Media Mining Digest 278 – Mar 10, 2017: Acne Researcher, Adversity Management, Algorithm Pros and Cons, Amazon Creator, Analog Returns, Anxiety Treatment, App Systems, Arctic Geoengineering, Baidu Co-Founder, Bitcoin in China, Black Comics, Blind Rapper, Book Publishing Changes, Business Model Modules, Cancer Cure, Clean Tech, Community College, Conservation International Creativity, CRISPR Editing, Culture Engineer, da Vinci Robotics, Democratic Party Future, Dental Appliances, Disabled Child Story, Disruptive Technology, Dorothy Kilgallen Death, Drugs and Politics, Elon Musk, Embodied Cognition, Enchantment Speaking, Energy Enterprises, Engineers without Borders, Entrepreneur First Steps, European Security, Farmers Social Media, Fat Organ, Feminism, Financial Startups, Food We Eat, Genentech History, George P Shultz, Ghost Writer, Google Creativity, Government Failure, Government IT Problems, Gun Culture, Hadoop Computing, High Altitude Bioprospecting, HubSpot, Human Trafficking, Humanity Upgrade, Infrastructure in NH, Innovative Lifestyle, Instagram Creator, International Security, Internet Businesses, Internet Trends, Investigative Technology, Investing Idea, Investors Versus Innovators, iPhone101, Islamaphobia in Canada, Japanese Trade Policy, Khan Academy Story, Lemongrass Repellent, Lucky People, Manufacturing in U.S., Maya Angelou, Medical Engineer, Medical Technology Innovation, Music Business, Narco Economics, Narcolepsy, Network Revolution, Neurogenative Disease, Olin Engineering College, Opportunities and Problems, Pain Perception, Paleo Diet, Passive Investing, Peregrine Falcons, Performance Versus Power, Pesticides Can Be Friendly, Political Activism, Political Humor, Prairie Protection, Presidents Secrets, Prosthetic Limbs, Rabbit and Giraffe, Refugee Children in Greece, Refugee Rescues in Canada, Reinventing Yourself, San Quentin Last Mile, Science Pros and Cons, Seagrams Building Creator, Semiconductor Fabrication, Sexual Harassment, Silicon Valley Bank, Skybox Satellites, Social Innovation, Solar Panel Business, Space Flight Software, Space Race, Space Satellites, Spanish Culture, Stanford Dropout, Stanford Impact Study, Startup Company Fixes, Startup Failures, Startup Standouts, Startx, STEM Education, Stockton Councilman, Synthetic Biology, Technology Future, Technology Journalism, Transgender Life, Treadmill History, Trump Homeland Security Rules, Trump Skulduggery, Tulip Fad, TV History, Ukraine Conflict, UN History, Vaccine Race, Venture Capitalist Story, Vikings Demise, Visual Effects Industry, Washington’s Farewell Speech, Wolves in Washington State, Women Entrepreneurs, World War One Women Reporters, Yahoo Operator, Zukerberg

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Acne Researcher 52 mins – “Katie Rodan, co-founder of Proactiv Solution talks about her personal journey from a resident in the medical school program to an entrepreneur. She shares the trials and tribulations of her experience in the creation of Proactiv, a globally recognized skin care product.” At the link find the title, “The Story of Proactiv Solution – Katie Rodan (Proactiv) Apr, 2006,” right-click “Media files rodan060419.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adversity Management 59 mins – “Former California State Senator Jackie Speier and best-selling author Deborah Collins Stephens share engaging stories about taking risks, learning from failure, overcoming adversity, and challenging the status quo based on their extensive leadership experience.” At the link find the title, “Overcoming Adversity and Taking Risks – Jackie Speier, Deborah Stephens (Former St Senator), May, 2007,” right-click “Media files speier070509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Pros and Cons 56 mins – “Humans like to let others make decisions for them. But what happens when those decisions are made by machines or artificial intelligence? Can we trust them to make the right choices?” At the link find the title, “Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us?Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170223_72286.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon History 58 mins – “Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company’s growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon’s innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.” At the link find the title, “Customer Focus Builds Global Growth – Diego Piacentini (Amazon), Nov, 2010,” right-click “Media files piacentini101103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Analog Returns 52 mins – “A funny thing happened on the way to digital utopia: we rekindled our love affairs with the very analog goods and ideas that tech gurus insisted we no longer needed. What once looked outdated—stuff like paper notebooks, LP records, and board games—is cool again, breathing new life into many businesses that deal in tangible things. The writer David Sax calls this trend the “Revenge of Analog.” In a new book, he explores the real things renaissance, and he’ll join us Thursday to talk about it. David Sax is a writer and journalist whose work appears regularly in Bloomberg Businessweek and The New Yorker’s Currency blog, among others. His new book is called The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anxiety Treatment 73 mins – “Professor Paul Salkovskis talks about understanding and treating anxiety.” At the link find the title,”Professor Paul Salkovskis inaugural lecture: Understanding and treating anxiety, Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241602796-uniofbath-professor-paul-salkovskis-inaugural-lecture-understanding-and-treating-anxiety.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

App Systems 60 mins – “Sharing inspirations from both innovative companies and works of art, entrepreneur and technology sage Tim O’Reilly weaves together a series of thoughtful lessons for startups. From rethinking workflows and experiences to the valuable role of idealism in business, O’Reilly makes the case for entrepreneurs to work on the hard problems that matter.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Geoengineering 25 mins – “This plan could not come soon enough, with some forecasters saying the Arctic could be ice-free by 2030.” At the link find the title, “Feb 20: Can a $500 billion geoengineering project save the Arctic from melting? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_15025.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baidu Co-Founder 53 mins – “Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture – and a unique social approach to search – have allowed it to succeed where many North American search giants have faltered.” At the link find the title, “Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe’s Largest Search Engine – Li (Baidu), Sept, 2009,” right-click “Media files li090923.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in China 58 mins – “Bobby Lee, the co-founder and CEO of leading Bitcoin financial platform BTCC, answers some of the most common questions about the cryptocurrency, explains how its value is set and why it is the perfect monetary system for the digital age. Lee also shares familiar lessons for entrepreneurs that he learned launching his first startup in China.” At the link find the title, “Why Bitcoin Makes Sense – Bobby Lee (BTCC), May, 2016,” right-click “Media files lee160511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Comics 17 mins – “This week we talk to Dr. Sheena Howard about her film, “Remixing Colorblind.”  The documentary examines perceptions about race on college campuses through discussions with students and educators. The film looks at how the educational system shapes students’ understanding of race and race relations. Howard is an associate professor of communication at Rider University andan award-winning author who received the 2014 Eisner Award for her first book, “Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation.” At the link find the title, “If you think your approach to race is ‘colorblind,’ you’re wrong, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files sheena-howard-web.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black List – High Noon 47 mins – “Journalist Glenn Frankel talks about a chapter of paranoia and persecution in America, in which the president, Congress, the courts and the press all played a part. Frankel’s new book is about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the classic film ‘High Noon,’ which was written as a parable about the blacklist.” At the link find the title, “February 21, 2017 The Hollywood Blacklist and the Classic Western ‘High Noon’” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Rapper 13 mins – “Sometimes you come across a person who is doing some remarkable work and facing challenges that would throw a person off coarse, Antyenette Walker, AKA Young Ant, is taking on all her challenges and enhancing her opportunities by doing the tough work of adjustment to blindness. Her words, lyrics and music is her way of coping and sharing her story while lifting up the spirits of her listeners and supporters she calls Team Ant. Young Ant talks about her journey, her story and how her music has come to be. How she uses her music to inspire others and all this when just over a dozen months ago, Antoinette lost all of her vision. Join us as Young Ant surrounds us with beats, lyrics and words of inspiration.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Book Publishing Changes 59 mins – “HarperCollins President and CEO Brian Murray discusses the shifting economics of publishing and how his company, which launches 12 new products per day, is working to succeed in this disruptive period. In conversation with STVP Executive Director Dr. Tina Seelig, Murray also talks about issues of digital rights management, his company’s willingness to explore new business models, and how HarperCollins manages relationships with other major players in the space.” At the link find the title, “A Story of Change and Opportunity – Brian Murray, Tina Seelig (HarperCollins),May, 2012,” right-click “Media files murray120509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Model Modules 54 mins – “Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Cure 24 mins – “It won’t work for everyone but a trial underway in Vancouver to sequence the genomes of individual cancers is offering new information on how cancer treatment may be evolving. The Current speaks to the doctor leading the clinical work on this idea.” At the link find the title, “Feb 22: Clinical trial aims to crack cancer code using genome sequencing, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_68349.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Diagnostics 51 mins – “Kim Popovits, President and COO of Genomic Health, Inc., discusses the organizational and technological strategies that have contributed to her success in the biopharmaceutical industry.” At the link find the title, “Strategies in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – Kim Popovits (Genomic Health), Feb, 2006,” right-click “Media files popovits060208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Vaccine 52 mins – Pondering the cure for cancer, developing vaccines for genital herpes, seeking that next big scientific breakthrough and mopping a basement floor is a day in the life of this episode’s guest Dr. Jessica Baker Flechtner, Chief Scientific Officer and Biosciences Pioneer at Genocea Biosciences. …In today’s episode, learn from Jessica’s journey and rationale for joining an innovative biosciences startup despite her illustrious research career; her key role in bringing a company from the acquisition of venture capital funding through to going public in year and how she and the Genocea team create a culture of discussing failure and celebrating success that helps them maintain their competitive edge in an ever-changing and demanding pharmaceutical industry. This episode is an intriguing soire into the life of a Biosciences startup pioneer and the challenges that come along with it, we hope you enjoy!” At the link find the title, “043 – Vaccines, Scientific Breakthroughs and Mopping Floors with Dr. Jessica Flechtner of Genocea, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Technology 57 mins – “Steve Westly, Founder of clean tech investment firm The Westly Group and former Controller for the state of California, paints a landscape of the present and future opportunities in emerging alternative energy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Technology 58 mins – “Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market’s high level of industrial innovation, and offers students of entrepreneurship sound advice on finding the next crest in grand socioeconomic opportunity.” At the link find the title, “The Next Wave of Industry: Global Clean Tech – Erik Straser (MDV), Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files straser081008.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Community Colleges 57 mins – “New Hampshire’s Community College system is made up of seven schools around the state. We check in with Chancellor Ross Gittell about the role the system plays in workforce development; Governor Chris Sununu increased money for the community college system in his budget proposal.  The boost comes after years of frustration among staff about how the system is being run.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu  

Conservation International 53 mins – “In this informative lecture, Conservation International Executive Vice President Jennifer Morris shares her organization’s commitment to creating programs to support sustainable development. Morris articulates the importance of developing innovative financing and business models to address ecosystem services and resource management issues. She also describes the entrepreneurial initiatives her organization has built to sustain partnerships between corporate partners and local communities around the globe.” At the link find the title, “Effective Models for Sustainable Growth – Jennifer Morris (Conservation International), Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files morris110406.mp3” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 53 mins – “Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford’s School of Engineering, describes how imagination leads to entrepreneurship, charting the course from rough ideas to polished ventures. Introducing a new framework called the “Inventure Cycle,” Seelig captures the attitudes and actions necessary to foster innovation and bring breakthrough ideas to the world.” At the link find the title, “From Inspiration to Implementation – Tina Seelig (Stanford University), Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media file seelig141015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Editing 45 mins – “Growing support for human gene-editing. We’ll look at new breakthroughs and the ethical debate.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play butoon beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Engineer 59 mins – “Astro Teller, director of Alphabet’s moonshot factory, X, describes how smart bets on world-changing innovations are aided by a culture that celebrates only the most audacious projects and rewards teams for showing the courage to find the biggest flaws. He also discusses how innovation can be systematized regardless of business type, resources or role at your company.” At the link find the title, “Celebrating Failure Fuels Moonshots – Astro Teller (X), Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files teller160420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

