The 63 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 215 for the week. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months. A collection of over 11,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twelve group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 45GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference. An alphabetized collection of all 10,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly. Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 325 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded.
Ageism in Global Development 12 mins – “The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, and the subsequent Sustainable Development Goals, define premature mortality as being a death under the age of 70. As demographic change means more people are living longer than this, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, professor of social policy and international development at the University of East Anglia, argues that this will lead to discrimination against older people.” “It suggests that older people have a lower value in society” At the link find the title, “Ageism in global development, Sep, 2016,” right-click “Media files 281081138-bmjgroup-ageism-in-global-development.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Airsoft Gun Culture 87 mins- “Today we delve into the misunderstood world of airsoft. I think airsoft has an unfair and undeserved stigma among many of the “tactically minded” due to the majority of enthusiasts being gamers. While I have no interest in the game aspects of airsoft I feel even this community is misunderstood and many unfair assumptions are made about them. Today though I will focus on what I call “Airsoft for Practical Training”. By that I mean real world training that benefits the average civilian that either carries a gun for defense or keeps a gun in their home for the same purpose or both.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aluminum Solder 25 mins – “Windell Oskay is the co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, a Silicon Valley company that has designed and produced specialized electronics and robotics kits since 2007. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories also runs a popular DIY project blog, and many of its projects have been featured at science and art museums and in Make, Wired, and Popular Science magazines. He’s the oo-author of the recently published book, “The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotic Discovery 37 mins – “Carolyn Shore of Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C., and Ruben Tommasi of Entasis Therapeutics in Waltham, Massachusetts, talk with Jeff Fox about what’s needed to identify and develop new antimicrobial agents to treat infections caused by bacterial pathogens, with an emphasis on gram-negative bacterial pathogens. According to that recent report from Pew Charitable Trust, which is based in Philadelphia, the challenges facing developers of such antibiotics fall into four main categories: developing a better understanding of the workings of gram-negative bacterial pathogens, a shortage of candidate drugs whose chemical design focuses on bacterial pathogens, an assessment of non-traditional efforts to control microbial infections, and an overview of what’s needed in terms of expertise and of sharing information among investigators in this field to meet these challenges.” At the link find the title, “MMP #15: A Scientific Roadmap for Antibiotic Discovery, Aug 23, 2016,” right-click “Media files MMP015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Archeology from Space 5 mins – In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of “space archaeology” — using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Australian Detention Camps 12 mins – “”I say to all Australian doctors – young, old, the political and the apolitical – that on this depends not just our ethical credibility as a profession, but our shared humanity. “Following the leaked emails published in The Guardian newspaper, alleging abuse of asylum seekers detained by the Australian government on the Pacific island of Nauru, David Berger joins us again to say it is time that doctors take a stand and march to protest against this treatment.” At the link right-click “Not just our ethical credibility as a profession, but our shared humanity, Aug, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 280563327-bmjgroup-berger-detention-camps.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Autism 82 mins – “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder that often interferes with a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to others, affects about 1 in 68 school-age children. Dr. Bennett Leventhal, a psychiatry professor at UCSF, discusses the history and diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) such as autism and Asperger’s. He also looks at the prevalence, assessment and risk factors. Recorded on 05/25/2016. (#31002)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband Connectivity Background 20 mins – “Dane Jasper co-founded Sonic, an Internet and telecommunications company, in 1994, at a time when many people hadn’t yet heard the terms Internet, email address, or World Wide Web. Today, Sonic is the largest independent Internet service provider in Northern California.” At the link click “download options,” right-click “audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Business Aids 36 mins – “Our guest this week is Brian Brushwood. Brian is is the creator and host of over 400 episodes of Discovery’s “Scam School,” with over one million subscribers on YouTube. In 2015, his first full season of “Hacking the System” debuted on the National Geographic Channel (now available on Netflix). Brian has performed thousands of live stage shows (appearing in every state in the continental US), headlined 3 years at Universal Orlando, and recorded two Billboard #1 comedy albums with his “Night Attack” co-host, Justin Robert Young.” (The key tool mentioned is found at various places via Google with the search term, “ST66676”.) At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Car 54 74 mins – “In addition to playing Officer Ed Nicholson on the beloved sitcom, “Car 54, Where Are You?”, actor and comedian Hank Garrett has worked with Robert Redford, Sophia Loren, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones and Kirk Douglas (to name a few). Hank tells Gilbert and Frank about his unlikely journey from street tough to award-winning actor and reveals how Sammy Davis Jr. changed his life. Also: Hank remembers Al Lewis, emulates Sid Caesar, wrestles with Luca Brasi and shares a bill with Tony Bennett. PLUS: Gorgeous George! The Great Ballantine! The legend of Joe E. Ross! Gilbert meets Nipsey Russell! And the singular genius of Nat Hiken!” At the link find the title, “#118: Hank Garrett, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Enclosure: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/12243/4278039/4a5e08dc-d46f-427c-994a-94c8c6fd5a89.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.
