Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 307 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. 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 twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.
Aging in New Hampshire 58 mins – “oung and Old: They may seem like unlikely neighbors but millennials and seniors actually share many lifestyle preferences: walkable, diverse neighborhoods, smaller homes, and access to public transportation. Municipal officials and planners are taking note… We’ll find out what they’re doing around New England to encourage this mixing of generations.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Aging Prevention 27 mins – First Segment of 7mins. Segments include:-Antibody to blood factor prevents brain ageing; Stem cell genes rejuvenate by Ian Woolf; Mitchell Seymour talks to Barry McKay about digging dinsosaurs; [and] Put it To The test by They Might Be Giants” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alchemy 45 mins – “This week we look at Isaac Newton’s work in the area of alchemy and examine his heretical religious views centered on the ancient variant doctrine of Arianism.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Allepo Recovery 25 mins – “It’s been about a month now since Aleppo was returned to regime control. The city in Syria remains divided between East and West. The Current checks in with residents as they struggle to get back normalcy, in a city left in ruins by civil war.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: ‘Life is going to get even better’: Residents rebuild in divided city of Aleppo, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170206_74372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Animal Invaders 61 mins – “We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn’t boss.” At the link you can listen, but must pay to download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Asylum in Canada 19 mins – “Critics say with President Donald Trump’s policy changes, the U.S. can no longer be assumed a safe place for refugees.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., say immigration lawyers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170210_40983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Augmented Age 15 mins – “What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biological Careers 63 mins – “Host: VincentRacaniello with Guests: Catharine Bosio, Michael J Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal Vincent meets up with Katy Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal at the ASM Biothreats meeting to talk about careers for scientists outside of the ivory tower.” At the link right-click “download TWiM#145“ and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Bionic Bodies P2 58 mins – “Last week we heard about the technology giving people new robotic arms and ears. This week Carl Smith explores bionic eyes, organs and even brains. With such surreal technologies already being developed, where are the ethical boundaries?” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin Criminal 23 mins – “Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now he’s out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.” At the link find the title, “#753: Blockchain Gang,” right-click “Media files 20170210 pmoney v2podcast021017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin in Venezuela 60 mins – “Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes. Epstein also discusses how Bitcoin is being used elsewhere in Latin America and the potential for the blockchain technology to lower the costs of owning and transferring property.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Elites 35 mins – “’The curse of prejudice is the hand-maid of ignorance,’ said Daniel Murray. Murray was assistant librarian at the Library of Congress in the late 19th century. He was also a member of the Black Elite, an exclusive group of educated, accomplished, and refined African Americans in and around Washington D.C. that formed after the Civil War. Author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s new book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era tells Murray’s story, and in doing so, traces the rise and fall of the elite class in America.” At the link find the title, “The Rise And Fall Of The Original Black Elite, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Devices 12 mins – “Nest makes a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm that talks right out of the box! With an accessible app from Nest one can be informed of the location and type of detection by voice from the Nest Protect. Multiple devices will relay the alarm/notification as well as sending you a message on your smart phone. The Nest app connects with the iPhone, iPad, apple Watch and the Apple TV. Two choices of Nest protect are available. Battery or Hard wired. With an alert that clearly speaks, “Low-battery”and an app that will tell you your battery level, there is never an alarming chirp at 3 AM that will need immediate attention. Just a calm voice during your day that will let you know the status when you want and need to know. Another member of the Nest family line of products is the Nest Learning thermostat which works in tandem with the Nest Protect to ensure the highest level of safety when it comes to your home, apartment or dorm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind People Abilities 29 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Joyce Gugel, Founder and President of Beyond Blind, a unique organization for the blind located in Palm Beach County, in south Florida, in the U. S. Joyce discusses her life as a visually impaired woman and her creation of Beyond Blind, with its numerous mainstream programs and activities for blind members. Programs include: Sightless Chefs culinary program, the blind Shot golfers program, Bodies Beyond Blindness fitness, Blind Anglers fishing program, Dancing Out of Darkness, Miracle of Music, and the Brushes of Blindness art program. Joyce is inviting blind and visually impaired individuals throughout the South Florida area to consider joining Beyond Blind with a monthly membership of $150 per month. The dues entitle members to any and all of the programs and activities offered by the organization. Check out the details at: www.BeyondBlind.org” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.
Bombardier Loans 19 mins – “The Canadian government has offered Bombardier an interest-free loan touted as an investment. But critics see it as a bailout, tinged with pragmatic political considerations — and some claim it’s an illegal subsidy.” At the link find the title, “Feb 9: Canada’s Bombardier loans: Should public dollars go to private companies? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170209_63019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Border Crossing Searches 48 mins – “The Trump administration’s so-called “Muslim ban” has created chaos and confusion at airports around the country, but horror stories at the border go back much further than this year. In 2014, we devoted an hour to trying to shred the veil of secrecy obscuring Customs and Border Protection, the huge police force tasked with guarding our borders. We discovered a lack of basic rights and accountability, along with countless stories of dehumanizing detentions and intrusions that thrive within a massive legal grey area.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Brain Injury Treatment 78 mins – “Traumatic brain injury results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Dr. Phiroz Tarapore looks at strategies for treating patients with chronic traumatic brain injury. Recorded on 11/03/2016. (#31567) ” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bunnie Huang Interview 106 mins – “Bunnie Huang returns to talk about biology hacking, writing new books, creating secure hardware and finding the next hardware challenge.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer Detection 12 mins – “What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology “cancer alarm” that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Capitalism Decline 58 mins – “In conversation with Paul Kennedy about his book How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck makes the unnerving case that capitalism is now at a point where it cannot survive itself.” At the link find the title, “Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170209_12536.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chinese Top Engineer 7 mins – “Qian Xuesen worked on rocket and nuclear technology for the US government during World War Two. But in the 1950s, he was detained and then deported to China. One military official at the time called it, “the stupidest this country ever did.” Qian went on to become the “father of Chinese rocketry.”And that could be an unintended consequence of US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to Peter W. Singer of the New America 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.
