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A podcast about the science of art and the art of science

A podcast about the science of art and the art of science
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A podcast about the science of art and the art of science

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English


Episodes

Final girls

9/9/2016
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The end of headphones - 0:35 Horror movies — final girl trope - 3:21 Narrative psychology — how storytelling shapes our understanding of events - 21:44

Duration:00:41:13

Let’s talk finance: drug prices and the money behind online streaming services

8/26/2016
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0:24 - Wilderness Week 4:22 - Epi-Pen/drug costs 18:11 - Frank Ocean and album releases 32:02 - Halt and Catch Fire

Duration:00:43:48

Stranger Things, a scientist hit list, and more strange things

8/12/2016
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0:41 - Liz sees Suicide Squad 6:35 - Scientist hit list 10:14 - Flossing revisited 12:52 - Smithsonian misconduct 31:08 - Stranger Things

Duration:00:58:10

Ghostbusters, Suicide Squad, and nature documentaries

8/5/2016
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0:33 - Ghostbusters 8:15 - Flossing 13:07 - Nature documentaries 23:21 - Suicide Squad

Duration:00:33:04

Gotta catch ‘em all!

7/15/2016
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03:43 - biodiversity 07:32 - Pokémon GO 24:50 - Ohlala

Duration:00:46:23

A Violent Purge

7/8/2016
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Liz and Emily discuss a disheartening week in national news, The Purge and violence in entertainment, and Beyonce’s very awesome headphones.

Duration:00:48:35

The Season of the Shark: The Shallows, Game of Thrones, and Jupiter

7/1/2016
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The Season of the Shark: The Shallows, Game of Thrones, and Jupiter by The Verge

Duration:00:45:31

Captain America Civil War, the genetics of education, and other disappointments

5/13/2016
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Captain America Civil War, the genetics of education, and other disappointments by The Verge

Buy the ticket, take the ride featuring interview with Juan Thompson

2/19/2016
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It's sort of a shame Kanye didn't name his album Waves after all — the same week that The Life of Pablo dropped, the LIGO group said they found gravitational waves. (Waves would also be thematically appropriate for Tidal, which is the only place where TLOP is legally available.) Today, Liz and Emily discuss them both, and bring on special guest Juan Thompson, to talk about Hunter Thompson, writing, and too much fun. First up, the ladies discuss gravitational waves, their significance for...

The 90s are coming!

2/5/2016
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Liz and Emily are back on their proper coasts — finally — and from this perspective, it becomes clear the 90s are back. Like, in a very serious way. Is it just part and parcel for the 20-year rehash cycle? Can it be attributed to the fact that all the #content is made by people who were young in the 90s and want to recapture their lost youth and innocence? Is Emily excited about the new Full House? How is the X-Files going? Why are all the children wearing crop tops? Will we ever see JNCOs...

I love sitting on the sidelines of a scientist fight

1/22/2016
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Liz has a cold, and Emily is in a cabin somewhere in the mountains of Utah, but the Verge ESP podcast must go on! This week, we're chatting about the return of The X Files to Fox — a show near to Liz's heart and dear to Emily's. Liz has seen the first episode of the miniseries reboot (you can read her spoiler-free review here) and more than anything else, it made us think about why the show was such a perfect mirror for the paranoid '90s. How that gets translated for 2016 is a whole other...

Duration:00:49:44

Martian madness, Song Machines, and The Knick

10/14/2015
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Emily and Liz follow up on their experiences watching The Martian, talk about Elon Musk's bizarre cult of personality (and his dastardly plans for Mars), try to make sense of some questionable, high-tech psychosis pills currently being tested, and try not to faint while talking about how graphic the second season of The Knick is. Emily also interviews New Yorker music writer John Seabrook on his new book The Song Machine, where he delves into the intricate craft of the modern pop song and...

Duration:00:50:51

Oliver Sacks, Lana Del Rey, and Altered States

9/2/2015
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This week, Liz and Emily talk about the VMAs, Mr. Robot, Lana Del Rey, and Oliver Sacks. What do all these things have in common? Drugs.

Duration:00:53:23

The psychology of spoilers

7/22/2015
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This week, on Verge ESP: SPOILER ALERT! Liz will spoil the Pluto flyby (it totally worked!); Emily has feelings about Pixels and the videogamification of movies. Plus, social psychologist — and spoiler expert — Nicholas Christenfeld drops by to tell Emily what he’s found in his research on spoilers. And at the very end of the show — spoiler — Liz and Emily spoil two major works of art.

Duration:00:44:53

Neuroscientist Jeffrey Zacks

7/8/2015
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This week on Verge ESP: Find out about Magic Mike, space telescopes, and why your brain can understand film edits. How long does it take to plan a space telescope? Why is Magic Mike more girl-friendly than Pitch Perfect 2? How is it possible that Liz and Emily both went to the same bars as kids? (Spoiler alert: Iowa) All this plus special guest neurologist Jeffrey Zacks on this week’s episode.

Duration:00:48:54

Filmmaker Jennifer Phang

6/24/2015
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This week on Verge ESP: Emily tells you everything you need to know about "Tom's Diner," as well as the real meaning of Taylor Swift v Apple. Liz, meanwhile, has two things on her mind: rockets and sex, exactly in that order. Plus Emily interviews Jennifer Phang, the filmmaker behind Advantageous.

Duration:00:43:24

Author Kim Stanley Robinson

6/10/2015
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This week on Verge ESP: Liz and Emily talk about scientific fraud, Game of Thrones's fixation with abusing young women, what to expect from Apple Music (and why the service strengthens the position of record labels) and why you shouldn't trust studies that link creativity with mental illness. Plus, Liz interviews science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about his new book Aurora and how to write science fiction while getting the science part right. This episode's stories:...

Duration:00:50:06

Halt and Catch Fire creators Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers

5/27/2015
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Oil, bionic limbs, and hackers — today we discuss Mad Max, the Santa Barbara oil spill, brain-controlled robot arms, and interview Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers of Halt and Catch Fire. Find out how to drink beer using a brain-controlled robot, why Mad Max's explosions and chase scenes rule so hard, the catastrophic consequences of fossil fuels, and the creative choices behind Halt and Catch Fire.

Duration:00:45:28