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The Pedestrian

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A future where walking is illegal.

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People are Becoming Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A cloudy marriage

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The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

Friday, November 07, 2014

Fight the book burners:  remember Ray Bradbury

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March Tale

Friday, November 07, 2014

Mom was a pirate!

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Adventure Story

Friday, November 07, 2014

What Dad did in the war: fought the pterodactyls.

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The Company of Wolves

Friday, November 07, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood turns the tables.

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Family Vacation—Not

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neil Gaiman's idea of family fun.

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An Igloo Made of Books

Friday, October 31, 2014

Not your average break up.  A lovesick husband retreats from the world.

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Evening Primrose

Friday, October 31, 2014

The secret lives of department stores.

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The End of the World

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neil Gaiman and Kirsten Vangsness take you to the end of the world.

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Dreaming Out Loud: Neil Gaiman’s Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neil Gaiman offers up the end of the world, a secret society, and an igloo made of books in this holiday special.

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Clair de Lune

Friday, October 10, 2014

A magic formula: insomnia, a full moon, and a late night ball game.

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Selected Shorts: Chance Encounters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about chance meetings at night.

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Soundcheck

Now We Know How To Sing 'Don't Stop Believin'' In Dothraki

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The linguist behind the Game of Thrones language explains how "conlangs" are created and even translates Journey and Iron Maiden songs into something Khal Drogo could understand. 

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Car Talk

#1425: Mechanics Fantasy Camp

Saturday, June 21, 2014

This week on Car Talk, can Bubba convince his neighbor that he doesn’t need to warm up his diesel monster truck for 30 minutes every morning, and not wind up with said monster truck driving across his front yard? Also, should Wendy dump her bureaucrat boyfriend after his cavalier response to her smoking car? Elsewhere, Paco’s van is stalling on right turns, and his kids are getting tired of having to get out and push; Lani’s trip to the gas staton got a little more exciting when flames shot out of the tank; and, suspense novelist David needs guidance on blowing up his hero’s Aston-Martin. Finally, what does Sylvia Poggioli really say when she hears Tom and Ray besmirching her radio? Find out, this week on Car Talk.

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The Open Window

Friday, June 13, 2014

This reading by Tandy Cronyn of Saki’s  “The Open Window” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Illusions and Deceptions,” hosted by Neil Gaiman.

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Selected Shorts: Illusions and Deceptions

Friday, June 13, 2014

A bizarre case of vanity, and the funniest ghost story ever from authors Steven Millhauser and Saki.

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Mirror, Mirror

Friday, June 13, 2014

This reading by Paul Hecht of Steven Millhauser’s “Miracle Polish” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Illusions and Deceptions,” hosted by Neil Gaiman.

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On Being

Maria Tatar — The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again [remix]

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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[Unedited] Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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