Media Mining Digest 326 – Feb 9, 2018: 3D Printed Drugs, Abortion Problems in Canada, Applachian Music, Assisted Death Survivor, Baby Bonds Income, Black Panther Party, Brain Aging, Cadaver Donation, Canadian Deportation Problem, Cancer Prevention, Cape Town Water Rationing, Detroit and San Francisco, Disaster Prevention, Intelligence Operations Concerns, Internet Addiction, Investment Psychologies, ISIS Bride Returns, Land Mine Removal, Loneliness Problem, Marijuana Energy Impact, Medical Implant Dangers, Mindfulness and Mindlessness, North Korea War Concerns, Pence for President, Population Explosion, Poverty Control in California, Retirement Concerns, Road Salt Pollution, Rohingya Refugees, Russian Hangover, Salvadorian Deportations, Sex Abuse by Gymnastics Coach, Sex Crimes in India, Sexual Harassment in Politics, Shingles Vaccine, South China Sea Oil Spill, Syrian War, Talk Therapy, Trump Country, Warfare Future, Women in Politics

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3D Printed Drugs 4 mins – “3D-printing is set to revolutionise the way we do chemistry, and could lead to pharmacies printing out our drugs when we need them, or even home printed prescriptions. Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at Glasgow University… Lee – I wanted to see if we could take a cheap robot, a bit like a 3D printer, and use it to automate chemistry. So, one of the problems we’re having in chemistry is that only certain cooks can make certain recipes and get certain tastes, and what we wanted to do is make all recipes and all tastes available to everyone. By using a 3D printer which is really cheap and becoming very available, we could use a 3D printer in two different ways. First way, is that we use it to print a plastic object or material objects, in this case, like a test tube in which you do your chemistry. Then the 3D printer switches function and turns from test tube printing to actually moving liquids around a bit like an automatic cocktail maker in which you would add the chemicals into the test tube it’s just made to allow the chemical reaction to go. And because a 3D printer would know which order to add to the chemicals, it would be very precise and allow us to replicate our chemistry recipe and allow the thing to work in many different places and situations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Schools 47 mins “The 3D printing industry is once again stepping forward not only for it to tip but also to finally make people see the wide range it can offer. This time the field is making toys through an app called Toy Maker that lets parents 3D print toys with their kids. This is a lovely way to spend time with the the family, but Drew Taylor of AstroPrint also aims for Toy Maker to be a reference app for other 3D print designers to use. The APIs used for the app had an obvious use that AstroPrint saw to help others in the industry. With this simple app for parents, the complexities of the tech and the software and hardware are all taken away to better give enjoyment for parents printing on demand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Abortion Problems in Canada 24 mins – “A summer funding program now requires applicants to say they support reproductive rights, but faith-based groups say they cannot in good conscience agree to it.” At the link find the title, “Jan 15 The abortion clause: Should groups that work against reproductive rights receive public funding? 2018” right-click “Media files current_20180115_66826.mp3” and select “save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Activist Ai Weiwei 50 mins – “Ai, whose father was the renowned poet Ai Qing, spent his early years living in political exile with his family in Xingjian, a remote area of China. That experience, he believes, helped him empathize with the hundreds of refugees he interviewed over the course of making the film. “So since I was very young, I experienced all those very harsh political conditions like the discriminations, all those,” Ai remembers. “So that make me much easier to approach this film, Human Flow, and to see this human tragedy as part of my condition, you know.  I feel there’s some connections in there.” Climate change is one of the factors that has contributed to the global refugee crisis, Ai maintains.  One example? Drought conditions in Syria. “I think before the Syrian war there’s seven years of drought,” says Ai. “Many people think that also contribute to the upheavals in the nation.” Ai’s hope in making Human Flow is to shine a light on a worldwide crisis, “to see humanity as one, you know, human rights as one. “If someone’s right is being violated, we all get hurt,” he continues. “If we don’t have this kind of understanding the problem, you know, someday we all can be get hurt. Because if we only have for this kind of visual condition to see us as one family…then we can have our empathies and we can come up some kind of solutions.” At the link find the title, “Ai Weiwei: Human Flow, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171231_cl1_Ai Weiwei PODCAST.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan and Iraq War P1 170 mins – “This episode is part 1 of CJ’s discussions with a longtime DHP listener & US Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, a guy who goes by “BT” on the internet. Not only does BT himself have a lot of personal experiences in these conflicts, he’s also done a lot of research about these wars and related issues. These conversations will cover BT’s experiences in those wars, and the effects of those experiences, which he’s still dealing with today. Along the way, we’ll also cover the history of these conflicts, and a variety of related issues.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0155: A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective, Part 1, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL8274788864.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan and Iraq War P2 95 mins– “This is the second part of my conversation with BT, a US Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, about his experiences.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0156: A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective, Part 2, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL2836885820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anxiety and Depression 50 mins – “Father Time — “…It’s been a weird [year]…and we’re obviously not holding our breaths hoping for a respite in the next calendar year. So in anticipation of emotions of all kinds, we present The Feelings Show: three interviews from that past that helped us deal with, you know —  things. 1. Rebecca Solnit, writer and historian, on her impatience with despair and her insistence that the future is unknowable — and therefore full of potential. 2. Robert Wright [@robertwrighter], writer and theologian, on how adopting basic mindfulness techniques could improve our lives and help us avoid outrage fatigue. 3. Jad Abumrad [@JadAbumrad], host of WNYC’s Radiolab, and Eugene Thacker, professor of media studies at The New School, on nihilism’s powerful grip on our culture.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Appalachian Music 50 mins – “A Grammy-nominated album celebrates Appalachia’s rich legacy of story songs. We’ll listen to how the ballad resonates today.” At the link find the title “’The Appalachian Ballad Tradition’ , Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_578672268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death Survivor 27 mins – “In our second show exploring the impact of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) we speak to Clifford Campbell. His wife Noreen was among the first to be approved for and to receive MAID. He tells Brian what it’s like to be the witness to suffering, party to assisted death, and the spouse left behind.” At the link find the title,”One year after MAID: A husband talks about being the spouse left behind, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-lyz3hBaLBKOEH40.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baby Bonds Income 24 mins- “The proposal, called baby bonds, suggests giving every child born in America a lump sum payment up to $50,000. The money would have to be spent on “wealth building actions” like going to university, starting a business or buying a home.” At the link find the title, “Could the wealth gap be closed by giving babies $50,000? Some economists think so, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-U6xxBDojvqcbToc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Panther Party 90 mins – “Authors of “When Theory Meets Practice: The Black Panther Party’s Brief but Unignorable Four Years in Boston”, Prasanna Rajaskearan and Joe Tache join Brett to discuss the history and philosophy of The Black Panther Party.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Black Panthers 52 mins – “The Black Panther party emerged from the tumult of the 1960s, and it gave African-Americans a new voice and a new posture. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s film about the Panthers is told through the experiences of those who supported and opposed it. A new revolutionary culture was emerging in the 1960s, and for a short period of time the Black Panther Party was the vanguard of that change. Bold, outspoken, and idealistic, the Panthers zealously pursued their mission to upend the American establishment, and they did it with iconic style. In his latest film, documentarian Stanley Nelson chronicles the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party through the experiences of those who supported and opposed it. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is directed by Stanley Nelson. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Aging 48 mins – “In this episode of SFB[Sound Financial Bites], Cory Shepherd joins Paul to speak with Developmental Molecular Biologist, Dr. John Medina. Dr. Medina is an affiliate professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and author of Brain Rules for Aging Well and several other books such as, The Clock of Ages. Tune in to find out what happens to our bodies after the age of 30, the different ways you can slow the aging process, the benefits of practicing mindfulness, and how you can keep your brain intact in your golden years.” At the link find the title, “088 Dr. John Medina – Will Your Brain Age Well, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SFB088-Will Your Brain Age Well.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cadaver Donation 46 mins – “In this episode, we talk cadavers and training in healthcare. We bring Dr. Joe Holley on the show to talk about a series of articles from Reuters news agency about the body donation system in the U.S. Joe was disheartened by the sensationalized nature of the articles and the challenges created by the difference between the article and what Joe’s experiences in real life applied science situations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Deportation Problem 19 mins – “Fatouma Abdi says it was the government’s responsibility to ensure her brother received Canadian citizenship, given that he grew up in state care. Without it, he faces deportation.” At the link find the title, “Jan 15 ‘The government was our parents’: Abdoul Abdi’s sister says Somali refugee failed by Canadian foster system, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180115_85691.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian First Nations Suicides 21 mins – “In the first national conference involving youth leaders, politicians and social media to address the epidemic of aboriginal youth suicide — young people call for hope.” At the link find the title, “Jan 22 ‘We Matter’: Indigenous youth raise their voices in the fight against suicide, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-2KAUcaf2ItUWbJ2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Shared Future 54 mins – “Indigenous education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break moment where it has a chance to recast its historically troubled relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.” At the link find the title, “Canada’s original promise: Still waiting to be realized, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-isCrmV151jDIFp8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Prevention 75 mins – “An unspoken fear haunts many women today—the fear that breast cancer is inevitable and that the clock is ticking. Everyone knows someone who has been affected. That’s because breast cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. What can we do about it? The answer is: a lot. Research shows that breast cancer is a largely preventable disease. In this seminar, Christine Horner shares lifesaving information, including the many research-proven natural approaches—what to do and what not to do—that can dramatically protect against breast cancer and help women who have this disease improve their chances of surviving it. Horner spearheaded legislation in the 1990s that made it mandatory for insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. Join us and learn over 30 different lifesaving dietary, supplemental and lifestyle choices proven to be highly effective against the development and progression of breast cancer. These same techniques also help protect against many other diseases and help one achieve and maintain excellent health.” At the link find the title, “Natural Approaches To Breast Cancer Prevention, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180117_MLF_Natural Approaches Breast Cancer Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cape Town Water Shortage 26 mins – “Cape Town’s mayor has been issuing dire warnings to citizens for months to keep the amount of water they use to less than 87 litres per person per day. The city is predicted to run out of water on April 21 [2018].” At the link find the title, “Point of no return’: Cape Town projected to run out of water by April, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-OPZnipImpP8nW05.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CEO Life 47 mins – Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How to Become a C.E.O.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) Mark Zuckerberg’s dentist dad was an early adopter of digital x-rays. Jack Welch blew the roof off a factory. Carol Bartz was a Wisconsin farm girl who got into computers. No two C.E.O.’s have the same origin story — so we tell them all! How the leaders of Facebook, G.E., Yahoo!, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Virgin, the Carlyle Group, Reddit, and Bridgewater Associates made it to the top. (Part 2 of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”)” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CHIP Program 46 mins – “Nine million children and families could lose their health coverage if CHIP funding expires. We’ll go to the healthcare frontlines.” At the link find the title, “Kids’ Health Insurance At Risk As Congress Faces Funding Deadline, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_578171751.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Commerce History in U.S. 58 mins – “How much should the U.S. be open to business with other countries, and how much should we protect our industries from foreign competition? This question has been at the heart of trade policy for centuries. Now, in his comprehensive new book, author Douglas Irwin gives historical context to our current trade debates.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservationalist Goodall 51 mins – “World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall talks about her life’s work, the link between deforestation and climate change and why she sees reasons for hope. Yvon Chouinard, the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., explains how charting his own path through the wilderness led him to create a multi-million dollar sporting goods company committed to environmentally responsible design and production. Jane Goodall, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute; U.N. Messenger of Peace “ At the link find the title, “Jane Goodall And Yvon Chouinard Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180114_cl1_Goodall and Chouinard_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit and San Francisco 67 mins – “San Francisco and Detroit are each home to highly diverse and vibrant communities with strong community leaders and anchor institutions, but they suffer from historic disinvestment and are in need of greater economic vitality, more investments, updated infrastructure and civic attention—especially for issues relating to children. In neighborhoods across these two geographies, community leaders, advocates and policymakers are seeking solutions and looking for equitable development strategies that can allow communities to thrive. In this forum, Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, and Tonya Allen, CEO of Detroit’s Skillman Foundation, will discuss with KQED’s Mina Kim how they have attempted to tackle the enduring challenge of strengthening communities in their regions. What have they learned? What went well? What would they do differently?” At the link find the title, “A Tale of Two Cities: Leaders from Detroit and San Francisco Discuss How to Strengthen Communities, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171213_A Tale of Two Cities Detroit SF For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Prevention 25 mins – “Virginia Murray, public health consultant in global disaster risk reduction at Public Health England, was instrumental in putting together the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – an international agreement which aims to move the world from reacting to disasters, to proactively preventing them. In this podcast, she explains what they learned in the process, and why science had to become storytelling, in order to make politicians pay attention.” At the link find the title, “Virginia Murray – the science of disaster risk reduction, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 388352600-bmjgroup-virginia-murray-the-science-of-disaster-risk-reduction.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electrical Infrastructure 66 mins – “America’s electricity infrastructure is aging. Mason Willrich will describe the ownership and operation of this infrastructure and the web of state and federal policies that govern it. He will present a coherent national strategy for modernizing our infrastructure, including expansion of energy efficiency, wind, solar, nuclear and other carbon-free resources for power generation.” At the link find the title, “Decarbonizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180118_MLF_Eletrical_Infrastructure_For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 49 mins – “The book that took D.C. by storm; evaluating our first year under President Trump; the story of the Pentagon Papers, from someone who helped write them; and the latest scholarly research on “fake news” — that is, using the original, vintage meaning of the term. Plus, a live report from the Fake News Awards. 1. Michael Wolff [@MichaelWolffNYC], columnist and author, on his latest book Fire & Fury and the dysfunctional Trump White House from whence it came. 2. Masha Gessen [@mashagessen], journalist and The New Yorker contributor, on her rules for surviving autocracies, one year into the Trump presidency. 3. Les Gelb, former columnist and former Defense Department official, on his experience leading the team that wrote the Pentagon Papers, subject of the new Hollywood drama, “The Post.” 4. Brendan Nyhan [@BrendanNyhan], professor of government at Dartmouth College, on his latest research on fake news consumption in 2016. 5. Bob Garfield [@Bobosphere], OTM’s glamour correspondent, reports live from the red carpet at the 2017 Fake News Awards and, folks, the stars are as stunning as the stories are shoddy.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Farming Grafted Tomatoes 84 mins – “Howard Prussack of High Meadows Farm raises crops, potted herbs, and vegetable starts with his wife, Lisa, in 30,000 square feet of greenhouses as well as out in the field in Putney, Vermont. Howard has been farming since 1971, and High Meadows Farm was the first certified organic farm in Vermont. We dig into Howard’s history and the growth of the farm, Howard’s early off-farm job and how that helped him learn the business, and the logistics of marketing to retailers. Howard also shares his tips about transplant production, training employees to water plants in the greenhouse, and the overseas education work that he has done.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Hazards 47 mins – “It’s the biggest flu outbreak in years, reaching epidemic levels. It could get even worse. What’s happening? And what can be done? We’re talking to experts in the field.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Power Faults 50 mins – “Call it adulation, adoration, idolization: we humans are fascinated by glamour and power. But this turns out to be only one side of our psychology — we also feel envious and resentful of the rich and powerful. In this Radio Replay, we explore the evolutionary history behind this ambivalence. Plus, we look at how we gain influence, and what happens to us once we have it.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: The Power Hour, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180126_hiddenbrain power hour radio replay final_mix-06585bb8-5203-4fc6-b411-dbc9211e388e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in California 68 mins – “David Bacon has spent his life as a union organizer and activist focused on issues related to labor, immigration and international politics. In his landmark work of photojournalism, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte, he combines haunting photographs with the voices of migrant farmworkers, documenting the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.” José Padilla will add to Bacon’s account of abuse, which also includes sexual abuse, in the labor contractor work system. He will comment on California Rural Legal Assistance’s (CRLA) role in fighting and winning against an almost feudal labor system in America’s fields.” At the link find the title, “In the Fields of the North Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180111_MLF_Fields of the North FOR PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadians 53 mins – “Canadians like to pretend that Indigenous peoples have some special place, that they shape our society in some significant way, but history — as well as contemporary actions and attitudes — might suggest otherwise. In a country where just about all of us are immigrants, Indigenous people are creating new structures and rediscovering old values. A discussion from the Stratford Festival featuring Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jarrett Martineau and Alexandria Wilson.” At the the link find the title, “First Nation, Second Nation: A discussion about the state of Indigenous people in Canada today, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-c7JF2nMyCoo86i9.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Operations Concerns 39 mins – “During his career as a national security reporter for The New York Times, James Risen reported several major scoops about the CIA. Risen exposed the Bush administration’s phone surveillance program and misrepresentations of weapons of mass destruction in the Iraq War. He also published big revelations about botched national security operations in The State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. Risen recently reflected on his career for The Intercept. He talks to Bob about how difficult it was to get important stories into the Times in the lead up to the Iraq War, and why his editors sat on an important piece about warrantless wiretapping for 13 months — and what it all says about the relationship between the press and the government” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Addiction 27 mins – “What does it mean to grow up online? Veronica Belmont investigates how the www is changing us: our personalities, our bodies, and our brains. A college student shares his experience at rehab for Internet addiction. Bestselling author Nir Eyal breaks down what apps borrow from gambling technology. Writer Heather Schwedel talks about taking a cue from Kanye and breaking up with Twitter. Blogger Joshua Cousins talks about the Internet as a lifeline, in the wake of recent natural disasters. And we challenge a group of brave volunteers with a no-smartphone challenge. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org Looking to reset your relationship with the Internet? Check out our digital detox kit.At the link find the title, “Digital Overload, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/8067502/3e74ce73.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Psychologies 53 mins – “This episode sets a new record with five guests — each considered among the best in their field. It features Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson), Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman), Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss), Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), and Veronica Belmont (@Veronica).This roundtable discussion covers topics including best investments, favorite failures, and bad advice to avoid. I really enjoyed all of the answers from the guests as there’s lots of actionable advice.” At the link find the title, “Best Investments, Bad Advice to Avoid, and Other Life Lessons, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files aca07cd4-ffea-4975-825e-daf00953ed27.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Bride Returns 24 mins – “In 2014, a 19-year-old woman, born and raised in Montreal, left her entire life behind one day to join ISIS in Syria. Her mother embarked on a perilous mission to bring her home.” At the linkfnd the title, “One mother’s mission to save her daughter from life as an ISIS bride, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-tLiaJCfh5UHM6bI.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Land Mine Removal 62 mins – “Twenty years ago, Heidi Kuhn, a former reporter for major media networks, founded Roots of Peace, a charity dedicated to removing the worldwide scourge of land mines and creating thriving farmland in countries dealing with and recovering from conflicts and economic instability. In Afghanistan, for example, over 5 million fruit trees have been planted. Kuhn, who has received numerous prestigious rewards, will discuss her work for Roots of Peace, an organization that turns seeds of terror into seeds of hope.” At the link find the title, “Roots of Peace: Mines to Vines, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171215_Roots of Peace Mines to Vines For Podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linquistics 132 mins – “Conlangers are people who design human languages, either just for fun or for use in works of fiction, often TV series or movies. My guest, David Peterson, has designed several languages, including the the Dothraki language featured prominently in Game Of Thrones. In this episode we use Dothraki (and English, and a bit of German) to introduce the basics of linguistics, i.e., the science behind natural (and in this case, designed) languages. We also discuss a few specific of Dothraki, and how it gets used in Game Of Thrones.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loneliness Problem 47 mins – “Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We’re looking at the high costs of emotional isolation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Energy Impact 27 mins – “Canada needs to grow greener pot once it becomes legal, says botanist. Jan 12 Growing weed is not so great for the environment — what Canada can do to make it greener, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180112_52755.mp3”and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Matriarchy in Animals 26 mins – “A new documentary turns our idea of who rules in the animal kingdom on its head, revealing animals like lions, elephants and baboons live in powerful matriarchies.” At the link find the title, “Jan 19. ‘Mommy Wildest’: Female-led animal families smash the patriarchy, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EVNhk5iFTSRUSG9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Implant Dangers 46 mins ”Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Mindfulness and Mindlessness 47 mins – “Ellen Langer is a social psychologist who some have dubbed “the mother of mindfulness.” But she defines mindfulness with counterintuitive simplicity: the simple act of actively noticing things — with a result of increased health, competence, and happiness. Her take on mindfulness has never involved contemplation or meditation or yoga. It comes straight out of her provocative, unconventional studies, which have been suggesting for decades what neuroscience is pointing at now: our experience of everything is formed by the words and ideas we attach to them. What makes a vacation a vacation is not only a change of scenery — but the fact that we let go of the mindless everyday illusion that we are in control. Ellen Langer has shown it’s possible to become physiologically younger through a changed frame of mind; to find joy in what was experienced as drudgery by renaming it as play; and to induce weight loss by substituting the label “exercise” for labor.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea War Concerns 47 mins – “Hawaiians calm their war jitters and the US president and the North Korean dictator hit ‘pause’ on the threats, but the U.S. military quietly prepares for war.” At the link find the title, “The U.S. Is Quietly Preparing For ‘Last Resort’ War With North Korea, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_578384748.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Panama Papers Iceberg 19 mins – “In 2016 , the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released The Panama Papers — a massive cache of 11.5 million records leaked from the law firm Mossack Fonseca — revealing that several heads of state have been sheltering their personal wealth in offshore accounts to evade taxes. This wasn’t surprising, after all dictators are known for draining public coffers and hoarding the ill-gotten funds in secret accounts. What’s more disturbing is learning that well-known global corporations and civic leaders have been doing the same thing for decades, and getting away with it. …The reason banks and financial institutions are ignoring regulations comes down to simple economics. The organized criminal economy is over $2 trillion a year, and someone has to launder it, says journalist Drew Sullivan, co-founder and editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and a 2014 Institute for the Future (IFTF) Fellow. “You can either be a bank that takes that money or a bank that doesn’t take that money. Because nobody is penalizing you seriously for this, and nobody holds it against you, you don’t get a reputation of being a bad bank, and you can keep doing this.” These slap-on-the-wrist fines are simply the cost of doing business, says Sullivan, who compares the bank’s criminal behavior to the Koch Brothers’modus operandi: violate sanctions and fight the fines in court for as long as possible. “It’s a risk minimization plan, rather than honorable business,” he says. I interviewed Sullivan in 2016 shortly after the release of the Panama Papers.” At the link left click the square with three dots, left-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the file.

