Author Interviews
5:07 am
Sat October 5, 2013

40 Years Ago, 'Fear Of Flying' Showed Women Like Sex, Too

Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co.

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 8:31 am

In 1973, Erica Jong was tired of reading about silent, seething housewifes, so she introduced a new kind of female protagonist: a frank young woman who loved sex and wasn't ashamed to admit it. Fear of Flying turns 40 this year, as does its most famous phrase: "the zipless f - - - ." Jong defines it in the novel:

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The Two-Way
6:11 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

'Angola 3' Inmate Dies Just Days After Being Freed

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 6:41 pm

Herman Wallace, one of the "Angola 3" inmates who survived more than 40 years of solitary confinement for the killing of a guard, died on Friday, just days after a judge overturned his conviction and ordered him free, saying he had not received a fair trial.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Iced Tea Party, Blue Screen of Health, You Are Free To Tweet About The Cabin.

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5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Bieber On Board.

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5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

Our panelists tell three stories about how the TV series Sex and The City continues to influence us today, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

More questions for the panel: Das Golden Boot, The Rodent Patrol, Review Hullabaloo.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank, but first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-88-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. You can find out there about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our first ever show in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 24th and in Elkhart, Indiana on November 21. Hi, you're on WAIT, WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 11:57 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the silver lining of the government shutdown? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Tea Party conservatives, using their spare time, will pick up that nice autobiography of Shirley Jones and will be so shocked they will be unable to speak for a week.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Could happen. Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Next on C-SPAN, Booktalk with Brian Lamm and Honey Boo Boo.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Maz Jobrani.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Not My Job: Shirley Jones Gets Quizzed On Partridge Shooting

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 10:04 am

Shirley Jones starred in some of the great movie musicals of the 1950s — Oklahoma, Carousel, The Music Man -- won an Oscar for her role in the film Elmer Gantry and then went on to be the mother in the classic sitcom The Partridge Family. She's just written a new memoir about her life onstage, on-screen and behind the scenes.

We've invited Jones to play a game called "Look, it's the partridge family! GET THEM!" Three questions about the sport of partridge shooting.

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