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Adolescent Sleep Needs 26 mins – “Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup: Greatest Hits Edition! In this episode, “Teenage Zombies,” we explore three ways in which the adolescent mind is radically different from yours and mine. Do you beg your teenager to go to sleep earlier so he or she can function in the morning? Well, it turns out they physically can’t do that, explains Marvin Wang, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who’s on a mission to make middle and high schools start later in the day. Also, why adolescent brain development is the culprit behind so much bad (and sometimes law-breaking) decision-making and reckless behavior. And, a sex therapist talks about how Internet porn can sabotage a teenager’s ability to have a normal romantic relationship. Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former national newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues. The Checkup podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks. Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to email@example.com. Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former Boston bureau chief of the New York Times. Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.” At the link find the title, “Teenage Zombies, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files ARC5465948372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Affordable Homes 70 mins – “A safe and secure shelter, one of humanity’s most basic needs, has eluded far too many people in this resource-rich region. In the past five years, Bay Area home prices have surged by an astounding average of 72 percent. This is one reason why even six-figure household incomes are considered “low income” in certain parts of the Bay Area and why homeless tent encampments and the number of RVs lining the streets of cities across the region are growing dramatically. Currently, 1.5 million households in the Bay Area pay more than half of their income in rent. And people of color and seniors are being hit the hardest. But for the first time, the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are working together on creative solutions to produce, preserve and protect affordable homes for all residents. Last fall, voters passed 15 affordable housing measures throughout the Bay Area. The tech giant Facebook has committed to help build a nearly $20 million fund to partner with local governments and nonprofits to create “innovative and scalable” affordable housing near its Menlo Park headquarters.” At the link find the title, “Give Me Shelter: How the Bay Area Is Tackling Its Housing Crisis, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171010_Give Me Shelter Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aging in Place 75 mins – “Catherine Reid, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Nancy Meyer, Realtor, Senior Real Estate Specialist; Denise Michaud, Independent Insurance Agent. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on May 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “How to “Age in Place” Safely—Navigating the Confusing World of Home Care,” right-click “Media files cc_20170517_How to Age in Place Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI Uses 70 mins- “What has artificial intelligence (AI) brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of AI is the story of intelligence—of life processes as they evolve from bacteria to humans, where life processes define their own software, to technology, where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know that AI is transforming work, laws and weapons as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising important questions. A native of Stockholm, Max Tegmark left Sweden in 1990 after receiving his bachelor of science in physics from the Royal Institute of Technology. He studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley, earning his master’s in 1992 and his Ph.D. in 1994. Tegmark is the author of more than two hundred technical papers, and he has been featured in dozens of science documentaries. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a Packard Fellowship, the Cottrell Scholar Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. His work with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year in 2003.” At the link find the title, “Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170926_Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Amazon Market Dominance 23 mins – “This week, the trade offs we don’t see when we shop on Amazon. How the company’s dominance from retail to web hosting could create a dystopia of social profiling. Why the answer isn’t to cancel your Prime. And yes, I test drive the Amazon Look so you don’t have to. Amazon is the new Standard Oil, the “titan of twenty-first century commerce,” as rock star lawyer Lina Khan wrote in her viral law journal note. Which, incidentally, might be a nice thing to include with your packages this year. We made a handy printable card with a link to her 96-page blockbuster. Give the gift of light reading on modern antitrust policy, along with those colanders and scarves.” At the link find the title, “Alexa, Is Amazon Taking Over The World? Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself121317_cms818435_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Augmented Surgery 11 mins – “If you’re undergoing surgery, you want the best surgical team to collaborate on your case, no matter where they are. Surgeon and entrepreneur Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques — from remote locations using low-cost augmented reality tools. Watch the system in action as she joins a surgeon in Minnesota performing a knee surgery, live on her laptop from the TED stage in New Orleans. As Hachach-Haram says: “Through simple, everyday devices that we take for granted, we can really do miraculous things.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Autoimmune Diseases 75 mins – “Autoimmune diseases are a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in our country. Without recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms triggering the presenting complaints, the practitioner may be proverbially “chasing the tail” of the pathology with temporary symptom relief. This presentation will outline the development of autoimmune disease and its musculoskeletal and neurological presentations, with a deep emphasis on testing and treatment protocols that have consistently demonstrated dramatic results. O’Bryan is internationally recognized speaker and writer on chronic diseases and metabolic disorders. He is considered the world expert on the impact of wheat sensitivity on autoimmunity. In 2013, he organized “the gluten summit,” the first Internet gathering of more than 25 experts in a particular health field. More information can be found at www.TheDr.com.” At the link find the title, “Autoimmune Fix,” right-click “Media files cc_20170518_Autoimmune_Fix_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bacteria Challenges 63 mins – “The rise of the antibiotic “superbugs” such as MRSA and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and recent viral pandemics are all examples of the threats posed to human health by infectious disease. These impact severely on our crops and livestock, significantly increasing the challenges associated with sustaining food security on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution) reflects on how our current situation compares with our recent history and the scale of the challenges ahead.” At the link find the title, “Professor Ed Feil inaugural lecture: How do you solve a problem like bacteria? Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 248852994-uniofbath-professor ed feil inaugural lecture how do you solve a problem like bacteria.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bicycling Trends 53 mins – “Getting out of a car and onto a bike is one of the best things you can do for the climate and your personal health. Bike lanes are growing in American cities from New York City to Houston, the country’s oil and gasoline capital. Cycling is also a way for people to raise awareness and money for their climate work. Still, many potential cyclists are worried about their personal safety while biking—and about breathing bus exhaust. What are cities doing to take cycling to the next level? Is bike sharing really displacing taxi rides? How is pedal power helping the broader climate movement? Join us for a conversation about cycling and the ways it is changing urban America and cutting carbon emissions.” At the link find the title, “Chain Reaction: Why Two Wheels Are Better Than Four, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170723_cl1_ChainReaction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biohub Research 62 mins – “The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has an audacious vision: to “enable doctors to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime.” This vision may sound outlandish at first. However, when one considers how far medicine has come in the past 100 years, this vision doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Co-presidents Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake will share insights into their quest to end disease, from advancing basic science and expanding humankind’s understanding of fundamental truth to building new technologies that can radically accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.” At the link find the title, “Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the End of Human Disease, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170925_Chan_Zuckerberg_Biohub_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin Background 46 mins – “Digital currency Bitcoin’s value is soaring to historic heights. Where does it go next? Could it crash, or will it keep going higher? And what’s it for, anyway? For those of you don’t know what Bitcoin is, we’ll rely on Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times reporter who’s written extensively about it. Check out his explainer here.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Damage 47 mins – “Dr Momna Hejmadi, from the University of Bath, explores some of the non-conventional patterns of behaviour and links them to how the brain works.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file. .
