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Jeepers Creepers, Gee Whiz, and Gosh Almighty!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our word maven Patricia T. O'Conner shan't be bleeped as she teaches us the history of mild, euphemistic oaths.
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Surviving the NFL, Chicken Wing Etiquette, and the Origin of "Gee Willikers!"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Andy Borowitz guest hosts. George Koonce, Jr. on life after the NFL. Claude Knobler on adopting an Ethiopian son. Dan Pashman on wings. Patricia T. O'Connor on euphemistic oaths.
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Adopting a Child, Adopting Patience

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lessons a quiet, neurotic Jewish guy learned from his Ethiopian adopted son. 
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Growing Aliens in a Laboratory

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Science writer Corey Powell describes how recent discoveries in the lab are changing minds about what extraterrestrials might look like and where they might be found. 
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The Delicate Intersection of Religion and Comedy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest host Aasif Mandvi talks with Dean Obeidallah about being a Muslim-American comedian, at home and abroad.
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Two Unlikely Revolutionaries In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In January 2011, a group of strangers sparked a revolution in Cairo. 
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Tracing Muslim Identity on New York's Biggest Stages

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar on moving 'Disgraced' from Lincoln Center to Broadway, in discussion with Aasif Mandvi
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Exploring Muslim Identity in Theater, Comedy, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aasif Mandvi guest hosts. Thanassis Cambanis on revolution in Cairo. Ayad Akhtar on heading to Broadway. Corey Powell on life on Mars. Dean Obeidallah on religion and comedy. 
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Water on Mars, Black Holes, and The Great Unknown

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute Science Museum talks about the Mars Rover, Black Holes, and more!
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Documenting Faraway Places, Exploring The Planets

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aasif Mandvi hosts. Joe Hickman on Guantanamo Bay, Larry Gonick on cartoons and Algebra, Vikram Gandhi on the new season of Vice, Derrick Pitts discusses the Mars Rover. 
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Investigating Suicides at Guantanamo Bay

Monday, January 19, 2015

Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman discusses his eyewitness account of his time as a Sergeant of the Guard in Guantánamo Naval Base.
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Learning Algebra from Cartoons

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra is designed to help students understand and learn the core mathematical course taught in American schools, using engaging graphics and lively humor.
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From Kumaré to Vice

Monday, January 19, 2015

Vikram Ghandi, best known for impersonating a religious leader and creating a following of real people in his film Kumaré, discusses the third season of HBO's Vice.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: The Case Against the Internet, Ricky Jay & Virunga

Friday, January 16, 2015

Andrew Keen discusses the pitfalls of the Internet, the great slight of hand artist Ricky Jay, and fighting for the ecological heart of the Congo in Virunga.
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Inside Martha Plimpton's Acting Studio

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Emmy Award-winning actress filled in for Leonard, and lent her expertise to Please Explain about acting.
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Inside The Mind Of An Actor

Friday, January 16, 2015

For this week's Please Explain, we learn about a discipline very close to Martha Plimpton's heart: acting! 
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A Doctor Sets Sails To Countries Where Abortion Is Illegal

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new film about the work of abortion activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who sails a mobile abortion clinic to countries where abortion is illegal.
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A Sailing, Activist Medical Clinic; The Ins and Outs of Acting

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martha Plimpton guest hosts. Bringing access to abortion by sea. Stories from the AIDS epidemic. The film "Little Accidents." Please Explain Acting!
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The Families Left Following The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, January 16, 2015

Alysia Abbott and Whitney Joiner talk about “The Recollectors,” a storytelling and community website for the many children and families left behind by parents who died of AIDS.
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Uncovering The Truth After A Deadly Mining Accident

Friday, January 16, 2015

In the new film Little Accidents, a small town devastated by a fatal mining accident, and a mining company executive becomes the prime target for the town’s anger.
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