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The First Couple's First Date Charms In 'Southside With You'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

A Chicago couple go on a first date-that's-not-a-date in 1989 in Southside With You. Her name is Michelle. His is Barack.

When Barack Met Michelle: 'Southside With You' Recreates The Obamas' First Date

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:12pm

Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."

Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:12pm

As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.

More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:06am

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.

House Hunters Intergalactic

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:27am

Andromeda Dunker, narrator of HGTV's House Hunters reads real estate ads and contestants identify what celestial body she's describing.

Who You Gonna Call?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:27am

We took the "Ghostbusters" theme song and rewrote it to be about other things that end with "busters," such as... gangbusters, or bunker busters.

I'm A Business, Man

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:26am

In this game we mash up the name of a famous person with the name of a company. If we said, "This California Gurls singer tries her hand at men's fashion," you'd answer, "Katy Perry Ellis."

You Do Know Jack

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

For this final round, every correct answer contains the name "Jack." For example, if we said, "A person who cuts down trees," you'd answer, "He's a lumberjack," and be O.K.

Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

Rebecca McMackin works in Brooklyn, and she has hired some temporary workers to help her out with an interesting problem. Ophira and Jonathan must figure out who these workers are, and what they do.

Pie In The Skymall

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:24am

In this game, contestants tell us if something is a real or fake SkyMall product.

Can Slow-Moving Art Disrupt Our Hectic Routines?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Early in his career, video artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo noticed the way people breeze past works of art. He describes how his deliberate, slow-moving installations encourage people to stop and think.

What Can We Gain By Writing A Letter By Hand?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Lakshmi Pratury reflects on the dozens of letters she received from her father, while he was alive, and on the painstaking time it takes to pen a letter.

When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe says one path to happiness is ten minutes, each day, to stop and enjoy the sensation of doing nothing.

What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Blogger Tim Urban explains his process of extreme procrastination in which his brain wages war between instant gratification and the moment of pure panic just before a deadline.

Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Despite being a self-described 'pre-crastinator, psychologist Adam Grant says those who slow down — even procrastinate — tend to be more creative, original thinkers.

Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:49am

Norwegian TV producer Thomas Hellum describes why his programs — which feature hours of train rides, fishing, and knitting — help viewers slow down and return to life in 'real time.'

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pete's Dragon' And Kids And Their Monsters

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:19am

On this week's show, we visit with Disney's latest live-action effort and talk about why kids have, and love, their friendly monsters.

A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:46am

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tskukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:45am

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "

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