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    • Hit Makers

    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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    Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like.

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    • By Mr on 04-22-17
    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Cucked: Defining Manhood the Alt-Right Way

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Jonathon Green, Dana Schwartz, and others
    • Length: 25 mins
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    This week, the very ancient roots of a very modern word. Racist, sexist roots. And how this revolting word bubbled up from the dark corners of 4chan and Reddit to, well, this podcast.

    Regular price: $0.95