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The Dark Side of America's Brightest Inventor

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new documentary considers the reasons for Thomas Edison's enduring fame, and the darker side of the great inventor's fiercely competitive nature.

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PRI's The World

Miami’s Soviet time machine gives Cuban expats a nostalgia fix

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

At this store, SPAM and Russian perfume offer some Cuban Americans a nostalgia fix.

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The Takeaway

The World Gets Quieter in the Snow. It's Science.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yes, there are fewer cars on the roads. More people are holed up indoors. But if you put the human factors aside, there are actually scientific reasons why the outside gets less noisy.

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The Takeaway

Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Salsas

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into America's favorite dip: Salsa.

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Saudi students in the US have confidence in their new king

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than 70,000 Saudis are studying at American colleges and universities thanks to scholarships from the late King Abdullah. Now that his brother, King Salman, is running the country, some of them say they're optimistic about their country's future and the prospects for reform.

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The Takeaway

Your Super Bowl Snack Guide: Multi-Layer Dips

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ahead of the Super Bowl, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today we look at the elements that go into a game favorite: Taco dips.

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The Sporkful

The Search For Perfection In Buffalo Wings And Love

Monday, January 26, 2015

A pair of young lovers leads a motley crew of wing fanatics on a quest for the perfect Buffalo wing. But will the universe deliver a happy ending for their hearts and bellies?

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Old Roads to Rome

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Travel writer Tony Perrotet has spent his career traveling all over the globe, but he skipped the Mediterranean tour, choosing Tierra del Fuego or the Amazon over Rome. But the discovery of an ancient guide book launched him on his most exotic journey yet, in the footsteps of the Ancients.

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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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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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