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Monday, May 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Albert Brooks (AP)

Actor and director Albert Brooks of “Broadcast News” and “Lost in America” fame, with his dystopic view of America in the year 2030.

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Friday, November 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Judd Apatow, a producer of "Get Him to the Greek," arrives at the premiere of the film at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, May 25, 2010. (AP)

We talk with filmmaker Judd Apatow about his movies – “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Superbad” – and what he finds funny. See insider for our live Twitter thread on this show!

 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Obama with Jon Stewart on October 28, 2010 (AP).

President Obama goes on Comedy Central. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart march on Washington. We look at political humor over time—and now.

 
Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
William Shatner (Courtesy of CBS)

Actor William Shatner joins us to talk about “Star Trek,” Denny Crane, his new show — and William Shatner.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During our Monday show on the Marx Brothers, we pondered if there are current heirs to their comedic legacy. Woody? Colbert? Who’s your candidate? Purdue Univ.’s Lance Duerfahrd blogs for On Point.

 
Monday, October 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A movie poster for the Marx Brothers' 1936 film "Duck Soup" (Credit: IMdb.com)

We talk “Duck Soup” and the Marx Brothers with humorist Roy Blount Jr. And we look back at movie legend Tony Curtis.

 
Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Samantha Bee on "The Daily Show" set, with Jon Stewart and Jason Jones (Credit: The Daily Show.com)

We get inside Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” with high-humored “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee.

 
Friday, May 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Sarah Silverman arrives at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP)

We talk with comedian Sarah Silverman about the mind and mouth of Sarah Silverman.

 
Monday, April 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in an undated photo. Twain died April 21, 1910. (AP)

Coming up on the centennial of Mark Twain’s death, we look at his late work, last years, and the woman in the middle of it all.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Before Jon Stewart there was The Onion. We’ll talk with writers for the satirical news site about their brand of fake-news humor.

 
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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

 
Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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