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The Truman show effect

I just finished listening to an episode of This American Life called Human Spectacle. It began with a segment in which people told mental health professionals they believed that their lives were a reality show and that everyone around them was part of the show. 412 more words

Mental Health

How Ira Glass Works

There are few things I enjoy more than getting a “behind the scenes” look at my favorite show or public figure.

It makes re-visiting that object of desire even more delightful and gives you new details to dissect.  57 more words

Productivity

Panopticon

I think the biggest problem with customer service is that there are idiots who think that the cashier actually gives a shit when they ask you how your day is going. 1,081 more words

Hating

This American Life: Excuse for Plagiarism?

Senator John Walsh, D Montana, is accused of flagrant plagiarism for his Master’s Degree from the Army War College. The findings of plagiarism are significant enough that the graduation status of the Senator is now under… 384 more words

This American Life

"Do It Now": Ira Glass' Comforting, Terrifying Advice for Journalists

Earlier this year, the radio classic This American Life moved away from its longtime distributor, Public Radio International (PRI), to an independent model. Ira Glass, the show’s host and producer, has been doing more rounds in the press of late, discussing where the show is after 17 years, and where he is at this point as a journalist. 486 more words

Media

Tarred and Feathered: Help Wanted

by Luke Malone

There’s one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. We never hear from them, because they can’t identify themselves without putting their livelihoods and reputations at risk. 60 more words

Psychology

This American Life: Does the President Understand Evil

The world is far from “tranquil” as the White House continues to insist, Iran is thumbing it’s nose at the world on the issue of nuclear power/weapons, Israel is defending itself against Hamas, Russian funded and trained terrorists have invaded Ukraine and shot down a civilian passenger jet, and here at home, our Southern borders are hemorrhaging immigrants. 364 more words

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