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On this week's podcast we talk to Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay about their 20th anniversary and new album. Plus we bring you our Red Carpet recap, catch you up on the week's news and entertainment, read your feedback and much more ... Read More

If you attended the St. Paul Saints’ minor league baseball game last night, there’s a good chance that comedy legend Bill Murray took your ticket when you made your way into the stadium. Murray, who is one of the owners of the team, attended the final game at Midway Stadium, not only assisting at turnstiles and talking with fans, but also throwing out the first pitch and taking plenty of selfies with his new friends. Bill Murray, you sir are a national treasure ... Discuss

The Google X lab has posted a first look at their new drone delivery system that (they told Wired) hope will, “open up entirely new approaches to moving things around—including options that are faster, cheaper, less wasteful and more environmentally sensitive than the way we do things today.” So, just so we’re clear, the purpose of this new technology is going to make sending small items slightly easier, not to hasten the take over of humanity by soulless machines bent of global domination. Good to know ... Discuss

The 12-day, 500-plus episode Simpsons marathon currently running on FXX is working out so well for the cable network, that they’re just going to extend the cartoon binge-watching strategy into their long-term programming strategy. According to Vulture, FXX has announced that following the marathon, “The Simpsons will air: Mondays from 6 p.m.-midnight, Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-midnight, Thursdays from 8 p.m.-midnight, Fridays from 6 p.m.-midnight; and Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.” It may sound like a risky plan to dedicate such a huge chunk of time to one show, but each of the first six nights of the marathon, FXX—a relatively obscure, newish spin-off channel of FX—became one of the top-five most-watched networks on basic cable ... Discuss

You may remember last summer when Jon Stewart took some time away from hosting The Daily Show to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. Now, we’re getting our first look at the unsettling movie that tells the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned and tortured for 118 days, shortly after appearing on the Comedy Central talk show. The movie, which is based on Bahari’s book about the incident Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, hits theaters this November ... Discuss

Scientists at the University of Auckland have finally done the world-altering research humanity has long demanded: Their new study, epically titled, “Qualification of Pizza Baking Properties of Difference Cheese and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” has definitively determined that mozzarella is the best kind of cheese used for making pizza. For their research, which was published in the Journal of Food Science, the food scientists watched as pizzas cooked with a variety of cheeses via “cameras and special software” to analyze and measure things like blistering, browning, elasticity and water density. Who cares about trivial factors like taste and deliciousness when science can just examine some formulas to tell us what kind of cheese taste best? ... Discuss

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