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  • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    "The best radio download"

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    A highly rec. radio show, especially for downloaders like me because it doesn"t outdate (unlike any NPR episode) and has a greater intellectual depth than most. (e.g. American Life). The major critiques you may read are that they mainly inverview book authors. This is true, but not for sales pitches, rather because these people have someting interesting to say and can add more depth and flavor to an interview than impromtu subjects or news related clips. All in all the best radio show for variety, human interest and with good depth. No not all episodes will interest you 8/10 are very good.

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  • "Charlie Rose is great for news-wort..."

    5 of 5 helpful votes

    You can count of Charlie Rose for intelligent, thought-provoking interviews. My favorites are the guests who are frequently involved in national and world affairs. They provide great insight and perspective on what we read in the morning papers. If you aren't familiar with Charlie Rose, this is definitely worth a listen!

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    Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.

    Alan says: "Charlie Rose"

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  • 4.4 (99 ratings)
    There Is No God: A 'This I Believe' Essay (






UNABRIDGED) by Penn Jillette

    There Is No God: A 'This I Believe' Essay

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    • By Penn Jillette
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    Penn Jillette explains his absolute atheism and why it makes him hopeful and optimistic.

    Tom Barnett says: "Too Much Intro"
  • 4.3 (72 ratings)
    Warren Buffett: The Man, the Business, the Gift (






ABRIDGED) by Charlie Rose

    Warren Buffett: The Man, the Business, the Gift

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
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    Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.

    William says: "Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
  • 4.3 (43 ratings)
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    Writers Speak: A Collection of Interviews with Writers on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Terry Gross
    • Narrated By Terry Gross
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    This audio is like an informal writing clinic, as you listen to these writers talk about their lives, experiences and, of course, their writing. While you are listening, Terry Gross draws out from these great writers the answers to your questions, just as the query begins to form in your own head.

    S. Perreten says: "Writers Speak"
  • 4.3 (23 ratings)
    Fresh Air, Bart D. Ehrman, February 19, 2008  by Terry Gross

    Fresh Air, Bart D. Ehrman, February 19, 2008

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    Hear religion scholar Bart D. Ehrman on this edition of Fresh Air. Ehrman chairs the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. His new book is God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer. He is the author of the best seller Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.

    Mike says: "A great interview and a great place to start"
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  • 4.5 (17 ratings)
    Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.

    Alan says: "Charlie Rose"
  • 4.4 (16 ratings)
    Science Nourishes the Mind and Soul: A 'This I Believe' Essay (






UNABRIDGED) by Brian Greene

    Science Nourishes the Mind and Soul: A 'This I Believe' Essay

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Brian Greene
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    This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

  • 4.0 (148 ratings)
    This I Believe (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Allison, Dan Gediman

    This I Believe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jay Allison, Dan Gediman
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    Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    A User says: "interesting and enjoyable"
  • 4.0 (103 ratings)
    To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription  by Jim Fleming Narrated by Jim Fleming

    To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (52 mins)
    • By Jim Fleming
    • Narrated By Jim Fleming
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Get the latest episode or subscribe!

    Jim says: "Sometimes great, very uneven"
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  • 4.0 (90 ratings)
    Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008  by Terry Gross

    Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008

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    • By Terry Gross
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    Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God and sets down his arguments for atheism.

    Greg says: "Dominated by Dawkins"
  • 4.0 (50 ratings)
    Amazing Grace: 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)  by Jim Fleming

    Amazing Grace: 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)

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    This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.

    Patricia says: "VERY interesting!"
  • Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.

    Alan says: "Charlie Rose"
  • The Bob Edwards Show, 1-Month Subscription  by Bob Edwards Narrated by Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Bob Edwards
    • Narrated By Bob Edwards
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    Catherine says: "No One Does it Better"
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    Writers Speak: A Collection of Interviews with Writers on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Terry Gross
    • Narrated By Terry Gross
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
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    This audio is like an informal writing clinic, as you listen to these writers talk about their lives, experiences and, of course, their writing. While you are listening, Terry Gross draws out from these great writers the answers to your questions, just as the query begins to form in your own head.

    S. Perreten says: "Writers Speak"
  • This I Believe (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Allison, Dan Gediman

    This I Believe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jay Allison, Dan Gediman
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (43)

    Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    A User says: "interesting and enjoyable"
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  • Fresh Air, David Simon, March 6, 2008  by Terry Gross

    Fresh Air, David Simon, March 6, 2008

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    Hear The Wire creator and executive producer David Simon and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on this edition of Fresh Air. David Simon is the creator and executive producer of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire. He also wrote many of the episodes. The series finale airs on Sunday.

