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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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Always Bet On Black

Our V.I.P is comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black, who reveals how becoming a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle launched his career. Plus, a round of "This, That or The Other" that involves Star Wars planets.

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Bust A Cap

Bust A Cap

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Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

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Just Do It?

Just Do It?

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Meme Me Up, Scotty

This week's V.I.P., Mike Rugnetta, is the host of the PBS web series Idea Channel, and he has a few ideas of his own about the intersection of technology, philosophy, art and culture. Plus, we attempt the unthinkable: Pictionary on the radio.

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What's Next?

What's Next?

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AC/DC

AC/DC

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Fifty Shades Of Dr. Ruth

This week, we revisit the 20th century with Billy Joel, write novels the Robert Ludlum way, and catch words with a subtle silent "t". Plus, we talk "Fifty Shades of Grey" with our V.I.P. (that's "Very Important Puzzler"), superstar sex doctor Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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Chess For Success

The "Frankenstein-Dracula," the "King's Indian" and the "Fried Liver" are all famous ways to do what? As this week's V.I.P., International Grandmaster of chess Maurice Ashley, knows, they're all strategies to begin a chess match. In this episode, Ashley divulges his own chess-playing strategy that combines Zen-like meditation with CIA-like mind games.

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