da Vinci Robotics History 50 mins – “Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive’s path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Party Future 47 mins – “Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party’s national committee. After Trump’s election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?” At the link click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dental Appliances 58 mins – “Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company’s story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.” At the link find the title, “Leadership and Disruptive Technologies – Thomas Prescott (Align Technology), Oct, 2010,” right-click “Media files prescott101020.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Child Story 22 mins – “Two moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are colleagues, platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two ‘mommas.’” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: How two friends fought to be legal ‘co-mommas’ to a 7-year-old boy — and won, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_77741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Technology 59 mins -”Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions (particularly across the “bio-nano” life sciences and engineering), and advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena.” At the link find the title, “Innovation in a Disruptive Environment – Steve Jurvetson (DFJ), Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files jurvetson091007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dorothy Kilgallen Death – “Mark Shaw, Former Criminal Defense Attorney; CNN Legal Analyst; Author, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Occurring less than two years after JFK’s assassination, the mysterious death of Dorothy Kilgallen, a “What’s My Line” media star and investigative reporter, remains an enigma. Despite an apparently staged death scene in her apartment, and friends who suspected she had been murdered, no police investigation followed. Relying on fresh evidence secured through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped interviews and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a murder mystery featuring Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover and Mafia don Carlos Marcello, whose motives included being threatened by Kilgallen’s 18-month investigation into JFK’s death.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drugs and Politcs 65 mins – “Professor David Nutt talks about the regulation of drugs including alcohol and tobacco.” At the link find the title, “The science of drug politics, Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241760171-uniofbath-the-science-of-drug-politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk 61 mins – “The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal shares his predictions for artificial intelligence, renewable energy and space exploration, in conversation with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson at Stanford on Oct. 7, 2015. University President John Hennessy introduces the future-focused discussion, which follows Musk’s journey from his first Internet startup in the mid-nineties to his dream of a Mars colony in the next 20 years.” At the link find the title, “Elon Musk’s Vision for the Future – Elon Musk, Steve Jurvetson (SpaceX and DFJ), Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files musk151007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Embodied Cognition 46 mins – “How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.We know from our language that the body is deeply engaged in our understanding of the world. A joke is side-splitting. We get butterflies in our stomach. Our eyes pop with surprise. Our blood runs cold. But my guest today says humans have radically retreated from the wisdom of the body’s signals to a hegemony of the brain, the intellect. In many ways, sitting at keyboards and screens, we’ve abandoned, forgotten the embodied cognition in the work of hands and backs. Time to get it back, he says. This hour On Point, when the brain is not enough. Intelligence in the flesh.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under th eplay button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enchantment Speaking 63 mins – “Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the “pillars of enchantment.” In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating trust, and taking empowering action. He also shares keys to telling a great story, overcoming resistance, and enchanting your boss and colleagues.” At the link find the title, “Creating Enchantment – Guy Kawasaki (Author), Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files kawasaki110302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Enterprises 60 mins – “Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson discusses the empowering experiences of her life and career in academia, government and private industry. In a conversation with STVP’s Tina Seelig, Johnson identifies the strengths of each of these areas to affect change and innovation, and offers lessons in leading a life that can capitalize on new opportunities.” At the link find the title, “Energies that Power a Career – Kristina Johnson, Tina Seelig (Enduring Energy), Feb, 2012,” right-click “Media files johnson120229.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Technology 60 mins – “Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems and current CEO of First Virtual Group, recaps a history of the information technology boom, and pronounces it a nearly stagnant sector. He focuses on the burgeoning interests in energy, healthcare, food and water, and other market possibilities to meet the needs of an expanding, aging, and more affluent global population.” At the link find the title, “Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace – Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group), Feb, 2009,” right-click “Media files siebel090211.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineers without Borders 59 mins – “National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe describes how much Earth needs technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit to address global challenges and conserve the planet’s resources. A spacecraft propulsion engineer by training, Selbe shares profound experiences from expeditions in the wild and calls on the next wave of innovators to find their passion and realize that opportunities exist” At the linkf ind the title, “Find Your Niche, Help the World – Shah Selbe (National Geographic Society), Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files selbe150121.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneur First Steps 63 mins – “JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it’s time to deliver. In this lecture, Singh Cassidy explores concepts such as defining operational range, using data to support gut beliefs, and developing the big ideas teams and customers can rally around.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneurial Mindset 55 mins – “Go to a good college. Be in the Olympics. Work in TV and become a pilot. These were the goals of a 14-year-old girl who grew up in a town tucked into the mountains just east of Los Angeles. That girl went on to compete in three Olympics, become a sports commentator, an airplane pilot and three-time Stanford graduate. Here’s how Bonny Simi, now the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, did it all.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Security 173 mins – “In recent years numerous new threats have emerged in Europe and across its neighborhood. Several of these represent a resurgence of traditional security threats—from Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Western Ukraine, to the rise of Islamic extremism and turmoil in the Middle East, and the terrorism it has bred. Other challenges confronting Europe are of a very different nature. Amid ever-increasing globalization, European societies face new vulnerabilities, including massive waves of migration, the threat of cyberattacks, and coordinated disinformation and anti-establishment campaigns orchestrated by foreign powers. The West’s one truly existential danger, however, may be itself. With a new U.S. president that questions the value of NATO and other international alliances and has expressed an aim to re-engage with Russia, doubts are growing about Washington’s commitment to safeguard Europe’s security. European Council President Donald Tusk has even gone so far as to label the Trump administration a potential threat to Europe’s stability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmers Social Media 39 mins – “How do biotech seeds affect the end user?  If you listened to the “experts” they’d tell you that farmers were forced to buy seeds they didn’t want, because companies controlled their farms. Tell that to Rob Sharkey.  Rob is a farmer in Illinois that has been growing traited seeds his entire life, or at least as far as he can remember.  He’s become an outstanding advocate for agriculture with a great podcast, hordes of loyal followers, and a wonderful grasp on how farming actually works. We need more voices like Rob.  Think about ways we can help you amplify your message.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Organ 24 mins – “Body fat is obsessed over but how well do we understand it? Biochemist Sylvia Tara went on a quest to learn about the fat she’d been battling all her life and shares her findings in The Secret Life of Fat.” At the link find the title, “Feb 23: The truth about fat: the body’s least understood organ, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_97854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 24 mins – “When a radical movement moves into the mainstream, is that a mark of its success? Or has it been co-opted? In the fight for rights, culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin says not everyone is a worthy fighter. So who gets to be a feminist?” At the link find the title “Feb 23: Why this literary critic rejects modern-day feminism, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_62299.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Startups 60 mins – “InDinero Founder Jessica Mah discusses the realities of the startup experience, in conversation with STVP faculty member and entrepreneur Steve Blank. Sharing the early successes and missteps for her company, Mah honestly reveals the lessons she continues to learn while directing inDinero’s path to success through its commitment to customers.” At the link find the title, “A Startup is a Learning Experience – Jessica Mah (inDinero),Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files mah111130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food We Eat 60 mins – “What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life? How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? …Arguing that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium in our event was acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes, whose new book The Case Against Sugar has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. No one doubts that consuming a lot of sugar is unhealthy, but does the ‘sugar is poison’ theory really tell the whole story? A different explanation lies in a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently – our gut microbiome. …Setting out the new research on our gut bacteria and debunking many popular myths about diet was Tim Spector, an award-winning scientist who runs the British Gut project…. Joining us was Eran Segal, one of world’s leading scientists in this field, who will explain how his lab can wire you up and predict precisely which carbohydrates you should and shouldn’t eat so as to prevent weight gain and be healthy. The results can be surprising. In 60% of cases, they show that you can enjoy sugary ice-cream but should avoid rice….” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genentech History 59 mins – “Joe McCracken, Vice President of Business Development at Genentech, walks through the founding and growth phase of the company. In particular, McCracken describes the culture at Genentech, which is credited for consistent ground breaking R&D and the resulting financial success.” At the link find the title, “A Culture of Making a Difference – Joe McCracken (Genentech), Oct, 2006,” right-click “Media files mccracken061101.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George P Shultz 68 mins – “George Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, academia and the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has also taught at three of this country’s great universities. In 1989 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Come hear Secretary Shultz’s seasoned observations on foreign policy, economics and on what makes great presidential leadership, especially as the Trump Administration’s policies begin to take shape.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Ghost Writer 58 mins – “Georgetown University professor Barbara Feinman Todd discusses her book, [Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Barbara Feinman Todd, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.469970.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Creativity 48 mins – “Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google, shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google.” At the link find the title, “Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google – Marissa Mayer (Google), May, 2006,” right-click “Media files mayer060517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Failure 60 mins – “’America first!’ Donald Trump hammered out this message over and again in his inauguration speech a week ago today. He promised tariffs, a crackdown on immigration, and a restoration of American military might. He entered the White House as the least popular incoming president in 40 years. Not every liberal thinker, however, is in a state of despair. Jeffrey Sachs was recently ranked by The Economist as one of the world’s most influential political scientists. No Trump supporter himself, he came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain why there may be silver linings to the Trump cloud, and to set out a new world order. Take trade. Trump has threatened to tear up Nafta and slam huge taxes on Mexican imports, and has already withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to bring jobs back to the heartlands of America. While this strikes fear amongst free-trade supporters, there is a case to be made that globalisation has been moving faster than is politically sustainable, dividing rich from poor. Or take Trump’s proposal to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure. Sachs has described this promise to rebuild America’s decrepit inner cities, highways, schools and hospitals as ‘a valid, indeed uplifting perspective’, provided it is done in a smart and fair way. Trump’s programme could be viewed as a Keynesian fiscal policy to boost competitiveness and job creation. It may, Sachs believes, be Trump’s great legacy…. ” At the link find the title, “Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government IT Problems 58 mins – “Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, explains how governments, from the federal level to the local, need individuals with the skills to harness technology and design principles to make the everyday user’s experience simpler and more elegant. Recently the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House, Pahlka also discusses the hunger within government for “creative hacks” that improve their platforms.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Culture 57 mins – “ New Hampshire lawmakers have been debating a number of gun-related bills this year, looking at where firearms should be permitted, who should be allowed to have them, and how they can be worn in public.  We’ll look at these proposals, the issues they raise – also who’s behind them and who isn’t.” At the link right-click the play button beside ‘Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Hadoop Computing 60 mins – “ Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson shares his insights on the present landscape and possible future of big data and the data management industry. In conversation with Ping Li of Accel Partners, Olson also discusses the advantages of building a business on top of open source technologies and the many surprising benefits of competition.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Altitude Bioprospecting 45 mins – “Like the mutating cells it was trying to investigate, and through a serendipitous series of unrelated coincidences, what started out as a multi-disciplinary UK-based research project to explore the stratosphere using helium balloons somehow evolved and mutated into a high-powered rocketry based research collaboration with NASA Astrobiologists in the Nevada Desert. This high-octane talk by University of Bath researcher Dr Paul Shepherd explores the highs and lows of his journey into High Altitude Bioprospecting for a project which has fused structural engineering, electronics, computer science and biology.” At the link find the title,”What is high-altitude bioprospecting? May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 240826257-uniofbath-what-is-high-altitude-bioprospecting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HubSpot 56 mins – “Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills his 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business’s “operating system” that lets people do their best work. Shah says entrepreneurs must create a company culture they love, because one will eventually emerge no matter what.” At the link find the title, “Why Company Culture is Crucial – Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot), Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files shah160210.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Trafficking 108 mins – “Actor Ashton Kutcher and Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testify at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking.” At the link find the title, “Ashton Kutcher Testifies on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.470690.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanity Upgrade 47 mins – “If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls?” At the link click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure in NH 57 mins – “Transportation infrastructure is a perennial issue in the Granite State:  from aging bridges to annoying potholes to highways and byways in need of repair. Now, Governor Sununu’s budget includes an Infrastructure Revitalization Fund that sends money to communities to address this. And President Trump has promised a major effort as well.