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Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer’s Hidden Gems

I know, I know. You’ve already started tearing through Bring Up the Bodies, pre-ordered Canada and — since you pretend […]

A Cautionary Tale About Transforming Afghanistan

The plan in Afghanistan was ambitious. Americans would set up a base in one of the most remote parts of […]

Dog Memoirs Will Fetch, Sit And Stay On Your Shelf

The Morning Edition mailboxes are always overflowing with books sent by publishers. And recently, a fair number have fallen into […]

‘The Age Of Miracles’ Considers Earth’s Fragility

The Age of Miracles is literary fiction, but it spins out the same kind of “what if?” disaster plot that […]

Wake Up Your Vegan Meals With Indian Fare

Anupy Singla wants to spice up your vegan diet with some Indian flare. “If you look at Indian cuisine,” she […]

Unicorns And Witches And Wild Mood Swings, Oh My!

Petra Mayer is an associate editor at NPR Books. I love the My Guilty Pleasure series, I really do. But […]

Philly Author’s ‘Confession’: I Lived These Stories

Philadelphia may be called the City of Brotherly Love, but author Solomon Jones sees the sadder, more complex side of […]

The Complex ‘Tapestry’ of Michelle Obama’s Ancestry

When Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother was 8 years old, her life underwent a dramatic change. Melvinia Shields was a slave […]

‘Hitless Wonder’: On Tour With A Band Of Also-Rans

Barring a massive shake-up of the Billboard charts — and American tastes — “Little Mistakes” will not be the song […]

Mixing It Up On The Baseball Diamond

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is the name of a Major League Baseball team. You are given anagrams of their names, […]

2PM to 3PM The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It's all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party one of the Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA.

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3PM to 4PM The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

Hosted by award-winning Lynne Rossetto Kasper, The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.

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4PM to 5PM Weekend All Things Considered

Weekend All Things Considered

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