History Book: The beginning of emoticons

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday, September 19th. Good morning! This too The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Next up, the WORLD History Book. Today we remember a hurricane that slammed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Plus, the first documented … Read more

Inside the making of ‘Hockeyland,’ bringing Minnesota high school hockey to the big screen

Tears flowed in the locker room. Players hugged each other as high school teammates for the last time. Documentarian Tommy Haines was struck by the rawness of the emotions, even in a country where hockey is considered life. “It was brutal. I felt for them,” Haines said, adding that his crew eventually put their cameras … Read more

Metakovan and Twobadour Joined Forces to Buy the $69.3 Million Beeple. Here’s What Their Split Tells Us About the Future of the NFT Market

Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran, once known only pseudonymously as Metakovan and Twobadour, made waves—or, more accurately, a tsunami—when they purchased Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5,000 Days for a whopping $69.3 million at Christie’s in March 2021. The acquisition immediately shot NFTs to the forefront of the cultural conversation and Everydays remains the most expensive … Read more

History Book: An Olympic attack

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Monday, September 5th. Happy Labor Day. This too The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Up next, the WORLD History Book. Today, the launch of a deep space probe, and the death of India’s most famous nun. … Read more

History Book: Julia Child’s 110th birthday

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday, August 15th. Good morning! This too The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Next up: the WORLD History Book. This week we celebrate the birthday of a culinary legend, and we reflect on a recent tragedy. … Read more