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Are you the sort of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie? So are Luke and James—a writer and filmmaker respectively who bring their backgrounds studying stories to the table for in-depth discussions of the adaptations of the past and present. If you love delving into the craft behind the art you love, then Ink to Film is for you.
 
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
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Chances are you didn't run your annual turkey trot this year. While some races went virtual, asking participants to run on their own and send a donation, others canceled altogether. So what does that mean for charity dollars during the giving season? Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy explains the challenges. Also, Native Americans are a…
 
As we do every Thanksgiving, we'll take a visit to see the snow geese in Vermont with host Robin Young and her late uncle Lachlan Maclachlan Field. And, Jane Arraf has covered Egypt, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East for NPR News for the past four years. Before she leaves NPR for her next chapter at the New York Times, she joins us to talk a…
 
Tom Clancy was one of America’s bestselling authors of all time, and his character Jack Ryan has cemented a place in pop culture, but how did he get his start, and what's his lasting legacy? In episode 161, Luke & James go back to the beginning of the storied career with the book that started an empire and popularized the techno-thriller for mainst…
 
For Native peoples, Thanksgiving is not a day to rejoice. It's a day of mourning. We talk to the granddaughter of one of the founders of the National Day of Mourning, which is honored every Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Also, we visit Crossroads Mission, a homeless shelter in Yuma, Arizona, ahead of their yearly Thanksgiving meal, which …
 
Many people have lost loved ones in 2020. Family members and friends are choosing to stay apart this Thanksgiving to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Two interfaith leaders in Oklahoma have some thoughts on giving thanks this holiday season. And, now that virtual learning has become the new norm, parents are struggling to limit screen time …
 
Author Ernest Cline talks about "Ready Player Two," his sequel to the best selling "Ready Player One." The first book became a hit film directed by Steven Spielberg. And, NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins us to discuss the history-making names that President-elect Joe Biden is floating for his cabinet and what their selection means for governance and …
 
Harvard University professor Willy Shih says while we may see some brief, local shortages of items this winter, stores have learned a lot about making their supply chains more resilient this past year. Also, COVID-19 deaths continue to spike in El Paso, Texas. Jorge Ortiz sees this devastation up close as a funeral manager. These days, his job incl…
 
692. WISBOLEP Competition Entries - Listen & Vote! Listen to recordings sent in by listeners and vote for who you think should be on LEP. Episode page with transcript, voting form and videos https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/wisbolep Vote directly here (easier on a mobile device) https://www.opinionstage.com/lukethompson2/wisbolep-competition-who-do-yo…
 
Virgin Hyperloop is the first company to conduct a test of its new hyperloop technology with human passengers. Sara Luchian was one of the two passengers on the first test ride earlier this month. And, the surging coronavirus pandemic has complicated the annual college student exodus for Thanksgiving. At The State University of New York system, kno…
 
Zoom has been the clear favorite to connect people during the pandemic. Hearing health advocates, however, say it hasn't connected everyone. One advocate explains her efforts to get Zoom's closed captioning out from behind a paywall. Also, the incoming Biden administration has signaled that it is willing to consider some form of student loan debt f…
 
As the busy winter lettuce season hits full swing in Yuma, Arizona, migrant workers and farmers are trying to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak. We visit the border region, where 90% of the country's winter lettuce crop is grown. Also, the Food and Drug Administration greenlighted a new at-home coronavirus test. The prescription-only kit will cost under $5…
 
Civil rights lawyer Nora Benavidez joins us to discuss a growing number of states where lawmakers are passing or proposing laws to criminalize protest activity. And, climate activists have asked the incoming Biden administration not to hire anyone with ties to the oil and gas industries. Already they've been disappointed by his hiring of Rep. Cedri…
 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom joins us to talk about her new book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Plus, Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear Dolly Parton songs re-written to be about dolls.…
 
Host Peter O'Dowd went to Yuma, Arizona, to see what two local elected officials think should happen to President Trump's border wall after he leaves office. He speaks with Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and the Vice Mayor of San Luis, Arizona, Matias Rosales. And, a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a tiny owl on Monda…
 
