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The Colin McEnroe Show
Redheads: From stereotypes to superpowers

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

The Colin McEnroe Show
The Nose looks at the Oscar noms and ‘The Menu'

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

The Colin McEnroe Show
It's a flu! From COVID to pregnancy, a look at home testing

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

The Colin McEnroe Show
We take your calls

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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

The Colin McEnroe Show
Late night TV's idea of diversity is a white guy not named Jimmy

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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 Colin McEnroe Show
The Nose looks at ‘White Noise' and ‘The Recruit'

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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Lost in translation: Our ode to the art of translating

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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We take your calls

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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The nighttime Nose looks back at 2022

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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Our favorite jazz of 2022

The Colin McEnroe Show

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

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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.

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The Nose's holiday gift guide

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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Brainwashing: From the Korean War to cults to today

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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The triple-demic is here

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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What our search for extraterrestrial life can tell us about ourselves

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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Long live the movie musical

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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Two thumbs up: A show all about fingers

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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

The Colin McEnroe Show

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.

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The zipper: An invention overlooked yet essential

The Colin McEnroe Show

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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Shaking assumptions about the humble tambourine

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 50:00


The humble tambourine is the underrated, understated, unsung hero of contemporary music. This hour we shake our assumptions about this surprisingly enduring and ubiquitous instrument. GUESTS: Ira Elliot: Percussionist best known as the drummer for the band Nada Surf Erin Elstner: Percussionist and professor of percussion at Webster University Tim Kubart: Musician, songwriter, and performer known world-wide as The Tambourine Guy 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, Michayla Savitt, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show, which originally aired May 17, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Pre-Thanksgiving Nose considers Bono and ‘Tár'

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 50:00


This week's Nose has enrolled itself as an ultrasonic epistemic dissident. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story is a new memoir by Bono. It's largely illustrated essays telling the stories of particular songs (40 of them, one imagines). It's currently No. 2 on The New York Times Hardcover Best Sellers List. As such, Bono has been everywhere lately. As such, The Nose got to thinking about the tension between Bono, the actual big-deal important figure, and Bono, the guy who seems to mostly annoy everybody all the time. And: Tár is Todd Field's third feature film as writer and director, his first in 16 years. It stars Cate Blanchett as the iconic fictional musician and conductor Lydia Tár, and it won Blanchett the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at this year's Venice International Film Festival. 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 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 Eugene Amatruda contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The art of the recipe: Gravestones, fictional worlds, and cookbooks (of course)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 48:45


This hour is all about recipes. We'll talk with someone who makes recipes found on gravestones, consider what makes an effective recipe, the history of the modern recipe, and the art of the recipe introduction. Plus, we'll look at the phenomenon of pop culture cookbooks. GUESTS:  Rosie Grant: Posts gravestone recipes and cemetery stories on her TikTok and Instagram accounts Helen Zoe Veit: Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University Chandra Ram: Cookbook author, food writer, and the Associate Editorial Director of Food for “Food & Wine” Francis Lam: Host of “The Splendid Table,” and Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Clarkson Potter Dinah Bucholz: Author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook 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 Eugene Amatruda contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The fax machine is dead. Long live the fax machine

The Colin McEnroe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 50:00


On the long timeline of long-distance communication technology that starts with the telegraph and leads all the way to the iPhone and beyond, there's a particular, once-ubiquitous device that seems to have left an indelible mark on the culture while also disappearing nearly completely from it. This hour, the history and present? (and future??) of the fax machine. GUESTS: Jonathan Coopersmith: Professor of history at Texas A & M University and the author of Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine Troy Kreiner: Design director at Use All Five, the firm that organized Artifax Kay Savetz: A tech historian; they co-host Antic: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast and run a number of websites, including Fax Toy and FaxZero 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 19, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Nose worries about Twitter and looks at ‘Amsterdam'

