Filmmaker Jason Reitman was determined to carve his own path in Hollywood despite being the son of a phenomenally successful filmmaker. Jason tells Marc about the choices he made along the way and why he gravitated toward projects like Thank You For Smoking, Juno and Up In The Air. This episode is sponsored by Nice Laundry, the WNYC app, GoToMeeting and Stamps.com.
History of Captain America Podcast by Talking Comics. We discuss Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Ed Brubaker and more!
The Problem: There’s no lucky fun.
Stop Podcasting Yourself
Scott Simpson returns to talk donating stuff, Palm Springs, and bus liars.
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Arun Venugopal, reporter and the creator of Micropolis—WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that …
Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It can weigh up to 100 lbs, leap 10 feet in the air and hit you square in the face as you paddle your canoe. It’s just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.
Donald Rumsfeld stood in the center of turmoil in George W. Bush’s White House, as Secretary of Defense when the Pentagon was hit on 9/11, and through the two wars that followed. Now one of America’s greatest film-makers, Errol Morris, has turned his camera on Rumsfeld – as he did years earlier on Vietnam-era Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. The result is “The Unknown Known,” a documentary that looks “from the inside out,” as Errol Morris puts it, on the mistakes and misjudgments that made the Iraq War the most polarizing in American history. This hour On Point: Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld.
From a washing machine that emails you when your clothes are done to smart door locks and Wi-Fi enabled dog collars that can track down a lost pet, Internet-connected objects and devices are on the rise. Author Jeremy Rifkin says that this phenomenon, known as ‘The Internet of things’ has the potential to radically transform the global economy. Rifkin joins us to discuss his latest book, ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society.’
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