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Costume Drama: The Village Halloween Parade

Friday, October 03, 2014

Skeletons, devils, and Imelda Marcos' shoes.

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Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: Comedy Is a Dream Deferred, For Now

Friday, October 03, 2014

One of our listeners made a creative resolution to make 2014 the year she returned to stand-up comedy. The verdict? There’s always 2015. 

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The Takeaway

How We Got to Now: A Guide to Great Ideas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson explores the unintended, widespread consequences of gadgets and ideas developed to correct small problems.

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Studio 360

The Real Have-Beens of Hollywood

Friday, October 03, 2014

Half a dozen of this fall’s most promising films star actors playing washed-up versions of themselves. Why? 

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Studio 360

Jenny Slate & David Fincher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The director David Fincher talks about the artful violence of Gone Girl, and Jenny Slate becomes an indie comedy star with Obvious Child.

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Studio 360

The Artful Violence of David Fincher

Friday, October 03, 2014

If you want to make a dark, complicated but very popular movie in Hollywood, the man to call is David Fincher. His latest movie, Gone Girl, is a horror movie about marriage.

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Selected Shorts

Snowing in Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Updike introduces the Maples.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.

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Selected Shorts

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Friday, October 03, 2014

Smart girl, small apartment

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Selected Shorts

Dave Hill, Positively on 4th Street

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Dave Hill doesn't understand Greenwich Village

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Aretha Franklin, Noah Ritter, and George Takei win the Internet this week.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Texting With the Teacher: What's OK, What's Not

Thursday, October 02, 2014

When does a teacher's seemingly genuine concern and interest in a student cross the line to inappropriate? Professor Marla Brassard explains how to look out for predatory teachers.

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Studio 360

Layer Tennis Is a Graphic Design War – Watch the Latest Battle This Friday

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Layer Tennis combines the confusion and misinformation of the game Telephone with jaw-dropping feats of Photoshop skill. 
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WNYC News

A Walk Through the Final, Funky Stretch of the High Line

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Paul Goldberger, architecture critic of Vanity Fair, gives his take on the third phase of the elevated park that has become one of the most popular destinations in the city.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Dallas Fights Ebola, Robot Armies, and America by The Numbers

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Takeaway explores stories about the changing face of America, the spread of Ebola, and the future of high-tech warfare. 

State of the Re:Union

Who's Looking Out for Trans Americans?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

There are nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. who identify as transgender. In this special, stories of trans people at many moments of life, from childhood to adulthood to elders.

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Fishko Files

Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru.

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The Takeaway

The Struggles of Greeting a New America

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The impact of major changes underway in our country’s racial and ethnic makeup is explored in a new documentary series that debuts tonight.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Eighteenth Century Echoes

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Jeffrey Kahane conducts the New York Philharmonic from behind the keyboard in Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Petraeus on North America; Bourdain in the Bronx

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Retired U.S. General David Petraeus and Robert Zoellick, Anthony Bourdain, 1992 and the fight against HIV/AIDS; and a look at the growing influence of Latino voters.