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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Sex After Kids, A Nobel Winner, and Wham-O

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! 

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The Takeaway

'Cake,' 'The Boy Next Door,' 'Strange Magic,' 'Mordecai,' and Movie Therapy

Friday, January 23, 2015

In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review 'Cake,' 'The Boy Next Door,' 'Strange Magic,' and 'Mordecai.' They also administer some Movie Therapy!
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 289: Frank Gehry, Miranda July, Dame Edna

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week: A musical peek into Frank Gehry's house ... Dame Edna delivers 'glorious' advice ... Miranda July builds a system ... The children raised amid resource extraction ... Adding butter to coffee to make it 'Bulletproof' ...Natalie Prass curate ...

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PRI's The World

What it's like to drive Saudi Arabian princesses around

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jayne Larson got an intimate view of the life of a Saudi princess when she worked as a chauffeur for the royal family. There was no job application. "“I was asked if I was a Jew and I’m not, so I got the job."

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The Takeaway

What's Lost When a Language Dies

Friday, January 23, 2015

Half of the world's 6,000 languages will be extinct in the next 50 years. We explore what's lost when a language dies.

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The Takeaway

Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Strange Magic," "The Boy Next Door," and "Cake" hit the box office on this chilly weekend. Our Movie Date team lets us in on what's good.

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PRI's The World

How Americans fell in love with snipers

Friday, January 23, 2015

"American Sniper" is a huge hit with audiences and critics, but it's also getting slammed for its portrayal of the war in Iraq and the sniper at its center. So what does the film say about the war's morality, and why do once-maligned snipers now star on the big screen?

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The Takeaway

Break The Winter Chill by Celebrating a Summer Icon: The Frisbee

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're in the dead of winter. To break the chill, we're celebrating an American summer icon, the Frisbee, which first went on sale 58 years ago this week.

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The Takeaway

The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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PRI's The World

One Honduran woman decided not to leave for the US thanks to her Garifuna culture

Friday, January 23, 2015

Among the thousands of young Hondurans coming to the US last year were Garifuna, descendants of African slaves with their own distinct culture. But some Garifuna are opting to stay. Here's why.

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All Things Considered

For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

Thursday, January 22, 2015

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslims. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.

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PRI's The World

A Muslim and a Jew walk into a comedy club in Paris — and hilarity ensues

Thursday, January 22, 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were murdered for their irreverent drawings of the Prophet Mohammed, some in France have accused Muslims of lacking a sense of humor. As it turns out, many of France’s most successful comedians are Muslims.

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The Takeaway

Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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All Things Considered

Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but it still resonates with Russians.

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The Takeaway

Soap Opera Dramatizes Lives of Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the co-producers of a popular radio soap opera, airing in the Middle East, about the fictional lives of Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

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PRI's The World

How to eat pork, drink booze and be a 'good' Muslim

Monday, January 19, 2015

What's the difference between a "good" Muslim and a "bad" one? Two women and their podcast are on a mission to find out.

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The Takeaway

Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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PRI's The World

Are African immigrants African American?

Monday, January 19, 2015

An upcoming documentary sheds light on the identities of African immigrants and African Americans — and the tensions between them.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

The Sporkful

A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Monday, January 19, 2015

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?