Decoder Ring

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Subscribers: 3809
Reviews: 13
Episodes: 94

2bepainted
 Jan 3, 2024
Always informative and cool.


 Aug 31, 2022
Love Decoder Ring!! One of the only podcasts I listen to as soon as a new episode drops.


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 Jun 23, 2021

Description

Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.

Episode Date
Can the “Bookazine” Save Magazines?
Apr 10, 2024
Andrew Wyeth's Secret Nudes (Encore)
Mar 27, 2024
Why Stylists Rule the Red Carpet
Mar 13, 2024
The Gen X Soda That Was Just "OK"
Feb 28, 2024
Why Do So Many Coffee Shops Look the Same?
Feb 14, 2024
2024 Teaser
Feb 07, 2024
The Forgotten Video Game About Slavery
Nov 15, 2023
The Dating Manual Unlike Any Other
Nov 08, 2023
Mailbag: The Recorder, Limos, and “Baby on Board” Signs
Nov 01, 2023
When Art Pranksters Invaded Melrose Place
Oct 25, 2023
The Fast Decline of the Slow Dance
Oct 18, 2023
Fall 2023 Teaser
Oct 11, 2023
Think Catchphrases Are Dead? Eat My Shorts.
Aug 09, 2023
The Quest for a Homemade Hovercraft
Aug 02, 2023
A Brief History of Making Out
Jul 26, 2023
What's Really Going On Inside a Mosh Pit?
Jul 19, 2023
The Great Parmesan Cheese Debate
Jul 12, 2023
Summer 2023 Teaser
Jul 05, 2023
Who Owns the Tooth Fairy?
May 10, 2023
Why You Can’t Find a Damn Parking Spot
May 03, 2023
The Artist Who Was Both Loved and Disdained
Apr 26, 2023
The Curious Case of Columbo's Message to Romania Part 2
Apr 19, 2023
The Curious Case of Columbo's Message to Romania Part 1
Apr 12, 2023
Spring 2023 Teaser
Apr 05, 2023
Slate Plus Exclusive: The Making of This Season
Jan 09, 2023
The Mailbag Episode
Dec 27, 2022
Encore: ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Got It Wrong
Dec 20, 2022
Cellino & Barnes, Injury Attorneys, 800-888-8888
Dec 13, 2022
How Preppy Became Streetwear
Dec 06, 2022
The New Age Hit Machine
Nov 29, 2022
The Butt and the Bustle
Nov 22, 2022
The Truth About #TheDress
Nov 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Teaser
Nov 10, 2022
McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Crime Pt. 2
Oct 12, 2022
McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Crime Pt. 1
Oct 04, 2022
Slate Plus Exclusive: The Making of This Season
Aug 23, 2022
The “Sex” Scandal That Made Mae West
Aug 16, 2022
The First Alien Abductees
Aug 09, 2022
The Most Famous Poet No One Remembers
Aug 02, 2022
The Mall is Dead (Long Live the Mall)
Jul 26, 2022
Summer 2022 Teaser
Jul 19, 2022
The Storytelling Craze
May 17, 2022
“We Got Ourselves a Convoy”
May 10, 2022
The Sideways Effect
May 03, 2022
The Madness Behind ‘The Method’
Apr 26, 2022
“F--k Everything, We're Doing Five Blades”
Apr 19, 2022
Spring 2022 Teaser
Apr 12, 2022
Custer's Revenge
Dec 23, 2021
The Fame That Got Away
Dec 14, 2021
Truly Tasteless Jokes
Dec 07, 2021
The Philosophy of Vampires
Nov 30, 2021
You Just Lost The Game
Nov 23, 2021
The Alberta Rat War
Nov 16, 2021
The Great Helga Hype
Nov 09, 2021
Selling Out
Aug 06, 2021
Tattoo Flash
Jul 27, 2021
The Tootsie Shot
Jul 20, 2021
Who Killed The Segway?
Jul 13, 2021
The Sign Painter
Jul 06, 2021
That Seattle Muzak Sound
Jun 29, 2021
The Invention of Hydration
Jun 22, 2021
The Soap Opera Machine
Jun 15, 2021
Decoder Ring Presents The Sporkful’s Mission: ImPASTAble
Mar 15, 2021
The Blue Steak Experiment
Dec 21, 2020
The Cabbage Patch Kids Riots
Nov 23, 2020
Jane Fonda's Workout, Part 2: Hanoi Jane's VHS Revolution
Oct 26, 2020
Jane Fonda's Workout, Part 1: Jane and Leni
Oct 12, 2020
Mystery of the Mullet
Aug 14, 2020
The Karen
Jul 13, 2020
The Metrosexual
Jun 10, 2020
Gotta Get Down on Friday
May 11, 2020
Unicorn Poop
Apr 08, 2020
Rubber Duckie
Mar 19, 2020
The Shop Around the Corner
Mar 02, 2020
Friend of Dorothy
Feb 10, 2020
The Stowe-Byron Controversy
Feb 03, 2020
Murphy's Law
Dec 09, 2019
Gender Reveal Party
Nov 06, 2019
Bart Simpson Mania
Oct 07, 2019
Ice Cream Truck
Aug 12, 2019
Pillow Talk
Jul 15, 2019
Chuck E. Cheese Pizza War
Jun 11, 2019
Videomate: Men
Apr 29, 2019
Truck Nutz
Mar 25, 2019
Baby Shark
Feb 25, 2019
The Grifter
Jan 31, 2019
Sad Jennifer Aniston
Dec 03, 2018
The Incunabula Papers
Oct 29, 2018
Hotel Art
Oct 01, 2018
The Paper Doll Club
Aug 27, 2018
The Basement Affair
Jul 30, 2018
Clown Panic
Jun 25, 2018
The Johnlock Conspiracy
Jun 04, 2018
The Laff Box
Apr 30, 2018