Chronic Illnesses 29 mins – “Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that mental and physical health are inseparable and that the Cinderella status of mental health funding is a national disgrace. His current role, as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has given him a platform to bang the drum for parity of funding, better training for doctors and the need to reduce stigma around mental health (and armchair psychiatrists who think it’s OK to diagnose the new American President with a mental illness get short shrift as well). …Years of detailed epidemiological studies about the health of British troops followed through the King’s Centre for Military Health Research and many of the findings had a direct impact on policy within the armed forces. Yet for somebody who has spent years as a psychiatrist treating patients with serious mental illness, Simon tells Jim Al-Khalili that people are tougher than many in authority give credit for and his research has had a major impact on the way we treat people after traumatic events. We used to think “better out than in” but studies showed after the London 7/7 Bombings for example, that jumping in and getting people to talk through the trauma straight away can actually do more harm than good.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Churchill on Aliens 12 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Churchill’s Extraterrestrials, Science Talk – February 15, 2017 – By Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky,” right-click the download arrow beside the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cities Versus States – “American cities in tension with state governments and Donald Trump’s Washington. Can cities go their own way?” At the link find the title, “Can American Cities Go Their Own Way? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513942034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
City Lab 28 mins – “A preview of the gathering of global city leaders, who will engage in a series of conversations about urban ideas and innovations that are shaping metro centers around the world. Richard Florida, Sommer Mathis and urban solutions in LA” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Law 62 mins – “Climate change has an immediate, disproportionate effect on our youth, present and future generations. As with the civil rights movement, young people are turning to courts and regulatory bodies to require governments to implement plans to phase out pollution in line with science. The question is this: Do present and future generations have a constitutional right to be protected from invasive and destructive environmental harm, danger and damage?” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.
Climate Change Leadership 37 mins – “Prominent Republicans — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to the former chair of the board of Walmart — are urging the White House and Congress to adopt a new market-based plan to address climate change. It establishes a carbon tax and dividend program. But would that reduce emissions? Will Republicans in office go for it? And what would happen to existing environmental regulations? Guests include Ted Halstead, founder, president and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, Nathaniel Keohane, vice president at Environmental Defense Fund, Chris Mooney, energy and environment reporter for Washington Post, Greg Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard University, and Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, national organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. “ At the link find the title, “Conservatives Make The Case For Action On Climate Change, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170216_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Science and Republicans 58 mins – “Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company; Chairman, Erin Energy Corp. Bob Inglis, Executive Director, RepublicEn; Former U.S. Representative (R-SC) President-elect Donald Trump is giving plum jobs to Republicans who deny or downplay the risks of climate disruption. That’s a big shift from the time of President George W. Bush, when U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham pursued climate-fixing legislation. Bob Inglis, a former Republican representative and executive director of RepublicEn, says Republicans should not doubt or deny the science. Rather, they should defend it because their party has the best solutions, ones based on markets and not mandates. He will be joined by John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company, and Jeremy Carl, a research fellow from the Hoover Institute at Stanford for a vibrant discussion about the tensions and challenges between climate science, America’s energy needs and the Republican party in the coming years.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.
Collaborative Efforts 51 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change. Enspiral offers a number of resources from accounting strategies, metrics, apps, volunteer resources, and decision making tools on their ventures page. Visit handbook.enspiral.com for a model on how Enspiral has structured their business. Enspiral also relates the details of both their successes and struggles on their blog, blog.enspiral.com.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”, Feb, 2017, right-click “Media files TH-23-Silvia-Zuur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Computer Job Impact 28 mins – “Vampires switch to human blood by Ian Woolf; Paul Mason talks about advancing technology and the future of society.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Conservationists 30 mins – “There’s no denying that the current moment is grim, for the environment, civil rights, and plain old human decency. But I once heard a wise man say that cynicism is the real enemy of progress. So now more than ever we must find ways to keep ourselves from falling into a cynical frame of mind. One way to do that is to reflect on the accomplishments of the brave people who have come before us to fight for justice and topple seemingly unstoppable Goliaths. This week on Sea Change Radio our guest is Larry Nielsen, a Professor of Natural Resources at North Carolina State and the author of a new book called Nature’s Allies. The book profiles some of the heroes that shaped the modern environmental movement, from famous figures like John Muir and Rachel Carson to lesser known activists like Ding Darling and Billy Frank, Jr. Then we dip into the Sea Change Radio archives to hear from an MIT grad turned knife-maker extraordinaire.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.
Consumer Technology 30 mins – “Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro talks about the Consumer Electronics Show hosted in January in Las Vegas. He also discusses technology issues facing Congress, the Trump administration, and society at large.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Gary Shapiro, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466278.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Corporate Activism 22 mins – “Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America’s biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump’s controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.” At the link find the title, “Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump’s policies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170203_59114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Debtors Prison 12 mins – “Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can’t pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors’ prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Debunking Handbook 68 mins – “If dumping evidence into people’s laps often just makes their beliefs stronger, would we just be better off trying some other tactic, or does the truth ever win? Do people ever come around, or are we causing more harm than good by leaning on facts instead of some other technique? In this episode we learn the answers to these questions and others from two scientists who have learned how to combat the backfire effect. One used an ingenious research method to identify the breaking point at which people stop resisting and begin accepting the fact that they might be wrong. The other literally wrote an instruction manual for avoiding the backfire effect and debunking myths using the latest psychological research into effective persuasive techniques.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 095 The Backfire Effect-Part Three.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. (The 7-page debunking handbook is downloadable there as a .pdf.)
Developers Versus Designers 45 mins – ”There is a great TED talk by Steven Johnson titled “Where Good Ideas Come From.” Steven shares the importance of coffeehouses and how many innovations we recognize that took shape through discussions in coffeehouses. Interestingly, I met today’s guest, Larry Marine, at a coffee shop. I heard him discussing product design and started talking with him about the innovation research I was doing at the time. We later co-authored chapter 5 in the PDMA Toolbook 3 titled “Integrating User Observations with Business Objectives to Drive Product Design.” Larry is a User Experience expert that has helped many companies improve their products as well as design new products.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Diversity 62 mins – ”Explore the social advantages of diversity. Crossing the Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. Already 89 percent of the world’s educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the United States will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected, and Leader-Chivee says that embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Leader-Chivee looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires Americans to rise to the challenge.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.
