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Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," Live from the 92Y

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In 1953, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece “Under Milk Wood” in New York. Now, actor Michael Sheen returns with a new production in celebration of Thomas' centenary.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Bono and Belly Dancing

Friday, October 31, 2014

She gave up ballet, but Yillah Natalie discovered her life’s work in U2’s “Mysterious Ways”: belly dancing.

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Studio 360

David Suchet Bows Out of Poirot’s Bowler

Friday, October 31, 2014

Television's long-running series about detective Hercule Poirot is almost over. Will Agatha Christie’s main man ever get a re-boot?

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Studio 360

Nightcrawler, Zola Jesus, & Gamergate

Friday, October 31, 2014

Zola Jesus changes her tune, the director of Nightcrawler races to the scene of a car crash, and a critic explains the nastiness of Gamergate.

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Studio 360

Dan Gilroy Gets Dark with Nightcrawler

Friday, October 31, 2014

The director of Nightcrawler explains the real-life inspiration for the film and why Jake Gyllenhaal’s creepy character is our future.

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Studio 360

What Is Gamergate?

Friday, October 31, 2014

A backlash against feminist critics of videogames has led to threats of murder. Where is the hate coming from?

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Studio 360

Taking on the Great Doodle Dare

Friday, October 31, 2014

Alison Bechdel started an incomplete doodle and challenged listeners to complete it. How have doodlers responded?

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Resist Much, Obey Little

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell reads Whitman on the eve of the 2003 Iraq War. Kinnell died this week at the age of 87.
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PRI's The World

Sweden hopes to project a new image with its official font

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweden has its own national flag and unique history, and now it has its own font, too. The government has created a typeface of its own, called Sweden Sans, as part of a new branding project.

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PRI's The World

What happens in Vegas, stays in a Vegas casino's database

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We all know the saying about Vegas, but be aware that all of things that stay in Vegas still end up in the huge data repositories of casinos. Adam Tanner's new book tracks how they're vacuuming up every bit of information they can on their customers to keep people coming back.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Two American Obsessions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Food and Bob Dylan. Are both overrated? A reformed foodie weighs in on the former. Then, the New Yorker's Editor-in-Chief makes a case for Dylan's greatness.

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Studio 360

Doodle Dare: Superheroes Among Us

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

For Studio 360's Doodle Dare, Alison Bechdel started an image — you must finish it. And several artists have turned her girl in distress into a dragon-wrestling, high-flying superhero.
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Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
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PRI's The World

Laura Poitras' new documentary tells the Edward Snowden story — with some free computer lessons thrown in

Monday, October 27, 2014

Filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the journalists whom Edward Snowden selected last year to tell his story. Now Poitras has released a new documentary with footage from the meetings that made Snowden a global figure and digital security an everyday concern.

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PRI's The World

Liberian immigrants hope their song will offer support to those dealing with Ebola back home

Monday, October 27, 2014

'Kick Ebola' is a catchy tune created by Liberian immigrants in Philadelphia to help stop the spread of the disease in Africa and remind Liberians that they are missed.

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Love + Radio

Ghost Stories (Rebroadcast)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Donate at Radiotopia.fm! Exploring the Frankenst…

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PRI's The World

Cartoons of Muhammad sparked global outrage, but the man who approved them has no regrets

Friday, October 24, 2014

Flemming Rose was the Danish newspaper editor responsible for running the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 that sparked global outrage. Now he's written a book about the episode and holds fast to his belief that publishing them was the right and necessary thing to do.

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Meet South Africa’s funniest, Xhosa-speaking, Jewish comedian

Friday, October 24, 2014

South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz grew up on a farm outside Cape Town with speakers of Xhosa, an African language distinctive for its clicking consonants. “I like to think of myself as the white sheep of the family,” he jokes.

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Studio 360

Matthew McConaughey & St. Vincent

Friday, October 24, 2014

In this special edition of the show, Matthew McConaughey transforms from rom-com stud to Oscar-winning lead, St. Vincent grows into her persona, and filmmakers revisit black-and-white.
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Studio 360

Mark Mothersbaugh Is Happy to Be Co-Opted

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mark Mothersbaugh makes catchy film scores for Wes Anderson, ads for Nike, rugs for art collectors — anything to plant his subversive messages in the mainstream.

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