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In The Loop with Jeff Horwich - Minnesota Public Radio

Interviews, humor, original music and more, from host Jeff Horwich and crew. Get "In The Loop" and help build the show. Produced by Minnesota Public Radio.

Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:09:54 CDT

Copyright: 2010 Minnesota Public Radio

The Last Show.

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Featuring an interview with a South Pole blogger, a chat with the famous "Marc in Paris," podcasting wisdom from Sanden, a final song from Jeff, plus lots of Loop-love and a listener-guided tour through the five crazy years of ITL.

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The Chilean Priest, the Stubborn Senator, and the Secret Shopper in the Back Pew

Fri, 5 Mar 2010 00:00:00 CDT

A talk with the creator of, Father Maurice Alvarado on the Chilean national character, Faron Williams with details of the revenge-fantasy also called the "Securities Transaction Tax," Sanden stops by with odd things correlated with the recession, a song for Sen. Jim Bunning, and folksinger Heatherlyn rounds out our "Starving Artist" series. Also happens to be our, um, penultimate show.

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A Singing Tiger, a Dancing Frenchman, a Snowboarder and Bill Nye walk into a podcast...

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CDT

You get a big ol' episode, featuring Olympic snowboard racer (and first Eskimo Olympian -- we think) Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, an attempt to interview people using, Sanden's Week In Geek, Congressional power expert Scott Adler, and our latest "starving artist," poet and photographer Cole Sarar.

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Learning to Live Without...

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CDT

With Jeff out of town, Sanden and Anna take over the show to bring you stories of "living without ____." Listeners call in to talk about life without all sorts of things from gluten to indoor heating. An endangered species expert chimes in with a picture of what life would be without obscure little critters. The official town crier of Minneapolis talks about giving up luxuries to save up for a trip to the world town crier competition. Plus a commentary from Anna about her current living situation and a song from Sanden about doing the show without Jeff.

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Letters to Obama - Open-Source Moon Landing - Federal Budget Sing-Along

Fri, 5 Feb 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Forget Toyota -- How are our own Big 3 doing? Our space NewsNicher laments the (possible) end of the moon program, but Sanden explains how she might be able to go anyway. And the compulsive Obama letter writer meets...the intern on the other end. It's In The Loop for Feb. 5, 2010

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Gamechangers: Superbowl? iPad? SOTU? George Clooney?

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CDT

Rob Crilly, on what we don't get about Darfur; Fausta on why to give a rip about Argentina's central bank; Superbowl ads go bye-bye?; iPad muziks; Comedian Mike Brody is our latest "Starving Artist."

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Things to Love: Haitians, Term Limits, Fake Neil Young, and a Cube-less Life

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CDT

The latest in our "Starving Artist" interviews, plus a physician's assistant in Haiti working without anesthetic, a woman who loves the "regal" Haitians, and what happens when 10 unintelligible music legends come together to support the victims. ITL for Jan. 22, 2010.

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Mapping Haiti - 2010: "The Movie" - The woman who called the Conan thing

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CDT

How to give for the Haiti quake, and how nerds around the world are mapping it; listener-written movie trailers for 2010; a slug/plant creature, in song; and so much more that listing it would just be silly. It's ITL for Jan. 15, 2010.

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How to: Vacation in Yemen, Interpret Tech Hype, and Quit Your Job (slowly)

Fri, 8 Jan 2010 00:00:00 CDT

ITL for Jan. 8, 2010. Interviews with MacWorld's Jason Snell, job-guru Alexandra Levit, and crazy traveler Mia Venster. Plus a song for the world's tallest building, Sanden helps you use your vacation time, and listeners share their personal predictions for 2010.

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The Year-End Interview with Super-Skeptic Steve Novella

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Following a listener suggestion, we spend our last episode of the year with Dr. Steve Novella, host of Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, discussing the abundant psuedo-science of 2009. (29 min.)

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The Economics, Psychology and Anthropology of Santa. (Plus Copenhagen. And Joe Lieberman.)

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Features interviews with the authors "Scroogenomics' and "The Psychology of Santa." Sanden talks global Santa alternatives, from the creepy to the offensive to the scatological. Plus, Jeff reworks The Night Before Christmas with health-care reform and Joe Lieberman in mind. And cartoonist David Gillette on what COP15 adds up to.

