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AMA Favorites: The Really Hard Edition

Thursday, January 01, 2015

This episode is full of subjects known to put fear (or, for some, joy) into your hearts: philosophy, history, math. But fret not. We've put our own spin on them, and injected healthy doses of comedy, music, pop culture and puns. Amid these grueling rounds, get into the head of puzzle editor Art Chung, who reveals the process behind creating the show's games.

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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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Film lover's trio: Linklater on Boyhood, Ostlund on Force Majeure, Krauss/Winfield on Kill Team 01/01/2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Director Richard Linklater on his ground-breaking, critically lauded film, Boyhood. Director Ruben Ostlund on wounded masculinity and his award-winning film, Force Majeure. Director Dan Krauss and Adam Winfield on the unsettling Kill Team documentary.

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Studio 360

American Icons: “Mad Magazine”

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Along with serving up a generous helping of dirtyish jokes and goofy parodies, “Mad Magazine” changed the way we consume pop culture and how we talk about world affairs.

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Studio 360

For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts

Thursday, January 01, 2015

On the FX's “The Americans,” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a typical suburban family in the 1980s. They’re also Soviet spies, moles sent to live among us.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus, Day 7: New Year's Eve!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On the 7th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a New Year's Eve fairy tale from host Ophira Eisenberg.

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Studio 360

Mission Accomplished

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Update: I had no idea how I'd get here, but persistence, serendipity, and the support of a lot of good people brought about results that exceeded my hopes.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

New Theme Song Edition

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens visit the studio of composer Nicholas Britell to hear his musical interpretations of their theme song desires and then choose a new theme song for the show.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From "All in the Family" to "The Jeffersons," Norman Lear Infused Biting Commentary Into Sitcoms

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The television legend wrote, produced, created, and developed more than 100 shows, including "The Jeffersons," "Maude," and "All in the Family."

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, U.K. choreographer Jonzi D 12/31/2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Two part feature interview with Jazz legend Herbie Hancock about his new memoir, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, his friend Miles Davis, and his storied career. Ground-breaking British choreographer Jonzi D on innovation and why theatre needs hip hop.

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Studio 360

10 Things You Had To See Online This Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There were good things happening on the internet in 2014, from ClickHole to Kermit to a great new podcast called Serial. 
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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Movie Stars on Broadway

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As Maggie Gyllenhaal appears in “The Real Thing" and Bradley Cooper stars in “The Elephant Man," New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als tells us what this means for the dramatic arts.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus, Day 6: Gilbert Gottfried at the Friar's Club

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

On the 6th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a tale from Gilbert Gottfried, loudly.

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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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Comedian Jim Gaffigan, prolific author Noam Chomsky, The Knick 12/30/2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Unapologetic "eatie" (not foodie) Jim Gaffigan on his book, Food: a Love Story. Outspoken author, philosopher and MIT emeritus professor Noam Chomsky on being watched. Jack Amiel on The Knick, a 1900-era medical drama about the pain of progress.

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The Theory of Everything

Occupy Siberia (dislike club prequel)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Yours truly is recuperating from 2014 in France but wishing you a happy holiday. Hope you enjoyed the programming this year. The dislike club series pretty much contains everything I have ever wanted to say about social media.

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AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio

Monday, December 29, 2014

On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

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Vintage Canadian erotica, Serial's producers, George Takei 12/29/2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the internet's ablaze the 1976 erotica novel, Bear. This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder on the show's first spin-off, Serial. George Takei on Being Takei - a film about his life and activism.

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AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition

Sunday, December 28, 2014

On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers' edibility.

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AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce "Knuffle"?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing "Knuffle Bunny" properly.

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