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Innovative Lifestyle 51 mins – “Entrepreneur Minnie Ingersoll talks about how a computer-science degree, an MBA and 11 years at Google prepared her to co-found the online auto marketplace Shift. Calling her startup “a car company with Google DNA,” Ingersoll offers insights on opportunity recognition, product management, career-life balance and the importance of traits like humility and patience.,” At the link find the title, “A Drive to Disrupt – Minnie Ingersoll (Shift), Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files ingersoll160302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Instagram Creator 57 mins – “Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life.” At the lin find the title, “From Stanford to Startup – Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger (Instagram), May, 2011,” right-click “Media files systrom110511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Security 56 mins – “Professor Adrian Hyde-Price from the University’s Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.” At the link find the title, “Professor Adrian Hyde-Price inaugural lecture: War, peace and justice, Mar, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241784341-uniofbath-professor-adrian-hyde-price-inaugural-lecture-war-peace-and-justice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Businesses 52 mins – “Tien Tzuo, Chief Strategy Officer for Salesforce.com, describes seven lessons for transforming an enterprise software business from a traditional direct sales model to one which leverages the internet to produce in-bound sales. He stresses the awareness cycle for Salesforce.com’s products, free-trial offers, onion-based product design and the continuing importance of events in the complex enterprise software industry.” At the link find the title, “Changing the Game of Enterprise Software – Tien Tzuo (Salesforce.com), Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files tzuo070124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet of Everything 55 mins – “Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Trends 48 mins – “Janice Roberts, General Partner at Mayfield, discusses how Mayfield is going global and carefully evaluating opportunities in countries like India and China. She stresses the importance of accessing the needs of young customers who are embracing new technologies at an extremely fast pace and demanding more products and services.” At the link find the title, “The New Adventures of Old VC’s – Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund) , Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files roberts070117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investigative Technology 63 mins – “Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice; Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator How can we reduce bias in our legal system? Benforado examines this critical issue from both a legal perspective and from someone who has been incarcerated. Benforado says, “The failure of our legal system has been a defining issue in the U.S. over the last year…. To make progress in our fight against abuse, unequal treatment and wrongful convictions, we must come together as a community to consider the psychological biases that share the behavior of judges, jurors, witnesses, lawyers, police officers—and all of the rest of us.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Ideas 55 mins – “Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, shares how the benefits of random conditions can be successfully harvested to help navigate a world we do not fully understand.” At the link find the title, “How Things Gain from Disorder – Nassim Taleb (Author), Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files taleb130410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investors Versus Innovators 58 mins – “Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm’s desire to be an advocate for “thunder lizard” entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.” At the link find the title, “Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs – Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund), Oct, 2010,” right-click “Media files miura-ko101027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

iPhone 101 18 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Episode 2 in their new series: iPhone 101. In this segment, we address those who are still on the fence about whether or not to take the leap and buy that first iPhone. Pete introduces some feedback from other blind individuals who were also unsure if they should make the plunge, but later decided to do so, and they weren’t disappointed! Then we share three book titles that are specifically aimed at new iPhone users, or those who wish to do their homework to gather information to help them make that decision, because after all, information is knowledge, and knowledge is power!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamophobia in Canada 21 mins – “”Islamophobia is real,” Liberal MP Iqra Khalid said in the House of Commons as she read a list of racial slurs and threats she received over her motion known as M-103. Critics argue the motion is a threat to free expression.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: Anti-Islamophobia motion could stifle free speech, say critics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_19726.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan Trade Policy 86 mins – “Anti-globalism is an ever-growing force in world politics, especially in the post-global financial crisis era. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States could well be one of its most consequential manifestations given his support for protectionist policies and early action to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The U-turn in American trade policy has greatly complicated the task for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had given the TPP utmost priority in his economic growth strategy. Recognizing the importance of the expansion of trade for its economic recovery, Japan needs to reformulate its trade strategy to put its economy back on a growth trajectory, and possibly to contribute to the growth of world trade and the global economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Khan Academy Story 60 mins -”Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, discusses elements for a new vision for education. While offering examples of how his organization is bringing disruptive approaches to traditional learning experiences, Khan touches on the early days starting Khan Academy and the power of collaboration in creating change around the world.” At the link find the title, “Education Reimagined – Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files khan140416.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lemon Grass Repellent 34 mins – “Stacy Marking of Lemongrass Trading Co makes all-natural and ‘green’ products (mainly insecticides and fragrances). She took on the research, testing, design, making, bottling and labeling herself. In this episode, we learn about How Stacy started the company and her inspiration for the products Why she entered an industry with established competition Creating the early prototypes Import / export constraints and regulatory approvals Research with the University of Bristol, paid for by an EU grant What Stacy wishes she knew before she started Products that never make it to market Reusing failed products Getting feeback and exposure for your products Stacy’s unique superpower The two biggest marketing impacts to Stacy’s business – local PR The sales strategy for her products New products – car spray and edible wasp spray Stacy’s online fulfillment strategy: third-party eBay fulfillment Links and resources mentioned in this episode” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lucky People 42 mins – “Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, provides insights on life, leadership, and the little things that make a big difference in an entrepreneurial setting.” At the link find the title, “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 – Tina Seelig (STVP), Apr, 2006,” right-click “Media files seelig060412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing in the U.S. 51 mins – “This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times’ Andrea Chang go long and short on the week’s news. Plus, the band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maya Angelou 52 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou. A documentary airing on PBS’ American Masters tells the story of Angelou’s journey past racism and abuse to become one of our greatest voices. But filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack says she didn’t want this film to be just about what Angelou did in her life, but also about who she was and how she loved. Whack and co-director Bob Hercules join Doug to explain how Maya Angelou’s story gives us a sense of who we all are as Americans.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Engineer 54 mins – “Parallel entrepreneur Mir Imran, CEO of InCube Labs, has launched twenty companies – at times simultaneously. He shares his solutions-focused expertise and identifies the vitality and growth of the biomedical healthcare vertical.” At the link find the title, “Healthy Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices – Mir Imran (InCube Laboratories), Feb, 2008,” right-click “Media files imram080220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Technology Innovation 61 mins – “Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.” At the link find the title, “The Perfect Storm in MedTech – Josh Makower (ExploraMed), May, 2010,” right-click “Media files makower100519.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Business 60 mins – “Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses the creative process and music industry dynamics with Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band fun., and Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. As a kick-off to Seelig’s Stanford Online course, Creativity: Music to my Ears, the conversation explores issues of artist development, evolving business models and the shape and future of the music industry.” At the link find the title, “The Music Industry Unplugged – Cameron Strang, Nate Ruess (Warner Bros. Records), Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files strang140219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Narco Economics 71 mins – “When fighting the war on drugs, governments typically devote enormous resources trying to reduce the supply. But is this effective? Journalist and author Tom Wainwright of the Economist and author of Narconomics talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ways that the drug cartels respond to government attempts to reduce the availability of drugs. Like any business trying to maintain profitability, cartels look for ways to cut costs and maintain or grow revenue. Wainwright uses extensive on-the-ground interviews and reporting to understand the behavior of the cartels and argues that reducing demand would be a much more effective strategy for reducing drug use.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Narcolepsy 24 mins – “When Mathilda Crisp was about three years-old, she stopped sleeping through the night. But during the day, she would fall asleep without warning — during a swim lesson, in the middle of her cereal bowl at breakfast. Then other, stranger symptoms started materializing: when she got happy or emotional, she would suddenly collapse. (Her brother and sister started carrying her around the house on a chair so she could keep playing in their games.) She would thrust her tongue around her mouth. She couldn’t seem to walk in a straight line. At first her doctors were sure she had a brain tumor. But her scans were negative. They tested her for leukemia, Lyme disease. Nothing. But when one doctor finally did diagnose Mathilda, it turned out to be just the beginning of an even bigger mystery: of why this little girl — and a handful of other kids in Northern Europe — had suddenly been struck ill. Trying to solve it has become one doctor’s life’s work.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Network Revolution 61 mins – “Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Micosystems’ CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering industry-wide innovation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurodegenerative Disease 21 mins – “Marc Diamond discusses his Personal View on the prion model for progression and diversity of neurodegenerative diseases.” At the link find the title, “Neurodegenerative disease: The Lancet Neurology: February 23, 2017,” right-click “Media files laneur_230217_neurodegen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olin Engineering College 58 mins – “Richard Miller, president of Olin College, describes disruptive ideas about education and learning that universities should adopt to graduate more creative, entrepreneurial and impactful engineers. He explains how a focus on math and science alone won’t result in more innovation, and that higher education must instill traits like grit and independent thinking.” At the link find the title, “More Innovation Through Education – Richard Miller (Olin College), May, 2016,” right-click “Media files miller160525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opportunity and Problems 52 mins – “Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.” At the link find the title, “The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Tina Seelig (STVP), May, 2009,” right-click “Media files seelig090527.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Perception 57 mins – “Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.”At the link find the title, “What you get is what you expect, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files 240943321-uniofbath-what-you-get-is-what-you-expect.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo Diet 62 mins – “In this lecture, Dr. Akil Palanisamy will describe the outlines of a comprehensive roadmap to optimal health, one that combines the most effective aspects of the “paleo” diet (so-called because it seeks to emulate the diet of early humans), cutting-edge nutritional science, and the time-tested philosophy and techniques of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. He will share practical tips on what to eat in order to boost well-being and vitality, and he will have detailed and practical information about implementing these concepts in daily living.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Passive Investing 34 mins – “Joe Shaefer of Stanford Wealth Management, an old friend of more than 30 years, recently wrote an article for Seeking Alpha.  “Passive Index Investing is a Delusion” is an active manager’s view of investing in indexes.  In the podcast I address Joe’s views of why index investing is a losing strategy and why I think he is dead wrong.  While Joe raises many interesting problems of investing in indexes, he fails to give investors credit for being able to address all those problems successfully.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peregrine Falcons 47 mins – “Learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project Ed Drewitt reveals another side to Peregrines, not only as majestic, aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives.” At the link find the title,”Urban peregrines – Bath’s very own speed hunters, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241616517-uniofbath-urban-peregrines-baths-very-own-speed-hunters.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Performance Versus Power 58 mins – “In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on building the power to become the industry leaders that other companies envy. He shares a hierarchy model through which companies can examine and build power, and examines how product teams can best work to differentiate their company, neutralize the competition, and optimize products and offers.” At the link find the title, “Reach Your Escape Velocity – Geoffrey Moore (MDV), May, 2011,” right-click “Media files moore110504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pesticides Can Be Friendly 49 mins – “Pam Marrone, founder of AgraQuest, relates the challenges and rewards she experienced in building a successful biotechnology company that specializes in ecologically friendly agricultural products.” At the link find the title, “The Ins and Outs of a successful Biotechnology Company – Pam Marrone (AgraQuest), May, 2006,” right-click “Media files marrone060510.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Activism 52 mins – “BYU political scientist Jessica Preece says the rallies we’ve seen since President Donald Trump took office aren’t typical for Utah. There’s been the Women’s March, the March for Refugees, and Senator Jason Chaffetz’s town hall was filled to capacity with over 1000 turned away. Wednesday, we’re talking about political action in Utah and we hope to hear from you. Are you getting more involved? How are you making yourself heard? What type of political engagement do you think will make a difference? At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Humor 24 mins – “Making jokes about politics is a tradition as old as America itself. These days, of course, comedians have a new target: President Donald Trump. We talk with Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani about finding humor in the midst of deep political divides, and how he uses an understanding of human nature to craft a successful punchline.