Games & Humor

NPR
October 20, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.
 

October 19, 2014 | NPR · Get ready to crunch some numbers from the works of the late Martin Gardner, longtime “Mathematical Games” columnist for Scientific American.
 

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October 18, 2014 | NPR · Goldblum starred in a 1986 movie called The Fly so we’ve invited him to answer three questions about zippers.
 

NPR
October 14, 2014 | NPR · Thanks to the magic of radio, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! listeners aren’t usually privy to what goes on behind the scenes at the NPR News Quiz. Watch at your own risk. It’s not pretty.
 

October 12, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is the name of a popular prime-time TV series from this century, on either broadcast or cable. Identify the shows from their anagrams.
 

Courtesy of Gail Simmons
October 9, 2014 | NPR · Given Simmons’ Top Chef judging cred, we ask her to turn her discerning palate toward taking down some trendy foods that have overstayed their welcome. She’s still waiting for a good cake pop.
 

Melanie Dunea
October 9, 2014 | NPR · The Top Chef judge knows a thing or two about food. But where does she stand on breakfast for dinner vs. leftovers for breakfast? In this game, competing foods battle it out for Simmons’ approval.
 

NPR
October 6, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new take on a brown-bag lunch classic. Welch’s has re-engineered the PB&J in ball form.
 

October 5, 2014 | NPR · The word cho means “beautiful” in Korean and “butterfly” in Japanese. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name based around “cho.”
 

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October 4, 2014 | NPR · We asked the nuclear physicist — who either goes by the nickname Ernie, or ought to — how much he knows about the Sesame Street character Bert.
 

 

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News

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · CNN called it a “presidential love triangle” at an Illinois polling location, but, really, the episode was just some good fun.
 

AP
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in June for allegedly leaving a Bible in his North Korean hotel room. Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae remain in custody.
 

Craig Kaplan
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.
 

Arts & Life

Washington City Paper
October 21, 2014 | NPR · If you’re sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It’s bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the “Big Five” U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon’s pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.
 

TED
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Psychologist Meg Jay answers your questions on making the most of your twenties — the developmental sweet spot — that defines the rest of your life.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artists
October 21, 2014 | NPR · This week on All Songs Considered: the reunion of a band very dear to our hearts, The Flaming Lips cover Sgt. Pepper’s and selections from NPR Music’s showcase during the CMJ music festival.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 21, 2014 | NPR · The D.C. instrumental rock band’s hefty track sends vibrations through the chest. Black Clouds’ melodies are tastefully driven through what’s surely a spaceship-console-worthy rack of effects pedals.
 

Mountain Stage
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live performance from the prodigiously gifted bluegrass mandolin player and singer.
 

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