Red Sox Reach the World Series
LUKE BURBANK, host:
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Today a detailed discussion of what happens when you have too much brain grease. We'll get into that later. I'm Luke Burbank.
RACHEL MARTIN, host:
And I'm Rachel Martin filling in for Alison Stewart.
It's Monday, October 22nd.
BURBANK: And, Rachel, you have to know that if there's a sports story that you're aware of on a Monday morning, it's a big story.
MARTIN: Everyone and their dog knows about it.
MARTIN: It's like the lowest common denominator of sports knowledge.
BURBANK: Well, I wouldn't say that, but you're towards the bottom of the denominator spectrum. But the Boston Red Sox manage to get in to the World Series yesterday. Walking around New York City where there is no love of the Boston Red Sox, there was lots of sad faces and drunken people yelling things in sports bars.
MARTIN: They were. And everyone was crowding at these bars, and I was like, what's going on? Is there like a huge news story that I'm missing? Some sort of a Democratic revolution happening in some obscure Eastern European country? No.
BURBANK: Is there something going on in Poland?
MARTIN: Is there something going on in Poland that I don't know about?
BURBANK: All right, no. You do know about that. Other things that we're going to talk about in the show today - Bobby Jindal gets elected governor Louisiana. He's the first non-white governor since Reconstruction. A pretty interesting story there. We're going to find more from someone on the scene.
MARTIN: And, you know, two million Iraqis have fled their country since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And we're going to talk to NPR's Deborah Amos about one man who's stuck in limbo in Syria, hoping for a new way in to America.
BURBANK: Also, we're going to have ramble through children's literature - the world of children's literature including a surprising revelation over the weekend about Albus Dumbledore, the Hogwart's Headmaster. Well, we'll save that for the - later on in the show, but you'll be surprised, maybe. We'll also get today's top stories from special guest newscaster Korva Coleman in just a moment.
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