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Scottish Village Bans Bananas For Boat Festival
A village of Portsoy is reviving an old seamen's superstition by banning bananas during it's annual boat festival. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to festival chairman Roger Goodyear.
The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion
England took bronze Saturday in the Women's World Cup. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about Sunday's final game to decide who will win gold.
'Amy' Is A Portrait Of An Artist Whose Life Goes Very Wrong
A new film by award-winning director Asif Kapadia explores the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the director about his film, which uses taped interviews and family videos to paint an intimate portrait of the late singer.
What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs
In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.
At An Asylum In Juarez, Mexico, 'We Believe In Hope'
A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."
Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido
Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
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