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The Zika Effect

Friday, February 12, 2016

Coverage of the Zika virus has dominated global news for weeks, creating lots of panic but leaving many questions unanswered. A look at what we do and don't yet know about Zika.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': Remembering David Foster Wallace

Monday, February 01, 2016

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the 2015 film "The End Of The Tour." Brooke and Lipsky listen to, and discuss, the original 1996 tapes.
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Brooke on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform Podcast, interviews Brooke about why she's a "tough" editor, how she resists boredom, and her unconventional introduction to journalism.
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Get Your Health Awareness!

Friday, December 25, 2015

The country’s health observances calendar is slated with more than 200 awareness days and weeks and months to satisfy even the choosiest of hypochondriacs.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Health News Edition

Friday, December 25, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting.

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To Your Health!

Friday, December 25, 2015

The dodgy world of health news...from scary studies to celebrity-endorsed miracle cures.

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A Very Semi-Serious Conversation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bob sits down with Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, to talk about life, cartoons, and much more. 
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Understanding Abortion Polling

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pollster Tresa Undem explains why most polls don't tell us anything about how Americans really feel about abortion.

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The "Museumification" of 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2015

On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a look at what it means to make a museum out of the events of the day. 

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The Man Behind Sábado Gigante's Don Francisco

Friday, September 04, 2015

Mario Kreutzberger, 74, has been hosting Sábado Gigante as "Don Francisco" since 1962. Brooke talks to him about his German-Jewish parents, the show's tone, and what's next for him.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Friday, August 14, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.
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You're Being Manipulated by Reality TV (Music)

Friday, July 10, 2015

We all know that Americans watch a lot of TV. Former On the Media producer Laura Mayer reports on the role music plays in one of the medium’s most popular genres - reality television.

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Robot Humor

Friday, July 03, 2015

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, June 19, 2015

A home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism.

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A Hopeful Study... Debunked

Friday, May 22, 2015

A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

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Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brooke discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of House of Cards with the show's creator, Beau Willimon.
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Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of House of Cards with the show's creator, Beau Willimon
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Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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