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This American Life

#556: Same Bed, Different Dreams

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Stories of people who are tied together, but imagine radically different futures. In one case, a movie star and her ex-husband plot against Kim Jong-Il. In another, a woman stalks her doppleganger. And sometimes, one bed is the basis for an entire relatio

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WNYC Digital

Listen: Clarke Peters and Ebony Jo-Ann in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The third installment in our 10-play series is set in 1927. As blues singer Ma Rainey and her band record an album in a Chicago studio, questions of race, art and exploitation emerge.

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Strangers

The Cruellest Month?

Friday, May 01, 2015

April is the cruellest month. At least it can be. If you are depressed or heartbroken, there is nothing worse than the thaw and the blossoms and the girls in short dresses and the lovers on park benches licking melting ice cream off each other’s faces ...

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Joshua Ferris reads Robert Coover

Friday, May 01, 2015

On this week’s Fiction Podcast, Joshua Ferris reads “Going for a Beer,” by Robert Coover, which appeared in the magazine in 2011. The story begins with a simple scene of a man drinking in a bar, then dashes forward in a drunken, eventful rush. It’s all over in about a thousand words. “It just can’t be denied that when you read this piece you can’t stop reading it,” Ferris says in conversation with the magazine’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “It’s like an energy that just barrels over you, and you can’t stop it because it’s so immediate—and really beautiful.”

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Snap Judgment

Snap #508 - Second Skin

Friday, May 01, 2015

On the next Snap, "Second Skin." Take a closer look... the person you think you know you may not know at all. Snap Judgment, storytelling with a beat...from NPR and PRX.

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On The Media

Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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Selected Shorts

Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep (Begin, Slip together, Increase, Continue, Repeat)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Knitting as if you're life depended on it.

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Selected Shorts

Sarah’s Story Retold

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A new take on an Old Testament story.

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Selected Shorts

Alternative Endings: Mothers and Children

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Knitting for life, and a Biblical game-changer.

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Mystery Show

Mystery Show Trailer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A new podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet Media. Coming soon.

On The Media

Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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The Longest Shortest Time

The New You … It’ll Do

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, one mom whose post-baby change prevents her from singing karaoke.

Radiolab

Sight Unseen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield. 
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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Parties, Plans, and Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Lieutenant father at the police station.

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This American Life

#555: The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It’s rare for people to change what they believe, and if they do it, it’s usually a long process. This week, stories of those very infrequent instances where people’s opinions flip on fundamental things that they believe. Why does it happen in these parti

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WNYC Digital

Before there was 'Empire', there was August Wilson: Listen to Taraji P. Henson in Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The second installment in our 10-play series of dramatic readings tells the story of migrants who pass through a Pittsburgh boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s.

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WNYC Digital

Listen to Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the first of our 10-play August Wilson series of dramatic readings, a man visits a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls to absolve the guilt he carries from a crime he committed. 

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A Prairie Home Companion

April 25, 2015: Bonus download! - Panhandle script

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A few thoughts on The Art of Storytelling as it applies to the streets of New York City

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A Prairie Home Companion

April 25, 2015: Bonus download! - The Candidate's Song

Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's spring, and that's inspired a number of men to announce their candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election.

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A Prairie Home Companion

April 25, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"It's been kind of cool, sunny but windy out there, and the other day a little snow fell, just a few flakes. We ignored it. We did not comment on it." Bridal shower season arrives, Darlene invites three suitors to the Sidewinder Bar in Millet, and Arlene Bunsen counsels her goddaughter Charlotte against taking up the trombone.

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