Parenting Science 59 mins – “There’s an entire section of the bookstore devoted to child-rearing, but what’s really behind the advice? We look at the sociology, psychology, research, and opinion included in those parenting manuals, and how to sort out what’s useful and what isn’t.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pence for President 51 mins – “…Journalist McKay Coppins has written a profile of the nation’s second in command. It details Pence’s religious and political conversions, his lifelong ambition for power, and his unlikely partnership with Donald Trump. As Coppins writes, Pence believes God himself willed that he should rise to such political heights, which could make him a threat to his boss. Coppins joins us to talk about Pence’s past and where he hopes to be in the future.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Performance and Profitability 62 mins – “When it comes to recruiting, motivating and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. She argues that the old standbys of corporate HR—annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs—often end up being a waste of time and resources. McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix for 14 years and helped create the company’s culture deck. Since its posting, the culture deck has been viewed more than 15 million times. She draws on her experience and offers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability.” At the link find the title, “Patty McCord: Building Culture, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180118_SV Patty McChord For Podcast_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Population Explosion 47 mins – “Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050. Can we avoid a global catastrophe? We’ll talk to Charles C. Mann, the author of “1491” and “1493” and the new book “The Wizard and the Prophet” about two scientists with different ideas about our future.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Control in California 48 mins – “Two of five Californians live in poverty or just above the poverty line. A staggering three out of four couldn’t weather an emergency expense of $700 or more. In these tough economic times, progressive entrepreneur Joe Sanberg hopes to create a future where everyone who works can afford life’s basic needs. This is why Sanberg has been the leading advocate for a California state earned income tax credit (CalEITC), a cash back tax refund that works in tandem with the federal EITC to ensure that all who work are able to afford life’s basic needs. After successfully advocating for the state-level credit to be adopted, Sanberg created the grassroots campaign CalEITC4Me to connect working Californians to $2 billion of state and federal credits since 2015. Last spring, his organization won a massive expansion of the credit so that three times more families—1.7 million—will be eligible to earn the credit. Sanberg is also co-founder of Aspiration.com, a socially conscious online financial firm that puts people and the planet first. In his advocacy and entrepreneurial pursuits, Sanberg focuses on keeping the dignity of the human experience central. Join an uplifting and time-sensitive conversation with Sanberg about how we advance public policies that address California’s economic crisis.” At the linkf idn the title, “Entrepreneur Joe Sanberg: Ensuring Everyone Who Works Can Achieve Life’s Basic Needs, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180110_Joe Sanburg Lifes Basic Needs For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prehistoric Cave Drawings 54 mins – “Neil Sandell introduces us to the French archaeologist Jean Clottes, a man who’s devoted his lifetime trying to decipher the rich, enigmatic world of cave art.” At the link find the title, “Decoding pre-historic art with Jean Clottes, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas 20180115_81486.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Privatization 65 mins – “When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today, more than 100,000 of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in 29 states and federal correctional facilities, with annual revenues of $5 billion. Lauren-Brooke Eisen’s work blends investigative reporting with quantitative and historical research to examine private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations. Neither an endorsement nor a demonization, Eisen’s Inside Private Prisons details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration. This book is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for concerned citizens to understand our changing prison systems.” At the linkf idn the title, “Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180116_MLF_Private Prisons For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race in American 49 mins – “Is there a better way to talk about race and social justice? On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, we’ll try.” At the link find the title “’So You Want To Talk About Race’, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_578171793.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regulation Size 69 mins – “We’re working on the next batch of episodes for season two, but this week we’re taking a quick break over the holidays to bring you a sort of reporter’s notebook, a glimpse behind the scenes. First we’re going to answer some of your questions about the stories we’ve brought you so far in this season. Then, because regulations have been in the news so much, we’re also wanted to give you some helpful context for what you’ve been hearing….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resolving Dilemmas 68 mins– “At a time when political divisions make progress in addressing difficult issues rare across our country, Commonwealth Club President Gloria Duffy takes us inside five public policy dilemmas in which she has been personally involved and the approaches that have resulted in success. The cases range from an environmental conflict over San Jose’s central park to handling sexual misconduct on a college campus to removing nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union. Join us for this discussion of the values and strategies Duffy has repeatedly seen work in resolving our most difficult issues.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Gloria Duffy: Getting Things Done, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_21080118_FEA_Gloria Duffy Getting Done For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retirement Concerns 47 mins – “We’re talking to Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, about her bold plan to rescue retirement for people who haven’t saved enough. Ghilarducci’s plan involves requiring individuals to set aside a certain amount of money, and requiring employers to match it. It would also involve government help to make up the gap for lower-income people. It’s called a Guaranteed Retirement Account. Ted Benna, called the “father of the 401(k),” also joined us. Though he came up with the idea that would come to dominate retirement, he says it was never meant to be the primary move of retirement, and that its costs are out of whack.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Road Salt Pollution 21 mins – “Scientists are calling on Canadian cities to stop using road salt because it’s toxic to the environment and causes billions of dollars of damage to infrastructure and cars.” At the link find the tile, “Beet juice and cheese brine: what cities are spreading on streets to replace corrosive road salt, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RVCgNR5IM2hWDzi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rohingya Refugees 18 mins – “The repatriation deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh has been delayed, raising questions about what the safety of those Rohingya that do eventually go back.” At the link find the title, “Jan 22 Bangladesh postpones plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-CXQWmlBJZwdQzAU.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hangover 45 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, the Guardian’s Moscow correspondent Shaun Walker joined special guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss his new book “The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.” They discussed Putin’s use of Russian history as political strategy, the pulse of Russian politics as its elections approach in March, the changing landscape of Russia’s outer cities, and much more.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Alina-Shaun Walker mixdown_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salvadorian Children Deportations 24 mins -.”Parents with children born in the U.S. now face choice of separation or uprooting them to one of the most dangerous countries in the world — could Canada be another option?” At the link find the title, “Jan 12 Trump’s alleged ‘s—hole countries’ comment frames plight of 200,000 Salvadorans facing deportation, 2018,” right-click “Media files current 20180112_71340.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seed Starting for Gardens 68 mins – “Last week we talked about a lot of great new plants to grow for 2018 so today is a good time to talk about starting all those seeds you’ve ordered or will be ordering this month.  Today’s show was prompted by a question about leggy seedlings of tomatoes grown for market sales, but I think it will help everyone. Today’s show includes a segment from a show back in 2012.  I am doing this to help save my voice during my cold (dubbed snot slinger flu).  More so however, because I think this information is imperative to understanding how to get best results with seed starting, and frankly the way I teach it hasn’t changed in all these years.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse by Gymnastics Coach 21 mins – “Dozens of women have been delivering victim impact statements at the trial of former U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, but one woman says repeated opportunities to stop him were missed.” At the link find the title, “Jan 19 ‘He could have been stopped in 1997’: Survivor of Larry Nassar’s alleged sex abuse says victims were ignored, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aDebLRj82DodRte.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse of Gymnasts 47 mins – “The story of USA Gymnastics, Michigan State, serial sexual abuser Dr. Larry Nassar and the female athletes who spoke out to bring him to justice — life in prison.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Crimes in India 28 mins – “Rema Rajeshwari is a rare figure in a country where women make up only 7 per cent of police officers, and she’s at the forefront of pushing change in how the country deals with sexual violence against women.” At the link find the title, “Jan 15 ‘Change is slow’: Female superintendent of police in India tackles sexual violence and harassment 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180115_76463.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment in Politics 21 mins – “Three former political staffers say Parliament Hill is rife with a culture of harassment.” At the link find the title, “Propositioned, groped, assaulted in the lobby: Staffers reveal culture of harassment in politics, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Gbq1sx2o5p80rBR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harrassment Discussion 27 mins – “What role do men play in the #MeToo movement? Our male panel explores the question and looks at how to take ownership of their part in moving this forward.” At the link find the title, “’It’s about safety, it’s about humanity’: What the #MeToo movement means to men, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9WHioG3qjD8LZfE.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shingles Vaccine 26 mins – “As the cases of shingles rise, especially among seniors, advocates are pushing for provincial governments to cover the cost of a new and effective vaccine.” At the link find the title, “New shingles vaccine should be free, argues seniors advocate, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mmY3XpvIRPrvZol.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South China Sea Oil Spill 21 mins – “It’s an oil spill the size of Paris. But only now is the world’s attention catching up with the vast scale of the disaster in the East China Sea — the largest tanker spill in decades.” At the link find the title, “Why more people aren’t talking about the Asian oil spill as big as Paris, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-6dc8WuGyTq1AEt0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sudan Catastrophe 57 mins – “Rebecca Tinsley, who graduated from the London School of Economics and was a BBC reporter, became a humanitarian after reporting on the war in Darfur. She will discuss her work for Waging Peace, the first nongovernmental organization (NGO) she founded. She will also discuss Sudanese dissidents and her second NGO, Network for Africa, which helps forgotten survivors (e.g., former child soldiers in Uganda) as well as communities torn apart by war and genocide. She will sign copies of her novel, When the Stars Fell to Earth, which is centered around the conflict in Darfur.” At the link find the title, “Network For Africa And Waging Peace: Helping Forgotten Victims Of Violence, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180112_MLF Networking for Africa For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War 21 mins – “A U.S. commitment not to withdraw from Syria could have prompted Turkish aggression against Syrian Kurds.” At the link find the title, “Will Turkish airstrikes reignite war in Syria? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-QZC8sIJJfveuVBh.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Therapy 47 mins – “Psychologist Enrico Gnaulati is on a mission: to save talk therapy. His new book explores the ways, as the subtitle says, “health insurers, big Pharma, and slanted science are ruining good mental health care.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Country 56 mins – “It’s been one year since Donald Trump’s inauguration. His official swearing-in compelled many Americans reflect on what America actually is now, politically, socially and culturally. Contributor David Zane Mairowitz is originally from America, and has been living in Europe for over fifty years. He returned to the U.S. in the spring of 2017 to travel through six southern states, where he recorded his encounters with everyday people at restaurants, churches — and gun shows. His aim: to gain insight into an America he’s now struggling to comprehend.” At the link find the title, “Travels through Trump’s America one year later, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-MwuOEp8XUgzyrp4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 49 mins – “Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.” At the link find the title, “’The Road Not Taken’ In Vietnam, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_578917109.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warfare Future 65 mins – “On January 25, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the future of warfare and multi-domain battlespaces. General James M. Holmes of the U.S. Air Force, and commander of Air Combat Command, gave the opening remarks. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon then joined General Holmes for a discussion, adding his own perspective.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Politics 24 mins – “In the United States, women have reacted to the election of President Donald Trump by running for office in record numbers.” At the link find the title, “Breaking up the Old Boys club: #MeToo is encouraging women to run for office, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-XHADJLPjXeUZOmw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 325 – Feb 2, 2018: 3D Printed Guns, African Trends, AI Impact, Air Conditioning History, Air Pollution Impact, Alzheimers Case Study, Augmented Reality, Autism Cure, Bionic Bodies, Bipartisan Politics, Broadband Costs, Canadian Indigenous People, Cancer Prevention and Treatment, Corporations History, Counter Terrorism, CRISPR Problem, David Brooks, Death Wishes, Emergency Medicine Stories, Food Security, Foster Kids Increase, Futurists, Genius Environments, Immigration in the U.S., Listening Better, Marijuana and Pesticides, Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, Migration Trends, Music, Nuclear Weapon Incidents, Opioid Epidemic Solution, Pacific Racism, Pakistani Extremism, Phyllis Wheatley, Plant Breeder, Raspberry Pi, Rising Tides, Robots Take Your Job, Saffron, Social Trust, Southern Movement, Special Counsel, Sperm Quality Impact, Survive and Thrive, Technological Futures, Toxic Mold, Transcranial Stimulation, Voting Rights, Waco Siege, War Correspondent, Wellness Industry, Women Under Communism

