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Thomas Paine said, "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." The Colin McEnroe Show endeavors to prove Paine correct, every weekday.

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    Redheads: From stereotypes to superpowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 42:00


    Redheads. They smell better. They're better at sensing temperature changes. They can handle more pain. (Those things are apparently all true.) But. From being associated with witchcraft in the Middle Ages to being portrayed as hot-tempered or even soulless in our present popular culture, the red-haired continue to be seen as another kind of other. This hour, in the era of Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran and Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams, a look at the myths and reality surrounding red hair. GUESTS: Jacky Colliss Harvey: Author of Red: A History of the Redhead Erin La Rosa: Creator of the blog Side of Ginger and author of The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired in a different form January 16, 2018.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Classified documents, font controversies, and the connection between exercise and spirituality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 41:39


    This hour: are too many documents classified in the U.S.? Plus, why the State Department is changing its default font. And, we'll look at the connection between exercise and spirituality. GUESTS:  Matthew Connelly: Professor of International and Global History at Columbia University, author of the forthcoming book The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets, and principal investigator of History Lab Juan Villanueva: Senior Type Designer at the Monotype Studio, and co-founder of Type Electives, an online school for type design education Cody Musselman: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, who is working on a book called Spiritual Exercises: Fitness and Religion in Modern America Join the conversation onFacebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose looks at the Oscar noms and ‘The Menu'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 50:00


    This week's Nose never burns anything unless by design — to make delicious. This year's Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning. Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11. Steven Spielberg, nominated three times for The Fabelmans, earned his first-ever screenwriting nod in 45 years of nominations. Tom Cruise is nominated for the first time in 23 years (and for the first time as a producer). The Best Actor field is all first-time nominees (something that hadn't happened since 1934), and the Best Actress category is among the hardest to predict in recent memory. Lots of good stories. And yet there's plenty for the internet to get all riled up about, too. There are no women among the Best Director nominees. Jordan Peele and his Nope were completely ignored. Ryan Coogler didn't get a Best Director nom for his blockbuster Black Panther sequel (though Coogler is actually nominated this year — for Best Original Song). In fact, there are zero movies by Black filmmakers nominated anywhere among the Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, or International Feature categories. The Oscars seem to have taken some steps backwards in certain ways. And: The Menu is a haute cuisine horror/thriller/comedy directed by Mark Mylod and produced by, among others, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. It stars Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy, who both earned leading actor nominations at the Golden Globes … but not at the Academy Awards. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Paul La Farge, Inventive Novelist, Is Dead at 52 He played with history and narrative techniques whether writing about 19th-century France or H.P. Lovecraft. Panic! at the Disco Is Over, Brendon Urie Says The group's last remaining original member is turning his attention toward family life M&M's Ditches ‘Spokescandies' After Tucker Carlson Complained About Their Sexiness ‘SHOES CAN BE POLARIZING' Reading is precious – which is why I've been giving away my books I'm donating my books to people who can most benefit from them. Why keep a novel that could delight someone else? Twitter Is Obsessed With A Rumor That Shakira Discovered Her Husband Cheated Because Of Strawberry Jam, And The Memes Are Very, Very, Very Good Apparently no one messes with Shakira and her strawberry jam. Ticketmaster Hearing Takeaways: After Taylor Swift Debacle, Some Senators Call Live Nation a ‘Monopoly' The Senate Judiciary Committee explored whether the merger of Live Nation, the giant concert company, and Ticketmaster, the leading ticket seller, has harmed consumers by stifling competition. Why we all need subtitles now It's not you — TV dialogue has gotten harder to hear. How Many Peaches Can Justin Bieber Buy With $200 Million? Columbo and Chill How the internet turned a boomer TV cop into a sex symbol and queer icon. We Think Rian Johnson's Poker Face Is a Superhero Show, and He's OK With That We asked the Glass Onion director about the mysterious power at the center of his new Peacock detective series. Rian Johnson Mastered the Whodunit. Now He's on to the “Howcatchem.” In an interview with The Ringer, the ‘Glass Onion' director discussed his new crime mystery series ‘Poker Face,' his TV experience with ‘Breaking Bad,' and why Natasha Lyonne is the perfect collaborator A font feud brews after State Dept. picks Calibri over Times New Roman The Times (New Roman) are a-Changin,' read the subject line of a cable from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to U.S. embassies as part of an accessibility push NCIS: Los Angeles Is Coming To An End After 14 Seasons And 322 Episodes My Husband Was Right About DVDs All Along Avatar: The Way Of Water Becomes James Cameron's Third $2 Billion Movie At The Worldwide Box Office 25 Years Of Spice World And The Peak Of '90s Girl Power There's Snow on Mars And it would be strangely beautiful to behold. Beyoncé Was Paid Millions To Perform At A Hotel Grand Opening In Dubai, And Fans Aren't Happy About It Beyoncé was reportedly paid $24 million for her performance. Go Ahead And Cross The Streams With A Ghostbusters Rewatch A Children's Classic with a Refreshing Lack of Lessons “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” refuses explicit conclusions. That's the source of its appeal. Syndicated Late-Night Talk Show With Craig Ferguson Shopped By Sony Pictures TV For Fall 2023 A Radiohead fan has recreated the whole In Rainbows album using sounds from Mario 64 On4word delivers his super Mario odyssey with a little help from the SoundFont format New owner of Astoria Goonies house wants to keep it open for movie fans Asteroid Measurements Make No Sense Is this space rock the size of a train car or 22 penguins? Jimmy Kimmel celebrates 20 years as a (reluctant) late night TV institution Future Cringe One day we'll look back on this moment and wonder: What were we thinking? GUESTS: Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn Lindsay Lee Wallace: Writes about culture, health care and health equity, and other stuff, too Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Narcissists, we bet you think this show is about you. You're right, it is.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 48:55


    There's more to narcissism than meets the eye. This hour Colin and his guests reflect on narcissism: our misunderstandings about it, its pervasiveness in our culture, and the personal, public, and political damage it wreaks. GUESTS: Mark Ettensohn: Clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of narcissists Lee Hammock: “Self-aware” narcissist who shares his experience and insights on social media Pete Hatemi: Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Penn State University Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Exploring the myth and metaphor of Cassandra and the price of foresight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 50:19


