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Live Now: Jim Gaffigan Talks to a Classical Music Host for the NY Comedy Festival

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The comedian and author of Dad Is Fat is doing a live chat with WQXR's own Elliott Forrest in the Greene Space. Stream it here.

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Philip Levine on the Legacy of Dylan Thomas

Friday, October 31, 2014

Philip Levine has made a career out of poetry detailing the life of working class Detroit. But long ago, he was first inspired by an encounter with Dylan Thomas' writings.

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The White Horse Tavern: Dylan Thomas' Second Home

Friday, October 31, 2014

As Dylan Thomas explored New York City for the first time, the White Horse Tavern became one of his favorite spots. To this day, the bar has become synonymous with the poet's name.

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Barbara Holdridge Talks Putting Dylan Thomas on Tape

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 1952, Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Mantell recorded Dylan Thomas for their record label, Caedmon. In the process, they ignited the audiobook industry and cemented a poet's career.

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What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 31, 2014

WNYC
Michael Ian Black started beef with Michelle Obama. Gov. Christie told a protestor to sit down and shut up. Writers can't quit New York. Here are some of the week's most popular stories.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Gus of Corona, Queens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life is an adventure when you're only six inches tall. Meet Gus, the bodega cat king of Corona.

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What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 24, 2014

WNYC
A lesbian cartoonist is a MacArthur Genius. Registered non-voters should really vote. Ira Glass & Co. might solve a murder mystery. Here's a playlist of the week's top stories.

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What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 17, 2014

WNYC
One woman took out a second mortgage to go to space. We toured an abandoned NYC island. A Russian milkman becomes an American Icon. Here are the week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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ICYMT: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
We looked at Somali piracy from the pirates’ perspective. Anthony Weiner is really picky about his bagels. Generation X was angsty. Here are the week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, October 03, 2014

WNYC
The Internet was super slow in 1991. Ethan Hawke had an intense step-dad. Co-workers get insecure, too. These are a few of the week’s top stories, all in one convenient playlist.

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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 26, 2014

WNYC
Your favorite bands are (sort of) faking it on stage. Alan Cumming chats with a blind photographer. New York in 101 Objects. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

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After Coming Out As Owner Of Cannabis Club, Reporter Quits On Live TV

Monday, September 22, 2014

Charlo Greene, a reporter for a TV station in Alaska, quit using an expletive, leaving her co-workers in shock. Greene had produced reports on the push to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
The funniest songs of all time. The sports blogger solves hate crimes. The best way to spend the first ten minutes of your day. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

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Enrapturing Audiences with the Music of Carole King

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
 With eight shows a week, the Tony Award winning star of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, is working on keeping it fresh.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Tiger and Nushi of Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the latest installment of BCITOW, we meet Nushi, a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, connoisseur of Halal food, and Tiger, the polyglot of Fourth Avenue.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Oliver of the Upper West Side

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In this episode, Oliver talks about the luxuries of bodega life, and how one Upper West Side lady saved him from the streets of Yonkers.

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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 12, 2014

Whole Foods is actually cheaper than some places. Forgery's not always a crime. Most Americans are single. These are some of the week’s top stories, all in one playlist. Just click play.

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Apple or...Apple? A Quiz

Monday, September 08, 2014

Waiting in line at the Apple store and waiting in line for an apple actually look exactly the same.

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ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Nude selfies are the norm. Everyone loves “Welcome to Nightvale.” Walking in New York rules. These are a few of the week’s top stories, all in one convenient playlist. Just click play.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Carmel of Ridgewood, Queens

Monday, September 01, 2014

At a mere 8 weeks, Carmel is a fixture of this Polish deli, where dodging kielbasa and pouncing on pickles is all in a day's work. 

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