Media Mining Digest 323 – Jan 19, 2018: 3D Printed Bacteria, African American Folk Tales, African SUV, Airplane Germs, Anarchists, Attention Merchants, Baby Buddies, Bangladesh Terrorism, Bionic Bodies, Bitcoin Losers, Black Health Activist, Blockchain and AI, Citizen Videos, Compassion Value, Complicity, CRISPR DIY, CryptoKitties, Democratic Vitality, Digital Culture, Disaster Responders, Disinformation Payback, Doomsday Machine, Endocrine Disruptors, Farming 15 Acres in Washington, Gig Economy with Amazon, Global Economic Trends, Gun Carry Laws, Homelessness Trends, Human Resource Operations, Hurricane Recovery on Virgin Islands, Immigrant Impact, Impossible Burger, Infrastructure Funding, Investing in Bonds, Kindness and Gentleness, Lost Einsteins, Love Hospital, Medicine’s Excessive Cost, Mike Resnick Interview, Military Changing Role, Mind Wandering, NeuroStimulator Teardown, Pentagon Papers, Privacy Trends, ProPublica Reporter Interview, Puerto Rico Post Maria, Racial Stereotypes, Senior Care Problems, Sexual Harassment in Canada, Sexual Harassment in NYC, Supreme Court Discrimination, Tax Bill Discussion, Virgin Forests, Wildfires in California, Women in Astronomy, Women’s College, Workplace Chaos

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3D Printed Bacteria 53 mins – “[At the podcast half-way point.] Vincent, Michael, and Michele reveal how pandemic influenza viruses suppress immunogenic cell death, and 3D printing of bacteria into functional materials.” At the link right-click “Right click to download TWiM#167” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Skills 46 mins – “Every manufacturer in the 3D printing industry is looking for the same pool of talents these days; there is a growing need for more engineers and designers. Even with the crop of graduating students coming in, there is still not enough to fill in 3D jobs with the right skill set. Jennifer Killingback of Alexander Daniels Global reveals what they are looking for in candidates from production, programming, post processing, sales and business development. Find out what your LinkedIn profiles should look like to get that phone interview and learn how you can get more involved in the industry by attending expos and cons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Acute Respiratory Distress Failure 44 mins – “Acute respiratory distress syndrome was first described in 1967 and has become a defining condition in critical care. Around 40% of patients with ARDS will die, and survivors experience long term sequelae. No drug treatments exist for ARDS, however good supportive management reduces harm and improves outcome. In this podcast, John Laffey, professor of anaesthesiology at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto and Brian Kavanagh, clinician-scientist, intensive care medicine at the University of Toronto take us through the background to diagnosis and treatment of ARDS. Cheryl Misak, professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, and survivor of ARDS, also joins us to explain how she has faired in recovery.” At the link find the title, “Suspect, investigate, and diagnose acute respiratory distress syndrome, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 378199712-bmj group suspect investigate and diagnose acute respiratory distress syndrome.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Theories 85 mins – “9 out of 10 people with substance abuse problems started using by age 18. What puts someone at risk for early onset drug or alcohol use? is is heritable? How are brain circuits involved? UCSF doctors answer these questions and discuss detection, diagnoses and treatment. (#32939)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

African American Folk Tales 51 mins – “We’re talking to Henry Louis Gates Jr. and folklore scholar Maria Tatar about their groundbreaking new book, “The Annotated African American Folktales.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Architects 13 mins – “Christian Benimana wants to build a network of architects who can help Africa’s booming cities flourish in sustainable, equitable ways — balancing growth with values that are uniquely African. From Nigeria to Burkina Faso and beyond, he shares examples of architecture bringing communities together. A pan-African movement of architects, designers and engineers on the continent and in diaspora are learning from and inspiring each other, and Benimana invites us to imagine future African cities as the most resilient, socially inclusive places on earth.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African SUV 8 mins – “Joel Jackson wants to reimagine transportation around the needs of the African consumer. He’s designed an SUV that’s rugged enough for long stretches of uneven terrain and affordable enough to be within reach of those who need it most. Learn more about the challenges of mobility and manufacturing in Africa — and what a localized motor industry could mean for the future of the continent.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airplane Germs 21 mins – “Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba studies just how dirty planes can get and says hand sanitizer is the best option to ward off germs during travel.” At the link find the title, “Dec Germs on a plane: How to stay healthy while travelling, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171221_61205.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anarchists 60 mins – “Carne Ross is a former British diplomat, and Middle East and WMD expert, who resigned in 2004 after giving then-secret evidence to a British inquiry into the Iraq war. After he quit, he founded the world’s first non-profit diplomatic advisory group, Independent Diplomat, which advises democratic countries and political movements around the world. In 2007, his critique of contemporary diplomacy was published: “Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite”. Carne is now an outspoken anarchist, and in this episode he sits down with Brett to discuss The State and Anarchism. Topics Include: Thomas Hobbes, the Social Contract theorists, moral culpability as agents of the State, the Iraq War, spontaneous mutual aid, the Rojavan Revolution, Participatory Budgeting, Emma Goldman, and much, much more.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anchorage ‘64 Earthquake 30 mins – “It was the middle of the night on March 27, 1964. Earlier that evening, the second-biggest earthquake ever measured at the time had hit Anchorage, Alaska. 115 people died. Some houses had been turned completely upside down while others had skidded into the sea. There was no light or power in the city — and for a long time, virtually no communication with the outside world. But there was one signal making it out of the devastated area. Running on backup generators and a cracked transmitter, a radio station in Anchorage continued to broadcast. Then a station in Fairbanks picked up that signal and repeated it. A man in Juneau picked up that Fairbanks station, called a radio station in Seattle and let the broadcast play over his phone. The president of that Anchorage radio station happened to be on a goodwill tour of Japan. And when he turned on a radio in Tokyo, he couldn’t believe what he was hearing — it was the voice of his own “newsgirl” back home, a woman by the name of Genie Chance.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arms Flow 18 mins – “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that form Agenda 2030 provide a universal policy framework to which states have committed, and within which they operate towards achieving inclusive development. SDG16 sets out to achieve peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, with its fourth target focusing specifically on significantly reducing illicit arms flows to achieve this goal. The second instalment of the Small Arms Survey podcast series dedicated to measuring illicit arms flows discusses gathering data in non-conflict settings. While most of the countries in the world can be classified as ‘non-conflict’, there are still significant variations from one region to another. Featured experts talk about the challenges and opportunities they face while conducting such research, as well as the links between conflict and non-conflict areas that have an impact on this endeavour. The podcasts presents inputs by Nils Duquet, Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute; Nicolas Florquin Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Small Arms Survey; Lina Grip, Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); and Matt Schroeder, Senior Researcher at the Small Arms Survey. Podcasts in the same series: – Documenting illicit arms in non-conflict situations – Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in Non-Conflict Contexts – A discussion on the revised global indicator 16.4.2 (coming soon)” At the link find the title, “Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in Non-Conflict Contexts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SAS-Podcast-40-Measuring-Illicit Arms Flows in Non Conflict Contexts.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Merchants 39 mins – “Have you ever opened your computer with the intention of sending one email — only to spend an hour scrolling through social media? Maybe two hours? In this episode, we examine the strategies media companies use to hijack our attention so they can sell it to advertisers.” At the link find the title, “Buying Attention, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180101_hiddenbrain buying.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baby Buddies 46 mins – “In this show, you’ll hear five stories of incredible gifts or acts of kindness. Kindness and generosity come in many forms. This episode proves it. Tune in and you will hear about: A child who’s rescued from a life-threatening ordeal through the generosity of a total stranger. A retiree who set out to volunteer a few hours at his local hospital and discovered an entirely new purpose in life — one that’s reached a billion of people. How a woman looking to help the refugees she’d seen on TV wound up forming a deep friendship with a refugee family in her own city. A “miracle cat” goes missing for more than a month, but makes it home with the help of an unexpected friend. How one man finds “endless opportunities to be generous” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bangladesh Terrorism 42 mins – “Last week, a Bangladeshi man set off a pipe bomb in the New York subway in an attempted terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State. C. Christine Fair, a professor in Georgetown University’s Peace and Security Studies Program, joined Benjamin Wittes to contextualize the incident. They discussed modern Bangladeshi terrorism, the country’s history and governance, and the significance (or lack thereof) of the attack.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Christine Fair edited mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beethoven 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the great composers, who was born into a family of musicians in Bonn. His grandfather was an eminent musician and also called Ludwig van Beethoven. His father, who was not as talented as Beethoven’s grandfather, drank heavily and died when Beethoven was still young. It was his move to Vienna that allowed him to flourish, with the support at first of aristocratic patrons, when that city was the hub of European music. He is credited with developing the symphony further than any who preceded him, with elevating instrumental above choral music and with transforming music to the highest form of art. He composed his celebrated works while, from his late twenties onwards, becoming increasingly deaf.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Berlin Culture 53 mins – “This week we have a discussion featuring American journalist, Paul Hockenos, on his book “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin.”  The discussion was presented by the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe in the Pardee School of Global Studies, and the Goethe-Institute, Boston.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P1 56 mins – “Sight for the blind, hearing for the deaf, a body with functionality restored. These are the promises of bionics. It’s a field which combines medicine, engineering and robotics. In part 1 of his 2-part series Bionic Bodies, Carl Smith introduces the people whose lives have been changed, and the innovators whose ideas and initiative are behind remarkable results in the field of artificial body parts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Losers 22 mins – “The Bitcoin market has gone crazy. And it’s revealing something strange. A lot of people can’t find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost billions.” At the link find the title, “#816: Bitcoin Losers, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180105_pmoney_pmpod816.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Health Activist 55 mins – “Racism affects all aspects of health. For women, mothers, children and babies, the devastating effects of racism can create vastly unequal starts to life. What can be done to create stronger systems for equity, beginning at birth? Join Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, as she shares her personal experiences and her hopes for health equity. Simon, who was born prematurely, is now a mother herself; she’ll discuss how racism affects the health and experiences of individuals and families. She will also share her thoughts on what communities, organizations and individuals can do to level the playing field. Simon stepped into her role as Akonadi Foundation’s president in August 2016. A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Simon brings over 20 years of executive experience, advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. Prior to joining Akonadi, she served as program director for the San Francisco-based Rosenberg Foundation.” At the link find the title, “Health Equity at Birth: What Will It Take? With Lateefah Simon, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171116_Inforum Health Equity For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black in Brazil 28 mins – “How black Brazilians are asserting their rights thanks to a controversial education law” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and AI 72 mins – “Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO and Founder of SingularityNET, a Blockchain-based marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has a PhD in Mathematics and is known as the ‘father of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).’ In this episode, we discuss: The basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI); The Singularity – popularized by Ray Kurzweil but originating much earlier – in the 1960s; And most importantly, we explore the intersection of Blockchain and AI, both in today’s environment, as well as in the future” At the link find the title, “021: Blockchain Meets Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Ben Goertzel,” right-click “Media files Ben_Goertzel_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bretton Woods Conference 65 mins – “Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Bretton Woods, the conference that resulted in the IMF, the World Bank, and the post-war international monetary system. Topics discussed include America and Britain’s conflicting interests during and after World War II, the relative instability of the post-war system, and the personalities and egos of the individuals at Bretton Woods, including John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian History 24 mins – “Authors Luke Field and Alex Huntley’s alternative look at Canada’s past through fake news.” At the link find the title, “Dec 18 | The Beaverton’s scandalous untrue stories of Canadian history, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171218_12815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Wasting Disease 26 mins – “An ongoing study suggests the deadly chronic wasting disease spreading through North American deer herds has the potential to cross over to the human population.” At the link find the title, “Dec Study raises the alarm on chronic wasting disease, 017,” right-click “Media files current_20171221_64452.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Circus Death 51 mins – “It began in 1871 as P.T. Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome. It survived the Depression and two world wars as well as rival entertainment such as film, television and radio. But, in January this year, the world’s most historic circus, Ringling, Barnum and Bailey, announced it was closing, sending hundreds of circus performers looking for jobs. Writer and former circus artiste, Dea Birkett, goes behind the scenes with the performers. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Videos 13 mins – “Could smartphones and cameras be our most powerful weapons for social justice? Through her organization Witness, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is developing strategies and technologies to help activists use video to protect and defend human rights. She shares stories of the growing power of distant witnesses — and a call to use the powerful tools at our disposal to capture incidents of injustice.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights vs Religion 27 mins – “The clash of two American values — religious freedom and freedom from discrimination –- didn’t seem so huge when a broad coalition of religious and civil rights representatives got together in a room in 1993. While starting from different ends of the political spectrum, this group came together to push for a new law, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, meant to protect the religious practice of all faiths, no matter how small. RFRA became the law of the land. But just a few years and a huge cultural shift later, the law was found to be only applicable at the federal level, and the coalition could not find a way to balance religious freedom with the civil rights of LGBT persons and women. That rift continues today as we continue to ask what does it mean to be free to exercise one’s religion? We hear from the people who were in that room in 1993 – and now are living with the consequences of their efforts.” At the link find the title, “225: Where’s the line between religious freedom and civil rights?,” right-click “Media files ea0f8b12-1bd3-4a72-952e-e8a725fcd4f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 19 mins – “…In this episode, we’ll also follow Seattle filmmaker Chris Jordan’s journey to an island in the South Pacific to confront the effects of plastic pollution on the Laysan Albatross. Here’s the devastating thing about these albatrosses: The plastic pollution we put into the ocean winds up in their bodies. When Jordan learned about the birds, he felt a pull to visit. He ended up traveling to Midway Atoll eight times. “I would open up a bird and take out a handful of bottle caps, and I would just dissolve into tears of grief,” he said….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 30 mins – “Climate change may be controversial in the political realm, but for three Blavatnik Awards Scholars, all leading experts in environmental studies, there is no debate. The Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, forests, and animals have all been altered by high levels of CO2 and increasing global temperatures. But are these changes permanent? This podcast examines the latest ecological, geological, and biogeographic research related to climate change. This podcast was produced as part of the 2017 Blavatnik Science Symposium, co-presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select ”Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compassion Value 68 mins – “People who practice compassion are healthier and happier, even though their primary focus is on doing something to mitigate another person’s suffering. In a cruel world, compassion might seem like a frivolous pursuit. But our guest expert argues convincingly that we need this emotion now more than ever, if only to keep from falling into despair. What is compassion, and what does science have to do with it?” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select MP3 from the options to get a free download.

Complicity 19 mins – “In our society where everyone is so interlinked … we do have a cumulative effect.” At the link find the link, “Dec 7 ‘Willful ignorance cannot be an excuse’: How to navigate complicity, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171207_56334.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cow Research 12 mins – “Today the Distillations team delves into the weird and wonderful world of its favorite barnyard animal: the cow. First find out why so few populations are lactose tolerant. Then take a literal peek inside the body of one of these creatures.” At the link find the title, “Episode 125: Chem-moo-stry,” right-click “Media files distillations_125.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR DIY 34 mins – “With do-it-yourself Crispr kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA, is it safe and how should it be regulated?” At the link find the title, “DIY Crispr: biohacking your own genome – Science Weekly podcast,Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 19-61510-gnl.sci.171220.ms.diy_crispr.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CryptoKitties 64 mins – “Arthur is the product development lead at AxiomZen. He is an Engineer by training with a Computer Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction. CryptoKitties is a multi-million-dollar video game where players collect and breed digital cats on the Ethereum Blockchain. In this episode, Arthur and I discuss: What CryptoKitties is; What motivated the AxiomZen team to create this game, and; The implications of a new non-fungible ERC-721 token business model” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Vitality 39 mins– “The tone of American politics can be…nasty. But is this nastiness really worse than in previous eras, and if so, what does that mean for our democracy? Historian David Moss takes the long view — arguing that American democracy is much more resilient than we realize. This week on Hidden Brain, we turn to history for insight about our current moment in American politics.” At the link find the title, “E Pluribus Unum? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180108_hiddenbrain_hb David Moss spotlight – mix final.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Digital Culture 36 mins – “In a repeat of a programme first broadcast a year ago, Click discusses with a panel of experts in front of an audience at Dragon Hall at the UK’s Writers’ Centre Norwich, whether the internet could be an inclusive tool for participatory democracy, or whether human nature and polarised opinion inevitably turns it into rudeness and/or toxic fury – something that one of the contributors Professor Mary Beard has experienced. But why would academics be active on Twitter or Facebook? The panel also includes Paul Bernal an expert in cyber law who reflects on the broader privacy and security dimensions of the internet. In the age of fake news how can we verify and assert the primacy of the truth; where does this leave traditional content providers like BBC, newspapers, and journals.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Responders 36 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by paramedic Mike Noone (InternationalDisasterVolunteering.com). Mike is a long-time paramedic who moved into public health and disaster response. He eventually wrote a book on his experiences as an international disaster volunteer for those seeking information on how to pursue opportunities in these types of situations. How to Become an International Disaster Volunteer discusses the immense value an experienced water systems engineer, trauma surgeon, or communications specialist could bring to a disaster-stricken community, while also explaining how their professional educations do not prepare them for the logistical, psychological, and physical demands of traveling to, and functioning in, an international catastrophe with little water or electricity, limited sleep and food, a chaotic working environment, and with team members from diverse backgrounds and with different personalities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disinformation Payback 54 mins – “What do concussions, cigarettes and climate have in common? A common narrative. When tobacco companies started facing public scrutiny about the link between cancer and smoking, the industry launched a campaign questioning the scientific evidence. One executive famously wrote, “Doubt is our product.” New evidence shows ExxonMobil and other companies used the same playbook to confuse the public about the link between burning fossil fuels and rising temperatures and seas. Confronted with new evidence linking repeated head trauma and brain disease, the NFL is now going down a similar path. Some of the arguments are strikingly similar—the science is unclear, more research is needed, the industry is doing everything it can to solve the problem and protect people.” At the link find the title, “Football, Tobacco and Oil: Narratives of Deceit, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171210_cl1 ConcussionsCigarettesClimate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doomsday Machine 72 mins – “In 1971, young defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg took on the Nixon administration, risking his career and freedom to leak the Pentagon Papers and show the world that the U.S. government had lied repeatedly about winning the war in Vietnam. Since then, Ellsberg has been a tireless activist for freedom of the press, whistleblowers’ rights and government accountability. Now, for the first time, Ellsberg is sharing his findings from his most ambitious project yet, The Doomsday Machine—a stunning insider’s tale of the American nuclear regime in the 1960s. Ellsberg will reveal the terrifying truth behind the American Cold War defense strategy, from the disturbingly large number of people with the ability to initiate a nuclear strike to the shocking plans developed by the Eisenhower administration for all-out nuclear war. Ellsberg will also discuss his fears that the Trump administration’s current policies will plunge the world’s great powers back into a costly arms race with the potential for global annihilation. Ellsberg is an award-winning defense analyst, author, speaker and activist. A Harvard-educated nuclear strategist and former Department of Defense policy expert, Ellsberg gained national attention when he leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, creating a scandal for the U.S. military and greatly discrediting those who advocated for continuing the Vietnam War. Ellsberg is also a co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Join Ellsberg for an important conversation about truth and deception, military excesses, and the very survival of the human race.” At the link find the title, “Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171212_Daniel Ellsberg Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotions History 14 mins – “The words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel, says historian Tiffany Watt Smith, and they’ve often changed (sometimes very dramatically) in response to new cultural expectations and ideas. Take nostalgia, for instance: first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered deadly, today it’s seen as a much less serious affliction. In this fascinating talk about the history of emotions, learn more about how the language we use to describe how we feel continues to evolve — and pick up some new words used in different cultures to capture those fleeting feelings in words.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endocrine Disruptors 68 mins – “Some everyday compounds can interfere with the proper function of our hormones. Such endocrine disruptors can have profound impacts on health. Sperm counts have been falling around the world for the last several decades. In some regions, such as Europe and North America, the counts are down as much as 60 percent. What could account for this dramatic drop? Are Endocrine Disruptors to Blame? Compounds in many ubiquitous products, such as the BPA found in hard clear plastic and the linings of cans, have been identified as endocrine disruptors. They interfere with the normal activity of human hormones. Could such endocrine disruptors be contributing to declining sperm counts and quality? How will that affect fertility?” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select MP3 from the options to get a free download.

Entertainment Industry 68 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox; Apple buying Shazam; Bitcoin futures” At the link find the title,”The May the Fox Be With You Edition, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8763580462.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Faith and Religion 64 mins – “Who is God? According to Reza Aslan, our desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. Regardless of our actions or beliefs, Aslan says the majority of us consider God to be a divine version of ourselves. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature but also our greed, bigotry and violence. All these qualities are reflected in our religion, culture and government. Whether you believe in one God, many gods or no God at all, Aslan’s work will challenge the way you think about the role of the divine in our everyday lives.” At the link find the title, “REZA ASLAN: UNDERSTANDING GOD, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171201_Resa Aslan Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Faith Based Activity 64 mins – “The political divide in America got center stage treatment at the first Global Think Tank of this year’s International Pastors & Leadership Conference. Four spiritual leaders, who have had the ears of U.S. Presidents, joined White House correspondent April Ryan for a discussion about issues, solutions, and the role of the church in the future of our country. It got real. It got animated. Even Bishop Jakes went from audience member to VERY active participant in this all too critical conversation.” At the link find the title, “Faith and Politics in America – Part 1: Bishop Jakes, April Ryan, Paula White, Father Michael Pfleger, Joshua Dubois, Bishop Harry Jackson, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ6539353080.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 2017 49 mins – “On this episode, Brian, Ed, Joanne, and Nathan look back at the stories we produced in 2017. Topics include fake news, the opioid crisis, and the August 12th white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.” At the link find the title, “History for the Headlines: 2017 in Review, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS8625717565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News in 2017 26 mins – “Our friends at PolitiFact have sorted through a year of lies, fibs, exaggerations, fabrications and outright falsehoods to find the worst of the worst. PolitiFact’s Editor Angie Drobnic Holan joins us to reveal the 2017 lie of the year.” At the link find the title, “224: The 2017 Lie of the Year,” right-click “Media files 4f942b02-bd2f-4ebc-9be0-8c5d0ff2815e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming 15 Acres in Washington 82 mins – “Siri Erickson-Brown and Jason Salvo own and operate Local Roots Farm, fifteen acres of diversified vegetables in the Snoqualmie River valley thirty miles west of Seattle. With sixty percent of their sales to restaurants, and the remainder going to a CSA and a farmers market, Siri and Jason take a low-tech, high-touch approach to marketing. We get into the nitty gritty of how they manage their restaurant sales, from crop planning to receiving orders and managing shortages and overages. Siri and Jason also explain how their multiple marketing outlets work together to sell a high percentage of what they grow. All three of us dig into our Latin roots (yes, that’s a pun), and Siri and Jason tell us about how that’s influenced their choice of chicories as a major focus of their wholesale operation. We talk about how they use QuickBooks and other data to drive business decisions, and how they monitor business performance throughout the season to avoid surprises.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming 35 Acres in NY 76 mins – “Scott Chaskey is the Director of Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture farms in the United States. Located in Amagansett, New York, on land donated to the Peconic Land Trust, the farm also delivers fresh food to local restaurants, food pantries, and the Sag Harbor Farmers Market. Quail Hill’s 250 member families harvest their own food each week from the 35 acres of vegetable production, and Scott digs into the nitty gritty of how that process works. We also discuss the ways that Quail Hill works to keep the community involved in the farm through its advisory committee and other mechanisms. Scott shares how he worked in the early years to build up the depleted soil at Quail Hill Farm, how they maintain it now, and how they’ve met the challenge of a nutsedge infestation. We also discuss the farm’s advanced apprenticeship program,” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flight Attendant Job 73 mins – “Dan Freemen has been a flight attendant for 6 years and flies out of Las Vegas. Dan has been on previous episodes to discuss accelerated flight training because he is looking to move into the pilot seat. Today Dan is going to discuss how and why you should become a flight attendant.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Vaccines 51 mins – “Vincent and Elio discuss the reason for poor efficacy of one of the influenza virus vaccines, and using a hyperthermophilic anaerobe to produce hydrogen from fruit and vegetable wastes in seawater. Host: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter” At the link right-click “Right click to download TWiM#166” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fracking Discussion 58 mins – “Are there upsides to fracking? Are consumer fears warranted? What are oil and gas companies doing to manage the risks involved? At the top of the hour, we’ll explore this topic with Karen Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, who will discuss hydraulic fracturing from an industry perspective. Later in the episode, we’ll be joined by Richard Heinberg, author of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free-Diver 28 mins – “Tanya Streeter made a remarkable dive – on just one breath of air – to the unimaginable depth of 160 metres. This was a dive that nearly went very badly wrong. As Tanya tells Steve Backshall – himself a world-class adventurer – she blacked-out seconds before she began the dive; she developed nitrogen narcosis – almost like being drunk – and struggled to remember how to release the pin that would return her to the surface. On the way back up she thinks she blacked out for a second time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frustration Value 16 mins – “Challenges and problems can derail your creative process … or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gig Economy with Amazon 46 mins – “Independent contractors are delivering your Amazon holiday packages. Are they being exploited?” At the link find the title, “Is Amazon’s Army Of Contractors Being Exploited This Holiday Season? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_571722675.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Economic Trends 45 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by special guest William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University, and the author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. They dig into: The realities of the developing world; Poor and displaced populations; The World Bank” At the link find the title, “The Development Edition, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM4657815919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Goat Testicle Cure 44 mins – “BackStory features a guest podcast this week, from Reply All. The episode, Man of the People, first aired on January 19, 2017.  It’s about the rise and fall of an American demagogue. …Dr. Brinkley, a surgeon, has startled the scientific world by transplanting goat glands to men and omen as a means of restoring a lost heritage. The parents of “Billy” had wanted a baby for 18 years. Dr. Brinkley persuaded the father to submit to an operation involving the transplanting of glands from a goat. This perfectly healthy and laughing baby came along to bless a home that had been childless for those many years. Source: Arizona Republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.), 20 Feb. 1920, via Wikimedia Commons” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Carry Laws 46 mins – “The House passes a bill that would let people with concealed carry permits take their guns into states where it’s currently illegal.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Home Depot Founder 33 mins – “In 1978, Arthur Blank and his business partner Bernie Marcus were running a successful chain of hardware stores called Handy Dan – but then, they were unexpectedly fired. The next year, they conceived and launched a new kind of home improvement store that flopped on opening day, but went on to become one of the biggest private employers in the U.S. The Home Depot now earns annual revenue of almost $100 billion. Recorded live in Atlanta.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! The Home Depot: Arthur Blank, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171228_hibt_homedepot.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless in New Hampshire 58 mins – “Two new reports say more people are without permanent shelter this year. Among the top contributing factors: lack of affordable housing and the opioid crisis. The greatest increase is among families with children, some of whom are living in cars and tents this winter.  We’ll get a statewide and regional picture….” A the link find the title, “More Are Homeless In N.H., With Steepest Increase Among Families With Children, Dec 19, 2017,” right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homelessness Trends 52 mins – “People who are homeless use the most expensive parts of the healthcare system. Dr. Margot Kushel looks at older homeless adults and how the healthcare system can better care for them. Living on the street contributes to premature aging; many homeless people in their 50s have physical and cognitive disabilities more commonly seen in people in their 70s or 80s. (#32940)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Resource Operations 24 mins – “Featured guest Marcia Conner, Industry Analyst and Author” At the link find the title, “Bill Kutik Radio Show #91: Marcia Conner, Industry Analyst & Author, Nov 2011,” right-click “Media files Bill Kutik Radio Show 091.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Human Resources Analysis 25 mins – “Featured guest Yvette Cameron, an Analyst for Constellation Research Group” At the link right-click “Bill Kutik Radio Show #95: Yvette Cameron, Analyst, Constellation Research Group, Jan, 2012,” right-click “Media files Bill Kutik Radio Show 095.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Resources Analytics 24 mins – “Featured guest Carl Hoffman, Author and Workforce Expert” At the link find the title, “Bill Kutik Radio Show #96: Carl Hoffman, Author and Workforce Expert, Jan, 2012,” right-click “Media files Bill Kutik Radio Show 096.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Recovery on Virgin Islands 26 mins – “While months have passed, the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria can still be felt by the businesses affected. For law firms, these intense storms have brought to the forefront thoughts about preparedness and how to react in situations like this. In this episode of The Digital Edge, host Jim Calloway talks to Tom Bolt, whose firm was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, about how lawyers can prepare for natural disasters. Their discussion includes what technology he used and needed, the importance of having a disaster recovery and business continuity policy in place, and what types of problems his firm has dealt with in the aftermath. BoltNagi Firm founder and managing attorney, Tom Bolt, focuses his practice in government relations, banking, real estate, real estate finance, and estate planning.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : When the Bell Tolls for Thee: Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_120.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Impact 69 mins – “So many people in Albertville, AL wondered what it cost them in taxes when thousands of undocumented immigrants moved to their town. One woman drove our host Ira Glass to the grocery store to watch a random Latina mom buy some milk with government assistance, to try to prove her point. So what’d all the newcomers really cost? And what was their effect on crime, schools, and politics?” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is available in the blog archive.

Impossible Burger 60 mins – “Make beef out of plants instead of cows and you can begin to save the planet. That’s what inspired award-winning scientist Patrick Brown to leave his professorship at Stanford University and found Impossible Foods. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Brown describes how his singular passion for impact prompted him to leave academia and become a food-tech entrepreneur.” At the link find the title, “Food Fight To Turn Back Climate Change, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Funding 48 mins – “The Atlanta airport loses power. A deadly train derailment in Washington State. What do they say about the state of American infrastructure and the promises to fix it?” At the link find the title, “Crumbling America: Disasters Strike Roads, Bridges And Airports, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_572278358.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing in Bonds 34 mins – “What to do about bonds is probably the most common question I get from investors.  In some ways it is the simplest of investment decisions but it can be made difficult due to emotional hurdles.  In this podcast Paul reviews several past articles on bonds.  Here are the links to those articles:  “Why bonds are the most important asset class” and  “Bonds:  Buy, sell or hold?”  He also suggests listening to a podcast recorded several years ago. [Fourteen topics are covered.]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Management 44 mins – “When Alexa von Tobel was just 14, her father passed away unexpectedly, leaving her mother to manage the family’s finances. The tragedy made Alexa determined to understand money – and help others plan for periods of uncertainty. In her mid-twenties, she founded LearnVest, a tool that simplifies financial planning and investing. Within three years, the company was providing support to millions of customers. In 2015, she sold LearnVest for a rumored $250 million. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Dillon Hill built Gamers Gift to help bed-bound and disabled patients enjoy a wide range of places and experiences —through virtual reality.” At the link find the title, “LearnVest: Alexa von Tobel, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171215_hibt_learnvest.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Mentor 109 mins – “Mike Maples, Jr. (@m2jr) is the man who taught me how to invest. He’s one of my favorite people and a personal mentor. He is a partner at Floodgate, a venture capital firm that specializes in micro-cap investments in startups. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and named one of Fortune magazine’s “8 Rising VC Stars.” Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was inolved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back starup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (acquired by IBM) and Motive (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). Some of Mike’s investments include Twitter, Twitch.tv. ngmoco, Weebly, Chegg, Bazaar-voice, Spiceworks, Okta, and Demandforce.” At the link find the title, “The Man Who Taught Me How to Invest, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files a37b219c-ddc8-412e-a344-3aae64dee746.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Upheaval 90 mins – “On January 5, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the upheaval in Iran, what it means for the future of the country, and how the United States and the international community can respond.” At the link find the title, “The protests in Iran, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180105_Falk-Iran.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerusalem History 46 mins – “Now that President Trump formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, we’re exploring the city’s 3,000 years of multicultural history.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kindness and Gentleness 69 mins – “Why do some relationships last for decades and just seem to get stronger, while others wither? Is there a secret to lasting relationships? Kindness, Generosity and Science: Decades ago, psychologist John Gottman began studying how newlyweds interacted with each other. He and his colleagues created a “Love Lab” in which they took careful notes and collected physiological data on each pair as they answered questions about meeting, conflicts and future plans. After six years, the psychologists determined which of the couples were still happy together and which had separated or were miserable. Based on these data, they determined that a couple of key concepts underlay the happiness of lasting relationships: kindness and generosity.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select MP3 from the options to get a free download.

Liberian President 43 mins – “What a tremendous privilege it was to welcome Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, to MegaFest. President Sirleaf is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Her rise to power against incredible odds, and the lasting impact she has made on her country and the African continent is a powerful story that I’m thrilled to share here in the Village.” At the link find the title, “Presidential Vision and Faith: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ3673797756.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Challenges 14 mins – “Heather Lanier’s daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays — but that doesn’t make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a rare girl, Lanier questions our assumptions about what makes a life “good” or “bad,” challenging us to stop fixating on solutions for whatever we deem not normal, and instead to take life as it comes.” At the link click the circle labeled “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lost Einsteins 118 mins – “On January 11, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty visited Brookings to discuss his new research, “Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation.” Following his presentation, Chetty participated in a panel discussion on how to harness underutilized talent with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Tony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University. The panel was moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves.” At the link find the title, “Raj Chetty on ‘The Lost Einsteins’ Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180111_Falk_Einstein.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Love Hospital 27 mins – “There are 33 ways to dispel a mistress according to one of China’s top love detectives. An unusual new industry has taken hold in some of the country’s top cities. It is called “mistress-dispelling”, and it involves hired operatives doing what it takes to separate cheating husbands from their mistresses. With the surge in super-affluent families in China, there has also been an apparent upsurge in the number of men choosing to keep a concubine. And for wives who see divorce as a humiliating option, almost no expense is sometimes spared in seeing off the rival. Ed Butler meets some of these private detectives and “marriage counsellors”, heads off on a mistress “stake-out”, and asks whether this is all a symptom of a deeper crisis in gender relations in China.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicine’s Excessive Cost 71 mins – “The Seventh Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture focuses on how the U.S. health-care industry became big business. It is now by far the most expensive in the world, with prices for drugs, procedures and hospitalizations many times that of those in other developed countries—and generally without better care or results. Its evolution over the last three decades moved it from a caring endeavor to a financially driven system. Elisabeth Rosenthal will trace how commercial forces and interests insinuated themselves, step by step, so no one protested much. But we now live in a system where medical machinery comes with brochures on how to recoup return on investment (ROI), and ambulance companies as well as dialysis units are owned by venture capital firms. Still, while explaining ways to push back, Rosenthal’s ultimate message is one of optimism and hope.” At the link find the title, “Deconstructing America’s High-Priced Health Care, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171213_MLF_Rosenthal HighPriced Healthcare Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Wall 63 mins – “On Thursday, January 11, Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown presented findings from her essay, “The Wall”, including new video drone footage of the U.S.-Mexico border captured just last month from Brookings Creative Lab, and engaged in a discussion with Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).” At the link find the title, “The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180111_Falk_TheWall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mike Resnick Interview 67 mins – “In this episode of the DHP, CJ and Joshua of The Dusty Den Podcast talk to Mike Resnick, author of (among many, many other things) the novel Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future,which CJ & Joshua reviewed and discussed on the last DHP episode (#152). (Big thanks to DHP listener Jake for putting us in touch with Mike!) Mike Resnick is (according to Locus) the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Catalonia, Croatia, and Poland. He’s the author of 75 novels, over 275 stories, and 3 screenplays, and the editor of 42 anthologies. His work has been translated into 27 languages. He is currently the editor of Stellar Guild books and Galaxy’s Edge magazine.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0153: Mike Resnick,” right-click “Media files ADL2573102453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Changing Role 96 mins – “On December 11, University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, convened by the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and the Charles Koch Institute, in partnership with POLITICO.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Wandering 39 mins – “Mind wandering is bad if you’re operating a chain saw. But if you’re stuck on a well-defined intellectual problem, it could be just the ticket. Christine Godwin explains the latest research in…um…what was I just talking about?” At the link find the title, “#210: Mind Wandering, D” right-click “Media files SDS210.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monetary Policy 240 mins – “On January 8, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings brought together advocates to present their case for keeping or changing the 2 percent inflation target and to challenge the others. The discussants weighed in on whether and how the choice of a target might matter for the actual policy path and the results for the economy.” At the link find the title, “Should the Fed stick with the 2 percent inflation target or rethink it? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180108_FALK Monetary_Policy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Monuments Shrink 47 mins – “President Trump instituted the largest rollback of federally protected lands in U.S. history this week at Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante. What other public spaces could lose their protected status? We’re also looking at the ANWR, or the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which would be subject to fossil fuel exploration as part of the Republican tax plan.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Zero Waste Reduction 54 mins – “Zero is the new hundred. Designing and operating a home that generates as much energy as it uses used to be a theoretical concept. Now it’s becoming a reality. Some homes are also catching as much water as they use. Pricey? Sure. But not as pricey as you might think. We’ll discuss real homes that are exploring the boundaries of efficient living without reducing comfort. San Francisco aims to produce zero waste by 2020. Is that really possible in a city with a booming economy and growing population? The city is ahead of the curve but policy, culture and psychology need to come together to reach the finish line. Other cities and universities are joining in and shaping the habits of big institutions and future generations.” At the link find the title, “Net Zero: Homes and Waste, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180107_cl1 NetZeroLiving.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NeuroStimulator Teardown 24 mins – “What’s inside an implantable Medtronics Itrel 3 Neurostimulator designed for Neuropathic pain reduction. Dave tears into the ultrasonically welded titanium case.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea 96 mins – “On January 8, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss the new polling data in addition to considering South Korean public attitudes, as well as to further examine the policy options available to the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the world in addressing the North Korean threat. The polling data discussed was based on two polls – one in Japan, conducted by Japan’s The Genron NPO, and one in the United States, carried out by the University of Maryland’s Critical Issues Poll with Nielsen Scarborough. The polls examined Japanese and American attitudes on North Korea and asked identical questions.” At the link find the title, “Confronting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs: American and Japanese views of threats and options compared, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20170108_Falk_North_Korea.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Norway Minister 54 mins – “On January 10, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. Following the prime minister’s remarks, Bruce Jones, vice president and director for Foreign Policy at Brookings, joined Solberg on stage for a conversation on the changing global security environment and role of the Euro-Atlantic partners in meeting these rising challenges.” At the link find the title,”Sustainable security: The transatlantic community and global challenges, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180110_Saul Norway Minister.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pentagon Papers 47 mins – “The new film “The Post” puts the Pentagon Papers back on the front page. We’ll dig in and consider its impact on journalism, now.” At the link find the title, “’The Post’ Puts Pentagon Papers Back On The Front Page, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_572935107.mp3” and select ‘

Podcasting Background 60 mins – “Vincent speaks with professional podcaster Ray Ortega about his career and the power of the podcast.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Decline 68 mins – “Experts have said that we are heading towards a future where privacy is dead. Do humans have any say in the matter? Dan talks encryption, personal security vs collective security, and dreams he has.” At the link (Show 294 – Backdoors to Glass Houses), right-click “Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files cswdcc94.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Trends 37 mins – “Enjoy our ‘Year End Review’. Than, Equality Lab’s Thenmorzi Soundararajan. Basic digital security measures can limit the impact of up to 85-90% of mass surveillance. Worried about your email getting hacked? Or annoyed by ads that know where you shop? Or an activist who wants to learn to encrypt their communications? Teach yourself how to secure your phone, network, identity, and communications against potential leaks, hacks, and more. Part of our digital security tutorial series” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .  

