Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance program, telling NBC's Jay Leno that any tracking of phone numbers or email domestically was "connected to a terrorist attack."


Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Clowns are terrifying — that's pretty much a given. Even children, to whom they're supposed to appeal, are said to dislike them instinctively. Writer Linda McRobbie says darkness has always been a part of clowning.


With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The news that billionaire Jeff Bezos has purchased The Washington Post came shortly after Red Sox owner John Henry agreed to buy The Boston Globe. That's left many scratching their heads as to why a successful businessperson would take on a paper when revenues are plummeting.


First Listen: Typhoon, 'White Lighter'

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Underneath Typhoon's booming sound and dark lyrics lies a sincere appreciation for the gift of life. After spending his childhood battling a serious illness, Kyle Morton writes songs for the band as if they were the last works he might ever create.


Death And Walter White

Saturday, August 03, 2013

A lot of shows kill a lot of people, but no show kills quite like Breaking Bad.

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Fresh Air Remembers Former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs

Monday, July 29, 2013

Boggs moved to Washington in 1941, when her husband was elected to Congress. After his plane disappeared on a campaign trip through Alaska, she ran for his seat and won, becoming the first woman elected to Congress from her state.


Video: Relive The Newport Folk Festival Performances

Friday, July 26, 2013

Watch a live stream of the Newport Folk Festival - featuring Feist, Beck, The Lumineers, Jim James, Andrew Bird and more!

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Diversity, Race And Burger King

Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Indian-American comedian unafraid to joke politely about race and politics, Hari Kondabolu regularly challenges long-standing beliefs with his material. While his comedy is about being treated like an outsider, the jokes offer a sense of community.


Fangs And Fishnets For The Win: 'Goth Barbie' Is Monstrously Successful

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.

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Video: More Sand!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We're not sure how this exactly helps you beat the heat - and hopefully that kid's got some earplugs in - but it certainly outcutes the heat, amirite?


Robin Thicke, Beyond His Breakout Hit

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne speaks with NPR music critic Ann Powers about singer Robin Thicke, who spent a decade recording smooth, sexy R&B before hitting the top of the pop charts with his current single, "Blurred Lines."

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The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer: Intense Camp Culture Rules

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Summer break is no longer two months of uninterrupted rest and relaxation. Each year, more and more kids spend their summer breaks in specialized camps that teach more than how to make a campfire.


In Swinging '60s London, A Frisky 'Look Of Love'

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Michael Winterbottom's newest film may be tamer than his earlier 9 Songs, but there's no shortage of suggestive scenes to go around. It's a biodrama about the onetime richest man in Britain and three women — wife, daughter, lover — who shape his career.


60-Second Stir-Fry: Liz Clayton

Friday, June 28, 2013


Amy Eddings roasts coffee expert Liz Clayton in a lightning round of questions.


Food For Thought: Curating Carnivorous Plants

Friday, May 24, 2013


WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to botanist Robert Naczi and his work identifying carnivorous pitcher plants. Hear about the plant that was named after Dr. Naczi in an exclusive clip.


WNYC's Complete Guide to Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We've broken down the best of the boroughs day by day - so you have no excuse to do nothing.

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Key to Scandal’s Success: Sex, Lies and Videotape

Thursday, May 16, 2013

After a year of steamy love affairs, waterboarding and an attempted presidential assassination, the ABC drama "Scandal" is wrapping up its second season Thursday. 


Looking at Plans for a New Nabe Atop Trains

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Yorkers can get a first peek at a new neighborhood being constructed on top of a rail yard on Manhattan's West side.

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One NY Artist: Chef Frank Castronovo

Saturday, May 04, 2013


New York City is home to numerous cultural institutions, but they aren't the only places to witness the city's abundant creative energy. You'll find it also behind the swinging kitchen door of the city's best restaurants.


New Crop of Cookbooks Highlight Cooking at Home in NYC

Thursday, May 02, 2013

New York is home to thousands of restaurants, but a new crop of cookbooks may inspire you to stay in the kitchen and cook, rather than order takeout.