October 4, 2013 On this week's show, we will not spoil Breaking Bad for you while discussing its influence and place in history. We will also not spoil Grand Theft Auto V while explaining how it works on the brain of a fundamentally nonviolent person. As always, we also run down the things that are making us happy this week.
October 3, 2013 The AMC show about a high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer ended its fifth and final season on Sunday. Writers Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz say there was "absolute sadness" in the writers' room as they put the last plot points into place.
October 3, 2013 The Shonda Rhimes political-romantic-crazypants drama enters its third season Thursday night. If you don't have time to catch up on the first two seasons, it only takes a few rules to understand how the show's world works.
October 2, 2013 It's National Kale Day, folks. That prompts the question: Has the kale love gone too far? As we make kale the health halo food du jour, we risk turning it into the Gwyneth Paltrow of the vegetable world — a perceived goody two-shoes that, deservedly or not, everyone loves to hate on.
October 2, 2013 When young journalist Marna Shifrin decided to say so long to the animation company where she was working, she did it in a video that's now gone viral. Now, both the company she quit and others are doing their own versions — all set to some Kanye West.
October 1, 2013 Today is World Vegetarian Day, but every day is reason to go meatless at Hiltl's, the world's oldest continually operating vegetarian restaurant. This pioneering place opened more than a century ago in meat-loving Zurich.
October 1, 2013 As the government endures a partial shutdown, we hear stories from people around the country whose lives have been affected. For additional perspective, host Michel Martin is joined by NPR business editor Marilyn Geewax and Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal.
October 1, 2013 House Hunters is your best television destination for scenes in which people sniff derisively at houses just like yours. Do you have wall-to-wall carpeting? An electric stove? How do you deal with the shame?
October 1, 2013 From Night of the Living Dead in 1968 to The Walking Dead today, zombie stories with black protagonists have had a societal resonance that makes them stand out in a crowded genre.
September 30, 2013 The finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday night gave Walter White a great degree of closure and control over the unfolding of events. While that may have been satisfying to those who rooted for him, it causes problems for those who didn't.
September 29, 2013 Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as famous sexologists Masters and Johnson in the new TV series, Masters of Sex. They tell NPR's Rachel Martin that they had to get comfortable sitting around naked together because of all the sex scenes — and that some of the most shocking moments were things that really happened.