Creative Duos: Lennon-McCartney, Brooks-Reiner, Stone-Parker, and King-Abernathy

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Aug. 6 2014 4:54 PM

Come Together

The Gist explores the alchemy of creative pairs, from Lennon and McCartney to Brooks and Reiner.

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon demonstrate the power of creative duos.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Val Wilmer/Redferns.

Listen to Episode 65 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, how the alchemy of two helps creativity thrive. Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two, explains how genius comes in pairs. For the Spiel, the problem with defending the indefensible use of a chokehold.

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