Exercise your ears: the 94 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 430 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 19,531 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 Print Education 49 mins – “Having a physical model to hold in your hands is powerful to a student learning engineering and design. But when Brian Bobbitt started integrating 3D print education to the curriculum, there weren’t many resources. With the help of Project Lead The Way, exposure to design and production got easier. Getting a foundational education in CAD at the high school level translated to better skilled transitioning college students later. Brian Bobbit shares how educating the students early can cast away stereotypes and get their interest level high early.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Print Innovation 52 mins – “There is no better time than now to start bridging the gap between buyers and 3D print product designers. While there are a handful of reasons why the 3D print industry isn’t tipping as fast as it should, there are also a handful of reasons why product designers, manufacturers, buyers and even students still studying the trade need to pool together and start bridging the gaps on design, skills, labor, product and marketing. Learn more about 3D print disrupting retail and ready signs like showroom, last mile delivery and inventory costs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printed Guns 29 mins – “Will 3-D printing make gun control impossible?” At the link find the title, “#817: The Gun Man, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180112_pmoney_pmpod817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Disruption 18 mins – “A lot of people often think that they want to change the world, but it is those who want to change themselves first who can actually make that change happen. By looking into your values, you can identify what your strengths are and use it as leverage to make that great impact possible. Combine this with confidence and solving problems will be easier. Take it to the next level and become a part of the disruption wave by working with people with the same goals. Leader in innovation and author of Disrupt You Jay Samit shares how companies can keep up with the disruption and why taking action around the idea has more worth than just having an idea.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Trends 104 mins – “…AGI [African Growth Initiative] hosted a Foresight Africa event featuring a panel of leading Africa experts where panelists offered insights on important regional trends along with recommendations for national governments, regional organizations, multilateral institutions, and civil society actors as they forge ahead in 2018.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impact 41 mins – “In 1997, Garry Kasparov famously lost his rematch with IBM’s Deep Blue, marking the first time a reigning world champion had been defeated by a program under tournament conditions. Much of the press that followed was predictably hyperbolic, with headlines questioning whether a “Terminator scenario” was just around the corner. Twenty years on, the potential danger posed by powerful AI is in the spotlight once again. It’s a concern that leads to the fourth and final question of this mini-series: if we cannot align AI with our own goals and values, do these systems need an off switch? To help explore this issue of AI safety, Ian Sample calls on a trio of experts, including the University of New South Wales’s professor of artificial intelligence Toby Walsh, the University of Oxford’s Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Dr Yasemin J. Erden from St Mary’s University in Twickenham.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Conditioning History 32 mins– “In the summer of 1902, the Sackett and Wilhelms Lithography & Printing Company in Brooklyn, New York had a problem. They were trying to print an issue of the popular humor magazine Judge, but the humidity was preventing the inks from setting properly on the pages.The moisture in the air was warping the paper and messing up the alignment. So the company hired a young engineer named Willis Carrier to solve the problem.Carrier developed a system that pumps air over metal coils cooled with ammonia to pull moisture from the air, but it had a side effect — it also made the air cooler. The room with the machine became the popular lunch spot for employees. Carrier had invented air conditioning, and began to think about how it could be used for human comfort….” 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 Impact 9 mins – “Modest air pollution can cost billions in lost productivity” At the link find the title, “Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity,” right-click “Download Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Case Study 46 mins– “We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.” At the link find the title, “What It’s Like To Live With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_573788190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Research 46 mins – “Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says, “Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research.” His new book is ‘The Pursuit of Memory.’ Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews ‘Face Your Fear,’ an album by singer-songwriter Curtis Harding. Also, ‘Vanity Fair’ editor-at-large Cullen Murphy talks about growing up the son of a cartoonist. His father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the popular Prince Valiant strip, which Murphy eventually wrote for 14 years. His new memoir is ‘Cartoon County.’” At the link find the title, “Jan, 2018 Best Of: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s / The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics,” left click the circle with three dots, and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmented Reality 29 mins – “Can you imagine a world where you can get information and content on a product right then and there just by pointing your smart phone at it? What could have been just a fantasy twenty years ago is now possible with Augmented Reality. Founder of Revealio Michelle Calloway found a way to use this technology and make human connections that bridges the real world with the virtual world through cards that magically come to life. Learn how augmented reality marketing can empower business owners and make heart-felt connections with their clients.” At the link find the title, “Creating Business Through Augmented Reality Marketing with Michelle Calloway from Revealio, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files WTFFF503_Augmented Reality Marketing with Michelle Calloway from Revealio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism Cure 49 mins – “ …Is autism curable? Most experts would agree: it’s not. Though Kerri Rivera thinks otherwise and comes on the show to discuss her Chlorine Dioxide protocol and why she believes it has the power to heal the symptoms known as autism. It’s a controversial method to say the least, but according to Kerri, 110 children have been cured using her CD Autism protocol. …Director and Founder of Autismo2 – Hyperbaric Clinic, first and only Biomed-based Autism Clinic in Latin America, Kerri Rivera is the mother of two sons; 11-year old Patrick is in recovery from ASD. Responsible for translating the ARI’s Biomedical Protocol to Spanish, she is a part of “Curando el Autismo” and “Fundacion Venciendo el Autismo” (Puerto Rico and Venezuela); Mexican liaison for AutismOne and ARI, Rescue Angel, bilingual mentor for TACA, and member of the Global Autism Alliance.” At the link right-click “Click here to download the MP3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data Uses 50 mins– “Do you ever catch yourself yelling at your Alexa? Or typing questions into Google that you wouldn’t dare ask aloud? On this episode, our changing relationship with technology and what big data knows about our deepest, darkest secrets.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: I, Robot, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180112_hiddenbrain_hb i_robot-radio replay mix-5bf2f11a-2813-478e-8830-876a4777e64e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P2 54 mins – “Last week we heard about the technology giving people new robotic arms and ears. This week Carl Smith explores bionic eyes, organs and even brains. With such surreal technologies already being developed, where are the ethical boundaries?” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bipartisan Politics 11 mins – “Former Republican member of the U.S. Congress Bob Inglis shares an optimistic message about how conservatives can lead on climate change and other pressing problems — and how free enterprise (and working together across ideologies) hold the solutio’s. “The United States was not built by those who waited and wished to look behind them,” Inglis says. “Lead now … Tell the American people that we still have moon shots in us.’” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bots on Internet 29 mins – “Most website visitors aren’t human. They’re bots. And these automated accounts are having serious, real-world impact; from the 2016 election to the FCC’s recent, controversial net neutrality vote. Veronica Belmont investigates the rise of social media bots with Lauren Kunze and Jenn Schiffer. Lisa-Maria Neudert measures how bots influence politics. Butter.ai’s Jack Hirsch talks about what happens when your profile is stolen by a political bot. Ben Nimmo teaches us how to spot and take down bot armies. And Tim Hwang explores how bots can connect us in surprising, and meaningful, new ways. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org Bots, they’re just like you and me. Except easier to find, especially on Twitter. 🙂 Here’s a handy guide to spotting bots in social media, plus the answers to the bot-or-not quiz you heard on the episode.” At the link find the title, “Bot or Not, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/7983958/17f3cc4b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bottleneckers 75 mins- “Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice and author of Bottleneckers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book–a look at how occupational licensing and other regulations protect existing job holders from competition.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Costs 19 mins – “Do municipal fiber networks offer lower prices than the their competitors? Yes, almost always, according to a study from Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center called Community-Owned Fiber Networks: Value Leaders in America. David Talbot, a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins us for episode 289 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss the study, conclusions, and challenges. He was last on episode 162 to talk about a report they did on muni fiber in Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous People 56 mins – “Mohawk education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break historical moment where it has a chance to recast its historically toxic relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.” At the link find the title, “Canada’s original promise: Still waiting to be realize, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180112_56832.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Prevention and Treatment 48 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 under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Center for Self Governence 101 mins – “Mark Herr, Sr. is a U.S. Air Force retiree and holds a masters degree in business administration and is the president, co- founder, and Instruction Development Director for The Center for Self Governance, (CSG) a training institution specifically for citizens to teach how to exercise their civic authority, how to leverage self-governance, and how to hold local, state, and federal elected officials accountable. At CSG, Mark researches and studies human governments, social tensions and stabilization theories. His innovations in and experimentation with social stabilization theory is hailed as ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘cutting-edge’. Since 2011, he travels non-stop nationwide training, coaching, and mentoring CSG Trainees in the application of these theories. It is his hope that CSG will deeply cement the science and application of self-governance into the U.S. culture for generations to come.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Complex Society Problems 56 mins – “Msimang Sisonke pulls down the old binarism of black vs white to make way for a truly multicultural South Africa, one that welcomes other African migrants as it embraces its own racially diverse past.” At the link find the title, “Eyes on the back of our head: Recovering a multicultural South Africa, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180108_34805.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporations History 45 mins – “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention corporations once. But if you want to talk about federal regulations, you have to talk about private enterprise, too. They’re yin and yang, intertwined over centuries, locked in an eternal struggle. This week, we’re tracing that history back to the 13 colonies, when corporations helped to create the basic framework of our democracy. And we hear how railroad companies, the country’s first big homegrown corporations, regulated the people before the people regulated them.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counter Terrorism 49 mins – “This week, Shannon Togawa Mercer and Benjamin Wittes interviewed David Anderson QC, who served as the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the U.K. from 2011 to 2017. Anderson has appeared 150 times in the E.U.’s Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg and is one of the country’s leading experts in the national security law field. He joined Wittes and Mercer for a conversation on his career, his role in reviewing terrorism legislation, the changing nature of intelligence in the U.K., and much more.” and At the link right-click “Direct download: David Anderson mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Problem 7 mins – “Our body’s own immune system could present a roadblock to the efforts of medical researchers who aim to develop gene therapies based on the genome-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9. The genome editing tool topped a few lists of the best science developments in 2017 and it’s poised to garner great interest this year as well. It’s been called a revolutionary tool to remove and repair DNA and add new genes, quickly and easily. The tool is like a Swiss Army knife, versatile enough to cut just a single letter of DNA or to insert several….” At the link find the title, “Gene editing could be the future, but doctors think humans might be immune to it ,” right-click “Download Gene editing could be the future, but doctors think humans might be immune to it” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Cult Formation 70 mins – “Cody’s parents try to get him to unlearn some of what AJ taught him—and it’s difficult.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Brooks 62 mins – “In May 2015, New York Times columnist David Brooks came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, ‘The Road to Character’. Brooks argued that today’s ‘Big Me’ culture is making us increasingly self-preoccupied: we live in a world where we’re taught to be assertive, to master skills, to broadcast our brand, to get likes, to get followers. But amidst all the noise of self-promotion, Brooks claimed that we’ve lost sight of an important and counterintuitive truth: that in order to fulfil ourselves we need to learn how to forget ourselves.David Brooks on the Road to Character Brooks was joined on stage by writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts Andrew Solomon.” At the link find the title, “David Brooks on the Road to Character, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Wishes 14 mins – “Do you know what you want when you die? Do you know how you want to be remembered? In a candid, heartfelt talk about a subject most of us would rather not discuss, Michelle Knox asks each of us to reflect on our core values around death and share them with our loved ones, so they can make informed decisions without fear of having failed to honor our legacies. “Life would be a lot easier to live if we talked about death now,” Knox says. “We need to discuss these issues when we are fit and healthy so we can take the emotion out of it — and then we can learn not just what is important, but why it’s important.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Treatment and Fecal Transplants 50 mins – “Colleen Kraft talks about treating Americans who became sick with Ebola during the west African outbreak and were evacuated to her hospital for treatment. In the second half, Kraft talks about her experience performing fecal transfers, and explains why she sees the gut microflora like a garden.” At the link find the title, “074: Treating Ebola in America and Fecal Transfers with Colleen Kraft,” right-click “Media files MTM074.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Medicine Stories 27 mins – “We hear from doctors whose medical degrees took them places they never expected…from cruise ships to space ships.” At the link find the title, “Adventures in Medicine, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20180106_87447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Degrees 27 mins – “An investigation into one of the world’s biggest degree mills, a Pakistani company, that has sold over 200,000 bogus qualifications. IT company Axact has created hundreds of websites purporting to be online universities offering a range of academic qualifications from degrees to doctorates. However while a degree can cost just a few thousand dollars this BBC investigation has discovered customers are also being blackmailed for buying them and some have paid over more than $500,000.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Nations Stories 53 mins – “Three Indigenous people, Sandra Henry, Theodore Fontaine, and Brielle Beardy Linklater tell their personal stories about struggle and resilience.” At the link find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180104_94559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Pandemic of 1918 51 mins – “Professor John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists, looks at how the 1918-19 flu pandemic affected every corner of the world. Over 50 million people died in the three outbreaks which hit in 1918 and 1919. It is one of the most devastating pandemics in history and to this day scientists are still trying to pin point its origins in the hope of learning lessons for fighting such catastrophic epidemics in the future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 72 mins – “About one in eight households are food insecure, meaning that they have uncertain access to adequate food. UCSF’s Dr. Hilary Seligman. a nationally recognized expert in food insecurity, discusses its health implications across the life course, the economic implications and what policy change is needed. Recorded on 11/28/2017. (#32941)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foster Kids Increase 49 mins – “What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? A surge in foster children. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.” At the link find the title, “Surge In Foster Children Amid Opioid Crisis, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_575726780.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Futurists 49 mins – “From healthcare to food production to renewable energy, how innovators are shaking up the status quo to change the world.” At the link find the title, “How Innovators Are Shaking Up The Status Quo And Charting The Future, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_575172203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genius Environments 46 mins – “Seeking Sites Of Global Genius” At the link find the title, “Seeking Sites Of Global Genius, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_574121654.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

German Social Conflict Benefits 53 mins – “Sociologist Aladin El-Mafalaani sees anti-immigrant cries to build walls, and hate-fuelled politics counter-intuitively: a sign that integration is working. Conflict, he argues, is the necessary consequence of new arrivals at a metaphoric dinner table.” At the link find the title, “Fighting at the table: Conflict as successful integration, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180111_37567.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Stigma 17 mins – “The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn’t our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it’s like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Life P2 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 or purchase the podcast. It is also included in the blog archive.  

