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Podcast: Culture wrap: What to look forward to in 2018

On this episode of the Emerald culture wrap, podcast editor Alec Cowan and senior arts and culture editor Sararosa Davies discuss what they are looking forward to most in the year 2018. Sararosa names some new albums from artists like Car Seat Headrest and Alec looks forward to all things …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Paleontology in Kyrgyzstan with Win McLaughlin

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Win McLaughlin, a Ph.D. Candidate studying vertebrate paleontology at the University of Oregon. The two discuss McLaughlin’s latest work in Kyrgyzstan, the mysteries surrounding earth’s polarity, her motivations for being a geologist and how one …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends the songs that defined 2017

  In this episode of Emerald Recommends from the Emerald Podcast Network, arts and culture editor Sararosa Davies, music writers Nic Castillon and Jordan Montero and podcast editor Alec Cowan discuss the music that defined 2017. This is not necessarily the best music to come out this year, but instead, …

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Spotlight on Science: Barn owl research with Dr. Avinash Singh

In this second episode of Spotlight on Science’s second season, Arts and Culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Dr. Avinash Singh, a professor of neuroscience and a member of the Takahashi Lab at the University of Oregon. The conversation covers Dr. Singh’s work on barn owl neuronal performance, his transition …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Science communication with Theresa Cheng and Saul Propp

In this second season debut of Spotlight on Science, Kris Chauvin and Max Drascher speak with Theresa Cheng and Saul Propp about science communication: why it is important and how scientists and researchers can get better at it. Science communication aims to explain research and findings in a way that …

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Podcast: Culture wrap: The good, the bad and the Taylor Swift

On this second episode of the Emerald culture wrap, Senior Podcast Editor Alec Cowan, Associate Arts and Culture Editor Dana Alston, and Senior Arts and Culture Editor Sararosa Davies discuss three things from this past week that caught their attention. What follows is some good talk on “Mindhunter” — Netflix’s …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends: Songs for the eclipse

In this edition of Emerald Recommends, arts and culture writer Nic Castillon joins senior arts and culture editor Sararosa Davies and podcast editor Alec Cowan to discuss songs for the upcoming eclipse on Aug. 21. From Bon Iver to The B-52’s, here’s the music to accompany those few minutes of …

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Podcast: Remakes, remasters and ports — reimagining video games

    On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the differences between video game remakes, remasters and ports. Their discussion covers such classics as Starcraft to Crash Bandicoot and includes their favorite and least liked modern adaptations of nostalgic, classic games.n this episode …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science, ep. 3: Prof. Nick Allen

In this third episode of Spotlight on Science, we speak with clinical psychology professor Nick Allen about the Center for Digital Mental Health at the University of Oregon; The Lewis Center for Neuroimaging; the connection between technology wearables and tracking mental health and his philosophy toward music genres. Spotlight on …

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Podcast: Music in video games

Whether you’re exploring the endless expanse of an open world or facing down a fire-breathing dragon, musical cues can shape your gaming experience, even if you don’t realize it. On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, join Mat and Dana as they discuss the subtle role that music plays …

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Podcast: The Bachelorette episode 3 recap

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss episode 3 of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. This week Rachel continued her search for love on two group dates and one one-on-one date. Crazy confrontations, mystery villains, strange dates on Rodeo Drive and new power …

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Podcast: Double Take: Wonder Woman

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald staffers Dana Alston and Kylie Davis discuss the newest export from the DC Cinematic Universe, “Wonder Woman.” This episode was produced by Emerson Malone.