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 63: “I’m Not A Terrorist…” Feb, 2017, right-click “Media files 20170227 hiddenbrain_63.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prairie Protection 26 mins – “The grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada’s grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: Canada’s grasslands: ‘most endangered, least protected ecosystems’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_85055.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidents Secrets 49 mins – “Author Mary Graham says President Trump has demonstrated a lack of transparency, in his refusal to release his tax records and health records, and in his immigration ban, which was issued without consultation from government lawyers, or agencies. Her book is ‘Presidents’ Secrets.’ Also, ‘Fresh Air’ producer Sam Briger talks to Sebastian Barry about his novel ‘Days Without End,’ about an Irish immigrant who enlists in the U.S. Army in the 1850s.” At the link find the title, “ February 20, 2017 Presidential Secrets,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Limbs 59 mins – “As the Co-Founder and CTO of Bespoke Innovations, Scott Summit leads a continuing effort to create products that radically change lives. In this lecture, Summit shares insights from creating customized prosthetic devices using new technologies in nascent markets. He also discusses some of challenges his company faced in discovering a working business model and developing customers.” At the link find the title, “Products With a Purpose – Scott Summit (Bespoke), Oct, 2011,” right-click “Media files summit111026.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rabbit and Giraffe 54 mins – “Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that “normal” people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.” At the link find the title, “The Rabbit and the Giraffe, Part 1 (Encore September 12, 2016), Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170217_70762.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Children in Greece P1 27 mins – “Phil Kemp meets some of the hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children stranded in Greece in camps and shelters on the islands and the mainland.” At the link find the title, “Greece’s Forgotten Teenagers, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04tycsj.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Rescues in Canada 22 mins – “As the U.S. forces migrants deemed illegal out of that country, the destination of choice has become Canada — even as critics demand a crackdown on rules.” At the link find the title, “Feb 23: Does Canada have a looming refugee crisis with influx of illegal border crossings? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_95146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Canada 22 mins – “As the U.S. toughens and revises its immigration policies, those desperate for a better life are looking to Canada. And many of them are gathering in Mexico with a plan to travel north into Canada. The CBC’s Evan Dyer shares their stories.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: ‘Canadians will welcome you’: Refugees begin long trek north via Mexico, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_91041.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reinventing Yourself 47 mins – “Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.” At the link right-click the arrow below the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Quentin Last Mile 58 mins – “Imagine trying to bring entrepreneurship education to one of the most challenging environments in the world: San Quentin State Prison in California. In this powerful talk and interview, The Last Mile Co-Founders Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, along with program graduate Heracio Harts, discuss the benefits of commitment and entrepreneurial thinking in supporting individuals to make the successful transition from prison to living productive lives in society.” At the link find the title, “From Lockup to Startup – Chris Redlitz, Beverly Parenti, Heracio Harts (The Last Mile), May, 2013,” right-click “Media files redlitz130515.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Pros and Cons 58 mins – “The Harper government muzzled scientists. Donald Trump’s administration is now doing the same. But a better relationship between science and government is possible. Highlights from a talk by Sir Peter Gluckman.” At the link find the title, “The Proper Role of Science: Peter Gluckman, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170222_88803.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seagrams Building Creator 58 mins – “Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Canadian architectural activist, Phyllis Lambert, in celebration of her exceptional career on her 90th birthday.” At the link find the title, “Wachtel On The Arts – Phyllis Lambert, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170221_31520.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Semiconductor Fabrication 57 mins – “Rick Wallace, recently appointed CEO of KLA-Tencor, shares his management philosophy and the key to the company’s success over the last 30 years. He stresses the importance of having a clear vision, distinct values and a well defined strategy to take care of his key constituencies: employees, customers and shareholders.” At the link find the title, “’Vision, Values & Strategy’ – Rick Wallace (KLA-Tencor), Oct, 2006,” right-click “Media files wallace061018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 36 mins – “Sexual harassment is a silent epidemic with an incredible reach. Recent allegations in tech, media and even the jewelry industry have brought it to the forefront once again. We’ll go beyond awkward training videos and discuss the real life effects of harassment on the job, how people are trying to combat it and why it’s still happening. Joshua Johnson is joined by Debra Katz, founding partner of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, Jessica Raven, Executive Director at Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Fran Sepler, President of Sepler & Associates and Jackson Katz, co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention.” At the link find the title, “Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170302_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Bank 58 mins – “An outstanding office culture trumps all, says Ken Wilcox, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, who heads the most noted financial hub for the technology sector. Wilcox discusses how his financial services institution has scaffolded against recession, and bullet points the uniqueness of commercial banking for the tech start-up.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skybox Satellites 59 mins – “The co-founders of Skybox Imaging, Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick and Ching-Yu Hu, realized early on they had one thing in common: they don’t take no for an answer. Here the team of Stanford alumni explain their passion to disrupt the satellite imaging industry and share engaging tales of launching their unique venture.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Innovation 58 mins – “Laurene Powell Jobs, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers, shares her path to entrepreneurship and her strong commitment to addressing massive challenges in education and immigration reform through College Track and Emerson Collective, organizations she founded to spark systemic change and improve lives at the individual level.” At the link find the title, “Injecting Innovation into Intractable Systems – Laurene Powell Jobs, Tom Byers (Emerson Collective), Mar, 2015,”right-click “Media files powelljobs150304.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Innovation 60 mins – “Steven McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses the value and continued need of an entrepreneurial approach in the philanthropic sector. McCormick also shares lessons learned on staying obsessively focused on outcomes, the critical need to measure success, and how to create change by being a ‘positive deviant’ inside organizations.” At the link find the title, “Drive Change Through Entrepreneurship – Steven McCormick (Moore Foundation), Jan, 2013,”right-click “Media files mccormick130123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Panel Business 62 mins – “Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO of SolarCity, and Tim Draper, founding partner of the venture capital firm DFJ, discuss the clean-energy company’s mission to save the planet while exploring the many aspects of its business, from the science of solar power to the need for better government incentives and policies.” At the link find the title, “The Science and Incentives Behind Solar – Lyndon Rive, Tim Draper (Solar City), Oct, 2015” right-click “Media files rive151028.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Flight Software 108 mins – “Last fall I visited ESTEC, ESA’s space research and technology center. In this first of three episodes, I talk with Maria Hernek, who heads the Flight Software Systems section. We talk about the challenges of space flight software, the development processes used by ESA and its vendors, as well as means of ensuring the required quality attributes. This episode can be seen as a continuation of the conversation with Andreas Wortmann in the OHB episode.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Race 32 mins– “India, China and Japan have all outlined bold space exploration plans. Smaller powers, like South Korea, also want to get in on the act with ambitions of their own. The United Arab Emirates has announced a plan to colonize Mars in the next 100 years, and probably has the money to pay for it. These newer players bring back echoes of the Cold War space race of the mid-20th century. A pursuit of science and technological advancement coupled with national prestige and attraction of being first. 1A considers where the US space program might be going and who else has their sights set on our solar system and beyond. Guests includes Joel Achenbach, science and politics reporter at The Washington Post, Tariq Malik, managing editor of Space.com and Sarah Ballard, Torres Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.” At the link find the title, “Fly Me To The Moon, Or Mars Or..,Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170301_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Space Satellites 62 mins – “Founder and CEO William Marshall takes us inside how Planet Labs seeks to benefit humanity by leveraging continuous imaging to understand the challenges facing the planet. Marshall discusses founding ventures with purpose, the opportunities possible from open access to data, and the novel technologies that bring their “dove” satellites to life in space.” At the link find the title, “Entrepreneurship Takes Flight – William Marshall (Planet Labs), May, 2015,” right-click “Media files marshall150520.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Culture 56 mins – “Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state” At the link find the title, “From Tolerance to Tyranny, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170221_90012.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stanford Dropout 54 mins – “Joe Liemandt, founder, President and CEO of Trilogy, describes the passion and perseverance it took to take his enterprise software company from a five-person start-up to a global industry leader.” At the link find the title, “The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up – Joe Liemandt (Trilogy), Oct, 2005,” right-click “Media files liemandt051019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stanford Impact Study Panel 60 mins – “This special presentation features a panel of Stanford alumni reflecting on their personal entrepreneurial experiences at Stanford and in the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem. This conversation follows a presentation of remarkable results from the Stanford Innovation Survey, measuring the economic impact of Stanford alumni engaged in entrepreneurial activity.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Company Fixes 59 mins – “Stanford Professor Bob Sutton shares principles and colorful examples from his most recent book, Scaling Up Excellence, co-authored by Huggy Rao. Touching on concepts around emotion, complexity, and connecting people, Sutton explains why scaling is about spreading and sustaining a mindset, not just a footprint.” At the link find the title, “Scaling Up Excellence – Bob Sutton (Stanford), Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files sutton140212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Failures 66 mins – “Drawing on a decade of research and interviews with company founders, Harvard Business School Associate Professor Noam Wasserman explores many of the momentous early decisions and pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs and investors. Wasserman outlines paths and options for founders, with an emphasis on the frequently challenging people issues that can inhibit startup success.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Panel Discussion 59 mins – “Four alumni of entrepreneurship-education fellowships offered through the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) return to share what starting businesses in the fields of virtual reality, med-tech, renewable and solar energy have taught them about these industries. In conversation with STVP Faculty Co-Director Tina Seelig, the panel discusses strategic decision-making, defining success, facing failure and the traits needed to be a strong leader.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Pitfalls 58 mins – “Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.” At the link find the title, “Evangelizing for the Lean Startup – Eric Ries (Author), Sept, 2009,” right-click “Media files ries090930.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Standouts 59 mins – “Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate, explains what entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption. The Silicon Valley veteran urges tomorrow’s innovators to “only do things that you think have a chance to be legendary” – because it takes just as much work to do something mediocre.” At the linkf ind the title, “Dare to Do Legendary Things – Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate), Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files maples160127.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startx 59 mins – “Venture inside StartX, an educational non-profit that supports the development of passionate Stanford entrepreneurs. In this panel discussion, current and former members of the StartX community describe their experiences inside the accelerator and the value they received through a culture of collective intelligence and mentorship.” At the link find the title, “Acceleration Through Community – Cameron Teitelman, Joseph Huang, Milt McColl, Smita Saxena (StartX), Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files startx140305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

