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Slate Culture Gabfest

Tales from the Decrypt Edition

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film The Imitation Game, HBO's Togetherness, and Celine's new It Girl, Joan Didion.

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99% Invisible

138- O-U-I-J-A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ouija board is so simple and iconic that it looks like it comes from another time, or maybe another realm. The game is not as ancient as it was designed to look, but those two arched rows of letters have been spooking people for over 125 years.

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Freakonomics Radio

“Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The debut of a live game show from Freakonomics Radio, with judges Malcolm Gladwell, Ana Gasteyer, and David Paterson.

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WNYC News

S.O.S From the Future: We're Not OK

Monday, June 16, 2014

One climate scientist's game sends players on a scavenger hunt to find messages from the future about how global warming is ruining the world.

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Radiolab

The Golden Rule

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

At first glance, Golden Balls was just like all the other game shows—quick-witted host, flashy set, suspenseful music. But underneath all that, each episode asked a very serious question: can you ever really trust another person? Executive producer Andy Rowe explains how the show used a whole lot of money ...

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Selfie Duckface Edition

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Slate's culture critics Stephen Metcalf and June Thomas are joined by Nina Rastogi to discuss "Game of Thrones" (warning: spoilers), Joss Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing", and the phenomenon of the "Selfie." Show notes at...

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Radiolab

$#*! People Say About Cicadas

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Getting fed up with all the cicada talk this spring? Grab a bingo card and keep track of any hyperbolic descriptions, clichés, and fear-mongering you run across. Then blow off a little steam by screaming bingo louder than a swarm of sex-crazed buzzing insects!

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On Being

Kate Braestrup — A Presence in the Wild [remix]

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

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On Being

[Unedited] Kate Braestrup with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

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Listen to Lucy

My logo obsession is more than a game

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

My logo obsession is more than a game

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, “Wild Oversimplification” Edition

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen to Slate's show about Kony 2012, Game Change, and Werner Herzog’s On Death Row.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Laura Miller on the epic fantasy author George R. R. Martin

Monday, April 04, 2011

Laura Miller on the epic fantasy author George R. R. Martin and his fans.

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Radiolab

The Prisoner's Dilemma

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

In our episode The Good Show, we wrestle with the question of whether natural selection inherently favors selfish behavior. Is the process of evolutionary competion cruel, or does it sometimes pay to be nice?

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Features

Going Nuts For Squirrel Hunting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Watch WNYC's video about this bushy-tailed pastime or check out our recipe for "Pork Rind-Crusted Fried Squirrel with Molasses Red-Eye Gravy" here.

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New Sounds

May 2010 New Releases

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's that time again for the monthly program of new releases. John Schaefer picks through the bucketloads of CDs that have flooded his inbox to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.

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Robert Wright — The Evolution of God [remix]

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something "revelatory" moving through human history. I

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On Being

[Unedited] Robert Wright with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something "revelatory" moving through human history. I

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