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Doug on "Writing Funny"
Writing Funny
Here's Doug's note about the inspiration behind this week's "Writing Funny."
Old Testament Anew
Bible
A new movie about Moses is out in theaters. Will it change your life? Maybe. But former Slate editor David Plotz says reading the Old Testament changed his.
Virtual Ghosts
Ghost Computer
Ever wonder what might happen to your digital self after you die? In this short-story-turned-radio-drama, one listener shares his vision of a virtual "afterlife."
What Do Your Passwords Say About You?
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Computer paswords are on on our minds this week.  "The New York Times" reporter Ian Urbina talks about his feature story, "The Secret Life of Passwords."
Remembering P.D. James
P.D. James
This week, we're remembering the British mystery writer P.D. James, who died recently at the age of 94. James wrote some of the most widely admired literary crime fiction of the last century,...
What It Takes to Torture
Torture
As analysts and pundits continue to assess the new report on the CIA's use of torture, we're wondering just who is - and who could be - at the controls during interrogation sessions.
Christmas Classics
Christmas Movie Still
It's holiday movie season! Since many would argue that this is the most cinematic time of the year, we're listening back to our conversation with Mark Connelly about Christmas movies.
On Our Minds: P.D. James
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This week, we're remembering the British mystery writer P.D. James, who died recently at the age of 94. James wrote some of the most widely admired literary crime fiction of the last century, and was...
Remembering P.D. James
British crime novelist P.D. James passed away this week at the age of 94. We celebrate her literary legacy by revisiting our 2009 interview with the author.
How Political is Food? [Essay]
Is there any American holiday that's more about food? It's not for nothing that we've nicknamed Thanksgiving as "Turkey Day." In this producer's note Craig Eley talks about the politics of food and...

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