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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
DadLabs Ep 346 The Lounge -- In this episode, we ask our panel of expert and veteran parents the following question: "How ...
much maternity or paternity leave did you take?" Stats indicate the the amount of family leave Americans take is on the wane. Are you part of that trend? Brought to you by Baby Bjorn. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Daddy Clyde: Hi there and welcome back to the DadLabs lounge brought to you by Baby Bjorn, I’m daddy Clyde.
Daddy Brad: We’re out here on the back deck at Freddy’s just hanging out asking some parenting questions, I’m Daddy Brad.
Daddy Owen: I’m Daddy Owen and today’s question is, did you take paternity or maternity leave?
Male: I had a restaurant at that point in time and she was in the restaurant with us from that day that she was born.
Daddy Owen Instead of leaving work, you brought your child to work?
Daddy Owen: Not child labor?
Daddy Owen: Maybe a little child labor?
Male: A little bit.
Daddy Owen: Clean dishes?
Male: Wash the dishes, mopping the floor.
Female: With this baby I am taking maternity leave, it’s six weeks unpaid so I guess the idea is just, you promise not to give your job away? Thanks.
Daddy Clyde: Instead of staying home with my newborn I was making a DVD to teach other dads how to do stuff.
Female: I quit my job when I was about four months pregnant and so it was really too demanding, I was traveling a lot, it’s my first child and I didn’t want to take any risk, when she was 12 months old is when w went ahead and put her into part time at the time day care and then transitioned it into full time.
Daddy Clyde: I think that every dad, when a baby is born, we go our list, should stay home for one week.
Daddy Owen: Oh and spend seven days—
Daddy Clyde: You stay home for a week.
Daddy Brad: Yeah, a week.
Male: Several weeks.
Female: Ideally at least three months.
Daddy Owen: The week after our kid was born, after Arvin was born, I actually, I find myself getting super busy and at one point Jodie just sort of stopped me, she said you need to stop, you take a day and not answer any phone and not answer any e-mail and just sit and be with me and the baby. I basically move myself to kind of halftime anyway and since I’m self-employed and a heavy drinker, that’s really a quarter of normal person time.
Female: Because I feel like starting back full time, there’s going to be too much with two kids, I’m going to take this spring semester half time. so in the end, I’m kind of taking this whole year at a quarter salary.
Daddy Clyde: You’re expecting Owen to make that up, you know we’re paying in gear.
Female: But once I get this baby out of me I can start drinking beer again too.
Daddy Owen: Well that’s all we’ve got here at the lounge with the opportunity to leave.
Daddy Brad: I’m done with my dumb comment leave.
Daddy Clyde: If you got a problem about paternity leave, tell us, did you take a leave? Definitely go to DadLabs.com, join the community, join in the conversation there, let us know what you think on this subject, that’s all for us this week here in the lounge.
Daddy Brad: You didn’t ask him to drop their thought system.
Male: I was trying to work and get paid and take some time off but they sort of stuck to their guns and follow the human resources policy about requiring what it’s like unpaid leave, so I was kind of disgruntled about that.