Immigration in the U.S. 21 mins – “Our airwaves are filled with debates about immigrants and refugees. Who should be allowed in the United States, who shouldn’t, and who should decide? In the wake of President Trump’s vulgar remarks about some immigrants — remarks that he has since denied — we’re going to revisit a favorite episode from 2016 that explores the patterns and paradoxes of immigration in the U.S. Historian Maria Cristina Garcia joins us.” At the link find the title, “Give Me Your Tired…, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180115_hiddenbrain_encore_of_hb_ep_47_give me your tired recovered final-mix_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Indian Religious Strife 56 mins – “Political scientist Neera Chandhoke makes a heartfelt argument for a secular India. Against the growing tide of Hindu nationalism and India’s history of inter-religious strife, she draws on Western and Indian thinkers to make the case for diversity.” At the link find the title, “What happens when we stop asking questions: Why India must be secular, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180110_78144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Informal Caregivers 10 mins -”Once a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers — those friends and relatives who, out of love, go the extra mile for patients in need. From personal care to advocacy to emotional support, unpaid caregivers form the invisible backbone of health and social systems all over the world, Williams says — and without them, these systems would crumble. “How can we make sure that their value to patients and society is recognized?” he asks.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Radio 20 mins – “Mark Fielding talks to Peter White about his passion for radio. Mark owns internet station Ultimate Radio Experience and tells Peter about the process involved and the regulations governing internet stations. His wife Kerry gives her experience of trying to book Mark a tour of the ship Ross Revenge, which became famous in the 70s when it broadcast Radio Caroline. CEO and owner of Ross Revenge Peter Moore, explains his reasons for having declined Kerry’s request, stating safety concerns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israeli Immigrants 54 mins – “Anthrolopogist Galia Sabar has devoted her professional life to what she calls the new tribe of Israel: Jewish-African and non-Jewish labour migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.” At the link find the title, “The New Tribe of Israel: The immigrant underclass, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180110_23451.mp3” and select “Save link As: from the pop-up menu.

King Assassination 58 mins – “…we look at a forthcoming book that traces the response to King’s assassination — both here and around the world. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure; indeed, it took until the year 2000 for New Hampshire to recognize the slain civil rights leader with a federal holiday.  We talk with UNH professor Jason Sokol about his book and about how America’s fraught racial past has shaped current race relations.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal Empowerment 20 mins – “What can you do when the wheels of justice don’t turn fast enough? Or when they don’t turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstraction or threat into something that everyone can understand, use and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals, or barefoot lawyers, who serve in their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions. Learn more about how this innovative approach to using the law is helping socially excluded people claim their rights. “A little bit of legal empowerment can go a long way,” Maru says.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Listening Better 33 mins – “It takes years to train your ears – but not necessarily a music degree. Auditory neuroscientist Nina Kraus tells us how musicians listen and therefore hear differently with training. Orchestral conductor Eric Dudley explains that the secret to getting an orchestra to sync up is teaching them to listen and ukulele player and comedic musician Molly Lewis demonstrates how she taught herself to become a musician by listening better.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mans Search for Meaning 56 mins – “This month’s edition of The Enright Files explores how the works of Viktor Frankl, Anton Chekhov and Joan Didion wrestle meaning and solace from tragedy, horror and suffering.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on suffering, sorrow and the search for meaning, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180103_88688.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana and Pesticides 21 mins – “’Does the Canadian government have the right controls to test what’s really in medically prescribed cannabis?” At the link find the title, “Constant nausea’: Halifax woman suing medical marijuana producer after becoming ill, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ghw9bFc2Ymu1vMp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shooting in Las Vegas 27 mins – “Dr Kevin Menes was on duty as an ER doctor after the worst mass shooting in US history.” At the link find the title, “Every patient that could have been saved we saved, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20180113_52732.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migration Trends 93 mins – “Across the globe, the mobility of people has become a complex, multilayered phenomenon that no government can manage effectively in isolation. This is no more starkly evident than in Europe. But even as nativism and various forms of nationalism have become seemingly permanent features of European electoral politics, EU Member States are attempting to intensify cooperation on migration matters within Europe, as well as with key countries in Africa and beyond. Europe is not alone in the search for practical answers to migration and its many consequences. Every region of the world is undergoing rapid change and seeking to create governance structures capable of responding effectively to the challenges and opportunities presented by migration. While contexts and priorities differ vastly, the need for some common understanding amongst states as to how migration should be managed in the future is now a top item on the political agenda. This MPI Europe discussion brings together two of the most experienced thinkers on migration policy— António Vitorino and Demetrios G. Papademetriou—to discuss these matters and explore what will be needed over the next years to ensure that the properly managed movement of people remains an integral, positive force in the world.

Music and Brain Clocks 33 mins – “In this episode we continue our exploration of how musicians tell time and how anyone embodies pulse. We talk to Dean Buonomano, a neuroscientist who studies time at UCLA and we hear from previous guests: music cognition researcher Jessica Grahn, percussionist Jack van Geem, and film director Jonathan Lynn.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Defined 21 mins – “Stories abound of how music has changed our lives; inspiring us, helping us grieve, encouraging us to consume products, bringing us together, and even inciting us to violence. This podcast explores these stories in depth, always with an eye towards how science can help us understand these phenomena and what directions are left for further study. Hosted by neuroscientist and opera singer, Indre Viskontas, whose weekly science podcast, Inquiring Minds, has been downloaded more than 5 million times. Co-produced by Indre Viskontas and Adam Isaak and generously sponsored by the Germancos Foundation. What is music? How would you define it? Does it defy definition? In this episode we try to get answers to those questions from from a pioneer in music cognition research, a musicologist, and an otolaryngologist who surgically restores hearing and studies the brain basis of musical improvisation.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Likeability 33 mins – “Is there music that is considered universally great? Why do some composers from 18th century European countries still sell out concert halls hundreds of years later, while most of their contemporaries have been forgotten? Is their music really that much better? Or have we convinced ourselves that it’s better because we know that we’re supposed to like it?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Meaning 33 mins – “Last episode we met George Shin, who not too long ago received a cochlear implant and started to take piano lessons as part of a study at the University of California in San Francisco. This week we will learn more about his journey, the purpose and results of the study, and we’ll start exploring how people find meaning in music.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Universals 32 mins – “This week we attempt to find out if there are any universals in music, how the same sounds can go from speech to song, and how our auditory system processes music.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Value 26 mins – “We take a step back from neuroscience and psychology to listen to what artists have to say about what music is for.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musical Beat 35 mins – “How do our brains tell where the pulse is in music? Can we improve our sense of rhythm or is it something we’re just born with? In this episode, we learn how professional percussionist Jack Van Geem became a precision timing machine, and how he teaches his student, Katrina Shore, to develop her skills. We also talk to music cognition researcher Jessica Grahn to find out what’s happening in our brains when we feel the beat.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musicial Ears 29 mins – “You often hear people say that music is good for your brain because it’s the only activity that uses all of it. That’s not true. And the truth is actually much more interesting. In this episode, we talk to auditory neuroscientist Nina Kraus, who explains how musical training changes what we hear, or, more specifically, how we listen.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Liquor Laws 47 mins – “Whether you buy, drink, or do business in the Granite State, liquor plays a significant role in the culture and the economy.  Today, Word of Mouth tackles a complicated (and very broad)  question sent in by a listener: “Why are liquor laws in New Hampshire SO WEIRD???”  So here goes: in this episode, we’ll try and get to the bottom of a Prohibition era law that requires bars to sell food,  take a trip to a local distillery to find out more about what it means to produce “scratch-made” liquor, and look at how liquor revenue is used. Plus, three attempts to make a signature NH beverage.  Go slow! This episode is high-proof.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Yorker Copyright Editor 45 mins – “They call her the Comma Queen. Lessons on life and language with the New Yorker’s ultimate grammar editor, Mary Norris.” At the link find the title, “The Comma Queen Will See You, Now, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_573545680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrous Oxide History 27 mins – “In Bristol in 1799, a young man started to experiment with newly discovered gases, looking for a cure for tuberculosis. Humphry Davy, aged 20, nearly killed himself inhaling carbon monoxide. Nitrous oxide was next. It was highly pleasurable, ‘particularly in the chest and extremities’ and he began to dance around his laboratory ‘like a madman’, before passing out. By day, he gave the gas to patients, carefully noting their reactions. In the evenings, he invited his friends over to have a laugh (with assistants on standby to revive them with oxygen, as needed). The Romantic poets, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge could barely contain their excitement. During one session, Davy noted that the gas numbed his toothache and suggested that it could perhaps be used during surgical operations. But it was another fifty years before nitrous oxide was used by doctors. Throughout the 20th century, it was widely used during dentistry and to numb the pain of childbirth. (Nitrous oxide is the gas in ‘gas and air’: the ‘air’ is oxygen) .And it still is today, but less so. (It’s a potent greenhouse gas that damages the ozone layer, it’s difficult to store and there are side-effects). But, just as medical use is diminishing, recreational use is on the rise. A new generation of pleasure seekers have started experimenting, just as Davy did, despite the associated risks of injuries caused by fainting and death by suffocation. Naomi Alderman tells how a gas that created ‘ecstatic lunatics’ came to be used as an anaesthetic, with help from biographer, Richard Holmes and anaesthetist, Kevin Fong” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapon Incidents 63 mins – “Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dangerous weapons in the world.” At the link you can listen, but cannot download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Opioid Epidemic Solution 49 mins – “‘Vox’ drug policy reporter German Lopez details the scope of the opioid epidemic. There were nearly 64,000 lethal drug overdoses in 2016. “To put that in context, that’s more than gun deaths. That’s more than car crashes. It’s more than HIV/AIDS during the peak of that epidemic,” Lopez says. Also, WHYY criminal justice reporter Bobby Allyn talks about the safe injection site being considered in Philadelphia.” At the link find the title, “January 8, 2018 The Opioid Epidemic & The Harm Reduction Debate,” left-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pacific Racism 52 mins – “The Dark Races of the Pacific World: Reading Race, Immigration, and Empire in Pauline Hopkins and the Colored American Magazine” At the link find the title, “The Dark Races of the Pacific World: Reading Race, Immigration, and Empire in Pauline Hopkins and the Colored American Magazine, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files BUR1777176130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistan Extremism 92 mins – “On January 16, the Global Economy and Development program and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss extremism in Pakistan and its broader implications across the region and world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patterning Instinct 29 mins – “…This week on Sea Change Radio, we get philosophical with Jeremy Lent, whose new book, The Patterning Instinct seeks to explain what has made us tick as a species over the millennia. Lent and host Alex Wise talk about what the patterning instinct is, what we can learn from these human patterns, and how we can apply them to fight climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Phyllis Wheatley 52 mins – “[Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.] At the link find the title, “Dear Sister: Phyllis Wheatley’s Pleasures, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files BUR7328173743.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Breeder 33 mins – “Dr. Maxine Thompson is a trailblazer.  With her education and profound interest in plant breeding, she defied a male-dominated establishment and became a plant breeder at a major university.  She would establish a decades-long career in plant breeding at Oregon State University, traveling the world on collection missions and making critical selections that define the roots of the OSU Hazelnut Breeding Program, still thriving today.  Now in retirement she continues to breed plants, namely the Haskap Berry (Lonicera caerulea), a flavorful fruit slightly different from the blue honeysuckle. We enjoy an inspirational discussion about her training, her career, and the tremendous barriers she faced as a woman in science.  We also discuss her current plant breeding interests and the development of the Haskap Berry. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Slogans 37 mins – “In this week’s roundtable conversation, Ed, Joanne, and Brian focus on President Trump’s Twitter habit and look back at how presidents have interacted with the public. They discuss this year’s Golden Globes, the scene of very public activism around the #TimesUp campaign – how have slogans affected the causes we’ve championed? Finally, how do we put a price on history?” At the link find the title, “Presidents in the Public Eye, Slogans, and the Value of History, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2304979889.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Raspberry Pi 28 mins – “When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at university. He dreamt of putting a chip in every classroom. The result was Raspberry Pi, a tiny gadget, little bigger than a credit card, that can be hooked up to any keyboard and monitor, to create a programmable PC. And it’s cheap. Raspberry Pi Zero, sticker price just £5, was given away free with a computer magazine in 2015. Eben tells Jim how it all began, in his loft with soldering irons and post it notes, and how, by ruthlessly pursuing a philanthropic goal he became CEO of a highly successful business enterprise.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rising Tides P1 50 mins – “Droughts are drying up lakes, floods are washing away homes and melting glaciers are raising sea levels. Rising waters represent the most visible and tangible impact of climate disruption. Protecting people and property from all that water, while simultaneously ensuring billions have enough to drink, will have unfathomable costs and alter the lives of most people living on Earth. Join us for a conversation about too much—and too little—water on a planet that is entering unchartered territory. “ At the link find the title, “Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171119_cl1_Jeff_Goodell_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rising Tides P2 51 mins – “How can owners of coastal property prepare for rising seas? The coastline has been in the same place for basically all of human civilization, and that’s now changing in very unpredictable and unsettling ways. Oceans will rise faster than in the past, but no one can say how fast that will happen or what’s the best strategy for protecting trillions of dollars in waterfront real estate. A week before Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, John Englander published a book, High Tide on Main Street, predicting such a disaster. A resident of Florida, he is now a consultant to countries and cities on how to build cities that can withstand severe weather changes. Will Travis is a national expert on balancing environmental and economic priorities along the San Francisco Bay and was a top California policy official for nearly 17 years. Kiran Jain is the former chief resilience officer of Oakland and now is an executive at a startup that connects investors with municipal infrastructure projects. Join us for a conversation about envisioning, creating and paying for a new way of life by the water.” At the link find the title, “High Tide On Main Street, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171203_cl1_HighTideMainStreet.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots Take Your Job 70 mins – “Nigel Cameron: Will Robots Take Your Job? Nigel Cameron is the author of Will Robots Take Your Job?At the link left click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saffron 44 mins – “It’s the poshest spice of all, often worth its weight in gold. But saffron also has a hidden history as a dye, a luxury self-tanner, and even a serotonin stimulant. That’s right, this episode we’re all about those fragile red threads plucked from the center of a purple crocus flower. Listen in as we visit a secret saffron field to discover why it’s so expensive, talk to a clinical psychologist to explore the science behind saffron’s reputation as the medieval Prozac, and explore the spice’s off-menu role as an all-purpose beautifier for elites from Alexander the Great to Henry VIII.” At the link right-click the down-pointed arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sailing Around World 56 mins -”Fewer than 200 people have sailed alone around the world and two of them are also Canadian. Philip Coulter explores this greatest challenge sailors set for themselves — possibly the greatest of all human challenges.” At the link find the title, “Sailing Alone Around the World, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171226_30355.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Social Trust 29 mins – “Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?” At the link left click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download this audio” to get the file.