Chris Anderson Tools 19 mins – “Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail, and Free, as well as Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. His background is in science. He starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos, culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science. Chris is also the founder of the site Geekdad. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and five children.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Challenge from Exxon 10 mins – “We return to Bob’s Grill this week with a 2015 interview with ExxonMobil’s Richard Keil, the company’s senior adviser for global public affairs. Last year, the website InsideClimate News published an investigative series examining ExxonMobil’s rich history of scientific study on fossil fuels and global warming. The series, called “Exxon: The Road Not Taken“, found that the company was at the forefront of climate change research in the 1970s and 80s – before pivoting to funding climate change denial groups in 1989. At the time, Bob spoke with Richard Keil of Exxon about why the company disputed the reporting, and about the company’s history of funding climate change denial front groups.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Battle in California 62 mins – “California and the University of California are leaders in confronting one of the world’s most complex and daunting issues: climate change. Three distinguished UC professors from across the university system will discuss how the UC and the state of California lead and plan to continue leading the world on a path to a sustainable environmental future.” South China Sea – “The South China Sea is where China’s rising ambitions are colliding with the United States’ global role. This strategic competition is interacting in dangerous and unpredictable ways with tensions about the fate of the atolls and islands that dot the sea: the Spratly islands, the Paracels and Scarborough Shoal. Bill Hayton will explain the — sometimes bizarre — origins of the various claims and suggest how they might be resolved. Hayton’s The South China Sea was named as one of The Economist’s books of the year in 2014. He has worked for BBC News since 1998 and was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam in 2006-07. He spent 2013 embedded with Myanmar’s state broadcaster working on media reform. He is also an associate fellow with the Asia Program of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. He has given presentations about South China Sea and Southeast Asian issues for think-tanks and government institutions in the UK, United States, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. His written work has been published in The Economist, the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat and The National Interest.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Clinton Foundation 47 mins – “Saving lives or selling access? We’ll break down the ethics, politics, and good work surrounding the Clinton Foundation controversy.More than her economic agenda, more than her plan to stop ISIS, Hillary Clinton’s relationship with the charitable foundation set up by her ex-president husband has become a campaign flashpoint. What does the Clinton Foundation do? Who gives money to it, and why? Did they distort US policy when she was Secretary of State? Would they if she’s president? This hour On Point, sorting fact from fiction on the Clinton Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cluster Bomb Legacy 14 mins – “The destruction of war doesn’t stop when the fighting is over. Photographer and TED Fellow Laura Boushnak shares a powerful photo essay about the survivors of cluster bombs, people who encountered these deadly submunitions years after the end of conflict. With her haunting photos, Boushnak asks those who still produce and condone the use of these weapons to abandon them.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cold Water Hazards 16 mins – “Neuroscientist Paula Croxson is determined to finish her first open-water swimming race — despite the dangers. Paula Croxson is a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she researches the brain mechanisms and chemicals that are responsible for memory. She’s particularly interested in complex, autobiographical life memories. Paula is from the UK and before coming to New York she received an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. When she’s not doing science, she plays the flute, and she blogs for Psychology Today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Consciousness 74 mins – “Evolutionary Biologist, Jon Mallatt has always been interested in science, and early on became interested in vertebrates, and on a more granular level, the development of jaws in vertebrates. By understanding how insects, plants, and vertebrates are inter-related, we can better understand consciousness. The type of consciousness we are talking about today is Primary Consciousness (Basic Sensory Consciousness). The feeling of something that it’s like to be! Being aware of stimuli and objects in the environment but without any processing or judging of the stimuli. The hard problem comes into play with subjectivity. In his book “The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Creates Experience”, Jon and Todd Feinberg explore sensory consciousness and how the brain uses subjectivity to create experience. We discuss the 4 subdivisions of subjectivity and their impact on solving the hard problem. Qualia, Unity (central stage of consciousness), Mental Causation (how subjectivity can effect larger events), and Referral (sensory input that is referred to the outside world; it places sensations everywhere except in the brain) are components of primary consciousness that have to be explored to solve the hard problem. Join us for this interesting conversation about the latest trends and discoveries in consciousness!” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Criminal Records Checks 44 mins – “In this episode, Ryan talks with his lawyer uncle, Larry, (who is also the first in-studio guest and first lawyer on the show) where he has a track record of helping doctors over the last ten years. They talk about how to best answer certain challenging questions in your medical school applications and later on for residency applications, board certifications, and licensing, and all of those future applications as a physician, specifically questions related to violations and arrests. Listen in to learn about this and more information related to some legal implications to certain medical practices.” At the link find the title, “197: Can You Become a Doctor If You’ve Been Arrested? Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files PMY197.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR 30 mins – “CRISPR is a powerful gene-editing technique that is transforming the field of genetics. Faster, easier and cheaper than previous gene modification methods, the dream of treating cancer or curing hereditary gene diseases is one step closure. However, with the power to change DNA come ethical implications. CRISPR gives us the ability to alter the evolution of an entire species. Scientists are excited but are aware that they need to be careful how they use this revolutionary gene editing tool.What if we could use one tool to bring species back from extinction? Wipe out malaria? Cure genetic disease? Make food allergen-free? These are all ideas scientists believe they can realise using a new gene-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.” At the link right-click “download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug Deaths in Suburbs 27 mins – “The United States is in the throes of a heroin and opiate epidemic. For Crossing Continents, India Rakusen travels to Lorain County, in the state of Ohio, where addiction has become part of everyday life. West of the city of Cleveland, Avon Lake is a wealthy suburb – its large, expensive properties back onto the shores of Lake Eerie, and wild deer frolic on neat lawns. But behind this façade, there is a crisis. Many families have felt the damaging impact of addiction. And across Lorain County, opiates – pharmaceutical and street heroin – have killed twice as many people in the first six months of 2016 alone, as died in the whole of 2015. Producer Linda Pressly.” At the link find the title, Addicted in Suburbia, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files p046f1xm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eggplant Crops 64 mins – “One of the amazing success stories of genetic engineering is the eggplant, known as the “brinjal” in Asia and the “aubergine” in Europe. In the west it is occasional table fare, yet in many parts of Asia it is a daily staple. Farmers in Bangladesh and India rely on doses of old-school insecticides to protect their crop, up to eighty a season, and not always with appropriate protection equipment. The problem is insects that bore into the plant and into the fruit, destroying a crop. One solution has been the use of the bacterial protein known as “Bt”, only that the plant produces itself to protect it from insects. t is the same protein used in corn and cotton in other countries, including the USA. The new eggplant lines have been wonderfully accepted, and poor farmers in Bangladesh are making excellent profits from this technology, while making safer produce. The story is told by Dr. Tony Shelton, Professor of Entomology with Cornell University in Geneva, NY. The story has captured the interest of many, including science journalist and filmmaker Dr. Hidde Boersma. Dr. Boersma has a Ph.D. in microbiology, and appreciates the potential contributions of genetic engineering. He has captured the story of the eggplant in a beautiful documentary called Well Fed. The documentary tells the story of the farmers that grow the plant, and the well-fed Europeans that change their attitude toward the technology when they see the beautiful ways it can benefit people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emotions 35 mins – “What is love – and what does it have to do with meeting a bear in the woods? In the first of a five-part series, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai unpick the causes of emotions. But where’s the best place to start – history, culture, society or our bodies? Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai talk to historian Richard Firth-Godbehere, neuroscientist Adam Anderson at the University of Cornell and sociologist Doug Massey from Princeton University to explore how different disciplines have approached the science of emotions. There’s the evolutionary theory, the internal theory looking at the physiological and cognitive side, and also cultural and social factors that have an impact on how we understand feelings. But first they’ll have to pin down a useful definition of what an emotion actually is …” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Energy Poor People 21 mins – “’Ontario’s energy minister may not be calling energy prices a crisis, but many in the province would beg to disagree. With skyrocketing hydro bills forcing many into ‘energy poverty,’ Ontarians are calling on the government to lower rates.” At the link find the title, “People have to choose between heating and eating’: Ontario hydro bills cause ‘energy poverty, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160901_16283.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Female Superheroes 16 mins – “Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids — and what it means for how we teach them about the world.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
