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Listening Back To A 2009 Conversation With Director Jonathan Demme

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:22pm

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who died Wednesday, directed The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Married to the Mob and Stop Making Sense. We'll hear a clip of his 2009 conversation with Dave Davies.

In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:12pm

The film, based on the book by Dave Eggers, presents a dystopian view of where Silicon Valley is taking the world and captures the tech industry's failure to acknowledge the downside of its creations.

(Image credit: Frank Masi/STX Entertainment)

19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:38pm

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

(Image credit: George Lomsadze for NPR)

Film Adaptation Of 'The Circle' Is Part Satire, Part Moralistic Melodrama

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:26pm

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks star in the remake of Dave Eggers' novel about a giant social media company. Critic David Edelstein says he found much of the acting overheated and the ending confusing.

Whose Side Was She On? 'American Heiress' Revisits Patty Hearst's Kidnapping

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:26pm

Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin says Hearst, who was abducted in 1974 and declared allegiance to her captors, "responded rationally to the circumstances." Originally broadcast Aug. 3, 2016.

Are We There Yet?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

In honor of our long flight from Brooklyn to Phoenix, this final round is called, "Are We There Yet?" Every answer contains something that sounds like a method of transportation.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

Our Mystery Guest Stacey Gordon has an interesting job that takes her from Phoenix to a street in New York City. Can you guess what it is before Ophira and Jonathan?

Things With Wings

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

Inspired by the 1980s band from Phoenix, Arizona, we rewrote the Mr. Mister hit song "Broken Wings" to be about things...with wings.

Rinse, Pete, Repeat

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

We invented alternate definitions for words that start with "re." If we said, "I GIVE UP trying to WRITE MY NAME at the bottom of this letter," you would say, "Re-sign" or "resign."

Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

Ask Me Another rises from the ashes in Phoenix, AZ with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic, his strictly working relationship with Teller, and his love of being fooled.

(Image credit: Trevor Huxham/KJZZ)

Daylight Saving Time Travel

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

Fun fact! Phoenix, Arizona does not recognize Daylight Saving Time! So we wrote an audio quiz with clips from famous works involving time travel.

Click-Bait And Switch

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am

To get more people interested in history, we've written clickbait-style headlines for important historical events. Contestants ring in to guess the event — but what happens after that will SHOCK you.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Great Big Summer Movie Preview

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:46am

Every year at this time, we sit down to make reckless box office predictions and talk up the films we're most excited to see. This time around, we're joined by Audie Cornish of All Things Considered.

(Image credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel)

What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.

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Paula Hawkins Prepares To Dive 'Into The Water'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Author Paula Hawkins was down on her luck when her 2015 book The Girl on the Train became a smash hit. Now she's grappling with success and preparing to launch her followup, Into the Water.

(Image credit: Emily Bogle/NPR)

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