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Caption: Comedian Stories
Selling jokes to Jay Leno for his Tonight Show monologue was always fun. Here's a fun story about it.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:12
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We fell down a Pinterest hole and found a whole bunch of women who we'd NEVER heard about in history classes. Ching Shih, an infamous Chinese pirat...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 20:09
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Hamsters & lingerie from the Middle East; the love of Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue; A gift from Heaven in Buffalo, NY; writer Mo Issa’s insights on...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2019
  • Length: 38:32
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Oprah’s show could boost your comedy career, and Jan had her crack at it! Hear how it turned out!

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
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Some lives say a lot about love, even if those who live them say nothing at all - the love story of Harpo and Susan Marx.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 17:30
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Novelist Tayari Jones talks with fellow writer Aaron Stander about her latest book, "An American Marriage."

Bought by WKAR and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2018
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This Love in America is about everyday people: laughs and love with Steve and Cindy from the couch in an Alabama motorcycle shop; Speaking of couch...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 38:52
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This week’s Love in History comes with a song in our hearts – from the musical love of Irving and Ellin Berlin. Also in this episode, Lovin America...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Interviews with native comedians Adrianne Chalepah, Tonia Jo Hall, and Deanna Mad.

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:17
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Deadwood’s limping cowboy poet - Captain Jack Crawford; Lovin America on the road meets Virginia…in Green Bay; and our Lovin History story is a M*A...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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TED Talks meets The Moth meets The History Channel? ...with Dead Ladies. In this episode -- Constance Markievicz. The Irish revolutionary known as ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 33:11
Caption: Adelaide Bullen
Archeologist Adelaide Bullen written and presented by Susan J. Mannino

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:53
Caption: Frances McDormand as Police Chief Marge Gunderson., Credit: Gramercy Pictures
The 1996 movie "Fargo" stirred widespread curiosity about snowy winters, funny accents and bloody mayhem on the frozen tundra of North Dakota and M...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WYSO, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KMSU, KUT and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Movie Producer, Gigi Pritzker, and host of The Dinner Party, Elysabeth Alfano, chat about the movie biz.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 32:13
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A culture has grown up around brewing beer locally and at home. The brewmasters at Champion Brewing Company discuss "shower beer" and beer made wit...

Bought by KPVL, KEDT, WABE, and WTJU


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Gina Garro on MIW, Credit: Oddua Productions
This episode of Making it Work, we will chat with Gina Garro, third grade teacher and amateur artist about how she is keeping Common Core in public...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 26:37
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This Women's Words features Jocelyn Pihlaja of Duluth, Minnesota reading her short story, "Swimming In It."

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maureen and Lucky Cole, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Two of the only human inhabitants of the Everglades live just off Loop Road less than a mile before it links back up with Tamiani Trail. Their comp...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 26:16
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Noelle Del Tufo told this story on August 1st 2013 at the Old Ironwords. The theme of the evening was "In Hot Water." The story was produced by Nin...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 05:50
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Just in time for Halloween, we look at gender issues in horror films. This essay takes a feminist angle on underrated horror heroines, from Candyma...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 21:26
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Join us for episode seventy-one as we speak with EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, a manufacturer of beautifully engineered and cra...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 28:02
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Hospitals advertise their birth centers with soft focus photos of dewy-eyed newborns and kindly nurses, but the reality of giving birth is somethin...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 14:31
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My life as a purveyor of “Business Theatre” for big corporations in Chicago.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 09:32
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The tale of disgusting littering run amuck when I lived in the Old Irving Park area of Chicago.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 07:37
Caption: Strongman Eugene Sandow, 1893, Credit: Library of Congress
It’s summer, the beach is calling, and so is the dreaded swimsuit! Americans are constantly bombarded by images of physical perfection, especially ...

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, KBRP Community Radio, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 26, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4