ProPublica Reporter Interview 29 mins – “Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica, tells Chuck about how she discovered flaws in Facebook’s advertising tool, and why data leaks should have a cost.” At the link find the title, “Should data hacks be treated like toxic spills? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4ab4a3ed-de94-4396-83d8-d1974694bd20.mp3”and select, “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Post Maria 50 mins – “Three months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s recovery story is far from over and far from simple. For some, it’s a story of resilience. Others, resignation. For all, it is a story of frustration. Where some adapt, or become acostumbrados, and others demand political solutions. Where tragedy and privation is relieved not just by clean tap water or dependable electricity, but by jokes, music and defiance. This week, we look at the on-the-ground reality of Puerto Rico’s recovery and explore all that has been exposed by the storm and its aftermath.” At the link left click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Stereotypes 30 mins – “Mash-Up Americans treasure our roots, even as we create new culture in the country we call home, the United States. But what happens when the country you live in sees the country your family is from as the enemy? How do you navigate life in America as a person with history in a culture non grata? In this week’s episode, Amy and Rebecca are joined by actor/comedian Maz Jobrani and chef and author Bonnie Frumkin Morales. They grapple with the difference between how we perceive ourselves versus how others might perceive us, especially when our motherland happens to be an “enemy” of our homeland.” At the link find the title, “find the title, “Enemy Territory, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files Enemy_Final_norm-7c81c8cd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Doping 48 mins – “The whistleblowers that exposed Russia’s brazen doping scheme had their own motivations, but for one key witness, personal safety was a major consideration, the author of a report that led to Russia’s ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics said in an On Point interview Wednesday. Richard McLaren, author of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s McLaren reports, relied in part on the damning testimony of Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow’s doping lab. But Rodchenkov never would have been able to come forward if he had stayed in Russia, McLaren said. “I think it was both the departure from Russia that led him to be able to speak more freely about what was going on and also the information that came out of Russia that the two previous heads of the anti-doping lab died within 10 days of each other in February of 2016,” McLaren, a law professor at Western University in Canada, told our host, Tom Ashbrook.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Senior Care Problems 24 mins – “Herbert Goodine, 91, lived with Audrey Goodine, 89, his wife of 69 years at a special-care home. After a health assessment, Herbert was moved to another residence.” At the link find the title, “Dec| ‘It’s heartbreaking’: New Brunswick couple married 69 years separated before Christmas, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171222_70831.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment in Canada 19 mins – “Sexual harassment is not a problem at work according to male Canadian executives surveyed — despite almost a third of them saying they know of specific cases.” At the link find the title, “Dec Sexual harassment in the workplace? Not according to male Canadian executives surveyed, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171219_65737.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment in NYC 36 mins – “Update: On Wednesday, following the release of this pod extra, New York Public Radio announced that Jonathan Schwartz and Leonard Lopate had been placed on indefinite leave as the station investigates “accusations of inappropriate conduct” filed against the two long-time hosts.This weekend, New York Magazine published investigative reporter Suki Kim’s personal experiences and reporting on sexual harassment by John Hockenberry, former host of the WNYC program, “The Takeaway.” The article alleges that over the past decade, Hockenberry sexually harassed interns, producers, and a guest on “The Takeaway.” It also details a culture of bullying; in particular Hockenberry’s behavior towards three female co-hosts, none of whom remained on the show.” At the link left click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Operation 56 mins – “Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the country, has acquired full ownership of California-based REC Solar, a provider of renewable energy solutions for commercial customers throughout the U.S. Duke Energy first acquired a majority interest in REC Solar in February of 2015. REC Solar will continue to be a part of Duke Energy Renewables, Duke Energy’s commercial renewables organization. Duke Energy Renewables’ experience in offsite solar and wind energy generation, microgrid, battery storage and other emerging technologies, will supplement REC’s onsite solar expertise. Tune in as we talk with Alan Russo, Senior VP of Sales for REC Solar, about the ramifications of this deal and the opportunities it could provide customers.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sudan Failure 56 mins – “**Some viewers may find parts of this report difficult to listen to** “Hiding in the bathroom. They’re trying to break down our door. We maybe have about five minutes.” Juba, capital of South Sudan, 11 July 2016. The female aid worker sending this message was among a number of international and local staff taking refuge behind a bullet proof door in the housing compound where they lived. Tensions were running high in South Sudan’s three year civil war and government troops had gone on the rampage attacking the compound. As the soldiers tried to break down the door, the terrified group frantically appealed to United Nations peacekeepers based just over a kilometer away. Using their phones and sending messages via Skype and Facebook their calls for help went unheeded.” At the link find the title, South Sudan: A Failure to Act, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p051dzjm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Discrimination 24 mins – “The rules of oral argument at the Supreme Court are strict: when a justice speaks, the advocate has to shut up.  But a law student noticed that the rules were getting broken again and again — by men.  He and his professor set out to chart an epidemic of interruptions.  If women can’t catch a break in the boardroom or the legislature (or at the MTV VMA’s), what’s it going to take to let them speak from the bench of the highest court in the land?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Overview 44 mins – “Dahlia sits down with Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal to listen to highlights from the Supreme Court’s 2015 term. And she speaks with Politico’s Josh Gerstein about recent non-developments in the non-confirmation of SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland.” At the link find the title, “Memory Lane, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM9817113661.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Bill Discussion 22 mins – “Congress just passed the largest tax overhaul in decades. We dig in.” At the link find the title, “#814: The Tax Plan Is Huge, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171222_pmoney_pmpod814v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Preparation Service 16 mins – “In selling their new tax bill to the public, Republicans have leaned heavily on the theme of simplification. According to them, one of the primary benefits of overhauling our mammoth tax code is that it would make the dreaded filing process easier for Americans. But in reality the new tax bill does little to address the confusion that plagues the tax filing process…or the tax preparation companies like H&R Block that make millions off of that confusion. Last April, Brooke spoke with ProPublica’s Senior Reporting Fellow Jessica Huseman about the role the tax preparation lobby has played in keeping our code so complicated and why it doesn’t have to be that way. With the passage of the Republican tax bill, we’re re-airing that interview.” At the link left click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tiramasu Competition 24 mins – “The champion of this competition must create a tiramisu with great equilibrium.” at the link find the title, “Tiramasum Competition Dec 20 Italy hosts first-ever Tiramisu World Cup, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171220_47686.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virgin Forests 56 mins – “With President Trump moving to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah, Brian, Ed, and Nathan return to our episode on Americans’ fascination with wild places. They explore how early European arrivals actually created wilderness out of a landscape long shaped by human intervention, how humans impact even the most remote corners of our country, and ask how our ideas about wild places have changed over time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfires in California 45 mins – “California burning – again. The region’s worst wildfire conditions on record. What are the solutions?” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Astronomy 56 mins – “Dava Sobel is a former New York Times science reporter and has written many books on scientific topics. Her books include Longitude, about English clockmaker John Harrison, Galileo’s Daughter, about Galileo’s daughter Maria Celeste, and recently The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. In this discussion, from the Bendigo Writers Festival in 2017, Dava Sobel outlines the contributions of women at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. Despite being paid less than men they played key roles in progressing astronomy and came up with new discoveries such as determining the makeup of stars and the distances to them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s College 54 mins – “Emilie and Bridget chat with resident lil’ sis, Isabel, about her experience at a women’s college and explore the merits of single-sex higher education.” At the link find the title, “What’s the Deal with Women’s Colleges?, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-12-22-smnty-womens-colleges-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Workplace Chaos 56 mins – “For most of the 20th century, everyone, from the janitor on up to the CEO, was employed by the company. But now large corporations are outsourcing work to small companies. A lecture and interview with scholar and former Obama appointee David Weil.” At the link find the title, “Precarious Work: David Weil on the disappearing company job, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171205_41407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Beginning 270 mins – “Politics, diplomacy, revolution and mutiny take center stage at the start of this episode, but mud, blood, shells and tragedy drown all by the end.” At the link find the title, “Show 54 – Blueprint for Armageddon V,” right-click “Media files dchha54 Blueprint for Armageddon_V.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 322 – Jan 12, 2018: 3D Printer Conference, Affordable Care Act Details, Alan Alda Interview, American Deterioration, Anxiety Treatment, Clean Energy, Clinton Conference, Communications Trends, Confederate Monuments, Crowd Behavior, Death and Dying History, Dengue Vaccine Problem, Educational Ranking of U.S., Electric Transportation, Exercise Overview, Gerrymandering, Hands-on Education, Healthcare Improvements, Heart Failure Diagnosis, Immigrant Overview, Intelligence Chiefs, Internet Failure Debate, Internet Impact on Humanity, Investment Hazards, Irregular Warfare, Khizr Khan, Lethal Injections, Medical Disparities, Migration Stories, Mini Stories, Mueller Investigation, Muslim Girl Interview, Net Neutrality, Nitrate Water Hazard, Nursing Homes, Obamacare Subsidies, Opioid Grey Death, Presidential Impact, Prosperity Decline, Robots with Emotions, Salt History, Scams, Security Challenges, Sexual Harassment, Skill Acquisition, Small Cap Value Asset Class, Stem Cell Medicine, Stuffocation, Supreme Court Clerk, S Sustainable Future, Town Hall Debate, Trump and FCC, Trump Ethics, Trump vs Supreme Court, Tulip Mania, UN History, Violence Decline, Voting Rights, War on Terror, White House Corruption, Wounded Healers Value

Exercise your ears: the 120 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 631 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 19,180 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 118GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printer Conference 33 mins – “Is the 3D printing industry progressing fast enough? Is AI going to take the place of engineers and designers? Such questions were answered in Inside 3D Printing San Diego 2017. Although a smaller event compared from last year, it was the panel track and the attendees that pulled the event together and made the trip worth taking. This turned into a concentrated effort to push and put pressure on the future of the 3D printing industry. Product designers and business owners from Idaho, Colorado and even Guatemala came in to learn what they need to explore and how they can expand in terms of software, material, machinery and clients.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act Details 88 mins – “The US leads the world in per capita health care spending but outcomes lag behind many countries that spend less. Dr. Andy Bindman looks at the ACA, its impact and the republican criticism of it. He explores what he thinks ought to happen to both reduce health care need and costs. (#32937)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Story 28 mins – “Dr Arian fled the war in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and travelled to London. He won a place at Cambridge University and studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor. Just two years from becoming a consultant in radiology, he chose to take a career break so he could help those back home. He has established a network of around 100 volunteer doctors and consultants in the West, who give free advice to hospitals in war zones, by text, What’s App, Skype and email.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aflatoxins 32 mins – “Aflatoxins are trace compounds produced by certain fungi, and represent a legitimate food safety risk.  These fungi grow on corn, peanuts and other crops, especially in warm, humid areas that lack fungal control measures.  They have been connected to numerous human diseases, primarily liver cancer, but also cause problems in livestock fed contaminated grain.  Dr. Monica Schmidt of the University of Arizona has a good solution.  Her team has expressed an RNA sequence in corn that matches the genetic sequence in the fungus. Upon invasion, the fungus takes up the RNA from the corn, and it shuts down the genes required for aflatoxin production.  There are no effects on the corn kernel itself.  This work shows that safer food could be produced by arming the plant with genetic defenses it could implement in fighting fungal contamination and the toxins it produces.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution Fixes 52 mins – “Well, it’s back. Again. Bad air is choking northern Utah, and it could be around for a while. But we’re not the only ones who have to deal with toxic air pollution. These days it’s a global problem, and people everywhere are looking for solutions.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda Interview 39 mins – “…Today’s guest is actor, writer, director, and science-curious artist Alan Alda. Jason says: “I grew up watching him in reruns of MASH, where his character Hawkeye Pierce was so specific and relatable that he feels in my memory like a not-too-distant relative. And in Horace and Pete, Louis CK’s 2016 brilliant web-tv dramedy, Alan underwent a miraculous metamorphosis into a bitter, racist barman who is also a fully-fleshed human being. But wait – there’s more! For decades, Alan has been helping to heal the ancient rift between highly technical science and ordinary curiosity. Alan’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Shares what he (and science) have learned about how we can communicate better. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a matter of life or death.” Inspired by a passage in Alan’s book, Jason puts away his interview notes. What follows is a funny, honest, connected conversation unlike anything else in the show’s two-year history.” At the link find the title, “106. Alan Alda (Actor) – The Spirit of the Staircase,” right-click “Media files PP5550286131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Deterioriation 45 mins – “Jason Gots: I want to tell you a story. It’s November 5, 2016, a few days before Election Day. I’m staring at Facebook, promising myself I’m going to delete the app once and for all from my phone, today. Enough of the political echo chamber. Enough of the ranting. Then I’m sucked into a video, because that’s what happens. It’s CNN’s Van Jones sitting in the living room of a family in Pennsylvania. Unlike me and most every other liberal coastal elite I know, he’s talking to people who support Donald Trump for President. Listening. Trying to understand. And pulling no punches in expressing his own anger and anxiety over where our country might be headed. In the year leading up to this moment, I had seen nothing like it. And it gave me hope. I’m so happy to welcome CNN Contributor and former Obama Administration adviser Van Jones to Think Again. His new book is Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together Surprise conversation-starter clips in this episode:” At the link find the title, “121. Van Jones (social entrepreneur) – Blind Spots & Sore Spots, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8671903291.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Exceptionalism 52 mins – “Orthodox kookiness: the true American exceptionalism? Writer Kurt Andersen and host Jason Gots discuss America’s 500 year old tendency toward passionate belief in the preposterous in this, Big Think’s latest brain-fertilizing podcast. Writer and media polymath Kurt Andersen is the NY-times bestselling author of the novels Heyday, Turn of the Century, and True Believers, and he’s the host and co-creator of the Peabody-award winning public radio show Studio 360. Kurt’s latest book Fantasyland – How America Went Haywire – is a 500 year history of a different kind of American exceptionalism. Surprise conversation-starter clips in this episode: Neuroscientist Beau Lotto on diversity, Neil DeGrasse Tyson on science education” At the link find the title, “117. Kurt Andersen (writer) – The Sleep of Reason, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8695786131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Name Uses 28 mins – “For many within the US the word America means one thing – the United States of America. But President Trump’s use of it as a campaign tool sparked anger to the south of the US border. For those from Mexico to Chile “America” is the continent and they too are Americans. Katy Watson explores why the US became America and what it tells us about relations with the rest of the continent in the Trump era.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anxiety Treatment 71 mins – “Professor Paul Salkovskis talks about understanding and treating anxiety.” At the link find the title, Professor Paul Salkovskis inaugural lecture: Understanding and treating anxiety , Jun 2012,” right-click “Play Nowand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Impact Discussion 42 mins -.”Students engage in a lively discussion about the short film The Day The Mesozoic Died with Andy Knoll of Harvard University; Sean Carroll, executive producer of the film; and two researchers featured in the film: Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural History; and Tyler Lyson, postdoctoral researcher at the National Museum of Natural History.” At the link find the title, “2012 Earth History/Climate Change Discussion 2,” right-click “Media files 12Discussion2_400.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Science Research 55 mins – “Count the billions. 20 billion Australian dollars equivalent to search for the Higgs Boson particle. 600 billion dollars for the hundred genomes project. Billions for this and billions for that. All this while funding for scientific research is under increasing pressure. Do large teams, from different countries, often funded by government, together known as big science, produce the results? The contribution of science to a productive economy, healthy population and sustainable world often takes decades to play out and is difficult to price into tight funding budgets. But the multiples from investment are there to see including development of the internet and the mobile phone. A panel of distinguished scientific leaders dissects the challenges facing scientific discovery and the ongoing quest to explore the unknown. This panel discussion was part of the World Festival of Science held in Brisbane in March 2017.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biased Judges 49 mins – “Much of the legal world’s attention was focused this week on Donald Trump’s attacks on Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud cases in California. The outrage centered on Trump’s insistence that the fact of Curiel’s Mexican ancestry should disqualify him from the case, considering Trump’s declared intent to build a border wall. We discuss Trump’s stance – and its historical antecedents – with Deborah Rhode, founding director of Stanford University’s Center on Ethics. And we sit down with Jeffrey Rosen to talk about the far-reaching legal mind of Justice Louis Brandeis, confirmed to the Supreme Court 100 years ago this month. Rosen is the author of the new book Louis D. Brandeis: An American Prophet.” At the link find the title, “What Would Brandeis Do? Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM9271746723.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Fallout 45 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann. Topics discussed on today’s show include: -UK Property funds are in trouble post-Brexit; -What it means for interest rates to be negative. -Italian banks are in crisis.” At the link find the title, “The Fallout Edition, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM7860674935.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campus Free Speech 78 mins – “Can diversity and free expression co-exist on our campuses? How about in our town squares, our cities, and our world? In this talk, John Palfrey — Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, and author of the new book “Safe Spaces, Braves Spaces” — leads a discussion of two of the foundational values of our democracy in the digital age.” At the link find the title, “Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 372178094-berkmanklein-safe-spaces-brave-spaces.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carl Zimmer 30 mins – “On May 25th, 2010 science writer Carl Zimmer gave a keynote address at the American Society for Microbiology’s General Meeting in San Diego, California. The presentation entitled “Newspapers, Blogs, and Other Vectors: Infecting Minds with Science in the Age of New Media” was given at the President’s Forum, “Telling the Story of Science.” Zimmer is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches writing about science and the environment. In addition to writing books, Zimmer contributes articles to the New York Times, as well as magazines including National Geographic, Time, Scientific American, Science, and Popular Science. He also writes an award-winning blog, The Loom. From 1994 to 1998 Zimmer was a senior editor at Discover, where he remains a contributing editor and writes a monthly column about the brain. Zimmer also hosts “Meet the Scientist,” a podcast from the American Society for Microbiology.” At the link find the title, “MWV Episode 39 – Carl Zimmer: Newspapers, Blogs, and Other Vectors: Infecting Minds with Science in the Age of New Media, Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files MWV39-CarlZimmerAppleDevices.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Christopher Hitchens 46 mins – “In this historic event, Stephen Fry and other friends of Christopher Hitchens came together to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. Fry was joined on stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall by Richard Dawkins and the two discussed Hitch’s unflinching commitment to the truth. Hollywood actor Sean Penn was beamed in from LA by Google+ and, between cigarette puffs, read from Hitch’s acclaimed work, ‘The Trial of Henry Kissinger’. Five friends of Hitch spoke via satellite in New York: satirist Christopher Buckley and editor Lewis Lapham mused on Hitch’s prowess as a journalist. ‘Like a pot of gold’, said Lapham. Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and James Fenton delighted the audience with stories of Hitchens as a young man. Rushdie drew roars of laughter when he recounted a word game invented by Amis and Hitchens where the word ‘love’ is replaced with ‘hysterical sex’. Particular favourites included Hysterical Sex in the Time of Cholera and Hysterical Sex Is All You Need. Watching the event with Hitch at his bedside in Texas, Hitch’s wife Carol and novelist Ian McEwan provided an email commentary. ‘His Rolls Royce mind is still purring beautifully’, typed McEwan. The event was watched live by 2500 at the venue, and by thousands more in UK cinemas and online.” At the link find the link, “Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citrus History 45 mins – “A slice of lime in your cocktail, a lunchbox clementine, or a glass of OJ at breakfast: citrus is so common today that most of us have at least one lurking on the kitchen counter or in the back of the fridge. But don’t be fooled: not only were these fruits so precious that they inspired both museums and the Mafia, they are also under attack by an incurable immune disease that is decimating citrus harvests around the world. Join us on a historical and scientific adventure, starting with a visit to the ark of citrus—a magical grove in California that contains hundreds of varieties you’ve never heard of, from the rose-scented yellow goo of a bael fruit to the Pop Rocks-sensation of a caviar lime. You’ll see that lemon you’re about to squeeze in a whole new light.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy 52 mins – “There’s a lot of talk about renewable energy these days. But what’s really happening? Will renewables ever replace fossil fuels? In a new documentary, filmmaker James Redford travels the country to find out just how far renewable energy can take us. Monday, we continue our Through the Lens series with filmmaker James Redford’s latest documentary. It’s about his quest to learn more about renewable energy. Redford wanted to know just how far it can take us. So he traveled across America, from Georgetown, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, and found communities that are safer, healthier, and thriving economically because they’ve replaced fossil fuels with renewables. Redford joins us to discuss his journey and what he calls ‘the dawn of the clean energy era.’” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clinton Conference 103 mins – “Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mark the 25th anniversary of the day he was elected as president in a sit-down interview with the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock, Arkansas.” At the link find the title, “President Clinton Marks the 25th Anniversary of Election, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.491450.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communication Trends 72 mins – “We’ve been dreaming of this life for a long time, since before the vacuum tubes and punchcards of the ’40s, and now that we are here, some people are worried that the tech will, at best, make us lazy, and at worst make us stupid. Is all this new technology improving our thinking or dampening it? Are all these new communication tools turning us into navel-gazing human/brand hybrids, or are we developing a new set of senses that allow us to benefit from never severing contact with the people most important to us? That’s the topic of this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, and to answer these questions we welcome this episode’s guest, Clive Thompson, who is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. As the title suggests, he disagrees with the naysayers, and his book is an impressive investigation into why they are probably (thankfully) wrong. Thompson is a journalist whose work can be found published in Wired, The Washington Post, and the New York Times Magazine. You can learn more about him at his website.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Technology Clive Thompson_.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Monuments 65 mins – “Historical Context of Civil War Monuments Panelists talked about the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.” At the link you can listen and purchase a download; however, a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Crowd Behavior 70 mins – “What causes people to riot? What gives a rousing speech its power over the masses? Could you be seduced by the presence of a mob to do things you wouldn’t do otherwise? We ask these questions and more of Michael Bond, author of The Power of Others, as we examine the psychological power of crowds to alter our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.” At the link right click “Direct download: 028-Crowds-Michael_Bond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curiosity 46 mins – “Jason Gots: It’s 150,000 years ago. You’re a Homo sapiens, hanging out in a really cozy clearing protected from behind by a cliff wall. It’s a great spot. Temperate, isolated, pretty safe. Lots of good fruits and tubers nearby. Should you just hang out here forever? Well…you could…but something’s nagging at that medial frontal cortex of yours. There’s a hill in the distance. What’s beyond it? Something different, maybe! Something new and shiny! Maybe today you’ll just take a quick look. My guest today is neuroscientist David Eagleman. In The Runaway Species, How Human Creativity Remakes the World, David and his co-author Anthony Brandt explore that ancient tension between mastery and curiosity – the known and the unknown. And how the human imagination exploits it to make new things. Surprise conversation-starter clips in this episode: Isaac Lidsky on how going blind showed one man the light, Michael Slaby on a 30-hour work week.” At the link find the title, “122. David Eagleman (neuroscientist) – Your Creative Brain, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP9428029163.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cutlery 45 mins – “Chances are, you’ve spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what …” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: The Golden Spoon, Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files The_Golden_Spoon.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death and Dying 57 mins – “Professor Allan Kellehear, Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath’s Centre for Death & Society, gives an overview of the changing attitudes and behaviour of human beings and other hominids in their response to death, dying and loss over the last two million years.” At the link f ind the title, “The history of death and dying, Nov 2007,”right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dengue Vaccine Problem 108 mins – “The TWiVerinos discuss restriction of dengue virus vaccine by Sanofi, and data which suggest that Dengvaxia causes enhanced disease in previously uninfected recipients. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy SpindlerAt the link right-click “Download TWiV 471”right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Protection P1 25 mins – “Professor Andrew Plummer, Director of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control, discusses recreating earthquakes in a laboratory to test how buildings perform under extreme conditions.” At the link right-click “Recreating earthquakes in a laboratory, Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241903160-uniofbath-recreating-earthquakes-in-a-laboratory.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Protection P2 45 mins – “How vulnerable are our historic buildings to earthquakes and how can we preserve them from seismic tremors? Dr Dina D’Ayala from the University’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering discusses the development of methods to protect and preserve historic buildings from seismic damage.” At the link find the title, “Protecting and preserving historic buildings from earthquakes, Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241902447-uniofbath-protecting-and-preserving-historic-buildings-from-earthquakes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Control 50 mins – “Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it. On this week’s Radio Replay, we explore different strategies for coping with chaos.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: Don’t Panic! Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171221_hiddenbrain_hb chaos radio_hour-radio_replay_final final-ab5fabd9-f1fd-48bb-a439-70bfaa8c893f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Value 62 mins – “In this lecture Professor Steve Gough spoke to explore inconsistencies in the way we think of education, and to examine the role of human learning as our interactions with nature – particularly through economic activity – create and re-create our environment.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Ranking of U.S. 52 mins – “The US ranks 31st in math skills among 35 developed countries. So what are schools in Europe and Asia doing that we aren’t? Journalist Amanda Ripley joins us to talk about The Smartest Kids in the World. A survey comparing education around the world ranks the US 31st in math among 35 developed countries. So what are schools in Europe and Asia doing that we aren’t? Journalist Amanda Ripley wanted to answer that question, so she followed three American students for a year abroad. Ripley is coming to Utah, so we’re rebroadcasting our conversation about the lessons to be learned from countries where students are excelling.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Transportation Trends 29 mins – “As many of us prepare for the hectic holiday hustle of planes, trains and automobiles, we might be thinking about how our travel plans are going to increase our carbon footprints. Fortunately, there are important strides being made to electrify these modes of transportation. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Treehugger’s Sami Grover who gives us a peek into two projects coming out of the U.K. — one will allow jets to use less fuel and emit less carbon, and the other enables trains to stop spewing dirty diesel. We talk with Grover about the current state of these technological innovations, discuss how private and public sectors are working to foster innovation, and look at other movements toward electric transit happening around the globe.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epigenetic Optimization 65 mins – “If genes are the “Book of You,” then epigenetics are the dog-eared pages marking the parts you’re interested in right now. Dr. Daniel Stickler explains how to use this active overlay on genetic information to your advantage.” At the link find the title, “#208 – Optimizing Epigenetics with Dr. Daniel Stickler, Dec, 2017,” right-click “The post #208 – Optimizing Epigenetics with Dr. Daniel Stickler appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts,” right-click “Media files SDS208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise Overview 57 mins – “In his inaugural lecture, Professor Dylan Thompson, highlights why physical activity today is more important than ever. The podcast covers some of the new approaches that are being used to determine the amount of exercise required for good health and points towards some practical recommendations that can help you today.” At the link find the title, “Professor Dylan Thompson inaugural lecture: Why do we need physical activity and how much is enough? Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 254546561-uniofbath-professor dylan-thompson-inaugural lecture why do we need physical activity and how much is enough.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition 60 mins – “This week we deep dive into the science of how we recognize faces and why some of us are better — or worse — at this than others. We talk with Brad Duchaine, Professor of Psychology at Dartmouth College, about both super recognizers and face blindness. And we speak with Matteo Martini, Psychology Lecturer at the University of East London, about a study looking at twins who have difficulty telling which one of them a photo was of. Charity Links: Union of Concerned Scientists Evidence For Democracy Sense About Science American Association for the Advancement of Science Association for Women…” At the link find the title, “#452 Face Recognition and Identity,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foucault on Knowledge 22 mins – “Michel Foucault’s work explores a wide range of topics; it includes histories of both punishment and sex. He also wrote more abstractly about philosophical topics. One theme to which he kept returning, whatever the topic, was the nature of our knowledge. Susan James discusses this thread in his work in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Susan James on Foucault and Knowledge.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fracking Exemption Problem 29 mins – “During the 2016 presidential race, many environmentalists found it disheartening that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump actually seemed to agree on the expansion of fracking in the US. Some of us were wondering if the fight had been lost. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see good journalism persisting in the face of general indifference. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News, who recently wrote an article chronicling the travails of one small, vulnerable western Pennsylvania family. Her piece also brought to light why one government contractor was reluctant to attach its name to an EPA report that downplayed the risks of fracking. We discuss how irresponsible policy can lead to devastating consequences for real people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Fallacy 39 mins – “If you traced back the ad hominem attack and the argument from authority to their shared source, you would find the genetic fallacy, a fallacy that appears when people trace things back to their sources. We often overstate and overestimate just how much we can learn about a claim based on where that claim originated, and that’s the crux of the genetic fallacy. In this episode listen as three experts in logic and reasoning explain when we should and when we should not take the source of a statement into account when deciding if something is true or false.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 076-The Genetic Fallacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 38 mins – “On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia Board of Elections, two challenges to Republican gerrymandering efforts that resulted in the creation of majority-minority voting districts. At issue is whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina were motivated primarily by racial considerations or only secondarily so. Marc Elias, the lawyer who represented the challengers in both cases, joins us to explain why the distinction is so critical. We also consider the revolt that’s underway in the Electoral College. A small group of electors calling themselves the Hamilton Electors are seeking to be unbound from state requirements that they vote as their state voted. Legal scholar Carolyn Shapiro explains why she believes the Hamilton Electors should be taken seriously.” At the link find the title, “Where We Draw the Line, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM8069387448.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo 32 mins – “Seven years after ruling that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were entitled to the protections of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court seems to have turned its back on the remaining detainees there. On this week’s episode, we ask why.” At the link find the title, “Throwing Away the Key, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM4459577307.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hands-on Education 48 mins – “Dr. B. Frank Gupton, Virgina Commonwealth University Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, shares details on his latest innovative research. He is focused on the development and application of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis through process intensification. The overall interest is in applying these principals towards the development of new catalyst systems that can be used in concert with continuous chemical processing (flow reactor technology) to streamline the synthesis of pharmaceutical active ingredients (API’s).” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Improvements 72 mins – “Professor Chris Eccleston, Dr Linda Bauld and Professor Chris Garland talk about their research and how it is helping to improve health and healthcare.” At the link find the title, “Improving health and healthcare, May, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241763088-uniofbath-robots-with-emotions-do-we-need-them.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Issues 44 mins – “Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: The hidden consequences of attaching health grades to employees; The Fed’s recent rate hike; How states are suing generic-drug companies over price-fixing allegations” At the link find the title, “The Unhealthy Markets Edition, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM7933141495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Failure Diagnosis 5 mins – “UCSF cardiologist Dr. Munir Janmohamed discusses the signs and symptoms of heart failure. (#33147) ” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Overview 42 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs economist Suresh Naidu joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to talk about the economics of migration. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The differences between migrants and refugees. H2 visas for unskilled workers – the new American slavery? How H1 visas for skilled workers also prevent economic growth.” At the link find the title, “The Migration Edition, Aug, 2015,” right-click “ Media files SM2481741664.mp3” right-click “Media files 241605844-uniofbath-protecting-architectural-world-heritage-from-earthquakes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law 35 mins – “Dahlia previews United States v. Texas – this week’s big immigration case – with Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center. She also hears from Sen. Al Franken about the latest in the standoff over Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland.” At the link find the title, “Contra Obama, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM9236728835.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Info Wars 45 mins – “We have pleasure-inducing chemical systems in our neural pathways dedicated to vision. What gives?” At the link find the title, “#188: The Pleasure of Novelty”, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS188.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Chiefs 69 mins – “Military leaders, defense experts and administration officials participate in a series of panel discussions at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California.” At the link find the title, “Intelligence and National Security, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.492555.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Failure Debate 52 mins – “This week’s podcast comes from the closing session of our recent Digital Summit with Vanity Fair. See intelligencesquared.com for more information about the summit. To many the hopes we had for the internet when it first emerged have been smashed by the revelations of government surveillance of our personal data – with the cooperation of the tech giants who know and record our every move online. But to others the technological advances of the last 20 years have opened up an unprecedented world of abundance. It’s not just as consumers of physical goods that we have benefited, but as users of information from books, websites and communication with people on the other side of the world. Is the dream a failed one, or still to come? We were joined by a panel of experts to debate the motion “The internet is a failed utopia”. Arguing for the motion were Silicon Valley’s favourite controversialist Andrew Keen and big data and financial algorithms expert Frank Pasquale….” At the link find titile, “The internet is a failed utopia, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Impact on Humanity 52 mins – “This week’s episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast features two sessions from our recent Digital Summit with Vanity Fair. In the first session, ‘Who are we on the web?’ we examined how deeply the internet is affecting us as human beings. Our panel of experts comprised blogger, journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow; author of ‘The Dark Net’ Jamie Bartlett; Director of the 2013 film ‘InRealLife’ Beeban Kidron; and Director of the Governance Lab at NYU Beth Simone Noveck. It was chaired by the UK editor of Vanity Fair Henry Porter. In the second session, ‘London’s star tech enterprise’ we explored how London startups can scale up and compete on the global stage, with founder of Ariadne Capital Julie Meyer; CEO of Telefonica UK (O2) Ronan Dunne; YouTube entrepreneur and founder of SBTV Jamal Edwards; CEO and co-founder of HelixNano Carina Namih; and co-CEO of Decoded Kathryn Parsons. This session was chaired by co-founder of Second Home and former Senior Policy Adviser to David Cameron…” At the link find the title, “Digital Summit Highlights: ‘London’s Star Tech Enterprise’ and ‘Who we are on the Web’ Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Pioneers 51 mins – “This week’s episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast features two sessions from our recent Digital Summit with Vanity Fair. In the first session, ‘This is For Everyone: The hopes of the pioneers’, we explored the hopes and memories of the internet’s early days – could the internet have developed in any other way than the one we know today? Our panel of experts featured former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger; entrepreneur and co-founder of lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox; journalist, blogger and science fiction author Cory Doctorow; and Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) Ronan Dunne. It was chaired by the UK editor of Vanity Fair Henry Porter. In the second session, ‘Artificial Intelligence: Are we engineering our own obsolescence?’ we looked forward to how we will meet the daunting but thrilling challenge of advanced artificial intelligence. We were joined by leading AI expert Nicholas Bostrom; Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London Murray Shanahan; neuroscientist Daniel…” At the link find the title, “Digital Summit Highlights: ‘The Hopes of the Pioneers’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Hazards 56 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, financial writer Gregory Ip joins Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to discuss: • Greg’s new book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe• Marriott’s planed acquisition of the luxury hotel chain Starwood• Square’s IPO launch” At the link find the title, “The Hidden Danger Edition, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM1302755461.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irregular Warfare 73 mins – “Join CJ & Bill as they discuss: Some of the post-WWII wars of ‘decolonization’ the British & French fought in places like Malaya, Kenya, & Algeria Vietnam, comparing the French performance there in the 19th century to the French & American performance there in the mid-20th century Some thoughts on the recent wars in the Middle […]” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0080: History of Irregular Warfare with Bill Buppert (Part 4), Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files ADL3195132810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israeli Army 28 mins – “No institution defines Israel, inside and out, like the formidable Israeli defence force (IDF). Robert Nicholson explores how military service helps shape Israeli society, and the role the army has to play in Israel’s future. Unlike most modern armies, which tend to be professional armies composed of career soldiers and volunteers, the IDF is comprised mostly of conscripts doing compulsory military service. We hear how the IDF looks to steward their young conscripts – and what happens when this attempt at a national project meets areas of national division, inequality and controversy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jury Selection 44 mins – “Dahlia previews Foster v. Chatman, a Supreme Court appeal that contends with the problem of racial bias in the process of jury selection. Her guests include Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights; and Glenn Ivey, a former prosecutor who has joined an amicus brief in support of the man at the center of Foster.” At the link find the title, “Strike Zone, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM2599996848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Justice Ginsburg 38 mins – “We kick off a brand new season of our podcast with an episode devoted to the member of the Supreme Court bench who has garnered by far the most headlines since our last episode. That’s right, it’s the slavish fangirl edition of Amicus, in which we cave to the pressure of our listeners and fête the woman who had the temerity to call Donald Trump a “faker” this past July. Joining us to discuss the cultural phenomenon that is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon, co-author of the bestselling biography Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We also hear from Cooper Sirwatka, a New York attorney and proud wearer of a full-color RBG tattoo.” At the link find the title, “Notorious RBG, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM3451108800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Khizr Khan 58 mins – “Gold Star father Khizr Khan recalls his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it means to be an American. He is interviewed by Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Khizr Khan, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.488754.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lethal Injections 29 mins – “As the Supreme Court prepares to revisit the constitutionality of lethal injection, Dahlia Lithwick speaks with two experts about the controversial drugs being used for execution and whether the capital punishment system can be repaired. This week’s excerpts from the Supreme Court’s public sessions were provided by Oyez, a free law project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. More information on our show page.” At the link find the title, “Botched Protocols,” right-click “Media files SM8121702841.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Disparities 83 mins – “Medical research over the last two decades has clearly documented that people of lower socioeconomic status and from minority racial and ethnic backgrounds have worse health, worse access to medical care and often receive a lower standard of health care. Dr. Dean Schillinger and Dr. Alicia Fernandez explore the challenges and successes of caring for vulnerable populations. (#32936)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metabolic Health Impact 49 mins – “This episode of the podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM.  Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically. Listen in as we discuss the roots and causes of cancer and its relation to metabolism, genetics, stress, and what you can do to prevent and combat cancer.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migration Stories 29 mins – “This week, we bring you two stories about long journeys home, from an Iranian-American biologist and a psychologist who survived Chernobyl. Part 1: Biologist Maryam Zaringhalam is visiting her family’s home country of Iran when the travel ban goes into effect in January 2017. Part 2: Chernobyl survivor Janina Scarlet flees the Soviet Union with her family as a child, only to find new challenges in America. Maryam Zaringhalam is Story Collider DC’s newest co-producer. She’s a molecular biologist who traded in her pipettes for the world of science policy. She comes to DC from the concrete jungles of New York, where she received her PhD from The Rockefeller University. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her book, “Superhero Therapy” released on December 1, 2016 in the U.K. and on August 1, 2017 in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Migration: Stories about journeys home, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files TSClive342_Migration_Zaringhalam_Scarlet.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mini Stories 39 mins – “At the end of last year, we started a tradition of collecting new short pieces by 99% Invisible producers into “mini-story” episodes. By popular demand, we are back at it again with tales of iceberg ships, famous ruins, sackcloth dresses, innovative instruments and more.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mueller Investigation 62 mins – “The Mueller investigation keeps keeping on as subtweets, speculation, and objections mount. Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Andrew Wright, a former associate counsel to President Barack Obama about the latest developments. Plus a deep dive into the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case with Roberta Kaplan, who successfully argued Edie Windsor’s case against the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.” At the link find the title, “Probing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9048445107.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Girl Interview 39 mins – “…Amani Al-Khatatbeh is the founder and editor of Muslimgirl.com, the number one Muslim women’s blog in the United States. She regularly provides commentary on social, cultural, and political issues through outlets such as CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and made Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. Her new book is called Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. In this episode, Amani and Jason wrestle with tough questions about identity, power, and Islamic feminism.” At the link find the title, “80. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (founder: MuslimGirl) – Who Tells Your Story?” right-click “Media files PP2939768156.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Rights 33 mins – “Dahlia speaks with attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle about Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a major Native American rights case argued at the Supreme Court earlier this month.” At the link find the title, “Judging Tribal Courts, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM7749813583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Interview 45 mins – “…Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the spiritual heir to Carl Sagan in getting us all worked up about the Cosmos. He’s been appointed to special NASA commissions, hosted multiple TV specials and podcasts, and written many excellent books, the latest of which is Astrophysics for People in A Hurry – a succinct, wryly funny book that’s surprisingly informative for its size – it has the informational density of a black hole….” At the link find the title, “100. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) – The Only “-ist” I Am,” right-click “Media files PP5768874753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 7 mins – “From our new podcast, The Indicator: Opponents of net neutrality argue that the government should get out of the way and let the market work, that’s what leads to better service and more choice. We examine that logic.” At the link find the title, “BONUS INDICATOR: Forget Neutrality, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171218_pmoney pmpodindicator01182017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 58 mins – “Gus Hurwitz and Travis LeBlanc join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for an engaging debate about the potential repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules.” At the link find the title, “Net neutrality at a legal crossroads, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1271972526.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 30 mins – “Two telecommunications advocates, Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell, talk about how the internet is regulated. The FCC is to vote Dec. 14 on reversing rules that call for the internet to be regulated like a utility.” At the link find the title, “Communicators Roundtable Discussion on Net Neutrality, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.492663.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality Discussion 32 mins – “The FCC will vote later this week to repeal net neutrality protections. Radio Motherboard talks to BoingBoing co-founder and Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Cory Doctorow about what the next steps are to protect the open internet.” At the link find the title, “Net Neutrality, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nikolai Vavilov and the Lysenko Affair 43 mins – “Nikolai Vavilov was a Russian scientist in the early 1900’s.  He was known for his characterization of plants, understanding crop domestication, and the centers of origin for many species. He traveled the world with expedition parties to identify and characterize plant species. His collections of seed and samples were extensive, and he was noted as one of the great scientists of the time, and understood inheritance while scientists were developing the concept of a gene. However, as Stalin rose to power Vavilov’s work was less appreciated. His Darwinian concepts were inconsistent with the interests of the government doctrine, which would ultimately lead to his imprisonment and slow execution.  The story is told by Dr. Jules Janick, Distinguished Professor at Purdue University. In the second half of the podcast I speak with Natalie Newell, Director and Producer of the Science Moms documentary.  The film provides interviews with five different mothers that are forced to navigate a maze of parenting misinformation available on the internet.  They also are scientists or science communicators, providing unique insights and analysis of moms tired of attempts of shaming and manipulation, driven by unscrupulous marketers and activists. We also address the claims that it was “all paid for and developed by an agrotech PR firm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrate Water Hazard 7 mins – “Nitrates contaminate drinking water in communities throughout Australia. The Western Desert Kidney Project studied the Goldfields region of Western Australia and found clusters of multiple chronic illness linked to contaminated water.  For the last decade, the WA Govt has issued water safety exemptions allowing towns large and small to use bore water with nitrate concentrations above safe levels. Now there is an epidemic of kidney problems. Jeff McMullen reports.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nursing Homes 27 mins – “Sharron Cooke and Devora Greenspon speak frankly about life in long-term residential care.” At the link find the title, “Just Ask Me – Seniors talk about long-term care, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20171216_12922.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Subsidies 26 mins – “From the beginning of American politics, politicians have been using the term “bailout” as a political cudgel. In this week’s podcast, Jimmy speaks with two experts who explain the what, when, why, where, and how of government bailouts.” At the link find the title, “217: When politicians scream “bailout,” what do they really mean? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files dbb3b530-101d-4c5d-8923-9c44f19da77d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Grey Death 71 mins – “Join Dan (@drusyniak) &howard (@heshiegreshie) as they explore the neurobehavioral underpinnings of addiction. Learn about the Google Maps of the motivational system of the brain and gain insight into why psychiatric patients and adolescents are such vulnerable populations. And make sure that you check out Dr. Andy Chambers book, The 2 x 4 Model: A Neuroscience-Based Blueprint for the Modern Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Treatment System. Here is a link to the Robinson and Berridge article from 1993 cited by Dr. Chambers, The Neural Basis of Drug Craving: An Incentive-Sensitization Theory of Addiction.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiates Lecture 48 mins – “Dr. Frank Parker discusses Opiates by first conducting a 14 question Controlled Substance Guideline Quiz. After, he gives a quick mini-lecture on Opioid Prescription Discussions with the use of various examples and videos.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polarized Populations 32 mins – “Divisions between left and right, young and old, metropolitan and rural have never been greater. How can we connect with those we disagree with? And what happens if we fail?” At the link find the title, “Poles apart: how do we save society? – Science Weekly podcast, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 12-58555-gnl.sci.171213.ms.polarised populations how do we save society.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Grid Restoration 21 mins – “Hurricanes and tornados can be devastating to infrastructure. The electric power grid is particularly vulnerable because it is both exposed and extensive. In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey along the Gulf Coast, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico demonstrated the risks of that vulnerability. To help us understand what it takes to restore power, and in the long run, to increase the resilience of the grid, we talk with Mike Vaughn, Vice President of Assets for the Entergy Corporation, producer and distributor of electric power the Gulf region.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Impact 50 mins – “Are trends in global politics simply the result of large impersonal structural forces, or does human agency matter? For example, would America have become the dominant country in the 20th century regardless of who was president? To what extent did leaders matter, and if so, what kind of leader? Leadership theorists focus their attention on what they call transformational leaders, but were “transformational” leaders like Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan really more important than “transactional” leaders like Eisenhower and the first Bush? What are the lessons we can draw for leadership and foreign policy in this century?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosperity Decline 52 mins – “Monday, we’re wading into the debate over the GOP tax cut plan. Who will it benefit the most? Some economists contend it’s an act of pure greed and “daylight robbery,” while others say trickle-down tax cuts can restore American prosperity. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives recently passed a tax reform bill that includes major tax breaks for corporations. Supporters say the cuts will put more money in business coffers, leading to more jobs and higher wages. But what’s the truth? Do tax cuts for businesses really work like that in real life? Or are they demonstrations of selfish greed, pure and simple? A pair of leading thinkers on U.S. economic policy join us Monday to discuss the costs and benefits of corporate tax cuts.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting 56 mins – “To mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and WGBH host a series of discussions to reflect on the bill, the creation of PBS & NPR, and the state of public media today.” At the link find the title, “Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.490619.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Health 62 mins – “In this Presentation Dr. Boris D. Lushniak discusses the core public health functions: assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk, the formulation of public policies, and to assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care.  Keeping these functions relevant throughout his talk, Dr. Lushniak discusses various skin cancers and conditions. He then concludes his presentation explaining how dermatology fits into the public health model.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Libraries History 53 mins – “University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson provides an outline of the history of public libraries.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save Fileand “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Robots with Emotions 50 mins – “Dr Joanna Bryson, an expert in machines that have their own artificial intelligence, explores the issues associated with the concept.” At the link find the title, “Robots with emotions – do we need them? Mar, 2011,” right-click ‘Media files 241763088-uniofbath-robots-with-emotions-do-we-need-them.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salt History 45 mins – “Salt is a magical substance. It reduces bitterness, enhances sweetness, boosts flavor, and preserves perishable foods. Without it, we would die: the human body can’t make sodium, but our nerves and muscles don’t work without it. It was considered rare until quite recently, so it’s hardly surprising that, throughout history, salt has been the engine …” At the link find the title, “The Salt Wars, Aug, 2016,” right-click “The_Salt_Wars.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scams 50 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Call Your Girlfriend podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss:; Amanda Chantal Bacon and GOOP; Pyramid schemes and Herbalife; Email scams” At the link find the title, “The Scams Edition, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1862340225.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scandinavia 71 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Financial Times journalist Robin Wigglesworth to discuss: The size of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund; Scandinavian economics; The 30th anniversary of Black Monday,” right-click “Media files SM7749448612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Disparities 29 mins – “Science is a required subject from kindergarten through 12th grade. It is not only a set of facts, it’s a way of thinking that has served as the engine for change. Yet, in the political landscape of the U.S., science has somehow become a controversial, and even divisive topic. How have we arrived at this reality wherein some people actively oppose the systematic search for knowledge? This week on Sea Change Radio, we check in with science communicator Aaron Huertas about his advocacy work. We discuss the fight for science justice, talk about the intersection of religion, science and politics, and look at some examples of how political divisions in this country damage the science community, and ultimately, all of us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science of Interaction 52 mins – “Professor Stephen Payne from the University of Bath, will discuss how his research combines an understanding of the human mind with the design of interactive systems.” At the link find the title, “Stephen Payne inaugural lecture: The Science of interaction between humans & computers, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241774197-uniofbath stephen-payne inaugural lecture-the science of interaction between humans-computers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Security Challenges 51 mins – “Professor Adrian Hyde-Price from the University’s Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 58 mins – “Gail Heriot and Diane Rosenfeld join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss how several federal laws may work to address sexual harassment and assault claims. Gail Heriot is Professor of Law at the University of San Diego Law School and a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She is also a contributor to our Interactive Constitution on the 19th Amendment. Diane Rosenfeld is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Director, Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School. She previously served as the served as the Senior Counsel to the Office of Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice.” At the link find the title, “Sexual Harassment Law Under the Constitution, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP4876680476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skill Acquisition 53 mins – “Professor Stephen Payne from the University of Bath, will discuss how his research combines an understanding of the human mind with the design of interactive systems.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Cap Value Asset Class 45 mins – “Small cap value continues to be an asset class that Paul recommends for all investors.  Of course, for retired investors it may be a very small part as their position in equities is low. For first-time investors following Paul and Chris’ target date fund recommendations, the super-charged asset class may take up the entire portfolio. Most investors will be surprised to learn that small cap value is low risk compared to the conservative S&P 500. In this discussion Paul references this study by Chris Pedersen, Resilency: How Fast Do Different Asset Classes Recover?At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speechwriters for Presidents 82 mins – “A panel of presidential speechwriters from the Nixon to the Obama administrations discuss the state of White House speechwriting and the future of presidential rhetoric.” At the link find the title, “Presidential Speechwriters Discuss State of Speechwriting and Rhetoric, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.489273.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stem Cell Medicine 45 mins – “Professor Melanie Welham and Dr Paul De Bank from the University’s department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talk about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stuffocation 52 mins – “Monday, we’re talking about your “stuff” and whether it makes you happy. The writer and futurist James Wallman says it’s time to start focusing on what you do instead of what you have. Monday, we’re talking about your “stuff” and whether it makes you happy. The writer and futurist James Wallman says that over the 20th century we moved from a problem of scarcity to a problem of “stuffocation.” It’s that overwhelmed feeling when you open your bursting closet or walk into a room stacked with belongings. Wallman argues that we’re reaching a tipping point though, and he joins Doug to explain how more people are focusing on what they do rather than what they have to bring them joy.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Clerk 57 mins – “Attorney Tiffany Wright talks about growing up in Washington, DC, and the obstacles she overcame to become a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Tiffany Wright, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.490952.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Future 56 mins – “In a special We The People podcast event, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about the importance of the Supreme Court’s future at the famed Chautauqua Institution. Rosen spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on July 26, 2017 at the Institution in the southwestern part of New York State, which was founded in 1874. Among the upcoming cases Rosen discussed were free speech and privacy issues in front of the Supreme Court during its next term, which starts in October. In particular, the case of Carpenter v. United States is expected to be one of the biggest decisions of the upcoming term, Rosen said. The Carpenter case involves the ability of police to seize a cellphone using a statute, and not probable cause under the Fourth Amendment, to see information about its user’s locations over a several-month period. Also, Rosen previewed an important religious freedom case before the Court in its next term, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, about compelled free speech.” At the link find the title, “Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP6194057880.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Operations 30 mins – “In anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Dahlia Lithwick speaks with two court watchers about the extent to which the Justices are political actors.” At the ink find the title, “The Politics of Law, Apr, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM1589591994.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Future 57 mins – “In this lecture, Mr Simon Garrett, Head of Learning at Bristol Zoo, asks the controversial question of how much wildlife we actually need, or even like in this thought provoking insight into the future.” At the link find the title, “Sustainable future for wildlife and people, Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files 240965447-uniofbath-sustainable-future-for-wildlife-and-people.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Temperature History 26 mins– “Average body temperature is 37°C, right? That was the conclusion of Carl Wunderlich in his magnum opus, The Course of Temperature in Diseases – Wunderlich published that in 1868, following his extensive collection of body temperature readings – and 37°C stuck. But, it’s not as simple as that Philip Mackowiak, emeritus professor of medicine, and now history of medicine scholar in residence, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been interested in temperature for a long time. He joins us to explain how Wunderlich measured temperature, and what he actually found.” At the link find the title, “Taking the temperature of 37°C, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 369018470-bmjgroup-taking the temperature of 37c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Town Hall Debate 58 mins – “In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkville, Mississippi, passed an anti-discrimination measure that lead to a series of public debates about an issue that people there had never discussed openly. In this episode, we spend time in Starkville exploring the value of argumentation and debate in the process of change, progress, and understanding our basic humanity.” At the link right-click “ Direct download: 107-Debate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and FCC 29 mins – “We revisit the president-press relationship with media columnist Margaret Sullivan and talk to reporter Aaron Blake about President Nixon. Plus, Georgetown’s Andrew Jay Schwartzman explains limitations of the Federal Communications Commission.” At the link find the title, “Is it within a president’s power to strip broadcast licenses? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59e003eae4b0dc479459175f_1351620000001-300040_t_1507853296063_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Ethics 30mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Walter Shaub about the Office of Government Ethics, principled governance, and what it’s like to run a federal agency.” At the link find the title, “Acting Ethically in The Fog of War, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2982392785.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump vs Supreme Court 50 mins– “In the wake of the unceremonious termination of FBI director James Comey this week, one previously unfamiliar name has dominated the news cycle: Rod J. Rosenstein. The former federal prosecutor became the U.S. Deputy Attorney General just over two weeks ago, and since then, has found himself at the center of storm around President Trump’s most high-profile firing to date. Leon Neyfakh has been covering Rosenstein for the past few weeks, and joins us to talk about whether anyone at the Department of Justice can remain neutral in these polarized times. We also speak with University of Virginia School of Law professor Micah Schwartzman about this week’s oral arguments in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump’s revised travel ban. Schwartzman is among a group of constitutional law scholars who filed an amicus brief arguing that the executive order violates the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.” At the link find the title, “Animus Amicus, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1491650152.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tulip Mania 32 mins – “Freelance garden historian Russell Bowes brings the story of the tulip to life with power, passion and petals!” At the link find the title, “The tale of the tulip , Mar 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN History 69 mins – “Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Union Dues 39 mins – “This week, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could undercut the ability of public sector unions to raise money. Dahlia is joined by Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro and U. of Michigan’s Sam Bagenstos, who submitted briefs on opposite sides of the case.” At the link find the title, “Labor Pains, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM8028510180.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 45 mins – “Recorded April 11, 2017 Historian James Wright, author of Enduring Vietnam: An America Generation and Its War, joins Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge to discuss the challenges and successes of the Vietnam War. They discuss why the Vietnam War mattered, how the United States entered the war, the changing feelings of Americans at the time of the war, and much more. Wright expands on how the Vietnam War fit into the greater strategy of the United States in the Cold War and why the United States entered it. He argues against the common idea that the baby boomer generation was the “Me Generation” in that 40 percent of them enlisted or were drafted into combat. He argues that we need to recognize that the baby boomer generation served our country in this war because most people today have not had to deal with the challenges faced by many during the draft. Wright interviewed more than one hundred people for the making of this book; in it, he discusses some of the stories he learned from the many soldiers who fought in the war. He tells the story of Hamburger Hill and how the Americans fought to take and then hold the A Sau valley in South Vietnam. He writes how he believes this was an important battle in the Vietnam War even though many professors he’s talked to at West Point and the Army College do not teach it. Wright discusses the changing attitudes of Americans toward the war after four years, and how as the number of people drafted and the number of casualties increased, Americans began turning against the war. He goes into detail about the strategies Nixon began to implement a phase-out for Americans in the war and start handing more combat and control over to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. In the end, Wright argues that, even though Americans pulled out of the war because communist Vietnam did not prove to be a threat afterward because of their long-standing mistrust of China, the United States didn’t fully lose.” At the link find the title, “Enduring Vietnam with James Wright, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171221-wright.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violence Decline 87 mins– “In 2011, we welcomed world renowned American cognitive scientist Steven Pinker to the Intelligence Squared stage. He argued that, contrary to popular belief, we are living in the least violent period of history, and that even the horrific carnage of the last century, compared to primitive societies, is part of this trend. Pinker claimed that, thanks to the spread of government, literacy and trade, we are actually becoming better people. He was in conversation with Matt Ridley, One of the UK’s most popular science writers, whose books – including the award-winning ‘The Rational Optimist’ – have sold over a million copies and been translated into 30 languages.” At the link find the title, “Steven Pinker on The Better Angels of Our Nature, Jan, 2017,” right-click “media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights 33 mins – “To mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Dahlia sits down with The Nation’s Ari Berman to discuss the decades-long campaign to roll back the achievements of the landmark 1965 legislation.” At the link find the title, “Sock the Vote, Aug2, 2015,” right-click “Media files SM4868397663.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights Case 43 mins – “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v Holder, many states made changes to their voting laws that may disproportionately harm minorities. This week, lawyers in Ohio filed an emergency motion with the Supreme Court requesting a suspension of voting restrictions in their state. One of those lawyers, Subodh Chandra, joins us to explain why. We also speak with Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the potential impact of Donald Trump’s recent warnings about vote-rigging. She explains why long-term neglect of our voting infrastructure is a much bigger threat than either vote tampering or self-styled poll watchers.” At the link find the title, “Intimidation Nation, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM1191970108.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War on Terror 46 mins – “Have the West’s efforts to eradicate Al-Qaeda around the world simply been fuelling the flames of hatred and violence? Or would we have suffered even more atrocities if we’d left the militants to plot in their hiding places? Is the US right to be pursuing its hard line against militants in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen? These are just some of the questions explored in this Intelligence Squared debate from September 2011, which saw former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy defend the motion. Opposing the motion were former French foreign minister and co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières Bernard Kouchner and former UK Permanent Representative at the United Nations in New York Sir Jeremy Greenstock. The debate was chaired by BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi.” At the link find the title, “The War on Terror was the right response to 9/11, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Watergate 7 mins – “Trumpcast presents a preview of Slow Burn, an eight-episode miniseries about Watergate. People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life.” At the link find the title, “Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate Martha, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4055665407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Corruption 56 mins – ““[N]o person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” These words, from Article I of the U.S. Constitution, make it unambiguously clear to many legal scholars that Donald Trump will be committing an impeachable offense by not relinquishing an ownership stake in his multiple companies before Jan 20. Zephyr Teachout is among those scholars, and joins us to explain why corruption in the presidency was such anathema to the nation’s founders. In the remainder of today’s episode, we share a few highlights from a recent symposium about the current state of free speech on campus. The event was organized by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. You can watch videos of the entire two-day event here.” t the link find the title, “Corruption in the White House, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM3041126757.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

