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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 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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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" outside the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, 1994. (AP)

We talk with the directors of a new film celebrating Allen Ginsberg’s epic beat generation poem “Howl.”

 
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.

 
Monday, September 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Michael Douglas in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” We see if greed is still good, with guests A.O. Scott and Roger Lowenstein.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Director Guillermo del Toro was in the On Point studio Thursday. After the show, he hung out to talk insects, filmmaking, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Hitchcock, and his favorite cinematic colors.

 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Director Guillermo del Toro (WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Super-hot director Guillermo del Toro made his movie name with “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Now, he’s writing about vampires. He joins us.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said Wednesday that “The Social Network,” his film about the creation of Facebook, is based on fact. But the movie and the book it was based on have been criticized for presenting a biased picture of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Sorkin explained his portrayal.

 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"

We talk with Aaron Sorkin and the stars of “The Social Network”—the new movie about Facebook that was #1 at the box office over the weekend.

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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