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British Comedians Take A 'Trip To Italy' And Make Fun Of Each Other

August 14, 2014 - 2:49pm

In the sequel to The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon drive around Italy, instead of England, and engage in lively banter. The film isn't freighted with ambition, but it's extremely enjoyable.

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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter

August 13, 2014 - 2:32pm

Congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman gives his take on the 113th Congress, including how House Speaker John Boehner has little sway, and business in the Senate has virtually ground to a halt.

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Case Closed: Agatha Christie's Detective Poirot Solves His Last TV Mystery

August 13, 2014 - 2:32pm

After decades on air, Poirot's 13th and final season begins Aug. 25. David Suchet still stars as detective Hercule Poirot, but you won't find the show on PBS. So where is it?

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In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'

August 12, 2014 - 3:15pm

Julie Schumacher's anti-hero pens recommendations for junior colleagues, lackluster students and former lovers. The novel deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage.

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Robin Williams: In Looking For Laughs, 'You Have To Be Deeply Honest'

August 12, 2014 - 1:13pm

The comedian and actor died Monday at age 63. In 2006, Williams spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about improvising, his training and how people expected him to act crazy.

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At 74, Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver Is Still An Outlier

August 11, 2014 - 3:34pm

Billie Joe Shaver has just released his first new studio album in six years, called Long in the Tooth.

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Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

August 11, 2014 - 3:33pm

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, spent six years researching America's nuclear weapons. In Command and Control, he details explosions, false attack alerts and accidentally dropped bombs.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Allison Janney, Jason Hamacher, Pinterest And Interactive TV

August 9, 2014 - 9:03am

Allison Janney talks sex, Sorkin and being the tallest women in the room; Jason Hamacher preserved Syrian chants; Pinterest offers "guided search"; and interactive TV has a long history.

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