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  1. Broadway’s “Hadestown” | Talks at Google

    Listen in for an exciting performance and discussion with the cast of Broadway’s "Hadestown", nominated for 14 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

    2:35 - Anais performing "I Raise My Cup" 4:50 - Eva and Reeve performing "All I’ve Ever Known"

    Panelists include: Anais Mitchell (Book, lyrics, music), Andre De Shields (Hermes), Reeve Carney (Orpheus), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Amber Gray (Persephone), and Patrick Page (Hades).

    HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

    More info via: https://www.hadestown.com/

    Moderated by Jillian Hochman.

    #hadestown #broadway #tonyawards

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  2. This Is Why Trump Doesn’t Do Solo Press Conferences

    Stephen delivers a monologue about Trump’s long, incoherent, rambling press conference just minutes after Trump’s long, incoherent, rambling press conference.

    Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube For more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnR Watch full episodes of "The Late Show" HERE: http://bit.ly/1Puei40 Like "The Late Show" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1df139Y Follow "The Late Show" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1dMzZzG Follow "The Late Show" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1JlGgzw Follow "The Late Show" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/29wfREj Follow "The Late Show" on Tumblr HERE: http://bit.ly/29DVvtR

    Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Only on CBS.

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    Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream live TV, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B

    —- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is the premier late night talk show on CBS, airing at 11:35pm EST, streaming online via CBS All Access, and delivered to the International Space Station on a USB drive taped to a weather balloon. Every night, v…

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  3. Episode 10: Throwing Away Your Shot with Merlin Mann

    Writer, podcaster and one of Brian’s favorite people on the internet Merlin Mann talks about how the best writing books are kind of self-help books; how writing can influence every aspect of your life; and Hamilton. So much wonderful Hamilton nerdery.

    Merlin Mann

    Back to Work

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and its tunnels

    A Man Without a Country

    Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

    Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life As A Weapon

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    http://www.sportsmediaguy.com/the-other-51/2016/11/17/episode-10-throwing-away-your-shot-with-merlin-mann

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  4. John Roderick, The Long Winters/Roderick on the Line - XOXO Festival (2016)

    A frequent guest at XOXO, John Roderick is the frontman and songwriter of The Long Winters, the receiving end of Merlin Mann’s weekly phone calls for Roderick on the Line, and one of our favorite storytellers of all time.

    Follow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnroderick Roderick on the Line: http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick The Long Winters: http://thelongwinters.com/ And his official site: http://www.johnroderick.com/

    Recorded in September 2016 at XOXO, an experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology in Portland, Oregon. For more, visit http://xoxofest.com.

    Introductory music: "Flaws Run Deep" by Jim Guthrie. Video production by brytCAST. Video thumbnail by Searle Video. Captions by White Coat Captioning.

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  5. How MetaFilter’s Founder (Successfully) Stepped Away From the Community After 16 Years

    After managing MetaFilter for 16 years, founder Matt Haughey stepped away from the community in 2015, handing the day-to-day operations over to a long time staff member with a small, paid team. More than a year and a half later, Matt stops by Community Signal to reflect on his decision and how it has impacted the community. The transition of power at MetaFilter is our focus on this episode, including what led Matt to realize that it was time for him to go. Plus:

    Why MetaFilter charges $5 for new accounts The time that Matt caught Dilbert creator Scott Adams posting anonymously to praise himself What concerns Matt about the consolidation of power in social media platforms

    Big Quotes

    “I worked at startups, and I didn’t like it. I couldn’t imagine ever running one or feeling comfortable with it. [With MetaFilter], I just wanted to build something that was useful for people and enjoyable, and gave back to the people who participated in it. That was my goal.” -@mathowie

    “[After taking a year to plan his exit from MetaFilter:] Maybe it’s the nature of community managers in general. We’re careful, thoughtful people or else we would have terrible communities. I’m the type of guy that gives three months notice if I leave a job. I don’t want to leave people feeling out of it. The community’s maintained health was my number one priority. It takes a year to pull yourself out of a project when you have tendrils in every aspect of it.” -@mathowie