Cinderella is an ancient story, but the most well-known literary version is the tale by The Mother Goose AKA Charles Perrault, first published in the late 1600s. But what does it have in common with a Whitney Houston and Brandy led Cinderella musical adaptation from the 90s? In episode 160, Marci & Ako of the Colored Pages Book Club podcast join Lu…
 
California is now floating the idea of implementing a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses have had to scale back operations, including restaurants, which are no longer allowed to offer indoor dining. We speak with one owner about the impact on his restaurants. And, foster parents had a difficult job before the pandemic. No…
 
COVID-19 has caused home cooks in many households to scale down their Thanksgiving feasts. Resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with recipes and suggestions. And, with no pre-existing conditions, Thomas Steele anticipated a speedy recovery from COVID-19. But after less than a week, he found himself gasping for air with plunging oxygen levels. We spea…
 
691. Jerome Butler - Dialect Coach How do professional actors change the way they speak for different acting roles? What can learners of English take from the way actors do this, in order to apply it to their language learning? In this conversation I speak to Jerome Butler who is a very experienced dialect coach working in the TV and film industry …
 
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Retired Adm. James Stavridis, joins us to discuss the impact of President Trump's planned troop drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq. And, some on the right are arguing that the U.S. is a republic, rather than a democracy. We get to the bottom of what's true with political science professor George Thomas.…
 
U.S. Postal Service workers are uniting for a national day of action Tuesday in cities throughout the country to call for more support from Congress. Lori Cash, a sales and distribution clerk at the local post office in Lancaster, New York, talks about worker morale. And, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stressing the importance of following the sci…
 
Los Angeles County's newly elected District Attorney George Gascón joins us to discuss his progressive agenda and how he plans to work with both law enforcement and the criminal justice activists that supported his campaign. And two years ago, we brought you a conversation between liberals from western Massachusetts and conservatives in Kentucky. H…
 
As the hours of daytime grow shorter and winter approaches, many Americans will feel the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Characterized by lethargy, sadness and loneliness, SAD affects about 5% of U.S. adults. A clinical health psychologist explains SAD's impact. Also, flu season has begun. Connecticut Public Radio's Nicole Leonard spoke with …
 
CJ Twomey's suicide is the subject of a documentary from Spark Media, called "Scattering CJ." His mother, Hallie Twomey, talks about her son's death and scattering his ashes in more than 1,000 places around the globe. And, President-elect Joe Biden has promised to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA recipient Reyna Monto…
 
690. Urban vs Rural / Living Abroad / Cultural Differences (with Cara Leopold) A conversation with Cara Leopold about the differences between life in Paris and life in provincial France, plus how it feels to live abroad away from your home country. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-hTt LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
Lincoln Project member Stuart Stevens says the Republican Party is doomed in its current form as the "party of white grievance" as demographic trends continue to make the country less white and therefore less Republican. He talks about the future of the GOP following Trump's loss. And, President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to make climate change a pr…
 
The first murder hornet nest was found and destroyed in Washington last month. Inside the nest, scientists found 200 queens that would likely have left and started their own colonies. Chris Looney, an entomologist, explains. Also, pollsters predicted big wins for Democrats this election. While Joe Biden is the president-elect, the other predictions…
 
Does Jaws 2 live up to its classic predecessor or sink into bad sequel territory? Does it have anything to do with Peter Benchley's novel? James reacts to his first time watching the movie in a discussion that touches on "Sharknado," "Alien," "The Fast and the Furious," and more in this former Patreon-exclusive episode! Become a Patron to listen to…
 
We talk to John "Chick" Donohue about his memoir, "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War." The book tells the story of a trip Donohue made to Vietnam in November 1967 to deliver beer to his buddies. Also, all of Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers are resigning after four of their colleagues were disqualified by the go…
 
As the number of coronavirus cases surges across the U.S., the demand for testing increases. We speak with Dr. Daniel Rhoads of the Cleveland Clinic about the different types of COVID-19 tests and how reliable they are. Also, we talk to Trevor Potter, a "historically Republican" lawyer, about Trump's baseless voter fraud claims which the U.S. attor…
 
