Media Mining Digest 351 – Aug 3, 2018: Addicts on Parole, Africa Development, African Trade, Air Pollution, Akimbo Podcast, Asylum Rules, Barley Production, Black Lives Matter, Capitalism Variations, Changing Political Minds, Citizen Roundtable, Civil Rights and Television, Climate Change, Climate Change Debate, Congressional Leadership Fund, Dark Political Money, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Diversity and Creativity, Ebola Research, Educate Girls, Fake News Impact, Feminism Impact, GMO Propaganda by Russia, Government Employees at Trump Hotels, Gun History in America, Homelessness Solutions, Immigration Stories, Internet Privacy, Investment Q and A, Invisible Influences, Managing the Unmanageable, Manufacturing Productivity, Marshmallow Self Control Test, Maximum Security Prison, Money Clinic in Miami, MS-13 Gangs, News Coverage Shrinks, Political Lies, Populism, Rationalization, Refugee Crisis, Religions Role, Russia as Outlaw State, Seaweed Farming in Zambia, Shots Fired, South American Issues, Status Roles and Fear, Sustainability Housing, Syrian Conflict, Trump Art of the Deal, Vietnam Revisited, War and Humanity, Welfare Dollars, White House Chiefs of Staff, Women in Policy Making, Women in Politics

Exercise your ears: the 93 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 769 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double (ctrl-click) individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 21,914 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 140GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles.  Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Addicts on Parole 48 mins – “If addiction is a disease, should a relapse send you back to jail? A first-in-the nation court case could decide.” At the link find the title, “She Was Ordered To Stay Drug-Free While On Probation. Is It Constitutional?, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623285632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Africa Development 78 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1305: Notes from Sub-Saharan Africa” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1305 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Trade 103 mins – “…Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi joined the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative David M. Rubenstein Fellow Landry Signé to discuss the next steps for implementing this groundbreaking trade agreement as well as examine how existing trade agreements, such as AGOA, will and should fit into the new global trade regime. Their conversation was followed by a panel discussion.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Air Pollution 32 mins – “This week, the relationship between air pollution and infant death in Africa, stressed brains, and diagnosing sick plants from afar.” At the link find the title, “27 June 2018: Air pollution, sick plants, and stress, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Akimbo Podcast 52 mins – “Katie and Brian are taking the week off and bringing you a taste of a new podcast called Akimbo in the meantime. Join host Seth Godin as he explores our culture and how we can change it.” At the link find the title, Midroll Presents: Akimbo, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 87f05018-c5ed-4c5c-9310-a7571b862af5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Rules 30 mins – “From the SS St. Louis in World War II, to President Trump’s detention policies, America has a messy history when it comes to granting asylum. Professor Carl Bon Tempo explains.” At the link find the title, “The messy history of America’s asylum policy, “ and select “Save Link As fromt eh pop- up menu. Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1f54a09b-ed11-4557-8077-4476d073e8f7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barley Production 34 mins – “Barley is an important grain, with prominent roles as the foundation of bread and beer.  Dr. Sheila Adimargono shares the interesting stories around barley’s history, the traits that early domesticators found useful, and information about its modern production.  The discussion covers everything from the evidence of barley’s origin to modern genomic analysis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lives Matter 88 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the breadth, frequency, and historical significance of Black Lives Matter protests.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Capitalism Variations 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3306 The Many Forms of Capitalism” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3306 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Changing Political Minds 79 mins – “We team up with Stephanie Lepp from the Reckonings podcast and talk to sociologist Arlie Hochschild about whether or not this election is causing more people than usual to change their minds about politics. We then hear from two voters who did in fact make some kind of transformation during this election season—one young voter who was voting in his second presidential election and one long-time voter and political insider who has been voting for 40 years.” At the link find the title, “154 Changing Political Minds – The Deep Story With Arlie Hochschild and Reckonings, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files ef734d4c-fa5a-4660-b4cb-75185a258578.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Roundtable 48 mins – “So, how’s the country doing, really? We’ll check in with a roundtable of voters from around the country.” At th elink find the title, “Surveying The Country With Our Citizen Roundtable, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623939617.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights and Television 21 mins – “Andy Lack joins 1947 for a special discussion about a new documentary “Hope and Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media” – a film that traces how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights movement used the media to advance their message.” At the link find the title, “NBC News Chairman Andy Lack: MLK and the Media, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5e24f08c-f107-4cec-8785-c288d35d4902.