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Why you're being watched, Shakey Graves performs, Banksy Does New York 12/03/2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Should you worry about social media surveillance? Citizen Lab's Christopher Parsons weighs in. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, performs from And The War Came. 'Banksy Does New York' director Chris Moukarbel on NYC's social scavenger hunt.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We Come

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Three Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an '80s summer blockbuster

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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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Superheroes vs. ISIS, David Guetta on Listen, Serial killer mythology 12/02/2014

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Suleiman Bakhit on how comic books can help combat extremist propaganda. World-renowned DJ David Guetta on his new album, Listen, and anthemic introspection. Dr. Scott Bonn on "celebrity monsters" and our cultural obsession with serial killers.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Growing Up in the Rodeo

Monday, December 01, 2014

Bull riding is the most dangerous sport in the world, and it’s become even riskier as breeders have begun selecting for extreme aggression. What happens when 10-year-olds ride them?

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Studio 360

DIY Mermaid

Monday, December 01, 2014

Jolene Oldham from Ringwood, New Jersey, resolved to "build a realistic mermaid tail out of silicone rubber and swim all the way around the island of Manhattan."
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Aasif Mandvi on No Land's Man, Alan Cumming's dark childhood, humanizing icons 12/01/2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi on No Land's Man and life as an 'insider-outsider'. Alan Cumming on working though childhood trauma with Not My Father's Son. Writer and celebrity confidant Bob Colacello on humanizing Andy Warhol and Ronald Reagan.

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Studio 360

In the Home Stretch

Friday, November 28, 2014

November Update: It's been surprising to discover that singing doesn't appeal to me as once it did. Playing guitar and writing songs has my undivided attention and I'm good with that.
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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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Black Friday antidote, Foxcatcher dir. Bennett Miller, Death Metal Angola, Elliott Brood performs 11/28/2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sarah Lazarovic on how to stop impulse buying pretty things. Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller on his unnerving new drama. Death Metal Angola director Jeremy Xido on hardcore healing. Juno winners Elliott Brood perform four songs from Work and Love.

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Ask Me Another

Eat, Play, Love

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Studio 360

Starring Judy Blume as Herself

Thursday, November 27, 2014

On a recent visit to her hometown of Miami Beach, Judy Blume went on a walking tour of the spots that inspired her autobiographical novel Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.
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Killer Mike on Ferguson, Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, Marco Polo actress Olivia Cheng 11/27/2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels on Ferguson and black skin as "scarlet letter". Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac on Brooklyn, Ferguson and his former idol Bill Cosby. Rising actress Olivia Cheng on Marco Polo and complicating the concubine.

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Studio 360

Behind the Balloons: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giant balloon characters have been part of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since the 1920s. But what happens to the balloons when the parade is over?
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The Longest Shortest Time

There's No Place That's Home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Touring makeup artist Christina Tracey discusses life on the road with a toddler & what it means when your home is everywhere.

Slate Culture Gabfest

"How Could You?" Edition

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Cosby scandal with Grantland writer Wesley Morris, the legacy of director Mike Nichols, and the cultural things the Gabbers are thankful for this year.

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Jason Segel's Nightmares, Ryan Adams performs, Shane Koyczan anti-bullying opera 11/26/2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jason Segel on his new children's book, Nightmares, and why saying there's "nothing to fear" is the wrong message for kids. Ryan Adams performs from his self-titled new album. Spoken word poet Shane Koyczan on turning his anti-bullying poems into opera.

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Studio 360

Video: Reg E. Cathey Reads The Charles Mingus CAT-alog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The star of Oz and The Wire reads Charles Mingus's secret masterpiece: a guide to toilet training your cat.
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The Theory of Everything

Paying For It (the dislike club part II)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our mini-series about the internet continues. This week we take a close look at the fundamental business model of the web - advertising. In 1993  your host was a founding member of an international monkey wrench gang that fought billboards in outer spa...

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Love + Radio

The Magical World of Eva Julia Christiie

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Next to an imposing, largely abandoned circus building in Chisinau--the house-techno-soaked capital of the former Soviet Republic of Moldova--a Norwegian illusionist tries to figure out her next steps after escaping the chaos of Ukraine.

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