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Podcast: The Bachelorette episode 2 recap

This time on the Emerald Podcast Network Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss the second episode of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. This week Rachel continued her search for love on two group dates and one one-on-one date. There were babies, basketballs, and Barkfests; but mostly there was a …

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Podcast: Bachelorette Season Premiere

In this week’s premiere Bachelorette podcast, Arts & Culture writers Casey Miller and Sarah Urban discuss the season premiere of The Bachelorette, featuring Rachel Lindsay as the Bachelorette. We talk about the crazy antics of the Bachelors trying to make a good impression, the Bachelor whose life motto is “Whaboom!”, …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Scott Fisher

Spotlight on Science is a new series from the Emerald Podcast Network in which we bring in some of the members of the University of Oregon science community to explain what their research is in simple language we can all understand. In this episode, Franklin Lewis speaks with Scott Fisher …

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Podcast: Music festival survival guide

Days ahead of Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend, let us remind you that the trials of attending a music festival are catastrophically underestimated. In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone, digital managing editor Meerah Powell and managing editor of Ethos Hannah Steinkopf-Frank discuss the best …

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Podcast: Troy Campbell on why Disneyland is designed the way it is (Vol. 2)

The convoluted design of the Disneyland experience is explained in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. This is part two of Emerald writer Dana Alston’s conversation with University of Oregon marketing professor and former Disney Imagineer Troy Campbell. Listen to part one — in which Dana and Troy discuss …

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Podcast: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In this first part of a two-volume podcast, Daily Emerald film critic Dana Alston joins UO professor Troy Campbell to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Professor Campbell, a former Disney Imagineer, also offers insight into the goals and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends: Family reunion edition

In this special family reunion edition of the Emerald Recommends series, Emerald writers Emerson Malone and Sararosa Davies are joined by a very special guest: Sararosa’s mom! Here’s what we recommend in this episode: ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ by Diet Cig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends Netflix originals

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast network, Podcast Editor Emerson Malone joins Arts & Culture Writers Dana Alston and Sararosa Davies to discuss the highs, lows and aesthetics of Netflix’s original programming. Shows discussed in this episode include Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” Judd Apatow’s “Love” and the eighties …

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Podcast: From Bowser to GLADOS – video game villains

If there’s a hero, then there’s a villain. Join Mat and Dana as they discuss one of the greatest driving forces in any gamer’s quest: taking down the big bad final boss, from Bowser and Ganon to Andrew Ryan and GLADOS. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends what to read this week

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald acolytes Sararosa Davies and Emerson Malone discuss the best articles they’ve read in the past week. Here are the stories mentioned in this episode: You’re Not Alone: A Community Of Musicians And Fans Bonded By Mental Disorders by Tatiana Tenreyro (Uproxx) …

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Podcast: Crowd funded video games

Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the growing trend of crowd funded video games, as well as the hit-or-miss titles that have come out of the emerging business model. From “Undertale” to “The Mighty No. 9,” here’s how indie developers make it big and how industry veterans find a way …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Dr. Michael Haley

Spotlight on Science is a new series from the Emerald Podcast Network in which we bring in some of the members of the University of Oregon science community to explain what their research is in simple language we can all understand. In this episode, Franklin Lewis speaks with Dr. Michael …

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Podcast: A discussion on ‘The Red Turtle’

News reporter Will Campbell and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the animated film “The Red Turtle” (2016) in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. The movie, which has no dialogue, follows a man deserted on an island with nothing but crabs, fish and turtles for friends. “The Red Turtle” …

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Podcast: How the smartphone stole flash games’ thunder

In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss how flash game culture contributed to the development of mobile phone gaming. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy’

Arts & Culture Editor Craig Wright joins arts writers Sararosa Davies and Dana Alston to discuss Father John Misty’s self-indulgent 75-minute folk-rock record “Pure Comedy.”

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Podcast: Winter term news wrap-up

The biggest University of Oregon news stories from winter 2017 term are unearthed and recapitulated by senior news reporter Max Thornberry in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. These stories include: why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech ended early; the tuition increase affecting all students starting fall 2017; UO student dining …

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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs for your spring break

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone and arts and culture writer Sararosa Davies dish out their recommendations for what tunes to play this spring break. Here are the songs you’ll hear in this episode: “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell “Something for your M.I.N.D.” …

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Podcast: Mat and Dana discuss ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, arts and culture reporters Mathew Brock and Dana Alston discuss the newest installment from the Zelda series: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” This episode was produced by Emerson Malone.

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