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Old 10-30-2012, 07:41 PM
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Says You, for sure. I believe it's actually a product of PRI but my local NPR picks it up and it is the highlight of my Saturday mornings.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:30 PM
Location: S. Nevada
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Originally Posted by duster1979 View Post
What I find humourous about most NPR programs is the perfectly modulated monotone delivery of every single announcer regardless of subject matter. It's always the same. No excitement, no enthusiasm. When NPR announces the second coming of Christ it will be done in the same tone as a they use to give the time and temperature.

It has nothing to do with program content and political leanings.
One of my favorite Saturday Night Live family of skits is "Delicious Dish" which parodies the delivery/enunciation and some of the topics. It supposedly was inspired by Splendid Table and that strikes me as unfair. Anyway, Betty White was on a few years ago and it was hilarious!

"Neda Ulaby" has a very odd sounding voice IMHO - kind of robotic? And isn't there another NPR woman who sounds just like Terry Gross. That cracks me up!

I do love Wait Wait the most but I also love Ask Me Another and Wits. I will check out the podcasts of the other shows mention as my local NPR station doesn't have them. I think they may have dropped Prairie Home Companion because of $$ a couple of seasons ago. And honestly, I don't miss Car Talk - they spent too much time yucking it up/laughing - and I am a car guy!
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:38 AM
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I found this website that you can use to listen to Car Talk: http://cartalk.radioserie.com/".
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Location: Cape Cod
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I agree that "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" is very good and funny. Another show that is similar is "says you" but I don't think it is near as good.

Sadly "Car Talk" is all done since one of the brothers passed away this last year. That was a good show the way they cracked each other up.

I really enjoy "Prairie Home Companion" you might not laugh out loud but it is very entertaining.

Most of NPR is about interviews which are interesting but not usually funny.

There is "the Moth" which features average people telling true stories from their lives that usually have humour in them.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:23 AM
Location: Louisville KY
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I find Rovers Morning Glory pretty funny, Clear Channel stations have infected the natiom, shouldn't be hard to catch it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:53 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Originally Posted by Rob Allen View Post
"Live Wire" is available in a few cities: Live Wire! Radio |
Live Wire is now distributed by PRI so it's available to a lot more listeners than it was when I first posted.

APM's show "Wits" is pretty good too. Wits | Comedy, conversation, songs and surprises with host John Moe. |
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:30 AM
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Some of the Moth Radio Hour segments are darn right hilarious. Lots of other programs are interspersed with humor, be it a chuckle here or there to outright lol (TED Radio Hour, Radiolab, etc.).
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