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 92 mins – “…a panel of experts provided an update on innovations in multilateral climate finance.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Climate Change Debate 75 mins – Panel discussion by two guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1002: Debate: What Should Be Our Reaction to Climate Change?”. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1002 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Leadership Fund 24 mins – “Corry Bliss, Executive Director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, joins Chuck to talk about how Republicans are fighting to hold the House.” At the link find the title, “Could GOP hold the House? Corry Bliss says ‘Yes’, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0acf27e4-e9fa-40d7-9830-5a3579911b70.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Political Money 33 mins – “Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks about her new documentary, “Dark Money,” in which she shows how the Citizens United decision impacts Republicans in Montana.” At the link find the title, “Republicans face ‘Dark Money’ campaign attacks in Montana, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files d66e15b5-de61-4353-bbea-f37ed439541b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Sedaris 46 mins – “Life is full of horrible things. I dare you to deny it. Things like death, sickness, and alcoholism. And did I mention death, which lies in wait for us all? But if you talk about these things at dinner parties, or at work, or to someone you have just met in line at the grocery store, you risk being branded a negative person. In some circles, such as the state of California, negativity is like leprosy. It can really mess up your social life. This does not seem to trouble my guest today, who has spent much of his life turning horrible, true stories into festive comedy. like many people, I first heard David Sedaris’ unmistakable voice on public radio in the late 90s. My sister and I took a couple of his audio books on a road trip across America in her red Saturn with a bumper sticker on the back that read “Humanity is Trying”. Having Sedaris along as company somehow made the endless miles of Stuckeys’ and strip malls, and the weeping people at Elvis‘s grave side in Graceland a little less alien and terrifying. In his latest book, Calypso, David is doing his thing better than ever. It’s about what’s on his mind these days, from decluttering the English countryside, to feeding a surgically removed lump of fat to a snapping turtle, to a sister’s suicide.” At the link find the title, “150. David Sedaris (humorist) – Sir David of the Spotless Roadways, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6213803128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 32 mins – “Dan Sena, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins Chuck to talk about Conor Lamb’s win in PA-18, and what Democrats have to do if they want to win back the House in the 2018 midterms.” At the link find the title, “Democrats plot their 2018 Strategy: DCCC’s Dan Sena, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3efdc754-bbb8-4874-aba8-faa72019d791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diversity and Creativity 39 mins – “There is great comfort in the familiar. It’s one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From science and business to music and the world of fashion, researchers have found that people with deep connections to people from other countries and cultures often see benefits in terms of their creative output. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the powerful connection between the ideas we dream up and the people who surround us, and what it really takes to think outside the box.” At the link find the title, “The Edge Effect, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180702_hiddenbrain_hb diversity and creativity final pod_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Downton Abbey Director 70 mins – “Katie and Brian cap off their trip to London with Lord Julian Fellowes, the brilliant mind behind the likes of Gosford Park and Downton Abbey. They dig into Julian’s sources of personal inspiration for his hit TV show and discuss Britain’s class dynamics, both past and present. Julian also offers his thoughts on the royal wedding, why he supports Brexit, and how he went from a character actor to a screenwriter at age 52. Plus, podcast listener Jill Apple— whom Katie met on Instagram!— joins live in-studio to ask Julian a question of her own.” At the link find the title, “68. Julian Fellowes on the Royals, Downton Abbey and Brexit, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 51b084d5-84d4-4073-a8a5-938d72a42013.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Disease 27 mins – “The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Research 20 mins – “This week Connor, Jack and Andrew are joined by Professor Ian Goodfellow from the University of Cambridge to hear about his career so far in virology and his recent work in helping stop viruses in Africa including during the recent West African Ebola outbreak. ” At the link you can listen, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Educate Girls 92 mins – “…the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invited the public to an event in Washington D.C. to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond (DIB) in education for a discussion of the results and learnings from the final year of the program. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Entrepreneur Danielle Baskin 40 mins – “Our guest this week is Danielle Baskin. Danielle is an entrepreneur, painter, and performance artist based in San Francisco. She’s created internet jokes, like Custom Avocados and Drone Sweaters. She’s also the founder of Inkwell Helmets, a custom bike helmet company, the co-founder of Your Boss, a voice-chat based productivity app, and has started many other companies.” At the link left click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Policy 102 mins – “…the Brookings Institution hosted an event to mark the publication of a collection of papers on evidence-based policy in the July 2018 volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast. 

