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What were you doing 25 years ago? Immerse yourself in the sounds of the past and reacquaint yourself with history. Join host Kerry Thompson on Playback, a monthly podcast bringing a fresh perspective to classic stories from the vault.



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NPR Playback: February 1989

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:24:04 -0500

This is the dawning of the last year of the 80's!  So sit back and relax as Terry Gross talks to the original Norweigan bachelor farmer and public radio phenomenon, Garrison Keiller. We also feature an entertaining interview with dialect coach Robert Easton and hear about the future of the BOOK.  

 

 


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NPR Playback: January 1989

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:25:16 -0500

Get on the January '89 Playback train!  Terry Gross chats with the not quite famous rock duo “They Might Be Giants,” reporter Alex Chadwick reviews the Reagan years, Molly Ivins looks for real Texans at the inauguration of George H.W. Bush, and Scott Simon chats with comedian Stan Freburg.  [...]


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NPR Playback: December 1988

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:03:19 -0500

 If you haven’t heard a frog chorus lately, this is the podcast for you.  It’s December 1988 and the folks at NPR are getting festive.  We hear an atmospheric retrospective of the year that was, go behind the scenes to witness the writing of "The Christmas Song "and we’re entertained by “Wizard Crystal” an original radio play produced by Ira Glass.[...]


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NPR Playback: November 1988

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:23:34 -0500

If you feel the ground shifting under your feet it's because on this month's Playback we break from the time honored tradition of celebrating round numbers with a special nod to the 28th anniversary of "Weekend Edition Saturday."  Scott Simon takes us behind the scenes to witness the thrill of missed cues and the drudgery of endless tape editing.  Also on this Playback, Susan Stamberg examines the legacy of John F. Kennedy, and composer Steven Sondheim has some critical words about his early musicals. 


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NPR Playback: October 1988

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:38:32 -0400

It's a fall spectacular on this month's Playback: We revisit the '88 Presidential race, take a trip up the North Face of Mount Everest, get a glimpse of the panic caused by the radio drama "War of the Worlds" and hear from actor Tom Hanks about his 15 minutes of fame. 


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NPR Playback: September 1988

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:44:31 -0400

Come fly with us back to September 1988. We've got pilot Chuck Yeager, the resurrection of the Space Shuttle, Alex Chadwick reenacting the Battle of Antietam, and Harry Shearer imagining what would have been the '88 Presidential debate between Michael Dukakis and George Bush.   


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NPR Playback: July 1988

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:25:49 -0400

It's a special SUMMERTIME FUN edition of Playback! Scott Carrier goes to the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, Ira Glass takes a relationship road trip, and Harry Shearer discovers the sit-com like charms of the Democratic Convention. 


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NPR Playback: July 1988

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:01:59 -0400

It's a special SUMMERTIME FUN edition of Playback! Scott Carrier goes to the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, Ira Glass takes a relationship road trip, and Harry Shearer discovers the sit-com like charms of the Democratic Convention. 


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NPR Playback: May 1988

Thu, 02 May 2013 13:53:37 -0400

We've resurfaced from the brand new NPR archives, with some timeless stories from May 1988.  Richard Nixon gives political advice to the '88 Republican Presidential nominees, filmmaker Robert Altman shares insights on the creative process, Leo Kottke goes New age and Dr. John joins Terry Gross in the studio to do the thing only he can do.  


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NPR Playback: February 1988

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:23:34 -0500

This month's Playback features a treasure trove of funny stuff from February 1988.  Terry Gross interviews  comedian Jackie Mason, cartoonist Lynda Barry talks to Renee Montagne about love, and "the monosexual" comes to town.


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