William Gibson Interview 78 mins – “On 5th October 2010, Intelligence Squared paired author William Gibson with popular blogger and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow in a wide-ranging conversation that gives a fascinating insight into the mind of the man heralded as the ‘architect of cool’.” At the link find the title, “William Gibson on ‘Zero History’, with Cory Doctorow, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Glasses History 33 mins – “Wine glasses come in a range of sizes, but the average wine glass in the UK today can hold almost ½ a litre. That wasn’t always the case – and a new analysis, on bmj.com takes a look at the changing size of wineglasses from 1700 until now. To discuss how the size of glass affects consumption we’re joined by Theresa Marteau, director of the…” At the link find the title, “Small, medium, or a pint of wine? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 369431402-bmjgroup-small-medium-or-a-pint-of-wine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Works Projects Administration 51 mins – “In the middle of the greatest crisis it had faced since the Civil War, the American government looked to the arts to both help lift the national spirit and spread the message of the New Deal. That collectively the people could renew American democracy and create a better tomorrow. More practically it was an extension of Federal Relief for 40,000 unemployed actors, musicians, writers and artists across the nation. On the government payroll and under the auspices of Federal One, a host of talents from Jackson Pollock to Arthur Miller, Orson Welles to Zora Neale Hurston helped democratise art; for the people, by the people with the people. The writer Marybeth Hamilton begins her journey through this remarkable but short lived experiment with the fine arts. Across the nation artists painted epic murals in small towns and vast cities that valorised work and workers or America’s democratic past. Community art centres brought artists, students and the public together to learn, experiment and explore the possibilities of art for all. You could find art going on at subway stations, sewerage works and public schools and a hospital, school or public institution could loan a work for a few dollars. All of this was to provide employment in a time of crisis and renew American democracy but it raised deep questions about the role of art and who got to own it or see it. For its many critics, programmes like Federal One bred radicalism and dissent- subverting a nation. But for the many touched by those days, it was an unforgettable experiment in art and democracy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wounded Healers Value 27 mins – “How peer support workers help people with mental health crises in the ER of the North Bay Regional Health Centre.” At the link find the title, “WCBA – Wounded Healers, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20171209_74307.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 321 – Jan 5, 2018: Adolescent Sleep Needs, Amazon Market Dominance, Augmented Surgery, Autoimmune Diseases, Bicycling Trends, Bitcoin Background, Brain Optimization, Bundy Range War, Canadian Digital Services, Cancer Survivor Story, Capitalism Crisis, Celiac Problem and Gluten Treatment, Childhood Poverty, Coalition Governments, Country Well-being Status, Cryptocurrency Background, Democracy Malfunctions, Desktop Manufacturing, Entitlements, Eritrean Refugees, Far UVC Kills Germs, Fashion Industry Pollution, Globalization Issues, Gun Litigation, Human Rights, Immigrant Innovation, Improving Ourselves, Income Inequality, Insider Trading, Internet Monopoly Threats, Lies and Statistics, Life Extension, Lost Einsteins, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Muslim Obstacles, Neurologist’s Insights, Osteopathic School Dean Interview, Pain Treatment, Parenting Tips, Patient Recovery Obstacles, Physical Activity Needs, Prostate Cancer Research, Prosthetic Shoulders, PTSD in Children, Puerto Rico Tragedy, Russian Journalist, Sanctuary Cities, Sex Abuse Tipping Point, Solitary Confinement Changes, Space Architecture, Surgeon’s Confessions, Trump Popularity Basis, Wine Tasting, Women Scientists, World War One Women Soldiers

Exercise your ears: the 119 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 601 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 19,180 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totalling over 119GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Adolescent Sleep Needs 26 mins – “Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup: Greatest Hits Edition! In this episode, “Teenage Zombies,” we explore three ways in which the adolescent mind is radically different from yours and mine. Do you beg your teenager to go to sleep earlier so he or she can function in the morning? Well, it turns out they physically can’t do that, explains Marvin Wang, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who’s on a mission to make middle and high schools start later in the day. Also, why adolescent brain development is the culprit behind so much bad (and sometimes law-breaking) decision-making and reckless behavior. And, a sex therapist talks about how Internet porn can sabotage a teenager’s ability to have a normal romantic relationship. Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former national newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues. The Checkup podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks. Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to podcasts@slate.com. Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former Boston bureau chief of the New York Times. Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.” At the link find the title, “Teenage Zombies, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files ARC5465948372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Homes 70 mins – “A safe and secure shelter, one of humanity’s most basic needs, has eluded far too many people in this resource-rich region. In the past five years, Bay Area home prices have surged by an astounding average of 72 percent. This is one reason why even six-figure household incomes are considered “low income” in certain parts of the Bay Area and why homeless tent encampments and the number of RVs lining the streets of cities across the region are growing dramatically. Currently, 1.5 million households in the Bay Area pay more than half of their income in rent. And people of color and seniors are being hit the hardest. But for the first time, the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are working together on creative solutions to produce, preserve and protect affordable homes for all residents. Last fall, voters passed 15 affordable housing measures throughout the Bay Area. The tech giant Facebook has committed to help build a nearly $20 million fund to partner with local governments and nonprofits to create “innovative and scalable” affordable housing near its Menlo Park headquarters.” At the link find the title, “Give Me Shelter: How the Bay Area Is Tackling Its Housing Crisis, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171010_Give Me Shelter Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in Place 75 mins – “Catherine Reid, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Nancy Meyer, Realtor, Senior Real Estate Specialist; Denise Michaud, Independent Insurance Agent. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on May 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “How to “Age in Place” Safely—Navigating the Confusing World of Home Care,” right-click “Media files cc_20170517_How to Age in Place Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Uses 70 mins- “What has artificial intelligence (AI) brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of AI is the story of intelligence—of life processes as they evolve from bacteria to humans, where life processes define their own software, to technology, where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know that AI is transforming work, laws and weapons as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising important questions. A native of Stockholm, Max Tegmark left Sweden in 1990 after receiving his bachelor of science in physics from the Royal Institute of Technology. He studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley, earning his master’s in 1992 and his Ph.D. in 1994. Tegmark is the author of more than two hundred technical papers, and he has been featured in dozens of science documentaries. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a Packard Fellowship, the Cottrell Scholar Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. His work with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year in 2003.” At the link find the title, “Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170926_Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Market Dominance 23 mins – “This week, the trade offs we don’t see when we shop on Amazon. How the company’s dominance from retail to web hosting could create a dystopia of social profiling. Why the answer isn’t to cancel your Prime. And yes, I test drive the Amazon Look so you don’t have to. Amazon is the new Standard Oil, the “titan of twenty-first century commerce,” as rock star lawyer Lina Khan wrote in her viral law journal note. Which, incidentally, might be a nice thing to include with your packages this year. We made a handy printable card with a link to her 96-page blockbuster. Give the gift of light reading on modern antitrust policy, along with those colanders and scarves.” At the link find the title, “Alexa, Is Amazon Taking Over The World? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself121317_cms818435_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmented Surgery 11 mins – “If you’re undergoing surgery, you want the best surgical team to collaborate on your case, no matter where they are. Surgeon and entrepreneur Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques — from remote locations using low-cost augmented reality tools. Watch the system in action as she joins a surgeon in Minnesota performing a knee surgery, live on her laptop from the TED stage in New Orleans. As Hachach-Haram says: “Through simple, everyday devices that we take for granted, we can really do miraculous things.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autoimmune Diseases 75 mins – “Autoimmune diseases are a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in our country. Without recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms triggering the presenting complaints, the practitioner may be proverbially “chasing the tail” of the pathology with temporary symptom relief. This presentation will outline the development of autoimmune disease and its musculoskeletal and neurological presentations, with a deep emphasis on testing and treatment protocols that have consistently demonstrated dramatic results. O’Bryan is internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic diseases and metabolic disorders. He is considered the world expert on the impact of wheat sensitivity on autoimmunity. In 2013, he organized “the gluten summit,” the first Internet gathering of more than 25 experts in a particular health field. More information can be found at www.TheDr.com.” At the link find the title, “Autoimmune Fix,” right-click “Media files cc_20170518_Autoimmune_Fix_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bacteria Challenges 63 mins – “The rise of the antibiotic “superbugs” such as MRSA and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and recent viral pandemics are all examples of the threats posed to human health by infectious disease. These impact severely on our crops and livestock, significantly increasing the challenges associated with sustaining food security on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution) reflects on how our current situation compares with our recent history and the scale of the challenges ahead.” At the link find the title, “Professor Ed Feil inaugural lecture: How do you solve a problem like bacteria? Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 248852994-uniofbath-professor ed feil inaugural lecture how do you solve a problem like bacteria.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycling Trends 53 mins – “Getting out of a car and onto a bike is one of the best things you can do for the climate and your personal health. Bike lanes are growing in American cities from New York City to Houston, the country’s oil and gasoline capital. Cycling is also a way for people to raise awareness and money for their climate work. Still, many potential cyclists are worried about their personal safety while biking—and about breathing bus exhaust. What are cities doing to take cycling to the next level? Is bike sharing really displacing taxi rides? How is pedal power helping the broader climate movement? Join us for a conversation about cycling and the ways it is changing urban America and cutting carbon emissions.” At the link find the title, “Chain Reaction: Why Two Wheels Are Better Than Four, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170723_cl1_ChainReaction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohub Research 62 mins – “The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has an audacious vision: to “enable doctors to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime.” This vision may sound outlandish at first. However, when one considers how far medicine has come in the past 100 years, this vision doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Co-presidents Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake will share insights into their quest to end disease, from advancing basic science and expanding humankind’s understanding of fundamental truth to building new technologies that can radically accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.” At the link find the title, “Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the End of Human Disease, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170925_Chan_Zuckerberg_Biohub_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Background 46 mins – “Digital currency Bitcoin’s value is soaring to historic heights. Where does it go next? Could it crash, or will it keep going higher? And what’s it for, anyway? For those of you don’t know what Bitcoin is, we’ll rely on Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times reporter who’s written extensively about it. Check out his explainer here.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Damage 47 mins – “Dr Momna Hejmadi, from the University of Bath, explores some of the non-conventional patterns of behaviour and links them to how the brain works.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file. .

Brain Health Goals 63 mins – “Dr. Daniel Amen – The most popular psychiatrist in America. Dr. Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. “When your brain works right,” he says, “you work right; and when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.” His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives. In this episode we learn how Dr. Amen uses nuclear brain imaging to diagnose and treat behavioral problems.” At the link find the title, “Episode 246 – Dr. Daniel Amen – The Most Popular Psychiatrist in America, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files f1c27451-12f0-4905-ab62-03cc2cb82d4b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Optimization 45 mins – “What are smart drugs? Can you supplement your way to genius? These are primary burning questions I was anxious to ask my guest this week, Dr. Andrew Hill. You see, Dr. Hill received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012, studying how attention operates in the brain. He is also the director of the Alternatives Brain Institute, where they help clients look at their brain function as well as examine how their mind works, and work with them to build strengths and resources, flexibility, and better performance. Sounds pretty rad. But the kicker is this. Dr. Hill is the lead Neuroscientist for a new startup called truBrain, a company with a mission to help optimize your productivity and efficiency without relying on excess caffeine or prescription medication. They are creating a new type of energy drink! One devoid of the useless sugars, caffeine, and wasted crap and they are replacing it with …. nootropics. Little drink packages that remind me very much of the old school kool-aid packages. And in these packages there is a promise of mental clarity, calm energy, productivity, memory increase, and more! Could it be true? If so, someone needs to alert all of the college kids who are popping way too many adderalls. Well – let’s find out! Can these supplements make you amazing, smarter, better, faster? “Nootropics are analogous to vigilance promoting drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin. The difference is nootropics aren’t used to remediate a specific problem, they are used to enhance existing cognition.” -Dr. Hill Quotes from Andrew Hill: What we learn in this episode: What’s the best drug to take if you just want to feel happy all the time? (Please note, we do not recommend this option). Does neurofeedback work? And when is it useful? Can you diagnose ADHD with neurofeedback? How useful are smart drugs? Do they really work?” At the link find the title, “Episode 170 – Dr. Andrew Hill – What are smart drugs and can you supplement your way to genius? Dec, 2014,” right-click “Media files 4e7ceadc-e59a-49ea-b428-5d585202317c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British National Health Service Abolished 86 mins- “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Allyson Pollock – Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at Queen Mary University of London – shows how the government has abolished the NHS. She explains how the new structures will operate, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.” At the link find the title, “Prof Allyson Pollock: How Our NHS Is Being Abolished, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 274821306-uniofbath professor allyson pollock how our nhs is being abolished.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bundy Range War 58 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates how the Bundy family’s fight against the federal government invigorated armed militias and “patriot” groups — helping them grow to levels not seen in decades.” At the link find the title, “American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the Federal Government, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Digital Services 21 mins – ” If tech companies around the world can invent ground-breaking programs, apps and services every day — why can’t the government?” At the link find the title, “Dec 14 Government’s new startup aims to create better services for Canadians, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171214_27677.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Survivor Story 60 mins – “Cancer treatments have become so successful that the number of cancer survivors will reach an estimated 20 million in the United States by 2026. Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter will offer insights from her book Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, reaffirming that a big step towards recovery involves having survivors speak up about how cancer has touched their lives. Krauter is a marriage and family psychotherapist with almost 40 years of experience. Her own voyage through cancer, combined with her experience as a therapist, brings a unique perspective to her clients. Focusing on and helping others has been an important part of her recovery.” At the link find the title, “Surviving The Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170921_Surviving the Storm Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capital Hill Bullies 49 mins – “From Capitol Hill to the workplace to the darkest corners of the internet, it can feel like our world is increasingly being manipulated by threats and intimidation. This week we look at the role of bullies in our lives and how we should and shouldn’t respond. Plus, as the GOP tax bill moves through Congress, a look back at the historical struggle over taxation in America. And finally, the story of an MSNBC contributor fired and rehired within the past two weeks and the far-right troll who was responsible.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Crisis 65 mins – “Nature, money, work, care, food, energy and lives—these are the seven things that have made our world and will continue to shape its future. But at what cost? Throughout history, rebellions and uprisings have prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. And while technology and commerce have modernized and transformed society, our planet has paid a hefty price. In this program, Patel will issue an urgent call for innovative and systematic thinking to help reclaim our world and save us before it’s too late.” At the link find the title, “Raj Patel: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Raj Patel Activist, Research Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas—Austin; Co-Author, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet,” right-click “Media files cc_20171012_Raj Patel Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Footprint Reduction 52 mins – “Professor Geoff Hammond, Director of the interdisciplinary International Centre for the Environment (ICE) at the University of Bath, looks at the global challenges and local opportunities for lowering our carbon footprint.” At the link find the title, “Lowering our carbon footprint, Oct, 2007,” right-click “Media files 241911186-uniofbath-lowering-our-carbon-footprint-geoff-hammond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Celiac Problem and Gluten Treatment 54 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have our good friend Diana Rodgers, RD, NTP. Diana is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and lives on a sustainable, working organic farm. Listen in to this important episode as we talk about the sustainability of eating meat, grazing animals, why sustainability > abs, What The Health, and Diana’s documentary that’s in the works.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicken Power 47 mins – “Juicy, crispy, crunchy…fried chicken is undoubtedly delicious. But it’s also complicated, in ways that go far deeper than the science behind that perfect crust. From slavery to entrepreneurship and from yard fowl to Gospel bird, the story of fried chicken is filled with challenging contradictions. Grab a drumstick and listen in….” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Childhood Poverty 52 mins – “The President of the Child Poverty Action Group, Baroness Ruth Lister, gives an insight into poverty research in the UK.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Chinese Shoppers 14 mins – “China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people’s phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers — the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK and Germany — regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this transformation mean for the future of shopping? Learn more about the new business-as-usual, where everything is ultra-convenient, ultra-flexible and ultra-social.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Tactics 65 mins – “In Professor Michael Finus’ inaugural lecture he highlights how economic theory, in particular game theory, can be used to analyse international agreements to tackle climate change.” At the link find the title, “Global environmental protection: Success or failure? Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 259190053-uniofbath global environmental protection success or failure.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Closets 19 mins – “If you’re like most of us, you’re dreaming of a spacious, well-organized master closet.  A walk-in master closet is what most people will opt for, but if you’re limited by space or budget, you might have to go with a reach in closet, also called a wall closet. In this week’s episode, we’ll talk about the advantages of walk-in closets vs reach-in closets, whether flat shoe shelves, slanted shoe shelves or shoe cubbies are better, and we’ll go over the different materials used to fabricate closets. Plus we’ll go over pro terms:  Wall hung closet systems and Floor mounted closet systems “ At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coalition Governments 63 mins – “A recording of Professor Charles Lees’ inaugural lecture that took place on 19 February 2014. In his lecture he discussed how coalition governments are formed and what they can achieve.” At the link find the title, “Games without frontiers, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 262433786-uniofbath-games-without-frontiers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concealed Gun Laws 46 mins – “The House passes a bill that would let people with concealed carry permits take their guns into states where it’s currently illegal. Lois Beckett, a reporter for The Guardian, says the bill doesn’t have much of a chance of passing the U.S. Senate, even though it passed the House of Representatives. Still, she says, it’s been a National Rifle Association priority. Robert Spitzer, a professor at SUNY Cortland, says the bill is part of a broader effort by gun rights activists and manufacturers to “normalize” gun ownership as demographic change works against them (most gun owners are older). “This is one step to try to make the idea of having guns, getting guns, carrying guns to be sort of a normal or a more normal thing,” Spitzer tells us. John Lott, a gun rights proponent, says people who carry guns are by and large even more law-abiding than police officers themselves, and says that if staffers of a congressman shot at a softball game had been able to carry weapons in Virginia, the situation would have been over even sooner. And finally, Major Sabrina Tapp-Harper of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office tells us that she doesn’t support this proposal: “I believe concealed carry reciprocity would make it harder for law enforcement officers to do their jobs.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Country Wellbeing Status 26 mins – “Professor Anil Markandya, from the Department of Economics & International Development, gives the Charter Day lecture in which he explores more sophisticated ways of measuring a country’s wellbeing than just looking at GDP; these include assessing its ecological footprint, rating in the Corruption Perception Index and number of happy life years. Using these techniques, there are some surprising winners and losers.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Creativity Paradigm 46 mins – “This week we speak with author and innovation expert Alan Iny about his book, ‘Thinking In New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity’. Thinking in new boxes is a way to provide that structure and analysis that the brain craves, while also fostering massive amounts of creativity and new thinking. It is a process that comes directly from the experts at the most respected consulting group in the world (where Alan is the global innovation expert).” At the link find the title, “Episode 252 – Alan Iny – A New Paradigm for Creativity, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files a3d90a30-eeae-4fb6-82ac-fb4b5889493a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 53 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever. In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny….” At the link find the title, “105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Background 153 mins – “I have been getting tons of questions on Cryptocurrency and while I know some members of the audience sort of are tuning out on this subject, I ran a poll on our Facebook Group today and this won hands down. Additionally I felt if I did this episode I could condense the subject to a single show for those not overly excited about it and let most other questions on crypto go to our new Expert Council member Ben Fitts of CryptoGulch.  I try hard to not let any one subject dominate the show and our subject matter. This is one though I think you avoid at your own peril, even if you never invest a dime, this is something you need to understand.  Major shifts will come, there will be winners and losers, but crypto and blockchain are not going a way.  The governments and banks are not going to shut them down either, if they could do so they already would have done so. This is the single biggest thing to happen to “money” in the life of any living human being.  And the government can say it isn’t money all they want, anything that is a medium of exchange is money.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Customer Service 44 mins – “In this episode we interview digital marketing expert and customer strategist, Tema Frank. Tema has worked in marketing and customer experience for over three decades. In 2001 she founded Web Mystery Shoppers, the worlds first company to test omnichannel customer service: web, phone, chat, email and in-store. Using social media techniques before social media existed, she built a database of 75,000 mystery shoppers worldwide.” At the link find the title, “Episode 249 – Tema Frank – Make Customers Love You, Jul, 2016,”right-click “Media files 8a0861e9-39b0-41ff-9920-e8992683d8bb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

De-extinction 57 mins – “286. Britt Wray, author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files geeksguide286final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deception Problems 30 mins – “From the Bulgarian hacker scene of the 90’s, featured in episodes 1 and 2, we now move to the vibrant underground hacker scene of West and East Berlin. Working secretly for the KGB, a young Berliner hacker attempts to hack the U.S military network, only to be stopped by a curious, and inventive astronomer.A riveting game of cat and mouse, and a fascinating look at the hacker scenes of the early days of the internet.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 14: Deception, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Se2_Ep_05_Deception_V2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Malfunctions 83 mins – “Contemporary democratic politics faces exorbitant stakes on a broad range of issues: from existential threats such as global climate change, pandemic disease and growing dangers to human health from toxic pollutants; through major social issues like the erosion of wages and standards of living, increasing inequality and stalled social mobility, a scarcity of jobs that deliver security and dignity, and the ever-more frayed social safety-net; to on-going security and humanitarian challenges (North Korea, South Sudan, Russia, Syria, refugee crises, cyber-crime and cyber–warfare, etc.). Yet in a season of toxic elections, democratic politics seems no match for these stakes and instead have grown increasingly fractious and dysfunctional. In these circumstances, many people argue that it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to determine why American democracy has become so deeply disfigured. In this lecture, we will consider two central themes: the concomitant rise in inequality in American society and a decline of responsiveness in American national government to all but the most affluent; and the threat posed by an increasingly fractured and toxic informational ecosystem to the very idea of public opinion. Focusing on these twin threats to democratic accountability and self-rule allows us to situate current events in a deeper analytic perspective informed by recent work in economics, sociology, media studies and political philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Distorted Democracy: Some Structural Roots of the Dysfunction of Contemporary Politics, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170802 Distorted Democracy Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Desktop Manufacturing 83 mins – “In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed… Check out today’s Advent podcast where Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.” At the link find the title, “Chris Anderson on the Democratisation of Manufacturing, Design and Technology, Dec, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3Chris Anderson on the Democratisation of Manufacturing, Design and Technology” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Distant Space 56 mins – “In this public lecture, astrophysicist Dr Chris North takes its audience on a journey through space to understand the most distant stars and galaxies, exploring the findings of the Herschel Space Observatory. Dr North has worked on a number of space missions and is currently part of the Herschel Observatory team, looking at far-infrared light from stars forming in our galaxy and across the Universe.” At the link find the title, “Mission into distant space, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 250638717-uniofbath-mission-into-distant-space.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug and Alcohol Policy in Britain 66 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor David Nutt – Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, as well as former Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs – explores the ways in which evidence is being misused to stop rational regulations for alcohol and tobacco and, simultaneously, to impose unnecessary and potentially harmful sanctions on other drugs. He also addresses new ways we can approach this problem by putting science in charge. The control or regulation of alcohol and other harmful drugs, he argues, is a matter or” At the link find the title, “Prof David Nutt: Time To Put Science At The Heart Of UK Drug And Alcohol Policy? Mar, 2016 Media files 250141392-uniofbath-time-to-put-science-at-the-heart-of-uk-drug-and-alcohol-policy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enchanted Hills 17 mins – “In this Cast we are talking to Poonam Vaidya from India. She spent last summer at Enchanted Hills Camp and… The #RebuildEHC series is where we are bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to www.Lighthouse-SF.org/enchanted-hills/rebuilding/ In this Cast we are talking to Poonam Vaidya from India. She spent last summer at Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat as a counselor and shares her story about her Blindness, ambitions and the differences she has noticed between our two cultures, India and United States. Poonam has returned to India and has hopes to someday see changes come to her culture and I am sure she will be there on the front lines fighting for the independence and education for her Blind community.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entitlements 66 mins – “John Cogan of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Cogan’s book, The High Cost of Good Intentions, a history of U.S. entitlement policy. Cogan traces the evolution of government pensions beginning with Revolutionary War vets to the birth and evolution of the Social Security program. Surprises along the way include President Franklin Roosevelt as fiscal conservative and the hard-to-believe but true fact that there is still one person receiving monthly checks from the Civil War veterans pension program. The conversation concludes with Cogan’s concerns over the growing costs of financing social security payments to baby boomers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eritrean Refugees 24 mins – “For Eritreans fleeing their country, knowing journalist and activist Meron Estefanos’s phone number can be their only chance of survival.” At the linkf ind the title, “Dec 15 How Meron Estefanos saves Eritrean refugees with her cellphone, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171215_61194.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everyday Life Improvements 44 mins – “We are bring back one of our all time most downloaded guests this week, Roman Krznaric. In this episode we discuss Roman’s most recent book, How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life. There are many ways to try to improve our lives—we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of spiritual guides, or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely look to history for inspiration—and when we do, it can be surprisingly powerful. In this episode, the cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics—including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money—by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom we have been missing.” At the link find the title, “Episode 248 – Roman Krznaric – How Should We Live? Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files ef09fc3c-0168-4091-8542-936756f2ad13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence-based Management Issues 49 mins – “Concerns about the gap between management research and management practice are long-standing and well-documented. Management practices do not seem to be based firmly on research evidence and the research produced by management researchers has limited impact on management practice. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Rob Briner argues that this gap is difficult to close and remains an intractable problem mainly because nobody is to blame. So, how can these barriers be overcome? What are the benefits and potential costs of narrowing the gap and increasing the use of evidence in management practice? View a video and slideshow of this lecture here: http://uniofbath.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f2b9c825-4d91-490d-b169-65c47ca93526” At the link find the link, “Understanding barriers to evidence-based management, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 262433942-uniofbath understanding barriers to evidence based management.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evolution Rules 60 mins – “In 1990, Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould posed an intriguing question. What would happen if we were able to re-run the Tape of Life? Would small perturbations to the starting conditions yield radically different outcomes, or would the course of evolution follow a familiar path, differing only in its details? The first worldview sees evolution as an essentially open-ended process of unlimited potential, while the second regards evolution as more predictable. If the latter is true, can we make any generalisations about the manner in which evolution is likely to precede on the largest scale? Which ‘macroevolutionary rules’ – if any – withstand scrutiny and allow us to elevate evolutionary biology from a historical to a predictive science? In his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Matthew Wills considers some possible answers to these questions, drawing upon his own work and the broader field. He explores how most major groups evolve according to a common template and whether there is evidence for actively driven trends in morphological complexity on macroevolutionary scales. He also considers whether there are rules governing the demise of species at mass extinction events, and asks whether evolution in deep time can teach us anything about the likely effects of the current biodiversity crisis.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Wills Inaugural Lecture, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 323924934-uniofbath matthew wills inaugural lecture.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Far UVC Kills Germs 10 mins – “Since the widespread use of antibiotics began in the 1940s, we’ve tried to develop new drugs faster than bacteria can evolve — but this strategy isn’t working. Drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs killed nearly 700,000 people last year, and by 2050 that number could be 10 million — more than cancer kills each year. Can physics help? In a talk from the frontiers of science, radiation scientist David Brenner shares his work studying a potentially life-saving weapon: a wavelength of ultraviolet light known as far-UVC, which can kill superbugs safely, without penetrating our skin. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fashion Industry Pollution 13 mins – “Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission — to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor makes a striking red-purple pigment, and now she’s using it to develop bold, color-fast fabric dye that cuts down on water waste and chemical runoff, compared with traditional dyes. And she isn’t alone in using synthetic biology to redefine our material future; think — “leather” made from mushrooms and superstrong yarn made from spider-silk protein. We’re not going to build the future with fossil fuels, Chieza says. We’re going to build it with biology.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Organ 38 mins – “Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body’s Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future of Health 60 mins – “What if doctors no longer played God and you became CEO of your own health? What if medicine were tailor-made for your own DNA? What will the world be like when people start living to 150 – or even forever? If only the wealthy can afford super-longevity, will the growing gap between rich and poor lead to a new form of social inequality? These are some of the questions Intelligence Squared explored in The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional. Massive change is already under way. New tools, tests and apps are taking healthcare away from the professionals and into the hands of the individual. Wearable devices which monitor our fitness and activities are already ubiquitous. Before long they will be superseded by ‘insideables’ – chips planted just under our skin – and ‘ingestibles’ – tiny sensor pills that we swallow. The plummeting cost of DNA profiling means we will soon be entering the era of truly personalised medicine – the right drug for the right person at the right time – instead of the…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globalization Issues 60 mins – “According to the experts globalisation ended in 2008, but where does that leave us? Is the financial crisis a turning point in the global transformation? Professor Guy Standing examines these issues in his inaugural lecture.” At the link find the title, “Professor Guy Standing inaugural lecture: Work after globalisation, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241782732-uniofbath professor guy standing inaugural lecture work after globalisation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google DeepMind 12 mins – “Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence.” At the link find the title, “Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-aa5819a9-3053-43c7-8cfd-c59a4e216648-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green America 57 mins – “Green America has launched the Re(store) It campaign to educate the public and U.S. corporations about the benefits of regenerative agriculture, an approach to farming which uses methods that rejuvenate the soil and trap greenhouse gases. The campaign will educate consumers about the importance of regenerative agriculture and offer ways to support it. Regenerative agriculture harnesses the relationships between plants and soil microbes to pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it in plants and soils where it is a useful nutrient for farmers. Tune in as we talk with Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director for Consumer & Corporate Engagement for Green America.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Energy Chemistry 53 mins – “Professor Saiful Islam, of the University’s Department of Chemistry, gives a flavour of the fascinating chemistry behind green technologies such as hybrid petrol-electric cars and fuel cells.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Greener Products 47 mins – “Cellulose, one of nature’s most abundant polymers, is produced in significant quantities in many farmed crops. Yet it is not a human food source – so the use of cellulose in high value materials does not compete with, but potentially complements, food production. This lecture covered work afoot at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies into processing cellulose into high value materials that gives access to renewably-derived recyclable materials with a range of diverse applications.” At the link find the title, “Harnessing Bio-based Materials for Greener Products, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 273805282-uniofbath-harnessing-bio-based-materials-for-greener-products.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grossology 16 mins – “Episode 9 of the health podcast from WBUR and Slate dives into some pretty gross stuff that also happens to be pretty fascinating: fecal transplants, vaginal bacteria, and parents who share their baby’s pacifiers. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.” At the link find the title, “The Checkup: Grossology, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files ARC5982320795.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Issues 66 mins – “In this week’s episode, Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney pick up the thread on a handful of familiar issues, and introduce a few new ones as well. Interrogation:  Their first topic is a blend, actually: the case of Akayed Ullah, who attempted to set off a pipe bomb in New York City yesterday.  Ullah was taken into law enforcement custody, but soon some quarters were calling for him to be placed in military custody for interrogation purposes. Your hosts will revisit the tangle of issues involving Miranda, presentment, habeas, and more that such arguments raise. Habeas and military detention: Next up is a recap of Monday’s hearing in ACLU v. Mattis, in which the government continues to resist efforts to determine whether a US citizen held as an enemy combatant in Iraq wishes to pursue habeas review, and whether that review can begin now or must await some further development. The 2001 and 2002 AUMFs: DOD’s acting General Counsel recently gave a speech outlining the administration’s views on the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs, and the possibility of repeal-and-replace.  Your hosts will flag the highlights. Somalia: Staying with the AUMF theme, the next topic will explore the legal implications of a New York Times story on plans for expanded operations in Somalia. Military Commissions: Last but not least, there are some new charges pending in the military commission system, raising some interesting scope-of-conflict questions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Litigation 47 mins – “On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They’re in court again. Could this be the way? A big gun case opening in Connecticut today. Families of the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting going to court again to try to hold the maker of the assault-style rifle used by Adam Lanza on that terrible day liable for those deaths. Twenty-six people – mostly children – died. Remington is now a target. Federal law protects gun makers. It’s a tough case. But after Newtown and Orlando and Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, we’re watching.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, and is titled “Human Rights and Violent Internal Conflict.”  Our speaker is David Cingranelli, Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ideas Have Power 37 mins – “Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder – and much more expensive. So what should we do next?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Immigrant Innovation 93 mins – “Following the arrival of large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe from 2015 onwards, many non-traditional actors—from tech start-ups to social enterprises—have pioneered innovative solutions to foster the social and economic inclusion of newcomers. In the context of this experimentation, business has played a fundamental role, with companies on both sides of the Atlantic leveraging their potential as employers, donors, and partners in innovative alliances. This two-day conference reflected on how innovative initiatives for refugee inclusion can grow beyond pockets of good practice and inspire large-scale, long-term change. The event brought together a diverse group of public officials, business leaders, service designers, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, and refugee initiatives from Europe, the United States, and Canada. The final interactive panel session “From Niche to Mainstream: Unlocking the Potential of Innovation for Lasting Change” included contributions from: Chair: Elizabeth Collett, Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe; Louisa Taylor, Director, Refugee 613, Canada; Ben Mason, Project lead on digital innovation around refugees and migration, Betterplace lab, Germany; David Manicom, Assistant Deputy Minister, Settlement and Integration Sector, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Laura Corrado, Head of Unit Legal Migration and Integration, DG HOME, European Commission.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Improving Ourselves 16 mins – “How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon’s precision. He shares what he’s found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. “It’s not how good you are now; it’s how good you’re going to be that really matters,” Gawande says.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Inequality 60 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Robert H. Wade – Professor of Political Economy at the LSE – builds on Supreme Court judge Louis Brandeis’ dictum “We must make our choice. We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both”. Professor Wade reports on recent evidence on the degree of income concentration at the top of OECD countries and the political costs of inequality, and asks: how should social democratic movements appeal for public support in the context of the representational bias in favour of the wealthy?” At the link find the title “Prof Robert Wade: How Income Inequality Puts Democracy – And Climate Change – At Risk, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 264385653-uniofbath-how income inequality puts democracy and climate change at risk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insider Trading 45 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a former “risk arbitrage analyst” for two hedge funds in New York City. For the New Yorker, Sheelah writes about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, economics and national politics, among other things. Her latest book is the New York Times bestseller Black Edge, about the largest insider trading investigation in history and the transformation of Wall Street and the U.S. economy. This week’s episode is a departure for us – a deep dive into the personalities, culture, and ideas driving the big banks and the hedge funds of Wall Street. Jason and Sheelah talk about what it was like for her as a woman in that male-dominated industry, how hedge funds have reshaped the whole Wall Street landscape and with it, the global economy, and why billionaire investors are almost required to collect Picassos.” At the link find the title, “109. Sheelah Kolhatkar (Writer, Former Hedge Fund Analyst) – The Most Dangerous Game, Jul, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP2757439156.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Monetary Fund 38 mins – “The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Monopoly Threats 56 mins – “Dr. Taylor Owen delivers the 2017 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. He argues the reality of the internet is now largely one of control, by four platform companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple and their impact on democracy is deeply troubling.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Taylor Owen on how internet monopolies threaten democracy (The 2017 Dalton Camp Lecture), Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171215_87844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel Creation 43 mins- “On December 5, 2017, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy honored three former Israeli ambassadors who fought for justice and fairness at the United Nations: Dore Gold, Dan Gillerman, and Ron Prosor. The annual Scholar-Statesman Awards ceremony, held in New York City, took place on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the ratification of the UN’s Partition Plan for Palestine. Institute executive director Robert Satloff led a lively conversation with Ambassadors Gold, Gillerman, and Prosor about Israel’s relationship with the world body, institutional bias against the Jewish state, and prospects for leveraging improved bilateral ties to create opportunities for Israeli interests in multilateral forums. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jellyfish 49 mins – “Jason Gots: What happens in your brain when I say the word “Jellyfish”? If you’re not a marine biologist, and if going to the beach almost anywhere in the world is a part of your life, the word probably makes you wince. Maybe you remember getting stung. Maybe you remember someone putting meat tenderizer on it (is it good for anything else?) But as my guest today, Juli Berwald, knows, Jellyfish are neither a fish, nor the cartoon villains we make them out to be. They’re a fascinating, complex, diverse lifeform whose tentacles are tangled up in all of our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of. Juli Berwald is a science writer with a PHD in Ocean Science. Her new book is Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.” At the link find the title, “124. Juli Berwald (writer) – Our Jellyfish Overlords, Nov, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP8282984320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Herschel Astronomer 91 mins – “The 2006 Herschel lecture by Professor Brian Warner, University of Cape Town, explores the life of John Herschel, described as the ‘first modern scientist’, and the son of Bath’s famous astronomer William Herschel.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Lies and Statistics 41 mins – “Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.” At the link find the title, “Professor Simon Wood inaugual lecture: Lies, damned lies, and statistics, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241901014-uniofbath-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 60 mins – “What if doctors no longer played God and you became CEO of your own health? What if medicine were tailor-made for your own DNA? What will the world be like when people start living to 150 – or even forever? If only the wealthy can afford super-longevity, will the growing gap between rich and poor lead to a new form of social inequality? These are some of the questions Intelligence Squared explored in The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional. Massive change is already under way. New tools, tests and apps are taking healthcare away from the professionals and into the hands of the individual. Wearable devices which monitor our fitness and activities are already ubiquitous. Before long they will be superseded by ‘insideables’ – chips planted just under our skin – and ‘ingestibles’ – tiny sensor pills that we swallow. The plummeting cost of DNA profiling means we will soon be entering the era of truly personalised medicine – the right drug for the right person at the right time – instead of the…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lost Einsteins 30 mins – “We talk to celebrated Stanford economist Raj Chetty about his work focusing on using empirical evidence—often big data—to inform the design of more effective governmental policies.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Makerspace in Kenya 12 mins – “Africa needs engineers, but its engineering students often end up working at auditing firms and banks. Why? Kamau Gachigi suspects it’s because they don’t have the spaces and materials needed to test their ideas and start businesses. To solve this problem, Gachigi started Gearbox, a makerspace and hardware accelerator that provides a rapid prototyping environment for both professionals and people with no formal engineering background. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares some of the extraordinary projects and innovations coming out of his Kenyan fab lab.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Merkel Impact 48 mins -”They’re calling her the devil. Inflammatory words, but Europe has every reason to be livid with the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel’s austerity measures are strangling the economies of the southern nations of Europe, creating huge unemployment and preventing them from paying off their debts – the very reason for introducing these measures in the first place. Worse still, she refuses to give Europe a desperately needed boost by opening up Germany’s economy, and now plans to run a budget surplus in Germany. No wonder her recent electoral victory was greeted with gloom in Greece and other struggling eurozone countries. But is this a fair take on the crisis in Europe? Isn’t this just another case of scapegoating Germany for being Europe’s largest and best run economy? Those other eurozone nations recklessly disregarded the rules on fiscal discipline to which they’d signed up on joining the euro and now they blame Germany for the woes they brought upon themselves. Angela Merkel isn’t destroying Europe: she’s…” At the link find the title, “Angela Merkel is Destroying Europe, Dec, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micro Lending 72 mins – “As the world’s wealth shifts into the hands of the few, a new system is emerging to address the inequality, unemployment and environmental destruction that Muhammad Yunus says goes hand in hand with capitalism. Yunus, the pioneer of microcredit, has seen the transformative results of his economic experiments help people escape poverty. He believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all. Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist who earned a Nobel Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. In his new book, A World of Three Zeros, Yunus discusses the experiments that have inspired thousands of individuals, companies and organizations to continue to provide microcredit to all.” At the link find the title, “Muhammad Yunus: Doing Good in an Uncertain World, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171009 Muhammad Yunus_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monte Carlo Simulation 52 mins – “In this inaugural lecture, Professor Nigel Wilding explores the computer simulation of changes of state in models for atoms and complex molecules. Predicting the phase behaviour of a material is a central goal of condensed matter science, and a pre-requisite for designing new materials with tailored or novel phase behaviour. Professor Wilding’s lecture outlined how computer simulation of phase behaviour now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with traditional approaches of experimental and analytical theory. He talk focuses on one particularly powerful and flexible computational technique called ‘Monte Carlo simulation’.” At the link find the title, “Professor Nigel Wilding inaugural lecture: Monte Carlo or bust: smart simulation for serious science, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 264392138-uniofbath professor nigel wilding inaugural lecture monte carlo or bust smart simulation for serious science.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musculokoskeletal Diseases 40 mins – “Musculoskeletal disease is responsible for the majority of the global health burden, yet receives little national or international attention in terms of media awareness. This podcast from Professor Richie Gill describes some major challenges for global healthcare provision and give an overview of the research work being performed at the University of Bath to meet these challenges.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Muslim Obstacles 46 mins – “The debate “Europe is failing its Muslims” took place on February 23rd at Cadogan Hall in London, in association with BBC World News and the British Council. Arguing in favour of the motion were Tariq Ramadan and Petra Stienen; against the motion were Douglas Murray and Flemming Rose.” At the link find the title,”Europe is failing its Muslims, Aug, 2015, right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mutual Listening 9 mins – “Joan Blades and John Gable want you to make friends with people who vote differently than you do. A pair of political opposites, the two longtime pals know the value of engaging in honest conversations with people you don’t immediately agree with. Join them as they explain how to bridge the gaps in understanding between people on opposite sides of the political spectrum — and create opportunities for mutual listening and consideration (and, maybe, lasting friendships).” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurologist’s Insights 63 mins – “Suzanne O’Sullivan, M.D., Consultant, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; Former Consultant, Neurology, The Royal London Hospital This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on January 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “A Neurologist’s Insightful and Compassionate Look into the Misunderstood World of Psychosomatic Disorders, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170117_Neurologists_Insightful_Look.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Novel Materials 56 mins – “How do you make materials that make themselves? Karen Edler’s research looks at ways of getting molecules in solution to find the middle ground between completely dissolving and being totally insoluble, to persuade them to put themselves together into complex and intricate structures. This work looks at self-assembly in a range of different systems, from lipid nanodiscs through to porous oxides, for applications from catalysis to drug delivery. By attempting to understand how structures form, this podcast – recorded in April 2017 – covers how Bath researchers hope to develop design rules to produce novel materials.” At the link find the title, “From Micelles to Materials, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 321089962-uniofbath from micelles to materials.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants for Alcoholics 25 mins – “Delilah Saunders needs a liver transplant, but the 26-year-old is not eligible due to her history with alcohol use. Family and friends say the policy is unethical.” At the link find the title, “Dec 15 Delilah Saunders needs a life-saving liver transplant. Ontario rules say she’s ineligible, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171215_73028.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osteopathic School Dean 39 mins – “Dean Bill Strampel from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine joined us to talk about his school and what they are doing for Canadian premeds. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine has an interesting mission, which is to increase the awareness and the availability of osteopathic physicians in Canada. The school reserves a certain number of seats for Canadian students. If you’re a Canadian and you want to come to U.S. medical school and interested in osteopathic medicine, this episode is a must-listen. We also cover topics around AOA and ACGME merger, which he clarifies through a good history lesson.” At the link find the title,”264: Dean of MSUCOM Talks About Mission to Increase Canadian DOsMedia files,, 2017,” right-click “Media Files PMY264.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Treatment 53 mins – “Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.” At the link find the title, “What you get is what you expect, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files 240943321-uniofbath-what-you-get-is-what-you-expect.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paradox of Choice 34 mins – “Try to walk into a grocery store, an electronics store, or even a coffee shop without being faced with hundreds of options. Do you want the 50″ 3d LCD TV or the 52″ LED 1080p TV? Everyday, we are faced with hundreds of decisions. This week, we interview Barry Schwartz and talk to him about…” At the link find the title “Episode 43 – Barry Schwartz, Dec, 2011,” right-click “Media files 50ac5ba4-780e-4bdf-b611-7a7094876213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paraguay Reform Effort 46 mins – “In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a ‘new dawn’ based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country’s poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo’s reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay’s ongoing transition to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files 256725159-uniofbath professor peter lambert inaugural lecture the priest the coup and the party.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parenting Tips 49 mins – “Everyone wants to know the secret to raising amazing kids. Whether you want them to become the next great president, save the world, get straight A’s, or simply contribute to society, how to raise our children properly is a topic of much contention. So we decided to bring on NYT Bestselling author Paul Tough, to tell us exactly how we can help children succeed. In fact, his newest book is titled, ‘Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why’.” At the link find the title, “Episode 247 – Paul Tough – How to Raise Successful Kids, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5ba0fb10-48be-4744-b39c-73128836e3bb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patient Recovery Obstacles 30 mins – “In this Designability lecture, Kate Allatt shares an inspiring story of about self-management, patient engagement, dignity and future assistive technology opportunities. Kate’s motto is to never lower patient recovery expectations because there are no promises, just possibilities. She is the author of ‘Running Free – Breaking out of Locked In Syndrome’ and ‘Extraordinary Woman Winner 2011’.” At the link find the title, “No promises, just possibilities, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 250639789-uniofbath no promises just possibilities.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physical Activity Needs 56 mins – “In his inaugural lecture, Professor Dylan Thompson, highlights why physical activity today is more important than ever. The podcast covers some of the new approaches that are being used to determine the amount of exercise required for good health and points towards some practical recommendations that can help you today.” At the link find the title, “Professor Dylan Thompson inaugural lecture: Why do we need physical activity and how much is enough? Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 254546561-uniofbath-professor-dylan-thompson-inaugural-lecture-why-do-we-need-physical-activity-and-how-much-is-enough.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Elites 48 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – introduces a new breed of influence elite that has emerged over the past several decades. In contrast to the ‘power elites’ described by sociologist C. Wright Mills a half century ago, she argues, the muscle of today’s influence elites resides at least as much in social networks as in command-and-control bureaucracy. These novel elites are less visible, less stable, and more mobile and global in reach than their forebears. They hold sway through informal, flexible, and unaccountable means and use consulting firms, think tanks, nonprofits, and ‘grassroots organisations’, among other entities, as vehicles of influence, not to mention the Internet and social media. Professor Wedel also contends that today’s influence elites largely defy democratic oversight. Conventional concepts inadequately capture their modus operandi and roles in contemporary democratic states. Yet these players and their practices are systemic and widespread across at least some global venues and Western democracies in arenas ranging from energy and health care to finance and foreign policy. Understanding how today’s influence elites operate is crucial, she concludes – both because their practices are far-reaching and because they dominate decisions that affect the entire world.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Prostate Cancer Research 51 mins – “Prostate Cancer (PC) is the most common male-specific form of cancer and the third most common form of cancer in the UK. Although cancer treatments are initially effective they become less effective and have significant disadvantages. Against this, there is an urgent need for better treatments. In this lecture, Dr Matthew Lloyd describes a number of different strategies to identify small molecules (‘drugs’) that can be used to stop the protein AMACR from working and therefore potentially be used to treat prostate cancer.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

