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The Leonard Lopate Show

You Shouldn't Have: Philip Galanes on Gift Giving and Receiving

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Social Q's columnist teaches us how to navigate the holiday season.

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Soundcheck

The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Holiday Encores Edition

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week, we have two past segments to revisit: a look at our favorite and least favorite holiday pop culture, and a listen to some seasonal music.

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The Takeaway

How Much Did You Pay For Your Christmas Tree?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers. How much do you spend on a Christmas tree? Fill out our survey here.

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Studio 360

A Guide to 2014's Alt-Holiday Music

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Diplo, The Killers, Liz Phair, and even Mark "Ebenezer" Kozelek release Christmas music this season. And it's good!
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Pregnancy Discrimination, Divorce on The Decline, and Christmas Tree Prices

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Takeaway explores a pregnancy discrimination before the Supreme Court, we look at the declining divorce rate, and the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Thanksgiving Day Special

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Takeaway! This episode are just a few of our staff favorites from the past year.

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The Takeaway

The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Debunking a Civil War Myth, a Famous Literary Character, and Fighting Ebola With Celebrities & Christmas

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Takeaway explores Gen. Sherman's historic march, novelist Richard Ford discusses his new book, and we look at the remake of a hit 1980s charity album.

About The Time Shonda Rhimes Gave Me A Christmas Cat Intervention

Monday, November 10, 2014

'Tis the season for Hallmark movies, and sometimes nothing is quite as good for emptying the brain. Until you get called out on Twitter.

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Selected Shorts

Short Stories to Bring Comfort, Joy and a Little Sass

Friday, December 20, 2013

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works to bring you comfort, joy, and a little sass.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Hyper-Specific 2013 Album Gift Guide

Monday, December 16, 2013

Music can be the perfect gift at the holidays: It's entertaining, inexpensive, and oh-so-easy to wrap. But matching the right album to the various people in your life can be a bit of a challenge. So if you're looking for inspiration, Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop has put together a gift guide of albums released during the past year, perfectly tailored to your very specific shopping list.

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Soundcheck

Hear: Nick Lowe, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe explains what's behind his new holiday album, Quality Street, and plays live in the Soundcheck studio.

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This Christmas, Get The Kids Books (No Batteries Required)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hey there, befuddled aunts, uncles and family friends. Not sure what to buy for kids who already have everything? NPR's Book Concierge is here to help you find gifts for all those nieces, nephews and offspring of other people.

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The Takeaway

Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

Monday, December 09, 2013

It’s the holidays—a time of year when we’re expected to be on our best behavior. But how do you navigate a season steeped in tradition, in our non-traditional digital age? Gifts or gift cards? Invites or e-vites? And how much eggnog is too much eggnog at the holiday office party? Here to explain the ins and outs of holiday manners is Anna Post, author and etiquette expert, and the great-great-granddaughter of the Queen of Etiquette, Emily Post.

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The Takeaway

The Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW | How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History | Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW | How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History | Retro Report: The Exxon Valdez Disaster | Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

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The Takeaway

A Call For Digital Christmas Lyrics

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If you've got ideas about how your favorite holiday tunes can take a modern spin, send us your digital Christmas lyrics—upgrade "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," or choose any carol. Here you'll find the lyrics to one we received on Facebook from a listener named Karen Escalona. If you take a listen, you'll hear The Takeaway staff trying to do it justice.Please submit your own modern Christmas carol here, by visiting us on Facebook or by tweeting us @TheTakeaway.

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The Takeaway

The Science of Charitable Giving

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Last year, Giving Tuesday brought $10 million in dollars of donations to charities, though it's a small sum compared to the billions of dollars spent on all other shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Peter Singer, a bioethics professor at Princeton University, teaches a course on charitable giving and is the author of "The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty." He joins The takeaway to discuss why Americans don't give more.

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Soundcheck

2013 Holiday Album Rundown

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Soundcheck surveys this year's crop of holiday albums  -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- so you don't have to.

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The Takeaway

Unrest in Ukraine Escalates | Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails | Unrest Grows in Ukraine as Protesters Demand Regime Change | Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive? | Is the Constitution to Blame for D.C. Gridlock? | Is Technology Killing the Magic of the ...