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How To Be Black

If you love playing around with palindromes and quoting Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess, then this episode will make you so happy, you'll want to clap your hands. Plus, this week's hilarious guest, Baratunde Thurston, has some advice for the Area Man or Woman in all of us.

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Sir Patrick Stewart Recites Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space'

Sir Patrick Stewart joins host Ophira Eisenberg to play a lyrical game. Hear his rendition of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," and tune in Aug. 20 for the full episode with Sir Patrick Stewart!