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German Cold War Drama Comes To American TV

The German TV show Deutschland '83, about spies in East Germany during the Cold War, premieres on American television soon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with its creators, Anna and Joerg Winger.

Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night Markets

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.

Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback?

A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.


'Seven Good Years' Between The Birth Of A Son, Death Of A Father

Israeli writer Etgar Keret wrote his first piece of nonfiction the day his son was born. Later, when his father became terminally ill, he decided to publish his essays as a "living tombstone."

Not My Job: Kim Kardashian Gets Quizzed On Kim Jong Un

Kardashian is likely the most famous Kim in the world — except in North Korea. So we'll ask her three questions about her celebrity rival, Kim Jong Un, who dominates TMZ on the other side of the DMZ.

Lawyer Argues That Virtual Trials Would Make Justice System More Fair

Adam Benforado's new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, describes a system in which race, accents and even attractiveness couldn't play a role in a jury's decision.

Isolated And Inside For Years, Brothers Lived Lives Through Cinema

A documentary called The Wolfpack follows six brothers whose parents kept them virtual prisoners in their New York apartment. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the filmmaker and one of the brothers.

A Moat? A Ditch? How To Secure The White House Grounds

How do you design a White House fence to keep out intruders, without making the president's front lawn feel like a prison yard? Architecture critic Alexandra Lange tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.

Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.