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Strangers

Alaska Bingo

Friday, November 07, 2014

Sam Feirstein takes a broken heart to Alaska and finds surprising kindness in "enemy territory.” Also, producer Lea Thau takes a broken heart to India and has a “stranger” experience that inspires her to create this show.

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Radio Diaries

#22: Weasel’s Diary, Revisited

Friday, November 07, 2014

Jose William Huezo Soriano - aka Weasel - is a 26-year-old Los Angeles resident who gets deported to his parents' home country of El Salvador, which he has not seen since the age of five.

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Studio 360

Christopher Nolan, Harry Shearer, & VD on the Radio

Friday, November 07, 2014

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan explains why his movies are obsessed with time, comedian Harry Shearer takes on Nixon, and Hank Williams sings against syphilis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Sara Schaefer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sara Schaefer was on the show today, November 6, 2014, to talk about her new WNYC podcast LIES. She's a fan of Taylor Swift and John Green. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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LIES

This Is Funny: Our Live Show with Sara Schaefer and Mike Doughty

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The musician and former frontman of the actual band Soul Coughing talks to comedian and host of the LIES podcast Sara Schaefer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Comedian Sara Schaefer Tells the Truth about 'Lies'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Through every weird job, Schaefer was constantly performing comedy. Now she has two Emmy Awards and her own podcast, LIES. Stream a very special live episode of her show tonight at 9.

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Episode 580: The Other Side Of The Pump

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Gas prices have been falling since early summer, but not everyone is happy about it. Today, stories about the people who get the oil out of the ground.

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Life of the Law

Living With Wolves

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Returning wolves to the West has tested the legal system’s tolerance for restoring wild animals to places not entirely wild. ­The Endangered Species Act is at the center of a debate that will determine how that rugged landscape will look in the future and whether it includes humans and wolves.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Issa Rae Built an Awkward Empire, But She Just Wants to Rap

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Her awkwardness has won her a hit web series, an HBO pilot, and a chance to work with Pharrell Williams. But Issa Rae has yet to fulfill her dream. 
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Episode 579: Is The NCAA An Illegal Cartel?

Friday, October 31, 2014

In big-time college football or basketball, money is everywhere. Coaches are paid millions. Schools make tens of millions. But it's against the rules for schools to pay athletes.

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Studio 360

Nightcrawler, Zola Jesus, & Gamergate

Friday, October 31, 2014

Zola Jesus changes her tune, the director of Nightcrawler races to the scene of a car crash, and a critic explains the nastiness of Gamergate.

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Strangers

Screaming with Professionals

Thursday, October 30, 2014

For Halloween, we give you a ghost story of sorts. Not in the traditional sense, but we think you'll know what we mean when you hear it. As a little boy, Bill Ratner experienced a series of tragedies. Then he learned to scream…. -

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Fugitive Waves

9 – Atomic Wine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Part 2 of the Hidden Kitchens World Trifecta with host Frances McDormand and special guests Werner Herzog, Gael Garcia Bernal and Stories of Atomic Wine and The Romance and Sex Life of the date.

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Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stealing oil takes a global system. Lots of people are in on it - small time crooks, criminal bosses, oil tankers owners and corrupt officials.

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Episode 400: What Two Pasta Factories Tell Us About The Italian Economy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Italy is two countries — and two economies — in one.

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Studio 360

Juliette Binoche, Mark Mothersbaugh, & Composing a Spookier Haunted House

Friday, October 24, 2014

Juliette Binoche’s latest movie, Clouds of Sils Maria, is a meta-fictional treat. Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh gets an art retrospective, and a composer makes haunted houses scarier. 

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Strangers

Falling Slowly

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Strangers, at its core, is about the beauty and the struggle of human connection and what happens in those moments when we get closer to someone else, or, say, further removed from ourselves. Often that change is subtle and slow,

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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ira Glass & Co. Release 'Serial' Once a Week for Good Reason

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, is a murder mystery that’s still being reported. And they thought, maybe other witnesses will come forth as the episodes come out. It's working.

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Life of the Law

There Oughta Be A Law

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Tennessee, it’s illegal for grocery stores to sell wine, but perfectly legal for passengers to ride in cars and drink alcohol. At the state level, legislators have fought for years over how (or whether) to rework these two rules. And there’s no question that the federal government wants states like Tennessee to pass tougher open container laws that would put a stop to drinking in cars all together. The hope is stricter laws would prevent costly accidents, and even deaths. As bait, the federal government offers millions of dollars in funding that states can use to fund transportation projects and new jobs. But, unlike most states, Tennessee has yet to bite, instead choosing to allow its residents the right to crack open a cold frosty one from the passenger seat. So what is it with these local laws that don’t seem to make sense? It turns out the process of making a laws isn’t always as logical as might think.

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