Mining Digest 362 – Oct 26, 2018: Advertising Agencies, African Democracy, AI Ethical Dilemmas, America Imperiled, Capitalism Is Broken, Carbon Pollution and Food, Children Online, Chinese Competition, Civil Rights War, Concussions and Helmet Technology, Death and Dying, Democracy Crisis, Digital Impact on Brains, Drone Warfare, Employee Ownership, Ethical Dilemmas, Evernote Founder Interview, Facebook Security Breach, Female Astronaut, Female Calculators, Financial Crises Potential, Foreign Service Work, Free College Future, Health Maintenance, Hoarding and Online Shopping, Honey Bee Colony Collapse Fix, Hospital Closings, Innovation Help from GE, Internet Age or Not, Investment Wisdom, Jihadi Violence, Job Changing, Kavanaugh and Teenage Impressions, Lawrence Levy of Pixar, Leadership Traits, Liberalism vs Illiberalism, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, Male Stereotypes, Mass Extinctions, Migrations Pathways Enhancement, Mobile Economy, Networking Power, PJ O’Rourke Commentary, Podcast Bubble Bursting, Privacy Perspectives, Psychedelic Drugs, Rape Experience, Robocall Resistance, Rule of Law, Self Awareness, Sexual Harassment History, Sharing Economy, Silicon Valley Godfather, Trading Market Protectionism, Trump Psychoanalysis, Truth Decay, Voting Process Changes, Wim Hof Method, Women’s Anger

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Advertising Agencies 66 mins – “Advertising agencies are caught between fee-cutting clients and profit-hungry owners. In the meantime, their creative workloads are growing, driven by increased TV, digital and social advertising. How do agencies generate profit margins under these circumstances? Through downsizing, salary freezes and ‘juniorizing.’ Agencies are disinvesting in capabilities at a time when their clients’ marketing challenges have never been greater. This is Madison Avenue Manslaughter, documented in detail by Michael Farmer, who has been working in the industry for the past 25 years. Farmer, who was formerly a Director of Bain & Company, provides a gripping analysis of advertising agencies and their deteriorating situation. Prior to founding Farmer & Company in 1992, Michael Farmer was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a Director of Bain & Company.  He headed (in turn) Bain’s Munich, Paris and London offices during Bain’s decade of European expansion in the 1980s.  He has been committed to bringing Bain-like analytical and strategic disciplines to the advertising industry….”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Democracy 118 mins – “On September 20, the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the state of elections and democracy across Africa. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

AI Ethical Dilemmas 63 mins – “On Friday, Sept. 14, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the ethics of AI and how society should handle various ethical dilemmas of the automated age.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

AI Potentital 48 mins – “Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.” At the link find the title,”What Does The Future Of Tech Hold? AI Crisis Awaits, Former Google China Head Says, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651205218.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

America Imperiled 68 mins – “On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker discussed these themes of his latest book, “The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World” (Knopf, 2018)” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

American Pie Song 15 mins – “It was late in 1971 when the singer-songwriter Don McLean released his song, “American Pie.” Today, everybody still seems to know all the words… but nobody seems to know what those words really mean. Who is the “jester [who] sang for the King and Queen/In a coat he borrowed from James Dean?” And what was it that “touched [the singer] deep inside/The day the music died”? Don McLean himself helps break down the song, as well as author Raymond I. Schuck. And the singer Garth Brooks talks about his love for the song, and performing it onstage with McLean. “American Pie” was recently chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry.” At the link find the title, “Don McLean’s “American Pie”, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4393633842.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry Demise 48 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry.  In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway, and how you can help avoid these pitfalls, no matter what business you are in.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Surgery 21 mins – “What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child. Check out more of Amy Roost’s work here and her podcast Fury here. Read Amy Roost’s article on what may have caused each of h40 minser children to have brain malformations in Dame Magazine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Detroit 41 mins – “This week on the podcast, we get insight into a community network that puts extra emphasis on the word “community.” Diana Nucera, Director of the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) talks with Christopher about how the people in her city and their diversity are the driving forces behind the connectivity they have created. Diana and Christopher review the origins of the DCTP and some of the challenges Diana and her group have had to contend with to get the project this far. She also describes how the program is doing more than providing Internet access at a reasonable cost and how perspectives about technology extend into many other areas of life. Those perspectives influence how people use or don’t use the Internet, which in turn, impact digital inclusion. Getting people online is only one ingredient in the recipe for digital equity. In addition to information about the specific ways stewards in the program help expand it, Diana describes how they and other participants in the program have benefitted in unexpected ways. She shares the progress of the DCTP and, most importantly, some of the valuable lessons that she’s learned that can help other communities who may decide to establish similar programs to help improve digital inclusion on a local level.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Fires 49 mins – “Think this is a record fire year? Given all the news coverage lately it may be surprising that the number of fires and acres burned in the United States is actually down this year from 2017. But the intensity and nearly year-round timing of the fires in the American West has entered a new chapter. Drought, high temperatures and winds, as well as extensive building near forested lands, are creating a volatile combination for super fires different than what we have experienced before. “We are setting new modern records, and it seems like the old rules are out,” a Cal Fire official told the San Francisco Chronicle. Scientists say climate change is creating conditions for stronger fires that are likely to occur more frequently. What role has Smokey Bear played in creating these conditions? Is President Trump correct that thinning forests would dampen fires? What happens to people and watersheds after the fires recede from the headlines? Join us for a conversation about this infernal summer and how to manage life near forests.” At the link find the title, “The World On Fire, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180923_cl1_TheWorldOnFire.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism is Broken 57 mins – “Our guest this week believes capitalism is broken, and he makes a pretty good argument to support this. He explains how capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither of these outcomes serves the needs of our society. Our guest this week believes he has the solution – a cure for capitalism. In this episode, world renowned economist, Dr. Richard Wolff, offers a fair critique of capitalism and advocates for a worker cooperative based economy. This solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers directing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. According to Dr. Wolff, what most people don’t realize is that worker cooperatives are actually larger than conventional businesses, survive at least as long as other businesses, and have more stable employment. Tune in and get your smart people economics fix! Dr. Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including his newest, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. He is also the founder of Democracy at Work, a 501(c)3 organization that conceives, creates, and distributes content aimed at demonstrating why, and how, democratizing the workplace is a feasible solution to a new and better economic system.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Pollution and Food 50 mins – “Can a menu at a fancy restaurant be a map for solving the climate challenge? A handful of high-end chefs are using their restaurants to show how innovative grazing and growing practices can cut carbon pollution. Anthony Myint, co-owner of The Perennial, asks “What would it look like if you had … environmentalism right up there with deliciousness, as your top priorities?” Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef, pushes to move beyond the restaurateurs who she says only pay lip service to responsibly sourcing their food. Theirs is an uncompromising approach to cutting carbon while maintaining the best of the best.” At the link find the title, “Can a menu at a fancy restaurant be a map for solving the climate challenge? A handful of high-end chefs are using their restaurants to show how innovative grazing and growing practices can cut carbon pollution. Anthony Myint, co-owner of The Perennial, asks “What would it look like if you had … environmentalism right up there with deliciousness, as your top priorities?” Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef, pushes to move beyond the restaurateurs who she says only pay lip service to responsibly sourcing their food. Theirs is an uncompromising approach to cutting carbon while maintaining the best of the best.” At the link find the title, “Farm to Table 2.0: Chefs Cutting Carbon, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180916_cl1 FarmToTable.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children Online 37 mins – “Today’s teens are the first humans who have spent their entire lives online. Join Veronica Belmont and Manoush Zomorodi as they explore what kids are facing on the interwebs, how they’re using social media for good, how they’re handling cyberbullying, and how parents can keep up. Parkland, Florida’s Cameron Kasky discusses how he uses social media as a platform for activism; tech journalist Alexandra Samuel talks about Lil Tay and and the the role parents can play as they help their children navigate the internet; and Common Sense Media’s Sierra Filucci gives us an exclusive look at data from a new study about technology’s impact on our youth….Finally, here’s a short film by Darren Pasemko and Mozilla’s Brett Gaylor demonstrating just how much technology has come into family life.” At the link find the title, “Kids These Days, Sept, 2018” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/10277382/71b5ec34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Competition 61 mins – “China has emerged as the most formidable long-term competitor that the United States has ever faced. The competition, unlike the previous one with the Soviet Union, extends beyond traditional geopolitics into trade and investment, technology, and civil society—realms where the two countries are already closely intertwined. Competing effectively without sacrificing the benefits of this integration and the potential to cooperate on climate, health and other global issues of common concern, or escalating into all-out hostilities, is a complex challenge that cannot be left only to the current administration; it will likely require all the wisdom and expertise that U.S. society can muster.” At the link find the title, “Preventing Cold War II: A Game Plan for Healthy Competition with China, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180917_MLF_Coldwar China For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights War 72 mins – “During his 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump posed this question to African-Americans, asking them what they had to lose in voting for him. To Fox News host Juan Williams, this comment struck a nerve. While President Trump considers himself a protectorate for African-American communities around the nation, Williams argues that Trump’s record of racist remarks and his reluctance to condemn acts of racialized violence demonstrates otherwise. Williams illuminates all the rights and privileges that communities of color fought for in the past, rights he now believes should be relentlessly protected today. He focuses on key components of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and lesser known heroes such as Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph and Everett Dirksen. Join us for a powerful conversation about the war on civil rights and where America can move forward.” At the link find the title, “Juan Williams: The War on Civil Rights, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181927_FEA_Juan Williams For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Mindfulness 49 mins – “When Christiana Figueres was herding 196 countries into the historic Paris climate accord, she tapped a secret source of personal sustainability. After the pact was finished, she told a reporter in Davos, Switzerland that the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh “literally fell into my lap” when she was going through a deep personal crisis. “This has been a six-year marathon with no rest in between,” she told The Huffington Post. “I just really needed something to buttress me, and I don’t think that I would have had the inner stamina, the depth of optimism, the depth of commitment, the depth of the inspiration if I had not been accompanied by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.” In conversation with Greg Dalton and recorded for the Climate One podcast and radio show, Figueres will reflect on how mindfulness contributed to realizing the Paris climate accord.” At the link find the title, “Christiana Figueres: Mindfulness and the Paris Climate Agreement, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181007_cl1_Mindfulness and Climate Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Case Series 7 mins – “Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook: A podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.” At the link find the title, “Bear Brook: The Trailer, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8906595250.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Security Issues 125 mins – “This week we discuss yet another treat from Cloudflare, the growing legislative battle over Net Neutrality, the rise of Python malware, Cisco’s update report on the VPNFilter malware, still more Chrome controversy and some placating, the rapid exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities, the first UEFI rootkit found in the wild, another new Botnet discovery, the danger of the RDP protocol, a nasty website browser trick and how to thwart it, a quick update on recent non-fiction and science fiction, and then a look into the recent massive 50 million account Facebook security breach.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussions and Helmet Technology 48 mins – “Discover more about the latest in concussion research and helmet technology with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, Dr. Samuel Browd, Co-Founder of VICIS, Richard Brandt, PhD, CEO of Sports Science, and Dr. Roger Härtl, neurosurgeon for the New York Giants.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI – Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 9014937f-f702-45e4-94f7-a87b997d3cd6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Croatia President 48 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.” At the link left-click the down-pointing, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Attack History 33 mins – “The French telegraph system was hacked in 1834 by a pair of thieves who stole financial market information — effectively conducting the world’s first cyber attack. What does the incident teach us about network vulnerabilities, human weakness, and modern-day security? Guests include: Bruce Schneier, security expert.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Cybersecurity 60 mins – “Although the digital age has brought about marvelous innovation, it has also created a new way for thieves and terrorists to disrupt life as we know it. A recent study determined that approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. And in addition to that, our companies, our infrastructure, and our government is under constant attack from cyberterrorism. So what can you do to protect yourself? This week we brought on an expert to help us answer that question. Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyber terrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Morgan is a highly decorated former state trooper, police officer and detective….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death and Dying 69 mins – “Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. But how can we sit with something that is so uncomfortable? And how can utilize the unavoidable nature of death to live a more rewarding life?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Deliberate Practice 49 mins – “For more than thirty years psychologist Anders Ericsson, an expert on the field of professional development, has studied the people who stand out as specialists in their fields. In fact, Ericsson’s research was used as the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” – which essentially states that it takes on average 10,000 hours of doing something to become an expert. In reality, Ericsson’s research shows that there is nothing magical about the number of hours you put in, but over time he has come to understand that we are all capable of extraordinary feats. In this interview, Ericsson explains what the research actually says about the infamous “10,000 hour rule” and how that number can be greatly decreased (or increased) depending on the type of practice you are doing. Specifically, by utilizing deliberate practice with the help of a trained professional, one can drastically improve their results. Deliberate practice can be applied equally well to everything ranging from business skills and sales to sports and music…and it works! Anders recently wrote an incredible book on the topic titled, PEAK: Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Crisis 19 mins – “Global economist Dambisa Moyo says democracy is in crisis around the world. In her book Edge of Chaos, she explains how voter participation rates are low, money is seeping into politics via big donations, and political freedoms have declined. “We do have democracy on paper, but in terms of the efficacy and efficiency of the democratic process, I think there are deep concerns.” In her conversation with guest host and journalist Susan Page, she also describes the hurdles she’s overcome to work in a field dominated by men.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is in the blog archive.

