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The Brian Lehrer Show The Brian Lehrer Show
A daily weekday podcast from WNYC
Enlighten yourself as host Brian Lehrer puts you directly in touch with news makers and gives them a chance to exchange opinions and ideas with call-in listeners. A seasoned moderator, Lehrer directs a "sane alternative" in talk radio. Brian Lehrer puts a human face -- and maybe even your neighbor's voice -- on the issues shaping your life.

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Death, Sex & Money Death, Sex & Money
A biweekly podcast from WNYC
Death, Sex & Money, a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here.

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The Fishko Files Fishko Files
A weekly podcast from WNYC
Since 1999, Sara Fishko has been producing personal essays on music, art, culture and media. Fishko’s pieces provide an insightful and accessible look into culture by mixing colorful sound, intimate interviews and thoughtful commentary. The comprehensive archive examines everything from obscure figures in film history to the masterpieces of the greatest classical composers.

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Freakonomics Freakonomics Radio
A bi-weekly podcast from WNYC and American Public Media
Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there’s Freakonomics Radio, a new podcast hosted by Dubner and bi-weekly segment on Marketplace that explores what the hidden side of everything sounds like. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged and definitely surprised.

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Here's The Thing Here's The Thing
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Baldwin sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas. Here's the Thing: Listen to what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

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Last Chance Foods Last Chance Foods
A weekly podcast from WNYC
Last Chance Foods covers produce that’s about to go out of season, gives you a heads up on what’s still available at the farmers market and tells you how to keep it fresh through the winter.

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The Leonard Lopate Show The Leonard Lopate Show
A daily weekday podcast from WNYC
Host Leonard Lopate lets you in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers, and do-it-yourself experts. Live interaction is critical to Lopate's conversational and personal style.

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The Longest Shortest Time The Longest Shortest Time
A biweekly podcast from WNYC
The Longest Shortest Time is a podcast and blog about surprising struggles in early parenthood, hosted by author and This American Life contributor Hillary Frank. Visit the Longest Shortest Time's website to submit your story, and to talk mama and papa shop safely.

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Money Talking Money Talking
A weekly podcast from WNYC
New Yorkers crave informed and intelligent business and economic news. WNYC’s Money Talking brings you just that with lively conversations that go beyond the headlines and the jargon to explore the most important business stories of the week. Every Friday join Jeff Greenfield as he hosts regular WNYC contributors Joe Nocera (The New York Times) and Rana Foroohar (Time). Context, conversation and insight. That’s WNYC's Money Talking.

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Movie Date Movie Date
A weekly podcast from The Takeaway
It’s hard to get any two people to agree on a movie. It’s even harder for Takeaway movie producer Kristen Meinzer and Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman. Join them in the weekly Movie Date podcast as they make the case for why you should or shouldn’t see a movie. And on the rare occasion, you might hear them agree.

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New Sounds New Sounds
A daily podcast from WNYC
New Sounds provides a place for your left and right brain to unwind at the end of day. Host John Schaefer combs recent recordings for one of the most educational and enchanting hours on radio. For 20 years, he's been finding the melody in the rainforest and the rhythm in an orchestra of tin cans. The program offers new ways to hear the ancient language of song.

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New Tech City New Tech City
A weekly podcast from WNYC
New Tech City is a lively tech show, but it's really more about life in a turbulent time. Through personal stories, host Manoush Zomorodi chronicles how new technologies are changing us, as people, changing the way we work, move, even love. It's a little wacky and a lot of fun, a tech show for techies and non-techies alike.

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On The Media On The Media
A weekly podcast from NPR/WNYC
On the Media explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we see the world and the world sees us.

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Please Explain w/ Leonard Lopate Please Explain with Leonard Lopate
A weekly podcast from WNYC
In Please Explain, The Leonard Lopate Show sets aside time every Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of one complex issue. Ever wonder how New York City's water system works? Or how the US became so polarized politically? We'll back up and review the basic facts and principles of complicated issues across a broad range of topics — history, politics, science, you name it.

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Radio Rookies Radio Rookies
A biweekly podcast from WNYC
Radio Rookies® is a New York Public Radio® initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories.

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Radiolab Radiolab
A biweekly podcast from WNYC
Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility.

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Selected Shorts Selected Shorts
A weekly podcast from WNYC and PRI
Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud, and the fresh, vivid, diverse works of a new generation of remarkable literary talents, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning Jhumpa Lahiri and literary catalyst Jonathan Franzen.

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Sideshow Sideshow
A weekly podcast from WNYC and PRI
Sideshow talks to the people who make the memes. The mashup video that broke the internet, the GIF that went around the world in a minute, the parody twitter account with a million followers – that’s the frontier of culture today, and the internet is our theater, gallery, sandbox, and bouncy house rolled into one.

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Soundcheck Soundcheck
A daily weekday podcast from WNYC
Soundcheck, hosted by John Schaefer, is WNYC’s daily talk show about music. Covering all musical genres, Soundcheck celebrates the musical passions of performers, composers, critics, and the public radio audience. Listeners enjoy intimate conversations with and live performances by leading artists from around New York and around the globe.

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The Sporkful The Sporkful
A biweekly podcast from WNYC
The Sporkful is a James Beard Award-nominated podcast and blog where we discuss, debate and obsess over ridiculous food minutiae in search of new and better ways to eat. It's created and hosted by Dan Pashman.

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Studio 360 Studio 360
A weekly podcast from WNYC and PRI
Studio 360 is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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The Takeaway The Takeaway
A daily weekday podcast from WNYC
The Takeaway is a national news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Host John Hockenberry, along with partners The New York Times, WNYC, Public Radio International, and WGBH Boston, delivers news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.

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TLDR TLDR
A weekly podcast from WNYC
TLDR is a short podcast and blog about the internet by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, two producers for On The Media. One story a week diving into the ever-changing realm of online culture.

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Car Talk Car Talk
A weekly podcast from WBUR and NPR
America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

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Fresh Air Fresh Air
A daily weekday podcast from WHYY and NPR
Nearly 4.5 million people listen to this magazine of contemporary arts and issues every week. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." The show gives its intimate interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.

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This American Life This American Life
A weekly podcast from WBEZ and PRI
Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. We're not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. There are people in dramatic situations. Things happen to them. There are funny moments and emotional moments and—hopefully—moments where the people in the story say interesting, surprising things about it all.

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