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6:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Our Report On Zach's Departure Was Greatly Exaggerated

Don't fret, Zach is still on the Word of Mouth team! But he has been suspiciously twirling around the studio lately. Don't you leave us, Zach!
Credit Logan Shannon

We have great news! Yesterday’s story about Zach Nugent leaving Word of Mouth to join Disney on Ice was a silly April Fools joke. Ok, maybe it wasn’t our best April Fool’s gag; Zach as a figure skater??? (Well, it’s not THAT far-fetched, Zach is a consummate athlete and we’re fairly certain, that with a little practice he would probably make a half-decent skating fish.)

There’s a long history of April Fool’s radio pranks and we wanted to look back on some of our favorites. In no particular order:

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Blogs
4:46 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

THUNDERDOME !

     When I first heard mention of Thunderdome, I envisioned something akin to the dirt bike, leather grunge, chain saw welding antics of George Miller’s 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. While this mind blowing philosophical post-apocalyptic thriller, left me reeling with deep introspective questions about myself and society at large, the most poignant of these being “what can truly be, beyond Thunderdome?” Perhaps more Thunderdome? Are we all beyond Thunderdome? Who knows, but it’s a question that we all must ask ourselves.

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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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Blogs
3:32 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Blog-Blog

By Danielle Lima

This week has been an incredibly fast one- I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I really need to start writing down what I do here every day… because come Friday… I do what I’ve been doing for the past 10 minutes or so… sitting here trying to remember what I did the last couple days… and drawing a complete blank. Maybe if I just start writing…

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Blogs
4:26 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

A Word With the "Web-Savvy" Intern

By Danielle Lima

Well, I’ve been here for almost a month now! This week was about a 9.125 on the cool-o-meter. Let me give you a little description.

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Blogs
4:28 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Yes, I'm Alive!

By Danielle Lima

So, things are still going great. It’s great to finally be a part of something relevant to my interest in “the real world.” Aside from the fact that I’ve scored an amazing opportunity to work with NHPR, just the thought of contributing to something that will become a part of many lives within thought and conversation is that amazing feeling of accomplishment, success, and of course, who doesn’t like to feel a little “important?”

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Blogs
5:01 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Status: Intern

By Danielle Lima

"Rebecca, is there anything Danielle can do?"

"...This computer is taking FOREVER to load!"

"Hey, I know. Danielle, I want you to write a blog."

"Okay!"

If you had been mischievously crouched in the corner behind the Word of Mouth cubicle walls today at about 1:15P.M, this is the inside scoop you would've scored: Danielle is starting her blog, and there's no stopping these spastic keyboard fingers. It's here. It's started. It's 5 minutes ago.

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Blogs
3:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Primary Day Intern Addition !

 

By Ryan Edward Brown

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Word of Mouth
10:21 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Word of Mouth for 12.24.2011

(Photo by zizagou76 via Flickr Creative Commons)

                                                                            

Part 1:

Why Music Writing Matters in 2011

In his introduction to an anthology of The Best Music Writing 2011, Alex Ross shares a selection of tweets reacting to bassist and singer Esperanza Spaulding’s upset over teen star Justin Bieber for the Best New Artist Grammy.

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Word of Mouth - Segment
11:33 am
Mon December 19, 2011

A Year of Big Ideas

Raj Patel, Sherry Turkle, Bruce Levine, Tyler Cowen and Eliza Griswold...oh, my! We smack a big red bow on our 11 for '11 series of conversations with big thinkers, analyze their predictive powers, and talk about their spheres of influence.  How  

We also look at some folks who, in retrospect, should have made the list, like leading edge tweeter Evan Hill, and music critic and retro-downer Simon Reynolds

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Blogs
12:06 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Life and Times of a Post College

Photo by, mind on fire

 

The Life and Times of a Post College

The First Week of Interning at NHPR’s Word of Mouth

By Ryan Edward Brown

 

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Word of Mouth - Segment
8:04 am
Sat November 19, 2011

Word of Mouth for 11.19.2011 Part 4

Throughout the year, we’ve been featuring a series we call 11 for 11… conversations with innovative thinkers who challenge and provoke new ways of thinking about the issues of our time. Dr. Raymond Tallis is a former clinical neuroscientist turned author.

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11 for '11
12:00 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

11 for '11: Raymond Tallis

Photo by jetheriot, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Here on Word of Mouth, we love brain science.  Brain-science in the courtroom.  Brain-science and aesthetics. Brain-science and poverty.  Image a brain and we'll hear your pitch with open ears.

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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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