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Just Say No

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

Our finalists finally put their foot down in this game where every answer ends with the word "NO." If we asked, "What artist married John Lennon?" the answer would be "Yoko Ono."

Easy Degrees

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

In this game we play a clip of a famous person accepting an honorary degree, and contestants buzz in to guess who else has joined the exclusive club.

Stuff By The Ocean

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

Jonathan Coulton takes us all the way back to the summer of 2016 with a parody of "Cake By The Ocean," where each clue is about something you'd find--you guessed it--by the ocean.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

This episode's mystery guest, Alan Drazen, joins us from the Philadelphia area. Alan created something "very, very cool." Can you figure out what he invented before Ophira and Jonathan do?

Muppets, Beanies Or Mascots

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

In this week's edition of This, That, or the Other, contestants must decide: is it a Muppet, a Beanie Baby or a college sports mascot?

Cereal Brawl

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

This word game is about cereal...the breakfast, not the podcast. We'll describe a brand, and you guess the name with one letter changed.

Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:23am

AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.

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Watch Live: President Trump's Inauguration Ceremony

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:12am

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president around noon ET. Watch the events and follow live annotations of his inaugural address by NPR reporters and editors.

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Songs We Love: Tall Friend, 'Termites'

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:00am

The Philadelphia band gets at the heart of youthful romance with peculiar — and, frankly, gross — scientific specificity.

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Listen: NPR's Special Coverage - The Presidential Inauguration Of Donald Trump

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:55am

NPR's Special Coverage - The Presidential Inauguration Of Donald Trump

Top Stories: Italian Avalanche Survivors Found; ISIS Attack In Syria

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:41am

Also: Gambia's president clings to power; Tehran copes with a deadly building collapse; and there are more protests at the Dakota Access pipeline site in North Dakota.

As A Parody In 1999, Buckley Wrote An Inaugural Address For Trump

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:37am

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to Christopher Buckley, a former presidential speechwriter, about what it means to see Donald Trump become the de-facto head of the conservative movement.

As Trump's Agenda Moves Forward, Protesters Mix In Crowd Of Supporters

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:33am

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Horsley about the new presidential agenda, and NPR's Pam Fessler who met up with protesters at the National Mall.

Threat Of Rain Doesn't Deter Crowds From National Mall

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:31am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Audio Cornish, Tamara Keith and Cory Turner about the crush of people trying to get through security checkpoints to find a place on the mall to witness the inauguration.

Guest Dose: The Black Madonna

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:16am

Marea Stamper, one of the top dozen DJs in the world, made you a mix of her favorite new tracks.

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Songs We Love: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, 'Masters Of War (Feat. Lucinda Williams)'

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:16am

Bob Dylan's song is a blunt object, liturgical in its cadence and damning in its censure. The saxophonist and singer tackle it with grace and a small but useful tension.

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Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:33am

Thousands of Donald Trump's supporters are gathering at checkpoints along the National Mall as they make their way to the scene of the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony Nears; Trump Defies Categorization

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:29am

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Detrow about the inauguration, and to author Christopher Buckley, who was a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Young Pope' And 'Hell Or High Water'

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:45am

On this week's show, HBO explores the Vatican, and two brothers get in a lot of trouble in one of 2016's best-reviewed films.

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ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:23am

ISIS retook Palmyra from government forces last month. Syria's antiquities chief now reports that the Tetrapylon — a 16-column structure — and the city's Roman theater have been largely destroyed.

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