Brain Health Goals 63 mins – “Dr. Daniel Amen – The most popular psychiatrist in America. Dr. Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. “When your brain works right,” he says, “you work right; and when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.” His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives. In this episode we learn how Dr. Amen uses nuclear brain imaging to diagnose and treat behavioral problems.” At the link find the title, “Episode 246 – Dr. Daniel Amen – The Most Popular Psychiatrist in America, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files f1c27451-12f0-4905-ab62-03cc2cb82d4b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Optimization 45 mins – “What are smart drugs? Can you supplement your way to genius? These are primary burning questions I was anxious to ask my guest this week, Dr. Andrew Hill. You see, Dr. Hill received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012, studying how attention operates in the brain. He is also the director of the Alternatives Brain Institute, where they help clients look at their brain function as well as examine how their mind works, and work with them to build strengths and resources, flexibility, and better performance. Sounds pretty rad. But the kicker is this. Dr. Hill is the lead Neuroscientist for a new startup called truBrain, a company with a mission to help optimize your productivity and efficiency without relying on excess caffeine or prescription medication. They are creating a new type of energy drink! One devoid of the useless sugars, caffeine, and wasted crap and they are replacing it with …. nootropics. Little drink packages that remind me very much of the old school kool-aid packages. And in these packages there is a promise of mental clarity, calm energy, productivity, memory increase, and more! Could it be true? If so, someone needs to alert all of the college kids who are popping way too many adderalls. Well – let’s find out! Can these supplements make you amazing, smarter, better, faster? “Nootropics are analogous to vigilance promoting drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin. The difference is nootropics aren’t used to remediate a specific problem, they are used to enhance existing cognition.” -Dr. Hill Quotes from Andrew Hill: What we learn in this episode: What’s the best drug to take if you just want to feel happy all the time? (Please note, we do not recommend this option). Does neurofeedback work? And when is it useful? Can you diagnose ADHD with neurofeedback? How useful are smart drugs? Do they really work?” At the link find the title, “Episode 170 – Dr. Andrew Hill – What are smart drugs and can you supplement your way to genius? Dec, 2014,” right-click “Media files 4e7ceadc-e59a-49ea-b428-5d585202317c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
British National Health Service Abolished 86 mins- “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Allyson Pollock – Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at Queen Mary University of London – shows how the government has abolished the NHS. She explains how the new structures will operate, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.” At the link find the title, “Prof Allyson Pollock: How Our NHS Is Being Abolished, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 274821306-uniofbath professor allyson pollock how our nhs is being abolished.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bundy Range War 58 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates how the Bundy family’s fight against the federal government invigorated armed militias and “patriot” groups — helping them grow to levels not seen in decades.” At the link find the title, “American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the Federal Government, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Digital Services 21 mins – ” If tech companies around the world can invent ground-breaking programs, apps and services every day — why can’t the government?” At the link find the title, “Dec 14 Government’s new startup aims to create better services for Canadians, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171214_27677.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer Survivor Story 60 mins – “Cancer treatments have become so successful that the number of cancer survivors will reach an estimated 20 million in the United States by 2026. Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter will offer insights from her book Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, reaffirming that a big step towards recovery involves having survivors speak up about how cancer has touched their lives. Krauter is a marriage and family psychotherapist with almost 40 years of experience. Her own voyage through cancer, combined with her experience as a therapist, brings a unique perspective to her clients. Focusing on and helping others has been an important part of her recovery.” At the link find the title, “Surviving The Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170921_Surviving the Storm Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Capital Hill Bullies 49 mins – “From Capitol Hill to the workplace to the darkest corners of the internet, it can feel like our world is increasingly being manipulated by threats and intimidation. This week we look at the role of bullies in our lives and how we should and shouldn’t respond. Plus, as the GOP tax bill moves through Congress, a look back at the historical struggle over taxation in America. And finally, the story of an MSNBC contributor fired and rehired within the past two weeks and the far-right troll who was responsible.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Capitalism Crisis 65 mins – “Nature, money, work, care, food, energy and lives—these are the seven things that have made our world and will continue to shape its future. But at what cost? Throughout history, rebellions and uprisings have prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. And while technology and commerce have modernized and transformed society, our planet has paid a hefty price. In this program, Patel will issue an urgent call for innovative and systematic thinking to help reclaim our world and save us before it’s too late.” At the link find the title, “Raj Patel: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Raj Patel Activist, Research Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas—Austin; Co-Author, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet,” right-click “Media files cc_20171012_Raj Patel Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carbon Footprint Reduction 52 mins – “Professor Geoff Hammond, Director of the interdisciplinary International Centre for the Environment (ICE) at the University of Bath, looks at the global challenges and local opportunities for lowering our carbon footprint.” At the link find the title, “Lowering our carbon footprint, Oct, 2007,” right-click “Media files 241911186-uniofbath-lowering-our-carbon-footprint-geoff-hammond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Celiac Problem and Gluten Treatment 54 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have our good friend Diana Rodgers, RD, NTP. Diana is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and lives on a sustainable, working organic farm. Listen in to this important episode as we talk about the sustainability of eating meat, grazing animals, why sustainability > abs, What The Health, and Diana’s documentary that’s in the works.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chicken Power 47 mins – “Juicy, crispy, crunchy…fried chicken is undoubtedly delicious. But it’s also complicated, in ways that go far deeper than the science behind that perfect crust. From slavery to entrepreneurship and from yard fowl to Gospel bird, the story of fried chicken is filled with challenging contradictions. Grab a drumstick and listen in….” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Childhood Poverty 52 mins – “The President of the Child Poverty Action Group, Baroness Ruth Lister, gives an insight into poverty research in the UK.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Chinese Shoppers 14 mins – “China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people’s phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers — the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK and Germany — regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this transformation mean for the future of shopping? Learn more about the new business-as-usual, where everything is ultra-convenient, ultra-flexible and ultra-social.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Tactics 65 mins – “In Professor Michael Finus’ inaugural lecture he highlights how economic theory, in particular game theory, can be used to analyse international agreements to tackle climate change.” At the link find the title, “Global environmental protection: Success or failure? Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 259190053-uniofbath global environmental protection success or failure.