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Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

Upscale Iranian malls still sell iPads and iPhones and its shops and cafes are stocked and full, but chemical weapons victims have trouble getting medicines and prices for food basics have gone up.

Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: President Parody, High Finance, Must Flee TV.

Panel Round One

Another Mother's Little Helper.

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about a surprising alternative use for cats, only one of which is true.

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Ask A Spy, For Men of Few Words, Promotional Consideration for Today's Flight is by Cup-A-Soup.


Carl reads three news-related limericks: Grunge Zone, Seat Cushion, Tuxt Message.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.


Our panelists predict how the World Wide Web will celebrate its 25th birthday.
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Your Inner Fish: Human Evolution From Fins To Forearms

Paleontologist Neil Shubin traces human evolution by finding missing-link fossils that demonstrate key turning points in the transition from primitive species to modern man.


'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem

Tired of people suggesting they don't belong at Harvard, black students at the elite college began a campaign called "I, Too, Am Harvard." It's gone viral, sparking debate at other schools, as well.