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#76: The Dandelion of Content

April 18th, 2018 · 121 minutes

This week’s episode has lots of really good follow-up. Follow-up on accents, Face ID, how Roderick records, and Merlin’s new internet friend.

John provides much-requested follow-up on Twitter’s recently announced changes. This leads to a broader discussion of free speech and platform ownership.

John and Merlin embarrass their families, fret about Disney, and talk about some excellent Simpsons lines.

Combed, biscuits, chicken, yellow, mailman…very good.

(Recorded on Tuesday, April 9, 2018.)

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Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 31 Actors Playing Real People | WIRED - YouTube

Dialect coach Erik Singer takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. To best break down this concept, Erik analyzes some actors playing real people. Just how close was Jamie Foxx's Ray Charles? What about Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Bob Dylan? Is Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln accurate?

Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors' Accents | WIRED - YouTube

Dialect coach Erik Singer analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were they really?

Accent Expert Breaks Down 6 Fictional Languages From Film & TV | WIRED - YouTube

Dialect coach Erik Singer analyzes some of the most famous "constructed languages" in movie and television history. Which real-life languages inspired "conlangs" like Klingon and Dothraki?

Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED - YouTube

Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey's Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?

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Motion Picture Production Code - Wikipedia

The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968.

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