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Tim Simek reads selections from Esquire Magazine, a men's magazine that takes its content beyond fashion. Topics run a wide range - from beautiful women and interesting men - to sex, new music,and fascinating in-depth pieces on items of national interest.

Current Esquire Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Robert Mueller Investigation - Nov, 2018If evidence isn't clear, Republicans can wiggle out of another scandal on the basis "it's too complicated." By Charles P. Pierce.Reader: Tim Simek00:06:43
Trump on Racism & Violence - Oct, 2018Trump Laments That Racist & Anti-Semitic Violence Hurts His Momentum. He Wants to Talk About The Caravan. By Jack Holmes.Reader: Tim Simek00:05:17
Boygenius: Great Album - Oct, 2018The all-female supergroup debuts with a stunning collection of relatable and thought-provoking songs. By Madison Vain.Reader: Tim Simek00:05:19
Matthew Shepard At Peace - Oct, 2018With his interment announced on Coming Out Day, there's much to be thankful for as we remember his life 20 years after his tragic death.Reader: Tim Simek00:08:49
Fleetwood Mac - Oct, 2018After 50 Years, Fleetwood Mac Is Still a Total Mess. Lindsay Buckingham is suing the band after getting fired from their upcoming tour.Reader: Tim Simek00:04:04
Willie Nelson: Conservative? - Sep, 2018Fans are outraged that Willie, a lifelong Democrat, is supporting Beto O'Rourke. He's doing what's true to his heart. By Matt Miller.Reader: Tim Simek00:04:15
Cannabis Coke? - Sep, 2018Coca-Cola is in talks to make a cannabis beverage. You won't get high, but it will be an innovative endeavor. By Sarah Rense.Reader: Tim Simek00:04:15
All Alcohol is Bad - Aug, 2018A new study seems to reveal that no alcohol is best for long life. It depends on gender and quantity consumed. By Sarah Rense.Reader: Tim Simek00:03:37
Low Carb Diets - Aug, 2018A Low-Carb Diet Could Cut 4 Years Off Your Life, So Just Eat the Damn Pasta! Keto dieters, be warned. By Sarah Rense.Reader: Tim Simek00:03:28
I Lived Through Watergate - Aug, 2018The Cohen and Manafort developments could be a fatal to the Trump presidency and Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. By Charles Pierce.Reader: Tim Simek00:07:42
Portland Is For Punk Rock Weirdos - Aug, 2018The Man's John Gourley, found a home in Portland and he thinks you might too. As told to Nate Erickson in Portugal.Reader: Tim Simek00:05:57
Stephen King's Son Solves Murder? - Aug, 2018Writer Joe Hill believes he's solved a 44-year-old Cape Cod murder. He presents his theory. By Rose Minutaglio.Reader: Tim Simek00:11:51
Jimmy Fallon - Dec, 2015Fallon Angel - Get It? Slow to warm to Jimmy Fallon, Scott Raab now wants to hug him. An interview by Scott Raab.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:27:09
Gifts & "Stuck" - Dec, 2015Gratitude for Gifts. Stuck: A Brit takes a stab at solving U.S. political, financial and social problems, by Richard V. Reeves.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:28:03
Man At His Best - Nov, 2015Where's Black Rocky? Boxing is a sport filled with non-white stars, so why aren't there any in boxing movies? By Greg Howard.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:06:12
E.S.Q.& A. - Nov, 2015An interview of Gloria Steinem about her new book, Feminism's New Wave, Bill Gates, and Saying No. By Scott Raab.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:13:37
Bin Laden & Women - Oct, 2015Bin Laden, Osama: Two vivid portraits of the terrorist. Norman Mailer and Nora Efron discuss the sweet sex, by Lisa TedeoReader: Carolyn Branson00:08:29
Zuckerberg - Oct, 2015A Zuckerberg Kind of Love. An intimate portrait of the Facebook founder and C.E.O. By Tom Junod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:28:33
Search for Malasia Air 370 - Oct, 2015Plane at the Bottom of the Sea. A wild ocean ride in a search for the missing Boeing 777 - Malasia Air Flight 370, By Buck McMahon.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:44:46
Keith Richards -Sep, 2015Scott Raab interviews Keith Richards about his new album "Crosseyed Heart."Reader: Carolyn Branson00:14:08
Rye Whiskey & Ted Danson - Sep, 2015The Rye craze isn't a craze anymore, by David Wondrich. A Profile of TV legend Ted Danson, by Matt Goulet &Ted Danson.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:13:05
What We Wear - Sep, 2015An investigation into the power of the uniform, by Tom Chiarella.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:25:18
Miles Teller - Sep, 2015Miles Teller and the Quest for Greatness. It's hard to be young & talented and not give a rat's ass what others think. By Anna PeeleReader: Carolyn Branson00:13:53