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Closets 19 mins – “If you’re like most of us, you’re dreaming of a spacious, well-organized master closet. A walk-in master closet is what most people will opt for, but if you’re limited by space or budget, you might have to go with a reach in closet, also called a wall closet. In this week’s episode, we’ll talk about the advantages of walk-in closets vs reach-in closets, whether flat shoe shelves, slanted shoe shelves or shoe cubbies are better, and we’ll go over the different materials used to fabricate closets. Plus we’ll go over pro terms: Wall hung closet systems and Floor mounted closet systems “ At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coalition Governments 63 mins – “A recording of Professor Charles Lees’ inaugural lecture that took place on 19 February 2014. In his lecture he discussed how coalition governments are formed and what they can achieve.” At the link find the title, “Games without frontiers, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 262433786-uniofbath-games-without-frontiers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Concealed Gun Laws 46 mins – “The House passes a bill that would let people with concealed carry permits take their guns into states where it’s currently illegal. Lois Beckett, a reporter for The Guardian, says the bill doesn’t have much of a chance of passing the U.S. Senate, even though it passed the House of Representatives. Still, she says, it’s been a National Rifle Association priority. Robert Spitzer, a professor at SUNY Cortland, says the bill is part of a broader effort by gun rights activists and manufacturers to “normalize” gun ownership as demographic change works against them (most gun owners are older). “This is one step to try to make the idea of having guns, getting guns, carrying guns to be sort of a normal or a more normal thing,” Spitzer tells us. John Lott, a gun rights proponent, says people who carry guns are by and large even more law-abiding than police officers themselves, and says that if staffers of a congressman shot at a softball game had been able to carry weapons in Virginia, the situation would have been over even sooner. And finally, Major Sabrina Tapp-Harper of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office tells us that she doesn’t support this proposal: “I believe concealed carry reciprocity would make it harder for law enforcement officers to do their jobs.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Country Wellbeing Status 26 mins – “Professor Anil Markandya, from the Department of Economics & International Development, gives the Charter Day lecture in which he explores more sophisticated ways of measuring a country’s wellbeing than just looking at GDP; these include assessing its ecological footprint, rating in the Corruption Perception Index and number of happy life years. Using these techniques, there are some surprising winners and losers.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Creativity Paradigm 46 mins – “This week we speak with author and innovation expert Alan Iny about his book, ‘Thinking In New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity’. Thinking in new boxes is a way to provide that structure and analysis that the brain craves, while also fostering massive amounts of creativity and new thinking. It is a process that comes directly from the experts at the most respected consulting group in the world (where Alan is the global innovation expert).” At the link find the title, “Episode 252 – Alan Iny – A New Paradigm for Creativity, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files a3d90a30-eeae-4fb6-82ac-fb4b5889493a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR 53 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever. In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny….” At the link find the title, “105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cryptocurrency Background 153 mins – “I have been getting tons of questions on Cryptocurrency and while I know some members of the audience sort of are tuning out on this subject, I ran a poll on our Facebook Group today and this won hands down. Additionally I felt if I did this episode I could condense the subject to a single show for those not overly excited about it and let most other questions on crypto go to our new Expert Council member Ben Fitts of CryptoGulch. I try hard to not let any one subject dominate the show and our subject matter. This is one though I think you avoid at your own peril, even if you never invest a dime, this is something you need to understand. Major shifts will come, there will be winners and losers, but crypto and blockchain are not going a way. The governments and banks are not going to shut them down either, if they could do so they already would have done so. This is the single biggest thing to happen to “money” in the life of any living human being. And the government can say it isn’t money all they want, anything that is a medium of exchange is money.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Customer Service 44 mins – “In this episode we interview digital marketing expert and customer strategist, Tema Frank. Tema has worked in marketing and customer experience for over three decades. In 2001 she founded Web Mystery Shoppers, the worlds first company to test omnichannel customer service: web, phone, chat, email and in-store. Using social media techniques before social media existed, she built a database of 75,000 mystery shoppers worldwide.” At the link find the title, “Episode 249 – Tema Frank – Make Customers Love You, Jul, 2016,”right-click “Media files 8a0861e9-39b0-41ff-9920-e8992683d8bb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
De-extinction 57 mins – “286. Britt Wray, author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files geeksguide286final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Deception Problems 30 mins – “From the Bulgarian hacker scene of the 90’s, featured in episodes 1 and 2, we now move to the vibrant underground hacker scene of West and East Berlin. Working secretly for the KGB, a young Berliner hacker attempts to hack the U.S military network, only to be stopped by a curious, and inventive astronomer.A riveting game of cat and mouse, and a fascinating look at the hacker scenes of the early days of the internet.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 14: Deception, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Se2_Ep_05_Deception_V2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Democracy Malfunctions 83 mins – “Contemporary democratic politics faces exorbitant stakes on a broad range of issues: from existential threats such as global climate change, pandemic disease and growing dangers to human health from toxic pollutants; through major social issues like the erosion of wages and standards of living, increasing inequality and stalled social mobility, a scarcity of jobs that deliver security and dignity, and the ever-more frayed social safety-net; to on-going security and humanitarian challenges (North Korea, South Sudan, Russia, Syria, refugee crises, cyber-crime and cyber–warfare, etc.). Yet in a season of toxic elections, democratic politics seems no match for these stakes and instead have grown increasingly fractious and dysfunctional. In these circumstances, many people argue that it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to determine why American democracy has become so deeply disfigured. In this lecture, we will consider two central themes: the concomitant rise in inequality in American society and a decline of responsiveness in American national government to all but the most affluent; and the threat posed by an increasingly fractured and toxic informational ecosystem to the very idea of public opinion. Focusing on these twin threats to democratic accountability and self-rule allows us to situate current events in a deeper analytic perspective informed by recent work in economics, sociology, media studies and political philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Distorted Democracy: Some Structural Roots of the Dysfunction of Contemporary Politics, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170802 Distorted Democracy Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Desktop Manufacturing 83 mins – “In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed… Check out today’s Advent podcast where Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.” At the link find the title, “Chris Anderson on the Democratisation of Manufacturing, Design and Technology, Dec, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3Chris Anderson on the Democratisation of Manufacturing, Design and Technology” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Distant Space 56 mins – “In this public lecture, astrophysicist Dr Chris North takes its audience on a journey through space to understand the most distant stars and galaxies, exploring the findings of the Herschel Space Observatory. Dr North has worked on a number of space missions and is currently part of the Herschel Observatory team, looking at far-infrared light from stars forming in our galaxy and across the Universe.” At the link find the title, “Mission into distant space, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 250638717-uniofbath-mission-into-distant-space.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug and Alcohol Policy in Britain 66 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor David Nutt – Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, as well as former Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs – explores the ways in which evidence is being misused to stop rational regulations for alcohol and tobacco and, simultaneously, to impose unnecessary and potentially harmful sanctions on other drugs. He also addresses new ways we can approach this problem by putting science in charge. The control or regulation of alcohol and other harmful drugs, he argues, is a matter or” At the link find the title, “Prof David Nutt: Time To Put Science At The Heart Of UK Drug And Alcohol Policy? Mar, 2016 Media files 250141392-uniofbath-time-to-put-science-at-the-heart-of-uk-drug-and-alcohol-policy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Enchanted Hills 17 mins – “In this Cast we are talking to Poonam Vaidya from India. She spent last summer at Enchanted Hills Camp and… The #RebuildEHC series is where we are bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to www.Lighthouse-SF.org/enchanted-hills/rebuilding/ In this Cast we are talking to Poonam Vaidya from India. She spent last summer at Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat as a counselor and shares her story about her Blindness, ambitions and the differences she has noticed between our two cultures, India and United States. Poonam has returned to India and has hopes to someday see changes come to her culture and I am sure she will be there on the front lines fighting for the independence and education for her Blind community.