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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.

 
Thursday, August 6, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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We talk to actress and comedian Charlyne Yi about her new film, “Paper Heart,” and the quest to understand true love.

 
Monday, May 5, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Sunshine State humorist and novelist Carl Hiaasen knows a lot about Florida and human nature. What he didn’t know was just how ugly his own nature could get when he put it back on the golf course. Decades after Hiaasen laid down his golf clubs as a young father, he picked them up again at […]

 
Friday, April 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Man walks into a restaurant and asks: “How do you prepare your chickens?” And the cook responds: “Nothing special really. We just tell them they’re gonna die.” Bada boom. The human condition in a two-line joke about chickens. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein see philosophy today all over the world of humor. A world where […]

 
Monday, January 7, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Only four days after the first votes, in Iowa, of Election ’08, and one day before the New Hampshire primaries, Americans are in the thick of one of the most amazing political seasons in years. But one thing’s been missing: the late-night laughs. Leno and Letterman sneaked back on last week. Tonight, Jon Stewart and […]

 
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Mar 5, 2015
A car passes a memorial for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson last summer, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Ferguson. A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.  (AP)

The big Justice Department report finds a pattern of racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department. Now what? We’re back in Ferguson – and beyond — for answers.

Mar 5, 2015
One in four women use psychiatric medication. The reasons for the medication aren't always so clear. (Flickr)

Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim.

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Mar 4, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

 
Mar 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We’ll dig in.

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Answers To Your Questions On Black Holes
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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