Prosthetic Shoulders 59 mins – “Professor Garth Johnson will describe how biomechanical engineering is improving joint replacement treatment for older people, in this annual lecture organised by the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

PTSD in Children 44 mins – “Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as CEO of Lincoln, a Bay Area nonprofit serving children and youth, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development. She will discuss these impacts and the urgency to develop policies that support early screening and interventions for at-risk children. Stoner-Mertz is driven by the belief that every young person deserves a family, and every parent wants his or her child to succeed despite the challenges of poverty, trauma, substance use and limited educational resources. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has served on several state and local association boards and was a recipient of the Exemplar Award from the National Network for Social Work Managers. Stoner-Mertz currently serves on the board of the National Council of Behavioral Health and the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies.” At the link find the title, “Begin with the End in Mind: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Bodies, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Begin With the End in Mind Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Tragedy 50 mins – “Three months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s recovery story is far from over and far from simple. For some, it’s a story of resilience. Others, resignation. For all, it is a story of frustration. Where some adapt, or become acostumbrados, and others demand political solutions. Where tragedy and privation is relieved not just by clean tap water or dependable electricity, but by jokes, music and defiance. This week, we look at the on-the-ground reality of Puerto Rico’s recovery and explore all that has been exposed by the storm and its aftermath.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Cleansing of Forsyth Georgia 50 mins – “In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out. Patrick Phillips, author of ‘Blood at the Root,’ tells the story. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘I, Tonya.’” At the link find the title, “Dec” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Research Reproduction Problem 15 mins – “Figuring out how human beings do human things is one of the most exciting things that science—psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology—can do. It’s also one of the hardest. Reliable, meaningful methods that distill real-world behavior into experimental variables have been, let’s say, elusive.” At the link find the title, “Psychologists Want in on Social Media’s Big Data Trove, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-350191d3-9b7a-4096-b451-955ed57c5904-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Therapist 26 mins – “Meet “Woebot,” the chatbot that uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).” At the link find the title, “Dec 13 Would you talk to a robot therapist? Woebot is accepting new patients, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171213_76987.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Role Overload 62 mins – “Rounding out the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author and think tank policy wonk, Brigid Schulte on the national crisis that is worker overwhelm, and uncover how government can help.” At the link find the title, “Role Overload: A National Crisis, “ right-click “Media files 2017-12-08-smnty-brigid-schulte-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Journalist 24 mins – “Russian-American Journalist and winner of the National Book Award, Masha Gessen shares her perspective on Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and the societies they lead, including the sexual harassment moment in the United States. She discusses her new book, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, now a National Book Award Winner.” At the link find the title, “Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Talks Putin and Trump, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0d7f6bb6-a5d2-4f77-84ab-df39ea23b879.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Journalist 45 mins – “When the Department of Justice required RT, the Russian-funded news outlet, to register as a foreign agent last month, the Russian government responded in kind. Yet the Kremlin’s recent crackdown on Western media is part of a longer history of stifling independent media in Russia. For this episode of the Lawfare Podcast’s special Russia series, Alina Polyakova talked to Mikhail Zygar, a Russian independent journalist, filmmaker, and author of two books on the Kremlin’s elite circle. They discussed Zygar’s latest book “All the Kremlin’s Men,” what it’s like to be an independent journalist in Russia today, why Vladimir Putin may be far from a strategic mastermind, and much more.” At the link find the title, “MIkhail Zygar on Putin as the Accidental King, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files Alina Mikhail Final mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sanctuary Cities 30 mins – “Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City describe pushing back state pressure and creating real sanctuary, communally, through partnering not policing. And to close out the show, Laura’s weekly commentary on how ‘From Washington to Jerusalem – It’s not Reckless. It’s a wreck.’” At the link find the title, “Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep177 sanctuaryhood.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse Tipping Point 47 mins – “The floodgates have opened on calling out sexual abuse and harassment. Comedian Louis C.K. and Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama are the latest powerful men to face disturbing accusations. We talk to Naomi Alderman, Erin Gloria Ryan and Elizabeth Tippett about whether we’re at a tipping point.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 56 mins – “Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples — including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Arun explains the basics of what he’s coined “crowd-based capitalism” — a new way of organizing economic activity that will replace the traditional corporate-centered model.” At the link find the title, “Episode 245 – Arun Sundararajan – The Sharing Economy, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 0972ca08-65f2-471b-b5ef-69a485f9e8a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Storms 6 mins – “Space physicist Miho Janvier studies solar storms: giant clouds of particles that escape from the Sun and can disrupt life on Earth (while also producing amazing auroras). How do you study the atmosphere on the Sun, which burns at temperatures of up to around 10 million degrees Kelvin? With math! Join the TED Fellow as she shares her work trying to better understand how the Sun affects us here on Earth.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement Changes 33 mins – “Special Podcast: FRONTLINE asks how corrections officials are changing the use of solitary confinement in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Frontline Roundtable: Solitary Confinement, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 145969665-frontlinepbs-frontline-roundtable-solitary-confinement.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Architecture 11 mins – “How will we live elsewhere in the galaxy? On Earth, natural resources for creating structures are abundant, but sending these materials up with us to the Moon or Mars is clunky and cost-prohibitive. Enter architect Xavier De Kestelier, who has a radical plan to use robots and space dust to 3D print our interplanetary homes. Learn more about the emerging field of space architecture with this fascinating talk about the (potentially) not-too-distant future.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sputnik Impact 48 mins – “Award-winning space historian, Piers Bizony, presents an illustrated account of the Space Age, from the first tiny satellites to America’s colossal project to land men on the moon.” At the link find the title, “Fifty years since Sputnik – Piers Bizony, Oct, 2007,” right-click “Media files 241921719-uniofbath-fifty-years-since-sputnik-piers-bizony.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Successful Service 56 mins – “With one question constantly guiding the way, Anne has gone from chef, to hotel owner, to world renowned leadership expert. That question is, “What would that look like?”. So ask yourself, what would that perfect life look like? What would that great job look like? What would happiness look like?” At the link find the title, “Episode 244 – Anne Loehr – Be of Service, Be Successful, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 16082c46-6236-45ef-961d-49c4025d4fe9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Super Learning 52 mins – “Jonathan Levi – Here on Smart People Podcast we get the opportunity to talk with a lot of amazing authors. Doing this on a consistent basis has turned us into what you might call “book worms”. However, with only so many hours in the day, there are still thousands of books that we’ll probably never have the time to read. If only there were an easier way? What if you could increase your reading speed by five, ten or twenty times and also increase your retention? Think about the possibility! I might have actually done the required reading in college… OK probably not. Well thanks to one of our top fans (thanks Charlie!) we were introduced to this weeks guest, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and an expert in speed reading and advanced memorization. His online course is ranked as one of the top selling of all time on Udemy and has been personally recommended by the CEO. Join us this week as we learn how to speed read, remember more, and be a Super Learner. To receive 90% off of Jonathan’s SuperLearner course, go to jle.vi/smartpeople or go to Udemy and use the coupon code smart-people. “Speed reading itself is the easy part.” – Jonathan Levi Quotes from Jonathan: What we learn in this episode: What is a super learner? How do you speed read? What is the “memory palace”? What must you be able to do BEFORE you can speed read effectively?” At the link find the title, “Episode 167 – Jonathan Levi – Become a SuperLearner: Speed Reading and Advanced Memorization, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files b1797c2b-a872-45a5-b4f3-7b6329d4a0fd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgeon’s Confessions 33 mins – “Dr. Paul Ruggieri – Author of Confessions of a Surgeon “Now I want you to count back from ten. 10…9…8…..” And that’s all you remember. Sure you might be a little sore, groggy or confused – but for the most part, you felt nothing. However, during that time, your mass is removed, your knee is…” At the link find the title, “Episode 88 – Dr. Paul Ruggieri, “ right-click “Media files 4110d491-9c01-48e6-b5dc-8e0cdf6e1b8b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tanzania Overview 60 mins – “Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land of geographical extremes and extraordinary wildlife. Don will provide examples of his outstanding collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania and its people, wildlife and environment. Join us for an incredible odyssey though the eye of an explorer.” At the linkf ind the title, “Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Tanzania_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Popularity Basis 56 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

White House Photographer 69 mins – “Kenneth Walsh is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history and has traveled to more than 70 countries as part of his job. He joined U.S. News in 1984 as a congressional correspondent and has covered the presidency, presidential campaigns and national politics for over three decades. Join Walsh for an insider’s view of a group of people virtually unknown to the public: White House photographers. With photos and commentary, Walsh will reveal how these visual historians can make or break a presidential administration as well as define an era. He’ll also provide his own commentary on the photos and the presidents they depict.” At the link find the title, “White House Correspondent Kenneth Walsh: An Insider’s Look at the Presidency, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171113_Kenneth Walsh Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Videographer 35 mins – “Arun Chaudhary – First ever official White House Videographer This podcast is recorded exactly 6 miles from the White House. My day job office building is literally a pitching wedge away from the front steps of the President’s home. And yet, every time I pass those huge white pillars and that rolling green lawn, I…” At the link find the title, “Episode 64 – Arun Chaudhary, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files cdefb3f5-3f63-4f2f-b42f-8a9e3a0f9ebf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Power Changes 12 mins – “Big offshore wind farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-eae90b41-4dee-4e5e-9f28-98adfccf97d3-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Tasting 58 mins – “Learn to taste wine like a pro. Bianca Bosker shares her wit, wisdom and experiences navigating the world of wine. Bosker caught the wine bug while working as a reporter and executive tech editor for The Huffington Post. Trading her reporter’s pen for a spittoon, she embarked on a vinous quest to understand what drives wine obsessives. Going from neophyte to connoisseur over the course of a year, Bosker’s deep dive into the wine world featured tastings with top sommeliers, visits to winemakers in Napa and Sonoma, and intensive training for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Certified Sommelier Examination. Along the way, there were adventures (and misadventures) in restaurant wine cellars and a visit to New York City’s annual homage to Burgundy, the La Paulée Festival.” At the link find the title, “Sniffing, Swirling and Sipping: Decoding Wine with Bianca Bosker, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170403_Sniffing Swirling and Sipping Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Scientists 43 mins – “This episode features three unique women, all of whom are notable in their own way, and all of whom had the name Belle.” At the link find the title “Three Astonishing Belles, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-12-11-symhc-three-astonishing-belles.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Women 51 mins – “In response to the shortage of munitions hampering military operations in France, in 1915 the British Government embarked on a programme of factory building unparalleled in history. This talk explores the construction of the major explosives and shell filling factories, the conditions within and the part played by “Tommy’s Sisters” in their operation.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.

World War One Women Soldiers 64 mins – “The Hello Girls tells the captivating story of America’s first women soldiers and their fight for equality. It details how these soldiers helped win World War I and earned women the right to vote. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. While suffragettes picketed the White House and President Woodrow Wilson struggled to persuade a segregationist Congress to give women of all races the vote, these competent and courageous young women swore the Army oath. In this program, Elizabeth Cobbs will also reveal how, after serving under fire on the front, the Hello Girls were dismissed without veteran’s benefits. They continued to fight hard for equal treatment until their work was finally recognized.” At the link find the title, “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171211_MLF The Hello Girls For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 320 – Dec 29, 2017: Aging Control, AI and Kids, BBC Journalists Harassed, Behavioral Economics, Black Clergy and Politics, Blockchain Uses, Canada and China Trade, Canadian Winery Problems, Chechnya Gay Deaths, Chinese Modern Life, Climate Change Problem, College Trends, Columbian Coffee, Democracy Ends, Democratic Party Future, Dental Problems After Cancer, Detroit Agriculture, Digitized Workplace, Disabled People in Canada, Drones Deliver Blood, Education Decline in U.S., Fish Farm Pollution, Food Production Locally, Gender Issues, Guerrilla Activists, Gun Control Data, Gun Smuggling, Hate Speech on Internet, Hydro Quebec, Incontinence, Internet Hacking, Investing in Your 401k, ISIS in Canada, Jail Deaths in Canada, Khizr Khan on Hope and Sacrifice, Legal Rights Activist, Listening Devices, Mental Flow Status, Micro Lending, Mueller Investigation Overview, Negotiating, Net Neutrality, New York Produce Show, Nuclear Politics, Pizza Farmer in Wisconsin, Police Use of Force, Psychedelic Explorer, Radicals in Canada, Refugee Trends, Republican Mayor’s Success, Satellite, Sex Abuse in Congress, Sexual Abuse, Slave Trade in North Africa, Slow Medicine, Southern Movement Assemblies, State Supreme Court Justice, Surrogacy Complication, Syrian Life, Technology Concerns, Terrorism Funded by Fake Handbag, Tesla S3 Experience, Textile Pollution Control, Ticket Scalping, Trump Business Operations, Tuco the Parrot, Videogame Addiction, Viral Media, VR and Behavior Modification, Wage Trends, Wildfires in California, Wine History, Yemen Civil War

Exercise your ears: the 143 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 589 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 19,180 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totalling over 118GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

23andMe Founder 58 mins – “Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of the popular DNA-testing company 23andMe, discusses how providing people with their own genetic data empowers consumers to make better health decisions and advances science. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Wojcicki explains how the intense scrutiny that the DNA-testing company has received is a sign that it is disrupting the status quo.” At the link find the title, “Driving Discovery and Disruption – Anne Wojcicki (23andMe), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Control 18 mins – “What makes our bodies age … our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes the caps at the end of chromosomes, which break down when cells divide. Learn more about Blackburn’s groundbreaking research — including how we might have more control over aging than we think.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Kids 19 mins – ““What these robots are really tapping into is simulated feeling and simulated empathy, and I think we are playing with fire when we offer them to our children.” At the link find the title, “Nov 27 Would you let your kids play with AI robots? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171127_48930.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Unleashes Creativity 24 mins – “Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an inspiring, informative conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Thrun discusses the progress of deep learning, why we shouldn’t fear runaway AI and how society will be better off if dull, tedious work is done with the help of machines. “Only one percent of interesting things have been invented yet,” Thrun says. “I believe all of us are insanely creative … [AI] will empower us to turn creativity into action.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol History 49 mins – “Did you know that the alcohol that gets you drunk in a beer or a cocktail is actually the waste products of billions of dead yeast organisms? Or that most of our crops were initially grown to make alcohol and only later were actually used for food? These are just some of the crazy facts that we learn this week as we interview New York Times Best Selling author, Amy Stewart. Amy is the author of 7 books, and perhaps her most popular is the one we focus on this week, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Argentinian Libraries 54 mins – “The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges was profoundly shaped by the city he grew up in — Buenos Aires. Philip Coulter goes on a walking tour of Borges’ Buenos Aires in the company of the celebrated writer Alberto Manguel.” At the link find the title, “Borges’ Buenos Aires: The Imaginary City, Part 1, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171206_23303.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arms Control 90 mins – “The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future? On December 8—the 30th anniversary of the INF treaty’s signing—the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative held a panel discussion on the treaty and its future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Assisted Dying 76 mins – “Lord Joel Joffe believes that there is an ‘urgent need’ to change the law on assisted dying and will argue in his lecture that assisted dying and palliative care are essential and complementary aspects of care for people suffering from painful incurable diseases. Assisted dying: rights, choices and palliative care.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BBC Journalists Harassed 24 mins – “The BBC is appealing to the United Nations for help after 152 of its BBC Persian staff had their bank accounts frozen and their families threatened by the Iranian government.” At the link find the title, “Dec 7 BBC alleges journalists’ families harassed, intimidated by Iranian authorities, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171207_80732.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 60 mins – “Michael Lewis is one of the most successful non-fiction authors alive. He has been acclaimed as a genius by Malcolm Gladwell and as the best current writer in America by Tom Wolfe. In a series of titles that have sold 9 million copies worldwide, he has lifted the lid on the biggest stories of our times, enthralling readers with his knack for humanising complex subjects and giving them the page-turning urgency of the best thrillers. Liar’s Poker is the cult classic that defined Wall Street during the 1980s; Moneyball was made into a film with Brad Pitt; Boomerang was a breakneck tour of Europe’s post-crunch economy; and The Big Short was made into a major Oscar-winning film starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell. In November 2017 Lewis came to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he was joined by Stephanie Flanders, former economics editor at the BBC. Discussing the themes of his latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World, they explored the extraordinary story of the relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky – a collaboration which created the field of behavioural economics. This is the theory which shows that human beings are not the rational creatures we imagined ourselves to be, and has revolutionised everything from big data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. It won Kahneman the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 – the first time the award had gone to a psychologist.” At the link find the title, “Michael Lewis On How Behavioural Economics Changed The World, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Clergy and Politics 62 mins – “University of Kansas professor Randal Jelks teaches a class about the role of African American ministers in politics. He describes church boards and programs as ways community members gained experience running for office and organizing.” At the link find the title, “African American Ministers and Politics, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.491749.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Entertainment Television 43 mins– “In 1979, Robert Johnson was a lobbyist for the burgeoning cable industry. That’s when he got an idea for a channel called Black Entertainment Television. He started small, just a few hours of programming a week. But by the 1990s BET had become a cultural touchstone. In 2001, he sold BET to Viacom for $2.3 billion, making him the first African-American billionaire in US history. Recorded live in Washington, D.C.” At the link find the title “Live Episode! Black Entertainment Television: Robert Johnson, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171213_hibt_bet.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain in Africa 58 mins – “This episode we are very fortunate to feature two interviews from thought leaders from around the Wide Wide World of Blockchain. We begin with Tricia Martinez, from Wala a South African-based financial company bringing blockchain financial solutions to thousands across Africa and other emerging markets. Mark, Ian and Ethan ask the questions as we hear about the particular challenges facing people in those countries, and how blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies can bring benefit to the developing world just as much as the developed world. We also feature an interview (at the 29 min mark) between Ian and Blockchain Ambassador, Author, Consultant and all-round Guru, Jamil Hasan who works with organisations looking to leverage Blockchain technology, pre- and post-ICO. If you’ve got a Blockchain problem, and you can find him (which you should be able to…just click the link below) then you can hire…The J Team! To learn more about his book visit jamilhasan.com” At the link find the title, “8: Tricia Martinez CEO of Wala; Jamil Hasan,” right-click “Media files 058TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Uses 78 mins – “Another great Blockchain conversation in store with host Ian Collins and guests Ben Gorlick and Craig Sproule from Crowd Machine crowdmachine.com” At the link find the title, “59: Crowd Machine, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 059TBCS.mp3: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Health Service Demolition 86 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Allyson Pollock – Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at Queen Mary University of London – shows how the government has abolished the NHS. She explains how the new structures will operate, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada and China Trade 19 mins – “We like to think of ourselves as being nice and the rest of the world likes us but when it comes to these trade agreements … we’re coming across as being patronizing.” At the link find the title, “Dec 8 Trudeau’s ‘progressive’ trade agenda with China seen as arrogant, say critics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171208_86821.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Winery Problems 21 mins -”The Current explores how interprovincial trade barriers stand in the way of Canadian wineries and what other implications a Supreme Court case involving 14 cases of beer taken across provincial borders brings to the forefront.” At the link find the title, “Dec 6 Cross-border booze case challenges interprovincial trade laws, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171206_59514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chaos and Control 54 mins – “A parent’s fear. A child coping. The final stops of life. Winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards write on the theme of “chaos and control”, and talk about where their imaginations travelled in the process.” At the link find the title, “Award-winning authors on balancing chaos and control, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171207_58305.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chechnya Gay Deaths 26 mins – “Russian journalist Elena Milashina exposed the Chechnyan “gay purge” and was forced to flee her home country after facing death threats for her reporting.” At the link find the title, “Dec 1 Meet the Russian journalist who exposed Chechnya’s anti-gay crackdown, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171201_27876.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Chinese Modern Life 29 mins – “Xinyuan Wang looks at the evolving magazine scene in China. With traditional news stands disappearing, what future is there for the many publications in the Chinese market? Xinyuan also looks at what political content is permitted in magazines, and which subjects are considered sensitive. She asks younger readers how they search for material on political topics, and discovers that magazines are unlikely to be their first choice.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chrono Biology 63 mins – “Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the primary result of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. Living at odds with our internal timepieces can make us chronically sleep deprived and more likely to smoke, gain weight, feel depressed, fall ill, and fail geometry. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better. In this episode we interview Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology at the Institute of Medical Psychology at LMU in Munich, Germany, and author of the book, Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CIA in Laos 62 mins – “Radio producer Peter Lang-Stanton thought his father was a paper-pushing bureaucrat in the State Department. Then one day, his father revealed his double- life as a spy. Much of his father’s past was a lie; he never fought in the Vietnam War, as he said. Instead, he was involved in a covert mission in 1960s Laos under his codename: Pig-Pen. Through deep interviews with ex-CIA and a former Laotian soldier, Peter Lang-Stanton tells a story of lies and half-truths, of pride and regret.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cleantech San Diego 56 mins – “Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s members include more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment. Today we will be joined by Jason Anderson, President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, who will discuss how his organization works to create a sustainable, resilient city of the 21st century.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Problem 55 mins – “Here are the best podcasts on global warming. Featuring: Hidden Brain, 2050: Degrees of Change, Terrestrial, Science Vs, Outside Podcast, WTF with Marc Maron.” At the link find the title “Podcasts to Help Stop Climate Change, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcastplaylist 20171208 58817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Trends 58 mins – “Small New England colleges are competing for a shrinking number of students in the area. Some have prepared for this slowdown, which primarily has affected the Northeast and Midwest, but many have not. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, more than 40 percent of small private colleges missed their enrollment or tuition revenue goals in 2016. In New Hampshire,  Keene State College recently announced it will offer buyouts to faculty and staff to deal with declining enrollment and a tuition shortfall.  Last year, Colby-Sawyer College announced plans to drop its English and Philosophy programs to help address a budget gap and focus on more popular programs, such as nursing and business. We talk with top college officials about how their institutions are faring and what steps they’ve taken — or plan to take — to address some of these challenges.” At the ink right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Columbian Coffee 16 min – “With the peace agreement between FARC and the government, Colombians are finally enjoying their own coffee for the first time.” At the link find the title, “Nov 27 Colombians finally taste their own brewed coffee, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171127_51365.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Complementary Medicine 51 mins – “Chrissa wrote in to say that she believes that complementary and alternative medicine systems should be more important to mainstream, Western medicine.  In fact, she’s studying Ayurvedic medicine, and she wants to know if she should talk about it in her future medical school admissions applications and interviews.  Gabe Conley, Patrick Brau, Elizabeth Shirazi, and Derek Bradley (along with several other co-hosts I put the question to) offer their advice to Chrissa, which is, sure, but be careful how you do it.  And we find out just how much our crew knows about Ayurvedic medicine with a little pop quiz.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Democracy Ends 54 mins – “Worst-case scenarios for democracy – especially since Trump’s victory – hark back to how democracy has failed in the past. So do we really risk a return to the 1930s? This week David argues no – if democracy is going to fail in the twenty-first century it will be in ways that are new and surprising. A talk based on his new book coming out next year. Recorded at Churchill College as part of the CSAR lecture series http://www.csar.org.uk” At the link find the title, “How Democracy Ends, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Under Fire 55 mins – “Does Democracy Have a Future? Moral and Political Argument in the Age of Trump. Harvard University political philosopher Michael Sandel delivers the 2017 LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture.” At the link find the title, “Why democracy depends on how we talk to each other: Michael Sandel, Nov,, 2017,” right-click “ideas_20171128_47641.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Democratic Party Future 22 mins – “Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has a resume that seems custom built for higher office. The young congressman sat down with Chuck and talked about what Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, had learned about leadership while serving overseas.” At the link find the title, “Seth Moulton and the future of the Democratic Party, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 9963181f-6502-41d9-bc4a-1f4162419e41.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dental Problems after Cancer 21 mins – “People don’t think cancer will lead to dental issues. Once you’re done with the cancer, there’s nothing to cover what happens next.” At the link find the title, “Nov 29 Dave Stock beat cancer twice but faces a $10,000 dental bill,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171129 84764.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Agriculture 12 mins – “There’s something amazing growing in the city of Detroit: healthy, accessible, delicious, fresh food. In a spirited talk, fearless farmer Devita Davison explains how features of Detroit’s decay actually make it an ideal spot for urban agriculture. Join Davison for a walk through neighborhoods in transformation as she shares stories of opportunity and hope. “These aren’t plots of land where we’re just growing tomatoes and carrots,” Davison says. ‘We’re building social cohesion as well as providing healthy, fresh food.’” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digitized Workplace 105 mins – “Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that “digitalization” – the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business, workplace and pocket – has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. On Thursday, December 7, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event aimed at helping leaders understand and manage the disruption caused by digitalization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..  

Disabled People in Canada 26 mins – “Canadians with disabilities and their families are raising concerns about how the Canada Revenue Agency applies tax credits — where some say those who are entitled to a break are missing out.” At the link find the title, “Dec 4 Canada Revenue Agency needs to be ‘more consistent’ with disability tax credits, say advocates, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171204 62462.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discovery Process 56 mins – “In this special episode of the Thought Train we bring you three fascinating lectures from our most recent Discovery Series event held at the Royal Society in London. In this podcast Professor Keith Stokes, Dr Nick Longrich and Professor Carole Mundell are on hand to deliver 15 minute lectures rugby safety, mass extinctions and space-time. In this special episode of the Thought Train we bring you three fascinating lectures from our most recent Discovery Series event held at the Royal Society in London. In this podcast Professor Keith Stokes, Dr Nick Longrich and Professor Carole Mundell are on hand to deliver 15 minute lectures rugby safety, mass extinctions and space-time.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dissenting Voices 11 mins – “Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down — and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drones Deliver Blood 16 mins – “Keller Rinaudo wants everyone on earth to have access to basic health care, no matter how hard it is to reach them. With his start-up Zipline, he has created the world’s first drone delivery system to operate at national scale, transporting blood and plasma to remote clinics in East Africa with a fleet of electric autonomous aircraft. Find out how Rinaudo and his team are working to transform health care logistics throughout the world — and inspiring the next generation of engineers along the way.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eating Better 21 mins – “DNA: it’s the genetic information that makes plants and animals what we are. Most of the time when you hear about it in the context of food, it’s to do with breeding. But in this short episode, we bring you two DNA detective stories that show how genetic analysis can rewrite the history of agriculture and fight food fraud—at least some of the time. Listen now to hear how preserved DNA from an underwater site off the coast of Britain is helping paint a picture of how hunter gatherers in Northern Europe might first have experienced the wonders of agriculture, by trading kernels of exotic, domesticated Near Eastern wheat over long distances. We’ll also explore DNA’s role in some controversial accusations of food fraud and introduce you to the mysterious publication that defines the official standards of identity for food ingredients. And, finally, we squeeze in a short trip to Dublin’s Science Gallery, to talk to chef Clare Anne O’Keefe about a dish that was entirely inspired by Gastropod!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Condition Issues 7 mins – “We’ve made a new show. You can subscribe to it now. It’s called ‘The Indicator’. It’s for those times you want Planet Money to explain the news, quickly. It’s short (about five minutes) and three days a week.” At the link find the title,”BONUS: The Indicator, From Planet Money, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171211_pmoney pmpodindicator.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Development 75 mins – “Simeon Djankov, creator of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, and Matt Warner, Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Network talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role regulation plays in economic development and the challenges of measuring regulatory barriers to new business creation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Growth 37 mins – “Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder – and much more expensive. So what should we do next?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Decline in U.S. 51 mins – “The US ranks 31st in math skills among 35 developed countries. So what are schools in Europe and Asia doing that we aren’t? Journalist Amanda Ripley joins us to talk about The Smartest Kids in the World.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entitlements Programs 59 mins – “Hoover Institution senior fellow John Cogan discusses his book, [The High Cost of Good Intentions], which looks at the history of federal entitlement programs in the U.S. over the past 200 years.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with John Cogan, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.492148.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epilepsy 66 mins – “Dr Roland Jones, a neuropharmacologist from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath, will explores the history of epilepsy.” At the link find the title, “Moon gods, demons and the sacred disease: A history of epilepsy and how we treat it, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241616268-uniofbath moon gods-demons-and-the-sacred-disease-a-history-of-epilepsy-and-how-we-treat-it.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Female Entrepreneurs in Africa 86 mins – “Advancing female entrepreneurship in the developing world: A look at Africa. On December 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the Africa Growth Initiative hosted a panel of experts and practitioners to assess the inroads made by African female entrepreneurs, the obstacles that need to be overcome in order to enable genuine female economic empowerment, and the most effective approaches to maximize the manifold contributions of women-owned businesses to the economy and society.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Fish Farm Pollution 26 mins – “B.C. wild salmon are swimming in blood-coloured effluent from a nearby farmed-salmon processing plant, alarming scientists and activists.” At the link find the title, “Nov 30 Blood discharge spewing into B.C. ocean infecting salmon: scientist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171130_25593.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Vaccines 51 mins – “Vincent and Elio discuss the reason for poor efficacy of one of the influenza virus vaccines, and using a hyperthermophilic anaerobe to produce hydrogen from fruit and vegetable wastes in seawater. Host: Vincent Racaniello and Elio SchaechterAt the link right-click TWIM#166” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Change Trends 57 mins – “Ted Genoways – award-winning author of The Chain (2014) – follows a family through a year in the life of their farm. Genoways catalogs the day-to-day struggles of the Hammond farm in a pivotal time frame: in 2014-2015, mild weather and heavy rainfall led to higher-than-expected yields, depressing crop prices and lowering profits, while encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies added to the threats facing the Hammond farm. Genoways demonstrates that family farms are far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events; the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international détente” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Food Flavor Factors 44 mins – “In this latest episode of Gastropod, chef and author Dan Barber takes listeners on a journey around the world in search of great flavor and the ecosystems that support it, from Spain to the deep South. You’ll hear how a carefully tended landscape of cork trees makes for delicious ham, and about a squash so cutting edge it doesn’t yet have a name, in this deep dive into the intertwined history and science of soil, cuisine, and flavor. It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time before refrigerators, before long-distance trucks and ships. Most people had to survive on food from their immediate surroundings, no matter how poor the soil or challenging the terrain. They couldn’t import apples from New Zealand and potatoes from Peru, or rely on chemical fertilizer to boost their yields. From within these constraints, communities around the world developed a way of eating that Dan Barber calls “ecosystem cuisines.” Barber, the James Beard-award-winning chef of Blue Hill restaurant and author of the new book The Third Plate, spoke to Gastropod about his conviction that this historically-inspired style of cuisine can be reinvented, with the help of plant-breeders, his fellow chefs, and the latest in flavor science, in order to create a truly sustainable way to eat for the twenty-first century.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Production Locally 57 mins – “Michael S. Carolan author of No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise in conversation with Paul Kennedy about how we can use the power of food to build a healthier food system and a healthier society.” At the link find the title, “Making a better world with a culture of ‘citizen eaters’ Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171201_53031.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Quality in China 5 mins – “Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. In the absence of safe, sustainable food sources, TED Fellow Matilda Ho launched China’s first online farmers market, instituting a zero-tolerance test towards pesticides, antibiotics and hormones in food. She shares how she’s growing her platform from the ground up and bringing local, organically grown food to the families that need it.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Tech Entrepreneur 60 mins – “Make beef out of plants instead of cows and you can begin to save the planet. That’s what inspired award-winning scientist Patrick Brown to leave his professorship at Stanford University and found Impossible Foods. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Brown describes how his singular passion for impact prompted him to leave academia and become a food-tech entrepreneur.” At the link find the title, “Food Fight To Turn Back Climate Change, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files a.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Speech on Campus 67 mins – “It seems hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side, traditional free speech advocates charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In his new book, Free Speech on Campus, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky argues that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. Come for a spirited conversation about what constitutes free speech on campus and the implications for society at large.” At the link find the title “Janet Napolitano and Erwin Chemerinsky: A Conversation about Free Speech on Campus, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171204_Ja67 minsnet_Napolitano Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Issues 53 mins – “With the shift in gender roles, many children are no longer being raised primarily by their mothers. With dual income families increasing in popularity, child care is often outsourced to a neighbor, grandparents, or a nanny. But what is the effect on children? Contrary to conventional wisdom, growing up with a working mother is unlikely to harm children socially and economically when they become adults. The working mother study, authored by Harvard Business School professor Kathleen McGinn, HBS researcher Mayra Ruiz Castro, and Elizabeth Long Lingo of Mt. Holyoke College, found that women with working mothers performed better in the workplace, earning more and possessing more powerful positions than their peers with stay-at-home mothers. In the United States, adult daughters of working mothers earned 23 percent more than those whose mothers had not worked during their during the daughters’ childhoods, earning an annual average income of $35,474 compared to $28,894. Over 33 percent held supervisory positions, compared to roughly 25 percent of their counterparts from more traditional households.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genghis Khan Legacy 53 mins – “Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror in human history. He was a ruthless warrior known for his scorched earth tactics. So it may surprise you to learn that he was a deeply principled and passionate man, and a champion of religious freedom.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greenhouse Gases 27 mins – “All countries are supposed to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions but BBC environment correspondent, Matt McGrath, reveals there are gaping holes in national inventories. He uncovers serious failings in countries’ accounts of warming gases with many not reporting at all. There are disturbing signs that some banned warming chemicals, which are supposed to have been phased out completely, are once again on the rise. And evidence that worthless carbon credits are still being traded. Meanwhile scientists are growing increasingly frustrated by the refusal of countries to gather and share accurate data in the face of this planetary emergency” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guerrilla Activists 21 mins – “At some point in your life you’ve probably encountered a problem in the built world where the fix was obvious to you. Maybe a door that opened the wrong way, or poorly painted marker on the road. Mostly, when we see these things, we grumble on the inside, and then do nothing. But not Richard Ankrom. In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime — one Ankrom had plotted for years….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control Data 19 mins – “This week, three papers came out describing new approaches to folding DNA into large complex shapes—20 times bigger than previous DNA sculptures. Staff Writer Bob Service talks with Sarah Crespi about building microscopic teddy bears, doughnuts, and more from genetic material, and using these techniques to push forward fields from materials science to drug delivery. Sarah also interviews Philip Cook of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, about his Policy Forum on gun regulation research. It’s long been hard to collect data on gun violence in the United States, and Cook talks about how some researchers are getting funding and hard data. He also discusses some strong early results on open-carry laws and links between gun control and intimate partner homicide.” At the link find the title, “Folding DNA into teddy bears and getting creative about gun violence research, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SciencePodcast_171208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Smuggling 8 mins – “On October 9th, 2015, a man named Feky Sumual walks into Stateline Guns, Ammo & Archery, a gun shop in Plaistow, New Hampshire, where he buys seven 9-millimeter handguns. Because of the number of guns involved, and because 9-millimeters are common in gun smuggling rings, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms begins to investigate….” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Halifax Explosion Story 7 mins – “Canadian Press reporter James Hickey was the first to file a report on the Halifax Explosion, sending out a 100-word flash bulletin to the Associated Press.” At the link find the title, “Dec 6 How reporter James Hickey broke the Halifax Explosion story, 30 minutes after blast, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171206_52856.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Speech on Internet 31 mins – “Cloudflare’s Matthew Prince talks about hate speech on the internet and the First Amendment issues it raises. He questions whether he did the right thing by booting a neo-Nazi group off his service, and therefore off the internet.” At the link find the title, “Communication Communicators with Matthew Prince, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.490935.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Trends 48 mins – “‘Internet of Things’ technologies have emerged over recent years as enabling technologies for life-long healthcare. Increasingly these technologies are seen as moving health from the hospital to the home, whilst at the same time shifting responsibility for health from the clinician to Computer Scientists and Engineers. The 27th Designability Annual Lecture, ‘Data Scientist – heal thyself’, explored the possible scenarios with this vision for data-led personalised medicine.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hydro Quebec 58 mins “Sam Evans-Brown, host of Outside/In, the NHPR podcast about the natural world and how we use it, discusses the podcast’s latest series, Powerline. We hear about how the development of the world’s fourth-largest hydropower producer, Hydro-Québec, impacted French Canadians, and the indigenous people of Québec…also, how this hydropower company is connected to a controversial power project in New Hampshire, Northern Pass.“ At the ink right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incontinence 52 mins – “Professor Alan Cottenden, from University College London, describes new technology for managing incontinence. Against the flow: Technology for managing incontinence.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infection Control 63 mins – “The TWiM team discusses the use of copper on exercise weights to reduce bacterial burden, and the mechanism of antigenic variation by which a fungus that causes severe pneumonia escapes the immune system.” At the link right-click “TWiM#165” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Hacking 49 mins – “It was yet another week of outrageous and consequential stories piling on top of one another at a head-spinning pace. A failed attempt to discredit the Washington Post. A bombshell plea from a former Trump official. A secret button. Poison in the Hague. A computer glitch that could ruin Christmas. And the FCC’s upcoming vote on “net neutrality,” a bureaucratic thicket with potentially catastrophic consequences. All of this, plus radical transparency in journalism, bots bringing down public comment and the history of America’s love of hoaxes.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download This Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing in your 401k 61 mins – “For more than 90% of working adults, the most important investment decision is how to invest their 401k, 457, 403b or IRA. Each of the 34 points in this podcast addresses a way that is likely to produce better returns. In this podcast Paul mentions several articles: How to Turn $3000 into $50 Million30 Reasons to Fall in Love with Index Funds and The Ultimate Buy and Hold Strategy.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS in Canada 22 mins – “The indignation … of just being fundamentally disrespected and fundamentally neglected in terms of our experience at the hands of a campaign of genocide that ISIS perpetrated against us.” At the link find the title, “Dec 4 Assyrian activist calls government policy on returning ISIS fighters ‘cruel joke’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171204_18238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” the pop-up menu.

