On this episode the week, John Mark and Sarah McMillan perform two songs from their new album “You Are the Avalanche” in the studio. We also hear from best-selling author Thom Rainer about his new book, and Shauna and Joy are finally on the show at the same time. Read More

In typical Apple style, the upcoming movie about its iconic founder Steve Jobs has been getting a lot of attention, overshadowing equally significant competitors. Watch as Conan presents the trailer for the other, underrated big screen tech story releasing this weekend, Michael Dell. Discuss

In Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle plays iconic jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis. Directed by Cheadle, the crowdfunded effort focuses on Davis’s late-70s withdraw from the public eye. It also looks like classic award-season fodder, not that we mind. Check out the trailer over at Entertainment Weekly. Discuss

A new, extended trailer has been released for the upcoming historical Hollywood drama Trumbo. Brian Cranston stars alongside John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren and Louis C.K. in the story of famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who, despite being blacklisted during 1940s Communism paranoia, became one of the most successful writers of his era. Discuss

The Spiritual Toll of Pop Culture’s Irony Obsession

Serious truths in a culture that doesn’t take things very seriously. Read More

Gather ye crafters, quilters, knitters and artisans and other artsy types (Decoupage? Whittlers?). Etsy's homemade stuff-selling dominance may be over. Amazon has announced it’s starting a new marketplace. Called Handmade at Amazon, the just launched seller (as reported by New York Times) already features 80,000 items from about 5,000 sellers in 60 countries. To participate, sellers must prove that their goods are handmade, unlike Etsy, who recently expanded to allow outsourcing. Currently, Amazon features six categories: “home, jewelry, artwork, stationery and party supplies, kitchen and dining, and baby” with more expected to be rolled out later.