Word of Mouth http://nhpr.org en 5.31.14: The Sea Show http://nhpr.org/post/53114-sea-show <p></p><p>With the weather warming up across New England, people are heading for the coast. Today Word of Mouth hits the high seas. First we'll ponder the unfathomable push and pull of the open ocean. Then, we’ll speak to an artist who created the world’s first submerged sculpture park, his underwater gallery not only attracts art-lovers, but serves as an artificial reef. Plus, farmed fish now exceeds beef production. Have fish farmers learned from the mistakes of the meat industry?</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:59:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 49388 at http://nhpr.org 5.31.14: The Sea Show 5.10.14: A Matter of Degrees, The Mother of Mother's Day http://nhpr.org/post/51014-matter-degrees-mother-mothers-day <p>Word of Mouth wishes all moms a very happy and public radio filled Mother's Day weekend! Curl up with a glass of [your drink of choice] and [your listening device of choice], and relax with our Saturday show. Thanks, moms!</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/pay-play-ncaa-athletes-rights" target="_blank">NCAA&nbsp;Athletes’ Rights</a></span></strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:07:40 +0000 Word of Mouth 48241 at http://nhpr.org 5.10.14: A Matter of Degrees, The Mother of Mother's Day How To Delete Your MySpace Profile http://nhpr.org/post/how-delete-your-myspace-profile <p></p><p>Myspace. The velvet leisure suit of social media.&nbsp; Fewer than six short years ago, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/166794/Facebook_Overtakes_MySpace_in_US.html" target="_blank">MySpace boasted more members than Facebook</a>.&nbsp; Today, you’ll be hard pressed to find anybody who admits to having an account. The thing is, you know lots of people who have a MySpace profile – but many of them haven’t logged in for years.&nbsp; You might even be one of them.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:55 +0000 Taylor Quimby 46858 at http://nhpr.org How To Delete Your MySpace Profile Word Of Mouth 3.29.14 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-32914 <p></p><p>Prepare your palate, because we're bringing you a smorgasbord of stories; today's Word of Mouth is all about <em>food! </em>But taste with caution... these aren't the kinds of stories you're likely to hear on <a href="http://www.hulu.com/watch/4156" target="_blank">The Delicious Dish</a>. Grab a snack and take a listen: you'll never think of food the same way again. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:39:22 +0000 Word of Mouth 45808 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 3.29.14 3.5.14: Drone Show! http://nhpr.org/post/3514-drone-show <p></p><p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, we're all about drones!&nbsp; From the word itself to its real world applications, we're exploring military, model, and musical drones.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:06:34 +0000 Word of Mouth 44505 at http://nhpr.org 3.5.14: Drone Show! 3.1.14: The Anti-Oscar Show http://nhpr.org/post/3114-anti-oscar-show <p></p><p>This Sunday marks the zenith of award season spectacle - the 86th Annual Academy Awards.&nbsp; There will be winning speeches, and silent snubs. Triumphant toasts, and whispered words of consolation. Some will openly weep with joy, and others will wipe away tears of another temperment. Today, Word of Mouth turns away from the glam and glitz of the Academy Awards to investigate the crimson underbelly of the red carpet, and the painful truth that for every winner, there are <em>far </em>more losers.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:07:40 +0000 Word of Mouth 44344 at http://nhpr.org 3.1.14: The Anti-Oscar Show 2.27.14: Oscar Smear Campaigns, Title Sequences, The RAZZIES & The Omega Man http://nhpr.org/post/22714-oscar-smear-campaigns-title-sequences-razzies-omega-man <p></p><p></p><p>Word of Mouth is putting on the glam, rolling out the red carpet, and practicing our best paparazzi poses for the Academy Awards this Sunday. (Isn't everyone?) But first we're preparing with some film history – smear campaigns, artistic title sequences, and controversial kisses in films have been wowing fans and critics for decades. This Sunday marks the 86th Academy Awards, but not all movies are Oscar-worthy. Hence The RAZZIES, whose goal it is to recognize the worst of the worst. So whether you're preparing for the red carpet or a drive to the office, we've got a star-studded show worth that extra time in the makeup chair or pickup truck.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:25:15 +0000 Word of Mouth 44244 at http://nhpr.org 2.27.14: Oscar Smear Campaigns, Title Sequences, The RAZZIES & The Omega Man 2.25.14: Solitary Confinement, Viral Images, Giant Of Cardiff, Ethical Failures & NH Biathlon http://nhpr.org/post/22514-solitary-confinement-viral-images-giant-cardiff-ethical-failures-nh-biathlon <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we delve into the consequences of solitary confinement. Then a trip to the Internet reveals that cyberspace is chock full of fakes and fails; Photoshopped images can quickly become viral and shared as authentic. But history is full of <em>giant </em>hoaxes, too, as we learn from <strong>Nate Dimeo</strong> of the Memory Palace Podcast.&nbsp; Then we hear about <em>The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure,&nbsp; </em>which isn’t one of those <em>Darwin Awards-</em>style coffee table books. It’s a real government document that catalogs bribery, graft, and other infractions in the Department of Defense. Finally, NHPR's Sean Hurley visited the Jackson biathlon range - the only dedicated course in New Hampshire - to find out more about this unusual sport.