This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam looks at what we find funny and what, well, crosses the line. Comedian Bill Burr joins us to talk about why race, gender and Caitlin Jenner can be so funny.
Rachel and Griffin McElroy kick off their bold experiment in service journalism: A podcast in which they talk about The Bachelor family of products. In this, the pilot episode of Rose Buddies, they discuss the format for the show, their personal histories with it and the promising contestants in this season’s haul.
(Let us know if this is a thing you would listen to more of!)
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Stories about traps and getaways … about getting stuck, and breaking free.
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Special guest host Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about the holidays, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and how to recommend Apple products.
When the post-Thanksgiving dinner board games come out, one Word You’ll Hear could be: Pandemic Legacy. That’s a hot new board game where players team up to contain epidemics worldwide. Designer Rob Daviau talks about why Pandemic Legacy has become so popular since its October release.
Two years ago, we did a program about a mysterious business in Texas that threatens companies with lawsuits for violating its patents. But the world of patent lawsuits is so secretive, there were basic questions we could not answer. Now we can.
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters, it seems, this week, no one in America can keep quiet about how much they love being quiet.
To get to the bottom of this trend, we’ll sit down with quietness expert, Henley Menley, who teaches a class on the importance of quietness called, "Shh … Quiet Now." After that we’ll talk to professional quiet person, Selena Gomez-Adams. Trust us, both of these guys have plenty to say about not saying much.
As always, we’ll scan the week’s twitter trends, dig into the headlines, and we’ll once again have a field piece from reporter, Taylor Moore. All that and more, plus music from the Foo Fighters.
This week’s episode stars Dan Chamberlain (twitter.com/amfmpm) and Halle Kiefer (twitter.com/hallekiefer). If you’re on tumblr, you probably know these two. And if not, hey that’s OK, thanks for listening to our show anyway.
Returning for his annual appearance, Merlin Mann joins Katie and David to talk Evernote, GTD, iPad, Podcasting and his favorite Apps.
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