Fake News Impact 62 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “​1001: BHS: Stranger Than Fiction- Impact of Fake News”. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1001 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDA Commissioner 99 mins – “…the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for a discussion of biosimilars, which have been a major focus of the FDA’s efforts to increase competition and choice for patients and the U.S. healthcare system.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Feminism Impact 48 mins – “Conservative lightning rod Mona Charen joins us to talk Trump, feminism, sex, and civility.” At the link find the title, “Mona Charen On How Feminism Fails Us, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623627248.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Entomology 23 mins – “The reality behind crime scene investigation. How the study of insects can help when investigating crimes, as a branch of forensic science.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

GM Cows and Pigs 24 mins – “Pigs have been rendered immune to a disease that has cost billions. Hannah Devlin questions whether this could be the future of eliminating debilitating and costly viruses in livestock” At the link find the title, “Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 21-50479-gnl.sci.190622.gj.gene edited pigs can we engineer immunity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Food Scientist 60 mins – “The science behind genetically modified food is a very divisive issue for a lot of people. We’ve already talked about it a few times on the show, but this week we sought out a new perspective and talked to Fred Perlak, a Monsanto Distinguished Science Fellow. He’s been with Monsanto since 1981 and his work has focused on Bt genes, insect control, and plant gene expression. In this episode, he talks about his research and responds to concerns about GM health safety, risks to our eco-system, and the economics associated with food security.” At the link find the title, “98 Fred Perlak – Inside the Mind of a Monsanto Scientist, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files cc39224a-b0e7-4616-987e-d60bd41bc16f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Propaganda by Russia 48 mins – “When social scientists examined messaging in new media around GE crops, a few trends became apparent.  Surprising evidence emerged that showed that the Russian Federation is actively participating in a campaign, here in the USA, to malign GE crops with a goal of influencing public opinion.  In this week’s episode Dr. Shawn Dorius from Iowa State University talks about the recent findings.  He describes a literal propaganda campaign designed for English-speaking countries. The apparent goal is to erode public trust in American agriculture, and influence opinion away from technology that Russia does not have.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Golden Passport Investigation 27 mins – “So-called ‘citizenship-by-investment’ – the selling of passports – is a global industry worth billions of dollars and it’s completely legal. The idea is simple – invest huge sums of money in a country you want a passport from and in return acquire residency rights or citizenship, even visa-free access to all European member states. The UK offers residency in exchange for an investment of £2 million / $2.6 million – or for £10 million, the possibility of British citizenship within two years. And across the world, countries are vying to attract the super-rich through these schemes. But they are attracting attention for the wrong reasons. European MEPs have launched an investigation into ‘Golden Passport’ programmes across Europe – including the UK – amid concerns that they pose a corruption risk. In the US, government financial investigators say individuals are buying citizenship to hide their true identity, in an attempt to flout economic sanctions against Iran. Alys Harte reporting.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Employees at Trump Hotels 24 mins – “Shortly before President Trump took office, his lawyer promised Trump would forgo any profits his hotels made from foreign governments. There was no similar pledge for money earned from federal government employees, state officials, or anybody else who might be seeking to curry favor. And a lot of that money is coming from you, U.S. taxpayers. In this episode of Trump, Inc. we’re going deep on Trump’s hotel rooms and the people who are paying to stay in them. We will talk to three people tracking the flow of taxpayer money from government employees and elected officials to the Trump Organization, many through hotel stays, many booked by individual government workers…. Among the examples we know of: In March 2017, for example, the Secret Service paid $27,724.32 at the Trump golf course and resort in Doonbeg, Ireland. The stay was to ‘support E. Trump Visit.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Finance Minister 56 mins – “As the Wu-Tang Clan once put it: “Cash moves everything around me… Get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y’all.” I grew up not wanting to believe this. All the stuff that seemed worth having was hard to put a price tag on. but in a global capitalist world, there’s a lot of hard, sad truth to it. As an American child of the 1980s, I absorbed the message “find yourself!” “Follow your passions!” But there are powerful economic forces at work, shaping our lives and opportunities. My guest today experienced this in the most intense way imaginable, wrangling with the European Union over the economy of his country, Greece, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. He saw firsthand what a house of cards global capitalism can be, and what can happen to the ones on the bottom. Yanis Varoufakis is Greece’s former finance minister and the author of two recent books: Adults in the Room and Talking to My Daughter About the Economy.” At the link find the title, “149. Yanis Varoufakis (former finance minister of Greece) – Happiness, Inc.,and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun History in America 48 mins – “When you think of the industrial revolution what comes to mind? Steam engines probably. Lone genius inventors. Factories and coal mines, perhaps. And depending on your professional interests and political leanings, either suffering laborers in sweat shops or the Great Onward March of Civilization. Did anybody think of guns? According to my guest today Stanford historian Priya Satia, guns are inextricably bound up with industrialization and it is our long and ever-changing relationship with these tools, toys, trade goods, status symbols, and instruments of war that makes them such a persistent fact of life to this day. Priya Satia’s latest book is EMPIRE OF GUNS: the Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.” At the link find the title, “153. Guns: The Genie and the Bottle – Priya Satia (Historian), Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5660791796.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 56 mins – “On the show this week we talk to psychologist Brad Bushman about the science of gun violence. Brad Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University and a professor of communication science at the VU University Amsterdam. For over 25 years he has studied the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence. He is a member of President Obama’s committee on gun violence, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the topic of youth violence. http://patreon.com/inquiringmindsAt the linkf ind the title, “106 Brad Bushman – The Science of Gun Violence, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files 6713b675-1c52-4042-9c58-6eeb47e1ca4d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homelessness Solutions 72 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1403: Homelessness: Attitudes, Beliefs, Solutions” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights 56 mins – “…as part of a continuing series of discussions with EU parliamentary leaders on digital economy issues, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Sophie in ’t Veld to discuss data privacy and civil liberties.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Humans of New York 117 mins – “Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) is the photographer behind Humans of New York. He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before moving to New York to pursue photography. Followed by over 25 million people on social media, Humans of New York features daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City. It has been turned into two #1 New York Times bestselling books: Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories. In recent years, Brandon has expanded the blog to include stories from over thirty different countries, and was invited in 2015 to interview Barack Obama in the oval office. In 2017, Humans of New York was turned into a television series that is now available on Facebook Watch.” At the link find the title, “#321: Brandon Stanton — The Story of Humans of New York and 25M+ Fans, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3fd5315a-966f-4a6c-82a8-0303a51e1b26.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

IBM Watson Discussion 44 mins – “This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was joined by philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller, tech entrepreneur and ethicist Martine Rothblatt, IBM Watson researcher Michael Karasick, and philosopher of technology, Dan O’Hara.” At the link find the title, “EP. 53 IBM Watson “If I Only Had A Brain”, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59af9c39662057354e182d02.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Stories 76 mins – Panel discussion by five guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, about personal stories of relocating, entitled “3303 Immigration: Moving Stories” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3303 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 66 mins – “Phil Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He talks with Leo Laporte about the evolution of PGP, how he would redesign it today, and the current state of internet privacy.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 30 mins – “We’re told from a young age to “accept the things we cannot change.” But should this be the case online as well? We click “Accept” every day, but often don’t know what we’re giving away. Is it a fair trade, and should we demand a better bargain? Veronica Belmont and special guest Dave Pell explore if what we get for what we give online is a good deal. We hear how one man’s HIV status was exposed without permission, how a massive data-mining company is using our information to predict how we’ll behave, and why on earth our email inboxes are filling up with privacy policies.” At the link find the title, “The Grand Bargain, ,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/9619766/7a906834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Advice from Merriman 26 mins – “On this show, we talked about how bias can impact investing as well as every aspect of our lives and how personal history impacts saving and investing behaviors with Paul Merriman, long time advisor and founder of the Merriman Financial Education Foundation.  Listen to learn why Paul thinks the simplest answer is often the best answer!” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Investment Q and A 48 mins – Paul Merriman answers ten questions about investing. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Invisible Influences 25 mins – “Look down at what you’re wearing. You picked out that blue shirt, right? And those sandals — you decided on those because they’re comfortable, didn’t you? Well, maybe not. Researcher Jonah Berger says we tend to be pretty good at recognizing how influences like product placement and peer pressure affect other people’s choices…but we’re not so good at recognizing those forces in our own decisions. We talked with him in December 2016.” At the link find the title, “Influences Snooki and the Handbag, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180709_hiddenbrain snooki and the handbag_july_2018 rebroadcast_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Clapper 34 mins – “Fmr. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, and his new book about life in intelligence.” At the link find the title, “James Clapper: Fired Trump adviser Flynn ‘became an angry man’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0f9518a0-2215-448b-ba56-d50cd3b7d87d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Johnstown Flood 21 mins – “When the South Fork Dam broke in 1889, the 20 million tons of water it released destroyed Johnstown, a bustling industrial town in Southwest Pennsylvania.” At the link find the title, “Al Roker raises alarm on deadly flood: ‘Potential for another’, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0abb58a0-dbf6-4202-86f2-f6bd7a210741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Donations, etc 58 mins – “On the show this week we talk to Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist Alvin Roth about his latest book Who Gets What—and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design.” At the link find the title, “93 Alvin Roth – The New Economics of Who Gets What—and Why” right-click “Media files 9b06f6cd-7866-4c1f-901c-073442025ee6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loneliness 57 mins – “Loneliness can have a powerful impact on our mental, physical, and social wellbeing. We look at what might be causing loneliness in children, teenagers, and adults, and what it means for our health and happiness.” At the link left-click the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Managing the Unmanageable 60 mins – “Historian Margaret MacMillan assesses how the law and international agreements have attempted to address conflict. Speaking to an audience at the Northern Irish Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Professor MacMillan outlines how both states and the people have sought to justify warfare – from self-defence to civil war – focusing on examples from Irish and British history. The programme, including a question and answer session, is presented by Anita Anand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing Productivity 172 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted expert panelists for a half-day conference on the global dimensions of the manufacturing environment.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Marine Geochemist 29 mins – “Professor Rachel Mills is a marine geochemist who studies the sea floor and hydrothermal vents, where water erupts from the earth’s crust at 360 degrees. The thick plumes emit many metals such as copper, gold, iron and rare earth minerals that are deposited on the sea bed. Rachel’s career has taken her all over the world and 4km deep under the ocean in small submersibles. These journeys are exciting and terrifying as samples are taken to understand how the metals travel many thousands of miles. The metals are involved in creating nutrients that supply the ocean’s food chain and control carbon uptake. There is also a lot of interest in mining the valuable deposits but can this be done without upsetting the ocean’s eco-system?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marshmallow Self Control Test 124 mins – “The marshmallow test is one of the most well-known studies in all of psychology, but a new replication suggests we’ve been learning the wrong lesson from its findings for decades.” At the link left-click “Direct download: 131 – The Marshmallow Replication v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maximum Security Prison 93 mins – “In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and, ultimately, incredibly rewarding and fun. Any expectations I might have had going in were exceeded. I owe special thanks to Cat Hoke, all the men who participate in Defy (the program Cat started), and all the staff and officers at Kern, including Chief Deputy Warden Goss who made it possible for me to bring recording equipment. Thank you for the help, sir! If you’re interested in a similar prison visit after listening to this episode, Cat now has five more trips lined up. Simply email admin@cathoke.com for more details. If this episode moves you in any way, make sure to check out Defy and other groups doing this work and making an impact, like the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC).” At the link find the title, “#323: Tim Ferriss Goes to Maximum Security Prison, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 07fc8674-4f90-49c4-babc-b27bb50a2841.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Testing and Physical Training 124 mins – “This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy. Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with blood testing and next-gen tracking. Kelly Starrett is one of the top Crossfit coaches in the world, and one of my favorite PTs and performance trainers. His clients include Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holders in Olympic lifting and powerlifting, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, and elite military personnel. If you’re interested in taking your body or mind to the next level, or attempting to become the guy from Limitless, this episode is for you. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 1f02df31-1031-4774-8b5a-3c12595f02e7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Clinic in Miami 26 mins – “It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do. The BBC Money Clinic is inviting couples to talk honestly and openly about their finances and their relationship with an expert. Financial therapist Jean Theurer will coach two couples in South Florida who want to stop arguing about money.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Clinic in Nairobi 28 mins – “Life coach and author Jennie Karina talks love and money with two couples in Nairobi, Kenya. Weddings, loans, family pressure – it’s all up for discussion in the BBC Money Clinic. It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moynihan Memo on Poverty 21 mins – “If it seems impossible to talk about poverty in the U.S. without talking about race and culture, that’s thanks in large part to one man: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1965, Moynihan wrote a government memo that changed the way we think about poverty. In this episode, writers Peter-Christian Aigner and Stephanie Coontz weigh in on the report’s legacy, and Moynihan’s intentions.” At the link find the title, “110: What we talk about when we talk about poverty, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files a77b9142-e413-44b5-a761-72938cd9c092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MS-13 Gangs 48 mins – “We look at MS-13, the criminal gang that’s become central to the immigration debate.” At the linkf ind the title, “Amid Trump’s Immigration Crackdown, Uncovering MS-13,, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623616894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu .

