How To Do Everything

Series produced by NPR

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How To Do Everything is half advice show, half survival guide. Hosts Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth take your questions and find experts to answer them.

How To Do Everything is a new weekly offering brought to you by Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag, producers of NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" They answer listener questions on everything from "how to survive a fall from a cruise ship” to “how to give a bald eagle mouth to beak resuscitation.” And given how little Mike and Ian actually know how to do, they usually find experts who can help you out.

Send your questions to howto@npr.org


29 Pieces

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We tell you how to keep your pumpkins plump and open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew.

Bought by WRIR, KISU, North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 6
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How To: Walk across the country with bare feet and clean your mirror.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 4
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How To: Avoid an asteroid and rejuvenate a stale bagel.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2011
  • Length: 06:39
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you how to get the best massage and how to become a sniper.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you how to properly peel a banana and what to do if you get pepper sprayed.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 06:34
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you what to do if you get pepper sprayed.

Bought by XRAY.fm, North Country Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you how to bake your own Twinkies.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you how to deal with thousands and thousands of unwanted crows.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 5
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We tell you how to cope with that unfortunate smell on airplanes.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 5
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We tell you how to get a job doing voiceovers.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, Louisville Public Media, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:46
  • Purchases: 4
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We tell you how to find new music for your office.

Bought by KALW, North Country Public Radio, KRUA, KMXT, and KKRN


  • Added: Jan 25, 2012
  • Length: 09:21
  • Purchases: 5
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We tell you how bad jokes make their way in to the State of the Union address.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, North Country Public Radio, KRUA, KKRN, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 27, 2012
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 5
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We tell you how to sound smart at a Super Bowl party.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 3
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We tell you how to find out the score of a game in a pre-internet era.

Bought by North Country Public Radio and KRUA


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 2
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We tell you how to determine the difference between a condiment and a spread.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 3
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We tell you how to properly eat an Oreo just in time for the 100th anniversary of the cookie.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 01, 2012
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 3
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We tell you how airplanes get rid of lavatory waste.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 3
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We tell you how to make the best paper airplane.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 3
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We tell you how to sack a rattlesnake.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 06:21
  • Purchases: 3