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Drum Fill Friday, From Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros handpicked by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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This Week, A Pretty Lepidoptera

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The word cho means "beautiful" in Korean and "butterfly" in Japanese. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name based around "cho."

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Drum Fill Friday, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Edition

Friday, October 03, 2014

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a sampling of songs from the soundtrack to the year's biggest movie. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Wild Cub's Dabney Morris

Friday, September 26, 2014

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring drummer Dabney Morris of the band Wild Cub. Hear a selection of hand-picked fills and match them to the song.

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Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Michael Toma of Claremont University has looked into the differing cognitive abilities of crossword puzzle experts versus Scrabble aficionados. NPR's Wade Goodwyn discovers the differences.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Sept. 19

Friday, September 19, 2014

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a mix of classic rock and iconic pop fills. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Gotta Know Mexico: A Mexican Music Puzzler

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico's musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Spoon's Jim Eno

Friday, September 12, 2014

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills hand-selected by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Sept. 5

Friday, September 05, 2014

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners this week features your favorite drum fills and intros, all culled from listener recommendations in our comments sections.

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Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek Of Toadies

Friday, August 29, 2014

This week's puzzler for careful listeners is from guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek, drummer for the Fort Worth rock band Toadies. Hear the fills (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Enigmatic Endings: A Farewell To Summer Quiz

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The end of summer has a tendency to sneak up on us — or come to an unsettling halt. Try a quiz filled with fantastic finales and tremulous terminations.

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Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera's labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America's largest performing arts organization.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson

Friday, August 15, 2014

The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single breaks to prove it. Test your ear against his genre-spanning picks.

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Drum Fill Friday: Classical Headbanging Edition

Friday, August 08, 2014

In classical music, percussionists go wild with drums of all shapes and sizes. Can you guess which pieces spotlight the timpani, snare and bass drums?

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Bad To The Bone

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with BA- and the second word starts with D-.

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Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster Matt Sokol Of Spillway

Friday, August 01, 2014

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros from Spillway drummer Matt Sokol. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Interpol's Sam Fogarino

Friday, July 25, 2014

Try your hand at our puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros hand-picked by Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. Hear the fill or intro and match it to the song.

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Drum Fill Friday, For July 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week's puzzler for careful listeners includes something for everyone, from jazz and classic rock, to punk and speed metal. Hear a series of drum fills (and intros) and match them to the song.

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'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler

Monday, July 14, 2014

From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?

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Drum Fill Friday, From Eternal Summers' Daniel Cundiff

Friday, July 11, 2014

Our weekly puzzler for careful listeners: This week we have a series of hand-picked drum fills from Daniel Cundiff, percussionist for the band Eternal Summers. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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