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  • Merry Christmas podcast, with Poesy MP3

    It’s been a year since I sat down at the mic, but it’s Christmas and we have a tradition to uphold. Now we’re settling in here in Burbank and I’ve got a new computer, I’m hoping to get everything running again and get back to a regular schedule. (MP3, podcast feed)

    26.12.2015

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    26.12.2015

  • Merry Mixmas 2015: more jolly holiday mashups MP3

    DJ Riko is back with another year's worth of holiday mashups: Merry Mixmas 2015 (MP3). (more…)

    14.12.2015

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    14.12.2015

  • Neil Gaiman reads "A Christmas Carol" MP3

    Last year's New York Public Library podcast featured this wonderful reading (MP3) of A Christmas Carol by Neil Gaiman, reading from the last surviving copy of Dickens own annotated "prompt" text, which Dickens himself used to read from. A perfect, perennial listen for the Christmas season. (via Tor.com)

    14.12.2015

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    14.12.2015

  • Pre-mutated products: where did all those "hoverboards" come from? MP3

    Those bowtie-shaped "motorized self-balancing two-wheeled scooters" you see in the windows of strip-mall cellphone repair shops and in mall-kiosks roared out of nowhere and are now everywhere, despite being so new that we don't even know what they're called. (more…)

    29.11.2015

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    29.11.2015

  • How search engines make us feel smarter than we really are MP3

    You’ve likely wondered if the internet is having a negative effect on your brain. Perhaps you’ve thought this after realizing the world wide web now serves as a trusty resource when gaps in your knowledge appear, and over time it, you’ve thought, maybe it might be making you less knowledgeable overall because you habitually head to Google if you don’t know the answers to something, search, click, read a few l...

    27.11.2015

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    27.11.2015

  • Hello From the Magic Tavern: hilarious, addictive improv podcast MP3

    The setup is pretty weird: Arnie fell through a dimensional portal behind a Chicago Burger King and found humself in a magical high-fantasy kingdom called Foon, where he has befriended a shape-shifter in the form of a talking badger called Chunt, and a shouty wizard called Usidore. Together, they record a weekly podcast with lovable Foonites, which Arnies uploads through an unreliable wifi signal from the Burger Kin...

    15.11.2015

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    15.11.2015

  • How to willfully alter your brain’s ability to willfully alter your brain’s abilities MP3

    In a way, you can simply will yourself into a new physical form – that is if you use your will to routinely move heavy things, run around, or eat fewer tacos. Just as you can change your body at the atomic level by lifting weights, exercising, or eating differently, you can willfully alter your brain by performing another physical act: thinking in a certain way. (more…)

    23.10.2015

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    23.10.2015

  • Curing kids of the notion that they suck at science MP3

    Can a new computer-assisted teaching program rid us of the cognitive errors that lead to students believing they suck at math or just aren’t cut out to study science? According to Ulrik Christensen, senior fellow of digital learning at McGraw-Hill Education, yes it can. Read the rest

    07.07.2015

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    07.07.2015

  • Gweek 122: Save the Adventure! MP3

    The great illustrator Danny Hellman joined Josh Glenn and me to talk about his illustrious career, including his tenure drawing covers for Al Goldstein's Screw magazine in the 1990s. Josh talked about his successful Kickstarter for a project to save old adventure novels and make them available as monthly e-books. And we recommended three books for the holidays: Josh's Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Ser...

    27.11.2013

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    27.11.2013

  • Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast: Ravens to Penthouse MP3

    Boing Boing's latest podcast is called Boars, Gore, and Swords (BGaS for short). It's hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and other lots of other things. You should know that they use salty language. Enjoy! -- Mark In this episode, R...

    26.11.2013

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    26.11.2013

  • Apps for Kids 052: Edge MP3

    Subscribe to Apps for Kids Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane. In this episode, we review Edge. It's $2.99 at the iTunes Store and Google Play. We also present a new "Would you rather?" question. Give your answer here: JavaScript is disabled! If you'...

    24.11.2013

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    24.11.2013

  • Not Playing - Boing Boing's new podcast that recaps 80s movies MP3

    [Here's the latest edition to Boing Boing's growing family of wonderful podcasts! It's called Not Playing, and it's hosted by Lex Friedman and Dan Moren (bios below). In each episode, Lex and Dan watch movies they've never seen -- but that everyone else has. There are two versions of each episode available — the capsules and the commentary track versions. Listen to their thoughts before and after they watch th...

    22.11.2013

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    22.11.2013

  • New Disruptors 50: A Job Isn't a Four-Letter Word MP3

    This podcast often emphasizes going it alone. But what if you could achieve your own dreams of continuous learning and creative expression while also having full-time jobs and getting that mythical thing, a regular paycheck? I talk with Alli Dryer and Jenni Leder, user interface/user experience (UI/UX) designers, who changed their lives — and those of their husbands — to bring their lives closer...

    21.11.2013

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    21.11.2013

  • You Are Not So Smart podcast 012: The Dangerous Passion of Jealousy: MP3

    Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is its function, and what are the warning signs that signal this powerful emotion may lead to violence? Once reserved for the contemplation of poets and playwrights, jealousy is now the subject of intense scientific scrutiny. "Mate poachers abound," explains this week's guest, psychologist David Buss, who says that his research supports his hypothesis that hum...

    21.11.2013

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    21.11.2013

  • Tell Me Something I Don't Know 018: Jacq Cohen of Fantagraphics MP3

    Jacq Cohen is the publicist of Fantagraphics Books. Before that, she was an assistant publicist at Dark Horse Comics and interned at Top Shelf Comix. Fantagraphics Books has been a proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since they started publishing the Comics Journal in 1976. Since then, they’ve published some of the greatest cartoonists in history including George Herriman, Charl...

    20.11.2013

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    20.11.2013

  • Gweek 121: The Return of Ape Lad MP3

    Any year that Adam Koford (aka Ape Lad) publishes a new book is a good year. The Disney artist joined Dean Putney and I to talk about his newest book of cartoons, Down with the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, which he self-published so he could have more control over its design. And Dean tells a similar story about his forthcoming book of World War One photos taken by his great-grandfather, called Walter Koessler 1914...

    20.11.2013

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    20.11.2013

  • Boars, Gore, and Swords: New Boing Boing podcast! MP3

    Look -- Boing Boing has a new podcast! It's called Boars, Gore, and Swords (BGaS for short). It's hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and other lots of other things. You should know that they use salty language. Enjoy! -- Mark In thi...

    19.11.2013

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    19.11.2013

  • What is death? MP3

    What a treat! The BBC Radio 4 science show The Infinite Monkey Cage has started its new season, and the first episode is a corker, asking whether a strawberry is dead, and what is death, anyway? Podcast feed, MP3     

    25.06.2013

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    25.06.2013

  • Interview with Richard Matheson MP3

    Rick Kleffel sez, "We'll miss Richard Matheson... he introduced me to the sort of stories he wrote when I was arguably too young to read them. I found an old paperback of The Shores of Space on my parents' shelves and hid behind the couch to read the terrifying stories. I actually had the chance to speak with him in 2011 about his whole career. It was an fascinating and rather intense conversation. Here's the link fo...

    25.06.2013

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    25.06.2013

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