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A Peek at Die Falknerin's Bookshelf

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Die Falknerin's greatest hits:
  • Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2

    "A trio of nostalgic radio plays"

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    Olivier plays Comte de Merret in Balzac's "La Grande Bretêche," a dark story of a man who takes a practical step toward putting an end to his wife's adultery.

    In the second play, he is Renardet, 'Monsieur le Maire,' in de Maupassant's "Little Louise." When a young girl is found murdered, the citizens of Carvelin demand revenge.

    Finally, Robert Morley plays the eponymous "Dr Knock" to comic effect in Jules Romains' satire of medicine.

    Once again, the uneven sound quality is my only complaint.


  • A Small Town in Germany (BBC Radio 4 Drama)

    "Period piece"

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    Turn back the clock to 1968. Alan Turner of the British foreign office has been sent to Bonn, city of fog and Beethoven, to investigate what has become of Leo Harting, a minor official. It appears he has disappeared along with some sensitive files. There are grave suspicions that Harting may be linked to neo-fascist agitator, Klaus Karfeld.

    With his brusque manner and all-to-direct questions, it doesn't take long for Turner to get right up the noses of those involved, especially the head of embassy security, Rawley Bradfield. He also attracts unwanted attention from Ludwig Siebkron, head of the German Interior Ministry.

    Was Harting a hard-working office drone? A bit of a lad who liked the occasional foray into Cologne's night life? A manipulative master of misdirection? A true believer working against American and British interests? As Turner discovers the truth is, as ever, more complicated that anyone suspects.

    I listened to this for a diversion during a long commute. It's a time capsule, with the style and attitudes pretty much what one would expect of that era. Hepton and Haigh were good in their roles. The setting may be of added interest if one is familiar with Bonn and Bad Godesberg.

  • Classic French Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 1

    "Remastered, but still needs a little work"

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    Laurence Olivier plays the protagonist in both of these mini-plays adapted from French stories. Both are old-fashioned, even quaint, tales of their times.

    In Balzac's "The Purse," he is successful painter Hyppolyte Schinner. When the artist suffers an accident, he is helped by a lovely young girl and her mother who seem ideal in every way. But as time goes on, he becomes suspicious of both.

    The subject of Dumas' "Zodmirsky's Duel" is self-evident, although the outcome isn't.

    The sound levels in the Theatre Royal series leave something to be desired. The spoken parts are fine and then, all of a sudden, dramatic ear-splitting brass or shrieking string music breaks the spell. Yes, that is the dramatic style of the old radio dramas, but what I have a problem with is the intensity of the extreme contrast in volume between the spoken and the musical.

    If you can bear with the above, you'll not find better actors in the classic radio archive. But I wouldn't suggest listening to these plays with earphones if you value your hearing.

  • Bigipedia: The Complete Series 1

    "Hivemind: why would you dissent?"

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    Anyone with a pulse is likely to laugh out loud throughout this send-up of nearly everything online, particularly the hivemind "consensus is everything" phenomenon. "Why would you dissent? Welcome to BigiPedia, your all-powerful, unblinking servant!"

    Discussion forums, "expert" guardians of information, the computer as a substitute for childcare, instant translation, inescapable adverts, and the disambiguation which leads to reambiguation are skewered. The entire program is a simluation of the mad information overload that is daily reality.

    The only thing that worries me is that "BigiMedic, now with the healing power of doctors" may be the future of health care: "Click here to find out when one of our BigiAmbulances may be in your area."

    All we can do is to pour some Chianto ("because Pandora also had a bottle"), wrap up warm in Beelzebunting, and hope for the best.

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  • "The last one?!?!?!"

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    I listen to this podcast every week. I've found some amazing books, and listened to some great authors. It was a shock when Kim Alexander announced at the end of this episode that this is the last one. What? Where will I hear all these awesome interviews? And get the top ten count down? Amazon, is this your fault?

