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Each New Year's Day in a town in the Netherlands thousands of people dive into the icy sea water as part of the Nieuwjaarsduik. Local journalist Gertjan van Geen discusses the origins of the practice.

Lara Smith of the Oakland, California group The Liberal Gun Club, says interest in firearms is on the rise from left-leaning Americans after the election.

The U.S. has long enjoyed a solid reputation as a trustworthy place to do business. But President-elect Trump's potential conflicts of interest around the globe could challenge that reputation.

David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post has reported extensively on the Trump Foundation. He explains the context for Trump's announcement that he plans to dissolve the foundation.

Countries that used to be too cold to produce wine are now able to do so, in part due to global warming. Lee Hannah of Conservation International discusses how this could affect conservation efforts.

Owen Delaney is an avid runner who decided to make his runs a little more festive this year. He used his GPS app to create Christmas-themed art.

Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife and a devoted mother. Life is going as planned until she meets a man at the metro station, and begins an affair. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Ratika Kapur about her book.

Host Ailsa Chang speaks with Annelies de Boer about the sale of an 18th century menorah. It belonged to the family of a famous Dutch Jewish resistance fighter killed by Nazis and sold for $440,000.

NPR's Ailsa Chang chats with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen about actors Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. Both are the subject of allegations of sexual assault, but their reputations have fared differently.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Nationwide Mutual Chief Economist David Berson about what's behind the recent rise in home sales.




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