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Movie Date: 'The World's End,' 'You're Next,' 'The Spectacular Now'

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen and Rafer review movies that are about drinking...or that might be best watched while drunk. They include: "The World's End," which is about an alcoholic embarking on a 12-pub crawl gone wrong; "The Spectacular Now," which is about an alcoholic embarking on a romance gone wrong; and "You're Next," which is about a a bunch of rich people at a family gathering gone wrong. Also, Kristen and Rafer take a few minutes to complain about the current state of movie etiquette.

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Revitalizing & Reinventing Immersion Theater

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Theater, one of the oldest forms of entertainment, is again embarking on this tradition of immersion. While interactive theater isn’t new, it is growing in popularity as audience members are encouraged to drink, socialize or take part in a production without being dragged on stage. Charlie Herman, the business and economics editor for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, explains the latest developments in immersion theater.

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The Directors of "Lovelace" on America's First Porn Star

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

As America’s first real porn superstar, Linda Lovelace was both celebrated as a symbol of sexual liberation and derided for participating in the objectification of women. Despite her stardom, Lovelace never set out to be a star. Her back story was much more complicated and, at times, tragic. The new film, “Lovelace,” starring Amanda Seyfried, tells the story of Linda Lovelace's public and private life. Its directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman explain what went into their new biopic, and how Lovelace's survivors feel about it.

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TVs Stay Dark Amid Time Warner, CBS Dispute

Monday, August 05, 2013

You and your television set may be caught in a standoff between the Time Warner Cable and CBS Television. Time Warner's current contract with CBS expired this weekend, blocking out CBS stations, and cable networks owned by CBS, in large parts of New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Jon Lafayette, Business Editor for Broadcasting and Cable Magazine, joins us to examine the stalemate and what's next for the media giants.

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Paul Schrader On His Controversial New Film, "The Canyons"

Friday, August 02, 2013

Paul Schrader, the screenwriter famous for “Taxi Driver,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and many other films, is attracting attention for his newest film, in limited release this Friday, called “The Canyons.” Starring Lindsay Lohan and porn superstar James Deen, it was written by Bret Easton Ellis and funded with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.

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Russia Grants Snowden Asylum Despite U.S. Demands | Should Detroit Get a Bailout? | Paul Schrader On His Controversial New Film, "The Canyons"

Friday, August 02, 2013

Russia Grants Snowden Asylum Despite U.S. Demands | Should Detroit Get a Bailout? | Paul Schrader On His Controversial New Film, "The Canyons" | Should The Severely Mental Ill Be Forced to Receive Treatment? | New Movie Releases of the Week: The Canyons & 2 Guns

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Movie Date: 'The To-Do List,' 'Wolverine,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Blue Jasmine'

Friday, July 26, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen tackle a strange, intense, and in some cases disappointing variety of movies, from the teen sex comedy, "The To-Do List" to the latest Woody Allen offering, "Blue Jasmine," and in between, the comic book action flick "Wolverine" and the biopic based on a tragic true event, "Fruitvale Station." They also answer voicemail, from one listener who's frustrated and another who sounds genuinely concerned.

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New Film "Fruitvale Station" Remembers Shooting Victim Oscar Grant

Friday, July 26, 2013

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was shot and killed by a white transit police officer while heading home from New Year's festivities. Cephus Johnson, Oscar's uncle, tells the Takeaway about what he hopes audiences will take away from the film.

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Trans Actress Laverne Cox on Gender, Identity, and "Orange is the New Black"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black” is the first scripted series to feature a trans actor, playing a trans character in a leading role. Laverne Cox plays that character, Sophia Burset. She shares her story of identity, acting, and working on the critically acclaimed new series about life behind bars.

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What Not To Read

Thursday, July 18, 2013

It’s the time of year when many of us find ourselves on the beach, or in a park, or on the back porch with a tall glass of something cool and a delicious summer read. But while many of us dive into our summer reads, more than a few of us also set those books down before finishing them. What makes a book hard to finish? And which books—especially in the sultry days of summer—just aren’t worth the effort? Patrik Henry Bass, books editor for Essence, shares his very special list of what not to read this summer.