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    This Is Audible, July 9, 2013

    • ORIGINAL (55 mins)
    • By Kim Alexander
    • Narrated By Kim Alexander
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    A real treat for listeners today, as I sit down with Karen Kondazian, author of the award winning book The Whip, a novel of the old west - plus a chat with actress Robin Weigart, who brings the audiobook to life. Maggie talks with Josh Hanagarne, who dubs himself - and his book - The World’s Strongest Librarian.

    Christopher says: "I demand my This Is Audible!"
  • 4.8 (363 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Cabin Pressure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    (363)
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    (324)
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    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    Dawn says: "Fly away on MJN air with these lovable characters-"
  • 4.9 (282 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Finnemore

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
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    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Gwynne says: "Brilliant Fun!"
  • 4.9 (245 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3  by John Finnemore

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Petra says: "Still lots of fun"
  • 4.9 (214 ratings)
    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 1  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    The Opie and Anthony Tribute to Patrice O’Neal – Segment 1

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, comedians Rich Vos, Joe DeRosa, and Amy Schumer. Classic Patrice appearances include a discussion on Patrice’s outfits, Wesley Snipes going to jail, awful sci-fi movies, Patrice’s WWE career, Alfred Hitchcock movies, making a lingerie girl cry, a discussion on Lady Gaga, Patrice’s glass dildos, and the punk test.

    david says: "Great comic"
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  • 4.9 (199 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010) (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Siobhan says: "Funny, funny, funny!"
  • 4.8 (188 ratings)
    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

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    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Alex says: "Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
  • 4.9 (187 ratings)
    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4  by John Finnemore Narrated by AudioGO Ltd

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
  • Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned (






ABRIDGED) by Stephen Cole Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    (214)
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    When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery.

    Eugenie says: "A great ghost story!"
  • The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6  by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers Narrated by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

    The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
    • Narrated By Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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    (603)
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    (335)
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    (337)

    An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

    Lucas says: "A series that changed my life"
  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]  by Neil Gaiman Narrated by Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Head

    Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
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    (412)
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    (399)
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    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    Jenn says: "Absolutely Perfect Casting"
  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (






ABRIDGED) by Jacqueline Rayner Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (637)
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    (394)
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    (387)

    Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

    Vincent says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
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  • Opie & Anthony 1-Month Subscription  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Opie & Anthony
    • Narrated By Opie & Anthony
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    Legions of fans know Opie & Anthony as the kings of "cringe radio," who dominate an expanding media empire. Since October 2004, their unique humor has been the centerpiece of High Voltage, the channel XM Satellite Radio created especially for them. Then, in April 2006, they took over the key morning drive slot on seven CBS Radio stations. Audible's Opie & Anthony subscription delivers both shows in one hilarious package!

    David says: "Ramon, bring me a spoiled family photo"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
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    (1232)
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    (955)
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    (959)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Thomas says: "Difficult to listen to in the car!"
  • Star Wars (Dramatized)  by George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation) Narrated by Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels

    Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
    Overall
    (935)
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    (616)
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    (619)

    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Finnemore

    Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (252)

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Gwynne says: "Brilliant Fun!"
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  • Cabin Pressure (






UNABRIDGED) by John Finnemore Narrated by Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Cabin Pressure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (320)

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    Dawn says: "Fly away on MJN air with these lovable characters-"
  • Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    (188)
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    One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Alex says: "Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
  • Marketplace Weekend, July 18, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, July 18, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Lizzie O'Leary
    • Narrated By Lizzie O'Leary
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    On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

  • The World, July 28, 2014  by Marco Werman Narrated by Marco Werman

    The World, July 28, 2014

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    • By Marco Werman
    • Narrated By Marco Werman
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    The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC, PRI, and WGBH. It is hosted by Marco Werman.

  • The Bob Edwards Show, Katherine Howe and Ernest Ranglin, July 28, 2014  by Bob Edwards Narrated by Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, Katherine Howe and Ernest Ranglin, July 28, 2014

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    • By Bob Edwards
    • Narrated By Bob Edwards
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    In 2011, 13 young women and one young man in the small town of LeRoy, New York experienced “conversion disorder,” a mysterious malady that results in uncontrollable tics, stutters and seizures. Novelist Katherine Howe used this real-life incident as the basis for her new book, Conversion. Then, Ernest Ranglin is a Jamaican guitarist and composer recognized as one of the pioneers of both reggae and ska. Ranglin gave Bob Marley his first hit and it’s his guitar handiwork that you hear on most reggae standards. Now 82-years-old, Ranglin is adding a new album to his discography. Bless Up is the perfect soundtrack for the summer.