STEM Education 25 mins – “People who can learn in groups can do better than those individually, that is the driving concept behind Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL). This week on Science Studio Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson, a world authority in the concept of PLTL, discusses the importance of PLTL and how it functions.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stockton Councilman 64 mins – “Civic leader Michael Tubbs shares his story of growing up in the California Central Valley, attending Stanford and going on to become one of the youngest elected officials in U.S. history. The Stockton City Councilman calls on entrepreneurs behind today’s biggest tech innovations to also focus on solving society’s biggest problems, like poverty, illiteracy and inequality.” At the link find the title, “Solving Social Ills Through Innovation – Michael Tubbs (City of Stockton), Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files tubbs160113.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synthetic Biology 59 mins – “Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo explains his company’s endeavors in the sustainable sciences; working both to fight disease and to create renewable energies. Melo also reflects upon his personal career path, from immigrant, to start-up, to Big Oil – and back to start-up again.” At the link find the title, “Under the Microscope: Socially Responsible Biotech – John Melo (Amyris), May, 2008,” right-click “Media files melo080521.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Future 53 mins – “A special panel of highly scientific minds discusses what the future holds for tech innovation, education and entrepreneurship. Panelists include Google’s “captain of moonshots,” Astro Teller, Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke, an associate professor at the university’s medical school, and DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson. Persis Drell, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, moderates the discussion, with introductions by Stanford Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt.” At the link find the title, “Forecasting the Future of Technology – Steve Jurvetson, Astro Teller, Christina Smolke, Persis Drell (DFJ, [X], and Stanford University), Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files jurvetson151007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Journalism 71 mins – “Three Silicon Valley dealmakers – Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn; Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper, Fisher Jurvetson; and Michael Moe, Founding Partner of ThinkEquity – discuss the evolutions in online media, the power of partnerships, and other next-generation opportunities for the global marketplace.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Life 40 mins – “President Trump has made big news regarding the rights of transgender students. His administration has revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity – a move that has upset many, including Republicans. The stakes have now been raised for an upcoming Supreme Court case. The eight justices are due to hear oral arguments at the end of March on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia can block Gavin Grimm, a female-born transgender high school student, from using the boys’ bathroom. A ruling is due by the end of June. 1A explores this topic with Grace Dolan-Sandrino, an 11th grader at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Peyton Chapman, Principal at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, Matt Sharp, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom and Tanya Washington, Professor of law at Georgia State University.” At the link find the title, “Beyond Bathrooms: The Battle Over Transgender Rights, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170227_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treadmill History 26 mins – “If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you that the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. As the treadmill turns 200, The Current looks at how far we’ve really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment.” At the link find the title, “Feb 22: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_69449.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Homeland Security Rules 47 mins – “New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally. The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button beside “Listen” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Skulduggery 49 mins – “Republicans decry the leakers; Democrats applaud them…oh, how the tables have turned. How to make sense of the Flynn affair and revelations about the Trump team’s communications with Russia. Plus, the steady stream of information from within the government has the media debating the power of the so-called “Deep State” — invisible officials pulling the strings. Also, deploying the word “treason” with care, what Slobodan Milošević teaches us about Donald Trump, and what Hugo Chávez does not.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Tulip Fad 33 mins – “Freelance garden historian Russell Bowes brings the story of the tulip to life with power, passion and petals!” At the link find the title, “The tale of the tulip, Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241758736-uniofbath-the-tale-of-the-tulip.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TV History 28 mins – “Walter Podrazik, television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, discusses his book, [Watching TV], about the history and influence of television and the future of the medium.” At the link find the title, “Walter Podrazik Discusses [Watching TV], Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.464436.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukraine Conflict 21 mins – “With tensions flaring in Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Canada called to extend military resources.” At the link find the title, “Feb 20: Canada’s support for Ukraine questioned amid escalating violence, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_54644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN History 69 mins – “Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN” At the link find the title, “UN ideas that changed the world, Sept, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241771113-uniofbath-un-ideas-that-changed-the-world-richard-jolly-marant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaccine Race 30 mins – “Last year more than two thousand babies in 19 countries were born with abnormally small heads and other birth defects after their mothers were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant. This wasn’t without historical precedent. In the 1960s, tens of thousands of babies in the United States were born with severe birth defects because their mothers contracted rubella, also known as German measles, while pregnant. In a new book, science writer Meredith Wadman tells the story of how scientists raced to fight rubella, using some controversial techniques. The vaccine was developed with the use of fetal cells, and it was tested on orphans, many of them babies and children of color. In telling that story, Wadman teaches us about the efforts to combat diseases today. 1A’s Joshua Johnson is joined by Meredith Wadman to discuss her new book, “The Vaccine Race”. At the link find the title, “What The Race To Develop The Rubella Vaccine Teaches Us About Fighting Disease Today, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170228_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist 58 mins – “Illuminate Ventures Founder Cindy Padnos talks candidly with Stanford Consulting Professor Tom Kosnik about the value of leveraging advisor relationships, the sometimes surprising responsibilities of a CEO, and the fundamental differences between the roles of entrepreneur and venture capitalist.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Company 58 mins -”Beth Seidenberg, partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at length about KPCB’s current areas of interest, and its litmus test for projects worth supporting. Seidenberg also offers a case study of a life sciences firm moving from research lab toward market.” At the link find the title, “A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences – Beth Seidenberg (KPCB), May, 2008,” right-click “Media files seidenberg080528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Story 60 mins – “Entrepreneur and investor John Lilly makes a sound pitch for why this moment in time is full of promise for passionate entrepreneurs willing to charge into the current white space of opportunity. Lilly also explains the idiosyncratic nature of investors and the goal of creating large, durable companies with the capacity to change the world.” At the link find the title, “White Space is Everywhere – John Lilly (Greylock), Jan, 2013,” right-click “Media files lilly130130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Story 60 mins – “Kate Mitchell, managing director of Scale Venture Partners, demonstrates why an optimistic, but realistic mindset is a central key for successful entrepreneurs. Mitchell also challenges entrepreneurs to play an active role in civic life by actively telling their stories to affect policy at the national and international level.” At the link find the title, “Own Your Own Success – Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture), Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files mitchell130501.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vikings Demise 64 mins – “In the year 1000 AD, at the annual Althing (national assembly) in Iceland, a decision was made to make Christianity the official religion of the island. The road from paganism to Christianity was not, however, completely smooth, nor did the conversion process happen as abruptly as the political decision implied. A key text describing the declaration at the Althing appears in Njal’s Saga, and it will form the basis for this lecture, along with two medieval Icelandic short stories that illustrate how Christianization began to take shape in the North. The continued presence of the pagan past in modern Scandinavia can be traced in literature, artifacts and enduring cultural practices, indicating that while the Scandinavians eventually embraced Christianity and then secularism, they did not leave their Viking identity behind.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visual Effects Industry 55 mins – “In their chase for a global audience, American movie studios spend billions to make their films look amazing. But almost none of those dollars stay in America. What would it take to bring those jobs back — and would it be worth it?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington’s Farewell Speech 52 mins – “When George Washington left office he delivered a prophetic farewell address. Once revered as civic scripture, it is now almost forgotten. In it, Washington called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice,” defended religious pluralism, and proposed that education is essential to democracy. He also expressed fear that hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars could destroy the country.  Journalist John Avlon has written a book about Washington’s Farewell, and he joins us Monday to talk about it. John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, and the editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. His new book is called Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wolves in Washington State 7 mins – “Bill Johnson lives with his seven border collies in a log house that he built himself in the Teanaway Valley, just over the Cascade Mountains that divide rural eastern Washington state from the more urban western part. Johnson’s been a cowboy here for about 16 years. When he started, there were no wolves around, but that changed about five years ago. He vividly remembers his first encounter with the returning predators. He was driving out of the valley one night when a deer ran across the road. “And these three large German shepherds ran across after the deer,” he says. “And I’m thinking, ‘Those aren’t German shepherds, those are wolves. … Those are wolves! Can you believe it?’” A month later, the return of wolves to the area really hit home. Johnson was out with his dogs when one of them — Lance — disappeared. “Lance went off on his own and by the time I realized he was gone, it was too late,” Johnson says, his voice cracking and his eyes tearing up. It was the first animal he’d lost to a wolf. That night, Johnson saddled his horse and grabbed his gun. “I was going to kill every wolf in the Teanaway,” he says….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Entrepreneures 57 mins– “Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek shows how behavior shifts in entrepreneurial ecosystems can lead to more robust levels of inclusive innovation. Vosmek also highlights research on how access to business networks, expertise and capital play out across gender lines.” At the link find the title, “The Path to More Inclusive Innovation – Sharon Vosmek (Astia), Nov, 2013,” right-click “Media files vosmek131120.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Innovators 58 mins – “Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, describes her path and motivation for launching a platform that aims to inspire women and girls to be creative through compelling content such as videos, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. Morin explains how creativity is sparked by rekindling that playful spirit from our youth and stems from the primal instinct to make things.” At the link find the title, “Inspiring Creativity with Great Content – Brit Morin (Brit + Co), Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files morin151118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Women Reporters 26 mins – “Debbie Marshal’s new book chronicles the women who fought gender conventions with their coverage of the First World War.” At the link find the “Feb 20: Firing Lines: How three Canadian women became war reporters in WWI, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_62353.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yahoo Operator 61 mins – “In conversation with KPCB’s Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to “bet on the inevitable” as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zuckerberg 56 mins – “Mark Zuckerberg, founder of The Facebook, is interviewed by VC, Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel. Mark describes what it was like to leave Harvard to venture into a business to build a social utility tool for college students around the world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 277 – Mar 3, 2017: 3D Printer Convergence, Addiction Genetics, Aging Lecture, Anger Control, Anti Fascism, Antibiotic Resistance, Assisted Death, Audio Eye, Back Pain Treatment, Blind Visual Interpreters, Bomb Shelters Increase, Book Reviewer Story, Bronzeville, Bus Driver Hazards, Call Your Politicians, Canadian Dissension, Charles Dellschau, Childhood Development, Clean Energy Trends, Climate Change Questions, Coal in West Virginia, Crate and Barrel Founder, Crime Scene Issues, Crowdfunding, Crows Make Tools, Cyber Threats at Female Politicians, Depressed Teens, Design Heuristics, Detroit Recovery, Diet Science, Dirty Jobs, Dying Easier, Earthquake Protection, Ecuador Oil Conservation, Energy Storage, Experience Value, Fake News Law, Famous Couples, Flying Big Boeings, Future Hazards, Future Industries, Global Warming Impact, Guantanamo, Gun Violence, Healthcare Improvement, Herpes Lecture, Hibernation, Hospital Deaths, Ideas About Ideas, Innovation games, Internet Trends, James Baldwin, Kirk Franklin, Library History, Localization in Argentina, Loyalty Programs, March for Science, Marching Against Trump, Mass Animal Strandings, Meat Free Diet, Michelle Obama, Middle East Disorder, Mindfulness Lecture, Mo Willems, Mosul SWAT Team, Mr Money Mustache, Music Makers Relief Foundation, National Security Council, Nature Fix, Nuclear Explosives, Opioid Crisis, Ownership Rights, Pain Control, Particle Physics, Password Issues, Personalized Medicine Future, Pilot’s Life, Poverty Research, Product Development, Products for kids, Q-Fever, Refugee Impact Regenerative Stem Cells, Retired Workers Value, Robots Eat Pollution, Robots with Emotions, Ruby Ridge, Science Versus Technology, Seneca the Younger, Silicon Valley Developer, Snowden Book, Solar Power in Morocco, Spinal Trauma, Statistics Value, Syrian Refugee Story, Transdermal Electrical Stimulation, Trauma Trends, Travel Enthusiasts, Trump stuff, Universe Expansion, Wildlife Preservation, Wind Power

Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 116 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 366 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

3D Printer Convergence 59 mins – “Distinguished professor and serial entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone discusses the vibrant chemistry that takes place at the intersection of science and the humanities, academia and industry, and within the walls of his 3D manufacturing startup Carbon. He describes how on-demand parts manufacturing could one day eliminate the need for business inventory and even end up in hospitals.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Genetics 12 mins – “New research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: New UBC research suggests stronger connection between addiction and genetics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_43916.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Lecture 65 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. How long can and should we live & what centenarians teach us about aging / Luigi Ferrucci. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anger Control 28 mins – “What would drive someone to take another person’s life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. We’ll go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that, and explore the research on whether this approach actually works [BAM program].” At the link find the title, “Episode 62: On The Knife’s Edge,” right-click “Media files 20170220_hiddenbrain_62.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anti Fascism 55 mins – “With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term “constitutional crisis” is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully. Plus, protests are sweeping the nation – but so are efforts to crack down on free speech. How lawmakers are trying to curtail the rights of demonstrators, and how cities can push back. Also, the surprising history of the “anti-fascist” movement, a guide for making sense of protest coverage, and more.