Jail Deaths in Canada 21 mins – “There have been 10 questionable deaths since 2009 inside the the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ont., according to an investigation by the CBC’s Fifth Estate.” At the link find the title, “Nov 30 Why are so many inmates dying in this Ontario jail? Fifth Estate investigates, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171130_42583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerusalem Embassy Problem 12 mins – ““It’s not so much what President Trump announces today. It’s how does that fit into a larger vision of how you move from chronic confrontation and conflict to a path of peace.” At the link find the title, “Dec 6 Trump’s plan to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem divides Israelis and Palestinians, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171206_62572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Khizr Khan on Hope and Sacrifice 62 mins – “One of the most memorable speeches from last year’s Democratic National Convention was given by Gold Star parent Khizr Khan. With his wife Ghazala by his side, Khan spoke about equality, sacrifice and the ideals symbolized by the U.S. Constitution. Khan’s son Humayun Khan, a U.S. Army captain, was killed in the line of duty in Iraq and posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. “Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed,” Khan said. “We believed in American democracy—that with hard word and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings.” From his family’s move from Pakistan to becoming an American citizen, Khan shares his personal story of immigration, courage and patriotism.” At the link find the title, “Khizr Khan: Hope and Sacrifice, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171205_Khizr Khan_Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Large Hadron Collider 53 mins – “Particle Physicist Dr Glenn Patrick talks about the Large Hadron Collider. Based at CERN, in Geneva, the collider is the largest scientific machine in the world. It started operation in the summer of 2008 and aims to produce colossal amounts of data, which thousands of scientists around the world will analyse to further our understanding of the universe.” At the link find the title, “The rise of the Grid and the Large Hadron Collider, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241748685-uniofbath-the-rise-of-the-grid-and-the-large-hadron-collider.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal Rights Activist 34 mins – “On this episode, we revisit Edward Blum, a self-described “legal entrepreneur” and former stockbroker who has become something of a Supreme Court matchmaker: he takes an issue, finds the perfect plaintiff, matches them with lawyers, and helps the case work its way to the highest court in the land. His target: laws that differentiate between people based on race — including ones that empower minorities. More Perfect profiled Edward Blum in season one of the show. We catch up with him to hear about his latest effort to end affirmative action at Harvard. 

Listening Devices 27 mins – “An incomplete list of objects that are listening to us: Siri. Alexa. Google Home. The Nest. Our cars. Our smart TVs.  Cayla dolls. All these listening devices raise digital privacy concerns, of course. But recordings can be really useful, too. If only there was tape from a courthouse hallway in Alabama, circa 1979. A mall in Gadsden, Alabama, early 1980s. A Congressional office building, a USO tour. You never know when a transcript of your everyday life might come in handy. The transcribed life is closer than ever. In this repeat episode, one intrepid woman records every single minute of her life, for three straight days. And then lets us listen in. To a lot of mundane minutia, and one extremely uncomfortable interaction. Tape can change things. Knowing we’re being recorded can modify behavior. It can create accountability. But it doesn’t erase power dynamics. The Access Hollywood recording of then-candidate Donald Trump joking about grabbing women. The audio of Harvey Weinstein in a hotel hallway, admitting to groping Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. Sometimes, a tape doesn’t make a bit of difference. At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Market Design 50 mins – “Our guest this week, Alvin E. Roth, is one of the world’s leading experts on matching markets. He has even designed several of them, including the exchange that places medical students in residencies and the system that increases the number of kidney transplants by better matching donors to patients. Alvin is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University. He works in the areas of game theory, experimental economics and market design. He is also the author of the fantastic new book, Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design, and in 2012 he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design” …whatever that means.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martin Luther Reformation 56 mins – “It has been 500 years since Martin Luther supposedly nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. A look at Martin Luther’s legacy, and why he still evokes impassioned debate today.” At the link find the title, “How Martin Luther invented the modern world, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171129_54755.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Flow Status 55 mins – “In this episode we interview Steven Kotler, author of a number of best selling books including, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best. We discuss how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty languages and his articles have appeared in more than seventy publications, including New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, and Forbes. You can find him online at www.stevenkotler.com or writing Far Frontiers, a blog for Forbes.com: www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micro Lending 57 mins – “James Alexander, a highly practical business creator and innovative strategist, is a co-founder and Board Director of Zopa, the marketplace where people meet to lend and borrow money. In this wide ranging lecture, James, who is a superb speaker, will touch on a number of topics including how to make the most of opportunities in building a successful career. This is an opportunity for you to learn from someone who has been hugely successful in the business world.” At the link find the title, “What world do you see? Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241780045-uniofbath-what-world-do-you-see.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Changes 87 mins – “On December 11, University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, convened by the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and the Charles Koch Institute, in partnership with POLITICO.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK”.

Monument Size Reduction in Utah 53 mins – “As a real estate mogul, President Trump is impressed by how much open land Utah has. As president, he wants less of it protected as national monuments. So he cut out two million acres of monument lands, to the delight of some and the anger of others.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moon City Author 46 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes Andy Weir, best-selling author of “The Martian,” to talk about his new book, “Artemis” – a heist/crime novel that happens to be set on the Moon. Neil and Andy explore the unique, science-infused creative process that went into the novel, and much more. Special thanks to Audible for making this bonus episode possible.” t the link find the title, “A Conversation with Andy Weir – Special Bonus Episode, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 362815847-startalk-a-conversation-with-andy-weir-special-bonus-episode.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mueller Investigation Overview 47 mins – “Robert Mueller is conducting a “full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election,” and any possible links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. Any such links could be called collusion, but is collusion a crime? ‘New Yorker’ staff writer and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the Mueller investigation and the approach President Donald Trump’s legal team is taking.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mushrooms Surge 101 mins – “It’s fungal intelligence that I will be exploring today with the brilliant Peter McCoy. Peter is self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. Peter is also author of the book Radical Mycology, an in depth and comprehensive look at mycology and mushroom cultivation. This book is a beast, it’s nearly 700 pages, and covers a variety of topics related to mycology, some common, so not so common. There’s a ton of interest concepts and ideas in that book, a few of which we will be exploring today. In this episode, we get into a wide variety of subject matter related to mycology from Remediation, importance of mycorrhizal fungi, fungi with annual crops, future of medicinal mushrooms and medicine, marketing versus effectiveness in some mushroom based products, and future of psilocybin mushrooms in medicine.” At the link find the title,”VOC Replay: The Rise of the Mushroom with Peter McCoy, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PVP132-REPLAY.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Negotiating 50 mins “In this episode, Wharton Business School professor Maurice Schweitzer helps us unpack the psychology of when and how to interact with people as our friends and our foes, and how we can use this knowledge to get the best outcomes in life. Insights from Maurice can help us in business (how to build trust, gain power, nail a job interview, and negotiate a raise) and in our personal lives (how to increase our motivation and our happiness, how to deal with deception, how to know what your best friend really wants, and how to deliver an effective apology). Drawing on cutting-edge research in psychology, economics, sociology, political science, neuroscience, and animal studies, Maurice explains the science behind emotions, how they affect your decision making, and how to utilize this new knowledge to create mutually beneficial interactions. Maurice is the author of the brand new book, Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both. Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision making, and the negotiation process. He has published in Management, Psychology, and Economics journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the American Economic Review.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 10 mins -”263 – The End of Net Neutrality: What It Means For Science (and You), Nov 27, 2017,” At the link find that title, “263,” right-click “Media files ede_263-ui3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 24 mins – “The FCC’s upcoming vote on whether to repeal “net neutrality” in the U.S. could have sweeping implications for Americans, but Canadians also have a lot to lose.” At the link find the title, “Dec 8 Q&A: What would a U.S. repeal of net neutrality mean for Canadians? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171208_42341.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 29 mins – “FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr talks about net neutrality, the Justice Department’s effort to sue AT&T over its plan to buy Time Warner, media ownership rules, internet privacy, and whether Google, Facebook, and others should have new regulation.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.492029.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 42 mins – “Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford on the risks of the FCC’s plan to do away with net neutrality rules and why she believes the agency should be focused instead on ensuring that all Americans have access to cheap, world class internet access. Then, Charlie Savage of the New York Times on how President Trump is reshaping the U.S. judiciary.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Net Neutrality 46 mins – “Is this the end for net neutrality? President Trump’s FCC chief moves to eliminate it. What could your Internet look like when the net isn’t neutral?” At the link find the title, “FCC Moves To Kill Net Neutrality — Now What? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_567007074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 58 mins – “Next week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal to reverse current rules governing internet service providers like Comcast or Verizon.  We examine what it might mean for those who create on-line content, those who distribute it, and customers seeking information and entertainment.“ At the ink right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York Produce Show 26 mins – Five reporters go to the New York Produce Show and Conference, each on a mission.” At the link find the title, ““#813: The Produce Show, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171215_pmoney pmpod813v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Politics 58 mins – “Jennet Conant recounts the career of her grandfather, James Conant, administrative director of the Manhattan Project and later president of Harvard University.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jennet Conant, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.489113.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapon Science 151 mins – “In this episode we chat about the science and engineering involved in nuclear weapons. Our guest is Alex Wellerstein of the Stevens Institute of Technology. We talk about atomic bombs as well as hydrogen bombs, how to refine the necessary fuels as well as a little bit of history.” At the link and bottom of the page right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organic Goods 39 mins – “In 1970, Tom Chappell took out a $5000 loan to launch a natural products company called Tom’s of Maine. Working out of a warehouse in Kennebunk, Maine, he created soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste free from added chemicals, and sustainable for the environment. When he sold the company three decades later, Tom’s of Maine had become one of the largest natural products brands in the world. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That”, we check back with Paul Kaster, who two years ago started a company that makes wooden bowties, and is now starting Carbon Cravat — which makes bowties out of carbon fiber.” At the link find the title, “Tom’s Of Maine: Tom Chappell, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171208_hibt_tomsofmaine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parenting Models 30 mins – “Many parents think they can shape their child into a particular kind of adult. Psychologist Alison Gopnik says the science suggests otherwise. She thinks we’d all be better off if we had a different understanding of the relationship between parents and kids.” At the link find the title, “Kinder-Gardening, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171211_hiddenbrain hb alison gopnik-mix_4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmaceutical Production Research 48 mins – “Dr. B. Frank Gupton, Virgina Commonwealth University Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, shares details on his latest innovative research. He is focused on the development and application of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis through process intensification. The overall interest is in applying these principals towards the development of new catalyst systems that can be used in concert with continuous chemical processing (flow reactor technology) to streamline the synthesis of pharmaceutical active ingredients (API’s).” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pizza Farmer in Wisconsin 65 mins – “Heather Secrist raises two acres of vegetables, as well as pastured pork and lamb, on sixteen acres at Suncrest Gardens Farm in the rural hills of Cochrane, Wisconsin – and turns it all into pizzas and other value-added foods. With sales on farm during pizza nights and a new “garden café”, as well as to a farmers market in Winona, Minnesota, Heather has developed a business model that works for herself and for her family. Heather returned to the region where she grew up on a family farm to start Suncrest Gardens Farm in 2003, and has been making pizza for on-farm pizza nights since long before it was cool. She shares with us how she grew the farm and value-added operation to provide her with a full-time living, including developing the infrastructure, marketing to regular and occasional customers, and how she’s negotiated the regulations for her small-scale processing facility, as well as how her marketing strategy has evolved through the years.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Force 68 mins – “On a fall afternoon in 1984, Dethorne Graham ran into a convenience store for a bottle of orange juice. Minutes later he was unconscious, injured, and in police handcuffs. In this episode, we explore a case that sent two Charlotte lawyers on a quest for true objectivity, and changed the face of policing in the US. The key voices: Dethorne Graham Jr., son of Dethorne Graham, appellant in Graham v. Connor; Edward G. (Woody) Connette, lawyer who represented Graham in the lower courts; Gerald Beaver, lawyer who represented Graham at the Supreme Court; Kelly McEvers, host of Embedded and All Things Considered. The key case: 1989: Graham v. Connor” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Precarious Work 56 mins – “For most of the 20th century, everyone, from the janitor on up to the CEO, was employed by the company. But now large corporations are outsourcing work to small companies. A lecture and interview with scholar and former Obama appointee David Weil.” At the link find the title, “Precarious Work: David Weil on the disappearing company job, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171205_41407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelic Explorer 100 mins – “DISCLAIMER: DO NOT CONSUME ANY DRUGS WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. He is the author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide.Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” Jim Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. In this episode, we discuss the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelics when used for spiritual purposes (high dose), therapeutic purposes (moderate dose), and problem-solving purposes (low dose). Fadiman outlines best practices for safe “entheogenic” voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience–from the benefits of having a sensitive guide during a session (and how to be one) to the importance of the setting and pre-session intention. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.We also discuss new uses for LSD and other psychedelics, including extremely low doses for improved cognitive function. Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, he dispels the myths and misperceptions about psychedelics, which are commonly circulated in textbooks. Fadiman explain how — in his opinion — psychedelics, used properly, can lead not only to healing but also to scientific breakthroughs and spiritual epiphanies.” At the link find the title, “Ep 66: The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More,” right-click “Media files ae1b609a-106c-486e-a62b-2f4b410b33da.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radicals in Canada 19 mins – “Critics accuse police of “normalizing” fascist groups after a Quebec City far-right protest left 44 counter-protesters arrested.” At the link find the title, “Nov 28 Are actions of police legitimizing far-right groups in Quebec? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171128 87617.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Trends 43 mins – “This week we talk to former Foreign Secretary David Miliband about his new book Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time. He explains what the refugee crisis tells us about the state of world politics and why it is both so essential and so hard to tackle it. We also talk about climate change, Brexit, the failures of the Blair government and the fate of social democracy in the new ‘age of extremes’. David Miliband is currently Chair and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).” At the link find the title, “David Miliband, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renewable Energy in Utah 53 mins – “There’s a lot of talk about renewable energy these days. But what’s really happening? Will renewables ever replace fossil fuels? In a new documentary, filmmaker James Redford travels the country to find out just how far renewable energy can take us.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Mayor’s Success 14 mins – “Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies’ basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, G.T. Bynum decided to skip the smear campaigns, tell voters what he wanted to accomplish and give them ways to measure his success — and it led him to win the election. In a hopeful, funny talk, Bynum shares how he’s tackling his city’s most pressing issues and says that we need to set aside philosophical disagreements and focus on the aspirations that unite us.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russ Roberts 47 mins – “Russ Roberts – Our guest this week is the host of the extremely popular EconTalk podcast.  In this episode talk economics, education, passion, and more! Although sometimes Economics can seem dry and boring, Russ has made a living out of making it understandable and bringing it to the masses. Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He tries to make economics understandable to a general audience. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Jimmy Wales, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards. His latest book is The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellites P4 26 mins– “We’ve got a satellite. We got a rocket. We’re heading to the launch pad.” At the link find the title, “SPACE 4: 3 2 1, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171208_pmoney pmpod811_v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Segregation in Georgia 50 mins – “In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out. Patrick Phillips, author of ‘Blood at the Root,’ tells the story. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘I, Tonya.’” At the link find the title, “Dec, 2017 The ‘Racial Cleansing’ Of Forsyth County, GA,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Abuse 46 mins – “Time magazine’s Person of the Year is the #MeToo silence breakers. Where does the movement go?” At the link find the title, “Time’s Person Of The Year: People Who Broke Silence On Sexual Abuse, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_569167217.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Abuse 47 mins -”Journalists Jane Mayer and Rebecca Traister look back on Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in which Hill’s testimony brought sexual harassment into the popular consciousness. “She served as kind of a canary in the coal mine for women about what happens when you do speak up against a powerful man, even though she hadn’t even asked to speak up,” Mayer says.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Abuse in Congress 30 mins – “Congress is considering changes to the way it handles sexual harassment complaints after its current rules have been called onerous by critics. We take stock of what might change with Patrick Terpstra of the Scripps Washington Bureau, and we speak with the lawmaker who helped shape the system, retired Rep. Chris Shays, who says it’s imperfect but is a vast improvement over what came before.” At the link find the title, “223: This is what happens when Congress polices itself, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5eab98a8-d3b8-496f-9296-df43ab8eee5f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slave Trade in North Africa 46 mins – “Slaves on the auction block in 2017 in North Africa. We’ll investigate.” At the link find the title, “Slave Trade Sweeps Up Migrants In North Africa, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_567539447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Sleep Aid 7 mins – “There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror brain waves during this stage might lead to deeper sleep — and its potential benefits on our health, memory and ability to learn.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slow Medicine 67 mins – “Since the turn of the century, new developments in technology have forever changed the way patients experience health care. From highly advanced surgical robots to quick and convenient telemedicine apps, the practice of medicine has become significantly more efficient than before. Indeed, the average time a doctor spends with a patient has been cut down to less than 10 minutes. Is this newfound efficiency leading to better health outcomes or lower costs for patients? Victoria Sweet, a veteran physician and acclaimed author, argues the opposite: that the drive for efficiency and the incorporation of new technology has actually changed American health care for the worse. In her new book, Slow Medicine, Sweet boldly challenges the impersonal health care status quo, making the case that doctors must slow down, take the time to form connections with their patients, and carefully consider their patients’ circumstances until the right diagnoses and treatments can be determined. Drawing on historical research, interviews with health care professionals around the country and her own experience working at a hospital for the impoverished in San Francisco, Sweet dismantles conventional thought about the construction of the modern American health-care system.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Victoria Sweet: Slow Medicine, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171130_Victoria_Sweet_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snails 29 mins – “Though Gastropod is, as regular listeners know, a podcast about the science and history of all things gastronomical, we do share a name with Gastropoda, the taxonomic class that includes slugs and snails. And, as it turns out, the history and science of heliciculture, or snail farming, is completely fascinating. Join Cynthia on a trip to rural Washington State to learn how to raise snails and whether fresh and vacuum-packed taste any less rubbery than canned. Plus, you’ll hear about the earliest evidence for human snail consumption, how the Romans fattened theirs up, and all about the bizarre world of snail sex.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southern Movement Assemblies 29 mins – “This week’s Laura Flanders Show comes from Whitakers, North Carolina and the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies — a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance. Plantation politics, monopoly capitalism, incarceration instead of peace: a lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the US South, but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. If the country goes as the South goes, what grassroots progressives do here matters. For this special episode we partnered with Project South, an anchor organization of the Southern Movement Assemblies, and Laura was joined by co-host LaDie Mansfield.” At the link find the title, “Special Report: Self Governance – The Southern Movements Way, Dec, 2017,” right-click “lfs_ep176_southern_report.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speech Writing 99 mins – “For 15 years, Intelligence Squared has vigorously championed the spoken word. The finest speakers from across the globe have come to our stage — to argue, to move, to persuade and change minds. Their speeches epitomise the vital role that public speaking plays in our lives. To celebrate the power of oratory, we held a major event which will showcase how great speeches have swayed the course of history and demonstrate how, more than ever, we need them to help define our values and who we are. Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, Cody Keenan, shared his experience of helping craft the presidential speeches that moved the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Alongside him was be Philip Collins, Tony Blair’s former speechwriter and Times columnist, whose new book argues for the importance of speeches in protecting and promoting democracy. With Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in the chair, Keenan and Collins unpacked the tricks and techniques that have been used by the most brilliant orators down the centuries and which are still working their magic today. Bringing this all to life were star actors Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Irons and Simon Russell Beale, who will perform extracts from remarkable speeches – some familiar, others that will surprise – from different continents and eras. What is it about a great speech that can give voice to people’s intense but unarticulated feelings? What is that special alchemy of words and personal charisma that makes us as susceptible to dangerous demagogues as to the morally uplifting oratory of a Mandela, a Martin Luther King or a JFK?” At the link find the title, “Words that Changed The World, with Jeremy Irons and Carey Mulligan, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

State Supreme Court Justice 53 mins – “Thursday, Doug talks to Christine Durham, who has just retired after 35 years as Utah’s first female Supreme Court justice. But Durham has also been called the person who has done more for Utah’s judicial branch than anyone else – man or woman.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Cake Case 53 mins – “Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. Court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones join us to talk about what happened.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surrogacy Complications 24 mins – “I just thought of it as, ‘Wow, you learn something new every day’ because I didn’t know that identical twins can come out not looking identical.” At the link find the title, “Dec 5 How a surrogate twin pregnancy turned into a custody battle over unrelated babies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171205_51936.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Swastika History 52 mins – “The swastika evokes visceral reactions in the Western world, but for years it symbolized good fortune and well-being. We talk to designer Steven Heller about the swastika’s history, and ask if it can ever be seen in its original context again.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Life 68 mins – “Saria’s story: Life as a Syrian refugee. On December 6, the Brookings Institution hosted Saria Samakie, in conversation with Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Samakie and Duncan candidly discussed what it is like to be a Syrian refugee in America today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Technology Concerns 66 mins – “Since the rise of the web in the 1990s, technological skeptics have always faced resistance. To question the virtue and righteousness of tech, and especially computing, was seen as truculence, ignorance, or luddism. But today, the real downsides of tech, from fake news to data breaches to AI-operated courtrooms to energy-sucking bitcoin mines, have become both undeniable and somewhat obvious in retrospect. In light of this new technological realism, perhaps there is appetite for new ways to think about and plan for the future of technology, which anticipates what might go right and wrong once unproven tech mainstreams quickly. In this conversation, author and an award-winning game designer Dr. Ian Bogost considers a technology that has not yet mainstreamed—autonomous vehicles—as a test case on how we should think about the future of tech. More info on this event here: cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/luncheon/12/Bogost” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Funded by Fake Handbags 12 mins – “What’s the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting — from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods — as well as measures you can take to help stop it. “Let’s shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight,” Gray says.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla S3 Experience 126 mins – “We do a deep dive into living with the Model 3 for two weeks and over 1,000 miles. Caleb drove the Model 3 from Palo Alto to LA and back and lived with it for two weeks. We discuss everything about the vehicle from Autopilot, to the interior, to ergonomics to the UI, and more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Textile Pollution Control 13 mins – “Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission — to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor makes a striking red-purple pigment, and now she’s using it to develop bold, color-fast fabric dye that cuts down on water waste and chemical runoff, compared with traditional dyes. And she isn’t alone in using synthetic biology to redefine our material future; think — “leather” made from mushrooms and superstrong yarn made from spider-silk protein. We’re not going to build the future with fossil fuels, Chieza says. We’re going to build it with biology.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ticket Scalping 48 mins “The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here’s the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won’t be.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Steele Dossier 26 mins – ““This is one group of Americans, basically, allegedly kind of seeking the help of a traditional enemy of the United States to try to discredit and chop the legs of political opponents. This is new territory.” At the link find the title, “Nov 30 Trump-Russia ‘scandal bigger than Watergate,’ says author and reporter Luke Harding, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171130_71137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Background 59 mins – “Daily Caller News Foundation Editor-in-Chief Christopher Bedford examines Donald Trump’s leadership as a businessman, politician, and president of the United States.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Christopher Bedford, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.489834.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Business Operations 27 mins – “As a businessman, President Trump is known for his towering buildings. Today we tell the story of one of those skyscrapers and what it says about how and with whom Trump does business.” At the link find the title, :#812: High Rise, Low Return, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171213_nprpolitics_pmpod812v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuco the Parrot 54 mins – “Michael Enright speaks to three people who are changing the way we think about our relationship with the natural world, from one-on-one relationships with animals to the massive, unwieldy issue of our impact on a geological scale.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on changing the way we think about the natural world,” Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171204_55595.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Game Addiction 107 mins – “World-renowned psychologist Professor Richard Ryan talks about why video games are so addictive and why people can’t wait for the weekend.” At the link find the title, “On the secrets of human motivation, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241603998-uniofbath-on-the-secrets-of-human-motivation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 93 mins – “On December 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts on Vietnam.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Viral Media 10 mins – “What’s the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed’s Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos — and learn more about how they’ve developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture.” At the link right-click “Share,” right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virus Shells 31 mins – “This week, electric eel inspired batteries, virus inspired protein shells, and modelling magma viscosity.” At the link find the title, “14 December 2017: Volcanoes, viruses & electric eels,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR and Behavior Modification 46 mins – “Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier now says VR could be the “evilest invention of all time.” He makes the case.” At the link find the title, “Could Virtual Reality Become ‘The Evilest Invention Of All Time’? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_567277958.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR Uses 58 mins – “Jaron Lanier is one of the foremost digital visionaries of our times. One of Silicon Valley’s key early innovators, this dreadlocked digital prophet has been dubbed the ‘father of virtual reality’ and named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. A former goatherd and midwife, and a virtuoso player of rare instruments, Lanier is sometimes called the ‘alternative Steve Jobs’. Neither a tech optimist nor a doom-monger, he is unique for always seeing the opportunities offered by technology as well as the dangers. In bestsellers such as You Are Not A Gadget and Who Owns the Future? he sounded an early warning about the perils of the internet – describing the tech giants as ‘spy agencies’ and ‘lords of the clouds’ for the way they reduce the value of humans to that of the data they provide. But he has also proposed another, more imaginative way to use technology. A ‘human-centered approach’, he argues, ‘leads to more interesting, more exotic, more wild, and more heroic adventures than the machine-supremacy approach, where information is the highest goal.’ Now Lanier is going back to the field where he did his pioneering work in the 1980s: virtual reality. VR has become the new frontier of human engagement with tech, and has become a medium that has transformed surgical trials, aircraft design and the treatment of injured war veterans. But it is not only about design, games and headsets, as he argues in his new book, Dawn of the New Everything. Virtual reality can extend the ‘intimate magic’ of childhood into the adult world, Lanier says, and allow us to imagine life beyond the limits of biology. But it will also test who we are. In the same way that he foresaw the dangers of web 2.0, Lanier offers a warning. Virtual reality has the potential to isolate us from each other – and render us even more in thrall to predatory tech companies. Lanier was joined om conversation by Economics editor at the BBC, Kamal Ahmed.” At the link find the title, “Jaron Lanier on the Future of Our Digital Lives, Nov” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wage Trends 56 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by author Rachel Schneider to discuss: The Financial Diaries, by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider; Affirm and financing consumer purchases; Amazon’s new second headquarters” At the link find the title, “The Consumption Smoothing Edition, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9597885198.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whipworms 99 mins – “The TWiPians solve the case of the Woman With Anemia, Eosinophila, and a Worm in Her Intestine, and discuss a study on the function and druggability of two malarial aspartate proteases. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel GriffinAt the link right-click “TWIP#143” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfires in California 47 mins – “Updates on the Thomas, Rye and Skirball fires. Plus, ways to keep your home safe against flames, then FEMA efforts in Southern California.” At the link find the title, “Eye on fires: the latest on all the blazes in CA, keeping your home safe and lessons from the NorCal fires, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_120717-0ef824bc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine History 6 mins – “Are you a wine buff with a penchant for a more mature vintage? If so, you may be interested to hear that archaeologists working in Georgia have discovered the world’s oldest evidence of imbibing. Shards of pottery dating back about 8000 years have turned up with wine residue still stuck to them. Georgia Mills spoke to Andrew Graham…At the right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Woolly Mammoth 51 mins – “Believe it or not, scientists are actually trying to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction. It’s not going to be easy, but if they get it right, and if they manage all the legal and ethical hurdles, the results could actually help save the world.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II Discussion 30 mins– “Recorded on October 23, 2017 Could the Axis powers have won? What are the counterfactuals for World War II? Find out in part two of this episode as military historian, editor of Strategika, and Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson joins Peter Robinson to discuss his latest book, The Second World Wars. Victor Davis Hanson explains the counterfactuals of World War II, the “what-ifs” that easily could have changed the outcome of the war. If Hitler had not attacked Russia or the Japanese had not attacked Pearl Harbor, the USSR would have never turned on Germany and the United States would have never entered the war. Hanson argues that the leaders of the Axis powers overreached in their strategies, which ultimately caused their downfall. Hanson also explores the counterfactual surrounding the American commanders and the “what-ifs” that could have prevented American success in the war. Victor Davis Hanson also reflects on his own family history and connections to World War II and how it shaped him as both a person and a scholar in his life today. He talks about his motivations to write his latest book, The Second World Wars, and how his family history and the current political climate inspired him to write it.” t the link find the title, “Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171212-VDH-UK-part-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen Civil War 19 mins – “Yemen likely headed into further chaos and bloodshed after rebel forces have killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to political watchers” At the link find the title, “Dec 5 What’s next for Yemen after killing of former president? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171205_78093.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 319 – Dec 22, 2017: 3D Buildings, Apocalypse Stories, Assaults on Medical People, Back Pain Treatment, Bitcoin History, Black Feminism, Blind Scientist, Breast Cancer Treatment, Canada and China, Canadian Dental Care, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Chokehold Book, Civil War Women Volunteers, Community Owned Energy, Contraception, Digital Jobs Forecast, Disruption Value, DNA Testing, Electric Transportation, End of Life Care, Fat Food Is Good, Federal Judgeships, Food Waste, Fracking Problems, Genetic Medicine, Guns on Trial, Harry’s Last Stand, Head Transplants, Hip Hop History, Homeboy Industries, Horses in Palestine, Immigration in America, Infection Control, Information Warfare, ISIS Fighters Return to Canada, Joe Biden and John Kasich, John Bogle Interview, Nutrition History, Oil History, Osteoarthritis Treatment, Paradise Papers, Paralyzed Man Recovery, Plastic Eating Worms, Radiographic Advances, Reporting Industry Trends, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, Sex Assault Reporting, Smart Phone Impact, Tax Reforms, Technology Law, Transplant Medicine, Tropical Diseases in U.S., Undercover Muslim, VR Future, Waste Prevention, Women in Business

Exercise your ears: the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 610 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 18,700 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totalling over 118GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Buildings 48 minsWill your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.” At the link find the title,”Robots And Our Automated Future, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_566365832.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Academic Freedom 26 mins – “Academic freedom and hate speech: how are Canadian campuses navigating that tension in an increasingly polarized climate?” At the link find the title, “Dec 1 Where’s the line between free expression and protecting students from hate speech?, “ right-click “Media files current_20171201_59986.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aged Care Changes 46 mins – “As families gather for Thanksgiving, we look at difficult conversations many will have about eldercare. How to do it right, and with love.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s 27 mins – “Every three seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia, and two thirds of the cases are Alzheimer’s Disease. As the global population ages, this is becoming an epidemic, and with no cures currently available for the collection of neurodegenerative conditions that include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease the public and personal cost is escalating. Sue Broom reports on new efforts to find ways to stop the progress of these diseases for the first time, and to bring treatment for neurodegenerative conditions in line with those of cancer and heart disease.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apocalypse Stories 51 mins – “Science fiction has always been an outlet for our greatest anxieties. This week, we delve into how the genre is exploring the reality of climate change. Plus: new words to describe the indescribable. Throughout the show: listeners offer their own new vocabulary for the Anthropocene era. Many thanks to everyone who left us voice memos!” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assaults on Medical People 12 mins – “People who go to work literally every day worried that they will be beat up or assaulted.” At the link find the title, “Nov 27 Health-care workplace violence under-reported, suggests Ontario study, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171127_75713.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asthma 50 mins – “Dr. Hiram Rivas Perez presents Asthma by discussing the definition, prevalence, risk of developing asthma, and diagnosis. He then goes on to discuss the history of asthma as well as diagnostic testing. After, he presents different treatments along with various cases as examples.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” at the bottom of the page and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Auto Fatality Database 34 mins – “In the past fifty years, the car crash death rate has dropped by nearly 80 percent in the United States. And one of the reasons for that drop has to do with the “accident report forms” that police officers fill out when they respond to a wreck. Officers use these forms to document the weather conditions, to draw a diagram of the accident, and to identify the collision’s “primary cause.” For the more than 30,000 fatal car crashes that happen each year, information gathered on the side of the road goes from the accident report form into a federal database: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 79 mins – “Discover the latest tools used to diagnose and treat back and neck pain. (#32930)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Behavior and Decisions 52 mins – “Changing people’s minds is hard. And it’s a problem a lot of people encounter on Thanksgiving. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot studies decision-making. She says we can better influence people by understanding how the brain is wired.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin History 93 mins – “Emin Gün Sirer is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and Co-director of IC3 (Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts) He has made numerous contributions to both Bitcoin & Ethereum. His research spans, networking, distributed systems, and operating systems. Professor Sirer created Karma – the first cryptocurrency to use a distributed mint-based proof-of-work – 6 years before Bitcoin existed. In this episode, we discuss: Emin’s invention – Karma – the first decentralized cryptocurrency pre-dating Bitcoin; The pros and cons of Segwit2x (which has now been abandoned); Little-known aspects of Bitcoin’s architecture and history such as the Bitcoin Relay, Falcon, and Fiber networks, selfish mining, the lightning network, sidechains, and much more;.­We also discuss some of the relatively unknown academics who contributed the theoretical foundations to what we now know as Bitcoin.” At the link find the title, “020: Bitcoin is at $10,000 – Here’s a Brief History with Professor Emin Gün Sirer, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files Emin Gun Sirer final.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Feminism 65 mins – “Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR MagazineTeen Vogue,BGDBitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18 Public Imagination cohort of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows Program, and she is a member of the Black Aesthetic, an Oakland-based group and film series exploring the multitudes and diversities of black imagination and creativity. She is presently a Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where academic interests include biomedicalization theory, productions of race and gender, and transgender health. She is a recipient of the 2016-17 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Her dissertation “‘I don’t believe I should be treated like a second citizen by anybody’: Narratives of agency and exclusion amongst male and transgender female sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa” engages hegemonic gender constructs in South Africa as they affect identity construction and health of transgender women and cisgender men in sex work. Zoe sits down with Brett to discuss black feminism and queer theory.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Scientist 16 mins – “Dr. Mona Minkara and her team at the University of Minnesota recently created a STEM curriculum to be utilized by a blind camp in Lebanon. Dr. Mona Minkara is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Chemistry. Her goal is to one day obtain a faculty position that would give her the opportunity to teach and do research. Her team including John Hamill and Connor Venteicher, built a STEM curriculum for a camp in Lebanon ran by a non-profit called empowerment through Integration. Dr. Mona Minkara lost most of her sight at age 7 and now has less than 2 percent of vision in only one eye. Through her educational journey she has been very appreciative of those who helped her along the way and is committed to helping others.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Media Sifter 56 mins – “We’re back with our regular, (OK, kind of often/sometimes) News and Events section. THEN we have a superb interview with at 22 minutes with Cyrus Clarke and John Ferreira of Media Sifter – with their help, Fake News will be a thing of the past. Media Sifter is a decentralized community platform bringing evidence back to the news.” At the link find the title, “57: Media Sifter’s Cyrus Clarke and John Ferreira, London Blockchain Summit, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 057TBCSmediasifter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bored and Brilliant 62 mins – “My guest today, Manoush Zomorodi, is the host of Note to Self – a popular radio show and podcast on how we live with technology. An experiment she did on the show with the eager help of 20,000 fans became the subject of her new book Bored and Brilliant: how spacing out can unlock your most productive and creative self.” At the link find the title, “127. Manoush Zomorodi (journalist) – The Upside of Downtime,” right-click “Media files PP6565567104.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Botnet Uses 17 mins – “When governments start pulling the strings of power with algorithms and bots… we ALL become political puppets. Listeners, it’s time to consider how online interference moves into the physical world. President Trump recently met with Russian president Vladimir Putin who told him that his country definitely didn’t meddle in the U.S. election last year, online or off. Good thing that’s cleared up. But if for some reason you’re not inclined to take either (or both) of those two men at their word, this week, some tips. How to spot a botnet. How psychometrics sells sneakers – and worldviews. And how to make sure you’re not the useful idiot. The final installment of our Nyet series, with information warfare expert Molly McKew.At the link find the title, “It’s Not Over Nyet, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself111517_cms812289_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brave New World 90 mins – “Dystopian books and films are in the zeitgeist. Reflecting the often dark mood of our times, Intelligence Squared are staging a contest between two of the greatest dystopian novels, Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Each book captured the nightmares of the 1930s and 40s. But which vision looks more prescient to us now in the 21st century? Are we living in George Orwell’s sinister surveillance state? Or in Aldous Huxley’s vapid consumerist culture? To battle it out, we are bringing two celebrated writers, Adam Gopnik and Will Self, to our stage. After Donald Trump was elected, it seemed as if Nineteen Eighty-Four had clinched it. The book shot to the top of the bestseller charts. It felt so ominously familiar. In Orwell’s dystopia, the corporate state controls the news, insisting that ‘whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth’. That sounds very like Trump’s ‘alternative facts’, and the war he is waging on the ‘fake news’ media. Orwell imagined two-way telescreens spying on every citizen’s home. Today we have Amazon’s ‘always listening’ Alexa device, while Google, Facebook and the security agencies hoover up our personal data for their own ends. Orwell also described an Inner Party – two percent of the population – enjoying all the privileges and political control. Isn’t that scarily close to the ‘one percent’, reviled for their wealth and influence by anti-capitalists today? No wonder everyone rushed out to buy the book. But Orwell’s critics say Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dated dystopia, a vision that died along with communism. The novel that better resonates with our present, they say, is Brave New World. Here Aldous Huxley imagined a plastic techno-society where sex is casual, entertainment light and consumerism rampant. There are pills to make people happy, virtual reality shows to distract the masses from actual reality, and hook-ups to take the place of love and commitment. Isn’t that all a bit close to home? Huxley even imagined a caste system created by genetic engineering, from alpha and beta types right down to a slave underclass. We may not have gone down that road, but gene-editing might soon enable Silicon Valley’s super-rich to extend their lifespans and enhance the looks and intelligence of their offspring. Will we soon witness the birth of a new genetic super-class? Both these novels imagined extraordinary futures, but which better captures our present and offers the keener warning about where we may be heading? Join us on November 28th as our advocates go head to head, with a cast of top actors who will illustrate their arguments with readings from the novels.” At the link find the title, “Brave New World vs Ninety Eighty-Four, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Cancer Trreatment 84 mins – “Breast cancer screening is important for all women. Get the latest on screening tests for breast cancer and what the current recommendations are. (#32934)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 27 mins – “Fort Collins, like more than 100 communities in Colorado, had already opted out of the state law that requires a referendum prior to a city or county investing in an Internet network, even with a partner. But it went back to another referendum a few weeks ago to amend its city charter to create a telecommunications utility (though it has not yet decided whether it will partner or operate its own network). After years of sitting out referenda fights in Colorado, Comcast got back involved in a big way, spreading money across the Chamber of Commerce and an astroturf group to oppose the referendum. And just like in Scooby-Do, they would have gotten away with it… but for local grassroots organizing.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada and China 19 mins – “The trip comes at a critical time for international trade relations given the uncertainties around NAFTA.” At the link find the title, “Dec 1 Trudeau’s China visit: What’s at stake?, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171201_63657.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Dental Care 75 mins – “From people struggling to pay for dental care, to the debate on whether universal dental care is feasible, to the evolution of our teeth, this is a special edition of The Current.” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for November 29, 2017 – The Current, Nov, 2017,” right-click ”Media files current_20171129_48717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carl Friedrich Gauss 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Gauss (1777-1855), widely viewed as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He was a child prodigy, correcting his father’s accounts before he was 3, dumbfounding his teachers with the speed of his mental arithmetic, and gaining a wealthy patron who supported his education. He wrote on number theory when he was 21, with his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, which has influenced developments since. Among his achievements, he was the first to work out how to make a 17-sided polygon, he predicted the orbit of the minor planet Ceres, rediscovering it, he found a way of sending signals along a wire, using electromagnetism, the first electromagnetic telegraph, and he advanced the understanding of parallel lines on curved surfaces.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phone Case at Supreme Court 39 mins – “The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Carpenter v. United States, a major Fourth Amendment case asking whether a warrant is necessary before law enforcement can obtain cell site data identifying a suspect phone’s location from a service provider. Lawfare contributor and Fourth Amendment expert Orin Kerr discussed the case with Benjamin Wittes shortly after the argument.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Orin Kerr mixdown final_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellulosic Biofuels P2 30 mins – “Michael McAdams knows biofuels. He knows the issues, the history, the players, and the future. He is passionate, well-researched, and you can hear it in his voice that he truly cares about this topic. If you listened to episode 009 you heard the basics of cellulosic biofuels. In this episode, we learn about the governmental and private industry sides of the equation. What does it take to get cellulosic ethanols up and running? What is meant by a drop-in biofuel and why is that exciting? Mike even describes some exciting work being done to turn algae into biofuels with 20x the per acre efficiency of corn. There are so many interesting aspects of this topic, we could make this a 10 part series! But sorry, we’re only doing three. Visit the Advanced Biofuels Association website to learn more about their work. Read more at http://aggrad.libsyn.com/future-of-agriculture-010-cellulosic-biofuels-part-2-with-michael-mcadams-president-of-the-advanced-biofuels-association#2Ph5o81oXXJIo3F2.99” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File,” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Cellulosic Biofuels P3 33 mins – “This is the perfect end to our three part series on cellulosic ethanol. You have heard from Dr. Brown describing why we should care about the industry and informing us of its fundamentals. You have head from Michael McAdams describing some exciting new ideas affecting the industry and articulating how the government is involved. Now we speak with someone in private industry. Eric Mork works for ICM that designs, builds, and manages ethanol technologies and business models. One process ICM has developed solves a very practical problem: how can we get more from the plants that we already have?  They have accomplished this by retrofitting corn ethanol plants to also make cellulosic ethanol out of the non-corn residue that they get in. If you’ve ever seen a truckload of corn leave a farmer’s field, you know that there is more than corn in there! ICM’s process uses that residue to make cellulosic ethanol in addition to the corn-based ethanol that the plant is already processing. These are collaborative, interesting, and effective solutions that are going to lead us to future technologies that produce more food, fiber, and fuel using less resources. Visit ICM’s website. Read more at http://aggrad.libsyn.com/future-of-agriculture-011-cellulosic-biofuels-part-3-with-eric-mork-of-icm-inc#22CCPXtkfUesruvi.99” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File,” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Daoism 43 mins – “Laszlo gives the subject of Daoism, the Daodejing and the Zhuangzi a fresh makeover, covered before in an old China History Podcast episode from days gone by. The history of Daoism is explored as well as its main characters, Laozi and Zhuangzi, and what they called for in those dark Eastern Zhou times. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, but this episode only explores the former. The Xuanxue thinkers Wang Bi, Guo Xiang and Xiang Xiu are also discussed, as well as the Neo-Daoism that evolved in the Han. As Daoism and Confucianism evolved in China, side by side, there was occasionally some interesting overlap. Confucians from here on out actively explored ways to reconcile their philosophy with the other major contending schools of thought, Daoism and Buddhism.” At the link right-click “Direct download: CHP-188-The History of Chinese Philosophy Part_5.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chiropractors 32 mins – “Can they help with back pain or anything else? We talk to chiropractor Carl Cleveland III, physical therapist Anita Gross, neurophysiologist Dr. Marcello Costa…and Kaity Sawrey’s parents.” At the link find the title, “Chiropractors, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4801036980.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chokehold Book 28 mins – “This week on The Laura Flanders Show former prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his book Chokehold: Policing Black Men. And the film Dispatches from Cleveland documents the community organizing that changed the prosecutor’s office in Cleveland in the wake of the killing of Tamir Rice.  All that and Laura’s weekly commentary don’t believe the Democrat hype about Election Night 2017.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Emancipation 70 mins – “Civil War and Emancipation Policy Professor Brian Taylor talked about the military strategy and political policy goals of emancipation during the Civil War. He spoke about how ending slavery became a major goal for the Union as the war progressed and discussed the piecemeal ways slavery was ended in border states and in Confederate territory. He argued that emancipation was a process achieved gradually, rather than happening solely by the Emancipation Proclamation or the 13th Amendment.” At the link you can watch and purchase a download. A free copy of the audio file is also included in the blog archive.