Southern Movement 28 mins– “theLFShow partnered with Project South covered the 2017 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. Featuring music by Deep Seedz Collective.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Counsels 47 mins – “Neal Katyal wrote the special counsel regulations when he worked for the Clinton administration. He lays out the legal issues that could arise if Trump tries to interfere with the Mueller investigation. Also rock critic Ken Tucker reviews a new box set of Louisiana Hayride performances from the ’50s.” At the linkf idn the title, “Jan, 2018 Can President Trump Stop The Mueller Investigation?” left click the circle with three dots, and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sperm Quality Impact 28 mins – “Dr Angela Crean explains environmental effects on fathers, and non-genetic inheritance. Dr Angela Crean: Sex, flies and sperm count: young scientist’s research on male fertility wins award Flies give another twist in the evolving story of heredity Equus quagga and Lord Morton’s mare [Reference is made to ‘telegony’: “Telegony is a theory in heredity, holding that offspring can inherit the characteristics of a previous mate of the female parent; thus the child of a widowed or remarried woman might partake of traits of a previous husband. Experiments on several species failed to provide any evidence that offspring would inherit any character from their mother’s previous mates.”]” At the link right-click “Telegony and guitars MP3” at the top of the page and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survive and Thrive 59 mins – “For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us.  Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technological Futures 70 mins – “Ecologist Kelly Weinersmith and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith–creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal–talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their new book, Soonish–a look at cutting-edge and not-quite cutting edge technologies. The Weinersmiths speculate about everything from asteroid mining to robotic house construction to the nasal cycle and how the human body and medicine might be transformed in the future. They discuss the likelihood of some really crazy stuff coming along and changing our lives as well as the possible downsides of innovation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Temporary Protection Status Change  48 mins – “The Trump Administration rules that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans must leave the country or be deported. Now what?” At the link find the title, “200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave U.S. After Trump Order — Now What? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_576807083.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Mold 57 mins – “James Baber is a Senior Product Management professional with more than eighteen years of experience in technology product management, development, and operations. James is on Bulletproof Radio not because of his experience and knowledge in technology and business, but because he is a survivor of toxic mold exposure and has a wealth of information to share about this little-known problem that could be affecting over 100 million people in the US. James will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Moldy, which chronicles the dangers of environmental toxic mold, and sheds light on just how big of a problem it is, and how to go about dealing with it. Why you should listen – James comes on Bulletproof Radio to discuss his story of toxic mold exposure, the long list of symptoms you experience when exposed to mold, the reasons why doctors don’t consider mold exposure to be a serious problem, and the important lab tests and data that help with diagnosing mold exposure. Enjoy the show!” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 54 mins – “Dr. Tarique Perera comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can help in the recovery of brain trauma, PTSD, depression, and physical injury. Dr. Tarique Perera is a board psychiatrist with an MD from Harvard. He is a world-class expert in medication management and psychotherapy, a thought leader in psychopharmacology and has been ranked as one of the best psychiatrists in America. Dr. Perera is also the President of the Clinical TMS Society and the founder of Contemporary Care, the leader in administering TMS treatment. His advancements in TMS treatment were featured on the Dr. Oz show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trotskyism 71 mins – “Gabriel Palcic is an organizer, student, boxer, and Trotskyist. He helped co-found the Colorado Springs Socialists organization. Gabe sits down with Brett to discuss Leon Trotsky’s history and philosophy. Topics Include: the Bolshevik Revolution, Permanent Revolution, Fascism, the Deformed Worker’s State, Stalin and “Stalinism”, Kronstadt, the Russian Civil War, and 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.

Trump and Media Coverage 26 mins – “Margaret Sullivan is the Washington Post’s media critic. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the problems with Michael Wolff’s new book on the Trump administration, the state of the Post and the New York Times, and how the media should cover the president’s mental health.” At the link find the title, “Margaret Sullivan, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7110715381.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights 58 mins – “Sometimes the technical stuff is how you get to the crucial stuff. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case about Ohio’s voter purge, and the case rests on some sticky statutory interpretation questions. Up to 1.2 million voters may have been purged from Ohio’s rolls after they sat out a couple of elections and in this episode of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick does a deep dive into the technicalities of the case. Dahlia and her guests also use this moment to take stock of the state of voting rights in the US. Dahlia talks with Mayor Joseph Helle of Oak Harbor, Ohio, a veteran who came home to find he’d been purged from the rolls after not voting while on active duty, and to the director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Dale Ho. Ho even cites his favorite Justice Antonin Scalia opinion.” At the link find the title, “The Right Not to Vote, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2504965784.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waco Siege 39 mins – “This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most infamous law enforcement confrontations in American history: a bloody stand-off between federal agents and an apocalyptic Christian group known as the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas. In this episode, Brian and Ed explore the 51 day siege, and what the Branch Davidians actually believed.” At the link find the title, “Schism: The Branch Davidians at Waco, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7730444920.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Correspondent 56 mins – “BBC foreign correspondent Lyse Doucet presents a lecture about war journalism, and responds to questions from Paul Kennedy, in front of a live audience at the National War Museum in Ottawa.” At the link find the title, “Words About War, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171229_42788.mp3” and selecd “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wellness Industry 49 mins – “This week we dive into the industry that wants to make the better version of you. From workout routines to diets to therapy apps to food fads, the market has been flooded with wellness products. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the money we spend on health needs? And who has access? Those are the questions on our minds this week. We look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that take insurance and apps that want to make you fit. Plus, food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind eating healthy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wild Ginseng Market 22 mins – “The wild ginseng market has gone crazy. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#818: The Problem Of The Root, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180117_pmoney_pmpod818v3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Under Communism 82 mins – “Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of postsocialist gender studies. She is the author of many books, including her latest “Red Hangover:Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism. Kristen joins Brett to discuss the collapse of Soviet Communism and the human costs of the brutal transition to free market capitalism. Topics Include: Women under communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the human costs of capitalism in Eastern Europe, current wealth inequality in the former Soviet Bloc, false equivalencies between the Nazis and the Soviets and the ideological role it serves, the rise of fascism in the wake of communisms collapse, socialist feminism, fallacies inherent in capitalist arguments, the ravages of neoliberalism, the future of socialism, and much, much more!” At the link find the title, “Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files Women under communism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 324 – Jan 26, 2018: 23andMe, Adapting to Disruption, Addiction Discussion, Adoption Success, African Scientists, African SUV, Assisted Death, Bill Nye, Bitcoin Mining Cost, Black Astrophysicist, Blind Airport Access Program, Blind Science Teacher, Blockchain and Abra.com, Blockchain in Agriculture, Brain Prize Winners, Broadband in 2017, Coal and Silica Hazard, Combat Telemedicine, Coroner Interview, Creative Walking, Decision Making, Dental History, Diet Control, Disabled Fashion, Ecology Beginning, Economic Segregation, Explorer Sarah Marquis, Explosives Detector, Female Nuclear Scientist, Flu in Canada, Gender Equity, Gerrymandering, Greek Austerity Results, Hackers of Siberia, Handicapped Heroes, Health Care Issues in Africa, Herpes Virologist David Knipe, HIV Stigma, Illness and Gender, Indigenous Canadian Struggles, Information Handling, Internet Shaming Problem, Iranian Judiciary, Memory Training, Monetary Policy and Crisis, Monopoly Impact, Mud Slide in California, Mugabe’s Last Days, Music and Technology, Music and the Mind, Nanomaterials in Constructionn, Native American History Lesson, New England Journal of Medicine, NORAD, Oil Spill in East China Sea, Origins Project, Pay Equality, Payday Loans Problem, Plate Tectonics, Political Disfunctions, Political Polarization, Price Fixing Bread in Canada, Psychedelic Trip Sitter, Psychopathic Children, Putin’s Goals, Recycle Waste Crisis, Sexual Harassment Action, Sleep Loss, Smart Ice, Solar Power Overview, Spanglish, Sports Science, Startup Success Trait, Terry Gilliam, Trump Obstruction of Justice, Trump the Immigrant, Ukrainian Bakery, Voting Rights, Water Conservation, Water Desalination, Zero Mass Water

Exercise your ears: the 125 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 611 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 19,531 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.

23andMe 27 mins – “Today on our podcast, we send our spit to 23andMe and talk to a geneticist about Neanderthal grandmothers, our Japanese-Korean-ness and our very mash-y world!” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Actor Terry Crews 120 mins – “Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The Newsroom, Arrested Development, and Everybody Hates Chris, and films including White Chicks, the Expendables franchise, Bridesmaids, and The Longest Yard. He now stars on the Golden Globe award-winning Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2014, Terry released his autobiography, Manhood: How to Be a Better Man — or Just Live with One.” At the link find the title, “Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5e0e91b1-34c3-4507-821b-6bb99dc06587.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adapting to Disruption 35 mins – “While scholar Chris Kutarna acknowledges the dangers in the huge power of social media, he also sees benefits to the truths about our society that social media is exposing.” At the link find the title, “Jan 9 ‘We need to let social media run amok,’ says scholar Chris Kutarna, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180109_30223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Discussion 70 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 double click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the audio file.

Adoption Success 8 mins – “Talent is universal, but opportunity isn’t, says TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka. In this charming, hopeful talk, Ategeka tells his story of being orphaned at a young age — and how being adopted gave him the chance to experience a new culture, acquire an education and live up to his full potential. “We may not be able to solve the bigotry and the racism of this world today,” Ategeka says, “But certainly we can raise children to create a positive, inclusive, connected world full of empathy, love and compassion.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Scientists 9 mins – “How can Africans find solutions to Africa’s problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return — and why he’s now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. “I’m not coming back alone. I’m bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students,” Njabo says. ‘When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa’s problems.’” At the link left-click the share circle, 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 left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism 30 mins – “When you think of the values emblematic of politics in the Occident, does the term “altruism” come to mind? Probably not lately. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio believes that a participatory culture with altruism at its core will be key to digging ourselves out of the mess that is our current political climate. This week we are speaking with one of the world’s leading environmental voices, George Monbiot. Acclaimed author, journalist, and activist, Monbiot talks to host Alex Wise about his latest book, “Out Of The Wreckage: A New Politics In The Age Of Crisis.” He discusses what he sees as lessons from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, why a growth-orientation on both right and left are incompatible with sustainability, and how we can infuse more altruism into our culture and politics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death 27 mins – “When religious health-care institutions block access to a doctor-assisted death, patients are stuck in the middle. Should the government step in?” At the link find the title, “Jan 11 Should Catholic hospitals have to provide access to medically assisted dying?, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180111_39509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Nye 50 mins – “Bill Nye; Television Host, Science Educator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 6, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Bill Nye: The Science Guy, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171126_cl1 Bill Nye PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Mining Cost 21 mins – “By some estimations, bitcoin could be consuming enough electricity to power the U.S. by the middle of 2019.” At the link find the title, “Jan 2 Is bitcoin an environmental hazard? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180102_63275.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Artists 10 mins – “An art school professor once told Deborah Willis that she, as a woman, was taking a place from a good man — but the storied photographer says she instead made a space for a good man, her son Hank Willis Thomas. In this moving talk, the mother and son artists describe how they draw from one another in their work, how their art challenges mainstream narratives about black life and black joy, and how, ultimately, everything comes down to love.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Astrophysicist 14 mins – “Jedidah Isler dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since she was a young girl, but the odds were against her: At that time, only 18 black women in the United States had ever earned a PhD in a physics-related discipline. In this personal talk, she shares the story of how she became the first black woman to earn a PhD in astrophysics from Yale — and her deep belief in the value of diversity to science and other STEM fields. “Do not think for one minute that because you are who you are, you cannot be who you imagine yourself to be,” she says. ‘Hold fast to those dreams and let them carry you into a world you can’t even imagine.’” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Airport Access Program 18 mins – “Aira Welcomes Memphis International Airport As The First to Join the New Site Access Airport Program. Aira presents this interview with Scott Brockman, CEO and President of the Memphis International Airport. Scott has brought his airport into a new Site Access Airport Program in which Aira Explorers will enjoy free minutes while connected to their Aira Agent. Join Pete and Scott as they discuss the workings of the program and Memphis Airport’s genuine commitment to customer service and accessibility. Learn how this new program works and how you can contact your local airport to encourage them to join the Aira Site Access Network as well. Since Pete chatted with Scott, the Minneapolis International Airport has joined as the second airport to enlist in the program.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Science Teacher 29 mins – “…Jamie Principato joins Blind Abilities over a Skype conversation to talk about what has been going on since she last joined us in the late spring of 2017. Jamie’s STEM curriculum was a great success at the Colorado Center for the Blind Summer Program. Jamie is in her senior year as a Physics Major, yet, has also began teaching at the very same university, taking on the challenges of transitioning from student to teacher in the same day. Jamie talks about STEM programs and how inclusiveness brings about more learning opportunities and Maker Spaces popping up around the states. Jamie’s hobby is science and is working on making it her career every day.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Stories 30 mins – “Peter White hosts a special Boxing Day edition called ‘m Sorry I Haven’t A Quiz’ with a panel of guests: TV journalist Kevin Mulhern, opera singer Denise Leigh, audio-book reviewer Sue Arnold and musician Dave Kent. Loosely based on BBC Radio 4 quizzes, the panel are asked to take part in games which have been given the In Touch twist. There is a special guest appearance by the doyen of radio comedy script writing, Denis Norden” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Abra.com 39 mins – “Extreme Tech Challenge Top Ten – January 5, 2018 by Kym McNicholas On Innovation” At the link find the title, “Extreme Tech Challenge Top Ten – January 5, 2018,” right-click “Media files Kym McNicholas on Innovation_01-05-18.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain in Agriculture P1 21 mins – “Innovations in the agricultural industry come in many forms. From technological advances to improving farming practices, the world is slowly but surely guaranteeing safe and sustainable food sources for generations to come. But, what if we take that a step further? What if we have a system in place that enables traceability, security, improves food safety and gets everyone involved in making sure food quality is top notch? That is what the concept of Blockchain seeks to implement. In this episode, Tim discusses the concept of Blockchain and why it’s one of the most ambitious, yet sensible approaches when it comes to advancing the agricultural industry. He lays down the facts, his sources, and why it’s not so different to how Bitcoin operates. He also explains how a typical Blockchain approach would work with our current supply chain. This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: What is Blockchain and how can it affect agricultural businesses? What information does it provide farmers? Can you trust Blockchain with sensitive data? The similarities between BitCoin and Blockchain; The five areas in agriculture where Blockchain is currently being explored. The limitations of Blockchain?” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain in Agriculture P2 31 mins – “In part 1 of our Blockchain series, I discussed the concept of Blockchain and how it can impact the agricultural industry. I highlighted reputable resources, possible points where Blockchain can positively change, and how it can build trust in all market participants from beginning to end. I also compared Blockchain to BitCoin, emphasizing on their similarities, and why it is the next big thing in the agricultural industry. I also discussed the advantages farmers will reap from it and how a Blockchain system can affect our current supply chain. In this episode, I’ll explain other potential applications of Blockchain as well as some of its current limitations and scenarios where applying a Blockchain system helps improve the system for everyone involved in terms accountability and data accuracy. I’ll also explain how Blockchain can help farmers focus on farming instead of other time-consuming transactions. “At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain in Agriculture P3 43 mins – “Tomaz Levak and Ziga Drev are the founders of OriginTrail, a service that developed the first purpose-built protocol blockchain-based supply chains. Their protocol aims to bring trust into the supply chain without the need for a middleman brokering trust. The OriginTrail platform was created to bring blockchain tech to supply chains in an interoperable, scalable, and decentralized manner. In this episode, Tomaz and Ziga discuss their product and how it can solve many of the problems encountered with the current supply chain structure. They explain how their product works, the companies they are testing it on, and how it can impact the agricultural sector in the near future. They also share some of the ways you can become involved in their product, such as by being an investor. This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: How do you get Blockchain technology to scale? What are the incentives in implementing Blockchain? When did they realize Blockchain was the solution to supply chain problems? How does OriginTrail’s protocol work? How Blockchain changes the way we do open source projects. What is Trace and can you buy it with currency or is it only acquired by participating in the supply chain? What’s the next step for OriginTrail?” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Mesh Network 66 mins – “John is a veteran technology entrepreneur who co-founded a company called “Left” with Chris Jensen. Their mission is to use technology to change the world. Left is currently focusing on a project called RightMESH – a software-based, mobile mesh networking platform that enables users with mobile devices to connect via WiFi and Bluetooth without an internet connection. In this episode, we discuss: What a mesh network is; What WiFi is (hint: you don’t need internet for WiFi); How Blockchain solves the identity problem in a mesh network –and– The keys to success for Blockchain/Crypto entrepreneurs” At the link find the title, “023: Disrupting the Internet with Mesh Technology – John Lyotier, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files John Lyotier final.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Health 58 mins – “Dr. Wendy Suzuki tells us what lifestyle changes to make to take advantage of neuroplasticity. Regular exercise and meditation can keep the brain healthy. At midcareer, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki had numerous scientific awards and accomplishments. She was studying what makes a brain healthy. But she didn’t have much of a life outside of the lab, and she wasn’t happy. She decided to make some changes, starting with a stop at the gym.” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” select “MP3” from the pop-up menu that indicates a price, but the MP3 will be free.

