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Twister board

The twisted tale of a game that you've probably played, thanks to Johnny Carson. Read More...

Cue ball

Is the stereotypical lone genius just a myth? There would be no Beatles without Lennon and McCartney, no Google without Page and Brin, no Apple without Jobs and Wozniak. Read More...

muppet mural

Jim Henson breathed new life into puppeteering by embracing technology and offering up a few of his own inventions. Read More...

Diamond in the rough

In order to sell this everyday item, marketers mythologized it. And consumers happily paid excessive prices. What is it? Listen to find out. Read More...

Weird Al

Kara talks with Weird Al about hitting #1 on Billboard and how he’s stayed fresh throughout his career. Plus, they geek out together on grammar. Read More...

Dubai at night

New superpower cities may be built on the foundations of the past, but they're creating an entirely new future, according to Daniel Brook, author of "A History of Future Cities." Read More...

Old political ad

Venture into President Obama's "cave," where techies helped shape the 2012 election. We talk with Jonathan Alter, author of "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," about how tech is quietly revolutionizing our politics. Read More...

Political icons

With the 2014 and 2016 elections looming, techies are hard at work on how to change our votes. Teddy Goff, Digital Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, talks about the experiments we’ll all be part of. Read More...

Clay Shirky

Technology theorist Clay Shirky has been studying the Internet since before most of us had email. He says a number of industries - from the media to higher education - need to shape up, or prepare for extinction. Read More...

Creme Brulee

Food journalism isn't all filet mignon and creme brulee recipes. Ruth Reichl, former NY Times food critic and Gourmet editor, talks Twitter, blogs, and the value of sitting down for meals. Read More...

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