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The Beach Boys: The Harmony Is Endless After All

Brian Wilson and Mike Love reminisce about the '60s, Paul McCartney and getting back in the studio.

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Winter Songs

Shredding To Metallica, Dancing To 'Jump'

Olympic skier Daron Rahlves and two NPR listeners share the songs that remind them of winter sports.

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