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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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SAT Analogies

SAT Analogies

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Sharpen Your Wits (And Your Pencils)

"Shake it like a polar bear ninja!" If you suspect that these are not the correct lyrics to Outkast's "Hey Ya!", then this week's game of mondegreens (misheard lyrics) is for you. Plus: guest musician John Roderick; and V.I.P. David Rees teaches us how to sharpen pencils the artisanal way.

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As Seen On TV

As Seen On TV

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Sing What?

Sing What?

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So A Girl Walks Into A Bar...

This week's versatile V.I.P. has had spells as an author, an ordained minister, a fortuneteller, and a bartender — which serves her well during a delectable drinking game. Plus, quizzes covering highfalutin children's literature and a geologist's favorite Queen song.

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From A To Z

From A To Z

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Initial This

Initial This

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The Man Who Knew Too Much. Way Too Much.

Our brainy V.I.P., John Hodgman, shares a few of his favorite apocalyptic prophesies. Plus, contestants are put to some pop culture challenges, like deciphering breakfast cereal haikus and a remixed nursery rhyme.

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B-I-N-G-O

B-I-N-G-O

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I'm A P.C.

I'm A P.C.

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Send In The Clowns

This week, we talk masked comedy with Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, The Big Apple Circus' husband-and-wife team known as the Acrobuffos.

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For The Birds

For The Birds

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Sir, Yes, Sir!

Sir, Yes, Sir!

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