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The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Brill Building's Hitmakers in Their Own Words

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Before the Beatles invaded America and vocal groups dominated the pop charts, much of top 40 music was written by men sitting in an office building in Midtown Manhattan. 
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Selected Shorts

The Rematch

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tortoise vs. hare: this time, it's different.

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Selected Shorts

One More Thing with BJ Novak

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The hare beats the tortoise, great writers steal—literally—and a brand-name cereal can change your life, in three antic tales from BJ Novak.

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Selected Shorts

Kellogg’s (or: The Last Wholesome Fantasy of the Middle-School Boy)

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Your breakfast cereal can change your life.

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Selected Shorts

Great Writers Steal

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A play on words

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The Longest Shortest Time

Healing After Childbirth

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

One brave listener shares her story of giving up on pain-free sex after a childbirth injury; one pelvic floor expert tells us why she doesn't have to.

The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Antonya Nelson Reads Tom Drury

Monday, February 02, 2015

On this month’s fiction podcast, Antonya Nelson reads Tom Drury’s “Accident at the Sugar Beet,” which appeared in the magazine in 1992 and later became part of Drury’s novel “The End of Vandalism.” The story follows Louise Darling, a resident of a small Midwestern town, through a series of dryly funny encounters with neighbors and friends, and sees her begin a romantic relationship with Dan Norman, the county sheriff. Along the way, she experiences small moments of grief and uncertainty, as when she looks in a bathroom mirror at a bar and suddenly feels “as if she had strayed far from the people she understood. On the other hand, she lived within twelve miles of where she was born.” Nelson says that the “people in this story remind me so much of my family. It’s so excellent to be in their company, for me. There’s a lot of deadpan humor and warmth without sentimentality. And, for me, it feels familiar and like something I want to hang on to and have out in the world.”

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Here's The Thing

Sarah Jessica Parker Almost Said No to 'Sex in the City'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker talks to Alec Baldwin about being Carrie Bradshaw, and explains why acting is a group effort.

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This American Life

#546: Burroughs 101

Sunday, February 01, 2015

This American Life host Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Didn't get why people love his writing so much. Then he heard this radio story that changed all that, partly because it wasn't very reverential about Burroughs. For Burroughs 101st birthd

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A Prairie Home Companion

January 31, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"It's been a very mild winter here so far. It was temperatures in the 30s here this last week, which makes us feel very uneasy." Thoughts on the future of Minnesota winters and the state's notoriety for harsh weather, the proper way to free a car stuck in a snowbank, and the benefits of competency.

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Song Exploder

The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud

Friday, January 30, 2015

On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth's atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters, wrote "The Commander Thinks Aloud" about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an...

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Snap Judgment

Snap #421 - You Don't Know Me

Friday, January 30, 2015

On the next Snap...They think they know you. You think you know them. On the next Snap Judgment from PRX and NPR... "You Don't Know Me." Amazing stories about misunderstanding someone else's world.

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Invisibilia

Entanglement

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Entanglement, you’ll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it’s like to be entangled through impersonation.

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The Truth

Falling

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An accidental love story. Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney, with Willy Appelman, Louis Kornfeld, Lauren Ashley Smith, Sebastian Conelli, Quinton Loder, Jon Bander, and Kim Ferguson. Written by Chet Siegel, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Radiolab

Photos: Before and After Carlisle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

We were incredibly moved by the "Before and After" student photos we saw on our trip to Carlisle, PA. Here are a few of the most powerful images we came across in the archives.
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Radiolab

Ghosts of Football Future

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parents, players and coaches offer different perspectives on the current state of football. And hint at where the sport might go next. 

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Radiolab

Ghosts of Football Past

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This is the story of a proving ground. Where battles slugged out in the mud helped Americans take on their biggest hopes and fears.

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Selected Shorts

Roberto Bolano's Gomez Palacio

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A whimsical tale by Roberto Bolano.

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