Host Rachel Martin talks to Alex Cornell, who has come up with a scheme for finding the optimal seat at a table with multiple guests. In other words, how to position yourself for the best chance of interesting conversation.
You'll be given clues for some five-letter words. In each case, the letters of the answer can be found consecutively somewhere inside the clue. For example, given "Some teenagers' language," the answer would be "slang" (hidden inside "teenagerS' LANGuage").
The Bible is a hit television series currently showing on The History Channel. Some industry insiders are surprised by its popularity. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time Magazine's culture critic James Poniewozik about what Hollywood doesn't get about the popularity of religion on TV.
Ten years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the major leagues, a little-known baseball team went to bat with players both black and white. Journalist Tom Dunkel writes about the team from Bismarck, North Dakota, in his new book Color Blind.
What's a road trip comedy without roads, cars or cities? The Croods is a good guess. An all-star cast and arresting 3-D graphics show this fun family film with Neanderthal roots is ultimately meant to launch a new franchise —which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Melissa Block talks with novelist Jill McCorkle about her latest book, Life After Life, which explores the area between life and death through a number of characters attached to a nursing home in a small town.
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