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Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! The Best of Audiobook

Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! The Best of

Author: NPR Narrator: Carl Kasell, Peter Sagal Release Date: February 2012

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners test their knowledge against a panel of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: Adam Felber; Roy Blount, Jr.; Paula Poundstone; Mo Rocca; Roxanne Roberts; Charlie Pierce; and others. This two-disk set features highlights from the popular "Not My Job" segment of the show, during which celebrity guest contestants answer questions on topics unrelated to their particular area of expertise and compete for the ultimate prize: NPR veteran announcer Carl Kasell's voice on a lucky listener's answering machine. Contents: -Barack Obama -Terry Gross -Major Robert Bateman -Lee Smith -Harold Ramis -Penn Jillette -Janeane Garofalo -Brian Williams -Ken Jennings -Sarah Silverman -Tom Hanks -Tom & Ray Magliozzi

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Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls Audiobook

Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls

Author: NPR Narrator: Carl Kasell, Peter Sagal Release Date: October 2009

Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the popular "Not My Job" segment of the Peabody award-winning NPR radio show. Each week, two million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week's dumbest news against some of the best and brightest, panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy"), Atlantic Monthly journalist P.J. O'Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and other know-it-alls. Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the popular “Not My Job” segment of the Peabody award-winning NPR radio show. Each week, two million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s dumbest news against some of the best and brightest—panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson (“Ask Amy”), Atlantic Monthly journalist P.J. O’Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and other know-it-alls. Always a high point of the show, “Not My Job” features a celebrity guest who must answer questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. Guests must also contend with not-so-helpful interjections from host Peter Sagal and the panelists, with hilarious results. Comedians Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) and Denis Leary (Rescue Me), actors Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Carrie Fisher, musicians Mavis Staples and Moby, Southern cook and restaurateur Paula Deen, and high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Man on Wire) are just a few of the stars who find themselves under the heat of the Not MyJob spotlight.

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Tinsel Tales: Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR Audiobook

Tinsel Tales: Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR

Author: NPR Narrator: Lynn Neary Release Date: November 2010

Ho ho ho! Here's what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon's modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of "the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America." A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a "Silent Night" that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that's just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.

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The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Audiobook

The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!

Author: NPR, Npr, Peter Sagal Narrator: Carl Kasell Release Date: October 2008

The first Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! collection focused on the best of the "Not My Job" segment of the program. This second collection skims the cream off the entire archive of the show, with selections from "Who's Carl This Time?" "Lightning Fill in the Blank," "The Listener Limerick Challenge," "Not My Job!" and more. Panelists include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy"), journalist P.J. O'Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, comedian Paula Poundstone, and television personality Mo Rocca.

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NPR: The First Forty Years Audiobook

NPR: The First Forty Years

Author: NPR Narrator: Various Readers, Various Readers Release Date: October 2010

