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    The first Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! collection focused on the best of the 'Not My Job' segment of the program. This second collection skims the cream off the entire archive of the show, with selections from 'Who's Carl This Time?' 'Lightning Fill in the Blank,' 'The Listener Limerick Challenge,' 'Not My Job' and more. Panelists include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice Amy Dickinson ('Ask Amy'), journalist P.J. O'Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, comedian Paula Poundstone, and television personality Mo...read more

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    Each year, listener's tune in to NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen to these evergreen delights while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling fire. More Tinsel Tales includes many of the outstanding storytellers featured regularly on NPR: Kevin Kling finds that Christmas in his family usually includes some type of family disaster, but it provides a wellspring of memories as the family gathers again, undaunted. Ken Harbaugh wonders at the perfection of the unadorned tree in his house-until his family breaks the spell. Bailey White spreads the Christmas guilt as she...read more

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    It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a...read more

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    From the competitive spirit ignited by Sputnik to the tragedies and triumphs of the Apollo missions, from the technological leap forward created by the Space Shuttle to the global cooperation forged by the International Space Station and beyond, NPR examines the inspirational story of modern space exploration and the extraordinary individuals who made it possible. Featuring in-depth profiles of landmark missions, along with interviews and commentary from voices that have lived the dream, including astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Bernard Harris, Sally Ride, and many...read more

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    While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation's history, one thing remains constant: American's have always been fascinated by the wives of the President. Insights into their formative years, their daily routines within the White House, their influence on the public policies espoused by their husbands, and their bold journey into the modern political spotlight have captivated generations of political historians, social critics and tabloid gawkers alike. NPR presents the story of these iconic women as they apply their unique gifts to help transform the role of women in public and private life. Featuring in-depth profiles of many of our beloved,...read more

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    NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspectiveE.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The MarchSam Waterston performs the Gettysburg AddressHal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil WarSusan Stamberg reports from Lincoln’s summer retreatJames McPherson tours Gettysburg’s hallowed groundTony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactorsPlus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam,...read more

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    NPR reports on the Vietnam War, from its origins to the major battles, through the Fall of Saigon, to repercussions of the conflict still felt...read more

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    NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s...read more

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    Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as "the war to end all wars," the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today.NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America's flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank...read more

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    NPR reveals remarkable stories of valor, bravery, and survival from the deadliest conflict in history with this vast panorama of interview, memories, and first person accounts from fronts in Europe, the Pacific, and at home. Harrowing, heartbreaking and deeply personal, this collection offers an intimate, engaging way to learn more about the war that changed the...read more

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    Presented together for the first time, here are the very first, and very best, definitive listener favorites that came to be known as Driveway Moments: the classic, spellbinding stories that keep getting better with repeated listening, selected from the National Public Radio archives. These tales were first heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR programs. Like the unforgettable “Amy’s Answering Machine,” in which comedian and author Amy Borkowsky shares quirky, hilarious messages left by her mother. And “My So-Called Lungs,” an emotional audio diary by a young girl with cystic fibrosis. And “Hitching a Ride with Junior...read more

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    What’s a “driveway moment”? It’s when you’re so captivated by a story you’re hearing on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end-even if you’re sitting in your driveway with the motor running. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Now animal lovers especially will want to make sure their tanks are full. Heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Wait WaitaDon’t Tell Me!, hosted by Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, these stories will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear or...read more

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    Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime.< Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through-even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore. Highlights include commentaries from some of the game's most recognized authorities, a look back at some of baseball's most important figures (Jackie Robinson, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio), and colorful segments about the game's unexpected delights, from the Hidden Ball Trick to the 'All You Can Eat' option at Dodger...read more

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    These NPR "driveway moment" stories featuring our feline friends will have you curled up in your seat, purring. Mischievous, mysterious, content, curious, and full of attitude, these stories mirror the personality of these creatures that dwell in our homes and our...read more

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    Dog lovers will delight in this audio celebration of the canine character. From our earliest encounters with Lassie, to the magical moments we share with our own imperfect but thoroughly lovable companions, dogs have become an integral part of our culture and beloved members of our family. NPR proudly presents these tales of unforgettable animals and their devoted human...read more

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    If you listen to NPR, you've had at least one “driveway moment.” You're sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son. The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy. The softer side of Lyndon Johnson revealed in his letters to Lady Bird. A writer's true love for her beloved Volvo. The legend of Somalia's lovesick baker and the girl whose love he could not win. Lynda Barry on spring,...read more

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    Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood. Stories so compelling you’ll stay in your car to hear them through-even if you’re sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms. Heard in All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a...read more

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    Funny, comforting, and nostalgic-kind of like Dad-DRIVEWAY MOMENTS FOR DADS is over 100 minutes of NPR at its finest. You’ll want it for your father and yourself, and for those you know who frequently finds themselves in their driveways, tuned to NPR, listening to the end of a...read more

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    Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope-and cookies.Every NPR listener has had at least one “driveway moment” and probably more. You’re so captivated by a story on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, News & Notes, or another NPR program that you stay in the car to hear it through-even if you've arrived at your own driveway. This eclectic collection gathers all-time favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves.These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don’t have to stay in your...read more

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    Selected from the National Public Radio archives, these stories by some of NPR's favorite commentators will keep listeners laughing. A 'driveway moment' is when you're so captivated by a story on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end-even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Some are serious, some are touching, and some, like the stories included here, are very, very funny. Literate, intelligent, and droll, each tale is worth hearing again and again, and now you don't have to stay in your car. NPR Funniest Driveway Moments includes stories and interviews from your favorite NPR commentators and guests such as David Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Dame...read more