Each week on Five Things, we talk with someone about five physical objects that hold significance in his or her life. We’ve had actors, musicians, writers — all kinds of creative people but not just people who make their living through creative work — accountants, parents, physicians. One of my goals for this podcast is to seek out a truly diverse range of guests, in every sense.
Kentucky Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson died last week by suicide, shocking many in his Bullitt County district and across the country. Johnson — a preacher whose Heart of Fire Church is in Fern Creek — was the subject of a recent in-depth investigation by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. The report, released Dec. 11, dismantled Johnson’s longstanding claims of heroics around 9/11 and a variety of his other claims about the role he played in historic events.
This week’s guest on Five Things is Ophira Eisenberg, stand-up comedian, writer, and host of the NPR comedy game show Ask Me Another. She’s also got a new comedy special just out, called “Inside Joke,” which she taped when she was about 38 weeks pregnant with her first child. She was 43 years old and never thought she’d be a mother — and she isÂ very honest about some of those concerns that first-time moms have, but rarely share in public.
Ruthlessly editing my to-do list today because I’ll be on unexpected kid duty. I actually like snow days & wish we could just hang out together w/o pressure of my work deadlines. This is the constant conundrum.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".