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Creating the superhero comedy "The Tick" in a world of epic blockbusters

Apr 18, 2019
Ben Edlund talks about bringing back his creation to small screens and what it's like being on the fringe of superhero media.
Ben Edlund, creator of "The Tick," at his home in Echo Park.
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He brought "Game of Thrones" languages to life

Apr 10, 2019
David Peterson created the Dothraki and High Valyrian tongues.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" season 8.
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Watch Kai Ryssdal interview a robot security guard

Mar 14, 2019
They record video, collect data and they're popping up in public spaces around the country.
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How to be a game show producer

Feb 5, 2019
The executive producer of "The Price Is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal" on what it takes to make a great game.
"Our show rides the waves of the economy," says Mike Richards, executive producer of "The Price Is Right."
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Ever wondered what the dark web looks like?

Jan 2, 2019
A cybersecurity researcher gave us a guided tour.
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How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow
A flag flies outside the Bank of America Corporate Center June 30, 2005 in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Is Bitcoin a currency, security or commodity? Depends who you ask

Jul 3, 2018
Bitcoin has a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to regulatory frameworks.
A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin, alongside U.S. dollars.
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