Civil War History vs Memories 52 mins “…we’re talking about the history versus the memory of the Civil War. Yale historian David Blight says there’s a lot of misunderstanding about the period, but getting it right matters because the stories we tell about who we were then define who are now.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Memories 75 mins – “University of Virginia professor Gary Gallagher teaches a class on Civil War memory and how people in the North and South have interpreted the legacy of the conflict from the post-war era to the present day.” At the link find the title, “Civil War Memory, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477088.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Women Volunteers 64 mins – “Villanova University professor Judith Giesberg and her class discuss the ways northern middle-class women volunteered during the Civil War. They focus on Louisa May Alcott’s time as Civil War nurse chronicled in her book, [Hospital Sketches].” At the link find the title, “Civil War-Era Women and Volunteerism, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.472897.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Columbia Miner Massacre 55 mins – “Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow coal miners’ strike and massacre that took place in the early 20th century in Colorado.” At the link find the title, “Ludlow Coal Miners’ Strike and Massacre, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473139.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Owned Energy 11 mins – “Energy has been a hot political issue in Australia for more than a decade. In a country with abundant natural resources energy prices are now among the highest in the world. The high prices produce financial stress on consumers, and drive industry offshore, taking with it jobs and support for local communities. People have had enough. Some have been building financial and physical infrastructure based on new cheap renewable energy to wrench control away from the big energy companies, placing it within local communities. Alison Crook, chair of Enova Community Energy in Byron Bay in northern NSW describes how Enova Community Energy came into being, the forces which drove communities to take on the established energy providers and the challenges they faced along the way. Now this community based company is about to compete against established energy suppliers in all major east coast markets.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compulsive Burglar 59 mins – “San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents. Nikki Silvestri is the founder of Soil and Shadow and the the former executive director of Green for All and the People’s Grocery. Visit http://www.nikkisilvestri.com and https://www.soilandshadow.com/ to learn more about Nikki and her work.” At the link a copy can be purchased; however, a copy is also included in the blog archive.

Conservation Scientist 88 mins – “M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life. He serves as CEO for Conservation International, having joined CI in 2014 as executive vice president and senior scientist. He has led several key divisions including Oceans, Science, Development, Brand and Communications and Strategic Priorities. Sanjayan holds a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his peer-reviewed scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. He is a visiting researcher at UCLA and distinguished professor of practice at Arizona State University. Sanjayan has hosted a range of documentaries for PBS, BBC, Discovery, and Showtime. Most recently, he was featured in the University of California and Vox Media’s Climate Lab series.” At the ink find the title, “Preserving Human Life, Battling the Busy Trap, and How to Stay Focused — M. Sanjayan, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media Files 370d31e4-20da-44aa-8f20-32d7a58d7db5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Contraception 36 mins – “Everyone’s got a myth or two about birth control they want cleared up. Like… is ‘pulling out’ AKA withdrawal really such a bad idea? Does the pill change your brain? Are IUDs safe? And why isn’t there a pill for men, already?! We ask gynecologist Dr. Amita Murthy, neuroendocrinologist Dr. Nicole Petersen, men’s health researcher Prof. Robert McLachlan and a whole roomful of experts on sex – teenagers.” At the link find the title, “Birth Control – The Biggest Myths, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5609892282.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Food Flavors 48 mins – “Vanilla, chili, garlic, soy. We’ll taste the “Eight Flavors” that writer Sarah Lohman says now define American cuisine and culture.” At the link find the title,”Uncovering The ‘Eight Flavors’ Of Modern American Culture, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_566271027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Jobs Forecast 103 mins – “Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that “digitalization” – the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business, workplace and pocket – has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. On Thursday, December 7, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event aimed at helping leaders understand and manage the disruption caused by digitalization.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Value 62 mins – “Have the forces of tidiness marched too far? Would we all benefit from being a bit messy? That’s the big question that the FT’s star economist Tim Harford will be asking in this exclusive Intelligence Squared event. In Harford’s view, we need to be tidy up to a point. But in some areas of life, too much order makes things rigid, fragile and sterile. Take the office, where research shows that people are more productive and creative if they are allowed to surround themselves with a bit of clutter. Or take Donald Trump. There’s no shortage of accounts that explain how this brash reality TV star, who began his campaign for the Republican nomination as a 150/1 no-hoper, ended up as President-elect of the United States. But Harford has his own theory. Trump’s rivals were tidy-minded career politicians, surrounded by lumbering professional messaging operations. Trump deployed a strategy of chaos and improvisation, confounding his enemies with his late-night tweets and moving on before they had even had time to…” At the link find the title, “Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Testing 10 mins – “262 – How Well Do Ancestry DNA Tests Actually Work?” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_262-as3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

East Coast 2003 Power Failure 41 mins – “The threat of fire and fury stands at the center of all modern conflicts- nuclear bombs that can eradicate life in seconds are the ultimate weapon of war, as they pose a huge threat to centers of population. But what of the cyber war? What threat could it possibly pose to life as we know it?An episode about vulnerabilities in the power grid, with guests: Congressman Jim Langevin, Yonatan Striem-Amit, Graham Cluley, Paul Brager.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 13: Weapons of Mass Disruption,, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Se2_Ep_04 PowerGrid_MST_V2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Econtalk Founder P2 76 mins – “Continuing with the Econtalk host on the moral aspects of economics, focused by Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Theory of Moral Sentiments. Should we sacrifice ourselves to the machine of the economy? Smith wasn’t just all about monetary gain: how does his idea of virtue and talk of the “impartial spectator” line up with economic growth? If growth is the key to long-term happiness for the greater good (because relief from material hardship enables other kinds of moral goodness), then isn’t the moral thing to become a venture capitalist? Is it fair that entrepreneurs are rewarded over other types of created work, and does it make sense to demand that the economy be fair? It is if the function of the economy is to provide for our material needs, but what is the “function” of the economy? Is one of its functions to provide for something for all of us to do? We also talk about government itself as an “emergent order,” how to engender social change, the limits of effective government regulation, and economic existentialism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Transportation 29 mins – “As many of us prepare for the hectic holiday hustle of planes, trains and automobiles, we might be thinking about how our travel plans are going to increase our carbon footprints. Fortunately, there are important strides being made to electrify these modes of transportation. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Treehugger’s Sami Grover who gives us a peek into two projects coming out of the U.K. — one will allow jets to use less fuel and emit less carbon, and the other enables trains to stop spewing dirty diesel. We talk with Grover about the current state of these technological innovations, discuss how private and public sectors are working to foster innovation, and look at other movements toward electric transit happening around the globe.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

End of Life Care 28 mins – “Victoria Bond spoke to Prof. Mohammed Khadra about his latest book, Terminal Decline. They also spoke about end of life care, and the strained Australian health budget. Ian Woolf and Julianne Popple discuss their thoughts on end of life care and euthanasia.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Family Tree Project 48 mins – “For a country that celebrates self-invention, Americans sure do love family trees.  Family history.  Genealogy is a passion for millions.  These days, genealogy is turbo-charged with all we can learn from genetic tests and DNA.  Writer A. J. Jacobs took the plunge into full genealogical, DNA discovery and came out with a tale to tell about all we know and can know these days.  It can be very surprising.  This hour, On Point: the new age of DNA-powered genealogy shaking up family trees.

Farm Seed Production 85 mins – “Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon, supplies seed companies, farmers, and gardeners with seeds that are selected and grown in a real organic environment. With his wife and business partner, Karen, and five employees, Frank grows certified organic seeds on about eight acres. Wild Garden Seeds is unusual in the seed business because they grow everything that they sell right there in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Frank shares his story of getting started on his market garden in 1980, and how he developed a gourmet salad greens business that shipped salads to top restaurants nation-wide. This high-end salad greens business allowed and encouraged him to start selecting the best plants for organic salad production, as well as to begin to develop new, custom varieties for his farm. We also dig into his on-the-job education in seed breeding, how he and Karen made the transition from salad growers to seed company, and how Wild Garden Seeds has worked with partner farms to grow their seed business.” At the link find the title, “147: Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds on the Patience of Seeds, and the Art and Craft of Plant Breeding…,” right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming 20 Acres in Mississippi 83 mins – “Will Reed and his wife, Amanda, returned to Will’s home in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 2010 to start Native Son Farm with a walking tractor and an acre of production. Today, Native Son Farm has twenty acres of produce in two locations, and markets through its 200-member CSA, an on-farm retail store, farmers markets, and restaurants. Will shares the story of coming home to Mississippi, and learning to grow and sell organic vegetables in a climate where everyone said it wouldn’t work. He shares how they manage the long, intense seasons, their strategies for marketing non-southern produce in the deep south, and his involvement in the policies and politics around organic and local agriculture. We also dig into how his farm team and community rallied during health and weather crises that came just as the farm was really scaling up, and how Native Son Farm has worked to reshape the land they farm on and the community they farm in to make organic, local agriculture a resilient reality.” At the link find the title, “148: Will Reed of Native Son Farm on Coming Home to Mississippi, Surviving Adversity, and Reshaping Land and Community” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Food Is Good 90 mins – “Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz joined Ken and Dawn remotely from a studio in New York City in mid-September for a fascinating discussion about the history and pitfalls of nutrition science. Teicholz is the author of the international bestseller, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.” The Economist named it the number one science book of 2014 and the Journal of Clinical Nutrition wrote, “This book should be read by every scientist and every nutritional science professional.” Nina began her journalism career as a reporter for National Public Radio. She went on to write for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale University and Stanford University where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. “The Big Fat Surprise” is credited with upending the conventional wisdom on dietary fat. It challenged the very core of America’s nutrition policy by explaining the politics, personalities, and history of how we came to believe that dietary fat is bad for health.  Her book was the first mainstream publication to make the full argument for why saturated fats – the kind found in dairy, meat and eggs – belong in a healthy diet. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, the Library Journal and Kirkus Review named “The Big Fat Surprise” one of the best books of 2014. The Economist described Nina’s book as a “nutrition thriller.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File,” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Judgeships 28 mins – “Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes weighs in on presidential influence on the federal courts system. Plus, we talk to a political science professor about the demographic breakdown of Trump’s nominees and how it differs from that of presidents past.” At the link find the title, “Is Trump reshaping an entire branch of government — the judiciary? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5a20b995e4b08952b59723e9_1351620000001-300030_t_1512094113538_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment Cake Case 37 mins – “Vanita Gupta and Michael Moreland join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to preview next week’s Supreme Court arguments about a dispute over a cake shop owner’s right to not create a cake for a same-sex marriage event. Gupta is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The Leadership Conference joined an amicus brief in this case with other civil rights groups (NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center), siding with the Civil Rights Division. Moreland is University Professor of Law and Religion and Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova Law School. He joined an amicus brief along with 34 other legal scholars supporting the cake shop owner.” At the link find the titlek “The Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5154270094.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 56 mins – “In Canada we waste about a third of the food we produce. Yet four million Canadians experience food insecurity. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, a look at the food systems and sustainability.” At the link find the title, “The hidden power of food: Finding value in what we eat, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171123_95115.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Waste 52 mins – “…we’re talking about our massive food waste problem. A full forty percent of food in America ends up in the trash. Activist Tristram Stuart joins us to talk about why we waste so much food and what we can and should do about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Waste 61 mins – “Historian Rachel Laudan talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about food waste. Laudan argues that there are tradeoffs in preventing food waste–in reduced time for example, or a reduction in food security, and that these tradeoffs need to be measured carefully when considering policy or giving advice to individuals or organizations. She also discusses the role of food taboos and moralizing about food. Along the way, Laudan defends the virtue of individual choice and freedom in deciding what to eat.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fracking Problems 29 mins – “During the 2016 presidential race, many environmentalists found it disheartening that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump actually seemed to agree on the expansion of fracking in the US. Some of us were wondering if the fight had been lost. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see good journalism persisting in the face of general indifference. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News, who recently wrote an article chronicling the travails of one small, vulnerable western Pennsylvania family. Her piece also brought to light why one government contractor was reluctant to attach its name to an EPA report that downplayed the risks of fracking. We discuss how irresponsible policy can lead to devastating consequences for real people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Francisco’s Flakes 9 mins – “A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File,” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

General Flynn Discussion 38 mins – “Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty today and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. We put together an all-star panel to talk it through. Lawfare contributors Orin Kerr, Stewart Baker, Steve Vladeck, and Paul Rosenzweig joined Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey to go over all the angles.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Lawfare Emergency Podcast_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Medicine 46 mins – “The cost of sequencing a human’s genome is plummeting towards zero.  (It’s not quite there yet, but it’s not hard to imagine a day in the near future when genetic sequencing is done as a matter of course, like vaccinations for newborns.) But along the easy availability of genetic information, we’ve gotten a surprise that people back in the halcyon days of Human Genome Project didn’t foresee… There’s a big difference between knowing your genetic information and knowing what to do about it. The analogy of genes as “the letters in an instruction-manual book of Life” is at least as old as the discovery of the DNA double-helix.  It’s a valuable analogy, because nucleotides as letters, codons as words is actually a startlingly close parallel. But no analogy is perfect.  And the famous DNA analogy might have skewed our assumptions about what we now call the epigenome.  Unlike the DNA sequences that directly code the manufacturing instructions of proteins, the epigenome controls which parts of the DNA instructions to execute, and when.  If we dare to extend a bit further, the epigenome would be a gigantic set of bookmarks, highlighter-pen markings, and margin notes where earlier readers have written notes to self about the really good bits. And the epigenome has proven to be more surprising, more complicated, and potentially more useful than the genome itself. Dr. Daniel Stickler is the new medical director at the NeuroHacker Collective, and a doctor who has devoted his practice toward helping people interpret their own genetic information, and optimize their personal health based on what the genes tell us – and how the epigenome can be tweaked. At his Apeiron Center (apeiron is Greek for “limitless”), he and his staff use leverage genes to deliver individualized medicine — primarily preventative medicine, aimed at optimal health and disease avoidance rather than disease management. In Episode #208, we discuss the state of the art in genetic screenings, Dr. Stickler’s feelings on “good genes / bad genes,” and the strange dichotomies that arise from working with a static genome managed by a dynamic epigenome that can change from one day to the next, one meal to the next, and in one cell versus its neighbor.” At the link find the title, “#208 – Optimizing Epigenetics with Dr. Daniel Stickler,” right-click “Media files SDS208.mp3” and select “Save Link Aas” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Grizzles 58 mins – “Bears hold a powerful place in the human psyche. At the heart of our obsession are contradictions: a magnetism that draws us in and fear that pushes us away. Molly Segal explores the stories we share about bears, what they say about us and our future.” At the link find the title, “Roaming imagination: What the stories we tell about bears say about us, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171122_22528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guns on Trial 47 mins – “On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They’re in court again. Could this be the way?A big gun case opening in Connecticut today. Families of the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting going to court again to try to hold the maker of the assault-style rifle used by Adam Lanza on that terrible day liable for those deaths. Twenty-six people – mostly children – died. Remington is now a target. Federal law protects gun makers. It’s a tough case. But after Newtown and Orlando and Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, we’re watching. This hour, On Point: liability and guns” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Halifax Explosion 24 mins – “The Halifax explosion levelled most of the city, killing 2,000, and injuring 9,000.” At the link find the title, “Dec 6 ‘It’s part of the DNA of Haligonians’: 100 years after the Halifax Explosion, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171206_61653.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Halifax Explosion 30 mins – “Today, we’re revisiting an episode from previous hosts: the Halifax explosion, which was one of history’s worst man-made, non-nuclear explosions.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Halifax Explosion, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-12-02-symhc-classic-halifax-explosion.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P10 8 mins – “Harry Leslie Smith reads from his recently published book Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future. Britain is at its most dangerous juncture since Harry’s youth – the NHS and social housing are in crisis, whilst Brexit and an unpopular government continue to divide the country – but there is hope. Just as Clement Attlee provided hope in 1945, Labour’s triumphant comeback of June 2017 is a beacon of light in this season of discontent. Britain has overcome adversity before and will do so again – a new nation will be forged from the ashes of grave injustice.” At the link find the title, “Harry’s Last Stand Episode 10 Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 342668358-harry-leslie-smith harrys last stand-episode-10-dont let my past be your future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P2 8 mins – “It’s the Second Episode of Harry’s Last Stand and as we wait for our trains in a railway pub. I have begun to tell more about my 94 years of life. I speak of my sister’s death from TB, the poverty of my youth, the madness of Brexit, the need for social justice and the dangers of Donald Trump” At the link find the title, “Harry’s Last Stand Episode 2 The brutal short life of poor people, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 317491298-harry-leslie-smith harrys last stand-episode-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P3 11 mins – “In Episode 3 of Harry’s Last Stand, 94 year old Harry Leslie Smith calls out to Britain to register to vote for the upcoming General Election. He warns against the cynical politics of the Tories that has divided Britain. He speaks about his past 80 years ago, and how in a time before the NHS [National Health Service], his eldest sister Marion died a horrific death from TB in a work house infirmary. He warns that his past can become your future.” At the link find the title, “Harrys Last Stand Episode 3 The world Before the NHS when the poor died worst than animals, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318335071-harry-leslie-smith harrys last stand episode-3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P4 – 9 mins – “In the fourth episode of Harry’s Last Stand. Harry Leslie Smith talks about the UK General Election, the dangers of nuclear war, the suffering caused by Tory austerity. Harry Leslie Smith also reflects on how spring always makes him remember the last days of the Second World War, when he along with an RAF unit crossed into a dying Nazi Germany.” At th elink find the title, “Harry’s Last Stand Episode 4 The Fall of Nazism 1945 & the Rise of Democracy, Apr, 2017,”right-click “Media files 319458365-harry-leslie-smith harrys last stand-episode-4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P5 – 7 mins – “The British General Election is just weeks away and because of austerity, this maybe democracy’s last whistle stop. I have lived for 94 years and seen the evil conservative politics has done to Britain and the world. To not vote in this election is surrender to the tyranny of austerity. My past doesn’t have to be your future” At the link find the title, “Harrys Last Stand Episode 5 Austerity is the end of Hope, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 322629476-harry-leslie-smith harrys last stand-episode-5-austerity is the end of hope.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand P9 15 mins – “I have lived almost 100 years and I am approaching the long night of nonexistence, but I am not afraid because I have survived much turmoil: the Great Depression, the second world war, the cold war, the deaths of friends and also the hardest blows to my spirit, the passing of my beloved wife and middle son. But now, as time dwindles down like a clock with an ageing battery, my heart still beats strong, content and free of rancour because of one single event that changed my life and forged a thousand moments of joy for me. Citizens of Hamburg going about their business in the streets, surrounded by bomb sites and a wrecked building with smoke still pouring from it in about 1943 ‘When off duty, I stumbled through the ruins of Hamburg, overwhelmed by the hunger, the dirt, and the simple despair of ordinary folk.’ It was there I met the woman who became my wife 70 years ago on August 16, 1947 in the shadow of that shattered German city.” At the link find the title, “Harry’s Last Stand Episode 9-Love Among the Ruins, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 337167149-harry-leslie-smith-harrys-last-stand-episode-9-love-among-the-ruins.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Head Transplants 29 mins – “Stephen Juan talks with Lachlan Whatmore and Ian Woolf about keeping a severed head alive , Head transplants – HEAVEN? by Ian Woolf, RE: Your brains by Jonathan Coulton.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip Hop History 58 mins -”Fordham University professor Mark Naison teaches a class on the history of hip hop and why it originated in the Bronx.” At the link find the title, “Why Hip Hop Began in the Bronx, Sept, 2017” right-click “Media files program.474121.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeboy Industries 36 mins – “Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. His new book is Barking to the Choir.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horses in Palestine 28 mins – “Political differences are put to one side as a love for Arabian horses unites Israelis and Palestinians.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights Conflict 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, and is titled “Human Rights and Violent Internal Conflict.”  Our speaker is David Cingranelli, Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Changes in America 35 mins – “America has long sold itself as “the nation of immigrants.” But when you look at our history — even the halcyon Ellis Island days — that branding has always come with an asterisk. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… especially if they’ll work for cheap. Our guests on this episode are Hiroshi Motomura of the University of California and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution.” At the link find the title, “222: The Changing Race of Immigration in America, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4ba0e134-d460-4357-be30-cce95cb8eb7c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration in America 25 mins – “America has long sold itself as “the nation of immigrants.” But when you look at our history — even the halcyon Ellis Island days — that branding has always come with an asterisk. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… especially if they’ll work for cheap. Our guests on this episode are Hiroshi Motomura of the University of California and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution.” 222: The Changing Race of Immigration in America,” right-click “Media files 4ba0e134-d460-4357-be30-cce95cb8eb7c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infection Control 35 mins – “In March 1867, the Lancet published an article by surgeon Joseph Lister that would change the healthcare landscape completely. The article was the first of several, detailing the culmination of Lister’s life work exploring the connection between germs and infection. Fast forward a century-and-a-half and today Joseph Lister is widely known as the father of antiseptic surgery, saving countless lives both in hospitals and further afield. But how was it that Lister came to his groundbreaking conclusions? How did his colleagues react? And, looking at the present situation, what challenges might we face that Lister would be all too familiar with? This week, helping Nicola Davis delve into the life and work of Joseph Lister is Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, historian of science and author of The Butchering Art. And to help join the dots between Lister’s groundbreaking work and the challenges healthcare professionals face today – including antibiotic resistance – is chief medical officer for England and chief medical advisor to the UK government Professor Dame Sally Davies.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Warfare 14 mins – “Russian spy tactics have gotten an upgrade since the Cold War. This week how they work now: bad actors, active measures, advanced persistent threats. Cyberwar has its own vocabulary. So we got ourselves a tutor. Join Manoush and information warfare expert Molly McKew, who puts the fun in fundamental assault on democracy.” At the link find the title, “Spy Terms of the Internyet, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself110817_cms810649_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Institution Trustiness 47 mins – “The great trust shift. Public trust in institutions at an all-time low. But are we really living in an age of distrust? We’ll explore.” At the link find the title, “Who Can You Trust?’ Faith In Institutions Is Low As Tech Changes Everything, Nov, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_565756475.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Fighters Return to Canada 22 mins – “The indignation … of just being fundamentally disrespected and fundamentally neglected in terms of our experience at the hands of a campaign of genocide that ISIS perpetrated against us.” At the link find the title, “Dec 4 Assyrian activist calls government policy on returning ISIS fighters ‘cruel joke’ Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171204_18238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Fighters Return to Canada 25 mins – ”The conundrum of how to deal with foreign fighters coming back to Canada: it’s not as easy as locking them up.” At the link find the title, “Nov 27 What should Canada do with foreign fighters who return home? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171127_20322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joe Biden and John Kasich 88 mins – “Former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) speak at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute about bridging the political and partisan divide in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “Joe Biden and John Kasich Discuss Bipartisanship in Trump Era, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.490334.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Bogle Interview 60 mins – “John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation With John C. Bogle, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171128 A Conversation with John C Bogle.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Justice Ginsburg 71 mins – “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to first year law students at Georgetown Law Center on a variety of legal topics. One included the challenges and improvements through the years for women who enter the legal field. Justice Ginsburg also gave a brief overview of the upcoming 2017-18 court term and some of the high profile cases.” At the link you can watch and purchase a download. A free copy of the audio file is also included in the blog archive.

Kondo-ing to Declutter 35 mins – “Marie Kondo brings her world-renowned tidying expertise to Katie’s own closet, where—let’s just say—not everything is “sparking joy.” They discuss Marie’s early (and sometimes overzealous) forays into organizing and why the “KonMari Method” for cleaning up has turned into a global phenomenon. Plus, Marie explains how her young daughters have changed her approach to tidying and divulges the unnecessary object in her home that she refuses to give away. For bonus footage of Marie helping Katie confront her packed closet, head to Architectural Digest: bit.ly/KondoCouric” At the link find the title, “44. Marie Kondo in Katie’s Closet, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files f9dd5014-3a48-47d6-819b-9b68f192b36d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean War Conflict 56 mins – “University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar teaches a class about the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur’s removal from command by President Harry Truman, and civil-military relations.” At the link find the title, “Korean War and Civil-Military Relations, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473771.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal Controversies 65 mins – “First up: The slowly-unfolding saga of the still-unidentified U.S. citizen held in military detention in Iraq. At long last, the district court will hold an actual hearing in ACLU v. Mattis, this Thursday, as a first step towards determining whether the ACLU even has standing to seek habeas review on John Doe’s behalf. Next: Off to the Supreme Court we go!  As an initial matter, the Court has denied cert. in Jaber v. United States, letting stand a D.C. Circuit opinion finding that the political question doctrine bars adjudication of a Torture Victims Protection Act claim by relatives of Yemeni victims of an alleged American airstrike.  Then we have a preview of Carpenter (which will be argued on Wednesday), which raises the possibility that the Court will take a bite out of the third-party doctrine at least for cell-site location databases–and, in doing so, set off waves of litigation seeking similar constraints on that doctrine in other digital contexts.  Your hosts note that a decision on these lines might well set the stage for litigation testing the notion of a foreign-intelligence exception to the warrant requirement, especially in connection with government access to telephone dialing records under the USA Freedom Act. And the Supreme Court tour then winds up with quick notes on the latest twists in the Travel Ban litigation. Next up: Back to GTMO, for an update and assessment of a slew of weedy, intertwined issues involving the authority of a military commission judge to compel civilian witnesses to testify, to have the last word on whether defense attorneys can withdrawal, to enforce its views with contempt sanctions, and so much more.  All that, plus the question of how the heck to get these issues resolved and the Nashiri case moving forward again. Last (substantively): A quick review of the CFPB leadership clash, seen through the lens of how similar questions might play out in a weightier context–i.e., if the current Attorney General should decide to make a career move.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linguistic Curiosities 26 mins – ““It’s always a bit of a tragedy when a word falls out of use.” At the link find the title, “Dec 5 Meet the author on a mission to rescue ‘lost’ words, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171205_97213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marshall Islands Fallout 28 mins – “In the 1940s and 1950s, the US conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests at the Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Pacific. Before the first bomb was dropped in July 1946, U.S. Navy officials persuaded 167 residents of the Atolls to be evacuated to another island “for the good of mankind”. Now a lingering remnant of this history is the Runit Dome that houses radioactive debris left over from the weapons tests. Activists are adamant that it is the source of radiation that is polluting the ocean that surrounds them. So far it is set up as a political and social issue, but what does the science tell us about what’s happening in this area? [More topics in this segment include – ]Peregrine Falcon Hunting Behaviour and Drone-Hunting Drones By analysing how a peregrine falcon chases its prey in flight, scientists have discovered that they track their prey in the same way as tracking missiles lock on to their target. This clever way of hunting on the wing is now being copied and applied to drone technology, as a way of making drone-hunting drones to try and thwart the growing number of crimes committed by these flying machines. [And…]Mongoose Gangs Welcome Immigrants Mongoose packs have been observed to be very socially inclusive to incomers. When feeding, a mob of mongooses rely on one or two individuals who act as a lookout. The lookouts signal when a predator or threat is near. By studying how much the mob trusts the lookout, researchers can tell how accepted that animal is to the group. When the lookout is a newcomer, it takes just 5 short months for the individual animal to be totally accepted. [Finally…] Moumita Dutta at the Indian Space Research Organisation Moumita Dutta chats to Bobbie Lakhera about how she became a space scientists, and how she and other women working on the Chandrayaan spacecraft are inspiring the next generation of Indian female space scientists.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Imaging 80 mins – “Get the latest on cancer detection using imaging that provides detailed pictures inside the body. Learn about Positron Emission Tomography (PET scans), and technology used to detect neuroendocrine tumors, and prostate cancer. (#32929)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness 27 mins – “According to Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, so much of the tribalism and animosity that fuels our political moment could be mitigated if more Americans adopted mindfulness techniques. In this podcast extra, Brooke speaks with Wright about how living a mindful life can make us savvier, saner news consumers and help us avoid outrage fatigue.”” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Parks History 70 mins – “Sonoma State University professor Laura Watt teaches a class on the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness.” At the link find the title, “Landscape Preservation and National Parks, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.476050.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 57 mins – “This week, we discuss the hotly contested, yet challenging, topic of net neutrality. On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to hold a vote on whether to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Supporters of net neutrality argue that repealing the rules will hurt consumers, allowing telecommunications companies to charge extra to access important parts of the internet. Opponents of the net neutrality rules argue that they are a classic case of government overreach, stifling competition and innovation on the Internet.” At the link find the title, “Net neutrality at a legal crossroads, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1271972526.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuro Law 29 mins – “The latest findings in neuroscience are increasingly affecting the justice system in America. Owen Jones, professor of law and biology at Vanderbilt University, explores where neurolaw is making its mark and where the discipline is heading. One significant finding from MRI scanners is that the adolescent brain continues to develop right into the early- and mid-twenties. The fact that we are not ‘adults’ at age 18 is having big repercussions in the legal system. In San Francisco, the entire way that young offenders of crimes such as armed robbery up to the age of 25 are treated is adapting to the brain data. More and more, neuroscientists are testifying in courts, often to mitigate sentences including the death penalty in juveniles. Other times, they highlight rare brain abnormalities that cause violent and antisocial behaviour, which helps justify a lighter sentence. However, young brains are still malleable. In Wisconsin, brain imaging of juvenile prisoners can detect psychopathic markers. Once identified, staff can employ techniques to de-programme those antisocial traits and rehabilitate prisoners to ready them for, they hope, a crime-free life outside. And this is simply the first generation of neurolaw – where to next?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroscientist Views 64 mins – “Jeff Hawkins founded Numenta in 2005, shortly after publishing his best seller “On Intelligence.” Numenta’s goal is to create a computer model of how the human cortex functions and more importantly advance our theoretical understanding of why it has the structure that it does. In BS 139 Hawkins describes some of his team’s latest research and some exciting new ideas.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File,” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Neville Chamberlain 63 mins – “If ever a politician got a bum rap it’s Neville Chamberlain. He has gone down in history as the British prime minster whose policy of appeasement in the 1930s allowed the Nazis to flourish unopposed. He has never been forgiven for ceding part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler in the Munich Agreement of September 1938, and for returning home triumphantly declaring “peace for our time”. The very word “appeasement” is now synonymous with him, signifying a craven refusal to stand up to bullies and aggressors. What a contrast to Winston Churchill, the man who took over as prime minister and who has ever since been credited with restoring Britain’s backbone. But is the standard verdict on Chamberlain a fair one? After all, memories of the slaughter of the First World War were still fresh in the minds of the British, who were desperate to avoid another conflagration. And anyway what choice did Chamberlain have in 1938? There’s a good case for arguing that the delay in hostilities engineered at Munich allowed time for military and air power to be strengthened.” At the link find the title, “Neville Chamberlain did the right thing: Appeasement of Hitler was the best policy for the British government in the 1930s, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition History 77 mins – “Iowa State University professor Ruth MacDonald looks at the history of nutritional standards and government dietary guidelines. She describes the shift from preventing disease to promoting optimum health during the 20th century.” At the link find the title, “History of Diet and Nutrition Guidelines, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480999.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil History 75 mins – “University of Notre Dame professor Darren Dochuk teaches a class about mid-20th century American oil interests. He describes the east Texas oil boom and the expansion of U.S. oil businesses abroad to places such as Saudi Arabia and Canada.” At the link find the title, “Mid-20th Century American Oil Interests, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.472058.MP3-STD.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olive Oil 53 mins – “Olive oil’s original home lies along the shores of the Mediterranean, where its wild ancestor, the oleaster, can still be found today. Somehow, people realized that the bitter berry from these hardy trees tasted excellent when brined in salt and, even better, could be crushed to produce a liquid fat that was not only delicious but, Mueller says, burns as hot as benzene and has twice the caloric content of carbon. By the seventh century BCE, olive oil production was taking place at industrial scale: olive presses excavated at Ekron, in modern-day Israel, were capable of producing 500,000 liters of oil a year. The demand was equally enormous: olive oil powered lamps and preserved and enhanced food, and it was used an all-purpose medicine, a contraceptive—even an aphrodisiac. Olive oil was so critical to Greek and Roman culture that wars were fought over it and fortunes made, much like the petroleum sheikhs of today.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omaha Beach 51 mins – “Professor Adrian Lewis talked about about Omaha Beach and the 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, during World War II. He described the German and Allied military strategies as well as the command structure on each side. He also enumerated the challenges American troops faced when trying to land on Omaha Beach and argued that the outcome was not inevitable.” At the link you can watch and purchase a download. A free copy of the audio file is also included in the blog archive.

One Child Policy 28 mins – “For years China’s one-child policy meant that many pregnancies were terminated, some people did break the law and had second children, we hear Kati’s story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osteoarthritis Treatment 83 mins- “Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, often occurring often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, and fingers. Get the latest on what you can do to prevent, detect and treat the condition. (#32935)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Paradise Papers 49 mins – “Another massive data leak has cast scrutiny on the world of the ultra-wealthy, but some doubt whether much will change. A look inside the Paradise Papers and at the secretive industry of “wealth management” that makes sure the wealthy remain rich and hidden. Also, in the wake of the shuttering of Gothamist and DNAinfo, how journalism is contending with its “billionaire problem,” and a look at the recent standoff between Disney and journalists. Finally, the story of how a Syrian man’s journey to the West found him experiencing America’s Wild West in Sweden.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paralyzed Man Recovery 43 mins – “Today we bring you an episode from one of our favorite shows, Heavyweight.” At the link find the title, “Presenting: Heavyweight, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6880820308.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parts vs Whole 49 mins – “What can we learn from a mere handful of dirt? For Nikki Silvestri, soil is both a metaphor and the literal “fertile” ground through which complexity and diversity thrive. Having worked on issues of food systems, sustainability, and public health, Silvestri describes soil as the link through which to engage in the work of building community, resilience, and social equity. Today, in her conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Silvestri offers a unique approach to systems thinking, grounded in a deep sense of humility in the face the immensely complex natural systems that thrive just below our feet.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 64 Nikki Silvestri “More Than Mere Dirt”, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5a1e71df4c93156567474948.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Photography History P1 33 mins – “The Lumières are often associated with early film technology, but that wasn’t the only area where they innovated.” At the link find the title, “The Lumière Brothers, Part 1, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-27-symhc-war-lumiere-brothers-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Photography History P2 32 mins – “Despite the huge impact the Lumières made with their multi-function motion picture camera, they didn’t stay in the movie business.” At the link find the title, “The Lumière Brothers, Part 2,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-29-symhc-war-lumiere-brothers-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Eating Worms 5 mins – “The world is being covered in plastic says 14-year-old Ebony Wallin. Ebony was a runner up in this year’s Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing. Ebony wrote about the problems posed by plastic and a potential solution following the discovery that some caterpillars can eat the thin polyethylene used to make many plastic shopping bags. The ability of the waxworm caterpillar to digest plastic is thought to lie in the caterpillar’s gut bacteria.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Proof of Concept Centers 20 mins – “How can we do more without causing less strain on the environment? In this podcast we continue our discussion with New York entrepreneurs participating in the state’s Proof of Concept Centers program. This time, we take a deeper look at two companies addressing garbage and energy storage by taking on what some may think of as the smaller aspects of these problems.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prostate Cancer 84 mins – “Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Get the latest on risk, detection and treatment. (#32931)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Radiology Advances 83 mins – “Machine learning can augment clinical and research activities in many ways. Find out the latest on the future of machine learning in clinical imaging. (#32933)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporting Industry Trends 58 mins – “Bob Schieffer, former host of CBS’s Face the Nation, examines the impact of changing technology on journalism. He’s in conversation with Susan Glasser of Politico.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Bob Schieffer, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.487819.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellites P1 27 mins – “We really are going to space.” At the link find the title, “SPACE 1: We’re Going To Space, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171129_pmoney pmpod808v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellites P2 24 mins – “We hitched a ride on a satellite. Now we have to figure out what we’re going to do up there.” At the link find the title, “SPACE 2: Wait, Why Are We Going To Space? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171201_pmoney pmpod809_v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellites P3 23 mins – “We found a satellite. We tried to figure out what it would do. Now we need to choose our rocket.” At the link find the title, “SPACE 3: Rocket Shopping, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171206_pmoney pmpod810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia 44 mins – “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, America’s longtime ally in the Middle East, faces a tumultuous future. Plummeting oil prices, an ongoing royal purge, and Yemen’s civil war across the border have thrust the kingdom into a domestic and international maelstrom. But what role does the United States play in Saudi Arabia’s changing position? To address that question, Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, recently discussed his new book “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and America Since FDR” at a Brookings event. Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, moderated the conversation in which they discussed the state of U.S.-Saudi relations, the historical events that have precipitated Saudi Arabia’s current situation, and the future of the kingdom.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Bruce Riedel mixdown_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon 47 mins – “A purge and palace intrigue in Saudi Arabia. Lebanon’s prime minister resigns. We try to pull back the curtain on what’s really going on in the Middle East. It’s been a wild set of days for Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.  A Saudi crown prince, cracking down.  Purging princes right and left.  Seizing cash.  Locking up billionaires.  Lebanon’s prime minister, telling his country from Saudi Arabia that he’s resigning.  That he fears for his safety.  Looking like a hostage.  Then coming on TV to say maybe he won’t resign.  Missiles, flying.  Hezbollah, Iran, Saudis circling.  Jared Kushner in town. This hour, On Point:  A purge of princes, and what is going on in the Middle East.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault Reporting 48 mins – “ Before they broke ‘The New York Times’ story detailing sexual harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey had to convince Weinstein’s victims to talk to them.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault Reporting 50 mins – “As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to dominate the news, a look at how we are dealing with high-profile offenders and who is being ignored. Plus, a critical reexamination of Bill Clinton’s reputation, the difficulty of processing good art made by bad people, and how to brace ourselves for the potential backlash.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Discrimination 59 mins – “’Equal protection of the laws’ was granted to all persons by the 14th Amendment in 1868. But for nearly a century after that, women had a hard time convincing the courts that they should be allowed to be jurors, lawyers, and bartenders, just the same as men. A then-lawyer at the ACLU named Ruth Bader Ginsburg set out to convince an all-male Supreme Court to take sex discrimination seriously with an unconventional strategy. She didn’t just bring cases where women were the victims of discrimination; she also brought cases where men were the victims. In this episode, we look at how a key battle for gender equality was won with frat boys and beer.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shanghai’s Lost Battalion 27 mins – “The Chinese Nationalists are loosing the battle of Shanghai. Yet, Chiang has to hold on as the League of Nations will soon be discussing the conflict. Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt steps into the fray by criticizing Japan’s aggression. Still, it seems that Chiang’s holdings north of Shanghai will have to be abandoned. Yet, to make sure the world doesn’t forget about the Chinese, 1000 soldiers will be left near the Foreign Settlements, so the westerns can watch these men be slaughtered and write home. These victims will be remembered as China’s Lost Battalion.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 209-12317_10.14_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Impact 52 mins – “Psychologist Jean Twenge joins us to talk about the kids these days. She says teenagers today are different than the Millenials that preceded them. They’re more depressed, more suicidal and less independent. The reason? It could be smartphones.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stereotypes 39 mins – “Back in 1995, Claude Steele published a study that showed that negative stereotypes could have a detrimental effect on students’ academic performance. But the big surprise was that he could make that effect disappear with just a few simple changes in language. We were completely enamoured with this research when we first heard about it, but in the current roil of replications and self-examination in the field of social psychology, we have to wonder whether we can still cling to the hopes of our earlier selves, or if we might have to grow up just a little bit.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suffering Lessons 39 mins – “Rabbi Steve Leder, senior rabbi at the oldest synagogue in Los Angeles, sits down with Brian to discuss the subject of his new book: how suffering can be transformational. Rabbi Leder details the change he experienced following a car accident that briefly left him dependent on opioids and eating them “like they’re candy.” He also offers advice on how to help loved ones coping with trauma and why to avoid saying, “Let me know if you need anything.” Plus, insights from Maimonides on the steps it takes to earn forgiveness.” At the link find the title, “45. Rabbi Steve Leder: Transformed By Pain, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files aeae3845-2803-40b4-bd45-44c7a25df9ca.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suggestible You 32 mins – “Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal.” At the link right-link the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Havens 48 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is ‘Secrecy World.’ Also, critic at large John Powers reviews the book ‘The Dawn Watch.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Reforms 19 mins – With Republicans pushing ahead on their plan to overhaul taxes for the first time in 30 years, we revisit an episode of DeocdeDC that explained how that reform 30 years ago actually came together. Jimmy speaks with two major players in that effort – Pam Olsen of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and former Congressman Bill Archer.” At the link find the title, “Revisiting how tax reform really works, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6832f2ce-8d81-413c-bcb6-bed77b0e79c6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Law 128 mins – “Accountability by design, AI building better AI, the Trump Administration’s extreme vetting initiative, Bitcoin economics, the Supreme Court Carpenter case and what it means for privacy, Animoji Karaoke and more!” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transplant Medicine 56 mins – “Dr. Hillard M. Lazarus presents “Allogeneic Transplants: No Such Thing as a Normal Donor” by first explaining how allogeneic blood and marrow donors are not normal patients: they’re not patients at all! These donors are altruistic persons who are saving a life as well as putting themselves at risk for incurring problems. Dr. Lazarus goes into great detail about Allogeneic Transplants and the importance of this discussion.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tropical Diseases in U.S. 49 mins – “Peter Hotez talks about neglected tropical diseases: what are they, where are they found, and where did the term “neglected tropical disease” come from, anyway? Hotez discusses some of the strategies his and other groups are using for vaccine development, and his work as an advocate for childhood vaccines and global health. Julie’s biggest takeaways: Renaming “other diseases” – a large collection of disparate diseases such as schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis (also called river blindness) – as “neglected tropical diseases” by Hotez and colleagues was integral to bringing attention to the diseases of the bottom billion, people that live on less than one U.S. Dollar per day. Neglected tropical diseases are often chronic and debilitating without high mortality. These diseases trap people in poverty due to their long-term effects. The NTDs are often associated with terrible stigma that can lead to additional challenges for affected populations. Neglected tropical diseases are found worldwide, in rich and poor countries. The poorest peoples living in the G20 countries (and Nigeria) now account for most of the world’s NTDs. Parasitic infections present challenges for vaccine design, but reverse vaccinology may be a useful strategy. Reverse vaccinology mines genomes to identify promising vaccine candidates in silico, which are then narrowed sequentially for those that are expressed on the bacterial surface, immunogenic, and ultimately protective against disease. This strategy has worked for Neisseria meningitidis, and Hotez is hopeful that it will produce effective vaccines for the parasitic infections he studies. The tradition of individual fields and departments, combined with the old-fashioned notion that scientists needn’t spend their time engaging with the public, has led to flatlined budgets and the rise of anti-science movements. Scientists need to engage the public to ensure the future of science and science-based policy.” At the link find the title, “071: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Vaccine Advocacy with Peter Hotez, Dec 07, 2017,” right-click “Media files MTM071.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Russia Links 49 mins – ““The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary,” says ‘Guardian’ reporter Luke Harding. His new book is ‘Collusion.’ Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Call Me By Your Name.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Typewriter History 52 mins – “Filmmaker Doug Nichol’s new documentary is a tribute to typewriters. In an age of high-tech, do-it-all gadgetry, the typewriter may be on the edge of extinction, but it still offers artists of all stripes unique access to the creative spirit.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Hacking Story P2 60 mins – “After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg’s Uber account was hacked. This episode is a follow up to #91 The Russian Passenger and #93 Beware All.” At the link find the title, “#111 Return of the Russian Passenger, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5352619491.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undercover Muslim 59 mins – “Muslim American federal agent Tamer Elnoury discusses his experience fighting domestic terrorism in America. He is interviewed by Michael German, author of [Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent].” At the link find the title, “After Words with Tamer Elnoury, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.489398.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR Future 57 mins – “Jaron Lanier is one of the foremost digital visionaries of our times. One of Silicon Valley’s key early innovators, this dreadlocked digital prophet has been dubbed the ‘father of virtual reality’ and named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. A former goatherd and midwife, and a virtuoso player of rare instruments, Lanier is sometimes called the ‘alternative Steve Jobs’. Neither a tech optimist nor a doom-monger, he is unique for always seeing the opportunities offered by technology as well as the dangers. In bestsellers such as You Are Not A Gadget and Who Owns the Future? he sounded an early warning about the perils of the internet – describing the tech giants as ‘spy agencies’ and ‘lords of the clouds’ for the way they reduce the value of humans to that of the data they provide. But he has also proposed another, more imaginative way to use technology. A ‘human-centered approach’, he argues, ‘leads to more interesting, more exotic, more wild, and more heroic adventures than the machine-supremacy approach, where information is the highest goal.’ Now Lanier is going back to the field where he did his pioneering work in the 1980s: virtual reality. VR has become the new frontier of human engagement with tech, and has become a medium that has transformed surgical trials, aircraft design and the treatment of injured war veterans. But it is not only about design, games and headsets, as he argues in his new book, Dawn of the New Everything. Virtual reality can extend the ‘intimate magic’ of childhood into the adult world, Lanier says, and allow us to imagine life beyond the limits of biology. But it will also test who we are. In the same way that he foresaw the dangers of web 2.0, Lanier offers a warning. Virtual reality has the potential to isolate us from each other – and render us even more in thrall to predatory tech companies. Lanier was joined om conversation by Economics editor at the BBC, Kamal Ahmed.” At the link find the title, “Jaron Lanier on the Future of Our Digital Lives, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulcanologist Politician 63 mins – “284. Jess Phoenix, vulcanologist running for Congress” At the link find the title by that number, right-click “Media files geeksguide284final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Prevention 58 minsWe’re facing what could be a devastating crisis—how to feed ourselves without destroying the ecosystems we depend on. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph we seek out creative solutions to a looming disaster.” At the link find the title, “Confronting the ‘perfect storm’: How to feed the future, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20171116 45886.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Business 61 mins – “Elizabeth Proust, Jane Halton, and Peggy O’Neal address the National Press Club on levelling the playing field for women in public life.” At the ink find the title, “National Press Club: Women in business, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_PublicWomen 0612_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Women P1 63 mins – “Continuing the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author Tiffany Dufu on working parenthood – and how she’s learned to “drop the ball” on parenting perfection.” At the link find the title, “Role Overload: Working Mothers, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-22-smnty-tiffany-dufu-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Women P2 56 mins – “Single women aren’t always included in conversations about role overload. B&E talk with writer Julia Carpenter about what this looks like for all the single ladies. Learn more about today’s interview guest, Julia Carpenter, at https://www.juliaccarpenter.com/.” At the link find the title, “Role Overload: Single Ladies, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-29-smnty-julia-carpenter-final.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 318 – Dec 15, 2017: African Small Business, AR and VR Training, Balkan Instability, Behavioral Economics, Bosnia War Crime, Brain Implants, Carbon Neutral London, Cellulosic Biofuels, Central Park Five Case, Childhood PTSD, Civilization Key Traits, Climate Warming Impact, Cruise Line Impact, Democracy in Trouble, DNA Testing, Econtalk Founder, Educational Technology, Expertise in Medicine, Fake News, Farming Seven Successful Traits, Female Employment Trends, Feminism, Fetal Brain Activity, First Amendment, Freakonomics Thinking, Genetic Research, Government Surveillance, Homelessness, Human Beliefs, Inner City Schools, Internet Censorship, ISIS Child Theft, Mass Shooter Illness, Meditation Teacher, Mycology Breakthroughs, Net Neutrality, Network Power, North Korea Cyberwarfare, Option B, Political Homelessness, Poverty and Health, Presidential Removal, Privacy vs Data Collection, Ransomeware, Saudia Arabia and Educational Endowment, Sex Worker Interview, Smart Phone Searches, Taxation Power, Terrorism Discussion, Tesla Batteries, Thinking Tools, Tim O’Reilly Interview, Troll Farm, Vietnam Heroin Use, Wisdom of Elders

