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Word of Mouth - Segment
11:45 am
Tue April 3, 2012

The Mysterious Case of the Mall: An Investigation

(Image by An Orchard Away via Flickr)

Last week, after we aired a segment on creative methods of discouraging teenage loitering, listener Jennifer Army sent us the following email:

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Series: Shifting the Balance
12:40 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Web only: Standing in the place where I work

Today, the Boston Globe reported on the growing trend of employees abandoning their chairs and standing up at their workstations. It's become a pretty popular topic since we first started talking about it nearly a year ago, and a popular topic around these parts, too, in no small part because I am still the only standing employee in my workspace. The good news?

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Senator Kelly Ayotte Should Doll Up Her Office

As one of the nation's top experts on U.S. Senate office decor, no one is more pleased than me that New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte decided to bring "Oscar the Moose" to Washington.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Whatever you do, DON'T call it a pie!

(Photo by Leo Reynolds via Flickr Creative Commons)

I learned a little trivia while watching the film Answer This in preparation for today's interview with writer and director Chris Farah.

For one, I learned that the chemical symbol for Potassium is "K." I also learned that one should never, ever forget the lyrics to any song by the New Seekers, and, most important, I learned this:

Those little Trivia Pursuit tokens are not called "pies," or "pie pieces." They're called "wedges" And apparently, that is a really, really important thing to know.

So, There's That
12:00 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Look How Cute the Wallaby Is!

(Photo by betta design via Flickr Creative Commons)

Today's story on resurrected proteins developed by Australian scientists to fight superbugs pointed to the wallaby as the source for their idea. You see, when that teeny wallaby baby climbes into its mother's pouch to finish cooking, that pouch is a pretty icky place...sort of like if we put our preemies to bed on used kitchen sponges. So the wallaby, as it turns out, has some genes for super-immunity that go far back in evolution..we're talking tens of MILLIONS of years back.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Brace yourself for what Andrew Ridgely looks like today...

Andrew Ridgley

Thanks, @JohnSellers, for blowing my mind. While responding to his Twitter confession of his former Wham! love with my own (somewhat current) Wham! love, I asked the only logical question, #WhateverHappenedtoAndrewRidgely ??

Well, tweeted @JohnSellers, here's what happened: (see photo)

Looks like someone's ready to be our father figure, no?

Thanks, @JohnSellers!

/RL

So, There's That
12:00 am
Sat July 23, 2011

....Better Than I Ever Did.

I'm still standing.

A few months ago, we aired a segment with this super smart guy who basically said that sitting down all day is killing us...literally. I don't want to die. So I decided to try standing at work, using this incredibly snazzy standing workstation I borrowed from a company called Ergotron.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Wed July 13, 2011

All About VP...

Let's just get this cat out of the bag right away...I'm a 30-year-old intern.

I decided to take the leap back into school last year and I'm half way through my Masters degree in Journalism, hence, my flashback to summer internship-hood. I must admit, I pretty much nailed it when I applied for an internship with Word of Mouth. I can't imagine a better experience.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Tue July 12, 2011

The First Day I Stood...

A few months ago, we aired a segment with this super smart guy who basically said that sitting down all day is killing us...literally. I don't want to die. So I decided to try standing at work, using this incredibly snazzy standing workstation I borrowed from a company called Ergotron.

It's only day one...and to be fair, it took Taylor Quimby quite a while to put this thing together.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Survivor: Intern Edition

How does she make torture look so stylish????

Word of Mouth intern Hanna Goldberg is smart, sassy, funny, and exceedingly stylish...and those are just a few of the reasons I'm totally jealous of her. So when she got the chance to interview one of her favorite musicians, John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats, I did what any nurturing and supportive mentor would do...made it as scary as possible.

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Why? Because he's Shatner, that's why.

Yup, there it is.

Be afraid, especially if you're wearing a red shirt.

Starting next week, we'll be debuting occasional content from our brand new beat, The William Shatner Desk. Why, you may ask? Well, if you have to ask, just watch this, and it will all become clear:

How could we not embark on this worthy endeavor? Wouldn't you if you could?

So, there's that