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 61 mins – “Hailed as one of the most important achievements in medicine, the discovery and subsequent introduction of antibiotics meant that people could be treated and cured of once-fatal bacterial infections. However, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics is a growing public health concern, both in the United States and across the globe. Over time, bacteria have evolved to develop resistance to drugs that normally would kill them or limit their growth. As a consequence, many antibiotics have become less effective and are enabling untreatable strains of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other bacteria to survive and multiply. Ramanan Laxminarayan will discuss this problem and potential solutions during the 2016 John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture… During the lecture, Laxminarayan will review the current supply of antibiotics and highlight promising new products in the development pipeline. He will also describe global patterns and trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in humans and animals. Further, Laxminarayan will discuss interventions to help streamline antibiotic use that could be applied in many different countries….”At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death 38 mins – “Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer and is suing the state of Massachusetts for right to access to prescription medication which would allow him to die peacefully in his sleep. Then, a conversation with intensive and palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter on how better communication between patients and their doctors can help people avoid pointless and often painful medical interventions as they come to the end of their lives.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Audio Eye 52 mins -”Joyce welcomes Todd Bankofier, CEO of Audio Eye, Inc. Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its customers. AudioEye’s custom and proprietary Digital Accessibility Platform testing suite automatically detects Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 success criteria violations and details best practices to remediate issues. Mr. Bankofier will discuss how Audio Eye is helping companies improve digital accessibility.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 33 mins – “In episode 340, Mike and James get all bent out of shape when they discuss the evidence around spinal manipulative therapy and low back pain. The evidence suggests no reliable effect for acute pain but the possibility of an effect for chronic pain. But any recommendations are a stretch because of the poor quality of the evidence.” At the link find the title, “Download This Podcast,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 27 mins – “Blind Abilities presents this new “Mini Series” An In depth Look at Aira, The Product and the Company. In this the first installment, they chat with Chancey Fleet, an Assistive Technology Professional living in New York City. Chancey offers her candid and informative thoughts about the product: its many strengths and shares suggestions for how the product can be enhanced in the future. Chancey is an excellent guest, and you must tune in to hear her articulate on this dynamic product….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bomb Shelters Increase 26 mins – “Since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, there’s been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: Bomb shelter sales skyrocket in response to Trump presidency, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170215_74523.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Reviewer Story 27 mins – “In a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is responsible for an entire ecosystem of book reviewing, which now spans print, audio, and social media, including the satirical video series “Totally Hip Book Reviews.” Ron Charles has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism as well as a first-place award for Arts and Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. In 2014, he served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bronzeville 44 mins – “Young Jimmy Tillman, a black kid who’s killed a white strike breaker in self-defense, flees rural Arkansas and comes to Bronzeville, where he soon falls in with Casper Dixon, a smooth talking numbers runner, who brings Jimmy into the Copeland organization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bus Driver Hazards 24 mins – “The death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.” At the link find the title, “Feb 17: Bus drivers call for a national policy to protect them on the job, 2017right-click “Media files current_20170217_14854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Call Your Politicians 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Calling Your Congressperson From Kremlin to Kremlin – Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Maceo Parker at St. Anslem’s Dana Center for the Performing Arts RPM Challenge Washing Machine Music – Listen to this story again at PRX.org .” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Dissension 15 mins – “A new survey suggests most Canadians don’t trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what’s behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_12292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Dellschau 4 mins­ – “In 1850 Charles Dellschau immigrated from Prussia to Galveston, Texas. By the time the Civil War started he’d married a widow with a young daughter and was working as a butcher in Fort Bend County, near Houston. Other than service in the Confederate Army, he lived an unremarkable life. He had two more children of his own. His stepdaughter married the noted saddle-maker Stelzig. Then, in 1877, disaster struck 47-year-old Dellschau. In rapid succession his wife, then his six-year-old son, died. Dellschau moved into Houston to work for Stelzig as a clerk. Here he stayed until 1923 when he died at the age of 93. That would’ve been that, if it hadn’t been for Dellschau’s secret hobby. Somewhere along the way, maybe after he retired in 1900, he began drawing great airships. Lynne Adele, of the Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas, tells his story in the catalog of a traveling exhibit of self-taught Texas artists….” At the link right-click Click here for audio of Episode 1308” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Development 57 mins – “Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child’s earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called “Making the Case for Investment in NH’s Children.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy Trends 59 mins – “The clean tech sector is on the rise – what areas are most promising for growth, jobs and “gee-whiz!” innovation? What will the new administration bring? Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works Andrew Chung, Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 6, 2017.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Climate Change Questions 46 mins – “Reverend Professor Ian James questions whether climate change is a challenge or a swindle and presents some of the certainties, complexities and controversies from the science of climate change.” At the link find the title, “Climate change: challenge or swindle? Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241778196-uniofbath-climate-change-challenge-or-swindle.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in West Virginia 37 mins – “What happens when a public-health researcher deep in coal country argues that mountaintop mining endangers the entire community? Hint: it doesn’t go very well.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio file” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crate and Barrel Founder 32 mins – “In 1962, Gordon Segal — with his wife Carole — opened a scrappy Chicago shop called Crate & Barrel. That store turned into a housewares empire that has shaped the way Americans furnish their homes.” At the link find the title, “Crate & Barrel: Gordon Segal,” right-click “Media files 20170216_hibt_cratebarrel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Scene Issues 44 mins – “Forensic anthropologist Kathleen Conabree discusses issues surrounding what really goes on at a crime scene and what the term forensic actually means.” At the link find the title, “CSI unmasked – the facts about forensics, Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241774735-uniofbath-csi-unmasked-the-facts-about-forensics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowdfunding 38 mins – “Khierstyn Ross is a product launch specialist that’s helped creators raise more than $1.1M through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. She’s also the founder and host of Crowdfunding Uncut, a podcast that deconstructs the successes that go into funding campaigns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crows Make Tools 64 mins – “Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.” At the link find the title, “How crows make tools and other clever tricks, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241780878-uniofbath-how-crows-make-tools-and-other.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Threats at Female Politicians 21 mins – “Alberta premier Rachel Notley is just one of many female politicians enduring a spike in threats and online abuse. The Current looks at why women in politics are facing more vitriol these days and what can provide an antidote to the poison in the air.” At the link find the title, “Feb 14: Female politicians speak out about sexist, violent cyberbullying, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_46636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Depressed Teens 46 mins – “Depression is up among teenage girls. We’ll look at the latest research and how to help.” At the link find the title, “Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515237693.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Heuristics 35 mins – “I’ve been highlighting aspects of Design Thinking in several episodes and I continue with this episode that considers how idea generation can be improved using design heuristics. I discussed the topic with Seda Yilmaz,  a professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. She earned her PhD in Design Science from the University of Michigan. Seda and three colleagues from the fields of psychology, industrial design, and engineering wrote a chapter in the Design Thinking: New Product Development Essentials book titled Boosting Creativity in Idea Generation using Design Heuristics . The discussion is about how 77 design heuristics can improve the ideation activity of Design Thinking and product development….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Recovery 47 mins – “We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Economic Futures, In Detroit And America, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515831141.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Science 60 mins – “What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life? How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? Why is it that Cubans are much healthier than Americans, despite eating on average twice the amount of sugar? To unpack the truth behind the often confusing information about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared brought together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dirty Jobs 58 mins – “When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer volunteers to represent him…[and] How does a well-mannered math kid become a first-class hustler? Through the ancient carnie tradition of ‘The Indiana Bust-Out.’`“ At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dying Easier 44 mins – “We talk to physician, writer, and clinical researcher Haider Warraich about his most recent book “Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life.” At the link find the title, “167 Haider Warraich – Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life,” right-click “Media files 81ae87e5-7fd7-4904-92a6-e3570d7a6852.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Protection 29 mins – “How vulnerable are our historic buildings to earthquakes and how can we preserve them from seismic tremors? Dr Dina D’Ayala from the University’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering discusses the development of methods to protect and preserve historic buildings from seismic damage.” At the link find the title, “Protecting and preserving historic buildings from earthquakes, Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241902447-uniofbath-protecting-and-preserving-historic-buildings-from-earthquakes.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Ecuador Oil Conservation 30 mins – “Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is widely recognised as the most biodiverse place on earth. Around 10% of all known life forms can be found within a few hundred acres of this part of the Amazon rainforest. Yet the forest sits on top of thousands of barrels of crude oil and the Ecuadorian government has now given the go-ahead for drilling. Tom Heap finds out what is at stake and asks why the Ecuadorian government which has one of the greenest constitutions in the world has decided to exploit the reserves.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Storage 65 mins – “Professor Peter Bruce of the the University of St Andrews talks about the need for a step change in the performance of energy storage devices for the future in order to help us achieve a low-carbon world.” At the link find the title, “Energy storage – the missing link, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241612334-uniofbath-energy-storage-the-missing-link.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Experience Value 65 mins – “Do you stop and smell the roses every once in awhile ? Do you remember what a raisin really tastes like? Do you take the time to listen to what your inner monologue are really saying? Today’s guest Josh Spodek has made it his job to remind leaders to do just that. Labelled by Forbes and ABC News as a “Rocket Scientist”, Josh is nothing short of a serial overachiever. He has found success across many fields and disciplines such as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc and founder of Spodek Academy. Josh holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner….” At the link find the title, “042 – The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Josh Spodek ,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Law 12 mins – “A local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it’s own hands after being accused of publishing “fake news.” The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Colorado newspaper to sue Senator over ‘fake news’ allegation, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170216_75638.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P1 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Abelard and Heloise; Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley; and Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin.” At the link find the title,”The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170214_94015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P2 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; and Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.” At the link find the title, “The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170215_57172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Big Boeings 116 mins – “Rick Ruiz is a pilot for Atlas Air where he flies various versions of the Boeing 747 freighter. Previously he flew the 767 and the 777 for LAN Chile, primarily cargo as well. Rick is also a crew member of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, where he is known as Miami Rick. In this episode, we stroll through the woods around Landstuhl, Germany, where I visited Rick while he was on a layover. We geek out about flying the Big Boeings.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Hazards 91 mins – “Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.” At the link find the title, “Our future: understanding the big picture, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241772970-uniofbath-our-future-understanding-the-big-picture-james-martin.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Industries 29 mins – “The Industries of the Future Innovation analyst Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the future, in which he describes the industries of the future, many of them linked to technology, such as robotics, cybersecurity, genomics, and big data.” At the link you can listen, but a download must be purchased at the site; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Global Warming Impact 108 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Global warming : effect on vector distribution, disease, and natural product research / Jonathan Sleeman, David Newman. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo History 16 mins – “FRONTLINE and Retro Report explore the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.” At the link find the title, “Forever Prison, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309012127-frontlinepbs-forever-prison.