2013 Stitcher Award Nominees

1. Our Favorite Books, TV, Movies And Music Of 2013

David Edelstein says it was a "miraculous year" for movies. David Bianculli says two Netflix shows this year changed the game. Maureen Corrigan says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked were written by female authors. And Ken Tucker picks his 10 favorite albums.

2. The Spaghetti O's Agenda

Description: Q gets the dizzies, Bry gets Seaworld shamed, Walt draws parallels between Achey Breaky Heart and #StopKony.

3. Duncan Trussell, Chris Ryan, Ph.D

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, and host of his own podcast; The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker, and author of New York Times best seller; Sex At Dawn.

4. Good Guys

Lots of men think of themselves as "good guys." But what does it actually take to be one? To be a truly good guy. Stories of valiant men attempting to do good in challenging circumstances: in war zones, department stores, public buses, and at the bottom of a cave 900 feet underground.

5. Sex, Ducks, and The Founding Feud

Jilted lovers and disrupted duck hunts provide a very odd look into the soul of the US Constitution.

6. Orange Grove

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. Welcome to Night Vale. (Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. On Twitter as NightValeRadio)

7. Stan Lee: 'Nuff Said!

In the Fat Cave this week! It's the Mark Twain of Comic Books! The Father of Modern Mythology! The Man who launched a billion smiles creating characters that have earned billions of dollars each! And as if that's not enough, he actually knew Batman creator Bob Kane! The Name Amongst Names! How does something as big as the creator of the most important titles in comics history coming to my mall get by me? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Sensational Stan Lee! Get ready to take a trip back in time (and Timely) for Stantastic stories and amazing anecdotes from the Mad Men Era of Comics!

8. LIVE w/ Jacki Weaver and Patrick J. Adams

Start off the new year right with Ronna & Beverly! They bring you a terrific LIVE episode from the UCB theater in Los Angeles with Academy Award nominated actress Jacki Weaver and delightful actor Patrick J. Adams of USA Network's Suits. People of Sa...

9. Opus Moreschi

Opus Moreschi is a classic Hollywood triple threat: a writer, performer and mammal. He also happens to be the head writer of The Colbert Report and a close personal friend of mine... as far as he knows. I've been promising a Colbert writer for a long time now and I'm happy to "report" that it is now a reality. Opus and I cover just about everything you'd ever want to know about writing for Stephen and writing for Jon and how they differ and how they're the same and what they have for breakfast... and we do it all in under an hour! It's a Hanukkah miracle!! Opus is a graduate of Emerson College (smart!) who has written and performed comedy at I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (funny!). He's also a multiple Emmy Award winner - we talk about that a little as well.

10. 2013 Year In Review

Guest Rogue: George Hrab; This Day in Skepticism: Birth of Cinema; SGU Year in Review; Science News 2013; Who's That Noisy; In Memoriam; Science or Fiction

11. Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters explains to Marc how a hand-made sound board altered the course of his life. That sound board is the focal point of Dave's documentary Sound City and it guided him through some of the pivitol moments, like recording Nirvana's Nevermind and playing with Paul McCartney.

12. Macklemore

The very musically talented Macklemore sits down with Chris to talk about the extreme success of his song "Thrift Shop," living outside of your comfort zone, and doing laundry!

13. Tom Arnold

Actor and comedian Tom Arnold sits down with Jay to record this episode. Hilarious right from the start! Tom brings the heat in this episode of Mohr Stories. Put Your Name On It!

14. Jerry Seinfeld

This week Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.Seinfeld's material stood out.  It wasn't about his upbringing or personal relationships.  It was about our universal experience of small things.  Eight years about his HBO debut, he and Larry David created a weekly series that changed both their lives.  After Seinfeld ran for nine seasons, Seinfeld went back to stand-up, and to his audience.  As he explains to Alec, Seinfeld feels uniquely connected to his fans: “You have this relationship with the audience that is private between you and them. Critics want to write, people want to talk.  We have our own thing that nobody can break … once you build that it can't be broken by outside forces.”

15. Can Hospitals Save Money By Making Doctors Squirm?

There's one part of Obamacare that doesn't get mentioned a lot, but that could end up being a big deal. It sets up experiments in hospitals all over the country to try to figure out how to save money without lowering the quality of care.On today's show, we visit a hospital in Akron, Ohio that's engaged in one of these experiments. We sit in on a tense conversation where doctors argue about why it's so hard to start surgery on time. And we hear what happens when you change the way hospitals and doctors get paid.

16. 2013 In Review: Power, Politics and Resistance

2013 In Review: Power, Politics and Resistance

17. The Retirement Gamble

The Retirement Gamble raises troubling questions about how America's financial institutions protect our retirement savings.

18. Old School Whistle-Blowing

William Binney was an NSA official for three decades before he turned his life upside down by becoming one of the most prominent whistle-blowers in the history of U.S. Intelligence. Dan talks to him about surveillance, spying, secrecy and Edward Snowden.

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