Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 23, 2017: Activist Van Jones, Addictive Behavior, Affordable Care Act, Air Pollution in Britain, Al Franken, Alcohol Effects, Alex Wagner on Politics, American Religion, Aneesh Chopra, Astronaut Kate Rubins, Astrophysics Frontiers, Atlanta Mayor Reed, Atlantic Magazine Editor, Autopsy by CT Scan, Barney Frank, Bill Kristol, Biohacking and Toxic Mold, Braille Reader, Broadband in Chattanooga, Brooke Gladstone, Building Design Impact, Caesium Chloride, California Senator Harris, Campaign Manager Doyle, Carl Bernstein, Chicago Violence, China-U.S. War Potential, Claire McCaskill, Coach Steve Kerr, Confederate Symbols, Consciousness Evolution, Constitution Review, Cook County Sheriff, Cryptocurrency Master, Cuban Ambassador, Cuba-U.S. Relation, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register Reporter, Dick Durbin, Digestion in Nature, Digital Leadership, Director Davis Guggenhein, Divided U.S., Doppler Effect, Driverless in Australia, Economic Regulation, Education Costs, EJ Dionne, Electronic Paperbooks, Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren, Emergent Order, Endurance Athlete, European Change, Everglades Damage, F16 Aircraft, Fake Food, Fareed Zakaria, Filibuster by Blue Slip, First Amendment, Food Security, Garry Kasparov, Grateful Dead, Grover Norquist, Growing Up, Gun Control Kelly, Harry Reid, Health Care Plan in U.S., Immigrant Restriction Impact, Incarceration Reform, Intelligence Officer Morrell, JD Vance, Jerry Brown, John Kasich, John Kerry, John McCain, Jon Stewart, Journalist Jackie Calmes, Karl Rove, Killam Prize Winner, Kirsten Gillibran, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Lyme Disease, Madeleine Albright, Manitoba History, Maureen Dowd, Mexican Reporter Corchado, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Negotiator Wendy Sherman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, News Trends, Newton Minow, Obstruction of Justice, One-Man Shows, Opinion Researcher, Orchids, Pakistani Ambassador Haqqani, Physics Discussion, Planned Parenthood Leader, Police and Black Communities, Political Reporter Jacobs, President Barack Obama, Recycling in Beirut, Religion in America, Reporter Carl Hulse, Reporter Jorge Ramos, Republican Party Future, San Antonio Mayor, Science and Politics, Secretary of Education Duncan, Section 702 Intelligence, Soundproofing Homes, Spike Lee, Steve Hilton Campaign Manager, Tammy Duckworth, Thomas Friedman, Tim Kaine, Time Perception, Tom Brokaw, Tom Vilsack, Trade Treaty Expert, Trump, Ukraine Today, Union Leader Mary Kay Henry, Univision News Chief, Venezuela Health Decline, Walls or Bridges

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Activist Van Jones 64 mins – “Van Jones, political activist and CNN commentator, talks with David about Tuesday’s election results and the cultural chasm that exists in America, his childhood in rural Tennessee and the important relationship he had with his father, and why he won’t be running for public office any time soon.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 95 – Van Jones,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Behavior 52 mins – “Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P1 64 mins – “Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the lead authors of the Affordable Care Act, talks with David Axelrod about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the consequences for people and for the health insurance market if the law is repealed without an adequate legislative replacement, and her argument for why the Affordable Care Act is working.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 121 – Nancy-Ann DeParle,” right-click “Media files 7t6bkk.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P2 62 mins – “Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah, talks with David Axelrod about the Republican path forward on the Affordable Care Act, the health care lessons he learned serving as President Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary, his views as a former EPA administrator on effective ways in which to address climate change, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 122 – Mike Leavitt,” right-click “Media files 24ydl7.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution in Britain 14 mins – “Air pollution is a truly damaging environmental insult to the human body. The numbers of premature deaths, in the UK alone, that can be attributed to it are calculated to be 40,000 a year. Yet despite this, action to tackle the problem – as with the other huge environmental issue of our time, climate change – is distinctly lacking. Robin Russel-Jones dermatologist and chair of Help Rescue the Planet – joins us to discuss what should be done to tackle the problem.” At the link find the title, “”The interest of diesel drivers over the interest of the public” – tackling air pollution, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 328226523-bmjgroup-the-interest-of-diesel-drivers-over-the-interest-of-the-public-tackling-air-pollution.mp3” and select “SaveLink As” from the pop-up menu

Al Franken 63 mins – “Minnesota Senator Al Franken talks with David about his journey from comedian to politician, his work on mental health issues, Congressional dysfunction, the Orlando shooting, and more.”At the link find the title, “Ep. 60 – Sen. Al Franken,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Effects 15 mins – “A new study on BMJ.com, examines the effect of moderate drinking on brain structure. We know that heavy drinking has a deleterious effect on our brains, and is linked to dementias. However, for sometime it’s been thought that moderate drinking is actually protective. Anya Topiwala, clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss the association between alcohol consumption and those structural elements.” At the link find the title, “Your brain on booze, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 326983508-bmjgroup-the-brain-on-booze.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alex Wagner on Politics 58 mins – “Alex Wagner, the journalist and political commentator, talks with David Axelrod about her early exposure to politics as the daughter of a Democratic field organizer, what lessons the news media and voters should draw from Donald Trump’s election, and her concerns about transparency and press access in a Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 101 – Alex Wagner,” right-click “Media files hw0ucg.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Religion 35 mins – “Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How is humor a signal of spiritual depth? Where do we find joy? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.) For more on Krista and her spiritual practice, check out mashupamericans.com.” At the link find the title, “Feb, 2017, Krista Tippett On Why The Wisest People Are Always Smiling,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aneesh Chopra 50 mins – “Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, chats with David about his work for the Obama Administration, his run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, the importance of innovation, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 20 – Aneesh Chopra,” right-click “Media files ffj70d.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Kate Rubins 71 mins – “From ASM Microbe 2017 at New Orleans, Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit meet up with Kate Rubins to talk about becoming an astronaut, space travel, and doing science in space.” At the link right-click “Download TWIV 444” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics Frontiers 71 mins – “Lick Observatory is a vibrant research facility and the primary base for the University of California’s astronomy education and public outreach efforts. Lick is also used to develop new technologies, such as laser guide star adaptive optics, that produce very clear images of celestial objects. This is your chance to learn about the exciting research and other activities being completed at Lick. This program is presented by Alex Filippenko, one of the world’s most frequently cited astronomers.” At the link find the title, “Frontier Research at UC’s Lick Observatory, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170606_Frontier_Research_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atlanta Mayor Reed 58 mins – “Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, talks with David Axelrod about why President Trump often criticizes big cities like Atlanta, why Democrats must work through their internal differences and unite as a party, and why he believes President Trump plans to arrange a $1 trillion infrastructure investment in a way that maximizes his chances for re-election.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 127 – Kasim Reed,” right-click “Media files bt7xmg.1-1.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop- menu.

