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Barber called Scully, pictured in a broadcast booth prior to a Brooklyn Dodgers game, ‘the son I never had.’ Sporting News via Getty Images

How Vin Scully scored his Dodgers gig at 22 years old

Legendary broadcaster Red Barber took a chance on Scully when he asked him to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Three years later, Scully was the voice of the World Series.
One of the recent shifts in podcasting has been the introduction of paywalls and exclusive content. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting

By implementing paywalls, making exclusive content deals and incorporating ad tech, big media companies have reshaped what was once an entirely free and open ecosystem.
James Corden, host of ‘The Late Late Show,’ recently announced that he will be stepping down from the show. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

What can reverse late-night TV’s decline?

Members of the key 18-to-34 demographic finds the format stale, the hosts unrelatable and the topics patronizing.
Actor Seo Kang Joon poses with a fan at an autograph signing. Visual China Group/Getty Images

Why some women are traveling to South Korea to find boyfriends

Inspired by the sensitive, handsome men they see on TV in their favorite K-dramas, they travel abroad in pursuit of a ‘soft’ masculinity they say they can’t find at home.
Maddy Morphosis was the first straight, cisgender man on RuPaul’s Drag Race. (VH1)

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, Maddy Morphosis, sparks conversations about cishet inclusion and queer discomfort

A straight cis-man could have made “herstory” as “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Drag Race’s inclusion problem botches racialized queer histories, community discomfort and ally participation.

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