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Actor Jeff Hiller feels fortunate to play a character who is both queer and religious

Thursday, June 01, 2023

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the actor Jeff Hiller about how his character on HBO's Somebody Somewhere reflects some of his own personal spiritual journey.


'The Covenant of Water' is the story of an Indian family haunted by a medical mystery

Thursday, May 04, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the author Abraham Verghese about his new novel The Covenant of Water in which a family in India is haunted by a medical mystery.


When it comes to the dangers of AI, surveillance poses more risk than anything

Thursday, March 02, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Paul Scharre about how tech giants and the world's militaries are wielding the power of artificial intelligence. It's the subject of his new book Four Battlegrounds.


Parents of twin boys rescued from Ukraine reflect on a year of trauma and joy

Friday, February 24, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with parents Alex Spektor and Irma Nuñez on the first birthday of their twin boys who were evacuated as newborns from Ukraine in the early days of the war.


Climate change has forced thousands to relocate in the U.S.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jake Bittle, the author of The Great Displacement, about how climate change has forced some people in the U.S. to relocate against their will.


USAID team leader on the rescue effort in Turkish cities hit hard by earthquake

Friday, February 10, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stephen Allen, who is leading a USAID team on the ground in Turkey as part of the search and rescue effort.


Two of the newest members of Congress weigh in on the State of the Union address

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Democratic Congressmen Maxwell Frost of Florida and Republican Mike Lawler of New York about the president's State of the Union speech.


Speechwriters weigh in on the State of the Union address

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with former speechwriters Cody Keenan and Michael Ricci about President Biden's State of the Union address and the hard task of finding common ground in a divided Congress.


New BBC podcast explores this 'golden age of gurus'

Monday, January 30, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with writer Helen Lewis about her BBC podcast, The New Gurus, which dives into the world of people who'll tell you what to eat, who to trust, how to get a date and more.


Remembering longtime Chicago radio host Lin Brehmer

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Longtime Chicago radio host Lin Brehmer died on Sunday at 68. Brehmer anchored the morning show on WRXT for nearly 30 years.


The star of Eurovision-winning band Måneskin continues to rise with new album

Friday, January 20, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Damiano David and Victoria De Angelis of the Grammy-nominated Italian rock group Måneskin about their new album Rush!


A political standoff over the debt ceiling could harm the U.S. economy

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

As the U.S. creeps towards its debt ceiling and a political standoff takes shape, NPR's Juana Summers speaks with two of the negotiators who helped broker a deal to raise the debt limit in 2011.


French museum finds a missing painting in Madonna's personal collection

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

When Amiens, France, was bombed during World War I, a painting was believed to have been destroyed — until it was spotted behind pop star Madonna when she appeared in Paris Match magazine.


Yellow Magic Orchestra drummer Yukihiro Takahashi has died at age 70

Monday, January 16, 2023

We remember Yellow Magic Orchestra drummer Yukihiro Takahashi died over the weekend. He was 70 years old. Yukihiro co-founded the Japanese super group known for electronic hits.


How Republicans are overhauling the Congressional Ethics Office

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Skaggs, former congressman and chair of the Office of Congressional Ethics, about new House rules that could weaken that office's influence on Congress.


California is getting drenched. So why can't it save water for the drought?

Saturday, January 07, 2023

As a bomb cyclone hits California this week and dumps massive amounts of water on the state, some people are asking: why can't we save the water for times when we desperately need it?


Why we can — and cannot — collect rainwater in places like California

Friday, January 06, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Andrew Fisher, a professor and hydrogeologist, about why we can — and cannot — collect rainwater in places like California.


The NFL finds itself in uncharted territory as the regular season ends this weekend

Friday, January 06, 2023

After the shocking cardiac arrest of Damar Hamlin on Monday, the NFL will try and play games this weekend, but will not finish the game in which he collapsed.


The current state of China-U.S. relations

Thursday, January 05, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Yun Sun, director of the Stimson Center's China program, about the state of relations between the U.S. and China as economic competition ramps up between the two.


A friend of Damar Hamlin's family shares the NFL player's condition

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Jordan Rooney, friend of Damar Hamlin's family, speaks about the NFL player's condition following a mid-game cardiac arrest.