We attempt to exploit the zeitgeist by… reviewing a movie from 1969. We may not be good at this zeitgeist thing. More to the point — since Disney+ has been in the news, we attempt to bask in some reflected glory by talking about the young Kurt Russell Disney live-action vehicle, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (thanks to longtime Daily Show producer and head researcher Adam Chodikoff for the idea). Meanwhile Stu makes the fatal error of encouraging Elliott’s singing, Elliott takes us inside the pitch meetings for our favorite cereal mascots, and Dan has the plague.
Out in Gustavas, Alaska, Janet and her neighbors like to stop and talk to each other when they’re driving. One of the topics: whether their cars are better off idling or being shut off during the conversation. This week on the Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray weigh in, and one Magliozzi manages to book himself a night sleeping in the garage. Elsewhere, Heidi’s Lincoln is under attack from a bird that’s pecking at its own reflection. Can Heidi protect her car without landing on the Audubon Society’s Most Wanted list? Also, Shawn’s Caravan seems to be channeling Maurice Chevalier; John got a smokey lesson in what happens when you leave the filler cap off after an oil change; and Steve’s truck is bouncing like a basketball on bumpy roads. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Those movies where someone gets hit on the head and can’t remember who they are anymore? They’re actually not too far off from the reality of amnesia. Learn everything about this bizarre and life-robbing condition with Josh and Chuck in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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On The Gist, Chuck Todd.In the Interview, former The Wall Street Journal reporter and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson is here to talk with Mike about the Steele dossier, the infamous pee tape, and his regrets and hopes around the dossier’s coverage. His new book with co-author Peter Fritsch is Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump.In the Spiel, Cory Booker’s theory on why Kamala Harris dropped out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about higher dimensions, the multiverse, the Big Bang, and much, much more!NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-edge-of-the-universe/Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Paul Love, Sharon Coates, Jon Duey, Roy Hill-Percival, Jose Clark, Dr. Janet L. Walsh.Photo Credit: Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/G.Schellenberger et al.; Optical: SDSS.
Jamie Lee Curtis comes from Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She credits her mother’s role in “Psycho” for helping her land her first feature role, as the lead in “Halloween,” in 1978. “I’m never going to pretend I got th
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On Christmas Day, the sixth film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 novel Little Women hits theaters nationwide. The movie reflects the ongoing popularity of historical fiction, a genre that has captivated audiences for decades and shows no si
As House leaders begin drafting articles of impeachment, examples from the Nixon and Clinton eras abound. This week, On the Media rewinds to the 19th century — and the turbulent impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Plus, what a debate between two right-wing in