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Deep, Compassionate 'Tess Of The Road' Contains A Whole World

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:00am

Rachel Hartman follows up Seraphina and Shadow Scale with the story of Tess, a rebellious young woman who runs away to escape being sent to a nunnery, and finds pain and growth along her road.

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Oscars 2018 FAQ: When It's On, What You Need To Know And How To Watch With Us

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:00am

Sunday is the big day for the Oscars, and the biggest race of all — best picture — is still tough to call. But we'll be with you on Oscar night and after to make sure you don't miss a thing.

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What To Expect From The 90th Academy Awards

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

Pop Culture blogger Linda Holmes and film critic Bob Mondello talk about what to expect during Sunday's Oscar Telecast and why there's not a clear winner for Best Picture by now.

Though Stunt Coordinators Won't Be At The Oscars, Here Are The Top Picks

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

The 2018 Oscars airs this weekend, but there's a key player in filmmaking that won't be recognized at the awards — the stunt coordinator. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with stunt coordinator Jack Gill about what it's like to direct action scenes and what his favorite movies of the past year are.

Oscar-Nominated 'Phantom Thread' Focuses On Fashion's 'Most Obsessive'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:14pm

Paul Thomas Anderson's film about a renowned fashion designer landed six Oscar nominations, but the director says making sewing look dramatic wasn't easy. Originally broadcast Jan. 23, 2018.

The Prime Directive

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Our two finalists go head to head in this math-inspired final round. The catch? Each answer has a prime number in it.

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Mystery Guest

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Amanda Brennan's job title is "Senior Content Insights Manager." Ophira and Jonathan ask yes-or-no questions to figure out what on earth she actually does.

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Pun-DMC

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Based on Jonathan Coulton's performance of that new-and-maybe-improved song, can you figure out the artist's modified name?

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Superhero Sweep

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Ophira and Jonathan pretend to be superheroes trying to claim objects from a lost and found, and contestants ring in to guess who those superheroes are.

(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)

Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.

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Isle Of Accents

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

It's time for a special audio edition of This, That or The Other. We'll play a clip of an actor attempting an English, Scottish, or Irish accent.

(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)

Artisanal Junk Food

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Welcome to the Ask Me Another Grille, a restaurant that only serves junk food. Based on our waiters' overly-fancy descriptions of items on the menu, can you guess what snack they're talking about?

(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)

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