Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky reports for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and hosts a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres called Imaginary Worlds. He co-produced several hours of Studio 360’s American Icons series, and his work has also appeared on NPRMarketplace99% Invisible, and KCRW’s un-Fictional.

Eric Molinsky appears in the following:

A Comedian Plants Hilarious Fake Self-Help Books at a Bookstore

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Not all the books you find in the self-help section are full of good advice. They might be pranks left by Jeff Wysaski.
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Noah Baumbach Isn’t Getting Any Younger

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With “While We’re Young,” Noah Baumbach has made his happiest, most optimistic film yet. But, he warns, don’t get used to it.

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The Scariest Video Game Villain of All: Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

After a couple lost their young child to cancer, they found comfort in an unexpected place: by making a video game about their son.

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Reality Gets Demented

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using nothing more than an iPhone and some office supplies, an animator makes the real world teem with cartoons.
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Adam Sandler Ruins French Short Film, Wrecks New York

Monday, March 23, 2015

The new Adam Sandler movie "Pixels," about 1980s arcade games attacking Earth, looks kind of corny. But it's based on a bizarre, amazing short film by a young French filmmaker.
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Everything is Awesome About These Female Lego Figures

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin. 
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Recreating a City's Past in Miniature

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two artists recreate their youth by building mini-versions of the streets they grew up on. 
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Classic Disney Pencil Animations Come to Life in GIFs

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

GIF turns out to be the perfect format to experience the simple beauty of hand-drawn animation.
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American Icons: Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Thursday, January 29, 2015

William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America, bringing cowboys, Indians, settlers, and sharpshooters to audiences.

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Imagine Your Next Vacation Destination: Kepler-186f

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory imagines exoplanetary travel for leisure with these vintage-style posters.
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Photos Transform Office Workers Into Athletic Gods

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Regular people are transformed into awesome-looking athletes in Benjamin Von Wong's highly stylized photographs.
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It’s a Giant Dirt Igloo – Want to Buy It?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

An architect designing a lunar colony for NASA discovered that the dome-shaped buildings could work as inexpensive housing here on Earth.

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Existential Progress Bars

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A graphic designer turns tedious progress bars into existential questions.
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For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts

Thursday, January 01, 2015

On the FX's “The Americans,” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a typical suburban family in the 1980s. They’re also Soviet spies, moles sent to live among us.

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Gertie, The Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The first animated character wasn’t a mouse — it was a dinosaur, Gertie. Her creator thought cartoons would become a great art form, and was bitter when they went commercial.

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The Greatest Animated Film Never Made

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"The Thief and the Cobbler," an Aladdin-like film worked on by former Disney animators, took 30 years to make and was never released.
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Student Doodles from the Middle Ages

Monday, December 15, 2014

A scholar's discovery of 600-year-old doodles gives us a glimpse into the wandering minds of 15th-century students.
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Have Yourself a Scary Little Krampus

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

St. Nicholas has long rewarded kids who are nice, but did you know he has a counterpart? Krampus the demon punishes naughty tykes.
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Alan Turing, Digital Pioneer

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alan Turing’s pioneering vision for computers continues to shape our daily lives, decades after his death.

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Alan Turing, Man and Myth

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the British code breaker and mathematician. But Turing, the original computer genius, remains enigmatic.

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