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Closure

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A former girlfriend gets extreme closure.

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Miss Connection

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Girl meets boy meets girl at Trader Joe's.

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All You Have to Do

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What to wear to find the girl of your dreams.

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The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game.

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Missed Connections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding the girl of your dreams; losing the boy of your dreams; extreme closure, and close encounters with a celeb.

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Teen Angstagrams

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your favorite mock-tails in a music game called THE TEETOTALLER'S PLAYLIST.

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Great Writers Steal

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A play on words

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Kellogg’s (or: The Last Wholesome Fantasy of the Middle-School Boy)

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Your breakfast cereal can change your life.

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One More Thing with BJ Novak

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The hare beats the tortoise, great writers steal—literally—and a brand-name cereal can change your life, in three antic tales from BJ Novak.

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The Rematch

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tortoise vs. hare: this time, it's different.

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WNYC Digital

Remember That Time Wolves Were Maybe Coming to Central Park?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Yes, this was an April Fools joke from the 90s. That doesn't mean intrepid journalist Amy Eddings didn't give this story all her effort. If you're jonesing for her voice, here's a treat.

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A Prairie Home Companion

January 31, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"It's been a very mild winter here so far. It was temperatures in the 30s here this last week, which makes us feel very uneasy." Thoughts on the future of Minnesota winters and the state's notoriety for harsh weather, the proper way to free a car stuck in a snowbank, and the benefits of competency.

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Second Chances

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival). Plus, former contestants return to try and redeem themselves in this "second chances" show (Rebroadcast, Episode 327).

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January 24, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"It has been unnaturally warm out there and that has gotten the raccoons thinking that this is the breeding season." A mysterious figure skater out on the lake draws a crowd, Senator K. Thorvaldson finally heads south for the winter, and Donald Thorvaldson catches up with a few classmates.

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'Til Death Metal Do Us Part

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he explores the heart of death metal.

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A Prairie Home Companion

January 17, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"It has been warm this week, got up into the 30s, and so the sidewalks have been clear, and people have been walking out again." The Sons of Knute host their January gala, the flu comes to Lake Wobegon, and Eloise Krebsbach attempts to live a stress-free life.

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I Know What I'm Doing About All the Attention I've Been Getting

Thursday, January 15, 2015

David Sedaris knows just what to do when a narcissist's wardroom malfunctions.

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A Primate Example

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

(Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightly about his upcoming role in Star Wars VII.

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A Prairie Home Companion

January 10, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"It's been cold out there, you know that. Wednesday the high was 8 below, which is an interesting phenomenon, when the peak is below you." Schools are closed statewide due to bitterly cold temperatures, people feel encumbered by Christmas gifts they did not want, and Clarence and Arlene Bunsen head to California for a winter vacation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Supercut of Every Pun Leonard Worked Into Our 'Punderdome' Segment

Friday, January 09, 2015

This week, we spoke with the delightful co-hosts of New York City's premier pun competition, The Punderdome. The pun topics: meats and veggies. Leonard's jokes stole the show.
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