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Inside Inside Amy Schumer Edition

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss the comic memoir turned Broadway musical "Fun Home" with author Alison Bechdel, Instagram envy, and the latest season of Inside Amy Schumer. The DoubleX Gabfest is sponsored by the Great Courses,...

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: To Have or Not to Have Children

Saturday, March 28, 2015

This weekend, the Takeaway Weekender Podcast looks at family.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Re-Stephening Edition

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the film Obvious Child, a movie that is radically blase about abortion, whether adults should be embarrassed to read Young Adult literature, and the case for bringing Home Economics...

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Listen to Lucy

Colleagues and bosses are not your family

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Colleagues and bosses are not your family

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New Tech City

Why Don't More People Use Digital Door Locks? A Few Facts

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hotels, dorms, offices, they all use digital door locks. Why don't the rest of us? New Tech City reviews some of the reasons holding back the evolution of the key and lock, a truly ancient technology. Plus, a few facts to help you decide if you should make the switch. 

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On Being

Esther Sternberg — The Science of Healing Places [remix]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Private Lives in the Big City

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Longtime New York Times editor Constance Rosenblum explores the nearly three million homes in the city, from Park Avenue penthouses to Canarsie studios. In Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, she tells 40 intimate stories about how New Yorkers really live in their brownstones, apartments, mansions, and lofts, and paints a portrait of what it means to make a home in the world’s most varied and powerful city. 

What's your favorite thing about your home? Let us know—leave a comment!

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Stories of Veterans Returning from War

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.

More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be a challenge. How do you find your place, when you’ve changed and the people you love don’t recognize you? When that old life is gone and you have to start a new one from scratch. In this hour State of the Re:Union explores reintegration and asks the question: how do you come back home from war?

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'The Artistic and the Beautiful': Frank Lloyd Wright's Wide-Ranging Views

Monday, February 25, 2013

WNYC

In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. The year of this interview marks an explosion of commissions for Wright, who by then had been practicing architecture for 70 years.

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Freakonomics Radio

The House of Dreams

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dubner's childhood home goes from sacred to profane -- and then back again.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, from the A&E show Hoarders gives advice on how to take control of your stuff and unclutter your lives. In The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, Dr. Zasio shares stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered—and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Get Organized

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kristin van Ogtrop, Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine, and Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder and CEO of Apartment Therapy, offer advice on how to clear away clutter in our homes and organize our closets and cupboards, desktops and drawers. We'll also be taking calls!

Do you have questions about how to be more organized and how to get rid of clutter? Leave a comment below!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Happier Home

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, talks about her new project to improve her home life. Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life is an account of her nine-month experiment to make her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What You Need - and Don't Need - in the Kitchen

Thursday, January 05, 2012

There's not a lot of storage space or counter space in most New York apartment kitchens. Melissa Clark, author of Cook This Now and the New York Times column “A Good Appetite,” discusses which kitchen appliances, gadgets, and tools are essentials to have in your kitchen, and which you can live without. We’ll also take listener calls!

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The Takeaway

Your Take: Is Home Ownership Vital to the American Dream?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A new poll by CBS and our partner the New York Times shows that Americans are split on whether owning a home is a safe investment. 49 percent of those polled said it was, while 45 percent said that owning a home in this economic climate is risky. Despite that, nearly nine in ten Americans said that home ownership is vital to the American Dream. We asked Takeaway listeners whether or not they feel optimistic about buying a home right now, or if it's a smarter and safer bet to rent, and rounded up their responses. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Archaeology of Home

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Katharine Greider talks about the long history of Number 239 East 7th Street, and how, when she was told to leave her house there because it was at risk of falling down, she began an investigation into contractors' diagnoses and lawsuits, archaeology and urban history. In The Archaeology of Home: An Epic Set on a Thousand Square Feet of the Lower East Side she tells how one small house contains the history of a young country and the much longer story of humankind and the places they came to call home.

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Know Your Neighbor

Ed, The Quitting Playwright

Monday, March 21, 2011

Playwright Ed Schmidt takes the low-maintenance of the one-man show to the highest level. He cuts out all middlemen and performs his plays himself right out of his own living room.

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The Takeaway

November Home Foreclosures: Behind the Numbers

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Over the past two years, we’ve been told to expect a silver lining to the housing crisis.  At a first glance, the release of tomorrow’s foreclosure numbers should add to that optimism, as analysts expect the number of new foreclosures to drop dramatically.  But does that mean we’ve truly passed the worst moments of the housing crisis?

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The Takeaway

American Values: Home Ownership

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today, we continue our week-long series on American values with an examination of land and home ownership. The desire to own land — dating back to the notion of “Manifest Destiny,” as newly-minted Americans spread west across the continent — has always been considered a fundamental American value. How has our government and culture reinforced this value? And is it still as important to our identity as Americans as it was in the days when our motto was “Go West, Young Man”?

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