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Advertising Junk Food 18 mins – “In the UK, junk food advertising is banned on children’s TV – but manufactures are still able to target children in other ways. A recent report from the WHO “Tackling food marketing to children in a digital world”, takes a look at the issue. In this podcast we’re joined by João Breda, programme manager for nutrition physical activity and…” At the link find the title, “Advertising junk food to children, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 291505268-bmjgroup-advertising-junk-food-to-children.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Affordable Indigenous Housing 48 mins – “In the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (or OCN), they’ve come up with their own home-grown solution to a national housing crisis. Paul Kennedy made a mid-winter visit to the reserve – situated at the junction of the Opasquia and Saskatchewan Rivers, in Northern Manitoba – to see community members building the first small wooden house.” At the link find the title, “One House Many Nations: Building tiny homes to solve a national crisis, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-D1Ij5oWE-20180621.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI Impact 45 mins – “How do we create artificial intelligence that isn’t bigoted? Can we teach machines to work exactly like our brains work? “You don’t program a machine to be smart,” says our guest this week, “you program the machine to get smarter using data.” We talk to James Scott, statistician, data scientist, and co-author (with Nick Polson) of the new book AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together.” At the link find the title, “228 Intelligent Machines Are Changing Everything, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files d77f5643-fffb-4619-9821-e6099533239d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Heartland 64 mins – “James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and Deborah Fallows, a linguist and writer, are the co-authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. ‘The credo of reporting—you know, what you don’t know till you show it—that’s my ‘this-I-believe.’ That’s the reason I’ve stayed in this line of work for this many decades because there’s nothing more fascinating that you can do but to serially satisfy your curiosity about things. What’s it like on an aircraft carrier? What’s it like in a Chinese coalmine? What’s it like in a giant data center in Wyoming? What is it like in all of these things? And journalism gives you a structural excuse to go do those.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotic Stewardship 63 mins – “Doctors and the farming industry are often blamed for overuse of antibiotics that spurs the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance – but the professions are using different methods to combat resistance and reduce overuse. In this roundtable, we bring medics and vets together to discuss the problem – where antibiotic resistance arises, how resistance genes propagate through the environment and between countries, and what non-drug approaches can be used to reduce the need for antibiotics….” At the link find the title, “Doctors and vets working together for antibiotic stewardship, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 470262765-bmjgroup-doctors-and-vets-working-together-for-antibiotic-stewardship.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ATM Theft 18 mins – “Anytime you swipe your credit or debit card, you are putting your money at risk. Hackers and scammers have gotten more sophisticated. In this free Komando on Demand podcast, I will tell you how to spot the skimmers and shimmers.” At the link find the title, “New ways crooks are using ATMs to empty your bank account, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files New ways crooks are using ATMs_to empty your bank account.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AUMF History 18 mins – “It was three days after the attacks —September 14th, 2001 — that Congress gathered in Washington to respond to the vicious blow America had sustained. Every member of the House and Senate, save one, voted to give President George W. Bush the authority to capture or kill those responsible. The bill they passed that day is called the AUMF — The Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Many predictions were made that day, of the coming war, the stamina and depth of the commitment it would require of American citizens. But what no one knew, what no one could know, is how the AUMF would anchor the country to that moment, and drag it back there again and again during the longest war in the nation’s history….” At the link find the title “Episode 45: How one bill passed in the aftermath of 9/11 is still shaping U.S. modern warfare, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files e2aef294-8e35-408a-9d68-4d0aed05cf42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Banking Improvements 19 mins – “Roelia Malan from FNB wants to live in a world filled with innovative people inventing extraordinary, and beautiful yet less complicated methods to perform day to day activities where ideas can be transformed into practical solutions in a blink of an eye. As a banker with over 10 years’ experience, she has worked in the fields of marketing, sales, business operations and more recently customer experience for the biggest call centre at the most innovative bank in the world.” At the link find the title, “CXTECHFEST: Banking & the World of Customer Experience, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files epi_512127_medium.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biofuels 33 mins – “This is the perfect end to our three part series on cellulosic ethanol. You have heard from Dr. Brown describing why we should care about the industry and informing us of its fundamentals. You have head from Michael McAdams describing some exciting new ideas affecting the industry and articulating how the government is involved. Now we speak with someone in private industry. Eric Mork works for ICM that designs, builds, and manages ethanol technologies and business models. One process ICM has developed solves a very practical problem: how can we get more from the plants that we already have? They have accomplished this by retrofitting corn ethanol plants to also make cellulosic ethanol out of the non-corn residue that they get in…..” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture: Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 3) with Eric Mork of ICM Inc., Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files FOAP_011.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin and Blockchain 29 mins – “Human trust is undergoing its most significant transformation in history. Money is the second most important societal construct after language and is currently undergoing its biggest transformation. Beyond money, this will fundamentally change contracts and creative work, leaving no business untouched… leading some prominent computer scientists to call the blockchain a more significant invention than the internet itself. Simon Dingle is a designer at Phantom Design.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Convention 12 mins – “A Joy with Aira – Meet Joy Mistovich, Advocate for Blindness and an Aira Explorer at the NFB Convention 2018. While attending the 2018 National Federation of the Blind convention 2018, the Blind Abilities Team connected with a lot of attendees and asked them the question,, “What is it that brings you to the NFB convention?” We got a lot of answers and equally a lot of good answers. Some times we dug in a little bit deeper and found some real gems that we want to share with you all. In this episode we meet up with Joy Mistovich, an advocate for blindness, an Aira Explorer and an advocate for the NFB….” At the link find the title, “A Joy with Aira – Meet Joy Mistovich, Advocate for Blindness and an Aira Explorer at the NFB Convention 2018, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files JoyWithAira.