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Karl Purcell is senior behavioral scientist with Irrational Labs, which is a global behavioral design firm. He’s written about why this Spotify feature is so popular. He says: "‘Spotify Wrapped isn’t just a clever marketing tool, it’s a master class in behavioral science."
Dec. 15, 2023
Kim Etiquette
Last year, The Show series Exit Interview featured a series of conversations with people who had made their mark on Phoenix — and then left. They hit a ceiling or needed to grow. A new series called Staying Power looks at people who have made Arizona their home — like Brad DeBiase, who is also known as Kim Etiquette.
Dec. 14, 2023
"Mom and Dad's Nipple Factory" film still
“Mom and Dad’s Nipple Factory” is about one couple’s journey after a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy, when they figured out how to create ultra realistic — and difficult to produce — prosthetic nipples.
Dec. 14, 2023
Herbert Washington
Phoenix Boys Choir Artistic Director Herbert Washington understands the value of what his organization offers about as well as a person can. The organization and the people around it literally saved him when he was a child. And now he’s giving back in the best way possible.
Dec. 13, 2023
Characters from "A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail"
What's on your holiday shopping list: presents or presence? KJZZ's Tom Maxedon explores gift giving ideas amongst the Valley's arts and culture scene.
Dec. 12, 2023
Someone lighting the last candle of a menorah
If you’ve followed Arizona politics for a while, the name Rick Naimark might ring a bell. But when he’s not making public policy or helping the university expand its footprint, you might find him at the piano — particularly for Hanukkah.
Dec. 12, 2023
traveler with a suitcase
Michael Brein calls himself the first travel psychologist — it’s a term he says he coined while he was in grad school. He says the desire to travel is an important one, and spoke about it more with The Show.
Dec. 12, 2023
david cook
An Arizona lawmaker wants the state to crack down on the use of bots to buy up popular concert tickets and resell them to the public at sky-high prices.
Dec. 11, 2023
On this episode we catch up with children’s authors who discuss the importance of empathy and interconnectedness as well as a former journalist who has a page-turning new historical novel about an American reporter who turned into a mouthpiece for Nazi propaganda during World War II.
Dec. 9, 2023
Robrt Pela sitting by a silver tree
Christmas music is one of those things that can inspire very strong feelings. From when we start listening each season to just what makes for the perfect holiday tune, there’s a lot to debate. But for KJZZ contributor Robrt Pela, there’s simply no contest. Give him the oldies.
Dec. 8, 2023
Melissa Rimsza
The final episode of the first season of “Squid Game: The Challenge” was made available for streaming this week on Netflix. The reality competition was based on the popular South Korean drama series that premiered on the streaming service in 2021.
Dec. 7, 2023
Characters from Sesame Street
A few years ago, Sesame Workshop, the umbrella organization for the show Sesame Street, began developing some of the first materials specifically created for children aged 1 to 6 whose parents may use drugs or in recovery.
Dec. 5, 2023
An upset man in front of a Christmas tree.
The Show spoke with Hannah Seo, a freelance science journalist, about why she thinks you should include everyone into your holiday festivities.
Dec. 5, 2023
Amanda Mollindo’s “Sex and Sovereignty” photography exhibition at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix
The Show spoke with artist and photographer Amanda Mollindo about her latest project on sex and sovereignty. The extensive exhibition now showing at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix.
Dec. 4, 2023
a picture of Chris Garagiola
Chris Garagiola has been named the official play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks Radio Network. He was previously a pre- and post-game show host.
Dec. 1, 2023
Along with the holidays, this time of year marks platforms like Spotify releasing breakdowns of users’ individual listening habits. The crowd of listeners who get their Spotify Wrapped continues to grow.
Nov. 30, 2023
Pages from dictionary
The Show takes a look at the 2023 Word of the Year from Merriam-Webster, which says Google searches of the word dramatically increased this year, apparently driven by debates over social media, identity and artificial intelligence.
Nov. 30, 2023
Joe Willie Smith being interviewed by The Show's Lauren Gilger inside his Phoenix art studio.
A new series called Staying Power looks at people who have made Arizona their home — like Joe Willie Smith. Smith has been a paid artist for nearly his entire life, from painting broken plates for his mother to sell, to doing graphic design for newspapers. When Smith moved to Phoenix, it was a very different place than the one we know today.
Nov. 30, 2023
Ander Monson, author of "Predator: A Memoir, A Movie, An Obsession."
The Show spoke with Ander Monson, who wrote a book all about the movie "Predator" and why he sees it as a "big dumb movie" but also holds some meaning.
Nov. 30, 2023
Santa Claus Arizona tallest Christmas tree Anthem outlets
The Show spoke with Mitch Allen, founder and head elf at, about the shortage of Santas this year.
Nov. 29, 2023


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