Etiquette Lesson: Valentine's Day
The dos and don'ts of Valentine's Day.
The Opening Ceremony Edition
Slate's sports editors discuss the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games and the events' political messages. (Slate's Hang Up and Listen Podcast)
Beatlemania! The 50th Anniversary
It's been 50 years since the Beatles first arrived in the U.S. Listen back to archived interviews with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, and relive the legacy their music has left behind. (Fresh Air, NPR)
Sounds of Russia's Counterculture
In the week leading up to the Sochi Olympics, Soundcheck explores Russian music and pop culture of the past and present. Mark Yoffe explains Russia's DIY counterculture movement. (Soundcheck)
A Jerusalem Love Story
Every relationship has its obstacles, but a relationship between a Palestinian and an Israeli may have more than any couple can bear. (360 Documentaries)
The Secret in the Sauce
Is hot sauce a feel-good flavor, or just a punch in the face? The Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman says we should use hot sauce more often, but less of it when we do. (Last Chance Foods)
Food for Chinese New Year
Charlene Wu takes us through one of the 8 hot and 8 cold courses served up every New Year's dinner when family re-unite - and always seated at a round table. (RN First Bite)
Exorcist or Exercise: What's Healthier?
Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre, the Naked Scientists pit their wits against the assembled public as they answer questions like, is watching The Exorcist a replacement for exercise? (The Naked Scientists)
How Pet Psychics Work
Pet psychics claim to communicate psychically with animals, but is there any basis to their abilities? (Stuff You Should Know)
The World According to Pete Seeger
In a masterful hour, host Tom Ashbrook pays homage to musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died January 27th, 2014, at 94. The writer of "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer," and other classic songs of struggle, Peter Seeger lived as a beacon of...
The Congress and the Commander in Chief
Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union, many critics are weighing in on his political legacy. This BBC documentary looks back at the history of tension between the U.S. President and Congress over taking military action. (BBC Documentaries)
The Second Machine Age
M.I.T. experts Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson offer their take on how this wild new era of 3D printing and driverless cars will affect our society. They call it "The Second Machine Age."(Forum, KQED)
Herding the Last Wild Reindeer in Finland
Jessica Oreck describes documenting a year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. (Leonard Lopate)
Love Across the USA
Crazy tales of love and marriage from across the USA. (Summer Features)
Bill & Melinda Gates on the Myths of Poverty
Are poor countries doomed to stay poor? Bill and Melinda Gates don't think so. After more than ten years of philanthropy via their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they've learned a thing or two about the myths of poverty, and the nuances of...
Is ‘Her’ the future of L.A.?
Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ is set in future-L.A., which isn’t particularly dystopian or retro. How did the production team design the new Los Angeles? Is this the future of the city? (AirTalk)
Dr. King and the Public Imagination
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., imagination, and the consequences of limiting access to art and ideas. (On The Media)
The Best Dinner Host Is The Right Stranger
A new food trend is sweeping New York and other cities: It allows diners to enjoy fine meals inside someone else's home. (Morning Edition, NPR)
Intent to Deceive
Accompanied by a personal security escort, 60 works of world-class art - only 14 of them authentic - are now on an international tour. Why are art forgeries commanding top level security? (The Current)
One Hundred Songs A Day
Matt Farley doesn't aspire to be a profiteering one hit wonder: He's written over 14,000 songs and makes a bit of money each time someone plays one on Spotify or iTunes. (TLDR)
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