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How Punk Is This?

Shake things up in our nation's capital with one of D.C.'s music legends. V.I.P Ian MacKaye, of punk bands Fugazi and Minor Threat, shares tales from the road and muses about what "punk" means today.

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Whee!

Whee!

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Trivia Is The New Black

Our V.I.P. this week is Piper Kerman, author of the memoir-turned-TV series Orange is the New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison. Plus, two Mystery Science Theater 3000 veterans riff on bad movies.

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City of Twins

City of Twins

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License To Ill

License To Ill

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Peace And War

Peace And War

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The Guttenberg Bible

The star of Diner, Cocoon, and Three Men and a Baby wears plenty of other hats – author, reality show contestant, even Guinness World Record holder. In this episode we'll explore all things Gute.

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Agrarian Maps

Agrarian Maps

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One Or More

One Or More

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Soft Rock Cafe

Soft Rock Cafe

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Fifty/Fifty

Fifty/Fifty

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Fake History Until You Make It

Want to know what J.D. Salinger was really up to during all those years as a recluse? He wrote racy letters to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dined with Michael Jackson and cut a track with the Foo Fighters. At least according to V.I.P. Tom Ruprecht, a former Late Show With David Letterman writer and author of a totally phony oral history of Salinger's life.

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LIVE From Central Park, It's Ask Me Another

This summer spectacular features The Office's B.J. Novak, Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

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Ants Marching

Ants Marching

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