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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: Milwaukee's Sausage Racers

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

All week we're celebrating baseball's unsung heroes. Here, Michael Dillon tells us why he decided to stage a giant costumed sausage race at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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The Takeaway

Some Prefer Their Run with a Side of Barbed Wire and Electrocution

Friday, March 20, 2015

Last year, an estimated 4 million people participated in races like the Tough Mudder, which combines running with electric shocks and mud crawls. What's the draw, exactly?

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs 2015: The Contestants

Monday, January 12, 2015

See which up-and-coming acts will compete in the sixth season of our citywide talent search.

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The Greene Space

Enter the 2015 Battle of the Boroughs!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Compete in WNYC and WQXR’s citywide search for the best undiscovered musical acts. Here's your chance to be heard and win big prizes! All genres welcome. Deadline to enter is Dec. 31.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Springtime trip to Sarasota

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Tonight at 10:30 pm, this week’s Showcase goes down to Florida to visit with student artists and Showcase alumni, including clarinetist Moran Katz and violinist Elena Urioste.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Avoid Competition and Win-Win

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Margaret Heffernan, multimedia technology executive and the author of A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better than the Competition, looks at companies using generosity and trust, not competition, as the basis for improving products and services.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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Listen to Lucy

Why it is very clever to pretend to be stupid

Monday, November 11, 2013

Why it is very clever to pretend to be stupid

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the World of Competitive Yoga

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Benjamin Lorr explores the world of competitive yoga and how he got sucked into an obsessive subculture. He talks about the athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters involved in competitive yoga.

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Hammered!

Hosting a New-Music Cliburn Competition

Monday, June 03, 2013

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. But it must be asked: can someone play something—ANYTHING?—after, like, maybe 1910!?

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Soundcheck

Being A 'Top Dog' On Stage

Monday, February 25, 2013

For their latest book, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman took on the subject of competition -- and the science behind why some people win and others lose. We talk with the Top Dog authors about the history of competition in the arts, the science behind stage fright, and the notion that competition doesn't jibe with creativity. 

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Winning and Losing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What's at the core of winning and losing– and how you could tip your odds of success. Co-authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman discuss their new book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World of Competitive Yoga

Monday, December 03, 2012

Benjamin Lorr explores the world of competitive yoga and how he got sucked into an obsessive subculture. Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga is about the athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters involved in competitive yoga.

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Listen to Lucy

Embrace the network effect

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Embrace the network effect

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Radio Rookies

2012 NYC Digital Waves Media Slam

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The game is on! You can now enter to win cash prizes and bragging rights as this year's festival slam competition is now accepting entries.   

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Listen to Lucy

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Competition Controversies

Friday, May 04, 2012

Whether generated by the appeal of reality television or the means of promoting talented musicians, competitions seem to be more popular than ever these days. While we’ll let the experts debate the worth of these contests, they certainly have made the careers of some musicians and also created scandals, of which we’ve collected the five most notorious:

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Features

Jell-O Molds Come Back into Fashion in Gowanus

Friday, June 24, 2011

The third annual Jell-O Mold Competition takes place this Saturday at 6 P.M. at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. Check out the designs from last year's competition here.

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Features

Brooklyn Club Hosts First Ever Pillow Fight World Cup

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Tuesday night, feathers will fly at the The Warsaw Polish National Home.

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