December 18, 2012 Think all eggs are alike? Think again. A group of British poultry enthusiasts holds an annual contest to find not just a good egg, but the best egg. We find out what it takes to make the grade.
December 17, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we look back at the time we tried McDonald's beloved and mysterious McRib. It's usually out in October, but it comes a little late this year, so it's better timed as a sign of the coming apocalypse.
December 14, 2012 A new documentary on PBS about the making of the Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour features outtakes from the original and new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. TV critic David Bianculli calls the film "wonderfully thorough."
December 14, 2012 On this week's show, we ponder a question that seems to come up over and over again: Is culture really worse than it's ever been? And if it isn't, why do people keep saying it is? All that, plus a gift guide and a little more guidance on this weekend's live event at NPR HQ.
December 13, 2012 Congress isn't sitting around quietly while commercials get louder. It's actually illegal now for commercials to blast into your ears more loudly than programming. But why stop there? We've got suggested ordinances to reduce noise from construction, bagpipes, and snowblowers.
December 11, 2012 Our comics blogger examines the new 'Man of Steel' from a historical perspective and asks, Is Zack Snyder making Ma and Pa Kent ... interesting?
December 9, 2012 The children's album was the brainchild of Emmy-winning actress Marlo Thomas and featured a bevy of celebrity voices. Today's parents love its themes of gender neutrality and individuality, though Thomas says society still hasn't completely grasped the idea.
December 5, 2012 Television has made enormous strides toward respectability and seriousness in the last 15 years or so, but it's gotten addicted to bloody violence.
December 5, 2012 The new album It's Okay To Do Stuff pays tribute — sort of — to the 40-year-old Free To Be ... You And Me.
December 5, 2012 Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Mariah Carey perform a stripped-down holiday standard.