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This week on Car Talk, did Howard get the special Three Stooges option on his Lincoln, or is there another reason why it sounds like Curly whenever he gets out of the car. Elsewhere, Tom got conflicting advice on his Taurus' flashing oil light, and he's wondering who's the genius, and who's the quack. So, who better to ask than two genius quacks? Also, John's Land Cruiser may need a new steering box, or his mechanic may just be looking for another John-funded trip to Vegas; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Betsy's truck was really spewing gas because of mud chiggers. All this, plus how one listener's attempt to solve the Puzzler resulted in a police house call, this week on Car Talk.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
inspired by Ken Burns' call to action to get everyday Americans to read the Gettysburg Address, we made something of our own, with Brian Lehrer, Brooke Gladstone of On The Media, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, and other producers from WNYC.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Before he was our sixteenth president and the man who kept our union together, Abraham Lincoln was sort of a regular guy who made mistakes and had ambitions. In honor of President’s Day, we’re looking at that other Lincoln, that not-yet-famous Lincoln, with Chris DeRose, author of “Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President.”
Monday, February 18, 2013
By Brian Wise
Among the many historical tidbits that Steven Spielberg includes in his Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln," the president’s love of opera may be the most surprising.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, and the lessons aging politicians might learn from Pope Benedict’s surprise decision to retire from his lifetime appointment. Then on the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the current Broadway production of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Thursday, January 10, 2013
WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.
Friday, January 04, 2013
Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has sparked conversation and controversy over its use of violence, portayal of slavery, and more. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, discusses the film with Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, now airing on WNYC. Plus: how "Lincoln" and "Django" treat slavery differently.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Hendrik Hertzberg, John Cassidy, and Ryan Lizza discuss Obama, Boehner, tax increases, and "Lincoln."
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether raising taxes, enhancing revenue, or closing loopholes (or however you want to describe it) is going to be key to the White House and Congress finding a solution to the "fiscal cliff." They then discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," and what it tells us about today's politics.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Middle East Peace: Past, Present, and Future | Child Poverty on the Rise in the United States | Black Characters (or the Lack Thereof) in 'Lincoln' | Why the G.O.P Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff | Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff
Monday, November 19, 2012
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century
Friday, November 09, 2012
With the new Steven Spielberg biopic "Lincoln," Louis CK’s Abe Lincoln parody for Saturday Night Live, the big budget summer release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," lots of new Lincoln books, and the 150th anniversary of the civil war, it seems the 16th president is hotter than ever. Is he? Or has he always been on fire? James Cornelius, a museum curator, and Maira Kalman, an author, explain.