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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Spring Sounds

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:31am

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks more of the best new sounds from rising artists and old favorites.

Look Under Your Seats

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

We've written clues about things found under seats in boring everyday life but Oprah-fied.

Snack Or Wack?

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Mint-flavored Lays: are they an international food sensation or something we dreamed up? In this game, we name a food item and ask our contestants, "Snack or wack?"

Grooving Mountains

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Jonathan Coulton reworks "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to be about things that aren't high enough. Just kidding, this game is about real and fictional mountains.

M!SSUNDAZTOOD

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

In this game we address women who have very unusual names, and prefer to be addressed as Miss.

Movie Mistakes

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Some moviegoers demystify movie magic by pointing out plot holes. In this game, we read an actual movie mistake posted on IMDB — that's the Internet Movie DataBase — and you tell us the movie.

Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

OO!! EE!! AA!!

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

In this final round, every answer contains a word that has the same vowel twice in a row. To the clue, "this former Daily Show correspondent hosts her own show on TBS," you'd answer, "Samantha Bee."

AMA Bonus: Jason Jones' Ballsy Piece For 'The Daily Show'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:12am

The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.

A Fond (No, Really!) Farewell To 'American Idol'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:54am

Built on telephone dialing and the sting of a British tongue, American Idol shuffles off this mortal coil on Thursday night, having provided just enough good moments to survive.

How S. Korea's Plastic Surgeons Are Helping Scarred N. Korean Defectors

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:32am

Assimilating into South Korean society is rarely easy for North Korean defectors. Top plastic surgeons are volunteering their services to help minimize the scars they bear from painful, abusive pasts.

After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:25am

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 85, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.

What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:00am

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids who may struggle with communication. A psychologist offers some guidelines to help kids with special needs stay safe online.

Searching For Home, Living For Art In 'All Tomorrow's Parties'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:00am

Tin House editor Rob Spillman's new memoir chronicles his search for a maybe-nonexistent home across decades and continents. He's a winning writer despite occasional lapses into artsy self-importance.

Democratic Race Turns Negative As Sanders and Clinton Spar Over Experience

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:38am

The Democratic primary is no longer a polite fight. Ahead of the New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have begun trading jabs about who is "qualified" to be president.

'Star Wars' Alert: The 'Rogue One' Trailer Is Here

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:18am

The first teaser trailer for this year's Star Wars movie has arrived. The film — set after the end of the prequels, but before the original series — is the first stand-alone movie of the franchise.

Songs We Love: J Dilla, 'F*** The Police'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:00am

#TBT to a 2001 track that surprised fans not with its title or message, but with the ferocity of Jay Dee's production.

Watch Iggy Pop Perform 'Sunday' Live In The Studio

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 7:57am

Full of swagger and backed by an all-star band, Pop plays live for KCRW.

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