When their powers combine, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg, author Neil Gaiman and one man house band Jonathan Coulton make a force to be reckoned with. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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Ask Me Another: The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th-century operettas, stumps his fans and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping and Gilbert & Sullivan.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

"Boy, the truth of that song really came out," says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.

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Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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