TV game shows, Rising global temperatures

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We talk to a pop culture professor about TV game shows and their role in American culture as Pat Sajak announces his retirement. Then, a climate scientist joins us to look at accelerating projections for rising global temperatures.

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  • The cultural legacy of TV game shows, as Pat Sajak announces retirement

    Pat Sajak announced this year will be his last season hosting the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune.” A television and pop culture expert joins us to look at Sajak’s legacy and the way game shows place in American culture has changed over time.

  • World set to pass 1.5℃ warming limit

    There’s a 66 percent chance that the world will warm 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2027, a significant increase from the 20 percent chance estimated by scientists in 2020. Although the 1.5℃ jump is likely to be temporary, it is also likely to be repeated. A climate scientist explains.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Robert Thompson Guest
  • Dan Vimont Guest

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