Jay Cowit

Technical Director, The Takeaway

Jay Cowit appears in the following:

The Takeaway Weekender: Single Americans, Robot Cockroaches, and a Scottish Movie Star

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Takeaway Weekender: A Comedic Icon, GMOs, and a U.S. General

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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A Gift to Joan Rivers: Meryl Streep Crying in 5 Accents

Friday, September 05, 2014

"When I die...I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair...I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents," Rivers once wrote. So we obliged. Here's a montage of Streep crying.

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Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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The Takeaway Weekender: The Summer of 2014, Racial Diversity, and Rewriting Memories

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Why the Summer of 2014 Was Great

Friday, August 29, 2014

Three supermoons. A girl dominated the Little League World Series. It wasn't hot and gross. As the summer sun sets this Labor Day Weekend, let's remember how good we've had it. 

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The Takeaway Weekender: Bad Feminism, The 7 Deadly Sins, and K-Pop

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway Weekender: A Nigerian Folk Hero, A Changing Body, and A Character Study

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Takeaway Weekender: A Dream of Peace, A Vacation From The News, and A Prescription for Play

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Music & Memories of Your Past

Monday, July 21, 2014

Close your eyes and think about a song. What memories does it invoke? We asked listeners like you to share the songs that remind you of the past. We got tons of calls and text messages, so we put together this unofficial playlist that can function as the soundtrack to your memories.

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Listener Responses: The Childhood Event You Would Make a Movie About

Friday, July 11, 2014

This weekend, Richard Linklater's much talked about indie film "Boyhood" opens in theaters. The revolutionary movie, shot over twelve consecutive years, follows Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, from the ages of 6 to 18. Moviegoers watch Ellar's transformation from a child to an adult in 160 minutes. We asked you, our listeners, to tell us what memorable scenes from you own childhood could be turned into a movie. Your responses truly have cinematic potential.

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Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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'Transformers 4,' 'Begin Again,' 'Obvious Child,' and Movie Therapy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

When is a robot fight sequence too violent? Why is Hollywood afraid to depict abortion? Does Hollywood understand the music industry? And would a movie centering on lawn darts be a hit?
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street'

Friday, June 13, 2014

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at two movies focused on best friends who always have each others' backs: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "22 Jump Street." Helping them mull over the debatably homophobic humor of the latter is Eric Sasson, columnist behind the Wall Street Journal's CTRL-ALT column. Rafer and Kristen also dedicate some time to a listener in need of some Father's Day related Movie Therapy. And, as always, there's trivia!

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The Takeaway Weekender: Bad Grammar, Boston Accents, and Music as Therapy

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Movie Date: 'The Fault in Our Stars,' 'Edge of Tomorrow,' and Special Guest Gia Coppola

Friday, June 06, 2014

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen explore the theme of survival: against aliens and time (in "Edge of Tomorrow"), against cancer and first love (in "The Fault in Our Stars"), and against the awfulness of high school (in "Palo Alto"). Gia Coppola, writer and director of "Palo Alto," joins them, and shares some strange stories about navigating Hollywood as a Coppola, being a first-time director, and first coming into contact with James Franco (whose collection of short stories is the basis for the film).

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World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

Amidst the D-Day remembrances, President Obama and European leaders find themselves gathered at a time of great political turmoil that once more calls upon the solidarity of allied nations as Western countries put pressure on Russia over aggression in Ukraine. 

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Movie Date: 'Maleficent,' 'A Million Ways to Die in the West,' and Special Guest Clive Owen

Thursday, May 29, 2014

What makes a hero and hero and a villain a villain? And are the two really so different? Rafer and Kristen mull over these questions as they look at this week's big releases: "Maleficent," "A Million Ways To Die In the West," and "Words and Pictures." And bonus! The very talented and handsome Clive Owen, star of "Words and Pictures," joins Rafer and Kristen in studio!

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Movie Date: 'Blended,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' and Special Guest John Ottman

Friday, May 23, 2014

Have we been here before? Because Rafer and Kristen are feeling some serious deja vu. It's all due to the release of the third Sandler-Barrymore romantic comedy ("Blended") and the seventh film in the X-Men franchise ("X-Men: Days of Future Past"). Helping Kristen and Rafer to cope wit their deja vu this week is John Ottman, composer and editor of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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Movie Date: 'Godzilla,' 'The Immigrant,' 'Million Dollar Arm,' and Special Guest Mark Ciardi

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at the theme of immigration on film through three of this week's big releases: "The Immigrant," "Godzilla," and "Million Dollar Arm." They also talk with Mark Ciardi, who, in addition to being a former professional baseball player, is the producer of "Million Dollar Arm."

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