Word Of Mouth 01.09.14
Word of Mouth's Saturday broadcast is a lot like a well-hosted Golden Globes party, or Sunday afternoon football gathering (except it's on Saturday). Whether you're just snacking on some fresh veggies, or filling up on buffalo wings, Word of Mouth has a spread everyone can appreciate. Plus, you're bound to hear something worth sharing at the office - because we have a reputation for inviting the most compelling guests from around the neighborhood. So bust open a bag of [snack food here] and crack open a [cold beverage of your choice] and check out today's lineup:
- Moon Preservation: With a handful of countries announcing plans for future lunar missions, a number of scientists are arguing that moon trash is an archeological treasure that should be preserved and studied by future generations. Anthropologist Beth O'Leary and "space law" expert Michael Listner explain.
- Golden Globes Predictions: The Hippo's Amy Diaz and filmmaker Adam Jones consider who will win, who should win, and why the Golden Globes are sooooo weird.
- Should The NFL Lose It's Tax-Exempt Status? Fact: The NFL league office brought in over 250 million bucks in revenue in 2012 - and yet is classified as a non-profit organization. As part of our ongoing series "Rethink 2014" we speak with Mother Jones' Dark Money reporter Andy Kroll about whether it's time for the NFL to pony up to the IRS.
- How Instant Replay Was Invented In 1963: This is the story of how a young and rash CBS producer named Tony Verna invented instant replay in 1963 against tough odds, and revolutionized how we watch sports forever. It’s told by freelance writer Anna Clark, who wrote about Tony Verna for pacific standard.