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 50:00


This week's Nose has been attending various dinners and functions and telling what it's learned about banks and troop movements, so on and so forth. Last night, Elon Musk's “hardcore” Twitter “long hours at high intensity” ultimatum deadline passed, and hundreds of Twitter employees seemingly decided to leave. And then Twitter closed all of its offices until next week. And now people ON Twitter are pretty sure it's going to start failing at any moment. The Nose is worried. And: Amsterdam is the ninth film written and directed by David O. Russell, his first in seven years. It is based on the Business Plot, an alleged interwar political conspiracy in the U.S. And despite its writer/director pedigree and ridiculously stacked ensemble cast — which includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Robert De Niro, and many others — Amsterdam is a box office bomb. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: David Davis, a Force Behind Game-Changing '70s Sitcoms, Dies at 86 A writer and producer, he worked with James Brooks and others on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and was a creator of “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Taxi.” Robert Clary, Corporal LeBeau on ‘Hogan's Heroes,' Dies at 96 The French actor and singer spent 31 months in a concentration camp but said he had no reservations about starring in a TV comedy about the Nazis. Jay Leno Has Been Hospitalized With Serious Burn Injuries After A Car At His Garage Reportedly Exploded The comedian was scheduled to perform at an event at Las Vegas on Sunday evening but canceled due to “a very serious medical emergency.” Dave Chappelle Apparently Tricked “Saturday Night Live” Staff By Performing A “Fake” Monologue In The Dress Rehearsal Before Revealing New Antisemitic Material Live On Air Chappelle's 15-minute monologue included a number of jokes about the Jewish community and prompted accusations of him normalizing and popularizing antisemitism. Ticketmaster To Swifties: “It's Me. Hi, I'm The Problem. It's Me.” 

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A look at the philosophy, ethics, science, and emotion of time travel

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 48:58


Countless books, movies, and TV shows explore time travel. This hour, we talk about the hold that time travel has on pop culture and the philosophy, ethics and science of time travel. And, we hear from an author about how to create and utilize rules of time travel in fiction and the idea of memory as time travel. GUESTS:  Sara Bernstein: The R.L. Canala College Professor of Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Amanda Gefter: Science writer, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow, and author of Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn Emma Straub: Novelist and bookstore owner, whose newest book is This Time Tomorrow 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, Taylor Doyle, Jacob Gannon, Dylan Reyes, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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What's in a word? A look at the ways words change

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 50:00


This hour we investigate the ways words change when they enter our discourse and how they acquire new meanings, or sometimes even lose their meanings. We look at specific examples, discuss how the internet is influencing language, and learn about how dictionaries interact with the evolving nature of words. GUESTS: Sylvia Sierra: A linguist and the author of Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation Peter Sokolowski: Editor-at-large at Merriam-Webster and co-host of the Word Matters podcast Kory Stamper: A lexicographer and the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries 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 16, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The art of the ringtone

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 52:36


Ringtones went from uniform to a million dollar industry to the unconscious soundtrack of our lives. They're pieces of music that are designed to get you to react. They're sounds that often carry emotions and memories with them. But we tend not to give them much thought. This hour, the art of the ringtone. We look back at their history, investigate their rise and fall, discuss the appeal of a well-composed one, and talk to someone who designed his own. Warning: This show contains the default iPhone alarm tone. GUESTS: Sumanth Gopinath: Associate professor of music theory at the University of Minnesota and the author of The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn Paula Matthusen: Composer and a professor of music at Wesleyan University Steve Metcalf: Founder and director of the Garmany Concert Series at the University of Hartford's Hartt School Ernie Smith: Editor of Tedium and a contributor to Vice's Motherboard Brian Slattery: Arts editor for the New Haven Independent and a producer at WNHH radio 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, Gene Amatruda, Cat Pastor, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show, which originally aired May 12, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Nose looks at the Taylor Sheridaniverse: ‘Yellowstone,' ‘1883,' and ‘Mayor of Kingstown'

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 49:00


There's no gentlemen where we are and none where we're going. This week's Nose is worried it's not fair. Taylor Sheridan is an actor and film- and television-maker. You might recognize him from Sons of Anarchy or Veronica Mars. You might have seen some of his movies, like Sicario or Wind River or Hell or High Water. But it's more likely you've seen some of the five TV series he's created. This week's Nose looks at three of them: Yellowstone, the most-watched scripted show on television; the Yellowstone prequel, 1883; and the standalone Mayor of Kingstown, starring Jeremy Renner. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Aaron Carter Has Died At 34 Police were called to his home in Lancaster, California, Saturday. Gallagher, Watermelon-Smashing Comedian, Is Dead at 76 He called himself “The Wizard of Odd” for his outrageous stage act, making him one of the most recognizable comedians of the 1980s. Douglas McGrath, Playwright, Filmmaker and Actor, Is Dead at 64 His one-man Off Broadway show, “Everything's Fine,” directed by John Lithgow, had opened just weeks ago. Mimi Parker, vocalist and drummer of the minimalist rock band Low, has died HBO cancels the sci-fi series ‘Westworld' Stressed Out? Grab a Shovel and Dig a Hole Scientists spend a lot of time unearthing what it all means, but park rangers say fill them in when you're done, please When Was HBO's Best Sunday Night? HBO has owned Sunday for almost 25 years. But when did its Sunday lineup peak? The Ringer investigates. The Polymath Film Composer Known as “the Third Coen Brother” Carter Burwell's spare, haunting scores make audiences uncomfortable. Judd Hirsch, in Medias Res The eighty-seven-year-old actor, who plays Steven Spielberg's great-uncle Boris in “The Fabelmans,” traipses around his old Bronx stomping grounds and recounts stories (Colin Powell! Robert Moses!) without beginnings or endings. A Mets Fan Grows in Italy My young son loves the Mets from afar, but does he understand baseball heartbreak? Rainn Wilson Changes Name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson to Highlight Melting Arctic Ahead of the COP27 summit, the star of ‘The Office' has changed his name to bring attention to the climate crisis, “which amplifies global risks, including extreme weather events around the globe.” ‘Airplane!' Director Says Hollywood Is ‘Destroying Comedy': My James Bond Parody Got Dinged for ‘Mild' Breast Reduction Joke Netflix Takes Bold Bet on Theatrical With ‘Knives Out' Sequel — But Don't Expect ‘Glass Onion' Box Office Numbers GUESTS: 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 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.