News Coverage Shrinks 62 mins – Panel coverage by three panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “​1001: BHS: Stranger Than Fiction- Impact of Fake News” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Lies 33 mins – “Tis the season of year-end lists – and so we offer our second annual Lie of the Year podcast thanks to our friends from PolitiFact, the fact-checking Website. PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic-Holan talks us through this year’s top 10.” At the link find the title, “119: The Lie of the Year, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Media files b92b8a03-6439-4bc5-895d-8ed521de4c38.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Populism 24 mins – “Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, talks about his new book “Us Vs. Them” and explains why populism is on the rise.” At the link find the title, “Ian Bremmer: Global disorder isn’t slowing down, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files fb76e494-369a-4d8e-b856-070c83ca6e56.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Lands 75 mins – “Duke University professor Laura Edwards teaches a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic.” At the link find the title, “Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.496626.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quinoa Availability 68 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs about Quinoa, once a cheap indigenous food, is now out of the economic reach of the Andean population and entitled “2305 The Unintended Consequence of Quinoa: Sacrifices that End Up on Our Kitchen Table” At the link find and right-click beside the number 2305 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rationalization 45 mins – “When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament so as to make it seem less awful and more bearable, but what if that situation is a new law or a new administration? The latest research suggests that groups, nations, and cultures sometimes rationalize the new normal in much the same way, altering public opinion on a large scale.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 125-Status Quo Rationalization V2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 75 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1210: Strangers in a Strange Land: The Refugee Crisis” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1210 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Documentary 57 mins – “Imagine you’re a father or a mother of three kids. Your city is in the middle of a civil war. At any time a rocket might burst through your wall. Soldiers might round your family up, or kill them in crossfire. What do you do? You leave, of course. You do whatever you have to do to get your kids to safety. There will be many deadly risks along the way. But you know what’s the worst? The not knowing. The constant thoughts inside your head of everything that might go wrong, everything you hope will go right. The trusting looks on your kids’ faces, when, in fact, they have no idea where they’re going or why. Since 2011, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes. They and refugees from other troubled nations like Eritrea and Somalia have been trying to migrate Westward and northward, to Turkey, then to Europe. Many have died along the way. Many thousands of others have been detained in refugee camps while nations decide what to do with them. I’m here today with filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo. Their new documentary, IT WILL BE CHAOS airs on HBO this month. It follows Eritrean, Somali, and Syrian refugees on their harrowing journeys to new lives in Europe.” At the link find the title, “152. Where You Gonna Run To? Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo (documentary filmmakers), Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7808037525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religions Impact 57 mins – “If you’ve taken part in a religious service, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals come from? And most of all, what purpose does it all serve? This week, we explore these questions with psychologist Azim Shariff, who argues that we can think of religion from a Darwinian perspective, as an innovation that helped human societies to survive and flourish.” At the link find the title, “Creating God, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180716_hiddenbrain podcast final mix 7pm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religions Role 49 mins – “Why are we so often pulled into memories of the past? In this month’s Radio Replay, we’ll find out why we all get stuck reliving the old days, ruminating on what we could have done differently, and what we wish we could do again.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: Looking Back, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180622_hiddenbrain_hb_rad_looking back with midrolls-24ade04f-2c35-409c-9fc7-8821f044c16f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia as Outlaw State 56 mins – “While the allegations of Russia’s 2016 election meddling have dominated US headlines, Vladimir Putin’s government is increasingly acting as an outlaw state across the international stage — undermining European democracies, launching devastating ransomware cyberattacks, harassing US diplomats, executing journalists and dissidents, harboring sophisticated cybercriminals, and testing Western alliances. How should the United States, Europe, and the West as a whole respond to the rising belligerence of Putin’s Russia?” At the link you can listen/watch, but not download; however, a copy of the audio file is in the blog archive.

