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    • VIP Pass: SF Sketchfest

    • By: Ricky Gervais, Maria Bamford, Jon Hamm, and others
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Welcome to San Francisco Sketchfest 2018! Here's your front row seat, your backstage pass, and your all-access badge to one of the biggest comedy festivals in the country!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun way to experience a comedy festival!

    • By golfinglama on 03-13-18

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    • Now I Know

    • The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts
    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
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      4 out of 5 stars 588

    Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky!

    • By Janelle on 10-18-17
    • The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts
    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 11-18-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 663 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Now I Know More

    • The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts
    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 637
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    Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and 99 more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this audiobook, you really will know more!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed...

    • By Pat on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Pay Yourself $2.1 Million in Taxes

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tax refunds are tantamount to loans to the government, repaid a few weeks or months late. But many people treat their tax refunds as a windfall—found money, to be spent on whatever extra-budgetary items they desire, much like an unexpected Christmas bonus or a winning lottery ticket. Easy come, easy go.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste of even 66 cents.

    • By Heather C on 03-21-19

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    • Edge Strategy

    • A New Mindset for Profitable Growth
    • By: Alan Lewis, Dan McKone
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In today's volatile economic environment, filled with uncertainty and sudden change, the forces pushing you to stay focused on the core business are extremely powerful. Profiting from the core is crucial, but the danger is that overfocusing on the core can blind companies. Scanning the horizon for new markets and new products can also be tempting, but risky. Fixating too much on either strategy can cause you to miss the substantial opportunities for growth that are often hidden in plain sight, at the edge of the core business.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How Mr. Rogers Made Friday the 13th Less Scary

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're old enough to know who Fred Rogers is, you're one of the lucky ones. Better known as Mr. Rogers of the legendary PBS children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the TV star (before his passing in 2003) was a leader of efforts to educate the mind, body and spirit of children – and in turn, he nurtured the best in adults, too.

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    • Ep. 21: Full Disclosure (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Rob Penty, Brian Palermo, and others
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] When it comes to sex, nothing is harder than talking about sexually transmitted infections. Get it?! And STIs are even more difficult to make funny—look how hard we just tried! But on this episode of Hot Mic with Dan Savage, a bunch of brave souls break the stigma with hilarious STI stories and scenarios. Rob Penty shares a story from RISK! about genital warts, and members of the famous improv troupe The Groundlings conjure up ridiculous STI-ridden, fully-improvised scenes.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Why Pelé Tied His Shoes Before a 1970 World Cup Match

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The name Pelé needs no introduction. Edson Arantes do Nascimento – that's his full, birth name – is widely regarded to be the greatest soccer player of all time.

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    • The Great Bread Squeezing Crime Spree of the Late 1990s

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It began in 1997. Grocery stores in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – about 45 miles from Philadelphia – were all reporting the same things to their distributors: loaf after loaf of Friehofer's brand bread, destroyed.

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    • How FedEx Gambled Its Way to Success

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than 250,000 employees, roughly $45 billion in annual revenues, nearly 10 million packages delivered daily and fleet of more than 100,000 cars and trucks, plus another 600 or so airplanes. FedEx is, simply, a gigantic company.

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    • How Potatoes Changed the Outcome of a World War II Naval Battle

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The USS O'Bannon was a warship used by the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. The destroyer's armament was impressive by any measure – depth charges for submarines, 17 anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes for ships and subs alike, and five 5"/38 caliber guns for surface targets.

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    • Now I Know Geography

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Did you know that the Sentinelese people of the Indian Ocean’s North Sentinel Island are the most isolated people in the world, or that Kentucky Bend is a section of Kentucky that is totally cut off from the rest of the state? And what about pirate radio broadcaster Major Paddy Roy Bates, who occupied a British sea fort and eventually declared its sovereignty? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Geography. This special collection from the Now I Know archives will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Now I Know: Military

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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    Did you know that Silly Putty is a by-product of World War II-era rubber rationing, or that the Anglo-Swedish War resulted in exactly zero direct deaths? And about the Richmond Golf Club, who posted an addendum to the official rules in case a round of golf was interrupted by a round of bombs dropped by the Nazi Luftwaffe? Now I Know: Military is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn about the military.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Now I Know: Animals

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Did you know that the CIA once made use of a “spy cat”, or that, although delicious, eating the flesh of an armadillo can give you leprosy? And what about Terry, the small black Cairn Terrier from Kansas who was paid today’s equivalent of $2,000 a week for her work in The Wizard of Oz? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Animals.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Why Some Drug Addicts Get Their Heroin Addiction Treatments from Their Drug Dealers

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    A heroin addict – we'll borrow NPR's nomenclature and call him "John" – needs help. Maybe he can't afford the price of a hit. Maybe he's unable to work because he's focused on getting high instead of getting paid.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting facts

    • By Robin Flower on 02-27-19

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    • The Other Side of the Other Side of Midnight

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1973, author Sidney Sheldon published the book The Other Side of Midnight, centering on a love triangle between an American World War II pilot, the lover he takes while stationed in France, and the woman back home whom he abandons her for after the war is over.

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    • A Creative Way to Stop Your Kids from Spending Too Much Time Playing Video Games

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    World of Warcraft – better known as WoW, to many – debuted in late 2004. Just under a decade later, it was reported that players of the virtual universe had created more than 100 million accounts over the game's lifetime.

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    • Now I Know Science

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Did you know that San Diego’s Frozen Zoo is home to preserved DNA samples from over 8,000 endangered or threatened species, or that the tell-tale smell of freshly mowed grass is actually the plant’s version of a distress call? And what about Henrietta Lacks, the “immortal woman” whose cancer cells have been divided and multiplied for research purposes for over 60 years? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Science.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • How to Fly with a Cello

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you ask a musician about flying with their instruments, what you'll invariably hear is how bad of an idea it is to check one's instrument-carrying luggage. Lost baggage, a relative lack of climate control, a less-than-gentle inspection process, and the often haphazard way bags are handled when loaded and unloaded from the airplane are among the common concerns.

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    • Rocketman

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yves Rossy is a pilot. Like most other pilots, he flies things. But unlike any other pilot, the thing he flies is himself.

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