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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding Funny Between Iran and America

Friday, March 06, 2015

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani won't play a terrorist on TV, but he finds the laughs, even in the nuclear talks stand-off.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raising Wages; Cuomo Admin's Emails; Comedian Maz Jobrani

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Cuomo administration is now deleting employees' emails after three months; is NYC's "tech boom" translating into jobs?; Generation X writer Douglas Coupland; & comedian Maz Jobrani.

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Leggo My Lego

Thursday, March 05, 2015

LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Physics Meets Comedy in "The Infinite Monkey Cage"

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince talk about taking their award winning science discussion show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, on the road.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Science, Art, and Music Collide!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The world of scientific pundits-for-hire. Comedy and physics collide in a live event. Dave Barry's life lessons. Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston's collaboration, “Wordless!”

The Brian Lehrer Show

B.J. Novak: Comedy on the Stage and Page

Monday, March 02, 2015

The writer, performer ("The Office") and author B.J. Novak talks about writing for stand-up, television, and short stories.

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All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

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All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

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AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Ives' New Collection of Short Plays: “Lives of the Saints”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives talks about the world premiere of his new comedic short plays, “Lives of the Saints.” 

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Puzzlehood!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.

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The Comedy And Good Conversation Of Harris Wittels

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR contributor Glen Weldon remembers writer, actor, producer, musician, and comedy podcast mainstay Harris Wittels, who died Thursday, just 30 years old.

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Puzzlehood

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Jon Stewart

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jon Stewart recently announced that he's stepping down from his role as host of "The Daily Show."  So we're revisiting our 2004 conversation with him and our conversation with Bill Clinton's joke writer Mark Katz.

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AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.

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The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Fresh Off the Boat-A Conversation with Amy Chua, Awkwafina, Jay Smooth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Yang sits down to discuss race, representation and hip-hop on ABC's new family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat with guests Amy Chua, Jay Smooth and Awkwafina.

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The Takeaway

Better Than The Rest: Missing Jon Stewart Already

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

There's been quite a bit of drama this week in the world of media. Bob Garfield of On The Media reflects on Jon Stewart's retirement.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 06, 2015

It was a great week online for Rihanna, The Simpsons, Neil Young, and Left Shark.
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Teen Angstagrams

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your favorite mock-tails in a music game called THE TEETOTALLER'S PLAYLIST.

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