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A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org. ©WNYC

A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org. ©WNYC
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A show that samples WNYC’s best podcasts, curated to fit all your travel needs. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org. ©WNYC

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Beach Day Edition: The Charles Mingus Method for Toilet Training Your Cat

7/31/2015
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The jazz musician Charles Mingus was a celebrated band leader and one of the most important composers of his generation. But at the same time he was recording The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, he was working on another masterpiece of sorts. He figured out how to get his cat, Nightlife, to poop in a toilet — and he decided he’d share his method with the world. Subscribe to Studio 360.

Duration: 00:09:14


Home Movie Edition: Simpatico

7/24/2015
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Snap Judgement tells stories about what it's like to find yourself on someone else's wavelength.

Duration: 00:52:55


Home Movie Edition: Cartoonist Roz Chast on Mom and Man-Pants

7/24/2015
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The New Yorker cartoonist and author talks to Alec Baldwin about mothers, man-pants, and birds. Subscribe to Here's The Thing.

Duration: 00:50:43


Home Movie Edition: Quirky Girls, Crazy Dads, and Working Women

7/24/2015
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This Movie Date podcast has a little something for everyone, especially those who love quirky girls, or hate crazy dads. To wit: The story of six brothers who are locked in their lower east side Manhattan apartment by their father for their entire lives, with only a collection of movies to connect them to the outside world. Subscribe to Movie Date.

Duration: 00:35:19


Home Movie Edition: The House of Dreams

7/24/2015
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Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner's childhood home goes from sacred to profane...and back again. Subscribe to Freakonomics Radio.

Duration: 00:21:34


U-Turn Edition: Not Your Mom's Pot Brownies

7/17/2015
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The Sporkfuland Radiolab's Jad Abumrad explore the new frontier ofweed-infused foodswith a French pastry chef. They'll tell you how it tastes. They'll tell you how it makes them feel. And they'll tell you what happens when you eat way, way too much of it. Subscribe to The Sporkful.

Duration: 00:29:11


U-Turn Edition: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

7/17/2015
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Al Madrigalhas beenThe Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" for years. In his funny new documentary,Half Like Me, he travels across the United States and Mexico to explore his ambivalence with that ethnic identity. Sideshow explores what it means thatMadrigal can't really pronounce his own name—and that he doesn't really care. Subscribe to Sideshow.

Duration: 00:12:45


U-Turn Edition: The Zen of Jerry Seinfeld

7/17/2015
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Jerry Seinfeld was just 27 when he first appeared onJohnny Carsonin 1981. His unique comedy style eventually led him to create his namesake show with Larry David. AfterSeinfeldran for nine seasons, he decided to goback to stand-up, and to his audience. Subscribe to Here's The Thing.

Duration: 00:57:28


U-Turn Edition: Outsiders By Design

7/17/2015
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What does it mean to pursue something that everyone else think is nuts? And what does it take to succeed? You’ll hear about three radical thinkers whose lives didn’t proceed in a perfectly straight line. In each case, their work was ridiculed or ignored—but ultimately, they triumphed. Subscribe to Freakonomics Radio.

Duration: 00:41:55


U-Turn Edition: Yes, You’re Distracted. Is it ADHD?

7/17/2015
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You pick up your phone to send an email. You see a notification for a text message. All of a sudden, you're on Instagram debating whether or not to like an old high school classmate's engagementpicture, Pinterest-ing the photographer, and contemplating the ice cream options within range. Note To Selftalks withtwopeople who work in the digital marketing worlds, who are worried about the consequences of their attention-grabbing tactics. Subscribe to Note To Self.

Duration: 00:21:52


U-Turn Edition: I, Spy

7/17/2015
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Areal CIA spy gives her take on the new Melissa McCarthy movie, "Spy." PlusRafer and Kristen review "Entourage," "Testament of Youth," "Love and Mercy," and a special Mystery Date: "Sexual Intelligence," hosted by Kim Cattrall. Subscribe to Movie Date.

Duration: 00:45:37


U-Turn Edition: Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

7/17/2015
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Ken Jeong met his wife while they were both practicing medicine at the same hospital in Los Angeles. But after he married, he quit medicine to pursue acting full-time. Then, a year later, his wifewas diagnosed with aggressive stage III breast cancer. They had twins whowere a year old. And Ken had just gotten an offer to play an Asian mobster in a Las Vegas buddy movie called "The Hangover." Subscribe to Death Sex Money.

Duration: 00:24:15


U-Turn Edition: U2 Inspires a 180

7/17/2015
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Yillah Natalie grew up studying ballet. But when her family couldn’t afford classes anymore, she had to quit. Later,Yillah was mesmerized by the belly dancer in the video for U2's 1991 hit "Mysterious Ways" — both with the way she moved and the power she seemed to possess.Twenty years later, Yillah is a professional belly dancer. Subscribe to Studio 360.

Duration: 00:05:46


Open Road Edition: Fact Checking John Steinbeck

7/9/2015
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Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck took a road trip across America with only his dog Charley for company. He published a non-fiction book about his experiences two years later, calledTravels with Charley: In Search of America. Journalist Bill Steigerwaldretraced Steinbeck’s journeythis year and says the only problem with Steinbeck’s story is that it’s mostly a fabrication. Subscribe to On The Media.

Duration: 00:05:27


Open Road Edition: Time

7/9/2015
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Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." And it’s still as close a definition as we have. This hour of Radiolabtries tounlock the mysteries oftime. Subscribe to Radiolab.

Duration: 00:59:25


Open Road Edition: Bumblebee Takes Flight at High Velocity

7/9/2015
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An extreme close-up of a piece of music that everyone seems to know. Subscribe to The Fishko Files.

Duration: 00:07:13


Open Road Edition: Drive 80 MPH Without Touching the Gas

7/9/2015
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Will Knightcovers artificial intelligence and robotics forMIT Technology Review. He traveled to Germany and got a taste for what it feels like to take your hands off the wheel, remove your feet from the pedals and let the car take over whilezipping across Germany at 80 miles per hour. Subscribe to Money Talking.

Duration: 00:06:45


Open Road Edition: James McBride on Fast Cars and Slow Living

7/9/2015
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When you hear that someone’s a best-selling, award-winning author, what do you imagine their life is like? A big house with a BMW in the driveway? James McBride, author of the smash hitThe Color of WaterandThe Good Lord Bird, had all that for a while. But living like a celebrity distracted him from the sort of work he really wanted to do. Subscribe to Death Sex Money.

Duration: 00:27:43


Open Road Edition: Revisiting Kerouac's 'On the Road'

7/9/2015
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For almost six decades, Jack Kerouac’sclassic novelhas beena totem for anyone who crawls behind the wheel in search of adventure. Studio 360 wanted to find out whether the book still speaks to readers—andprovoked a little marital tension in the process. Subscribe to Studio 360.

Duration: 00:10:59


Flyover Edition: The Middle of Everywhere

7/6/2015
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From an East Coast view, or West, it can appear that Chicago is the middle of nowhere. In this episode, Freakonomics Radiomakes the argument that Chicago is, in fact, the middle ofeverywhere. Subscribe to Freakonomics Radio.

Duration: 00:31:19

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