Bill Barry http://nhpr.org en The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History http://nhpr.org/post/best-used-mini-cooper-ad-history <p></p><p>Back in November, “The Best Used Car Ad in <a href="http://nh.craigslist.org/">Craigslist</a> History” was brought to&nbsp;my attention through a Facebook post. I hit the "contact" button and got in touch with its author, New Hampshire’s own Tim McLaughlin. It's kind hard to describe…so I'll&nbsp;bring it to life&nbsp;for you. First, you'll hear Tim tell you what he's trying to sell. <em>(A note to listeners: the Craigslist ad was a tad saucy…so I’ve added plenty of bleeps.)</em></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:31:52 +0000 Bill Barry 20949 at http://nhpr.org The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History Historic Doodles And The Great Minds Who Drew Them http://nhpr.org/post/historic-doodles-and-great-minds-who-drew-them <p>Our <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/doodle-revolution" target="_blank">conversation with Sunni Brown</a> sparked an interest in history's doodles; here are some great minds that weren't afraid to&nbsp;scribble a shape or two on their stationary.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:35:43 +0000 Bill Barry 20889 at http://nhpr.org Historic Doodles And The Great Minds Who Drew Them Five Reasons NOT to Take That Trip to Mars http://nhpr.org/post/five-reasons-not-take-trip-mars <p>From the imagination of Ray Bradbury to the front pages of our newspapers, the&nbsp;prospect of traversing vast reaches of space and seeing Mars firsthand has long inhabited and excited the idealistic&nbsp;public consciousness. However, <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/mars500-experiment-sleeping-space">our recent talk with psychiatrist Mathias Basner</a> revealed that the&nbsp;odyssey comes with a number of physiological costs. Here are some of the most prominent known bodily&nbsp;effects of long-term space travel:</p><p><strong>1. “Puffy Face Syndrome”</strong></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:28:09 +0000 Bill Barry 20179 at http://nhpr.org Five Reasons NOT to Take That Trip to Mars Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments http://nhpr.org/post/five-triumphantly-memorable-joe-biden-moments <p>After Steve Kornacki <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/forgotten-vice-president">unpacked Joe Biden's forgettable status </a>as a 2016 Presidential front-runner, we felt compelled to illuminate all the ways that the Vice President HAS left an indelible mark on our collective memory:</p><p>1. Speaking on his unique relationship with the Office of the President:</p><blockquote><p>"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." - Aug. 22, 2012</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:49:59 +0000 Bill Barry 20108 at http://nhpr.org Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie? http://nhpr.org/post/die-hard-christmas-movie <blockquote><p>What doesn't say Christmas like a terrorist plot foiled by Bruce Willis? - <em>Author Kevin Flynn, Die Hard die-hard</em></p></blockquote><p>To many, any best-of action film list would ring hollow with the exclusion of <em>Die Hard</em> - but each year, as the holiday season approaches, it begins to fly under a different flag:&nbsp; an admittedly less warm, less traditional Christmas classic.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:13:56 +0000 Bill Barry 18496 at http://nhpr.org Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie? 4 Surprising Facts About Popular Board Games http://nhpr.org/post/4-surprising-facts-about-popular-board-games <p>After researching our segment on the unknown origins of Monopoly, we decided to keep looking for other games with surprising backstories.&nbsp; We hope that&nbsp;they will inspire your game-based holiday gift-giving.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:49:46 +0000 Bill Barry 17878 at http://nhpr.org 4 Surprising Facts About Popular Board Games Top 3 High-Tech Marriage Busters http://nhpr.org/post/top-3-high-tech-marriage-busters <p>We discussed the quickly-developing market for spousal surveillance technology with <em>Wall Street Journal </em>reporter <a href="http://jennifervalentinodevries.com/">Jennifer Valentino</a>. You can listen to her interview here:</p><p>In the meantime, we were surprised to learn how marriage and divorce are being affected by technology...and how quickly it's all happened:</p><p><strong>1) Social Media:&nbsp;Breeding Ground for Evidence</strong></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:51:32 +0000 Bill Barry 17808 at http://nhpr.org Top 3 High-Tech Marriage Busters Voters and Voices at the Polls http://nhpr.org/post/voters-and-voices-polls <div aria-haspopup="true">In case the profuse amount of “I Voted” stickers went unnoticed to you today, the first Tuesday in November is indeed upon us. Polling locations in Concord, New Hampshire teemed with signs and supporters providing some last minute rallying for their favorite candidates. Voters stood in line and braved the early morning chill to cast their vote at Wards 4 and 7. With them were <strong>Word of Mouth</strong> interns Bill Barry and Ali Kuzmickas.</div><p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:08:15 +0000 Bill Barry & Alison Kuzmickas 16338 at http://nhpr.org Voters and Voices at the Polls