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AMA Bonus: The Aristocrats (The NPR Version)

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Aristocrats is the dirtiest, most offensive joke in history — an exercise in extremes for both comedians and audiences alike, and famously told by this week's Very Important Puzzler Gilbert Gottfried. Here, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg tries her hand at a version devised especially for NPR listeners. Still: NSFW.

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Too Soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This week host Ophira Eisenberg talks with legendary stand-up Gilbert Gottfried about the lines that can’t be crossed in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, Gottfried whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.

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AMA Bonus: Gilbert Gottfried Unearths Stories of Old Hollywood

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried goes deep into stories of Old Hollywood with the guests on his Amazing Colossal Podcast. In this bonus clip, Gottfried recalls some highlights, such as when Boris Karloff's daughter reminisced about Karloff giving Frank Sinatra acting lessons, and David Steinberg told the story of winding up on then-President Richard Nixon's enemies list.

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Car Talk

#1437: The Twin Schwinn Blowout

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Darlene’s bumpy road-trip prompts Ray to remember his explosive lesson about the dangers of over-inflated tires. Elsewhere, Cynthia hopes Tom and Ray can settle her brothers’ tug-of-war over a vintage Camaro, but it’s more likely they’ll just add a Magliozzi family feud to the mix. Also, Bill’s steering wheel is re-enacting “Ghostbusters” by oozing an odd substance; Marsha’s wondering if adding oil to her coolant is the end of the world, or at least the end of her Previa; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if marriage cured Ellen’s fiance of his high-performance add-on addiction. All this, plus the return of the Puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

326: Food Futurism: WikiPearls, oPhones, and Le Whif

Friday, September 12, 2014

Can we create breathable food? Are edible water bottles the environmental cure of the future? This week, we speak to David Edwards, a Harvard professor and chief innovator at Le Laboratoire in Paris, where he works to develop a symbiosis between art and science. His new restaurant, Cafe Artscience, will open in Cambridge in October of 2014. We’ll find out all about liquid dish soaps from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and our wine expert Stephen Meuse teaches us what we can learn from a glass of sauvignon blanc. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect zucchini bread. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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BackStory

Can We Still Call it Wilderness?

Friday, September 12, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Let It Lopez

Thursday, September 11, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 315) The Oscar-winning songwriters for Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, lend their voices to a puzzling parody of "Let It Go," and a fierce V.I.P. game pitting spouse vs. spouse.

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AMA Bonus: Get Geeky

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

How do you get your geek on? If you're Ask Me Another, then you rewrite the lyrics to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" to be clues about other geeky hobbies. And if you're musical guest Julian Velard, then you break out your vocoder and perform it in your best robot voice. 

This game originally appeared in Episode 325 "What's The Magic Word?"

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Car Talk

#1436: The Spaceman Cometh

Saturday, September 06, 2014

This week on Car Talk, former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee plays a round of Stump the Chumps. Find out if Tom and Ray helped get Bill’s BMW running, or thrown one way over the backstop. Elsewhere, Jeff promised his girlfriend he’d get a driver’s license this Summer. The calendar has turned, and Jeff is still sans license, so what he needs now is a good excuse. Also, Ashley loves her Beetle, but it may be killing her with CO poisoning; Chris wants to know how big a dope slap to give her husband for keeping the heat on during a six-hour drive in 96 degree temperatures; and can Tom and Ray do any better diagnosing a broken lawnmower than they did on electric brakes? Well, they couldn’t do worse, right? All this and more, this week on Car

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

325: Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun

Friday, September 05, 2014

This week, we explore the benefits of fermented foods with culinary author, fermentation revivalist, and DIY food activist Sandor Katz. We’ll be tasting prosciutto, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about a new food law in France, Fait a la Maison. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make an easy weeknight meal, Garlic Pasta. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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BackStory

Together Apart

Friday, September 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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On The Media

NPR's Newest CEO

Friday, September 05, 2014

Since 2009, NPR has seen five CEOs. The latest to take up the mantle is Jarl Mohn, a veteran of commercial and public radio. Bob talked with Mohn about his plans for NPR.

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On The Media

Carl Kasell Tells All

Friday, September 05, 2014

Carl Kasell retired back in May after more than 60 years in radio. Brooke sat down with Carl recently to commemorate his distinguished public radio career.

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What's The Magic Word?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

(Episode 325) Lev Grossman, this week’s V.I.P. and the bestselling author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians, explains what happens when wizards lack guidance counselors, and takes you on a trip to the arcade.

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AMA Bonus: Go Easy On Dudley Dursley

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy, doesn't mind that his books are often compared to Harry Potter, though decidedly more adult. In fact, he's a Potter fanatic who once got to meet his idol: J.K. Rowling. But: she didn't agree with Lev's assessment of one of her most maligned characters.

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Radio Diaries

#19: Working, Then and Now

Monday, September 01, 2014

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Studs Terkel's "Working," we bring you two of the lost interviews that never made it into the book: Helen Moog, a taxi driver and grandmother of five who happened to drive Studs to the Youngstown,

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Car Talk

#1435: Richard, His Goats, and Doris

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Richard the Goat Rescuer’s new pals like to climb on things—including cars, and especially Richard’s girlfriend’s Alfa Romeo. Does Richard need to turn to shock therapy to ground the goats and save his relationship? Elsewhere, Jeff’s Isuzu needs a new engine, but Jeff is worried that a transplant will irrevocably change his car’s soul. Can Tom and Ray provide some divine guidance on this existential-automotive conundrum? Also, Helena and her husband found a dream used car with one idiosyncrasy—it only goes in Reverse. Good thing it came with a spare transmission in the trunk. And, guess what turned up in a government auction—Sonja Henie’s tutu! Find out how, this week on Car Talk

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

238R: The Most Dangerous Fungi: Inside the World of Mushroom Hunters

Friday, August 29, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Langdon Cook, the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, about the dangerous business of foraging for wild mushrooms. We’ll be tasting goat cheese, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Red Velvet cake. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Catalan Beef Stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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BackStory

Prisoners at War

Friday, August 29, 2014

With the American History Guys

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What's The Delia With Love?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 309) What's love got to do with it? A lot, actually. We explore the fuzzy feelings among families, couples and a puzzle guru and his games. Plus screenwriter and author Delia Ephron shares tales from the front lines of the romantic comedy business.

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