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The Summer Music of 1993

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All this week, the music program Soundcheck is looking back on the music of 1993—including chart topping singles, landmark albums and watershed moments from that summer 20 years ago. Soundcheck’s host John Schaefer gives Takeaway listeners an introduction to the series, and asks what their favorite songs from summer that was.

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Movie Date: "Pacific Rim" and "Grown Ups 2"

Friday, July 12, 2013

Things you'll learn in this week's Movie Date podcast:

  1. Taylor Lautner in "Grown Ups 2" may be the best Taylor Lautner you ever see.
  2. "Pacific Rim" is not a porno.
  3. Rafer and Kristen do not have a future career in singing. 
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Olympians Of A Certain Age

Friday, July 05, 2013

Many of us see our golden years as a time when we can sit back, relax, and leave our strenuous days behind us. But for the athletes featured in the new documentary, "Age of Champions," the retirement years are anything but retiring. Profiling five athletes, "Age of Champions" celebrates swimmers, tennis players, basketball players, and pole vaulters, all of whom are between the ages of 72 and 100 years-old, as they compete in the National Senior Olympic Games.

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Movie Date: 'The Heat,' 'White House Down,' '20 Feet From Stardom'

Thursday, June 27, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer wonders if "White House Down" might be the exact same movie as "Olympus Has Fallen,"Kristen tries to fake out Rafer with her feelings about "The Heat," Rafer talks about the most spine-tingling moment in "20 Feet From Stardom," and both imagine themselves as the lead characters in "Turner and Hooch."

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'The New Black': Same-Sex Marriage and the African-American Community

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court will soon issue its decisions in the two same-sex marriage cases the Justices heard this term, but same-sex marriage has long divided the African-American community, a fact filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores in her new documentary, "The New Black." She joins us today to discuss her film that examines the history and future of same-sex marriage in the black community and the black church.

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'Miss You Can Do It': A Pageant Inspires Young Women with Disabilities

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Miss You Can Do It pageant gives girls with physical disabilities a chance to achieve and compete. Abbey Curran, a former Miss Iowa, was born with cerebral palsy and created the pageant in 2008. "Miss You Can Do It," the subject of a new HBO documentary, premieres tonight on HBO. John Hockenberry spoke with Curran at an HBO event last week.

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'Documented': Jose Antonio Vargas's Immigration Story

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas arrived in the United States at the age of 12, but he didn't learn his about his undocumented status until he tried to get his driver's license at the age of 16. Since he revealed his status in a 2011 New York Times Magazine article, Vargas has become an immigration reform activist. He joins us today to discuss his latest project, "Documented," a new film that examines his own immigration story, from his childhood in the Philippines through today. 

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Movie Date: 'Man of Steel,' 'This is the End,' and 'The Bling Ring'

Friday, June 14, 2013

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen talk about the dark side of Superman, the bright side of the apocalypse, and the inside of Paris Hilton's closet. It's all in honor of "Man of Steel," "This is the End," and "The Bling Ring."

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Mozart Never Made it to the U.S., but his Violin Finally Has

Friday, June 14, 2013

Earlier in the week, Mozart’s prized violin and viola made it to the U.S. for the first time. On Monday they were played at Jordon Hall in Boston. Tonight the violin will be played at the Austrian Cultural Form in New York. And today, for the first time ever, Mozart’s violin is going to be played in a U.S. radio studio: The Takeaway studio.

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The End of Unpaid Internships?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

After months of working as an unpaid accounting intern on the film “Black Swan,” Eric Glatt came to believe something was terribly wrong with the whole internship system. And so he and fellow intern Alexander Footman sued Fox Searchlight, the production company behind the film, and late Tuesday afternoon, in a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled in their favor.

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