Drug Prices 58 mins – “…When it comes to saving money on drugs, the best bet is to buy generic. Indeed, in many instances that is all you’ll be able to get. But what about medicines that have a very critical dose range? People taking such medications must make sure they are getting enough, as too low a dose puts them at risk. Too high a dose is also a problem. These drugs are classified as having a “narrow therapeutic window” or “narrow therapeutic index.” Sometimes sticking with the brand name is the best way to make sure the dose does not vary too much. Dr. Tod Cooperman tells us which drugs these are and how people can access the brand name without taking out a second mortgage by using PharmacyChecker.com….” At the link find the title, “Show 1067: Should You Worry about OTC Sleeping Pills? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP-1067HNU-NTIPrecisionSleep.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ebola Reforms 21 mins – “In August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in west Africa a public health emergency of international concern, and the world scrambled to respond. The WHO received widespread criticism, and it was concluded that better preparedness and a faster, more coordinated response could have prevented most of the 11 000 deaths directly attributed to Ebola .In the aftermath of this collective failure, numerous reports were published reviewing what went wrong and how infectious disease outbreaks should be better managed. In this podcast, Suerie Moon, from the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, describes what went wrong, and why WHO’s response has so far been lacking.” At the link find the title, “Ebola – why WHO’s response failed. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306538691-bmjgroup-who-ebola-reforms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Egyptian Medical Economy Collapse 27 mins – “A crash in the Egyptian currency has left a critical lack of drugs, and left thousands desperate for help. For some of those in need, it’s a race against time.” At the link find the title, “Desperate for Meds in Egypt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04t15sk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
EPA Role 9 mins – “225 EE What Does the Environmental Protection Agency Do?” At the link find that tile, right-click “Media files ede_225-fi5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eugenics 27 mins – “Just outside Lynchburg, Virginia, there is a sprawling mental institution on a hill with a sinister history. For decades, the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, (now called Central Virginia Training Center) participated in America’s forgotten eugenics program. In a landmark ruling in the Supreme Court case of Buck v Bell, eugenics became the law of the land, and set a legal precedent for sterilising anyone deemed “unfit”. Thus began one of the darkest chapters in American history; between 60,000 and 70,000 people were forcibly sterilised across the country.” At the link find the title, “The Colony, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04s3hqw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake News 34 mins- “Dr Daniel Glaser explores what the wiring of the brain can tell us about how we perceive the world” At the link find the link, “A neuroscientist explains: how we perceive the truth – podcast, Feb, 2017,” right-click Media files 10-60196-gnl.sci.2017.20170212.ms.a_neuroscientist explains how we_percieve the truth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake News History 34 mins – “Since the 2016 election, concerns about fake news – widely circulated news stories that are inaccurate, misleading, or completely made-up – have dominated the headlines. A Buzzfeed study found that in the three months before the election, false news items were shared on social media more than in the mainstream media. On this episode, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fat Control 59 mins – “If you were to list the organs of the body, would it occur to you to include fat? Most people think of fat as a nuisance, an intruder or even an enemy to be overcome. But fat is crucial for normal physiological processes. What should you know about the secret life of fat?” At the link find the title, “Show 1068: What Do You Know about the Secret Life of Fat?” right-click “Media files PP-1068Fat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Frank Lloyd Wright 21 mins – “Frank Lloyd Wright was never one to shy away from making grand statements about architecture, like: “The future of architecture is the future of the human race. The two are one. If humanity has a future, it is architecture.” He also saw himself as vital to this essential industry: “I’ve been accused of saying I was the greatest architect in the world. And if I had said so, I don’t think it would be very arrogant.” Wright believed that the buildings we live in shape the kinds of people we become. His aim was nothing short of rebuilding the entire culture of the United States, changing the nation through its architecture. Central to that plan was a philosophy and associated building system he called Usonia.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Grit 52 mins – “The psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of stick-to-itiveness is directly related to their level of success. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned. Here’s how.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grow Oya 57 mins -”Growing your own food, even in a small space, is now much easier thanks to GrowOya. Their porous clay irrigation vessels are an ingenious, modern method of watering your garden borrowed from the ancient wisdom of South America. Tune in to learn how these water-saving devices can be used year after year, and are revolutionizing the access to healthy, local food – even in drought areas. Our guests today are Brant Cheetham, co-founder of GrowOya, and Justin Cutter, with the Compass Green Project, who uses Oyas in school gardens.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Han Rosling Statistician Guru 27 mins – “A master communicator with a passion for global development, the world has lost a legend with the death of the Swedish statistician Han Rosling. He had the ear of those with power and influence. His friend Bill Gates said Hans “brought data to life and helped the world see the human progress it often overlooked”. In a world that often looks at the bad news coming out of the developing world, Rosling was determined to spread the good news with his captivating presentations about extended life expectancy, falling rates of disease and infant mortality. He was fighting what he called the ‘post-fact era‘ of global health. He was passionate about global development and before he became famous he lived and worked in Mozambique, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo using data and his skills as a doctor to save lives. Despite ill health he also travelled to Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 to help gather and consolidate data to help fight the outbreak. On a personal level he was warm, funny and kind and will be greatly missed by a huge number of people.” At the link find the title, “Hans Rosling – the Extraordinary Life of a Statistical Guru, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sstgr.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Henrietta Lacks 45 mins – “The efficacy of any biomedical researcher is based on his or her foundation of scientific knowledge. Few would have any problem grasping that idea. What’s less well understood, by both researchers and laypeople alike, are the stories of the biological materials they work with. Often these materials are cell cultures, tissue samples, human DNA. Unlike the chemicals, reagents, test tubes, and machinery used in research, these materials often come from people. That’s easily forgotten when they can be ordered from catalogs and websites in the way of other commodities. But those people, who may no longer live among us, have stories. In the case of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who passed away in the early 1950s of cervical cancer, the cells taken from her without her or her families’ knowledge touched off a revolution in biomedical science.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hewlett Packard President 63 mins – “Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, describes how she learned to lead companies big and small to success by adjusting to different environments, building on what a business does best, and approaching work with urgency and initiative. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Whitman recounts the explosive growth during her time as president and CEO of eBay, the challenging turnaround of storied tech giant HP, and her 2010 run for California governor that revealed deep political insights that still resonate.” 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.
