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Love Life by Rob Lowe
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Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Rob Lowe
The Leanard Lopate Show: Rob Lowe on How to Love Life
When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
Tarpaper Sky by Rodney Crowell
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Mountain Stage: Rodney Crowell On Mountain Stage
World Cafe: Rodney Crowell On World Cafe
World Cafe: Rodney Crowell: 21st-Century Country
Esteemed musician, songwriter and author Rodney Crowell has teamed up with New West Records to release Tarpaper Sky, his new self-produced album. It comes fast on the heels of Old Yellow Moon, Crowell s critically lauded collaboration with Emmylou Harris, which won a 2013 Grammy® Award and was named 2013 Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association.
Crowell has pushed the boundaries of country, folk and roots music since long before the term Americana was coined as a genre, making a name for himself and gaining respect as both a songwriter and as an artist. Celebrating 40 years of making music, Crowell has created an album that harkens back to some of his most revered and loved works. Tarpaper Sky would sit comfortably on the shelf right between the chart-topping fan favorite Diamonds and Dirt (1988) and Life Is Messy (1992). This album marks a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and musical accomplice Steuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall sound during the late 80s.
Carol Burnett Show: Carols Crack-Up
Morning Edition: Carol Burnett, Still Glad For ‘This Time Together’
Fresh Air: Carol Burnett
This Is NPR: Carol Burnett Loves NPR
Laugh until you cry with the most hilarious and memorable episodes of The Carol Burnett Show now on DVD.
Hand-picked by Carol Burnett just for you, these sketches were so funny that they tested the strength of even the most seasoned cast members.
Enjoy Harvey Korman cracking up during “The Dentist” sketch with Tim Conway. And, see Carol try to hold back the laughs when Vicki Lawrence took the stage as Mama.
In addition to the beloved cast members, enjoy top-name guest stars including The Jackson Five, Steve Martin, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Lewis, Steve Lawrence and many more!
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Here & Now: The Real Philomena
Morning Edition: Dench Makes a Decision in ‘Philomena’ Worth Waiting For
The Leanard Lopate Show: Steve Coogan & Philomena Lee on ‘Philomena’
The Current: Cube Critics on ‘Philomena’ & Others
Airtalk: Steve Coogan on Adapting ‘Philomena’ for the Big Screen
All Things Considered: 'Philomena' And The Power Of A Quiet Film Score
NPR’s Monkey See: Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Five: Philomena
All Things Considered: Two Very Different Movies, Two Heroines With Spine
All Things Considered: Steve Coogan, Tacking Toward The Funny Side Of Serious
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
Marketplace: Pixar: From Toy Story to Today
The Takeaway: To Infinity and Beyond
Catmull’s new book, “Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration” takes a look at the company’s history and their creative process.
The key, says Catmull, is being prepared to deviate from the plan: “Every one of our films, when we start off, they suck… our job is to take it from something that sucks to something that doesn’t suck. That’s the hard part.”
Family Life: A Novel by Akhil sharma
All Things Considered: After a Disaster in ‘Family Life,’ Relief Never Comes
The Diane Rehm Show: Akhil Sharma ‘Family Life’
"Outstanding…Every page is alive and surprising, proof of [Sharma’s] huge, unique talent."—David Sedaris
Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.
The Both by The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)
NPR: First Listen: The Both, ‘The Both’
NPR Music: The Both: Tiny Desk Concert
Wits: Episode 38 | Tim Heidecker with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Wits: Episode 42 | Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Critically acclaimed musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have joined forces for a collaborative project they call The Both. The duo’s self-titled debut will be released April 15 via SuperEgo Records. Building on a friendship forged while they were on tour together last year, it was Leo’s solo sets that piqued Mann’s interest in getting on stage with him and writing music together. Of the project, Mann notes, “Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I’m part of a rock band.”
Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should KNow About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More by Jane Fonda
The Diane Rehm Show: Jane Fonda on ‘Being a Teen’
At age 76, Jane Fonda hasn’t slowed down one bit. She has a recurring guest role on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” she’s co-starring in a new Netflix comedy to be aired in 2015, her philanthropic activities are in full swing and she’s just released a new book. It’s called “Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls Need to Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More.” A discussion with Jane Fonda on the teenage years.
