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Understanding The Irrational You

Monday, May 18, 2015

Richard Thaler talks about the impact of human psychology on economics, and the rise of behavioral economics. 
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Predicting Irrationality, Investigating Torture

Monday, May 18, 2015

Richard Thaler on the rise of behavioral economics. Michael Kirk's new documentary on the CIA's brutal interrogation methods. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Jorge Posada, Mad Max & Yoko Ono!

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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Understanding Cults

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cults have been around for thousands of years, but it always seems like they're springing up out of nowhere. What are they? Why do people join? And how do they escape?
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Tribute: Michael Blake

Friday, May 15, 2015

Michael Blake spent several years living out of his car and on friends' couches while writing a novel that was unsuccessful, until it became a film starring his friend Kevin Costner. 
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Tribute: Jim Wright

Friday, May 15, 2015

Texas Democrat Jim Wright, the former House Speaker, rose to power in what Ralph Nader called “the most important congressional [leadership] election in the last 30 years.” 
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Guest Picks: Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy

Friday, May 15, 2015

The co-stars of the new Broadway production of “Skylight” share a love of Marmite... although slightly disagree on its best vehicle. Find out what else they're fans of!
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The Limits of Free Speech in America

Friday, May 15, 2015

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword investigates the cultural limits on both expression and the willingness to listen, and the implications on the future of American democracy.
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The State of Free Speech, Understanding Cults

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David K. Shipler discusses the state of free speech in America. Please Explain is all about Cults!
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Up, Up and Away! The Genius of the Wright Brothers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough talks about Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the way they changed history.
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A New Album by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform selections from their new album, “The Traveling Kind.” 
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Life, Exhibited: Yoko Ono at MoMA

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Yoko Ono discusses her life, her music, and her new exhibit at MoMA. 
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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Perform, Yoko Ono at MoMA

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform selections from their new album. David McCullough on Wilbur and Orville Wright. Yoko Ono on her life, her music, and new one woman show at MoMA.
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Guest Picks: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, and Beth Malone

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When it comes to comfort food, two out of three stars of the hit Broadway musical "Fun Home" reach for spaghetti and meatballs! 
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Guest Picks: Anne Enright

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The internationally acclaimed Irish author is a fan of American bands, and early episodes of Cheers! "Shelly Long, say no more," she says.
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal's Lessons From War

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World is Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new book about his lessons from Iraq.
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Jorge Posada, Behind the Mask

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Legendary New York Yankee catcher Jorge Posada talks about his personal journey, his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game. 
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Lessons From Sport and War

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Legendary Yankees catcher Jorge Posada on his life in pinstripes. General Stanley McChrystal on what war can (and should) teach us.
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Understanding Dissent in America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ralph Young examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States.
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Dating and Love, in Widowhood

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” a new film about a widow who stumbles back into dating, love, and all its complicated drama, confusion, and anxiety. 
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