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The Takeaway

2014's Best Alternative Christmas Tunes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Studio 360 producer and Sideshow host Sean Rameswaram brings us the best alt-holiday music of 2014.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow-Up Friday: Christmas Facts and Figures

Friday, December 19, 2014

In which we clarify two factual errors that came up on yesterday's show: was Jesus really born on December 25th? And what's the religious breakdown of the U.S.?.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hollywood 'Cowardice,' Alt-Christmas Music, A Journey With Cancer

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway explores what "The Interview" means for modern cyber warfare, we hear some of the best alternative Christmas songs, and we hear from the women of "Under Her Skin."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Christmas Might Be For Everyone Now

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Listeners: do you celebrate Christmas while not actually being Christian? Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, talks on the unique holiday while we take your phone calls.

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Selected Shorts

Christmas Morning

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A poor mother tries to create a rich Christmas.

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Selected Shorts

Occurrence on the Six-Seventeen

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grumpy commuters get Christmas spirit

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Studio 360

Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If there’s one Christmas album everyone can agree on, it’s “A Charlie Brown Cristmas,” by Vince Guaraldi. Here’s how it came to be.

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Selected Shorts

The H Street Sledding Record

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The perfect family Christmas.

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Selected Shorts

Ho, Ho, Huh? Selected Shorts for Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas spirit and a little Scrooge-ness from Calvin Trillin.

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Selected Shorts

Christmas in Qatar

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Calvin Trillin wants to go far far away for Christmas.

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WQXR Features

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Monday, December 15, 2014

Join us on Wednesday at 10 am for a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge for the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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The Takeaway

In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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Micropolis

A War on Christmas? Not in New York City

Monday, December 15, 2014

In multicultural New York City, even non-Christians get a kick out of the holiday spirit.  Micropolis talks to Aasif Mandvi, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Hasidic Jews from Borough Park.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Christmas Culture

Monday, December 15, 2014

Delve into the long history of Santa and some little-known lore about Christmas and share your culture's variations on the theme.

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WNYC News

Making Poetry and Pies

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson shares tips and the history of the sweet potato pie.  

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 12, 2014

A graphic novel made out of animated GIFs, inspirational quotes from Werner Herzog, and heavy metal Christmas music. 
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Soundcheck

The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: A Christmas Carol - A Radio Drama

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Watch archived video of a radio drama inspired by the Charles Dickens classic, brought to life by the voices of Broadway stars and your favorite public radio personalities.  

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Studio 360

Have Yourself a Scary Little Krampus

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

St. Nicholas has long rewarded kids who are nice, but did you know he has a counterpart? Krampus the demon punishes naughty tykes.
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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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