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  • Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

    The Takeaway

    Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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  • Aleksandar Hemon: The Accordion

    Studio 360

    Sarajevo native Aleksandar Hemon reimagines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, where one of his relatives was standing on the sidelines holding his new accordion.

  • Leonard's Christmas Gospel Playlist

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Leonard plays some of his favorite gospel tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit.




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Arts and Culture

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  • Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1

    Selected Shorts

    James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality, music, and humor in turn-of-the-century Dublin.

  • Gertie, The Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

    Studio 360

    The first animated character wasn’t a mouse — it was a dinosaur, Gertie. Her creator thought cartoons would become a great art form, and was bitter when they went commercial.

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  • American Icons: The Tramp

    Studio 360

    With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character — the Tramp.

Tech and Media

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  • Fracking Fight Was Personal

    A cancer survivor became a public-health biologist. What happened next made environmental history.

  • Our 25 Favorite New York City Instagrams of 2014

    These photos caught our eye, and our followers on Facebook and Twitter loved them.

  • Couldn't Miss This One: Behind 'Christmas Wrapping'

    Morning Edition

    It's a short story about a woman who just wants to spend the holiday alone, from a band that had no interest in writing what would become a holiday classic.

Music for your day

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  • Gig Alert: James Brown Tribute Show


    Papa Gotta Brand New Bag for Christmas.

  • Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross On The Sound Of 'Gone Girl'


    For three decades, the Nine Inch Nails leader and Oscar-winning composer has created innovative and abrasive music. He and collaborator Atticus Ross discuss their score for Gone Girl.

  • Hear: Nick Lowe, Live On Soundcheck


    The British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe explains what's behind his new holiday album, Quality Street, and plays live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Ten Unsung Records Of 2014


    Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.

  • Stream The 120 Songs We Loved This Year


    In case you're tired of holiday staples, team Soundcheck has compiled our favorite songs of 2014 -- from soulful live performances to the gems you might've missed.

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