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How To Pull A Fast One

How To Pull A Fast One

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This week we bring you four lessons on pulling a fast one

1. Employ Your Dead Cat - Ben Goldacre  explains how he debunked the credentials of  a high-profile nutritionist using just an internet connection and a dead pet. 

2. Blame it On Brenda Walsh - Anna Chudnovsky pulled a prank in high school that still haunts her. When she sent a fake letter to a friend that he had been cast in the new Saved By the Bell TV series she didn't expect him to believe it. 

3. Dress Like a Robot - we sit down with Kembrew Mcleod, professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, about the history of pranksterism and some of his own favourite pranks such as purchasing the trademark for "freedom of expression" 

4. Buy the Dog a Pair of Pants - The godfather of pranksters Alan Abel tells his story of punking Walter Cronkite with his fake organization The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals. 


Take Our A-Hole Quiz

Take Our A-Hole Quiz
On this week's episode - How to Deal with People You Hate - Josh and Sarah sit down with Aaron James, UC Irvine political philosophy professor and author of Assholes, A Theory. Here's a quiz to help you determine which side of this particular fence you fall on.

Are you an a-hole?.....keep reading! 




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How to Deal With People You Hate (with quiz)

How to Deal With People You Hate (with quiz)
In this episode learn about the top four ways to deal with people you hate: 

1. Hold a Rally - Scott Garman tells us how he fought back against a group of neo-Nazis who tried to take over a small town in North Dakota

2. Keep your Myspace Account - Amanda Enayati shares her story of using modern day technology to track down the man who broke into her car 

3.Try Some Jujitsu - David McRaney  explains Benjamin Franklin's secret to making people who hate you change their mind 

4. Know Your Enemy - Aaron James, the author of A**holes: A Theory tells us how to spot an A-hole and what to do when you are confronted by one

Keep reading to take our A-hole Quiz

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How to Escape (with infographic)

How to Escape (with infographic)
What does it take to break free? In this episode, we learn from people who have had to escape crappy situations. War correspondent, Rosie Garthwaite, explains how to escape a riot; survivalist Sam Coffman tells us how to escape the zombie apocalypse; Writer and performer TJ Dawe,shares his story about how he escaped a life working mundane jobs by turning his experiences into a one-man show. And we hear the remarkable story of a two South African anti-apartheid activists, Stephen Lee and Tim Jenkin, who managed to escape prison by carefully picking their way through the ten doors between their prison cell and the outside world. Below, you can find a few tips that war correspondent Rosie Garthwaite has to offer on how to escape a riot.

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How to Be An Imposter

How to Be An Imposter
This week we look at the art of insinuating yourself where you don't belong. We hear about a woman who lands herself in hot water for winning a contest for a bunk recipe, a writer who infiltrates a summer camp for the world's elite.  And, a member of the activist group The Yes Men explains how they punk the media by impersonating  corporate executives and government officials. 

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Now that we have composed an awful song, help us make a music video. Send us your 5-15 second example of the "Twist That Lemon" dance. If we get enough of them, we will compile them into a music video and you, dear listener, will be the star. 


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