Television, Bill Maher - Aug, 2015The Allure of non-Cable TV Service by Jennings Brown. Watch TV Like an American by Tom Junod. What I've Learned by Bill MaherReader: Carolyn Branson00:15:06
Climatologists - Aug, 2015Ballad of the Sad Climatologists. When the end of human civilization is your day job, it can be hard to sleep at night. By John H. RichardsonReader: Carolyn Branson00:37:41
ESQ & A Dwayne Johnson - Aug, 2015Scott Raab interviews the former football player, former wrestler and today's action movie star.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:19:38
Anna Kendrick - Jun, 2015Anna Kendrick is a woman we like (or love) a lot. "But Who's Got Some Work to Do on Herself." An interview by Tom Chiarella.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:10:13
White Sneakers - Jun, 2015The next step in white sneakers. How they went from workouts and weekends to the whole wide world. By Joshua David Stein.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:08:37
Pop Music - Jun, 2015Bow Down. How Beyonce and Taylor Swift conquered the world with popular music. By Tom Junod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:10:10
Weddings - Jun, 2015The Esquire Manual: Number 72. Weddings. Advice regarding single man comportment. By staff writers.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:07:44
Jason Stratham - Jun, 2015From hustling on the streets of London to outgunning The Rock to become an action hero, the man knows how to sell... By Tom ChiarellaReader: Carolyn Branson00:17:28
Vi - Intelligent Assistant - May, 2015How much better can we stand to be? The guys who made Siri are on the verge of releasing Vi... By John H. Richardson.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:34:39
Charlize Theron - May, 2015The Warm Embrace of Charlize Theron. Scott Raab spends an exhausting but invigorating day with the South African star.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:22:25
Occidental Justice - Apr, 2015Drunk freshman boy meets drunk freshman girl at Occidental College. Who raped whom? By Richard Dormant.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:59:53
Us and Them - Apr, 2015Scott Raab interviews Nick Offerman and Chelsea Handler on marriage and dating with more sexual details than you need to hear.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:18:30
Carrot Top in Exile - Mar, 2015Chris Jones writes of Scott Thompson (Carrot Top). In Las Vegas, he's still the funniest man alive.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:34:38
Will Smith - Mar, 2015"I am a river to my people", says Will Smith. Scott Raab interviews him about basketball, kids, career, dreams, and re-defining love.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:23:56
Aging - Jan, 2015The fully updated Esquire guide to aging: 14 ways to make the long march even longer. By staff writers.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:10:09
White Shirts - Jan, 2015The Hunt For the Great White Shirt. How it became the Harry Dean Stanton of our closets. By Joshua David Stein.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:10:28
All About Mass Shooters - Oct, 2014What we think we know about mass shooters is wrong. The concept of threat assessment with an almost-mass-shooter. By Tom Junod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:51:30
Es Q and A - Oct, 2014Man at His Best: An interview of actor and mimic Hank Azaria at lunch at Josies Restaurant in Manhattan, by Scott Robb.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:13:04
Book Review - Oct, 2014Not Huddled But Still Learning. A great novel about hope, heartbreak, family and failure in America, by Joe Keohane.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:04:49
Mentors & Mentoring - Oct, 2014Here are some places you can volunteer to mentor and a whole pile of celebs, politicians and writers telling you who influenced them.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:47:56
Abortion Ministry of Dr. Parker - Sep, 2014In Mississippi there's only one clinic where a woman can get an abortion. The state wants to close it down. By John H. Richardson.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:43:25
Abuse of a Loaded Word - Sep, 2014Bro: The Use & Abuse of a Loaded Word. The use of the word "Bro" is reaching epidemic levels. By Stephen Marche.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:07:27
Interview: Chris Pratt - Sep, 2014Oh Lord, there goes Pratt. You know - Parks & Recreation, Moneyball, Zero Dark 30 ... married to Anna Faris. By Anna Peel.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:18:48
