Tuesday, May 3 The Psychology Of The Fan

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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

The Emily Rooney Show

We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

The Emily Rooney Show

We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

The Emily Rooney Show

In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

The Emily Rooney Show

A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

The Emily Rooney Show

Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

The Emily Rooney Show

Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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The Psychology Of The Fan
Social StudiesWe all have that friend. The one who, during an otherwise casual conversation about Star Wars, will make the point that the Storm Troopers on the “Moon of Endor” in Return of the Jedi are actually “Imperial Scout Troopers.”  Or during a chat about the Red Sox, inexplicably has stats at his fingertips like Mike Greenwell’s batting average in 1991 or Dennis Eckersley's ERA in 1979. Yes, there is no doubt about it, some people are out and out fans. So what is it that turns the casual observer into a true fan? Why does it seem to happen so often things like sci-fi and sports? And what exactly does the fan get out of the “relationship?” Our social Studies guru Robin Abrahams joins us to discuss the psychology of the fan.

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