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Today's Takeaways: Ending Homelessness, Hollywood's Racial Bias, and Lucky Numbers

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Takeaway explores ways to fight homelessness, we examine the racial bias in Ridley Scott's new film, and we find out why sequential dates—like 12/13/14—have special meaning.

The Dinner Party Download

Episode 283: Mike Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 283: Mike Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 283: Mike Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This week: Filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about crop circles (yes, those crop circles) ... Actor Gina Rodriguez explains how "Breaking Bad" is crazier than a telenovela ... What we can learn about dictators from thier food obsessions ... A replay of the ...

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The Takeaway

The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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Morning Edition

The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cross Examining Dick Cheney, Elizabeth Warren Takes on Dems, and The Best & Worst Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Takeaway hears from a Guantánamo Bay defense attorney, we find out why Sen. Warren is fighting with Democrats, and we get a vocabulary lesson on awful business jargon.

The Takeaway

AFI Cranks it Up to 11 with Their List of Best Pictures of the Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instead of offering a top 10 list of best pictures, as they've done every year, the American Film Institute compiled a top 11 list for 2014. Here's why.

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Space, Time, Love And Stephen Hawking

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Theory of Everything celebrates the spirit of a man who has fought for all of his adult life to uncover the mystery of time, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Morning Edition

Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.

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PRI's The World

We say goodbye to 'the Nikola Tesla' of video games

Monday, December 08, 2014

Ralph Baer escaped Nazi Germany. He ended formal schooling at 14. And he turned your TV set into a video game screen. He even won the National Medal of Technology for it.

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The Takeaway

Making Money Off Music in the Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The provocative musician and songwriter explains how she's tried to remain malleable and employed in the age of digital music sharing. 

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The Sporkful

Dominique Ansel Eats A Cronut Every Day

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's not just because he can. The pastry's creator explains why, and tells us what he thinks of his many imitators. Plus, the best way to eat a cronut and food portmanteau trivia!

The Takeaway

'Wild,' 'Life Partners,' 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry,' Movie Therapy, and Listener Mail

Friday, December 05, 2014

In a Movie Date first, Rafer and Kristen review three films starring and co-starring women. 
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 282: Michael Cera, Nick Hornby, and Viv Albertine

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week: How Michael Cera keeps the act alive ... Viv Albertine of The Slits on punk rock conformity ... Nick Hornby reveals his secret plans for "Wild II" ... Essayist Meghan Daum is not impressed by Cronuts ... Conor Oberst serves up an eclectic ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 282: Michael Cera, Nick Hornby, and Viv Albertine

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week: How Michael Cera keeps the act alive ... Viv Albertine of The Slits on punk rock conformity ... Nick Hornby reveals his secret plans for "Wild II" ... Essayist Meghan Daum is not impressed by Cronuts ... Conor Oberst serves up an eclectic ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 282: Michael Cera, Nick Hornby, and Viv Albertine

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tonight is the first time you'll hear The Dinner Party Download on WNYC. Hear conversations with Anna Sale, Nick Hornby, Michael Cera and more.

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PRI's The World

Mexican TV star Roberto Gomez Bolaños was the perfect anti-hero

Friday, December 05, 2014

If you grew up in Mexico, it's likely you know Roberto Gomez Bolaños — though probably by the name “Chespirito.” His TV shows delighted both adults and kids throughout Latin America.

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The Takeaway

Mapping the Way to a More Equal World

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Inequality isn't just about money. It's also about information. The lack of reliable data about developing countries makes things like development work and disaster relief much harder.

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WNYC News

How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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