The following audio files come from a larger group of 226 for this week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts. A zip file of all 41 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months. Older groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.
23andMe 23 mins – “In this segment of Medscape One-on-One, Editor-in-Chief Eric J. Topol, MD, talks with Anne E. Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, about her desire to shake up the practice of medicine by using patients’ genetic data to enhance preventive care and disease treatment. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its $99 genetic screening “tests to consumers last November, Ms. Wojcicki, a Yale-educated biologist, says her company is pressing on with its mission, having already genetically screened some 650,000 people, including Dr. Topol.” At the link find the title, “23andMe CEO on Her Mission to Shake Up Preventive Care,” right-click “Media files 824289.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alaska Earthquake Lessons 35 mins ” Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. To commemorate the quake, we’re posting this extended version of the interview we broadcast on March 25, 2014, with Dr. Mike West, the Alaska State Seismologist and Director of the Alaska Earthquake Center. How On Earth host Beth Bartel talked with Dr. West about his recent paper, “Why the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake Matters 50 Years Later,” published in Seismological Research Letters.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alcohol Withdrawal 26 mins – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses acute alcohol withdrawal, its causes and treatment. At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Anaphylactic Shock 26 mins – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses acute alcohol withdrawal, its causes and treatment. At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Anger Management 20 mins – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses anger management in the health care setting, its causes and coping mechanisms. At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Behavioral Economics 40 mins – How Regulations Can Create Problems: An Examination of Misdirected “Nudge”. At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Berlin Tunnel 22 mins – “… this isn’t a story about the design of the Berlin Wall. This is a story about one design to get through it—or really, underneath it. Ralph Kabisch, then a 20-something-year-old university student, was there…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bill Nye Interview 28 mins – This is form 2008: “…The baby steps are important. The hardest thing for everyone to understand about the environment is that every single thing you do affects everybody in the whole world. And the reason, nominally, is that we only have one atmosphere. We can only breath from one source of air – we all share the air. So this is a fundamental idea that’s hard to get; it just doesn’t seem possible. I throw out this magazine and instead of recycling it, yeah – you’re lowering the quality of life of everyone on earth…..” At the link right-click (here or there) “Direct download: nstalol14.mp3” at the page bottom and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin and Privacy 101 mins – “Host: Evan Brown – Russia and the “Bloggers’ Law”, transparency and the death penalty, living with Bitcoin and more! Guests: Jeff Garzik and Jonathan Peters. At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Spots 19 mins – “Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard psychologist and author of “Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People,” shares research into why we all have biases, what we can do to counteract them, and why businesses want to level the playing field.” At the link find the title, “Think You’re Not Biased? Think Again.” right-click “Media files IHUB-060714-D.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brazil Concerns 46 mins – “As the World Cup kicks off, Brazilians are on the streets in protest. We talk soccer, Brazil, and Brazil’s problems.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Business Startups 23 mins – “…As you will hear in this audio episode, IMITATION of business models, content creation, revenue streams and advertising practices will not guarantee automatic success with your services, products or offerings. While imitation is a good start for aspiring entrepreneurs to hone their skills and create the distinctive competitive advantage for the value that they provide to their customers, a couple of other factors must weigh in as questions:…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carbon Tax 18 mins – “On today’s show, we talk to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: tax carbon emissions. A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And it would drive down emissions without picking winners or losers, and without creating complicated regulations.” At the link find the title, “#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming ,” right-click “Media files npr 318878055.mp3”
Coca Paste in Uruguay 27 mins – “Thousands of Uruguayans are hooked on a highly addictive cocaine derivative – ‘pasta base’. Will the legalisation of marijuana impact this problematic drug abuse? Linda Pressly reports.” At th link find the title, “Docs: Uruguay’s Radical Drugs Policy – 06 ,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140306-0030a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Data Breaches 25 mins – “The first thing guest Alan Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. In this edition of Digital Detectives, your hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Goldberg to discuss the usual reasons for a breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more. Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches Health Law and Health and Information Technology as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, and George Mason University School of Law.” At the link find the title, “Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry: Lessons for Law Firms,” right-click “Media files Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Lessons for Law Firms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dr Lundberg and JAMA 22 mins – “In this episode of Medscape One-on-One, George Lundberg, MD, sits down with Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, to reflect on a career that has taken him from the practice of medicine to producing medical content for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and online publications, including Medscape. Additionally, Dr. Lundberg discusses his southern roots and whether medical societies are friend or foe, and he offers a prediction on where medicine will go in the future.” At the link find the title, “Lundberg at 80: Reflections on His Career and the JAMA Firing,” right-click “Media files 821436.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eyeglasses Online 12 mins – “There’s a lot more to glasses than meets the eye. Dave Gilboa, the co-CEO of Warby Parker, talks about shaking up the industry, creating a new business model, and saving customers money.” At the link find the titl, “The Rogue Company: Warby Parker Upends the World of Glasses,” right-click “Media files
IHUB-060714-B.mp3? and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Factor 5 Clotting 27 mins (2 prts) – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses factor 5 clotting, its causes and treatment. It is “… a protein of the coagulation system, rarely referred to as proaccelerin or labile factor. In contrast to most other coagulation factors, it is not enzymatically active but functions as a cofactor. Deficiency leads to predisposition for hemorrhage, while some mutations (most notably factor V Leiden) predispose for thrombosis.” At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get Part one. Do the same thing here, Part 2 , for part two.
