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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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 633
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      4 out of 5 stars 560

    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 6 mins
    • Release date: 11-18-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 633 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 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 626
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 568
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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

    • 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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    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 Matthew Broderick Helped Shape American Computer Law

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Matthew Broderick's best movie was Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In the film, Broderick's character, a teen named Ferris Bueller, was able to skip school while avoiding the consequences of an absenteeism policy he ran afoul of many times over.

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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: $2.99

    • 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: $2.99

    • 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

    • P.T. Barnum's Final Attraction

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1875, two men from Wisconsin convinced P.T. Barnum, the famed showman, to join their business – a circus. Barnum's job was to lend his name to the product and, ultimately, his wisdom as well, and the circus became known as "P.T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short. But good story for 3 min.

    • By Andy on 01-13-18

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    • The Village in Kazakhstan That Can't Stay Awake

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The village of Kalachi is located in the center of Kazakhstan – the world's largest landlocked country – toward the north. The village is home to about 600 people – many of which have been known to suddenly fall asleep, sometimes for days at a time.

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    • 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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    • The Skyscraper Without a View

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The building located at 33 Thomas Street in Manhattan – like many buildings in Manhattan – is tall. But at 550 feet, it isn't all that tall by New York City's standards – it doesn't even crack the top 100.

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    • Now I Know Science

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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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    • The Black Market in Scrap Metal (and How It Impacts Transportation)

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At a few hundred dollars a ton, scrap metal is decently valuable – and it's most certainly a good source of extra revenue for those who run body shops, construction sites, junkyards and the like. And if you're a thief, it's also a pretty good thing to steal – not only is the demand for scrap metal rather robust (therefore making it pretty easy to find a willing buyer), but scrap metal also looks like any other metal, making tracing it back to its true owner very difficult.

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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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    • 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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    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.

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    • Now I Know: Animals

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

    • Now I Know Sports

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Did you know that tug of war was once an Olympic Sport, or that President Teddy Roosevelt demanded that actions be taken to turn football into a more gentlemanly pastime? And what about Eddie Gaedel, the 3’7" pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns who was nearly impossible to strike out? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Sports. 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: $2.99

    • The History of Fondue and the Cheese Cartel That Popularized It

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Take a mix of cheeses – including gruyere, if you're going authentic – and toss it into an earthenware pot. Add in some wine and garlic if you'd like, and place the pot over some Sterno or other portable heat source.

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