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A Sad But Funny Take on Growing Up

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson star in a Broadway revival of "This is Our Youth."

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From the Top

Highlight Show: Recorded in Studio

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This week, host Christopher O'Riley catches up with some of From the Top's most illustrious alumni in the "Where Are They Now Show."

The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Digital Reading, Driverless Cars, and The Secret to Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Classics For Kids

What’s A Concerto?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What’s a concerto? This week on Classics for Kids, hear some definitions plus examples by some of the world’s greatest composers.

Radiolab

'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

Friday, September 19, 2014

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 271: Bill Hader, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Betty Halbreich

Friday, September 19, 2014

Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musici ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 271: Bill Hader, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Betty Halbreich

Friday, September 19, 2014

Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musici ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 271: Bill Hader, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Betty Halbreich

Friday, September 19, 2014

Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf's Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face ... Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby's comedy and complicated identity ... Alt-country musici ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Splitting the Bill Shouldn't Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes offers advice and answers questions on the best way to deal with some of the prickly issues of dining out.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Dress Codes, Against Football, Hacking the Breast Pump

Friday, September 19, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: dress codes and gender, a football fan's lament, and building a better (and quieter) breast pump.
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The Takeaway

'This is Where I Leave You,' 'Tusk,' 'A Walk Among the Tombstones,' 'The Maze Runner,' and Special Guest Simon Pegg

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's a week for people on film and off (ahem, Rafer) to take personal responsibility for their lives. But do all of them rise to the occasion?  
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WNYC News

Bus Boys and Poultry Workers on Stage

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two playwrights discuss writing funny theater about the immigrant experience. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Swerving As a Cyclist, Ticketed As a Driver

Friday, September 19, 2014

A lawsuit alleges that cyclists are being unfairly treated as motor vehicles by the NYPD. How much do the letter of the law and the unspoken rules of the road treat them the same way?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow Up Friday: Recycling Bags and Foam; School Uniforms

Friday, September 19, 2014

A follow-up on two things that came up this week: Can you recycle plastic bags and styrofoam? And should students wear uniforms?

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The Takeaway

Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

In his long career, Simon Pegg has been known for playing a lot of unhappy characters. But in his latest project, he tackles the search for the secret to happiness.

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WNYC News

Do You Like the Met's New Fountains? How About Their Politics?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum has two new fountains, but some people don't like that they are named after David H. Koch.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Too Much Information

Friday, September 19, 2014

An odd couple, and a weird school, in two stories hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Story of Domestic Violence, Lincoln & Slavery, and The Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from the wife of a former NFL player who suffered domestic violence, we explore the fight against ISIS, and film star Simon Pegg weighs in on the secret to happiness.

On The Media

Confronting the Unknown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why most Americans fear ISIS, politicians and pundits stoking terror panic on the US-Mexico border, and Nihilism: now and forever. 

On The Media

Staring into the Abyss

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it's popular today, and whether that's always been the case.

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