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NYC Marathon
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With the NYC Marathon happening this weekend, we thought it’d be fitting to revisit Jim’s readings from Haruki Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.”
Fall Back
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Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend for the change back to standard time. What will you do with that extra hour? You could sleep in, though we think you’d be better off listening to our...
Happy Halloween!
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Here's a Halloween treat for you (no costume required). It’s an encore presentation of Steve’s conversation with historian Nicholas Rogers about the history of Halloween.
On Our Minds: National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month
It's November, which is "National Novel Writing Month," when thousands of people commit to writing 1,500 words a day.  Young Adult novelist Scott Westerfeld is a big supporter.  His latest book is ...
Haunted
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With Halloween approaching, we're revisiting some of our favorite ghost stories over the years. Here's NPR executive Eric Nuzum on being haunted by the ghost of a girl in a blue dress.
Spooky Stories
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Looking to get in the Halloween spirit? Then check out this collection of ghost stories written by a few of our listeners.
HBD, NYC Subway!
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New York City’s subway made its inaugural run on October 27th, 1904 at 2:35 PM. This 110th birthday reminded us of Anne’s conversation with George Michelsen Foy; his quest for silence began with an...
The Science of Sweet
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It's National Chemistry Week, and this year's theme is candy. That got us thinking about Doug's recent interview with Stephan Eirik Clark about "Sweetness #9," a comic novel...
The Science of Sweet
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It's National Chemistry Week, and this year's theme is candy. That got us thinking about Doug's recent interview with Stephan Eirik Clark about "Sweetness #9," a comic novel...
On Our Minds: Russell Brand on Revolutionary Politics
Over the last year or so, Russell Brand has increasingly used his celebrity status to advocate for changing our political systems. His new, best-selling book puts these ideas on paper, drawing on...

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