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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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Strangers

A Father’s Story – Then and Now

Friday, January 16, 2015

To mark the three-year anniversary of Strangers we share with you the very first story ever featured on the show, about Stephen Rochelle and his son Matthew, and we return to Stephen to see how they're doing now, three years later. In July 2011,

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On The Media

#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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Studio 360

Glenn Close, Equal Pay in Hollywood, & Hubble Turns 25

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Glenn Close on why she gravitates to strong female roles, the Sony hack reveals Hollywood’s pay gap, and the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Episode 252: The Gold Standard

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We visit the respected finance writer (and charming curmudgeon) James Grant. He makes the case for going back on the gold standard.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Risk, No Reward: Calculating StartUp Risks

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The risks you take when you decide to start your own business, and the risks your investors take with you.

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Life of the Law

Boiled Angel

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Freedom of speech is a right guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. One exception to the rule is obscenity. But determining what is obscene is difficult – especially for the very people making it.

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Fugitive Waves

13 – Sam Phillips and the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service: We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Before Elvis walked through the door, before Sun Studios put Memphis on the map—Sam Phillips, a young man with a tape recorder, lived by the motto, "We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime."

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Anything Goes at the Comedy Store’s Roast Battle

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The roast is a sacred tradition for stand-ups, but a group of comedians is taking it to ever more insulting places at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. 
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Sounds, Original at WFMU

Sunday, January 11, 2015

If you're a would-be podcasters, trying to figure out how to start an original show, you might want to tune in to WFMU for some inspiration. It's a small station with a big reputation for innovation. Long-time station manager Ken Freedman says the heart of what makes the station unique is the sponatneity that can only come from "live, human radio."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

It's a Gabfest - Emily Bazelon

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Emily Bazelon is one of the hosts of Slate's Political Gabfest podcast, which has been out since 2005. She talks with Rehman Tungekar about how the Gabfest got started, how they prepare for an episode, and why it's so popular.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Alex Blumberg on Our Podcast Future

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alex Blumberg used to be a producer for This American Life. He also co-founded NPR's Planet Money. But he's left public radio to launch his own podcast production company, called Gimlet Media. They've already got two podcasts out, with a third on the way. He says, with smart phones and Wi-Fi enabled cars, people have more opportunity to listen to what they want, when they want.

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Episode 596: Johnny Mnemonic's Secret Door

Friday, January 09, 2015

How one man stumbled into a flaw in Apple's operating system and found a way to hack into the phone you might have in your hands right now. The iPhone 5s.

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Radio Diaries

#26: The View from the 79th Floor

Thursday, January 08, 2015

On July 28, 1945 an Army bomber pilot on a routine ferry mission found himself lost in the fog over Manhattan. A dictation machine in a nearby office happened to capture the sound of the plane as it hit the Empire State Building at the 79th floor.

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Studio 360

Director Mike Leigh & Composer Matthew Aucoin

Thursday, January 08, 2015

A director known for his improvisational technique makes a movie about one of the most famous painters ever, and a brilliant young composer explains how he writes music.

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Episode 222: The Price Of Lettuce In Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

And what it has to do with how big your raise is next year.

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Studio 360

"Mad Magazine,” “The Americans,” & Dom La Nena

Thursday, January 01, 2015

“Mad” becomes an American Icon, a former CIA officer brings the Cold War to TV, and the Brazilian cellist performs live.

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Episode 595: The Rest Of The Story, 2014 Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On today's show, we follow up on a few of our stories from 2014.

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Episode 594: Board Games

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small, pneumatic tool company.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Giving The Perfect GIF

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The guru of GIFs says the animations express “the essential human emotions: hunger, love, and sadness. If you're feeling things other than that, you're wasting your energy."
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