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Eat, Play, Love

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Iconic Voice of Gilbert Gottfried: From Standup to Movies, and Now a Podcast

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gilbert Gottfried tells us about his life and career in the world of comedy, from "Aladdin" to "The Aristocrats" to headlining at Carolines. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Power Brokers From New York to DC to Moscow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vladimir Putin's grip on Russia, Garry Trudeau on his new sitcom Alpha House, Gilbert Gottfried on his legacy as a comedian, and Robert Caro reflects 40 years after The Power Broker.

LIES

Rory Scovel Is Addicted to Drug Studies

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The former theater major knows his Shakespeare, but he’s over it. Now he’s studying up on drugs and waking up every day thinking about the apocalypse.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Aasif Mandvi: From Boarding School to 'Curry Pot' to New York's Melting Pot

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aasif Mandvi talks about the many, often contradictory, identities that make up who he is, his time as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” and his new collection of essays.

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Studio 360

Making Fun of the Kennedys

Friday, November 21, 2014

The First Family broke new ground for comedy by openly mocking the Kennedys — even though it was recorded during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

Ask Me Another

Let's Do This Thing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

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LIES

The Holy Trinity of YouTube Is Crazy Rich

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grace, Hannah and Mamrie, known as the Holy Trinity of YouTube, aren’t just fooling around on the Internet. They’re a veritable brand that millennials love. 

Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26

Friday, November 14, 2014

Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return. 

Plus, hear what happens when Neil attempts to classify his writing. It's nearly impossible. 

Hear the full episode with VIP Neil Gaiman, "The Model of a Modern Major Game Show," now.

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Ask Me Another

The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.

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LIES

Colin Quinn Started Smoking at Age Four

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Those were the days before Bloomberg's smoking ban, back when New Yorkers were tough. And Quinn knows tough. He's on tour performing other people's acts, and they can't stop him.

Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.

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The Takeaway

For Maria Bamford, Mental Illness & Comedy Collide

Friday, November 07, 2014

Maria Bamford often plays an exaggerated version of herself. But she's also navigating a complicated, disturbing, and not so funny world of mental illness.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Sara Schaefer Live with Mike Doughty

Friday, November 07, 2014

As part of the New York Comedy Festival, Sara Schaefer, taped a live episode of her WNYC podcast, LIES, with singer-songwriter Mike Doughty.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Jim Gaffigan on Comedy, Parenthood and His Love Affair with Food

Friday, November 07, 2014

As part of the New York Comedy Festival, comedian and author Jim Gaffigan joined us live in conversation with WQXR's Elliott Forrest. 

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

Friday, November 07, 2014

In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. 

Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Jimmy Fallon's Success, Maria Bamford's Comedy, and Steinbeck's Lost Story

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Takeaway explains what Jimmy Fallon can teach us about success, Maria Bamford stops by to talk comedy, and a never-published John Steinbeck story has surfaced.

Studio 360

Harry Shearer for President

Friday, November 07, 2014

After 25 years playing Montgomery Burns (and a gaggle of other animated characters) on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer is ready for his next role: the real-life Richard Nixon.

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