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  1. Paul Auster’s “Winter Journal”

    Paul Auster remembers the car accident that nearly killed him and his family. It’s one of a series of brushes with death from his new book, "Winter Journal." Auster also recalls dirty fights as a child, sitting next to his mother’s lifeless body as an adult, the crumbling of his first marriage and the slow breakdown of his own body over time. Paul Auster joins us to talk about aging, death and the power of the written word.

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  2. Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio’s “The Point”

    Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio’s "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D’Ambrosio’s first collection. Matthew Klam’s most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."

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  3. The Good Part | You Look Nice Today

    NoJackets You’re gonna love it—the guitar does this “Wheeee!” thing while the drums go all “Chukka chukka booda booda.” OK, here it comes. Shhhh! No wait, that’s not it. Almost there, just

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  4. Radiolab: Escape!

    The walls are closing in, you’ve got no way out… and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs.

    We kick things off with a true escape artist—a man who’s broken out of jail more times than anyone alive. We try to figure out why he keeps running… and whether he will ever stop. Then, the ingeniously simple question that led Isaac Newton to an enormous intellectual breakthrough: why doesn’t the moon fall out of the sky? In the wake of Newton’s new idea, we find ourselves in a strange space at the edge of the solar system, about to cross a boundary beyond which we know nothing. Finally, we hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone system, and bending it to his will.

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  5. Jay-Z ‘Decoded:’ The Fresh Air Interview

    Long before he sold 50 million records worldwide — and before he appeared alongside Warren Buffett on the cover of Fortune magazine, accumulated 10 Grammy Awards and became the CEO of his own record label — Jay-Z was living with his mom in the Marcy Houses housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, just trying to survive day by day.

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  6. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Figures in the Distance.”

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid’s "Figures in the Distance."

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  7. Insectopedia

    Michael Krasny talks with author and anthropologist Hugh Raffles about his book "Insectopedia," which explores the ties between human beings and insects. Raffles teaches anthropology at The New School and is also the author of "In Amazonia: A Natural History."

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  8. The New Yorker Fiction Podcast: Julian Barnes reads Frank O’Connor

    Julian Barnes reads Frank O’Connor’s "The Man of the World."

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  9. AOT #188: Michael Chabon’s “Manhood for Amateurs”

    Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose works include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, reads from and discusses his new book Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son. Chabon’s first major work of nonfiction, Manhood for Amateurs is a memoir as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, Chabon presents his autobiography and his vision of life and explores what it means to be a man today.

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  10. New Yorker Fiction - John Updike’s “Playing with Dynamite”

    Roger Angell reads John Updike’s short story "Playing with Dynamite," and talks with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.

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