The Violent Rise of Curry

There’s a reason there are so many interpretations of curry, and today’s Daily Dose dives into the curious history, marked by misunderstandings and colonialism, that make up this continuously controversial dish.


Promising baseline

José James and Talia Billig could have pursued further stardom with the big music labels. But their artistic careers are about more than just making money. For the past four...

Rhythm and moves

I first listened to — and truly heard — José James in 2011. Alongside his own stunning string and vocal solos and riffs, he gives his band members their spotlight and their due....

Running with risk

Today, there are essentially three animals in the record business: the major label and their subsidiaries, and the independents. The independent label is, by definition, the...

Collaboration + community

Besides providing autonomy to artists, RBR offers operational support and structure for collaboration. The wisdom of RBR, says James, comes from the community they’ve developed:...


Bethenny Frankel Reveals Why She’s an ‘Animal’

On the latest episode of “The Carlos Watson Show, multi-hyphenate threat Bethenny Frankel hits her hustle stride.

True Stories


To Be or Not Moby

Selling 20 million records after you grew up on welfare? A shocker.

"Accidentally" Smoked Angel Dust? Well, Yeah, But...

Going to the Maryland Deathfest was going to be a death metal day full of weed, speed, beer and tunes.

The Horror of Being Haunted by Mattress Firm

What do you do when the firm that makes your mattress starts messing with your head? Call incessantly and ask why? Yup!.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

The Unlikely Duo Doing ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’: Meet the Lucas Twins!

From stand-up comedy to writing a major movie screenplay, the Lucas twins tell Carlos how to take giant steps.

How McDonald's and Kanye West Helped Create John Legend

John Legend joins the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a deep dive into his upbringing.

Meet the OZY Genius Who's Making Arts Programs More Accessible

OZY Genius Award winner Grace Fisher caught a rare disease that paralyzed her from the neck down.

VANISHED: 6 Unsolved and Baffling Disappearances

A lanky stranger in a beach town, with a fake ID and a final departure.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel

Why the story of human flight begins on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Listen to 'Flashback': Your Unintended Consequences

A round-up of the best surprising stories from history submitted by listeners of Flashback.

Tommy Mottola Lives on the Road

Being a hip guitarist? A cool career.

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