Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 133 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 326 for the week to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. 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 13,000 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 13,000 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 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.
3D Printer Operation 30 mins – “In this installment, I give a brief review of my new 3D Printer, as the title of this show shows. I’ve been impressed with this budget-minded, turn-key machine, but there were a few hurdles I had to go through to figure everything out. If you’ve been thinking of getting into 3D Printing, you may want to listen to this one!” At the link right-click “Direct download: TCC 357.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Abortions in Malawi 27 mins – “Malawi’s parliament is now poised to vote on a controversial Termination of Pregnancy Bill after more than two years of fierce debate and consultation. But, as Chipiliro Kansilanga reports, the issue has split Malawian society and put many politicians and health officials at odds with religious leaders.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adamantane 7 mins – “This week, a versatile compound whose name is easily confused with the fictional metal fused to Wolverine’s skeleton in the Marvel universe. But comic book fans shouldn’t be disappointed – it may not be the marvellous metal of Logan’s claws, but it is the basis of a huge variety of medicines. Brian Clegg explains more…” At the link find the title, “Adamantane: Chemistry in its element, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE Adamantane.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Arctic Exploration 24 mins – “John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada’s underappreciated frozen assets.” At the link find the title, “Jan 19: Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170119_60140.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Artificial Intelligence Primer 63 mins – “Over the coming decades, artificial intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an artificial intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies, and teaches at Stanford University. Join Kaplan for an illuminating conversation about the future of artificial intelligence and how much humans should entrust to machines.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Assisted Death 20 mins – “One of the first Canadians to be approved for a medically-assisted death, Noreen Campbell, provides a rare, intimate insight into her life-ending decision with the CBC’s Brian Goldman — days before dying.Jan 17: ‘For me every breath is work’: Why Noreen Campbell chose assisted dying, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170117_68658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Atmosphere Escape 12 mins – “Every minute, 400 pounds of hydrogen and almost 7 pounds of helium escape from Earth’s atmosphere into outer space. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi studies the phenomenon of atmospheric escape, and in this fascinating and accessible talk, she considers how this process might one day (a few billion years from now) turn our blue planet red.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Audiobook Growth 27 mins – “Can you hear that? It’s in the background everywhere you go in the book world, and it’s growing louder. The sound comes from audiobooks, the fastest growing segment of the trade book publishing market. OverDrive, a leading provider of digital publishing to public libraries, has recently reported a 34% rise in 2016 audiobook borrowing numbers over 2015, with The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins the most popular title. To accommodate consumer and reader demand, audiobook production has flourished. The US-based Audio Publishers Association says available titles grew from about 7,000 in 2011 to more than 35,000 in 2015. Michele Cobb, APA’s executive director, says the boom in audiobooks owes its start to Apple and Amazon.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Autism 55 mins – “Discover how her autism helped Dr. Temple Grandin revolutionize animal science when she sits down with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Featuring Chuck Nice, Dr. Paul Wang of Autism Speaks, and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society.” At the link find the title, “Autism and Animal Science with Dr. Temple Grandin, Apr, 2015,” right-click “Media files 200327461 startalk autism and animal-science with dr temple grandin.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aviation Careers Questions 36 mins – “Welcome to a new episode! We are trying a new format, which is shorter and should lead to more episodes. Today we have questions about GI benefits, building hours towards a pilot job, and specialized training once you land that dream pilot job. Also, the 2017 versions of the Aerospace Scholarships Guide will be out very soon.” At the link find the title, “ ACP123 What Specialized Training Does An Airline Pilot Receive And Your Questions Answered,” right-click “Media files ACP123 What Specialized Training Does An Airline Pilot Receive And Your Questions Answered.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Big Cultural Ideas 58 mins – “This month on The Enright Files, ideas to improve our communities, our countries and our quality of life. Interviews with Rutger Bregman, Janette Sadik-Khan, Pasi Sahlberg & Karyn McCluskey.” At the link “Enright Files – Ideas to make a better world, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170102_58547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Friends 38 mins – “Anna Holmes, Tanner Colby, and Fazeelat Aslam discuss listener feedback to episode #1701: ‘Will You Be My Black Friend?’” At the link find the title, “#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side,” right-click “Media files PP1581056915.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Hole Hunting 55 mins – “If light can’t escape from black holes, how can we observe them at all? Find out from astrophysicist Janna Levin, co-host Matt Kirshen, and Shep Doeleman, the MIT astrophysicist leading the Event Horizon Telescope project to study black hole Sgr A* at the center of our galaxy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.” At the link find the title, “Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin – StarTalk All-Stars, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293178168 startalk hunting for black holes with janna levin startalk all-stars.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Employment in England 20 mins – “Peter White is joined by RNIB’s Geoff Fimister, disability employment advisor Caroline Stansfield and Professor Roy Sainsbury, to discuss the implications of the Government’s green paper on Work, Health and Disability. Peter asks Geoff and Roy about the RNIB’s statistic claiming that 1 in 4 blind people of working age are in employment. Mike Lambert’s latest column outlines his experience of the changing work place, where he feels there is now an emphasis on quantity rather than quality, which puts blind people at a disadvantage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Storyteller 32 mins – “Pete and Jeff talk to Michael Schwartz about passions, regaining the skills and confidence to keep the passion alive and making the blindness issue just an inconvenience. The Wandering Film Maker, the Visual Story Teller and the creator of The Palette Project is Michael Schwartz. Michael is visually impaired and continues to follow his calling as a Visual Story Teller. After losing most of his sight, Michael has continued as the Wandering film Maker using a Palette of colors to map his documentary on Blindness. From the red center of Australia, to the yellow sands of the deserts and the blue ocean New Zealand sailing, Michael’s TrailHead Productions team is putting it all together. And you can check out their progress on his YouTube Channel.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Kitsap Washington 33 mins – “When we first learned of the Lookout Lane fiber-optic project in the Kitsap Public Utility District in Washington, we knew we wanted to learn more. Kitsap PUD General Manager Bob Hunter and Telecommunications Superintendent Paul Avis join us for episode 237 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. KPUD has historically focused on water and wastewater services but they increasingly hear from residents and businesses that Internet access is a major priority. We talk about their approach and how neighborhoods are able to petition KPUD to build fiber to them. The first area to use this option had very poor Internet access from the incumbent telephone provider. The discussion covers a lot of interesting ground, from how it is financed to where the demand is heaviest, and why public utility districts should have the option of using a retail model in some areas rather than continuing to be limited solely to wholesale-only by state law.” At the link right-click “…download this MP3 directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu
Circular Particle Accelerators 103 mins – “Particle accelerators are the backbone of today’s particle physics research and help us understand the smallest building blocks our world is made of. To understand this deeper, more powerful accelerators are needed, beyond what is possible with today’s LHC. The world’s physics community is continuously running studies to explore science questions and evaluate the required accelerators; one of those the studies is the Future Circular Collider study led by CERN. In this episode we discuss the science questions as well as the core engineering challenges with the two leaders of the FCC study, Michael Benedikt and Frank Zimmermann.” At the link right-click “Download .MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Civil War P3 70 mins – “In this episode we’re talking about mobilization of manpower and resources for large-scale warfare and the resultant growth in the size and power of the central state, something that happened on a massive scale in the case of both the Union and the Confederate governments.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change with Al Gore 65 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson looks past politics to examine climate change, clean energy, the future of life on Earth, and spider goats with environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore, blogger Andrew Revkin, and comic co-host Maeve Higgins.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change and the Future, with Al Gore, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 269551006 startalk climate change and the future with al-gore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Data Increase 60 mins – “What is happening and what is coming? Alex’s guest is risk analyst, published author, and host of Robert Scribbler’s Blog. From the worst fears to faint glimmers of hope, the hunt for climate truth. Plus short clips of Dr. Michael Mann (when money buys anti-science) and Dr. Jennifer Francis (a new Arctic feedback). Radio Ecoshock 170125” At the link right-click “Download Lo-Fi” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate in Australia – “Local and global effects have combined to produce a marked change in the climate of south western Australia. Europeans began altering the landscape following settlement of the region in 1829. Vast areas of eucalypt forest were cleared for crops and pasture. Cleared land produces less turbulence as storms move across the landscape. And fewer big trees means less transpiration. The atmosphere is drier, the storms slip by, with less rain produced. Now global effects mean cold fronts are passing further south, some missing the continent altogether. The water table is falling by half a metre a year. If the trend continues, there are predictions of a 17% drop in agricultural production in future decades. And there is less water for the population of Perth with rainfall in decline and a reliance on expensive, power hungry desalination. Bill Bunbury reports.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Warming 47 mins – “StarTalk All-Stars Series Premiere: Host Bill Nye the Science Guy and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about humanity’s major challenge, with a little help from climatologist Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.” At the link find the title,”Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 275460304 startalk understanding climate change with bill nye.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climatologist Interview 58 mins – “On a hot night in Brooklyn, Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman get steamed up about climate change with help from their guests, Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig and comedians Jemaine Clement and Michael Che.” At the link find the title, “StarTalk Live! Climate Change, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 220521232 startalk startalk live climate change.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cosmos Show 44 mins – “Worlds collide when Neil deGrasse Tyson puts on his StarTalk Radio hosting hat to interview astrophysicist Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of the new COSMOS series on FOX hosted by Neil.” At the link find the title, “A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 145449899 startalk cosmos conversation with steven soter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cybercrime 14 mins – “Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow calls out the insufficiency of our current strategies to protect our data. His solution? We need to respond to cybercrime with the same collective effort as we apply to a health care crisis, sharing timely information on who is infected and how the disease is spreading. If we’re not sharing, he says, then we’re part of the problem.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Designer Babies 18 mins – “Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it’s a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain “upgrades” to human embryos — from altering physical appearances to eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this thought-provoking talk, Knoepfler readies us for the coming designer baby revolution and its very personal, and unforeseeable, consequences.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Desktop Fabrication 28 mins – “Our guest this week is Zach Kaplan. As founder and CEO of Inventables, Kaplan hopes to inspire and enlist a new wave of makers with tools like Carvey (a desktop 3D carving machine) and Easel (a simple and free cloud-based app for 3D design to carving). In schools, with an increased focus on engineering and a push to include more STEAM classes and Makerspaces, these tools are also providing students with an opportunity to learn career and college ready skills in a hands-on and authentic manner. Zach joins us to discuss Inventables, the growth of the maker movement, and the future of desktop fabrication and manufacturing.” At the link right-click “…download the mp3 directly….”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Digital Revolution 51 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the information age with two of its digital elite: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis. Chuck Nice co-hosts, and Bill Nye shares about sharing.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 218386976 startalk the digital revolution with Arianna Huffington.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Divided U.S. 120 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. (Part 2 of 2)” At the link find the title, “Divided States of America: Part 2, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 305254275 frontlinepbs divided states of america part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dutch Sustainability 30 mins – “When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!” But today, reflecting upon the millions of women, men, and children who participated in the historical march over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that advocating for change is part of why we do love it. There is no reason that we can’t take lessons from other systems in our collective pursuit of a more perfect union, not to mention a more healthy environment. This week on Sea Change Radio we take a peek at how the Dutch do things. Host Alex Wise speaks with two American environmentalists based in the Netherlands to get their perspective on Holland’s environmental policies and practices. Michael Payne, a wind energy and bicycle advocate, and Mike Fawcett, the founder of Farm Zero discuss the cultural, economic, and financial keys to Dutch sustainability.