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Nursing Mom Makes The Breast Of It After Museum Tells Her To Cover Up

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:52pm

A visitor to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London says she was chided for public breastfeeding. As she pointed out on Twitter, the museum seemed fine with other bosoms — ones made of marble.

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A Podcast Reopens Old Wounds In 'Are You Sleeping'

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:00am

Kathleen Barber's debut novel is an on-trend mashup of murder, social media and Serial-style true-crime podcasting, but though well paced, it suffers from thin characters and a lack of context.

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'Happiness' Explores The Complex Push And Pull Of Human Relationships

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:00am

Heather Harpham's memoir centers on her baby daughter's struggle with a dangerous illness — but broadens out to include her family and her own fraught relationship with the baby's reluctant father.

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Poetry Of Failure Comes To Life At Chicago's 'Baudelaire In A Box'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:42pm

This weekend in Chicago, a small theater troupe with a big resume will present all of the poems in Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" — sung by more than 50 performers from around the world.

'Ants Among Elephants' Examines Family And Caste In India

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:42pm

"Ants Among Elephants" is the memoir of an Indian woman, born a so-called untouchable, who is a New York City subway conductor. NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith speaks with author Sujatha Gidla.

Not My Job: Jeffrey Tambor Gets Quizzed On The Timber Industry

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:51am

Tambor's memoir, Are You Anybody?, is about his life as an actor. We'll make him play a game called "TAMBOOOOOOOORRRRR!" ... which has absolutely nothing to do with acting.

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George Lopez Reflects On 'The Wall,' A Lifetime Of Comedy And Jokes About Trump

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:57am

After nearly 40 years in comedy, George Lopez reflects on jokes in the time of President Trump and how that will factor into the comedian's new HBO special.

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The Stories All Start The Same Way In 'The First Line'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David LaBounty, co-founder of the literary quarterly The First Line. LaBounty gives readers the first line of a short story, and they continue from there.

Take A Pilgrimage To America's Sport Sanctuaries In 'The Arena'

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Rafi Kohan traveled all over the country to research stadiums for his new book. He learned the secrets of ground crews and ticket scalpers and explored the economics of tax-funded stadiums.

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'New People' Author Danzy Senna Loves The Troublesome Characters

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

Author Danzy Senna's new novel follows a young, interracial couple — Khalil and Maria — whose seemingly charmed life falls apart after Maria becomes infatuated with a mysterious poet.

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'After On' Sees The End Of The World In A Dating App

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:00am

Silicon valley entrepreneur and novelist Rob Reid takes on artificial intelligence — and how it might end the world — in his weird, funny new techno-philosophical thriller After On.

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Begins And Ends With ME

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

It's all about ME this final round, where every answer begins with the letter M and ends with the letter E.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

What exciting business has Gary Souza's family carried on for more than 100 years? Jonathan and Ophira ask yes-or-no questions to find out.

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Meet The Mondegreens

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

House musician Jonathan Coulton messes up some familiar songs, and our contestants name the real lyrics he's misheard.

Movies With A Twist

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

We've switched the positions of two letters in a movie's title to create a totally new film.

Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

Kerry Bishé from "Halt and Catch Fire" shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer. Then this STEM advocate plays "Two Truths and a Lie."

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Chipmunk'd

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

In this audio quiz, we've changed the voices of famous people to sound like they're one of Dave's famous chipmunks.

Startup Stories

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:46am

Did NASCAR begin as informal races between bootleggers trying to outrun the cops, or did we make that up? See if you can tell if these corporate origin stories are real or manufactured.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Insecure,' Season Two

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 5:00am

We check back in on Issa Rae's HBO comedy series Insecure as it kicks off its tighter, more assured second season. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week.

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