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Ann Patchett Tells Stories of a Happy Marriage
Terry Gross talks with Ann Patchett about her collection of personal essays "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage." The essays take on marriage, divorce, marriage, wanting a dog more than a child, getting and raising a dog, taking care of a dying grandmother, and opening an independent bookstore after the only two remaining bookstores in Nashville closed.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 7:00pm


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Oct 22, 2014
Ben Bradlee On Journalism: Be 'Fair' And 'Honest,' But Don't 'Back Down'

Bradlee was the executive editor for the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He published the Pentagon Papers and covered Watergate. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, talked with Terry Gross in 1995.

Oct 22, 2014
Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'

When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.

Oct 21, 2014
Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases

In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Oct 21, 2014
Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.

Oct 20, 2014
Ex Hex's 'Rips' Does What It Says On The Cover

The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.

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