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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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Childhood Diaries Inspire a Reflection on the Past

Friday, May 01, 2015

After re-reading decades-old diaries, the novelist Heidi Julavits was inspired to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer.

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Elizabeth Alexander on the Universal Trauma of Love and Loss

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander discusses the sudden death of her husband, and the existential crossroads that followed, in her memoir.

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Hillary's Campaign. A Star Trek Captain. Investigating Seafood.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Hillary and good at running for President? Kate Mulgrew! The French community that saved thousands in WW2. Did slaves catch your seafood?

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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Candice Bergen, Aasif Mandvi, Hawks, Elephant Emotions!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Kim Gordon

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon’s new memoir, “Girl in a Band,” is on our minds this week. The book chronicles the influential band’s career and the end of the marriage between Gordon and fellow co-founder Thurston Moore after 27 years.

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The Takeaway

An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Cheryl Strayed’s "Dear Sugar" is The Internet’s BFF

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Andrew W.K., T-Pain, and Haruki Murakami are the latest to life coach online, but "Dear Sugar" remains the fan favorite. Now, Cheryl Strayed is re-launching the column as a podcast. 
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When Military Theories Meet Practice

Monday, February 16, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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Tracy K. Smith: Life on Mars

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet found inspiration in the sci-fi visions of David Bowie.

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Leaving Family in Africa, Starting Over in America

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Alexandra Fuller confronts tough questions about her past, the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa.

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From "All in the Family" to "The Jeffersons," Norman Lear Infused Biting Commentary Into Sitcoms

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The television legend wrote, produced, created, and developed more than 100 shows, including "The Jeffersons," "Maude," and "All in the Family."

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Sharing Style and Sage Advice by Betty Halbreich

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Betty Halbreich has spent nearly 40 years as the personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she gave socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street advice on clothes and life.

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Joe Perry Wanted to be a Marine Biologist, Until He Met Steven Tyler

Friday, December 26, 2014

Joe Perry talks about his years with Aerosmith—the knockdown drag-out fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the hits and arena shows; the reconciliations and the comebacks.

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Alan Cumming Digs Up Family Secrets

Friday, December 26, 2014

When television producers invited Cumming to appear on a celebrity genealogy show in 2010, he discovered more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.

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The Failures of Elite Colleges, Opposites Attract, the Successes of Chinese Americans

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How elite colleges are falling short. Lucinda Franks talks about Robert Morgenthau. James Ellroy's novel Perfidia. Eric Liu on the Chinese American identity.

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Fleeing Vichy France and Leaving an Art Collection to be Stolen by Nazis

Friday, November 28, 2014

Anne Sinclair tells the story of her grandfather, who fled Vichy France in 1940, saving his family but leaving behind his gallery and collection of works by Monet, Cézanne, and others. 

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Andrea Martin: Perky, Funny, Scene-Stealer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress Andrea Martin shares stories from her life in show business—from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and more.

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Aasif Mandvi: From Boarding School to 'Curry Pot' to New York's Melting Pot

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aasif Mandvi talks about the many, often contradictory, identities that make up who he is, his time as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” and his new collection of essays.

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A Chinese-American Leaves Home in Search for Freedom, In Communist China

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Val Wang was raised in a strict Chinese-American household in the suburbs. She shaved her head and became a leftist, but her ultimate rebellion was moving to China. 

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