First Nation Artist 18 mins – “The B.C. artist, carver, designer and storyteller, Roy Henry Vickers, explains how art helped him beat a life-threatening addiction, and says he’s now eager to create and share Aboriginal stories.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE: Artist Roy Henry Vickers on making art, beating addiction and turning 70, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160902_56248.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Forest Harvests 11 mins – “We don’t often think of trees when we speak of “harvest.” Corn is harvested; apples, tomatoes, squash are the fruits of the annual autumnal rite which is the province of our farmers. Maybe it’s because those plants are harvested at the end of their lifespan that we don’t lament the moment they are cut down. We’re much more precious with our trees. Maybe because we associate de-forestation with developments of housing sub-divisions, or banal strip malls with all the character and scenic beauty of sound baffles on the sides of our highways. But, as a society we consume forest products as much as we do farm products. And sometimes when a tree comes down it’s not to make room for another human edifice, but another tree. Dave takes us to a site in Stoddard, NH where that is the precise plan: taking down trees to plant the next forest.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
G-Spot Scam 39 mins – “Join us on a hunt for the elusive G-spot. Our guides: Prof. Beverly Whipple, who introduced America to the G-spot in the 1980s, and Prof. Helen O’Connell, a urologist and expert on female sexual anatomy.” At the link find the title, “The G-spot, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT3815154846.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gary Trudeau vs Trump 47 mins – “It was 1987 when the “Doonesbury” comic strip first imagined a Donald Trump presidential run. Since then, Trump has been a recurring character in cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s Pulitzer Prize-winning strip. Over the years “Doonesbury” has taken on Trump’s rhetoric, his beliefs about women, Trump University… well before any of this was making front-page campaign news. And the candidate has been less than pleased with Trudeau’s satirical depictions, calling Trudeau a “sleazeball” and a “third-rate talent.” Now the author has compiled all his Trump clips into a new book. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau on satire, politics and thirty years of drawing Donald Trump.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Gene Wilder 46 mins – When Gene Wilder was 8 years old, his mother had a heart attack — and he took it upon himself to try to cheer her up. “It was the first time I ever tried consciously to make someone else laugh,” Wilder said. “And when I was successful, after peeing in her pants, she’d say, ‘Oh, Jerry, now look what you’ve made me do.’ ” Wilder — who was born Jerome Silberman — went on to become a comic actor whose film credits included Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and The Producers and Blazing Saddles. He died Monday of complications related to Alzheimer’s. In a 2005 interview with Fresh Air, Wilder said that those moments with his mother sustained him throughout his career. “When your mother gives you confidence about anything that you do, you carry that confidence with you,” he told Terry Gross. “She made me believe that I could make someone laugh.” Though Wilder was known for his comedic roles, he also had a serious side. He described his marriage to comedian Gilda Radner as an “odyssey” that was “wonderful, funny, tortuous, painful and sad.” Radner, his third wife, died from ovarian cancer in 1989. He remarried in 1991. Wilder faced his own cancer diagnosis in 2000 — but he wasn’t afraid, and was in remission when he spoke with Gross in 2005. “I’ve had a very good life and a very good career,” he said. “I have no regrets.” Today, we’ll listen back to Wilder’s 2005 Fresh Air interview.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Global Problems 18 mins”Global problems such as terrorism, inequality and political dysfunction aren’t easy to solve, but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. In fact, suggests journalist Jonathan Tepperman, we might even want to think riskier. He traveled the world to ask global leaders how they’re tackling hard problems — and unearthed surprisingly hopeful stories that he’s distilled into three tools for problem-solving.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gloria Steinem 37 mins – “ As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which “you can do what you want.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Google Search Power Question – “Google dominates internet searching across most parts of the globe. The algorithm which produces its search results is highly secret and always changing. But however good the algorithm, however carefully crafted to give us what Google thinks we actually want, is it really healthy for one search engine, and one company, to have so much impact?” At the link find the title, “The Force of Google, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files p046dgbr.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Growing Forest in Ten Years 9 mins – “Forests don’t have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are — even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