Atlantic Magazine Editor 66 mins – “Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for Middle East peace during the Trump administration, the demands of leading a news organization in the Trump era, and what Trump’s foreign policy intentions could mean for global stability.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 125 – Jeffrey Goldberg,” right-click “Media files u6kso3.1-1.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autopsy by CT Scan 27 mins When someone dies unexpectedly and doctors can’t be certain of the cause, a pathologist can conduct a post mortem. This can be very distressing for relatives – as it involves cutting open the head and the body of the deceased. One alternative – using a CT scanner to x-ray the body – has now been shown to be as effective as a traditional autopsy in establishing the cause of death. Spring in the Middle East always heralds the days of dust – roughly 50 days of storms known in Arabic as the khamaseen. While they are a natural occurrence, meteorologists say they are becoming more intense and more frequent, leading to fears of increased health problems for anyone exposed to the dust. Dale Gavlak reports from Wadi Rum, in the Jordanian desert. Passengers on flights can get sick – and occasionally someone might have a heart attack which is difficult to treat in the air. Doctors have drawn up new guidelines at the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva – to try to improve the outcomes for those taken ill. Professor Jochen Hinkelbein from the University of Cologne in Germany has expertise in medicine on both planes and in space – where first aid is even trickier.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barney Frank 65 mins – “Barney Frank, longtime former congressman from Massachusetts, talks with David about his involvement in the civil rights movement, the challenges he faced as a gay man in public life in the 1970s, his work on the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, and what Congress needs to do to start functioning again.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 82 – Barney Frank,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Kristol 70 mins – “Bill Kristol, the neoconservative commentator and founder of The Weekly Standard, talks with David Axelrod about his experiences as Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, the unnerving first month of the Trump administration, and why he believes nation-building and support of liberal democracies is in America’s best interest.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 124 – Bill Kristol,” right-click “Media files tu17sd.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking andToxic Mold 53 mins – “This episode’s guest is biohacker, techno-shaman, and visionary, Ryan Frisinger. Listen in as we talk about restoring health using genetic information, DNA testing, methylation, toxic mold and mycotoxins, fish oil, nutrition, and many more interesting topics.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Braille Reader 14 mins – “Alex Tavares is a recent Masters Degree graduate from Harvard University that has developed a revolutionary tool for assisting in teaching Braille to children and newly blind braille learners. Alex talks about what is The Read Read and how his years as a teacher led him to develop this innovative device that he would like to bring to classrooms and into the hands of the braille students. Alex talks about the experience gained from a 12 week study with students and instructors at The Perkins School for the Blind. Alex tells us about his volunteering and his teaching experience that led to the creation of The Read Read. May 23 was the launch of The Read Read Kickstarter which set a goal of getting 400 devices out to students and classrooms.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Chattanooga 23 mins – “One of the very many treats at Mountain Connect this year was a keynote from Chattanooga EPB’s Director of Fiber Technology, Colman Keane. (Watch it here.) After discussing their remarkable successes, we snagged an interview with him (he was last on the show for episode 175). We discuss whether or not Chattanooga is an appropriate role model for other cities considering a municipal fiber investment and the general viability of citywide approaches in the current market. We also get an update on Chattanooga’s financials, their enthusiasm on connecting well over 90,000 subscribers, and how the smart grid deployment is creating tremendous value for both the utility and the wider community. For more about Chattanooga, take a look at our ongoing coverage. We’ve been following the network and the community since 2009….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brooke Gladstone Book 52 mins – “In her latest book, media analyst Brooke Gladstone tries to understand the current landscape of “fact” and “truth” in the United States. Facts, she says are crucial for negotiation and compromise in a democracy. Truth, though, is subjective. So how have we reached a point where reality is so fractured? Gladstone joins Doug to talk about lies, the Trump administration, journalism, and why we all need to know more about each other’s truth….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building Design Impact 50 mins – “Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?).” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caesium Chloride 6 mins – “Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for treatments where the radioactive material needs to be accurately sited” At the link find the title, “Caseium chloride: Chemistry in its element, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Caesium_chloride.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Senator Harris 63 mins – “Kamala Harris, the newly-elected senator from California, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for criminal justice reform legislation in Congress, why she believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must be approved with 60 votes, her argument for why Democrats should stop their infighting and unify against the Trump agenda, and how she’s adjusting to life in the Senate.” At the link find the file, “Ep. 128 – Sen. Kamala Harris,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Manager Doyle 48 mins – “Patti Solis Doyle, the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign, chats with David about her family’s immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, the 17 years she spent working for Hillary Clinton both in the White House and on the campaign trail, and why she thinks Clinton is a better candidate this time around and will ultimately win the Democratic nomination.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 25 – Patti Solis Doyle,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carl Bernstein 72 mins – “Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein talks with David Axelrod about his memories as a young copy boy at The Washington Star, the details of the landmark reporting he did that exposed the Watergate cover-up and led to President Nixon’s resignation, how he grappled with the forces of celebrity after he became a cultural figure, and what he thinks investigative reporters should be looking at with regard to President Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 118 – Carl Bernstein,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Violence 60 mins – “Jamie Kalven, the award–winning journalist who broke the Laquan McDonald story in Chicago, speaks with David about the sexual assault on his wife, the city’s rampant gun violence, and what can be done to improve his hometown’s problems.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 38 – Jamie Kalven,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China-U.S. War Potential 69 mins – “Dr. Graham Allison, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Director, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Author, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap In Conversation with the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Could China and the U.S. be headed towards war, or is there a way to avoid it? Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of defense, argues that if both the U.S. and China refuse to back down, a trade conflict, cyberattack or accident at sea could escalate into war. Join us for a conversation with Graham Allison about how Thucydides’ Trap, the inevitable contention between a rising power and an established one, is still relevant today.” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170607_Graham_Allison_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Claire McCaskill 56 mins – “Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, chats with David about her time on Capitol Hill, the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago, and her thoughts on the 2016 presidential candidates.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 16 – Sen. Claire McCaskill, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coach Steve Kerr 60mins – “Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, sits down with David to discuss his upbringing in the Middle East, his father’s assassination in Beirut, his reaction to President-elect Trump’s victory, his future in coaching, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 99 – Steve Kerr,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Symbols 47 mins – “Communities from New Orleans to Charlottesville, Virginia have been debating the presence of Confederate monuments. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian discuss when and why many of the nation’s Confederate statues were erected, and what they stood for.  They’ll examine the many meanings of the Confederate flag and hear a Civil War re-enactor take a closer look at his Southern heritage.” At the link find the title, “Contested Landscape: The Battle over Confederate Monuments, Jun 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Evolution 48 mins – “Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “

Constitution Review 11 mins – “Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 c” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cook County Sheriff 51 mins – “Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees the nation’s largest single site jail, speaks with David about his path to public service, Chicago’s reaction to the Laquan McDonald shooting, the current state of our criminal justice system, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 14 – Sheriff Tom Dart, Dec, 2015,” right-clcick “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Master 156 mins – “Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” were developed by Nick with the goal of bringing what he calls the “highly evolved” practices of contract law and practice for the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Nick also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin. This wide-ranging conversation is co-hosted by Naval Ravikant, a mutual friend and one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, who also happens to be one of Nick’s biggest admirers. We cover a lot, including: What is Bitcoin, what are cryptocurrencies, and what problem do they solve? What is “social scalability?” What is Ethereum and what makes it unique? Strengths and weaknesses? How will smart contracts actually get adopted or go mainstream? What are ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)? Blockchain governance — is there any existential risk? “Wet” versus “dry” code Pascal’s scams Quantum thought What fields will you be working on in the future?” At the link find the title, “#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Nick_Szabo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba-U.S. Relationship 33 mins – “Will Trump’s policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations? What’s at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama’s special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.”k At the link find the title, “How much of Obama’s Cuba policies could Trump rollback? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59432803e4b0b07aa660430f_1351620000001-300040_t_1497573388690_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Ambassador 56 mins – “Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, sits down with David to discuss his career at the State Department, his three posts in Cuba, the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations between the two countries, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 66 – Jeffrey DeLaurentis“ right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Definition 13 mins – “In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that’s as striking as the painting itself.” At the link click “Downloads,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Des Moines Register Reporter 45 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs. Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the p op-up menu.

Dick Durbin 42 mins – “Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks with David about his start in politics, his toughest votes in Congress, his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and the legacy that President Obama will leave behind.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 24 – Sen. Dick Durbin, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digestion in Nature 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking at some of the ways bacteria cooperate with other organisms to break down plants. First we speak with Dr. Lisa Karr, Associate Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and get into the details of how rabbits and cows ferment their food. And Mark Stumpf-Allen, Compost Programs Coordinator for the City of Edmonton, has some practical tips to help you keep your compost pile and soil alive and happy.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Leadership 60 mins – “How often do entrepreneurs and corporate leaders think about issues like fairness, accessibility or unseen biases in the technologies they invent and advance? That’s the challenge for companies leading the digital transformation that’s disrupting every aspect of society, says Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft, in this talk about innovating strategically and responsibly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Director Davis Guggenheim 62 mins – “Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim chats with David about the growing negativity of political media, working with Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth, and the shared pathology between D.C. and Hollywood.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 102 – Davis Guggenheim,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Divided U.S. 52 mins – “You don’t need to be a scholar or veteran political observer to see that America is divided, but journalist and historian Colin Woodard says this is really nothing new. Woodard argues that America has always been divided, because we’re actually eleven distinct regional nations, with different cultures and ideas about how the world works. He joins us Monday to explain the historic roots of these nations, and how that past is still influencing the country today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doppler Effect 49 mins – “This week, with the help of steampunk attired lady and gentleman bugs, we take a look at the Doppler effect.  We use water waves, sound and light to examine the consequences of what happens with the observer of a wave is moving with respect to the wave’s source.  We also look at the history of the idea from the work of Christian Doppler to the applications suggested by Ernst Mach.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless in Australia 27 mins – “Cow-free dairy products from GM yeast follow-up by Ian Woolf, Arjan Rensen talks about the Australian Driverless vehicle Initiative at CeBIT, Anjelo Fernando talks about VicHyper at CeBIT, Samir Sinha talks about RobonomicsAI at CeBIT,” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Regulation 63mins – “Brian Deese, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the instrumental role Deese played in the 2009 auto bailout, the consequences associated with rolling back financial regulatory reforms, and why he believes the Obama administration’s climate change policy should be preserved.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 151 – Brian Deese, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Costs 58 mins – “According to a report from the Project on Student Debt in 2016, New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest debt in the nation, at $36,101. As college tuition prices continue to rise, those in Washington look to reform the college loan system, including consolidating federal loans into management by one company. We’ll discuss how this might impact our students in New Hampshire, and other issues related to affording college.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ej Dionne 60 mins – “EJ Dionne, long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and author of “Why the Right Went Wrong”, chats with David about his start in journalism, the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do to win the election, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 79 – EJ Dionne,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electronic Paperbooks 15 mins – “For the book publishing industry, the 20th century was arguably the era of the paperback format. Inexpensive printing, rising literacy and a global mass media helped to put more books in more hands than ever before. The medium may be the message, but the paperback format was the business model. In 2017, print remains a critical element of the book business, of course, yet attention from editors and executives – and authors too – focuses on digital. The arrival of the annual Global E-book Report, an ongoing project from Vienna-based publishing consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart, is an opportunity to filter through conflicting story lines to better understand the current fortunes of the new century’s fundamental format. As Wischenbart tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally, e-books are much more than a new format, and have ushered in a new way of looking at the publishing industry.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eliot Spitzer 38 mins – “Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer discusses his work as the Sheriff of Wall Street, his 2008 resignation, and his opinion of 2016 presidential contenders such as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 8 – Eliot Spitzer,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elizabeth Warren 66 minsSen. Elizabeth Warren joins David to talk about the myriad challenges facing the middle class in the 21st century, her ongoing battles in the Senate, and her new book “This Fight is Our Fight.” At the link find the title, ““Ep. 155 – Sen. Elizabeth Warren,,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergent Order 64 mins – “Why is it that people in large cities like Paris or New York City people sleep peacefully, unworried about whether there will be enough bread or other necessities available for purchase the next morning? No one is in charge–no bread czar. No flour czar. And yet it seems to work remarkably well. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Michael Munger of Duke University join EconTalk host Russ Roberts to discuss emergent order and markets. The conversation includes a reading of Roberts’s poem, “It’s a Wonderful Loaf.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endurance Athlete 70 mins – “David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a group of TEDMED attendees and me how to hold our breath for longer than Harry Houdini’s lifelong record of three minutes and thirty seconds — which still pales in comparison to David’s own record of just over seventeen minutes.” At the link find the title, “#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-David Blaine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Change 62 mins – “What’s happening to Europe? The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was seen as a triumph for liberal democracy. True, the ‘end of history’ narrative didn’t play out across the world as many predicted. But in Europe political liberalism seemed unshakable, supported as it was by international business and transnational organisations such as the EU and NATO. But now Europe stands at a precarious moment. Anti-establishment and anti-EU political parties are on the rise. Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump add to the uncertainty. Europe seems to face a near near-constant threat of terrorist attacks. And while Marine Le Pen didn’t sweep to victory in the recent French presidential election, the new president Emmanuel Macron faces an uphill battle to fix the French economy and reform the EU’s institutions. If he fails, Le Pen could be well set to win the presidency in 2022….” At the link find the title, “Europe on the Edge, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everglades Damage 198 mins – “An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem as it existed up into the late-nineteenth century Early American desires and plans to try to drain the Glades The railroad and resort construction activities of Henry Flagler along Florida’s Atlantic coast, which led to significant development in South Florida for the first time The (mostly unsuccessful) attempt by private businessman Hamilton Disston to begin draining significant portions of Florida’s wetlands The renewed efforts by progressive/conservationist Floridians (such as governor Napoleon B. Broward) in the early 20th century to get the state government directly involved in ‘reclamation’ (ie, drainage) of the Glades Increasing state and federal actions on controlling Lake Okeechobee & draining the Everglades in the 1920s and 30s The full-on conquest of what remained of the Everglades by the US federal government, beginning in the late-1940s (ironically, at the exact time that the same government created the Everglades National Park) The damaging impact of this project on the South Florida ecosystem” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

F16 Aircraft 212 mins – “As part of my US trip 2017 I visited Nellis AFB, where LtCol Jan Stahl flies the F-16 for the 64th Aggressor Squadron. We spent a day around, in and under the F-16. The episode contains five parts. A brief introduction to the F-16 and its development, a discussion about flying it, a walkaround, a look at all the knobs, switches and displays in the cockpit as well as a detailed discussion on the HOTAS system that forms the backbone of the pilot’s interaction with the avionics….” At the link find the title, “Download MP3 File Directly, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Food 42 mins – “Hamburgers that turn out to be horse, not beef. Honey sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Old, grey olives dipped in copper sulfate solution to make them look fresh and green. Fraudulent foods such as these make up as much as five to ten percent of the offerings on supermarket shelves, according to experts—but which food is most likely to be faked, and what does that tell us about our food system? Join us this episode as we put on our detective hats to investigate food fraud’s long history and the cutting-edge science behind food forensics today—as well as what you can do to make sure what’s on your plate is what you think it is….” 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.

