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A Guide To A Godless Morality

More Americans are turning away from religion. We'll look at how to live a moral life without it.

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Life Forever Young? It's Here Sooner Than You Think

We're sorting through the science of living a longer, healthier life with the author of "Spring Chicken."

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Humor And Solace In Muslim-America With Maz Jobrani

After the murder of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, we'll open the phone lines for some serious talk with Muslim-American comedian Maz Jobrani.

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'Holy Cow,' It's David Duchovny!

Golden Globe-winning actor David Duchovny steps off the screen to write a debut novel about a sassy cow. He's with us.

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A Loeb Library For Indian Literature

The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. We'll dip in.

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The 'Sapiens' Story

A new history of us --Homo Sapiens — and why fiction - stories - let us rule the world.

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Week In The News: ISIS, Measles And A New Harper Lee Novel

Jordan vows revenge on ISIS. Measles anger. Arms for Ukraine. Harper Lee's new novel. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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One Singer's 'Winter Journey' To Obsession

We'll explore Franz Schubert's Winterreise, or Winter Journey - the late great, strange song cycle with tenor Ian Bostridge. Plus: a fresh look at contemporary German pop music.

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Making Black Lives - And Black Homicides - Matter

The author of "Ghettoside" takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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The Surprising Science Behind Your Favorite Flavors

Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

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