We don’t know if it was Ira’s manly baritone or his dashing good looks, but the people have spoken and This American Life narrowly beat Radiolab in the Public Radio Bracket. We can’t wait to see footage of all of Chicago celebrating tonight. PUBLIC RADIO PARTY!!! HERBAL TEA FOR EVERYONE!!! Our congratulations to Ira and the rest of the TAL staff. HOT!

Happy birthday to mega babe Carl Kassell. Not only is Mr. Kassell Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’s official judge, scorekeeper, and prize, he was also honored as the 2013 North Carolinian of the Year, which we would be bitter about losing if we weren’t so busy resting our eyes on this handsome mug. ALL HAIL CARL KASELL!! HOT!

Dear BoNPR,
I need to get this off my chest, and your site seems like the best place to do it. You see, a year ago I became smitten with a man — a babe, if you will — whose voice I heard talking new releases on The Takeaway’s Movie Date podcast last February. I later met him in person, and it turns out there’s more to this babe than his smooth, saucy voice. He’s handsome, sure, but he’s also a man of sweater vests (which you’d think would be standard apparel for any self-respecting babe of NPR, but they’re not). The object of my affection? Rafer Guzman.
When confessing your love for another man, it’s customary for straight men to finish by saying “I’m straight, though.” If you’re a rapper, you say, “No homo.” But not me. I may be straight now, but Rafer is exactly the type of man I’d totally go gay for. 
I know you guys aren’t actively highlighting babes, but I hope you’ll take a look at mine, in honor of Valentine’s Day.
-Rafer’s Wafer
Ed. note: A very happy Valentine’s Day to Rafer Guzman and his future boyfriend. YES HOMO. 

Dear BoNPR,

I need to get this off my chest, and your site seems like the best place to do it. You see, a year ago I became smitten with a man — a babe, if you will — whose voice I heard talking new releases on The Takeaway’s Movie Date podcast last February. I later met him in person, and it turns out there’s more to this babe than his smooth, saucy voice. He’s handsome, sure, but he’s also a man of sweater vests (which you’d think would be standard apparel for any self-respecting babe of NPR, but they’re not). The object of my affection? Rafer Guzman.

When confessing your love for another man, it’s customary for straight men to finish by saying “I’m straight, though.” If you’re a rapper, you say, “No homo.” But not me. I may be straight now, but Rafer is exactly the type of man I’d totally go gay for. 

I know you guys aren’t actively highlighting babes, but I hope you’ll take a look at mine, in honor of Valentine’s Day.

-Rafer’s Wafer

Ed. note: A very happy Valentine’s Day to Rafer Guzman and his future boyfriend. YES HOMO. 

BONPR was sorry to hear about the death of David Rakoff on August 9th from cancer. His wry humor, homosexual lilt, and gorgeous lashes will be missed. Here he is as Dr. Seuss on a recent episode of This American Life. Rest in peace, David Rakoff. May the afterlife be written in verse. 

BONPR was sorry to hear about the death of David Rakoff on August 9th from cancer. His wry humor, homosexual lilt, and gorgeous lashes will be missed. Here he is as Dr. Seuss on a recent episode of This American Life. Rest in peace, David Rakoff. May the afterlife be written in verse. 

We like to count our blessings here at BONPR HQ, and among the great things we’ve gotten out of this Tumblr (precisely: 1 NPR t-shirt, 1 page from Kai Rysdall’s on-air script, 1 date), the best is getting to meet the babes behind the radio. We recently hung out with the hottie above, 99% Invisible’s Sam Greenspan, and believe, us he’s just as fine in real life. Check out the Kickstarter from 99% Invisible. NPR HQ might could learning a thing about fundraising from these babes. HOT!

We like to count our blessings here at BONPR HQ, and among the great things we’ve gotten out of this Tumblr (precisely: 1 NPR t-shirt, 1 page from Kai Rysdall’s on-air script, 1 date), the best is getting to meet the babes behind the radio. We recently hung out with the hottie above, 99% Invisible’s Sam Greenspan, and believe, us he’s just as fine in real life. Check out the Kickstarter from 99% Invisible. NPR HQ might could learning a thing about fundraising from these babes. HOT!