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Journeys, Decisions, and Rules

Friday, July 24, 2015

The end of Charly Keunang's life. What to expect from "Unexpected." An effective, but illegal, treatment. The rules of kosher and halal foods.
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A Beginner's Guide To Kosher And Halal Food

Friday, July 24, 2015

There are many rules that govern what is and isn't halal or kosher. Luckily we know a few experts - including a "doctor of pastrami" - who can show us the ropes.
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Guest Picks: Jerome "Little Anthony" Gourdine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine came on the show to discuss his storied music career. He told us about some of his musical inspirations. 
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Guest Picks: Penn Jillette

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penn Jillette joined us to talk about coming back to Broadway with his partner Teller. He also let us in on some of his favorite music, TV shows, and foods.
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Forty Years Later, Penn & Teller Come Home

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Forty years after their New York City premier, Penn & Teller return to their roots with a new show.
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Documenting Public Housing, By the People Who Call It Home

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Armed with disposable cameras, residents of New York City's public housing reclaim the narrative of their homes and neighborhoods.
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A Crooner Looks Back At His Career

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine looks back at his rise to stardom in the 1950's R&B scene as the lead singer for doo-wop legends Little Anthony and the Imperials.
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Summer Playlist of our Celebrity Guest Favorites

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We put together a playlist of some of our celebrity guests' favorite songs- just in time for your summer road trips! Listen to their choices below.
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Magic, Music, and Medicine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penn Jillette is back on Broadway. The lead singer of Little Anthony and the Imperials. Documenting the lives inside NYC public housing projects. Should we keep searching for cures? 
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How Much Should We Spend In Search of Cures for Terminal Illnesses?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vice Motherboard staff writer Jason Koebler discusses his reporting on whether the search for moonshot medical cures takes resources away from the search for better treatments.
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The Harmony of the Universe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The universe is defined by symmetry, harmony, balance, proportion, and economy. These traits are also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. 
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Tribute: E.L. Doctorow

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The author made the past come alive through novels like Ragtime and The Book of Daniel. Listen to some of his classic WNYC appearances here. 
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Shedding Light On Worlds That Remain in the Dark

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The truth about the food we eat. A new film about a gang member who become a mentor. Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel, The Small Backs of Children. Understanding nature’s deep design.
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Before Becoming a Teenager, Primo Became a Gang Member

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blending documentary and fictional storytelling, a new film profiles a member of the notorious Bloods gang who mentors the son of a slain friend. 
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The Hidden World of Global Food

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Understanding global food, from top-secret egg warehouses in Canada to feedlots in the U.S., from farm offices in Mexico to flocks of village chickens in Indonesia. 
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Photographing Disaster, and Winning Acclaim

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel on how a photographer's controversial photo from a war-torn village in Eastern Europe leads to his fame. 
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New York City's First African American Cop

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When Samuel Battle broke the color line as NYC's first African American cop in the 1920s, he had to deal with racist colleagues, death threats, and government corruption. 
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How To Use Technology to Exploit Inmates

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

International Business Times senior writer Eric Markowitz discusses his reporting on the intersection of criminal justice and technology. 
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Worshiping Coconuts in the Nude in Christian Kracht's New Novel

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christian Kracht's absurdist novel about a radical vegetarian and nudist who planned to establish a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. 
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China's Business Superpowers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Over the past two decades, a burst of entrepreneurialism has transformed China’s economy from a closed, impoverished, state-run system into a major power in global business. 
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