Monthly Archives: July 2014

Episode #156: Scott Weems

Scott Weems (Cognitive Neuroscientist, “Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why”) joins the show. We discuss Scott’s research on humor and why it serves so many important functions in our day-to-day lives.   Show Notes You can purchase

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Episode #155: Rafe Bartholomew

Rafe Bartholomew (Editor at Grantland, “Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball”) joins the show. We preview the upcoming slate of boxing action, and discuss Rafe’s past travels to the Philippines.   Show

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Episode #154: Joanna Rakoff

Joanna Rakoff (“My Salinger Year”) joins the show. We discuss Joanna’s experience working at a very respected, but albeit idiosyncratic, literary agency that housed one of the great twentieth century writers.        Show Notes You can purchase My Salinger

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Episode #153: George Vecsey

George Vecsey (New York Times, “Eight World Cups: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer”) joins the show. We discuss George’s experiences at the past eight World Cup tournaments where he traveled the globe witnessing the rise

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Episode #152: Tim Wendel

Tim Wendel (“Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time”) joins the show. The 1991 Major League Baseball season featured many unforgettable moments: Rickey Henderson’s chase

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