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Sarah Vowell on Unfamiliar Fishes

Friday, July 01, 2011

Sarah Vowell tells the history of the fiftieth state—Hawaii. Her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes, gives an account of the transformation of the islands by New England missionaries who arrived in 1820, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, and also looks at sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen: a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded Barack Obama, the first president from Hawaii, during his inaugural parade.

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Speech! Speech!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bestselling author Sarah VowellThis American Life host Ira Glass, and actor, writer, comedian, and Daily Show correspondent John Oliver round up some "Great Speeches & Other Outbursts" to benefit the education nonprofit 826NYC.

Listeners: what do you think is one of the greatest speeches or public outbursts… of all time? Call in or comment here!

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Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Vowell tells the history of the fiftieth state—Hawaii. Her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes, gives an account of the transformation of the islands by New England missionaries who arrived in 1820, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, and also looks at sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen: a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded Barack Obama, the first president from Hawaii, during his inaugural parade.

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Guest Picks: Sarah Vowell

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Vowell stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of her favorite picks.

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20 Year News Quiz

Friday, November 27, 2009

A 20-year news quiz looks at some of the biggest stories that Brian has covered - or missed while on vacation - since 1989. Guest quizmasters include WNYC President Laura Walker; Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page; actress Rosie Perez; Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice; author Sarah Vowell; Brian's long-lost ...

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20 Year News Quiz

Friday, September 25, 2009

A 20-year news quiz looks at some of the biggest stories that Brian has covered - or missed while on vacation - since 1989. Guest quizmasters include WNYC President Laura Walker; Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page; actress Rosie Perez; Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice; author Sarah Vowell; Brian's long-lost ...

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Sarah Vowell

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Puritans came to America full of ideals and lofty aspirations. Four hundred years later, candidates like Sarah Palin still sing their tune. Writer Sarah Vowell, author of the new book The Wordy Shipmates, says we could learn a thing or two from these politicians ...

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Sarah Vowell on America’s Puritan Roots

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Essayist and public radio favorite Sarah Vowell talks about America’s Puritan roots, beyond the shoe buckles-and-corn stereotypes, and what our 17th c. cultural heritage means for modern-day Americans. Her new book is The Wordy Shipmates.

Events:
Sarah Vowell will give a Q&A and booksigning
Wed. Oct. ...

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Beyond Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Get tips on how to get your kids to eat foods other than chicken nuggets and pizza. Also: public radio star Sarah Vowell on America's Puritan heritage. Then, our latest Political Projections is all about presidential biopics! And to start us off: find out what made Abraham Lincoln ...

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RNC Coverage: Hour 2

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bill Adair, editor of politifact.com, fact checks some recent speeches, and Stephen Dinan, reporter and blogger for the Washington Times, talks about the latest political news.

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Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, opens up the convention swag ...

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Live from the Republican National Convention: Day 2

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Coverage continues from the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Get the latest news from the floor, plus cultural commentary from writer Sarah Vowell.

See WNYC's Flickr page for more images from the convention.

What are Brian and the rest of the WNYC team doing and ...

The Pleasures of Potter

Friday, August 24, 2007

Sarah Vowell, contributing editor to This American Life and author of Assassination Vacation, and Nancy Pearl, librarian and author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest (Sasquatch Books, 2007), provide spoiler-free Potter discussion, as well as suggestions on what ...

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Pottermania

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sarah Vowell, contributing editor to This American Life and author of Assassination Vacation, and Nancy Pearl, librarian and author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest (Sasquatch Books, 2007), provide spoiler-free Potter discussion, as well as suggestions on what ...

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Does Harry Potter Get Whacked?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Like the iPhone and the Sopranos rolled into one, New Yorkers will be waiting in line to buy a book that won’t sell out, to find out if the main character gets whacked. Pottermania, New York-style, with Sarah Vowell. Also: there are four bad options facing Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. ...