3 Things: Van Jones, Rachel Bloom, and Peter Hamby / by Chris Duffy

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Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at House of Yes. I'm hosting the final Sensory Speed Dating of the year for Guerrilla Science. A series of dates, one for each sense, help you find love (or at least a very memorable night to talk about on Friday).  Link

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 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Van Jones has an extraordinary ability to have deep, meaningful conversations on-camera with people who disagree with him. It's exactly what has been missing in this election cycle. His new series "The Messy Truth" is astonishly good and very needed. Regardless of what you believe politically, you'll gain from this conversation. Especially stay tuned for the point Van makes at the end about liberty and justice. I'd never heard the idea before and now I think it's central to our democracy. Van Jones: The Messy Truth

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Rachel Bloom is the queen of musical comedy. So when it came time to get out the vote, she stepped up to the plate and wrote the funniest "We Are The World" type song ever. Watch Bloom, Elizabeth Banks, Moby, and so many more celebrities deliver the foul-mouthed election anthem we need. HOLY SH*T (You've Got To Vote)

1 Interesting Thing:

Peter Hamby is one of the most interesting political journalists in the country right now. He's a veteran reporter who's now head of news at Snapchat. I've loved every edition of his election series "Good Luck, America." They're funny and insightful and they exist only on Snapchat. It's kind of crazy. He's interviewed every candidate and recently had a one-on-one with Obama. Hamby has some fascinating thoughts on how reporters can use social media to better cover campaigns. Did Twitter Kill The Boys on the Bus?

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Have a great weekend,