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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Apr 11, 2014 — On this week's show, we chat about a very fine new TV offering, follow the trails of the things we love back to the things that came before, and wish one of our own well as he travels on.
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Apr 4, 2014 — On this week's show, Matt Thompson joins us for a chat about the new Captain America movie, whether the internet can be trusted with anyone's writing, and what's making us happy this week.
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Mar 28, 2014 — On this week's show, we talk about the new film Divergent, explore what makes us take our pop culture personally, and visit with the host of Bullseye, Jesse Thorn.
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Mar 21, 2014 — On this week's show, we use the presidential Between Two Ferns as a hook to discuss the importance of authenticity — and the selling of it. Plus, a devilish, super-challenging quiz.
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Mar 14, 2014 — On this week's show, we lay bare (PUN!) (BAD PUN!) the issue of nudity and use Pi Day as an entry point to talk nerd holidays and other celebrations of popular culture.
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Mar 7, 2014 — On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.
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Feb 28, 2014 — On this week's show, we invite Bob Mondello to join the table for a discussion of all nine Best Picture nominees and some other stuff, too. And we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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Feb 21, 2014 — A reconstituted panel discusses Netflix's latest season-length offering before taking turns defending the seemingly indefensible. Then, as always, it's on to What's Making Us Happy.
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Feb 14, 2014 — On this week's show, we're loving The Lego Movie, and we're pondering the fates of pop culture teenagers. And as always, we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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Feb 7, 2014 — On this week's show, we talk about sports, a great loss, and what happens when you find that your opinions are being influenced by others.
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