Fareed Zakaria 65 mins – “Fareed Zakaria talks to David about some of the most intractable problems around the globe—including how America should respond to the social and political upheaval in the Middle East, and to escalating tensions with Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 85 – Fareed Zakaria,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Filibuster by Blue Slip 32 mins – “For years, individual Senators have enjoyed wide sway in blocking judicial nominees who come from their home states. But that may soon change, as Republicans in the Senate try to transform the judiciary under President Trump. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post explains all the ways this could show up in Americans’ every day lives.” At the link find the title, “197: The secret Senate filibuster you’ve never heard of,” right-click “Media files 327128564-decodedc-197-the-secret-senate-filibuster-youve-never-heard-of.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment 62 mins – “Celebrated First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.” At the link find the title, “The soul of the First Amendment, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1738776840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 26 mins – “Millions around the world are chronically hungry. Three experts on agriculture discuss how to help people grow enough food, in a world of evolving technology, global markets and a changing climate. This is episode 3 of 4 in the Grand Challenges podcast series.” At the link find the title, “Grand Challenges: Food security, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 66 mins – “In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. Kasparov’s competition symbolized man’s fight against machine, yet years after losing to Deep Blue, he has come to see how humans and machines can partner to reach results that neither can attain alone. Come join us for a conversation about what it was like to strategize against a supercomputer—and how a world increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence can potentially overcome new challenges.” At the link find the title, “Garry Kasparov: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170608_Garry_Kasparov_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grateful Dead 52 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks time travel, sound tech, and why we’re all living in the Grateful Dead’s future, with Amir Bar-Lev, director of the new Martin Scorsese-produced documentary about the band.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Grover Norquist 66 mins – “Grover Norquist, political advocate and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks with David Axelrod about how he envisioned his anti-tax pledge as a young boy, his hopes for tax reform under the Trump administration, and what it was like to win the annual “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity” comedy competition.”Ep. 150 – Grover Norquist May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Growing Up 54 mins – “In her book Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Paul Kennedy talks with philosopher Susan Neiman, who believes that “Having created societies that our young want to grow up into, we idealize the stages of youth.” At the link find the title, “Subversive thoughts for an infantile age: Susan Neiman (Encore Oct 28, 2015),” right-click “Media files ideas_20170605_83412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control Kelly 33 mins – “Mark Kelly speaks with David about his reaction to the campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore., the assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., that his wife, ex-congresswoman Gabby Giffords, survived in 2011, and where he thinks the debate over gun control is heading in the future.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 3 – Capt. Mark Kelly Oct, 2015,right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry Reid 52 mins – “Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader, sits down with David to talk about the changes he’s seen in Washington during his 34 years there, what he views as the greatest professional joy of his life, and how Democrats should approach a Donald Trump presidency.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 103 – Sen. Harry Reid, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Plan in U.S. 68 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about competing single-payer bills in Nevada and California, plus research on the value of access to the Obama White House.” At the link find the title, “Meet Sprinklecare,” right-click “http://traffic.megaphone.fm/PP9747795026.mp3?updated=1496927956” and select”Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Restriction Impact 65 mins – “Rep. Ro Khanna, congressman from California, talks with David Axelrod about the need for the Democratic Party to develop an effective economic message that resonates in every part of the country, why he supported Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democratic primary, and why he believes President Trump’s actions so far have benefitted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 143 – Rep. Ro Khanna May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incarceration Reform 56 mins – “Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel at Koch Industries, chats with David about working with the Koch brothers and their push for criminal justice reform.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 10 – Mark Holden, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

Intelligence Officer Morell 72 mins – “Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, reflects on George W. Bush and Barack Obama after serving both presidents for years; shares his harrowing experience of being with President Bush on 9/11, and the subsequent decisions that he believes contributed to the invasion of Iraq; and what he sees as the most rapidly growing threat to America’s national security.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 96 – Michael Morell,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JD Vance 64 mins – “J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy, talks with David Axelrod about what it was that attracted working class voters to President Trump, why he’s so concerned by the clustering of homogenous communities in America, and what he thinks could be done to help address the social and economic difficulties in rural and urban areas of the country.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 120 – J.D. Vance, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerry Brown 88 mins – “Jerry Brown, the governor of California, talks with David Axelrod about the lessons he’s learned from a remarkable career in American politics, his advice for an embattled President Trump, what the Democratic Party can do to improve its standing in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and why California will continue to be a progressive stronghold in the era of Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 147 – Gov. Jerry Brown, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kasich 53 mins – “John Kasich, the governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, talks with David Axelrod about his working-class upbringing in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; his assessment of the opening months of the Trump administration; and what his political future might hold in 2020.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 144 – Gov. John Kasich, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kerry 63 mins – “Secretary of State John Kerry talks to David about his service in Vietnam, why he chose to concede quickly after losing the 2004 presidential election, and his time in the U.S. Senate and how the institution has changed in recent decades.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 91 – Sec. John Kerry,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John McCain 56 mins – “Senator John McCain talks with David Axelrod about the threat Russia poses to Western democracies, why he is more worried now about America than he has ever been before, what he misses most about his early days in the House and Senate, and why Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 135 – Sen. John McCain, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” from the pop-up menu.

Jon Stewart 52 mins – “Jon Stewart, comedian, author, and former host and executive producer of “The Daily Show,” chats with David in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago to talk about Donald Trump and the 2016 election, lessons from lobbying in Washington, what he’s working on today, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 49 – Jon Stewart (Live), May, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Jackie Calmes 58 mins – “Jackie Calmes, the veteran newspaper reporter, talks with David Axelrod about the pressures journalists face covering President Trump, her concerns for the future of the news business, her experiences covering three presidencies and the Gingrich Revolution in Congress, and her favorite article she wrote during her nearly 40-year career in newspapers.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 131 – Jackie Calmes, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Rove 66 mins – “Karl Rove, former White House senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, and the mastermind behind President George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns, sits down with David to discuss his early passion for politics, his assessment of the Bush years, and Donald Trump’s difficult road to winning the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 – Karl Rove,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Killam Prize Winners 56 mins – “Once a year, the Canada Council Killam Prize is bestowed on five of Canada’s top academics in five different fields. Paul Kennedy interviews this year’s winners and finds out what inspires them to break new ground.” At the link find the title, “Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge: The 2017 Killam Prize, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170608_18515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirsten Gillibrand 52 mins – “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks with David about how her faith helps her forge relationships in Congress, how the Democratic Party can rebuild after the 2016 election, and what she thinks about the latest developments in the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 149 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libertarian Gary Johnson 60 mins – “Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, talks with David about his foreign policy vision, the Johnson administration’s approach to illegal drugs, and his infamous Aleppo moment.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 86 – Gary Johnson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lin Manual Miranda 46 mins – “Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” talks to David about what he learned from meeting Stephen Sondheim in high school, what would surprise the Founders about our politics today, his advocacy for Puerto Rico as Congress debated how to address the island’s debt crisis, and why he can’t allow his creative output to be held captive to his own successes.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 84 – Lin-Manuel Miranda” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate 4 mins – “It was 1858, three years before the outbreak of the Civil War. At issue was the future of slavery. And the two candidates who in turn took their place at the podium were incumbent senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, and his political challenger, Abraham Lincoln….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of Episode 3128” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease 58 mins – “There’s been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Could a bite put you in danger from Lyme disease? …Both of our guests on today’s show are physicians, and both have suffered with Lyme disease that went undiagnosed and untreated for many years. In Dr. Spector’s case, the primary symptoms were heart rhythm abnormalities as the infection destroyed his heart. He eventually needed a heart transplant….” At the link find the title, “f idn the title, “Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme Disease?” right-click “Media files PP-1081Lyme.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madeleine Albright 64 mins – “Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, speaks with David Axelrod about her experiences as a young political refugee in the 1940s and how that shapes her view of President Trump’s travel ban; the effect the Trump presidency is having on the global order; why it’s important for the U.S. to stay engaged in the world; and her view on Steve Bannon’s role within the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 126 – Madeleine Albright, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manitoba History 35 mins – “Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba.” At the link find the title, “Louis Riel,” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-symhc-lewis-riel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maureen Dowd 63 mins – “Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David about growing up in Washington, D.C., how newsrooms have changed since she became a journalist in the 1970s, and how she views the presidents and would-be presidents she’s covered over her career.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 87 – Maureen Dowd,” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Reporter Corchado 62 mins – “Alfredo Corchado, author and journalist at the Dallas Morning News, talks with David Axelrod about the two chance encounters that inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, the dangers he and others have experienced while reporting on the Mexican drug cartels, and how corruption and crime in Mexico may propel a populist presidential candidate to victory in next year’s election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 152 – Alfredo Corchado, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michael Steele 68 mins – “Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, talks with David about the three years he spent in a Catholic seminary, his first job in politics working for Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and the challenges he faced as leader of the Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 81 – Michael Steele (Live),” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mitt Romney 63 mins – “2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits down with David Axelrod in San Diego to chat about his childhood in Michigan, his assessment of the 2016 race for the White House, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 5 – Mitt Romney Oct, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nancy Pelosi 35 mins – “House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi chats with David about her childhood in Baltimore, her tenure as Speaker of the House, and President Obama’s legacy.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 6 – Rep. Nancy Pelosi,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Negotiator Wendy Sherman 72 mins – “Wendy Sherman, the former lead negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal, talks with David Axelrod about how her experience in social work prepared her for a career in politics and international diplomacy; the inner-workings of the Iran nuclear deal; and what the world must do to stabilize the belligerent regime in North Korea.” AT the link find the title, “Ep. 132 – Wendy Sherman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 46 mins – “Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the spiritual heir to Carl Sagan in getting us all worked up about the Cosmos. He’s been appointed to special NASA commissions, hosted multiple TV specials and podcasts, and written many excellent books, the latest of which is Astrophysics for People in A Hurry – a succinct, wryly funny book that’s surprisingly informative for its size – it has the informational density of a black hole. In This, Our 100th Episode: Can Neil tell the entire history of the universe in 30 seconds? When is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? Why is “dark matter” a terrible name for dark matter? And what does Neil’s esteemed colleague Lawrence Krauss have in common with a pit bull?” At the link find the title, “Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) – The Only “-ist” I Am,” right-click “Media files PP5768874753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Trends 68 mins – “Matt Bai, the national political columnist for Yahoo! News, talks with David Axelrod about the intersection between politics, media, and celebrity; the media’s role in Donald Trump’s political rise; and how news organizations can effectively cover President Trump and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 119 – Matt Bai, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton Minow 76 mins – “Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sits down with David to discuss the clandestine role he and his agency played during the Cuban missile crisis, his personal reminiscences of Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson and others, the legacy of President Obama, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 65 – Newton Minow ,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 36 mins – “Alan Dershowitz and Laura Donohue join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s handling of the Russia probe.” At the link find the title, “EXTRA: Trump, Comey and obstruction of justice, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1207245137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

