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Welcome to "I Read it Online Somewhere" a podcast looking at some of those Science questions you might have and talking about some you maybe haven't! Each episode we will be looking at some of the interesting science stories we read online that week as well as trying to answer some of the bigger questions like; why is the sky blue and which came first the chicken or the egg. These questions might even come from the public! If you have a story/article or comment on what we are doing you can c ...
 
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We Met At Acme

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We live in a generation of suppressing and not expressing. On each episode of We Met At Acme, host Lindsey Metselaar touches on subjects that we don’t talk about, but all want to know about. We Met At Acme delves into sex, relationships, and vulnerability, with some hilarious anecdotes along the way.
 
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Jing Tsu’s new book, “Kingdom of Characters,” is about the long and concerted efforts of linguists, activists and others to adapt Chinese writing to the modern world, so that it could be used in everything from typewriters and telegraphs to artificial intelligence and automation. On this week’s podcast, Tsu talks about that revolution, from its roo…
 
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In this episode, I am joined by writer and pop culture columnist Sophie Ross. I found that Sophie was not so happy about the rules on Twitter, so we discussed them at length. We talk about why sex on the first date is not the move, the backlash she has dealt with from her candidness on Twitter, her current relationship and why it’s different from h…
 
The writer and editor Robert Gottlieb does double duty on this week’s podcast. He talks about the life and career of Sinclair Lewis, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of “Babbitt,” Lewis’s best-selling novel about the narrow-mindedness and conformity of middle-class America in the first half of the 20th century. But first, he talks about his…
 
In this episode, I am joined (for a second time!) by Amy Chan, founder of Renew Break Up Bootcamp. We discuss how to get over the guilt of ending things, if "no con- tact" is the best method, why you can't blame yourself in a break up, what to do if you are in the same friend group as an ex, if you should block/mute, how to not feel anxious if you …
 
Throughout the year, we hear from many of you, and are always glad when we do. From time to time, we try to answer some of your questions on the podcast. This week, for the second time, we dedicate an entire episode to doing just that. Some of the many questions addressed this week: Who are literature’s one-hit wonders? What are some of our favorit…
 
In this episode, I am joined by my friend Haley Sacks aka Mrs. Dow Jones. We discuss how much I'm spending on wedding, what's important and what isn't im- portant during wedding planning, how to side hustle well, saving money on a wedding, brides- maids dresses, bachelorettes, influencers weddings, wedding planners, what to DIY, and more. This epis…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Sami Sage, co-founder of Betches. We discuss mixing business and pleasure by working with friends, being married to a younger guy, freezing her eggs even though she's married, her weight journey and feeling comfortable in her own skin, the loss of her brother, succession, if it's easier to date as a "hot girl" and mo…
 
David Sedaris’s second volume of diaries, “A Carnival of Snackery,” covers the years 2003 to 2020. On this week's podcast, he talks about the diaries, and about being on the road again — we caught him in Montana, a stop on his sprawling reading and signing tour. “I’ve been surprised by what people are willing to — ‘You want us to show proof of vacc…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer from The Bachelorette. We discuss what gaslighting means, Greg’s state of mind after the bachelor, his past as an Uber driver, why Andrew is ready to get married, farting in front of your SO, if Greg would take Katie back now, going to therapy, meeting Harry Potter IRL, and more. This e…
 
In 2007, Debby Applegate won a Pulitzer Prize for “The Most Famous Man in America,” her biography of the 19th-century preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. Applegate’s new book, “Madam,” is another biography, of a very different subject: Polly Adler, who ran a brothel and had many famous friends during the Jazz Age in New York City. On this…
 
In this episode, I joined by love coach Amy Nobile. Amy is the founder of Love Amy, and we discuss the 4 things that need to be in tact when it comes to a good rela- tionship or partner, why you should meet someone without make up on, how the second date is the real date, going on 3-4 dates a day, how your dating app profile has nothing to do with …
 
James Andrew Miller has written a series of oral histories about some our biggest cultural institutions: “Saturday Night Live,” Creative Artists Agency and ESPN. His new book, “Tinderbox,” follows HBO from its start in 1972 through its transformative “Sopranos” years and up to the present day. “One of the things that struck me was just how emotiona…
 
In this full solo episode, I am sick of my own shit. I discuss feeling ex- tremely over myself, how to stop overthinking if they like you or not, what I do when people make comments about my body, what skincare stuff I’m doing before my wedding, how some- one impersonated Steven on Thanksgiving, what to do when your partner is frustrated that you’r…
 
Earlier this week, several editors at The New York Times got together (virtually) for a live taping of the podcast to discuss the Book Review’s list of the year’s 10 Best Books. (If you haven’t seen the list yet and don’t want spoilers before listening, the choices are revealed one by one on the podcast.) In addition to the 10 Best Books, the edito…
 
In this episode, I virtually sit down with TikTok queen/content creator Au- drey Peters. We discuss bad nosejobs, how she deals with tiktok hate, all the tea on her boyfriend and how they met, why she never tags her BF on social media, our rendezvous in a bathroom a few years ago, and more! This episode starts with a solo where I discuss why I crie…
 
