humor http://wamc.org en Dr. Peter McGraw, University of Colorado - A Science of Humor http://wamc.org/post/dr-peter-mcgraw-university-colorado-science-humor <p>Can we accurate codify why things make us laugh?</p><p>Dr. Peter McGraw of the University of Colorado Boulder draws on his work with Caleb Warren and The Humor Research Lab (HuRL) to answer the question, “What makes things humorous?”</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90231 at http://wamc.org Dr. Peter McGraw, University of Colorado - A Science of Humor The Book Show #1340 - P. J. O'Rourke http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1340-p-j-orourke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For years, <a href="http://www.pjorourke.com/">P.J. O’Rourke</a> has trained his wit and critical eye on institutions ranging from the U.S. Government and the global economy to the automobile industry and American politics.</p><p>In his new book, <em>The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way – And it Wasn’t My Fault…And I’ll Never Do it Again</em>, he trains his eye on his own generation. He leads readers on an expedition into the world of the boomer psyche.</p><p>He has written 16-books, including the bestsellers, <em>Parliament of Whores</em> and <em>Give War a Chance</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86398 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1340 - P. J. O'Rourke Humor in the media; hurftul or helpful? http://wamc.org/post/humor-media-hurftul-or-helpful <p>Studies have shown that laughter is good for your health, but what about when it comes at the expense of others. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Elise Linscott 59986 at http://wamc.org Humor in the media; hurftul or helpful?