By Dan Szematowicz, CNN
(CNN) - The first of this election season's three presidential debates takes place on Wednesday night in Denver, CO.
In this week's Sunday Playlist, we're looking forward to the debates and all the much-deserved hoopla that surrounds them.
Here are some of our favorite debate-centric pieces of the week to help get you ready:
- The Brian Lehrer Show: Moderating a Presidential Debate
What's it like to moderate a debate? Former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson knows. In 1992 she moderated a debate featuring George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. In this WNYC original, she shares the experience of sitting in the big chair.
- The Takeaway: Candy Crowley: The First Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 Years
OK, we couldn't help ourselves. Our very own Candy Crowley, host of CNN's State of the Union and our Chief Political Correspondent, is moderating the second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. In this episode of The Takeaway, she talks about her upcoming job as moderator and what it means to be the first woman to in 20 years to do so.
Be sure to check back next Sunday for a new playlist. Happy listening!
-The CNN Radio team