Scents can evoke memories, arouse appetite, and even alter moods. On today’s show we’ll sniff out the science of smell.
Then, internet trolling can be a hobby for angry people with a sadistic bent, but now crowd funding is supporting a new brand of professional troll. We’ll take a look into the lucrative business of posting hate.
Plus, for the latest installment of our series Good Gig we’ll talk to a music editor who’s compiled the 101 strangest records on Spotify.
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The Science Of Smelling
- Joe Hanson is the writer, creator and host of PBS digital studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart. He joins us to explain the science of smelling.
- You can watch Joe's video, "How Many Smells Can You Smell" and many more at It's Okay To be Smart.
How To Cope With Crop Dusting
- Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag, hosts of the NPR podcast, How To Do Everything, tackle an unpleasant experience all too familiar to seasoned travelers.
- You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.
Crowd Funding Hate
- Jay Allen, in a recent article for Boing Boing, says that crowd funding and other platforms have enabled a new brand of professional troll--people who are getting paid to spread hateful rhetoric largely aimed at women online. "How Crowd Funding Helps Haters Profit From Harassment."
Good Gig: Browse Editor for Spotify
- Rob Fitzpatrick is a music journalist who’s landed the plum job of browse editor at Spotify and has produced a series for The Guardian called “101 Strangest Records on Spotify.”
- You can read more at this link.
100 Songs in a Day
- Maybe the big-name musicians have it wrong. We bring you the story of an unknown songwriter who is raking in the Spotify royalty checks, one song at a time. PJ Vogt, now co-host of the podcast Replay All, produced this story for TLDR.
- You can listen to this story again at TLDR.
Producer's note: This show originally aired on 1/28/2015.