After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible' Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.
Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase Ben Zimmer, language columnist at <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious It's an understatement to call the man busy. With a new book out, a movie due soon and another wrapping up on set, Apatow caught a breath and reflected on stumbling blocks, <em>Freaks</em> and Amy Schumer.
From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy Initially, the CIA was suspicious of Soviet aviation expert Adolf Tolkachev. But he earned their trust — and provided blueprints, documents and plans that were crucial to the U.S.
Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio felt like a battlefield. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the hard road to her full-length debut.
Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? <em>(This piece originally aired June 25, 2015.) </em>
From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. <em>(This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on </em>Weekend All Things Considered<em>.) </em>
In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR's Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.
In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to <em>Wired</em> reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.
Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup The U.S. women's national soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1999, but now they've won six games back to back. <em>New York Times</em> reporter Jere Longman explains the ways the team has changed.