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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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Here's The Thing

Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos is a cancer survivor, a recovering addict, and a single mother. She does not want your sympathy; she just wants some nice people on set.

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Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

Know Your Monitor

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanna and Emma puzzle out Orphan Black's action-packed second episode: Paul is back with a vengeance, Helena's getting waterboarded in the desert and Donnie grows some stones.

The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

Orphan Black Returns!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our clone-hosts are back from hibernation and ready to relive the glory of the Orphan Black season premiere. Rachel is alive? Male clones are whack? And what is the deal with Helsinki?

Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

If You Could Clone Jesus, Would You?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Twin clones Hanna and Emma moderate a fierce - and at times baffling - debate between Minister Cooper Gray and Epigeneticist Myron Benjamin about the ethical quandaries of cloning.

The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Meeting the Real Sally Draper

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

WNYC Digital

Aasif Mandvi Premieres "Halal in the Family" at WNYC

Friday, April 10, 2015

If Archie Bunker could win the hearts of Americans, Aasif Mandvi thinks "Halal in the Family" could do the same. 

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The Takeaway

'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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Soundcheck

What The Most Important Song In Mad Men's Final Season Means For Don Draper

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the series Mad Men wraps up, we make sense of Bert Cooper's song and dance from the final season's "Waterloo" episode, and understand what it says about Don Draper's final days.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Mad Men Goes to Therapy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

While the characters on this show might be "OK," they're never actually ok. Why not?

Duplicast: By Clones, For Clones

Wherein We Meet Our Maker

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's an emotional day for our clones as they prepare for the new series of Orphan Black and finally meet the father of modern cloning, Dr. Brian Chair. Hear his shocking revelations.

The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Beginning of the End of “Mad Men”

Monday, April 06, 2015

On this week’s Out Loud podcast, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, joins David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss the first of the final seven episodes of “Mad Men,” which aired last night. (Warning: the discussion includes some spoilers.) They discuss “Mad Men” in the age of binge-watching, the evolution of Don’s masculinity, the show’s handling of sexism, and where the final half-season might be heading. Despite the perils of high expectations, Nussbaum says, “However it ends, I’ll probably be happy.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Beginning of the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

The last few seasons of Mad Men drew us away from the idealism of the early 60s toward a bleaker view of human nature. Will the show end on a down note? Slate's Julia Turner weighs in. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Investigating Supplements; An AA Critique; the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the supplements industry; more on the Iran deal; California's drought; a critique of AA and the beginning of the end of "Mad Men."

The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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