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Why we're still mesmerized by the myth of Rasputin

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 50:00


In the century since Russia's “Mad Monk” was poisoned, we've come to believe a lot of things: he was mystical, he was evil, he was the world's greatest lover. This hour: Rasputin — the all-too-human peasant who found his way to friendship with the Romanovs and the comical, absurd version of him that just won't die. GUESTS: Chris Roberson: Co-writer of the Hellboy comic Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon Douglas Smith: Historian and author of Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs 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, Dylan Reyes, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show, which originally aired May 3, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Three poets celebrate the freedom of poetry

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 50:00


This hour, we celebrate poetry with three contemporary poets. GUESTS: Margaret Gibson: The seventh poet laureate of Connecticut; her most recent collection is The Glass Globe Yanyi: Writes the advice column The Reading for creative writers; his most recent poetry collection is Dream of the Divided Field Matthew Zapruder: A poet, professor, and the author of Why Poetry; his most recent poetry collection is Father's Day 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 April 28, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Why a show about fog? We haven't the foggiest

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 49:00


From San Francisco's iconic fog and COVID-related brain fog to a location-tracking program called Fog Reveal, this hour, we lift the fog on all kinds of fog. GUESTS: Travis O'Brien: Professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences at Indiana University Javeed Sukhera: Chair of psychiatry at the Institute of Living and chief of psychiatry at Hartford Hospital Anne Toomey McKenna: Visiting professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law 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, Cat Pastor, Dylan Reyes, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The year in horror, 2022

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 50:01


Note: This episode contains strong language. We realized four years ago now that The Nose doesn't cover very much horror stuff. So we started doing an annual Halloween special that tackles horror head-on. This hour: the fifth one of those. We look at the indie studio that's mostly taken over the elevated horror genre (and the not-so-elevated horror genre some, too): A24. Plus: the evolving relationship between queer and/or women-identified audiences and horror movies. And finally: We have a largely arbitrary tradition of spending a chunk of this show on a horror classic that's celebrating, specifically, its 40th anniversary. Previously, it's been Halloween, Alien, The Shining, An American Werewolf in London. This year: Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist. GUESTS: Nate Jones: Staff writer for Vulture Jacob Trussell: Author of the forthcoming Poltergeist from DieDieBooks Lindsay Lee Wallace: Writes about culture, digital spaces, health care inequity, and other stuff too 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, Gene Amatruda, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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How U.S. policy makers do and don't factor in public opinion

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:58


In this hour, we investigate the relationship between public opinion and policy. We'll explore to what extent public opinion impacts policy in the United States, and discuss public opinion and Supreme Court decisions. Plus, we'll take a look at polling and how we understand public opinion. GUESTS:  Jennifer Dineen: Associate Professor in Residence in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut, and Associate Director of UConn's Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship in Gun Injury Prevention Maya Sen: Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University whose  newest book is The Judicial Tug of War: How Lawyers, Politicians, and Ideological Incentives Shape the American Judiciary Scott Keeter: Senior Survey Advisor at Pew Research Center 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, Dylan Reyes, and Taylor Doyle contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Colin McEnroe: The Orson Welles of Public Radio

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 38:04


The multitalented Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and even an occasional singer. He's also one of Alec's favorite broadcasters, as host of the Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut Public Radio. McEnroe's show unpacks the week's events in news and pop culture, as well as covering some truly eccentric topics, like zippers, punk rock and neanderthals. He's the author of three books, including the memoir, My Father's Footprints – and his writing appears in The New York Times, Men's Health, The Connecticut Post and Stamford Advocate. When not writing or hosting his radio show, McEnroe teaches in the political science department at Yale. McEnroe shares with Alec how he found his way to public radio, how the intimacy of radio is unparalleled, and details of his father's influence on his life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Demystifying Thoreau