Live From Chicago by Hannibal Buress
Wits: Episode 28 | Hannibal Buress with Open Mike Eagle
Wits: Episode 8 | Maria Bamford and Hannibal Buress
Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!: Hannibal Buress is a panelist
Morning Edition: Hannibal Buress And The Comedy Of The Unexpected
WNYC’s Soundcheck: Hannibal Buress: Where Rap And Comedy Meet
WBEZ: The Comedy of Hannibal Buress
Ask any stand-up and they’ll tell you comedians are a maladjusted, self-loathing bunch as whole, but Hannibal Buress is a unique duck, coming on-stage with a swagger as effortless and attractive as Eddie Murphy’s, yet his volume knob is turned down considerably, even when his material is just as funny and razor-sharp. Flowing perfectly and funny from start to finish, Live from Chicago adds an excellent album to a discography that already has two, but since it is so well-rounded, this is the best entry point into the man’s early work.
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
All Things Considered: A Life’s Promise, Tragically Broken
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
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All Things Considered: In Book’s Trial Of U.S. Justice System, Wealth Gap Is Exhibit A
The Leanard Lopate Show: Injustice & Inequality
WBUR: Matt Taibbi on Inequality
The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.
In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen
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Weekend Edition: 'In Paradise,' Mattiessen Considers Our Capacity for Cruelty
Fresh Air: Peter Mattiessen on Writing & Zen Buddhism
NPR Reviews: In Paradise
Joining a diverse group of visitors at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, Polish-American academic Clements Olin performs research while witnessing personal and political tensions erupting among his fellow participants.
Game of Thrones: Season 3
Fresh Air: HBO Fills Sunday Night Lineup With Entertaining Power Struggles
All Things Considered: Peter Dinklage: On ‘Thrones,’ And On His Own Terms
Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!: 'Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Plays Not My Job
All Things Considered: George R.R. Martin, Author And … Movie-Theater Guy?
All Things Considered: Pirates Steal ‘Game Of Thrones’: Why HBO Doesn’t Mind
NPR: Peter Dinklage Loves NPR
Morning Edition: 'Game Of Thrones' Mixtape Drops On Friday
All Things Considered: Path To Television’s Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality
Morning Edition: Three Ways Pie History Is Like HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’
In the third season of the hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters are barely holding onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King in the North, is facing major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters while beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen - reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons - attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne.
The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon by Willie Perdomo
NPR: Percussive Poems In ‘Shorty Bon Bon’ Pin The Stage To The Page
Through dream song and elegy, alternate takes and tempos, prizewinning poet Willie Perdomo’s third collection crackles with vitality and dynamism as it imagines the life of a percussionist, rebuilding the landscape of his apprenticeship, love, diaspora, and death. At the beginning of his infernal journey, Shorty Bon Bon recalls his live studio recording with a classic 1970s descarga band, sharing his recollection with an unidentified poet. This opening section is followed by a call-and-response with his greatest love, a singer named Rose, and a visit to Puerto Rico that inhabits a surreal nationalistic dreamscape, before a final jam session where Shorty recognizes his end and a trio of voices seek to converge on his elegy.
A Thousand Thoughts by Kronos Quartet
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NPR: Kronos Quartet: Behind The Scenes And Out Of Doors
Morning Edition: The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years
NPR: Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love
NPR: Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now
NPR: Kronos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert
Kronos Quartet and its artistic director/founding violinist David Harrington have long been known as interpreters of music from around the world, expanding the string quartet repertoire with works from across genres. Nonesuch, the Quartet’s longtime label, celebrates this remarkable curiosity in the group’s 40th anniversary year with two releases: the Kronos Explorer Series five-CD box set and a new album for 2014, A Thousand Thoughts.
A Thousand Thoughts is a look at Kronos’ geographically wide-ranging sources. It features music from 14 different countries, including China, India, Sweden, and Vietnam. The album includes the four cellists who have been in Kronos Quartet over the last 36 years: Joan Jeanrenaud (1978-1999), Jennifer Culp (1999-2005), Jeffrey Zeigler (2005-2013), and Sunny Yang (2013-present). Ten of the album’s 15 pieces are previously unreleased.