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Amicus: The Myth of the Neutral Expert

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In the context of a capital trial, is there any such thing?

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Apr 29, 2017

Slate Money: The Pointless Vanity Edition

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Slate Money on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s substantial payout, Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief, and USA Facts.

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Apr 29, 2017

Gist: The Incredible Lucas Brothers

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Why twins should avoid mushrooms and other life lessons from stand-up comedy duo Keith and Kenny Lucas.

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Apr 28, 2017

Trumpcast: The End of Value Voters

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.

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Apr 28, 2017

American Hoarders: Saving History

BackStory

On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Nathan talk about the people who collect items that preserve the nation's history.

39 Min

Apr 28, 2017

90 Seconds: Bunghazi

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Chris Berube with the rundown: Trump administration staffing update, 100 Days edition; The other little red button in the White House; Another twist in the mysterious death of Simon, the enormous rabbit.

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Apr 28, 2017

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56 min
Apr 28, 2017
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On shutting down twitter trolls, writing for The Nightly Show, and her new Comedy Central pilot.

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Apr 28, 2017
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How a Neil Diamond flop became a #1 smash.

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Apr 28, 2017
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On shutting down twitter trolls, writing for The Nightly Show, and her new Comedy Central pilot.

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Apr 27, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large at Merriam Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era.

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Apr 27, 2017
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Host's David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the health and tax plans on the table as the 100 day mark approaches, Obama's Wall Street speech, and a judge's block to an executive order on sanctuary cities.

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Apr 27, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Why Marine Le Pen could win, troubling news about Ivanka's clothing brand, and a Shark Tank star ends a very short political career.

29 min
Apr 26, 2017
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The new Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.

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Apr 27, 2017
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The new Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.

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Apr 27, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and how to explain sibling-relationship boundaries to your kids.

62 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Arq founder Danya Shults and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book

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Apr 26, 2017
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Slate columnist and Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk on what we can learn from the rise of populism in Europe.

32 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Josh and Julie break down Kate Middleton and Prince William's eventful week, fall down the Tom Hardy "dog hole," and discuss Amber Heard's new relationship.

17 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Joe Rago parse the White House tax reform proposal. Plus, will we always have Paris?

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Apr 26, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Canadian fury over new lumber tariffs; How much will Trump supporters get in child care support?; Yet another United Airlines PR disaster.

24 min
Apr 26, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss North Korea's provocations, France's first-round presidential vote and Trump's trade protectionism.

62 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw talks intersectionality and #SayHerName, Tracy defends bats, and Heben celebrates a real life "Sister, Sister" story.

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Apr 26, 2017
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Writer Tracey Scott Wilson, actor Costa Ronin (Oleg Burov), and host June Thomas

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Apr 26, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf are joined at the Hamilton Theater in Washington D.C. by John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie to talk Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan's singing voice, and their favorite Washington D.C. movies.

47 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Babies are adorable. Also, they're an financial and emotional minefield.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend's results.

56 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Hardly Working" Edition

22 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot discuss tax reform, budget follies and North Korea.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Chaos on the German far-right; The State Department promotes Mar-a-Lago; The single funny thing about Alex Jones.

41 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A small secretive cult was started in the 1970s and operated out of New Jersey for decades without notice.

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Apr 24, 2017
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Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?

29 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?

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Apr 24, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Greg Howard talk with Kevin Arnovitz about the NBA playoffs.

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Apr 24, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Trump's popularity 100 days in; Who IS going to pay for that wall?; A French May-December romance in the spotlight.

54 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Lexicographer Kory Stamper on the slipperiness of language and how the sausage of dictionaries is made.

0 min
Apr 22, 2017
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Slate Money on PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy, Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld’s resignation, and Portland’s decision to end all corporate investments.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.

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Apr 21, 2017
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In 1987, the big acts got bigger. Hair metal got hairier. Slick pop stars got slicker. And Michael Jackson was Bad as ever.

28 min
Apr 21, 2017
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In 1987, the big acts got bigger. Hair metal got hairier. Slick pop stars got slicker. And Michael Jackson was Bad as ever.

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Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

40 min
Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

27 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Bill McGurn, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot on the House health reform revival and Trump's trade policy.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Mike Pesca with the rundown: Bird-hunting hostages freed in Iraq; Cameroon has the internet again!; A real-life Seinfeld plot is resolved.

31 min
Apr 21, 2017
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In this grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, at America’s history of boycotts, and talk about why it’s so hard for presidents to actually shrink the federal government.

