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Actor (And Football Dad) Will Smith On Playing The 'Concussion' Doctor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The film centers on the man who linked a brain disease to football player deaths. Smith says, "This is probably the farthest role away from me that I've ever played, but it was exhilarating."

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Make 'Em Laugh: 'The Comedians' Tells The Story Of Stand-Up

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Kliph Nesteroff's book digs into the origins of modern comedy, from the segregated Chitlin' Circuit to the vaudeville refugees who found a new home in the Catskills, to the very first female comics.

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What Drives The Holiday Spirit? A Christmas Investigation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's the holiday season, and Hidden Brain is here to help! This week we'll talk about how you can become more generous, and give your friends and family gifts they actually want.

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How Did We Do On 2015 Tech Predictions? 'Still Waiting'

Monday, December 21, 2015

Last year, our tech reporters looked ahead to developments dealing with anticipatory computing, data breaches and Apple. Now as 2015 ends, they consider what has changed.

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'Oh, Bring Us Some ... ' Wait. What Is Figgy Pudding?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

It doesn't usually feature figs, and it isn't what Americans think of as a pudding. Want to try it for yourself? Be prepared for 30 minutes of prep, eight hours of cooking — and four weeks of aging.

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Macy Gray's Christmas Wish List Has A Few Surprises

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gray discusses her holiday song "All I Want For Christmas," in which, instead of toys and games, she hopes Santa will deliver some progressive policy changes.

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You Should Watch The Way You Punctuate Your Text Messages — Period

Sunday, December 20, 2015

These days, every character counts — nowhere more than at the end of your text messages. Researchers have found that punctuating a text with a period can make it seem as if you're being insincere.

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Fresh Off A Grammy Nod, Pentatonix Gets Back In The Christmas Spirit

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The a capella group tells NPR they wanted a challenge from their holiday album. Then, they show how they did it, with a few songs in-studio — including one Web exclusive that didn't make it to air.

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After A Church Visit, One Muslim Seeks A New Kind Of Attention To His Faith

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Muslim man posted a now-viral picture of himself praying at a Mormon church. He and the friend who extended the invitation share how they are bridging religious boundaries during this divisive time.

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Kenny Rogers' Rules For Living Well

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kenny Rogers goes long with NPR's Rachel Martin, discussing his work ethic, his yearly holiday music tradition, and the uncanny persistence of "The Gambler."

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Getting That Presidential Interview Just Right

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep stopped by the NPR Politics podcast to chat about balancing respect for the office with asking "the rudest question that's on your mind."

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'The Wiz Live!' Defied The Skeptics, Returns For A Second Round

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Live telecasts of other musicals have gotten attention mostly for the hatred they inspired. But The Wiz Live! — back for an encore Saturday night — seems to have broken that spell.

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After Historic Elections in Saudi Arabia, What's The Future For Women?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Women have won several positions on municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time. What, if anything, do these first-ever elections including women mean for those in Saudi Arabia?

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How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Saturday, December 19, 2015

When they take the debate stage, candidates must somehow walk a fine line between polish and authenticity — but how? Two people who train presidential hopefuls for a living break down how it's done.

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Why Are 'Hoverboards' Literally Catching Fire?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Reports of the boards burning up have focused attention on shoddy lithium-ion batteries. While most devices with the batteries are made safely, precautions can be taken in choosing and using them.

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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

Friday, December 18, 2015

When Henry Jimenez left his family in Mexico for the U.S., he knew he'd miss them. He didn't know he'd meet a best friend: Akiva Johnson. Nowadays they stick together — "like magnets," Johnson says.

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You're Never Too Young To Be A 'Comeback Kid'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Comedian John Mulaney is only 33, but he's already had an Emmy nomination and a failed sitcom — so he decided it would be amusingly on-the-nose to name his new Netflix special The Comeback Kid.

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Looking At Violence In America With A Financial Lens

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Health economist Ted Miller analyzes the financial toll of violence like mass shootings. He says the total cost of firearm injury in America is $235 billion a year.

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M.I.A.: 'How Can The West Turn People Away?'

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The London-born, Sri Lanka-raised artist has made a habit of crossing borders in her life and in her music. In her latest video, she wonders why those borders exist at all.

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The Psychology Of Radicalization: How Terrorist Groups Attract Young Followers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Why do young people join ISIS? Is it nihilism? Or, as social scientists suggest, a perverse idealism? Hidden Brain explores the psychology of terrorist groups, and why people join them.

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