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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:25:16 -0500Get 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. [...]
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:03:19 -0500If 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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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:44:31 -0400Come 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.
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.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:01:59 -0400It'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.
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.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:23:34 -0500This 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.