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blood-Brain Barrier 36 mins – “How is Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan that causes neuro-invasive disease, transmitted as a foodborne pathogen? Why are cats important in transmitting Toxoplasma infection? Anita Koshy answer these questions and talks about her research on the latest Meet the Microbiologist. Julie’s Biggest Takeaways: The primary host for T. gondii is cats, in which the protozoan can undergo sexual reproduction. Why cats? No one knows, in part because there isn’t a good in vitro system to study cat epithelial cell interactions with T. gondii. Most warm-blooded animals, including birds, can be infected with Toxoplasma. Intermediate hosts can pass Toxoplasma from one to another if one eat these tissue cysts, explaining why Toxoplasma can be a foodborne pathogen. In healthy individuals, the immune response clears most fast-growing cells (tachyzoites) but some protozoans convert to a slow-growing cell form (bradyzoites). In people, these bradyzoites form cysts predominantly in the brain, the heart and the skeletal muscle. Some serological studies suggest a tie between Toxoplasma infection and brain disorders, but these are less definitive than causative studies in mice….” At the link find the title, “086: Toxoplasma gondii and neuro-invasive disease with Anita Koshy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM086.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Death 63 mins – “Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they chat with Dr. Laura Tormoehlen about her experience as a neurologist and toxicologist. Dispel the myths and common misperceptions about the determination of brain death in the toxicology patient and learn the mimics that you need to look out for. Beware the oculovestibular reflex … – ACMT Position Statement: Determining Brain Death in Adults After Drug Overdose. American Academy of Neurology. Evidence-based guideline update: Determining brain death in adults. Pediatric determination of brain death. Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations. Know your local regulations. Organ donation legislation and policy Scary. Baclofen overdose mimicking brain death. Grab your copy of Dr. Schaumburg’s excellent textbook. Experimental and Clinical Neurotoxicology. A video demonstrating cold calorics in an awake patient. Nauseating. Fascinating article from the New Yorker. What Does It Mean to Die?” At the link find the title, “Two Boards and a COWS, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Boards_and_a_COWS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Food 66 mins – “Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including the truth behind those delicious sweet potatoes, what’s the verdict on cholesterol, good fat vs. bad fat, should you drink coconut oil, and much more. ” At the link find the title, “295 – Dr. Lisa Mosconi – Nuclear Medicine Meets Nutrition, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files adb704c2-7ba5-40d0-8bd3-7484c605e9c5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Research 58 mins– “This week we interview Barbara Lipska. Barbara is a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness and she has an absolutely fascinating story to tell. It would be unfair to give anything away from the interview or the book, so download the episode and give it a listen! We discuss: What does a typical day look like for the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health? What does a brain look like when you cut into it? What progress is being made around mental health research? Barbara Lipska, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in human postmortem research and animal modeling of schizophrenia. She is currently director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development. Her amazing, new book is, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery….” At the link find the title, “297 – Barbara Lipska – Our Little-known Brain, A” right-click “Media files c78d61af-3569-4a5b-aaff-22bd8edfaf2a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Indigenous Stories 57 mins – “Canada’s 150th anniversary highlighted its evolving relationship with Indigenous people. Too often in that history, voices other than those from First Nations did the talking for them. In this episode, Brielle Beardy-Linklater, Sandra Henry, and Theodore Fontaine tell their stories of struggle and resilience in their own words.” At the link find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-YzZrt8JW-20180706.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Civil Rights Movement 27 mins – “We think our cities look a certain way because of people’s choices and preferences, but it turns out, the government has had a huge hand in keeping neighborhoods separate and unequal. This week on DecodeDC, we tackle the question that’s been vexing the country for more than half a century, how much can, and should, the government do to right its past wrongs when it comes to housing and segregation?” At the link find the title, “106: Separate and Unequal, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 7d2de8c8-b70e-4511-af76-1d851015a16e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coal Pollution 28 mins – “Residents of coal country are getting sick, but not everyone is convinced of the cause. Our Newsy colleague Zach Toombs explains what the science says and what the government is — or is not — doing about it.” At the link find the title, “216: A coal community divided, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4f1062e3-14a5-4d1b-aff2-fb78c2fcb3ad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Collapsed Structure Rescues P1 36 mins – “On this episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management. Check out this special episode talking about this amazing training program with hands-on training in collapsed training structures to give the trainees real-life experience.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Collapsed Structure Rescues P2 36 mins – “In this second part of a two-part episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management. Check out this special episode talking about this amazing training program with hands-on training in collapsed training structures to give the trainees real-life experience. This episode focuses on the final training evolution and the difficulties presented to the class members in these real-life situations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Creative Changes 60 mins – “If you ask someone how it feels to be creative, you will often hear emotions such as joy, pride, and exhilaration. We love the feeling of creating something out of nothing, or imagining what could be. However, startling new research reveals that although we think positively about creativity, when it comes to taking action on that creativity, we often struggle to accept new and creative ideas, even when they appear to be exactly what we are looking for. In this episode, one of the nation’s leading psychologists discusses why today’s corporate leaders desire but reject creative solutions. We will answer questions such as could people love but also hate creative ideas? Could the mindset we use to evaluate ideas turn this love or hate on or off—in an instant? Do experts struggle even more than novices with this bias? And more. Our guest this week is Jennifer Mueller. Jennifer is the author of the new book, Creative Change: Why We Resist It….How We Can Embrace It….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Creativity 77 mins – “For anyone who wants to create or innovate – this is the interview for you.When we think about creativity, we most often think of things: impressionism, the iPhone, democracy, Uber. We also narrow in on the few, those rare creators who seem to have something we lack. These tendencies quickly take us off track, perpetuating a myth and unknowingly pushing us further away from the possible. Here’s the truth: Creativity is about the possible. It’s the seed of any human advancement ever made or yet to be imagined. Most important and powerful of all, creativity is a uniquely human capacity that each of us possesses – including you. The story of creativity is the story of who we are, a story still unfolding. It’s time we come to understand it and learn how each of us can contribute our verse. It’s time we understand this language of man and learn to speak creativity. In this episode, award-winning author Larry Robertson discusses precisely what that means, and how we do it. We also learn how a deliberate pause can help spark true growth and progress.