One-Man Shows 139 mins – “John Pugliano is the host of the popular investment podcast, the Wealthsteading Podcast, and is the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC. He has spent over 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans. His circuitous path to success included serving in the military as both enlisted and officer; a corporate career in sales; and finally a late blooming entrepreneur. John has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Penn State. John and his wife Cheryl live in Utah and are the parents of six children. John practices what he preaches. He believes in first being a disciplined saver, getting your preps in order, and then investing in the stock market. John is a long time TSP listener, he’s a lifetime MSB member, and a PermaEthos charter member and of course a member of our Expert Council. John joins us today to discuss his new book, ‘The Robots are Coming – A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opinion Researcher Hart 62 mins – “Peter Hart, a veteran U.S. pollster who has helped produce the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll for the last three decades, speaks to David about the odds of Donald Trump winning in November, what he thinks Hillary Clinton should do to defeat him, the history and future of polling, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 78 – Peter Hart,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orchids 48 mins – “Suggestive, romantic, sexy orchids! It turns out they’re even sexier in their own world. Wily, deceptive, manipulating: get ready to travel between history and science, how we humans think about orchids and who they really are in nature among themselves.” At the link find the title, “Orchids: A Love Story, J” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistani Ambassdor Haqqani 56 mins – “Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, talks with David about the U.S. foreign policy struggles in Pakistan, his imprisonment at the hands of the Pakistani army, his views on dealing with ISIS, and his take on the 2016 race for the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 18 – Husain Haqqani, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics Discussion 62 mins – “Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science.” At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planned Parenthood Leader 60mins – “Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, talks with David Axelrod about growing up in deep-red Texas as the daughter of prominent Democratic activists, the gains made in women’s health over the past eight years, and in what ways that progress may be lost if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 115 – Cecile Richards, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police and Black Community 62 mins – “DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement, talks to David about his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, his organization’s work to end police violence, the importance of public education, and his turbulent childhood in inner-city Baltimore.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 93 – DeRay Mckesson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Reporter Jacobs 46 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link. “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Barack Obama 60 mins- “President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the partisan politics in Washington, and what’s in store for the President when he leaves office on January 20th.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 108 – President Barack Obama, Dec, 2016,” right click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling in Beirut 27 mins – “Nidale Abou Mrad reports from her native Lebanon on a crisis of stinking household waste and how citizen activists are stepping in to do the authorities’ job in cleaning up.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religion in America 35 mins – “Sometimes when this earthly world gets us down, it’s good to remember that there is more than our everyday grind — or our everyday bananas Senate hearing, as it were. Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Carl Hulse 56 mins – “Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reflects on how Congress has changed during his years covering the institution, discusses what Paul Ryan’s political future may hold, and provides some insight into how Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination might play out after the presidential election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 92 – Carl Hulse,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Jorge Ramos 48 mins “Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, talks to David Axelrod about his incident with Donald Trump in Iowa last summer, his assessment of the GOP’s chances of winning the Latino vote, and his frustration with President Obama not pushing harder for comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 9 – Jorge Ramos,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Part Future 56 mins – “Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, chats with David about the future of the Republican Party, the debate over immigration reform, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 15 – Reihan Salam,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Antonio Mayor Castro 63 mins – “Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, talks with David Axelrod about why Housing and Urban Development programs are important to rural and urban communities and should be preserved; Donald Trump’s strained relationship with the Latino community; the lessons Democrats can learn from 2016; and whether he plans to run for office again” At the link find the title, “Ep. 133 – Julián Castro, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science and Politics 21 mins – “On April 22, 2017, more than one million people in 600 cities around the world took to the streets in the name of science. Many were scientists themselves, and quite a few donned lab coats. Some were protesting for the first time. It was an unusual sight perhaps, but science has never been immune to politics. “If we could imagine angels doing science maybe it wouldn’t be political,” says Liz Lopatto, science editor of the technology site The Verge, “But since it’s humans, it’s inescapable.” Throughout the past century quite a few scientists have taken up political causes, but the tide of politics and science ebbs and flows, from the labs to the streets and back again. Now, after a period of relative quiet it seems to be flowing again. But this time it’s different. Sociologist Kelly Moore says, “I don’t know of any period in American history when scientists have felt the need to collectively defend science as a public good.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Secretary of Education Duncan 39 mins – “ Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Education at the start of this year, chats with David about his childhood in Hyde Park, his tenure as a member of the president’s cabinet, and the gun violence and education problems facing the city of Chicago.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 22 – Arne Duncan, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Section 702 Intelligence 56 mins – “With the impending sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in December 2017, debate is heating up over how the crucial intelligence-gathering provision will be reauthorized by Congress—and even if it will be reauthorized at all. At the Hoover Institution, Benjamin Wittes sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the intelligence community’s perspective on 702 and what lies ahead for it in these turbulent times.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_230.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soundproofing Homes 7 mins – “Most people want a quiet, peaceful home— one without a lot of outside noise and one where sound within one room doesn’t transfer to another room.  Controlling noise involves reducing the movement of sound waves from one place to another. The best way to minimize noise within a room is to combine a number of different sound-blocking and sound-reduction methods.  