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34:31

Comic Roy Wood Jr. taps into America's psyche on 'The Daily Show'

Wood Jr. will host the White House Correspondents' dinner April 29. In 2018, he explained how the years he spent performing in comedy clubs in the South and Midwest prepared him for The Daily Show.

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22:30

'Fresh Air' remembers Harry Belafonte, singer, actor and civil rights icon

Belafonte starred in films and helped popularize calypso music in the U.S. in the 1950s. In the '60s he became a civil rights activist. He died April 25. Originally broadcast in 1993.

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19:11

This 'full spectrum' doula helps with birth, miscarriage and abortion

Since 2010, Vicki Bloom has worked with the Doula Project, a New York City-based collective that partners with clinics to support pregnant people — whether the result is childbirth or termination.

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41:06

Diet culture can hurt kids. This author advises parents to reclaim the word 'fat'

Virginia Sole-Smith produces the newsletter and podcast Burnt Toast, where she explores fatphobia, diet culture, parenting and health. In her new book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture, she argues that efforts to fight childhood obesity have caused kids to absorb an onslaught of body-shaming messages.

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52:30

Judy Blume was banned from the beginning, but says 'It never stopped me from writing'

When Judy Blume began writing for pre-teens and teens in the '70s and '80s, young readers devoured her novels, which spoke to their hopes and anxieties. Two of her books Forever, and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret... were banned in some places.

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43:09

NPR host Mary Louise Kelly reflects on juggling motherhood and chasing the news

Kelly has reported from around the world, including from war zones. Her new memoir, It. Goes. So. Fast, chronicles her ongoing attempts to be a good mother — and be good at her job.

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41:41

'Pretty Baby' chronicles Brooke Shields' career and the sexualization of young girls

Shields has had a long career as a model, and a Broadway film and television actor. A new two-part Hulu documentary looks at her childhood roles and the toxic culture that perpetuates misogyny.

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42:52

'Armageddon' shows how literal readings of the Bible's end times affect modern times

Bible scholar Bart Ehrman says interpretations of the Book of Revelation have created disastrous problems — from personal psychological damage to consequences for foreign policy and the environment.

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43:14

In 'Above Ground,' Clint Smith uses poetry to confront the legacy of slavery

Smith's poems, which are addressed to his young children, describe what their ancestors endured and escaped. He also examines the joy and anxiety of parenthood, especially as a Black father.

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43:03

Take it from real-life Roy Kent: Soccer is catharsis for people who won't do therapy

Brett Goldstein is a writer for the show, Ted Lasso, and he's also won two Emmy awards for playing Roy Kent, a gruff yet lovable retired footballer-turned-assistant coach. Goldstein says his character is reminiscent of the footballers he knew growing up in the U.K.

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