    You've likely heard the story from Greek mythology of Cassandra: a woman given the gift of prophecy who was cursed to never be believed. This hour we explore that myth, and its relevance. Plus, we'll talk about real-life Cassandras, including the diplomat who tried to stop World War II, and a public health official who tried to warn us about the COVID-19 pandemic. GUESTS:  Joel Christensen: Professor of Classical Studies and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Brandeis University. His newest book is The Many-Minded Man: The Odyssey, Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic Dr. Charity Dean: CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Public Health Company. She previously served as the Assistant Director for the California Department of Public Health Steve Kemper: Freelance journalist and author of Our Man in Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor Amanda Rees: Historian of Science based at the University of York who works on the history of the future. She is the author of the book Human Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ‘Monuments aren't history lessons': A look at the present and future of monuments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 50:00


    This hour we look at the landscape of monuments across the United States and explore how new monuments are created and how old ones are decommissioned. Plus, what could a COVID-19 memorial look like and represent? GUESTS: Sue Mobley: Director of research at Monument Lab Erin Thompson: Professor of art crime at John Jay College and the author of Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America's Public Monuments Kristin Urquiza: Co-founder and chief activist of Marked by COVID The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired July 7, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Now we're cooking with gas! But should we be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 49:00


    Talk of regulating gas stoves in the United States recently ignited a firestorm. This hour we talk about what sparked the debate, the health impacts of gas stoves, and why many have grown attached to them. Plus, we look at what this debate can teach us about climate communications and actions, and the history and culture of cooking. GUESTS:  Daniel Cohan: Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, and author of Confronting Climate Gridlock Megan Elias: Historian, Director of the Gastronomy Program, and Associate Professor at Boston University Rebecca Leber: Senior Climate Reporter for Vox Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The artful todger: The Nose looks at ‘Spare' and the present Prince Harry moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 49:00


    This week's Nose has no prince autopilot button that you can press and it just takes you away. The English-language edition of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex's Spare reportedly sold 1.43 million copies on the day it was published and 3.2 million copies in its first week. It is now the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever published. And then there's Harry & Meghan, the six-part docuseries about Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Its December debut was the biggest ever for a Netflix documentary, with a total of 81.6 million hours watched, amounting to more than 28 million households, over its first four days, according to Netflix. And there's the 60 Minutes interview and the Late Show interview and the ITV interview and all their attendant outsized audience numbers. This week's Nose looks at the present Prince Harry moment. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: David Crosby, Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash Co-Founder, Dies at 81 Gina Lollobrigida, Italian Bombshell Movie Star, Dies at 95 Brian Tufano, British Cinematographer Known For Trainspotting And Billy Elliot, Has Died At 83 Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in ‘Rust' Killing A gun that Mr. Baldwin was rehearsing with went off, killing the film's cinematographer. The armorer responsible for weapons on set also faces manslaughter charges. Wikipedia's Redesign Is Barely Noticeable. That's the Point. A decade on, the ‘This is fine' creator wants to put the famous dog to rest This Film Does Not Exist Paramount+ Pivots ‘Mayor of Kingstown' Marketing to Remove Wounds From Jeremy Renner's Face “It's good of the network,” co-creator Hugh Dillon says, adding: “Everybody is sensitive to Jeremy" following his snowplow accident. Channing Tatum Is Back for Magic Mike's Last Dance And ready to talk about life, love, and learning to be a feminist. ‘The SNL of Sabermetrics': How a group of message-board misfits changed baseball “Hater” doesn't have to be a dirty word Meet the influencers who won't “let people enjoy things.” Sunrise Is The Only Best Picture Oscar Winner The Academy Doesn't Recognize The Mindy Kaling Backlash Has Lost All Nuance Recent criticism of the comedian's artistic laziness has fans reexamining her whole career. ‘Night Court' Is NBC's Best Comedy Debut in Five Years The update of the 1980s sitcom also has the best 18–49 rating this season for any network entertainment show without an NFL lead-in. In the fight against slowing growth, Netflix and its rivals are all in this together Sexbots Are Liking People's Instagram Stories And It's Getting Weird Now “them IG sex bots was there when you weren't” GUESTS: Theresa Cramer: A freelance writer and editor and the co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    It's a flu! From COVID to pregnancy, a look at home testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 48:57


    Thanks to rapid COVID-19 tests, most of us have gotten comfortable taking medical tests at home. But why aren't there home tests for more diseases? This hour, we look at the phenomenon of home medical tests, explore what's in store for their future, and discuss their impact on the medical world. Plus, we'll dig into the history and the cultural impact of home pregnancy tests. GUESTS:  Dr. Michael Mina: The Chief Science Officer of eMed  Dr. Catherine Klapperich: Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, and Scientific Director of the Design, Automation, Manufacturing, and Processes Laboratory at Boston University Karen Weingarten: Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, and author of the forthcoming book Pregnancy Test  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.T he Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    We take your calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 49:00


    We've been doing these shows a couple times a month where we don't book any guests, where we fill the hour with your calls. And your calls have been interesting and surprising and amusing. This hour, the conversation winds around to aging and independent living, printers and their upkeep, leaving the TV on for your pets, the dangers of deflated balloons to cattle and otherwise … Anything. (Seemingly) everything. These shows are fun for us, and they seem to be fun for you, too. So we did another one. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    From Achilles to Harry Potter: How the hero's journey helps, and limits, our storytelling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 50:00


    The concept of the hero's journey was popularized by Joseph Campbell and outlined in his 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell based the hero's journey framework off of myths from around the world. Since then, the idea of the hero's journey has been used in popular books and movies from Star Wars through Harry Potter to The Hunger Games and beyond. But, despite its popularity, Campbell's hero's journey framework has faced a number of criticisms, including that he left women out of the story. Maria Tatar's new book, The Heroine with 1,001 Faces, changes that. This hour, a look at the impact of the hero's journey — and at its limitations. GUESTS: Jeff Garvin: Co-host of the The Hero's Journey podcast Lev Grossman: Author of the Magicians trilogy; his newest book is The Golden Swift Maria Tatar: Author of The Heroine with 1,001 Faces The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired June 30, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose looks at ‘Decision to Leave,' bids adieu to Stoned Wheat Thins, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 50:00


    Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) is the eleventh feature film directed by Park Chan-wook. It deftly threads the police procedural, neo-noir, mystery, and, maybe, romance genres together. Decision to Leave was nominated for Best Non-English Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards, and it's shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Some other possible topics include: Jeff Beck, Guitarist With a Chapter in Rock History, Dies at 78 His playing with the Yardbirds and as leader of his own bands brought a sense of adventure to their groundbreaking recordings. Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54 after hospitalization The World of Crackers Has Lost a Giant Rest in power. The Winners and Losers of the 2023 Golden Globes Hollywood's most tumultuous award show returned to television and offered a surprising number of pleasing moments—even if the play-off music almost stopped them from happening I'm the Prince from ‘Two Princes,' and I have also written a tell-all In the age of anti-police sentiment, why do we still love detective stories so much? Despite increased distrust in policing, films about detective work have only become more popular, achieving both financial and critical acclaim. This Device Will Not Let You LOL Unless You Mean It When you type “LOL” in a message to your friends, do you really laugh out loud? This device will hold you accountable. Francis Ford Coppola's ‘Megalopolis' in Peril Amid Ballooning Budget, Crew Exodus The filmmaker is halfway through the movie in Atlanta, with one source describing the set as “absolute madness.” Spielberg, ‘Top Gun' feted by National Board of Review People Are Calling Out Gwen Stefani After She Repeatedly Said She's Japanese In An Interview“Gwen Stefani telling an Asian American interviewer that she identifies as Japanese is the kind of oblivion i'm trying to channel in this dark, cruel world.” Women Were Better Represented in Hollywood During the Silent Film Era, AFI Study Reports Games Rule: Sports events account for all but six of the top 100 telecasts of 2022 People Are Revealing The Beloved Celebrities They Actually Can't Stand, And While Some Hurt My Heart, Others Are Spot-On Why Top Gun: Maverick's Joseph Kosinski Should Be Nominated For Best Director I Ranked 133 Celeb's Bathrooms From Best To Worst, And I'm Honestly SHOCKED By How Many Are Ugly And Dysfunctional Money can't buy you class, but it CAN help celebrities buy some truly horrific looking bathrooms

    There are 20 quadrillion ants on earth. How do we make sense of a number like that?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 49:00


    We recently heard that scientists are estimating that there are 20 quadrillion ants on earth. Which made us wonder: how do we make sense of a number like that? This hour is all about how we relate to unimaginable numbers, both large and small. And, why our inability to conceptualize large numbers can have a real-world impact during times like a pandemic. GUESTS:  Shabnam Mousavi: Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and a Senior Scientist at the Center for Artificial Intelligence Sabine Nooten: Insect Ecologist, and a Temporary Principal Investigator at the University of Würzburg Elizabeth Toomarian: The Director of the Brainwave Learning Center at Synapse School, and an Educational Neuroscience Researcher at Stanford University  Edward Tufte: Wrote, designed, and self-published five books on information design and data visualization. He also designed and built Hopgen Hill Farms, a sculpture farm, in Woodbury, Connecticut. He was a Professor at Princeton and Yale for 32 years Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Late night TV's idea of diversity is a white guy not named Jimmy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 50:00


    In just the last year, at least six different late night comedy shows have ended. Conan O'Brien left Conanon TBS, who also canceled Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Desus & Mero split up, ending their Showtime program. NBC canceled the very late A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Trevor Noah just left The Daily Show a few weeks ago, and James Corden has announced that he'll leave The Late Late Show later this year. (And let's not forget HBO Max's currently disappeared The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo.) And then there's Saturday Night Live. Eight cast members left the show before Season 48 premiered in October — including the likes of Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson. And then Cecily Strong left last month, too. SNL's current cast includes four new featured players. So there's a lot of churn and change in late night right now. Oh, and here's one other new thing: The most-watched show in late night comedy at the moment is on, uh … Fox News? (This idea requires a liberal — you see what I did there — definition of “late night.” And maybe “comedy,” too. But still.) This hour, a look at the current state and possible future of late night. GUESTS: Eric Deggans: NPR's television critic Constance Grady: Senior correspondent on the culture team for Vox The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hey, ho, let's go! 50 years of punk rock

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 50:00


    Punk rock's been around for a good half a century now. This hour, a deep dive into punk's past and present. GUESTS: Legs McNeil: Co-founder of PUNK Magazine and co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Kelefa Sanneh: Author of Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres and a staff writer at The New Yorker Ben Social and Amy Wappel: Formed the Connecticut-based punk band Sadplant in 2007 The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show, which originally aired June 29, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Never bring a cane to a knife fight and other lessons of Congress's chaotic week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 48:58


    After 15 votes, Representative Kevin McCarthy is now speaker of the House of Representatives. This hour we talk about that election, its historical significance, and C-SPAN's coverage of it. GUESTS:  Joanne Freeman: The Class of 1954 Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and the co-host of the American History and politics podcast “Now & Then.” Her most recent book is The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War Ben O'Connell: C-SPAN's Director of Editorial Operations Aaron Rupar: Independent journalist and publisher of the “Public Notice” newsletter, covering U.S. Politics and Media Join the conversation onFacebook and Twitter. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose looks at ‘White Noise' and ‘The Recruit'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 50:00


