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A Married Couple In Decline

6 hours 49 min ago

The film If You Don't, I Will has some strong dialogue and performances, but its tale of a marriage in peril sags too often in its recounting of the journey.

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Sarah Koenig On Serial: 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

7 hours 8 min ago

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.

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A Tribute To Stephen Colbert, A Self-Proclaimed 'Junkie For Exhaustion'

8 hours 28 min ago

Ahead of The Colbert Report's last episode, Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Colbert. "I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices," he said.

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Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

10 hours 44 min ago

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.

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Book News: The Future Of The Public Library May Lie In The Coffee Shop

13 hours 11 min ago

A long-awaited review of public libraries in the U.K. calls for them to expand digital services and offer a "retail-standard environment" akin to coffee shops.

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Playlist: Inspiring Stories You'll Want To Share

13 hours 49 min ago

This playlist includes some blockbuster TED talks that have already inspired millions.

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Ho Ho Ho

14 hours 16 min ago

In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly "Ho!" sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women's soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!

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All I Don't Want For Christmas

14 hours 16 min ago

Ah, the comfort of cliché gifts and holiday expectations well met. Frozen songwriters Bobby and Kristen Lopez sing about not-so-original gifts to the tune of Mariah Carey's classic holiday earworm.

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Chappy Cholidays

14 hours 16 min ago

All answers in this round start with the letter "h", but we want you to pronounce them with that back-of-the-throat "ch" sound, in honor of the "ch" in "Chanukah." Have a lozenge or two ready.

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Reindeer Games

14 hours 16 min ago

If you spell "reindeer" by combining precipitation ("rain") and a loved one ("dear"), then you think in homophones. We give clues to two words whose homophones form a new word or phrase.

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Schaaps' Family Feud

14 hours 16 min ago

We surveyed our loyal listeners on a wide range of holiday topics and quiz siblings Rosie Schaap (The New York Times Magazine) and Jeremy Schaap (ESPN) on the most popular answers, Family Feud-style.

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'Tis The Season For Corny Movies

14 hours 16 min ago

Nothing says "cheer" like a cheesy made-for-TV holiday movie. Can you tease out the real ones from the fake when it comes to The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation or Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever?

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Season's Eatings

14 hours 16 min ago

Many countries and cultures around the world have their own festive culinary customs. We team up with Adam Rapoport of Bon Appétit Magazine to quiz you on some unusual food traditions.

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Blaze Of Gloria

14 hours 16 min ago

We've rewritten the lyrics of the beloved Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" to be about things that begin with the "glo-" sound of its famous refrain: "Gloooooooooria [in excelsis Deo]."

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Tinsel Tales 3: NPR Christmas Stories

14 hours 21 min ago

Lynn Neary hosts an hour-long collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places.

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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

15 hours 59 min ago

No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

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U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

December 17, 2014 - 7:39pm

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

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Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

December 17, 2014 - 4:11pm

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."

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An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

December 17, 2014 - 4:11pm

As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.

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Between World Wars, Gay Culture Flourished In Berlin

December 17, 2014 - 1:12pm

In Gay Berlin, Robert Beachy describes the rise of a gay subculture in the 1920s and '30s, how it contributed to our understanding of gay identity and how it was eradicated by the Nazis.

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