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Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

VIP: Gail Simmons

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March 21, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

"We're calling it spring there. It sort of seemed to be spring for a few hours here and a few hours there so that's what people are saying when they run into each other on Main Street." Spring arrives in Lake Wobegon, young people begin to go outside without jackets, and Lyle Janske runs the high school basketball concessions stand to take his mind off his son's illness, in a monologue from March 2010.

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Looking For Answers

Thursday, March 19, 2015

VIPs: Looking castmembers

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March 14, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 14, 2015

"We've had snow out there, we've had about a foot-and-a-half of snow here this last week. It just sort of killed some people. They're just tired of winter but it snowed anyway, despite their objections." Pastor Liz returns from a vacation to Carmel, California and spends some time at the Sidetrack Tap, Marilyn Hedlund evaluates her past romances, and Clint and Irene Bunsen celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, in a monologue from February 2011.

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AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day--and this one's special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.

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Unbreakable Tituss Burgess

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

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March 7, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 07, 2015

"It is warming up, getting up into the 30s, and 40s are forecast, and Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday so there will be a coffee hour at the Lutheran Church one hour before the service for people who forget to turn their clocks forward." Pastor Liz delivers a sermon about the Third Commandment, high school students finish a few exams before spring break, Ronnie Detmer returns from California after 20 years, and Lillian Tollerud -- the savior of Lake Wobegon's post office -- passes away.

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Leggo My Lego

Thursday, March 05, 2015

LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Advice from Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The humorist explores the hometown of his youth, the benefits of Google Glass, the perils of home repair, and the insanity of Brazilian soccer fandom.

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February 28, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow.

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All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

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All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

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AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.

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A Dangerous idea from John Waters

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Now that gay marriage is (mostly) legal and gay characters are on television, does that mean that gay people have to be "good" all the time? John Waters sure hopes not.

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February 21, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"It's been cold, but not that cold, and people are in a sort of festive mood." High school students dress up to celebrate Snow Week; the men's bible study group holds its Chili Dump; the story of Edgar "Left Foot" Mueller, who owned the Alhambra Ballroom; and the Sons of Knute begin their "Guess the Ice Melt" contest.

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Puzzlehood!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.

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Puzzlehood

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.

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On Our Minds: Jon Stewart

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jon Stewart recently announced that he's stepping down from his role as host of "The Daily Show."  So we're revisiting our 2004 conversation with him and our conversation with Bill Clinton's joke writer Mark Katz.

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AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.

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Selected Shorts

Roy Spivey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Close encounter with a celebrity.

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