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Episode 271: A City On The Moon

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How did a barren, icy island become a thriving, modern economy?

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Life of the Law

One Conjugal Visit

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

How long would your relationship last without a kiss or more than a kiss? In America, only three states allow prisoners and their spouses or domestic partners to have extended family visits, also known as conjugal visits or on the inside, “booty calls." It's a place and time where couples can have privacy and they can have legally sanctioned sex. This is the story of one couple and the 48-hour conjugal visit they share once a month inside San Quentin State Prison.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: High Maintenance: The Internet's Best TV Show

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t recall how the idea for High Maintenance came to them. Considering the show’s subject matter, that’s to be expected.
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LIES

Josie Long Plans On Staying Here Illegally

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The British writer and comedian is ready to be an American, and she has the perfect plan: fix her accent, join the mafia, and get her face on Mt. Rushmore.

Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today on the show, we visit a company where people's job is figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, November 28, 2014

Walt Disney didn't just want a theme park — he wanted to create a scale model of a uniquely American utopia. 

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Episode 585: Chasing The Dread Pirate Roberts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Imagine a marketplace completely free of government interference. A place with no contracts, no courts and no regulations. Except for one pirate, the Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Fugitive Waves

11 – Cigar Stories: El Lector—He Who Reads

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Narrated by Andy Garcia, the story of the men who read to the cigar rollers as they worked in the cigar factories of Ybor City and Tampa in the early 19th century.

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Episode 474: The North Korea Files

Friday, November 21, 2014

We got a stack of letters from American citizens who wanted to buy stuff from North Korea. On today's show, we try to figure out who sent the letters, and why.

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Studio 360

Alan Turing’s Hollywood Epic & Charles Mingus: Cat Trainer

Friday, November 21, 2014

English mathematician Alan Turing gets turned into a Hollywood hero in The Imitation Game. And did you know Charles Mingus trained more than jazz cats?

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Episode 584: What The LeBron?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some guys have figured out how to sell Nike sneakers for a better price than Nike. And that's fine with the company.

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Life of the Law

Fair Share

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The producers at Life of the Law teamed up with the producers at the podcast Destination DIY to take a look at the legal grey area occupied by the sharing economy. How are cities grappling with these increasingly popular, disruptive, peer-to-peer business models?

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Boots, Before and After Beyoncé

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boots moves on from the mega music mystery of 2013 when he was credited on Beyoncé’s self-titled album alongside super-producers like Timbaland, Pharrell, and Frank Ocean. 
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Episode 583: Cow Noir

Friday, November 14, 2014

There is a crime wave in the West right now. Cattle theft, or as they call it in Oklahoma, cattle rustling, is on the rise. The crime is as old as America, and it's making a big comeback.

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Studio 360

Jon Stewart, Bahamas Live, & Buck Owens at Carnegie Hall

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jon Stewart turns to film with Rosewater, Bahamas perform live, and Buck Owens enters the National Recording Registry.

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Radio Diaries

#23: Busman’s Holiday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida.

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Fugitive Waves

10 – Dissident Kitchens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Part 3 of Hidden Kitchens World Trifecta with host Frances McDormand: Hidden Kitchens Russia, stories of the role of the kitchen in the downfall of the Soviet Union.

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Episode 582: Guarding The Secret Path

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There's a tiny town on the border between Ivory Coast and Liberia. On one side, Ebola is raging. On the other side, people are doing everything they can to make sure not a single case arrives.

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Episode 581: Free Money

Friday, November 07, 2014

There's a term in economics, arbitrage, that basically means free money. It's a risk-free way to buy low and sell high. Arbitrages are nearly impossible to find. Today, two guys who say they did.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Sara Schaefer Live with Mike Doughty

Friday, November 07, 2014

As part of the New York Comedy Festival, Sara Schaefer, taped a live episode of her WNYC podcast, LIES, with singer-songwriter Mike Doughty.

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