Digital Impact on Brains 49 mins – “Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?” At the link find the title, “The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652278041.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doris Kearns Goodwin 62 mins – “Are leaders born or made? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon her research of four U.S. presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized by others as leaders. Goodwin explains how no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Set apart in background, abilities and temperament, these four men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships.“ At the link find the title, “Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181002_SV_Dorris Kearns Segments For Podcast.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.

Drone Warfare 51 mina – “Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. This week we speak with Andrew Cockburn, author of the new book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, as he helps uncover the real and extraordinary story about drone warfare and the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Additionally, we discuss what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy — and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn — have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare. Andrew Cockburn is the Washington Editor of Harper’s magazine and the author of many articles and books on national security, including the New York Times Editor’s Choice Rumsfeld and The Threat. He is a regular opinion contributor to the Los Angeles Times and has written for, among others, the New York Times, National Geographic and the London Review of Books.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Employee Ownership 72 mins – “THE 3rd WAY is a very big idea. In the information age, you simply cannot get ahead on wages alone. In addition to your labor, you must acquire capital (stock, real estate, technology, etc.). Now the middle class is in crisis. Median wages adjusted for inflation have decreased steadily for decades. The middle class is simply not sharing in the nation’s capital centered economic growth. Widespread current discontent is destined to lead to serious unrest unless we promptly put the correct solutions in place. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the rich, the banks, and large corporations, resulting in plenty of anger and resentment, yet offering few practical solutions. Playing the blame game overlooks the root cause of the problem, which is structural in nature: American capitalism does not have enough wealth-making capitalists. Exponential advances in technology relentlessly exacerbate the ever widening chasm between the productive power of capital vs. labor. An innovative system to re-link these fundamental forces must be expeditiously ordained to equitably share the capitalist blessings of wealth and avert a looming social calamity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethical Dilemmas 51 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 Workplacedevelops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evernote Founder Interview 51 mins – “What is it like to be a co-founder of one of the largest, most innovative tech companies on the planet? What are the necessary ingredients of a successful startup? How can people better leverage technology to be more productive? These are just a portion of the questions we get answered by our guest this week, VP of Marketing and Co-Founder of Evernote, Andrew Sinkov. Join us as we discuss how Evernote went from a company on the brink of bankruptcy, to one of the most used and most loved tech companies around. Evernote builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today. As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you wrtire free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world. Whatever you’re working toward, Evernote’s job is to make sure you get there. Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founder in 2007, Evernote products reach more than 100 million users worldwide – wither nearly 400 employees and growing.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everyday Activists 68 mins – “Just as American protests and demonstrations have garnered global attention in recent years, so have many popular and renowned leaders that are well versed in the ways of community organizing. But what can the average American do to make sure their voice is being heard in a way that is both knowledgeable and safe? What steps, large or small, can you make every day to be part of a revolution? Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All is a direct and easy-to-read guidebook for those who are looking to make lasting change but aren’t sure where or how to get started. Co-authors Elisa Camahort Page and Carolyn Gerin will join INFORUM to discuss key issues such as navigating the government and elections, protecting yourself on both the frontlines of a protest and on the Internet, knowing your rights in the workplace, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned activist, a newcomer considering joining your first demonstration or just curious about how you can help a cause you care about, the conversation is sure to be enlightening.” At the link find the title, ‘A Road Map for Revolutionaries: Tools for Everyday Activists, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180924_INF Revolution EXPLICIT For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Security Breach 125 mins – “This week we discuss yet another treat from Cloudflare, the growing legislative battle over Net Neutrality, the rise of Python malware, Cisco’s update report on the VPNFilter malware, still more Chrome controversy and some placating, the rapid exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities, the first UEFI rootkit found in the wild, another new Botnet discovery, the danger of the RDP protocol, a nasty website browser trick and how to thwart it, a quick update on recent non-fiction and science fiction, and then a look into the recent massive 50 million account Facebook security breach. “ At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Astronaut 57 mins – “Today’s podcast guest, Anousheh Ansari, has a very unique story. She grew up in Iran and lived through the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970s and the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. In 1984, she immigrated to America at the age of 16. She went on to become a successful serial entrepreneur and active proponent of world-changing technologies. She currently is the co-founder and CEO of Prodea Systems, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm. On September 18, 2006, the day her company, Prodea Systems, launched, she—literally—launched into space. Anousheh’s 11-day space expedition was the accomplishment of a childhood dream. She became the first female private space explorer, the first astronaut of Iranian descent, the first Muslim woman in space, and the fourth private explorer to visit space. Going into space gave her a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humanity in our world—a perspective she has been sharing as a “space ambassador” ever since.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Calculators 48 mins – “Discover more about NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with author Margot Lee Shetterly, Janelle Monáe, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, NASA systems engineer Tracy Drain, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.” At the link find the title, “Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 35a29166-f965-4362-b448-8eba2c240b47.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crises Potential 47 mins – “Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.” At the link find the title, “Would The U.S. Be Able To Endure Another Financial Crisis?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_653399823.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crisis 2008 P1 151 mins- “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P2 98 mins – “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P3 82 mins – “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P4 83 mins – “Ten years after the lowest moments of the worst financial crisis and deepest recession in generations, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretaries Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson—chief architects of the rescue that prevented a repeat of the Great Depression—look back and look ahead in an interview conducted by Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and CNBC.