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'Twister,' 'Twisters' and the actual practice of storm chasing

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Allyson Felix lets it slip that Olympians are just like us, only faster

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The rise of the AR-15; plus, why do comedians play so many cops?

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Simmering over summer books

We're at the peak of summer, which means sunny days on the grass with a good book! Bestselling authors Tia Williams and Jean Chen Ho join host Brittany Luse to give their recommendations for great summer reads. They also offer some armchair theories on why we love a gossipy summer novel.

Simmering over summer books

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We check the vibes with Sam Sanders and Zach Stafford

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'Hawk tuah,' the Zynternet, & the bro-vote; plus, cowboys are having a moment

What did the raunchy joke say to the podcast host? That we might need to pay attention to the "zynternet." Host Brittany Luse is joined by Slate's Luke Winkie and sex and culture writer Magdalene Taylor to understand why the "hawk tuah" phenomenon is emblematic of a corner of the internet that's both culturally and politically powerful.

'Hawk tuah,' the Zynternet, & the bro-vote; plus, cowboys are having a moment

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Mavis Staples on Prince, MLK and a life onstage

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We celebrate 4th of July with Ellie Kemper, Ruth E. Gordon, and more!

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Defining 2024 so far; plus, why brands 'de-woked'

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