    This week's Nose is like a shapeless, growing thing, a dark, black, breathing thing of smoke. White Noise is a movie adaptation of the landmark 1985 Don DeLillo novel written and directed by Noah Baumbach. It stars Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle, and Driver is nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Netflix calls the movie, “At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic.” And: The Recruit is an eight-episode espionage adventure/comedy/drama/thriller thing series on Netflix. It is created by Alexi Hawley, and Doug Liman directs its first two episodes. Noah Centineo stars as a new CIA lawyer who finds himself caught up in more actual international intrigue than he's prepared for. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Henry Grossman, Photographer of Celebrities and Beatles, Dies at 86 He was best known for his formal portraits of prominent politicians and entertainers. Less famously, he took thousands of candid shots of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Novelist Appears to Announce She's Alive 2 Years After Faking Suicide: ‘Let the Fun Begin' “I debated on how to do this a million times,” Susan Meachen recently wrote on her Facebook page. The 200 Greatest Singers of All Time From Sinatra to SZA, from R&B to salsa to alt-rock ‘Glass Onion' and ‘Babylon' Have Broken People's Brains It's time to log off, folks Sleazeballs are hot again Matty Healy, for when you're ready to graduate from Harry Styles. More Networks Are Pulling Shows From Streaming — And This Trend Couldn't Be More Dangerous ‘Office Space' Inspired Engineer's Theft Scheme, Police Say The authorities said a software engineer in Washington State stole more than $300,000 from his employer and named the scheme after the 1999 workplace comedy. Secret Meetings, Tequila and Black Adam vs. Superman: How Dwayne Johnson's Bid for DC Power Flamed Out Martin Scorsese: The ‘Clouds Lifted' for Cinema's Future When I Saw ‘TÁR' Scorsese praised Todd Field's “high-wire act” before bestowing upon him the Best Picture prize at Wednesday night's New York Film Critics Circle awards. The Best Movie Posters of 2022 GUESTS: Jacques Lamarre: A playwright and the chief communications officer at Buzz Engine Irene Papoulis: Teaches writing at Trinity College Pedro Soto: President and CEO of Hygrade Precision Technologies The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Read after watching: How episode recaps became part of our TV experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 49:00


    This hour we discuss episode recaps and why we need them. We talk about why they're so popular, what makes them useful, and what their prevalence can tell us about the current TV landscape. Plus, we learn about why we have trouble remembering all the TV we watch, and we take a look at the evolution of the “previously on” television recap sequence. GUESTS:  Dr. Wilma Bainbridge: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago.  Alison Herman: Television critic for The Ringer Genevieve Koski: Senior TV Editor for New York Magazine Jason Mittell: Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College, who has written numerous books about American television Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lost in translation: Our ode to the art of translating

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 50:00


    Translators help open up our worlds by bringing us stories from around the globe. But often they're not given very much credit for their work. This hour, the art of translation. Plus, a look at the challenges of translating movies and TV shows through subtitles and dubbing for international audiences. GUESTS: Jennifer Croft: Writer and translator and the winner of the 2018 Booker International Prize for her translation of Olga Tokarczuk's Flights Denise Kripper: Translation editor for Latin American Literature Today and an associate professor of Spanish at Lake Forest College Emily Wilson: Chair of the program in comparative literature and literary theory at the University of Pennsylvania and translator of works such as The Odyssey The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired June 23, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    We take your calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 49:00


    Welcome to 2023. For our first show of the new year, we figured we'd see what's on your minds. This hour, it's book editors and learning foreign languages and The Cars tribute bands and the Oscar contenders and Damar Hamlin and the music streaming services on your minds. … Anything. (Seemingly) everything. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Our favorite jazz of 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 50:00


    To round out the year, we round up the best jazz of the year. We've done this every year for at least the last nine years. GUESTS: Jen Allen: A pianist, composer, arranger, and educator; her most recent album is Sifting Grace Noah Baerman: A pianist, composer, and educator; his most recent album, with Henry Lugo, is Alter Ego Gene Seymour: A film, television, and music critic The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The nighttime Nose looks back at 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 50:00


    It's been a long, strange year. Again. So how is our popular culture dealing with it all? The Nose is thinking about a few things. Our shared monoculture. Is there such a thing anymore? All the -verses. The MCU-verse. The DCEU-verse. The Star Wars-verse. The Sheridan-verse. The Waititi-verse. And all the -assances. The Jennifer Coolidge-assance. The Will Smith-assance? The Top Gun-assance. The Avatar-assance. The Brendan Fraser-assance. The Bennifer-assance. Beyoncé's Renaissance. The renaissance-assance. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: The biggest pop culture moments of 2022 The face-offs (both fictional and real), celebrity deaths, interviews, and other entertainment stories that dominated headlines this year. The 41 Most Defining Memes Of 2022 Lea Michele, if you can read this, you're #8. What Did Being Online Look Like for You in 2022? It's High Noon in America In our popular culture and in our politics, we're returning to the Old West. This Was the Year of the Prequel Once in short supply, the indispensable prequel dominated screens both big and small in 2022, transcending the genre's spotty track record and giving sequels a run for their money as conversation drivers Are Cracks Beginning to Emerge in the Superhero Era? After 20 years and billions in box office earnings, early signs suggest that the tides are turning against superheroes as the most dominant force in pop culture It's Time to Accept That Millennials and Gen Z Are the Same Generation Though discourse in 2021 tried to deepen the distinctions, it's clear that young people today are forged from the same digital monoculture Waking Up From the American Dream How the TV of 2022 depicted the weird, warping pressures of work and ambition in a boom-and-bust economy. What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year? Bill Cosby Considering Return to Touring in 2023 Getting back on the comedy stage would follow Cosby's sexual assault conviction being overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 10 most bizarre celebrity apologies of 2022 GUESTS: Raquel Benedict: The most dangerous woman in speculative fiction, and she's the host of the Rite Gud podcast Rebecca Castellani: Co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications and a freelance writer Jim Chapdelaine: An Emmy-winning musician and a patient advocate for people with rare cancers Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn Rich Hollant: Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford Shawn Murray: A stand-up comedian, writer, and the host of the Nobody Asked Shawn podcast Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    List making, listicles, lists of lists: An hour devoted to list culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 50:00


