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Making Muppet Magic: Caroll Spinney on Being Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Caroll Spinney, who's played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years, talks about his characters, and his primary inspiration in life, his wife Debra. 

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A Game That Started with Segregation, Now Played with Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The game of 9-man looks like volleyball and is played in parking lots. It developed during a time of anti-Chinese sentiment, and is still dominated by Chinese-Americans today.

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It's Like A Foreign Movie With No Subtitles

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast features a look at "Welcome to Me," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," and more!
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Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

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Let's Get Out Our Crystal Balls

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Summer is right around the corner, and Rafer and Kristen can't wait. They share their top picks for the months ahead.
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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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The Weekender: Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In this special extended interview, famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and her new documentary.

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Is Technology Our Friend or Foe?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Technology: sometimes it helps us to stay connected. Sometimes it makes us a little too connected...or not connected enough. 
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Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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Dr. Jane Goodall on Her Lifelong Work and New Film

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her research and conservation efforts, and the new Disneynature film, "Monkey Kingdom."

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A True Story About Identity Theft, Murder, and Lies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A murderer on the FBI's Most Wanted List stole journalist Mike Finkel's identity. Now this true crime story is headed to the big screen.

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Do You Ever Wish You Were Younger?

Friday, April 10, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three movies that explore youth versus age. And bonus: the conversation includes special guest Kristen Stewart!
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Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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Sometimes A Predictable Date Can Still Be a Fine Date

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's new releases aren't particularly unique, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad dates. 
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It's Like The Hunger Games, But Much Worse

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about new beginnings...or more accurately, questionable recycling of stuff we already know. 
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An Epic Return: Modest Mouse is Back With a New Album

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Isaac Brock, lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter of the band Modest Mouse, discusses the band's first album of new material in eight years, "Strangers to Ourselves."

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