Posts tagged "npr"

Listen To The “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Soundtrack Right Now

The soundtrack for the widely-acclaimed Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a stunning collection of old friends and new, gathering together to put their own spin on Nina Simone’s…

Megan Reynolds | July 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Kim Kardashian Was On “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” And…Won?

Kim “tabloid magazine life support system” Kardashian did a great job. 


Megan Reynolds | June 15, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we’re alone with our thoughts or find ourselves…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2015 - 11:00 am

“Talking While Female” Explores Why High-Pitched Female Voices Are Stereotyped

This video by NPR takes a look at the sense of credibility that comes along with a lower, more “solid” sounding voice and where that stereotype leaves women with higher-pitched…

Claire Hannum | October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Kristen Bell Loves NPR And “The Big Lebowski” Just Like The Rest Of Us!

Kristen Bell has awesome taste, though I think we all knew that already somewhere in our heart of hearts. In gearing up for the release of the “Veronica…

Claire Hannum | February 26, 2014 - 11:40 am

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Field Guide: The Hotties Of NPR

The other day, I innocently clicked through to National Public Radio’s Facebook page and saw this picture splashed across the top. Oh my, Adam Levine is looking lovelier than usual,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

What Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

A few days ago, NPR’s “Talk Of The Nation” featured a psychologist named Vicky Williamson who specializes in earworms. That might sound like a particularly gnarly kind of parasite, but…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 16, 2012 - 11:20 am

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Smartypants Dad

Shopping for dads is weird. You can go the tie route, or the dress shirt route, or the “Billy The Singing Bass” route. (Please don’t go that route.) Can you…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 4:00 pm

The (Fake) Ira Glass Sex Tape Has Leaked

Forget about the starlets, celebutantes and daughters of famous people you’ve seen in flagrante delicto before: nebbishy pin-up Ira Glass from “This American Life” on NPR has his own sex tape that any…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2011 - 10:40 am

The 6 Things I Was Embarrassed To Learn As An Adult

I know there are a lot of things I don’t know even though I’m a fairly well-educated woman. The revelation that you have been totally in the dark about some…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 6, 2011 - 11:00 am

Thanks, Urban Outfitters, For Making NPR Officially Un-Cool

NPR is a national producer of radio programming that dorks (well, hip dorks) like to proclaim their love for because they think it makes them look smart and cool. And…

Leonora Epstein | November 16, 2010 - 1:20 pm

NPR Disses Jodi Picoult And Calls Her Books “Lurid”

I love reading. I might love it more than orgasms, sleeping or eating. And I will read anything, high or low, because I’ve enjoyed “smart books” like Katharine Graham’s autobiography…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Girl Talk: Friends With Benefits? I Don’t Think So

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while,…

Simcha | December 7, 2008 - 8:00 pm

This American Life: Two Sides To A Jackie O Sighting

On Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Robert Krulwich and his wife tell the same story but disagree on a few key factors, including whether Robert was actually present…

Catherine Strawn | May 15, 2008 - 3:00 pm

The Daily Hotness: Ira Glass

This Sunday night, Ira Glass is coming back to my place…through my cable provider. From behind the desk of his NPR radio show, Glass sweet talked himself and his stories…

Simcha | May 2, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Bonk: The Book

Polyester isn’t just a fashion faux pas, it also makes you un-effable, as researcher Mary Roach writes in her new history book Bonk: The Curious Couple of Science and Sex.

Simcha | April 10, 2008 - 7:00 pm

NPR Host Raises More Than Funds

Every woman loves a smooth talker, but no man appreciates a stalker- especially Garrison Keillor. The author, musician, storyteller, and host of NPR’s variety radio show A Prairie Home Companion

Simcha | January 30, 2008 - 4:38 pm