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Decoder Ring
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 2,526 ratings
Could be perfect
This show is almost perfect, the only problem is that there are some people talking like 40% of the time. I come here to listen to ADS only and the show now has some hosts talking about some decoder ring. Please just stop talking and fill those boring talkie parts with MORE ADS PLEASE.
ruloboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/24
I certainly don't notice or have an issue with how Willa Paskin talks. "Vocal fry" was not something people were even aware of until podcasts began doing shows about it. It's a non-issue that people seem to find the need to point out now that it has become part of our lexicon. If...Read full review »
Ws_dee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/24
Half the show is ads
Sometimes the stories are really interesting but in the end I don’t want to constantly fast forward through ads. They are out of control. Seriously.
Tubbypug via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/24
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