Brain Prize Winners 27 mins – “This week’s Health Check comes from the Royal Institution in London – where the winners of the world’s biggest prize for brain research explain how the brain reacts to rewards. Vital for our survival, it ensures we enjoy the things that we need – like food. But if it goes into overdrive it can lead to obesity, gambling problems and addiction. Claudia Hammond meets the three recipients of the million Euro Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize for their research on reward. Wolfram Schultz from the University of Cambridge, has spent 30 years studying the brain cells which help to teach us what to pursue and what to avoid to maximise our rewards. University College London’s Professor Peter Dayan is fascinated by how we change our minds when rewards aren’t immediately apparent. His work shines a light on how our behaviour in the future is affected by whether we got the pleasure we hoped for the previous time. Neuro psychiatrist Professor Ray Dolan is director of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing in Berlin. He’s used brain imaging to study the way boosting the brain chemical dopamine affects risk-taking behaviour and our ability to learn. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in 2017 39 mins – “It is that time of year – as 2017 draws to a close, we pulled Nick, Hannah, Lisa, and myself back into a podcast to talk about the predictions we made one year ago on episode 234. And despite having to deal with our failed predictions from last year, we dive right into making more predictions for next year. Along the way, we talk about the lessons we are taking away from 2017 and thinking more broadly about 2018. We talk about net neutrality, cooperatives, preemptive state laws, consolidation, and even start with me going on a mostly-unneeded rant about radio. So give the show a listen, and then start forming your own local Broadband and Beers informal group to begin organizing locally around better Internet access!” At the link right-click “..download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Appalachia 24 mins – “With the Federal Communications Comission Republicans poised to redefine broadband to include slow, unreliable, and often bandwidth-capped mobile service, we talk with two high school students from southeast Ohio, Herron Linscott and Lilah Gagne, that have succeeded despite the lack of fixed broadband access in their homes. Soon the FCC may include those homes as having broadband though they clearly don’t fit the description of what any sane person would call advanced telecommunications. We start off episode 287 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast with Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia, who reminds us why mobile Internet access is not an adequate subsitute for fixed access. Next Century Cities has launched the Mobile Only Challenge – share MobileOnlyChallenge.com around – to highlight the challenges of relying “ At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in North Dakota 27 mins – “With only about 757,000 residents and more than 710,000 square miles North Dakota is ranked 53rd in population density among U.S. states, territories, and Washington DC. There may not be many people there, but North Dakota has some of the best connectivity in the United States. Why? Rural cooperatives and independent companies have made continued investments. In episode 288, Christopher interviews Robin Anderson, Sales Manager for National Information Solutions Cooperative. Robin’s been working in the industry for years and has been involved in bringing better Internet access to rural areas in North Dakota. She has firsthand experience with the issues that arise during deployments and describes the camaraderie that grew naturally out of necessity when small, independent providers worked to achieve their goals to improve connectivity for cooperative members and rural subscribers. Robin also touches on how federal loan funding helped so many of the cooperatives get started with fiber and how they took the next steps to self-fund as the demand grew. Christopher and Robin talk about the economics of fiber optic networks for cooperatives and the reasoning behind fiber investment in rural areas. They discuss some specific examples of the way collaboration in North Dakota has resulted in better networks.” At the link “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Career Changes 47 mins – “Our guest this week is Mike Lewis, Founder and CEO of When To Jump. When Mike was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward? Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. Out of these stories came When To Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? Mike is the author of the brand new book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want, and he is also the host of the new hit podcast, When To Jump.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellulosic Fuel 6 mins – “Scientists in Wisconsin are reporting discovery of a way to lower the cost of converting wood, corn stalks and leaves, switch grass, and other non-food biomass materials into ethanol fuel. The process reduces amounts of costly enzymes needed to break down tough fibrous cellulose matter in biomass for fermentation into alcohol.” At the link find the tile, “New fuels: Biofuels: A more economical process for making ethanol from non-food sources,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Challenge Coins 18 mins – “You might not remember December 22, 2017 as a particularly notable day, but I will always remember it as the day the world first saw Donald Trump’s redesigned Presidential Challenge Coin. Because 99% Invisible did an episode about challenge coins and we actually offered our own coin to donors, my association with challenge coins is strong. Because of that, I was forwarded the December 22 Washington Post article about Trump’s garishly over the top challenge coin by about…9000 people. Here’s a story about challenge coins and my reaction to the Trump coin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Measures 19 mins – “Confronting global climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.” At the link find the title, “Clean Water P3 – “Episode 3 – Confronting Climate Change (Part 1): Stopgap measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Jul, 2008,” right-click “Media files GlobalChallengesEp3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal and Silica Hazard 4 mins – “For years, women in China’s Xuan Wei County in Yunnan Province — women who never smoked cigarettes — have been plagued by lung cancer. The mortality rates among female nonsmokers are the world’s highest — up to 20 times higher than average in China. A new study sheds light on the cancer epidemic and points to an unlikely source: volcanic eruptions occurring millions of years ago.” At the link find the title, “Combating Disease: Coal from mass extinction era linked to lung cancer mystery, Apr, 2010,” right-click “Media files GC2010_Coal From Mass Extinction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Combat Telemedicine 46 mins – “Telemedicine is a crucial capability that must be planned and practiced.  The base of knowledge that a SOF medic’s knowledge encompasses includes many areas of medicine but generally lacks the depth and experience of specialists available to consult.  This depth of knowledge is almost universally available when making a simple telephone call to any number of docs willing to take a call at all times of the day and night.  Don’t let pride or hubris prevent you from seeking advice from someone more experienced than you in taking care of critically injured, complex patients.  Telemedical consult is one of the most important core capabilities in a prolonged field care situation. BOTH the medic making the call as well as the Provider receiving the call must practice and rehearse a telemedical consult placed from a field environment.  The medic will gain confidence and be able to relay vital information efficiently in a timely manner.  The provider on the other end will have to anticipate problems that the medic may not have thought of and help create a prioritized treatment care plan from incomplete information. Trust must be built prior to an actual call being made under stressful conditions; trust in the receiving physician and, more importantly, trust in the process.  Medics may be apprehensive in calling a complete stranger if they haven’t made a test call or even better, a face to face meeting.  If you build the rapport before the crisis, this won’t be an issue.  You may even have the time to prep a draft email who you are and your equipment, training level and usually a region where you will be if you think it will be pertinent.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Teleconsultation to Reduce Risk in Austere Environments.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussions in Hockey 56 mins – “Game Change, the book written by NHL legend, Ken Dryden, is on one level about the increasing number of concussions hockey players have. But it’s also about changing the way decision-makers make decisions.” At the link find the title, “Changing the Idea of Hockey, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180105_93807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fro the pop-up menu.

Coroner Interview 54 mins – “We talk to Ken Holmes, who worked in the Marin County Coroner’s Office for thirty-six years, starting as a death investigator and ending as the three-term, elected coroner. A new book, The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death, chronicles his life spent studying death.” At the link find the title, “Lessons in Investigating Death, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files

Creative Walking 5 mins – “When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Making 15 mins – “Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dental History 4 mins – “Today, we drill teeth. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. My visits to the dentist began in the mid-1930s. Dentistry in that remote age now seems like a brutal and primitive ritual. I was never given any anesthetic. Drills weren’t air- or water-cooled. They generated heat, and heat meant terrible pain. Tooth care is very old. Dental hygiene looms large in the ancient lore of India, where it was said of Buddha that he planted one of his tooth-cleaning sticks, and it grew into a tree. The Romans did some cavity filling. They used lead. Lead fillings were widely used in 17th-century France. The use of gold foil traces to the ninth-century court of Haroun al-Raschid. It became widespread in 19th-century Europe. The trick was (and, in a few lingering instances, still is) to tamp in layer after layer of clean gold so each layer contact-welds to the one below it….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of Episode 1455.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Control 59 mins – “Learn why it is time to turn the food pyramid on its head and eat fat instead of sugar or starch to control weight. For decades, we’ve been told that we need to avoid fat if we want to lose weight. So Americans turned to highly-processed low-fat foods that are full of sugar. Is it a coincidence that we are fatter than before? More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Turning the Food Pyramid Upside Down: Dr. Mark Hyman explains what went wrong and why we need to eat fat–not sugar–if we want to get thin. Does it make sense to turn the food pyramid upside down? According to Dr. Hyman, we’d be better off treating sugar as if it were a recreational drug like alcohol, to be enjoyed very sparingly. Getting far more of our calories from fat is much healthier if it is done correctly.” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” select “MP3” from the pop-up menu that indicates a price, but the MP3 will be free.

Digital Native or Exile 27 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 op-up menu.

