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Searching For 'The Last Unicorn'

Endangered species and the search for one of the world's rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

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What Free Speech Really Means

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don't see eye to eye—and tell us why.

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Pitch Perfect Plus

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it's over the top on a capella.

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Where Does America Fit In The World?

Choices to be made about America's future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.

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Learning How To Say 'I Do'

Beyond the cake, the dress and the "I do's." Ellen McCarthy tells us what she learned about marriage as the Washington Post's wedding reporter. Plus: looking back at the life of blues legend B.B. King.

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Upset Now? Chris Hedges Thinks Tomorrow Could Be Even Worse

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, now peace activist Chris Hedges says revolutions come in waves and cycles. And the world is ripe for a new one.

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The Blistering Satire Of Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels" and blistering satire on human nature. He's relevant again. We'll bring back Jonathan Swift.

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How EDM Vaulted Out Of The Underground And Into The Mainstream

Everyone on the dance floor. How electronic dance music conquered America.

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Ty Cobb: 'That Man Could Hit'

Ty Cobb's back in the batter's box, in a new biography. We'll go deep on one of baseball's most controversial stars.

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'All The Light' Prize-Winning Author Anthony Doerr Can Now See

Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book "All the Light We Cannot See." He joins us.

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