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Finnish President 79 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Sauli Niinistö of Finland for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Foreign Service Work 71 mins – “Barbara stephenson It’s been a challenging year, the Department of State and its diplomats often finding themselves sidelined and starved for resources. Ambassador Barbara Stephenson will discuss the importance of fully deploying the Foreign Service so they can do their work on behalf of the United States—at our 273 embassies and consulates around the world. Stephenson will discuss concrete examples of the important work carried out by American diplomats overseas and lay out the argument that maintaining global leadership through effective diplomacy is the most cost-effective way to keep America secure and prosperous.” At the link find the title, “What Diplomats Do and Why It Matters, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180925_MLF_What Diplomats do and Why it Matters for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fossil Hunting 49 mins – “A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We’ll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.” At the link find the title, “A Cretaceous Caper In The World Of Fossil Hunting, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651929445.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free College Future 120 mins – “On Sept. 20, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted Harris for a presentation on the results of his unusual experiment. A distinguished panel also discussed the broader national landscape of research and policy on free college. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Fungi Uses 27 mins – “From making violins sound beautiful, to beer and bread, to creating life-saving medicine, fungi have an array of very useful attributes. This week, a report demonstrates just how little we know about this kingdom of life and what we are set to gain if we tap into fungi as a resource. Hannah Devlin investigates.” At the link find the title, “Are fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin? – Science Weekly podcast, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 12-54446-gnl.sci.180914.gj.are_fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Economic History 61 mins – “It’s been ten years since we saw suddenly unemployed Lehman Brothers bankers carrying their possessions out of their offices in boxes; since whole neighbourhoods in suburban America turned into empty ghost towns; since the British and American governments pumped trillions into the banking system, saving some institutions and abandoning others. The crash of 2008 and 2009 shook the very foundations of modern capitalism. So where are we today? Although we may have been spared a second Great Depression, post-crisis productivity has flatlined and the last decade has seen Britain’s worst pay squeeze since the nineteenth century. And according to some, the seeds of today’s political upheavals, from Brexit to Trump to the Corbyn surge, were sown during the 2008 crash, which irreparably damaged public trust in the establishment and its institutions. Has enough been done to regulate the banks and protect our economy from future shocks? Is it only a matter of time before we face a new, even worse crash? And did we let the crisis go to waste by failing to rethink the system and rebalance the economy away from financial services?” At the link find the title, “Ten Years On: The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Economy 60 mins – “In this week’s episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, Mariana Mazzucato, UCL economics professor and author of The Value of Everything, sat down with the UK Labour MP Stella Creasy in a wide-ranging discussion of how real wealth is created in our economy. Mariana Mazzucato is Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.” At the link find the title, “Mariana Mazzucato and Stella Creasy on Making and Taking in the Global Economy”, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Trends 62 mins – “….In our episode this week we talk with former Google data scientist and author, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Seth explains exactly how the internet provides a window to the soul and how we can use this data to answer some of the most difficult, and most interesting questions of our time. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying…..” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Maintenance 62 mins – “There is a new paradigm in the field of health and wellness. It’s one that involves looking at the human holistically and trying to get to the core of health, rather than simply masking symptoms with drugs, pills, and potions. And luckily, today we have more testing and laboratory capabilities at our fingers than ever before – and it’s improving every day. This week we speak with Dr. Matthew Accurso on how to use modern science to achieve optimal performance through cutting edge labs and lifestyle programs. Dr. Accurso has helped spearhead some of the largest performance enhancing seminars ever conducted in the United States and Canada helping thousands overcome mental and physical barriers. Dr. Accurso now does concierge customized high performance health consulting at elevays.com.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hoarding and Online Shopping 49 mins – “Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.” At the link find the title, “The Link Between Online Shopping And Hoarding, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652253565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hollywood and Politics 49 mins – “In this Intelligence Squared podcast we were joined by Peter Biskind, cultural critic and author of The Sky Is Falling, alongside the New Statesman’s Helen Lewis, in an examination of how popular culture has fuelled extremism in our politics.” At the link”Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honey Bee Colony Collapse Fix 8 mins – “The bees, as you’ve probably heard, are dying, in massive numbers. Termed colony collapse disorder, the die-off counts among its causes a parasite aptly named Varroa destructor. A flat, button-shaped, eight-legged critter no more than 2 millimeters long, varroa mites invade honeybee hives around the world in droves, latch onto their inhabitants, and feed on their tissues, transmitting devastating RNA viruses in the process. The worst of these diseases is deformed wing virus, believed to be one of the largest contributors to the devastation of honeybees worldwide. Named for the shrunken and misshapen wings that develop in affected bees, DWV robs its hosts of flight, undermines their immune system, and halves their lifespan… But in a study recounted today in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers present evidence for a surprising solution to DWV: mushrooms. The discovery has implications not just for honeybee populations, but also the food systems, economies, and ecosystems that rely on their healthy activity. The mushrooms in question belong to the genera Fomes and Ganoderma, better known to fungus fans as amadou and reishi. The former commonly grow on trees, in the shape of a horse’s hoof. The latter have long been prized in traditional medicine circles and are a common sight at Asian markets and health food stores. Both belong to an order of fungi known as polypores, extracts of which have been shown in numerous studies to possess potent antiviral properties against dangerous infections like swine flu, pox viruses, and HIV.” At the link find the title, “A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees from a Killer Virus, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-98ca6179-14c0-43cc-bd05-e10273ce0f16-encodings.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Closings 5 mins – “In this podcast, we discuss what trends GAO found in rural hospital closures.” At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” to get the podcast. A 40-page PDF report is also available at the same link.

