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How To Speak To The Dead

How To Speak To The Dead

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This week, we bring you the following four lessons on how to speak to the dead:

1. Keep a living library - We speak to Marius Usrache, founder of Eterni.me, a service that creates a 3-D avatar of your loved one - that you can interact with long after his or her death.

2. Play the butcher - Joseph Luzzi, a professor at Bard College, explains how he became closer to his dead father while butchering a pig in Rome.

3. Roll out the barrel - Dr. David Casarett talks to us about his new book, Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, and describes all kinds of wacky resuscitation techniques.

4. Feel the vibes - We also reach out to psychic Selina Khan to help us commune with CBC Toronto's storied history.


How to Ruin a Party

How to Ruin a Party
This week we bring you four lessons on ruining a party: 

1. Over share - Paramedic Morgan Jones Phillips explains how he killed a party by talking about his job 

2. Put your foot down - Nobu Adilman tells us about putting the end to the craziest party of his youth 

3. Put your job on the Line - Canadian whistle blower Sylvie Therrien tells us why she blew the whistle on the federal government and the price she paid

4. Make a sign - Tina and Grayson Currin tell us how their Saturday chores include showing up at anti-abortion protests carrying hilarious signs, 



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How to Live in Isolation

How to Live in Isolation
This week we bring you 4 lessons on how to live in isolation: 

1. Get 31 Friends - Comedian Nick Flanagan explains how to live in Los Angeles without a car

2. Take Off All Your Clothes - Adventurer Ed Stafford tells us how he survived alone on a desert Island for two months in the name of reality TV. 

3. Turn Your Cell into a Music Studio: musician Hugh Christopher Brown and Chaplin Kate Johnson talk about cutting an album with inmates in a prison in Kingston Ontario. 

4. Get a Fake ID - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about coming out as one of the most high profile undocumented workers in the United States. 

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How to Sell Out

How to Sell Out
This week we bring you four lessons on selling out:

1. Ask a Puppy: Eli Reiter tells us how a dog convinced him to leave politics 

2. Pretend Your Parents are Dead: Author Lionel Shriver explains why good writings requires selling out your family

3. Get a Press Pass: journalist Earl Caldwell tries to make sense of how one of the most prolific civil rights era photographers became an FBI informant 

4. Go Into Advertizing: Actor and ad man Andrew Dickson explains how to become a corporate sell out in just a few easy steps

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How To Pull A Fast One

How To Pull A Fast One
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. 


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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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