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Releases 44 mins – “FRONTLINE and NPR examine the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists.” At the link find the title, “Get Out Of Gitmo, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309011617-frontlinepbs-out-of-gitmo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 65 mins- “Dr. Jahan Fahimi, a UCSF emergency room physician, looks at the need for firearms research to inform clinical and public health interventions. And Leilani Schwarcz explains her work spearheading efforts to support the City’s Vision Zero policy, aiming for zero traffic deaths in San Francisco. Recorded on 11/10/2016. (#31568)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Improvement 74 mins – “Professor Chris Eccleston, Dr Linda Bauld and Professor Chris Garland talk about their research and how it is helping to improve health and healthcare.” At the link find the title, “Improving health and healthcare, May, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241905071-uniofbath-showcase-presentations-improving-health-and-healthcare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Lecture 99 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hibernation 60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at hibernation and how it works. We speak with Kelly Drew, a neuroscientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who studies the Arctic ground squirrel, the “Usain Bolt” of hibernators. And we talk with Frank van Breukelen, a biologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies an animal who isn’t very good at hibernating: the tenrec.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Deaths 7 mins – “All doctors, irrespective of their specialty or the setting in which they work, will care for patients who die. Around half of all deaths occur in hospitals. Evidence suggests that the quality of communication around this process is poorer in hospitals than in other settings, according to responses from relatives who have experienced bereavement. Over half of NHS complaints concern care of the dying. In this podcast, Katherine Sleeman, clinician scientist and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at King’s College London, and Jane Harris, counselling and psychotherapy practitioner, and bereaved mother and daughter join us to discuss what support the carers and relatives of a dying patient need, and give practical advice on how to become better at having those difficult conversations.” At the link find the title, “”How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – supporting the relatives of the dying, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 308808266-bmjgroup-how-people-die-remains-in-the-memory-of-those-who-live-on-supporting-the-relatives-of-the-dying.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ideas About Ideas 48 mins – “University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation Games 37 mins – “Luke Hohmann was recommended by the VP of Global Innovation of the RELX Group, Jeff Honious, who was my guest in episode 28. Consequently, I knew I had to interview Luke to learn about his tools for innovators. Luke is the founder and CEO of The Innovation Games, which is now known as Conteneo. His past experiences include computer scientist, engineer, and product manager. Luke is serious about the smart application of games to optimize decision making in innovation, product development, and market research, and numerous companies use his tools. He is also the author of “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” My favorite line from his profile is: “Luke’s an old school Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of building a company to flip, he’s building a company to change the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Internet Trends 24 mins – “If you are involved in product innovation, you likely already know about the website Innovation Excellence, home of the global innovation community that provides connection and conversation among its nearly 200,000 visitors each month. The site was co-founded by my guest, Braden Kelley. Braden is also a speaker and executive trainer as well as an author with a growing list of innovation publications.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin 44 mins – “The late James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers to emerge during the civil rights era. During the late 1950s and 1960s, he traveled through the South and addressed racial issues head on. In the course of his work, Baldwin got to know the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. He was devastated when each man was assassinated, and planned, later in life, to write a book about all three of them. Though Baldwin died in 1987 before that book could be written, the new Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, draws on his notes for the book, as well as from other of Baldwin’s writings….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirk Franklin 48 mins – “Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “‘Losing My Religion’ With Gospel Star Kirk Franklin, Feb5, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515437268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library History 53 mins – University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson provides an outline of the history of public libraries.” At the link find the title, “Public libraries: Past present and future, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241618001-uniofbath-public-libraries-past-present-and-future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Localization in Argentina 19 mins – “A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, ‘if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.’ This is what happened.” At the link find the title, “#755: The Phone At The End Of The World,” right-click “Media files 20170217_pmoney_podcast021717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loyalty Programs 30 mins -”Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too….” At the link right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

March for Science 26 mins – “American scientists are taking a stand and grabbing protest signs this coming spring to march on Washington — demanding that their government stop playing politics with their research. But not all scientists are behind the demonstration.” AT the link find the title, “Feb 14: Scientists plan march on Washington in defence of facts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_80715.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marching Against Trump 46 mins – “Democrats take a page from the Tea Party, as grassroots resistance to President Trump grows. We’ll look at the movement.” t the link find the title, “An Indivisible Democratic Tea Party, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515027074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 23 mins – “Marine mammal biologist Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says events like the death of 400 whales in New Zealand is happening in smaller numbers along Canada’s east coast.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: How Atlantic Canada responds to mass whale strandings: marine mammal biologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170215_72547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 7 mins– “Hundreds of pilot whales are lying dead on a beach in New Zealand after one of the biggest mass strandings in the country’s history. Today we ask why large groups of whales beach themselves.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Hundreds of whales die on beach, mass strandings remain a mystery, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_86839.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Free Diet 50 mins – “With flexitarianism on the rise throughout the developed world, and everyone from Bill Clinton to Beyoncé endorsing the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet, it can sometimes seem as though meat is just a bad habit that the majority of us are too weak-willed to kick. But is giving up meat morally superior, healthier, and better for the planet, as its advocates insist? This episode, we fearlessly dive into the long, tangled history and surprisingly nuanced science behind those claims. Listen in now for the truth on Pythagoras, cow farts, and more.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michelle Obama 48 mins – “Have you ever heard a woman being described as “pretty for a dark skinned girl”? This podcast hears frank and often painful first-hand stories about ‘shadeism’ or ‘colourism’ – discrimination based on skin tone. We are told how decades ago, some African American organisations used the “brown paper bag test” to decide who could become members, with those with darker skins excluded. And we investigate how this prejudice is still affecting people, including in their relationships. For many, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has become a role model. By being married to a man with lighter skin, has she changed how black women and girls see themselves? Contributors include the singer-songwriter India Arie. “ At the link find the title,”Michelle Obama: ‘Black Like Me’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04thw38.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Disorder 63 mins – “Yoaz Hendel, Ph.D., Military History; Director, Institute of Zionist Strategies Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting—Moderator Dr. Hendel, who describes himself as a pragmatic centrist with a national liberal identity, will discuss regional issues confronting the Middle East. He will also explore the influence of the Russian-Iranian relationship in the Middle East. Dr. Hendel is the director of the Institute of Zionist Strategies and is an award-winning radio and print commentator on political and human rights issues. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Began-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and was communication director for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011-12. His latest book is called, Iran vs Israel: A Shadow War. At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness Lecture 68 mins – “In his new book, Rosenbaum and co-editor Barry Magidin bring together various essayists who examine critical concerns and creative engagment of zen experience with mindfulness practice. The marketplace, mindfulness myths, fantasies and facts, solitude and mindfulness in the arts, feminism and Zen liberation, Western Buddhism—all consider the topic. Rosenbaum introduces the topic with the “Zen in America” question of “Universal Mindfulness—Be careful what you wish for?” Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum is a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist who is a Zen practitioner and senior teacher in the Taoist practice Dayan QiGong.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mo Willems 46 mins – “Mo Willems, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette’s baguette and finding empathy in today’s world.” At the link find the title, “Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515634982.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mosul Swat Team 26 mins – “Victor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team”.Feb 17: For Mosul’s SWAT team, battle against ISIS personal: photojournalist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170217_56514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mr Money Moustache 112 mins – “Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache — Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, and have not had real jobs since 2005. This begs the question of “How?” In essence, they accomplished this early retirement by optimizing all aspects of their lifestyle for maximal fun at minimal expense, and by using basic index-fund investing. Their average annual expenses total a mere $25-27,000, and they do not feel in want of anything. Since 2005, all three of them have explored a free-form life of interesting projects, side-businesses, and adventures. In 2011, Pete started writing the Mr. Money Mustache blog about his philosophy, which has grown to reach about 23 million different people (and 300 million page views) since its founding. It has become a worldwide cult phenomenon, with a self-organizing community and incredible news coverage. This episode explores his story, philosophies, and routines.” At the link find the title, “#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Mr. Money Mustache.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.”

Music Maker Relief Foundation 17 mins – “Future generations of music lovers will thank this organization – dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the South and ensuring musicians won’t be silenced by poverty and time.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 3: Music Maker Relief Foundation,” right-click “Media files CGT_203_MMRF-HLS_mix_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Security Council 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: The National Security Council “The Kindness of Strangers” – You can listen to this again at PRX.org. Overheard: Valentine’s Edition “Happy Singles’ Day! China’s Anti-Valentine’s Festival is the World’s Biggest E-Commerce Holiday” with Liyan Chen (previously aired).” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nature Fix 51 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about his new book that examines why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Explosives 52 mins – “Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they’re detonated.” At the link find the title,”Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction, Mar, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241783089-uniofbath-nuclear-explosives-the-technology-of-destruction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis 32 mins – “Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general, has highlighted prescription opioid misuse as a serious public health problem. In this podcast, Richard Hurley speaks to him about what he thinks needs to be done to tackle the issue.” At the link find the title, “US Surgeon General – “For far too long addiction has been looked at as a moral failing” Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307865800 bmjgroup us-surgeon-general-for-far-too-long-addiction-has-been-looked-at-as-a-moral-failing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ownership Rights 48 mins – “The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose when our songs, movies, tractors, and even our coffee makers serve another master.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Control 56 mins – “In his new book, Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain, Dr. David Nagel says that when the medical system can’t cure patients’ pain, it often blames them instead.  Nagel proposes what he calls a more effective and compassionate approach.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Pain Science 76 mins – “Members of the new Bath Centre for Pain Research celebrate its launch. The lecture is introduced by Professor Chris Eccleston, the centre’s director, and includes an address by Dr Lindsey Cohen and talks by Dr Lance McCracken, Dr Candy McCabe and Dr Ed Keogh.” At the link right-click “Pain science: discovering the limits of experience, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241782127-uniofbath-pain-science-discovering-the-limits-of-experience.mp3William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pain Theories 52 mins – “What is pain? You know it when you feel it, but it’s almost impossible to properly describe. And it turns out, our idea of what that suffering is and means has changed significantly over the centuries. Wednesday, Doug’s guest is British historian Joanna Bourke, who has written a book that investigates “The Story of Pain.” We’ll explore how knowing the history of pain helps us acknowledge our own sorrows and the suffering of others. Joanna Bourke is a Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She’s the author of eleven books, including The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers and her forthcoming  War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict from Virago Press.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Particle Physics 74 mins – “Dr Glenn Patrick of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford looks at how particle physics has developed following Rutherford’s discovery and what developments we might expect.” At the link find the title, “Rutherford’s Legacy, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241752619-uniofbath-rutherfords-legacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Password Issues 26 mins – “Passwords have become a memory-bending chore. What mix of letters, numbers and symbols will keep the hackers at bay? Word that passwords may soon be discarded entirely for biometrics has us asking about the future of digital security.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Death of the password? Biometrics could be the future of digital security, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_48753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personalized Medicine Future 87 mins -”Demystifying medicine 2016. Future of medicine : personalized, precision, and other / Eric Green. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pilot’s Life 60 mins – In this diary episode I talk about my latest 6 day tour, FAF vs FAP, losing my ID and much more.” At the link find the title,”“Plane Safety Podcast Episode 38 ; Short flights & other adventures,” right-click “Media files psp38finaledit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Research 54 mins – “The President of the Child Poverty Action Group, Baroness Ruth Lister, gives an insight into poverty research in the UK.” At the link find the title, “‘From both sides now’: reflections on poverty research and politics, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241619946-uniofbath-from-both-sides-now-reflections-on-poverty-research-and-politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Product Development 41 mins – “A book caught my attention recently, and when I investigated the author, I was even more intrigued. The book is “Building Insanely Great Products,” written by David Fradin. David has trained thousands of managers throughout the world. He infuses his workshops with insights and experiences gained as a product leader at companies like Apple & HP. In our discussion you will learn the six keys to building insanely great products, that is remembered using the acronym SPICES, which is for: strategy, process, information, customers, employees, and systems & tools….