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Episode 303: Amy Schumer, Cokie Roberts, Kurt Cobain in His Own Words

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week: Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer talks on the wild side... NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts celebrates our female forebears, then offers some civil advice ... A new documentary is at home with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain... Improv wizar ...

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Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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Episode 302: Mark Ronson, Young Fathers, 'War Fries'

Friday, April 24, 2015

This week: Mark Ronson makes a new Macarena, dissects the many roles of a modern-day music producer... Writer Amelia Gray imagines a world of competitive grieving... Scottish hip-hop artists Young Fathers - winners of the Mercury Prize for Best 2014 ...

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Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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[Unedited] Margaret Wertheim with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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Episode 301: The 2015 All-Music Episode

Friday, April 17, 2015

This week: Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it's a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We've got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about ...

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David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage [remix]

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch are pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined.

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[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch are pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined.

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Episode 300: DPD Special!

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week: To celebrate our 300th episode, we're telling the DPD origin story! You'll hear pieces of our first-ever episode (yes, spooky)... highlights from format-busting conversations with Spike Lee and Elaine Stritch... Advice (and jeers) from our ...

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danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Thursday, April 09, 2015

danah boyd has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives.

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[Unedited] danah boyd with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 09, 2015

danah boyd has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives.

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Episode 299: Oscar Isaac, Fran Drescher, Wayne Coyne

Friday, April 03, 2015

This Week: Actor Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) isn't bullish on 'the future' (but his is bright)... Fran Drescher and her dog laugh in the face of our etiquette questions... The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne turns our party into ...

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Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship [remix]

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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[Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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Speakeasy Special #1

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of "Speakeasy," an occasional special podcast in which we share never-before-heard bits that that didn't make it into our weekly episodes. Think of it like the casual little bistro beside our bustling restaurant. On this ...

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Episode 298: Aubrey Plaza, Laura Marling, Scharpling & Wurster

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Actress Aubrey Plaza needs no introduction (because she's got it memorized)... Singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a soundtrack for evenings warm and chilly... Writer Jon Ronson looks at shaming on social media and sees our modern pillory... The comi ...

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Bruce Kramer — Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying.

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[Unedited] Bruce Kramer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying.

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Episode 297: Zachary Quinto, Sara Schaefer, Leon Bridges

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week: Actor Zachary Quinto gets a memento from Tennessee Williams... Soul singer Leon Bridges steps back in time... Comedian Sara Schaefer aces her hygiene homework... Beating food waste, in new ways... The most costly art heist in U.S. history ...

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