Monthly Archives: September 2018

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 395: Citizen Science in the Fossil Lab

Guest: Jenny McGuire, Georgia Tech professor of Biology and head of the Spatial Ecology and Paleontology lab.

First broadcast September 14th, 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-14th-citizen-science-in-the-fossil-lab-episode-395/

“Something about finding things visually by being able to do pattern recognition is very meditative and relaxing.”

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Supercontext: Touch of Evil

Black-and-white drawing of a dynamite bomb with timer. Title

This 1958 Orson Welles’ picture has been called the last of the classic film noir era. We discuss Welles’ approach to filmmaking, his conflicts with the movie studio and the thematic tensions displayed by the genre at the time. Oh, and Charlton Heston’s makeup. That gets a good 10 minutes.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 394: Where Are We Going?

First broadcast September 7 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-7-where-are-we-going-episode-394/

“So we should have done homework on this one.”

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Supercontext: Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Series 3

This British comedy series is a deconstruction of humor in a jazz-like improvisation. We discuss Lee’s persona, the BBC’s decision-making process and the fine lines between self-absorption, art and masturbation. In fact, we take a masturbation metaphor way too far. So brace yourselves.

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