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Listen to Lucy

Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

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Soundcheck

Hate The Official World Cup Anthem? Try These Instead

Friday, June 13, 2014

The official song of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is called “We Are One,” by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, featuring Jennifer Lopez and the Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte. And if you're not into it, worry not. We have alternatives.

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WNYC News

Can’t Work Today: I’ve Got World Cup Fever

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

"Uh, my dog is sick," is an excuse one fan has prepared in case his team's World Cup games conflict with work.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Every four years, the U.S. takes a look at the World Cup and develops a slight crush. What would it take to really fall in love?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Brazil 2014: Political tensions surround World Cup

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brazil 2014: Political tensions surround World Cup

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FT Big Read

World Cup Brazil 2014: pitch battle

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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The Takeaway

Here's Your 2014 World Cup Primer

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We're less than three weeks out from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ahead of the world's most watch tournament, The Takeaway explains which teams to watch, who the stars will be, and whether or not Team USA has a shot at success.

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Listen to Lucy

Banks should be more like the FT

Monday, May 05, 2014

Banks should be more like the FT

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The Takeaway

The 1998 NFL Draft: History's Biggest Sports Flop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bait and Tackling

Friday, April 25, 2014

By noon today, members of Northwestern’s football team will have voted on forming a union. You can cast your own ballots on the issue during our call-in segment. Plus: after the end of the world, how would we rebuild and what would you contribute?; the behind-the-scenes look at prepping for universal pre-k; a progressive push for more cops; and an illustrator’s tour of New York City.

Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered Edition

Friday, April 18, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and Jamelle Bouie. This week: Will Dobson on Ukraine, race in America during the Obama presidency, and allegations of rape against Jameis Winston remain uninvestigated.

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The Takeaway

Could the NCAA Union Ruling Help Women's Teams?

Friday, March 28, 2014

College sports are in the spotlight after a landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board determined that athletes on Northwestern University's football team have the right to unionize. But the ruling could also mean more money for women's teams.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet Coach Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Meet Natalie Randolph, a teacher at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., and one of the first women to coach a high school football team. She discusses her experience, and how she sees parallels between teaching and coaching.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Athletic Composers

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

It’s not just the Seattle Seahawks or the skiers at the Sochi Olympics who like to win. Many classical composers were athletes, too. Here are our top five athletic composers.

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WNYC News

Guts! Glory! Fakery! Why Football Loves The Pre-Game Speech

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Football coaches have long used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory, but even men like Ronald Reagan have used the pre-game speech to motivate their subordinates. 

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On The Media

The Inventor of Instant Replay

Friday, January 31, 2014

This weekend’s superbowl comes just over 50 years after the Army-Navy football game of December 1963, when we saw the very first use of instant replay. As Anna Clark wrote in Pacific Standard, the television trick that transformed the way we watch and officiate sports is thanks to an intrepid producer named Tony Verna, who would go on to achieve acclaim overseeing myriad live TV events like the bi-continental charity concert “Live Aid” and specials with Pope John Paul II. Brooke talks with Tony Verna about why it was so hard to replay live television back then, and how he found a way to outsmart his equipment. 

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Operavore

Top Five Similarities Between Opera and Football

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As the NFL takes over the tri-state area in anticipation of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, the grandiosity of this annual event seemed could be called operatic.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You a Conflicted Football Fan?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In his Atlantic essay, Peter Beinart explores his moral conflict between his love of watching football with his young son and the inherent violence of the game. As you make plans to watch the Superbowl this weekend, are you conflicted between your enjoyment of watching the game and teaching your kids to love it too, despite the violence?

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The Takeaway

Is the NFL Doing Enough to Protect Players?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Broadcaster James Brown has witnessed the rise of the NFL, and he's seen the Super Bowl become America's most watched and loved sporting event. But he's also seen downfalls in the league when it comes to players' health. This weekend, 100 million people are expected to tune in to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48. Ahead of the big game, J.B. weighs in on the league's approach to the safety and well-being of its players.

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Soundcheck

Your Cooking Soundtrack, And Why Bluegrass Makes The Best Eggs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, we want to know what you listen to when you're in the kitchen.

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