boostventilator / Iain K. MacLeod

Creator and applier of words, pictures, and videos since logging onto CompuServe in 1993. Natural collaborator and BS detector.

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  1. Listen to Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address From Just For Laughs 2017

    Just For Laughs is the biggest comedy festival in the world, with more fantastic shows in a week than most cities get in a year. It’s also the premier trade show for the comedy industry, bringing together comedy professionals from all parts of the business. For many of them, the highlight of the festival every year isn’t any show or panel; it’s the annual State of the Industry Address from Andy Kindler, the veteran stand-up who isn’t afraid to call the business out in scathing (and hilarious) fashion. Nobody’s safe from Kindler’s invective, not the networks, the power brokers, his fellow comedians, or even the audiences. His intentions are pure and vital, though: to keep comedy honest, to keep comedy from getting too complacent or too enamored with its own bullshit, to hopefully preserve whatever power it might have. Kindler’s latest address wrapped up earlier today in Montreal, and you can hear it right here at Paste. We don’t want to spoil any of it, so just hit play to find out how comedy has failed in the past 12 months. (And hey, Ricky Gervais fans, thanks for checking us out.)

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  2. Listen to Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address From Just For Laughs 2016

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  3. Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism, Clarke Says : NPR

    David Greene talks to former national security official Richard Clarke about the fight between Apple and the FBI. The FBI wants an iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters unlocked.

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  4. The New Science Behind Our ‘Unfair’ Criminal Justice System : NPR

    "Good people with the best of intentions … can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.

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  5. Pitchfork Presents “In Sight Out”: Jeff Tweedy

    On July 16, the same night Wilco released their new album, Star Wars, band leader Jeff Tweedy sat down for a conversation with Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Mark Richardson at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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  6. Andy Kindler - The 2015 State Of The Industry Address - Just For Laughs Montreal

    via siriusxmcomedy

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  7. TAL - 511: The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About


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  8. Funny People

    “I sat down and talked with Judd Apatow, Aidy Bryant, Nicole Holofcener, Jim Norton, Todd Glass and Maria Bamford about the 6 comedians we lost this past year. And this year was especially rough because, as awful as it is to lose a friend and colleague, this year we lost people who permanently changed what it is we all do. If we’d JUST lost Mike Nichols, OR Harold Ramis OR Joan Rivers? Any of those, alone? THAT would be awful enough. But to lose them AND Robin Williams AND Jan Hooks (who is in the pantheon with Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman and Will Ferrell) AND Sid Caesar? It’s too much, sometimes. These people always helped when it became too much. I start to lose it at the 6:41 mark, and it seems like I recover. The editor deserves some kind of award because, in the actual conversation? I lost it. Completely lost it.”


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  9. Special 1: The Origin of John Roderick

    In July 2014, Brett interviewed John Roderick about how he became a

    professional musician. The conversation evolved into a compelling,

    serialized narrative that couldn’t be contained in not just one, nor two,

    nor even three episodes.

    We present the resulting four-part epic uninterrupted, with the exception

    of brief transitions from one chapter to the next. Think of The Origin of

    John Roderick as an improvisational book on tape, with each chapter

    recorded a few weeks apart.

    The end of the year can be a strange, cold, and lonely time. We hope this

    keeps your brain warm until 2015.

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  10. Episode 20: Self Doubt with Merlin Mann — The Nudge

    How can we be sure that we’re on the right track? Doubt is the rust that eats away at our ability, as designers, to be confident that what we’re producing is good and worthwhile.

    In this episode Ross and Josh speak to professional speaking human Merlin Mann about overcoming or, perhaps, embracing self-doubt, to become better producers of quality work. Are we allowed to change our minds and how do we deal with the criticism that results from that?

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