HIV Story 33 mins – “About nine years ago, 17.5 million people tuned into an episode of Grey’s Anatomy that, on the surface, appeared like any other — high-stakes surgery, high-drama love triangles. What those millions of Grey’s viewers didn’t know was that they were guinea pigs for a massive, secret experiment. That experiment was arguably a referendum about a single woman: Jennifer Jako, and her decision to become a mother. In 1991, at the age of 18, Jako had a one night stand with a high-school friend. It was the only time she’d ever had sex without a condom. She contracted HIV and spent years trying to debunk misconceptions: producing a documentary that aired on MTV, speaking at college campuses and on talk shows….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hooking Up 26 mins – “We all know casual sex isn’t about love. But what if it’s not even about lust? Sociologist Lisa Wade believes the pervasive hookup culture on campuses today is different from that faced by previous generations. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore what this culture means for those who choose to participate, and for those who opt out.” At the linkf idn the title, “Episode 61: Just Sex,” right-click “Media files 20170213_hiddenbrain_61.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Ban 48 mins – “A Federal appeals court stays Trump’s travel ban. The President fires back. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “President’s International Travel Ban Blocked, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513754487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Ban 24 mins – “With all the uncertainty over U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, students and academics are considering alternatives to U.S. universities — providing a great opportunity for a boon for Canadian institutions.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170206_22190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Ban Reaction 5 mins – “All the big companies have joined — Google, Facebook, Apple and more than 100 others — as has a much smaller New York City tech company, Little Bits. Ayah Bdeir, 33, is CEO and founder of the company, which makes electronic kits for kids. Bdeir decided a way to speak out against the ban was to put up a large billboard in Times Square. The billboard advertises her company’s motto — “We invent the world we want to live in” — in Arabic as well as in English. “We did it because we wanted to contribute in helping to associate the Arabic language with a positive message,” says Bdeir. “This is an issue that we take to heart. It’s something that we really believe in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Story[First Segment] – “A Facebook employee’s story of how he’s affected by the U.S. travel ban. Canadian tech companies respond to the ban. Baby clothes that record what parents say. Diagnosing PTSD with speech analysis. Making comedy by reading the internet verbatim.” At the link find the title, “344: Tech workers, the travel ban and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170205_21330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovative Culture 38 mins – “Nathan Rosenberg is the person who executives turn to for advice. He has worked with more than 100 of the 1000 largest companies in the world and has been founder or CEO of 5 companies. As an example of his experience, he provided innovation consulting that led a well-known consumer goods company to add $200M of revenue in year 1 of acting on his advice. He is co-authoring a chapter in PDMA’s “Design and Design Thinking” book titled ‘Leading for a Corporate Culture of Design Thinking.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovative Lab 39 mins – “We have seen significant increases in large companies creating some type of innovation lab or starting a partnership with an innovation lab. One benefit is that the innovation lab can run at a different pace than the organization. The lab has more freedom to try quick experiments and explore new areas that may be deemed too risky for the large organization. One lab that caught my attention when I first learned of it a few years ago was FirstBuild, which describes itself as the “place where ideas come to life.” FirstBuild is a creation of GE Appliances. They have created an open community with access to world-class engineering and design talent for exploring ideas and creating home appliances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovative Lenses 46 mins – “Rowan Gibson is a best-selling author and sought after speaker. His latest book is “The Four Lenses of Innovation.” Earlier this year he received the 2015 Global Leader of Innovation Award, an honor he shared with two of his innovation heroes, Ray Kurzweil (known for numerous innovations including the digital music synthesizer and currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Google) and Dean Kamen (also a prolific innovator, best known for the Segway as well as his Slingshot water purification system). Rowan has taught and inspired numerous companies to be better innovators, including Apple, Coca-Cola, P&G, Volkswagen, and a long list of other names you would know.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Insider Trading 56 mins – “Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses the investigation of billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. She says the ways Wall Street elites accumulate wealth often negatively affect the rest of the country….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Issues 27 mins – “Click discusses with a panel of experts in front of an audience at Dragon Hall at the UK’s Writers’ Centre Norwich, whether the internet could be an inclusive tool for participatory democracy, or whether human nature and polarised opinion inevitably turns it into rudeness and/or toxic fury – something that one of the contributors Professor Mary Beard has experienced. But why would academics be active on Twitter or Facebook? The panel also includes Paul Bernal an expert in cyber law who reflects on the broader privacy and security dimensions of the internet. In the age of fake news how can we verify and assert the primacy of the truth; where does this leave traditional content providers like BBC, newspapers, and journals.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iraq Operations 63 mins- “Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations Lessons from History Series meeting: “Iraq Reconsidered: Ten Years After the Surge” with Christopher A. Kojm, Meghan L. O’Sullivan, and Raymond T. Odierno. The Lessons From History Series is made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Islamic Math 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the early Islamic world, as thinkers from across the region developed ideas in places such as Baghdad’s House of Wisdom. Among them were the Persians Omar Khayyam, who worked on equations, and Al-Khwarizmi, latinised as Algoritmi and pictured above, who is credited as one of the fathers of algebra, and the Jewish scholar Al-Samawal, who converted to Islam and worked on mathematical induction. As well as the new ideas, there were many advances drawing on Indian, Babylonian and Greek work and, thanks to the recording or reworking by mathematicians in the Islamic world, that broad range of earlier maths was passed on to western Europe for further study.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Japanese Birth Decline 54 mins – “Mariko Oi returns to her home country to witness the astonishing incentives encouraging young people to marry and have children. Japan’s birth rate is plummeting, its population is ageing and a demographic disaster is looming. In the next 40 years, Japan’s population is expected to fall from 127 million to 92 million, squeezing the economy and causing national debt to soar.” At the link find the title “No Babies in Japan, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sjjwt.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Job Search Roadmap 30 mins – “Paul knows a lot about what companies are looking for when they hire people for product management. He has been a recruiter for 20 years, helping companies from startups to global organizations hire product managers and developers, as well as other professionals. He is the managing partner for Herd Freed Hartx, the leading executive search firm in the Seattle, WA area. He also recently created the “Job Search Roadmap” website that is full of advice and insider tips for creating a career strategy. ” At the link right-click :Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Journalism Obectivity 52 mins – “From incendiary phone calls with world leaders to a sloppy military operation in Yemen, a look at what we’ve learned so far from “the leakiest White House in a very long time.” Also, in a week when one journalist was fired for declaring that “objectivity is dead,” we examine whether traditional standards of journalistic neutrality need to be re-imagined for a new era. And how the utopian promise of the Internet was overtaken by algorithms and monopolies that threaten to erode our democracy.