35 min
Apr 21, 2017
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A journey into the cold, cold heart of the feminist dating app

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Apr 21, 2017
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On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

46 min
Apr 21, 2017
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On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers.

2 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a big announcement

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Apr 20, 2017
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Host and producer Brian Reed takes us inside his hit podcast.

32 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Host and producer Brian Reed takes us inside his hit podcast.

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Apr 20, 2017
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John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by Adam Davidson to discuss the tension with North Korea, President Trump's executive order, tax reform and Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Mike Pesca has today’s rundown: The “Mother of All Protests” demonstrates on an empty stomach in Venezuela, the Commerce Department eyes steel imports, and the Math Museum takes a look at Star Trek deaths.

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Apr 20, 2017
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The New Yorker’s David Grann on the future of longform journalism and reporting unsolved murders

32 min
Apr 20, 2017
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The New Yorker’s David Grann on the future of longform journalism and reporting unsolved murders

55 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A filmmaker asks whether we can joke about the Holocaust; ‘Jesuitical’ host Ashley McKinless

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Apr 20, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Kara Brown discuss celebrity prom proposal videos, missing white women syndrome, and sexual harassment videos.

23 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A writer and filmmaker explain why they love horror films not just for the thrills, but because the genre helped them mourn for lost loved ones.

24 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Are experts taking the fall for decisions made by people in power?

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Apr 19, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to the Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams, about the big takeaways from the special election on Tuesday night in Georgia's 6th congressional district.

39 min
Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

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Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: Commercial satellites pick up images of a North Korea nuclear test site holding volleyball games, Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t run for re-election, and Victoria Beckham accepts Queen’s honors.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Dan Davis, Mila Khalevich, Tim Goodmanson, June Thomas

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Apr 19, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new documentary Five Came Back with creator Mark Harris, the end of the show Girls with The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, and the United Airlines fiasco with Laura Miller

33 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Josh and Julie discuss Pippa Middleton’s wedding guest list, Kylie and Kendall’s “sad” Coachella weekend, and Beyoncé’s Easter celebration.

54 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Gaby tries to figure out why on earth people a) spend a fortune on weddings, and b) want to get married in the first place.

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Apr 18, 2017
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In 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Christopher Johnson draws a line between the ’80s epidemic and overpolicing today.

21 min
Apr 18, 2017
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In 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Christopher Johnson draws a line between the ’80s epidemic and overpolicing today.

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Apr 18, 2017
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John McWhorter on the evolution from "crippled" to "handicapped" to "differently abled" and why no such term is likely to stick around long.

48 min
Apr 18, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Dickensian” Edition

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Apr 18, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Dickensian” Edition

19 min
Apr 18, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot discuss tax-reform prospects and Trump's transactional foreign policy.

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Apr 18, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: It’s election day for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Turkey President Erdogan has harsh words for critical election monitors, and the Navy investigates a SEAL for moonlighting as a porn actor.

30 min
Apr 18, 2017
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Cassie Chadwick was one of the most famous, or infamous, seductresses of the Gilded Age.

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Apr 17, 2017
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In her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy ponders the price of her own plucky, third-wave feminism.

31 min
Apr 17, 2017
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In her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy ponders the price of her own plucky, third-wave feminism.

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Apr 17, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis is joined by Shea Serrano and Marcus Thompson to talk about the NBA playoffs.

0 min
Apr 17, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: Russian state TV turns on Trump, Alex Jones goes to court for custody of his kids, and the President makes a book recommendation.

52 min
Apr 15, 2017
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off.

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Apr 15, 2017
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Slate Money on South Africa’s credit rating downgrade, how markets aren’t responding predictably to recent events, and the Minneapolis Fed president’s beef with JPMorgan’s CEO

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Apr 14, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea.

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Apr 14, 2017
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An important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.

26 min
Apr 14, 2017
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A special presentation of Maria Konnikova’s new podcast, about long cons and the characters who perpetrate them.

26 min
Apr 14, 2017
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A special presentation of Maria Konnikova’s new podcast, about long cons and the characters who perpetrate them.

44 min
Apr 14, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss how this oft-forgotten war set the stage for the American century.

21 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Joe Rago, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot discuss Trump's foreign policy and the White House power struggle.

4 min
Apr 14, 2017
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The Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait, answers our three questions about commercial space travel.

27 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Finally, a dating app designed for women. But does it work?

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Apr 14, 2017
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On getting his start on Girlfriends and his new TruTV lifestyle series Upscale.