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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Bad Movie Science, Linguistics in Disney, and More!

Hey everybody! I’m trying my hand at the Quickies this week. I think this is where I say something exciting, like To the Quickies and Beyond! How was that? 24-year old Florence “Flow” Adepoju has founded a lipstick brand that makes shades designed first and foremost for black skin tones, …

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There’s a Science Rap Battle Brewing and We Couldn’t Be More Thrilled

It’s not every day you get a highly publicized, totally sincere spat between two celebrities about science. It’s so rare that people actually create parody videos about imagined battles between scientists, just so we can imagine some drama between the press conferences and the journal publications. Here’s how it all …

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Digital ArtMad Art Cast

Mad Art Cast: How Not to Get Ripped Off As An Artist

This episode is a very informative one for artists of all types, particularly those who make art that is posted on the internet. Joining us this week is special guest Emily Sexton. Emily is a blogger at Grounded Parents and a DC based entertainment lawyer and she has a lot …

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FoodMad Art Cast

The (Literal) Magic of Biodynamic Wine – Mad Art Cast

On this week’s episode of the podcast, between wine-pouring sound effects and bouts of giggles, we talk to wine expert Julia Burke about biodynamic wine, which uses a lot of weird rules and magical thinking to make what is actually a pretty tasty beverage. Show notes: Julia and Ashley are …

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The Mad Art Lab Secular Christmas Playlist, 2015 Edition

It’s hard to be an atheist at Christmas. God and Jesus are mentioned at every turn, and there are memes everywhere made by snotty Christians asking why atheists celebrate the holiday (answer: because we grew up with it, because it’s as good a time as any to spend time with …

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2015 Repost: Feed this From-Scratch Tofu Turkey to Your Favorite Omnivores

Another year, another chance to try a new holiday recipe! This is a rerun of my family’s tofu turkey recipe that I shared last year. Make it, share it, spread the deliciousness around! -Ashley This year, my little sister Eva celebrated her 10-year anniversary of going vegan. (She’s only 23. …

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Designfeminism

Company Makes Awesome Swiss-Army Hair Clip, Also Makes Shittier Ladies’ Version

I’m not a huge shopper. I generally dislike spending money on non-essential things. But I’ll tell you that the one way you can turn this girl from a disinterested spendthrift into a drooling, drop-everything, “I don’t need that money for groceries, right?” shopper is if the item in question is …

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Pop 101 by Josh Ramsay
music

Producer of Pop Songs Releases a Pop Song about Making Pop Songs

Thank you to Kate Christian for making my morning with this video. Last year, Josh Ramsay — the composer and producer of such pop gems as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — and his band Marianas Trench created a pop song and accompanying video that explains how to write …

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