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economic Concepts 50 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, eminent economist Professor Roger Farmer of UCLA takes a look at financial crises, and their fundamental causes. Drawing on a number of novel economic models, he makes his suggestions for monetary and fiscal policy.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economic Needs in US 43 mins – “The American economy’s biggest problem is growth. To achieve growth, Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane argues, America needs to simplify the tax code and deregulate the economy. …Cochrane points out that the ability to bring people together to get good bills through is what a great politician like Lincoln did; it is hoped that the next president will do this. Robinson and Cochrane further debate technological innovation, the role of robots in the economy, and whether Americans need to be concerned about robots taking over our jobs.” At the link find the title, “What’s wrong with the American economy?, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170119-cochrane.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Election Aftermath 46 mins- “What do you want the new president to know about your community ahead of his inauguration?” At the link find the title, “A Nation Engaged, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510119446.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Electronic Health Records 12 mins – “Evidence shows using electronic health records can increase efficiency, and reduce preventable medical errors – but only if they are used properly. However, in the US, the president of the American Medical Association calls them almost unusable. In this debate, Richard Hurley is joined by George Gellert, Regional Medical Informatics Officer at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and Edward Melnick, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale, who debate whether US doctors should be using electronic medical records.” At the link find the title, “Should all American doctors be using electronic medical records? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 303515262-bmjgroup-should-all-american-doctors-be-using-electronic-medical-records.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Electroshock Therapy 46 mins – “Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.” At the link find the title, “A Dukakis Call For Electroshock Therapy, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr 510290380.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emergency Home Power 198 mins (2 parts) – “I am going to teach you on these two podcasts EXACTLY how to build 1. A Home Battery Bank and 2. A Mobile Battery Bank. These will power most stuff you need in your house during a disaster.” At the link right-click “Download .MP3” for Show 1 and Show 2 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Engineer Skills 63 mins – “The gang discusses how one acquires the skills most frequently used by engineering professionals. Brian knows that parliamentary procedures are described in Robert’s Rules of Order, but he has not had to use such procedures in the course of his engineering career. A quorum is the minimum number of voting members from a deliberative group “ At the link find the title, “Episode 124 — Mad Skillz,” right-click “Media files TheEngineeringCommons 0124-MadSkillz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
EPA Administrator 58 mins – “What will it take to keep Earth habitable for humanity? Neil Tyson finds out from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Also featuring environmental blogger Andrew Revkin, science historian Naomi Oreskes, co-host Maeve Higgins and Bill Nye the Science Guy.” At the link find the title, “Protecting Our Environment, with Gina McCarthy, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 245483341 startalk protecting our environment with gina-mccarthy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Explosive Demolition 19 mins- “When infrastructure becomes obsolete, unsafe, or the need for it goes away, and when the space is better used for something new, that facility must be demolished. Structures are usually disassembled piece by piece, but sometimes controlled explosion may be more efficient or necessary. This process may be no less complex than building a structure anew. In this interview we talk with Mark Loizeaux, President of Controlled Demolition, who tells us about how explosives are used to remove structures rapidly and safely.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Facial Recognition Errors 44 mins – “Facial recognition software is now everywhere – in airports, stores, on our gadgets and on social media. The goal is improving security and improving public safety, but along with our growing dependency on biometrics comes a problem: not all faces are treated equally. Today, the inherent bias of facial recognition software. Plus, once the drug of choice for dropping out of the rat race, LSD is now being touted as a “hot new business trend”. We’ll talk to a journalist who tried out the new Silicon Valley method of taking tiny doses of acid to improve performance at work.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fact or Fiction 44 mins – “There’s big money to be made warping reality, but now, some of the world’s biggest newsrooms are setting themselves up to call out lies when they happen. Joshua Johnson talks with two media reporters about what can be done to fight what’s often called “fake news,” and the false accusations of “fake news.” Plus, we’ll hear from a news literacy expert for tips on how not to get duped by fiction masquerading as journalism.” At the link find the title, “Fighting For The Facts: How To Tell What’s News And What’s Fiction, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170123_1a_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Federal Budget Process 60 mins – “Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discusses the federal budget process and what to expect from the 115th Congress and the incoming Trump administration.” At the link find the title,”Q&A with Maya MacGuineas, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466455.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Female to Male Surgeries 88 mins – “Preparing for surgeries. Genital gender affirming surgery: Surgical options, Cadaver-lab review of surgical anatomy, state of the art surgical techniques, and staging of surgeries. Before and after surgery: challenges and quality of life. Recorded on 11/16/2016. (#31563)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fitness Science 58 mins – “It’s time to get pumped up when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews former NFL star and actor Terry Crews about physical fitness. In studio, Neil and Chuck Nice team up with exercise physiologist Dr. Felicia Stoler and neural science professor Wendy Suzuki.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Fitness, with Terry Crews, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files 303711724 startalk the science of fitness with terry-crews.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genome Revolution 58 mins – “Get an update from the front lines of the genomic revolution when Neil Tyson interviews Anne Wojcicki, co-founder/CEO of genetic testing company 23andMe. In studio, bioethicist Prof. Robert Klitzman provides perspective. Chuck Nice co-hosts.” At the link right-click “The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 261515030 startalk the promise and peril of-the genomic revolution.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gravity Waves and Black Holes (2 parts) – “Everything you ever wanted to know about gravitational waves, explained by Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, and comedian Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.” At the link find the titles, “StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 1), Jul, 2016,” and “…(Part2), Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 275796977 startalk startalk live ligo and the black hole blues-part-1.mp3” and “…part-2” and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.