  • BBC Newshour, July 28, 2014  by Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, Razia Iqbal, James Coomarasamy, Julian Marshall Narrated by BBC Newshour

    BBC Newshour, July 28, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, and others
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    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.

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  • Charlie Rose: July 25, 2014  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose: July 25, 2014

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    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.

  • Marketplace, July 28, 2014  by Kai Ryssdal Narrated by Kai Ryssdal

    Marketplace, July 28, 2014

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    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car.

  • Studio 360: Tupac on Broadway & Mad Magazine  by Kurt Andersen Narrated by Kurt Andersen

    Studio 360: Tupac on Broadway & Mad Magazine

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    • By Kurt Andersen
    • Narrated By Kurt Andersen
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    Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical based on the work of Tupac Shakur, closed after just one month of performances. Reviews were lackluster and ticket sales disappointing. But the show’s star, poet and actor Saul Williams, says Broadway audiences need to get over recycled shows like Rocky and start dealing with real stories. And we take a serious look at Mad Magazine, the goofy, bawdy, sarcastic kids’ magazine that made America snarky. Also, a live performance from Lydia Loveless, the 23-year-old country belter who has to choke back tears when she sings about losing her family’s farm.

  • Opie & Anthony, Dan Soder, July 23, 2014  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony, Dan Soder, July 23, 2014

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    Today on O&A, we start by talking about 5 Seconds of Summer and other teen stars from the last few years, we’re going to Montreal after the show for Just for Laughs, we talk to our intern about her music and Joe DeRosa hitting on her, Joe DeRosa calls in, and we listen to one of our intern’s songs. Dan Soder joins the show, someone puts white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Clippers head coach threatens to quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner, and we talk about Jim’s Vice show.

    Tom Kennedy says: "Reloaded"
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  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • Opie & Anthony, July 28, 2014  by Opie & Anthony Narrated by Opie & Anthony

    Opie & Anthony, July 28, 2014

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    The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on O&A, Sam hosts the Preshow. We start our show discussing the Oscars, Jimmy Fallon takes the polar plunge, there's a Cronut lawsuit, we check out photos of Erik's birthday gifts, and Scott Shannon start his new show today. Scott Shannon mentions us on his new show, we talk about the guests we have coming in later, we read Donald Trump's Oscars tweets, and we watch Kim Novak at the Oscars. We talk about U2's Oscars performance, there might be a JFK, RFK, and Marilyn Monroe sex tape, and Spike Lee hates gentrification. Physicist Brian Greene stops by to talk about science. Cesar Millan stops by to talk about his life and his career with dogs.

  • Whad'Ya Know?, Mary Roach, July 26, 2014  by Michael Feldman Narrated by Michael Feldman

    Whad'Ya Know?, Mary Roach, July 26, 2014

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    We look back to when best-selling science writer Mary Roach returned to Whad'Ya Know? to discuss her book Gulp! Plus, a trip to the Town of the Week - Morgan City, LA - All the News That Isn't, Thanks For the Memos and two rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? quiz!

  • Car Talk, The Andy Letter, July 26, 2014  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi Narrated by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, The Andy Letter, July 26, 2014

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    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
    • Narrated By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    This week on Car Talk, do two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about? Andy thinks Tom and Ray’s recent "pas-de-deux of breath-taking speculation" on electric brakes may have answered this question definitively. Elsewhere, Evan’s son stuffed a golf ball into her car’s exhaust, and she worried it may land a hole-in-one right in the middle of her engine; Christine can’t evict a colony of ants living in her car’s headliner; and Todd’s noisy truck gives Tom a chance to re-live his Army days with the long-suffering Sgt. McNeeley.