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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 623 ratings

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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

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

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 2 mins
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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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    • 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.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Where Old English Cats Go to Retire

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Typically, when a cat owner dies and leaves a pet behind, there's someone willing to adopt the now-homeless animal. But when the cat is older—say, age 10 or older—that's not always the case.

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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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    • Editing the Future in the Past

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 2 mins
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    There's a teensy problem with the Lincoln Memorial – one that spelling sticklers might have the biggest problem with. Explore this little-known fact on this episode of Now I Know. The Lincoln Memorial is one of Washington, D.C.’s top tourist attractions. The monument, erected to honor the 16th President of the United States, is a painstaking work of architecture and sculpture. It features a 19-foot high sculpture of Abraham Lincoln himself, and the attention to detail is breathtaking.

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    • The Swedish Coffee (and Tea) Experiment

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For many people around the world, the day starts with a cup of coffee. This has been true for centuries, but the origins of the drink aren't quite clear.

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    • The Everyday Superheroes at the Elder Care Facility

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 3 mins
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    On October 24, 2013, the California Department of Social Services shut down a small elder care facility in Castro Valley, a suburb of San Francisco. According to a report by ABC 7 News, the nursing home, called Valley Springs Manor, had been investigated for a laundry list of problems, from failing to perform appropriate employee background checks to not providing patients with proper medication, and the 20 or so residents of the home were to be relocated to new, compliant homes.

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    • Van Morrison and the 31 Songs About Nothing but a Bad Contract

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Van Morrison is a legend of the music world. He has won six Grammys to date, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and gets a fraction of a cent whenever you stream 'Brown Eyed Girl' on Spotify (when it plays in your head, however, that one's free).

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    • The Prisoner Who Emailed Himself Free

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On March 9, 2014, Neil Moore was in Wandsworth Prison, a maximum security prison in London, England, awaiting trial. Moore, whose modus operandi was fraud, had been charged with orchestrating a series of bank heists – pretending to be a bank official and, via a bit of social engineering, he had managed to convince (real) staffers at other financial institutions to wire him some cash.

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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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    • How KFC Keeps Its Biggest Secret a Secret

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Giovannie Cruz
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In 1952, the owner of a chicken restaurant named Harlan Sanders began franchising out his brand to other restaurateurs throughout the country. Colonel Sanders's chain, then known as Kentucky Fried Chicken (and now KFC), spread quickly, and Sanders became a very wealthy man.

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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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    • 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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    • A Strange Goal or Two

    • By: Dan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Persian Gulf Pro League is the highest level of Iranian soccer. The Iran Pro League, or IPL, as it is often called, dates back to 1970, but has been around since 2001 in its current form. The sixteen teams in the IPL play 30 games over the course of a season; each team plays a home game and an away game against the other fifteen squads. Teams earn 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie, and the team with the most points at the end of the season is the league champion.

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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

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

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