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Culture and Morality 68 mins – “Economist and author Arnold Kling talks about the economic impact of culture and morality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Drawing on a recent essay on the importance of social interactions, Kling explores the role of culture and norms and their broad impact on economic life. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of human sociality for the way economics is taught and the way economists think about public policy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Data Hoarding 18 mins – “This time, there was no need for any hackers. Data on the personal interests of as many as 50 million Americans flowed freely – and legally – from Facebook’s open online platform to a psychology professor at Cambridge University, who said he was conducting academic research. Then, the information allegedly landed at a data mining firm in London where it was used to shape advertising and messaging in the 2016 US presidential campaign. In the wake of revelations over Cambridge Analytica’s “data harvesting,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced calls from elected officials in the US and the UK to answer probing questions about his social media company’s data gathering and data sharing practices. The heat under Zuckerberg has cooled off Facebook share prices sharply and raised tough questions about the dilemma at the heart of social media: a handful of private businesses hold a vast treasure trove of information about billions of people around the world. Data hoarding has made good business for Facebook, Google and Twitter – as well as for a host of opportunistic data brokers and data dealers. Their financial gain is often your privacy lost, says B.J. Mendelson, author of the 2012 hit Social Media Is Bullshit, a debunking of the mythical powers of the Twittersphere. His new book, Privacy, makes the case that your personal life is up for sale; indeed, Mendelson declares that privacy, as we once knew it, was sold down the digital river a long while ago….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
DNC Hackers Indictment 60 mins – “…Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for their role in the theft and dissemination of documents from the DNC, the DCCC and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Susan Hennessey, David Kris, Paul Rosenzweig, Matt Tait and Benjamin Wittes got together to make sense of the news.” At the link find the title, “Emergency Edition: GRUccifer 2.0 Indictment!,” right-click “Direct download: DNC Hack Indictment Emergency Podcast mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drone Warfare 48 mins – “For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of America’s new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to take down the world’s deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, his team successfully killed/captured 14 of America’s 20 most wanted terrorists across Iraq within only three months. In this episode, Brett tells us his never before told story of how drone warfare has completely changed the battlefield and what it’s like to be part of one of the most elite military units to ever exist. With stories ranging from ISIS capture missions to tracking Boko Haram, this episode will be sure to entertain and enlighten! Brett is the co-author of the brand new book, Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account of the Hunt For America’s Most Dangerous Enemies. This book was co-written with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Christopher S. Stewart.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economic Viewpoints 63 mins – “Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That’s why it is time, says our guest this week, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. Our guest this week is economist Kate Raworth, and in her new book, Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Embassy Move to Jerusalem 39 mins – “Every day Trump makes the world less safe; Monday was a big one. Amy Wilentz comments on Ivanka and Jared—and Sheldon Adelson—dedicating the new American embassy in Jerusalem, while the Israeli military killed 60 Palestinians in a mass nonviolent protest at the Gaza border. Amy was Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker and wrote the novel Martyrs’ Crossing about Palestinians and Israelis. Also: There are 219,000 women in prison in the United States—Rachel Kushner’s new novel, The Mars Room, is a story about of one of them. Plus: More than 4,400 African Americans were murdered by white mobs between 1877 and 1950—that’s the conclusion of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit legal center. The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to the victims—it opened last month…” At the link find the title, “From Gaza to Jerusalem: Amy Wilentz; Plus Rachel Kushner on ‘The Mars Room’ and Patricia Williams on lynching, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6858863.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emotional First Aid 60 mins – “We all sustain emotional wounds. Failure, guilt, rejection, and loss are as much a part of life as the occasional scraped elbow. But while we typically bandage a cut or ice a sprained ankle, our first aid kit for emotional injuries is not just understocked—it’s nonexistent. Think about it… we learn about germs, scrapes, and sprains starting at 2 years old, but we often don’t learn about emotional injuries and proper treatment until they have become debilitating. And even worse, many times we don’t even know we are sustaining these emotional injuries and they are just lurking beneath the surface, continually holding us hostage. Fortunately, there is such a thing as mental first aid for battered emotions. Drawing on the latest scientific research and using real-life examples, our guest Guy Winch, Ph.D. offers specific step-by-step treatments that are fast, simple, and effective. In this episode, we talk with Guy about his amazing book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Environmental Education 48 mins – “IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates the fifth Muskoka Summit on the Environment, a panel discussion about “Restoring our Relationship with the Natural World.” Six guests join Kennedy in a discussion about the environment.” At the link find the title, “Restoring our relationship with nature from lake beds to treetops, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-35q4qKLA-20180625.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ethics Discussion 47 mins – “This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace, develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. We discuss: What does the term ‘ethics’ truly mean? How did John become so dedicated around teaching ethics and social responsibility? What is the downside of not taking ethics seriously? How can we come to an agreement around ethics that works for an entire culture?” At the link find the title, “299 – John Hooker – Solving Ethical Dilemmas, “ May, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 3b474042-d482-44b3-808f-f131c1588503.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u p menu.
Existential Risks 132 mins (3 parts) – “Today on the show we welcome back Daniel Schmachtenberger, the co-founder of Neurohacker Collective and founder of Emergence Project. After addressing the existential risks that are threathening humanity in one of our earlier episodes, Daniel now dives deeper into the matter. In the following three episodes, he talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them.” At the link find the three titles: FTP57, FTP58, and FTP59, right-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save Files” and “OK” to get the podcasts.
