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Julianne Nicholson Likes Being A Character Actor

Julianne Nicholson says when strangers recognize her on the street, they're never quite sure how they know her: "They might think I sold them kittens, or I work in the ice cream shop." She stars in the new film Janet Planet. She earned an Emmy for her role in HBO's Mare of Easttown as Mare's (Kate Winslet) best friend. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews...

Tue Jul 16, 2024 23:06
Why The Weapon Choice In The Attempted Assassination Matters

We talk about the weapon the shooter used in the attempted assassination of former President Trump. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel explains how the AR-15 became an icon of gun culture and a favored weapon for mass shooters. Also, Ken Tucker revisits Stevie Wonder's album Fulfillingness' First Finale for its 50th anniversary....

Mon Jul 15, 2024 23:06
Best Of: A Novel Of Kidnapping & Family Trauma / Rethinking An Age-Gap Relationship

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's new novel, Long Island Compromise, centers on the kidnapping of a rich businessman, and the impact, decades later, on his grown children. Her previous book, Fleishman Is in Trouble, was adapted into an acclaimed FX/Hulu series. Jill Ciment met her husband in the 1970s when she was a teenager and he was almost 50. At the time...

Sat Jul 13, 2024 10:40
Remembering Actor Martin Mull And Screenwriter Robert Towne

Martin Mull, who died June 27, appeared in the 1970s series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and later starred in Fernwood 2 Night. David Bianculli offers an appreciation, then we revisit Terry Gross' 1995 interview with Mull. Robert Towne, who died July 1, was nominated for an Oscar in 1974 for his screenplay for The Last Detail, and won the Academy Award...

Fri Jul 12, 2024 20:31
Understanding The Resurgence of Jobs In America's 'Left Behind' Counties

David Madland of the Center for American Progress says new, "good" jobs are on the rise, but many of the workers don't realize it's a result of Biden's new industrial policies. Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy

Thu Jul 11, 2024 21:06
Inside The Biggest Ponzi Scheme In American History

Disgraced financier Bernie Madoff scammed investors out of approximately $68 billion. Investigative journalist Richard Behar spoke to Madoff in prison more than 50 times in researching his new book. Behar also conducted interviews with Wall Street insiders, prosecutors, FBI agents, and people who lost most or all of their money investing through Madoff's...

Wed Jul 10, 2024 21:50

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