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Let's Do This Thing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

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A Prairie Home Companion

November 15, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"It snowed on Monday, early Monday morning. We got about 12-and-a-half inches there in Lake Wobegon. There was no big fuss about it." Margie Krebsbach's English class discusses ‘The Great Gatsby,' Clint Bunsen tangles with two deer who find their way into town, and Dorothy recalls the story of Harold Hansen and Oscar Peterson.

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From the Diary of a New York Lady

Friday, November 14, 2014

A comic rant by a crazy socialite.

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AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26

Friday, November 14, 2014

Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return. 

Plus, hear what happens when Neil attempts to classify his writing. It's nearly impossible. 

Hear the full episode with VIP Neil Gaiman, "The Model of a Modern Major Game Show," now.

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Social Climbers

Friday, November 14, 2014

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about how the rich aren’t like you and me.

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The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

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AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.

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AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.

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A Prairie Home Companion

November 8, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, November 08, 2014

"There was a full moon on Thursday, it snowed a little bit, the sun now goes down before five o'clock and will for a while. Cold is here. The kids are still wearing light jackets because they're from here, that's all." Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church celebrates All Saints' Day and Clint Bunsen gives up deer hunting.

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AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

Friday, November 07, 2014

In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. 

Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."

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AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."

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Puzzlehood

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades...and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you've never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.

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Puzzlehood

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades...and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you've never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Strong Bonds: Injustice on Riker's Island, Polygamy, the Kennedys and Churchills

Monday, November 03, 2014

Three years on Rikers Island without a trial. Polygamy in Bali, Indonesia. Simon Rich. And the relationship between the Churchill and Kennedy families.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Helicopter Moms, Narcissists and Spoiled Brats

Monday, November 03, 2014

Simon Rich tells us about his new collection of funny stories, about the millennial culture wars.

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A Prairie Home Companion

November 1, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, November 01, 2014

"It's November, here we are, and on Sunday we fall back. We get an extra hour on early Sunday morning so there will be a large number of people coming in late to church." Cold weather returns to Lake Wobegon, advice on leaving Minnesota, and why jokes are a bridge between people who disagree with each other.

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Games That Go 'Goosebumps' In The Night

Thursday, October 30, 2014

(Rebroadcsat, Episode 303) Inspired by this week's Very Important Puzzler, the best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street), the games in this show have been designed to scare the answers out of you. Find out what zombies eat when they run out of brains, test your Looney Tunes knowledge through a revised rendition of "Sympathy For The Devil" and find out what else Edgar Allen Poe's Raven has been quoth'ing on about. Plus: what scares the man whose job it is to scare kids of all ages?

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AMA Bonus: Lobster Pee, The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In this debut segment of "The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week," find out whether lobsters actually pee out of their faces. Share with us the best piece of trivia YOU learned this week by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages: facebook.com/NPRAskMeAnother | twitter.com/NPRAskMeAnother.

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AMA Bonus: Lobster Pee, The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In the debut segment of "The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week," find out whether lobsters actually pee out of their faces. Share with us the best piece of trivia YOU learned this week by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages: facebook.com/NPRAskMeAnother | twitter.com/NPRAskMeAnother.

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A Prairie Home Companion

October 25, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"It's been cloudy. It's been chilly out there. The sun has come out now and then. And then on Thursday this powerful wind came up -- it was very dramatic." A big wind causes havoc all over town, Mrs. Jensen's old boyfriend Kurt visits from the city, and Darlene meets a coyote that resembles her Uncle George, in a monologue from October 2011.

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