State of the American Dog - Aug, 2014What makes a pit bull? What makes them so vilified? Why do American pounds kill as many as 3000 per day? By Tom Junod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:38:40
Greatest Story Never Told - Aug, 2014A complex saga about writers, drug cartels and the making of movies based on Biblical events. By Bennet Dittrick.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:37:33
In Praise of 42 - Aug, 2014In the past, a 42 year-old woman was regarded as old, but 42 isn't what it used to be. By Tom Junod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:13:05
All About Lance - Aug, 2014A comprehensive look at Lance Armstrong. His character, charities, sports performance, drugs and family. By John H. Richardson.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:49:24
The Cameron Diaz We've Been Waiting For - Aug, 2014Cameron Diaz dishes on her success amongst the dust and rattlesnakes of the Southern California hills. By Tom Chiarella.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:20:55
Ethan Hawke Interview - Aug, 2014Es Q and A: Man at his Best. Hawke's new movie "Boyhood", has been twelve years in the making. By Scott Raab.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:12:26
1258 Lbs. of Sons - Jun, 2014Gordy Gronkowski's five sons excel at athletics. Two tight ends, two fullbacks and a first baseman. By Chris Jones.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:25:51
The Worst Business in History - Jun, 2014Everyone in it hates the airline business, but suddenly it looks like there's money to be made. By Ken Kurson.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:07:34
Mark Wahlberg: Father - Jun, 2014The Modern Fatherhood of a Street Kid. Mike Sager interviews Mark Wahlberg, father of four kids less than 11, on parenting.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:18:29
Fatherhood For Men - Jun, 2014"A Non-Natural dad" by Mark Warren; "A Few Words on Restraint" by Sam Smith; "How to Teach a Kid to Change a Tire" by Lisa HintelmannReader: Carolyn Branson00:11:03
Wandering - Jun, 2014The Boy Crisis - The Man Crisis. By Tom Chiarella.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:25:44
Man At His Best - Jun, 2014From the E.S.Q. & A Section. An interview of Jerry Seinfeld by Scott Raab.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:13:01
British Actor Tom Hardy - May, 2014Tom Hardy is not a movie star. He does things movie stars would never do. Says things they would never say. An interview by Tom Ginod.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:41:46
Drugging American Boys - Apr, 2014By the time they reach high school, nearly 20% of all American boys will be diagnosed with A.D.H.D. By Michael D'Agostino.Reader: Carolyn Branson01:02:08
Jimmy Kimmel - Apr, 2014Kimmel is the Jimmy who makes kids cry, who still cracks up at the thought of a crank call... By Tom Chiarella.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:22:23
Peter Dinklage - Mar, 2014Everybody wants a piece of Peter Dinklage. And there's plenty of Dinklage to go around. By Mike Sager.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:23:00
Unusual Life of Michael Keaton - Feb, 2014One of the most beloved actors in the history of American cinema wakes up early, drinks coffee, shoots a bird... By Tom ChiarellaReader: Carolyn Branson00:32:24
Interview with Matt Damon - Aug, 2013The writer and star of Good Will Hunting and lead in the Bourne series dishes delicious Hollywood stories over a 2-day, 11-hour beer-infused bull session, by Tom JunrodReader: Carolyn Branson00:38:18
Bars, cocktails, and drinking - Jul, 2013Insights about bars, cocktail, and drinking. by Chris JonesReader: Carolyn Branson00:09:39
A Life So Large - Jun, 2013Interviewing Brad Pitt and those who know him. His life before celebrity, the importance of family, and dealing with life. By Tom JunodReader: Carolyn Branson00:34:15
Why Men Still Can't Have it All - Jun, 2013Women have deluded themselves, thinking they can have it all. Why men seem more willing to sacrifice family time... by Richard DormentReader: Carolyn Branson00:37:06
Everything Wrong - Jun, 2013Through the lens of Television's popular period pieces we escape into comical common sense as held by humans in history. by Stephen MarcheReader: Carolyn Branson00:08:02
Articles from the "Working" section - May, 2013"Speaking advice" by Joel Osteen; "How to be Better at E-Mail" by David McDowell; "What I've Learned" by Jim FanninReader: Carolyn Branson00:16:47
Leonardo DiCaprio - May, 2013"Leonardo DiCaprio is 'The King' according to his his manager, and just a regular guy according to his friends. He stars in the latest 'Great Gatsby'Reader: Carolyn Branson00:38:20