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Entitlements 66 mins – “John Cogan of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Cogan’s book, The High Cost of Good Intentions, a history of U.S. entitlement policy. Cogan traces the evolution of government pensions beginning with Revolutionary War vets to the birth and evolution of the Social Security program. Surprises along the way include President Franklin Roosevelt as fiscal conservative and the hard-to-believe but true fact that there is still one person receiving monthly checks from the Civil War veterans pension program. The conversation concludes with Cogan’s concerns over the growing costs of financing social security payments to baby boomers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eritrean Refugees 24 mins – “For Eritreans fleeing their country, knowing journalist and activist Meron Estefanos’s phone number can be their only chance of survival.” At the linkf ind the title, “Dec 15 How Meron Estefanos saves Eritrean refugees with her cellphone, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171215_61194.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Everyday Life Improvements 44 mins – “We are bring back one of our all time most downloaded guests this week, Roman Krznaric. In this episode we discuss Roman’s most recent book, How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life. There are many ways to try to improve our lives—we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of spiritual guides, or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely look to history for inspiration—and when we do, it can be surprisingly powerful. In this episode, the cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics—including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money—by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom we have been missing.” At the link find the title, “Episode 248 – Roman Krznaric – How Should We Live? Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files ef09fc3c-0168-4091-8542-936756f2ad13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Evidence-based Management Issues 49 mins – “Concerns about the gap between management research and management practice are long-standing and well-documented. Management practices do not seem to be based firmly on research evidence and the research produced by management researchers has limited impact on management practice. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Rob Briner argues that this gap is difficult to close and remains an intractable problem mainly because nobody is to blame. So, how can these barriers be overcome? What are the benefits and potential costs of narrowing the gap and increasing the use of evidence in management practice? View a video and slideshow of this lecture here: http://uniofbath.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f2b9c825-4d91-490d-b169-65c47ca93526” At the link find the link, “Understanding barriers to evidence-based management, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 262433942-uniofbath understanding barriers to evidence based management.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Evolution Rules 60 mins – “In 1990, Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould posed an intriguing question. What would happen if we were able to re-run the Tape of Life? Would small perturbations to the starting conditions yield radically different outcomes, or would the course of evolution follow a familiar path, differing only in its details? The first worldview sees evolution as an essentially open-ended process of unlimited potential, while the second regards evolution as more predictable. If the latter is true, can we make any generalisations about the manner in which evolution is likely to precede on the largest scale? Which ‘macroevolutionary rules’ – if any – withstand scrutiny and allow us to elevate evolutionary biology from a historical to a predictive science? In his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Matthew Wills considers some possible answers to these questions, drawing upon his own work and the broader field. He explores how most major groups evolve according to a common template and whether there is evidence for actively driven trends in morphological complexity on macroevolutionary scales. He also considers whether there are rules governing the demise of species at mass extinction events, and asks whether evolution in deep time can teach us anything about the likely effects of the current biodiversity crisis.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Wills Inaugural Lecture, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 323924934-uniofbath matthew wills inaugural lecture.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Far UVC Kills Germs 10 mins – “Since the widespread use of antibiotics began in the 1940s, we’ve tried to develop new drugs faster than bacteria can evolve — but this strategy isn’t working. Drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs killed nearly 700,000 people last year, and by 2050 that number could be 10 million — more than cancer kills each year. Can physics help? In a talk from the frontiers of science, radiation scientist David Brenner shares his work studying a potentially life-saving weapon: a wavelength of ultraviolet light known as far-UVC, which can kill superbugs safely, without penetrating our skin. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fashion Industry Pollution 13 mins – “Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission — to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor makes a striking red-purple pigment, and now she’s using it to develop bold, color-fast fabric dye that cuts down on water waste and chemical runoff, compared with traditional dyes. And she isn’t alone in using synthetic biology to redefine our material future; think — “leather” made from mushrooms and superstrong yarn made from spider-silk protein. We’re not going to build the future with fossil fuels, Chieza says. We’re going to build it with biology.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fat Organ 38 mins – “Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body’s Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Future of Health 60 mins – “What if doctors no longer played God and you became CEO of your own health? What if medicine were tailor-made for your own DNA? What will the world be like when people start living to 150 – or even forever? If only the wealthy can afford super-longevity, will the growing gap between rich and poor lead to a new form of social inequality? These are some of the questions Intelligence Squared explored in The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional. Massive change is already under way. New tools, tests and apps are taking healthcare away from the professionals and into the hands of the individual. Wearable devices which monitor our fitness and activities are already ubiquitous. Before long they will be superseded by ‘insideables’ – chips planted just under our skin – and ‘ingestibles’ – tiny sensor pills that we swallow. The plummeting cost of DNA profiling means we will soon be entering the era of truly personalised medicine – the right drug for the right person at the right time – instead of the…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Globalization Issues 60 mins – “According to the experts globalisation ended in 2008, but where does that leave us? Is the financial crisis a turning point in the global transformation? Professor Guy Standing examines these issues in his inaugural lecture.” At the link find the title, “Professor Guy Standing inaugural lecture: Work after globalisation, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241782732-uniofbath professor guy standing inaugural lecture work after globalisation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Google DeepMind 12 mins – “Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence.” At the link find the title, “Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-aa5819a9-3053-43c7-8cfd-c59a4e216648-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green America 57 mins – “Green America has launched the Re(store) It campaign to educate the public and U.S. corporations about the benefits of regenerative agriculture, an approach to farming which uses methods that rejuvenate the soil and trap greenhouse gases. The campaign will educate consumers about the importance of regenerative agriculture and offer ways to support it. Regenerative agriculture harnesses the relationships between plants and soil microbes to pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it in plants and soils where it is a useful nutrient for farmers. Tune in as we talk with Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director for Consumer & Corporate Engagement for Green America.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green Energy Chemistry 53 mins – “Professor Saiful Islam, of the University’s Department of Chemistry, gives a flavour of the fascinating chemistry behind green technologies such as hybrid petrol-electric cars and fuel cells.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Greener Products 47 mins – “Cellulose, one of nature’s most abundant polymers, is produced in significant quantities in many farmed crops. Yet it is not a human food source – so the use of cellulose in high value materials does not compete with, but potentially complements, food production. This lecture covered work afoot at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies into processing cellulose into high value materials that gives access to renewably-derived recyclable materials with a range of diverse applications.” At the link find the title, “Harnessing Bio-based Materials for Greener Products, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 273805282-uniofbath-harnessing-bio-based-materials-for-greener-products.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grossology 16 mins – “Episode 9 of the health podcast from WBUR and Slate dives into some pretty gross stuff that also happens to be pretty fascinating: fecal transplants, vaginal bacteria, and parents who share their baby’s pacifiers. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.” At the link find the title, “The Checkup: Grossology, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files ARC5982320795.