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Did Gisele Bündchen hide from the Paparazzi by wearing a burqa?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen supposedly visited her plastic surgeon in Paris wearing a head-to-ankle burqa. People in France and abroad reacted with confusion, outrage and humor.

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The Takeaway

Vacation to an Achievable Mission

Friday, July 31, 2015

Is this mission really impossible? Do we need another vacation? And why is William F. Buckley swearing at Gore Vidal?
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PRI's The World

Project to translate 'Walden' into Farsi becomes a cultural exchange

Friday, July 31, 2015

Until a few weeks ago, Alireza Taghdarreh had never set foot in the US. Yet he had lived and breathed the works of one quintessential American author: Henry David Thoreau.

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A Social Media Rumor That Nearly Broke Some Hearts

Friday, July 31, 2015

This week, a flurry of talk on Twitter and other social media led Mets infielder Wilmer Flores to break down in tears on the field; Alva Noë suggests we let it be a cautionary tale.

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 315: Jason Segel, Diablo Cody, and Three Cool Cats

Friday, July 31, 2015

This week: Actor Jason Segel turns over a new leaf, as David Foster Wallace, in the biopic "The End of the Tour"... Etiquette (and karaoke) tips from rock star writer Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash")... Bobcat Goldthwait remembers Barry Crimmins, the man who brought conscience (and anger) to comedy... A taste of haute cuisine baby food, courtesy of the novel "The Kitchens of the Great Midwest"...Breakout musician Thundercat adds some crazy to the party...Plus: incendiary stoplights, magnetic moss, and more!

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Road Trip with WNYC

Beach Day Edition: The Man Who Made 5 Million Burritos

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Sporkful debates burrito construction and the LA/SF rivalry with MaxFun's Jesse Thorn and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. Plus Matt Yglesias compares Chipotle burritos to iPhones.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Vacation" and "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation." 

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The Takeaway

'Happy Birthday To You' Might Finally Lose Its Copyright

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New evidence in a lengthy legal battle suggests the song should already be in the public domain. Get ready to hear the "real" birthday song at your favorite chain restaurant.

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The Takeaway

Can Trophy Hunting Help Endangered Species?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Public outrage at trophy hunters has reached a fever pitch after a Minnesota dentist killed an endangered lion for sport. But is there a benefit to trophy hunting?

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Raising Voices For Cecil The Lion

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Does it really make sense to feel such outrage for one lion that was killed in Africa? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why the answer is "yes."

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Morning Edition

In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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The Takeaway

New Exhibit Captures the Legacy of Louis Armstrong

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The first instrument Louis Armstrong ever played, and the last one, are now on display together, along with many other artifacts from the late, great musician. 

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Internet Explorer

How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Meet Lucia Cole. She's a new pop star with music on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes. She has a Twitter and Instagram and she's even been interviewed. The only problem? She's not real. It was all a weird catfish. This week, Internet Explorer attempts to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Sentencing Reform, Louis Armstrong, Literary Road Trips

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new bipartisan movement in Congress, a new museum exhibit on legendary musician Louis Armstrong, and a new project that maps road trips from literature.

The Takeaway

What The New Dr. Seuss Book Teaches Us

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

​This week, readers get to experience a never-before-published Dr. Seuss creation. Check out photos from the book, "What Pet Should I Get," and hear from Dr. Seuss's former art director.

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The Takeaway

The X Ambassadors: From The Basement to The Billboard Charts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We speak to the band the X Ambassadors about their new album, "VHS," and how their mostly shared childhood shaped their musical paths.  

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The Divergence Of Art And Science

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here at 13.7, we spend considerable time thinking about the similarities between art and science. Adam Frank, now, takes a look at one way they may differ.

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Another Round

Episode 18: Unstoppable

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lianne La Havas visits the studio, Tracy's Animal Corner considers the chicken, and we interview white men on the street.

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PRI's The World

Each year in New York, Gottscheers celebrate the culture of a city that no longer exists

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gottscheers are a small immigrant group in the US. The thing is, their homeland doesn't exist anymore. They come from a German speaking city in what is now Slovenia. And the whole community was uprooted after World War II. Here's what's left of Gottschee in New York.

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The Sporkful

Calls: Can You Love A Picky Eater?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jen in D.C. calls in to The Sporkful for guidance on eating well while dating a picky eater, and a feuding husband and wife debate the best way to eat a cornbread muffin.