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John Hodgman on Your Chances of Surviving the Apocalypse

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/09/17/John_Hodgman_Are_Magic_Tricks_Really_Magic John Hodgman, comedian and author of That Is All, discusses the imminent end of the world and the likelihood you'll live through it. ----- JOHN HODGMAN shall present information on THE SECRETS OF FAMOUS MAGIC TRICKS from his forthcoming book of FINAL WORLD KNOWLEDGE entitled THAT IS ALL. Presented by Maker Faire NYC. This program was recorded on September 17, 2011. John Hodgman is an American author, actor, and humorist. In addition to his published written works, such as The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require, he is known for his personification of a PC in contrast to Justin Long's personification of a Mac in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, and for his correspondent work on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His writings have been published in One Story (to which he contributed the debut story), The Paris Review, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Wired and The New York Times Magazine, for which he is editor of the humor section. He contributes to Public Radio International's This American Life, and CBC Radio One's Wiretap. His first book and accompanying audio narration, The Areas of My Expertise, a satirical tongue-in-cheek almanac which actually contains almost no factual information, was published in 2005. His second book, More Information Than You Require, went on sale October 21, 2008. His latest book, That Is All, will be released in November 2011.
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