TV http://www.kunc.org en 'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist http://www.kunc.org/post/drunk-history-serves-educational-cocktail-comedic-twist <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-mU4pf3ywU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-mU4pf3ywU</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58487 at http://www.kunc.org Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career http://www.kunc.org/post/bye-bye-baba-long-view-storied-career Barbara Walters had a big interview recently: She spoke with V. Stiviano, the girlfriend of disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.<p>"Are you in love with Donald Sterling?" Walters asks. "I love him," Stiviano answers. Thu, 15 May 2014 11:14:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56550 at http://www.kunc.org Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works http://www.kunc.org/post/how-funny-or-die-makes-room-what-works When I showed up at Funny or Die's West Hollywood headquarters earlier this year, staffers weren't hanging out with Will Ferrell or taping a cool new video with the president.<p>They were kicking around a ball.<p>"The Internet went out for 10 minutes, so we were playing soccer," said one young staffer, nudging around a ball in a set of offices that looked more like the home base of a Silicon Valley startup than a comedy incubator.<p>It was just growing pains; at the time, the company was completing its third move in four years.<p>Funny or Die recently celebrated its seventh birthday. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 56506 at http://www.kunc.org How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) http://www.kunc.org/post/olympics-modern-day-worlds-fair-and-money-magnet Because it's the 50th anniversary, there's been a wave of nostalgia for the last New York World's Fair. It made me wonder: Whatever happened to World's Fairs?<p>Well, it turns out that they still exist. In fact, you, too, can go to a certified World's Fair next year in Milan, where the fun theme is "Feeding the planet, energy for life" — real cotton candy stuff that helps explain why World's Fairs are not so popular anymore.<p>I bring this up because I always thought that World's Fairs and the Olympics were sort of global first cousins, but what a contrast! Wed, 14 May 2014 07:47:00 +0000 Frank Deford 56492 at http://www.kunc.org The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver http://www.kunc.org/post/where-jokes-go-die-and-other-observations-comic-john-oliver British comedian John Oliver made a name for himself as a correspondent for Comedy Central's <em>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</em>, where he spent his time lampooning the media and the politicians on it.<p>Now, as sometimes happens with an actual star reporter, Oliver has his own show. It's called <em>Last Week Tonight</em> and it premieres Sunday on HBO.<p>He joins NPR Steve Inskeep to discuss mocking the U.S. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55810 at http://www.kunc.org Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver