Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast Team reviews this weekend’s releases which include, "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," and "Effie Gray."

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Surprise! Why the Unexpected Feels Good, and Why It's Good For Us

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Surprise! A surprisoligist explains why it feels good when the unexpected is sprung on us, and why surprise is actually good for us. 

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The Backstage Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back in the 60s, two aspiring filmmakers wanted to make a documentary about rock n' roll. Instead, they wound up developing and managing The Who. Now their footage is finally being used.

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New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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Sometimes A Predictable Date Can Still Be a Fine Date

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's new releases aren't particularly unique, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad dates. 
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One Company Wants To Tie The Internet To The Real World

Friday, March 27, 2015

A social media company called Banjo is trying to sort that nebulous cloud of tweets, trends, and posts to geography. The idea is to create an instant snapshot of any place at any time.

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A Long Search Over? Ohio Breaks Open Seals of Secrecy for Adoptees

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Starting last week, people in Ohio adopted between 1964 and 1996 could file to receive their original birth certificates, and with them, a piece of their own histories. 

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It's Like The Hunger Games, But Much Worse

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about new beginnings...or more accurately, questionable recycling of stuff we already know. 
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Why Bad Habits Come Back to Bite Us

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new study finds that giving up one bad habit often leads to picking up another. For example, people switching from plastic to reusable grocery bags will start buying more junk food.

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A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.

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Free Speech & Censorship in The Age of Facebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What should and shouldn’t be censored in the public sphere has been a tough question that the Supreme Court has never been able to figure out. Can Facebook?

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An Epic Return: Modest Mouse is Back With a New Album

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Isaac Brock, lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter of the band Modest Mouse, discusses the band's first album of new material in eight years, "Strangers to Ourselves."

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Trying on Glass Shoes, Spinning Lies, and Getting Away with Murder

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week's podcast is filled with liars, working girls, aging gangsters, millionaire murderers and bonus: an adoptee in need of some Movie Therapy. 
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What is a Real Man?

Friday, March 13, 2015

The “International Conference on Masculinities” isn't about eradicating feminism, it's about working to improve gender equality by researching, or engaging, men.

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Movie Date: Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews this weekend’s releases, which include “Run All Night," "Cinderella," and "It Follows.”

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The Hills Are Alive With a New Generation of Von Trapps

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

When we hear the name Von Trapp, the "Sound of Music" often comes to mind. But a new generation of Von Trapps is reinventing their family's musical identity.

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Goodbye Homework, Hello Playtime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As another elementary school abolishes homework, a debate is reignited over whether young students benefit from homework. 

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Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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A Passionate Call to Leave Zoos Behind

Monday, March 09, 2015

Zoos have a long history. But Outside Magazine contributor Tim Zimmerman argues that zoos are bad for animals and don't do much good for people, either.

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