Identity Politics 66 mins – “Today’s movement against marginalization is fueled by an unequivocal desire for the system to recognize and incorporate identity. However, identity politics has caused deep fragmentations in American society that are predicated on the belief that one group’s inclusion means the other’s exclusion. In his new book, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment, Francis Fukuyama, best-selling author and renowned political scientist, addresses the issues of identity politics.  Fukuyama argues that our connection to personal identities has disconnected us from universal understandings of human dignity. He agrees that identity is fundamentally democratic and is indeed a pillar of fledgling democracies. However, narrow identities can pit groups against one another and manipulate people’s ability to recognize or seek out mutually inclusive solutions. Fukuyama is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has written a number of successful works on developmental and international politics. Come listen to him deliver a provocative examination of identity and its connection to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181004_FEA Fukuyama For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Restriction 48 mins – “So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.” At the link find the title, “A Son Of Immigrants Makes The Case For Tighter Immigration Policy, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651591459.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Foreign Policy 95 mins – “In light of these events, on September 13, The India Project hosted a panel of experts to look at the current state of Indian foreign policy. Panelists discussed the “two-plus-two dialogue,” India’s engagement with neighboring countries, and Indian relations with major powers, including China and the United States.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Innovation Help from GE 68 mins – “You may think the world is racing ahead too fast, but it will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, the former vice chair and head of marketing and innovation at General Electric (GE). Comstock spent 30 years at GE and wants to share lessons from her career as a “changemaker in chief.” But confronting the relentless pace of progress is difficult. To thrive in today’s world, every one of us has to become ready for change. For Comstock, the concept of being “change ready” calls for the courage to defy convention, the resilience to overcome doubts and the savvy to know when to go around corporate gatekeepers to reinvent what is possible. Join us for an inspiring evening with one of today’s foremost innovation leaders.” At the link find the title, “A Guide to Innovation with Beth Comstock, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_FEA_Beth Comstock For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Age or Not 49 mins – “Memes, tweets, stories, DMs, emojis, face filters, viral dog videos—as a culture, we seem to be at the peak of the Internet age. Or are we just getting started? The online series “Internetting with Amanda Hess” is, according to The New York Times, “everything that’s weird, wrong and totally sad about internet culture.” It’s an emoji- and insight-filled look at a place where we all spend a lot of time. Join us for a live discussion with Hess. She will dissect intersections of race, gender and feminism that exist within the digital frameworks of society. She might also share a gif or two … or ten. Hess will be in conversation with writer Thomas Page McBee, author of Amateur, a book that examines modern masculinity through the lens of his own experience as a transgender man, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of Teen Vogue and author of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America.” At the link find the title, “Internetting with Amanda Hess and The New York Times, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180927_INF Internetting for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Wisdom 66 mins – “Paul discusses George Sisti’s comments about the best mutual fund, best “safe” withdrawal rate, and why “working harder” doesn’t seem to help investors. And he answers questions from readers and listeners.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Economic Diplomacy 92 mins – “ the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Japan’s regional economic diplomacy in Asia.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Jihadi Violence 90 mins – “…the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) presented a discussion of alternative strategies and justice issues for countries affected by jihadi violence.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Job Changing 48 mins – “Our guest this week is Mike Lewis, Founder and CEO of When To Jump. When Mike was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward? Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. Out of these stories came When To Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? Mike is the author of the brand new book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want, and he is also the host of the new hit podcast, When To Jump.” ”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kerry 67 mins – “Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embodies a myriad of life experiences that few can credit themselves with. After graduating college at Yale, he enlisted in the Vietnam War and later served as a national representative for the anti-war movement. His career in public service includes serving 28 years as a U.S. senator, running as the Democratic candidate for president in 2004, and acting as U.S. secretary of state under President Obama. Kerry helped combat ISIS in the Middle East, negotiated the Iran deal, and advanced the fight against climate change with the Paris Agreement. In his profound and telling memoir, Every Day Is Extra, Kerry delves into these accounts as well as many other stories to convey his authenticity and depth. Few accounts contain such broad perspectives in a single tale, where he finds himself at the forefront of the anti-war movement; the growth of hyper-partisanship in Washington, D.C.; and the complexities of American leadership and diplomacy in the international arena. Come listen to Secretary Kerry tell a candid story of a life in public service that has stretched on for 50 years.” At the link find the title, “John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180913_FEA_John_Kerry_For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh and Teenage Impressions 49 mins – “Teens and the Kavanaugh hearings. What do they think about how Washington is handling this moment? What lessons are they learning? We’ll ask teenagers from around the country.” At the link find the title, “What Teenagers Think Of The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651903976.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Hearings Media Coverage 49 mins – “The media’s coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination and the allegations against him. David Folkenflik speaks with Jane Mayer, Jane Coaston and Kelly McBride.” At the link find the title, “How The Media Is Covering The Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652758169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanugh Hearings Dissection 49 mins – “Meghna Chakrabarti hosts a special live broadcast with analysis following the testimonies of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. She’s joined by David Savage, Mike Allen and Ginger Gibson.” At the link find the title, “Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652409662.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lawrence Levy of Pixar 55 mins – “In this episode we discuss the never-before-told story about Steve Jobs and the improbable success of Pixar. The story is revealed by our guest this week Lawerence Levy, author of the brand new book, To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History. Levy is the former CFO of Pixar and a close friend of Jobs who has never spoken publicly about their relationship. After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track. What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. In this episode we discuss how Levy, working closely with Jobs and the Pixar team, produced and implemented a highly improbable roadmap that transformed the sleepy graphics art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. We get to hear a first-hand account of Pixar’s stunning ascent, how it took risks, Levy’s enduring collaboration and friendship with Jobs, and how Levy came to see in Pixar deeper parallels that apply to all aspects of our lives. ALSO – stick around to the end as we learn how Lawrence has shifted gears entirely and left corporate life to study Eastern philosophy and meditation and cofounded Juniper Foundation to pursue this work….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Traits 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.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberalism and Illiberalism 118 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted Robert Kagan and Norman Eisen in a conversation, moderated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, about their books and about the cycles of democracy and illiberalism—including the current rise of illiberalism in the United States and Europe—what that means, and how to fight it.