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    • The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In 1962, Barbra Streisand channeled all the emotional turmoil and lyric despair of an abandoned lover into what must be the strangest four minutes of pop music ever written. “Crayons ready?” she croons, “Begin to color me.”

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    • The Myth of the Millennial as Cultural Rebel

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 10 mins
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    If you have read anything about young people in recent years, you could be forgiven for believing that we are living through a cultural revolution, unprecedented in its destructiveness and self-regard. Millennials don’t just reject the music, art, or clothes of their parents; they also reject the older generation’s major sources of economic and spiritual well-being, like home ownership, cars, even sex. They’d rather pay to “access” music and movies than to buy them, and they don’t aspire to steady jobs.

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    • Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In the spring of 1970, a 71-year-old Vladimir Nabokov gave chase to a rare, orange butterfly on the slopes of Mount Etna, sweating and panting, his lips “white rimmed with thirst and excitement.” Tucking the specimen into the inside pocket of his jacket, he told a New York Times reporter, “It is a feeling I usually get at my writing desk.” Nabokov began collecting butterflies as a child in Russia, and when he came to the United States he spent his first years working in museums and publishing a dozen papers on lepidoptery.

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    • Can a Pickup Artist Unlearn His Tricks?

    • By: Laura Marsh, Esther Breger
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Neil Strauss, the man who introduced negging to America, is in a dark bar in south Brooklyn asking men to talk about their mothers.

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    • The Flaws of the Overton Window Theory

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 7 mins
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    There are, by now, more than a few theories about the rise of Donald Trump, and how views long considered too extreme for national politics earned him the Republican nomination for president. But perhaps no concept appears to explain this process as neatly as the Overton Window. Best known until recently as the title of an overheated political thriller by Glenn Beck, in the last year the Overton Window has been cited everywhere from The New York Times to The Rachel Maddow Show.

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    • Giving Up on Love

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Vivian Gornick and the pursuit of an uncoupled life.

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    • A Theory of Everything

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 7 mins
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    There are, by now, more than a few theories about the rise of Donald Trump, and how views long considered too extreme for national politics earned him the Republican nomination for president. But perhaps no concept appears to explain this process as neatly as the Overton Window.

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    • The Scientific Art of the Perfect Meal

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Even the most elaborate cookbooks usually have pretty modest aims: to make us less forgetful or more adventurous. Some of the earliest recipe collections - like The Forme of Cury, a 14th-century scroll - were not much more than aids to memory, listing ingredients and roughly the order in which they should be thrown together.

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    • Her Alpha Cowboy Obsession

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    • By: Laura H. Marsh
    • Narrated by: Leigh DeSalles
    • Length: 31 mins
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    A complete stand-alone sexy contemporary romance. Martha Banner is visiting her family in Kansas for the first time after three years. After living in the city for so long, she wanted an escape. Little did she know what she would find just one ranch down Barton Road. The last thing she expected was to be swept away by the handsome Hayden Rogers, the dashing, rugged, stud cowboy next door. No cliffhanger! You will get the full story.

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    • In Praise of Pamela Adlon

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Pamela Adlon has long deserved a show that is all about her. Best known as Louis C.K.’s straight-talking, unrequited love interest in Louie, Adlon often eclipsed the show’s creator and star: Picture her transfixed, pained expression as Louie insists on declaring his passion for her, or her systematic destruction of romantic tension on their dates. At a French bistro, she congratulates her co-star on a joke, starting off pseudo-nice: “Seriously that’s the first time you’ve ever made me laugh,” she gushes.

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    • Color Me Subversive

    • By: Laura Marsh
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The first adult coloring book, published in late 1961, mocked the conformism that dominated the postwar corporate workplace. The Executive Coloring Book shows pictures of a businessman going through each stage in his day, as though teaching a child what daddy does at work. But the captions, which give instructions on how to color the image, are uniformly desolate.

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