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Author Says Hitler Was 'Blitzed' On Cocaine And Opiates During The War

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:03pm

Author Norman Ohler says that Hitler's drug abuse increased "significantly" from the fall of 1941 until winter of 1944: "Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma."

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Rebuilding A Father's Life — But Tearing Down His Myths — In 'Dadland'

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:00am

Keggie Carew's father was a genuine war hero, but he was on shakier ground close to home. And after he began to suffer from dementia, Carew set out to reconstruct — and demythologize — his life.

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'On Tyranny' Explores New Threats Facing American Political System

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with historian Timothy Snyder about his new book, On Tyranny, which explores the new threats faced by our political order and how we can look back to the 20th century for lessons on how to overcome them.

I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It, But She Didn't. What Do I Do?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 9:00am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who thinks she's a lesbian but is married to a man.

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From Mom Jokes To Trump-Era Racism, Cristela Alonzo Aims To Skewer Latino Stereotypes

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:09am

The star of the new Netflix special Lower Classy talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she writes her Mexican-American identity into comedy, along with stories from her childhood on the border.

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A Middle-Aged Coming Of Age In 'All Grown Up'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

Novelist Jami Attenberg tells the story of Andrea Bern — a failed artist who, as she turns 40, is seeking a path to personal and professional happiness.

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'The Wrong Dead Guy' Lives And Dies By Its Comedic Timing

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.

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'Time: The Kalief Browder Story' Depicts Issues With Solitary Confinement

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:54pm

Director Jenner Furst talks about his new documentary miniseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, on Spike TV. Browder served three years in Riker's Island jail after being accused of stealing.

Gary Lucas Uses Film Music 'To Shed Light On Obscure Corners Of Culture'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Gary Lucas, known for playing with the late Captain Beefheart and as the late Jeff Buckley's songwriting partner, built reputation with film music. His latest is for an early Orson Welles comedy.

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