Jody Avirgan, host of the weekly podcast "What's The Point," tells us how the Broadway hit "Hamilton" outpaces all other musicals in terms of words per minute… well, until Twista takes a crack a Broadway.
The Latest Phenomenon in New York Nightlife… Juice Crawls
Sadie Stein, contributing editor at the Paris Review, spills the details on how a few health-minded revelers conga dance the night away while hitting up pressed juice bar after pressed juice bar.
Remembering Jackie Collins
We take a look back at the fun we had with the late novelist and bid a fond farewell to a great guest and friend of the show.
The Brief and Wondrous Death of Terry Gilliam
The Frame host John Horn explains how one mistakenly published obituary led director Terry Gilliam to publicly apologize for being dead. (You read that right.)
Botox for Blowouts?
Lizzie O'Leary, host of Marketplace Weekend, fills us in on the "Blowtox" trend, in which people get Botox injections into their scalps as a way to stop sweating in order to maintain their perfectly quaffed blowouts.
The Tinder Matchmaking Robot That’ll Help You Find Romance
"Reply All" co-host PJ Vogt tells us about "Conditional Lover," a robot programmed to catch you a catch by using your physical preferences to sort through romantic candidates on Tinder, and swiping on your behalf. Rico and Brendan, however, are inclined to swipe left on the idea all together.
Writer and "Call Your Girlfriend" co-host Ann Friedman gives us the scoop on the growing popularity of moss-viewing excursions with women in Japan.
Forget Everything You Know About Birth Order and Personality
Is the eldest child always the smartest? Is the youngest sibling destined to be spoiled? Throw out everything you know about birth order science because Marketplace reporter Mark Garrison tells us about a new study which shows that birth order has little to no effect on personality or intelligence.
New York’s Trash to Turn into a Wi-Fi Treasure
Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's NotetoSelf, fills us in on plan to make several hundred smart garbage and recycling bins into Wi-Fi hotspots.
A Most Eggcellent Contest
Lizzie O'Leary, host of Marketplace Weekend, says that the 700-year-old British "egg throwing" championship is everything it's cracked up to be. Egg trebuchet? Check!