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The Wisdom Of Jay Thunderbolt (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jay Thunderbolt’s business card is a little mysterious. It reads, “Thunderbolt – Party Naked” and gives a phone number.

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Love + Radio

The Wisdom Of Jay Thunderbolt (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jay Thunderbolt’s business card is a little mysterious. It reads, “Thunderbolt – Party Naked” and gives a phone number.

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On The Media

A Pop Song Written Using iOS's Predictive Text Feature

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YouTuber Jonathan Mann has written a pretty solid pop song using only the predictive text function on his iPhone. 
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Studio 360

Have We Finally Conquered the Uncanny Valley?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Animating a realistic human being has been the holy grail of CGI. Australian animator Chris Jones may have cracked the code with "Ed."
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Simon Rich's Spoiled Brats, Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, why you're probably not a curator 10/14/2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simon Rich on his latest book, Spoiled Brats, and the harsh light in which he casts his own generation. Why Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories will not help you sleep. David Balzer on "curation" in the 21st century: has the word lost its meaning?

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Out Loud: Oliver Sacks

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oliver Sacks looks back at his experiences with drugs in the early nineteen-sixties. Here Sacks talks with John Bennet and Sasha Weiss about some of his drug-induced hallucinations, how his interest in neurology connects to his experimentation with drugs, and how one drug experience led to his writing career.

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Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Happy [Canadian] Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 13, 2014

To you Canadian listeners: Happy Thanksgiving! Take a breather from all that family catch-up time to check in with fellow Canucks Ophira Eisenberg and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. They swap stories about their favorite local foods, and the best circumstances in which to enjoy them. (Do YOU know the best time to eat poutine? We bet you do.)

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Little Mosque's Zarqa Nawaz, Beck performs, musical comedian Reggie Watts 10/10/2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her memoir, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Electro-blues pioneer Beck performs from Morning Phase. Improvisational musical comedian Reggie Watts on his subversive songs about life and love.

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Studio 360

The Artist vs. The IRS

Friday, October 10, 2014

Susan Crile has paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, but the IRS said her art was just a hobby, so it sued her to reclaim more than $80,000 in back taxes.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, October 10, 2014

How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.

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Frances McDormand & Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, October 10, 2014

On this week’s show: Frances McDormand explains why it’s so important to choose strong female roles. And why do we still love Fiddler on the Roof?

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Studio 360

You Betcha She’s More than Marge Gunderson

Friday, October 10, 2014

Frances McDormand has played a lot of supporting roles, so she understands the rage of an unfulfilled math teacher in her new series, Olive Kitteridge.

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Studio 360

John Luther Adams Composes Music Glaciers Would Like

Friday, October 10, 2014

Composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in music this year for Become Ocean. He was inspired by the melting of polar ice — but don’t call it political art.

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Stars perform live, William H. Macy, This American Life's 1st spinoff 10/10/2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montreal's introspective indie rockers Stars return perform from No One Is Lost. William H. Macy on his directorial debut, Rudderless. This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder on the show's first spin-off: Serial. Plus, Elvira Kurt!

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hong Kong protests illustrated, honest Transformers, BBC and friends cover The Beach Boys, Putin gets a weird birthday gift, and "Singin' in the Rain" sans singin.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

You and Your Strange Ways Here in Hollywood Edition

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In a special live show in Los Angeles, Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens try to bridge the gulf between West Coast culture creators and East Coast critics. The Gabbers talk with actors Jenny Slate and Natasha Lyonne;...

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Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

Thursday, October 09, 2014

(Episode 328) Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello quinoa, good-bye cakepop!

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Studio 360

Writing Advice From David Sedaris

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The prolific essayist overcomes writer's block by answering the prompts in English textbooks, and he shared this and other life lessons in a Reddit AMA.
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Studio 360

Seeing Math: A New Language for Geometry

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Long before Mondrian, an unknown Englishman created graphic rhythms out of lines and blocks of blue, red, and yellow. Not on a canvas, but in a textbook for geometry.
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How to Speak Money, David Bezmozgis on The Betrayers, unpretentious reviewer Marilyn Hagerty 10/09/2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014

How to Speak Money author John Lanchester on the cultural divide created by financial jargon. Canadian author David Bezmozgis on his Giller short-listed book, The Betrayers. Restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty on why she covers chains in small towns.

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