Face Tracking 30 mins – “Face tracking tested on poor people by Ian Woolf, Tim Cannon talks about implanting devices for fun and profit. Fact and sound checking by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf. “ At the link right-click “MP3 Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake Social Media 53 mins – “Recently social media has been redefined by the massive spike in fake news, fake accounts, and general manipulation of the core message to suit specific agendas. The #Guptabots are a case in point, run out of India and spilling their vile evil across the social media channels. The team speaks to Andrew Fraser to get a better handle on what’s going on.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in Indiana 88 mins – “Nate Fingerle has been farming with his family at River Ridge Farm in north-central Indiana for ten years. With one-and-a-half acres of production and ten thousand square feet of high tunnels, River Ridge provides vegetables to its customers year-round. River Ridge has found success in a rural agricultural community with a combination of farmers markets, an on-farm retail store, and restaurant sales. We dig into how Nate and his family make this all work, and some of the details of how a lot of hustle has helped to cobble together a successful business in an unlikely marketplace. Nate also shares his straightforward production techniques, including field work, fertility planning, transplant production, irrigation, weed control, and how he make season extension really pay in the high tunnels and out.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in Minnesota 88 mins – “Genesis McKiernan-Allen and Eli Robb raise vegetables year-round at Full Hand Farm, 45 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. Going into year seven of their operation, Genesis and Eli have between four and five acres of produce production, with half of their sales going to farmers market and half going to restaurants in Indianapolis. Eli and Genesis dig into how they’ve managed a black rot infestation in their brassica crops, as well as how they weathered an herbicide drift incident by marketing with honesty and integrity. We take a look at the details of winter production in their operation, including the highs and lows of mobile high tunnels, their design for caterpillar tunnels and how those fit into their rotation, and how four-season production fits into their business and marketing plans. We also make an honest evaluation of starting a farm where the food scene was not fully developed, and how that worked for them; and take a similarly honest look at starting a family on the farm, and how they’ve made that work.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in Missouri 72 mins – “Rebecca Graff and Tom Ruggieri raise vegetables for a hundred-member CSA, manage a small laying flock, and operate a cottage-scale fermented food business at Fair Share Farm, 45 minutes north of Kansas City, Missouri. They’ve been farming together on family land since 2004 after meeting in the fields at Peacework Organic Farm in upstate New York. We dig into the nitty gritty of their member-oriented CSA program, and the changes its undergone in the last couple of years as Rebecca and Tom have looked to change the farm’s economic basis and their quality of life. Tom and Rebecca share how they’ve changed their sign-up process and work requirement as their CSA goes through transitions. We also take a hard look at their fermented foods production and how that fits in with their vision for the farm and the CSA model, as well as the efforts they’ve made to reduce the overall ecological footprint of the farm with a solar greenhouse, an electric tractor, and a vigorous cover crop and soil building effort.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in New York 79 mins – “Karen Washington owns and operates Rise and Root Farm with Lorrie Clevenger, Jane Hodge, and Michaela Hayes. Located in Chester, New York, just a little over an hour from New York City, Karen and her partners raise an acre of produce to serve two New York City Farmers Markets. Karen shares the story of finding land for farming in rural New York state, and how she and her fellow growers have made the transition from backyard urban gardening to commercial production. Karen digs into the nuts and bolts of how they address the social justice issues that are so important them while still tending to the needs of their for-profit farming operation. We also discuss the challenges of and some strategies for communication and managing farm relationships with love and healing – and how that’s not always the easiest thing to do.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in Oregon 83 mins – “Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon, supplies seed companies, farmers, and gardeners with seeds that are selected and grown in a real organic environment. With his wife and business partner, Karen, and five employees, Frank grows certified organic seeds on about eight acres. Wild Garden Seeds is unusual in the seed business because they grow everything that they sell right there in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Frank shares his story of getting started on his market garden in 1980, and how he developed a gourmet salad greens business that shipped salads to top restaurants nation-wide. This high-end salad greens business allowed and encouraged him to start selecting the best plants for organic salad production, as well as to begin to develop new, custom varieties for his farm. We also dig into his on-the-job education in seed breeding, how he and Karen made the transition from salad growers to seed company, and how Wild Garden Seeds has worked with partner farms to grow their seed business.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Female CEO 60 mins – “Shelley Zalis is a founder, CEO and internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. Shelley changed the game by becoming the first female chief executive of a company, ranked in the research industry’s top Twenty-Five. Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, as well as within companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur and thought leader, Shelley is also an admired speaker and skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington on topics related to equality and leadership. Today she is here to share how the world of business and tech is changing for women, how you can break through the glass ceiling of middle management and how you can help with the fight for equality in your workplace.” Right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Functional Medicine 51 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Elizabeth Boham. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center is Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD, Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. We discuss: How does functional medicine deal with chronic disease and how does that differ from traditional western medicine? How did Elizabeth’s battle with breast cancer lead her to specialize in functional medicine? How can you learn more about your genes and how they impact your health? What is a food intolerance and do you even know if you have them? Learn more about Dr. Boham at her website http://www.drboham.com/. If you purchase Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer, use the discount code Breast30wellness to get 30% off!!!” At the link find the title, “298 – Dr. Elizabeth Boham – Functional Medicine, Breast Cancer, and Chronic Illness, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files be461d36-93b7-4980-8700-396ec06ce4cc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Future of Work 67 mins – “The Futurology team goes live in the Huawei Innovation Zone. To change things around a bit we decided to do a live podcast with Brian Armstrong on the Future of Work. We were joined by a live audience who added their 2 cents worth. It was a fascinating, in depth discussion that digs into what the #FoW means and where it is all going. The audience joined in with a few questions and kept the conversation interactive and entertaining. A big thanks to Huawei for opening their Innovation Zone and for hosting this amazing event.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
General Ann Dunwoody 51 mins -”On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army — the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, General Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her final assignment, in which she led a $60 billion enterprise of over 69,000 employees, including the Army’s global supply chain in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. In this episode, Anne tells us what it means to truly lead a team in a unified goal. In both this interview, and her new book, A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody’s strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