This week I have 10 quick tips that you can use to help sound proof different areas of your house.’ At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spike Lee 56 mins – “Spike Lee, one of the leading African-American filmmakers of all time, speaks with David about his new movie on Chicago gun violence CHI-RAQ, race relations in the U.S., and his love of the New York Knicks. Warning: This episode contains some explicit language.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 13 – Spike Lee, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Hilton Campaign Manager 42 mins – “Steve Hilton was the man behind David Cameron’s push to remake British politics. Things didn’t work out so well there. Now he’s trying to launch a new political revolution – from sunny California.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tammy Duckworth 60 mins – “Tammy Duckworth, the U.S. Senator-elect from Illinois, talks with David Axelrod about her childhood in Southeast Asia, the harrowing day in Iraq when the helicopter she was co-piloting came under attack, her concerns with Donald Trump’s reliance on the military to fill Cabinet posts, and what she hopes to accomplish in the U.S. Senate.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 106 – Tammy Duckworth, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Friedman 66 mins – “Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for the Middle East peace process in the Trump era, the rapid changes transforming society which he chronicles in his latest book, and why he disagrees with President Obama’s decision to not pursue more direct American intervention in the Syrian civil war.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 114 – Thomas Friedman, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim Kaine 48 mins – “Tim Kaine, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and senator from Virginia, talks to David about his experience doing missionary work in Honduras with the Jesuits and the liberation theology he was exposed to there, why Congress should pass a new military authorization to fight ISIS, and why it’s better to choose optimism over pessimism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 90 – Tim Kaine,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Perception 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on (and researcher into) the neuroscience of time. His latest book, Your Brain is a Time Machine, the Neuroscience and Physics of Time convinced Jason that time is far weirder than he knew it to be (and he already knew it was mind-bogglingly weird). In this episode: Does time exist at all, or is it an illusion of consciousness? If the latter, what’s the evolutionary advantage of seeing time as linear and one-directional? Which is right: the Einsteinian view that the universe is a four dimensional box in which all time is already present, or the “common-sense” view that time is uni-directional? How does comic timing work? What’s the evolutionary advantage of comedy? And oh so much more.” At the link find the title, “97. Dean Buonomano (Neuroscientist) – This is Your Brain on Time,” right-click “Media files PP5537594954.mp3”and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Brokaw 69 mins – “Tom Brokaw, the legendary NBC News journalist, talks to David about his humble roots in South Dakota, covering the last days of the Nixon White House, the experience of being a news anchor during national tragedies like the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion and the 9/11 attacks, and the best news source he ever had.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 – Tom Brokaw,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Vilsack 69 mins – “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joins David to talk about his humble beginnings in Iowa, his relationship with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s struggles in rural America, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 73 – Sec. Tom Vilsack” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade Treaty Expert 58 mins – “Michael Froman, the former U.S. Trade Representative, talks with David Axelrod about why technology and not free trade poses the biggest threat to middle class jobs and wages in America; what the U.S. stands to lose by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement; and why American workers will be harmed by Donald Trump’s global trade policies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 130 – Michael Froman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 59 mins – “Dylan Matthews and politics reporter Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the Paris Accords and the mysterious role of the First Son-in-Law.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the podcast.

Trump Campaign Manager 68 mins – “Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager to Donald Trump throughout the Republican primary, talks with David Axelrod about the career he led prior to becoming a figure in national politics, his response to reports alleging that Trump campaign officials were in constant communication during the presidential campaign with suspected Russian officials, and how the Trump White House can reset and move past its turbulent first month.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 123 – Corey Lewandowski, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Campaigner Castellanos – “Alex Castellanos, longtime Republican consultant, talks with David Axelrod about his childhood experiences in Cuba, the importance of storytelling and authenticity in politics, why he thinks Donald Trump could be an effective president, and what he believes will be the biggest challenge Trump faces in Washington.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 104 – Alex Castellanos, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukraine Today 62 mins – “Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former Finance Minister, chats with David Axelrod about her Ukrainian-American upbringing in Chicago, how Russia’s violation of international norms could portend global upheaval, and the potential costs of a Trump administration’s isolationist policy both in the United States and globally.” At the linkf ind the title, “Ep. 117 – Natalie Jaresko, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Union Leader Mary Kay Henry 66 mins – “Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sits down with David to discuss her leadership of the 2.1 million member union, her concerns about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the future of labor unions in this country, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 21 – Mary Kay Henry, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Univision News Chief 67 mins – “Isaac Lee, chief news and digital officer of Univision News and CEO of Fusion, chats with David about his grandfather fighting the Nazis and later moving to Colombia, the death threats Lee received as editor in chief of one of Colombia’s leading investigative magazines, how millennials consume news today, and his concerns about Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 61 – Isaac Lee,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Health Decline 27 mins – “Sitting on top of the world’s largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela used to be one of the richest nations in Latin America. Today it is in turmoil and there’s been a sharp rise in infant mortality and the number of women dying in childbirth and pregnancy is up by 65%. The BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez has just returned from Venezuela where he saw a man who couldn’t get hold of a lifesaving medicine – and a woman whose daughter died before she was able to get a diagnosis. It’s flu season in Chile and every year as many as six and a half thousand people are hospitalised with the virus – out of a population of 17 million. Up to 500 people die from it. Radio and TV ads try to persuade people to flu jabs – and special vans are taking vaccinations into the community. We all forget things – but one listener on holiday in Croatia tells Health Check how he literally couldn’t remember what he was doing on the beach after a swim. Luckily his memory cam back. As Professor Adam Zeman from the University of Exeter explains, he suffered an episode of transient global amnesia, which can be caused by stress or cold water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls or Bridges 66 mins – “Former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses spending his formative years overseas, how his experiences during the Kosovo War impacts his understanding of the Syrian conflict, and the diplomatic challenges faced by the Trump administration in the wake of the Russian leaks.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 148 – Tony Blinken, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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