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guantanamo Issues 66 mins – “In this week’s episode, Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney pick up the thread on a handful of familiar issues, and introduce a few new ones as well. Interrogation: Their first topic is a blend, actually: the case of Akayed Ullah, who attempted to set off a pipe bomb in New York City yesterday. Ullah was taken into law enforcement custody, but soon some quarters were calling for him to be placed in military custody for interrogation purposes. Your hosts will revisit the tangle of issues involving Miranda, presentment, habeas, and more that such arguments raise. Habeas and military detention: Next up is a recap of Monday’s hearing in ACLU v. Mattis, in which the government continues to resist efforts to determine whether a US citizen held as an enemy combatant in Iraq wishes to pursue habeas review, and whether that review can begin now or must await some further development. The 2001 and 2002 AUMFs: DOD’s acting General Counsel recently gave a speech outlining the administration’s views on the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs, and the possibility of repeal-and-replace. Your hosts will flag the highlights. Somalia: Staying with the AUMF theme, the next topic will explore the legal implications of a New York Times story on plans for expanded operations in Somalia. Military Commissions: Last but not least, there are some new charges pending in the military commission system, raising some interesting scope-of-conflict questions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gun Litigation 47 mins – “On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They’re in court again. Could this be the way? A big gun case opening in Connecticut today. Families of the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting going to court again to try to hold the maker of the assault-style rifle used by Adam Lanza on that terrible day liable for those deaths. Twenty-six people – mostly children – died. Remington is now a target. Federal law protects gun makers. It’s a tough case. But after Newtown and Orlando and Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, we’re watching.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Rights 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, and is titled “Human Rights and Violent Internal Conflict.” Our speaker is David Cingranelli, Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ideas Have Power 37 mins – “Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder – and much more expensive. So what should we do next?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu
Immigrant Innovation 93 mins – “Following the arrival of large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe from 2015 onwards, many non-traditional actors—from tech start-ups to social enterprises—have pioneered innovative solutions to foster the social and economic inclusion of newcomers. In the context of this experimentation, business has played a fundamental role, with companies on both sides of the Atlantic leveraging their potential as employers, donors, and partners in innovative alliances. This two-day conference reflected on how innovative initiatives for refugee inclusion can grow beyond pockets of good practice and inspire large-scale, long-term change. The event brought together a diverse group of public officials, business leaders, service designers, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, and refugee initiatives from Europe, the United States, and Canada. The final interactive panel session “From Niche to Mainstream: Unlocking the Potential of Innovation for Lasting Change” included contributions from: Chair: Elizabeth Collett, Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe; Louisa Taylor, Director, Refugee 613, Canada; Ben Mason, Project lead on digital innovation around refugees and migration, Betterplace lab, Germany; David Manicom, Assistant Deputy Minister, Settlement and Integration Sector, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Laura Corrado, Head of Unit Legal Migration and Integration, DG HOME, European Commission.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Improving Ourselves 16 mins – “How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon’s precision. He shares what he’s found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. “It’s not how good you are now; it’s how good you’re going to be that really matters,” Gawande says.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Income Inequality 60 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Robert H. Wade – Professor of Political Economy at the LSE – builds on Supreme Court judge Louis Brandeis’ dictum “We must make our choice. We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both”. Professor Wade reports on recent evidence on the degree of income concentration at the top of OECD countries and the political costs of inequality, and asks: how should social democratic movements appeal for public support in the context of the representational bias in favour of the wealthy?” At the link find the title “Prof Robert Wade: How Income Inequality Puts Democracy – And Climate Change – At Risk, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 264385653-uniofbath-how income inequality puts democracy and climate change at risk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Insider Trading 45 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a former “risk arbitrage analyst” for two hedge funds in New York City. For the New Yorker, Sheelah writes about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, economics and national politics, among other things. Her latest book is the New York Times bestseller Black Edge, about the largest insider trading investigation in history and the transformation of Wall Street and the U.S. economy. This week’s episode is a departure for us – a deep dive into the personalities, culture, and ideas driving the big banks and the hedge funds of Wall Street. Jason and Sheelah talk about what it was like for her as a woman in that male-dominated industry, how hedge funds have reshaped the whole Wall Street landscape and with it, the global economy, and why billionaire investors are almost required to collect Picassos.” At the link find the title, “109. Sheelah Kolhatkar (Writer, Former Hedge Fund Analyst) – The Most Dangerous Game, Jul, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP2757439156.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
International Monetary Fund 38 mins – “The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Monopoly Threats 56 mins – “Dr. Taylor Owen delivers the 2017 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. He argues the reality of the internet is now largely one of control, by four platform companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple and their impact on democracy is deeply troubling.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Taylor Owen on how internet monopolies threaten democracy (The 2017 Dalton Camp Lecture), Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171215_87844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Israel Creation 43 mins- “On December 5, 2017, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy honored three former Israeli ambassadors who fought for justice and fairness at the United Nations: Dore Gold, Dan Gillerman, and Ron Prosor. The annual Scholar-Statesman Awards ceremony, held in New York City, took place on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the ratification of the UN’s Partition Plan for Palestine. Institute executive director Robert Satloff led a lively conversation with Ambassadors Gold, Gillerman, and Prosor about Israel’s relationship with the world body, institutional bias against the Jewish state, and prospects for leveraging improved bilateral ties to create opportunities for Israeli interests in multilateral forums. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Jellyfish 49 mins – “Jason Gots: What happens in your brain when I say the word “Jellyfish”? If you’re not a marine biologist, and if going to the beach almost anywhere in the world is a part of your life, the word probably makes you wince. Maybe you remember getting stung. Maybe you remember someone putting meat tenderizer on it (is it good for anything else?) But as my guest today, Juli Berwald, knows, Jellyfish are neither a fish, nor the cartoon villains we make them out to be. They’re a fascinating, complex, diverse lifeform whose tentacles are tangled up in all of our lives in ways we’re only dimly aware of. Juli Berwald is a science writer with a PHD in Ocean Science. Her new book is Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone.” At the link find the title, “124. Juli Berwald (writer) – Our Jellyfish Overlords, Nov, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP8282984320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
