humor http://nhpr.org en The Found Footage Festival: A Strange Journey Down Memory Lane http://nhpr.org/post/found-footage-festival-strange-journey-down-memory-lane <p>On <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61914-bonobos-granite-state-music-festival-and-found-footage">today’s episode </a>we talked to Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of The Found Footage Festival. The Found Footage Festival began in 2004 out of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pickett and Prueher, childhood friends from Wisconsin, began their collection in high school by picking up unintentionally funny VHS videos from various sources (a lot of garage sales). &nbsp;The festival tour where they showcase their collection originated out of the need to fund their full-length documentary, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1105273/?ref_=ttmi_tt">Dirty Country (2007)</a>, which follows a raunchy country singer and small-town family man, Larry Pierce.&nbsp;</p><p>The Found Footage Festival has now completed their seventh volume. They tour across the US and will be completing a UK tour this summer. On Thursday, June 19 the FF Festival will be in Bethlehem, New Hampshire at the Colonial Theatre at 7:3o PM, 18 years of age and up. If you’re nearby, tickets are for sale <a href="http://store.foundfootagefest.com/collections/fff-tour-tickets/products/june-19-7-30pm-bethlehem-nh-colonial-theatre">here</a>. If not, we have made a short list of some of the many hilarious videos that Pickett and Prueher have curated. Check out more on<a href="http://www.foundfootagefest.com/"> their website</a>.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:20:42 +0000 Alexis Chapin 50429 at http://nhpr.org The Found Footage Festival: A Strange Journey Down Memory Lane Word of Mouth 4.19.14 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-41914 <p>Life can be awkward.&nbsp; Dinner conversation even more so.&nbsp; Elevator encounters?&nbsp; AWWWK-WAAARD. We at Word of Mouth work hard <em>not</em> to be awkward, but hey... <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/campaign-end-awesome-noooo" target="_blank">even the best radio interviews can get a little weird sometimes</a>.&nbsp; On today's program, the conversation is flowing just great... but the topic?&nbsp; It's awkward.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:21:19 +0000 Word of Mouth 46932 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 4.19.14 4.17.14: Cringe Humor, An Ex-Conspiracy Theorist & Poetry http://nhpr.org/post/41714-cringe-humor-ex-conspiracy-theorist-poetry <p></p><p>We've all felt it before, that cringe when you witness something awkward that you have absolutely no control over. Let's admit it, though, <em>we don't ever actually look away. </em>We might cover our mouth and contort our face when watching the king of awkward bosses Michael Scott up the awkward ante, but without the Michael-isms, The Office just wouldn't be the same campy success that it was. Today's Word of Mouth delves into those cringe-tastic moments to reveal why it is now the pervasive comedy style.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:36 +0000 Word of Mouth 46918 at http://nhpr.org 4.17.14: Cringe Humor, An Ex-Conspiracy Theorist & Poetry 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions http://nhpr.org/post/41014-science-laughing-nhs-psychic-community-neurocomic-listener-submissions <p>Today on Word of Mouth - laughing! And why we do it. We're getting science-y with the giggles before moving on to a less-than-scientific community: psychics. Then, the art of the brain takes over with a look at graphic novel that takes place <em>inside the brain. </em>Finally, what happens to digital art, and how do we restore it?</p><p></p><p></p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 46529 at http://nhpr.org 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions The Art of Procrastination http://nhpr.org/post/art-procrastination <p>Feeling guilty about putting off something important?&nbsp; Can’t seem to finish that daunting task at the top of the to-do-list?&nbsp; Here’s a philosophy book for you: <a href="http://bookaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-art-of-procrastination-by-john-perry.html"><em>“The Art of Procrastination:&nbsp;A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing</em>”</a>.&nbsp;<strong> John Perry </strong>is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, <a href="http://philosophytalk.org/blog/2011/09/procrastination">and an admitted chronic procrastinator</a>.&nbsp; He wrote the book as a way of avoiding doing something else – a principle he calls “structured procrastination".</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:31:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15393 at http://nhpr.org The Art of Procrastination Nicholson Baker On Paul Chowder And 'Traveling Sprinkler' http://nhpr.org/post/nicholson-baker-paul-chowder-and-traveling-sprinkler <p>Author <strong>Nicholson Baker</strong> joins us to talk about his recurring character Paul Chowder. The procrastinating poet first tuned up in Baker's novel <em>The Anthologist</em>, and is now the center of his latest book,<em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/books/review/nicholson-bakers-traveling-sprinkler.html?_r=0">Traveling Sprinkler.</a></em></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:51:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37573 at http://nhpr.org Nicholson Baker On Paul Chowder And 'Traveling Sprinkler' The Healthiest Man in the World? http://nhpr.org/post/healthiest-man-world <p>A.J. Jacobs follows all sorts of health advise and chronicles it in a new book.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:29:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3147 at http://nhpr.org The Healthiest Man in the World? 11/26/11 PART 2 http://nhpr.org/post/112611-part-2 <p>A Constitutional scholar's new book focuses on the more out there bits of our land's most revered document.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 585 at http://nhpr.org 11/26/11 PART 2 P.J. O'Rourke Goes to Heck and Back http://nhpr.org/post/pj-orourke-goes-heck-and-back <p>Former war journalist turned humorist P.J. O'Rourke talks about travel writing, and living in the family war zone.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:20:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 577 at http://nhpr.org P.J. O'Rourke Goes to Heck and Back