Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition) : Monkey See This week in Culturetopia: Unlikely pairings, from poetry and sports to Walt Disney and the State Department, plus Fox's goofy Glee and much more.
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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition)

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition)

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We've got pieces on the dorkily delightful Fox musical comedy series Glee and Jay-Z's 11th solo album on our weekly roundup of NPR's very best arts pieces.

(By the way, Broadway star Matthew Morrison — who's the lead actor in Glee — gives an interview that may be the most adorable thing heard on NPR in recent memory.)

But tell more, you may be saying, about the odd pairings manifesting on the podcast this week:

How about a reflection upon Walt Disney's semi-surreptitious partnership with the U.S. State Department during World War II? Or an interview with a pro baller who happens to be a devout poetry geek? Fernando Perez, of the Tampa Bay Rays, discusses his recent essay in Poetry magazine.

Finally, a sister and an only child chew over the complicated — and occasionally unholy --relationships between sisters. One is best-selling author Deborah Tannen. The other is NPR's original radio mama bear, Susan Stamberg. I'll let you figure out who's the sibling.

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Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition)

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