Disabled Fashion 14 mins – “Do you have a favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans that transforms you and makes you feel confident — makes you feel like you? That’s because what you wear can affect your mood, your health and your self-esteem, says fashion designer Mindy Scheier. Inspired by her son, who was born with a degenerative disorder that makes it hard for him to dress himself or wear clothing with buttons or zippers, Scheier set out to make clothing that works for everyone, including the differently abled. Learn more about how she’s made fashion history by producing the world’s first mainstream adaptive clothing line.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology Beginning 27 mins – “Maria Merian was born in 1647. At the time of her birth, Shakespeare had been dead for 30 years; Galileo had only just stood trial for arguing that the Earth moved around the Sun. And yet, here in Germany, was a child who would become an important but oft-forgotten figure of science. Aged 13, she mapped out metamorphosis, catching caterpillars from her garden and painting them in exquisite detail. At that point, most believed that caterpillars spontaneously generated from cabbages and maggots materialised from rotten meat. She later voyaged to Suriname in South America to pursue pupae further, discovering not just new species but also the conditions needed for their survival. Some call her the first field ecologist; others admire her for her eloquent brushwork. However, her studies will help today’s biologists plot which insects lived where. These data are invaluable because this could help scientists predict what species will survive climate change. Naomi Alderman discusses the life and legacy of Maria Merian with biologist and historian Kay Etheridge from Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania and biologist Kathy Willis from Kew Gardens.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Segregation 62 mins – “Inequality is an increasing problem in the Western world, leaving everyone – the rich as well as the poor – worse off. The dream of a socially mobile society is becoming an ever more unachievable myth. That’s the view of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who came to the Intelligence Squared stage for a rare London appearance on May 20th. Stiglitz argued that inequality is not inevitable but a choice – the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.” At the link find the title, “Joseph Stiglitz on the Great Divide, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Control 18 mins – “Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EuroFly Simulator 27 mins – “Blind Abilities welcomes Daniel Brown and his demonstration of EuroFly, a flight simulator for the PC. Daniel takes us to the gate, loads the passengers and heads off into the big blue skies flying this Category 2 airliner. Actually, the skies are not blue but thunder and lightning fills the audio as this audio only simulator brings us all the sounds and action with Daniel at the helm. Umm, Buckle up folks, you are in for a ride. …Eurofly is a complex flight simulator and digital atlas for the blind persons. It is based on real gps system, and contains a large map of world. Have you ever wanted to see what is under gps coordinates which you found on the internet, or have thought yourself? Enter your home city and look what is ten km to the north, south, west, east or in specific angle? Or wanted you ever to be a pilot of aircraft and take passengers from one country to other? Or fly only for fun by one from collection of planes including small airoplanes as well as big aircrafts for hundred of passengers with real parameters as can be seen on airports? If yes, this is a right solution for you.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Explorer Sarah Marquis 28 mins – “In a classic Aboriginal walkabout, Swiss explorer Sarah Marquis fished, foraged and gathered food from the wild. She discusses her Australian odyssey with Steve Backshall – himself a world-class adventurer. In 2015, Sarah spent three months walking across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. In the first few weeks she lost 12 kilos, and realised that she had to prioritise eating over anything else. This was until she struggled to find fresh water and her sense of hunger disappeared as she coped with the severe discomfort of thirst. Sarah was alone until the last week when she was joined by Krystle Wright, a photographer sent to record her adventure. Krystle describes Sarah’s suspicion of her and the frustration of watching her eat the food she had brought along.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Explosives Detector 4 mins – “Today’s solution is a new nanomaterial that could make the world a little safer by detecting and neutralizing explosives.” At the link find the title, “Promoting Personal Safety and National Security: New nanomaterial detects and neutralizes explosives, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files GC2011_ExplosiveNeutralizerFINAL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Nuclear Scientist 27 mins – “Philip Ball reveals the dramatic tale of Lise Meitner, the humanitarian physicist of Jewish descent, who unlocked the science of the atom bomb after a terrifying escape from Hitler’s Germany. One of the most brilliant nuclear scientists working in Germany her flight from terror cost Hitler’s regime dearly. In the early 20th Century it was barely possible for women to work in science at all and yet Einstein once called Meitner Germany’s own Marie Curie. It was Meitner’s insight that began the nuclear age and her story remains ever relevant, as the threat of nuclear conflict lies once again over the world. Philip Ball talks to historian Dr Patricia Fara about Lise Meitner and her research and to Patricia Lewis of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons or ICAN, based in Geneva, which this year was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for its work in trying to reverse nuclear proliferation, about Meitner’s legacy today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flickering Star and Jupiter 27 mins – “KIC 8462852 is otherwise an average star, about a 1,000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is about 50 percent bigger and 1,000 degrees hotter than the Sun, which is not particularly peculiar. What is very peculiar is that it flickers and dims in a way that has never been observed in any star so far. This led to some intense debate amongst the astrophysics community, and the press, including the possibility that the dimming was being caused by some sort of alien megastructure – A ‘Dyson Sphere’, set up to harness the power of the star. New work sheds some light of this very strange star (spoiler alert, it’s never aliens!) Red Spot of Jupiter – The red spot visible on the surface of Jupiter is a giant storm that’s lasted over 150 years, to our knowledge. Now new results from NASA’s Juno mission shows that the storm extends deep inside the planet and is shrinking and dying out. Blue Zones – Villagrande in Sardinia is a “Blue Zone”. A Blue Zone is a ‘longevity hotspot’. A region with a much higher proportion than average of people over 100. Sardinia is not the only place where larger percentage of people get to celebrate their 100th birthday. Also Greece, Japan and Costa Rica, all have Blue Zones. Now you would expect such zones to be a perfect opportunity for scientists to try and find out the secret to a long life. But how easy would it be? Plant Nanobionics – Plants may not be the obvious starting point for new technology, but in fact they offer many advantages that our electronics do not. A team from MIT have created a glowing plant using nanoparticles that can enter previously impenetrable parts of the plant cell. Their work is part of a new field called plant nanobionics and is paving the way for plants that can light up highways.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu in Canada 24 mins – “Australia confirmed 217,000 cases of H3N2 from June until August, and discovered the vaccine used was only 10 per cent effective.” At the link find the title, “Jan 10 This year’s flu shot may be ineffective, but you should still get it, argues Dr. Brian Goldman, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180110_67311.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 15 mins – “Canada has slipped 18 places in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap rankings, falling from 19th to 35th in just two years.” At the link find the title, “Jan 10 Women still earn 25% less as Canada slips down global rankings, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180110_37092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 48 mins – “In the Gill case this year, the Supreme Court might determine the constitutional future of partisan gerrymandering. Scholars and advocates have been discussing the arguments at the heart of the case – as well as those involved in related cases heading toward the Supreme Court. At a December event at the National Constitution Center, Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, Nolan McCarty, professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, and David Wasserman, house editor for The Cook Political Report, explored the practical effects of gerrymandering, including its impact on polarization and competitive elections. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates this discussion.” At the link find the title, “Gerrymandering and American democracy, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9327617324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Siege of Malta 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the event of which Voltaire, two hundred years later, said ‘nothing was more well known’. In 1565, Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman leader, sent a great fleet west to lay siege to Malta and capture it for his empire. Victory would mean control of trade across the Mediterranean and a base for attacks on Spain, Sicily and southern Italy, even Rome. It would also mean elimination of Malta’s defenders, the Knights Hospitaller, driven by the Ottomans from their base in Rhodes in 1522 and whose raids on his shipping had long been a thorn in his side. News of the Great Siege of Malta spread fear throughout Europe, though that turned to elation when, after four months of horrific fighting, the Ottomans withdrew, undermined by infighting between their leaders and the death of the highly-valued admiral, Dragut. The Knights Hospitaller had shown that Suleiman’s forces could be contained, and their own order was reinvigorated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Austerity Results 28 mins – “From taking power to making power, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they’d voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured:  “Hook or Crook” by Antibales and “Histoire De Molly” by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal.  Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast.” At the link right-click “Listen to this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hacker Interview 40 mins – “It’s the holidays and everyone’s on vacation – but the Internet never rests and neither do the bad guys in cybersecurity. So, for this holiday special, we figured we’ll air an interesting interview we did a few weeks back with Amit Serper, Principal Security Researcher at Cybereason, NotPetya vaccinator, and former cyber warrior for the Israeli government.” At the link find the title, “Amit Serper Interview- Holiday Special Episode, Dec, 2017,” right-click “ML_Se2_Ep_06, Amit Serper_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hackers of Siberia 28 mins – “Intellectuals banished to an inhospitable land, settled in Siberia and created a pool of talent from the time of the tsars. Generations of creative people have been perfecting their skills here ever since. These days the reputation of Russian hackers has reached every corner of the world and Siberian hackers are the best. Are these hackers likely to work for the Russian state? Or is Silicon valley a place to aspire to? Are these hackers likely to work for the Russian state? Or is Silicon valley a place to aspire to? Olga Smirnova finds out how these talented young people see their future. finds out how these talented young people see their future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Handicapped Heroes 29 mins – “Right now there’s over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization — that is one in seven people.” At the link find the title, “Dec 28 30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171228_58970.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Issues in Africa 6 mins – “In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Virologist David Knipe 16 mins – “David Knipe is the Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical school. A virologist, Dr. Knipe focuses his research efforts on the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) – the virus we have to thank for genital herpes. An astonishing 20% of Americans have been infected with HSV-2, and whether they’ve had a recognizable outbreak of sores or not, they can still carry the virus. Once you contract the HSV-2 it lays low in your nerve cells, waiting for the right moment to create watery blisters that eventually burst and release more virus particles. Dr. Knipe is interested in how the cells lead these two, very different lives: quiet and quiescent inside the nerve cell and loud and lytic in the epithelium on the surface of the body. Genital herpes is no picnic, but the effects of HSV-2 infection are worst in people with depressed immune systems and in newborns; babies who pick up the virus during birth may suffer from neurological damage, brain damage, or even death. There is no cure for genital herpes, and no means of getting rid of HSV-2, only ways of managing outbreaks. But there is some hope of relief; Dr. Knipe’s lab has developed a vaccine that will enter the trial phase soon. In this interview, I asked Dr. Knipe about how he got interested in viruses, about the vaccine he’s developed and who could hope to benefit from it, and why it’s taken science so long to develop a vaccine for this extremely common disease.” At the link find the title, “MTS22 – David Knipe – Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files Meetthescientist-MTS22DavidKnipeHerpesSimplexVirus2HSV2262.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Stigma 17 mins – “The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn’t our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it’s like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Illness and Gender 46 mins – “Sabra Klein addresses the question: how does biological sex influence influenza infection and vaccination? She explains her findings on inflammation differences between males and females, and how these differences can affect the outcome of disease. Klein also discusses her advocacy for inclusion of biological sex in method reporting as a means to improve scientific rigor.” At the link find the title, “073: Biological sex and influenza with Sabra Klein, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Struggles 56 mins – “Three Indigenous people, Sandra Henry, Theodore Fontaine, and Brielle Beardy Linklater tell their personal stories about struggle and resilience.” At the ink find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180104_94559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Handling 44 mins – “After reading Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, many of you have asked me how I process all of the information I receive. This episode will help you manage information overwhelm, recommend a few techniques for dealing with social media, and answer a few questions that have been frequently asked about building a world-class network and writing books. I hope this information strengthens the signal, discards the noise, and helps you make every piece of information that you choose to receive easier to process.” At the link find the title, “How to Handle Information Overwhelm (and Social Media), Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7c3ed23e-2d1a-46bf-a74a-2fadc7e345c7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Shaming Problem 14 mins – “Twitter gives a voice to the voiceless, a way to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But sometimes, says Jon Ronson, things go too far. In a jaw-dropping story of how one un-funny tweet ruined a woman’s life and career, Ronson shows how online commenters can end up behaving like a baying mob — and says it’s time to rethink how we interact online.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Protests 26 mins – “Iranians protesting their own government have sparked some difficult questions for Canada about how to react to and engage with the country.” At the link find the title, “Jan 8 | In wake of Iran protests, should Canada reopen embassy in Tehran?” right-click “Media files current_20180108_23373.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Judiciary 10 mins – “A failure to act would “send a signal that we really don’t care about the brutal rape, torture and murder of a Canadian citizen.” At the link find the title, “Jan 10 Canada should work to arrest Iranian official hospitalized in Germany, says lawyer, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180110_66636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jumbo the Elephant 26 mins – “More than a century after his untimely death, Jumbo the Elephant remains larger than life. The circus star captivated audiences during the 19th century, and now a new documentary is separating fact from legend.” At the link find the title, “Jan 5 Jumbo the Elephant: The life and mysterious death of the world’s first animal superstar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180105_53067.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership 46 mins – “What do Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ernest Shackleton, and Abraham Lincoln have in common, aside from being historical figures you’ve probably heard of? That’s the question my guest today tries to answer in her new book Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times. At a time when trustworthy leadership seems in short supply, it examines what real leadership is and how it comes about. Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School whose research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact.” At the link find the title, “120. Nancy Koehn (Historian) – Holdin’ on for a Hero, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5329917651.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Fulfillment 13 mins – “What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Literary Algorithms 27 mins – “Author Stephen Marche decided to write science fiction with an unlikely co-author: an algorithm. The finished product appeared in Wired magazine, complete with footnotes on how the algorithm helped craft the story.” At the link find the title, “Jan 3 Can an algorithm make science fiction better? Author Stephen Marche finds out, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180103_27914.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maker Spaces 38 mins – “With the growing implementation of engineering principles and Makerspaces in our schools, we decided to reach out to science fiction writer Cory Doctorow to chat about his most recent novel Walkaway. Set in a near future ruined by ecological and technological catastrophe, Walkaway is a story about scarcity and surviving outside the default limits of societal norms. But Walkaway also offers a glimpse into a future where today’s emerging technologies, such as 3D printers and drones, are used routinely in collaborative problem solving. Doctorow talks to us about Walkaway, the maker movement and bunch of other stuff.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Marriage Quality 27 mins – ““We’re simply asking too much and the marriage can’t really accommodate everything that we’re asking,” says Eli Finkel, author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage.” At the link find the title, “Dec 29 How ‘love hacks’ can make your marriage better: author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171229_26424.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Life 57 mins – “Ponder living on Mars in this Martian mashup as we explore “The Martian,” food and sports on Mars, and more. With Neil Tyson, Bill Nye, Mike Massimino, Buzz Aldrin, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly and many others.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Training 44 mins – “Luis Angel was a Memory Master Champion on FOX’s Superhuman Show. Luis also wrote a book called Better Memory Now. Listen in as they talk about how you can learn to retain more information to improve your grades! Several students are having study technique issues. They can’t study well and need better study habits. So Ryan went out and found Luis. He has competed in memory competitions and has written a book about it. Today, Ryan and Luis discuss how you as a premed can better prepare yourself to learn and better learn what you’re already studying. …So if you want to apply these techniques and take it to another level, check these out. Links: Better Memory Now by Luis Angel; Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins; Black Belt Memory program by Ron White” At the link find the title, “265: Learn How to Better Retain Information with a Memory Master, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files PMY265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monetary Policy and Crisis 57 mins – “Professor Chris Martin investigates the country’s current financial crisis looking at the underlying cause, the symptoms and long-term effects.” At the link find the title, “Professor Chris Martin inaugural lecture: Monetary policy and the financial crisis, Nov, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241767392-uniofbath-professor chris martin inaugural lecture monetary policy and the financial crisis.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Issues 36 mins – “On The Gist, Mike says goodbye to Roy Moore yet again, after an Alabama judge rejected Moore’s lawsuit to contest his opponent’s Senate win. In the interview, Dan Ariely tells us “how we misthink money and how to spend smarter.” That’s the subtitle of his book on the ways we value the wrong things and fail to think long term. Ariely is the co-author, with Jeff Kreisler, of Dollars and Sense. In the Spiel, Mike looks back on the worst op-eds of 2017.” At the link find the title, “Your Brain Is Bad With Money, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8388209568.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Issues 39 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and CEO of Skift, Rafat Ali discuss: Airbnb and overtourism; Low-cost airlines; The travel industry” At the link find the title, “The Travel Edition, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8541720807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monopoly Impact  72 mins – “Matt Stoller of the Open Market Institute talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the growing influence of Google, Facebook, and Amazon on commercial and political life. Stoller argues that these large firms have too much power over our options as consumers and creators as well as having a large impact on our access to information.” At the link right-click “Dosnload” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mud Slide in California 19 mins – “A California resident and reporter speak about the chaos and fear they witnessed as the disaster unfolded.” At the link find the title, “Jan 11 | ‘I saw tree trunks roll up my driveway’: What it’s like to get caught up in California mudslides, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180111_90016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mugabe’s Last Days 29 mins – “An extraordinary ten days as Robert Mugabe stepped down after four decades as president. When it comes to holding onto power few can match the record of the Zimbabwean politician. He famously said, “I’ll leave the presidency when God calls me.” In the end it was the army, the people and his own party that forced him out. It didn’t go as smoothly as they hoped.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music and Technology 51 mins – “From the BBC Radio Theatre in London, Click brings together innovators and musicians to perform and to explore the credits and deficits of music production in the digital age. Rachel Chinouriri a performer of Zimbabwean origin and a recent graduate of the BRIT School for Performing Arts has embraced new technological tools to produce an EP in a day. Beatie Wolfe performs and discusses her recently launched The Raw Space Experience, a “world’s first” in ‘streaming’ an album incorporating real-time AR visuals. Andrew Hockey’s installation Kinetic Tones which combines open source software and hardware, contact microphones and re-purposed Newton’s cradles to create an original piece of generative music. Helen Steer brings the components of a do-it-yourself kit to make a musical instrument in the theatre. And Michela Magas, the founder of Music Tech Fest, discusses her new model for rewarding creativity, described as ‘Linux of the music industry’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link you can listen, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Music and the Mind 33 mins – “Happy new year! It’s a bonus podcast: episode one of the second season of Indre’s other podcast, Cadence.” At the link find the title, “Losing Genes but Gaining Music, Cadence | S02 Episode 01,, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 57cf6616-c960-42f0-a47d-a94d0f635807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Record Collectors 15 mins – For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by “digging” for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records — and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nanomaterials in Construction 4 mins -”Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams — step aside. That’s because scientists are reporting that a new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures. The new report highlights both the potential benefits of these nanomaterials in improving construction materials and the need for guidelines to regulate their use and disposal. The report appears in the monthly journal ACS Nano.” At the link find the title, “Future Cities: Nanotechnology promises more sustainable buildings, bridges, and other structures, Sept, 2010,” right-click “Media files GC2010_NanoparticlesConstructionMaterialsFINAL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Native American History Lesson 63 mins – “Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program, we have a special one hour show discussing some of the history of the Pacific Northwest Tribes. Specifically, on their way of life including why they were considered by other tribes to be wealthy, how they gathered food, living arrangements, and their form of currency and trade. To help us discuss, as a first grade sudent himself 6 year old Puyallup tribal member Jason joins to learn things about his tribe he (and maybe you) never knew before.  One of the most important aspects of tribal life in the Puget Sound region, was the potlatch. We talk in detail about what it meant, how it was prepared, and some of the reasons a potlatch might be held. Finally, we finish with the legend of “How Raven Stole Crow’s Potlatch” which is a fantastic story that you will all enjoy.” At the link find the title, “History Lesson Of The Pacific Northwest Tribes & How Raven Stole Crow’s Potlatch, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files history-lesson-of-the-pacific-northwest-tribes-how-raven-stole-crows-potlatch.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New England Journal of Medicine 30 mins – “We feature articles on thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after stroke, C7 nerve transfer for spastic arm paralysis, autologous stem-cell transplantation for scleroderma, and boosting hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation; review articles on acute pyelonephritis in adults and on favism and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency; a Clinical Problem-Solving article on going from A to Z; and Perspective articles on a culture of scientific inquiry, on competency-based medical education, on removing ERISA’s impediment to state health reform, and on chasing seasonal influenza.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NORAD 37 mins – “The story that circulates about how NORAD started tracking Santa is pretty heart-warming, but doesn’t completely hold up.” At the link find the title, “NORAD Tracking Santa: A Cold War History, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-12-25-symhc-norad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Spill in East China Sea 27 mins – “At the time of reporting, Sanchi, the oil tanker which collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China on Saturday, is still burning. The tanker contained about a million barrels of ‘condensate’ – a very light crude oil. Initial concerns are, of course, for the 32 crew unaccounted for, but longer term environmental damage from this toxic fuel could be serious, especially if the ship breaks up. Gut Gas Detecting Electronic Capsules – Gases produced in the digestive tract (from mouth to anus) can tell us a lot about the activity of essential and harmful bacteria in the gut and consequently about our health. Ingestible sensors (capsules that you swallow), which then detect gases throughout the alimentary tract, are now being trailed in humans as a powerful tool for monitoring human health. Chimp-Facial Portraits – A new citizen science project is being launched at the end of the month exploring relatedness in chimpanzees. In humans it seems like there is a (fairly robust) trend towards looking like your father early in life, perhaps because being recognised is important and there is little doubt about who the mother is. When it comes to chimps it is even more interesting because fathers commit a lot of infanticide- great to look like your Dad if he’s a big alpha male, but you are essentially broadcasting to all the other males that you are not theirs! The Rise of The Flowering Plant – Darwin had an ‘abominable mystery’ – he couldn’t work out why flowering plants, after they evolved in the Cretaceous, suddenly became so varied and widespread. This went against his ideas that evolution happened slowly. It turns out that flowering plants (angiosperms) evolved very early to shed unnecessary genes and therefore reduce their genomes and cell size, which meant they could pack a lot more functionality into their leaves and out-compete their non-flowering neighbours.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Origins Project 59 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics.” At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paraguay Drought 28 mins – “A journey up the ‘suicidal’ Pilcomayo river that separates Paraguay from Argentina… The Pilcomayo is the life-force of one of Latin America’s most arid regions. But it is also one of the most heavily silted rivers of the world. As it courses down from the Bolivian Highlands in the months of December and January, half is water, half sand. This means it often causes flooding. Or, it changes course, failing to deliver water to those who depend on it. So in order to benefit communities, this is a river system that needs careful management, and a lot of human input to ensure the water flows. Compounding the fickleness of the Pilcomayo are 3 years of drought in the region. Gabriela Torres travels north from Asuncion up the course of the Pilcomayo during the dry season, visiting communities where the wildlife is dying and the economy under threat. How will the people – and animals – cope this year?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pay Equality 57 mins- “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Iceland legislating income equality; Spotify going public; The protests in Iran” At the link find the title, “The Distinctly Nordic Edition, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1785735734.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Payday Loans Problem – “’I am on a limited income, right? So paying it back I was left with no money. I had no choice but to re-borrow.’ At the link find the title, “Jan 3 How a $200 payday loan cost over $31,000,, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180103_10520.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plate Tectonics 27 mins – “Roland Pease tells the story of how fifty years ago geologists finally became convinced that the earth’s crust is made up of shifting plates. The idea of mobile continents, continental drift, had been talked about, for example because it looked like Africa and South America had once been joined, and were now separated by the Atlantic. But given the solidity of rocks and the vastness of continents, that idea made no sense. Until plate tectonics, as it became known, gave it a scientific basis and rebuilt it into a mechanism that explained earthquakes, mountain belts, chains of volcanic islands and many other geological phenomena. Roland Pease talks to many of the key researchers in the story, now in their 70s and 80s, and finds out how their work transformed our understanding of the earth.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Disfunctions 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.” At the link find the title, “Van Jones – “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.