Seaweed Farming in Zambia 27 mins – “In a conservative corner of east Africa, thousands of women have gained more control over their lives thanks to seaweed. In a traditional island village there is a surprisingly high divorce rate and women have safeguarded their interests with earnings from this salty crop which has given them a much needed income and new independence. At first the husbands were outraged – they complained that seaweed farming made women too tired for their matrimonial duties. The women eventually prevailed but their hard won freedom is now threatened by climate change. Lucy Ash meets the seaweed farmers of Paje village and looks at the ways they are fighting to save their livelihood and raise their families.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shots Fired 43 mins – “Police shoot the wrong guy. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and their podcast Aftereffect.” At the link find the title, “Police Videos: North Miami, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180620_embd embedded_aftereffect-final mix w-warning-14d374f9-eb7d-4452-a11d-abb27712bb1d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smog Battle in LA 44 mins – “If you live in Los Angeles, or even if you’ve just visited, you know about smog. But what might surprise you is that a half-century ago the city’s air quality was more unbearable, even though the city had far fewer cars. In the final installment of our three-part series on environmental success stories, we tell you about Los Angeles’s caveat-filled triumph over smog. The battle started in the 1940s and continues today, but along the way crucial pieces of technology and legislation helped clear the air—and forced the whole country to follow. To research this episode we read Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles and interviewed its author, Chip Jacobs. We also interviewed Roger Turner, research fellow for the Beckman Legacy Project at the Science History Institute.” At the link find the title, “Fighting Smog in Los Angeles, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Smog Final_W_EPA FIX_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

SmugMug 58 mins – “Don MacAskill is the founder and CEO of SmugMug. He talks to Leo Laporte about SmugMug and their acquisition of Flickr.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

South American Issues 69 mins – Panel coverage by three panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2202: 10,000 Foot View of Latin America” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Status Roles and Fear 52 mins – “Katie and Brian are taking the week off and bringing you a taste of a new podcast called Akimbo in the meantime. Join host Seth Godin as he explores our culture and how we can change it.” At the link find the title, “Midroll Presents: Akimbo, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 87f05018-c5ed-4c5c-9310-a7571b862af5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Madden Shoes 52 mins – “Steve Madden fell in love with the shoe business in the 1970’s, when he sold platform shoes at a neighborhood store in Long Island, New York. That was in high school. About 15 years later, he struck out on his own, designing and selling shoes with a high-end look at affordable prices. As his business – and his ambitions — began to grow, he got involved in a securities fraud scheme and wound up serving two and-a-half years in prison. In 2005, he returned to Steve Madden, where he helped the company grow into a business valued at $3 billion. PLUS, for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Chris Dimino turned a school design project into the Keyboard Waffle Iron, which makes waffles in the shape of a computer keyboard.” At the link find the title, “Steve Madden: Steve Madden, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180713_hibt_stevemadden.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Housing 71 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled “2313 Sustainable Solutions to Affordable Housing” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2305 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sweet Potatoes in Africa 36 mins – “The 2016 World Food Prize went to a group that coordinated the breeding, promotion and distribution of the orange-fleshed sweet potato in Africa.  One of person on the team was economist Dr. Jan Low.  The sweet potato grows well in many parts of Africa.  It is not the sweet potato known to westerners.  It is white and dry, and more like bread than the well known Thanksgiving sweet potato.  At the same time there is widespread vitamin A deficiency, especially among children.  Could the orange sweet potato help solve a critical micronutrient deficiency?  Dr. Low and her team introduced the orange fleshed sweet potato to Africa, breeding them against locally adapted varieties.  The new potatoes were introduced with  marketing campaigns, helping introduce new populations to this novel product.  Soon, the orange fleshed sweet potato was aiding the diet, saving lives, and creating new entrepreneurial opportunities for African farmers and commerce.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Conflict 37 mins – “From 2011-2013, Kelly covered the war in Syria, where people would ask, “Why won’t the U.S. intervene?” Then came a chemical attack, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that killed more than 1,000 people, and the U.S. almost intervened, but didn’t. Now, a new book tells why.” At the link find the title, “The Red Line, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180628_embd redline-7ed90008-ca9a-4082-9309-35321802cc72.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1206: International Terrorism – The Next Chapter” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1206 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Art of the Deal 36 mins – “A few days ago, we held a live taping of the Trump, Inc. podcast at The Greene Space in New York City. Tony Schwartz, the co-author with Donald Trump of The Art of The Deal, talked with Ilya Marritz from WNYC and Jesse Eisinger from ProPublica about what Schwartz does and does not recognize in President Trump now. Then, ProPublica’s Eric Umansky and WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein spoke with Mark Schoofs, the Investigations Editor at Buzzfeed. Schoofs explained why he was the first journalist to post the Russian “dossier,” and what we’ve learned since.