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Our Bicentennial All-Icebreaker Episode

Friday, May 10, 2013

To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot.

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The Dinner Party Download

Our Bicentennial All-Icebreaker Episode

Friday, May 10, 2013

To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot.

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The Dinner Party Download

Our Bicentennial All-Icebreaker Episode

Friday, May 10, 2013

To celebrate the release of our 200th podcast, here’s our bicentennial All-Icebreaker show. Dozens of jokes culled from the last two years’ worth of DPDs. Some are funny, most are not. But there are definitely a lot.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Radio Pioneer Tommy Cowan Announces a Parade of History

Friday, May 10, 2013

Beginning as an office boy for The World, Tommy Cowan went on to be Thomas Edison’s receptionist, greeting important visitors to the inventor’s laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. From there he was the first announcer on the air in the New York metropolitan area when WJZ Newark started broadcasting in 1921. He announced the first World Series broadcast based on descriptions phoned into him from the game, as well as covering the June, 1924 Democratic National Convention from Madison Square Garden.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eat the City

Friday, May 10, 2013

Robin Shulman, author of Eat the City, talks about the fishers, foragers, butchers, farmers, poultry minders, sugar refiners, beekeepers, winemakers, and brewers—past and present—who’ve made New York City into such a great place for food.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Fishing for Spring

Friday, May 10, 2013

Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish talk about fluke and porgies, which are in season now. Try her easy and quick recipe for battered and pan-fried porgy fillets.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Cozy" Means Small: A Rental Ad Glossary

Friday, May 10, 2013

When a rental ad says "cozy apartment with laid back roommates" does that actually mean “closet for rent in apartment full of potheads?” The Brian Lehrer Show is gathering some of the classic apartment listing code-phrases from "old-world" to "luxurious." Read the glossary and add your own.

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The Takeaway

The Drama and Lasting Influence of 'The Great Gatsby'

Friday, May 10, 2013

In anticipation of Baz Lurhmann’s “The Great Gatsby” opening in theaters this weekend, novelists Chang-Rae Lee, Jeffrey Eugenides and Nell Freudenberger discuss the novel's influence on their writing and the difficulty of transferring Nick Carraway's voice to the big screen.

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Studio 360

Beauty in the Search for Dark Matter

Friday, May 10, 2013

Right now, one of the biggest races in science is the search for dark matter. “It's really very very scary to know that after all these years of civilization we still don't know 95% of our universe,” says experimental physicist Elena Aprile. “It makes you feel very small.” Aprile heads a research ...

Slideshow: Inside the lab

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Studio 360

Marques Toliver: A Busker's Fairy Tale

Friday, May 10, 2013

A few years ago, when he was barely in his 20s, Marques Toliver left a small town in Florida to try to make it in New York City. Like many struggling musicians, he started playing on sidewalks and subway platforms, but he wasn’t another scruffy dude with a guitar.  Toliver plays violin like a virtuoso ...

Bonus Track: "CanAan"

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Mary Karr's "Entering the Kingdom"

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ten years ago, Beth Greenspan put a poem in her wallet that she’s carried ever since. Her son was just on the verge of adolescence, and she was wistful. “I noticed that his wrists were starting to get thicker, his hands were starting to look bigger. His hand was almost the size of my own ...

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Studio 360

Rossellini’s Mammas & the Search for Dark Matter

Friday, May 10, 2013

This week in Studio 360, two takes on motherhood. In Isabella Rossellini’s new series of web videos, she acts out unusual childrearing strategies — abandonment, cannibalism — in the animal kingdom. And a listener explains how Mary Karr taught her what she needed to know about having a teenage boy. ...

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Studio 360

MoMA Reconsiders Razing Neighbor

Friday, May 10, 2013

What do you do when your favorite museum of contemporary art and design decides to destroy one of your favorite examples of contemporary design? New Yorkers have asked themselves that question after the Museum of Modern Art recently announced that it would be razing its neighbor ...

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Studio 360

Isabella Rossellini's Mammas

Friday, May 10, 2013

Isabella Rossellini’s Mammas is an unsentimental look at motherhood — very unsentimental. The mothers in this new series of film shorts take multiple husbands, abandon their young, even cannibalize them. And they take maternal self-sacrifice to an extreme, letting their hungry young devour ...

Video: "Wasp"

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev

Friday, May 10, 2013

Simon Morrison reveals the life story of the composer Serge Prokofiev’s wife, Lina. In Lina & Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev, Morrison depicts her as a remarkable woman who fought for survival in the face of unbearable betrayal—she spent eight years in a Soviet gulag—by the irresistibly talented but self-absorbed musician she married.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stopping the (Biological) Clock

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sarah Elizabeth Richards, science journalist and the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It(Simon & Schuster, 2013) explains the science behind freezing eggs and tells the stories of four women who tried it, including herself.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: James Salter

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Writer James Salter was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his novel, All That Is. He also told us what he's been reading recently. 

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 200: Noah Baumbach, David Alan Grier, Temple Grandin, and Kids Comix

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gil ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 200: Noah Baumbach, David Alan Grier, Temple Grandin, and Kids Comix

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gil ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 200: Noah Baumbach, David Alan Grier, Temple Grandin, and Kids Comix

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This week: Filmmaker Noah Baumbach on the new New York... David Alan Grier answers (most of) your etiquette questions... Autism pioneer Temple Grandin diagnoses Mr. Spock... Travel writer Matt Gross goes to the edge... "Love & Rockets" co-creator Gil ...

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