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Not My Job: Comedian Jeff Garlin Gets Quizzed On The IgNobels

Every year, the Journal of Improbable Research gives out its IgNobel Prizes, for groundbreaking scientific research into important but neglected areas of knowledge. We'll ask Garlin about three of those winners. (Originally broadcast on Sept. 20, 2013.)
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Humorist John Hodgman Plays 'Not My Job'

Author and humorist John Hodgman plays our game called "So, you're a PC, huh? We'll see about that!" Three questions about the history of Microsoft. (Originally broadcast on Nov. 1 2008.)
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Comedian Tig Notaro Plays Not My Job

In 2012, comedian Louis C.K. tweeted: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." That set was the night Notaro performed after getting diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. (Originally broadcast on July 19, 2013.)
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Not My Job: Jim Gaffigan Takes A Quiz On Gwyneth Paltrow

Comedian Jim Gaffigan lives with his wife and five young kids in a two-bedroom New York apartment. His latest book, Dad Is Fat, reflects on the challenges and triumphs of raising a big family in a small space. (Originally broadcast on July 26, 2013.)
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Explanatory Verticals Give Big Name Journalists More Power

Ezra Klein, founder of The Washington Post's Wonkblog policy website, is planning to leave the Post, according to a report in Friday's The New York Times. The Times says the Post's new owner, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and the Post's publisher turned down Klein's request for a dollar amount in "eight figures" to launch a new explanatory journalism venture. It's a boom time for so-called "content verticals" among news operations, with new projects being launched by the Times, The Wall Street Journal, and ESPN, among others.
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Maine's Homeless Struggle In Sub-Zero Temperatures

The latest winter storm left parts of Maine feeling as cold as 45 degrees below zero. For the homeless, the blistering cold makes an already difficult situation challenging. Susan Sharon found people lined up at a city shelter, making the best of the resources available while outreach workers quizzed them about whether they had warm places to spend the night.
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2014: The Year We Weren't Shocked That People Of Color Watch Films?

The makers of Paranormal Activity are releasing two movies this year. One, which dropped in theaters this Friday, had Latino themes and characters. Does this mark a shift in narratives?
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Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

From anti-gay comments from the star of "Duck Dynasty" to a campaign to halt the "War on Christmas," we explore shifting cultural norms and the language of inclusiveness.

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Couples Urge Sotomayor To Deny Utah's Bid To Block Gay Marriage

The couples' response comes three days after Utah officials asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to block same-sex marriages in the state. Their filing with the Supreme Court calls the prospect of a delay "an intolerable and dehumanizing burden."
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Managing The Region's Deer Population

They may be pretty wildlife, but they can also be a Lyme disease-carrying nuisance and driving hazard. The region's deer population and how it's managed continues to be the subject of debate.

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