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Revisited 79 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3307: Vietnam Revisited and Reconsidered” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3307 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR Uses 46 mins – “How do you know that you’re really where you are right now? I mean, where are you getting this sense of place from? A bunch of data from at least some of your five senses enters your brain where it’s cross-referenced with categories from memory. You’re making a probabilistic calculation: This sure looks, feels, and smells like my office. Jeremy Bailenson, my guest today, has been experimenting with cutting edge virtual reality for over a decade now. His Virtual Human Interaction Lab studies the ways VR’s unique sense of presence—of putting you into a different place (and maybe time) from the one you’re in can be used for education, healing, and—yes—generally making the world a better place. His new book is called: EXPERIENCE ON DEMAND: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.” At the link find the title, “133. Jeremy Bailenson (VR expert) – Through the Looking Glass, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5796828900.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War and Humanity 45 mins – “Is war an essential part of being human? Are we destined to fight? That is the central question that historian Professor Margaret Macmillan addresses in five lectures recorded in the UK, Lebanon and in Canada. In her series, called The Mark of Cain, she will explore the tangled history of war and society and our complicated feelings towards it and towards those who fight. She begins by asking when wars first broke out. Did they start with the appearance of homo sapiens, or when human beings first organised themselves into larger groupings such as tribes, clans, or nations? She assesses how wars bring about change in society and, conversely, how social and political change influences how wars start and are fought. And she discusses that dark paradox of war: that it can bring benefits and progress. The programme is recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and includes a question and answer session chaired by Anita Anand. Margaret MacMillan is emeritus professor of international history at Oxford University and professor of history at the University of Toronto. She says: “We like to think of war as an aberration, as the breakdown of the normal state of peace. This is comforting but wrong. War is deeply woven into the history of human society. Wherever we look in the past, no matter where or how far back we go, groups of people have organised themselves to protect their own territory or ways of life and, often, to attack those of others. Over the centuries we have deplored the results and struggled to tame war, even abolish it, while we have also venerated the warrior and talked of the nobility and grandeur of war. We all, as human beings, have something to say about war.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Policies 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1004 Water Policy: Not As Dry As You Think” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1004 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waterways and Locks 18 mins – “The U.S. inland waterways system provides a highly efficient means for moving large quantities of bulk materials – agricultural products and natural resources – which is important both for domestic industries and the export market. But the locks and dams that support the waterway network comprise an aging infrastructure with limited capacity and almost no redundancy. Planned and unexpected lock closure for maintenance and rehabilitation impose substantial costs on our economy. In this podcast we discuss the condition, performance, and funding of the inland waterways system with Dr. Craig Philip, who is Research Professor at Vanderbilt University and Director of VECTOR, the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resilience. Before joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Philip spent 30 years in the barge industry, 14 as President and CEO of Ingram Barge Lines, now the largest domestic maritime operator in the United States.” At the link right-click “Listen to this Episode Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Welfare Dollars 27 mins – “In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisis pregnancy centers, thanks to the way the 1996 Welfare Reform bill was written. Our episode from season one includes a rare look inside one of the crisis pregnancy centers that gets welfare/TANF funding and it’s well-worth another listen. If you’re curious about how your state spends federal welfare dollars, check out  this online tool from Marketplace.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 28 mins – “Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency” joins Chuck to talk about his interviews with 18 former Presidential Chiefs of Staff, and why John Kelly might be in trouble.” At the link find the title, “What makes a bad Chief of Staff? Chris Whipple ranks the best and worst, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 142f9a19-882d-4666-b071-03cde3b743b7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Policy Making 87 mins – “…the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, along with the Data, Women’s Impact, and Brookings Networks, celebrated the achievements of pioneers in this field, highlighted barriers that women face in the technology and civic sectors, and offered examples of policies that promote diversity.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Women in Politics 69 mins – Panel coverage by four panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2208: The Rising Tide of Women in Politics” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2208 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.

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