Whatever Happened to Stem Cells - Apr, 2013An in-dept look at one doctor's quest to find non-embryonic stem cells to create replacement organs and tissues." by Tyler CabotReader: Carolyn Branson00:53:29
Robert Redford Interview - Apr, 2013Robert Redford is interviewed by Scott Raab. They talk about acting, his legacy, and being a Hollywood Carpetbagger.Reader: Carolyn Branson00:30:38
Mark Burnett Interview - Mar, 2013Scot Raab interviews the television producing phenomenon Mark Burnett about his family, faith, and careerReader: Carolyn Branson00:13:54
Ancient sacrifice, fame and bullying - Feb, 2013Stephen Marche discusses ancient sacrifice, fame and bullying, and listens to the finer points of Bigfoot with Megan FoxReader: Carolyn Branson00:16:05
The Meaning of Life - Jan, 2013In this selection 5 individuals talk of their contributions to society, and circumstances surrounding their notoriety, by Cal FussmanReader: Carolyn Branson00:33:31
Frac'ing - Jan, 2013It's called frac'ing, not fracking and it forces natural gas from deep underground. Some folks want cash and others to prevent potential harm, by Tom ChiarellaReader: Carolyn Branson00:46:34
Interview with Sean Penn - Jan, 2013Sean Penn's divorced, his kids grown up. Now his life's passion is Haiti and helping rebuild the island nation, by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:14:35
Touring with Bruce Springteen - Dec, 2012Tom Chiarella tours with Bruce Springsteen to trump his 17th album, Wrecking Ball. Is 'The Boss's' message being heard, and is anyone listening?Reader: Carolyn Branson00:22:23
Tom Rivellini of JPL - Dec, 2012The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the center of the universe when it comes to putting equipment on Mars, and Tom is the center of THAT universe, by Mike SagerReader: Carolyn Branson00:13:39
Various articles - Dec, 2012"Chaos on board the Costa Concordia"; "The death of Ambassador Chris Stevens"; "Anti-Muslim You Tube video experience"Reader: Carolyn Branson00:10:14
Book reviews - Dec, 2012Book reviews: "Back to Blood by Thomas Wolfe" by Benjamin Alsup; "Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan" by Tyler CabotReader: Carolyn Branson00:10:20
Mila Kunis, Taylor Swift & Chris Christie - Nov, 2012"Cover girl Mila Kunis interview" by Ross McCammon; "Taylor Swift reveals booze preferences" by Peter Martin; "Chris Christie - few regrets about speeches" by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:28:25
Philip Seymour Hoffman Interview - Nov, 2012The actor Hoffman discusses his work at a restaurant in New York, as usual, by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:15:31
Grown Up Haircuts & Card Tricks - Oct, 2012"Men's Haircuts-Price vs. Quality" by Brian d'Agostino; "How to perform a card trick and reveal a Penn" by Chris JonesReader: Carolyn Branson00:08:18
Teller Honor System - Oct, 2012What makes magician Teller, of Penn & Teller tick? Warning: Tells how tricks are done!, by Chris JonesReader: Carolyn Branson00:39:57
One year after Steve Jobs - Oct, 2012Interviews with the Pixar folks on life is like after his passing, by Tom JunrodReader: Carolyn Branson00:13:04
John Goodman Interview - Oct, 2012He discusses his new role in Argo, New Orleans, and never being quite good enough, by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:15:38
Clint Eastwood Interview - Oct, 2012How the much-admired actor is off-screen and why, for all his accomplishments... he has no ass, by Tom JunrodReader: Carolyn Branson00:37:28
Keystone Pipeline Part 3 of 3 - Sep, 2012"Aberta's tar sands could one day deliver oil through the Keystone Pipeline. Will it make it all the way to Texas? by John H. RichardsonReader: Carolyn Branson00:34:36
Keystone Pipeline Part 2 of 3 - Sep, 2012A look at the Tar Sands of Canada where oil is extracted and sent through what will possibly become the Keystone Pipeline, by John H. RichardsonReader: Carolyn Branson00:15:33
Keystone Pipeline Part 1 of 3 - Sep, 2012An in-depth look at the pros and cons of the proposed Keystone Pipeline, by John H. RichardsonReader: Carolyn Branson00:22:05
Various articles - Sep, 2012"Tommy Lee Jones interview" by Scott Raab; "Obama should stop caring how whites perceive him and show how he perceives himself," by Charles P. Pierce; "What Every Man Should listen to"Reader: Carolyn Branson00:18:34
Frank Langella - Sep, 2012Frank Langella discusses his career, daughters, and keeping it balanced, by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:10:17
Re-building World Trade Center - Sep, 2012The writer unleashes his multi-year investigative report on the complex behind-the-scenes dealings of re-building the site, by Scott RaabReader: Carolyn Branson00:40:58

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