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NPR Laughter Therapy
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NPR Laughter Therapy
A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious
by NPR
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Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR!

Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.

Featuring comedy legends and NPR favorites:

  • Introduction by Peter Sagal
  • The World According to Stephen Colbert
  • OK Go's Damian Kulash Crafts Pro Dial-Up Anthem
  • An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar
  • Drew Carey Plays Not My Job
  • Roaches Drive Comedian to Bunk at Ikea
  • The Ups and Downs of Paula Poundstone
  • Phyllis Diller: Still Out for a Laugh
  • Starbucks' Coffee Pipeline
  • Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself, and Everyone Else
  • New York City Preschool Starts DNA Testing for Admission
  • Mo Rocca's Hard Hitting Look at Presidential Pets
  • Which Supreme Court Justice Cracks the Most Jokes?
  • Backstage With Fred Willard and Martin Mull
  • Dog Talk
  • Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even in the Cheapest Gag
  • Lunacorp to Project Images on the Moon
  • Mel Brooks, "Unhinged" and Loving It

Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR!

Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.

Featuring comedy legends and NPR favorites:

  • Introduction by Peter Sagal
  • The World According to Stephen Colbert
  • OK Go's Damian Kulash Crafts Pro Dial-Up Anthem
  • An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar
  • Drew Carey Plays Not My Job
  • Roaches Drive Comedian to Bunk at Ikea
  • The Ups and Downs of Paula Poundstone
  • Phyllis Diller: Still Out for a Laugh
  • Starbucks' Coffee Pipeline
  • Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself, and Everyone Else
  • New York City Preschool Starts DNA Testing for Admission
  • Mo Rocca's Hard Hitting Look at Presidential Pets
  • Which Supreme Court Justice Cracks the Most Jokes?
  • Backstage With Fred Willard and Martin Mull
  • Dog Talk
  • Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even in the Cheapest Gag
  • Lunacorp to Project Images on the Moon
  • Mel Brooks, "Unhinged" and Loving It
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  • Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR's audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 24, 2013
    This audiobook collects the lighter moments from National Public Radio, bringing together moments from hit programs like Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Fresh Air, and All Things Considered. Emceed by Peter Sagal, this collection of comedic radio segments includes Terry Gross speaking with Joan Rivers, Drew Carey’s appearance on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and Supreme Court Justices cracking jokes. In all, this funny collection is seriously great fun. The vast majority of the performers are either radio host or a show biz, so the audio work is top-notch. NPR fans wanting to relive some of the funnier moments on their favorite shows should snap up this audiobook.

  • Library Journal

    Starred review from July 1, 2013
    Listeners familiar with NPR's serious radio news programs are in for a treat. This title mines various NPR programs for interviews with Stephen Colbert and Joan Rivers, among others. Colbert provides the most laughs as a media blowhard upset with all things modern on "All Things Considered". Interspersed are April Fools' Day pieces on topics such as a Starbucks' transcontinental pipeline. These shorter tracks offer more chuckles than lengthier career retrospectives with Mel Brooks and the late Phyllis Diller. As with Drew Carey's appearance from "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", one needn't be familiar with the originating shows. The language is as clean as the subject matter, which resides in a more refined neighborhood than that of "The Onion". VERDICT Recommended. This release cherry-picks from NPR programs featured in previous audiobooks; however, the laughs here are fresh and well earned. No David Sedaris, alas.--Kelly Sinclair, Temple P.L., TX Copyright 013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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