All-American Words

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"I was just having an out-of-body experience, where I was like, 'You're on a game show, and Hootie and the Blowfish is the answer.' How did this happen?" — Dan Kennedy, author and host of The Moth podcast. Lam Thuy Vo/NPR hide caption

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Dan Kennedy: Fishing For A Tale

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Lesser-Known Knights

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Y.M.C.A.

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Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms

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Presidential Middle Names

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Board To Death

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Investigating The Crime Scene

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NFL Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya Plays Not My Job

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Joshua Foer says that one past memory champion developed a technique to remember more than 4,000 binary digits in half an hour. James Duncan Davidson hide caption

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Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

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Once vehemently opposed to the idea of being the subject of a documentary, Brooks had a change of heart. The result is a new American Masters episode, Mel Brooks: Make a Noise. WNET/American Masters hide caption

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Mel Brooks: 'I'm An EGOT; I Don't Need Any More'

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Not My Job: Three Headless Chicken Questions For Alice Cooper

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