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Best Of: 'Armageddon Time' Director / A Revolution In Cell Biology

James Gray's new film, Armageddon Time, was inspired by his childhood in Queens in the 1980s. Though his grandparents had fled antisemitism in Ukraine, his family didn't recognize their own biases against Black people. He talks about his life and the film.

Best Of: 'Armageddon Time' Director / A Revolution In Cell Biology

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'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is stepping down as host of The Daily Show after seven years. We'll listen back to portions of two 2016 interviews with Noah, whose newest standup comedy special just premiered on Netflix.

'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

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How Should Nations Memorialize Their Atrocities?

In How the Word Is Passed, author Clint Smith explored U.S. sites that deal with the legacy of slavery. Now, in The Atlantic, he writes about German memorials to the Holocaust.

How Should Nations Memorialize Their Atrocities?

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How To Stand Up To A Dictator

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Filipina journalist Maria Ressa faced criminal charges in the Philippines after her news organization's reporting angered government officials. She has a new memoir called How to Stand Up to a Dictator.

How To Stand Up To A Dictator

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Reporting On The Atrocities And Destruction In Ukraine

Guardian journalist Luke Harding shares his experience reporting from Ukraine. "It's almost impossible to process," he says. "You can see a flourishing city of half a million people with ports, with restaurants, with live music, with culture, coffee — and now it's a ghostly ruin." We talk about how the war might end — and why the West needs to pay attention. Harding's book is Invasion.

Reporting On The Atrocities And Destruction In Ukraine

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'Armageddon Time' Filmmaker James Gray

James Gray's new film was inspired by his childhood in Queens in the 1980s. Though his grandparents had fled antisemitism in Ukraine, his family didn't recognize their own biases against Black people. He talks about his life and the film.

'Armageddon Time' Filmmaker James Gray

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Best Of: "Weird Al" Yankovic / To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

The hit parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic talks about what made him weird — and bringing "the sexy back" to accordion. The new movie Weird, inspired by the story of his life, is a parody of music biopics.

Best Of: "Weird Al" Yankovic / To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

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Brandi Carlile

The Grammy winner got her start onstage as a kid, singing backup for an Elvis impersonator. Her memoir, 'Broken Horses,' is about her early life and the family of misfits she's built. "I think I'm starting to really feel sort of solid and loved in my world. Like maybe I've kind of finally found my place," Carlile says.

Brandi Carlile

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'Peanuts' Cartoonist Charles Schulz

This week marks the centennial of the birth of Charles Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the beloved Peanuts comic strip. We'll listen back to our 1990 interview with him. Plus, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead talks about pianist Vince Guaraldi, who created the music for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

'Peanuts' Cartoonist Charles Schulz

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Comedy Legend Mel Brooks

Brooks wrote countless edgy jokes over the years, but he doesn't regret any of them. In fact, his only regret is the jokes he didn't tell. Brooks calls comedy his "delicious refuge" from the world. His memoir is All About Me! is now out in paperback.

Comedy Legend Mel Brooks

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