Tagged ’Laura Mayer‘

HOT

August 6, 2012

Writer Bill McKibben uses simple math to explain why the planet is toast. Your host goes to Atlanta to learn about the HOT lanes, Laura Mayer shares a tale about a hot bike and TMI’s Chris tells an impossible tale about America’s #1 Hot Topic. PLUS the debut of brand new regular TMI corespondent Josh Glenn.

TMILY

May 28, 2012

Your host speeds three curves ahead of the curve others are behind to release TMILY: the too much information social app. TMILY is for those who need some entrepreneurial verve and innovational vim in their lives. And for the skeptics: Tim Hwang tells us about his Hype Up Weekend and Michael Wolff discusses the ridiculously popular piece he wrote on Facebook for MIT’s Technology Review PLUS TMILY’s IPO! Yes, that’s right I. P. O. !!!

PSEUDONYMS

September 20, 2011

This week TMI explores the world of pseudonyms. Carmela Ciuraru talks about some of the authors she profiles in her book Nom de Plume, Dan Sinker tells us about @MayorEmanuel the fake twitter pseudonym he created for Rahm Emanuel, Andy Carvin, Jillian York and Meg Worley weigh in on #nymwars. And Artist Chris Collins attempts to learn the story behind the handle Tyepilot. PLUS TMI’s special corespondent takes us inside the top secret world of rebranding.

Be Thankful For What You’ve Got

August 9, 2011

This week we celebrate the 50th episode of Too Much Information! Your host decides to clean out his drawers and air all the recordings he hasn’t yet used. Peter Choyce explains why some of his problems are first world problems while others are third world problems. Laura Mayer tells us about her history with Weather Problems and Pierre-Louis Colin takes us on the streets of Paris to pass time watching girls. PLUS we hear from two cartoonists: Tony Millionaire and Christophe Blain (the oldest recording of the bunch – July 2009).

Man Without A Country (part III)

July 26, 2011

The conclusion of our TMI three part summer series. We learn the history behind Edward Everett Hale’s original tale of Philip Nolan – the man without a country, and the various remakes that have been made over the years. We visit Gene Atwood’s Fort Awesome and Patri Friedman’s ocean city states. PLUS your host turns bread into wine.

Cost of Living

April 12, 2011

Your host wants to make millions working at home, Peter Choyce explains that work produces nothing of value, and “Chris” learns the secret behind Wall Street’s exotic financial instruments. Also Laura Mayer gets a braintumor blog and Mathilde Billaud gets a vet bill. Plus Anne Dick (Philip’s wife #2) talks about her memoir “The Search for Philip K. Dick,” and her thoughts about money, and being married to an artist.

Kicking Against The Pricks

January 23, 2011

Peter Choyce has problems with his noisy neighbors, Laura Mayer has problems with Beer Pong, Galeb Numa has problems with profiling, “chris” has problems with the BP Oil Spill, and your host has a big problem with Chat Roulette. Plus a feature on Kickstarter.com For more information visit the WFMU TMI page.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

January 23, 2011

TMI regulars report on their 2010 Summer Vacation: Andrea Silenzi hits the road with her Dad, Noah Apple goes home to Maine and discovers he is now one of the “summer people,” Laura Mayer tries to take a break from Twitter and Facebook, Chris attends a protest, and your host sets off on an ill-advised road trip across ‘Merika. For more information visit the WFMU TMi page

Something Will Happen, Soon

January 23, 2011

Your host attempts to break through to the other side, Cindy Heller has difficulties with online dating in Zurich, and Dog Lover “Amy” has difficulties with the Christians. Noah tells us about a few cults, TMi DC correspondent “Chris” tells us the truth about Guantanamo, and Silicon Vally correspondent Val tells us about the healing power of tweets.