Games & Humor

NPR
October 27, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It’s the thing to eat if you hate eating.
 

October 26, 2014 | NPR · A series of sentences will be given; each one contains a blank. Put the name of an occupation in the blank to complete the sentence in a punny way.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · For decades, Florence Henderson, who presided over the Brady Bunch, was America’s perfect Mom. We’ll ask Henderson three questions about the Ig Nobels — awarded for real, if ridiculous, research.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · As children of the ’90s, the band’s members best a “Name That Tune” round of the era’s radio hits by correcting Jonathan Coulton’s slightly wrecked lyrics. Plus: a performance of “Bad Self Portraits.”
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The soul-pop quartet behind Bad Self Portraits reveals its extraordinary talent of covering pop songs using, yes, party balloons. Can you guess the titles of these squeaky melodies?
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · “The Hot Dog Clock” and “The Forever Diaper” are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

 

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News

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn’t helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it’s way past time for a change.
 

PATH
October 31, 2014 | NPR · Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.
 

AP
October 31, 2014 | NPR · The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.
 

Arts & Life

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Romance guru Bobbi Dumas once worked at an international school — and she says the colorful world of the kids’ Halloween costumes inspired her to think about diversity in her favorite literature.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the “nocturnal underbelly” of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.
 

Music

October 31, 2014 | NPR · ‘Tis the season! Tell us your picks for the most terrifying — and we mean truly unsettling — songs of all time.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills and intros from jazz drummer Otis Brown III. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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