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And Justice for All?

Friday, March 13, 2015

A booker for TV court shows shares highs and lows from the merry-go-round of daytime justice... - Get the full story here.

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Studio 360

Björk, Scott McCloud, & the Secret to a Pop Hit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Björk pushes pop music into new, weird territories of art and science. Scott McCloud teaches us how to understand comics. And research shows what pop hits have in common.

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Episode 609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Faced with an asset bubble, the creators of Magic: The Gathering came up with a plan—a plan to once and for all conquer the science of bubbles, and make a collectible toy that could live forever.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Tobias Jesso Jr. vs. the World

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In 2012, Tobias Jesso Jr. got dumped, was hit by a car, and found out his mom had cancer. He went home, started writing songs, and everyone loved them, from Adele to Jimmy Fallon.
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Fugitive Waves

17 – Unfinished Business: Ali vs Frazier VI, Daughters of Destiny

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In 2001, a quarter-century after boxing's celebrated "Thrilla in Manila," Ali and Frazier were once again poised to enter the ring. But this time it was the daughters of the legendary combatants who were scheduled to battle—22 year old Laila Ali and 39...

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The Sporkful

True Crime: Investigating An Office Fridge Food Theft

Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s Elkhart, Indiana, 2001. Two inches of Heather Coleman's turkey club disappear from her office fridge. The thief is nowhere to be found. And Heather’s life will never be the same.

Episode 608: Shorters Gonna Short

Friday, March 06, 2015

We look at the ten most shorted stocks out there, to see what this list tells us about human nature and the economy. Plus, we end our shorting experiment.

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Radio Diaries

#30: Claudette Colvin – A “Teenage Rosa Parks”

Thursday, March 05, 2015

"History had me glued to the seat."

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Studio 360

Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, John Ridley’s “American Crime,” & Helen Oyeyemi

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On this week’s show, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock; the creator of “American Crime;” and novelist Helen Oyeyemi.

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Episode 517: The Fastest Growing, Least Popular Airline In America

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Spirit Airlines is one of America's fastest-growing airlines. It's also among the least popular airlines in America. How can one airline be both things at once?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Physics Meets Comedy in "The Infinite Monkey Cage"

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince talk about taking their award winning science discussion show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, on the road.

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Episode 607: Captive Market

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kidnapping is big business in Nigeria. One man analyzed the industry, to find its weak points and better protect the people he loved.

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Studio 360

Mike Doughty's "Revelation: A Rock Opera"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Listen to and watch the world premier of Mike Doughty's rock opera, and the culmination of his creative resolution for 2014.
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Studio 360

The Fantastical Kelly Link & Designing Better Mondays

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kurt Andersen talks with the author Kelly Link, who’s breaking down barriers between fantasy and literary fiction. And we ask: Can design bring joy to Mondays?

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Episode 606: Spreadsheets!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The electronic spreadsheet transformed entire industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.

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Life of the Law

Call NOW!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When things go bad all you need to do is pick up the phone and CALL. Or so lawyers like Saul on AMC’s new series tells us. Since the US Supreme Court allowed lawyers to advertise in the 1970s, practices like these have skyrocketed, with often shoddily-produced results. Are tacky lawyer ads trashing the profession or simply making it more easily accessible to those who might not otherwise know who to call when they need an attorney?

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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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Fugitive Waves

16 – The Green Street Mortuary Band

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Green Street Mortuary Band, made up of mostly Italians playing Christian hymns and dirges, accompanies traditional Chinese funeral processions through the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. Tubas, gongs,

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Episode 605: 'What Goes Up'

Friday, February 20, 2015

In 1929, one man correctly predicted the great stock market crash, for totally the wrong reason.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Uncle Tom, John Henry, & “Kind of Blue”

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Three American Icons: John Henry, the man who raced a machine and won (but also lost); Uncle Tom, who went from hero to villain; and “Kind of Blue,” the one jazz album everyone owns.

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