Sarah Koenig On Serial: 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 2:43 p.m.

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.

A Tribute To Stephen Colbert, A Self-Proclaimed 'Junkie For Exhaustion'

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 12:24 p.m.

Ahead of The Colbert Report's last episode, Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Colbert. "I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices," he said.

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 10:56 a.m.

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

NPR |Dec. 17, 2014 3:26 p.m.

As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of 'Carmen' as 'Carmen Jones.'

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

NPR |Dec. 17, 2014 8:32 a.m.

"Nonna Marijuana's Italian Feast" is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis-infused Italian food with love.

'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 5:28 p.m.

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

Early On, Comedian John Cleese Says He Had Good Timing, But Little Else

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 11:24 a.m.

The co-founder of the Monty Python troupe admits he wasn't "naturally gifted" at physical comedy, and learned a lot by imitation. His new memoir, So, Anyway..., covers his boyhood and early career.

Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 10:26 a.m.

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.

'Serial' Isn't About Ferguson (But It's Kind Of About Ferguson)

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 1:50 p.m.

In Part 2 of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Code Switch's Gene Demby says that a lot of Serial's themes echo news stories that focus attention on how our justice system works.

Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 1:26 p.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-donut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.

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