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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 […]

 
Monday, January 29, 2007 | 11:00 AM
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Satirist and humorist P.J. O’Rourke on freedom, free markets, Paris Hilton and Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations.”

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | 11:00 AM
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Art Buchwald died in 2007, but his humor and spirit live on. Not long before his death, Buchwald and CBS’ Mike Wallace spoke with On Point about life, laughs, and second chances.

 
Friday, November 10, 2006 | 11:00 AM
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Comedian, playwright and actress Amy Sedaris takes on new turf: cookbook doyenne, entertainment maven, and all around guide to cheese balls and casseroles.

 
Friday, December 16, 2005 | 11:00 AM

Many consider Richard Pryor the greatest stand-up comedian in America. His unique mix of irreverent humor, candor, vulnerability, masterful story telling and grace on stage brought houses down. But life was never easy for Pryor, who died last Saturday at age 65 from a heart attack. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois in his grandmother’s […]

 
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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

 
Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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