Flying Clubs 34 mins – “One of the best ways to decrease the cost of flying and increase your time in the air is to join a flying club. Recently I spoke with Todd Castro, former President of The Blue Sky Aviation Association, one of the most successful flying clubs in the United States. Todd shared many aspects of starting and running a flying club” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fracking in England 4 mins – “Along with a litany of other proposals, the Queen announced that Cameron’s government will offer a bill to “enhance the United Kingdom’s energy independence and security by opening up access to shale and geothermal sites.” It sounds simple enough, but behind that “opening up access to shale” language is an effort by the government to change the laws about drilling for gas under people’s homes. “The prime minister is going to open up half the country to fracking companies,” says Greenpeace spokesman Lawrence Carter. “So ahead of that, he’s going to strip homeowners of their right to object to drilling underneath their property.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the right-side of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
GMO in Italy 5 mins – “Neatly ploughed, furrowed fields sit at the base of the Italian Alps. This fertile plain, called Magredi, is part nature reserve, part farm country and, lately, part pain-in-the-neck for the Italian government. Thanks to one feisty farmer. “This stuff, with the same light, water and fertilizer, produces 10 times more than the other kind,” says farmer Giorgio Fidenato. “So, what more could you want?!” The blonde and brawny farmer is a kind of crusader for GMO corn. Trudging along in his tractor, he may look like any other farmer in the region, except that he’s the only one spreading smuggled, Monsanto GMO corn seeds. Fidenato dreams of a country where every cow and every child is raised on GMOs….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 23 mins – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses what’s known about this syndrome, its causes and treatment. “Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the symmetrical weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body.” At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Helicobacter Pylori 22 mins – “Two articles on bmj.com look at helicobacter pylori; a systematic review and meta-analysis examines if eradication treatment reduces rates of gastric cancer, and an uncertainties article asks who we should be testing and treating for the infection. Two of the authors of those articles, Alex Ford from the Leeds Gastroenterology Institute, and Paul Moayyedi from the Gastroenterology Division of McMaster University, join us to discuss the bacterium.” At the link click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hungarian Intolerance 27 mins – “Hungarian conductor – Ivan Fischer – is holding up a mirror to Hungarian society and has written an opera to expose growing intolerance. Lucy Ash reports.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Hungary’s Crusading Conductor – 13,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140313-0030a.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Indian Women 27 mins – “Rupa Jha meets fellow Indian women who choose to be, or are forced to be, single. She comes face-to-face with a story of coercion, prejudice and neglect that is both shocking and moving. It is also a story about the reactionary attitudes, narrow-mindedness and sometimes outright misogyny that obstruct such women’s choices.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Freedom to be Single,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140308-0932b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Influenza 54 mins (4 parts) – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, defines influenza, discusses how it is diagnosed, its complications and treatment. At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
Iodine.com 51 mins – “This week, Innovation Hub explores the senses and how they can work for us – or fool us. Guests include BJ Fogg, head of Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab; Thomas Goetz, co-founder of Iodine, a healthcare startup; Julia Child’s biographer Alex Prud’homme; and Harpoon Brewery co-founder Dan Kenary.” At the link find the title, “4.12.14 Full Show – Senses,” right-click “Media files IHUB-041214-FullShow.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lab Supplies 14 mins – “Why do lab supplies cost so much? How much waste does scientific research generate? Is there a way to make science more efficient? In this episode we interview Tom Ruginis, founder and Chief Happiness Officer at HappiLabs — a company that aims to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.” At the link in the “individual files” section right-click “11.6MB” under “VBR MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Liver Damage from Drugs 16 mins – Dr Gil Porat, a practicing Colorado Hospitalist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, discusses acute liver injury from drugs (other than acetaminophen) and related issues. At the link click “Download,” right-click the next “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
M and M Sizes 13 mins – “The other day we noticed something strange: a pack of Milk Chocolate M&M’s weighs 1.69 ounces, but a pack of Peanut Butter M&M’s weigh a tiny tiny bit less, 1.63 ounces. The two packs are same price, but you get slightly less of the Peanut Butter M&Ms! 0.06 ounces less! It turns out there is a whole weird world living down there at the third decimal place. When you pull on that little thread, lots of things start to unravel. After today’s show, you will never pop a piece of candy in your mouth and think about it the same way again.” At the link find the title, “#544: The M&M Anomaly,” right-click “Media files npr_319563434.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Magazine Covers 20 mins – “You know the saying: you can’t judge a book by its cover. With magazines, it’s pretty much the opposite. The cover of a magazine is the unified identity for a whole host of ideas, authors, and designers who have created the eclectic array of stories and articles and materials within each issue. And, some would argue, this identity extends to the reader as well. So if, say, you’re seen with an issue of Vogue, you’re don’t just own that copy–you become a Vogue reader.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malcom-X Interview 41 mins – “Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X was interviewed by sociology graduate student Herman Blake and professor John Leggett [in1963]. Malcolm X argued against racial integration and discussed the right for African Americans to use violence to defend themselves against violent attacks by whites. He also discussed the nature of Islam. This program was courtesy of the Media Resources Center Collection at the University of California, Berkeley. [and C-Span].” At the link you can listen, only; however, a copy of the audio track is included in the archives for this blog.
