Saturday, July 13, 2024

WWDTM: Sam Sanders & Zach Stafford by NPR

This week, Wait Wait is live in Chicago with special guests Sam Sanders and Zach Stafford and panelists Tom Papa, Paula Poundstone, and Emmy BlotnickLearn more about sponsor message choices:…

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A day in the life of a baseball 'clubbie' by Jeff Lunden

Behind every major league ball team are a set of fast-moving men and women who make sure the game runs smoothly.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Mavis Staples on Prince, MLK and a life onstage by Brittany Luse

This week, the legendary singer and civil rights figure Mavis Staples is turning 85 and there's no sign of her slowing down: She released a new song, "Worthy," and a children's book, Bridges…

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Saturday, July 6, 2024

WWDTM: Happy Independence Day! by NPR

This week, we celebrate the 4th of July with some of our favorite guests!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Nonprofit pairs sighted riders with visually impaired riders on tandem bikes for free by Jeff Lunden

Riders who participate in InTandem Cycling in New York find out it's more than just riding a bike and more than just exercise. It's socialization, good for your mental health and its teamwor…

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'Suff's highlights styles of activism among women who fought for equal rights by Elizabeth Blair

As Americans celebrate the day that gave white men life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the Broadway musical Suffs explores the styles of activism used by Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells an…

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Suff's highlights styles of activism among women who fought for equal rights

As Americans celebrate the day that gave white men life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the Broadway musical Suffs explores the styles of activism used by Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells an…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:36AM
Saturday, June 29, 2024

WWDTM: Christian McBride by NPR

This week, we're live in Philly with jazz legend Christian McBride. He talks about the secret power all bassists possess and translates Philly slang for panelists Peter Grosz, Joyelle Nicole…

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

WWDTM: Erik Weihenmayer by NPR

Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, but may be best known for a viral news blooper in 2006. He joins us to talk about a very specific kind of fame, plus what l…

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Friday, June 21, 2024

'Slave Play' playwright Jeremy O. Harris is on a mission to diversify theater by Tonya Mosley

The award-winning playwright talks about his provocative Slave Play, which earned 12 Tony nominations. A new HBO documentary chronicles the making of the production. Originally broadcast Ju…

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

How Taylor Tomlinson learned to embrace her 'constant hum of fear'

Taylor Tomlinson has found the kind of success many comedians dream about, with multiple Netflix specials and a late-night hosting gig — After Midnight on CBS. She tells Rachel that part o…

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A Juneteenth album captures the rhythm of life by Jeff Lunden

Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Stevenson and a host of musicians release a record that captures the rhythm of life

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Monday, June 17, 2024

'Laughter is disarming': A new documentary traces generations of LGBTQ comedy by Elizabeth Blair

The new Netflix documentary Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution features interviews with dozens of gay and trans comics, archival footage and lots of jokes.

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5 takeaways from the 2024 Tony Awards by Jennifer Vanasco

There were very few surprises during Sunday's Tony Awards, except for one: best musical. The final award of the night went to The Outsiders, the adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s beloved book.

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The Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway, were handed out Sunday night by Jeff Lunden

Stereophonic, which had 13 nominations, won five awards, including best play. The Outsiders and Merrily We Roll Along picked up four awards each. Hell's Kitchen, nominated for 13 awards, won…

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tony Awards 2024: The complete list of winners by Isabella Gomez Sarmiento

It was a crowded season this year, with 36 eligible musicals and plays opening on Broadway stages. Here are the winners of the 77th Tony Awards.

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When you can hear every word, thank the sound mixers by Jeff Lunden

They sit behind a console that looks like the bridge of a spaceship and use complicated technology to bring words from the actors mouth to the audience's ears.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

What to expect at the 77th annual Tony Awards by Scott Detrow

Dig into the nominees and learn about the likely winners.

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WWDTM: Michelle Williams by NPR

On this week's episode, actor and singer Michelle Williams talks growing up in the church, auditioning for Destiny's Child, and how to get an NPR audience to sing a hymn. Plus, panelists Alo…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

How to watch the Tony Awards on Sunday by Jennifer Vanasco

The Tony Awards are Sunday. How do you watch them? Who's performing? We have the answers.

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Conservatives want to burn flags too; plus, the power of a singing POTUS by Barton Girdwood

Flags have been making a lot of headlines lately, and it's not because today is National Flag Day. The upside down flag that was flown outside of Justice Samuel Alito's house after January 6…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Cole Escola literally changes history in 'Oh, Mary!' by Alexis Williams

Cole Escola is the star and creator of Oh Mary!, an upcoming Broadway play about Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln. But there's a twist: Mary is reimagined as a raging…

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

WWDTM: Charlamagne tha God by NPR

This week, Charlamagne the God talks his new book, growing up a nerd, and loving Judy Blume. Plus panelists, Shane O'Neill, Alzo Slade, and Karen Chee rub your back.Learn more about sponsor …

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Hollywood flips the script in the new movie 'Ezra'

'Ezra' is a road trip movie, a movie about fathers and sons.Bobby Cannavale plays the father Max, and he hasn't quite figured out what his son Ezra's autism diagnosis means for their life to…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational revelations in a new Disney+ documentary about Jim Henson by Barry Gordemer

Inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational revelations in a new documentary about Jim Henson

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Monday, June 3, 2024

In 1981, this Sondheim musical flopped. Now 'Merrily We Roll Along' is a hit by Terry Gross

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical about three friends received seven Tony nominations. We talk with director Maria Friedman, who was a friend of Sondheim's, and actor Jona…

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

WWDTM: Summer Is (Almost) Here Edition! by NPR

This week, we celebrate the return of summer with some of our favorite guests, including Bob Seger, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, John Wilson, and Molly Seidel!Learn more about sponsor…

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Disney composer Richard M. Sherman has died at 95 by Jeff Lunden

Sherman and his brother Robert became Disney Studios' first ever in-house songwriters. They won two Oscars for their songs and score to Mary Poppins and composed the classic "It's a Small Wo…

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

WWDTM: J. Kenji López-Alt by NPR

This week, we're live in Seattle with food genius J. Kenji López-Alt to talk about food, science, food-science, and the magic of Winnie the Pooh onsies. Plus, panelists Shantira Jackson, Lu…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tony nominee Jocelyn Bioh puts braiders centerstage by Brittany Luse

This week, Brittany Luse sits down with playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose new play, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, is up for five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. The two discuss Bio…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:06AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Pianist Inna Faliks traces musical odyssey from Soviet Ukraine via Faustian fantasy by Olivia Hampton

Faliks draws from her Ukrainian-Jewish heritage and Mikhail Bulgakov's anti-censorship novel The Master and Margarita for a new album.

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