GMO Supporter 49 mins – “Author and activist Mark Lynas speaks to the National Press Club in Canberra, on the importance of genetically modified crops.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Mark Lynas, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Lynas_1107_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hormone Research 39 mins – “We talk to Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D, lecturer at Yale university, writer in residence at Yale Medical School, and author of the new book Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.” At the link find the title, “330 Aroused: The History of Hormones, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ff927251-9106-4c0f-929e-385141b46fb6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Laws 38 mins – “#AbolishICE is the hashtag that has proliferated all over Twitter. Anger over the family separation policy of the Trump administration has many people doubting whether the agency that does interior immigration enforcement is up to a humane performance of its task. Paul Rosenzweig, former policy guru at DHS where he supervised immigration matters, and Carrie Cordero, who has been actively engaged on the subject recently, joined Benjamin Wittes to discuss the substance of our immigration laws. Would abolishing ICE actually make a difference, or would it just be renaming the problem with three other letters?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Politics 34 mins – “America has long sold itself as “the nation of immigrants.” But when you look at our history — even the halcyon Ellis Island days — that branding has always come with an asterisk. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… especially if they’ll work for cheap. Our guests on this episode are Hiroshi Motomura of the University of California and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution.” At the link find the title, “222: The Changing Race of Immigration in America, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4ba0e134-d460-4357-be30-cce95cb8eb7c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Impact Investing 42 mins – “Money is a tool to create the things that we want. It is a proxy for security, health, and welfare for our families and loved ones. When we lose that holistic thinking about what wealth is, then our money winds up working at a very singular purpose to create more pieces of paper as opposed to create greater human and environmental welfare.” – Morgan Simon When we put our money in a bank (or a mutual fund, pension plan, endowment, etc.) it doesn’t just sit there, it is put to use. It is invested in the economy, and it has power. But have you ever stopped to wonder what your money is being invested in? Is it supporting the causes and communities you care about? Or is it being used to further the cause of individuals, organizations, or governments that you disagree with. It is time to recognize that we are all investors, and that it is up to us to make sure we are adding more value than we extract and that the risk and returns are balanced between our investments and the communities. This is the basis for impact investing. …This week on the show we are interviewing an expert in this field, Morgan Simon. Morgan is the author of the brand new book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital…” At the link find the title, “284 – Morgan Simon – Where Did Your Money Spend The Night? , Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 41fbb23d-b283-4159-a41e-9d3cece9a298.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovate with the Old 45 mins – “’Don’t just chase the new – Innovate the old.’ – Soon Yu Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Or maybe you only have an idea, but can’t even figure out how to turn it into a business, let alone an Iconic Brand. This week we talk with innovation expert Soon Yu on how to take a different approach that allows you to leverage what you already have or know to create a business that lasts….” At the link find the title, “294 – Soon Yu – Starting a Company and Dealing with Failure, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files e5e04e54-1c3d-4693-8cb5-0ecaf70936ef.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Insomnia Treatment 21 mins – “Between 13 & 33% of the adult population have regular difficulty in getting to sleep, or staying asleep. It’s important to recognise the difference between acute and chronic insomnia, as treatment strategies differ. David Cunnington, director of the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, joins us to explain what non-drug interventions are available to…” At the link find the title, “Non-drug treatments for chronic insomnia, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293485506-bmjgroup-non-drug-treatments-for-chronic-insomnia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Integrated Medicine 62 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Traci Stein. Dr. Stein is a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. She is also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be. Dr. Stein is also the author of, The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management. We discuss: What is the cause of chronic pain? What IS hypnosis? What are verbal suggestions? What does it mean? What are examples? What can we do on our own to work with hypnosis? Biofeedback, what exactly is that? How did you get into the idea of ‘intuition’ and wanting others to develop it?” Find the title, “300 – Dr. Traci Stein – Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Brain Hacks, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 304c431e-282d-48d7-a129-438ecf941442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Juneteenth Celebration 49 mins – “Juneteenth is a holiday most Americans have never heard of but should know about. We’ll look at the history and the stories behind the holiday.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Laboratory Health 19 mins – “In this month’s roundtable, we discuss lab health, email briefings, and how science stories can affect the stock market.” At the link find the title, “Backchat June 2018: Lab health, email briefings, and CRISPR, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leaders in Crisis Lessons 60 mins -”For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson… Join us as we learn the keys to leadership in turbulent times and the lessons we can glean from some of the most well respected individuals of all time….” At the link find the title, “288 – Nancy Koehn – Survive and Thrive During Turbulent Times, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 08e06d72-1bc3-4d35-b4f5-7a47c7ffd5a4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Liberalism Failure 75 mins – “Political Scientist and author Patrick Deneen of the University of Notre Dame talks about his book Why Liberalism Failed with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. By liberalism, Deneen means the modern enterprise–the push for self-actualization free of the constraints of tradition, family, and religion that typifies modern culture. He argues that both the left and the right have empowered the state and reduced liberty. He argues for a smaller, more local, more artisanal economy and a return to the virtues of self-control and self-mastery.” At the link find the title, “Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Deneenliberalism.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Marijuana Legalization 49 mins – “Recreational pot is legal in many states, now comes the battle over where it can be sold. Cities and towns want their say.