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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, Seth Rogen speaks at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award in Beverly Hills, Calif. A conversation between two Jewish comedians about Jewish culture and Israel has sparked an uproar by American Jews and an international spat. The fallout from the back and forth between Marc Maron and Seth Rogen highlights the tenuous relationship between Israel, its supporters and its liberal Jewish critics in the diaspora. In his interview on the popular “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast on July 27, 2020, Rogen said amassing Jews in one country to keep them safe “doesn’t make sense.” The comments were interpreted as denying Israel’s right to exist. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

Aug. 7, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage. But after talk turned to Israel, it didn't take long for Marc Maron and Seth Rogen to spark an uproar. Their comments about Israel —...

FILE - Former President Barack Obama, left, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear on stage during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit on Nov. 1, 2017, in Chicago. The first guest of Michelle Obama’s new podcast will have a familiar presidential face: Barack Obama. The former president will appear on “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify, the Obama’s Higher Ground and the streaming service announced Friday, July 24, 2020 . The podcast will debut on July 29. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama's podcast debut

Jul. 24, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first guest of Michelle Obama’s new podcast will have a familiar presidential voice: Barack Obama. The former United States president is expected to appear on “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify, the Obama’s Higher Ground and streaming service...

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McElroys writing book about how you, too, can have a podcast

Jul. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Podcasters Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy would like to welcome you to the club. The siblings known for “My Brother, My Brother and Me” and “The Adventure Zone” have a deal with Harper Perennial for “Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You),” the...

This image provided by Rabbi Abraham Cooper shows Cooper, left, and Nick Cannon during a conversation on Thursday, July 17, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. (Rabbi Abraham Cooper via AP)

Rabbi: Cannon 'genuinely concerned' after apology, meeting

Jul. 17, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

A prominent rabbi who met with Nick Cannon says the television host and producer is “genuinely concerned about the hurt” he caused by making anti-Semitic remarks, and they intend to work together to reject hate. Cannon apologized to the Jewish community this week for his “hurtful and...

FILE - This May 11, 2019 file photo shows former first lady Michelle Obama during

Michelle Obama to host podcast on health, relationships

Jul. 16, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday. The podcast will exclusively debut on Spotify on July 29....

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York. Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the performer, the media giant said. “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,

Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words

Jul. 15, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

Nick Cannon apologized to the Jewish community late Wednesday for his “hurtful and divisive” words, a day after ViacomCBS severed ties with him for the remarks made on a podcast. The Anti-Defamation league and some Jewish leaders had condemned what they called anti-Semitic theories expressed by...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York. Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the performer, the media giant said. “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,

Nick Cannon apologizes for 'hurtful' anti-Semitic comments

Jul. 15, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon apologized late Wednesday for “hurtful and divisive” anti-Semitic comments that led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer. “I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, then UN special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame speaks during the Mediterranean Dialogues conference in Rome. Salame, a former U.N. envoy to Libya accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country in a podcast interview aired Tuesday, July 2, 2020. Salame said the majority of the U.N. Security Council supported the military offensive launched last year by Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter to capture the capital, Tripoli, from the internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy'

Jul. 2, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country. In a podcast interview aired Tuesday, Ghassan Salame said the majority of the U.N. Security Council supported the...

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter, right, hugs former Hawk Dominique Wilkins as he leaves the court following an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

Jun. 25, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of this season that this would be his last in...

AP Top 25 Podcast: College football preseason takes shape

Jun. 12, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

The path to playing college football has been laid out by the NCAA. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the proposed extend preseason put in place to make up for the preparation time taken away by the pandemic. There are...