Group Flow Conditions 48 mins – “I’m very interested in how innovation can be made better and one category of tools is related to team performance – higher performing teams can create products that produce higher value. One particular tool is Group Flow, which was the topic of a paper published by The International Council on Systems Engineering titled “Group Flow: the Genesis of Innovation.” Its author is Laurie Buss, who I interviewed to learn how teams can create group flow. When I discovered Laurie’s work, I felt like I found a kindred spirit based on how she describes innovation, which is, that…Innovation is key to the continued growth of established economies, not only for the creation of new designs, products, services, and markets but also for the development and retention of top-performing employees….” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hate Speech Online 16 mins – “Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Identify Cards in Australia 29 mins – “One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is campaigning for the introduction of a card to identify everyone using Government services, so its time to revisit the ID Card. Synthetic interview with former NSW Privacy Commissioner Anna Johnston about privacy concerns, Aras Vaichas speaks with Ian Woolf about RFID cards, Interview with Professor Graham Greenleaf about the Access Card and Cyberlaw” At the link find the title, “Identity cards for Australia again?, Jan 2017,” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Industrial Ecology 60 mins – “This week, we’re going back to a previous episode and looking across the Periodic Table and assessing the scarcity of modern society’s essential elements. We’re joined by Dr. Thomas Graedel, Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University, to talk about the rare metals that play a role in our electronic devices. We’ll speak to physics Professor Dr. Moses Hung-Wai Chan about our dwindling supply of helium. And we’ll talk about the phosphorous that plays a critical role in modern agriculture, with ecology professor Dr. James Elser, co-organizer of the Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative at Arizona State University.” At the link find the title, “#406 Running Low, Jan 2017,” right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
In The Dark Podcast 5 mins – “After he disappeared nearly 27 years ago, Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found. Why did it take so long?” At the link find the title, “Coming Soon: In the Dark, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files inthedark0_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Ten more podcasts that complete the series are also available there.
Internet Trends 58 mins – “Corporate control, and the “tyranny of the popular.” Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as “walled gardens.” Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Featuring Sue Gardner, Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon” At the link find the title, “Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170116_47658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
LGBT Medical Students 59 mins – “UCSF Medical School Students and Fellows speak about their training and experiences as LGBT students. Recorded on 10/26/2016. (#31560)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Love and Sex 36 mins – “Dim the lights and get comfy when Neil Tyson chats with sex columnist Dan Savage about modern love. Chuck Nice and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher look at sex scientifically, and Bill Nye rants about… what else?” At the link find the title, “The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 204578482 startalk the evolution of love and sex with Dan Savage.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Metallica 18 min – “Metallica formed in 1981. They were teenagers. Since then, they’ve gone on to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 110 million records worldwide. In November 2016, they released their tenth album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. In this episode, the song “Moth into Flame” gets taken apart by singer and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.” At the link find the title, “Metallica – Moth into Flame, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SongExploder93-Metallica.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Microscopic Enemies 58 mins – Former President Jimmy Carter gives Neil deGrasse Tyson a progress report on eradicating Guinea Worm and other diseases. In studio, Chuck Nice and Mark Siddall, “The Leech Guy,” talk about parasites, and Bill Nye warns about our microscopic enemies.” At the link find the title, “Combating Disease with Jimmy Carter, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 208127727 startalk combating disease with jimmy carter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Multiverse 59 mins – “Itching to know more about the multiverse? You’re not alone! Join us when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Princeton theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt answer fan-submitted questions about cosmology chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.” At the link find the title, “Cosmic Queries: The Multiverse, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 278995484 startalk cosmic queries the multiverse.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslim Chaplain 48 mins – “Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in ‘The Secret Life of Muslims,’ a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University. Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist” Muslim, but after Trump’s election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions.” At the link find the title, “January 18, 2017 Muslim Chaplain Khalid Latif,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslim Kids 18 mins – “As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it’s like to be a young person stuck between your community and your country. In this powerful, emotional talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation felt by many Muslim kids growing up in the West — and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslims 32 mins – “We’re launching a new series on 1A called Big Screen/Small Screen. In this inaugural installment, we’ll look at a group that’s underrepresented on television: Muslims. Too often, when you see a Muslim character on a TV show, he is a terrorist. We’ll talk about the long effort to portray Muslims fairly in Hollywood and why such narrow depictions are particularly dangerous in an age of Islamophobia.” At the link find the title, “Fear, Faith And Fair Portrayals Of Muslims, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170126_1a_1a_podcast_final_01-26-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Norman Lear 53 mins– “Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at the relationship between television and American culture, with the help of writer and producer Norman Lear, author Saul Austerlitz, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye remembers ‘All in the Family.’” At the link find the title, “TV and the Evolution of American Culture with Norman Lear, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files 212346146 startalk tv and the evolution of american culture with norman-lear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NY Science Academy Bicentennial 43 mins – “In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy’s 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.” At the link find the title, “A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170126_200years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Obama Legacy 58 mins – “[New York] magazine columnist Jonathan Chait examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta, senior White House correspondent for CNN.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jonathan Chait, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.464167.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Obesity Science 27 mins – “Is it true that some people put on weight more easily than others? And if so why? It’s a question that’s close to many of our hearts. And it’s a question that medical researcher, Professor Sadaf Farooqi is trying to answer. In 1997, Sadaf noticed that two children she was studying lacked the hormone leptin. From there, she went on to discover the first single gene defect that causes obesity. For most us, how much we eat is within our control. But for children with this rare inherited condition and, it turned out, several other rare genetic disorders, the evidence is clear. A voracious appetite is not a lifestyle choice: it’s a biological response to brains signalling starvation. Sadaf tells Jim how she discovered ten rare genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity and what this means for the rest of us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oliver Sacks 58 mins – “Join us for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s original interview with his recently departed friend Oliver Sacks, now extended with exclusive, never-before-heard content. Also featuring guest Cara Santa Maria and co-host Chuck Nice.” At the link find the title, “Extended Classic: “Are You Out of Your Mind?” with Oliver Sacks, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 222492798 startalk extended classic are you out of your mind with oliver-sacks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opiate Deaths 5 mins – “Dr. Meredith Shiels discusses trends in premature mortality in the US since 1999.” At the link find the title, “US premature mortality: The Lancet: January 25, 2017,” right-click “Media files 25january.