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mass Extinctions 56 mins – “Did you know our world has ended five times? It has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. And in each of these catastrophic occurrences, climate change has been the culprit. You may be wondering, how do asteroids have anything to do with climate change? We will leave the details to our guest this week, but essentially there is a triggering event (asteroid, volcano, humans) that causes the oceans to become more acidic and very soon after the entire world dies. This is what happens every time…and it may be happening again. This week on the show we interview award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen about his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mass Shooters Mental Health 34 mins – “Last Sunday, a gunman walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire on the congregation — killing more than two dozen people. The next day, President Donald Trump told reporters the mass shooting wasn’t a “guns situation,” and instead blamed it on “mental health.” Politicians have linked mental illness and mass shootings after virtually every mass shooting. In this week’s episode, Jimmy talks to The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan, who looked into that link… and found that it doesn’t exist.” At the link find the title, “219: Fact checking the link between mental illness and mass shootings, No” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mass Shootings 30 mins – “Americans are once again mourning after another mass shooting. We explain why elected leaders fail — despite broad public support — to pass measures like additional background checks on firearm purchases. We speak with filmmaker Michael Kirk, who made the FRONTLINE documentary Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA.” At the link find the title, “214: Why can’t Congress get anything done on guns?, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files b12c0655-2149-4ee5-b642-bd53673269b8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Meat Eating 46 mins – “If you typically eat three meals a day, then it’s a choice you make more than one thousand times a year. And if you’re like most people, that choice probably involves meat or dairy, or both. On top of that, many of the clothes we wear are made from animals. But can something that nearly everybody on the planet is doing ? and has been doing for millions of years ? be immoral?” At the link find the title, “Meat on the table: Can we justify consuming animals? (Encore October 27, 2017), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-w1bTQ8XY-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Meat Eating History 46 mins – “Eating meat: some say we’ve evolved to do it. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we got our big brains. Yet others, as far back as Pythagoras, have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet. Now — perhaps more than ever — when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.” At the link find the title, “The Matter of Meat: A history of pros & cons (Encore November 23, 2016), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-c88qj8ms-20180716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Microbiome and Parkinsons 27 mins – “The microbiome is the strange invisible world of our non human selves. On and in all of us are hoards of microbes. Their impact on our physical health is becoming clear to science, but a controversial idea is emerging too – that gut bacteria could alter what happens in our brains. In this final episode of the series BBC Science and Health correspondent James Gallagher examines a growing body of research into the gut as a gateway to the mind and why some scientists believe we could be o the cusp of a revolution in psychiatry that uses microbes to improve mental health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Migrant Children Separation 48 mins – “Family separation and stricter asylum laws are “immoral,” says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He joins us as we talk about the situation at the border.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Military Base Contamination 29 mins – “The military spent decades contaminating the drinking and ground water at bases across the country and has spent billions to contain the mess. But the veterans and families who lived on those bases are still struggling with the long legacy of that toxic water and feel abandoned and betrayed by their government. Host Jimmy Williams speaks with Adrienne St. Claire, a reporter with News21 Troubled Waters investigative team about their deep dive into the impact of the military’s on-going toxic water problem.” At the link find the title, “208: The military’s toxic water problem, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28ca0dbe-d152-4ed9-b76f-60a01801ceb0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men.
Mindset Adjustment 46 mins – “These days you can’t go two minutes without being reminded that there are really successful, rich, beautiful, happy people out there…and you are not one of them. BUT – if you work hard enough, make more money, and buy more stuff, ONE DAY you just might become that person! Just kidding. We all know that is a lie. We know it in our bones. But if you’re anything like me, you still look at those people and say, “I know it’s a lie, but those people seem to have it all, maybe they DO have it all figured out.” This week we are speaking with an executive coach who works with those seemingly “perfect” people and she’s here to tell you that nothing is as it seems. In fact, often times people reach the societal ideal of perfection only to find out that it’s not at all what it seems and the price paid to get there was too high. So instead of chasing someone else’s dreams, it’s time to define your own – and trust me, it’s not easy. Our guest this week is Heather Gray, a therapist and coach who is a master at helping anyone repair broken relationships, rediscover passions, and heal from ignored and fractured parts of their lives. She helps her clients learn how to be present for themselves and for those they care about so that they can truly have it all. Learn more about Heather and her work at ChooseToHaveItAll.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mobile Economy 51 mins – “The smart phone is our most treasured tech device. If you don’t believe me, try leaving it turned off for a full day and see how many times you yearn for it! This obsession with our phones is creating a massive amount of data that is being harnessed by companies to drive their business decisions in the ever expanding $3.3 trillion dollar mobile economy. In our episode this week, mobile economy expert Anindya Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers. Drawing on his extensive research in the US, Europe, and Asia, and many relevant case studies, Anindya explains how businesses can harness the power of a data-driven mobile economy. Ghose discusses several behavioral contradictions displayed by consumers in the mobile economy. For example, people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable and they value certainty. People find advertising annoying, but also they fear missing out. People value their privacy, but they also increasingly use their personal data as their currency. Ghose demystifies how firms can resolve such behavioral contradictions and delight consumers at the same time. He makes a compelling argument that mobile advertising – done well – is far from a creepy and futuristic intrusion into our personal lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NATO Concerns 48 mins – “Hours before President Trump attends a NATO Summit in Brussels, we examine the role of the alliance and how it fits into Europe’s recent struggles. Brexit, terrorism, a new anti-establishment government in Italy, and rising nationalism fueled in part by a flood of immigrants from the Syrian war are testing the grand European experiment. How should the continent move forward? And how will the region handle Trump’s anti-European and anti-NATO rhetoric? The Aspen Institute’s Elliot Gerson leads a conversation with Kati Marton, journalist and human rights advocate; Douglas Lute, former US ambassador to NATO; and Mircea Dan Geoana, former president of the Romanian Senate and founder of Aspen Romania.” At the link find the title, “The Age of Euroscepticism, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files fe145d7f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Netanyahu and Israel 62 mins – “This week’s Intelligence Squared podcast features Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz journalist and author of Bibi – The Turbulent Life And Times Of Benjamin Netanyahu in conversation with Catherine Philp, diplomatic correspondent on The Times. In this in-depth podcast on the leadership and story of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they discuss the state of modern Israel and the future of the Middle East.” At the link find the title, “Anshel Pfeffer in conversation with Catherine Philp on Netanyahu and The Future of Israel, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Networks 45 mins – “…This week on the show we are talking about networks, and not just the social kind. We will answer questions such as: What makes WiFi faster at home than at a coffee shop? How does Google order search results? Why do Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube use fundamentally different rating and recommendation methods? And how do cat videos—or anything else—go viral? We will also touch on some of the six fundamental principles of networking, which explain the difficulties in sharing network resources efficiently, how crowds can be wise or not so wise depending on the nature of their connections, how there are many building-blocks of layers in a network, and more. Understanding these simple ideas unlocks the workings of everything from the connections we make on Facebook to the technology that runs such platforms.