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lancaster Ohio Economics 49 mins – “Once a thriving factory town, Lancaster, Ohio is now beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster, Ohio, the home of the Fortune 500 company Anchor Hocking, was once a bustling center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster’s hometown company was the world’s largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents. Though Anchor Hocking remains in Lancaster today, it is a shell of its former self, and the once thriving town is beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster native Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lean and Agile Organization 28 mins – “David Paulson has over 20 years of product development experience and still remembers his first day at work. That’s when he found out how inefficient the product development process was. He’s been working to fix that ever since. David and his partners at Accuer have developed a set of solutions that enable their customers to consistently cut development times by half while delivering more successful products – faster time to market with better products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Librarians and Democracy 13 mins – “Whether physical or virtual, a library is the nursery of democracy and its shelves are the embodiment of free expression. In the Age of Trump, many librarians take their jobs more seriously than ever. Immediately after the November 2016 U.S. election, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, the American Library Association faced a revolt from many of its members, following the release of a statement (later rescinded and referred to as “a draft”) in which ALA leaders offered to work with the new Trump Administration on issues of common interest. “Librarians are pressuring ALA to acknowledge their political battles, and stand with them,” he tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “To be sure, librarians don’t need the ALA to activate them politically. In her report for PBS-TV’s Newshour, Elizabeth Flock recently cited a number of examples of local librarians standing up for their core values in the face of Trump’s recent executive actions, and unabashedly taking politically active stances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Longevity Techniques 41 mins – “Marijuana is still a Schedule I substance in the United States. This defines it as “a category of drugs not considered for legitimate medical use.” Which makes it increasingly surreal just how many potential therapeutic uses continue to be discovered by compounds in this most disreputable Schedule. Dr. Gary Wenk, the author of Your Brain On Food, has spent much of his recent career looking at the effects of cannabinoid compounds — those derived from the marijuana plant — in the brains of rodents. He’s the first to admit that this isn’t a perfect model for the human brain, but legal requirements make this the best he can do, for now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Madoff Interview 39 mins – “We thought we knew the story of Bernie Madoff. How he masterminded the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, leaving behind scores of distraught investors and a $65 billion black hole. But we had never heard the story from Madoff himself….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mars Time 14 mins – “Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages the United States’ rovers on Mars. But working a 9-to-5 on another planet — whose day is 40 minutes longer than Earth’s — has particular, often comical challenges.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Meat Replacement 27 mins – “As founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown believes he can turn peas and lentils into protein that tastes — and feels – exactly like beef and chicken. He says they’re not quite there yet, but after 8 years in business, their products are sold in 11,000 stores nationwide. Recorded live in Anaheim, CA.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Beyond Meat: Ethan Brown, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_hibt_beyondmeat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Marijuana 58 mins – “Several bills in the New Hampshire legislature would extend the list of qualifying conditions for therapeutic cannabis, including chronic pain and PTSD. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds that “cannabis has both therapeutic value and public health risks.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medieval Economics 82 mins – “This episode covers how the economy transitioned from food rent to coinage, how currency was a reflection of the soul, why King Offa had such funky hair, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
MERS and Ebola 56 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello with Guest: Vincent Munster: At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Vincent Munster about the work of his laboratory on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolaviruses.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV Special” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Military Law 66 mins – “Join CJ as he discusses: Lincoln’s General Orders No. 100, aka ‘the Lieber Code’; The Battle of Fredericksburg; The Chancellorsville Campaign;The Death of Stonewall Jackson & Southern Civil Religion” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.
Moose Decline 20 mins – “Ontario conservationists are calling for a ban on moose calf hunting because of a dramatic decline in their numbers. The Current hears from both sides of the issue and looks into why this iconic Canadian animal is under threat.” At the link find the title, “Feb 7: Is it time to ban the hunt on moose calves? 2” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu
Muslim Ban 17 mins – “For just about every protest, march and/or civic action, since the Trump administration began, I have been on the ground, covering the proceedings, and speaking with the people who have become the soldiers of “The Resistance.” On Sunday, Jan. 29, my 15-year-old daughter, Breanna, and I drove to Philadelphia International Airport to join the protest action against President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the so-called “Muslim ban.”….” At the link find the title, “Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ breeding a new generation of protestors, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files nida-web.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
No Grades Education 26 mins – “What if there were no more “A” students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. The Current looks into what goes on the report card instead and what’s behind the move.” At the link find the title, “Feb 8: Why some B.C. schools say letter grade report cards fail students, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170208_20559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NOVA Science Program 36 mins – “Our guest this week is David Pogue – tech critic for Yahoo Tech, correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, columnist for Scientific American and host of many NOVA science specials. In 2012, Pogue shared his exploration of the periodic table with the wildly popular NOVA special Hunting the Elements. He’d like to continue that story with Beyond the Elements, where he will explore and share the mysteries of the molecular world. But he needs your help. Together with NOVA, Pogue is working hard on a Kickstarter campaign to fund Beyond the Elements.” At the link right-click “download” at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oil Rig Retirement 30 mins – “As many of the oil and gas platforms in the North Sea come to the end of their useful life, they’re due to be decommissioned – sealed off, cleaned up and taken apart. The cost of this has been estimated to around £50bn and much of this will be footed by the taxpayer due to the tax breaks offered. But are there alternative solutions which might benefit the environment more? Tom Heap has exclusive access to an onshore decommissioning facility in Norway to which an oil platform has just been transported whole in a ‘single lift’. He investigates the clean up process and asks how easily the sea floor can be returned to its natural state. He investigates if the alternatives are worth considering – could cleaning them up and leaving them in place actually form a sanctuary for marine and wildlife and allow the billions saved to be invested into environmental issues instead?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opiate Neutralizer 3 mins – “February 13, 2017 – Weight-loss drug could help clamp down on opioid addiction.” At the link find the title, “Episode 740 – Opioid Addiction Solution, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paleo CSA Farm 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have my good friends Julie and Charles Mayfield on the show. The Mayfields are the authors of the popular and fantastic cookbooks Paleo Comfort Foods, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, and the very soon to be released Weeknight Paleo. Join in as we talk about their experience starting up their own sustainable farm, how to get started producing some of your own food, and even a little about their newest book on day to day cooking.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parasite Case Study 76 mins – “Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Trinity solve the case of the Peace Corps volunteer with diarrhea, and reveal how immunizing against a virus ameliorates exacerbated leishmaniasis.” At the link fight-click “Download TWiP #126”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Peacekeeping 56 mins – “We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters — nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Peace, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170208_21918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
