The Eiffel Tower was only supposed to stand in Paris for 20 years... but experiments in "wireless telegraphy" helped convince the powers that be to keep the tower in place. Plus: this gallery of the weirdest-looking cars to ever roll off the assembly line is maybe not the aesthetic equal of the Eiffel Tower, but it sure is fun.
On this day in 1927, the BBC tried something new for their broadcast of a rugby match between England and Wales: they partnered with Radio Times magazine to publish a diagram of a rugby pitch to help the audience follow the action. Plus: on National Hat Day, where better to be than the one and only National Hat Museum?
“And when you’re at work,” she said, “she will listen to you.”
A few years back I talked with Virginia Prescott on NHPR's Word of Mouth about concession speeches. And now we're doing it all over again - but this time it's for Georgia Public Broadcasting's "On Second Thought!"
U.S. Presidents have the most scrutinized job in the world - and that means their families also go under the proverbial microscope. I got to talk with my pals at NHPR's Word of Mouth about some of the most memorable presidential offspring.
I went national again! Another story of mine ran on NPR's Weekend Edition this morning! It's about the door-to-door campaigning some presidential candidates do when they're in New Hampshire, and the "political two-way street" they walk with local pols.
hitting the big time
The Tom Magliozzi memorial thread on Reddit is like the most Car Talk thing ever.
I'm on NHPR's Word of Mouth today talking about the most memorable concession speeches of all time, and an inside look into how a candidate goes about writing one.
April Fool's Day is, for better or for worse, a big day on the internet, so I joined my pal Rebecca Lavoie on NHPR's Word of Mouth to talk about the latest memes.