    Lists feel especially suited to the digital age, but humans have been creating lists for a long time. So why are we drawn to lists? This hour, the art and the utility of the list. GUESTS: Matthew Dicks: A West Hartford elementary school teacher and the author of Twenty-One Truths About Love Dan Kois: Editor and writer at Slate, where he recently wrote the list “The 50 Greatest Fictional Deaths of All Time” Ann Powers: NPR Music's critic and correspondent Liam Young: Author of List Cultures: Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired October 4, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Examining the narrative takeover and its impacts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 49:00


    It seems like everything's been turned into a story lately. You can see a company's story on the packaging of juice, cereal, and alternative milks. Politicians tell stories to rally support for policies. And social media helps us all tell the story that we want to tell about our lives. This hour we talk with Peter Brooks about his new book Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative, and we discover why storytelling isn't always positive. GUESTS:  Peter Brooks: Author of Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University Chris Knopf: Retired CEO of Mintz & Hoke who is currently a full-time novelist Elise Wang: Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose looks at the state of prestige TV and movies, plus ‘The Banshees of Inisherin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 49:00


    This week's Nose wants you to stop runnin' away like some fool of a moody school child. Could it be that the market for highbrow movies is drying up? Some of the numbers ain't great. Could it be that the golden age of streaming is coming to an end? Well, maybe. But it's not like we'll be starved for prestige TV next year. And: The Banshees of Inisherin is the fourth feature film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. It's nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture — Comedy or Musical, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It's the most nominations for any movie (or TV show, for that matter). The Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Terry Hall, Lead Singer of the Specials, Dies at 63 The ska vocalist and two-tone icon died following a “brief illness” Mike Hodges, British Director of ‘Get Carter,' ‘Croupier,' Dies at 90 Cecily Strong says farewell to Saturday Night Live An All But Definitive Guide to the Hollywood Nepo-Verse Actors, singers, directors who just happen to be the children of actors, singers, directors. Here Are the Nepo Babies We Love The term gets thrown around like it's a bad thing, but the world runs on nepo babies Netflix's Film Chief on Glass Onion and the Future of Theaters Netflix's film chief Scott Stuber says the company expects the sequel to Knives Out will reach more than 80 million accounts. The Seeds Of Avatar: The Way Of Water Were Planted In James Cameron's First Film James Cameron aims to finally put that ‘Titanic' door debate to rest, 25 years later Everything Is ‘30 Rock' Now From politics to TV, we are living in Liz Lemon's world Toward a unified theory of “millennial cringe” Remember when “epic bacon” was the height of comedy? An Unpublished Poem by Paul Newman Previously uncovered words from the eminent late actor, director, and philanthropist. Ana de Armas Fans' Lawsuit Puts Studios at Risk Over Deceptive Trailers Television Academy Reveals Emmy Rule Changes for 2023, Including New Replacements for Variety Talk and Sketch Categories The Christmas Movie That Became a Classic Because of a Mistake The role of accidents, chance and serendipity can be crucial to success. It's the reason people still watch a black-and-white film every year. Empire's 50 Greatest Actors Of All Time List, Revealed [Ed. note: Just at first glance, this list, voted on by readers, omits the likes of James Cagney and Charlie Chaplin and Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda and Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and Jack Lemmon and Steven McQueen and Spencer Tracy and Orson Welles. To name a few. I mean. Cary Grant! Charlie Chaplin!] The Best LGBTQ TV Shows and Movies of 2022 And what a queer year it was! The 20 Best Home Video Releases of 2022 You should buy a ticket at your local rep house for each title you buy, lest we run out of titles to laud here in the future. Best of Late Night 2022: A Rebuilding Year After a year of significant change, as hosts like Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee signed off, the future of late-night TV has never seemed more uncertain. The Best TV Title Sequences of 2022, Ranked The best movies and TV of 2022, picked for you by NPR critics GUESTS: Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn Irene Papoulis: Teaches writing at Trinity College Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Our 2022 holiday spectacular with ‘Big Al' Anderson, Jim Chapdelaine, and friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 50:00


    Toward the end of every year since 2014, we've done a holiday special with “Big Al” Anderson and Jim Chapdelaine. In the beforetimes, we'd get them and a rhythm section and Colin in a room together with some special guests like Nekita Waller or the Dankosky Tabernacle Choir and sing some songs and tell some stories … But for three years running now, the “in a room together” part of that just isn't happening. So we've gone through all eight of those past shows, added some previously unheard material, and put together an hour of joyous best-of nonsense for Christmas Eve Eve Eve. It's an audio Happy Holidays from us to you.

    "Rules rule": How rules, both written and unwritten, shape our world By Lily Tyson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 49:00


    Rules are everywhere around us. This hour we talk about the history of rules, the power of unwritten rules, and we'll look at why some rules succeed while others fail. Plus we'll learn about baseball's unwritten rules, and talk to a game designer about how rules can facilitate play. GUESTS:  Lorraine Daston: Author of Rules: A Short History of What We Live By, Director Emerita of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and a Regular Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago Jason Turbow: Journalist and author of The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime, among other books Eric Zimmerman: Award-winning designer of board games and video games, an Arts Professor of Game Design at the NYU Game Center, and author of The Rules We Break: Lessons in Play, Thinking, and Design Join the conversation onFacebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Beauty and the Butt: A look ‘back' at our complicated relationship with butts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 50:00


    Whether we love or loathe our butt is deeply influenced by race, gender, and whether the shape and size of our butt is in or out of style. This hour, a look ‘back' at the science, history, and culture of butts, including how it took on so much meaning beyond its basic function and why it's so hard to find pants that fit. GUESTS: Heather Radke: Contributing editor and reporter at Radiolab and the author of Butts: A Backstory Alex Bartlett: Co-owner of Planet Pepper and a costume supervisor for television and theater Vincent Cuccia: Co-owner of Planet Pepper; he teaches public relations at the City University of New York Shomara Garcia: CEO and founder of Muneca Private Care Recovery Services and a licensed massage therapist The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, Lily Tyson, and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose looks at ‘The Fabelmans' and ‘The White Lotus'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 43:57


