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Podcast #463: The Friendship, Rivalry, and Leadership of WWII’s 3 Greatest American Generals

Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley. Three great U.S generals that led the Allies to victory in Europe during WWII. But WWII wasn’t the first time these three men met. Decades before they forged friendships and rivalries with one another that would influence their path to leadership. My guest today has written a biography of the complex relationships between […]

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Podcast #461: The Spartan Regime

For thousands of years, the Spartans have captured the imaginations of Westerners. In ancient Greece, the city-state was admired for its military prowess, civic unity, and dedication to leisurely athletic pursuits. Today, we make movies about Spartans and name sports teams after them. When we moderns think of Spartans, we typically think of them simply […]

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Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_663_Nathaniel_Mary_Quinn.mp3download In this episode of Bad at Sports, Dana meets up with Nathaniel Mary Quinn at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to discuss the work on view in “Echoes: Reframing Collage”, the companion exhibition to “The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics”, currently on view through Dec 21, 2018. Come for Quinn discussing […]

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Podcast #460: The Eat, Sweat, Thrive Protocol for Tactical Athletes

First responders and members of the military have physically and mentally demanding jobs. To tackle those jobs effectively, they need to be in shape physically and mentally. But most first responders have erratic schedules that make working out difficult, so that many don’t, and consequently suffer from injuries and poor health. My guest today is a former Navy […]

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The Final ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Was a Perfect Interview with Michelle Obama

Dope queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams surprised fans on Wednesday with two announcements: that their popular WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens is ending, and that their final episode is an interview with Michelle Obama. There couldn’t have been a more epic final guest, as the two have been vocal […]

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A First Lady and a Final Farewell: The 2 Dope Queens Podcast Ends with Michelle Obama

Phoebe Robinson (l) and Jessica Williams with former First Lady Michelle Obama (center). How do you end a highly successful podcast (turned HBO special) in a major way? If you’re Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of WNYC Studios’ 2 Dope Queens, you interview the dopest queen around, our forever first […]

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Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_662_Nathaniel_Stern.mp3download This week, Ryan and Dana are pleased to welcome Milwaukee-ite Nathaniel Stern back to the show. We discuss his latest art historical publication, Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics. Stern gives our hosts some insight into what he considers Ecological Aesthetics with examples and artists ranging from South African artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer, […]

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Episode 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_At_Sports_Episode_661_Jon_Cates_Chicago_New_Media.mp3download On this weeks episode, Dana and Brian nerd out with the impressive and eclectic team behind Chicago New Media 1973-1992, currently on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago and presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery. Guests Jon Cates, Tiffany Funk, Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley talk us through the […]

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This week in Android: It’s all about the foldables

This week had one theme to it — foldable phones. We saw not one, but two folding phones come out this week, and we went hands-on with the world’s first foldable from Royole. At Samsung’s developer conference, we saw its new infinity flex display. Google is on board too. At its own developer conference, Google announced […]

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World Leaders Late for Armistice Centenary after Feminist Protesters Disrupt Trump Motorcade

PARIS (AP) — The feminist activist group Femen has claimed responsibility for topless protesters who disrupted U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade on its way to a ceremony commemorating the end of World War I. One woman easily breached tight security along the Champs-Elysees avenue, walking on the midst of the motorcade and shouting “fake peace […]

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Master forger Denis Vrain-Lucas sold 27,000 fake letters by everyone from Plato to Louis XIV

Denis Vrain-Lucas was an undistinguished forger until he met gullible collector Michel Chasles. Through the 1860s Lucas sold Chasles thousands of phony letters by everyone from Plato to Louis the 14th, earning thousands of francs and touching off a firestorm among confused scholars. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll trace the […]

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Podcast #456: Myths About Kids and Sports

Youth sports in America is a 15 billion dollar industry. A lot of that money is going towards special coaching and training and participation in elite travel teams. Parents spend an enormous amount of money and time on their kids’ involvement in sports, hoping the investment will pay off in accolades, college scholarships, and even the […]

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This week in Android: Huawei Mate 20 Pro review, OnePlus 6T hands-on, and more

It’s November, which means #Phonepacolypse is officially over. What better way to round out the month than with the introduction to one of the most anticipated phones in the industry, the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus’ refresh of the OnePlus 6 loses the headphone jack and adds an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Plus it has a great camera night […]

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