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Culture Friday: T stands for toxic

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Friday, October 18th, 2019. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. 

Kicker: Champion pumpkins

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Gotta pumpkin patch? Well, you could win $15,000 in the annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off. W-e-i-g-h. We’re trying to quantify how big these things are.

Review: The Great Depresh

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, October 18th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: a new HBO comedy special that tackles a topic you’d think isn’t exactly natural fodder for laughs.

Word Play: Adynaton

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, October 18th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. It’s time now for Word Play, and this month George Grant tells us about a kind of exaggeration that I have to confess I used...

Listening In: Mark Mittelberg

WARREN SMITH, HOST: Mark, welcome to the program.

Thursday morning news: October 17, 2019

Pence, Pompeo meet with Turkish president, as Trump defends pullout » Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are in Turkey today to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Pence is leading a delegation—hoping to broker a ceasefire in northern Syria. 

American politics and Ukraine

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Thursday, the 17th of October, 2019. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. First up, American politics overseas.

Disaster recovery in Bahamas

NICK EICHER, HOST: Coming up next on The World and Everything in It: recovering from natural disaster in the Bahamas. 

Kicker: New suits

NICK EICHER, HOST: After almost 50 years, NASA is planning to return to the moon. And when the new generation of American astronauts walk on the lunar surface—it’ll not be in those old duds from 1972. No, they’ll be wearing bold, dramatic, heroic new suits.