    The second season of Mike White's The White Lotus concluded on HBO this week. Its first season won the most awards at the Emmys this year: 10, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The second season is now nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film. The White Lotus has been renewed for a third season. And: The Fabelmans is the 34th feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, and it's Spielberg's sixth feature film writing credit — his first in 21 years. The Fabelmanswas nominated, this week, for five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture — Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Stephen Boss, Dancer and Reality TV Star Known as tWitch, Dies at 40 Mr. Boss spent nine years with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as D.J., guest host and, eventually, an executive producer. Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch's Composer on ‘Blue Velvet,' ‘Twin Peaks' and More, Dies at 85He also wrote songs recorded by Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey and Mel Tillis and themes for ‘Inside the Actors Studio' and the Barcelona Summer Olympics. Lee Lorenz, 90, Cartoonist and Gatekeeper at The New Yorker, Dies Over 40 years at the magazine he drew hundreds of cartoons and covers and served as art and cartoon editor, recruiting new talent and deciding who got published. Gabrielle Beaumont, Pioneering TV Director, Dies at 80 The prolific Emmy nominee helmed episodes of ‘Dynasty' (and helped get Joan Collins on the show) and also worked on ‘Hill Street Blues,' ‘MAS*H' and three ‘Star Trek' series. Richard Miller Dies: Sculptor Behind Princess Leia's Gold Bikini Was 80 Golden Globes 2023: Complete Nominations List Highbrow Films Aimed at Winning Oscars Are Losing Audiences The kind of critically praised dramas that often dominate the awards season are falling flat at the box office, failing to justify the money it takes to make them. Steven Spielberg's Movie Magic Has a Dark Side And no one knows it better than he does. Judd Hirsch Can Tell You a Story or Three. ‘The Fabelmans' Is Just the Latest. The veteran actor has been singled out for his rousing performance in Steven Spielberg's drama. It's the latest chapter in a long career full of anecdotes. When Jewish Artists Wrestle With Antisemitism In this unsettling moment, comedians, filmmakers, playwrights and others have been struggling against a long-ingrained American response to look away. ‘Westworld' & ‘The Nevers‘ Pulled Off HBO Max, Marking Victorian Drama's Formal End Mariah Carey's ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You' Returns to No. 1 The singer's holiday anthem, first released in 1994, ends Taylor Swift's six-week run atop the Hot 100 singles chart. Christopher Nolan Recreated a Nuclear Weapon Explosion Without CGI, Developed New IMAX Film for ‘Oppenheimer': ‘A Huge Challenge' Elon Musk's new Twitter Blue logo is perfectly awful The '80s throwback logo is shiny, poorly kerned, and barely legible. But it's also an accurate representation of what Twitter has become. Olivia Wilde Is Getting Backlash After People Actually Watched “Don't Worry Darling” And Learned The Truth About Those “Female Pleasure” Sex Scenes It appears that Miss Flo was right all along. The Intertwining History of the ‘Avatar' Papyrus Font and the ‘SNL' Sketch That Spoofed It It surely is odd that James Cameron chose to use such a ridiculed typeface for his 2009 mega-blockbuster, but he wasn't exactly acting like a thoughtless child wandering by a garden, yanking leaves along the way CNN Cancels ‘Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' as Part of Originals Pullback The actor is still exec producing the spinoff ‘Searching for Mexico,' and could be involved if the show is shopped elsewhere. ‘Luddite' Teens Don't Want Your Likes When the only thing better than a flip phone is no phone at all. GUESTS: Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance Irene Papoulis: Teaches writing at Trinity College Gene Seymour: A “writer, professional spectator, pop-culture maven, and jazz geek” The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show. Our programming is made possible thanks to listeners like you. Please consider supporting this show and Connecticut Public with a donation today.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose's holiday gift guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 42:00


    Almost every week, at the end of the show, The Nose spends a segment on endorsements, on recommendations of things from the world of pop culture. This hour — for the first time ever — a gift-idea themed, all-endorsements show: The Nose's holiday gift guide. GUESTS: John Dankosky: Director of news and radio for Science Friday and cohost of the Connecticut Mirror's Untold podcast Illeana Douglas: Official Movie Star of The Colin McEnroe Show Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals David Edelstein: America's Greatest Living Film Critic Xandra Ellin: A producer at Pineapple Street Media Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn Sabrina Herrera: Community engagement and social media editor at Connecticut Public Jacques Lamarre: A playwright and chief communications officer at Buzz Engine Jennifer LaRue: A freelance producer for The Colin McEnroe Show Carlos Mejia: Manager of media insights and analytics for WWE Shawn Murray: A stand-up comedian, writer, and the host of the Nobody Asked Shawn podcast Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer; she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNETIC Dance Jessica Severin de Martinez: Produces Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio Chion Wolf: Hosts Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio Tracy Wu Fastenberg: Development officer at Connecticut Children's Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show. Our programming is made possible thanks to listeners like you. Please consider supporting this show and Connecticut Public with a donation today.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    "I have learned so much in the last ten years": The lasting impact of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 53:00


    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 marks 10 years since 20 children and six educators were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This hour on The Colin McEnroe Show we talk about the emotional impact of the day, and posttraumatic growth in its aftermath. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. GUESTS:  Dannel Malloy: Former Governor of the State of Connecticut. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Maine System  Scarlett Lewis: Founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement after her son, 6-year old Jesse Lewis, was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting John Woodall: Psychiatrist, Medical Director of Newtown TMS, and the Representative for the Baha'i Community to the Newtown Interfaith Council Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode. Colin McEnroe, Catie Talarski, Eugene Amatruda, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Saying goodbye to the leap second, misinterpreting animism, and a look at verdicts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 41:24


    This hour: why timekeepers are getting rid of the leap second, how animism is misinterpreted, and whether we should have a spectrum of verdicts beyond “guilty” and “not guilty.” GUESTS:  Judah Levine: Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado and a Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Justine Buck Quijada: Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Wesleyan University Barry Lam: Philosophy Professor at the University of California, Riverside, and Executive Producer of Hi-Phi Nation, a philosophy podcast Join the conversation onFacebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Brainwashing: From the Korean War to cults to today

