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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
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    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 615 ratings

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    • Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels Volume 3

    • By: Dan Abnett, Colin Brake, Simon Guerrier, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Freema Agyeman, Nicholas Briggs and Debbie Chazen are the readers of these four original novels featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman.

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    • 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
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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
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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.

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

    • By: Dan Savage, Rob Penty, Brian Palermo, and others
    • Length: 35 mins
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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.

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    • Yes, You Can Get a DNA Match for the Dog Poop You Just Stepped In

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're a dog owner, the first rule is – or, should be – to pick up after your dog. If you don't, bad things can happen, especially to the under soles of your neighbors' shoes – and, if they're neither observant nor careful, to their carpeting.

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    • Now I Know Geography

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Why It Takes So Long to Board an Airplane (and How to Fix It)

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Air travel can be fun – but it can be maddening, too. One of the more frustrating aspects is the boarding process, during which everyone tries to stow away their carry-on bags and get their bodies into their seats, seemingly all at the same time.

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    • Slaying the Silver Ball

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about New York City's decades-long pinball ban – and resulting black market – on this episode of Now I Know. Fiorello LaGuardia was elected mayor of New York City in 1933, and, on January 1st of the following year, took office. One of his first acts as mayor was to crack down on mafia activity, especially mob-owned slot machines, seeing them as a direct line into the coffers of organized crime.

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    • Panda Diplomacy

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On August 23, 2013, a giant panda named Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, grabbing the world's attention. Giant pandas are an endangered species, with only a few hundred living in captivity and an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 living in the wild.

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    • What Happens to US-Canadian Relations When Milk Prices Are out of Sync

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Let's do some math. The drive from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, to Bellingham, Washington State (United States of America) is approximately 40 miles (or 60 kilometers), most of which is highway driving.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • hidden massage un the story is good

    • By Wilfrido Tamayo on 03-09-17

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    • 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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    • Behold the Power of Cheese

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The French Alpine town of Albertville sits in the southeast of the country, near the border of Italy, and is home to only about 10,000 people. Like most French communities, the people of Albertville rely on cheese. But unlike most other French areas, cheese is more than just a snack or part of a meal for the residents of Albertville. It, quite literally, powers part of the area.

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    • How to Pay Yourself $2.1 Million in Taxes

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
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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.

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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
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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
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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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    • When Canadian Kids Protested 8 Cent Candy

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A candy bar – let's go with the criminally underrated Sky Bar as an example – will cost you about $1 nowadays, give or take. Accounting for inflation (and even though I'm about to talk about Canada, we're going to use all US dollars here, because accounting for inflation and for currency exchange rates at the same time is basically impossible for someone without an advanced math degree), that same candy bar should have cost about 10 cents back in 1947.

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