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Here's The Thing

Julie Andrews Found Truth in Camp

Monday, January 05, 2015

In this candid interview, the actress perhaps best known as the prim icon Mary Poppins discusses her early life on the "wrong side of tracks," where she got her start in vaudeville.

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This American Life

#314: It's Never Over

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A grown man tries to get to the bottom of why his schoolmates threw him in a lake 20 years earlier. And a woman buys a house on the cheap, with the understanding that the seller will soon vacate. Ten years later, she's still waiting.

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A Prairie Home Companion

January 3, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 03, 2015

"We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." Unseasonably warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, in a monologue from January 2012.

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On The Media

A Cinematic Release

Friday, January 02, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 

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On The Media

Gavel to Gavel

Friday, January 02, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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On The Media

In Defense of True Crime

Friday, January 02, 2015

Salon senior writer Laura Miller says much True Crime rises above mere pulp. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

'Every Man For Himself': In 1961, This Is How the NYPD Trained Cops to Handle Violent Criminals

Friday, January 02, 2015

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As tensions rise between city officials and union leaders over policing tactics, hear archived tape of a sergeant teaching new recruits about the "guerrilla warfare" of fighting crime.
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Snap Judgment

Snap #427 - Snap LIVE! in LA

Friday, January 02, 2015

Snap proudly presents "Snap LIVE! in Los Angeles. From NPR and PRX, it's an amazing evening of phenomenal stories, and you have the best seat in the house.

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Specials

Episode 1 - Examining Death: The Reckoning

Friday, January 02, 2015

Death is too often shielded from public view and our daily lives. The veil is removed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality in The Dead.

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Selected Shorts

The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The conclusion of James Joyce’s classic story of family, memory, and lost love.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory, Continued

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce's portrait of a marriage in the conclusion of his classic story "The Dead."

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The Takeaway

One Doesn't Have To Be The Loneliest Number

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Americans are living alone than ever before, probably because it can be bliss. The Takeaway looks at the most satisfying, calming, and freeing things about living alone.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parents of Black Children – Talk the Talk

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

 Parents of black teenagers, have you had "the talk"? What did you say about police, perception, and handling oneself in the world? Call us at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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Features

The Quotes We Won't Forget from This Year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ira Glass on sounding like a real person. Arianna Huffington on meditation. The late Joan Rivers on not apologizing. We rounded up quotes from this year's most memorable interviews.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Joseph O’Neill Reads Muriel Spark

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In this month’s fiction podcast, Joseph O’Neill reads Muriel Spark’s “The Ormolu Clock,” which appeared in the magazine in 1960, when Spark was, O’Neill says, “at the peak of her powers.” The story portrays two rival guesthouses that sit beside each other in the Austrian mountains. One of the hotels (Hotel Stroh, owned by Herr Stroh) is falling into disrepair, while the other (Guesthouse Lublonitsch) is flourishing under the relentless work ethic of its owner, Frau Lublonitsch. Although Frau Lublonitsch owns many businesses and much land, she lives a spartan life. Her bedroom, however, into which the narrator steals a peek while staying at the guesthouse, is lavishly decorated with rich fabrics and the gilt clock of the story’s title. When the narrator notices Herr Stroh spying into her room from across the street, Frau Lublonitsch finds an unconventional way to defend her guest. “It’s a very weird story, in some ways,” O’Neill says. “It’s unclear where our sympathy or our understanding should ultimately settle.”

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Soundcheck

The Music Snub of the Year that Makes Me Irrationally Angry

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcement that mid-'90s So-Cal punk outfit Green Day would be inducted into the 2015 class, and not, say, Nine Inch Nails has one man asking WTF?? 
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Death, Sex & Money

Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with. 

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Specials

Best Of The Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best Of The Best presents the winners of the 14th annual Third Coast International Audio Festival, including pieces by Radiolab and TLDR.

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New Tech City

Tales of Real Life Tech Addiction

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In which video games at 3 a.m. make someone sick, and our mothers nod knowingly. 

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