G-Spot Scam 39 mins – “Join us on a hunt for the elusive G-spot. Our guides: Prof. Beverly Whipple, who introduced America to the G-spot in the 1980s, and Prof. Helen O’Connell, a urologist and expert on female sexual anatomy. “ At the link find the title, “The G-spot Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT3815154846.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Homeless in San Francisco 65 mins – “We see the sad lives of the homeless in our beautiful city, and our hearts sink. But is there an answer? In different ways, our three panelists have given a great deal of attention to the problem. They will share their observations and possible remedies.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investing $3000 29 mins – “Mastering Your Money™ is a 30-minute educational radio program designed to give individuals and business owners directions to turbo charge their ride on the Financial Freedom Highway. In this show Ed digs deep into Paul’s How to turn $3000 into $50 million article and strategy.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Joe Hill Activist 44 mins – “In 1915, Joe Hill, a Swedish-American labor activist, was unjustly convicted and executed by the State of Utah, but not before leaving behind a body of work that would inform the next generation of American folk music. In this episode, we talk with William Adler author of the Joe Hill Biography titled, “The Man Who Never Died,” and Clayton Simms, a criminal defense attorney working to get Joe Hill exonerated more than a century later.” At the link find the title, “13: The Execution of Joe Hill, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 57c7b6463113c9a11ac7c81f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Joint Care Tools 28 mins – “Jane Metcalfe started Wired Magazine with her life partner Louis Rossetto, and Kevin and I had the honor of working with her during those glory days. More recently Jane was the President of TCHO Chocolate. She’s currently at work on a new startup about how advances in science and technology are conspiring to improve our health.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar 66 mins – “Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, Time magazine and Time.com. At a pivotal time in our history and in the midst of a presidential race that threatens to divide us, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will give his take on the origins of bias and inequality that remain a stubborn part of America, 240 years after its founding document declared that all Americans are created equal. He contends that many Americans, out of fear and sometimes ignorance, make too many false assumptions about fellow citizens who aren’t like them. Join Mr. Abdul-Jabbar for an unabashed and important conversation on how America can be a more unified country.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kevlar 4 mins – “Stephanie Kwolek was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania in 1923. Her father kindled her interest in science at an early age. Together, father and daughter studied plants and animals around their home. From her mother, a homemaker, the young girl developed an interest in clothing design. Both skills would prove useful in later life. In college, Kwolek majored in chemistry with the goal of attending medical school. But when medical school proved too expensive, she interviewed for a chemical research position at DuPont. The work was so interesting she never left. In 1965, at age forty-two, Kwolek was working in the laboratory looking for a strong, lightweight fiber to strengthen automobile tires. And she was successful beyond anything she could have imagined. What she discovered was a material that, pound for pound, was five times stronger than steel. The material? Kevlar….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Larry Wilmore 46 mins – “The self-deprecating former host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show talks about getting his start and finding humor in politics “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Marvin Kaplan 71 mins – “Gilbert and Frank catch up with one of their favorite comedic actors and one of the last surviving cast members of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” Marvin Kaplan, who’s worked with pretty much everyone in his 70-year career, including Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman and Lon Chaney Jr. (to name a few). Also, Marvin praises Sam Jaffe, props up Broderick Crawford, remembers Zero Mostel and risks his life for Blake Edwards. PLUS: Fritz Feld! Strother Martin! Arnold Stang takes a fall! Stanley Kramer sacks Jackie Mason! And the return (once again) of Maria Ouspenskaya!” At the link find the title, “#109: Marvin Kaplan Jun, 2016, right-click “Enclosure: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/12243/3725812/e3554c9c-9c92-4945-8e69-5996923db09f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Myth Buster Adam Savage 35 mins – “Our guest this week is Adam Savage. Adam was the co-host of Mythbusters and editor-in-chief of Tested.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
National Parks 51 mins – “Wednesday, writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams joins Doug to discuss her latest book, The Hour of Land. It’s a paean to America’s natural parks. The parks are, Williams says, fundamental to our national identity, despite our complicated relationship with them. To mark the centennial of the National Parks Service, Williams visited 12 national parks. She wanted to better understand their relevance in the 21st century. She also wondered if they might serve to help unite our fractured country. Terry Tempest Williams is the author of 15 books, including Refuge and When Women Were Birds. Her newest book is called The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nuclear Fuel Production 27 mins – “*Rebroadcast from Feb 10, 2013* Keith talks with Gregory O.D. Smith, Chairman of URENCO United Kingdon, and Chief Cultural Officer at URENCO Group. At the time of this interview in 2012, Smith was president and CEO of EURENCO, a uranium enrichment company located in Eunice, New Mexico. Smith talks about the large, fast centrifuges that separate uranium-238 from uranium-235 and result in an enriched uranium product for nuclear power plants.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO – EURENCO, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files sci_show_8-21-16__cold_.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
