Significant Others

By Team Coco

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Category: History

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Subscribers: 526
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Episodes: 50

Shaun from Maine
 Aug 14, 2022
Awesome concept for a podcast and super well done and researched! Highly recommend! Love the O'Brien's


Did you know that the novel "Lolita" would not exist if Vladimir Nabokov’s wife hadn’t stopped her husband from burning the manuscript? Or that Gandhi learned his legendary method of passive resistance from his wife? Or that the person responsible for Maya Angelou’s genre-defining memoir was her good friend James Baldwin? Significant Others is a narrated, nonfiction podcast about folks just beyond the spotlight of history. Each episode tells the story of a talented, difficult and little-known individual who altered the destiny of their better-known partner, child, sibling, or friend, and impacted the world they left behind. Narrated and written by Liza Powel O’Brien and featuring the voices of Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jameela Jamil, Rita Wilson, Timothy Olyphant, Lisa Kudrow and many more.

Episode Date
Ted Danson & Woody Harrelson Are Reunited!
Jun 12, 2024
Daron Acemoglu on Marxism and AI
Apr 04, 2024
The Marxes
Apr 03, 2024
Claire Dederer on Reckoning with Problematic Artists
Mar 28, 2024
Gala Dalí
Mar 27, 2024
Sandra Newman on her Retelling of 1984
Mar 21, 2024
Eileen Blair
Mar 20, 2024
Fernando Arroyo on Musical Collaboration
Mar 14, 2024
Billy Strayhorn
Mar 13, 2024
Stephen West on Philosophy
Mar 07, 2024
Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
Mar 06, 2024
Hilary Liftin on the Art of Ghostwriting
Feb 29, 2024
George Palmer Putnam
Feb 28, 2024
Eric Marcus on Bayard Rustin’s Legacy
Feb 22, 2024
Bayard Rustin
Feb 21, 2024
Sarah Vowell on Peggy Shippen & Revolutionary America
Feb 15, 2024
Peggy Shippen
Feb 14, 2024
Significant Others Returns!
Feb 07, 2024
Bonus Episode: Dr. Susan Flinn on the Significant Others Within Ourselves
Jan 25, 2024
Bonus Episode: Liza Mundy on the History of Women at the CIA
Dec 28, 2023
Bonus Episode: Dr. Emily Wilson on the Art of Translation
Nov 30, 2023
Bonus Episode: Eric Roth on the Role of the Screenwriter
Oct 26, 2023
Bonus Episode: Benjamin Binstock on Examining Vermeer
Sep 28, 2023
Bonus Episode: Laurie Sandell on Ruth Madoff
Aug 24, 2023
Bonus Episode: Dr. Mali Heled Kinberg on James Joyce and Nora Barnacle
Jul 27, 2023
Bonus Episode: Marc Grossman on Helen and Cesar Chavez
Jun 29, 2023
Bonus Episode: Anna Malaika Tubbs on Significant Mothers
May 11, 2023
Bonus Episode: Elizabeth Winkler on if Shakespeare was a Woman
Apr 27, 2023
Bonus Episode: Mo Rocca on the Art of the Obituary
Mar 30, 2023
Bonus Episode: Heather Cox Richardson on Presidents and First Ladies
Feb 28, 2023
Jake Tapper on the Significant Relationship Between Political Parties
Jan 12, 2023
Bonus Episode: Dana Schwartz on Royal Partnerships
Dec 19, 2022
Bonus Episode: Stacy Schiff on Samuel Adams
Dec 01, 2022
Malcolm Gladwell on Dr. Spock
Sep 08, 2022
Jane Cheney Spock
Sep 07, 2022
Julie Lythcott-Haims on Sir Leslie Stephen
Sep 01, 2022
Sir Leslie Stephen
Aug 31, 2022
Mark Harris on Molly Day Thacher and Elia Kazan
Aug 25, 2022
Molly Day Thacher
Aug 24, 2022
W. Kamau Bell on James Baldwin and Maya Angelou
Aug 18, 2022
James Baldwin and Maya Angelou
Aug 17, 2022
Stacy Schiff on the Nabokovs
Aug 11, 2022
Véra Nabokov
Aug 10, 2022
Conan O’Brien on the Lincolns
Aug 04, 2022
Mary Lincoln
Aug 03, 2022
Dipika Guha on the Gandhis
Jul 28, 2022
Kasturba Gandhi
Jul 27, 2022
Esther Perel on The Tolstoys
Jul 21, 2022
Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Jul 20, 2022
Introducing Significant Others from Team Coco
Jul 12, 2022