at his company. Then, Jake Tapper talks about how the main character of his book is based off his wife, his cameo in Edge of Tomorrow and his opinion of Jason Sud…
 
Seth takes a closer look at prominent Republicans continuing to push back against mask rules and COVID vaccines despite the significant evidence that the vaccines cut down transmission. Then, Ewan McGregor talks about narrating BBC nature documentaries, getting stuck in Los Angeles during quarantine and portraying an iconic fashion designer in the …
 
Seth takes a closer look at prominent Republicans continuing to lie about the violent insurrection at the Capitol while others are trying to pretend the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency never happened. Then, Rob McElhenney talks about throwing out an entire season of Mythic Quest, recruiting Anthony Hopkins for the show and complains about th…
 
This week, we're focusing on the height of piracy during the civil wars in Japan, and in particular the powerful Murakami pirate families. How did these families make their money? What did their raids look like? And what was their relationship to the warlords on land? Show notes here.
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republican leaders announcing their opposition to a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol as the party intensifies its efforts to rewrite history. Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about the progressive nature of the Biden presidency and the Republican Party voting Rep. Liz Cheney out of lea…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump threatening to abandon his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani amid his criminal investigation and Congressman Matt Gaetz’s wingman pleading guilty and promising to cooperate with prosecutors. Then, Julianna Margulies talks about binging The Office with her son, joining the cast of The Morning Show and growing up in New Ha…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party refusing to move on from Trump after he lost the 2020 election by 7 million votes. Then, Anthony Mackie talks about working with Sebastian Stan on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Captain America 4 and his new anthology series Solo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Pri…
 
Seth takes a closer look at House Republicans voting to remove Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership position for not showing sufficient loyalty to former President Trump. Then, Stacey Abrams talks about publishing a book with her real name for the first time, While Justice Sleeps, her fight against voter suppression and her writing …
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party’s fealty to Donald Trump and purge of anyone who refuses to repeat his lies. Then, Paula Pell reveals what kinds of roles she used to be type-cast for, teases her new show "Girls5eva" and talks about her "SNL" days. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at http…
 
This week we're going deep into the bizarre theories of Japanese Israelism: the conspiracy theory that modern Japanese people are descended in whole or part from the same ancestors as Jews. I'll take you through the basics of these theories, with plenty of barely hidden scorn for their idiocy to light our shared way. Show notes here.…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party’s contempt for democracy and its commitment to the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Then, Ziwe teases her upcoming Showtime show ZIWE, explains how her Instagram live interviews gained popularity and reveals how she began her comedy career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Ca…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party and the conservative movement punishing those who refute their deranged 2020 election beliefs. Then, Pete Davidson goes over his experience on the latest season of SNL, explains what it was like recording the Audible Original podcast Hit Job and shares he is starring in a movie about Joey Ramone. See…
 
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