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Joyous South Africans pop champagne to celebrate Trevor Noah's taking over for Jon Stewart

Monday, March 30, 2015

The 31-year-old comic has faced bigger challenges than running "The Daily Show." One of them: growing up mixed-race in apartheid-era South Africa. Sometimes, he says, "I felt like a bag of weed."

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On The Media

Episode 5: Marking Their Territory

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the fifth episode of House of Cards with Fred Kaplan and Patti Solis-Doyle.
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Why We Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream

Monday, March 30, 2015

Women are underrepresented in ways we notice — and ways we don't. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind our perceptions of gender parity.

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This Gibbon Knows Life's A Balancing Act

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Need a dose of courage? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says we may all be inspired by this gibbon's crossing of a suspension bridge in her new home.

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The Takeaway

Sometimes A Predictable Date Can Still Be a Fine Date

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's new releases aren't particularly unique, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad dates. 
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All Things Considered

After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cholita is an Andean spectacled bear that was mistreated in the circus in Peru. Now an animal rights group is trying to bring her to the U.S. as part of an effort to rescue wild animals from circuses.

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The Fight Against Addiction: Is Love All You Need?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Many addicts opt for self-medication over encounter — they turn inward and shut out the world, says commentator Alva Noë, as he ponders a new book on addiction by Johann Hari.

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 298: Aubrey Plaza, Laura Marling, Scharpling & Wurster

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Actress Aubrey Plaza needs no introduction (because she's got it memorized)... Singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a soundtrack for evenings warm and chilly... Writer Jon Ronson looks at shaming on social media and sees our modern pillory... The comi ...

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The Takeaway

Childless, Proud and Happy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Meghan Daum joins us for an honest conversation about why many adults chose not to have children. 

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Why I'm Childfree

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Takeaway listeners from around the country explain why they have decided to forgo parenting. 

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Internet Explorer

Sea Punks, Bee Movie and the Art of Dogspotting

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In this special *bonus* episode, Katie and Ryan h…

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Another Round

Episode 2: You Know White People

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today we discuss origin stories, white people tel…

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What Drove Neanderthals To Extinction? Maybe Us.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews a new book that suggests domesticating the wolf gave early modern humans an extra edge in hunting that pushed Neanderthals to extinction.

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On The Media

Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of House of Cards with Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz.
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The Takeaway

From Angelina Jolie to Me: Facing The Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allison Gilbert has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie Pitt. Both women lost their mothers to cancer, and both also made decisions to remove their ovaries and their breasts.

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All Things Considered

Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.

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PRI's The World

DJ Edu searches for Africa's best nightclub

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's the best nightclub in Africa? Not even DJ Edu, who scoured night spots across the continent, can say for sure. But even if he can't pick a winner, he says he saw signs of Africa's economic progress in many places he visited.

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PRI's The World

Five centuries after his death, Richard III finally gets a royal send-off

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The remains of England’s King Richard III have been lying in state this week, awaiting a formal burial. The much-maligned subject of Shakespeare’s play has gotten a rehabilitation since his remains were discovered under a parking lot in 2012, and Britons came out to see him in droves.

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On The Media

On House of Cards 3: You Have Just Been Served

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the third episode of the season with two foreign policy experts. 
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The Takeaway

Mandela Autobiography to be Published Posthumously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A highly anticipated autobiography under the working title, "The Presidential Years"  is due to be published posthumously by Nelson Mandela.

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