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'Capernaum' aims for a Foreign Film Oscar

Writer/director Nadine Labaki with Zain Al Rafeea on the set of
Writer/director Nadine Labaki with Zain Al Rafeea on the set of "Capernaum."

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On today's show:

An Urchin who will break your heart

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Using non-professional actors, the Lebanese film "Capernaum" tells the story of an impoverished 12-year-old boy who sues his parents — and, in a way, the system — for not providing him with what he needs for a life. He's a street urchin, a runaway, but he's also a resilient captivating young person whose story, filmmaker Nadine Labaki hopes, will move people to think about kids like her main character all over the world. "Capernaum" has an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. Labaki tells John Horn how her film came about.

Spotify's podcast play

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The world's largest music streaming service has purchased the high-profile podcast company, Gimlet Media. Tech writer Cherie Hu talks with John about Spotify's latest venture.

A new way to release an album

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Singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman has a new album titled "Peace of Mind." But he's releasing each song as a podcast episode, weaving in thematically-related interviews. The Frame is pleased to present an excerpt from Bhiman's first episode, "Brother, Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind."