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Verge ESP

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.

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Final girls

The end of headphones - 0:35 Horror movies — final girl trope - 3:21 Narrative psychology — how storytelling shapes our understanding of events - 21:44

41mins

9 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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Let’s talk finance: drug prices and the money behind online streaming services

0:24 - Wilderness Week 4:22 - Epi-Pen/drug costs 18:11 - Frank Ocean and album releases 32:02 - Halt and Catch Fire

43mins

26 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Ryan Lochte, diversity in film, and the microbes among us featuring interview with science writer Ed Yong

0:18 - Ryan Lochte 3:54 - Arrival film 8:57 -Nate Park + Birth of a Nation 23:09 - Interview with Ed Yong

49mins

19 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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Stranger Things, a scientist hit list, and more strange things

0:41 - Liz sees Suicide Squad 6:35 - Scientist hit list 10:14 - Flossing revisited 12:52 - Smithsonian misconduct 31:08 - Stranger Things

58mins

12 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Ghostbusters, Suicide Squad, and nature documentaries

0:33 - Ghostbusters 8:15 - Flossing 13:07 - Nature documentaries 23:21 - Suicide Squad

33mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Gotta catch ‘em all!

03:43 - biodiversity 07:32 - Pokémon GO 24:50 - Ohlala

46mins

15 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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A Violent Purge

Liz and Emily discuss a disheartening week in national news, The Purge and violence in entertainment, and Beyonce’s very awesome headphones.

48mins

8 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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The Season of the Shark: The Shallows, Game of Thrones, and Jupiter

The Season of the Shark: The Shallows, Game of Thrones, and Jupiter by The Verge

45mins

1 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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Alternative weight loss, alternative music, and the best YouTube account ever

Alternative weight loss, alternative music, and the best YouTube account ever by The Verge

51mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #9

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Damaged cases: Former astronauts, Studio Ghibli, and Lemmy

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

44mins

17 Jun 2016

Rank #10