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 50:00


Henry David Thoreau is a bit of a polarizing figure. He has been both celebrated and criticized for his writing. He's considered an inspirational figure for retreating to the woods but mocked for his reliance on his mother during that same period. This hour, we look at the life and legacy of Henry David Thoreau and ask what his example can teach us about who is remembered and celebrated. GUESTS: Alex Beam: Author, journalist, and contributor to The Boston Globe Tracy Fullerton: Director of the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California and the designer and director of Walden, A Game Laura Dassow Walls: Professor emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame and the author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life 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 April 27, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Nose looks at ‘Confess, Fletch' and ‘Athena'

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 48:58


This week's Nose wants to feel like it's in the middle of a conversation … between inanimate objects. Confess, Fletch is the third movie in the Fletch series, the first in 33 years, and the first to star Jon Hamm, rather than Chevy Chase, in the title role. It premieres on Showtime on October 28. And: Athena is a French-language epic action tragedy directed by Romain Gavras, the son of the two-time Academy Award-winning Greek-French filmmaker Costa-Govras. Athena's opening shot, which runs more than 10 minutes without a (detectable, at least) cut, has been much discussed. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Premio Arca Cinema Giovani — the Young Cinema Award — and it hit Netflix in September. Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take: Taylor Swift Has Clocked In and Finally Released Midnights Kanye West to buy the conservative-friendly social site Parler 1776's Sara Porkalob Has Some Notes Bakery Creates ‘Pan Solo,' a 6-Foot Replica of ‘Star Wars' Hero Made of Bread A California bakery made Han Solo frozen in carbonite out of bread. Passers-by “kind of don't believe you that it's made out of dough,” a baker said. New details emerge about Bill Murray's alleged misconduct Production on Aziz Ansari's directorial debut stalled months ago due to Murray's behavior How Colleen Hoover Rose to Rule the Best-Seller List With legions of devoted fans and a knack for high-voltage emotional drama, Hoover has sold more than 20 million books. And she's done it her way. ‘Twisters' Forecast For Spring Start As Universal, Amblin Finalize Director For Sequel ‘It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' won't be on TV this year. Here's how to watch A raft of cancellations show a broken touring industry that's linked to deeper #BrokenRecord crisis and why it needs to change! ‘Family Means No One Gets Left Behind' An oral history of Lilo & Stitch, the Disney movie that almost brought hand-drawn animation back. Why My Favorite Character in The Breakfast Club Is the Janitor I used to idolize the teens in John Hughes movies — but I was so, so wrong. Everything You Need to Achieve the Twin Peaks Aesthetic Let the fog roll in, pour us a damn fine cup of coffee, and find us in the Black Lodge—it's Twin Peaks season. Patti LuPone Isn‘t Retiring but Broadway Has ‘Dumbed Down the Audience' by Turning Into ‘Disneyland, a Circus and Las Vegas' The Infinite Possibilities in a Tiny Smudge From Outer Space Astronomers have captured a poignant view of another planetary system in the making. Netflix Boards Untitled Adam Sandler-Safdie Brothers Project Criterion Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff in ‘Reorganization' Move Criterion Collection president Peter Becker told IndieWire the layoffs were “meant to prepare the company for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” ‘Don't Worry Darling,' ‘Blonde,' and the Faux Feminism of 2022's Most Debated Films“Brainwashed” documentarian Nina Menkes unpacks the botched messages behind this year's “feminist” films with IndieWire. GUESTS: Rich Hollant: Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford Mercy Quaye: Founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project 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 Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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State politics are changing as we focus more on national politics

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 48:57


State politics are becoming increasingly nationalized, as voters, and candidates, focus more on national issues, instead of local ones. This hour, we look at the impact of this nationalization, and we discuss how the loss of local news has impacted our awareness of state politics. Finally, we'll learn about how Americans have become increasingly politically segregated. GUESTS:  Daniel Hopkins: Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Increasingly United States: How and Why American Political Behavior Nationalized Meghan Rubado: Associate Professor in the Levin School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University Paul Bass: Editor of The New Haven Independent Ryan Enos: Professor of Government and the Director for the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University 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 Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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It's no mystery why we're drawn to crime fiction

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 48:58


Mysteries have been popular for centuries. This hour we ask: why are we drawn to this genre? Plus, we'll look at the television detective, and discuss true crime podcasts. GUESTS:  Martin Edwards: Crime novelist and author of the new book The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators Gene Seymour: A “writer, professional spectator, pop-culture maven, and jazz geek” Alexandra Petri: Columnist for The Washington Post and the author of Nothing Is Wrong And Here Is Why Nick Quah: Podcast critic for Vulture and New York Magazine 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 Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.