On Campus Political Correctness 47 mins – “The University of Chicago is the latest school to push back against trigger warnings and safe spaces. We’ll look at the debate over political correctness on campus.The University of Chicago decided to send a message about political correctness – to students and everyone else. “Our commitment to academic freedom means we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings, or intellectual ‘safe spaces,’” the dean wrote incoming freshmen. Was that a provocation, or common sense for campuses gone mad? This hour On Point, anew chapter in the debate over PC culture. “ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Open Source Ecoology 67 mins – “Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American who came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to pressing world issues in his education, he founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. He began development of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)—an open source tool set of 50 industrial machines necessary to create a small civilization with modern comforts. His work has recently been recognized as a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012, as a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a White House Champion of Change in 2013. Marcin joins us to discuss Open Source Ecology (OSE) and Open Building Institute (OBI) and how they are launching a joint project to make affordable, ecological housing accessible to everyone—using a library of engineered modules and a series of rapid-build procedures. Beginning in 2016, the project plans to offer aspiring home owners all the designs and tools necessary to build a 700 square foot Expandable Starter Home at 1/10th the cost of an average new home. This incremental home is loaded with ecological features and can be built in 5 days—from raw materials—and then expanded as needed.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Palliative Medicine 14 mins – “The healthcare industry in America is so focused on pathology, surgery and pharmacology — on what doctors “do” to patients — that it often overlooks the values of the human beings it’s supposed to care for. Palliative care physician Timothy Ihrig explains the benefits of a different approach, one that fosters a patient’s overall quality of life and navigates serious illness from diagnosis to death with dignity and compassion.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Product Design 74 mins – “After recognizing the need for better-designed personal care products for people of color, Tristan Walker, a former entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz and director of business development at Foursquare, struck out on his own and launched Walker & Company Brands, Inc. Now, Walker & Company is an emerging leader in the field of product design, and his company’s wares are being met with both critical acclaim from health and beauty industry heavyweights and financial backing from celebrities like John Legend and Magic Johnson. Join INFORUM, Tristan Walker and design industry guru John Maeda for an insightful discussion about how companies like Walker & Company Brands are finding success and redefining product design by making products that are both visually appealing and highly effective available to the masses.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugees in France 27 mins – “Catherine Carr travels to the refugee camps in northern France known as The Jungle. The journeys people have undertaken to get there are epic, and their onward passage is uncertain. Where are they going? Their answers to that simple question reveal the rhythms of life in limbo and describe past lives and future hopes.” At the link find the title,”Where Are You Going?
Right Wing Old and New 70 mins – “Believe it or not, prior to about the mid-1950s, to be on the “Right” in American political discourse actually meant you opposed American wars & interventions abroad most of the time, and it meant you took seriously ideas of individual liberty, even if you weren’t always 100% consistent on them. Then there was a ‘revolution within the form,’ so to speak, and with remarkable speed & completeness, a handful of individuals changed what “Right” meant in American politics, into something defined above all else by hawkish militarism, and with (at best) mere lip service paid to ‘limited government,’ etc. Who the Old Right were, and how the New Right hijacked their brand, is the subject of this episode.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rubber Stamps 29 mins – “Jesse Genet is the CEO and Founder of Lumi, a company that makes it easy to order custom manufactured goods online, like rubber stamps, silkscreen kits and decals. Jesse’s picks this week follow the same spirit of prioritizing high quality, simple solutions and resources to enrich and support a creative lifestyle.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Savant by Injury 26 mins – “Derek Amato wasn’t born a musical savant. He became one—almost instantly—after hitting his head on the bottom of a swimming pool.” At the link find the link “Encore of Episode 21: Stroke of Genius, Aug, 2016, right-click “Media files 20160826 hiddenbrain_genius.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Science Research Controversy 47 mins – “Science is in trouble. More and more research findings turning out to be mistakes or useless. Can science be saved from itself?