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Beyond Scandalous Selfies: Documenting Anthony Weiner's Downfall

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A new documentary shows the rise and fall of the former congressman with unimaginable access. Co-directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg explain how they got the story.

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On The Ever-Present Trauma Of Rape: 'You Are Not Alone. Don't Give Up'

Sunday, May 22, 2016

More than 30 years after he says he was raped by a priest, Raymond Douglas wrote about his trauma. He hopes it will help more male victims to speak up and authorities to better address the issue.

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Joe Hill On 'Fireman,' Family And ... Fart Cookies?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Novelist Joe Hill's latest, The Fireman, is an apocalyptic plague tale about a pathogen that makes sufferers explode. He says his father Stephen King has had a great influence on his storytelling.

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Four Home-Schooled Sisters, One Awesome Metallica Cover

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Violin, mandolin, piano, drums and gorgeous vocal harmonies define the sound of SHEL, a band of four sisters raised in a music-minded household. They speak with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Acclaimed authors — including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Chabon — have begun penning comic books, to great acclaim. Coates' first issue of Black Panther is the year's top-selling comic so far.

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'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

Sunday, May 22, 2016

You may be familiar with Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. But did you know Mendelssohn's sister Fanny and Schumman's wife Clara were accomplished composers, too?

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Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video: 'Chewbacca Mom'

Saturday, May 21, 2016

"I'm reeling," Candace Payne tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Her video of herself trying on a mask has already set a record for views, and even she's astounded by the reaction. "I'm like, y'all, come on."

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Show Up Early To The Party With Andy Shauf

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Canadian singer-songwriter's new album, The Party, is full of character studies and vignettes. He breaks down the story behind the song 'Early To The Party.'

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Politics Podcast: The Team Goes Live!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Join the NPR Politics Podcast team for a weekly roundup of political news that was taped in front of a live studio audience. The team talks Democrats, GOP, and takes audience questions.

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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

Friday, May 20, 2016

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce, and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.

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When Her Town Needed Fixing, This Single Mom Stepped Up

Friday, May 20, 2016

Marie Sayenga saw her local government needed improvement. So, while raising a family on her own, she stepped up and ran for office in the 1950s.

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For Some NBA Hopefuls, A Timeout In Basketball's Lesser-Known League

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Basketball players hoping to break into the NBA sometimes play first in the D-League. On this episode of Embedded, we follow two players through the highs and lows of the season.

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On Corinne Bailey Rae's New Album, A Focus On Renewal

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Between her first and second albums, the British singer's world was shattered by loss. Rae says her latest, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, is all about transformation and hope.

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President Obama Is Familiar With Finland's Heavy Metal Scene. Are You?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Obama commended the country's prolific metal scene while speaking with European Nordic leaders. "Finland is making the weirdest heavy metal imaginable," Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian says.

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Jane Little, Atlanta's Dainty Double-Bass Player For 71 Years, Dies Onstage

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing.

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These Gloves Offer A Modern Twist On Sign Language

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two college students developed SignAloud, gloves that connect to a computer and convert some sign language words and letters into speech and text. In the process, they've learned about deaf culture.

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This Is Your Brain On Uber

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This week we feature Keith Chen, a behavioral economist at UCLA and the head of economic research at Uber. Keith explains why surge pricing makes us nuts and discusses our weird economic choices.

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Who Was Joe Gould, And Did He Really Write The World's Longest Book?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould's Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.

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London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain's First Robot

Monday, May 16, 2016

They have the technology. Now they need the money. The Science Museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign to rebuild Eric, who wowed audiences after he was created in 1928 — and then vanished.

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Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating

Monday, May 16, 2016

What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you're eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our questions.

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