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    • Song Machine

    • Inside the Hit Factory
    • By: John Seabrook
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Traveling from New York to Los Angeles, Stockholm to Korea, John Seabrook visits specialized teams composing songs in digital labs with novel techniques, and he traces the growth of these contagious hits from their origins in early '90s Sweden to their ubiquity on today's charts. Featuring the stories of artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Rihanna as well as expert songsmiths like Max Martin, Ester Dean, and Dr. Luke, The Song Machine will change the way you listen to music.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Want your music canned or in a box?

    • By tru britty on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The New Yorker, December 4th 2017 (Ben Taub, John Seabrook, Jia Tolentino)

    • By: Ben Taub, John Seabrook, Jia Tolentino
    • Narrated by: Jaime Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    In this issue: "A History of Paranoia" by Jelani Cobb: The new politics of race; "The Emergency" by Ben Taub: Around Lake Chad, the world's most complex humanitarian disaster is unfolding; "Top Jocks" by John Seabrook: Puerto Rico's Ortiz brothers are lighting up New York's racetracks; "Killing It" by Jia Tolentino: Is there something wrong with millennials; "Intertwined" by Anthony Lane: A review of Call Me by Your Name.

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    • The New Yorker, July 11th and 18th 2016: Part 2 (John Seabrook, Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh)

    • By: John Seabrook, Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    In this issue: "The Mixologist" by John Seabrook; "The Threshold" by Larissa MacFarquhar; and "There Goes the Neighborhood" by Kelefa Sanneh.

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    • The New Yorker, June 23, 2008 (Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders)

    • By: Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Exhillaration" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "One Angry Man" by Peter J. Boyer; "Antiheroes" by George Saunders; "Hello, HAL" by John Seabrook; "She's Not Herself" by James Wood; "Bulges" by David Denby.

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    • Episode 63: Late-Night Icon David Letterman and Songwriter Jason Isbell

    • By: David Remnick, David Letterman, Susan Morrison, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    David Letterman talks with The New Yorker’s Susan Morrison about how he’s spending his retirement avoiding late-night television and tackling climate change. And Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jason Isbell talks to John Seabrook about the joys of writing, performing, and living without alcohol.

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    • The New Yorker, January 23rd 2017 (Sarah Stillman, John Seabrook, George Packer)

    • By: Sarah Stillman, John Seabrook, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    In this issue: "Parting Words" by George Packer; "Good Behavior" by Sarah Stillman; "My Father's Cellar" by John Seabrook; "Independence Day" by Hua Hsu; and "Tragedy Plus Time" by Emily Nussbaum.

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    • The New Yorker (June 11 & 18, 2007)

    • Part 2
    • By: Roger Angell, Charles D'Ambrosio, Dave Eggers, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    "Be Our Guest!" by James Surowiecki; "Transplant" by John Seabrook; "Commando" by Dave Eggers; "Old Enough" by Marisa Silver; "Immortality" by Gary Shteyngart; "Ice Cream and Ashes" by Roger Angell; "Walkabout" by Jeffrey Eugenides; "Summer of '42" by Charles D'Ambrosio; "Atlanta" by Miranda July; "Final Destination" by D. T. Max; "Well Suited" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Industrial Strength" by Peter Schjeldahl.

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    • The New Yorker, November 16th 2015 (Michael Specter, John Seabrook, Judith Thurman)

    • By: Michael Specter, John Seabrook, Judith Thurman
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    In this issue: "Harsh Talk" by Margaret Talbot; "Women's Work" by Rebecca Mead; "The Gene Hackers" by Michael Specter; "The Invisible Library" by John Seabrook; "Silent Partner" by Judith Thurman; and "Human Bondage" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker (May 14, 2007)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, John Seabrook, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "No Blame, No Shame" by George Packer; "Exporting I.P." by James Surowiecki; "Fragmentary Knowledge" by John Seabrook; "Critical Mass" by Ken Auletta; "What Else is New?" by Steven Shapin; and "Games of Chance" by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, July 22nd 2013 (John Seabrook, Rachel Louise Snyder, James Wood)