John Herschel Astronomer 91 mins – “The 2006 Herschel lecture by Professor Brian Warner, University of Cape Town, explores the life of John Herschel, described as the ‘first modern scientist’, and the son of Bath’s famous astronomer William Herschel.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Lies and Statistics 41 mins – “Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.” At the link find the title, “Professor Simon Wood inaugual lecture: Lies, damned lies, and statistics, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241901014-uniofbath-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Life Extension 60 mins – “What if doctors no longer played God and you became CEO of your own health? What if medicine were tailor-made for your own DNA? What will the world be like when people start living to 150 – or even forever? If only the wealthy can afford super-longevity, will the growing gap between rich and poor lead to a new form of social inequality? These are some of the questions Intelligence Squared explored in The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional. Massive change is already under way. New tools, tests and apps are taking healthcare away from the professionals and into the hands of the individual. Wearable devices which monitor our fitness and activities are already ubiquitous. Before long they will be superseded by ‘insideables’ – chips planted just under our skin – and ‘ingestibles’ – tiny sensor pills that we swallow. The plummeting cost of DNA profiling means we will soon be entering the era of truly personalised medicine – the right drug for the right person at the right time – instead of the…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lost Einsteins 30 mins – “We talk to celebrated Stanford economist Raj Chetty about his work focusing on using empirical evidence—often big data—to inform the design of more effective governmental policies.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Makerspace in Kenya 12 mins – “Africa needs engineers, but its engineering students often end up working at auditing firms and banks. Why? Kamau Gachigi suspects it’s because they don’t have the spaces and materials needed to test their ideas and start businesses. To solve this problem, Gachigi started Gearbox, a makerspace and hardware accelerator that provides a rapid prototyping environment for both professionals and people with no formal engineering background. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares some of the extraordinary projects and innovations coming out of his Kenyan fab lab.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Merkel Impact 48 mins -”They’re calling her the devil. Inflammatory words, but Europe has every reason to be livid with the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel’s austerity measures are strangling the economies of the southern nations of Europe, creating huge unemployment and preventing them from paying off their debts – the very reason for introducing these measures in the first place. Worse still, she refuses to give Europe a desperately needed boost by opening up Germany’s economy, and now plans to run a budget surplus in Germany. No wonder her recent electoral victory was greeted with gloom in Greece and other struggling eurozone countries. But is this a fair take on the crisis in Europe? Isn’t this just another case of scapegoating Germany for being Europe’s largest and best run economy? Those other eurozone nations recklessly disregarded the rules on fiscal discipline to which they’d signed up on joining the euro and now they blame Germany for the woes they brought upon themselves. Angela Merkel isn’t destroying Europe: she’s…” At the link find the title, “Angela Merkel is Destroying Europe, Dec, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Micro Lending 72 mins – “As the world’s wealth shifts into the hands of the few, a new system is emerging to address the inequality, unemployment and environmental destruction that Muhammad Yunus says goes hand in hand with capitalism. Yunus, the pioneer of microcredit, has seen the transformative results of his economic experiments help people escape poverty. He believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all. Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist who earned a Nobel Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. In his new book, A World of Three Zeros, Yunus discusses the experiments that have inspired thousands of individuals, companies and organizations to continue to provide microcredit to all.” At the link find the title, “Muhammad Yunus: Doing Good in an Uncertain World, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171009 Muhammad Yunus_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Monte Carlo Simulation 52 mins – “In this inaugural lecture, Professor Nigel Wilding explores the computer simulation of changes of state in models for atoms and complex molecules. Predicting the phase behaviour of a material is a central goal of condensed matter science, and a pre-requisite for designing new materials with tailored or novel phase behaviour. Professor Wilding’s lecture outlined how computer simulation of phase behaviour now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with traditional approaches of experimental and analytical theory. He talk focuses on one particularly powerful and flexible computational technique called ‘Monte Carlo simulation’.” At the link find the title, “Professor Nigel Wilding inaugural lecture: Monte Carlo or bust: smart simulation for serious science, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files 264392138-uniofbath professor nigel wilding inaugural lecture monte carlo or bust smart simulation for serious science.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Musculokoskeletal Diseases 40 mins – “Musculoskeletal disease is responsible for the majority of the global health burden, yet receives little national or international attention in terms of media awareness. This podcast from Professor Richie Gill describes some major challenges for global healthcare provision and give an overview of the research work being performed at the University of Bath to meet these challenges.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Muslim Obstacles 46 mins – “The debate “Europe is failing its Muslims” took place on February 23rd at Cadogan Hall in London, in association with BBC World News and the British Council. Arguing in favour of the motion were Tariq Ramadan and Petra Stienen; against the motion were Douglas Murray and Flemming Rose.” At the link find the title,”Europe is failing its Muslims, Aug, 2015, right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mutual Listening 9 mins – “Joan Blades and John Gable want you to make friends with people who vote differently than you do. A pair of political opposites, the two longtime pals know the value of engaging in honest conversations with people you don’t immediately agree with. Join them as they explain how to bridge the gaps in understanding between people on opposite sides of the political spectrum — and create opportunities for mutual listening and consideration (and, maybe, lasting friendships).” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Neurologist’s Insights 63 mins – “Suzanne O’Sullivan, M.D., Consultant, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; Former Consultant, Neurology, The Royal London Hospital This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on January 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “A Neurologist’s Insightful and Compassionate Look into the Misunderstood World of Psychosomatic Disorders, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170117_Neurologists_Insightful_Look.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Novel Materials 56 mins – “How do you make materials that make themselves? Karen Edler’s research looks at ways of getting molecules in solution to find the middle ground between completely dissolving and being totally insoluble, to persuade them to put themselves together into complex and intricate structures. This work looks at self-assembly in a range of different systems, from lipid nanodiscs through to porous oxides, for applications from catalysis to drug delivery. By attempting to understand how structures form, this podcast – recorded in April 2017 – covers how Bath researchers hope to develop design rules to produce novel materials.” At the link find the title, “From Micelles to Materials, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 321089962-uniofbath from micelles to materials.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Organ Transplants for Alcoholics 25 mins – “Delilah Saunders needs a liver transplant, but the 26-year-old is not eligible due to her history with alcohol use. Family and friends say the policy is unethical.” At the link find the title, “Dec 15 Delilah Saunders needs a life-saving liver transplant. Ontario rules say she’s ineligible, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171215_73028.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Osteopathic School Dean 39 mins – “Dean Bill Strampel from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine joined us to talk about his school and what they are doing for Canadian premeds. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine has an interesting mission, which is to increase the awareness and the availability of osteopathic physicians in Canada. The school reserves a certain number of seats for Canadian students. If you’re a Canadian and you want to come to U.S. medical school and interested in osteopathic medicine, this episode is a must-listen. We also cover topics around AOA and ACGME merger, which he clarifies through a good history lesson.” At the link find the title,”264: Dean of MSUCOM Talks About Mission to Increase Canadian DOsMedia files,, 2017,” right-click “Media Files PMY264.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pain Treatment 53 mins – “Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.” At the link find the title, “What you get is what you expect, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files 240943321-uniofbath-what-you-get-is-what-you-expect.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paradox of Choice 34 mins – “Try to walk into a grocery store, an electronics store, or even a coffee shop without being faced with hundreds of options. Do you want the 50″ 3d LCD TV or the 52″ LED 1080p TV? Everyday, we are faced with hundreds of decisions. This week, we interview Barry Schwartz and talk to him about…” At the link find the title “Episode 43 – Barry Schwartz, Dec, 2011,” right-click “Media files 50ac5ba4-780e-4bdf-b611-7a7094876213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paraguay Reform Effort 46 mins – “In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a ‘new dawn’ based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country’s poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo’s reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay’s ongoing transition to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files 256725159-uniofbath professor peter lambert inaugural lecture the priest the coup and the party.