As we begin the 2011 Fall Membership Drive, it’s time once again to peek behind the curtain of public radio’s Oz and put names with the faces of the Great Impartial Radio Gods of NPR and their celebrity doppelgangers because, well, it’s just fun. Plus it’s a perfect casting call for NPR: The Movie! starring Ed Begley, Jr. as Bob Edwards (not pictured).

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4 Responses to NPR Personalities Separated From Celebrities At Birth

  1. Kate says:

    Um, I think that you’re aiming for humor with all the women-looking-like-men comparisons, but wow, there are a lot of them. You’ve got some spot-on comparisons that are very cool, but those were reaching and a bit unfair.

  2. Sarah says:

    Well… the men are mostly beautiful, I wouldn’t mind being mistaken for Magneto. Poor Scott Simon!!

    Where is Noel Black and Tin Tin?? or Craig and Chief Vitalstatistix??!!

  3. Noel Black says:

    Think you’re stretching there, Kate. What about Robert Krulwich and Nathalie Cohn? Scott Simon and Jar Jar? That’s a galactic interspecies comparison!

  4. Barb Van Hoy says:

    Wow, LOVE it!

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · The committee is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign and possible ties to the Trump team.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on “buddy passes.”
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?
 

Arts & Life

March 27, 2017 | NPR · Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids’ book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, “The First Love Story,” and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Deb Olin Unferth’s story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.
 

Music

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March 27, 2017 | KCRW · Hear new tracks by Plastic Plates, Running Touch, Lee Foss and more in this week’s dance mix from KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · The Family Crest urges its extended network of fan-collaborators to express their political thoughts with a new video for “Mirror Love.”
 

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March 27, 2017 | WXPN · A move from eastern Canada to Nashville opened the floodgates of inspiration for Cousins’ new songs. Hear her perform some of them live in the studio.
 

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