    • By: John Seabrook, Rachel Louise Snyder, James Wood
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    "Conflicting Interests", by George Packer; "Comeback", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Beach Builders", by John Seabrook; "A Raised Hand", by Rachel Louise Snyder; "Sins of the Father", by James Wood; and "Grim Tidings", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, October 14th, 2013 (Margaret Talbot, James B. Stewart, John Seabrook)

    • By: Margaret Talbot, James B. Stewart, John Seabrook
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Washington Dramas" by Margaret Talbot; "The Business End of Obamacare" by James Surowiecki; "The Collapse" by James B. Stewart; "The Doctor Is In" by John Seabrook.

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    • The New Yorker, May 20th 2013 (John Seabrook, Rebecca Mead, Susan Orlean)

    • By: John Seabrook, Rebecca Mead, Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    "Preventive Measures", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "After Rana Plaza", by James Surowiecki; "Network Insecurity", by John Seabrook; "The Sense of an Ending", by Rebecca Mead; "The Walking Alive", by Susan Orlean; and "Only Human", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, January 16th 2012 (John Seabrook, Wendell Stevenson, Adam Gopnik)

    • By: John Seabrook, Wendell Stevenson, Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Eight was Enough", by Hendrik Hertzberg; “Bombs Away”, by Andrew Marantz; “Streaming Dreams”, by John Seabrook; "Writing the Revolution", by Wendell Stevenson; "Inquiring Minds", by Adam Gopnik; and "Lost Love", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, Feburary 7th 2011 (Jerome Groopman, John Seabrook, Sasha Frere-Jones)

    • By: Jerome Groopman, John Seabrook, Sasha Frere-Jones
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    "Cooling on Warming", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Interesting", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Peanut Puzzle", by Jerome Groopman; "Crash Point", by John Seabrook; "Wagers", by Ben Greenman; "Gut Check", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Too Cool", by David Denby.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pass on this one

    • By C on 02-13-11

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    • The New Yorker, September 20th 2010 (Jose Antonio Vargas, John Seabrook, Lawrence Wright)

    • By: Jose Antonio Vargas, John Seabrook, Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    "Intolerance", by Lawrence Wright; "Deskside", by Zachary Kanin; "Second Helpings", by James Surowiecki; "The Face of Facebook", by Jose Antonio Vargas; "How to Make It", by John Seabrook; "Grindhouse", by Sasha Frere Jones; and "Actor’s Dilemma", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, May 10th, 2010 (Calvin Trillin, John Seabrook, Simon Schama)

    • By: Calvin Trillin, John Seabrook, Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    "Three-Way Race", by Simon Schama; "Hef's Peak", by Dana Goodyear; "Make My Day", by Tad Friend; "Incident in Dodge City", by Calvin Trillin; "The Last Babylift", by John Seabrook; and "Fighting Form", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker (August 27, 2007)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, James Surowiecki, John Seabrook, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Rovian Ways", by Nicholas Lemann; "Beware Bailouts", by James Surowiecki; "Sowing for Apocalypse", by John Seabrook; "My Mega Millions", by Larry Doyle; "The Human Bomb", by Adam Gopnik; "Lone Sailors", by Anthony Lane

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    • The New Yorker, August 10th & 17th, 2009: Part 1 (John Seabrook, Malcolm Gladwell, Judith Thurman)

    • By: John Seabrook, Malcolm Gladwell, Judith Thurman
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Discriminating Tastes", by Kelefa Sanneh; "The Price of the Ticket", by John Seabrook; "The Courthouse Ring", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Wilder Women", by Judith Thurman; "One of the Boys", by Tad Friend; and "Lightened Loads", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, May 18th, 2009 (Jonah Lehrer, Dana Goodyear, John Seabrook)

    • By: Jonah Lehrer, Dana Goodyear, John Seabrook
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    "College Try", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Engine Trouble", by Ben McGrath; "The Wall", by John Seabrook; "Don't!", by Jonah Lehrer; "Drink Up", by Dana Goodyear; "Panic Attack", by John Lahr; and "Highly Illogical", by Anthony Lane.

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