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'Wait Wait' for Sept. 24, 2022: With Not My Job guest Michael Strahan

4 hours 10 min ago

Michael Strahan is a hall of fame NFL player, who then moved on to a successful career in broadcasting. Strahan can do it all, but can he answer our three questions about wild pigs, or Stray Hams?

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Richard Armstrong is retiring as director of the Guggenheim Foundation after 15 years

5 hours 27 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Richard Armstrong, who is retiring next year after almost 15 years in the role.

'Love and Stuff' is a moving memoir about motherhood

5 hours 27 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks with filmmaker Judith Helfand about "Love and Stuff," her documentary memoir about taking care of her dying mother while becoming a mother herself.

You can now play for Ted Lasso's team on FIFA

5 hours 27 min ago

The popular soccer video game FIFA will soon let players choose to play with a new team: AFC Richmond, the fictional team featured in the Emmy Award-winning streaming TV show "Ted Lasso."

How independent bookstores help in the fight against book banning and why it matters

8 hours 23 min ago

An Atlanta store is one of hundreds of independent booksellers across the country celebrating the freedom to read as schools, universities and public libraries face attempts to ban or restrict books.

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Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher has died

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:54pm

Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" set a new standard for screen villains, has died at 88.

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Roger Federer loses his final match in doubles alongside Rafael Nadal

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 8:59pm

Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that spanned nearly a quarter-century and included 20 Grand Slam titles.

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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:35pm

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Industry, The Great British Baking Show, and more.

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In Puerto Rico, people rush to eat and share avocados knocked off trees by hurricane

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:51pm

Hurricane Fiona knocked many of Puerto Rico's avocados off their trees. In the days since the storm, everywhere you go, people are scrambling to eat and give away avocados before they rot.

A look at the work of author Hilary Mantel, who has died at 70

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:21pm

Acclaimed author Hilary Mantel had died at age 70. She is best known for writing the Wolf Hall trilogy.

Monkey thieves, drunk elephants — Mary Roach reveals a weird world of animal 'crime'

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 12:25pm

Roach researched animal misbehaviors for her book, Fuzz. She says animals tend to ignore the rules we try to impose on them — and they often have the last laugh. Originally broadcast Sept. 14, 2021.

Stewart Brand reflects on a lifetime of staying "hungry and foolish"

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 8:31am

From hippie culture to the first personal computers, Stewart Brand has been key to some of the most groundbreaking movements of the last century. This hour, he reflects on his life and career.

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Jeopardy! contestant gets a second chance at the grand prize

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 5:57am

Martha Bath went home with just 40 bucks during her first appearance on Jeopardy! in 1972. This week, she won over $30,000.

'Blonde,' the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, is an exercise in exploitation, not empathy

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:29am

The Netflix film turns Monroe into an avatar of suffering, brought low by a miserable childhood, a father she never knew and an industry full of men who abused and exploited her until her death.

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'Don't Worry Darling' and the mechanics of a mystery

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:00am

The thriller Don't Worry Darling has a satisfying setup and some good performances. But the payoff leaves a lot to be desired.

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The Laver Cup is your last chance to see tennis' 'Big Three' together on the court

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 12:45pm

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had a three-way rivalry that made each of them better — and was awfully fun to watch. They will compete together this weekend for Team Europe.

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Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:05am

The streaming giant said it would prohibit content that included unlicensed slots, roulette, or dice games. Sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will still be permitted on Twitch.

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Saeed Jones confronts the end of the world in new poems

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:04am

Alive at the End of The World, the new poetry collection by Saeed Jones, reckons with continued living in the face of endless grief.

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Jonathan Rockefeller brings Sesame Street to life Off-Broadway

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:04am

Sesame Street The Musical is a new, Off-Broadway show staring Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo and the rest of the muppets. The producers tailored the experience to their target audience: toddlers.

With 'Ducks,' the creator of Hark! A Vagrant reveals her shadow side

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:00am

Kate Beaton, the mind that gave us perky revolutionaries and a roly-poly Napoleon, now tells the darker side of her life story: how she suffered during the two years she worked in Alberta's oil field.

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