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The Takeaway

Do Couples that Tweet Together Stay Together?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Smarthones. Tablets. Email. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Netflix. How important is it to be technologically compatible with your other half?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Culture Critics’ Top Picks for Fall

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A group of art and culture critics go around the horn and talk about what they're looking forward to seeing, hearing, and experiencing this fall.

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Internet Explorer

Is Tinder Actually Awful?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

This week we went out and asked people whether Tinder actually is the end of love on earth as we know it. The answers were as mixed as you'd expect.

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The Takeaway

The Eclectic Sound of DJ Goldroom

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

DJ, producer, songwriter, and bandleader Josh Legg, known as DJ Goldroom, is an electronic artist inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan and Nirvana.

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The Takeaway

How National Landmarks Get Their Names

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mount McKinley is now Denali. The Takeaway explores the history of national landmarks, how their names have changed over the years, and whether they should be changed back. 

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Another Round

Episode 23: The Audacity of Despair

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This week, your babies give advice on how to be a good older sibling, we hash out the awesome and the awful of the VMAs, and we go long with the creator of The Wire and Show Me A Hero, David Simon.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Death of the Summer Job, Mixed-Status Families, An Eclectic Sound

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores the demise of the summer job, we look at the public school system's role in immigration, and DJ Goldroom drops by.

The Takeaway

Remembering The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

World-renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks died on Sunday at the age of 82. His friend and former colleague discusses his legacy and what made him so brilliant.

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PRI's The World

This French chef says Katrina changed his life, perhaps for the better

Monday, August 31, 2015

French chef Thierry Marceaux lost his job at a five-star hotel in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city. The storm also destroyed his home. So he left the bayou and moved to the desert, and started over.

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The Takeaway

If the Black Panthers Had Camera Phones

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Black Panther Party formed in response to police brutality against black Americans. What would've happened if the Panthers had other means to get their message across?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Arctic Uncertainty, Raising a Global Nation, The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Takeaway explores President Obama's trip to the Alaskan Arctic, we discuss the intersection of immigration and education, and we remember Oliver Sacks.

The Takeaway

Searching for The Next Tennis Superstar

Monday, August 31, 2015

With the start of the U.S. Open today, a new generation of tennis players are trying to make their mark as the generation of Serena Williams and Roger Federer fades.

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The Sporkful

Calls: Which Enchilada Shape Is Most Delicious?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Two Sporkful listeners call in to debate the best way to make enchiladas: flat (lasagna style) or rolled. Can Dan's advice restore peace and save Enchilada Party Night?

For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 317: Uzo Aduba, Yo La Tengo, Doug Aitken

Friday, August 28, 2015

This week: Emmy-nominated actor Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") on what keeps "Crazy Eyes" grounded - and wild fan run-ins...Indie rockers Yo La Tengo cook up a cover-rich soundtrack... Artist Doug Aitken breathes life (and art and music) into old rail hubs, in his new documentary "Station to Station"... The most elaborate college prank in history inspires a Georgia cocktail (without peaches!)... Novelist Matthew Salesses wades into the deluge... The Posts, ambassadors of politesse... We swipe left on a new Tinder robot... and more.

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PRI's The World

What if you found out you had an identical twin?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Imagine if you she contacted you on Facebook out of the blue. That's what happened to L.A. actress Samantha Futerman.

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Book Club: 'Between the World and Me'

Friday, August 28, 2015

A roundtable of Takeaway listeners discusses "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kristen Meinzer, co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, discusses the thriller "No Escape," the coming-of-age drama "We Are Your Friends," and the Sundance hit "Grandma."

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The Takeaway

Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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