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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April 23, 2017 | NPR · President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.
 

April 23, 2017 | NPR · A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.
 

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April 23, 2017 | NwsWrks · Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.
 

Arts & Life

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April 23, 2017 | NPR · The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain “to this day.”
 

April 23, 2017 | NPR · A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.
 

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April 23, 2017 | NPR · After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn’s disease caused Anne Webster’s bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she’d write about her experience.
 

Music

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April 23, 2017 | NPR · On his new album, Parking Lot Symphony, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans’ brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, “the future of the music is in good hands.”
 

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April 23, 2017 | NPR · Mona Haydar calls her music “resistance music” because it celebrates diversity and calls for women to be “unapologetic about who they are.”
 

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April 22, 2017 | NPR · As a teenager, the Sleater-Kinney guitarist’s local record shop, Rubato Records, became the site of an awakening. “I felt like I had discovered a treasure chest,” she says, “and I dove in.”
 

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