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From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

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The Week In World Series: Kansas City Royals To Face New York Mets

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:23am

Host Scott Simon talks World Series (that'd be baseball) with Howard Bryant of and ESPN The Magazine.

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:15am

Host Scott Simon remembers bra expert Milton Schwartz, who made decades of women feel beautiful.

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#MemeOfTheWeek: The Drake-ification Of The Week In Politics

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:03am

Nothing was safe from Drake and his viral Hotline Bling video this week. Not even politics.

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Israeli Parents Ask: Should We Dismiss The Arab Cleaner At School?

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 5:32am

In response to recent attacks, some Israeli schools have banned Palestinian janitors. One Jerusalem school had lengthy discussions and then took a vote.

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A Light Bulb Moment: How The Dimmer Switch Set Lusts Ablaze

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 5:31am

From a dining room to a den of romance: That's the transformation the dimming switch first promised. Since 1959, Joel Spira's invention has promised heightened passion — if only you dial it down.

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