Medical Ethics 619 temp 3 mins – “Hello and welcome. I am Dr. George Lundberg, and this is At Large at Medscape. Are you an ethical physician? Based on statistics, chances are that you, the reader, are not a member of the American Medical Association (AMA). No matter. You are still subject to the Code of Medical Ethics of our AMA, long promulgated via its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. From the time of its origin in , creating a code of ethics has been a central function of the AMA. Chew on these meaty morsels and test yourself honestly….” At the link find the title, “Are You an Ethical Physician? Take This Quiz,” right-click “Media files 824342.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Net Neutrality 20 mins – “With all of the recent media discussions around network neutrality, reclassification, and “Title II,” we decided to spend this week talking with Matt Wood, Policy Director for Free Press to simplify some key issues. For all the hub-bub around reclassification and dramatic claims that it represents some kind of fundamental policy shift, the truth is actually less exciting. Internet access via DSL was previously regulated under Title II of the Communications Act (as Verizon well knows and has used to its advantage). And again regulating Internet access as Title II still allows for various forms of innovation and even paid prioritization if done in a “reasonable” manner. Matt and I discuss how Internet access came to changed from Title II to Title I last decade and the implications of moving it back now. Free Press also runs the popular SaveTheInternet.com.” At the link right-click (there or here) “…download this Mp3 file directly from here,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parallel Universes 26 mins – “Parallel Universes – extended interview with Brian Greene This is an extended version of the interview we broadcast on February 26, 2013, featuring Professor Brian Greene discussing the concepts of Parallel Universes. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scary Tech 27 mins – ” Find out what the experts in computer security saw at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 – things like attendees with no passcode on their tablets or smartphones and people connecting to insecure networks which monitored their data traffic (through a scary device called a Pineapple). Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson, Esq. and John Simek, president and vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., welcome Ben Schorr of Roland Schorr to talk about the best ways to secure your home and office devices Ben Schorr has been a technical consultant for businesses for two decades. ” At the link find the title, “Scary Tech: Lessons from ABA TECHSHOW 2013,” right-click “Media files DGD_ScaryTech.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Symbols of Access 17 mins – “There is a beauty to a universal standard. The idea that people across the world can agree that when they interact with one specific thing, everyone will be on the same page– regardless of language or culture or geographic locale. If you’re in Belgrade or Shanghai or São Paulo, you can look at a sign and know instantly, without speaking a word of the local language, that this floor is slippery. That the emergency exit is over there. That that substance is poisonous, and you should not eat it. The group behind those internationally recognized logos is called the International Organization for Standardization. One of the most recognizable ISO symbols in the International Symbol of Access. You might not know it by that name, but you’ve seen it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
An alphabetic encyclopedia of over 3100 of these hyperlinked descriptions is here and updated quarterly. A complete folder of the actual podcasts is here and can be downloaded as a 20+ GB zipped file or individually. A separate folder of C-Span, Diane Rehm, et. al. files that aren’t available at their sites is here and can alsob e downloaded as a zip file or individually. Jan-Jun 2013 files in 18 zip segments (832 podcasts) can be downloaded here, and a list of those files here; Jul-Dec 2013 files in 13 zip segments (720 podcasts) downloaded here, and a list here; Jan-Jun 2012 files in 8 segments (360 podcasts) and a list are here, and Jul-Dec here in 13 parts (593 podcasts). For 2011 a list and 5 segments (184 podcasts). For 2010 and earlier 64 podcasts are listed here and zipped as Part 1 and Part 2. (Dead links in old episodes are due to updating; try a current episode.) Over 180 feeds used to prepare this weekly blog are harvested with Feedreader3. The feeds are available in this opml file which Feedreader can import. A list of the feeds is here. Free Commander is used to compare old with new downloads and remove duplicates. MP3 Speed Changer is used on batches of new files to boost playback speed 150%. A speed listening background article is here. Please comment on any problems with the links and downloads.
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