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opiate Epidemic 70 mins – “How did heroin spread beyond big cities in America? What’s the connection between heroin and America’s opioid problem? Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the explosion in heroin use and how one small Mexican town changed how heroin was produced and sold in America. That in turn became entangled with the growth in the use of pain-killers as recreational drugs. Drawing on the investigative reporting that culminated in his book, Quinones lays out the recent history and economics of the growth in heroin and pain-killer usage and the lost lives along the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu
Organ Donor Babies 26 mins – “A donation leads Sarah and Ross Gray to places we rarely get a chance to see. In this surprising journey, they gain a view of science that is redemptive, fussy facts that are tender, and parts of a loved one that add up to something unexpected. Before he was even born, Sarah and Ross knew that their son Thomas wouldn’t live long. But as they let go of him, they made a decision that reverberated through a world that they never bothered to think about. Years later, after a couple awkward phone calls and an unexpected family road trip, they managed to meet the people and places for whom Thomas’ short life was an altogether different kind of gift.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Pancreatic Cancer 12 mins – “John Neoptolomos discusses the ESPAC-4 trial, investigating a chemotherapy drug combination for patients with pancreatic cancer.” At the link find the title, “Pancreatic cancer: The Lancet: January 24, 2017,” right-click “Media files 24january.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parasitism 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the relationship between parasites and hosts, where one species lives on or in another to the benefit of the parasite but at a cost to the host, potentially leading to disease or death of the host. Typical examples are mistletoe and trees, hookworms and vertebrates, cuckoos and other birds. In many cases the parasite species do so well in or on a particular host that they reproduce much faster and can adapt to changes more efficiently, and it is thought that almost half of all animal species have a parasitic stage in their lifetime. What techniques do hosts have to counter the parasites, and what impact do parasites have on the evolution of their hosts?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Perspectives with Sarandon 58 mins – “Ready to have your perspectives expanded, cosmically and otherwise? Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes actress and activist Susan Sarandon, exoplanetary scientist Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer, astrophysicist Dr. Emily Rice, Bill Nye and co-host Maeve Higgins.” At the link find the title, “Expanding Our Perspectives, with Susan Sarandon, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Placebo Effect 47 mins – “The mind is a powerful thing — it can heal the body or harm the body. Of course, it can’t affect everything; no amount of wishing is going to take away our basic needs like eating and drinking. Still, the power of placebo should not be underestimated. Dr. Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder, joins Jesse to talk to us about the mystery of placebo.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plant Immunity 45 mins – “Following on last week’s episode, plants contain a family of genes called “R genes” that play important roles in resistance to disease. They are part of an evolutionary arms race between plants and pathogens. Matt Helm is a graduate student at Indiana University in Roger Innes’ lab. They are working on reworking the networks that sense pathogens, hoping to adapt their sensitivity to threats not innately sensed. In other words, putting different different bait on the mousetrap in the interest of catching a different pest with the same hardware.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Play and Innovation 47 mins– “Steven Johnson’s latest book Wonderland charts the human impulse to play. In particular, how play has shaped our world and led to our greatest discoveries. Johnson, a historian, argues that play — our pursuit of surprise, pleasure, pure and simple joy — is the primordial soup from which the most amazing advances and innovations rise. Also, OK Go’s music videos are designed to dazzle. Their most recent, for the song “Upside Down and Inside Out,” literally takes viewers to new heights with the use of parabolic flight to create weightlessness. That video earned the band and Trish Sie the Smithsonian Magazine 2016 American Ingenuity Award for Visual Arts. Joshua sits down with OK Go’s lead singer Damian Kulash, bassist Tim Nordwind and video director and cinematographer Trish Sie, to discuss what drives them to push artistic boundaries in their work.” At the link find the title, “How Play Shapes The World, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170125_1a_125.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Police Abuse of Blacks 30 mins – “As the list of names of unarmed African-Americans killed or brutalized by police grows, questions around legal actions against law enforcement grow as well. Drexel University law professor Donald Tibbs joins The Remix to discuss police violence, viral videos, race, gender and how the criminal justice system is failing communities of color.Race, gender and the politics of police violence” At the link find the title, “Race, gender and the politics of police violence, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files tibbs-webb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Policing after Ferguson 46 mins – “On Martin Luther King Day – police and their communities now, in the era of Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter.” At the link find the title, “Policing In America In The Age Of Black Lives Matter, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510123350.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Feelings 22 mins – “In the months since the presidential election, many have noted that lots of Americans live in bubbles — echo chambers filled with the voices of people who mostly agree with us. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild felt this long before the rise of Donald Trump, and five years ago she went on a mission to understand the other side. She left her own liberal bubble in Berkeley, California for a conservative one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.” At the link find the title, “Episode 59: The Deep Story, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170123 hiddenbrain_59.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America P1 23 mins – “Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens. So we present “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” a series exploring how our understanding of poverty is shaped not by facts, but by private presumptions, media narratives, and the tales of the American Dream. Brooke traveled to Ohio, a state that reflects the varied nature of poverty, to talk directly with people who are poor and understand how they got that way, and why, under current policies, they are likely to stay that way. You’ll hear from them over the next several weeks. But first, we examine how the story of poverty gets told — and whether media attention makes any difference — with the help of Jack Frech, a longtime Athens County welfare director who has been leading reporters on “poverty tours” of Appalachia for decades.” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #1: The Poverty Tour, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America P2 41 mins – “In the second installment of our series on poverty myths we trace the history of welfare in America, from aid to widows after the Civil War to Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty to Bill Clinton’s pledge to “end welfare as we know it.” With the help of Kathy Edin, co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, we consider how the notion of government assistance sapping people of initiative has long shaped policy…and permitted many in poverty to fall through the cracks. And Brooke meets Carla Scott, a young woman in Cleveland forced to sell her plasma for bus fare after a series of events derailed her life, as well as Carla’s nonagenarian grandmother, Grace, a hard-line believer in “personal responsibility.” UPDATE: Since this series began, OTM has received numerous inquiries from listeners who want to help Carla Scott. If you’d like to donate, she has set up a PayPal account here. Please note that neither OTM nor WNYC is affiliated with this account. We do not control the money nor do we monitor how it is spent. Donations are considered a gift to Scott, and are not tax-deductible.” At the link find the title, ““Busted” #2: Who Deserves To Be Poor? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America P3 26 mins – “In the third installment of our series, “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we take on one of our country’s most fundamental notions: that America is a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all. And we ask why, in spite of a wealth of evidence to the contrary, does this idea persist? With the help of historian Jill Lepore, Brooke traces the history of the “rags to riches” narrative, beginning with Benjamin Franklin, whose 18th century paper manufacturing business literally turned rags into riches. We hear from Natasha Boyer, a young Ohio woman who was saved from eviction by a generous surprise from strangers… only for the miracle to prove fleeting. And we consider the efficacy of “random acts of kindness” and the fateful role of luck — where you’re born, and to whom — in determining success….” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #3: Rags to Riches, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America P4 26 mins “In the fourth installment of our series “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we examine the strengths and shortcomings of our nation’s safety net. Government assistance does help lift millions out of poverty each year — indeed, without it, poverty would be twice as high — but those in the most dire circumstances often slip through the cracks. With the help of Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, and Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, we consider how anti-poverty programs can actually keep people poor and offer little hope for a way out. Also, Brooke meets Margaret Smith, a Columbus woman made homeless after a violent crime derailed the life she’d carefully built with her six children. And we visit an Athens County food pantry that provides not just meals to the community, but also school supplies, clothing, furniture, job training, home repairs, disaster relief…even burial plots.” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #4: When the Safety Net Doesn’t Catch You, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America P5 22 mins – “When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts. So, in the fifth and final installment of our series, “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we present a Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Poverty in America Edition. It’ll equip you with the tools to spot shoddy reporting and the knowledge to identify coverage with insight. With help from Jack Frech, former Athens County welfare director; Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America; Greg Kaufmann, editor of TalkPoverty.org; Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; and Linda Tirado, author of Hand To Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.” At the link find the title, “Busted” #5: Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Poverty in America Edition, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pregnant Women 15 mins – ““When we tell women that sex isn’t worth the risk during pregnancy, what we’re telling her is that her sexual pleasure doesn’t matter … that she in fact doesn’t matter,” says sex researcher Sofia Jawed-Wessel. In this eye-opening talk, Jawed-Wessel mines our views about pregnancy and pleasure to lay bare the relationship between women, sex and systems of power.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
President and the Press 47 mins – “A history of how the White House and the press corps learned how to live with each other. …As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into The White House, we consider how the presidential relationship with the press will change, given his avowed contempt for aspects of the “Fourth Estate”. Our Washington correspondent Jon Sopel – no stranger to a presidential press conference – looks at the history of the connection between the US president and the press over more than 100 years and speculates on how it is set to change.” At the link find the title, “The President and the Press, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04pfb0y.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Race Car Environmentalist 58 mins – “We’re waving two very different green flags this week when Neil Tyson interviews NASCAR driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. Eugene Mirman co-hosts, with guests Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists.” At the link find the title, “Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 260373952 startalk racing extinction with leilani-munter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racial Improvement or Not 39 mins – “Anna Holmes, Fazeelat Aslam, and Tanner Colby talk about the assertion that President Obama made in his farewell address that we’re better off in terms of race than we have been in the past 10, 20, 30 years.” At the link find the title,”#1702: Better Off…?” right-click “Media files PP9469870889.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism 46 mins – “Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to White America: stop ignoring the injustices facing Black America. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘Sermon To White America’, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510284143.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ransomware Epidemic 26 mins “To those unfamiliar with ransomware, it is a malicious software that effectively holds your files hostage until you pay a ransom. For lawyers, this could mean losing or compromising the data that keeps your business running smoothly. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss this malware with the CEO of LMG Security, Sherri Davidoff. Sherri divulges what we know about ransomware, what to do when it has infected your computer, and how to prevent data loss. While there are few ways to stop the infection when it has started, backing up your information and educating your team on malware countermeasures can significantly lessen ransomware’s impact on your business.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ray Kurzweil Interview 46 mins – “Gaze into the future when Neil Tyson interviews noted futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence, the human brain, nanotechnology, life extension and biotechnology. Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y “7 Days of Genius” series.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 282133556 startalk a conversation with ray-kurzweil.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Renewable Energy 8 mins – “222 EE How to Support Renewable Energy (And Why You Really Should)” At the link find this 222 title, right-click “Media files ede_222-pd4.mp3” and select ‘Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Scharzenegger Interview 76 mins – “Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he’d be back. In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared lessons learned, daily routines, psychological warfare tactics, favorite books, early entrepreneurial ventures (and tips), meditation, and many stories no one had heard before. This time around, the new host of the Celebrity Apprentice answered your most popular and upvoted questions, including some controversial ones….” At the link find the title, “#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles,”right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Science and Politics with Clinton 58 mins – “Neil Tyson explores science and politics with former President Bill Clinton, from the human genome to the Higgs boson to the Hubble Space Telescope. Chuck Nice and futurist Juan Enriquez join Neil in studio, Richard A. Muller calls into the show, and Bill Nye hails our ‘scientists in chief.’” At the link find the title, “Decoding Science and Politics with Bill Clinton, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files 231865932 startalk decoding science and politics with bill clinton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Science of Humor – “Neil deGrasse Tyson studies the science of comedy with Larry Wilmore, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems. Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” calls into the show and Bill Nye attempts a little comedy improv.” At the link find the title, “Exploring Science and Comedy with Larry Wilmore, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files 232920472 startalk exploring science and comedy with larry-wilmore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scientific Progress 13 mins – “Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious — but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. We’re studying an astonishingly narrow sliver of life, says biologist Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and hoping it’ll be enough to solve the oldest, most challenging problems in science, like cancer. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that surface when we do.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Segregated Schools 50 mins – “Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America “as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children.” Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking Muslim, but after Trump’s election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions. Rachel Bloom talks to ‘Fresh Air’ producer Ann Marie Baldonado about ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ the CW musical comedy series, now in its second season, that she co-created and stars in.” At the link find the title, “January 20, 2017 Best Of: Segregation In Schools / Rachel Bloom Of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Abuse Investigation 46 mins – “This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier.Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coaching children, she called the police. Her inside account of the arduous process of seeking justice in her own case exposes discrepancies in prosecutors’ responses to reports of child sexual abuse and spotlights a lack of accountability.” At the link find the title, “Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Dropped-and-dismissed_Child-sex-abuse-lost-in-the-system_podcast_r.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Silicon Valley 46 mins – “We talk to author and Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe about her new book Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.” At the link find the title, “164 Alexandra Wolfe – Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story,” right-click “Media files 578ae1d5-0cca-4fde-81cc-271f58996de3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Simplifying Work 43 mins – “In today’s episode, futurist and simplification guru Lisa Bodell and our host Mark Bidwell reconvene to share more essential tools for leaders and teams to simplify their work environment from her second book Why Simple Wins…; they explore insights into how companies like SAP, Southwest Airlines and Syngenta are putting simplification principles into action; and get a sneak peak at her favourite tool “killing complexity” that you can try out for yourself and your team.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Singing Process 37 mins – “There’s more to a song than meets the ear, as Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews singer/songwriter/producer Josh Groban. In studio, concert pianist and MIT Lecturer in Music Elaine Kwon and co-host Chuck Nice add their voices to the chorus to help us hear the science woven into the songs.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Music with Josh Groban, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 206993554 startalk the science of music with josh groban” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ski Lift Emergencies P2 37 mins – “We talk all about ski patrol disasters and in particular how ski lift evacuations are planned and prepared for. This is a two-part episode so make sure you check out Ski Patrol Disaster Training part one last week.” At the link right-click “Download” from the pop-up menu.
Snowden Interview [2 parts] ”In Part 1, they discuss Isaac Newton, knowledge and learning, the Periodic Table, encryption and privacy, and much more.Neil deGrasse Tyson’s exclusive, one-on-one conversation with Edward Snowden – via robot – concludes (Part 2) with a deeper dive into metadata, personal privacy and covert communications, before exploring pulsars and cosmic background radiation.” At the link find “A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1) [and] A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 2),” right-click “Media files 224303043 startalk a conversation with edward snowden part-1.mp3 [and] Media files 225464347 startalk a conversation with edward snowden part-2.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Spinster Power 46 mins – “With over 50% of American women unmarried— we’ll look at the push to reclaim the word “spinster” – to be single and proud of it.” At the link find the title, “‘Spinster’ – And Loving It, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510819305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Spreadsheet Inventor 12 mins – “Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Star Trek Legacy 53 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the legacy of Star Trek with George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. In studio, co-host Leighann Lord and astrophysicist Charles Liu discuss how the series inspired the future.” At the link find the title, “George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek, Apr, 2015” right-click Media files 202512737 startalk george takei and the legacy of star trek.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Storytelling 13 mins – “Stories are necessary, but they’re not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts. During a critical time when listening has been confused for action, Msimang asks us to switch off our phones, step away from our screens and step out into the real world to create a plan for justice.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sugar Addiction 25 mins – “It’s the fine white powder that addicts blame for ruining their lives — and donuts are full of it. After hearing Gary Taubes make the case against sugar this week, The Current looks into treating sugar addiction.” At the link find the title, “Jan 18: Sugar acts similarly to alcohol or cocaine in our brains, says neuroscientist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170118_42962.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sugar Hazard 21 mins – “Sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there’s no safe level. He argues it’s sugar not over consumption and sedentary behaviour that’s behind our obesity crisis, and it’s killing us.” At the link find the title, “Jan 16: Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170116_80648.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tariff Impacts 18mins – “President Trump talks about putting tariffs on foreign cars. But there are already tariffs on auto imports and one got there because of chickens in Germany. This is how trade barriers tend to spread.” At the link find the title, “#632: The Chicken Tax,” right-click “Media files 20170125 pmoney_podcast012517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Libraries 15 mins – “A book contract with a leading publisher, together with a six-figure advance, are the cherished dreams of many authors. But when the author is a controversial figure like Milo Yiannapoulos, others say they feel like they’re in a nightmare. A Breitbart News contributor who calls himself a “free speech evangelist,” Yiannopoulos is author of Dangerous, scheduled for release in March. “Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy sent a letter to her employees and some authors earlier this week to assure those concerned by the Yiannopoulos signing that the publisher will not publish books that contain hate speech,” reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “The Reidy letter comes partly in response to another letter delivered to Reidy earlier this month, and signed by a number of S&S children’s authors, protesting the contract with Yiannopoulos, for which Yiannopoulos reportedly received a $250,000 advance,” he tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Russia 46 mins – “New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russia. A stark warning on Putin’s plans for Europe, NATO, and us.” At the link find the title, “Roger Cohen On Trump’s Russia Challenge, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510616058.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Ethics 49 mins – “Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump’s business conflicts. The new president will be “violating the constitutional conflicts clause … as soon as he takes the oath of office,” Eisen says.” At the link find the title, “Jan 19, 2017, Ethics Lawyers Call Trump’s Business Conflicts ‘Nakedly Unconstitutional’”click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump For and Against 66 mins – “Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. We hear from them. And others. [in 6 acts]” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Journalism 51 mins – “As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified set of allegations about Donald Trump. Plus, how the rules of journalism may change in the Era of Trump and what journalists need to do to adjust; and writer Rebecca Solnit on finding hope in dark and uncertain places.” 