Exercise your ears: the 111 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 646 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 18,700 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 118GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

African Small Business 7 mins – “Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa’s informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent’s economy running. It’s tempting to think of these workers as tax-dodgers, even criminals — but Bhan makes the case that this booming segment of the economy is legitimate and worthy of investment. “These are the fertile seeds of businesses and enterprises,” Bhan says. “Can we start by recognizing these skills and occupations?” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AR and VR Training 38 mins – “…I’m talking with Taylor Freeman of Upload.io. They are a company that are in San Francisco and Marina del Rey that has these amazing classes that are teaching virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, X reality. It’s just an amazing company that is building the University of the Future. They have the coolest space. I’ve got a little sneak preview from Taylor. I am now going to take Tom and we’re going to go up there in the next months because it is just such a cool space to look at but such cool tools to play with. I just really thought that you would find this really interesting and really start talking about how the skills that you might be building over in 3D design really translate themselves into becoming virtual reality designers, augmented reality designers, really build this future of this idea of marketing all the way through to product, through 3D printed on-demand end results. I love that idea. I really thought you should hear this. Let’s go to my interview with Taylor Freeman.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Energy Supply 60 mins – “This week we’re looking at how alternative energy works in the arctic. We speak to Louie Azzolini and Linda Todd from the Arctic Energy Alliance, a non-profit helping communities reduce their energy usage and transition to more affordable and sustainable forms of energy. And the lessons they’re learning along the way can help those of us further south.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” and “OK” to get the file.

Astrophysics Questions 56 mins – “Delve into this mashup of Cosmic Queries as Neil deGrasse Tyson and an ensemble of comic co-hosts explore the vast wonder of the cosmos including double star systems, black holes, dark matter and antimatter, the Hubble constant, tidal friction, ET, and much more.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Balkan Instability 29 mins – “Preventing the Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements, Nov, 2017.” At the link find the title with the same words, right-click “Media files T001_20171106_ed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 63 mins – “Michael Lewis is one of the most successful non-fiction authors alive. He has been acclaimed as a genius by Malcolm Gladwell and as the best current writer in America by Tom Wolfe. In a series of titles that have sold 9 million copies worldwide, he has lifted the lid on the biggest stories of our times, enthralling readers with his knack for humanising complex subjects and giving them the page-turning urgency of the best thrillers. Liar’s Poker is the cult classic that defined Wall Street during the 1980s; Moneyball was made into a film with Brad Pitt; Boomerang was a breakneck tour of Europe’s post-crunch economy; and The Big Short was made into a major Oscar-winning film starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell. In November 2017 Lewis came to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he was joined by Stephanie Flanders, former economics editor at the BBC. Discussing the themes of his latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World, they explored the extraordinary story of the relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky – a collaboration which created the field of behavioural economics. This is the theory which shows that human beings are not the rational creatures we imagined ourselves to be, and has revolutionised everything from big data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. It won Kahneman the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 – the first time the award had gone to a psychologist.” At the link find the title, “Michael Lewis On How Behavioural Economics Changed The World, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Man in Berlin 28 mins – “Peter White explores Berlin through the sounds of a city that is finding new and imaginative ways to mark its troubled past and plan for its fast expanding future. He is struck by how much it is still haunted by the past. He idles on street corners to absorb the voices around him and he is struck by a familiar lament: people worrying about how much longer they will be able to afford to live in a city with fast rising property prices prompted in part by an influx of foreign investors. His guide is a fellow blind-man, entrepreneur Erich Thurner, who shares the concerns as he contemplates his own future in Berlin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Tech Show 60 mins – “That Blind Tech Show Rolls Again. Bryan brings Allison and Jeff back to the sho to talk about some of the latest Tech news, gidgets and gadgets and the latest from Sonos. We are proud to announce that Twitterrific for the Mac is Back, Downcast just got an update and AOL Messenger is no longer. Jeff gives us an update on the fire that hit Enchanted Hills Camp above Napa, CA and how we can all contribute and support #RebuildEHC.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bosnia War Criminal 28 mins – “Mark Urban returns to Bosnia to examine the impact Serb General Ratko Mladic had on the lives of thousands of people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Implants 28 mins – “This week we hear stories on what to do with experimental brain implants after a study is over, how gene therapy gave a second skin to a boy with a rare epidermal disease, and how bone markings thought to be evidence for early hominid tool use may have been crocodile bites instead, with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. [and] Sarah Crespi interviews Gary King about his new experiment to bring fresh data to the age-old question of how the news media influences the public. Are journalists setting the agenda or following the crowd? How can you know if a news story makes a ripple in a sea of online information? In a powerful study, King’s group was able to publish randomized stories on 48 small and medium sized news sites in the United States and then track the results.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Carbon Neutral London 51 mins – “Could London be the first carbon neutral city? Listen to this exciting debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Gadget guru Jason Bradbury is the chair, plus guests including award winning actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade.” At the link find the title, “Can innovation transform London into a carbon neutral city? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellulosic Biofuels P1 29 mins – “This episode begins a three-part series on cellulosic ethanol and other cellulosic biofuels. What if we could take one of the most prolific, abundant, renewable, and sustainable items on the plant – Cellulose – and make fuel from it?  Well, we can! Sounds fantastic, but there are, of course, challenges. It’s expensive, the conversions aren’t as great as we’d like them to be, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the processes in order to make cellulosic biofuels a widespread reality.  This is the first part of the three-part series where we explore these opportunities and challenges with cellulosic biofuels. Dr. Brown describes a future where farmers can produce biomass that is specifically bred to be processed into fuels that can go directly into an engine. This would, of course, take collaboration between seed companies, farmers, ethanol plants, and fuel manufacturers and retailers.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Central Park Five Case 26 mins – “Presidents don’t usually weigh in on criminal cases. In fact, it’s critical to the integrity of the criminal justice system that the executive not try to influence the outcome of cases. But Trump can’t help himself. President Trump has called the US criminal justice system “a joke.” At the link find the title, “13- Criminal Justice and the POTUS, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files TCL_ep_13_Criminal Justice and the POTUS_part_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood PTSD 27 mins – “Why do asylum-seeking children in Sweden withdraw from the world & how can they recover?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civilization Key Traits 60 mins – “Niall Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation. In this talk from February 2011, based on his book ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, he asks how Western civilization came to dominate the rest of the world. His answer is that the West developed six “killer applications” that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the Protestant work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If it has and the Rest of the world can successfully download these apps, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.” is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about money, power, civilisation and empires. Now he wants to reimagine history itself. On October 4th, Ferguson came to the Intelligence Squared stage to unveil his new book, ‘The Square and The Tower’. Historians have always focused on hierarchies, he argued – on the elites that wield power. Economists have concentrated on the marketplace – on the economic forces that shape change. These twin structures are symbolised for Ferguson by Siena’s market square, and its civic tower looming above. But beneath both square and tower runs something more deeply significant: the hidden networks of relationships, ideas and influence. Networks are the key to history. The greatest innovators have been ‘superhubs’ of connections. The most powerful states, empires and companies have been those with the most densely networked structures. And the most transformative ideas – from the printing presses that launched the Reformation to the Freemasonry that inspired the American Revolution – have gone viral precisely because of the networks within which they spread. ‘When we understand these core insights of network science,’ says Ferguson, ‘the entire history of mankind looks quite different.’” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson on History’s Hidden Networks, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Skeptic 46 mins – “In a joint production with Stevie Lepp and the Reckonings podcast we hear from Jerry Taylor, a former professional climate change skeptic who switched sides entirely.” At the link right-click “Media files 964c4ba3-3154-42c5-b364-234a7bbbef04.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Activism 15 mins – “The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Impact 8 mins – “Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. “The ice doesn’t care who’s in the White House. It doesn’t care which party controls your congress. It doesn’t care which party controls your parliament,” Titley says. “It just melts.” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterculture 65 mins – “Is there a New Counterculture movement?  If so, what is it?  Can we define it, or at least describe it?  Might you be a part of it, even if in a small way, even if you don’t realize it? Join Prof CJ as he discusses: Why cultural, artistic, and/or intellectual movements are often hard to identify without hindsight (either after they’ve fizzled out entirely, or at least jumped the shark); What the Old Counterculture was, and its problems; Defining what the New Counterculture is (as CJ sees it) by describing a nonexistent, archetypal New Counterculturalist individual in terms of his or her age, religiosity, career, political views, lifestyle, etc.; CJ’s take on the degree to which he himself (at least somewhat) fits the mold; Reasons why the New Counterculture has more potential to achieve lasting, positive change” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cruise Line Impact 51 mins – “What is the fastest growing sector in tourism? It is cruise ship holidays, increasing exponentially and globally. Twenty-five million cruise vacations were taken this year and that will double very soon. International cruise lines want remote, pristine and idyllic places to satisfy the appetite of passengers to be somewhere beautiful, especially in the Pacific. In a remote, tiny community in the southern tip of Vanuatu in the South-West Pacific, a village is earning more than ever through hosting gleaming white giant cruise ships that regularly appear over the horizon. Most months more than 25,000 visitors step ashore. The attraction is Inyeug, marketed to tourists as Mystery Island – a tiny offshore reef-ringed island, fringed by a beautiful beach and surrounded by sparkling clear turquoise shallow water. Susie Emmett listens to villagers as they prepare souvenirs and village tours. She asks the captain of a cruise ship about the effects of the ships on the environment. And she joins tourists as they explore and meets the teams dealing with the debris after their departure.” At the link right-Click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy in Trouble 60 mins – “In September 2014, Professor Francis Fukuyama came to the Intelligence Squared stage to square up with one of Britain’s most brilliant political thinkers, David Runciman, to assess how democracy is faring in 2014. We certainly haven’t attained the rosy future that some thought Fukuyama was predicting in his book ‘The End of History and The Last Man’ in 1992: authoritarianism is entrenched in Russia and China, in the last decade the developed democracies have experienced severe financial crises and rising inequality, and Islamic State militants are wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. Is religion becoming the new politics? How will the technological revolution continue to impact our politics? And in the West are we in danger of becoming complacent about the challenges to democracy that we face?” At the link find the title, “Francis Fukuyama with David Runciman – Democracy: Even the Best Ideas Can Fail, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Testing 10 mins – “262 – How Well Do Ancestry DNA Tests Actually Work?” At the link find the title with the same words, right-click “Media files ede_262-as3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Use Excess 58 mins – “Consumer Reports recently had a cover story on “Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair with Prescription Medication.” It turns out that half of American adults take at least one prescription drug. Actually, the average number of prescriptions is four. That’s a lot more pills than people in other countries, and it is more than we Americans used to take. Are we taking too many prescriptions? How Can You Tell If You Are Taking Too Many Prescriptions? Very often, prescriptions start to pile up almost before you notice it. If your sleeping medicine gives you heartburn, you may end up with a prescription to treat that symptom. Sometimes the second medication will then cause symptoms for which the doctor prescribes a different drug. This is one way people end up taking three, four or five different pills. The problem is that using too many prescriptions increases your risk of side effects. And taking all those different pills means that they may interact with one another. There were more than 1 million emergency department visits due to adverse drug effects in 2014. More than 100,000 people died from those reactions. And, of course, paying for all those pills is also hard on the budget. That is why Consumer Reports declared October 21st National Check Your Meds Day. They recommend a “brown bag” review of everything you are taking. That means you ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on whether you are taking anything you might not need. Be sure to ask exactly how to discontinue it, if that is the advice. Some drugs should not be stopped abruptly.” At the link left-click the “Download MP3,” select “Choose MP3,” add it to the cart and download it (for free).

Earth Poles and Spin 27 mins – “No one knows why the Earth’s magnetic North and South poles swap. But polar reversals have happened hundreds of times over the history of the Earth. John Turk emailed curiouscases@bbc.co.uk to ask, “when is the next pole swap due and what will happen to us?”
Featuring Prof Lucie Green from Mullard Space Science Laboratory and Dr Phil Livermore from the University of Leeds. Plus, astronaut Terry Virts, author of The View from Above, describes his experiences of a strange magnetic glitch in the earth’s magnetic field, known as The Bermuda Triangle of Space. The World That Turns – “Why does the Earth spin?” asks Joe Wills from Accra in Ghana. Hannah quizzes cosmologist Andrew Pontzen about the birth of the Solar System. BBC weatherman John Hammond describes the curious things that would happen if the Earth spun the opposite way.”
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Economic Offsets 69 mins – “Financial Times columnist and author Tim Harford talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Harford’s latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy. Highlights include how elevators are an important form of mass transit, why washing machines didn’t save quite as much time as you’d think, and the glorious illuminating aspects of light throughout history.” At the link right-click “Download” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Econtalk Founder 55 mins – “The host of Econtalk provides his take on our ep. 174 on The Wealth of Nations, and explores with us the idea of emergent economic order. As preparation, we all listened to a June 2017 episode of Econtalk that featured Russ, Mike Munger, and Don Boudreaux, so you should too! For a graphic introduction to this idea, see wonderfulloaf.org. Is the economy profitably thought of as a machine? Like the behavior of a natural system like a liquid or gas whose behavior can be described using simple laws and perhaps manipulated? As a garden? A rainforest? Are the unplanned results of mass economic activity always good? Russ leans libertarian but has a nuanced view honed through over 600 episodes of Econtalk, where he’s talked to economists of all stripes. Like Smith, Russ recognizes that wealth is not the only good, that the economy is not going to serve all human needs, and that government regulations and infrastructure can be helpful and even necessary. We talk through what “invisible hand” really means, tariffs and trade policy for less-developed countries, dehumanizing labor, self-interest, how Adam Smith’s picture in The Wealth of Nations relates to his account of moral judgments in The Theory of Moral Sentiments (discussed on PEL and at great length on Econtalk), how to induce changes in popular mores, and whether Smith’s moral concepts can handle the progressive character of morality (e.g., how people figured out over time that slavery was bad).” At the link find the title,”Episode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part One),” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Technology 64 mins – “Welcome to episode 74 of the EdTech Situation Room from November 24, 2017, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wes Fryer (@wfryer) discussed recent news articles addressing Apple’s MacBook in our post-PC computing environment, net neutrality and the FCC’s upcoming plan to roll it back, as well as various security news reports from the past two weeks. These included WikiLeaks release of CIA cyber weapon source code, the reported impersonation of Kaspersky by CIA hackers, Uber’s $100,000 cover-up of a large cyber breach, and the dangers posed by a WiFi Pineapple. The 10th birthday of the Amazon Kindle was also discussed, including its history of iterative design and function improvements. Geeks of the week included What’s App (from Wes) and fakespot.com (from Jason), a helpful website to identify fake product reviews on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor and the Apple App Store. Refer to our podcast shownotes for all referenced news articles and links. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay updated, and join us LIVE for a future show at 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain most weeks on Wednesday night. Check all our shownotes on http://edtechSR.com/linksAt the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Europe On Edge 61 mins – “What’s happening to Europe? The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was seen as a triumph for liberal democracy. True, the ‘end of history’ narrative didn’t play out across the world as many predicted. But in Europe political liberalism seemed unshakable, supported as it was by international business and transnational organisations such as the EU and NATO. But now Europe stands at a precarious moment. Anti-establishment and anti-EU political parties are on the rise. Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump add to the uncertainty. Europe seems to face a near near-constant threat of terrorist attacks. And while Marine Le Pen didn’t sweep to victory in the recent French presidential election, the new president Emmanuel Macron faces an uphill battle to fix the French economy and reform the EU’s institutions. If he fails, Le Pen could be well set to win the presidency in 2022. How can we account for this surge of support for far-right and populist parties in Europe? Conventional wisdom has it that it is only in times of economic hardship and high unemployment that these groups begin to gain ground. That may be true of France, which took a serious knocking in the 2008 crash and has a high rate of joblessness. But the Dutch sit comfortably high in all the OECD rankings for income levels, employment and life satisfaction. And look at Poland, a country initially seen by the west as a post-communist success story. Although it has been largely unaffected by the Eurozone crisis and has no immigration as such, a xenophobic, authoritarian government is now in charge. In this major Intelligence Squared event, we brought together a star panel to explore the reasons behind the rise of populism in Europe and to discuss where the continent is heading next. Are terrorist attacks the new normal in Europe? How will the continent deal with the effects of continuing large-scale immigration and its entrenched economic woes?” At the link find the title, “Europe on the Edge, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Expertise in Medicine 22 mins – “After Podcast 211 with Anders Ericsson, I promised my thoughts on deliberate practice and expertise…” At the link right-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 61 mins – “There are lies, damn lies, and then there’s fake news. Manipulating the facts for political gain is as old as politics itself, but due to the rise of social media and search engine algorithms false stories can now spread like wildfire. In the run-up to the US presidential election, more people on Facebook engaged with fake news than they did with fact-checked media outlets. And according to a study by Stanford University, fabricated news items favouring Donald Trump were shared 30 million times during the campaign. In the recent French elections, a quarter of the political stories shared on Twitter were based on deliberate misinformation. Fake news was even broadcast live on television during the second-round debate, when Marine Le Pen alluded to a false online story that her rival Emmanuel Macron had an offshore bank account in the Bahamas. Welcome to the world of ‘alternative facts’, where conspiracy theories, false claims and dodgy statistics proliferate. This phenomenon doesn’t just undermine the work of the mainstream media: it may have devastating consequences for democracy itself. Our system depends on citizens making electoral decisions based on facts. What happens when people don’t know what to believe? Fake news – often linked to Russian interests – has become an increasingly effective instrument of propaganda to create chaos and weaken the public’s trust in democratic institutions. Can anything be done to combat the new post-truth politics? Tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are hosting, propagating and monetising ‘clickbait’ stories. Will they eventually come to acknowledge that they are no longer neutral platforms directing traffic to news sites and admit that they are media organisations with all the responsibilities that implies?” At the link find the title, “Fake News: The Facts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Pasture Management 98 mins – “Todays show will take another look at the topic of farmsteading, when I talk to farmers and authors of the book The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty. Their journey into farmsteading started out romantic and then got real. In their words… “When we bought the Sow’s Ear in 1996 and began the process of turning it into a family smallholding we followed the usual path of the neophyte homesteaders: we put in a garden, bought chickens, and acquired goats. We picked up how to books on animal husbandry and organic vegetable growing. We ate a lot of tomatoes, collected a lot of eggs from our flock and drank goats milk. It was fun, and our diets underwent a significant improvement, but we began to be conscious of a vague unease. Was what we were doing really farming? Something told us, as we lugged sack after sack of laying mash and sweet feed from the station wagon to the barn, that this importation of concentrated nutrients, was not farming, not as we remember our grandparents doing it.” Fast forward ahead and they found the answer, and it was grass. “The puzzle was coming together, grass, the solar collector, ruminants, the convertors, joined by chickens and pigs as batteries, self-reproducing storage units of surplus solar energy. Here at last was the secret of Grandfather’s farm.” Their story has evolved over the 20 years on the farmstead as their focus has shifted more and more towards rotational grazing… As they say: “Our goal is to rejuvenate a parcel of land while we produce food for our home and our farm, so the level of exactitude necessary is much lower than for operations whose success is measure by monetary profit. We are trying to manage our animals for the conversion of sunlight into forage, forage into milk, meat, and manure to build a homestead where energy cascades from organism to organism with a net gain for the ecosystem as a whole – and we want the system to feed us while we do it.” In this episode we touch on a variety of topics from have a homestead milking cow, to rotational grazing and establishing a pasture, to what to look for when purchasing land.” At the link find the title, “ GFL 79,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Kansas 38 mins – “How does a 30,000 acre farm operate with just 9 employees? Lon Frahm shares with Tim how he has grown his row crop operation to over 30,000 acres, and how he uses economies of scale such as self-insuring and storing his own grain, to develop advantages over other farmers. Lon has a very impressive story. He took over his family’s farm upon his father’s death when he was just 28 years old. He has lead the operation to tremendous growth over the past 30 years and has experiences very little employee turnover. Lon knows the value in keeping good people on the team, learning quicker than your competition, and networking with peers in the industry. Whether you are a farmer, in agribusiness, or not in any related field, there are still some business gems in this episode.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Farming in Ohio 83 mins – “Corinna and Kurt Bench raise a little under ten acres of certified organic vegetables at Shared Legacy Farms in Elmore, Ohio. With 400 CSA shares and a 78% retention rate, Corrina and Kurt have created a values-based business on family land that is supporting them in their tenth year of business. We take a deep dive into how Corinna and Kurt create a connection with and market to their CSA members – a system that has resulted in them being 94% sold out seven months before their CSA program starts. We get some great insights into their focus on just five delivery sites, the customer research they’ve done to identify the mindset and practices of their long-term CSA membership, and how they’ve used that information to create a marketing system that attracts dedicated and highly qualified prospects to their CSA program. Then, we learn how they’ve created a system to provide new and renewing members with a roadmap to CSA success.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Microgreens 72 mins – “Chris Thoreau has grow microgreens for over 10 years, but he recently reached the point where he Chris realized it was time to do something else and move on. Find out what changed and why Chris is changing with it.” At the linkf ind the title, “The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer – Life and Business, Business and Life (FSFS121), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files FSFS_121_2017_ChrisT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Post Harvest Processing 54 mins – “Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about some of the issues that he sees on farms that struggle with post harvest processing and how most farms can improve that part of the process.  He will also touch on the role that new food safety regulations will play on vegetable farms and how famers can start preparing for that.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Seven Success Traits 68 mins – “Over the past few years I have interviewed over one hundred different farmers.  During the course of our conversations I have noticed quite a few trends – some which lead to struggling farms and some which lead to successful farms.  Today I am going to share 7 of the traits that I have noticed that successful farms and farmers exhibit.  Regardless of whether you are a vegetable farmer or a livestock farmer, I think these traits are universal and apply across the board. 1. Efficiency and equipment is everything; 2. Money controls the pace; 3. Ideology will be sacrificed; 4. You’ll do a lot you don’t want to do, and put in long hours doing it; 5. You’ll wear multiple hats; 6. No matter how much you learn, you need to go do it; 7. You’ll need intense grit” At the link find the title, “GFL 81,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female CEO’s 46 mins – “Is it a myth that women can have it all, all of the time? Or do the rising numbers of female executives in Hong Kong and around the world suggest otherwise? Does the glass ceiling exist as a barrier to the boardroom, or is the only limitation to a woman’s professional success her personal ambition? To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, Intelligence Squared Asia brought together four experts to ask whether a good mother has time to be a good CEO. In this debate, which took place in Hong Kong on 3 March 2014, award-winning journalist and author Allison Pearson and author of “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection” Debora Spar proposed the motion. CEO of Newton Investment Helena Morrissey and CEO of SOHO Property Zhang Xin opposed the motion.” At the link find the title, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cannot Rock the Boardroom, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Employment Trends 69 mins – “Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that impede women’s work, thereby undermining economic development. Diana Farrell and Jody Heymann discuss the legal barriers that women face, with particular focus on workplace discrimination. Heymann presents findings from a new global study of 193 countries showing that more than 81 million working women do not have legal protections against gender-based employment discrimination. This meeting is part of a high-level series, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to explore the economic effects of inequality under the law” At the link find the title, “How Workplace Discrimination Impedes Economic Growth, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171026_Workplace_Discrimination.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 59 mins – “A year ago, you could have been forgiven for thinking that gender equality was on an unstoppable trajectory. America stood poised to elect its first female president. On this side of the Atlantic, members of the political and cultural establishment proudly sported ‘This Is What a Feminist Looks Like’ T-shirts. Had you told a Hillary Clinton supporter or one of those T-shirt campaigners that a year later the US president would be Donald Trump, a man with an abysmal record of sexually harassing women, and that women over the world would be defending their basic rights, including access to abortion, they would have barely believed it. How did we end up here? Has feminism become trapped, as some claim, in its own elitist ‘lean-in’ bubble? The recent Women’s Marches may have seen millions take to the streets in a tide of popular outrage. But some feminist commentators argue that the marches only demonstrated just how much middle-class liberal aspirations have become over-represented in the gender equality movement. Feminism, for these critics, has failed ‘ordinary’ women by focusing almost exclusively on the advancement of women at the top. According to a new report, while female CEOs’ salaries are rising, the gender pay gap across the globe is actually wider today than it was in 2008. If the gender equality project is to move beyond the needs and concerns of the so-called ‘elite’, what are the blindspots it needs to address? What can feminism do to expand the conversation beyond the ‘politically correct’ classes? How can we bring men into the conversation, and involve them in a project that stands to benefit everyone? To explore how gender equality can be made more accessible, Intelligence Squared is bringing together a brilliant panel to put forward their practical solutions. Speakers will include Jess Phillips, the outspoken MP described as ‘Labour’s future red queen’, and Catherine Mayer, bestselling author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party. They will be joined by writer and TV star David Baddiel, and teenage activist and journalist June Eric-Udorie, named one of the BBC’s 100 Women of 2016. Join us on March 8th, International Women’s Day, hear the arguments, and put your questions to our speakers.” At the link find the title, “Feminism Is For Everyone” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fetal Brain Activity 35 mins – “We talk to pediatric neuroscientist Moriah Thomason about her research into what we can learn by imaging the brains of fetuses before they’re born.” At the link find the title, “What’s Going on in the Brain of a Fetus? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 1329d54e-617c-4c23-81ed-26991eb912b5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment 26 mins – “From “taking a knee” to refusing to salute the flag, the US has a rich history of public dissent, a right guaranteed by the Constitution. But you’d be surprised to learn that the Supreme Court has taken drastically different stands on this right, and now that Trump has tweeted his opposition to certain public displays of dissent, it’s a good time to explore the history of this principle of the First Amendment.” At the link find the title, “12- Right to Dissent, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files TCL_ep_12_Take a Knee_part 01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment Cake Case 38 mins– “As the high court continues through its unprecedented session, Dahlia speaks with Adam Liptak who covers the Supreme Court for the New York Times and knows the ins and outs of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. And he gives his insight on what a jaw-dropping brief from the Solicitor General’s office means for relations between the Court and the Trump administration. Plus, a look into how the Supreme Court Justices seem to be the last grown-ups left in Washington.” At the link find the title, “Why the Cakeshop Case is So Delicious, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6309201689.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flood Plain Maps 30 mins – “The Federal Emergency Management Agency maps flood plains across the country. The maps are intended to show which areas are likely to flood so that local governments can better plan for disasters. They also determine who must buy flood insurance, and at what rates. But there are problems: Many of them are outdated and don’t take into account the anticipated effects of climate change. And if you have enough money and enough political power, you can get your condo or your city moved off the map, even if you are in the eye of a storm. Host Jimmy Williams talks to two experts on why these maps don’t tell the true story of where floods are happening now and in the future.” At the link find the title,”211: The problem with FEMA’s flood maps,” right-click “Media files c982a5d1-dd70-49f8-9283-d34183dd5476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freakonomics Thinking 60 mins – “The books ‘Freakonomics’ and ‘SuperFreakonomics’ have been worldwide sensations, selling tens of millions of copies. They have come to stand for challenging conventional wisdom using data rather than emotion. Questions they examine are typically: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? How much do parents really matter? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it’s so ineffective? Now the books’ two authors, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, have turned what they’ve learned into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking smarter, harder, and different – thinking, that is, like a Freak. On 28th May they came to Intelligence Squared to discuss their new Frequel, ‘Think Like a Freak’. By analysing the plans we form and the morals we choose, they showed how their insights can be applied to help us make smarter decisions in our daily lives.” At the link find the title, “How to Think Like a Freak: Learn How to Make Smarter Decisions with the authors of “Freakonomics” May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Manipulation 60 mins – “Genetics has revolutionised not just how we think of biology but how we think of ourselves. We are, in the words of one geneticist, the first organism that has ‘learned to read its own instructions’. Now, with the breakthrough of gene-editing technology — whose precision allows us to alter a single letter of DNA — we can now not only decipher but rewrite our genetic code. We may soon be able to treat diseases such as cancer not simply with drugs, but with genetic manipulation. Yet behind this medical revolution lies the prospect of something altogether more worrying. Already, we possess the technology to add to our genetic code at will, and thus create the world’s first generation of ‘transgenic’ humans. As we intervene genetically on ourselves with ever more accuracy, do we risk changing what it means to be human? In a potential quest for the genetically ‘normal’, will we risk annihilating the very diversity and mutations on which evolution depends? These are some of the questions that the Pulitzer…” At the link find the title, “The Gene: Unlocking the Human Code, with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Surveillance 27 mins – “We react against the idea of surveillance, but it turns out that we’ve invited it into our homes through devices like digital assistants, connected toys, and baby monitors. Are you comfortable with the idea that someone might be watching you or listening to you right now? IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org. Struck by the idea that toys made for kids may have prying eyes (and ears)? For more on connected devices and surveillance, head over to our blog. And, check out the Surveillance Self-Defense Kit mentioned in this episode, developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.” At the link find the title, “IRL5 – “I Spy With My Digital Eye, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6547098/62690553.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control and Refugees 69 mins – “In the wake of another American mass shooting, Dahlia speaks with Adam Skaggs, Chief counsel at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence about the Second Amendment. And as this week marks the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election to office, Becca Heller, co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project, joins to talk about how her job changed after the election.” At the link find the title, “Guns in America and the Travel Ban that Went Unnoticed, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8298476342.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homelessness 14 mins – “What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness — providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions — and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Beliefs 53 mins – “Jason Gots: As far back as we’re able to peer into human history, way past the written or pictoral record, into the gravesites of our most ancient ancestors, there’s evidence of what you might call spiritual or religious belief. From the idea of a separate soul to animal spirits, to the anthropomorphization of trees and natural elements, pantheons of superhuman gods, and ultimately the inscrutable, sometimes indivisible gods of Monotheism, we’re Homo Credulous…creatures hardwired to believe in a reality that transcends the evidence of our senses. In his new book God, a Human History, my guest Reza Aslan looks at this history of belief, asking not so much why but how we’ve made and remade God in our own image since our very beginnings.” At the link find the title, “125. Reza Aslan (author) – Deus Ex Hominem, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP4446010570.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hungarian Democracy 28 mins – “Hungary is becoming an “illiberal democracy”, in the words of its Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The government has changed the constitution, electoral law, and refused to take its EU-allocated quota of refugees, while warning of a “Muslim invasion”. The European parliament is so concerned about the perceived breaches of EU values that it has launched a procedure that could culminate in Hungary’s EU voting rights being withdrawn. Yet Hungary feels it is on the right path, a path that others should follow.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 42 mins – “…When we put our money in a bank (or a mutual fund, pension plan, endowment, etc.) it doesn’t just sit there, it is put to use. It is invested in the economy, and it has power. But have you ever stopped to wonder what your money is being invested in? Is it supporting the causes and communities you care about? Or is it being used to further the cause of individuals, organizations, or governments that you disagree with. It is time to recognize that we are all investors, and that it is up to us to make sure we are adding more value than we extract and that the risk and returns are balanced between our investments and the communities. This is the basis for impact investing. Impact investing is the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, and it has become a hot topic in the world’s philanthropy and development circles. In the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes it’s potential. This week on the show we are interviewing an expert in this field, Morgan Simon. Morgan is the author of the brand new book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Influenza Research 49 mins – “Stacey Schultz-Cherry explains the selection process to choose the influenza virus strains to include in the annual influenza vaccine. Schultz-Cherry also discusses her research on the influence of obesity on the course of disease and vaccine efficacy.” At the link find the title, “070: Influenza vaccine and susceptibility with Stacey Schultz-Cherry,” right-click “Media files MTM070.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the p op-up emnu.

Inner City Schools 78 mins – “In this DHP episode, CJ talks to Mike K., a DHP listener and former teacher with extensive knowledge of inner-city education based on both research and firsthand, real-world experience. Join CJ & Mike as they discuss many topics related to education, including: Mike’s background, including his studies in education (through the Ph. D. level) and 10 years of experience teaching in an inner-city school; The particular challenges of teaching in these sorts of schools, and how they compare to more ‘typical’ American public schools; A bird’s eye perspective of the evolution of schooling in America since the Antebellum period; De jure desegregation, followed by de facto resegregation; Comparing poor urban schools to poor rural schools, which face some of the same challenges, but also some different ones; The problems of over-diagnosing and over-prescribing psychiatric medication for children; The degree to which building real relationships with students based on mutual respect is a key to effective teaching; How real, effective teaching often requires a teacher to routinely flout rules in the current American education system, which is a dehumanizing system to both teachers & students; Teaching as a craft; The importance of teaching genuine critical thinking; Possible ways to cope with the current system, whether one is fully outside of it or not; The problems of NCLB & standardized testing, and the degree to which education is a racket; Possible things individuals can do with their own children or in their local community to try to improve things in some way” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Access 27 mins – “What is life like without fast Internet, and how does life change once a person has it? Should Internet access be a right, rather than a luxury? Veronica Belmont explores these questions as she talks to people about joining the digital economy. Inspiring stories of access are surfaced by members of a small Minnesota community and by a Syrian refugee who found hope in Amsterdam. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org The more voices, perspectives, languages, and people contributing to the Web, the richer the experience for everyone. But the Internet is not yet accessible to all. Find out how you can make a difference. And, find out how libraries, in particular, are evolving to meet digital demand and address patrons’ connectivity issues.” At the link find the title, “All Access Pass, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6676819/037277dd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Censorship 38 mins – “In our final episode of season 1, we break from our usual format to host a big conversation. Recent events like the Charlottesville, VA rally have revealed the Internet’s role in helping spread IRL threats and violence. Leaders in the tech world have represented varying positions on both protecting free speech and also reducing hate speech online. Should tech companies regulate who says what on the Internet? Brandi Collins of Color of Change, Anil Dash of Fog Creek Software and Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation address this question and more with Veronica Belmont. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org. Freedom of speech is important, online and off. And, it’s also important that free speech not infringe on the freedom of others. Tell us: what can regular internet citizens do to address this issue? How can we all accelerate the pace of change for a more free, civil and healthy Internet? Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.” At the link find the title, “Free Speech, Limited?, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6823925/a3d1c6fb.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intuition Pumps 62 mins – “Daniel Dennett is one of the world’s most original and provocative thinkers. A philosopher and cognitive scientist, he is known as one of the ‘Four Horseman of New Atheism’ along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens. In 2013 he came to Intelligence Squared to share the insights he has acquired over his 40-year career into the nature of how we think, decide and act. Dennett revealed his favourite thinking tools, or ‘intuition pumps’, that he and others have developed for addressing life’s most fundamental questions. As well as taking a fresh look at familiar moves – Occam’s Razor, reductio ad absurdum – he discussed new cognitive solutions designed for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will.” At the link find the title, “Daniel Dennett on Tools To Transform Our Thinking, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Child Theft 27 mins – “In Iraq, thousands of children held captive by so-called Islamic State are now being reunited with their families– but many are still missing.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jefferson vs Adams 43 mins – “The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams largely shaped the course of the newly-formed United States of America. Historian Gordon Wood examined this relationship and its effect on America’s future in his new book “Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.” Last week, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Wood on his book to discuss the friendship and disagreements between Jefferson and Adams, America’s perilous position in the 1790s, and the ways in which the Founding Fathers forged the country’s national security policy.” At the link right click “Direct download: Gordon Wood final mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jellyfish 49 mins – “Jason Gots: What happens in your brain when I say the word “Jellyfish”? If you’re not a marine biologist, and if going to the beach almost anywhere in the world is a part of your life, the word probably makes you wince. Maybe you remember getting stung. Maybe you remember someone putting meat tenderizer on it (is it good for anything else?) But as my guest today, Juli Berwald, knows, Jellyfish are neither a fish, nor the cartoon villains we make them out to be. They’re a fascinating, complex, diverse lifeform whose tentacles are tangled up in all of our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of. Juli Berwald is a science writer with a PHD in Ocean Science. Her new book is Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.” At the link find the title, “124. Juli Berwald (writer) – Our Jellyfish Overlords,” right-click “Media files PP8282984320.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Karl Marx 60 mins – “We can’t say Karl Marx didn’t warn us: capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. In their chase for ever higher profits, the capitalists shed workers for machines. The higher return on capital means that the share of profits rises and the share of wages falls, and soon the mass of the population isn’t earning enough to buy the goods capitalism produces. And that’s exactly what’s been happening over the past four years of the Great Recession: ever increasing income inequality, leading to ever weaker aggregate demand – temporarily disguised by an unsustainable credit binge – leading to collapse. You don’t have to be a communist to see that this is so. We should all be Marxists now. Or should we? Every time capitalism hits an inevitable bad patch, Marx’s name is invoked with wearisome regularity. But no serious economist or political thinker – with the possible exception of Gordon Brown – has ever suggested capitalism can break free of booms and busts. Once bust, as we’ve seen time and again, the…” At the link find the title, “Karl Marx Was Right, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyndon Johnson Tapes 32 mins – “This week: The LBJ tapes- President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the audio recordings made during his presidency. We spoke with presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss. He’s the author of two books examining the recordings, “Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964” and “Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson’s Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965.” At the link find the title, “Episode 37: Michael Beschloss on the LBJ Tapes,” right-click “ Media files SBBES1121.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magna Carta 60 mins – “June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its 69 clauses is one of immeasurable importance. This is the idea that no one should be deprived of their freedom without just cause, and that people are entitled to fair trial by their peers according to the law of the land. At the time Magna Carta did nothing to improve the lot of the vast majority of English people, and all but three of its provisions have been repealed. Yet Magna Carta has come to be seen as the cornerstone of English liberty and an international rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power. But Where does Magna Carta stand today? In a time of secret courts in Britain and the Guantanamo gulag, the threat to rights from terror laws and state surveillance of our online activities, do we need to reaffirm its basic principles? Should we take things even further, as Tim Berners-Lee has suggested…” At the link find the title, “Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Margarine History 21 mins – “It’s one of the most bizarre episodes in American food history: when butter and margarine were at war. What you choose to spread on your toast might seem like a boring subject, but it turns out to be fascinating and sometimes hilarious. Margarine’s history began with French emperor Napoleon III, a French chemist, and some sheep’s stomachs and went on to include heated courtroom debates, our first federal laws regulating food, and outlaws smuggling faux butter across state lines. The spreads have competed for more than a hundred years, and public preferences shift each time our understanding of health science changes. In this episode of Distillations we learn about the history of butter and margarine and explore the distinctly American debates they inspired involving food, health, science, and regulation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow, click “Save File” and “OK” to save the file.

