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"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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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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William Gibson's The Peripheral, Caribou performs, Harry Styles erotica 11/25/2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

William Gibson on The Peripheral and making sense of the unthinkable present through sci-fi. Polaris winner Caribou explores love, loss and fatherhood in Our Love. Writer Anna Todd on her Harry Styles erotica and the growing thirst for for fan fiction.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Elevating Excrement

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fecal transplants, wherein the stools from healthy people are transferred to the bowels of sick people to restore good microbes, are gaining popularity as a DIY procedure.

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Harry Shearer plays Nixon, Martha C. Nussbaum on self-disgust, World War Z's Max Brooks 11/24/2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harry Shearer on getting into Richard Nixon's skin for the new YouTube series, Nixon's the One. Martha C. Nussbaum on loving our (ageing) bodies, ourselves. Max Brooks on the troubling comparison many are making between his book World War Z and Ebola.

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Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Studio 360

Making Fun of the Kennedys

Friday, November 21, 2014

The First Family broke new ground for comedy by openly mocking the Kennedys — even though it was recorded during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Studio 360

Alan Turing, Digital Pioneer

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alan Turing’s pioneering vision for computers continues to shape our daily lives, decades after his death.

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Studio 360

Alan Turing, Man and Myth

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the British code breaker and mathematician. But Turing, the original computer genius, remains enigmatic.

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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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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch plays an imitation game, SNL teases Twitter, Willow and Jayden Smith confuse almost everyone. 
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Studio 360

Kurt Andersen: Growing up with Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kurt Andersen remembers growing up with Nichols and May and The Graduate and finally meeting legendary director Mike Nichols as an adult.
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Ask Me Another

Let's Do This Thing

Thursday, November 20, 2014

(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

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Studio 360

Batgirl Crosses the River into Gotham's Brooklyn

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Batgirl's latest reboot takes her across the river into Gotham's Brooklyn, giving her a style and sensibility that spells "Williamsburg."
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Wasting Time on the Internet course, Singer-songwriter Jenn Grant, Point and Shoot documentary 11/20/2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prof Kenneth Goldsmith on his course Wasting Time on the Internet. Jenn Grant on her record Compostela. Point and Shoot doc subject Matthew Van Dyke.

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Studio 360

Bill Cunningham's Old School Photography Meets Instagram

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bill Cunningham, one of the most charming and old-school of fashion photographers, still shoots on film. But, thanks to his assistant, he's a must-follow on Instagram.
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