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  1. David Foster Wallace: The ‘Fresh Air’ Interview : NPR

    In 1996, Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest was a critical and popular success. The new movie The End of The Tour recreates the author’s tour for that book. Originally broadcast March 5, 1997.

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  2. 4: Page Turner

    It’s the end of the Macworld as we know it.

    GuestsJohn Siracusa@siracusaHypercritical SiteAccidental Tech PodcastJason Snell@jsnellSix ColorsSerenity Caldwell@setterniMorePersonal SiteReferencesMacworld (Wikipedia)John Siracusa on Steve Jobs & the original issue of MacworldMac ClonesMacUser (Wikipedia)Macintosh II FXChandler Bing reading Macworld on FriendsMacworld to end print edition (NYTimes)Jason Snell: Goodbye MacworldMusicThe theme music is by Terique Greenfield.Ad music is by Kebu.Scoring for this episode is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.Brought to you by:Unread: an RSS reader. Features an elegant UI, great typography, and eight color themes.  Available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation. Buy the book on Amazon or get one of the special editions. Get 10% off and free shipping on a special edition using offer code ‘MACFM’ at checkout.Patreon supporters like Zach Kahn, Marco Hyyryläinen, John Gruber, Daniel Cacace, and Alan Braverman. Thank you.

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