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti 67 mins – “With technology, the economy and the world moving so fast, Eric Garcetti, the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, California’s largest city, will discuss Washington’s inability to prepare Americans for the future. Garcetti, who is considering a presidential run, argues that while Washington sows division—urban versus rural, coastal versus heartland, immigrant versus native citizen—the real division in this country is between Washington and the rest of us. Garcetti is the chief executive of a government that serves 4 million people and also oversees the nation’s largest municipal utility and seaport as well as one of the nation’s busiest airports. Garcetti is also a leader among his peers, serving as chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ infrastructure task force and as co-chair of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which organized 407 Climate Mayors, representing 70 million Americans, to commit to the goals of the Paris Agreement after President Trump’s withdrawal from the accord. He is the advisory council chair of Accelerator for America, a nonprofit that identifies and supports local initiatives that create opportunity so they can be replicated city by city, nationwide. Under his watch, Los Angeles has created a record number of jobs, and Garcetti has worked to expand immediate and future opportunity by leading and signing into law an increase of Los Angeles’ minimum wage to $15 by 2020, cutting Los Angeles’ business tax, and making two years of community college free. He also led the nation’s largest anti-homeless and affordable housing initiatives and spearheaded the passage of the nation’s largest local infrastructure plan—the $120 billion Measure M. Los Angeles was named America’s top digital city in 2016 and 2017 by the Center for Digital Government and, this year, the Bloomberg Foundation selected Los Angeles as the only city to receive its top gold certification for excellence in city governance.” At the link find the title, “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181004_FEA_Mayor Garcetti For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Male Stereotypes 48 mins – “You’ve certainly heard some variation of the phrase “be a man.” But what does that even mean? This week, we question our existing definitions of masculinity. We’ll meet a man who works in a field traditionally considered “women’s work.” And we’ll hear from a researcher who says manhood is “hard to earn and easy to lose.” At the link find the title, “”Man Up”, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20181001_hiddenbrain_hb_man up final podcast mix with tweaks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Mali President 85 mins – “…the Africa Growth Initiative and the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings hosted His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, president of Mali and co-founder of the G-5 Sahel.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

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.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migration Pathways Enhancement 57 mins – “On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 26, the UN Special Representative for International Migration will launch the final phase of preparations for the historic adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco in December 2018. As the global compact moves from the realm of ideas and into reality, the focus of states and UN bodies is shifting from design to implementation. This podcast considers two central objectives of the compact: enhancing the availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration, and investing in skills development. Experts from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the Germany Development Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, or GIZ) discuss concrete ideas for implementing these objectives. Panelists examine how migration pathways can be expanded, including through bilateral and regional agreements, to meet the needs of labor markets in destination countries while safeguarding migrants against abuse. The podcast also draws on lessons from previous migration partnerships to assess the potential of “skills partnerships,” a concept proposed by the compact that aim to facilitate the training and development of skilled workers who can fill labor market gaps in both countries of origin and destination. The discussion draws on research conducted for the project, Towards a Global Compact for Migration: Rethinking the Links between Migration and Development, by MPI and GIZ, and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Economy 55 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. Anindya Ghose is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the Director of the Center for Business Analytics at NYU Stern.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Power 45 mins – “Calling all nerds! 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. This week we are speaking with Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang, both experts on the subject of networks. In fact, the duo recently paired up to write a book called, The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York Times Editor 20 mins – “In an era when the mainstream media is under attack, New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Blumenstein is heartened because more people are paying for news. “Our circulation has almost doubled. People have realized that facts have value,” she says. In her Off Stage conversation with USA Today’s Susan Page, she talks about fake news, covering Trump, and what advice she would give to young women entering the news business.” At the link you can listen,but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

P.J. O’Rourke Commentary 68 mins – “P.J. O’Rourke’s commentary and satire have earned him plaudits from around the world. But now O’Rourke is tackling another issue: money. In his new book, None of My Business, he tackles the politics behind how you should conduct your businesses, investments and finances. With chapters such as “How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other” and proposals such as a 200 percent tax on celebrities, O’Rourke clearly holds a unique perspective on the proper ways we can spend our money. Where traditional advice goes one way, O’Rourke turns the other. O’Rourke is a best-selling author and the H.L. Mencken research fellow at the Cato Institute. Having written a number of successful books on subjects ranging from politics to cars to economics, he now tackles the chaos within the world finance and business. Come listen to him explain why “he’s not rich and neither are you.” At the link find the title, ‘P.J. O’Rourke: The Politics of Money, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_FEA_PJ O’Rourke For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Bubble Bursting 144 mins – “Podcasting Bubble BurstingAt the link left-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Perspectives 164 mins – “On September 24, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted experts for a half-day forum on the development of the “Cybersecurity Framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and privacy risk management. Through keynotes and panel discussions, experts shared their perspectives on the current and future state of privacy practices from both an implementation and policy perspective, as well as the potential domestic and international impact of this privacy framework.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Professional Speaker 56 mins – “Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile because they discovered and exploited their unfair advantage―and with the help of our guest this week, you can do the same. This week we have the pleasure of picking the brain of bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, Garrison Wynn. Garrison has worked with some of the world’s most effective corporate leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelic Drugs 115 mins – “Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry and pharmacology of tryptamines at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and Vice, and he is the creator of the television series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, which recently completed its second season, and it is absolutely one of my favorite series of the last five years. Hamilton is exceptionally good at explaining complex subjects simply and making science sexy, as you’ll discover in this episode.” At the link find the title, “#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More,” right-click “Media files 075a784d-842a-4275-85e8-706db7dfe572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rape Experiences 55 mins – “Nearly a quarter century ago, a group of women accused a prominent playwright of sexual misconduct. For the most part, the allegations went nowhere. In 2017, in the midst of the #MeToo movement, more women came forward to accuse the same playwright of misconduct. This time, everyone listened. On this episode — originally broadcast in February 2018 — we explore the story through the lens of social science research and ask, “Why Now?” What has changed in our minds and in our culture so that allegations of sexual harassment and assault are being taken more seriously than they were in the past? A note: This story includes descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. It may not be suitable for all listeners.” At the link find the title, “Why Now?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180921_hiddenbrain_why_now_sept_2018_rebroadcast_final_mix-4114abbb-31ec-4392-93dc-a9dde8812f41-28c262c8-d3e6-4c6c-95df-5482377429e8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robocall Resistance 39 mins – “Caller ID spoofing, robocalls, and general spam phone calls are one of the hassles of 21st century life. This week on Community Broadband Bits, Christopher and Richard Shockey of Shockey Consulting talk about how the problem has progressed and what leaders in telecommunications are doing about it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rule of Law 186 mins – “…Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution hosted a half-day event on the rule of law, featuring three bipartisan panels of prominent experts.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Sarah Moss 39 mins – “Hailed as one of the best British novelists writing today, Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels. The role of the writer, Sarah says, is to ‘ask hard questions beautifully’. She certainly does this through her own exploration of individual lives and struggles within clearly defined social structures past and present. From the first female doctors to forge careers against incredible odds in the 19th century to the challenges of working mums and stay-at-home dads in the 21st century – the terrain she covers is immense. Here she talks to Ray about the research and reflection that goes into illuminating both historical and contemporary medical worlds that share common themes and raise critical questions about the way we live today. Her comments on the British National Health Service (the NHS) are timely and heart-felt. She also shares her thoughts on the diverse origins of her storylines, which include both her personal experiences of early motherhood and her political response to news reports from warzones around the globe. Sarah’s novels include The Tidal Zone (Granta 2016), Signs for Lost Children (Granta 2015), Bodies of Light (Granta 2014), Night Waking (Granta 2011) and Cold Earth (Granta 2009). She also published a non-fiction book called Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland (Granta 2012), which explores her experiences as a resident of Reykjavik.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Palin Interview P1 57 mins – “The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later is a two-part documentary series from the Katie Couric podcast. For this special series, Katie and Brian look back at Katie’s interviews with then vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the impact those conversations had on the 2008 election. Plus, they consider the path Palin may have paved for the rise of Donald Trump. In Part One, Katie and Brian go behind the scenes with top officials from the McCain and Obama campaigns and cover Palin’s extraordinary emergence on the national stage: her selection as John McCain’s running mate (which almost didn’t happen) and her electrifying speech at the Republican National Convention. And of course, they examine the interviews heard round the world and consider why they struck such a chord.” At the link find the title, “77. The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later: Part One, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 67eb56f9-a66d-4dfc-94b3-06b38f9b7a5d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self Awareness 50 mins – “Although mindfulness gets a lot of ‘air time’ these days, many people are overlooking the fact that in our closely integrated society it is just as important that we recognize how we present ourselves to the world and to others. Humans naturally have many blind spots that don’t allow them to take a true inventory of their own strengths AND weaknesses, and this can lead to problems in our interactions and our relationships. This lack of self awareness can become particularly problematic in the workplace, where leaders often don’t even know the biases, opinions, and attitudes they are forcing on their teammates. In this episode we speak with Dr. Shelley Reciniello to learn how to become more self aware in order to work better with others and to grow as individuals. Dr. Shelley is the author of the new book, The Conscious Leader: Nine Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-Awake and Productive Workplace. Psychoanalytically trained, Dr. Shelley graduated with honors from Douglass College in New Jersey and she has a Clinical/Social Psychology Doctorate from the Graduate Faculty of the New School For Social Research, where she was a New School Scholar, and recipient of the New School Alumni Fellowship.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment History 27 mins – “News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves.” At the link find the title, “How Women in the Media Are Tackling #MeToo, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 72ba902d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 43 mins – “Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples — including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Arun explains the basics of what he’s coined “crowd-based capitalism” — a new way of organizing economic activity that will replace the traditional corporate-centered model.   As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism shows us how the economy, government regulation, employment, and our social fabric will change. Arun describes the intriguing mix of “gift” and “market” in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clearly defines the array of emerging on-demand platforms. Equally important, he puts forth policy choices and proposes possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Godfather 62 mins – “John Hennessy has been called the “godfather of Silicon Valley.” From his early days as a computer scientist to serving as the 10th president of Stanford University, Hennessy reflects on the core elements of his leadership philosophy. Focusing on the journey rather than the destination, Hennessy details the pivotal role that humility, authenticity, courage, collaboration, innovation and curiosity have all played in his successful career as a tech entrepreneur, academic and administrator.” At the link find the title, “John Hennessy: Why Leading Matters, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180927_FEA John Hennessy for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sulawesi Tsunami 26 mins – “The Indonesian Island of Sulawesi has been battered by natural forces. First an earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and now a volcanic eruption. Science in Action looks at the multiple geological factors that put the people of Sulawesi in such danger. Hayabusa 2’s MASCOT Lander – The Japanese spacecraft has successfully dropped the German-French observation robot and landed it on an asteroid, 300 million kilometres away, as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system. The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa 2 and headed to the asteroid Ryugu.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan and Chinese Politics 93 mins – “On September 11, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with J. Michael Cole, a Taiwan-based security analyst, and Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Bush exploring the means that China seeks to manipulate Taiwan politics and the implications for relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait and for U.S. policy.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Technological Aid 45 mins – “…Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. mart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? This week we speak with Tom Davenport as we discuss these issues and his new book, Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines. You will hear how Tom actually reframes  the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Stienstra’s Sierra Crossing 62 mins – “Tom Stienstra explores how trail blazers crossed the 70-mile Sierra Nevadas from east to west from the perspective of early pioneers and explorers. Share the long trek that starts from the flank of Mount Whitney at 14,497 feet—the highest point in the lower 48. Find the path that goes over the Sierra Crest, down 5,000 feet into Kern Canyon, up to a notch in the Great Western Divide to Sequoia National Park at the foot of the western Sierra. Walk in the footsteps of trailblazers, explorers and pioneers across a pristine landscape that looks much like it did 5,000 years ago. Marvel at the beauty, the challenges and courage of the people who settled the land and the explorers who joined them.” At the link find the title, “Tom Stienstra’s Sierra Crossing, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_MLF_Tom_Stienstra_for_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trading Protectionism 92 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a panel of experts to examine the challenges facing the rules-based trading system in this geopolitical moment.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Trump and Rosenstein 48 mins – “Turmoil in Washington and Rod Rosenstein after the explosive New York Times report he suggested secretly recording the president. Now what for the Mueller investigation?” At the link right-click the down-pointing link and select “Save As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Enforced Silence 30 mins – “President Donald Trump has had many roles in his life: Real estate scion, reality show star, Oval Office holder. But through it all, one thing has remained consistent. He tries to control what information becomes public about himself and his business. In the latest episode of Trump, Inc., our podcast with ProPublica, we’re looking at the ways Trump has tried to buy and enforce silence — and how it matters more than ever now that he’s president. We talk to The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow about just one of the tactics used by those helping the president: the “catch and kill.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Psychoanalysis 54 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.