What will happen to President Trump when he leaves office in January? Jane Mayer, chief Washington correspondent at the New Yorker, talks about Trump's post-White House future. And, Democratic Congressman Adam Smith of Washington, who is also chair of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses Trump's removal of Defense Secretary Mark Esper from…
 
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, talks about her work getting out the vote in Georgia and how Black women political organizers turned the Peach State into a contested swing state. And, as the General Services Administration hesitates to sign a letter that would declare Joe Biden the winner of this year's election, key funding, emai…
 
Pylon, a short-lived but much-beloved band, became famous for their kinetic live performances. A new box set called "Pylon Box" gives the band's fans a chance to enjoy their music decades after their glory days. Here & Now's Alex Ashlock has the story. Also, after an intense and bruising election season, voters are now processing what the results m…
 
Millions of Americans are still unemployed with no relief in sight. We check in with two listeners who wrote in with their stories and were featured on the show earlier this year. And, in Arizona, one frontline nurse wrote a letter blasting President Trump for his handling of the pandemic, signed by nurses nationwide. We speak with Allison Valdez a…
 
Homecoming and Watchmen star Hong Chau plays a game about imaginary, misguided movie adaptations. Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show) and Jenny Hagel (Late Night With Seth Meyers) become amateur etymologists. Couple-testants Nico Santos (Superstore) and Zeke Smith (Survivor) try to remember 2019 trends. This episode originally aired May 22, 2020.…
 
689. Baking Cakes, Telling Jokes & Speaking Chinese with Kate Billington A funny chat with Kate who speaks multiple languages, makes delicious cakes, teaches English and does stand-up comedy. Enjoy! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-huu LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
MJ Ryan of Rhode Island found a unique solution to what's become a common crisis for family members of nursing care patients: the inability to visit their loved ones during the pandemic. She took a part-time job in a care facility's laundry room so she could visit her mother. Also, on Wednesday, a crowd of protesters gathered outside of a vote coun…
 
Michigan's secretary of state talks about election results, including Trump's campaign asking the courts to stop vote counting in the state. And, exit polls show Trump improved his 2016 performance with nearly every racial group other than white men. In terms of class, Joe Biden performed better with voters making less than $100,000 a year. We talk…
 
Author, voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcast host J. S. Arquin joins to discuss James McTeigue’s adaptation of Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s comic series. In episode 159, Luke, James, and J. S. discuss this classic antifa tale on the eve of the 2020 American Presidential Election. Topics: What it is like covering this project in the midst of…
 
New Jerseyans have voted yes to legalizing recreational marijuana, Uber and other gig-economy companies in California do not have to classify workers as employees, and Massachusetts will not implement ranked-choice voting. The decisions were among the many ballot initiatives in 32 states. Josh Altic of Ballotpedia discusses the results. Also, as vo…
 
Votes are still being counted in several key states as the results of the 2020 election remains unclear. The race for president may still hinge on legal challenges. We speak with Edward Foley, director of election law at Ohio State Moritz College of Law. No matter who the next president is, Wednesday marks the official exit of the U.S. from the Par…
 
A recent study of 2,000 people found that 62% felt they couldn't express political opinions without offending someone. John Wood Jr., a national leader with the group Braver Angels, talks about bridging the divide. And, Dr. David Rubin says there hasn't been a lot of transmission of the coronavirus at schools that are following rigorous protocols w…
 
Trump has refused to confirm that he'll concede if declared the losing candidate. Many are taking Trump at his word and are training for peaceful resistance to what they call a "power grab." Among those groups is Choose Democracy, founded by longtime activist George Lakey. He joins us to talk about what they are doing. Also, Tammy Patrick, senior a…
 
With less than 24 hours before voters go to the polls, experts wonder about the role misinformation continues to play in their decisions. We talk to two researchers about the source of misinformation and what false information is being spread. And, in Florida, people with felonies who've completed their sentences and paid all outstanding court fees…
 
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