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Conversations with interesting people about the stuff they love.

Conversations with interesting people about the stuff they love.

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Conversations with interesting people about the stuff they love.

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English


Episodes

Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump

6/6/2018
How did Trump manage to become president of the United States? There's no simple answer. It involves fear, racism, nationalism, populism, hatred, dirty tricks, manipulation, and more. But the one thing I never suspected was that occult beliefs and practices played a part in Trump's surprising victory. In Gary Lachman's new book, Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump, I learned that occult and esoteric thinking permeates the alt-right, Putin's inner circle, and even Trump...

Duration:00:40:01

020: MAD's Al Jaffee

4/6/2016
Ruben Bolling and I had a terrific time interviewing one of our heroes, the amazing Al Jaffee, who has been a member of MAD magazine’s usual gang of idiots for 56 years (his work has appeared in every issue, save one). Best known for his MAD Fold-in, which has appeared on the inside back cover of the magazine since 1964, he’s also the creator of a long running column, "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," and my favorite, his dozens and dozens of whimsical inventions that border on the edge...

Duration:01:00:05

168: South Pole diary, 2-page RPG adventures, Bitcoin for the Befuddled

2/19/2016
168: South Pole diary, 2-page RPG adventures, Bitcoin for the Befuddled by Gweek

Duration:00:31:05

11: Marina Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game

1/14/2016
Maria Konnikova’s new book, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time, takes a deep dive into the psychology of con artists and the psychology of the trusting people they take advantage of. It’s a scary and fascinating book that reveals the methods and motives of con artists like Bernie Madoff, Jim Bakker, and Lance Armstrong, and explains why everyone is vulnerable to the con artist’s game, even other con artists.

Duration:00:28:25