stories en N.S.F.W. & N.S.F.NPR With B.J. Novak <p>B.J. Novak read several stories from his new book <a href="" target="_blank"><em>One More Thing</em></a>, during his performance at <a href="" target="_blank">The Music Hall</a>, and we included a few <a href="" target="_blank">in our broadcast</a>. However, there was one story that was particularly funny, and probably not safe for work and <em>definitely</em> not safe for public radio. The following audio is presented without edits and may contain language you are not accustomed to hearing on public radio airwaves. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:41:23 +0000 Word of Mouth 44440 at N.S.F.W. & N.S.F.NPR With B.J. Novak The Creepiest Stories On The Web <p></p><p>The telling of the scary story is as old as the campfire. Now, they’ve made the jump from summer camp and slumber parties to the web. The internet’s hunger for new, sharable content has sped up production of scary stories and urban legends. A bewildering number of web-forums, messages boards, and specialty websites are dedicated to sharing stories that have been passed around so often that no one knows where they came from, and which maybe, possibly, could be true. The genre is called “creepypasta,” a silly-seeming name for some of the scariest stuff on the web. Our guest <strong>Will Wiles, </strong>wrote about "creepypasta," a genre he calls the folk literature of the web.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:38:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42506 at The Creepiest Stories On The Web 1.27.14: Creepy Stories, Black Ice Pond Hockey & Richard III <p>Whether told by a campfire, or at a childhood slumber party, everyone loves a spooky story. Today on Word of Mouth <a href="" target="_blank">we explore our ‘creepy’ appetite</a>. And the macabre continues with the true story of the battle over Richard the III’s remains.&nbsp; Although he reigned five centuries ago, his burial site has sparked a modern-day war of the roses among Britain’s Richard-files. Also on the show, the <a href="" target="_blank">Black Ice Pond Hockey</a> tournament celebrates its fourth year at White Park, and producer Zach Nugent sat on the bench to bring us the sights and sounds. Listen to the whole show below or click <strong>Read More</strong> to listen to individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:00:01 +0000 Word of Mouth 42380 at 1.27.14: Creepy Stories, Black Ice Pond Hockey & Richard III Is Fiction Good For Us? <p>We speak with Jonathan Gottschall about fiction's impact on morality.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:00:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4547 at Is Fiction Good For Us?