FROM Megan Garber
Rocket Science and the High Demand for a Comfy High Heel Shoe making may not be rocket science, but crafting a ‘stiletto that feels like a wedge’ is. That’s the goal of Thesis Couture, a high-end shoe company, whose design team includes a rocket scientist and a former astronaut. Their first line of heels will be available to the public in the Fall; and the sticker price? Nearly $1,000 a pair. Even with that high retail price, 10,000 people have signed up on a waiting list to buy a pair. Why is there such a clamor to pay for a heel that feels like a wedge? And why are heels still so popular?
Why the Internet Ruined April Fool's Day USA Today was one of several news outlets to report on the so-called " selfie-shoe " -- and then had to clarify how it fell for a corporate stunt on April Fool's Day. HBO's John Oliver thinks April Fools' Day awful and encouraged his Last Week Tonight audience to take the Last Week Tonight No-Prank Pledge. Sharing Oliver's opinion is Megan Garber, staff writer for the Atlantic , who says April Fool's Day has been ruined by the Internet.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."