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Here's The Thing: Peter Frampton and Thom Yorke

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with two English musicians about their commercial and critical success, and its impact on their lives and work. 

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Specials

Here's The Thing: Rosie O'Donnell

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A multi-talented actress, author, activist and television personality, Rosie O’Donnell -- “The Queen of Nice” -- has embraced motherhood, adopting five children.

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Specials

Here's The Thing: Lena Dunham and Elaine Stritch

Monday, December 01, 2014

Decades apart in age, both of Alec Baldwin's guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.

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Specials

The Sporkful: Thanksgiving Is For Eaters

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Take Thanksgiving head-on with help from The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and public radio's favorite personalities like Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone and more.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Boots on The Ground in Iraq, Negotiating With Terrorists, and a True Crime Drama

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from Ambassador Paul Bremer who calls for boots on the ground in Iraq, we explore America's hostage negotiation policy, and the success of the podcast Serial.

Features

Jim Gaffigan in Conversation with Elliott Forrest

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
The New York Comedy Festival and WNYC present highlights from a night of conversation with comedian Jim Gaffigan.

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The Takeaway

New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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Fishko Files

Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Marilyn Monroe's popularity remains thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible.  

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The Takeaway

Amazon's New Model May Change the Future of TV

Friday, September 26, 2014

For $39 a month, AT&T and Amazon are offering new subscribers broadband Internet, HBO, and a variety of new, Amazon-exclusive programs, and hoping young viewers buy in.

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PRI's The World

Gerry Hughes is one man, with 85 voices and a record-breaking radio soap opera

Friday, September 19, 2014

The BBC has aired the longest-running radio soap ever and just put it to bed. The show was a near-perfect mix of old-fashioned craftsmanship and low-cost efficiency, since it was all the work of Gerry Hughes.

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The Takeaway

Why Football Matters: A Defense of the Game

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why do we love football? And what is it that the game has to teach us? A new memoir from Mark Edmundson, University of Virginia professor of English, takes up those questions.

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PRI's The World

It's not just a soap opera, it's a 'radio movie'

Monday, September 08, 2014

Soaps aren't anything new in most parts of the world, but a long-running Nigerian radio show called "Story, Story" uses the techniques of film to create an immersive, realistic radio drama. The popular show also helps spread public service messages to a wide audience.

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PRI's The World

Can Canadian DJ Deadmau5 beat Disney when it comes to trademarking mouse ears?

Friday, September 05, 2014

DJ Deadmau5 wears a big metal mouse-ear helmet during his shows. Does that sound like any cartoon character you know? But the DJ is turning the tables on Disney over patenting his mouse ear logo.

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PRI's The World

A Scottish comedian remembers the joy of being insulted by Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

Janey Godley was all excited to meet Joan Rivers for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And when it happened, the first words out of Rivers' mouth were an insult. For Godley, it was perfect.

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PRI's The World

Liberia's hottest hip-hop station has all the latest Ebola music and news

Monday, September 01, 2014

One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.

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PRI's The World

Richard Attenborough's Gandhi needed hundreds of thousands of extras. Meet one of them

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In 1980, when director Richard Attenborough was shooting scenes for Gandhi, thousands of Indians volunteered for parts as extras. New York-based film critic Aseem Chhabra remembers getting a part as a passenger on the train that carried Gandhi back to Delhi.

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PRI's The World

Director and actor Richard Attenborough saw film as a powerful vehicle for change

Monday, August 25, 2014

British film director Richard Attenborough died on Sunday at the age of 90. He directed classic films like Gandhi with powerful messages of positive social change, but also appeared on-screen in much-loved roles in Jurassic Park and other movies.

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Gabfest Radio

Is The Giver Still Relevant?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: more news from the Middle East's primary terror group, another film adaptation of a book, the influence of soundtracks and more.

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PRI's The World

South Africa's most popular soap opera fires its cast

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Too young and too restless? The management of South Africa's most popular soap opera certainly think so. They've just fired the show's cast for demanding more money.

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PRI's The World

An American veteran and a jihadi share memories of Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This isn't the setup for a joke: Last week, after the death of Robin Williams, a US Army veteran and a supporter of Islamic militant group ISIS tweeted their regrets. Soon the pair were swapping recollections of their favorite Williams movies and other pop culture trivia.

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