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American Victory: Brandi Chastain on The Women's World Cup

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In a match during the Women's World Cup on Tuesday, Team USA defeated Germany 2-0, a victory that moves them onto the finals. It was a game played with a breathtaking defense.

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The Takeaway

Solutions for Saving Cyclists on Crowded City Streets

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Many cities have promoted bicycling for commuters and visitors. At the same time, the rise of e-commerce has sent more trucks into city streets, with dangerous consequences for cyclists.

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Internet Explorer

A Very Serious Conversation About Minions

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This week's episode is all about Minions, those weird stupid little yellow monsters slowly taking over the internet. Our guest is Minion expert Brian Feldman, he recently wrote the definitive Minions think piece for the The Awl. Alright, let's get into this.

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All Things Considered

Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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The Takeaway

The Radical & Distinctly Modern Sound of Sam Lee

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mercury Prize-nominated British folk polymath Sam Lee drops by to discuss his new album and perform in-studio.

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The Takeaway

Religious Leaders Embrace Climate Science

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Over the last 20 years, religious leaders have been more vocal about accepting science.

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Another Round

Episode 16: Another Read

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

We talk to Crissle West of The Read, and debut a new segment called Tracy's Animal Corner!

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Morning Edition

Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.

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PRI's The World

Iran's version of the Muppets makes a comeback

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kolah Germezi, or "Red Hat," is an Iranian Muppet Show-like program, with a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program on Iranian state TV officially has 35 million viewers, but he believes it's seen by many more.

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PRI's The World

As US scrambles to address visa backlog, international musicians are out of luck

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thanks to a State Department glitch, hundreds of thousands of visa applications were held up for weeks

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The Sporkful

Breaking The Ramadan Fast In A Cab At 50 MPH

Monday, June 29, 2015

We fill a taxi full of food and take it to JFK Airport at sundown to break the Ramadan fast with Muslim cab drivers. What could go wrong?

Road Trip with WNYC

Michigan's Weirdest Museum

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Sporkful talks to the curator of the Moist Towelette Museum, and explores important questions regarding napkin color and scented hand soap.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Sunday, June 28, 2015

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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In Saudi Arabia, An Uphill Fight To Out-Shout The Extremists

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Can satire and commentary win out against ISIS? Some Saudi journalists and comedians are risking their lives to mock and question their country's religious extremists.

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The Takeaway

When Animals Talk, Do We Really Want to Hear What They Say?

Friday, June 26, 2015

When animals talk, do we really want to hear what they say? It depends on whether it's a teddy bear or a dog who's doing the talking. 
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PRI's The World

Mexico TV czar to Trump: 'You're fired'

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mexican TV mogul Carlos Slim became the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump after the owner of the Miss USA and "Celebrity Apprentice" franchises made derogatory comments about immigrants. The pullout by Slim's Ora TV followed NBC and Univision's severed ties with Trump.

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PRI's The World

In the world's deadliest city, graffiti artists use their 'weapons' for good

Friday, June 26, 2015

San Pedro Sula has earned the bloody title of world's deadliest city four years in a row. Graffiti artists hope to change that with some spray paint and imagination. And ironically, they're teaming up with the police to ensure they can work without catching a stray bullet.

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 311: Joe Manganiello, Devendra Banhart, Joy Williams

Friday, June 26, 2015

This week: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 311: Joe Manganiello, Devendra Banhart, Joy Williams

Friday, June 26, 2015

This week: "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello strips away our bad etiquette habits... Artist-musician Devendra Banhart ruminates on art, ritual, and everlasting honey... Grammy-winner Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) shares a party soundtrack, direct from her Nashville "Night Circus"...The pros and cons of dining with dogs... Nina Simone gets a close-up, from acclaimed documentarian Liz Garbus... Writer Rebecca Makkai asks, what if Bach were one of us? (and we wanted to date him). Plus! Epic pie fights, the saxophone's humble beginnings, and a throwback Will Smith icebreaker

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All Things Considered

A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying

Friday, June 26, 2015

The soap opera features an Egyptian Muslim army officer in love with an Egyptian Jewish woman. It's airing daily during Ramadan and is proving both popular and controversial.

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