NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Burr — just back from a trip to India — about comedy abroad, and how difficult it is for an American to find material that will make the world laugh.

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A graduate student recently uncovered video footage of one of the worst nautical disasters in U.S. History. Nate Dimeo shares a story about the S.S. Eastland from his podcast, The Memory Palace.

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Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, whose films explore fascism and communist oppression, is guest-directing the new season of House of Cards. Host Indira Lakshaman asks Holland about the political undercurrents in her work.

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Just before Richard Glatzer and his husband, Wash Westmoreland, took the film on, Glatzer was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. By the time filming began, he was using an iPad to communicate.

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Nearly every male actor in The Grand Budapest Hotel has some kind of facial hair. In charge of each follicle — real or fake — was Oscar-nominated hair and makeup designer Frances Hannon.

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