This Is NPR
12:17 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Reza Aslan Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan is one of those people who's at NPR West so often that he blurs the line between guest and employee. We always joke with our regulars that they should have a punch card, and when it's full, they get their own cubicle.

Recently, Aslan has been in and out of our studios a lot to talk about his new book, a biography called Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Aslan's focus for this biography was of Jesus Christ, the man.

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Planet Money
7:22 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Episode 475: What Happened To Detroit's Big Plans?

One stop on our tour of Detroit's economic dreams — the Renaissance Center.
Carlos Osorio AP

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 11:25 am

In the last 50 years, there have been many plans to save Detroit. People use words like "renaissance," "revival," and "catalyst" to describe them.

On today's show, we visit the places these plans were meant to change, and we talk to an urban planner about why these grand dreams didn't turn out the way the city hoped.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Not My Job: Jim Gaffigan Takes A Quiz On Gwyneth Paltrow

Mark Mainz Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan lives happily with his wife and his five young children in a two-bedroom apartment in lower Manhattan. You read that right: Five kids. Two parents. Two bedrooms. His latest book, Dad Is Fat, reflects on the challenges and triumphs of raising a big family in a small space.

We've invited Gaffigan to answer three questions about the health habits of Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: The Mayor of Schlong Island, The Blame Game, Formerly Known as Prince Bump.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Flatfoot Patrol.

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7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Our panelists tell us three stories about something sacred from childhood being ruined.

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7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

More questions for the panel: Trash to Hash, Baby's First Brunch.

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7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be George Alexander Louis' first words? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Why is great grandmother always wearing yellow suits? Is she a pimp?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR: I didn't say I wanted to be a prince. I said I wanted to be Prince.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: From this day forth, I should like to be referred to as the infant formally known as Prince.

(LAUGHTER)

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