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On This Thanksgiving, Celebrating The Wild Turkey

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wild turkeys are smart, curious and sweet animals. But sometimes they bring attitude to encounters with humans, commentator Barbara J. King says.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Thanksgiving Day Special

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Takeaway! This episode are just a few of our staff favorites from the past year.

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The Takeaway

The Sporkful's Tips for Eating Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast, shares his best tips on how to eat your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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The Takeaway

The Unusual Story of WWII Code-Breaker Alan Turing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The film "The Imitation Game" opens this weekend and tells the story about the mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break Nazi coded messages but was punished for his homosexuality.  

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All Things Considered

The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says that no matter what your year has been like — no matter what you may have lost — you can always be thankful for the miracle that is planet Earth.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Books That Changed My Mind: Brian Lehrer and Guests

Monday, November 24, 2014

Find out what books changed the minds of Brian Lehrer and guests.
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Is The Blogosphere Self-Correcting?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some institutions, like science, seem to be self-correcting — we can harbor some hope that they'll converge on the truth. Commentator Tania Lombrozo isn't sure the blogosphere has similar virtues.

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PRI's The World

A song title from the '70s is still a rallying cry for protesters across the world

Monday, November 24, 2014

You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.

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The Sporkful

Amy Sedaris Loves Family Fights at the Holidays

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amy Sedaris offers advice on dealing with family who are drunk or confrontational at the holidays. Plus, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich on the time a turkey fell in love with his wife.

Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Tips For Hosting, Cooking & Eating Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway weekender!

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The Takeaway

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' 'Pulp,' Thanksgiving Sweatpants & Movie Therapy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Rafer and Kristen are rubbing their stomachs. Fortunately, there's both hunger and supermarkets on the big screens, vying for some attention. 
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 280: Bryan Ferry, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessie Ware

Friday, November 21, 2014

Roxy Music rocker Bryan Ferry explains capital-A Art ... Lynne Rossetto Kasper takes a seat at our Splendid Table ... One of the nation's most-acclaimed poets, Billy Collins, invents some words ... Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show" channels MJ to unit ...

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PRI's The World

There's no nuclear deal with Iran yet, but a 'Homeland' writer talks about a fictional one

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's crunch time in Vienna, where Iran and Western powers are negotiating a nuclear deal. The deadline is set for Monday, but in the world of "Homeland," that deadline passed a long time ago.

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Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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PRI's The World

Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing it with their hairstyle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.

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The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Takeaway

A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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The Takeaway

West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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