The novelist and Nashville bookstore owner Ann Patchett’s latest book is a collection of essays, “These Precious Days.” It’s anchored by the long title piece, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine, about her intimate friendship with a woman who moved to Nashville for cancer treatment just as the coronavirus pandemic started. On this week’s…
 
In this episode, I virtually sit down with Jon Birger, author of Make Your Move. We discuss the rise of hook up culture, declining marriage rates, why Jon is anti dating online, if men are afraid to approach women, his theory that men don’t need the chase, why you should date your coworker, and maybe even propose to your male SO! This episode start…
 
The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is used to writing about politics and ideas at play in the broader world, but with his new book, “The Deep Places,” he has written a memoir about his own harrowing experience with Lyme disease. Given the mysteries surrounding the disease, Douthat’s story is also very much about his interactions with — and o…
 
In this episode, I virtually sit down with Lisa Donovan, creator and founder of The Pattern app. We discuss how she got into astrology, Lisa gives me a chart reading, my compatibility with Steven's chart, Lisa's timeline for her own relationship, what it takes to dedi- cate yourself to your calling, why The Pattern is so thorough and accurate, usin…
 
The actor and author Alan Cumming was happily surprised that his best-selling first memoir, “Not My Father’s Son,” inspired many readers who had suffered their own childhood traumas. But he was disappointed, he says on this week’s podcast, when people characterized him as having “triumphed” or “overcome” his adversity. “I haven’t, I haven’t, I abso…
 
In this episode, I virtually sit down with well known couples therapist Eliz- abeth Earnshaw, LMFT. We discuss the best practices for conflict resolution, the leading rea- son for divorce, how to not let your SO’s mood affect you, signs a couple won’t make it, how men and women handle break ups, if some people are just better apart, and more! This …
 
In her new memoir, “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,” Huma Abedin writes about her Muslim faith, her years working alongside Hillary Clinton and, of course, her relationship with her estranged husband, the former Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner. On this week’s podcast, Abedin says that writing the book was “the most therapeutic thing I cou…
 
In this episode, I virtually sit down with Max Lugavere, NY Times best selling author of Genius Foods. We discuss learning from past relationships, love languages, why being kind is the most important trait of all, why not being healthy is a dealbreaker, how loss sparked his food curiosity, if we're hoping to date people similar to our parents, why…
 
In her new memoir, “Going There,” Katie Couric writes about her career as a host of “Today and the first woman to anchor the “CBS Evening News” solo. She also, as the title suggests, writes about difficult personal subjects, including the deaths of her father and of her first husband. On this week’s podcast, she says the most difficult part of the …
 
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In this episode, I actually sat down IRL with the one and only Hannah Berner (RIP Summer House). We are back at the studio!!! We discuss our upcoming nuptials, getting engaged in less than a year, Summer House drama that no one knows about, how she felt about Kyle and Amanda’s wedding, her friendship with Alex Cooper, and more! This episode starts …
 
In “American Made,” Farah Stockman writes about the downfall of manufacturing employment in the United States by focusing on the lives of workers at one Indianapolis factory that was relocated to Mexico. Stockman, a member of The New York Times editorial board, talks about the book on this week’s podcast. “I really think we’ve seen unions in a deat…
 
In this full solo episode, I discuss the non-glamorous wedding planning process, how to move forward when you feel distance between you and your SO, what is a red flag vs normal as the honeymoon period comes to an end, is it better to "fall" in love or "choose" love, how do you deal with a partner who tends to dismiss your problems, friends not lik…
 
Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, “Crossroads,” has generated a lot of discussion, as his work tends to do. The novelist and critic Thomas Mallon, who reviewed “Crossroads” for us, is on the podcast this week to talk about the book and to place it in the context of Franzen’s entire career. “He is fundamentally a social novelist, and his basic unit of s…
 
In this episode, I am virtually joined Talkspace therapist Dr. Meaghan Rice. We discuss being a military wife, the most important advice for couples to get along, how it works to be in couples therapy via Talkspace, how to know when it’s a good fit with your therapist, the baggage we all bring to relationships, how to be more self aware with your p…
 
This week the gang talk about stories from the Bible (as told by Science) and address some of the publics conspiracy theories! Tell me you didn't pass Science at school - We look at some new species... Questions from the public: AntiVax Conspiracies: Microchips, swollen testicles and more! Are we living in a simulation/game and are we the Sims? If …
 
In this episode, I am virtually joined writer Elin Hilderbrand. We discuss making more than your spouse, dating an extrovert when you're an introvert, why her relationship works now, if novels glorify the idea of having an affair, who would play her characters in a movie, couch guy tiktok, what to do if your partner isn't romantic, why you shouldn'…
 
In 2013, the front page of The New York Times devoted five straight days to the story of Dasani, an 11-year-old Black girl who lived in a homeless shelter in Brooklyn. Now, Andrea Elliott, the reporter of that series, has published her first book, “Invisible Child,” which tells the full story of Dasani and her family up to the present day. On this …
 
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