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 Tweets 27 mins – “What do Donald Trump’s tweets reveal about the man who, on 20 January, will be America’s next president? Will he continue to use what he has called his “beautiful Twitter” account to tell the world what he is thinking – and doing?” At the link find the title, “Trump Tweet by Tweet, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ptl3q.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Truthiness 58 mins – “The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we’re now living in a “post-truth” era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists, or if it does, that it doesn’t matter anymore?” At the link find the title, “The Truth about ‘Post-Truth’ Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170119_52893.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Twitter Future 24 mins – “The social media platform where much of our political and social commentary happens is part of the infrastructure of the internet. But it’s not without serious problems. Could Twitter just disappear? Like a deleted, late-night tweet?” At the link find the title, “Jan 17: Can Twitter remain a viable business? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170117_18212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Twitter Impact 58 mins – “Explore social media’s impact on society when Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone. Sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson and journalist Clive Thompson also join Neil and Eugene Mirman, while Bill Nye “likes” the revolution.” At the link find the title, “The Impact of Twitter on Society with Biz Stone, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files 210198123-startalk-the-impact-of-twitter-on-society-with-biz-stone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Unsung Heroes 17 mins – “There are Unsung Heroes among us that keep our workplace, campus, and community running smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes, but often go unrecognized and unappreciated. We just have to take the time to listen and show a level of acknowledgment.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 1: Unsung Heroes, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Crazy Good Turns-Unsung Heroes MIX REV2, 1-18-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
US Post Office 29 mins – “SWinifred Gallagher, author of How the Post Office Created America: A History, argues that the post office is not simply an inexpensive way to send a letter. The service was designed to unite a bunch of disparate towns and people under one flag, and in doing so, she believes the post office actually created the United States of America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virology Introduction 43 mins – “Infectious disease expert Laurie Garrett is back with Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer your questions about deadly viruses and current epidemics like H7N9 influenza and MERS-CoV.” At the link find the title,”Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files 105008553 startalk cosmic queries viruses.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Voice Recognition 46 mins – “You can ask Amazon’s Alexa anything. Is she making us lazy or giving us time for other things? We’ll talk with Alexa.” At the link find the title, “Alexa, What’s The Future Of AI? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510616074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wartime Civilian Protection 58 mins – “As civilians increasingly are targeted in armed conflict, more peace operations have been mandated to protect civilians from violence, including sexual violence. Peacekeeping forces around the world have struggled to meet these responsibilities. In one recent example, peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond when civilians in a refugee camp were subjected to gross human rights violations and aid workers at a hotel compound were raped. The independent special investigation led by Cammaert found that the peace operation failed to “respond effectively to the violence due to an overall lack of leadership, preparedness, and integration among the various components of the mission.” Drawing on lessons from South Sudan and beyond, Cammaert and Mahmoud reflect on what’s needed to ensure that peace operations around the world are better able to protect civilians from violence, including sexual violence.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Water Wars 48 mins – “Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades. In this episode of Reveal, we look at what’s happening in places that already are running out of water.” At the link find the title “Water wars, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Water-wars_podcast-master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women in Economies 66 mins – “Drawing on more than a decade of experience researching emerging economies in Asia, Kalpana Kochhar discusses gender inequalities inhibiting economic growth, as well as strategies for removing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement. This meeting was generously sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women’s March 54 mins – ”Anna Holmes, Raquel Cepeda, and Irin Carmon try to absorb the reality of Trump’s now official presidency, and discuss the Women’s March happening just hours from this podcast hitting your feed.” At the link find the title,”#1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show,” right-click “Media files PP2240286471.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Womens’ Marches 58 mins – “Organizers of this weekend’s Women’s March on Washington have taken pains to avoid calling the event– and the hundreds of “sister marches” planned across the country — anti-Trump. As Terie Norelli, former Democratic Speaker of the N.H. House and a longtime state representative, said on The Exchange this week: “I would say this is a pro United States rally. I believe — and I know many others who do — that the United States stands for the values of equality and justice and dignity for everyone, and we’re a little bit afraid, many of us, that not everyone respects that today. And we want to make sure that we are standing together to say truly that we stand for these values — that we believe in the United States, that the Statue of Liberty was there really to bring all different kinds of people together and that we are standing with them.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Womens’ Rights 45 mins – “The weekend’s women’s marches across the country have been estimated as the biggest one-day protest in American history. Eight years ago, after President Obama’s inauguration, a much smaller Tea Party birthed a national movement that reset the Republican agenda, arguably setting the stage for candidate Donald Trump. So how might the women’s march move from protest to policy?” At the link find the title, “Social Movements: What It Takes To Go From Protest To Policy, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170124_1a_124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Young Lords 36 mins – “In the late 1960s, the Black Panther Party made racial pride a rallying point for social justice and arming citizens against police brutality – and was targeted by the FBI. So was the Puerto Rican nationalist party called the Young Lords. Today, we look back the little known activist movement strongly influenced by feminist ideals and the Latina experience. Plus, want information? Google it. But try Googling: “is the Holocaust real?” and you’ll be led to a barrage of Holocaust denial. We’ll dig into why even when the facts are indisputable, finding truth online is not guaranteed.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zappos Founder 30 mins – “Computer scientist Tony Hsieh made millions off the dot-com boom. But he didn’t make his mark until he built Zappos — a customer service company that “happens to sell shoes.” Now Zappos is worth over a billion dollars and known for its completely unorthodox management style.” At the link find the title, “Zappos: Tony Hsieh, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170119_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zika Control in US 56 mins – “If you want to sleep tonight, skip this episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Bill Nye, Chuck Nice and virus expert Laurie Garrett examine how we’re fighting Zika, Dengue, West Nile, HIV and other viruses – and why the battle may not be going our way.” At the link find the title, “Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 278517250-startalk- confronting zika and other viruses with bill nye and laurie garrett startalk all-stars.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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