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Songs About Presidents, Michael Chabon, Passion Pit At The Tiny Desk

Monday, February 18, 2013

In honor of President's Day, Soundcheck takes a look at songs about presidents. Then author Michael Chabon gives us a playlist that inspired his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue. And we hear a stripped-down and intimate performance from the powerful electro-pop band Passion Pit, from NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts series.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Stump the Historian

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kenneth Davis, author of the Don't Know Much About Nothing series including Don't Know Much About the Presidents, has his knowledge of U.S. Presidents tested by listeners.

Here's how it works: Call in with two truths and one lie about any US President - you'll have to do a little research - and Ken will try to guess which one is made up. Stump him, win a tote bag!

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