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:15:12 +0000 Word of Mouth 44112 at http://nhpr.org 2.25.14: Solitary Confinement, Viral Images, Giant Of Cardiff, Ethical Failures & NH Biathlon Harold Ramis, Of Comedy Fame, Has Died http://nhpr.org/post/harold-ramis-comedy-fame-has-died <p></p><p>It's a sad day in the Word of Mouth cube as we remember an actor and filmmaker who brought so much joy and so many laughs through his decades-long work. Beloved <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/02/24/us/ap-us-obit-ramis.html?hp">comedy actor and filmmaker Harold Ramis has died</a>, but his comedy is timeless. Ramis' influence endures both on and off screen. His comedic repertoire is classic, having co-written <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077975/">Animal House</a>, directed<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/"> Groundhog Day</a>, and starred in <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/">Ghost Busters. </a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/"> &nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/"> &nbsp; &nbsp; </a></p><p>Thank you, Harold Ramis, for giving us all of the laughs and leaving us with all of the feels. You will be missed.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:24:35 +0000 Sarah Thomas 44069 at http://nhpr.org Harold Ramis, Of Comedy Fame, Has Died 2.24.14: Modern & Monastic Food http://nhpr.org/post/22414-modern-monastic-food <p><br />Prepare your palate, because we're bringing you a smorgasbord of stories; today's Word of Mouth is all about <em>food! </em>But taste with caution, sandwiched between stories of slime and frozen meat are stories of monastic meals and heavenly... beer? That's right, beer that was divinely sanctioned. Grab a snack and take a listen. You'll never think of food the same way again.</p><p>Listen to our full show and click <strong>Read More </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:12:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 44051 at http://nhpr.org 2.24.14: Modern & Monastic Food Word Of Mouth 2.22.14 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-22214 <p></p><p>It's February. You're sick of shoveling, tired of being cold, and ready to stay inside all weekend binge-watching TV... or better yet, binge-<em>listening </em>to public radio!&nbsp; Why not start with Word of Mouth's Saturday show, which brings you the best of the week in one convenient bundle.&nbsp; No need to hit 'next episode' - you can listen to the full show right here, or scroll down to find the segment that's right for you.&nbsp; Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:26:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 43940 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 2.22.14 2.20.14: Anatomy Of An Actor, "So-And-So Is Typing", Pearl And The Beard & Interspecies Love http://nhpr.org/post/22014-anatomy-actor-so-and-so-typing-pearl-and-beard-interspecies-love <p></p><p>Today's Word of Mouth broadcast delves into the <em>hows</em> of character creation. Then we speak to the creator of everyone's <em>favorite </em>chat feature. You know, the one that says "So-and-So is typing." (Thankfully he doesn't leave you hanging on those three little dots...) We leave acting and writing for a musical treat with the band Pearl and the Beard. Finally, <em>it's all about the cute </em>with the author of a new book about interspecies relationships.</p><p>Listen to the full show, and click <strong>Read More </strong>for more on each segment.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:46:28 +0000 Word of Mouth 43871 at http://nhpr.org 2.20.14: Anatomy Of An Actor, "So-And-So Is Typing", Pearl And The Beard & Interspecies Love The Many Voices Of Meryl Streep http://nhpr.org/post/many-voices-meryl-streep <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Ladies and gentleman, the many voices of Meryl Streep.</p><p>Over her decades long career of incomparable success, Meryl has given us Irish-American, Italian, Danish, Polish, Australian and, of course, <em>Julia Childs. </em>Each accent is as unique (funny, quirky, intense, etc.) as the characters she creates.</p><p>Do you have a favorite Streep accent or character? Share it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio">Facebook</a>!&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:10:20 +0000 Sarah Thomas & Virginia Prescott 43874 at http://nhpr.org The Many Voices Of Meryl Streep 2.19.14: Jeopardy, Law & Order, Sad YouTube, Sexism & Nick Fairall http://nhpr.org/post/21914-jeopardy-law-order-sad-youtube-sexism-nick-fairall <p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, we take a trip to the land of Trebek for a lesson on Jeopardy theory. And who doesn't love a good Netflix binge? But what if that Netflix binge takes a year and a half and covers 20 years worth of episodes? We hear from the man who watched 456 episodes of Law &amp; Order to document the use of computers in the show.</p><p>Next, we head over to Sad YouTube, a project meant to highlight humanity in a sea of negative YouTube comments.</p><p>Our last two segments bring us back to reality. First, a look at sexism in the Philosophy department of University of Colorado-Boulder. And finally, NHPR's Amanda Loder visits the NH ski club of a US Olympian.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:00:42 +0000 Word of Mouth 43797 at http://nhpr.org 2.19.14: Jeopardy, Law & Order, Sad YouTube, Sexism & Nick Fairall 2.18.14: Bobsleds, Where The Locals Go, Grammar Girl & Competitive Yoga http://nhpr.org/post/21814-bobsleds-where-locals-go-grammar-girl-competitive-yoga <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we're taking a break from winter weather to travel the world with bobsleds, The Beatles, local attractions from around the globe, and yoga. We begin with a New Hampshire native who had a hand in the design of the bronze medal winning US Olympic bobsled. Then, we visit the four lads from Liverpool for their fiftieth anniversary of arriving in the US. After that, destination <em>anywhere </em>to hear about the best local places in more than 300 places around the world. Finally: competitive yoga on the seacoast. Yes, it's a real thing. Grab your carry-on, and don't forget your headphones. Word of Mouth is taking you on a trip!</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>to listen to individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:48:20 +0000 Word of Mouth 43732 at http://nhpr.org 2.18.14: Bobsleds, Where The Locals Go, Grammar Girl & Competitive Yoga