Mass Shooter Illness 24 mins – “Last Sunday, a gunman walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire on the congregation — killing more than two dozen people. The next day, President Donald Trump told reporters the mass shooting wasn’t a “guns situation,” and instead blamed it on “mental health.” Politicians have linked mental illness and mass shootings after virtually every mass shooting. In this week’s episode, Jimmy talks to The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan, who looked into that link… and found that it doesn’t exist.” At the link find the title, “219: Fact checking the link between mental illness and mass shootings,” right-click “Media files 5a4fde09-0b0c-41d5-8015-726501bdd869.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meditation Teacher 76 mins – “Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books — from her seminal Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness to her latest, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Sharon offers a secular and modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them more accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour.” At the link find the title, “Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 505397f9-8b1b-4747-b509-06cb97ab28f5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microsoft CEO 60 mins – “Satya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft, the culture change that he has driven inside his legendary technology company, and the transformation that is coming to all our lives as we face the most disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. While many people worry about the negative impact of exponential digital growth – from automation taking over our jobs to the increasing power that algorithms are having over our lives – Nadella will proffer his optimistic vision of the future, which he sets out in his forthcoming book Hit Refresh. He will argue that, as technology upends the status quo, the very human quality of empathy will become increasingly valuable. And he will explain how people, organisations and societies must transform in their quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal.” At the link find the title, “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on hitting refresh and seizing the opportunity of the digital revolution, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mycology Breakthroughs 116 mins – ““Radical Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Radical Mycology differs from classical mycology in that classical mycology generally focuses on taxonomy, identification, mycophagy (eating mushrooms), and the more personal benefits of working with fungi while Radical Mycology is about using fungi for the benefit of larger communities and the world. As a concept, Radical Mycology is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in.” Mushroom Cultivation for Remediation – This introductory text guides you through the core skills and concepts needed to begin cultivating large quantities of mycelium for the purposes of fungal remediation (aka mycoremediation) work. This text covers some of the simplest, cheapest, and quickest ways to grow vigorous mycelium with a minimum of sanitary precautions. The techniques covered are also explored and elaborated upon in a 3-part video entitled Mushroom Cultivation for Remediation.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Napoleon 60 mins – “How should we remember Napoleon, the man of obscure Corsican birth who rose to become emperor of the French and briefly master of Europe? In 2014, as the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approached, Intelligence Squared brought together two of Britain’s finest historians to debate how we should assess Napoleon’s life and legacy. Was he a military genius and father of the French state, or a blundering nonentity who created his own enduring myth? Was his goal of uniting the European continent under a common political system the forerunner of the modern ‘European dream’? Or was he an incompetent despot, a warning from history of the dangers of overarching grand plans? Championing Napoleon was historian Andrew Roberts, author of, among other books, ‘Napoleon the Great’, ‘Napoleon and Wellington’, and ‘Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble’. Opposing him was fellow historian Adam Zamoyski, author of, among other books, ‘1812. Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow’ and ‘Rites of Peace. The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna’.” At the link find the title, “Napoleon the Great? A debate with Andrew Roberts, Adam Zamoyski and Jeremy Paxman, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 25 mins – “The Internet (at least in the US) is at a crossroads as the FCC is considering rolling back the net neutrality regulations it adopted in 2015. If net neutrality is abolished, the Internet could shift from an essential service that all consumers can access to a product that can be packaged and sold to the highest bidders. Get to know the potential winners and losers on both sides of the issue. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.orgAt the link find the title, “IRL 6 – The Neutral Zone: The Future of Net Neutrality, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6384460/0cb629a8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Network Power 62 mins – “Have historians misunderstood everything? Have they missed the single greatest idea that best explains the past? Niall Ferguson is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about money, power, civilisation and empires. Now he wants to reimagine history itself. On October 4th, Ferguson came to the Intelligence Squared stage to unveil his new book, ‘The Square and The Tower’. Historians have always focused on hierarchies, he argued – on the elites that wield power. Economists have concentrated on the marketplace – on the economic forces that shape change. These twin structures are symbolised for Ferguson by Siena’s market square, and its civic tower looming above. But beneath both square and tower runs something more deeply significant: the hidden networks of relationships, ideas and influence. Networks are the key to history. The greatest innovators have been ‘superhubs’ of connections. The most powerful states, empires and companies have been those with the most densely networked structures. And the most transformative ideas – from the printing presses that launched the Reformation to the Freemasonry that inspired the American Revolution – have gone viral precisely because of the networks within which they spread. ‘When we understand these core insights of network science,’ says Ferguson, ‘the entire history of mankind looks quite different.’” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson on History’s Hidden Networks, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nigeria Movie Industry 29 mins – “Award-winning screen director Tope Oshin celebrates a new generation of Nigerian women film-makers who are currently reinventing Nollywood, the largest and most prolific film industry in Africa. She explores their distinctive approach to telling screen stories that better represent women’s lives and aspirations in Nigeria today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Cyberwarfare 33 mins – “In this episode of Malicious Life, we take a look at one of the oldest forms of criminal activity on the web- the spam empires of the 90’s and 2000’s. Find out how these multi-million dollar industries operated, how they served as a half step towards the organized online crime groups of the modern age, and what price was paid by those who tried to stop them. With special guest- Stephen Cobb.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Option B 60 mins – “I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.’ – Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg is the COO at Facebook and international bestselling author of ‘Lean In’. In 2015 disaster struck when her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly at the age of 47. Sheryl and her two young children were devastated, and she was certain that their lives would never have real joy or meaning again. Just weeks later, Sandberg was talking with a friend about the first father-child activity without a father. They came up with a plan for someone to fill in. ‘But I want Dave,’ she cried. Her friend put his arm around her and said, ‘Option A is not available. So let’s just kick the shit out of Option B.’ Everyone experiences some form of Option B. We all deal with loss: jobs lost, loves lost, lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen but how we face them when they do. Sandberg’s new book, ‘Option B’, weaves her experiences of coping with adversity with new findings from her co-author, the award-winning psychologist Adam Grant, and other social scientists. The book features stories of people who recovered from personal and professional hardship, including illness, injury, divorce, job loss, sexual assault and imprisonment. These people did more than recover – many of them became stronger. In this special Intelligence Squared event on June 24th, Sandberg was joined by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking up for women’s education. She refused to be silenced, and her recovery, bravery and stoicism have made her an international role model. In 2014 she became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sandberg and Yousafzai, in conversation with Grant, will explore how even after the most devastating events, we can learn to find deeper meaning and appreciation in our lives and rediscover joy. They will discuss how we can help others in crisis, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to our everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead.” At the link find the title, “Option B,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physical Activity 27 mins – “Millions of people wear electronic step-counting bracelets or use apps on their phones – aiming for ten thousand steps a day. Claudia Hammond asks whether this routine motivates her – or if it’s actually setting her up for failure. Some experts applaud the bar charts and graphs which track progress as proof of healthy activity. But can the constant checking take away the pleasure of exercise? American scientists found that after the novelty wore off people did less because the competitive nature of step counting undermined their intrinsic motivation. Claudia looks for evidence behind the daily target of 10,000 steps. It dates back to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics when a Japanese company produced the “manpo-kei” pedometer (literally “ten thousand steps meter”) to boost activity – though the evidence to support the 10k target appears weak. Measuring activity has now moved into the workplace. One Dutch company gave free Fitbits to workers to track their steps, calories burned and sleep. Although drop-out rates were high, stress levels did fall. Some insurance companies now offer discounts for the most active – but steps counters ignore factors like age, stride length and speed. And who’s to say you haven’t given the step counter to your dog, running around the park?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polish Democracy 28 mins – “Is Poland sliding towards autocracy, or just on a different democratic path? The government has been accused of a “systemic threat to the rule of law” and of undermining other democratic values which it signed up to when it joined the European Union in 2004. Earlier this year thousands took to the streets to protest over government plans to reform the judiciary. Critics say the independence of the courts is under threat but the governing Law and Justice Party argues it is simply clearing out the old order, left over from Communist times.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Homelessness 62 mins – “Is Britain facing an identity crisis? The traditional dividing lines of left and right seem to be dissolving into new political tribes – metropolitan liberals versus the culturally rooted working classes, graduates versus the uneducated, the young versus the old. In June’s general election, traditional Labour heartlands like Mansfield went Conservative, while wealthy areas such as Kensington swung to Corbyn. Britain seems utterly confused about its politics. As the far left and Eurosceptic right have gained strength, much of the country has been left feeling politically homeless. So what’s going on? How will these new alignments play out as the country faces the historic challenge of leaving the EU and forging a new relationship with the rest of the world? Are the Conservatives really up to the job, as they bicker over what kind of Brexit they want and jostle over who should succeed Theresa May? Is it now unthinkable that Jeremy Corbyn could be the next prime minister? Looming over the current turmoil is the biggest question of all: What kind of Britain do we want to live in? What are the values that should hold our society together? We were joined by Ken Clarke, the most senior Conservative voice in Parliament; Hilary Benn, Labour MP and Chair of the Brexit Select Committee; and Helen Lewis, deputy editor at the New Statesman and prominent voice on the left. Alongside them was David Goodhart, author of one of the most talked about analyses of post-Brexit Britain, and Anand Menon, a leading academic thinker on Britain’s fractious relations with the EU. The event was chaired by Stephen Sackur, one of the BBC’s most highly regarded journalistic heavyweights.” At the link find the title, “The Great Realignment: Britain’s Political Identity Crisis,, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Trends 60 mins– “What is going on in the Western democracies? From Britain’s vote for Brexit, to Donald Trump’s election victory in America and the growth of populist movements across Europe, voters are expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo. Economic anxieties go some way to explain the phenomenon, but as with the Brexit decision, people are voting in ways that seem – at least to their critics – likely to harm their own material interests just to give the establishment a bloody nose. In this special Intelligence Squared event, renowned American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and politician Nick Clegg will examine the complex web of social, moral and political concerns that are driving the unrest. How can we explain the new illiberalism that is growing on both left and right, as authoritarian trends spread across campuses throughout the Anglosphere (the no-platforming of speakers being a typical example)? How should we understand the new ‘culture war’ emerging in Britain, America and elsewhere between the ‘globalists’ and ‘nationalists’? As deputy prime minister during the Coalition government, Clegg witnessed the upheaval in British politics from the inside. Haidt, author of the acclaimed bestseller ‘The Righteous Mind’, has long been studying the moral and cultural drives that divide people into different political camps.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Populism and the Backlash Against the Elites, with Jonathan Haidt and Nick Clegg, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty and Health 42 mins – “This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy” At the link find the title, “How does socioeconomic position affect our health? – Science Weekly podcast, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01-46908-gnl.sci.171101.ms.markers_of_inequality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Removal 8 mins – “Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Representative Jamie Raskin about the Republican remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: The 25th Amendment. Plus, she speaks with ProPublica’s Ryan Gabrielson about his recent reporting which revealed that the high court tends to make staggering errors of fact in opinions.” At the link find the title, “The 25th Amendment, What’s That? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1358409664.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy vs Data Collection 27 mins – “You’ve heard the expression, “When something is free, you’re the product.” And, while you may think it’s no big deal to give away your personal data in exchange for free online services, how can you know that what you get for what you give is a fair trade? Meet some of the people determined to shape the reality (or lack thereof) of privacy online.” At the link find the title, “IRL 1 – “All Your Data Are Belong To Us, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6384461/52b4d81c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomeware 26 mins – “Have you been hacked, or been the victim of malware or ransomware? Humans make the internet vibrant, but we’re also the weakest link — we’re predictable and often easily fooled. This episode of IRL focuses on our internet insecurity. Meet the unsung heroes fighting to keep us safe. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org. Stay safe online! Here’s more on how to not be a ransomware victim. And, if you’d like to learn a bit more about the PATCH Act mentioned in our episode, go here.” At the link find the title, “IRKL 3 – “Hack Jobs, Jul 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6384459/558fffa7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Grassroots 21 mins – “Phyllis Henderson is a state representative in South Carolina, and she is worn out by the state of political discourse. We spoke with her right after the 2016 election, and she had some reservations. Now we check back in with her to see how she thinks the GOP is doing — and what she thinks about the tone of American politics.” At the link find the title, “220: A Republican has some advice for the GOP, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 73ecfdd7-8a4c-4a2a-8bda-d720884c1fec.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Church 50 mins – “The Russian Revolution of 1917 brought a radical political change. But at the same time, a lesser-known group of religious reformers were busy plotting a better future for Russia’s souls – and a new, more democratic, Orthodox Church, closer to the people. Caroline Wyatt explores whether they were simply being used by the Bolsheviks, or was there a chance that the Revolution’s answer to Martin Luther could prompt a real Russian Reformation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Far East 48 mins – “Putin’s government is often painted as an all powerful, centralized regime. But, in reality, it’s far from that: in Russia’s Far East, Moscow is either resented or disregarded by many, and the security services are the only agents fully loyal to Moscow. This week, special guest host Alina Polyakova interviewed Arkady Ostrovsky, the author of “The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News” and the Russia and Eastern Europe editor at the Economist, on life Russia’s wild Far East, the tensions between the Kremlin and its far flung provinces, and what it all means for the limits of Putin’s power and his deepest fears. This is the second podcast in a new series with Alina Polyakova to shed light on Russian politics and society in an effort to understand the Kremlin’s intentions toward and engagement with the West.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Edited Final Alina Arkady mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Revolution P1 29 mins – “After the multinational force sailed away from Arkhangelsk, it was payback time for the Whites. Once the Red Army arrived in February of 1920, the mass executions of those who sided with the Allies began. Lucy Ash visits a 17th Century convent outside Arkhangelsk where thousands of so called counter revolutionaries were slaughtered during the Red Terror.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Revolution P2 29 mins – “Back in the Soviet era, boatloads of day-trippers went to the island of Mudyug in the White Sea, to visit a museum. It was based around the remains of a prison camp – and one that is very different from the decaying Gulag camps scattered across north Russia and Siberia. For one thing, it was set up as far back as 1918. Even more remarkably, many jailors were not Russian. They were foreign troops. Bizarrely one French officer at the camp later created the world’s most famous scent, Chanel No 5, inspired by his experiences in the Russian Arctic.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia 22 mins – “This week we take a look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Bruce Riedel. He is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. He’s also the author of “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR.” At the link find the title, “Episode 36: Bruce Riedel on Saudi Arabia,” right-click “Media files SBRIE1117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia and Educational Endowments 54 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Corruption in Saudi Arabia” At the link find the title, “The Well-Endowed Edition, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8128270392.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Worker Interview 146 mins – “Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4’8″ legal sex worker at Nevada’s world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW). In this wide-ranging episode, we cover a lot of ground, including: Technical sex tips; How Alice puts people at ease, including adult virgins; BDSM and power play; Threesome do’s and don’ts, plus the “Big KO” finishing move; Her music playlist for getting people into the erotic zone; Misconceptions about sex workers and the realities; Why “The Girlfriend Experience (GFE)” is her most popular offering; How she works with couples who want to explore new boundaries. Alice is also a vocal advocate for legal sex workers and the founder of the political movement “Hookers for Healthcare.” Featured on ABC’s Nightline, Alice is no stranger to the conversation of sex surrogacy and seeks to shift America’s perceptions of sex workers and sex work.” At the link right-click “Media files 94e42944-29a2-4028-9cdc-866fdb84cd12.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Phone Searches 69 mins – “Alex Abdo of the Knight First Amendment Institute and Orin Kerr of George Washington Law debate whether warrantless searches and seizures of cellphone records violate the Fourth Amendment in a special podcast hosted at the National Press Club. In late November, the Supreme Court will tackle a very modern question about the venerable Fourth Amendment: Does it allow police to see where you’ve been for the past four months by looking at your cellphone data without a warrant? In Carpenter v. United States, which will be argued on November 29, cell number data placed a robbery suspect, Timothy Ivory Carpenter, near the scenes of several crimes, and at about the same time as those crimes happened. The phone information was used as evidence leading to Carpenter’s conviction on robbery charges and he is serving a long prison sentence. The Carpenter case has spurred a flurry of activity among Fourth Amendment scholars. Carpenter’s lawyers believe modern cellphone records are fundamentally different than traditional phone records cited in a 1979 Supreme Court decision at permits such searches without warrants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled against Carpenter and said the Fourth Amendment’s search warrant requirement only protects what was actually said in phone conversations. And it upheld a third-party doctrine that the phone records belong to the phone company, they aren’t private information. Note: Audio for this podcast was recorded at an October 26, 2017 live event at the National Press Club sponsored by the American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society and presented with the generous support of the Bernstein Family Foundation.” At the link find the title, “The future of digital privacy, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP6668366567.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Tech Trends 53 mins– “There was a lot of small news this week including updates to the Google Home/Assistant ecosystem that Kevin and I discuss on this week’s podcast. I share my feelings on the Google Mini and then we segue into a conversation about Google’s new AI framework for embedded devices that launched this week. We also discuss the push by smart home and lock companies to give delivery or service people access to your home. SmartThings gets local control for some devices this week. Kevin reviews the Wink Lookout security bundle and we take a listener question about what to look for in a smart home camera.Our guest this week is awesome. I speak with Michael Sherwood, Director of Technology and Innovation City of Las Vegas, about plans for a traffic light that detects pollution and can send cars along before it builds up, and what it really means to build a smart city. Sherwood shares a lot of good insights about the challenges of building a smart city that we don’t often see. It’s a good show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Sugar Question 60 mins – “…How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? Why is it that Cubans are much healthier than Americans, despite eating on average twice the amount of sugar? …Sugar has recently replaced saturated fat as the nutritional enemy number one. The theory is that it messes with our metabolism and causes heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Arguing that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium in our event was acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes, whose new book The Case Against Sugar has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. …A different explanation lies in a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently – our gut microbiome. This is made up of the trillions of bacteria that inhabit our intestines and help digest our food and keep us healthy. …Research indicates that, rather than any single foodstuff being to blame for the rise of obesity and other modern diseases, the root of the problem lies in our depleted microbiomes. Setting out the new research on our gut bacteria and debunking many popular myths about diet was Tim Spector, an award-winning scientist who runs the British Gut project. What makes the subject even more fascinating is that we all have a very individual cocktail of bacteria in our gut, and research shows that the way we respond to food relates more to our own specific set of microbes than the calories in the food itself. Joining us was Eran Segal, one of world’s leading scientists in this field, who will explain how his lab can wire you up and predict precisely which carbohydrates you should and shouldn’t eat so as to prevent weight gain and be healthy. The results can be surprising. In 60% of cases, they show that you can enjoy sugary ice-cream but should avoid rice….” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suggestibility 39 mins – “This episode we travel to a future where you can choose to turn off your ability to deceive yourself. Are you now a perfectly clear eyed genius? Or a perpetually depressed misanthrope? Maybe both? This episode was suggested by my mom. It begins with two tales of self deception, one from Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleo-ecology at the University of Maine and the host of a podcast about climate change called Warm Regards, and the other from Beth Duckles, a writer, researcher, ethnographer and social scientist. Then we talk to Zoë Chance, an assistant professor of marketing at the Yale School of Management and an expert on self-deception. After that, we go to therapy, and Chamin Ajjan, a clinical psychotherapist and author of Seeking Soulmate: Ditch the Dating Game and Find Real Connection explains what she does when she sees a case of self-deception in her office. And finally, Erik Vance, science journalist and author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal helps us understand what might really happen if we could truly turn off this ability to deceive ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Deceptible Me, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalism 19 mins – “The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation — and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson. (Note: This talk contains graphic language.)” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalism 19 mins – “The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation — and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson. (Note: This talk contains graphic language.)” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Reform 20 mins – “With Republicans pushing ahead on their plan to overhaul taxes for the first time in 30 years, we revisit an episode of DeocodeDC that explained how that reform 30 years ago actually came together. Jimmy speaks with two major players in that effort – Pam Olsen of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and former Congressman Bill Archer.” At the link find the title, “Revisiting how tax reform really works, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6832f2ce-8d81-413c-bcb6-bed77b0e79c6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taxation Power 52 mins – “Joseph Fiskin from the University of Texas at Austin Law School and Steven Willis from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to look at potential constitutional issues related to tax reform measures under debate at Congress.” At the link find the title, “Tax reform and the Constitution, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3181673095.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Discussion 62mins – “…Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. Of course, the public should be told that an atrocity has taken place. …In addition, the wall-to-wall news coverage creates a climate of fear and fuels the more authoritarian and xenophobic strands of our politics. …Over a thousand foreign fighters have recently returned from Syria to Europe, and are highly likely to pose a risk to our security. It’s vital that our media and authorities keep the public fully aware about the terrorist threat and encourage everyone to be vigilant. Honest reporting is absolutely crucial, especially when society itself is under attack. …Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla Batteries 85 mins – “Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon’s trying to achieve.” At the link right-click Download it” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thinking Tools 60 mins – “Daniel Dennett is one of the world’s most original and provocative thinkers. A philosopher and cognitive scientist, he is known as one of the ‘Four Horseman of New Atheism’ along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens. In 2013 he came to Intelligence Squared to share the insights he has acquired over his 40-year career into the nature of how we think, decide and act. Dennett revealed his favourite thinking tools, or ‘intuition pumps’, that he and others have developed for addressing life’s most fundamental questions. As well as taking a fresh look at familiar moves – Occam’s Razor, reductio ad absurdum – he discussed new cognitive solutions designed for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will.” At the linkk find the title, “Daniel Dennett on Tools To Transform Our Thinking, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim O’Reilly Interview 144 mins – “Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) is one of the most fascinating polymaths I’ve ever encountered. Wired has called him “the trend spotter” in the world of tech and macrotrends. Tim is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was pretty simple: “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. His company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue doing everything from online learning, book publishing, running conferences, urging companies to create more value than they capture, and trying to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. …Tim has now turned his attention and is very focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications, the on-demand economy, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. His new book is WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. Enjoy!” At the link right-click “Media files 00ba562c-2ed1-4258-93c2-04d525c75349.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tipping Problem 66 mins – “Why does tipping persist? Despite the efforts of some restaurants to stop tipping, it remains a healthy institution and has recently spread to Uber. Political scientist Anthony Gill of the University of Washington talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about why tipping persists and what it achieves despite there being no formal way of enforcing this norm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Troll Control 27 mins – “Trolls. You’ll find them in every corner of the Internet. During this episode, explore the landscape of trolling online, its impact on individuals, and its impact on the Web. Some people are fighting back in new and tasty ways. Baked goods included.” At the link find the title, “IRL 4 – “The Care and Feeding of Your Troll, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/6431718/f4d354b4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Troll Farm 42 mins – “In 1989, a message was found in a virus: “Eddie Lives…Somewhere in Time!”. ‘Eddie’ was a particularly nasty virus, and its discovery led a young Bulgarian security researcher down a rabbit hole, on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger. With special guests: Vesselin Bontchev, Graham Cluley.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Heroin Use 60 mins – “CJ is joined in this episode by Professor Alfred McCoy, who holds a Ph. D. from Yale University in Southeast Asian history, and currently holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of many books, including The Politics of Heroin, Policing America’s Empire, and A Question of Torture, among others. His most recent book is In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom of Elders 62 mins – “Independent, free now from the constraints of office, with a wealth of experience and the ability to open doors at the highest level, The Elders are helping tackle some of the world’s most intractable problems. Brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, The Elders use their collective experience and influence to promote peace, justice and human rights worldwide, using private advocacy and public diplomacy. They include the former holders of some of the world’s most important and demanding posts, as well as individuals with an extraordinary track record on peace-making, reconciliation and driving social change. To celebrate the group’s fifth anniversary, in July 2012 Intelligence Squared hosted three of the Elders on stage in London at the Barbican Centre. We were joined by Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, the first female president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Chair of The Elders Desmond Tutu. Chairman of Virgin Group Richard Branson and Singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel, whose original vision of The Elders was translated into reality by Nelson Mandela, made a special guest appearance at the beginning of this event. It was chaired by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow.” At the link find the title, “The Elders in conversation with Jon Snow (Pres. Jimmy Carter, Archbp. Desmond Tutu & Mary Robinson), Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women on the Move 23 mins – “Leah Chase’s New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb — and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. In conversation with TED Women Curator Pat Mitchell, the 94-year old Queen of Creole Cuisine (who still runs the Dooky Chase kitchen) shares her wisdom from a lifetime of activism, speaking up and cooking.” At the link left-clink “Share” on the video frame, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Farms 34 mins – “If there’s one thing Jagpaul Badhesha learned as a farmer, it’s that you don’t take money for granted. While Jag wouldn’t trade his family’s 1,000-acre operation – or the personal satisfaction of a hard day’s work – for the world, it comes with incredible amount of responsibility and massive financial pressure.” At the link find the title, “The Farmer’s Almanac: Jagpaul Badhesha, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5353090711.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Politics 62 mins – “‘America first!’ Donald Trump hammered out this message over and again in his inauguration speech a week ago today. He promised tariffs, a crackdown on immigration, and a restoration of American military might. He entered the White House as the least popular incoming president in 40 years. Not every liberal thinker, however, is in a state of despair. Jeffrey Sachs was recently ranked by The Economist as one of the world’s most influential political scientists. No Trump supporter himself, he came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain why there may be silver linings to the Trump cloud, and to set out a new world order. Take trade. Trump has threatened to tear up Nafta and slam huge taxes on Mexican imports, and has already withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to bring jobs back to the heartlands of America. While this strikes fear amongst free-trade supporters, there is a case to be made that globalisation has been moving faster than is politically sustainable, dividing rich from poor. Or take Trump’s proposal to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure. Sachs has described this promise to rebuild America’s decrepit inner cities, highways, schools and hospitals as ‘a valid, indeed uplifting perspective’, provided it is done in a smart and fair way. Trump’s programme could be viewed as a Keynesian fiscal policy to boost competitiveness and job creation. It may, Sachs believes, be Trump’s great legacy. And then there’s foreign policy. As Sachs pointed out, Trump has filled his administration not just with protectionists but also with business people like himself, who enjoy making a buck (in fact, billions of them) and who have profitably invested for years in Russia, China, and other emerging economies. So while the rhetoric may be all about American primacy and trade protection, we shouldn’t rule out some friendly deal-making with other countries. And while Trump’s future relations with Vladimir Putin remain obscure, would it necessarily be a dangerous move if he pursues a conciliatory line with Russia? From a Russian perspective, America’s meddling in Ukraine and its attempts to bring that country into NATO, which would take the US-led military alliance right up to Russia’s border, look like aggression in its own historical sphere of influence. Isn’t it time there were a better understanding between both countries? Sachs argued that we are entering not a new tripolar world, dominated by the US, China and Russia, but what he calls ‘the World Century’, in which the rapid spread of technology and the sovereignty of nation states mean that no single country or region will dominate the world. For Sachs, the great foreign policy challenge will be to manage cooperation among regions, and face up to our common environmental and health crises. The idea that one place or people should have primacy over any other should be as antiquated as slavery or empire, and guard us against the senseless descent into violence.” At the link find the title, “Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order, Mand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One and Britain 60 mins – “The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed. It was also a historical full stop, marking the definitive end of the Victorian era and the advent of a new age of uncertainty. By 1918, the old order had fallen: the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia; the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires had been destroyed; and even the victorious Allied powers had suffered devastating losses. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. And yet barely two decades later, the world was again plunged into conflict. Little wonder then that historians still cannot agree whether Britain’s engagement was worth it. For some, the war was a vitally important crusade against Prussian militarism. Had we stayed out, they argue, the result would have been an oppressive German-dominated Europe, leaving the British Empire isolated and doomed to decline. And by fighting to save Belgium, Britain stood up for principle: the right of a small nation to resist its overbearing neighbours. For others, the war was a catastrophic mistake, fought at a catastrophic human cost. It brought Communism to power in Russia, ripped up the map of Europe and left a festering sense of resentment that would fuel the rise of Nazism. We often forget that, even a few days before Britain entered the war, it seemed likely that we would stay out. H. H. Asquith’s decision to intervene changed the course of history. But was it the right one?…” At the link find the title, “Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Written Language History 26 mins – “How has written language changed over time? Do the way we read and the way our eyes work influence how scripts look? This week we hear a story on changes in legibility in written texts with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. [and] Sarah Crespi also interviews Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel on her story about detecting signs of psychosis in kids and teens, recruiting at-risk individuals for trials, and searching for anything that can stop the progression.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zimbabwe Coup 37 mins – “On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s military placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and took over state institutions in what is largely considered a military coup. Naunihal Singh, author of “Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups” and professor at the Naval War College, joined Benjamin Wittes for a lively discussion on current events in Zimbabwe and the nature of coups in general. They discussed the defining elements of a military coup and its modern history, the politics surrounding Zimbabwe’s situation and much more.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Zimbabwe Coup mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 317 – Dec 8, 2017: Arctic GMO Apple, Autism Center, Banana Parasites, Ben and Jerry Founders, Bitcoin Investing, Bobby Kennedy Book, Canadian Road Development, Central African Republic Massacre, Chinese Book of Changes, Climate Change Impact on Health, Coal Waste Disaster, Communication Skills, Congressional Controversy, Corporation History, Corruption in Washington, Crime as a Disease, Democratic Processes, Education Improvement, Farming in Montana, Fiji Water, Food Bank Network, Gene Therapy in Pets, German Coal Production, Harry’s Last Stand, Homeless Hepatitis Epidemic, Impeachment Guide, Indigenous Science Fiction, Ketogenic Diet and Longevity, Low Wage Earners, Marvin Kalb on Russia, Monkey Sues Man, Puerto Rico Telephone Restoration, Refugee Students, Rohingya Conflict, Russian Security Service, Saudi Arabia Trends, Sex Assault of Teens, Sexual Harassment in Congress, South Sudan Problem, Suffragette Movement, Teaching Impoverished Refugees, Teamwork and Leadership, Turkey and the West, Walmart Discrimination Problem, Wildfire Impact, Working Moms, Workplace Discrimination Against Women, WWII Beginnings, Yemen War, Zimbabwe Crisis, Zulu Nation

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Actress Joyce Van Patten 90 mins – “Gilbert and Frank welcome veteran stage, film and television actress Joyce Van Patten, who shares fond memories of working with some of Hollywood’s most iconic figures, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin and Peter Sellers (to name a few). Also, Joyce dines with Vincent Price, tours with Tony Randall, treads the boards with Al Shean and remembers the late, great Herb Edelman. PLUS: Mr. Big converts! Rod Serling stops by the set! Joyce praises Martin Balsam! Andy Griffith hates on Jack Lord! And Bob Denver adopts a monkey!” At the link find the title, #181 Joyce Van Patten,” right-click “Media files 7eaabcda-008e-4a79-8303-4136d1a8f5c2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Education of Girls P1 60 mins – “On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Education of Girls P2 120 mins – “On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 15 – “”I shudder to think what kind of toxic and harmful long term effects it will have on the lungs of children who are being born in this city.” At the link find the title, “Nov 13 | New Delhi’s toxic smog poses serious health threat, warns doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171113_29635.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alabama Politics 41 mins – “The legendary journalist Howell Raines reports from Alabama on the continuing Republican support for Roy Moore; Adam Shatz talks about Trump’s place in the system to control nuclear weapons; and Corey Robin talks about Trump’s place in the tradition of reactionary political thought.” At the link find the title, “Can the Democrats Beat Roy Moore in Alabama? Howell Raines; plus Adam Shatz on Trump and the Bomb, and Corey Robin on Trump’s Reactionary Mind, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 9031d146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Allied Bombing of German Cities 58 mins – “No one doubts the bravery of the thousands of men who flew and died in Bomber Command. The death rate was an appalling 44%. And yet until the opening of a monument in Green Park in 2012 they had received no official recognition, with many historians claiming that the offensive was immoral and unjustified. How can it be right, they argue, for the Allies to have deliberately targeted German cities causing the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians? Even on a strategic level the offensive failed to bring about the collapse of civilian morale that was its intention. Others, however, maintain that the attacks made a decisive contribution to the Allied victory. Vast numbers of German soldiers and planes were diverted from the eastern and western fronts, while Allied bombing attacks virtually destroyed the German air force, clearing the way for the invasion of the continent. Arguing for the motion were AC Grayling, philosopher and author of ‘Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?’; and Richard Overy, Professor of history at Exeter University who has published extensively on World War II and air power in the 20th century. Arguing against them were Antony Beevor, award-winning historian and author of the No. 1 international bestseller ‘The Second World War’; and Patrick Bishop, historian and author of ‘Bomber Boys’. The debate was chaired by Jeremy O’Grady, Editor-in-chief of The Week magazine and co-founder of Intelligence Squared.” At the link find the title, “The Allied bombing of German cities in World War II was unjustifiable, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazonian Innovation 39 mins – “In this episode we’re joined by Tyler Gage, co-founder of the organic tea company Runa, and author of the book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life. Tyler shares how his immersion into life in the Amazon guided him in building a socially responsible business able to thrive in the hyper-competitive soft drinks segment. What Was Covered – How Tyler’s interest in peak performance led him to indigenous elders in the Amazon and how life there inspired him to build a business The parallels to be found from the Amazonian concept of wisdom and modern business and entrepreneurship Discovering strength in vulnerability and how admitting what we don’t know creates an environment to learn from others…” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Politics Transformation 66 mins – “The 1968 U.S. presidential election fundamentally shaped modern American politics, and it was a transformative event in the life of a young Lawrence O’Donnell. Nothing went according to plan: Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson believed he would easily defeat Richard Nixon, former Republican vice president and California senator, until anti-war protests forced his withdrawal. The upstart Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy quickly secured the national spotlight, only to be tragically assassinated in Los Angeles that June. While Nixon remained the front-runner, Hubert Humphrey, the last remaining cog of the Democratic political machine, was closing in. To defeat him, Nixon pulled off one of the greatest dirty tricks in American political history. 1968 set the tone for Watergate and all else that has followed in the new era of modern politics. For decades, O’Donnell has been a pioneer in the field of political commentary and entertainment. As both a producer of The West Wing and as the host of his own MSNBC show, “The Last Word,” he has served as a voice of wisdom and integrity throughout the evolution of our political sphere. His new book, Playing With Fire, tells the story of a country coming apart at the seams in real time; it is a master class in the electioneering that took advantage of the chaos.” At the link find the title, “MSNBC’S Lawrence O’Donnell: Playing with Fire, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171115_Lawrence Odonnell Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Revolution 30 mins – “After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington’s army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 25- Valley Forge.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic GMO Apple 7 mins – “On the last Monday of September, 32 field workers stepped onto a 15-acre experimental plot in an undisclosed part of Washington and made apple harvest history. The fruits they plucked from each tree were only a few months old. But they were two decades and millions of dollars in the making. And when they landed, pre-sliced and bagged on grocery store shelves earlier this month, they became the first genetically modified apple to go on sale in the United States.” At the link find the title, “Would You Put the Genetically Modified Arctic Apple in Your Pie? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-1af6277b-c5fc-4e2b-b1c3-0ff36b146885-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Articles of Confederation 27 mins – “As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 29-_The Articles of Confederation.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism Center 29 mins – “How far would you go to help one of your coworkers? For Bernie Marcus, the co-founder and former CEO of Home Depot, the answer is: farther than most would ever imagine. In this episode, you’ll hear about the incredible personal philosophy that drove Marcus to build the Marcus Autism Center and go so far as to commit more than $100 million of his own money to the cause. All told, Bernie and his wife Billi, through the Marcus Foundation, have donated more than $1 billion to address some of the nation’s most pressing health issues, including stem cell research, spinal cord issues and brain injuries. But while he’s a man who’s donated richly, Marcus didn’t come from a background of wealth. In this show he also shares how he grew up poor in Newark, New Jersey and worked until his 50s before he reached his big breakthrough. He also offers insight into his personal ethical code—the one that made sure that, when he did find success, he was going to share it with others, especially the people who’d helped him succeed.” At the link find the title, “Entrepreneurial Philanthropy, “ right-click “Media files Crazy Good Turns Marcus Autism Center.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banana Parasites 38 mins – “In this week’s podcast Dr. Jonnny Dalzell guest hosts from Tanzania. He visits with scientists from IITA that are helping devise solutions to nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic soil worms that are difficult to control and require substantial chemical inputs that are not always available and can be hazardous. Uncontrolled nematodes lead to damaged crops, and damage is not always apparent until it is too late. Dr. Dalzell speaks to IITA Kenya scientists Dr. Nessie Luambano, Dr. Danny Coyne, and Dr. Leena Tripathi. They discuss the problem of nematodes, some of the proposed solutions, and some of the frustrations of having good work stalled because of a lack of funding and political will to move them forward.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ben and Jerry Founders 60 – “In the mid-1970s two childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided to open an ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont. Their quirky little shop packaged and sold unusual flavors like Honey Coffee, Mocha Walnut, and Mint with Oreo Cookies. In 1981, the regional brand spread across the country after Time magazine called it the “best ice cream in America.” Today, Ben & Jerry’s is one of the top selling ice cream brands in the world. And, like the original founders, the company doesn’t shy away from speaking out on social issues.” At the link find the title, “Ben & Jerry’s: Ben Cohen And Jerry Greenfield, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171117_hibt_bj.mp3” and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in Canada 36 mins – “Anthony is the CEO and Founder of Decentral – a Toronto-based innovation hub focused on disruptive and decentralized technologies. In early 2016, they created Jaxx – one of the top multi-cryptocurrency wallets on the market. Anthony is also one of the founding members of Ethereum and the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. In this episode, we discuss: – Anthony’s epic journey to Cryptocurrency. From real estate, to the family patio door business, to geothermal drilling, and finally, to a serendipitous discovery of Bitcoin that eventually led to millions – How he became one of the original 5 founders of Ethereum – And of course, since he invented one of the most popular cryptocurrency wallets in the space, we discuss the inevitable consequences of the current ICO bubble” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Investing 43 mins – “Lisa Cheng is the Founder and Head of Research & Development for the Vanbex Group. Vanbex is a full stack professional services and development company specializing in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. Lisa is also an advisor for emerging tech startups and has expertise in business development and product strategy. Her background includes Fortune 500 companies, enterprise sales, big data, and SaaS. In this episode, we discuss: How Lisa got let go from several jobs and was on unemployment before working for organizations like the Ethereum Foundation and Mastercoin (now known as Omni) How she became the Founder of the Vanbex Group And how Vanbex’s Etherparty project raised $30 million in its ICO pre-sale” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” and “OK”.

Bitcoin Speculation 18 mins – “With phenomenal value appreciation, users are divided over the future of the digital currency, with some hoping to go mainstream, and others vehemently resistant to selling out.” At the link find the title, “Nov 17 Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern, 2017,” right-click “Nov 17 Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171117_98337.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoins First User 64 mins – “In this episode of The Blockchain Show, astrologer Robert Phoenix breaks down the charts for bitcoin and ethereum, demystifying our beautiful solar system, and expanding our horizons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Wood Workers 19 mins – “The Wood Working for the Blind #WW4B Series is about Blind wood workers honing their craft or just getting interested in the art of wood working. We are also bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to www.Lighthouse-SF.org/enchanted-hills/rebuilding/” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bobby Kennedy Book 63 mins – “Chris Matthews, Author, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit…This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “MSNBC Host Chris Matthews, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171114_Chris Matthews Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Discussion 60 mins – “Is Britain facing an identity crisis? The traditional dividing lines of left and right seem to be dissolving into new political tribes – metropolitan liberals versus the culturally rooted working classes, graduates versus the uneducated, the young versus the old. In June’s general election, traditional Labour heartlands like Mansfield went Conservative, while wealthy areas such as Kensington swung to Corbyn. Britain seems utterly confused about its politics. As the far left and Eurosceptic right have gained strength, much of the country has been left feeling politically homeless. So what’s going on? How will these new alignments play out as the country faces the historic challenge of leaving the EU and forging a new relationship with the rest of the world? Are the Conservatives really up to the job, as they bicker over what kind of Brexit they want and jostle over who should succeed Theresa May? Is it now unthinkable that Jeremy Corbyn could be the next prime minister? Looming over the current turmoil is the biggest question of all: What kind of Britain do we want to live in? What are the values that should hold our society together?” At the link find the title, “The Great Realignment: Britain’s Political Identity Crisis, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in North Carolina 27 mins – “NC Hearts Gigabit is a grassroots group recently launched in North Carolina that aims to dramatically improve Internet access and utilization across the state. We caught up with Economic Development Consultant Christa Wagner Vinson, CEO of Open Broadband Alan Fitzpatrick, and Partner of Broadband Catalysts Deborah Watts to discuss what they are doing. We discuss their goals and vision for a more connected North Carolina as well as their organizing methods. Given my experiences dining in that state, I’m not surprised that they have often organized around meals – good stuff! NC Hearts Gigabit offers an important model for people who feel left out of the modern political system…” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Washington State 23 mins – “Grant County’s Public Utility District was, along with some nearby PUDs, among the very first deployers of Fiber-to-the-Home networks shortly after the turn of the millennium. And per Washington’s law, they built an open access network that today has more than twenty service providers. Grant County PUD Project Specialist Russ Brethrower joins us for Community Broadband Bits podcast 279, a live interview from the Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Atlanta. We discuss the history of the network and other observations from Russ, who has more direct experience in these networks than the vast majority of us that regularly speculate on them. We also talk about the experiences of open access over 16 years and how they financed the network.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Housing 24 mins – “The 10-year plan includes the introduction of a housing benefit for families, and the building of 100,000 new affordable housing units.” At the link find the title, “Nov 23 ‘Absolutely historic’: Federal government launches ‘human rights-based’ housing strategy, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171123_99772.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Homosexuals 19 mins – “Next Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologizing to LGBTQ military and government employees for losing their jobs, dignity and privacy, because they were gay.” At the link find the title, “Nov 24 ‘A small victory’: LGBTQ Canadians ‘purged’ from military and public service await apology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171124_94443.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Road Development 15 mins – “”I hardly slept during the night … it’s such an exciting day,” says Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Darrel Nasogaluak of the new road that officially opened.” At the link find the title, “Nov 15 New Tuktoyaktuk road life-changing for Arctic community, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171115_89353.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Reduction Project 6 mins – “As an environment reporter for The World, I spend a lot of time reporting on climate change as an international policy issue. I spend less time thinking and learning about what it would actually look like to live in a country that’s weaned itself largely off carbon. Would everyone drive electric cars? Would we all have to live closer to where we work? How much of our energy would have to come from solar and wind power? Will nuclear energy have a resurgence? When I hear