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Episode 15: Looper and The Hobbit

Last week we discuss the upcoming sci-fi/action thriller Looper, which was released 2 days after we think it may have...

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Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Wants To Tell You Something You Don't Know

Stephen J. Dubner is the best-selling co-author of Freakonomics and the host of the Freakonomics Radio Podcast....

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The Most Vilified Industry in America Is Also the Most Charitable

Pharmaceutical firms donate an enormous amount of their products (and some cash too). But it doesn't seem to be...

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How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Rebroadcast)

Nearly two percent of America is grassy green. Sure, lawns are beautiful and useful and they smell great. But are the...

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How to Catch World Cup Fever

For soccer fans, it's easy. For the rest of us? Not so much, especially since the U.S. team didn't qualify. So here's...

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How to Build a Smart City

We are in the midst of a historic (and wholly unpredicted) rise in urbanization. But it's hard to retrofit old cities...

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Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)

A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate...

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Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?

Corporate Social Responsibility programs can attract better job applicants who'll work for less money. But they also...

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5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing

We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — “bystander apathy” and “steep learning curve” and...

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In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)

Has our culture's obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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In Praise of Incrementalism (Rebroadcast)

What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge...

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'Looper' - A Review of 'Looper' - A Review of 'Looper'

(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict reviews the new time travelling action film Looper. Matt and...

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Episode 3: The Springfield Three, Part 1

After celebrating their High School graduation, Stacy McCall stayed over at her friend Suzie Streeter's home, with...

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19: 10 Things I Hate About You / '90s Teen Movies

This week we're talking 10 Things I Hate About You! We discuss our first impression of the film then our second...

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Episode 16: Andrea Modica

On the show this week it’s Andrea Modica....

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Episode 42 - The Dark Knight Rises (1:05:40)

Our Batman man from Adelaide, Australia, Shaheen the Anarcap, joins us once again to discuss the 3rd installment of...

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Episode 42 - The Dark Knight Rises (1:05:40)

Our Batman man from Adelaide, Australia, Shaheen the Anarcap, joins us once again to discuss the 3rd installment of...

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Databank Brawl - EP 86 - Slowen Lo v Temiri Blagg

From the minds of Ken Napzok (Schmoes Know, Collider, co-creator of Jedi Alliance) and Joseph Scrimshaw (comedian,...

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In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)

Has our culture's obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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How to Catch World Cup Fever

For soccer fans, it's easy. For the rest of us? Not so much, especially since the U.S. team didn't qualify. So here's...

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