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Organizational Comfort Zones 51 mins – “Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues? If you answered no to any of these questions, this episode can help! In this show we speak with a true academic, Andy Molinsky as he discusses his brand new book, REACH; A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge , and Build Confidence. Andy is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parliamentarian 29 mins – “You may think the Senators have all the say — but there’s one person in the Senate who may have even more power. Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough complicated the repeal-and-replace plan that Senate Republicans were pursuing when she said parts of the bill would need 60 votes instead of a simple majority. But that’s not all she can do, as we learn from former Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.” At the link find the title, “207: The most important Senate job you’ve never heard of,, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01b805bb-d4ad-42cd-986b-2773a16fde84.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pasta History 57 mins – “Pasta, a simple amalgam of wheat flour and water, is one of the world’s most popular foods. It’s Italy’s gift to humanity? or maybe the Arabs’, or China’s. With its hundreds of shapes and sizes, its infinite variety of sauces, pasta is the foundation of one of the world’s great cuisines. Contributor Megan Williams is based in Rome. In this documentary, which won the James Beard Award for Best Radio Broadcast on food in 2011, she explains how and when pasta was invented, where it got its shapes, and why it’s so beloved.” At the link right-click “Pasta: The long and short of it (Encore September 3, 2010), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-lhC4UDvs-20180718.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Personal Relationships 60 mins – “What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic‘s Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love” makes her optimistic about relationships in the digital age, and how to use brain chemistry to keep love alive.” At the link find the title, “Love, Sex, and the Brain, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files fce72d71.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Physiology 58 mins – “We at Dangerous Minds Podcast, are seeking to explore further weekly, the tech and the people behind this growing community of Biohacking, Grinding, Implantable Technology, Hard Sciences, and Information Security. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions, or comments. You are welcome to find us here, at dangerousminds.io or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, perhaps we might one day talk to you about the work and or projects you’re exploring and developing. Society considers us dangerous, we are not dangerous but invested into the future, and seeking to find it, with every implant, procedure, project, experiment and or software program. Come with us while we explore the DIY Evolution. Until then, Seek the spark!”At the link find the title, “dangerous minds episode.93.physiology from the perspective of control,” right-click “Media files 456796.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Polish Democracy Deteriorates 21 mins – “It’s been a bad week for Polish democracy, with the government removing a bunch of judges from the country’s Supreme Court in order to replace them with party loyalists. In response, protestors took to the streets to push back against the deconsolidation of Polish democracy. Radek Sikorski joined Benjamin Wittes to discuss the week’s events and the larger degradation of Polish governance of which they are a part. Radek served as foreign minister and defense minister of Poland, as well as speaker of the Polish parliament. He has also been a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and he’s currently a senior fellow at the Center of European Studies at Harvard University and distinguished statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Regenerative Agriculture 39 mins – “Aldyen Donnelly is the Director of Carbon Economic at Nori, a startup company dedicated to creating trust and transparency while lowering transaction costs throughout the carbon trading industry. Her mission is to reward carbon sequestering farmers with blockchain-backed carbon credit certificates. Nori is a blockchain-enabled platform allowing users to trace where carbon dioxide is sequestered and is currently the world’s only carbon dioxide sequestration marketplace. Aldyen joins me to share the mission behind Nori and how it can help both the environment and farmers….” – Aldyen Donnelly” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 110: How Carbon Trading Could Benefit Farmers with Aldyen Donelly of Nori, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Future of Agriculture 110 How Carbon Trading Could Benefit Farmers with Aldyen Donelly of Nori final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Relationship Development 62 mins – “In today’s work environment, our success is heavily dependent on our ability to consistently deliver strong results. And although there are multiple inputs that lead to our results, there is one secret weapon that outweighs everything else. The key to success ultimately lies in the strength of our relationships. You may be thinking to yourself, “But wait, we are talking about business! With all of the demands on my time, I don’t have the luxury to think about something soft and fuzzy like relationships.” But the truth of the matter is, given the complex and global nature of business, almost everything we accomplish happens with and through other people. So how do you improve these relationships and leverage them to create a true competitive advantage for your organization? This week on the podcast we answer this question and more as we talk with Todd Davis, author of the brand new book, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work….” At the link find the title, “282 – Todd Davis – The Secret Weapon for Success, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7d71c754-bc06-4600-a3bb-8a45ccae56ce.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sam Donaldson and White House Press Corps 32 mins – “Our guest this week is former ABC News White House Correspondent and co-host of “This Week,” Sam Donaldson. He gave us his assessment of how this White House press corps is covering President Trump and the job of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Sam Donaldson on the White House Press Corps, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files DONAL0310.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Satire 48 mins – “Political comedy is everywhere on TV, but contributor Peter Brown is concerned: the laughter on late-night shows seems to be giving way to the earnest partisan cheering that comedian Seth Meyers calls “clapter”. Are our current politicians becoming satire-proof? Or has satire always merely preached to the choir? In search of answers Peter looks to the classic satire of Juvenal, Swift and the Arab-speaking world, as well as prominent current practitioners including Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and “The Death of Stalin”.” At the link find the title, “A Modest Proposal About Satire, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-e70F9m38-20180622.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Science Fight 49 mins – ‘Science is under attack from quack experts and self-appointed activists, warns a top doctor who has been caught in the crossfires. He makes the case.