An atheist contributes to the holiday display in the Florida Capitol building by adding a six-foot Festivus pole made of beer cans.
Mike Huckabee demonstrates his gift for musical parody with a jolly anti-Obamacare song.
Stephen raises his coffee mug and says goodnight.
The Deaf Federation of South Africa charges that the sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial was a fake.
Elizabeth Gilbert talks about "The Signature of All Things," her sweeping novel about a woman botanist in the 19th century.
Critics are outraged when Obama briefly shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Venezuela's president conducts a reign of festive terror by declaring an early beginning to the Christmas season.
Stephen thanks writer Frank Lesser and wishes him luck at his new job.
As the middle class declines, Bloomberg columnist Virginia Postrel suggests that television eliminates the need for higher wages.
A columnist expounds on entertainment options for poor people, Venezuela moves the date of Christmas, and Alex Blumberg discovers something about T-shirt design.
The retail giant receives 23,000 job applications for 600 jobs, making Walmart America's most selective institution.
NPR's Alex Blumberg discusses 'The T-Shirt Project' and the global nature of T-shirt production.
America's middle class struggles, Christmas has a new enemy, and guest Alex Blumberg is curious about T-shirt production.