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October 29th Show

Carly Simon has a new album, called Never Been Gone, and an adorable puppy, apparently. Amanda Borland hide caption

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Carly Simon has a new album, called Never Been Gone, and an adorable puppy, apparently.

Amanda Borland

Bystander Behavior
Last weekend, a 15-year old girl was gang raped in a schoolyard during a Homecoming Dance. As many as 20 people witnessed it and did nothing. Guests talk about what happened in the case, and examine the behavior of bystanders when they witness acts of violence.

Monster (Movie) Mash
Halloween is around the corner, and ghosts and goblins (and Murray Horwitz!) are coming to visit early. Our favorite movie buff screams about his favorite monster movies. What's your favorite monster horror flick?

Cornel West, Out Loud
Philosopher, civil rights activist and Princeton professor Cornel West talks about his new memoir, Living and Loving Out Loud, and shares stories about his life, his intellectual development, and why he describes himself as a "bluesman in the life of the mind, and a jazzman in the world of ideas."

Carly Simon: Never Been Gone
For more than 30 years, Carly Simon has recorded some of America's most beloved songs and her latest release, Never Been Gone, revisits some of her classic tunes. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter talks about collaborating with her son to make the record, and the highs and lows of her stellar career.

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