• Feb 13, 2018
  • 18:24 mins

Guest: Rick Eckstein, Author, “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” If you want to insult a boy playing ball, just tell him, “You throw like a girl!” We laud female athletes who can keep up with the guys. Besides what this stigma might do to girls’ self-esteem, a male standard in athletics can actually be dangerous when it affects the way girls are coached and trained because their minds and bodies are different from boys’. That’s a central message of Rick Eckstein’s book “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline.”

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Making Hollywood Funny Is Serious Business

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Guest: Brent White, Movie Editor Have you ever watched an old comedy – and by old, anything made before 1990 – and found yourself a little disappointed? We’re spoiled, really, with how uproariously funny films are today. The laughs come faster and they seem engineered, somehow, to maximize the humor so that, at least in my case, leaving the theater with sore cheeks from laughing so hard is pretty common.  Well, the laughs are in fact engineered to be bigger. And that is Brent White’s job. He’s a Hollywood film editor and the guy directors turn to when they’ve got actors who do a lot of improvising on set. As the New York Times Magazine once said, Brent White is “the man who makes the world’s funniest people even funnier.” White is a graduate of BYU, and his film credits include Anchorman, Talladega Nights and the Ghostbusters reboot.

Guest: Brent White, Movie Editor Have you ever watched an old comedy – and by old, anything made before 1990 – and found yourself a little disappointed? We’re spoiled, really, with how uproariously funny films are today. The laughs come faster and they seem engineered, somehow, to maximize the humor so that, at least in my case, leaving the theater with sore cheeks from laughing so hard is pretty common.  Well, the laughs are in fact engineered to be bigger. And that is Brent White’s job. He’s a Hollywood film editor and the guy directors turn to when they’ve got actors who do a lot of improvising on set. As the New York Times Magazine once said, Brent White is “the man who makes the world’s funniest people even funnier.” White is a graduate of BYU, and his film credits include Anchorman, Talladega Nights and the Ghostbusters reboot.