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Episode 301: The 2015 All-Music Episode

Friday, April 17, 2015

This week: Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it's a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We've got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about ...

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The Takeaway

Is Technology Our Friend or Foe?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Technology: sometimes it helps us to stay connected. Sometimes it makes us a little too connected...or not connected enough. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cheryl's Birthday and the Logic of Logic Problems

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dr. Eugenia Cheng helps us find the answer to the math problem plaguing the internet: When is Cheryl's Birthday? Plus she breaks down the logic of logic puzzles. 

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The Takeaway

Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sibling Struggle to Survive During a Mother's Imprisonment

Friday, April 17, 2015

A family story of ten year old Toto, who passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together while their mother is in prison

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A puppet plays Rush, Esquire unearthed an outrageous 1991 commercial for the Sizzler restaurant chain, and a Frenchman draws the space between buildings.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Sizzler promo from another galaxy and a Vanessa Carlton/Lil Jon mash-up win the internet this week.
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WNYC Digital

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

New York makes pizza. IBM's Watson makes a vegetable dish. Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell makes a comeback. These are a few of the week's most popular stories, all in one playlist.

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WNYC News

Binge-Watching 'Wolf Hall'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hilary Mantel's award-winning novels are now on Broadway.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The War Crimes of Charles Taylor's American Son, Chucky

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chucky Taylor was the American son of the infamous African dictator Charles Taylor. Raised by his mother in the Florida suburbs, he followed his father to Liberia at 17.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Family Legacies: A Dictator's Son, A Holocaust Survivor's Father

Friday, April 17, 2015

Charles Taylor's American son. Attempting to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz. The new film "Toto and his Sisters.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins us for Please Explain: The Cosmos! 

The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Boko Haram, Remembering Oklahoma City, and Saving Songbirds

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway visits the front-lines of Nigeria, we remember the Oklahoma City Bombing, and Jonathan Franzen asks us to imagine a world without birds.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Clinton Campaign Week One; How to Think About Sex; Child Support Woes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Week one of the Clinton campaign; how to think about sex; the logic problem that puzzled the Internet; how child support laws punish parents and how LBJ's "Great Society" came to be. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Surviving Auschwitz, And Life Afterwards

Friday, April 17, 2015

Goran Rosenberg tells the story of his father, who survived the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and whose final challenge was to survive the survival. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gives Dark Matter a New Name: 'Fred'

Friday, April 17, 2015

The astrophysicist and host of National Geographic Channel's 'StarTalk' answers questions about the cosmos, like "Does a black hole look like a black hole?"  

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Studio 360

"Ex Machina" Director Alex Garland Says, Love Your Robot

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writer-director Alex Garland talks about his new movie and why sex with robots is fine by him.

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Studio 360

From Trailer Park Pups to Hollywood: How to Train a Four-Legged Star

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Here's what it took to get a cute, slobbery dog to play the tough guy in the new Hungarian film, "White God."

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Studio 360

Birds and Beats

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ben Mirin is a Boston-area birdwatcher turned New York City beat boxer who combined his two passions to make a totally original sound.

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Studio 360

Sexy Robots

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sorting out the pros and cons of starting an intimate relationship with a robot.  

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