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You probably already received the popular chain email "Worst Album Covers EVER" — say about 15 times somewhere between 2003 and 2006 — or maybe you just saw it online. I don't want to beat a dead horse any more than the next guy, but I feel that spoken word recordings have largely been omitted by fellow Internet compilers. Here at NPR we have a carefully-selected collection of recordings, some of which happen to have somewhat amusing covers. For your edification and amusement:

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