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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pomp, Circumstance and a Dose of Republican Viewpoints

Monday, May 04, 2015

As college graduation season gets underway, why are students protesting conservative speakers? Plus, a Rutgers professor calls in about Condoleezza Rice's botched speech last year.

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Soundcheck

Geeking Out About David Bowie, Deeply

Monday, May 04, 2015

Philosopher Simon Critchley and fellow superfan John Schaefer talk about the many faces of their shared musical hero.

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Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

Are Clones People? Yes. Yes?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The girl and boy clones are related, Mark bites it in a cornfield, Allison has fully broken bad, and clone sisters Emma and Hanna are here to explain it all.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Life in Public and Lives Forgotten

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new biography of Michelle Obama. The forgotten master caricaturists. Atticus Lish's debut novel. A new documentary on why Ebola spread so quickly, and widely. 

The Sporkful

The Man Who Made 5 Million Burritos (with Jesse Thorn)

Monday, May 04, 2015

We debate burrito construction and the LA/SF rivalry with MaxFun's Jesse Thorn and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. Plus Matt Yglesias compares Chipotle burritos to iPhones.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Baltimore Police Charges; MTA's Political Ad Ban; Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret; Baltimore police charges; last week's Bridgegate indictments; why the MTA banned all political ads; & conservative commencement speeches.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret will be awarded the PEN Freedom of Expression Courage Award -- while PEN's executive director, defends the decision to give him the award.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Wasn't the Ebola Outbreak Better Contained?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Filmmaker Dan Edge discusses the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and why it took so long for the world to respond. 

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WNYC News

A Girls Designers Club

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design presents an exhibit dedicated to female artists from the 1950s until today. 

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WNYC News

'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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Classics For Kids

About Dmitri Kabalevsky

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Dmitri Kabalevsky loved to write music for children. Find out more about this kid-friendly Russian composer this week on Classics for Kids.

The Takeaway

It's Like A Foreign Movie With No Subtitles

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast features a look at "Welcome to Me," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," and more!
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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 303: Amy Schumer, Cokie Roberts, Kurt Cobain in His Own Words

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week: Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer talks on the wild side... NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts celebrates our female forebears, then offers some civil advice ... A new documentary is at home with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain... Improv wizar ...

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Internet Explorer

BONUS: Would You Rather Share a Pornhub Link or...?

Friday, May 01, 2015

Ryan and Katie play a round of "Would You Rather"…

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Austin Pendleton

Friday, May 01, 2015

The director was on the show to talk about his new staging of "Hamlet." We were glad to see that he's retained his love of milkshakes. 

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Takeaway

Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of the Line Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Adventure begins where the subway ends. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The #MomOfTheYear Controversy

Friday, May 01, 2015

The journalist Stacey Patton discusses Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother caught on camera scolding her son at the riots and why all that attention isn't necessarily a good thing.

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