“Science, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble,” says a professor at Arizona State’s School for the Future of Innovation and Society. In a generation that’s seen revolutions in digital technology and bio-medicine, can that be true? If so why? Is the World War II research boom running out of steam? We’ll talk to that professor, Daniel Sarewitz. This hour On Point, does science need saving?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Siberia Tiger Photographer 24 mins – “In remote Siberia, ecologist Chris Morgan joined renowned tiger researcher Sooyong Park to document his methods, a man observing three generations of tigers in the harsh Siberian landscape. Chris Morgan comes out of the cold to share his experience.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE: Researcher tracks Siberian tigers for months crouched in freezing hole, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160830_50720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sociolinguistics 60 mins – “This week we’re learning about the field of sociolinguistics: what it is, why it’s important, and what it can tell us about our culture and our society. University of Toronto Professor Sali Tagliamonte helps us better understand the field, how her research is done, and how language changes over time in cultural and regional groups. And Dr. LeAnn Brown talks about how language cues reveal — or more often fail to reveal — gender and sexual preference.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
South China Sea 63 mins – “The South China Sea is where China’s rising ambitions are colliding with the United States’ global role. This strategic competition is interacting in dangerous and unpredictable ways with tensions about the fate of the atolls and islands that dot the sea: the Spratly islands, the Paracels and Scarborough Shoal. Bill Hayton will explain the — sometimes bizarre — origins of the various claims and suggest how they might be resolved. Hayton’s The South China Sea was named as one of The Economist’s books of the year in 2014. He has worked for BBC News since 1998 and was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam in 2006-07. He spent 2013 embedded with Myanmar’s state broadcaster working on media reform. He is also an associate fellow with the Asia Program of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. He has given presentations about South China Sea and Southeast Asian issues for think-tanks and government institutions in the UK, United States, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. His written work has been published in The Economist, the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat and The National Interest.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Aid 21 mins – “An investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed the United Nations has paid tens of millions of dollars in aid money to the Assad regime and businesses close to it. Critics are calling the UN “morally bankrupt” but the UN says it’s complicated.” At the link find the title, “Millions in UN aid for Syria paid to Assad-linked companies, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160831_11427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ten Year Old Boys 27 mins – “What it feels like to be a boy in America.” At the link find the title, “The American Male at Age Ten, by Susan Orlean, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 01-The-American-Male-at-Age-Ten-by-Susan-Orlean-repeat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tom Hanks 37 mins – “No matter what we’ve done, there comes a point where you think, … ‘When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud?’ ” Hanks says. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Traffic Deaths Increase 56 mins – “After decades of improved safety on our roadways, the trend seems to be reversing, with major increases in fatalities around the country and in New Hampshire. We look at the reasons for the dramatic uptick in traffic deaths, including distracted drivers and cheap gas.
Unknown Disease 37 mins – “Barry develops a small but very inconvenient health problem, which becomes so persistent and pernicious that it feels as if someone put a curse on him. Sruthi Pinnamaneni goes deep on a decades-long medical mystery. Lisa Sanders’ book, Every Patient Tells a Story. Lisa Sanders’ column, Diagnosis.” At the link find the title, “#75 Boy Wonder, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT7250961898.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zika Virus Fight 48 mins – “Forty one cases confirmed in Singapore. Calls to test all blood donations in the U.S. The latest global efforts to stop Zika.The more we learn, the more we know the Zika crisis is not receding. Dozens of cases now confirmed in Singapore. Evidence that the virus damages adult brains, not just fetal or infant ones. Transmission by people who don’t display symptoms. More than 2,500 cases in the continental U.S. We’ll talk to the US Surgeon General – and other experts – about what’s next. This hour On Point, how can we protect ourselves from Zika?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zika Virus Books 52 mins – “New York Times reporter Donald McNeil’s new book begins with a mysterious illness that broke out in Brazil in March 2015. The rash and flu-like symptoms were temporary and few were hospitalized. When the Zika virus was pinned as the culprit, Brazil’s health minister brushed it aside as “a benign disease.” Then, nine months later, the babies arrived. Babies with tiny heads. McNeil’s new book tells the story of Zika and he joins us Thursday to assess the very real threat posed by the emerging epidemic. Donald McNeil is a science reporter covering plagues and pestilence for the New York Times, where he began as a copy boy in 1976. His new book is called Zika: The Emerging Epidemic” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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