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Hot, Hot, Hot

Friday, September 30, 2005

Some ways to beat the heat – with verse recommended by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, romantic fiction from sound artist Miranda July, and a conversation in the hot kitchen of “Cakeman” Raven Patrick DeSean Dennis III. Also, André Aciman on writing in exile.

Beach Poetry

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On and On

Friday, August 12, 2005

Some things are seemingly endless - the minutiae of tax law, the training that goes into becoming a professional body builder, or that now-famous vocal interlude that launched Donna Summer to the top of the charts. And then there are things that ARE endless. Like infinity.

This ...

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... But I insisted...

Friday, August 05, 2005

A conversation with conceptual artist Sophie Calle, who has made an art of following other people's dictates. Also, something between documentary and fiction about homes large and small, from Australian radio producer Natalie Kestecher; a street medley from Walkman Buster Gideon D'Arcangelo; and fierce competition among adults playing Dodgeball.

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Speak for Yourself

Friday, July 22, 2005

Conversations with two men for whom conversation is rarely a simple proposition. One’s a well-known nature writer. The other is a young man from rural Pennsylvania. Both have struggled to overcome or make peace with a stutter. Also, Rick Moody’s short story, “Boys,” adapted for radio in collaboration with composer ...

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Hot, Hot, Hot

Friday, July 01, 2005

Some ways to beat the heat – with verse recommended by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, romantic fiction from sound artist Miranda July, and a conversation in the hot kitchen of “Cakeman” Raven Patrick DeSean Dennis III. Also, André Aciman on writing in exile.


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There Are Ghosts All Around

Friday, June 24, 2005


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Filling In the Blanks

Friday, June 17, 2005

Daily Show writer and performer Bob Wiltfong looks back to the days when he tried to be himself and be a news anchor. Joanne Karpowitz weighs the pros and cons of corrective surgery after having adjusted, over a lifetime, to severely impaired hearing. Also in this show we meet an ...

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For the Birds

Friday, June 10, 2005

A show dedicated to a class of animal that may, in spirit, be closest to ourselves: birds. In this hour, Brad Klein meditates on the fate of the passenger pigeon, two singers offer their very different imitations of a birdsong, and host Dean Olsher visits with artist Walton Ford in ...

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He With My Eyes, I in His Shoes

Friday, June 03, 2005

Making vows in New York and Ireland. Also, reflections from students who have completed Gross Anatomy, the first-year medical school rite of passage. And, the story of a Polish-Jewish survivor facing down the last of too many losses, taken from a new novel by Nicole Krauss. Our musical guest is ...

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Something to Remember Them By

Friday, May 27, 2005

Memorial Day, Next Big Thing-style. We remember the lyrics from "Oklahoma!," forgotten men buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, and cross-generational infatuations with Frank Sinatra. Also this week, we offer a profile of a woman with the disease ALS who struggles to regain her voice, and a cup of ...

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One Man’s Meat

Friday, May 20, 2005

Host Dean Olsher puts the Chowhound to the test with a long-distance food adventure.

Reporter Sean Collins takes us to a national mascot conference.

We visit Manhattan’s noisy Meatpacking District, and the peaceful Cloisters overlooking the Hudson River.

And we sit ...

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Eleemosynary

Friday, May 13, 2005

Music in strange places, from a laundromat to a McDonald’s and places in between. Musicians include bassist Ron McClure and experimental violinist Mark Feldman. Also, three characters from a one-woman show about Iraqi women by Heather Raffo. And a close look at the joys and agonies of an adult spelling ...

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Laze, Laze, Ignore the Pressure Not to Shirk

Friday, May 06, 2005

We reclaim poetry as a yearlong affair, in opposition to those who would have us cram it all into the month of April. Today’s show includes conversations with London dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, 84- year-old New York poet Marie Ponsot, and Tatiana Marquardt, a woman who memorizes poems (and ...

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Everybody Is Looking for a Better Place

Friday, April 29, 2005

A fresh look at Hans Christian Andersen’s story the Ugly Duckling. Online romance that has nothing to do with the internet. A visit from activist lexicographer Erin McKean, who sets her sights on Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. And new songs from musical guest Nina Nastasia.

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Observe Your Breath

Friday, April 22, 2005

Dean takes a yoga class with New Yorker cartoonist David Sipress, whose mind is rarely quiet.

We mark the arrival of spring weather with a visit to Queens, where the frogs and woodcocks are out in full force.

Performers rehearse for the opening of ...

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Ten After Eleven

Friday, April 15, 2005

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"Ten After Eleven," is a radio play written for The Next Big Thing by Theresa Rebeck, in collaboration with the Naked Angels Theater Company, starring Marlo Thomas, Lili Taylor, Dan Lauria and Fisher Stevens. The play was inspired by the infamous 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese -- a crime said to have been heard by many, but acted upon by virtually none, in a Queens neighborhood. 50 years after the murder, the details of the case have changed, but the reaction is still the same. 

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Ten After Eleven

Friday, April 15, 2005

We use the full hour to premiere "Ten After Eleven," a radio play written for The Next Big Thing by Theresa Rebeck, in collaboration with the Naked Angels Theater Company, starring Marlo Thomas, Lili Taylor, Dan Lauria and Fisher Stevens. The play was inspired by the infamous 1964 murder of ...

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There You Are: a Normal person. And Then One Day...

Friday, April 08, 2005

Nearly twenty years after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster, we bring you stories from survivors, collected by Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich. Also this week, record-digging with Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier, expert scavengers of the Numero Group label. And conversation with former New Yorker colleagues Jamaica Kincaid and Ian Frazier, ...

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Something to Believe In

Friday, April 01, 2005

Baseball fans explain their allegiances. Maira Kalman sketches her way through the streets of Manhattan. Audio artist and filmmaker Miranda July tells both sides of three stories. And Orson Welles stumbles over "a can of peas." Also in the show, tales of a phone-sex operator, by fiction writer David Cale. ...

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The Devil Incarnate

Friday, March 25, 2005

Host Dean Olsher bakes with Cake Bible author and consummate perfectionist Rose Levy Beranbaum. Former residents of the Swift River Valley in Massachusetts describe life before and after their home towns were replaced by drinking water. Philip and Elena Lister recall the conviction with which their daughter Liza lived and ...

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