Weekend Edition Sunday
Weekend Edition Sunday

The Ol' Puzzle Switcheroo

Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Are Danes Really That Happy? The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia

Are the Nordic countries really the utopias they're cracked up to be? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Michael Booth about his new book that attempts to answer that question.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Seven Short Seconds Between A Canadian And Lottery Riches

A Canadian man has run out of luck in his bid to claim a winning lottery ticket. Joel Ifergen bought a winning ticket in 2008, but it was printed seven seconds after the draw closed.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Court Awards Sly Stone $5 Million In Lost Royalties

Singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in damages and lost royalties. He claimed his manager and lawyer hadn't paid him royalties between 1989 and 2000.

Weekend Edition Sunday

As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain's mainstream parties in elections this year.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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'History Of Lonliness' Explores The Complexity Of Priest Sex Abuse

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with John Boyne about his novel, A History of Loneliness, which addresses the difficult subject of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Super Bowl Day: Ready For 17 And A Half Minutes Of Football?

Who will take home the title, the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks? Tom Goldman talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the Super Bowl matchup.

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: Management Should Be More Proactive

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

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Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

The prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Jordan is at a standstill. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Taylor Luck about how Jordanians are reacting to the hostage situation.

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'Mormon Stories' Podcast Founder Contemplates Excommunication

John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast may soon be kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He says he found some parts of the church's history "deeply disturbing."

Weekend Edition Sunday

Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

Weekend Edition Sunday

In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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Talking With Hey Rosetta!, A Great Big Band From Newfoundland

The orchestral seven-piece hails from a sprawling Canadian island not known for its indie rock. Rachel Martin speaks with singer Tim Baker about how the band has nonetheless made a name for itself.

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