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Death, Sex & Money

Songs in the Key of Strife

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.

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Invisibilia

BONUS: Inside Out!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alix and Lulu present a bonus podcast about why "Inside Out" was considered as a possible name for the show, but ultimately wasn't chosen.

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WNYC News

Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.

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The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Rattlesnakes, Wedding Rings and Rescue Missions

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A blind man goes on an adventure to test his senses, a woman navigates the dos and don’ts of widowhood, and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Hangout: Ask a Pelvic Floor PT Anything

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Live now in our Google Hangout, pelvic floor therapist Debra Goldman is answering your questions about pain and recovery after childbirth.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.

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WNYC Digital

Listen: Why Eddie Huang Wanted the Word 'Chink' on Prime-Time TV

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen to an excerpt from the talk-back following a sneak peak at the new ABC sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat.'

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Radiolab

The Trust Engineers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. 
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Radiolab

Darwin's Stickers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How Charles Darwin's 150 year-old discoveries about human emotion are helping Facebook users better understand and empathize with each other.
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Monday, February 09, 2015

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years. Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013. Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott

Monday, February 09, 2015

On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major league level. Wendell Scott died in 1990. One of his sons, Frank, and his grandson Warrick, sat down to remember him for StoryCorps.

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Song Exploder

Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Imitation Game is a biographical film about Alan Turing, a mathematician who pioneered computer science and helped the British government break Nazi codes, but was then later prosecuted by the British government for being gay. Composer Alexandre...

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This American Life

#547: Cops See It Differently, Part One

Sunday, February 08, 2015

There are so many cops who look at the killing of Eric Garner or Mike Brown and say race didn't play a factor. And there are tons of black people who say that's insane. There's a division between people who distrust the police — even fear them &mdas

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WNYC News

Harper Lee And The Gift That Saved 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Friday, February 06, 2015

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In the late 1950s, a kind of miracle helped Harper Lee finish writing her soon-to-be-famous novel.

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Pitch

Re-Issue: Backtracking

Friday, February 06, 2015

Re-Issue: In the fourth of the fourth episode of Pitch, …

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When You Misremembered Something

Friday, February 06, 2015

After Brian Williams' apology for a false re-telling of a story, we're asking for your own mis-remembered stories. Have you ever discovered you were wrong about a story you've told?

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Snap Judgment

Snap #603 - Omen

Friday, February 06, 2015

It's an ALL-NEW Snap!  Listen up. Somebody, somehow is trying to tell you something. Call it a feeling, but on the next Snap Judgment we call it..."Omen."

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Specials

Invisibilia: The Power Of Categories

Friday, February 06, 2015

How categories define us—and how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another—is the subject of this episode of Invisibilia.

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Invisibilia

The Power Of Categories

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Power Of Categories examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. The show looks at what categories provide for us, and you’ll hear about a person caught between categories in a way that will surprise you. Plus, a trip to a retirement community designed to help seniors revisit a long-missed category.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Sounds of Washington Square Park in 1962

Thursday, February 05, 2015

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Folk musicians celebrate their right to perform in Washington Square Park.
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