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The Takeaway

Doubt Begins to Swirl Around Sony Hack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The FBI say that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, but the country hasn't claimed responsibility. Wired's Kim Zetter has looked at the cyber trail. She says that it's a dead end.

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Morning Edition

Cuba's Jews, Catholics Have Very Different Takes On The U.S. Thaw

Monday, December 22, 2014

The country's tiny Jewish community is embracing the breakthrough. But some Catholics feel betrayed by President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.

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All Things Considered

Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

Sunday, December 21, 2014

American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.

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The Sporkful

The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Sunday, December 21, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

The Dinner Party Download

Episode 284: BJ Novak (live!), The Dukes of Hazzard, and Miriam Toews

Friday, December 19, 2014

A special fireside chat with writer-actor B.J. Novak, from our “Holiday Frolic” road show ... Also: Canadian author Miriam Toews' tale of two sisters... We tag along on "The Search for General Tso" ... The stars of classic 1970's “The Dukes of ...

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PRI's The World

What we can learn from Charlie Chaplin and 'The Great Dictator'

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kim Jong-un is far from the first world leader to get mocked on film. In 1940, Charlie Chaplin raised eyebrows when he released his comedy, "The Great Dictator," and the reaction to the movie could be a lesson for modern society.

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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 Takeaway

You Can't See 'The Interview.' But We Did.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now that Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theatres, you can't see it. But The Takeaway's own culture producer and Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer has.

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The Takeaway

Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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The Takeaway

Cuba, The U.S. & The Poetry of Reconciliation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations is like the reunion of two twins who've been separated. He reflects on what this moment means to him.

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The Takeaway

Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A prominent ultra-conservative figure says face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Pivot Towards Cuba, The Sony Hack, and Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores Obama's pivot towards Cuba, North Korea's anger over the new James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy, and we explore the future of Jeb Bush's political career.

PRI's The World

More young Iranian couples are living together before marriage

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many young Iranian couples are choosing to live together before marriage, and the rise in such "white marriages" has Iranian officials worried. But there are also some good reasons why young Iranians don't want to tie the knot.

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The Takeaway

'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'Top Five,' Netflix's 'Marco Polo,' and The Golden Globe Nods

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apologies. This week's Movie Date podcast is coming to you late, from an abandoned room in Rafer's office building. 
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The Math And Science Of Latkes

Monday, December 15, 2014

This holiday season, be sure to reflect on important questions. Commentator Tania Lombrozo elucidates what latkes and hamantaschen can tell us about math, science and the Common Core.

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The Sporkful

Calls: Are Whoopie Pies Sandwiches?

Monday, December 15, 2014

How do you get an indecisive group to go to your preferred restaurant? If your friends say your salsa’s too spicy should you make milder salsa or get spicier friends? We take your calls!

The Takeaway

Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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The Takeaway

12/13/14: The Last Sequential Date of The Century

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday is 12/13/14 is the last sequential date of the century, but there are other dates on the calendar with sequential meaning.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ending Homelessness, Hollywood's Racial Bias, and Lucky Numbers

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Takeaway explores ways to fight homelessness, we examine the racial bias in Ridley Scott's new film, and we find out why sequential dates—like 12/13/14—have special meaning.