PFOA Water Contamination 16 mins – “In March of 2016, officials in Merrimack, New Hampshire learned a multi-national plastics plant may have contaminated the region’s drinking water. Since then, NHPR’s Emily Corwin has covered incremental updates such as state-funded blood testing and new federal health advisories; she’s investigated the use of likely toxic perfluorichemical replacements at the plant; and told the stories of residents, some of whom fear their drinking water has already made them sick. Scientific studies have shown links between perfluorichemicals (or “PFCs”) and a variety of cancers, and the EPA has advised companies to stop using certain types of them. Nevertheless, these chemicals remain unregulated by the federal government, and health officials in New Hampshire continue to tell residents the chemicals’ effects are not yet known.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pheromones 6 mins – “Pheromones are chemicals that come with a reputation. Formally defined as molecules produced and released by animals that affect the behaviour of other members of the same species, they can be used to signal the presence of food or danger, or to mark trails and territories. But they’re best known for advertising the possibility of sexy times, and although there’s been a lot of interest in whether these near-magical molecules of love exist in humans, there’s very little evidence to prove it – despite the dodgy adverts on the internet. While insect sex pheromones are common – and even used to trick and trap pests such as clothes moths – their role in larger animals, including mammals, is a bit more complex. In 2010, one group of intrepid scientists in Liverpool tracked down an intriguing pheromone produced by male mice, which causes females to become wildly attracted to them. Taking a literary twist they named it darcin, in a nod to Jane Austen’s devastatingly sexy hero in her novel Pride and prejudice, Mr Darcy….” At the link find the title “Darcin: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Darcin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plane Crash Medicine 88 mins – “Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut reflect on the response to the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport. Yeh, an emergency physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Callcut, the backup surgeon at the hospital the day of the crash, were among those treating patients. Recorded on 10/20/2016. (#31565)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plant Viruses 37 mins – “There are no compounds that can be sprayed to fight plant viruses, so plant protection requires managing the insects that spread them. This means use of insecticides that cost money and have potential impacts, such as affecting non-target insects. Scientists have successfully used RNA-based strategies to fight plant viruses, but that has been through use of transgenic approaches where genetic material of the virus is expressed by the plant cell, triggering resistance. Dr. Neena Mitter uses a different approach. Her team has successfully suppressed viruses with sustained resistance using RNA delivered with clay-based nanoparticles. The approach suppresses the virus, and now is being translated to field trials. Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poison Tales 35 mins – “The long and brutal marriage between crime fiction and poison has taken a leading role in some of the world’s best loved whodunnits. But how much truth is there to these tales of arsenic, strychnine and other cunning concoctions? And why do so many the genre’s best-loved authors turn to poison for their plots? Picking apart three of her favourite pieces of crime fiction, Nicola Davis sits down in the studio this week with Dr Kathryn Harkup – chemist, science communicator, and author of A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie – to discuss all this and more.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Product Habit Building 37 mins – “Nir Eyal has been a startup co-founder, a CEO, and now helps product teams build habit-forming products. He is also the author of the book “Hooked,” which tells you how to create products that capture the attention of consumers and create engagement. ” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Product Management 31 mins – “Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA, has developed new products in many sectors including consumer, healthcare, and industrial safety. He is an inventor with over 80 patents, teaches innovation at Pepperdine, and is certified as a New Product Development Professional – the NPDP certification. And, for those in Southern California near Sherman Oaks, he manages the Inventors’ Mastermind meetup for sharing invention experiences.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Prototyping Stories 40 mins – “Mark Zeh was already developing products using a methodology that was very similar to what IDEO was doing when he joined them. The approach has since been coined Design Thinking. He views the use of storytelling coupled with prototyping as the keys that make Design Thinking work so well. Mark started his design career in the US creating custom mountain bike frames in Minneapolis that carried his name. He worked for product design giant IDEO in the US and helped to lead the office in Germany. He also consulted independently to numerous companies, applying Design Thinking, and is now at Bose, the audio technology powerhouse. In addition, he leads the Entrepreneurship program at the Munich Business School. I invited him to share his insights on using Design Thinking, which he recently wrote about in the PDMA Essentials book titled Design and Design Thinking. His chapter is The Key Role of Stories and Prototypes in a Design Thinking Product Development Process.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Psychonauts Game 74 mins – “Chad Dawson created early VR prototypes in the late 90’s before starting his career in game development at Stainless Steel Studios as a senior gameplay and AI programmer on the RTS titled Empire Earth. Joining Double Fine Productions in the mid-2000s on Brütal Legend, Chad led the engineering team on the matryoshka doll adventure of Stacking, the co-op puzzle platformer of The Cave, and the generation-spanning turn-based strategy game, Massive Chalice. Chad is now donning the VR headset once again and leading the design and development of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a character-driven VR adventure and the next chapter in the Psychonauts story.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Putin Rules 46 mins – “Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.” At the link find the title, “Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_514347518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Reddit and Science 35 mins – “We talk to Nate Allen, chemist and head moderator of one of the internet’s largest science communities: Reddit’s r/science subreddit.” At the link find the title, “165 Nate Allen – Why Science Is Huge on Reddit,” right-click “Media files 3992f5e7-b17a-4319-b5c7-979719ed4572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugees Speak 29 mins – “Media headplines often fuel fear about refugees and amongst refugees. But what happens when refugees pick up the microphones and tell their own stories? Refugee Radio Network, in the German city of Hamburg, is a project that is tapping the power of community radio stations and the internet to give voice to refugees from wherever they have come.” At the link find the title, “Hope Speaks Out, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sxzwl.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Republican Party Future 58 mins – “Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt discusses his blueprint for how the Republican Party can move forward successfully as the majority party. Mr. Hewitt is interviewed by [New York Daily News] columnist. S.E. Cupp.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Hugh Hewitt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466464.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As”S from the pop-up menu.