NPR was created in 1970, three years after Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Signing the act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, “We in America have an appetite for excellence . . . we want most of all to enrich man’s spirit.” Today NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming. From the turmoil of the Vietnam era to a delightful visit with the riotously funny Dame Edna Everage, join hosts Susan Stamberg (1970s), Noah Adams (1980s), Renee Montagne (1990s), and Guy Raz (2000s) for an unforgettable journey through the first forty years of NPR. This commemorative collection overflows with thought-provoking commentaries, award-winning journalism and humor from the public radio programs that have become an essential part of our lives: All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Tell Me More, Fresh Air and much more. FEATURING: David Sedaris Chris Rock Dame Edna Terry Gross Little Richard Red Barber Ira Glass Car Talk’s Tom and Ray Magliozzi And many more CONTENTS: 1970s Introduction by Susan Stamberg May Day Demonstration in Washington Against the Vietnam War Life Savers® Give Off Sparks Special Coverage of President Nixon’s Nazi Demonstration at Marquette Park Robert Krulwich and the $5 Bill Aftermath of Three Mile Island John Henry Faulk on the Bicentennial Pickle Ranch: Family Run Life at the South Pole Sunset 1980s Introduction by Noah Adams Watching a Solar Eclipse with Your Head in a Box Revolution in Prague Fridays with Red: A Retrospective Miniskirt: Fashion Industry Mistake Little Richard, the Quasar of Rock Yuppie Anguish: A Concept for the 80’s Jim Crow: Blacks Survived with Dignity Challenger Disaster Roger Boisjoly, Morton Thiokol Engineer Goodbye, Saigon 1990s Introduction by Renée Montagne Driving Lesson with Click and Clack Clarence Thomas Accused of Sexual Harassment Prom Night Dorothy West and the Harlem Renaissance Rwanda Carnage Claims Over 500,000 Lives President Clinton Interview Objects of Affection Chris Rock Interview Adolescence in War-Torn Bosnia Santaland Diaries 2000s Introduction by Guy Raz Planet Money: Giant Pool of Money A Bit of a Chat with Dame Edna Change Has Come Vernon Jordan on Politics, Obama and Civil Rights September 11, 2001 StoryCorps: Wives, Daughters, Mothers War Update: View from Baghdad Katrina: The Chertoff Interview Stuck and Suicidal in Post-Katrina Trailer Park April Fool’s: New England Suffers Maple Woes Couple Frantic to Find Loved Ones in Rubble Safety, Prosperity Return to Afghan Village

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NPR The Best of Pop Culture Happy Hour Audiobook

NPR The Best of Pop Culture Happy Hour

Author: NPR Narrator: Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson Release Date: August 2015

An energetic, fun-filled round table from NPR exploring the many ways entertainment intersects with day-to-day life. NPR's popular podcast features spirited roundtable discussions covering a wild and unpredictable landscape of pop culture subject matter, from the phenomenon of the fiasco (the result of ambition that exceeds competency) to "Pop Culture Carbon Dating" (why some cultural markers age well and others not at all). Hosts Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by a parade of insightful commentators, each lending hilarious perspective and pop culture expertise to conversations that will deepen your appreciation for the modern cultural landscape-and leave you smiling. Featuring: • Pop Culture Debuts with Ari Shapiro • Public Radio Voices with Gene Demby and Tanya Ballard Brown • Nudity with Maggie Thompson • The Art of the Mixtape with Audie Cornish • Outtakes and Bloopers with Guy Raz • Movie Trailers with Bob Mondello • Profanity with Trey Graham • Fiascos with Gene Demby • Hollywood in the White House with Ari Shapiro • Pop Culture Carbon Dating with Audie Cornish

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NPR Sound Treks: Birds: Spellbinding Tales of Flight, Feather, and Song Audiobook

NPR Sound Treks: Birds: Spellbinding Tales of Flight, Feather, and Song

Author: NPR Narrator: Jon Hamilton Release Date: June 2010

Are birds monogamous? Why do kookaburras laugh? Is the ivory-billed woodpecker really extinct? These fascinating stories feature the delightful and exotic sounds of birds, plus astute and informative commentary from bird lovers, bird experts, and sometimes birds themselves. Learn how naturalist F. Schuyler Matthews translated bird song into musical notes. Discover how the city of Chicago has drawn purple martins back to Lake Michigan, their historic habitat. Find out everything you want to know about the lyrebird’s glorious tail. If you’re a bird lover, this is for you. The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness. Contents: Introduction Connecting with Wrens Storm Petrels Fill the Air The Music of Wild Birds New York Birders Make Winter Rounds Bird Watching Proud Lyrebird Steps Up to the Microphone Song of the Antbird Reveals Avian Adultery The Magic Hedge: Haven for a Lost Bird in Chicago The Laughing Kookaburra Colorful Hua Mei Birds Put Pigeons to Shame Figuring Out Cuckoos A Bird with a Catlike Name – and Sound Purple Martins Make a Comeback in Chicago How Birds Can Capture a Kid’s Imagination A Colony of Screechers and Wailers The Joy of Breeding Pigeons My Hummingbird Summer

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NPR Sound Treks: Animals: Unforgettable Encounters in the Wild Audiobook

