Aug 5, 2014 — Noah Ritter's interview at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania is a wonder of stream-of-consciousness, heavily sprinkled with one word: "apparently."
Aug 3, 2014 — Anthony Matthews is a master of the consumer complaint, writing and collecting some of the best letters to customer service. Two of his tips for success: use humor and write a real, hard-copy letter.
May 15, 2014 — Plenty of primates laugh, but only humans fake it. So what are we getting out of that phony chuckle? Perhaps an unfair advantage at work and in social situations, researchers say.
Apr 14, 2014 — Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.
Mar 7, 2014 — A new book by Scott Weems on humor and human nature raises fascinating questions about why we laugh. Commentator Alva NoŽ cracks up easily and asks for help collecting some more jokes.
Dec 30, 2013 — Do science-based jokes exclude the uninformed, or open doors to understanding a mysterious culture? A recent compilation of such in-jokes prompts commentator Tania Lombrozo to take a poke or two at the psychology of humor.
Nov 1, 2013 — The sports director at a Boise TV station treats his audience to an impersonation of comedy actor Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy character for Halloween.
Sep 13, 2013 — How do you break out of the pack if you're in a mayoral race with dozens of other candidates? In Minneapolis, one guy filmed an ad that's eye-catching and maybe even a little weird.
Apr 4, 2013 — Now that Facebook is following Apple, Microsoft and Google into the mobile device business, others must surely be on the way. Imagine what a LinkedIn phone, a Yahoo phone or even an NPR phone might do for you.