Laura Mayer

Laura Mayer is an Associate Producer at WNYC.

Laura Mayer appears in the following:

Cat Fancy: Farewell, My Friend

Friday, December 19, 2014

This month the magazine world lost another one of its giants. Cat Fancy Magazine announced that it's ending in early 2015, after 50 years on newsstands and in cat lovers' hearts. 

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#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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Women Laughing Alone With Tablets

Monday, December 08, 2014

The new women laughing alone with salad is women laughing alone with tablets.
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You're Being Manipulated by Reality Television (Music)

Friday, August 22, 2014

We all know that Americans watch a lot of TV. On the Media producer Laura Mayer reports on the role music plays in one of the medium’s most popular genres - reality television.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Nicorette is very bad  at communicating with their customers, many of whom are woefully dependent on their products. A local supply problem led one desperate user on an international online journey.

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Sweeping in the Morning, Sweeping in the Evening, Sweeping at Suppertime

Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Tweet your way to winning many things.

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Sad Internet: 5 Things That Made Me Sad On the Internet This Week

Friday, March 21, 2014

Now that you've had a chance to wade through lists of the coolest stuff that went down on the Internet this past week, here are five things that made me sad.

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#16 - *Win a Million Dollar Mansion From Your HOME COMPUTER*

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Sweepers" are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes -- the contests most of us skip because we're sure they're all scams. It turns out, we're wrong. Some people win big. Reporter Laura Mayer takes us into the online sweepstakes universe.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don DeLillo joined twitter today (Update: Turns out the account probably isn't Mr. DeLillo, but let's not let that spoil our fun). @DonDeLilloOffic's second tweet is "Twitter. Fantastic!" That got us thinking: what would authors of the past post as their first tweets?


Know Your Hot Dog: The Rise of the "Dachshund Sandwich"

Monday, April 01, 2013

With the baseball season upon us, it's hard not to think of the delicious concession that's become synonymous with America's favorite past time: The hot dog. We dug into the WNYC Archives to find out why and how the baloney on a roll became king of the ball field.

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50 Years After the Newspaper Strike

Sunday, March 31, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.


Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - Ethan Iverson

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ethan Iverson and his band The Bad Plus re-interpreted Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring nearly 100 years after its premiere.  We talked to Iverson about the piece for our special program "Culture Shock 1913," and our conversation turned into its own podcast!

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Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - The Ascent of Poetry

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    CULTURE SHOCK 1913, our radio special on the landmark year 1913, starts airing December 6th, with other dates to follow. Our related four-part podcast series continues today with its third installment: "The Ascent of Poetry." 1913 marked a moment when a new type of verse emerged and set off a poetry fad in the United States.


    Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - Milton Brown

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    CULTURE SHOCK 1913, our radio special on the landmark year 1913, starts airing December 6th, with other dates to follow. Our related four-part podcast series continues today with its second installment, featuring a rare archival interview with Armory Show expert Milton Brown.

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    Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - The Zipper

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012

    CULTURE SHOCK 1913our radio special on the landmark year 1913 starts airing December 6th, with other dates to follow. Our related four-part podcast series begins today with this installment about one of the ingenious inventions of that year.

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    Culture Shock 1913: Podcast Series

    Thursday, November 01, 2012

    Listen to our 1913 podcast series!

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    Jennifer Egan on How to Create Your Own Rules at PEN

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Earlier in May, Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief for the Slate group, and author Jennifer Egan discussed Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, genre-busting novel A Visit from the Goon Squad at The New School. Their conversation was part of the annual PEN World Voices Festival. Download the audio of the talk or watch a video of the talk.


    Authors Conjure Up 'Strange Places' in Readings at Happy Ending

    Friday, March 23, 2012

    The theme for the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series at Joe's Pub in March was Strange Places. Listen to the extraordinary — and absurd — environments that authors Jessica Anthony, Amelia Gray and Heidi Julavitz conjured up their readings.


    Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger Have High School Reunion at KGB Bar

    Monday, November 07, 2011

    Two famed poets, essayists and translators — Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger — recently read from new work at the True Story: Non-Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in the East Village. Listen to the audio here.


    Janet Malcolm and Ian Frazier Talk Shop at The New Yorker Festival

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Journalist Janet Malcolm and New Yorker writer Ian Frazier discussed the nature of the journalist/interviewee relationship, the impact of technology on their work, and early writing projects at The New Yorker Festival.