NPR Sound Treks: Animals: Unforgettable Encounters in the Wild

Author: NPR Narrator: Jon Hamilton Release Date: June 2010

From rainforests to deserts, mountains to plains, the sea to the sky, animals raise their voices in an eclectic and thrilling chorus. This collection celebrates the unique calls of the keel-billed toucan, Guatemalan coatimundi, hammerhead bat, Central African elephant, urban katydid, and many more intriguing creatures whose sounds we seldom hear. The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness. Contents: Introduction by Jon Hamilton Holy Baboon! A “Mystical” Moment In Africa Radio Gift: John Nielsen and Wild Animals Decoding The Hyena’s Laugh Alpha Bison: The Quieter Bellow Wins the Females Making “Living With Lions” Practical in Kenya Otterly Adorable, But Born to be Wild Recording Story Rattles Producer Close Encounters with the Adirondack Black Bear Hear Them Roar: Noisy New World Monkeys What Wildlife Lurks in Central Park By Night? Gorilla Population Up 14 Years After Genocide Slo-Mo Cricket Chirps Reveal Secret Serenades Sounds Give Researchers Clues to Elephants Chasing After the Elusive Narwhal

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NPR Sound Treks: Adventures: Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes Audiobook

NPR Sound Treks: Adventures: Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes

Author: NPR Narrator: Jon Hamilton Release Date: June 2010

Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon’s Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure—and a great escape. The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness. Contents: Introduction by Jon Hamilton Racing for Adventure in Borneo The Unger Report: Indoor Skydiving Leaping Down Under Sliders: Racing Down Berkeley’s Steep Hills Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon Air Boarding: Surfing the Slopes, Belly-First Whitewater Rafting on New York’s Hudson River Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next “King Line” Kayaking in Alaska Climbing Blind in the Himalayas

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NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . . Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . .

Author: NPR, Noah Adams, Npr Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: April 2009

With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining you've come to expect from NPR. Includes • "Unraveling the Story behind a Big Ball of Twine" • "Backyard Folk" • "Art Thrives in Michigan" • "At Velvet Museum, Get in Touch with Kitsch"

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NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations

Author: NPR Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: April 2010

With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you’ve come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations—some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio. Originally heard on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, the stories gathered here are entertaining, provocative and moving. Like Laura Lorson’s “Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip,” in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And “Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow,” Marion Winik’s account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And “Family Camping,” in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport. NPR knows that everyone has a dream vacation, but many of us are settling for economic-reality vacations. So Tom Goldman asks, “Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You’ve Got Inner Tubes?” And when Robert Smith learns the price of Broadway tickets to The Little Mermaid ($121 each!), he takes a more frugal route, piling the family into his Honda Civic and heading to the drive-in. Warmly remembered, richly detailed, these stories invite you to share in the journey of others—and may inspire you to plan your own. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip Family Camping Educational Vacations The History of the Vacation The Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Theater Pink Jeep Chronicles Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style A Summer Outing to Chincoteague Island Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You’ve Got Inner Tubes? Pirates of the Caribbean The Discomfort Zone Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow Memories of Going on Staycation Lost and Found Sound: A Partridge Family Vacation

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NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . . Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . .

Author: NPR Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: June 2012

Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick. Farming, food, politics, parades, shilling, glad-handing, people-watching, and silliness are celebrated here. If you've been to a fair or festival, you'll love this collection. If you haven't, here's what you've been missing. Contents: -Introduction by Noah Adams -Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair -Postcard: Texas State Fair -A Break from Politics at the County Fair -Hard Work, Some Play at the Iowa State Fair -Swine Bring "Olympig" Racing to County Fairs -Postcard: Collectibles at the Fair -"Lovey" Replaces "Sooey" in Husband -Calling Contest -The Minnesota State Fair on a Stick -Voices from the National Cornbread Festival -Iowa's Butter Cow Lady -Competitive Wood Chopping in West Virginia -Mountain View Folk Festival -Melvin the Human Blockhead -The Phelps of Food Canning -The Funnel Cake King -On the Midway: A Fairbanks Carnival -Lost and Found Sound: Carnival Talkers

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