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In The Loop: Angry Climate Hookers - Revolutionary Frogs - A Santa Three-way

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Also: Why "adaptation" should be on the COP15 agenda, and Sanden weighs in on the discovery (or not) of dark matter. It's In The Loop for Dec. 11, 2009

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In The Loop: How to Build a Nation, Wreck an Economy, and Get on a Reality Show

Thu, 3 Dec 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Plus an update on the fragile peace (and possibility of a military coup) in Sri Lanka, as well as perhaps the worst Ray Charles song ever recorded. It's ITL for Dec. 3, 2009

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Nigerians, Victoria's Secret models, and "Crestfallen Face": Tales of Online Dating

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 CDT

A format-breaker episode featuring nothing but stories from listeners about the highs and lows of dating Internet-style. In The Loop for November 27, 2009

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In The Loop: Cao Speaks - "The Farm Report" - Turkey Alternatives!

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 CDT

ITL for Nov. 20, 2009. After telling his story in song last week, we get our interview with Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA), the lone GOP Congressman to vote in favor of health reform in the House. Listeners and Facebook fans share their alternatives to turkey on the Thanksgiving table. A NewsNiche interview with Missouri farmer Richard Oswald. A dandy tune giving thanks for the most ridiculous stories of 2009. The year of IHS Global Insight.

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In The Loop: Congressional Cowboy - App Store Rejects - Twittering Tight Ends

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 CDT

It's In The Loop Nov. 13, 2009. Featuring an interview with Minnesota Viking Visanthe Shiancoe, The Hill's Molly Hooper, Sanden Totten, and a new NewsTune.

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In The Loop: Tax Cheats, Secret Sources & My Guy Karzai

Fri, 6 Nov 2009 00:00:00 CDT

It's ITL for Nov. 6, 2009, featuring interviews with TaxGirl, the Christian Science Monitor's man in Afghanistan, and a Pulitzer Prize winner on the incipient federal Shield Law. Plus nifty H1N1 vaccine and Hamid Karzai-inspired music. Damn!

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In The Loop: CEO Perks - Burnin' Bunnies - Google Waves

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Plus news from Pakistan and a human-fat-powered boat. It's In The Loop for October 23, 2009

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In The Loop: Gypsies, Jobless, and Global Cabals

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

It's a NewsNiche Spectacular. Well, "spectacular" might a little strong...But it's a nifty little diversion from our normal weekly fare. Enjoy! It's ITL for Oct. 15, 2009

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In The Loop: Soldiers are Green - Sinners are Red - Letterman's Blue

Fri, 9 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

ITL for Oct. 9, 2009. Interviews on Iran, Afghanistan, and what it takes to map the U.S. for the Seven Deadly Sins. Plus a colorful Skribitcast, and Monty Python meets the Letterman scandal. Whew.

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In The Loop: Honduran Coups - Gay Games - Iranian Sitcom Opening Credits

Fri, 2 Oct 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Plus listener poems on moon water, Max Baucus, and the (final) end of Saturn. It's In The Loop for October 2, 2010. (And yes, we know Chicago lost at the very instant this podcast dropped. Grrr.)

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In The Loop: Health Care Plan B - Who's Got Swine Flu? - Inventor Woes

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT

Plus: Is anyone Congress looking after our mouths? And a musical tribute to our 1,500 Facebook fans. It's ITL for Sept. 25, 2009

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In The Loop: Bad Ellen! - Bad Kanye! - Bad...French guy

Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT

It's ITL for Sept. 17, 2009. A "pop culture"-focused episode, featuring a chat about Fair Use and the Ellen Show, an elegy for Patrick Swayze, the new "Mind Your Manners Song" and listener stories of rudeness.

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In The Loop: Death by Robot - Summer Vacation Lessons - Obama gets Slammed

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT the MPRNewsQ song and a new commentary from Nancy Donoval about keeping her health insurance. It's ITL for Sept. 12, 2009.

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In The Loop: Voicemail Story Slam

Thu, 3 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CDT

We asked listeners to call in to our voicemail with short stories. And they did. Also includes a random earthquake.

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