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Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'
The comic has made a career out of saying exactly what she thinks. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I'm the one who says, 'The emperor has no clothes.'" Her new book is Diary of a Mad Diva.
The Pope's Complex Legacy In Argentina
Pope Francis was a young priest in Argentina during its Dirty War. Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her article, "Francis's Holy War," and his controversial history.
The Art Of Sampling, Stolen, Not Copied
The 1984 hit "La Di Da Di," by rappers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, has become one of the most sampled songs of all time. Music producer Mark Ronson talks with Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour.
Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience
America's Got Talent judges told the dancing hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling that her career had no hope, but she proved them wrong. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new album, Shatter Me.
Lots Of Fish In The Sea, But One Great White In NYC
A surprise catch-of-the day; straight out of a Stephen Spielberg movie and into a boat right off New York City's 116th Street.
New York's Attorney Hears A Backlash From India
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara answers Indian critics who say he's a "self-loathing Indian." NPR's Scott Simon talks with the top New York City prosecutor about the attacks against him.
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