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parenting Tips 49 mins – “Everyone wants to know the secret to raising amazing kids. Whether you want them to become the next great president, save the world, get straight A’s, or simply contribute to society, how to raise our children properly is a topic of much contention. So we decided to bring on NYT Bestselling author Paul Tough, to tell us exactly how we can help children succeed. In fact, his newest book is titled, ‘Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why’.” At the link find the title, “Episode 247 – Paul Tough – How to Raise Successful Kids, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5ba0fb10-48be-4744-b39c-73128836e3bb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Patient Recovery Obstacles 30 mins – “In this Designability lecture, Kate Allatt shares an inspiring story of about self-management, patient engagement, dignity and future assistive technology opportunities. Kate’s motto is to never lower patient recovery expectations because there are no promises, just possibilities. She is the author of ‘Running Free – Breaking out of Locked In Syndrome’ and ‘Extraordinary Woman Winner 2011’.” At the link find the title, “No promises, just possibilities, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 250639789-uniofbath no promises just possibilities.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Physical Activity Needs 56 mins – “In his inaugural lecture, Professor Dylan Thompson, highlights why physical activity today is more important than ever. The podcast covers some of the new approaches that are being used to determine the amount of exercise required for good health and points towards some practical recommendations that can help you today.” At the link find the title, “Professor Dylan Thompson inaugural lecture: Why do we need physical activity and how much is enough? Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 254546561-uniofbath-professor-dylan-thompson-inaugural-lecture-why-do-we-need-physical-activity-and-how-much-is-enough.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Power Elites 48 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – introduces a new breed of influence elite that has emerged over the past several decades. In contrast to the ‘power elites’ described by sociologist C. Wright Mills a half century ago, she argues, the muscle of today’s influence elites resides at least as much in social networks as in command-and-control bureaucracy. These novel elites are less visible, less stable, and more mobile and global in reach than their forebears. They hold sway through informal, flexible, and unaccountable means and use consulting firms, think tanks, nonprofits, and ‘grassroots organisations’, among other entities, as vehicles of influence, not to mention the Internet and social media. Professor Wedel also contends that today’s influence elites largely defy democratic oversight. Conventional concepts inadequately capture their modus operandi and roles in contemporary democratic states. Yet these players and their practices are systemic and widespread across at least some global venues and Western democracies in arenas ranging from energy and health care to finance and foreign policy. Understanding how today’s influence elites operate is crucial, she concludes – both because their practices are far-reaching and because they dominate decisions that affect the entire world.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Prostate Cancer Research 51 mins – “Prostate Cancer (PC) is the most common male-specific form of cancer and the third most common form of cancer in the UK. Although cancer treatments are initially effective they become less effective and have significant disadvantages. Against this, there is an urgent need for better treatments. In this lecture, Dr Matthew Lloyd describes a number of different strategies to identify small molecules (‘drugs’) that can be used to stop the protein AMACR from working and therefore potentially be used to treat prostate cancer.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
Prosthetic Shoulders 59 mins – “Professor Garth Johnson will describe how biomechanical engineering is improving joint replacement treatment for older people, in this annual lecture organised by the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
PTSD in Children 44 mins – “Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as CEO of Lincoln, a Bay Area nonprofit serving children and youth, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development. She will discuss these impacts and the urgency to develop policies that support early screening and interventions for at-risk children. Stoner-Mertz is driven by the belief that every young person deserves a family, and every parent wants his or her child to succeed despite the challenges of poverty, trauma, substance use and limited educational resources. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has served on several state and local association boards and was a recipient of the Exemplar Award from the National Network for Social Work Managers. Stoner-Mertz currently serves on the board of the National Council of Behavioral Health and the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies.” At the link find the title, “Begin with the End in Mind: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Bodies, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Begin With the End in Mind Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Puerto Rico Tragedy 50 mins – “Three months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s recovery story is far from over and far from simple. For some, it’s a story of resilience. Others, resignation. For all, it is a story of frustration. Where some adapt, or become acostumbrados, and others demand political solutions. Where tragedy and privation is relieved not just by clean tap water or dependable electricity, but by jokes, music and defiance. This week, we look at the on-the-ground reality of Puerto Rico’s recovery and explore all that has been exposed by the storm and its aftermath.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racial Cleansing of Forsyth Georgia 50 mins – “In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out. Patrick Phillips, author of ‘Blood at the Root,’ tells the story. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘I, Tonya.’” At the link find the title, “Dec” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Research Reproduction Problem 15 mins – “Figuring out how human beings do human things is one of the most exciting things that science—psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology—can do. It’s also one of the hardest. Reliable, meaningful methods that distill real-world behavior into experimental variables have been, let’s say, elusive.” At the link find the title, “Psychologists Want in on Social Media’s Big Data Trove, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-350191d3-9b7a-4096-b451-955ed57c5904-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robot Therapist 26 mins – “Meet “Woebot,” the chatbot that uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).” At the link find the title, “Dec 13 Would you talk to a robot therapist? Woebot is accepting new patients, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171213_76987.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Role Overload 62 mins – “Rounding out the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author and think tank policy wonk, Brigid Schulte on the national crisis that is worker overwhelm, and uncover how government can help.” At the link find the title, “Role Overload: A National Crisis, “ right-click “Media files 2017-12-08-smnty-brigid-schulte-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Journalist 24 mins – “Russian-American Journalist and winner of the National Book Award, Masha Gessen shares her perspective on Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and the societies they lead, including the sexual harassment moment in the United States. She discusses her new book, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, now a National Book Award Winner.” At the link find the title, “Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Talks Putin and Trump, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0d7f6bb6-a5d2-4f77-84ab-df39ea23b879.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Journalist 45 mins – “When the Department of Justice required RT, the Russian-funded news outlet, to register as a foreign agent last month, the Russian government responded in kind. Yet the Kremlin’s recent crackdown on Western media is part of a longer history of stifling independent media in Russia. For this episode of the Lawfare Podcast’s special Russia series, Alina Polyakova talked to Mikhail Zygar, a Russian independent journalist, filmmaker, and author of two books on the Kremlin’s elite circle. They discussed Zygar’s latest book “All the Kremlin’s Men,” what it’s like to be an independent journalist in Russia today, why Vladimir Putin may be far from a strategic mastermind, and much more.” At the link find the title, “MIkhail Zygar on Putin as the Accidental King, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files Alina Mikhail Final mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sanctuary Cities 30 mins – “Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City describe pushing back state pressure and creating real sanctuary, communally, through partnering not policing. And to close out the show, Laura’s weekly commentary on how ‘From Washington to Jerusalem – It’s not Reckless. It’s a wreck.’” At the link find the title, “Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep177 sanctuaryhood.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Abuse Tipping Point 47 mins – “The floodgates have opened on calling out sexual abuse and harassment. Comedian Louis C.K. and Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama are the latest powerful men to face disturbing accusations. We talk to Naomi Alderman, Erin Gloria Ryan and Elizabeth Tippett about whether we’re at a tipping point.