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Using Python, I want to pass a URL some json and get back data (imitating Podbean's jQuery (AJAX?) function)

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Podbean pages display the number of downloads each episode has had (e.g. http://cpx.podbean.com/e/life-faith-field-hospital/). This appears to be generated dynamically with the following:
jQuery(function($) {

    $.ajax({
        url: "http://www.podbean.com/api2/public/filesPlays",
        type:"GET",
        data:{"blogId":"63614","query":[{"file":"207_Field_Hospital.mp3","w":"ccb77541"}]}, 
        dataType:"json",      
        success: function(result) {
            if(result.code =="200")
            {
                $.each(result.data, function(id,count){
                    id = id.replace(/\./g,"_");
                    if(count >0)
                    {
                        $(".hits_"+id).text(count);	
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        $(".hits_"+id).parent(".hits").prev("span").remove();
                        $(".hits_"+id).parent(".hits").remove();	
                    }	
                });							
            }
        }
    });
});

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I've been trying to use "requests" in Python (http://docs.python-requests.org/en/master/user/quickstart/#passing-parameters-in-urls) to get the number of "hits" but I don't know how to pass it json. My failed attempt was:
import requests

data = {"blogId":"63614","query":[{"file":"207_Field_Hospital.mp3","w":"ccb77541"}]}

r = requests.get("http://www.podbean.com/api2/public/filesPlays", json=data)
print(r.url)
print(r.status_code)
print(r.text)

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If "requests" can't do it, I'm open to doing it another way with Python...
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