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Stop Making Fun of Rihanna’s Album Sales

Rihanna has become something of a meme this week, after Billboard announced that her latest album, ANTI, had only sold 460 copies in its first week: Billboard 200: #27(new) @rihanna, ANTI 15,896 album equivalent units [460 pure album sales + 4,239,279 streams]. — Chart News (@chartnews) February 1, 2016 ANTI, which …

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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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Can You Copyright Silence?

Welcome to Mad Art Cast Episode #37! First of all SO sorry for the delay in episodes! We had recorded an entire long form holiday gift guide episode but sadly the technology demons, likely sent out by Krampus, came in and destroyed one of the tracks. We tried and tried …

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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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Mad Art Cast — Brainwaves!

This week on Mad Art Cast Ashley takes one for the team and tries out ‘brainwave’ enhancement with a product called Thync. Your intrepid podcast team is skeptical, but we soldier on in the name of SCIENCE! We also discuss art authentication and the auction of a “Basquiat” that is, …

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Mad Art Cast: Music, Monsters and Frank Ippolito!

It’s time for a new episode of Mad Art Cast! And this one is loads of fun! It’s filled with a fascinating chat about the evolution of vowels in pop music and a fantastic interview with monster-prop-master, Frank Ippolito! Listen in as the gang talks music, monsters, geek girls and crock pot tacos! …

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Mad Music Monday: Stranger Cat

Mad Music Monday is a bi-weekly music column, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! UPDATE (10/5/2015): I had previously credited all the production and instrumentation to Sven Britt, when Cat Martino should also be credited for instrumentation and production. Martino is also …

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Mad Art Cast: Do your old favorites hold up?

Ever wonder if your favorite album from high school stands the test of time?  This week our intrepid podcasting crew discusses that very question. SHOW NOTES: Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines info Chioggia Beet Info The Hit Charade     http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/29_MadArtCast_Episode_29_-_Memories_Quickie.mp3

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