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The entertainment industry provides us with culture, but so does science — and not just the kind of culture you can grow in a lab dish. Entertainment editor Emily Yoshida and science editor Liz Lopatto guide you through the week's cultural events, both in the arts and sciences. The series finale aired on September 9th, 2016. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in science and culture, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.
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Final girls

Final girls

2016-09-0941:13

The end of headphones - 0:35 Horror movies — final girl trope - 3:21 Narrative psychology — how storytelling shapes our understanding of events - 21:44 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
0:24 - Wilderness Week 4:22 - Epi-Pen/drug costs 18:11 - Frank Ocean and album releases 32:02 - Halt and Catch Fire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
0:18 - Ryan Lochte 3:54 - Arrival film 8:57 -Nate Park + Birth of a Nation 23:09 - Interview with Ed Yong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
0:41 - Liz sees Suicide Squad 6:35 - Scientist hit list 10:14 - Flossing revisited 12:52 - Smithsonian misconduct 31:08 - Stranger Things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
0:33 - Ghostbusters 8:15 - Flossing 13:07 - Nature documentaries 23:21 - Suicide Squad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gotta catch ‘em all!

Gotta catch ‘em all!

2016-07-1546:23

03:43 - biodiversity 07:32 - Pokémon GO 24:50 - Ohlala Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Violent Purge

A Violent Purge

2016-07-0848:35

Liz and Emily discuss a disheartening week in national news, The Purge and violence in entertainment, and Beyonce’s very awesome headphones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Season of the Shark: The Shallows, Game of Thrones, and Jupiter by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Alternative weight loss, alternative music, and the best YouTube account ever by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taylor Swift: 00:50 Space news: 05:06 Astronaut health care: 09:48 Audible: 17:26 Yoshiaki Nishimura: 19:38 Lemmy: 32:24 Recommendations: 38:41 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mars needs Musk

Mars needs Musk

2016-06-0339:48

05:23 - Prince 07:50 - Elon Musk 23:19 - X-Men Apocalypse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14:02- Game of Thrones discussion 24:58 - algorithms 35:11 - Neighbors 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ghostbusters Twitter, Brazil, and other failed states by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Captain America Civil War, the genetics of education, and other disappointments by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Microbiomes, Biggest Losers, and other gut-related tragedies/interview with Arielle Duhaime-Ross by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Quantum Break, band reunions, and other forms of time travel by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Time passes and the internet evolves — as everything does, really. ocial norms, minimal genomes, and the changing nature of celebrity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Liz and Emily discuss SXSW, genetic testing, and getting the chills from songs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin This week on Verge ESP: Emily chats with food critic Jonathan Gold about the forthcoming documentary City of Gold, a movie about his approach to LA's food. In fact, we discuss a glut of movies this week, including the genre-benders The Witch, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Midnight Special. Liz and Emily revisit the topic of spoilers — are there some cases where a lack of expectation is to be encouraged? Also: Sunday is the start of Daylight Saving Time in the US, a stupid practice Liz feels ought to be discouraged. Not only does it interrupt her morning schedule — the sun's only just started rising when she gets up and she'd like that to continue — it also leads to sleep deprivation. And everyone is worse when they don't get enough sleep! Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova, the most highly-paid female athlete in the world, was taking performance-enhancing drugs and still couldn't beat Venus Williams. What's even weirder is the history of those drugs: they were originally meant for Soviet super-soldiers. Anyway the moral of this story is that Venus Williams is an incredible athlete, and we all ought to admire her. (In fact, both Williams sisters are remarkable athletes — Sharapova lost to Serena Williams the same day Sharapova tested positive for PEDs.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mermaids, Fad Diets, and #FreeKesha by The Verge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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