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smart Home Gadget Security 44 mins – “Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham from Stacey on IoT and from The Internet of Things podcast about how to choose more secure IoT devices for your home. Also, the rising problems with the smart home and domestic abuse, and do you really need a WiFi connected essential oil diffuser?” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Space Force Discussion 48 mins – “The president’s call for a new military command focused on future battles in outer space. We’ll look at the new Space Force.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sports Neuroscience 48 mins – “We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.” At the link find the title, “How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 86e74277-9c4a-402e-91ff-ee9d5fb9cee3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Terrorism Threat 22 mins – “This week’s podcast challenges a political sacred cow. In fact, it might be the mother of all sacred cows. It is the belief that foreign terrorism is one of the most serious threats to the safety of Americans and the security of what since 9/11 we have called the “homeland.” That belief is deep. The facts supporting it are thin. But it is a premise so fundamental to our post-9/11 worldview that is rarely debated, challenged or reexamined. No one has tried harder to unsound the alarm, to show that the sky is not falling, than John Mueller, our guest this week, a political scientist at Ohio State University and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. In a book coming out in the fall, “Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism” (Oxford University Press), Mueller and co-author Mark G. Stewart take a hard-boiled, empirical look a the politics, phobias and failed leadership that feeds the sacred cow of counterrorism at any cost.” At the link find the title, “105: Terrified of terrorism, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 1886dc02-62d0-4b20-8680-b1e1340659d3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Thailand Cave Rescue 74 mins -”In this very timely episode of the Disaster Podcast, we take a look at the extreme technical rescue involved in the recent Thailand cave rescue. As we rejoice that all the boys and their coach were rescued, it is time to talk about the operational aspects of what it took to pull off this rescue. In order to do that we brought on our water rescue expert Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com, who also connected us with Cave Diving expert Bob Wilson, of Ocean Services Dive and Marine Consulting (OSDMC) to come on the show. They helped us understand the specific needs of diving in this constricted cave environment and how it would affect the rescue.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Psychoanalysis 48 mins – “’Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is.’ – Dr. Allen Frances This week on the show we interview one of the men who literally wrote the book on mental illness as we answer the question – Is Trump crazy? And what does it say about America that he was elected to the highest office in the land? Psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Frances explains American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Stability 43 mins – “Amy Wilentz comments on the mental and emotional status of the president, as analyzed by 27 psychiatrists in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book edited by Bandy X. Lee. The book was number four on the New York Times bestseller list. Also: Would Pence be worse? Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reports—she interviewed more than 60 people in search of answers, including Pence’s mother. Several say he’s wanted to be president at least since high school. Plus: America After Trump: E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post argues that Trump has mobilized progressive political forces that can transform America—and he reminds us that Trump never had a majority of voters, and is the most unpopular presidents in our history. E.J. is co-author of One Nation After Trump: A Guide to the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported. These segments previously aired on the Start Making Sense podcast.” At the link find the title, “Is Trump Crazy? Would Pence Be Worse? Amy Wilentz on Trump, Jane Mayer on Pence, and E.J. Dionne on America After Trump, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6923384.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Trade War 58 mins – “The Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance on U.S. trade relations, opting for bilateral negotiations, and in many cases, eschewing the multilateral trade order. The administration is collapsing the distinction between economic security and national security, and this has been painfully apparent in our trade war with China. Tensions with China are escalating. On Tuesday, Lawfare senior editor Shannon Togawa Mercer sat down with Jennifer Hillman, former World Trade Organization Appellate Body member, commissioner on the United States international Trade Commission, and general counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative; and Clark Packard, trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute, to hash it all out. They talked about China, the WTO, and this administration’s incoherent trade strategy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_331.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump-Putin Summit 43 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki for their first one-on-one summit, where the U.S. president said that he trusted the Russian president’s denial of election interference over his own intelligence community. In the United States, furor followed on both sides of the aisle. To break down what happened and what it means, Alina Polyakova sat down with Julia Ioffe, correspondent at GQ and long-time Russia observer, and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, to talk about why nobody else was in the room with Trump and Putin during their over-two-hour, one-on-one meeting; what Russia’s kompromat on Trump really might be; and whether this summit actually moved the needle in U.S.-Russia policy. What was gained and what was lost? Was this a win for Putin? An embarrassment for Trump?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virtual Reality 53 mins – “We talk to Peter Rubin, editor at Wired and author of Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life.” At the link find the title, “227 Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files e4352cf7-314c-433d-9ebf-c1a45a704ead.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virtual Reality Uses 54 mins – “Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? This week on the show, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help us understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use―not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. …Jeremy is the author of the incredible new book, Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.” At the link find the title, “293 – Jeremy Bailenson – How Virtual Reality Will Impact Your Life, Feb, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 570f8abe-f005-4ba2-952d-6e5a01228e6d.mp3” and select “save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Voyager Mission to Pluto 46 mins – “We talk to planetary scientist and New Horizons’ mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon about their new book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto.” At the link find the title, “Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files d7ed3b1b-0a59-4aed-8a66-cfeb107d1831.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wim Hof Method 69 mins – “…This week on the show we interview investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com). In his New York Times best selling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us, Scott tries to figure out if it is possible to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. In this episode, Scott tells us about his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.” At the link find the title, “287 – Scott Carney – Does the Wim Hof Method Really Work? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7c4f7f62-33c6-4d98-9cee-e24c8605dac9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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