  • Warren Buffett: The Man, the Business, the Gift (






ABRIDGED) by Charlie Rose

    Warren Buffett: The Man, the Business, the Gift

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
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    Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.

    William says: "Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
  • Fresh Air, Remembering Fred Rogers

    Fresh Air, Remembering Fred Rogers

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  • Fresh Air, Randy Newman and Mel Brooks (






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    Fresh Air, Randy Newman and Mel Brooks

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    Fresh Air continues its Holiday Week of Songs from Broadway and Hollywood with an interview with singer-songwriter Randy Newman and comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks. Randy Newman is best known for his hit songs "Short People," and "I Love L-A." He's written for a number of films including, Ragtime, Avalon, The Natural, Toy Story, Babe and Seabiscuit. He's received fourteen Oscar nominations and was given the Academy Award in 2002.

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  • Fresh Air, Carol Burnett

    Fresh Air, Carol Burnett

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    Comedienne Carol Burnett on this edition of Fresh Air. Carol Burnett earned wide critical and popular acclaim and an Emmy for her work on The Garry Moore Show (from 1959-62). The Carol Burnett Show debuted in 1967 and won 22 Emmys in a run of more than a decade.

  • Fresh Air, Fred Rogers (






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    Fresh Air, Fred Rogers

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    Fresh Air host Barbara Bogaev talks with children s TV host Fred Rogers about his weater...and much more. His popular show Mister Rogers Neighborhood was the longest-running program on public television. It ran 33 years and ended its run in 2001. Rogers is the author of the new book, The Mister Rogers Parenting Book: Helping to Understand Your YoungChild.. Also on the show is Burmese writer Pascal Khoo Thwe. He s written his autobiography From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyss

  • The Bob Edwards Show, David Baldacci and Molly Haskell, July 29, 2014  by Bob Edwards Narrated by Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, David Baldacci and Molly Haskell, July 29, 2014

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    Author David Baldacci’s books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide. Now he turns his gifted and charmed pen to writing for young people, with his first fantasy YA novel The Finisher. Then, feminist film critic Molly Haskell wrote a memoir about her sixty year old brother, Chevey Haskell, who came out as transgendered and now lives as Ellen Hampton. Bob talks to Haskell about her brother and her book My Brother My Sister: Story of a Transformation, which is now available in paperback.

  • Charlie Rose: Khaled Mashaal, July 28, 2014  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose: Khaled Mashaal, July 28, 2014

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    A conversation about the turmoil in Gaza, with Khaled Mashaal, the political leader of Hamas.

  • 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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    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.

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

    Charlie Rose: Jeff Koons, July 25, 2014

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    An hour with artist Jeff Koons.

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  • 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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    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.

  • Charlie Rose: Robert Gates and Preet Bharara, July 23, 2014  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose: Robert Gates and Preet Bharara, July 23, 2014

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    A conversation about the turmoil around the globe, with Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Next, a conversation with Preet Bharara, U. S. Attorney for the southern District of New York.

  • Charlie Rose: Ashrah Ghani and Jim Chanos, July 24, 2014  by Charlie Rose Narrated by Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose: Ashrah Ghani and Jim Chanos, July 24, 2014

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    A conversation about the troubled Afghan elections, with Ashrah Ghani, Afghan politician and a candidate in the 2014 presidential election. Next, a conversation with Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates.

  • The Bob Edwards Show, James Nestor, Clive Cussler, and Doyle McManus, July 25, 2014  by Bob Edwards Narrated by Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, James Nestor, Clive Cussler, and Doyle McManus, July 25, 2014

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    Journalist James Nestor was on assignment in Greece when he saw a man dive 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air. When the man returned four minutes later, Nestor decided to learn all he could about freedivers - extreme athletes who rely on their lungs instead of breathing equipment. Nestor’s interest in humans with amphibious abilities turned into a book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, And What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves. Then, over 40 years ago, readers first met the fearless adventurer, marine engineer, and government agent Dirk Pitt in author Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper. A copywriter by day, Cussler started writing at night to keep himself company while his wife worked a nightshift. His book, Zero Hour, is now available.

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  • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Lab It  by Jim Fleming Narrated by Jim Fleming

    To the Best of Our Knowledge: Lab It

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    Science is moving out of the lab and into the pages of literary fiction. This week, we introduce the "Lab Lit" movement and talk about why fiction needs more realistic portrayals of scientists and science culture. Plus, novelists Andrea Barrett, Elizabeth Gilbert and Lucy Jane Bledsoe discuss the ways science inspires their fiction.