Political Polarization 32 mins – “On The Gist, Mike wonders whether the “winner picked out of a bowl” antics in Virginia’s House of Delegates will really matter much. In the interview, former Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire has straightforward advice for candidates in blue-collar America: appeal to the center or lose out. Just as importantly, Altmire argues, the Democratic Party as a whole has to let them do it. Altmire’s book is Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It. In the Spiel, Mike says the economy is looking up, and that means Republicans could keep their congressional majorities in the midterms ahead—barring a foreign policy disaster, of course.” At the link find the title, “Move to the Center or Keep on Losing, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files SM9697930488.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Price Fixing Bread in Canada 21 mins – “On Tuesday, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and its parent company George Weston Ltd. admitted to participating in a bread price-fixing arrangement that started in 2001 and lasted until 2015.” At the link find the title, “Dec 21 Bread price-fixing: Investigation into at least 7 companies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171221_40322.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelic Trip Sitter 39 mins – “A website for people who are way too high. Plus, could LSD unlock our better selves? Does PJ even have a better self? We investigate.” At the link find the title, “#44 Shine On You Crazy Goldman, Aug, 2017,”right-click “Media files GLT8888040665.mp3” and select ‘save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Psychopathic Children 48 mins – “We talk to professor of psychology & neuroscience Abigail Marsh about her new book The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between.” At the link find the title, “How One Emotion Connects Altruists and Psychopaths, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 05286d4a-faf0-4f9c-811f-3d0cb69c8ae0.mp3I”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin’s Goals 46 mins- “Behind the legend of Vladimir Putin, which America’s obsession with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections has only bolstered, hides a complex political landscape, history and—of course—president. To dispel the myth behind Russia’s president and explore the man underneath the facade, Russia expert and staff writer for The Atlantic Julia Ioffe recently published an essay titled “What Putin Really Wants.” Last week, Ioffe joined guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss her piece, and what young Russians actually think about America’s fixation on their country.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Julia Ioffe mixdown_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Recycled Waste Crisis 19 mins – “Summary * With China banning more recycling imports, Canadian municipalities will see no place for their mounting waste to go but into the landfill.” At the link find the title, “Dec 27 Your recycling could become trash: The ‘golden age’ of recycling is coming to an end, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171227_87657.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refrigerators 13 mins – “The refrigerator is one of the hardest working, most used appliances in a house. Back in the day, all we had were refrigerator units with freezers on top and the main choice we had to make was color.  Remember harvest gold and avocado? Today, we have so many choices in refrigerators that I thought I’d do a quick episode covering the pros and cons of each style of refrigerator to help us choose the best fridge for our new homes. We’ll talk about top freezer refrigerators and bottom freezer refrigerators, french door refrigerators, side by side refrigerators, counter depth fridges and full refrigerator columns. Plus I’ll tell you the rule of thumb for the amount of fridge space you need in cubic feet.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Assistance 60 mins – “Speakers – Karen Ferguson, Ph.D. Executive Director for Northern California Offices, International Rescue Committee and Valerie Kurka Community Engagement Coordinator, Peace Corps Community for the Support of Refugees (an Affiliate of the Northern California Peace Corps Association)” At the link find the title, “Harm to Home: A Refugee’s Journey to the Bay, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180109_MLF_Harm to Home.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resistance Starch 62 mins – “Resistant starch… sounds interesting! And you’ve probably heard mention of it lately, but do you really know what it is? On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, hear Resistant Starch experts, Richard Nikoley and Tim Steele, talk about what it is and how to use it. The show is packed with key insights about how to figure out your own gut biome from potato starch to fecal transplants. Sound gross? It is, and fascinating! Plus you’ll hear the top 3 probiotics we can all start taking right now to improve our gut flora. Richard Nikoley is a former Navy officer, successful entrepreneur, and creator of the highly informative blog Free The Animal. He is joined by Tim Steele, aka “Tater Tot” (a nickname hinting at his experimentation with potatoes). Tim has helped the re-emergence of resistance starch as a guest writer on Free The Animal and Dr. Grace Liu’s blog, Animal Pharm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rock Climbing in Venezuela 28 mins – “Leo Houlding is one of the most famous rock-climbers in the world. He tells adventurer Steve Backshall about the most bizarre and unforgettable experience of his life. In 2012, Leo travelled to a remote corner of Venezuela to make an attempt on the unforgiving table-top mountain Cerro Autana. It’s considered sacred by the local Pieroa people on whose land it stands. They were suspicious of Leo’s motives; they couldn’t understand why he would travel so far simply to climb. Leo says they suspected him of prospecting for diamonds. So, it was important for him to gain their trust – partly because he needed their help to carry equipment and break through the impenetrable rainforest that stood between his team and the mountain. Trust was gained by undertaking a frightening and dangerous ‘yopo’ ceremony. Yopo is a powerful hallucinogenic drug, used in shamanic ritual; it sent Leo on what he describes as a terrifying exorcism. Following the ceremony, Leo – in a fragile state – continued into the jungle on his expedition. The local people, who had been doubtful of him and his motives, were suddenly warm, friendly and helpful. Having battled plague proportions of insects, and hacked their way through almost impenetrable undergrowth, Leo and his team were finally able to attempt to scale this 1220 metre mountain.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Russian Refugees 52 mins – “Stay or go? That’s the choice facing Russia’s brightest and best. As the first generation born under Putin approaches voting age, many of Russia’s young people are voting with their feet. Lucy Ash meets émigrés, exiles and staunch remainers in London and Berlin, Moscow and Saint Petersburg to weigh up the prospects for the ambitious in Putin’s Russia. The push and pull of Russia’s exit dilemma plays out in galleries and start-ups, architecture practices and universities. Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, is now campaigning for prison reform, and says her spell behind bars only fuels her sense of mission. “I really do love to be inside of this courageous community, risking their lives by trying to change their country. It gives sense to my life.” But others – from Herzen to Lenin to Khodorkovsky – have tried to influence the Russian condition from abroad. Life outside the motherland isn’t always the easy option; many struggle with feeling superfluous, with indifference or competition. Although the biggest country on earth, space for freedom of expression in Russia has been shrinking. Recently, a propagandist pop song has been urging students to mind their own business. Its lyrics include: “Kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower!”, a symptom of the claustrophobic atmosphere that is encroaching on public space and personal life. Some make an exit in search of a reliable environment for their business or propaganda-free schools for their children; others are fleeing homophobia or political danger.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seeing AI 18 mins – “We’ve done some coverage on the Swiss Army Knife of Apps, SeeingAI and brushed up a bit here and there. We look at the Product Channel and hear from listeners about reading bar codes. We walk through the 3D Touch shortcut setup, hear an attempt of making music with the Light Detection channel and sort out a currency matter in no time at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse of Actors 44 mins – “Kristin Booth and Patricia Fagan were excited to start their careers under the tutelage of Soulpepper theatre’s Albert Schultz. Years later, they are two of four women suing Schultz, alleging sexual battery and harassment.” At the link find the title, “Jan 4 ‘I was being groomed to think this was normal’: Actors sue director Albert Schultz alleging sexual harassment, 2018,” right-click “current_20180104_67967.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Education 7 mins – “As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond “the talk,” which covers biology and reproduction, there’s so much more we can say about the human experience of being in our bodies. Introducing “The Talk 2.0,” Sue Jaye Johnson shows us how we can teach our children to tune in to their sensations and provide them with the language to communicate their desires and emotions — without shutting down or numbing out.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Harassment Action 39 mins – “In the wake of #MeToo, hundreds of Hollywood A-listers are fighting back against sexual misconduct.” At the link find the title, “Will #TimesUp help curb sexual harassment? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-05-smnty-timesup-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Loss 50 mins – “We live in a 24/7/365 go-go-go culture.  And, admittedly, there’s a lot to look at.  But taken to the extreme, the whack-a-mole nature of demands on our attention leads to cutting back on one all-too-compressible block on our schedule: the amount of sleep we get daily. Sleep Deprivation is a major, global, and growing problem.  You’ve seen the articles about going without sleep “being like you’re drunk” and weakening cognitive performance in a way that is difficult to recover from. Not all areas of the brain are equally affected, nor all our abilities when we’re sleepy.  (In some cases, there may even be upsides.  See Episode #91.) Dr. Whitney, from Washington State University, studies the fine-grained details about a lack of sleep’s effects on vigilance, psychomotor performance, situational awareness, mood, and a variety of other factor which don’t always move in lockstep.” At the link find the title, “#213: Sleep Deprivation with Dr. Paul Whitney,” right-click “ “Media files SDS213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Ice 24 mins – “SmartICE is a company that puts sensors in sea ice to stop people falling through, and they’re teaming up with Inuit communities to make it even more effective.” At the link find the title, “Jan 4 As ice thins underfoot, technology is combining with traditional Inuit knowledge to save lives, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180104_90597.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Overview 26 mins – “’Solar energy’ harnesses the energy of the sun to power your house. A 2017 report from the International Energy Agency says that solar energy has become the world’s fastest growing source of power– marking the first time that solar energy’s growth has surpassed that of all other fuels.. Most people who want to install a solar panel system are motivated to do so either because saving the planet is important to them and/or because saving money on their utility bills is important to them.  Either way, solar panel systems are tremendously beneficial. This week’s episode will give you a basic overview of solar power systems, including the pros and cons of the different types of solar panels, the average cost, and the amount of maintenance needed.  We’ll also talk about leasing solar panels. Before our mini lesson, we’ll go over a few pro terms:  On the grid, zero energy homes, and off the grid.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanglish 25 mins – “One in 10 people in the U.S. speaks Spanish at home. What happens when they mash with the rest of America? On today’s episode, una conversacion con Ilan Stavans, the world’s expert in Spanglish. Mexican-Jewish-American Mash-Up Stavans is a professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College. ¡Vamos!” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Sports Science 60 mins – “This week we’re exploring the ways that science and technology are changing sports, on and off the playing field. We’ll speak to journalist Mark McClusky about his book “Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes – and What We Can Learn from Them.” And we’ll get the scientific perspective on sports supplements with Dr. Bryan Chung, founder of Evidence Based Fitness.” At the link find the title, “#454 Sports Science,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Success Trait 6 mins – “Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terry Gilliam 63 mins – “Terry Gilliam is one of the most multifaceted, visionary talents alive. He first found fame as a member of Monty Python, the surreal comedy troupe that has had a cult following since its inception in 1969 right up to today. Had Gilliam stopped there, his artistic immortality would have been guaranteed. But over the decades his talent has rampaged across different genres – comedy, opera and above all cinema. He ranks among the tiny handful of film directors the world’s leading actors will drop everything for. Hollywood royalty including Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Uma Thurman and Johnny Depp have flocked to work on his masterpieces Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In October 2015, Gilliam made an exclusive appearance at Royal Festival Hall, presented by Intelligence Squared and Southbank Centre. Joined on stage by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz, he took us on an immersive, multimedia journey through the many inspirations he has drawn on — from the Bible and Mad magazine to Grimm’s fairy tales and the films of Powell and Pressburger. Listen as we venture inside the mind of the filmmaker once described as ‘half genius and half madman’, whose popularity has remained undimmed for almost half a century.” At the link find the title, “Inside The Head Of Terry Gilliam, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Obstruction of Justice 50 mins – “This evening, the New York Times published a story with new details of significance to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation regarding the President and obstruction of justice. Michael Schmidt reports, among other news, that President Trump instructed White House Counsel Don McGahn to attempt to prevent Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. We put together a special edition podcast with Schmidt, and Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey, Jack Goldsmith, and Bob Bauer to discuss what the story might mean for the future of the investigation. Warning: the audio is a recorded conference line and therefore somewhat rougher than usual.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Special_Edition_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump the Immigrant 16 mins – “Donald “America-is-ruined-I’m-gonna-deport-all-the-immigrants” Trump is the emblem of all that is anti-mashy, right? Well, not exactly. Because it turns out, The Donald actually has a super rich, beautiful, complex immigration and Mash-Up American family narrative of his own. True story! The Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael D’Antonio explores all this and more in his incredible biography, “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trypanosomes 28 mins – “Dr. Vernon Carruthers is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Carruthers’ expertise on parasites seeks to understand survival strategies employed by microbial pathogens during infection. We discuss his recent studies and discoveries on parasites on this edition of Science Studio.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukrainian Bakery 27 mins – “Lucy Ash meets the staff and customers of a bakery which is the one bright spot in war-torn east Ukraine. The war there between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian army has dropped out of the headlines and there seems to be little political will to make peace. More than 10,000 people have been killed and as it enters its fourth year, this has become one of the longest conflicts in modern European history. But in the frontline town of Marinka there’s one bright spot amidst the gloom – the bakery. It’s the first new business in the town since the fighting began and it is bringing some hope and comfort to its traumatised citizens. We meet staff and customers from the bakery to explore a community living on the edge. “The aroma of fresh bread,” says the man behind the enterprise, ” gives people hope. It smells like normal life.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights 69 mins – “Sometimes the technical stuff is how you get to the crucial stuff. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case about Ohio’s voter purge, and the case rests on some sticky statutory interpretation questions. Up to 1.2 million voters may have been purged from Ohio’s rolls after they sat out a couple of elections and in this episode of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick does a deep dive into the technicalities of the case. Dahlia and her guests also use this moment to take stock of the state of voting rights in the US. Dahlia talks with Mayor Joseph Helle of Oak Harbor, Ohio, a veteran who came home to find he’d been purged from the rolls after not voting while on active duty, and to the director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Dale Ho. Ho even cites his favorite Justice Antonin Scalia opinion.” At the link find the title, “The Right Not to Vote, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2504965784.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Conservation 11 mins – “According to the UN, nearly one in three people worldwide live in a country facing a water crisis, and less than five percent of the world lives in a country that has more water today than it did 20 years ago. Lana Mazahreh grew up in Jordan, a state that has experienced absolute water scarcity since 1973, where she learned how to conserve water as soon as she was old enough to learn how to write her name. In this practical talk, she shares three lessons from water-poor countries on how to save water and address what’s fast becoming a global crisis.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Desalination 19 mins – “How chemists are using desalination to provide a thirsty world with clean drinking water.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2 – The Crisis in Clean Water (Part 2): Water Desalination, Jul, 2008,” right-click “Media files GlobalChallengesEp2.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Purification 19 mins – “How chemists are providing a thirsty world with clean drinking water.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1 – The Crisis in Clean Water (Part 1): Water Purification, Jun, 2008,” right-click “Media files GlobalChallengesEp1Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wolf-Hircshhorn Syndrome 12 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 left-click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zero Mass Water 29 mins -”In our household we do our best to avoid buying bottled water – we’re keenly aware of what those darn plastic bottles are doing to the environment. Instead, we just drink our tap water – it’s safe and delicious, because we live in San Francisco, and our water is sourced from the magnificent Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. But not everyone in the United States can rely on their tap water to be safe. The horrifying reports of lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan and other locations across the United States are a stark reminder of the inadequacy of local water infrastructure. What alternative do communities like that have? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio believes he has an answer. Zero Mass Water CEO and founder, Cody Friesen has launched a product called Source which uses special solar panels called hydropanels to transform humidity in the air into enough drinking water for most families to live comfortably. Friesen describes how his company’s technology works (even in arid climates), how much it costs, and what it could mean for populations who rely too heavily on bottled water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

 

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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

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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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