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Friday, March 25, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Actor and comedian David Cross. (Press Photo by Daniel Bergeron / ID-PR)

Comedian David Cross—of “Arrested Development” and “Mr. Show” — on his new tour: “Making America Great Again!”

 
Monday, February 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in the upcoming  action comedy film, "The Brothers Grimsby." (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen joins us. The wild imagination behind Borat, Bruno and Ali G is back.

 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The back cover of Terry Gilliam's new memoir, "Gilliamesque." (Courtesy the Author / Harper Design)

Visionary director, screenwriter and legendary Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam takes us inside his hyper-creative mind.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Stephen Colbert, right, talks with Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush during the premiere episode of "The Late Show," Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. Bush and actor George Clooney were the guests for Colbert's debut. (AP)

Stephen Colbert’s big first week as host of “The Late Show.” Will this zany subversive change mainstream TV?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace in the new film, "The End of the Tour." (Courtesy A24 Films)

Comedic actor Jason Segel gets serious and takes on author David Foster Wallace in the new film, “The End of the Tour. ” He’s with us.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Conan O'Brien speaks at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Who owns jokes? Seriously. In the age of social media, the lines are murky.

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Monday, February 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Comedian and author Maz Jobrani stands next to a promotional photo for his ongoing book tour in Los Angeles, CA. (Courtesy Maz Jobrani)

After the murder of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, we’ll open the phone lines for some serious talk with Muslim-American comedian Maz Jobrani.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Patton Oswalt performs in the comedy tent during Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (AP)

Comedian Patton Oswalt on his addiction to movie classics and his new memoir “Silver Screen Fiend.”

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM
From "Maria Bamford: the Special Special Special!"

Maria Bamford on her comedy, mental illness, parents and pugs.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Supermodel Beverly Johnson. (Courtesy Beverly Johnson)

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.

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Apr 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

Apr 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

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Apr 28, 2016
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

 
Apr 28, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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