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 42:00


    The term “brainwashing” has been used throughout history by scientists, politicians, and journalists, as well as in movies and literature. This hour: a look at the history and science of brainwashing. GUESTS: Joel Dimsdale: Distinguished professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at University of California San Diego and the author of Dark Persuasion: A History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media Timothy Melley: Professor of English at Miami University The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show, which originally aired April 20, 2022. Our programming is made possible thanks to listeners like you. Please consider supporting this show and Connecticut Public with a donation today.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Nose investigates ‘She Said' and ‘Bone Valley'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 41:29


    She Said is a feature film adaptation of the book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and it follows their New York Times investigation of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct. It is directed by Maria Schrader and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Its $2.2 million domestic opening is among the worst ever for a movie showing in more than 2,000 theaters. And: Bone Valley is a true crime podcast that covers the 1987 murder of 18-year-old Michelle Schofield. Her husband, Leo, who has always proclaimed his innocence, was convicted for the murder and sentenced to life in prison. Recently, another man has given a detailed confession to the murder, but Leo remains incarcerated. Bone Valley is hosted by investigative journalist Gilbert King, the author of Devil in the Grove, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Bob McGrath, Original, Longtime Resident of ‘Sesame Street,' Dies at 90 He performed on ‘Sing Along With Mitch' and was a teenage idol in Japan before spending 46 years on the iconic kids TV program. Kirstie Alley, ‘Cheers' and ‘Look Who's Talking' Star, Dies at 71 Keke Palmer: I Have Sex, and Now I'm Pregnant!!! Big Reveal On ‘SNL' ‘Goblin mode': new Oxford word of the year speaks to the times We're Out of Movie Stars. Whose Fault Is That? There are fewer films now that allow an actor to grow a persona and a Tom Cruise level of stardom. It's a crisis, and the movies know it. Best Comedy of 2022 Stand-up specials like “Rothaniel” pushed boundaries this year, and Netflix's financial setbacks could mean that its dominance in comedy is slowing. BuzzFeed to Cut 12 Percent of Workforce Amid “Audience Shift to Vertical Video,” CEO Says The layoffs are expected to cost $8 million to $12 million in restructuring charges, the company said in an SEC filing. The College Essay Is Dead Nobody is prepared for how AI will transform academia. The Grinchiest Cities in the U.S. (2022) The Goonies House Is on the Market ‘Stomp' to Close After Nearly Three Decades Off-Broadway The award-winning show's North American and European tours will continue to run after the January closure. Box Office Bust: ‘Black Adam' Faces Theatrical Losses Every “chronically online” conversation is the same At what point does discourse become punishment? Why A Hard Reboot Is Probably The Best Choice For The New DC Movie Universe GUESTS: Theresa Cramer: A freelance writer and editor and the co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications Taneisha Duggan: Associate producer at Octopus Theatricals Tracy Wu Fastenberg: Development officer at Connecticut Children's Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Has everything original been done?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 49:00


    Has everything original been done? It's a question that's been asked about storytelling, music, fine art, movies, and so much more. This hour, we attempt to answer that question, and discover if everything has already been done. Along the way we'll explore the idea of originality and our tolerance for novelty, and talk to artists who are reckoning with these questions. GUESTS:  Brian Slattery: Arts Editor for The New Haven Independent Kirby Ferguson: Filmmaker and a creator of the “Everything is a Remix” series Martha Buskirk: Professor of Art History and Criticism at Montserrat College of Art and author of Is It Ours? Art, Copyright, and Public Interest, among other books Jill Magid: Artist, writer, and filmmaker Join the conversation onFacebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The triple-demic is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 49:00


    COVID is on the rise again. The flu is setting all-time records, and is especially bad in Connecticut. Oh, and there's still a respiratory syncytial virus situation going on. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people “wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.” But it's hard to imagine that very many people are about to actually do that. This hour, an update on the pandemic or the triple-demic or whatever we want to call this ongoing mess at this point. GUESTS: Gregg Gonsalves: Associate professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health and the public health correspondent for The Nation Eric Topol: A physician and scientist; he writes the Ground Truths Substack, and he's founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute Katherine J. Wu: A staff writer at The Atlantic The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    From The NY Times' 'Spelling Bee' to orthography, a look at all things spelling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 53:15


    This hour Colin and his guests school us on spelling – what it is, why it matters, and why some of us actually find it fun. There will be a test. GUESTS:  Peter Sokolowski: Editor at large at Merriam-Webster. He contributed definitions to the brand-new Seventh Edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and has just been made a member of the Word Panel for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Richard Gentry: Education consultant and a former university professor, reading center director, and elementary school teacher. He has most recently published the spelling-book series Spelling Connections: A Word Study Approach for grades 1-6 Deb Amlen: Crossword columnist and senior staff editor of the crossword column “Wordplay” for The New York Times. She also writes the weekly “Diary of a Spelling Bee Fanatic” column. The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Lily Tyson, Jonathan McNicol, Taylor Doyle, Jacob Gannon, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What our search for extraterrestrial life can tell us about ourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 50:00


    Humans have long been interested in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. This hour, a look at why that interest has persisted. Plus, we talk to a scientist who is looking for extraterrestrial life and a linguist who is preparing in case we ever receive communications from extraterrestrials. GUESTS: Kate Dorsch: Historian, philosopher of science, and the associate director of the philosophy, politics, and economics program at the University of Pennsylvania Amanda Rees: Historian of science based at the University of York Seth Shostak: Senior astronomer at the SETI Institute and host of the radio show and podcast Big Picture Science Sheri Wells-Jensen: Associate professor of English and linguistics at Bowling Green State University and a member of the board of directors of METI International The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired June 2, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Long live the movie musical