    “[MetaFilter’s $5 account registration fee] wasn’t really economic. It was definitely just trying to put a hurdle in front of people. … Anytime we [were mentioned] in the press … 500 or 600 people would just funnel in, sign up for an account and find the nearest thread and just start leaving comments. Most of them are just clueless, like ‘What is this site for, why am I here, what the hell is this, I don’t even like the color of it?’ It would just be chaos.” -@mathowie

    “I never wanted a community that was so big, it felt anonymous.” -@mathowie

    “[When people started selling MetaFilter accounts on eBay,] I’m sitting there going like, ‘Boy, this is weird having a black market around my own thing.’ I was railing on the music industry. I was writing blog posts about how it sucks the music industry is vilifying Napster and MP3s like, let me pay for digital music. I remember begging, writing things in 2002 and 2003. … There’d be no Napster if you had 50 cent songs or dollar songs. It would be easier to just pay for them than it would be to track down these MP3s … I remember just thinking, yeah, there’s this black market around MetaFilter. I can get rid of it by just doing what I would ask the music industry to do, which is provide an economic way to do the right thing. There were no more eBay auctions after that because anyone could get [an account] for five bucks.” -@mathowie

    “Scott Adams and Dilbert stuff would come up on MetaFilter from time to time. I don’t even know what tipped me off … but I’d noticed every time there’s a thread about Dilbert or Scott Adams, there’s this weird user with this really bizarre username that’s always there to defend him to the death. He would argue with everybody about what a genius Scott Adams was. … We have PayPal records with some identifiers of your name and email. [I pulled up the account,] and it’s Scott Adams. … Running communities is weird. This stuff comes up from time to time.” – @mathowie

    “The way we think of comments today, as mostly garbage to be ignored and phasing out rapidly in many places, is largely due to the lack of community management.” -@mathowie

    “A zillion newspapers and news sites adopted comments without ever hiring a single person to moderate them or even care to look at them. So they became synonymous with cesspools of nonsense.” -@mathowie

    “I do think we’re just on the cusp of figuring out where the downside is to [consolidating social interaction to a few, powerful platforms]. Like this week, there was news that Facebook’s working on censorship software for China so that controversial articles would, basically, never be seen in China because that’s a requirement of web publishing in China. That’s really disturbing. How could that be applied by any other government or anybody else or anyone at Facebook? Those are things that are super concerning. I don’t know if we’re ever going to return to a rich, lush, open web of thousands of decentralized servers and writers, unfortunately.” -@mathowie

    About Matt Haughey Matt Haughey was one of the pioneers of blogging. In 1999, he started MetaFilter.com as the first blog community and continued to run it until last year. He’s now a writer at Slack, and continues to tinker on dozens of small web projects today. Related Links

    MetaFilter, the community that Matt founded and managed for 16 years Slack, where Matt is a senior writer Slashdot, a social news website and community that inspired Matt Digg, once a social news site, now a news aggregator Managing Online Forums, Patrick’s book Tom Vanderbilt, a New York Times bestselling author who has received inspiration from Ask MetaFilter for his books Alex Goldman, a MetaFilter user who now co-hosts the Reply All podcast for Gimlet Media The WELL, an early, influential online community Matt’s announcement at MetaFilter about moving on Jason Goldman, Chief Digital Officer of the White House, who helped Matt realize it was time to move on Josh Millard, who now manages MetaFilter Matt’s account on MetaFilter

    Online Community MetaFilter Charges $5 for New Accounts by Patrick

    The Blogfather by Ruth Brown, an interview with Matt

    A Member of Your Online Community Lies About Committing Suicide: What Do You Do? by Patrick

    Death and MetaFilter by Josh Millard

    Josh Millard’s announcement about the suicide hoax on MetaFilter Dilbert, a comic strip by Scott Adams

    Article about Scott Adams sock puppet account on MetaFilter

    Scott Adams admitting that he had been praising and defending himself under a pseudonymous account Moodle, an open source learning platform

    Community Signal episode with Greg Barber of the Washington Post Taboola, a provider of “sponsored links” on editorial sites

    NPR’s announcement about removing comments from their website The Shade Room, a celebrity and entertainment news site with a substantial Instagram presence Indie.vc, which provided funding to The Shade Room

    Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China by Mike Isaac Matt on Twitter

    Transcript

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