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Ásgeir

Ásgeir

The artist’s raw emotional honesty is threaded through exciting songs about dragons, gods and wilderness on his last album. With a new album as gently boundary-pushing and moving as Afterglow, Ásgeir creates music that is cathartic for his countless fans, as well as for himself.

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Dinner Unplug...

Dinner Unplugged: Sukkot Edition

Exhausted from an over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from nonstop technology with our recurring mid-week dinner – sans smartphones. Mark the first night of Sukkot with an More +
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Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings

The Los-Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer is the executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which is currently in its sixth season. She also wrote, produced and starred in Whitney, which aired on NBC from 2011 to 2013. Cummings directed her first feature film The Female Brain, which will be released in 2017.

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Yotam Ottolen...

Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Known for his inventive savory and vegetarian dishes, as well as his London delis and fine-dining restaurant, NOPI, Ottolenghi is sharing his secrets for making the very best baked goods, desserts, and confections in Sweet, written with Helen Goh.

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Throwing Shad...

Throwing Shade Live

Called “the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming” by Entertainment Weekly and “well worth dialing up” by the New York Times, “Throwing Shade Live” is the boundary-pushing political comedy podcast and TV show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who bring their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights live to the stage for an evening of hilarity and vulgarity.

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Alt Nation Pr...

Alt Nation Presents Atlas Genius

Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae, Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now.

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Esther Perel

Esther Perel

In The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, the renowned sex therapist challenges assumptions, upends conventional wisdom, and offers a nuanced look at affairs from multiple viewpoints.

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Amy Tan

Amy Tan

The bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement explores her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory in her new memoir, Where the Past Begins.

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Sisterhood Ge...

Sisterhood Gets Fresh

Stroll through the Penn Quarter farmers market, buy fresh food, and learn about how DC farmers markets create a more sustainable food system from a community expert from FRESHFARM. Hear More +

Man’s Attempt...

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

Van Jones

Van Jones

In Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, the CNN political contributor offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change.

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CANCELED: Ave...

CANCELED: Avey Tare

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been canceled. Those who purchased tickets will be refunded.  Listen to Avey Tare.  The acclaimed songwriter and co-founder of the American experimental pop More +
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Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow

Grant is a synthesis of comprehensive research that makes sense of all sides of President Ulysses S. Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

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Dinner Unplugged

Dinner Unplugged

Exhausted from your over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from the nonstop technology mid-week with our recurring weeknight dinner – sans smartphones.

Bryant Johnso...

Bryant Johnson, Justice Ginsburg’s Personal Trainer

The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! walks you through how to do Justice Ginsburg’s workout—from planks to squats to (full) pushups—in the comfort of your home. Each exercise is demonstrated with full-color illustrations of the Justice in workout gear, always using perfect form, and also includes tips from the bench and sidebars with Johnson’s wisdom on getting fit and staying healthy.

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Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Schama continues his 3,000-year chronicle of the Jewish people with the second in his three-volume illustrated cultural history, The Story of the Jews: Belonging 1492-1900.

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Jenna Bush Ha...

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

In their co-authored memoir, Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life, Jenna and Barbara share never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that ties them together. 

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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw

The multi-platinum selling singer, performer, and songwriter first broke through with the release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles. The New York native has since released five successful studio albums, including his latest album, Something Worth Saving.

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Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan

An American Family is a personal narrative about the nature of true patriotism, showing what it means to leave the limitations of one’s country behind for the values and promises of another.

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Who? Weekly Live

Who? Weekly Live

Who? Weekly hosts Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger will be flaunting their good form and slim pins at this live podcast taping. Sources claim the show will feature special guests, fun games, and everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t. Allegedly. 

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Hocus Focus: ...

Hocus Focus: Living Healthy in DC

This Halloween, trade costumes and candy for athleisure and nutritious snacks at our healthy living expo. Trick-or-treat for healthy snacks and samples, try out AcroYoga and guided meditation, and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle in DC from a panel of local experts, moderated by Cori Sue, co-founder of Bitches Who Brunch.

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Lore Podcast ...

Lore Podcast Live

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast that exposes the darker side of history, exploring the people, places, and things we fear the most.

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Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman

Eleven years ago, Deb Perelman started SmittenKitchen.com to collect her favorite recipes. Since then, she has built a community of avid fans who rely on her recipes and her responsiveness in the comment section. She also published The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, an instant bestseller in 2012, and started a web series on the Food Network. Now she’s back with Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites. 

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A Far Cry and...

A Far Cry and Luciana Souza: The Blue Hour

Brazilian superstar Souza joins forces with the seventeen virtuoso strings of A Far Cry to give voice to poet Carolyn Forché’s “On Earth,” a luminous meditation on life and loss, through musical settings by some of the most distinctive creative voices in indie-classical music.

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