Retiring Early 36 mins – “There are three huge decisions that will likely lead to reaching the “early retirement” goal. Paul discusses why these three decisions are key, and shares stories about those who have been successful in reaching their financial freedom goal. How important is it to have a spouse who has agreed to the challenges of being an aggressive saver? How important is it to find a lifestyle that allows everyone to feel they are not missing anything that is more important than reaching the goal? There are lots of investments that would have worked in the past, but which are the ones most likely to work in the future? This is a good podcast for a couple to listen to together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ride Sharing 41 mins – “Ridesharing wasn’t a thing 12 years ago when John Zimmer was in college. But a class on green cities got him thinking about the glut of underused cars on the road, and eventually led him to co-found Lyft, a company that has helped make ridesharing a way of life.” At the link find the title, “Lyft: John Zimmer, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170210_hibt_lyft.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robotics Engineer 77 mins – “Gerry Roston is a longtime roboticist and entrepreneur. He talks about his time working at JPL, building prototype robots, starting IoT companies and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Seltzer Comeback 13 mins – “We all know hydration is important to health, but many people find water boring to drink. Juice and Coke aren’t boring, but they aren’t very healthy either. One way to transform water into a more exciting drink is to add bubbles. For centuries carbonated water from natural springs was used as a medicine. Now lifestyle and health concerns have combined to drive fizzy water’s renewed popularity. Join us as we unpack the long history of carbonated water, from natural mineral springs, to the invention of artificial carbonation by a radical 18th-century chemist, to the fading tradition of seltzer deliverymen in New York City.” 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.
Seth Godin 58 mins – “In the world of marketing Seth Godin is an established and savvy master. If you type “Seth” into Google for example, the top result is his blog. If you search for Seth Godin on Amazon, his 18 books pop up, all of which have been bestsellers. He’s much more than a marketer though, he writes trenchantly about work, career, and personal growth. Some of his titles are Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, and Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? His newest book is What Does it Sound Like When You Change Your Mind? On this podcast Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment. “What we have to figure out is how to disconnect ourselves from the circle of fear and from the circle of contempt and even panic and make something that matters instead.” At the link find the title, “Seth Godin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Seth-Godin.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexting 14 mins – “Sexting, like anything that’s fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn’t be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.” At the link click “Download” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Shipyard Operations 57 mins – “The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. The hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet and whether it’s living up to expectations. And we’ll tell the story of one man’s unexplained disappearance on the high seas.” At the link find the title, “Deadly waters, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Deadly-waters_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Six Human Needs 44 mins – “Hey Big Boxers we are Podcasting from Las Vegas this week. As a guest of ECRM we have been given access to some of the most talented people at this event and we are excited to bring their knowledge direct to you. Get ready to take notes Big Boxers, it is time to go to school again. Bill Carmody, founder of Trepoint, is back and is walking us through Tony Robins 6 Human Needs and how they related to gaining more engagement in your everyday Social Media. Don’t miss a single word. Bill Carmody is the CEO of Trepoint. He was a founding partner and CMO of Seismicom, a leading brand promotions agency. He is the acclaimed author of the book “Online Promotions,” and has contributed to various marketing publications. Bill has presented at dozens of industry conferences and tradeshows across the globe. Bill is passionate about integrating wireless, online, sponsorship, events, and traditional marketing disciplines.” At the link find the title “Ep. 85 – Boosting Your Social Media Engagement Utilizing 6 Human Needs! #Conversation w/ Bill Carmody,” right-click “Media files Bill_C_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smartphones for Visually Impaired 10 mins – “Blind Abilities presents a brand new series: Introducing iPhone 101. In this new series, Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane will introduce listeners to the world of the iPhone. While we know there are several different iDevices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, they’re all similar and possess so many of the same attributes. So, we’re going to keep it simple, and refer to all of those devices as iPhone! For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge to purchase their first iPhone, we offer information, resources and knowledge to help you make that life-changing decision. For those who have already made the decision, we’ll provide all the information you’ll need to learn and even master your iPhone. This may be the only resource you’ll need for all things iPhone! That’s right, we’ll take you to “iSchool,” We’ll help you overcome your “iPhonaphobia”! So keep it right here as Blind Abilities helps you enhance your “iPhone-abilities”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smishing Attacks 22 mins – “Just because phishing is gradually becoming less of a threat does not mean you are safe from cyber criminals. Smishing is the use of cell phone texting software to lure victims into downloading malware or handing over personal information. In this episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint, about what smishing is, why it’s growing, and how it could affect your legal business. They also discuss simple ways to identify and combat smishing both in your personal and professional life.” 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.