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 50:00


    The Nose is off this week. In its place: The movie musical died a long, slow death a long time ago. Right? Well, except that there's Spielberg's West Side Story. And Hamilton and In the Heights and Tick, Tick… Boom! And A Star Is Born and The Greatest Showman. And Annette and Cyrano. Oh, and Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman and Elvis. And Encanto. And those are just from the last five years. And I could keep going. This hour, a long look at the long-dead movie musical. Long live the movie musical. Some stuff that happened this week, give or take: Irene Cara, ‘Fame' and ‘Flashdance' Singer, Dies at 63 Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained fame in the 1980s as a singer of pop anthems and as the star of the movie “Fame.” Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 79 The greatest film of all time: Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles For the first time in 70 years the Sight and Sound poll has been topped by a film directed by a woman — and one that takes a consciously, radically feminist approach to cinema. Things will never be the same. Glass Onion Is Expected To Gross $15 Million In Its One-Week Theatrical Preview This Was the Worst Thanksgiving Weekend in Box-Office History. Yes, Disney's animated “Strange World” is a bomb — but without Netflix's “Glass Onion,” the weekend would have been even worse. Was ‘Glass Onion' a Success? Peeling Back the Layers on Netflix's Box Office Gambit Top Gun: Maverick Is Being Re-Released In Theaters Before Avatar Comes For The Box Office Crown Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny Trailer Breakdown: Where There's A Whip, There's A Way ‘Nasty, vile, want to unsee': Mum sparks debate over multi-use of ‘family sick bowl' Social media is split Brian Robinson's BIG HAT deserves all caps because it's a BIG HAT It's BIG HAT world, and we're living in it. Cocaine Bear: the trailer for 2023's wildest film is everything and more The Elizabeth Banks-directed caper, based on a true story, looks to be exactly what the internet wants it to be The 2023 Oscars Will Televise The Presentation Of All 23 Awards Categories A teary Will Smith opens up to Trevor Noah about the ‘rage' behind his Oscar slap Nicole Kidman Receives Standing Ovation at Broadway's ‘The Music Man' After Bidding $100,000 for Hugh Jackman's Signed Hat Why has the internet invented a fake Martin Scorsese film? Thousands of Tumblr users have been making posters, soundtracks, drawings and fan fiction for a 1973 Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro — but it never existed A man won the legal right to not be ‘fun' at work after refusing to embrace ‘excessive alcoholism' and ‘promiscuity' Video games for dogs aim to help aging canine brains Aubrey Plaza Is Leveling Up—and Still Pranking Her Costars The famously deadpan Aubrey Plaza is reaching new heights with a star turn in the new season of The White Lotus and a mega Francis Ford Coppola project on the horizon. Helena Bonham Carter: Good on young men for finding middle-aged beauty sexy The London Library's first female president on why she thinks Johnny Depp has been ‘vindicated' and the ‘horrendous' treatment of JK Rowling ‘Avatar' and the Mystery of the Vanishing Blockbuster It was the highest-grossing film in history, but for years it was remembered mainly for having been forgotten. Why? Rolling Stone: The 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs of All Time From Seventies sitcoms with expository jams to modern prestige classics with experimental scores, from ‘Sanford and Son' to ‘Succession,' from ‘Match Game' to ‘Game of Thrones' Poynter: We asked, you answered: Here are your favorite journalism movies We've published our own list before, but we wanted to hear from you. Legendary Entertainment Formalizes Sony Deal After Cutting Ties With Warner Bros. Adults Are Spending Big on Toys and Stuffed Animals—for Themselves The Last Real American Dictionary Scrabble's new edition is full of delightful new words. But are there enough of them? Kylie Jenner's Humongous Christmas Tree Has Pissed Off A Lot Of People, But I'm Just Trying To Figure Out What That Potato Sack Thing Is Another day, another drama. This time about a Christmas tree. Planes, Trains and Automobiles at 35: An Oral History of One of the Most Beloved Road Movies Ever Made Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, the John Hughes road trip comedy had a nearly four-hour runtime at one point. Hear from cast, crew, and Hughes' family about the classic. ‘Wednesday' Summons Record-Breaking Debut Week On Netflix With 341.23M Hours Viewed NYC is hiring a rat czar. ‘General aura of badassery' required. GUESTS: Jeanine Basinger: Founder of the Department of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and the author of many books on film; her latest is Hollywood: The Oral History Steve Metcalf: Director of the University of Hartford's Presidents' College The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired March 5, 2020.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Two thumbs up: A show all about fingers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 50:00


    Touch, grip, read, dance, gesture — what can't they do? Our fingers are so vital to our everyday life, sometimes it seems they have minds of their own. This hour, a look at the hidden language of finger gestures, the future of Braille, and the joys and challenges of animating fingers for the movies. GUESTS: Kensy Cooperrider: Cognitive scientist, writer, and host of the Many Minds podcast Jonathan McNicol: Producer of The Colin McEnroe Show Sile O'Modhrain: Professor at the University of Michigan studying sound and touch and the ways in which they interact Carlos Fernandez Puertolas: Animator with DreamWorks The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show, which originally aired May 31, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What our attitude toward the Middle Ages can teach us about ourselves today

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 50:00


    On the one hand, calling something “medieval” carries with it negative connotations of outdated times. But lately there has almost been a nostalgia for life in the Middle Ages. This hour, we look at what life was really like in that time period and why we remember it the way we do. Plus, a look at the medieval origin of environmental anxiety and student debt. GUESTS: Jenny Adams: Associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Courtney Barajas: Author of Old English Ecotheology: The Exeter Book Martha Bayless: Director of folklore and public culture at the University of Oregon; her books include Sin and Filth in Medieval Culture: The Devil in the Latrine and A Cultural History of Comedy in the Middle Ages The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired May 23, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The zipper: An invention overlooked yet essential

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 41:00


    We use zippers all the time, whether on clothes, shoes, bags, tents … the list goes on. Zippers keep our belongings secure, they keep us warm, they help keep out the elements, and they make it easier to get dressed. This hour: the zipper — its history and significance, its role in fashion … and why so many zippers say “YKK.” GUESTS: Robert Friedel: Professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland and the author of Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty Emma McClendon: Fashion historian, curator, and author Jim Reed: President of YKK Corporation of America The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show, which originally aired April 14, 2022. Our programming is made possible thanks to listeners like you. Please consider supporting this show and Connecticut Public with a donation today.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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