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Decoder Ring is the podcast about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
||CleanThe Laff Box||What happened to the laugh track? For nearly five decades, it was ubiquitous, but beginning in the early 2000s, it fell out of sitcom fashion. What happened?||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Decoder Ring||Decoder Ring is the new podcast from Slate! Each month, host Willa Paskin will decode a cultural question, idea, or habit, and help figure out what it means and why it matters. Our first episode drops April 30th, see you then.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and fun
Loved this first episode. Great topic and well thought out. Great production value too. Cant wait to hear more.
In-depth and In-teresting Pop-Culture History
I really love seeing things with a new perspective and appreciation. As a person who has always been annoyed by laugh tracks, this first episode certainly does that. I’m excited to hear what else this podcast brings to light.
Super fun show
I really loved the first episode, and I'm so happy that Slate is investing in podcasting women. There are not enough female voices out there, and Willa is engaging and smart. Brava!