Truth Decay 68 mins – “Michael D. Rich, President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “truth decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Truth decay has led to the erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and disengagement from political and civic institutions. Concerned about truth decay’s effects on evidence based policy-making, RAND launched an in-depth research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. Rich will share findings from RAND’s initial exploration, including a research agenda to help find solutions to the challenges posed by truth decay. Former President Barack Obama thinks RAND’s report is so important that he added it to his summer reading list.” At the link find the title, “Michael D. Rich, President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “truth decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Truth decay has led to the erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and disengagement from political and civic institutions. Concerned about truth decay’s effects on evidence based policy-making, RAND launched an in-depth research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. Rich will share findings from RAND’s initial exploration, including a research agenda to help find solutions to the challenges posed by truth decay. Former President Barack Obama thinks RAND’s report is so important that he added it to his summer reading list.” [Report available at rand.org.] At the link find the title, “RAND Corporation CEO Michael Rich: Fighting Truth Decay in America, Oct, 2018,” right-click ”Media files cc_20180925_FEA Michael Rich Rand For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undocumented Immigrant 54 mins – “What does it mean to be American? How is that story best told and understood?” At the link find the title, “Citizenship Without Certainty, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5c29429c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Process Changes 48 mins – “The 2016 U.S. presidential election blew up our ideas about influence campaigns in the age of screens. Two years later, Veronica Belmont and Baratunde Thurston examine how the internet is changing our minds, our votes, and our democracies – all over the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Scott Shane details the United States’ long history with election meddling. Paris correspondent for the Washington Post, James McAuley, shines a light on how other countries are managing the changing dynamics of online political campaigns. And speculative fiction authors Malka Older and Genevieve Valentine describe what elections may look like in the future, with advances in technology….And, really: it shouldn’t be hard to participate in politics. Mozilla is out to make it a little easier. Go to mozilla.org/vote to get Firefox features to help you counter misinformation as you browse the Web and lessen the ability for those behind political ads to microtarget you on Facebook.” At the link find the title, “What to Expect When You’re Electing, Oct, 2018” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/10478520/97e209a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Reporter 66 mins – “April Ryan: Under Fire in the Trump White House – Many in the press feel President Trump’s administration has decidedly waged war against them. The president and his former top aide referred to media as the “opposition party” and took the unprecedented step of banning cameras from the White House press briefing.  Forced to adjust under a new environment, veteran White House reporter April Ryan knows the chaos within the briefing room and the struggle to ask the difficult questions in the face of unprecedented scrutiny. Her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, brings readers into the Trump White House to experience the difficulty of contemporary journalism. April Ryan has served as a White House correspondent since 1997 and recently joined CNN as a political analyst. In 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan the journalist of the year. Come listen to a conversation about the struggle to proclaim the truth and the war on information under the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “April Ryan: Under Fire in the Trump White House, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181001_FEA_April_Ryan_For_Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wikipedia Battle 55 mins – “(starts about halfway point)…The hosts are then joined by Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, best known for, well, Wikipedia: the fifth-most-popular website on the planet. Maher talks to Oremus and Glaser about how it all works: how a community of millions of volunteer editors is able to pull fact from fiction, how a site dedicated to trying to be correct deals with false news, how the site deals with harassment within its editor community, how its relationship with Google is changing, and why diversity is important in writing the web’s massive nonprofit encyclopedia.” At the link find the title, “Fact And Fiction on Wikipedia, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3049897599.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wim Hof Method 69 mins – “Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forebears? Or even more importantly, can we tap into our evolution and increase our mental and physical resilience? 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 right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Media 58 mins – “News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves.” At the link find the title, “How Women in the Media Are Tackling #MeToo,” right-click “Media files 72ba902d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Anger 27 mins – “Rebecca Traister’s new book “Good and Mad” details how women’s anger has erupted into the public conversation. In this Off Stage interview on women, she tells guest host Susan Page why women are “furious.” At the link find the title, “Off Stage 3: The Year of the Woman, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files c4a95c5a.mp3” and select “Save Link as from the pop-up menu.

Yerdle Founder 59 mins – “Our guest this week, Adam Werbach, has been on the cutting edge of the environmental and sustainability movements for two decades. Adam is an environmental activist, author, and entrepreneur. In 1996, Adam became the youngest person ever elected as national president of the Sierra Club, at the age of 23. He is currently the President and Co-Founder of the sharing startup Yerdle, which is a for profit company with a mission of “reducing the number of new things we all have to buy by 25%.” Adam is the author of the books, Act Now, Apologize Later and Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto.  He is also a frequent contributor toThe Atlantic, serving as the magazine’s online “sustainability expert. ”   At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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