Top Episodes from New Shows: Week of 10/21/13

1. The Starters NBA Preview (Part 3)

On today's third installment of The Starters' 2013-2014 NBA preview podcast the guys continue to answer 101 questions about the upcoming season. That and Matt receives some meeting alerts.

2. The Griswolds On Air Virgin Mobile with Abbey Braden

The Griswolds graced the Virgin Mobile On Air studios to play songs off their Heart of a Lion EP on Windup records, chat about fun visits to the Australian Consulate, Metallica covers, and all sorts of other things.

3. Janeane Garofalo and Tom Regan

On this week's edition of Modern Day Philosophers, Danny sits down with Janeane Garofalo, comedy icon, actress, and social activist. The two discuss animal rights and how "Life of Pi," on mute, made her cry. They also talk about whether or not human beings have a moral compass, attention deficit disorder, patriotism, and whether or not the new "Great Gatsby" movie is worth seeing.

4. Brian Burke

Brian Burke is back for another episode of the Advanced NFL Stats podcast. First up is a study analyzing when defenses should decline penalties after a loss. This piece uses expected points to determine the break even yardage required for a defensive coach to opt for a loss of down over a loss of yardage. The second part of the episode is dedicated to the Baltimore Ravens and their mediocre rushing attack.

5. Q3 Trends in Global Deal Making

In this podcast expert insights are offered into Q3 trends in worldwide deal making. With Matthew Toole, Head of Deals Intelligence Thomson Reuters, and Jeffrey Goldfarb, Assistant Editor Reuters Breakingviews.

6. Kurt Vonnegut's Eight Rules for Writing Fiction

Firsts in Fiction

7. William Arruda, Ditch, Dare, Do

3D Personal Branding for Executives Whether you work for a big corporation or your own company, there’s very little job security in today’s economy. So it’s increasingly important to be thinking about yourself as a brand. My guest today is a global expert on personal branding.

8. “The Reluctant Hadronaut”

Ep.01 - "The Reluctant Hadronaut"  On his first day in the lab, Mike learns about Oppenheimer's dark past and his love of non-GMO foods. Cyrus' wallet is traced to a crystal world. A.S.H. LE makes a startling discovery.  Sketch comedy and a new song by the band Reindeer are also featured.

9. 80's and 90's Nostalgia

The gang from That Hashtag Show talk about the 80's and 90's and everything they enjoyed as a kid.

10. Complicated Dap: American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and Marvel's Agents of Shield

In this, our first mini episode, Jovan talks about the season premiers of AMC's The Walking Dead, FX's American Horror Story, and the slow progression of Marvel's Agents of Shield. Jo also recommends a new webcomic, compares Junot Diaz to Drake, and shows some love to Octavia Butler's Parable Series.

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