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Is John Oliver's Show Journalism? He Says The Answer Is Simple: 'No'

NPR | Feb. 12, 2016 4:44 p.m.

"Everything we do is in pursuit of comedy," Oliver says. But to get the comedy right, you have to get facts right: "You can't be wrong about something, otherwise that joke just disintegrates."

Arts | Entertainment | Environment

What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 10:48 a.m.

Explorer Ben Saunders is the first person to finish the perilous trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He describes what he had to endure in order to survive the journey.

Science | Arts | Entertainment | Environment

How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 10:48 a.m.

Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.

World | Arts | Entertainment

How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 10:48 a.m.

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.

Nation | Arts | Entertainment

Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes And Slays

NPR | Feb. 11, 2016 5:52 a.m.

The viral video of DeJesus's routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.

Science | Health | Entertainment

Why You'll Never Buy the Perfect Ring (and Other Valentine's Day Stories)

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016 5:36 a.m.

It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships.

Entertainment | Technology

A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

NPR | Feb. 8, 2016 4:02 p.m.

For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

Arts | Entertainment

Small Batch: The Super Bowl, From Peyton vs. Cam To Twitter vs. Coldplay

NPR | Feb. 8, 2016 3:14 p.m.

We talk about the game, the quarterbacks, the halftime show in which Coldplay was hopelessly outshined, and lots more.

Business | Entertainment

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

NPR | Feb. 8, 2016 5:28 a.m.

There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

Nation | Business | Entertainment

Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

NPR | Feb. 6, 2016 4:42 p.m.

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.