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Putting your foot in your mouth isn't just a political hazard, it can be an occupation. Esquire Editor at Large AJ Jacobs looks at the gaffes of the great and the good.

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.

NPR's Tom Goldman speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about women's basketball semifinals, baseball wild-card games and the Ryder Cup in golf.

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.

Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

The new maps mean flood insurance for these areas is optional. But with half the city at or below sea level and memories of post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, some worry they send the wrong message.

Thursday's crash disrupted service at the regional hub. Officials promised extra buses, ferries and light rail, but WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports it was chaos for many Hoboken Terminal users.

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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