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Stuff you should know about orgasms

Article: Stuff you should know about orgasms

We’re always on the look-out for free podcasts to fill the interminable gaps between new episodes of This American Life and RadioLab, and one of our new favorites is the Stuff You Should Know podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. The hosts, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, are funny and smart and just the right amount of nerdy, and their meandering conversations cover everything from how Alcatraz works to how silly putty works. If you’re used to the tightly edited style of, say, This American Life, their loosey-goosey style will take a bit of getting used to. But unlike those high-budget shows, this one is updated every few days.

So anyway, we were thrilled to hear the recent episode, “What happens in the brain during an orgasm.”

This American Laugh: Ira Glass' sex tape

Article: This American Laugh: Ira Glass' sex tape

If you’re an NPR junkie, you’re going to love this. It’s an 11-minute spoof of a “This American Life” episode featuring a story about host Ira Glass making a celebrity sex tape. All the elements are there: Ira Glass’s go-to phrases, input from Alex Blumberg, the clever mood music, the end credits with a shout out to WBEZ general manager Torey Malatea…

SPECTACLE REPORT:  Elvis Costello appears on THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW

Article: SPECTACLE REPORT: Elvis Costello appears on THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW

Elvis Costello spoke with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate about his music and the upcoming season 2 of SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… Listen Here:

New meme alert! Your NPR name.

Article: New meme alert! Your NPR name.

Inspired by “the slew of impossibly named NPR hosts” such as “Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Corey Flintoff, Korva Coleman, Kai Ryssdal, Dina Temple-Raston,” which has even fueled a spirited discussion on Ask Metafilter, a couple tumblrites have devised a system for creating your very own unique NPR host name. Here’s how it works: You take…

I love Ira: This American Life live

Article: I love Ira: This American Life live

This could possibly be the best two hours of your month. Everyone who listens to This American Life as compulsively as I do already knows about it, but I would be remiss in my duties as a faithful listener if I didn’t take 100 words to either remind you about or announce the upcoming live…

Return Of The War Room: James at XM radio

Article: Return Of The War Room: James at XM radio

The second webisode of RETURN OF THE WAR ROOM offers a behind the scenes glimpse of the campaign strategy behind Bill Clinton’s run for President. This episode features James Carville engaged in a discussion of politics and media on XM radio.