Smuggling and Immigration 7 mins – “…This week, The Bookshelf features New Hampshire author Ewa Chrusciel. Chrusciel is an associate professor at Colby-Sawyer College, and has published books in both English and Polish. Her most recent book Contraband of Hoopoe is a collection of poems that look at many ways of smuggling as well as the history of American immigration over the last century or so. Ewa Chrusciel spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Scroll down to read her top five reading recommendations and the transcript of her conversation.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Social Architecture 12 mins – “A skyscraper that channels the breeze … a building that creates community around a hearth … Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. “Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings,” she says. “We can help steady this planet we all share.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Solitary Confinement 48 mins – “A hard look at Canadas penal system, exploring ideas about how prisons can keep society safe in the long run. Michael Enright speaks with some remarkable people who serve prisoners, and society, in special ways.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on humanizing Canada’s penal system, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170206_60401.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Somalia Immigrants 19 mins – “As the risk of famine in Somalia grows more dire and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is set to close, some Somali-Canadians want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees.” At the linkf ind the title, “Feb 8: U.S. travel ban and famine put pressure on Somali refugee plight, 207,” right-click “Media files current_20170208_84998.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Space Architecture 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,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Speaker Rules 34 mins – “People have a tendency to blame powerpoint (or keynote) for the horrible presentations they are forced to sit through. But the slides are merely an external manifestation of a deeper problem, just like the teeth of a meth addict….For the past two years, I have been speaking at The Teaching Course in NYC. Two years ago, I gave a 60-minute talk on presentation creation (you can see that original talk below). This year, the course directors reduced my time to 30-minutes…resulting in a tighter and much better talk. That is what I am posting today. The Twelve Steps – 1. Admit you have a problem; 2. Choose your Topic and your Purpose; 3. Create Brainstorming Spaces; 4. Choose a Structure; 5. Add the flesh; 6. Work the Transitions; 7. Visualize the Visuals; 8. Edit to Time; 9. Mark the Stage; 10. Create a “Handout”; 11. Give it for Real; 12. Do it Again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link, and way down the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Stewardship 58 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Astronomer Royal, life peer and Cambridge scholar Lord Rees surveys the century ahead and the prospects it offers mankind. From AI and robotics to climate change and mass extinction, he makes the case that this is a time of great potential – for success as well as catastrophe. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 9 February 2017.” At the link find the title, “Lord Rees: The World in 2050 and Beyond, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307054429-uniofbath-lord-rees-the-world-in-2050-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sugar History 51 mins – In America today, nearly 10% of the population has diabetes; more than two-thirds of us are overweight or obese; and one out of 10 kids are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The journalist Gary Taubes blames all of these afflictions on one culprit: sugar. In a new book, Taubes argues that sugar is the “principal cause of the chronic diseases most likely to kill us…in the 21st century.” Taubes joins us to make the case against sugar and why we’d be healthier without it.Gary Taubes is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, a non-profit research organization. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Esquire. He’s the author of the books Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. His new book is called The Case Against Sugar” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Executions 24 mins – “The Current goes inside one of Syria’s most notorious prisons — a place where few people leave alive. What are the prospects of holding those responsible for what’s happened there — guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170207_59259.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Team Productivity 43 mins – “I am bringing back my guest from episode 17, which was about creating the ProdBOK – The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge and how Greg Geracie led that effort. I also shared on that episode that he is a co-author of the annual Study of Product Team Performance and the 2015 report is now available. Greg joined me to share the key findings from the study and help all of us better understand team performance and changes that could improve performance of product teams.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Telescope Optics 58 mins – “In this episode we look at the emergence of Isaac Newton onto the public stage with the publication of his first work on Optics in the pages of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672. We then examine the growing conflict between Newton and Robert Hooke and consider the work of the Society’s secretary, Henry Oldenburg in fostering scientific communication during the turmoil.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Texas Tower Shooting 46 mins – “In August 1966, a student and former Marine ascended to the top of the tower that housed the University of Texas’ main library and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people on the campus and wounded 31 more. Hours earlier, Charles Whitman had killed his wife and mother in their homes. He was eventually shot to death by police. A 15th victim died in 2001, from injuries sustained in the attack. Now the new documentary Tower re-creates that 96-minute-long massacre in an original way, using archival film and new interviews with an animated portrayal of the events. Keith Maitland, who directed the film, interviewed hundreds of people who were on campus that day to learn more about the incident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Time Perception 47 mins – “We talk to Alan Burdick, staff writer and former senior editor for The New Yorker, about his most recent book “Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation.” At the link find the title, “166 Alan Burdick – Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation,”right-click “Media files 0e5c4ec7-c117-4be5-a8ed-688ddf46de87.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Travel Ban Law 39 mins – “A little more than a week after President Trump announced his ban on travel from a handful of majority-Muslim nations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week refused to lift a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the new rule. This week, Dahlia sits down with fellow Slate legal writers Mark Joseph Stern and Jeremy Stahl for a special off-week episode to discuss the ruling and its implications.” At the link find the title “’SEE YOU IN COURT,’ Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4430333622.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Administration 75 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump’s foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast Live From Washington DC, Feb, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SM8791378007.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Allies 47 mins – “The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “American Allies In A Time Of Trump, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513757458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Banking 46 mins – “Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of ’08. The President says he’s going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?” At the link find the title, “President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513935600.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Humor 27 mins – “Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but they can’t control Trump’s sensitive skin.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: How liberals are using humour as a weapon against Trump, right-click “Media files current_20170210_31529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Businesses 21 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Eric Lipton, a reporter at the New York Times, about Don Jr. & Eric Trump and the unresolved conflict of interest problem.” At the link find the title “The Unresolved Conflict of Interest, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3220557909.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Election 56 mins – “An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency — and what it suggests about how he will govern.” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Road to the White House, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306405099-frontlinepbs-trumps-road-to-the-white-house.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Russian Connection 30 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare’s Managing Editor Susan Hennessey about the Trump administration’s decision to not immediately appeal the travel ban halt, the corroborations announced this evening in the Trump dossier, and whether the Washington Posts report on General Michael Flynn will be the last straw.” At the link find the title, “The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7972653953.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Statistics 76 mins – “It’s an all-Cathy episode today on Slate Money! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss three topics handpicked by Ms O’Neil. They are: – How the big-data company Cambridge Analytica and psychometric profiles helped shape the outcome of the Brexit vote and our most recent election. – The AI that will put some lawyers out of business. – Statistics in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Cathy’s Dream Edition, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4637822060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
U.S. – Chinese Relations 64 mins – “Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Viscose Hazard 20 mins – “It’s been part of the fabric of our lives for more than a century, but what you might not know about rayon is the dangerous process used to make its silky smooth fibres is killing many industry workers.” At the link find the title,”Feb 9: Why rayon is killing industry workers: author Paul Blanc, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170209_15491.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Walkable Cities 17 mins – “How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Water from Roofs 24 mins – “The solution is logical and simple. Bermuda’s only source of natural water is rain and so every drop of rainwater is collected from roofs, where it drains into a tank and is then pumped towards taps when it’s needed. 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is scarce and experience water shortages. Could Bermuda’s harvesting system work elsewhere? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Solving Water Scarcity – Bermuda, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 201,” right-click “Media files p04rn726.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Yemen Raid Failure 47 mins – “The Navy Seals came at night, but that did not protect them late last month in Yemen. Their raid on an Al Qaeda enclave was telegraphed in advance. Al Qaeda fighters were waiting. The US took casualties. Had to call in desperate air strikes. Women and children died. Their pictures are all over Yemen now. The US had to blow up its own $75 million airplane. The attack was long-planned, but it was President Trump’s first. This hour On Point, the Yemen raid, and what we’ve learned.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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