How my mom inspired my approach to the cello | Paul Rucker

Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker has developed his own style of cello; he puts chopsticks between his strings, uses the instrument as a drum and experiments with electronics like loop pedals. Moving between reflective storytelling and performance, Rucker shares his inspiration — and definitely doesn’t play the same old Bach.

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Animorphs and Azkaban

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Ally Beardsley, Zach Sherwin, and Siobhan Thompson assess whether LOTR passes the Bechdel test.

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CAST
Mike Trapp
Ally Beardsley
Zach Sherwin
Siobhan Thompson

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Brawl at the Zombie Bar

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Werewolves, vampires, and zombies swarm the Black Pit. Riz mutes the DJ. Fig’s bass skills kill.

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Brennan Lee Mulligan
Zac Oyama
Ally Beardsley
Siobhan Thompson
Emily Axford
Brian Murphy
Lou Wilson

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Monster Maps & Arcane Magic

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Brian Murphy, Amy Vorpahl, and Matt Mercer debate whether prequel questions even count.

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Mike Trapp
Brian Murphy
Amy Vorpahl
Matt Mercer

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“We Are the Halluci Nation” | A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red creates music that acts as a gateway into urban, contemporary indigenous culture, celebrating all of its layers and complexity. In a set that blends traditional powwow drums and vocals with hip-hop and electronic music, the DJ collective tells stories of the First Nations in beats and images — expanding on the concept of the “Halluci Nation,” inspired by the poet, musician and activist John Trudell.

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Kanye’s Social Media Manager

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Matt McCarthy
Brandon Brown

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What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo

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How the jump rope got its rhythm | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

“Down down, baby, down down the roller coaster…” Hip-hop owes a lot of the queens of double dutch. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt takes us on a tour of the fascinating history of the jump rope.

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Ruin Your Morning with Twitter!

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Waking up with Twitter is like waking up to flock of singing birds outside your window except they’re not singing they’re screaming and a surprising amount of the birds are Nazis.

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Jessica Ross
Gregory Burke

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How to build a thriving music scene in your city | Elizabeth Cawein

How does a city become known as a “music city”? Publicist Elizabeth Cawein explains how thriving music scenes make cities healthier and happier and shares ideas for bolstering your local music scene — and showing off your city’s talent to the world.

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