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sharing Economy 56 mins – “Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples — including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Arun explains the basics of what he’s coined “crowd-based capitalism” — a new way of organizing economic activity that will replace the traditional corporate-centered model.” At the link find the title, “Episode 245 – Arun Sundararajan – The Sharing Economy, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 0972ca08-65f2-471b-b5ef-69a485f9e8a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Solar Storms 6 mins – “Space physicist Miho Janvier studies solar storms: giant clouds of particles that escape from the Sun and can disrupt life on Earth (while also producing amazing auroras). How do you study the atmosphere on the Sun, which burns at temperatures of up to around 10 million degrees Kelvin? With math! Join the TED Fellow as she shares her work trying to better understand how the Sun affects us here on Earth.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Solitary Confinement Changes 33 mins – “Special Podcast: FRONTLINE asks how corrections officials are changing the use of solitary confinement in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Frontline Roundtable: Solitary Confinement, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 145969665-frontlinepbs-frontline-roundtable-solitary-confinement.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Space Architecture 11 mins – “How will we live elsewhere in the galaxy? On Earth, natural resources for creating structures are abundant, but sending these materials up with us to the Moon or Mars is clunky and cost-prohibitive. Enter architect Xavier De Kestelier, who has a radical plan to use robots and space dust to 3D print our interplanetary homes. Learn more about the emerging field of space architecture with this fascinating talk about the (potentially) not-too-distant future.” At the link click the share icon, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sputnik Impact 48 mins – “Award-winning space historian, Piers Bizony, presents an illustrated account of the Space Age, from the first tiny satellites to America’s colossal project to land men on the moon.” At the link find the title, “Fifty years since Sputnik – Piers Bizony, Oct, 2007,” right-click “Media files 241921719-uniofbath-fifty-years-since-sputnik-piers-bizony.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Successful Service 56 mins – “With one question constantly guiding the way, Anne has gone from chef, to hotel owner, to world renowned leadership expert. That question is, “What would that look like?”. So ask yourself, what would that perfect life look like? What would that great job look like? What would happiness look like?” At the link find the title, “Episode 244 – Anne Loehr – Be of Service, Be Successful, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 16082c46-6236-45ef-961d-49c4025d4fe9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Super Learning 52 mins – “Jonathan Levi – Here on Smart People Podcast we get the opportunity to talk with a lot of amazing authors. Doing this on a consistent basis has turned us into what you might call “book worms”. However, with only so many hours in the day, there are still thousands of books that we’ll probably never have the time to read. If only there were an easier way? What if you could increase your reading speed by five, ten or twenty times and also increase your retention? Think about the possibility! I might have actually done the required reading in college… OK probably not. Well thanks to one of our top fans (thanks Charlie!) we were introduced to this weeks guest, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and an expert in speed reading and advanced memorization. His online course is ranked as one of the top selling of all time on Udemy and has been personally recommended by the CEO. Join us this week as we learn how to speed read, remember more, and be a Super Learner. To receive 90% off of Jonathan’s SuperLearner course, go to jle.vi/smartpeople or go to Udemy and use the coupon code smart-people. “Speed reading itself is the easy part.” – Jonathan Levi Quotes from Jonathan: What we learn in this episode: What is a super learner? How do you speed read? What is the “memory palace”? What must you be able to do BEFORE you can speed read effectively?” At the link find the title, “Episode 167 – Jonathan Levi – Become a SuperLearner: Speed Reading and Advanced Memorization, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files b1797c2b-a872-45a5-b4f3-7b6329d4a0fd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Surgeon’s Confessions 33 mins – “Dr. Paul Ruggieri – Author of Confessions of a Surgeon “Now I want you to count back from ten. 10…9…8…..” And that’s all you remember. Sure you might be a little sore, groggy or confused – but for the most part, you felt nothing. However, during that time, your mass is removed, your knee is…” At the link find the title, “Episode 88 – Dr. Paul Ruggieri, “ right-click “Media files 4110d491-9c01-48e6-b5dc-8e0cdf6e1b8b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tanzania Overview 60 mins – “Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land of geographical extremes and extraordinary wildlife. Don will provide examples of his outstanding collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania and its people, wildlife and environment. Join us for an incredible odyssey though the eye of an explorer.” At the linkf ind the title, “Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Tanzania_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Popularity Basis 56 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
White House Photographer 69 mins – “Kenneth Walsh is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history and has traveled to more than 70 countries as part of his job. He joined U.S. News in 1984 as a congressional correspondent and has covered the presidency, presidential campaigns and national politics for over three decades. Join Walsh for an insider’s view of a group of people virtually unknown to the public: White House photographers. With photos and commentary, Walsh will reveal how these visual historians can make or break a presidential administration as well as define an era. He’ll also provide his own commentary on the photos and the presidents they depict.” At the link find the title, “White House Correspondent Kenneth Walsh: An Insider’s Look at the Presidency, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171113_Kenneth Walsh Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
White House Videographer 35 mins – “Arun Chaudhary – First ever official White House Videographer This podcast is recorded exactly 6 miles from the White House. My day job office building is literally a pitching wedge away from the front steps of the President’s home. And yet, every time I pass those huge white pillars and that rolling green lawn, I…” At the link find the title, “Episode 64 – Arun Chaudhary, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files cdefb3f5-3f63-4f2f-b42f-8a9e3a0f9ebf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wind Power Changes 12 mins – “Big offshore wind farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-eae90b41-4dee-4e5e-9f28-98adfccf97d3-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wine Tasting 58 mins – “Learn to taste wine like a pro. Bianca Bosker shares her wit, wisdom and experiences navigating the world of wine. Bosker caught the wine bug while working as a reporter and executive tech editor for The Huffington Post. Trading her reporter’s pen for a spittoon, she embarked on a vinous quest to understand what drives wine obsessives. Going from neophyte to connoisseur over the course of a year, Bosker’s deep dive into the wine world featured tastings with top sommeliers, visits to winemakers in Napa and Sonoma, and intensive training for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Certified Sommelier Examination. Along the way, there were adventures (and misadventures) in restaurant wine cellars and a visit to New York City’s annual homage to Burgundy, the La Paulée Festival.” At the link find the title, “Sniffing, Swirling and Sipping: Decoding Wine with Bianca Bosker, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170403_Sniffing Swirling and Sipping Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women Scientists 43 mins – “This episode features three unique women, all of whom are notable in their own way, and all of whom had the name Belle.” At the link find the title “Three Astonishing Belles, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-12-11-symhc-three-astonishing-belles.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
World War One Women 51 mins – “In response to the shortage of munitions hampering military operations in France, in 1915 the British Government embarked on a programme of factory building unparalleled in history. This talk explores the construction of the major explosives and shell filling factories, the conditions within and the part played by “Tommy’s Sisters” in their operation.” At the link click the square with three dots, double-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to get the audio file.
World War One Women Soldiers 64 mins – “The Hello Girls tells the captivating story of America’s first women soldiers and their fight for equality. It details how these soldiers helped win World War I and earned women the right to vote. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. While suffragettes picketed the White House and President Woodrow Wilson struggled to persuade a segregationist Congress to give women of all races the vote, these competent and courageous young women swore the Army oath. In this program, Elizabeth Cobbs will also reveal how, after serving under fire on the front, the Hello Girls were dismissed without veteran’s benefits. They continued to fight hard for equal treatment until their work was finally recognized.” At the link find the title, “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171211_MLF The Hello Girls For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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