Chris Higgins

Writes about: Pop Culture , science , Space , tv

Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides and writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at

Johnny Carson's 1980 "Cosmos" Parody
Tour New York City by Drone
Edison's Phonograph: Hi-Fi from 1905
The Bionic Man
Is the Isaac Newton Apple/Gravity Story True?
"20/20" Explains Rap in 1981
Let It Snow, Make It So
All About the "Lord of the Rings" Mythology
YouTube Yule Logs
Hank Green: "You Have No Obligation to Your Former Self"
15 Podcasts for Extremely Specific Kinds of Nerds
How Marbled Paper Book Covers Were Made
Watch Neil Gaiman Recite "Jabberwocky" in the Woods
Stop-Motion Magic: "Submarine Sandwich"
The "Star Wars" Teaser Trailer...from 1976
The Start of Summer in Antarctica
Watch Steve Wozniak Set Up an Apple II
Casting Elliott in "E.T."
LEGO Battle of Hoth
Jackie Chan, Master of Action Comedy
Why Do Spicy Foods Taste "Hot" and Minty Foods Taste "Cool"?
"Sybil" and the History of Multiple Personality Disorder
"Wanderers," a Glimpse of Humanity's Possible Future
The LEGO Particle Accelerator
The Original "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"
Two Hours of "Star Wars: Deleted Magic"
A Brief History of Video Game Graphics
Hello, Horrible Anglerfish
Bay Area Hip Hop Dance History
Two Short Films About JFK's Assassination
The Sound Design of "Interstellar"
All the Best Escalator Videos
A Tour of the Internet in 1995: "Internet Power!"
The Amazing Life of Sand
How George Eastman Revolutionized Photography
Talking Math at Pixar
What the "Jeopardy!" Post-Game Chat Sounds Like
"Crash Course" is Officially Heading to Classrooms!
11 Legal Cases with Crazy Names
How Cellophane "Fortune Teller Fish" Work
"This Way to Sesame Street," 45 Years Ago Today
Beautiful Nature: Pygmy Seahorses
How to Preserve Autumn Leaves
The "Back to the Future" Blooper Reel
The Science of Fire-Breathing
The Levitating Halloween Pumpkin
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, Starring Vincent Price
A Mile of Pi
Painting with Fire
Timelapse: Braces Straightening Teeth


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