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Love – Good and Bad

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For Valentine’s Day we return to the theme of love, with a story about someone else’s heartbreak for a change. As for Lea's heart, well, you’ll see… - Get the full story here.

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Radio Diaries

#29: First Kiss

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Josh Cutler has Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable tics and involuntary verbal outbursts. In this episode, listen to his teenage diary about getting his first kiss.

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Studio 360

“Whiplash,” Kate Pierson, & Joy by Design

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The writer/director of “Whiplash” on making a masterpiece before 30, Kate Pierson of the B-52s on her own, and making the world more joyful through design.

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Life of the Law

The Diaper Wars

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

In the 1980's, the world's two largest diaper companies set out to destroy each other, in a patent battle known as the Diaper Wars. The court battles lasted seven years and cost millions of dollars. What did we get out of it? Better diapers -- and one very messy lesson in patent law.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Word Up: Why the Internet Loves Lyrics

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two percent of all web searches are for lyrics, hence the terrible sites dedicated to cross-selling you bad music and ringtones. Genius' Sasha Frere-Jones explains what we're looking up.
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Fugitive Waves

15 – Electronic Memories: R.A. Coleman’s Memphis

Monday, February 09, 2015

In the early 1950s, at the same time legendary record producer Sam Phillips was making recordings of the pageants and events happening in Memphis' white community—across town, R.A. Coleman, an African American photographer,

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Episode 602: Big Weed

Friday, February 06, 2015

Pot is now legal in some states, but on the federal level, it's illegal. The legal gray area means many banks in the U.S. won't even give pot businesses checking accounts.

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How To Avoid Downloading 300 Episodes Of Planet Money

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Do you want to automatically download hundreds of episodes of Planet Money? If not, read this.

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Studio 360

"Black Mirror" & the Complicated Legacy of Alan Lomax

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The creator of “Black Mirror” explains the roots of his techno-dystopian future, and folklorist Alan Lomax records the blues at gunpoint.  

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Radio Diaries

#28: The Greatest Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

You probably don't know her name, but you definitely know her songs. Rose Marie McCoy passed away recently at the age of 92. On this episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast, we’re remembering Rose and her music.

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On The Media

#44 - Prostitute Laundry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Let the priests tremble, we're going to show them our sexts!" (Not the type you're thinking.)
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Studio 360

American Icons: Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Thursday, January 29, 2015

William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America, bringing cowboys, Indians, settlers, and sharpshooters to audiences.

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Life of the Law

Life After Doxing

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

If you’re constantly harassed by someone in real life, you can get a restraining order. But can the law protect you when you are threatened online? Ann Marie Awad has the story.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: At 17, Humza Deas Puts Shame in Your Instagram Game

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Humza Deas is 17, he's been on Instagram for two years, and he has over 100,000 followers. Here's how he did it.
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Fugitive Waves

14 – Taylor Negron: Portrait of an Artist as an Answering Machine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A look into the life of Taylor Negron— actor, comedian, and telephone message hoarder— told through the voicemails on his machine. Taylor died on January 10, 2015. We present this story in his honor.

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Episode 598: The Very First Short

Friday, January 23, 2015

There have been short sellers throughout history. Today, the story of a man who was the very first short seller. The first person to bet that a stock will go down. It doesn't go well for him.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Podcast Is Over, But Serial Case Goes On

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Serial podcast is over but Adnan Syed's appeal is ongoing, and just this week, a source from the podcast stepped forward to provide an alibi for Syed in court.

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Radio Diaries

#27: George Wallace and the Legacy of a Sentence

Friday, January 23, 2015

It was just a single line in an inauguration speech given 50 years ago. But Alabama Governor George Wallace’s ‘Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever’ is remembered as one of the most vehement rallying cries against racial equality ...

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Studio 360

Peter Carey & “Rent” Goes to Cuba

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Novelist Peter Carey explains how Julian Assange inspired his latest novel, and Cuba gets its first Broadway musical since the Revolution.

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Episode 597: We're Short America

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today on the show, we ignore the advice of some very smart people and bet against something people love.

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