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What Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates Are Saying About The WNBA Suspensions

NPR | May 21, 2015 3:45 p.m.

The league handed severe suspensions to star Brittney Griner and her wife Glory Johnson after their arrests for domestic violence charges.

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Letterman's Executive Producer: 'He's Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'

NPR | May 21, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985. He talks with Terry Gross about the absurd and somber moments of his three-decade tenure with the Late Show.

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Small Batch: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

NPR | May 21, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.

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Terry Gross To Marc Maron: 'Life Is Harder Than Radio'

NPR | May 21, 2015 9:08 a.m.

The WTF host asks the Fresh Air host about her childhood, her start in radio and her record-strewn apartment. Gross says Maron's "no bulls***" style made her feel comfortable opening up.

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Letterman Fills Final Show With Memories And Gratitude

NPR | May 21, 2015 6:04 a.m.

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."

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Not My Job: Tony Robbins Gets Quizzed On Laziness

NPR | May 18, 2015 2:12 p.m.

The life coach behind the Unleash the Power Within seminars has built his career around motivating people. We invited the go-getter to answer three questions about incredibly lazy people.

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'Mad Men' Ends, Singing A Familiar Song

NPR | May 18, 2015 11:48 a.m.

The multiple-Emmy-winning drama series ended on Sunday night with a finale that saw change in some corners and a total lack of change in others.

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'Mad Men' Writer: Show's Female Characters Aren't Thinking About Feminism

NPR | May 17, 2015 7:44 a.m.

"They're very much in their own lives," says Semi Chellas, who is also the show's co-executive producer. The AMC period drama ends its seventh and final season on Sunday.

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A Puzzle That Takes You Around The Globe

NPR | May 17, 2015 7:44 a.m.

Every answer is the name of a country. For each word given, ignore the vowels. The consonants, in order from left to right, are the same consonants in the same order as in the country.

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Matthew Weiner: No Longer Linda's Loser Husband

NPR | May 17, 2015 3:22 a.m.

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.