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Improvement 44 mins – “The Lean Startup approach has brought a lot of visibility to the importance of getting out of your office and interacting with actual customers. And you do that so you can understand the details of their problems related to the solution or product you envision as a product manager and innovator. However, accomplishing this brings up questions like: who do we talk with, what do we ask them, and what information is most important. The practical answers to all these questions is in a framework called Jobs-to-be-Done. When used properly, it positions product managers to greatly increase the success of the products they develop – because the products are solving a real job the customer has in a way the customer recognizes as being most valuable to them and easiest to choose. To learn about this framework, I went to the source – the person who runs the website http://Jobstobedone.org, which has the support of Clayton Christensen, who was one of the original creators of the framework….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 52 mins – “In this episode I’m talking with the creator of an entire category of product innovation – one that significantly changed how I think about the process of innovation. Clayton Christensen said his approaches “bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation.” The category of innovation is known as ODI, Outcome-Driven Innovation, and it was created by Tony Ulwick. When ODI was published in the Harvard Business Review, they declared it one of “the ideas that will profoundly affect business as we forge ahead in today’s complex times.” Tony also authored the best-selling book What Customers Want, explaining how the jobs-to-be-done framework is transformed into practice with ODI….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Mangers Desk Reference 46 mins – “Several years ago I was part of a group of product management professionals and we all felt that our profession lacked a good how-to guide that product managers could use. We considered writing one ourselves but life was a little too busy for us at the time. A few years later The Product Manager’s Desk Reference was published (and now is in its second edition) and I thought this was the resource we had envisioned and we didn’t even have to write it – bonus! Instead, my guest Steven Haines wrote the book and has also written Managing Product Management, as well as The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, and just put the finishing touches on his fourth book, The New Manager’s Survival Guide. He is the founder of Sequent Learning Networks, a provider of training and organizational advisory services for mid-to-large organizations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Products for Kids 40 mins – “Back in episode 25 I told you about a unique experience I had creating the Future Innovation Leaders class for 8-12 year olds. We explored the connection between the digital world and the physical world. One of the tools we used was LEGO Mindstorms – robots that can be built and programmed. An executive at LEGO listened to the podcast and we started a conversation about innovation at LEGO. Innovation is a part of LEGO’s DNA, but this has not always been the case. In the 90s, the company’s sales were declining. They hired innovation consultant after innovation consultant, trying practices that worked for others but were not a good fit for them. In 2003 the company lost $300 million dollars. Then a few things changed, with a focus on creating “enhanced play” experiences. Today, 60% of their annual revenue comes from new products – innovation is at the core of their successful business.  Part of their turnaround is because of how they leveraged their loyal fans, creating a community that promotes the brand and extends what you can do with LEGOs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Q-Fever 65 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Robert Heinzen At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Robert Heinzen about the work of his laboratory on Q fever and its causative microbe, Coxiella burneti.” At the link right-click : Right click to download TWiM Special with Robert Heinzen and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Impact 17 mins – “In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida’s economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?” At the link find the title, “#654: When The Boats Arrive,” right-click “Media files 20170222_pmoney_podcast022217.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Settlement in New Hampshire 6 mins – “Refugee resettlement has resumed in New Hampshire after a federal judge halted President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees. A federal appeals court last week refused to reinstate the president’s order, which also bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Jeffrey Thielman is executive director of the International Institute of New England, which helps to resettle refugees in New Hampshire. He joined NHPR’s Morning Edition.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regenerative Stem Cells 90 mins – “Professor Melanie Welham and Dr Paul De Bank from the University’s department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talk about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.” At the link find the title, “Regenerative medicine: from stem cells to lab-grown tissues and beyond, Jun, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241904084-uniofbath-regenerative-medicine-from-stem-cells-to-lab-grown-tissues-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retired Workers Value 69 mins – “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife In this era of career uncertainty, low retirement savings and digital disruption, boomers may be feeling discouraged, categorized by ageism, insecure in their own abilities and fearful of the future. Boomer career coach John Tarnoff’s new book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, is actually a love note to this generation, proposing clear and achievable strategies for how boomers can prevail through these troubled times, and steer their own course toward meaningful, purposeful and prosperous careers past traditional retirement. Tarnoff will be in conversation with Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org. Freedman’s mission is to celebrate and facilitate the career contributions of aging professionals in these encore careers. Boomers came of age wanting to make a difference in the world. On this Valentine’s Day 2017, now more than ever, Tarnoff and Freedman will be here to reaffirm that, yes, boomers can still make that difference.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots Eat Pollution 14 mins – “Meet the “Row-bot,” a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots.” At the link click “download,” select “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots with Emotions 52 mins- “Dr Joanna Bryson, an expert in machines that have their own artificial intelligence, explores the issues associated with the concept.” At the link find the title, “Robots with Emotions – do we need them? Mar, 2011,” right-click Media files 241763088-uniofbath-robots-with-emotions-do-we-need-them.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruby Ridge 52 mins- “In August 1992, a tense and disastrous event took place at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho. The family of Randy Weaver had been holed up for months with a cache of firearms at their mountaintop home. He was wanted for a federal offense, and when U.S. Marshals surveilling the property crossed paths with the Weavers, a firefight broke out. The ensuing standoff mesmerized the country and inflamed anti-government sentiment. Tuesday, we’re talking about what happened at Ruby Ridge and its resonance today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Versus Technology 60 mins – “Recent debate on the role and affordability of scientific research has too often been presented as a choice between ‘blue skies science’ and ‘useful’ engineering. This public lecture at the University of Bath by Professor Sir Richard Friend on 5 April 2011 argues that this is a highly mistaken outlook.” At the link find the title, “Creative tensions between science & technology, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241757051-uniofbath-creative-tensions-between-science-technology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seneca the Younger 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Seneca the Younger, who was one of the first great writers to live his entire life in the world of the new Roman empire, after the fall of the Republic. He was a Stoic philosopher, he wrote blood-soaked tragedies, he was an orator, and he navigated his way through the reigns of Caligula, Claudius and Nero, sometimes exercising power at the highest level and at others spending years in exile. Agrippina the Younger was the one who called for him to tutor Nero, and it is thought Seneca helped curb some of Nero’s excesses. He was later revered within the Christian church, partly for what he did and partly for what he was said to have done in forged letters to St Paul. His tragedies, with their ghosts and high body count, influenced Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shingles 89 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Developer 59 mins – “ Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, describes her twenty years of experience in developing software in Silicon Valley including Java development with Sun Microsystems. She also discusses SpikeSource’s relationship with the open source community.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Snowden Book 60 mins – “Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein discusses his book, [How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Edward Jay Epstein, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.468156.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power in Morocco 5 mins – “The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate sits on a dusty, red-earth plateau where the Atlas Mountains begin to descend into the Sahara Desert. Its dramatic landscape has made it a popular setting for movies and TV shows, from Middle Eastern epics like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Mummy” to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But Ouarzazate’s location also makes it a perfect spot for a different kind of outsized production: Morocco hopes to get more than half of its energy from renewable sources in less than 15 years. This part of the country is one of the sunniest places on Earth, so it was a natural site for a sprawling complex of solar power plants named Noor, the Arabic word for “light.” From a sleek new observation tower, you can see rows of gleaming, 20-foot-long curved mirrors stretching out in every direction across the barren plateau — about 500,000 in all. The curved mirrors concentrate the sunlight like lenses, focusing a huge amount of heat onto long rows of metal pipes filled with molten salts, heating the liquid up to more than 700 degrees. That heat is then used to boil water, make steam and spin turbines, just like a regular power plant. The technology is called concentrated solar power, or CSP, and as with the photovoltaic panels of more conventional solar power plants, the mirrors here follow the movement of the sun, from its rise over the desert in the east to sunset over the mountains to the west.” At the link right=click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Trauma 83 mins – “Urgent medical attention is critical to minimize the effects of any head or neck trauma. Dr. William Whetstone, UCSF professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Lisa Pascual, UCSF professor of rehabilitation, go over how and why spinal cord injuries are managed even before the patient reaches the hospital. Recorded on 10/27/2016. (#31566)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistics Value 43 mins – “Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.” At the link find the title, “Professor Simon Wood inaugual lecture: Lies, damned lies, and statistics, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241901014-uniofbath-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 50 mins – ”Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tells the story of a young Syrian woman’s journey from Syria to Europe. She is interviewed by Dr. Michel Gabaudan.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Melissa Fleming, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467553.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transdermal Electrical Stimulation 22 mins – “At Manoush’s house, there’s an object the size of a big potato chip. Which she stuck to her forehead, and used to zap her brain. This brain stimulation is supposed to calm you down. Maybe replace a glass of wine, just wind you down a little. But it turns out you can wind down a little too far. Too far to ask coherent questions of scientists you’re interviewing. In this repeat episode, hear what it sounds like when the high-octane Note to Self crew chills waaaay out. P.S. Looking for the study we mentioned? Thync’s research is all here.At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma Trends 122 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Trauma in the modern age : injury and stem cells / Paul Pasquina and Ronald Mckay. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.

Travel Enthusiast 67 mins – “Patricia Schultz has a dream job: traveling the globe and writing about it. She is the author of the international #1 bestsellers, 1000 Places To See Before You Die (translated into 25 languages) and her new book, 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. With these works, she has reinvented the idea of travel book as both wishlist and practical guide. She was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the 25 most influential women in travel, and was executive producer of the Travel Channel’s TV show based on her first 1000 Places book. Schultz will focus on emerging destinations, featuring four eye-opening trips that have slowly and recently been securing their places in the global limelight: Iran, Myanmar, Cuba and Antarctica (including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia). Listen to her experience and anecdotes and learn why Americans are joining the still limited number of travelers who return with similar tales of an authentic, safe, fascinating and welcoming adventure.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 20 mins – “ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump’s possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and National Security 29 mins – “The head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.” At the link find the title, “ Feb 16: Trump-Russia scandal ‘has shades of Watergate,’ says former diplomat Richard Haass 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_30036.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Security 46 mins – “National security and the Trump White House. How the new administration is handling challenges from Russia to North Korea to terrorism.” At the link find the title, “Michael Flynn And National Security In Trump’s Administration, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515428761.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Tariffs 46 mins – “Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.” Atthe Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart, Feb, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_515622173.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tactics 52 mins – “In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. side of the border. In Hernandez v. Mesa, set for argument next week, the Supreme Court will determine whether the boy’s parents can sue the agent in U.S. courts… We also sit down with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss this week’s ruling by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump’s travel ban. Herring explains why Virginia joined the plaintiffs in that suit, and what the role of state attorneys general will be in the next four years of the Trump era. “ AT the link find the title, “General Strike,” right-click “Media files SM9194418085.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Trump War on Science 60 mins – “This week we look at what’s happening to science in the first days of the Donald Trump presidency, and what might happen if we don’t take action in a world where science is growing increasingly political — whether or not we want it to. Librarian John Dupuis returns to talk about what’s happened so far, why he’s started a chronology of this administration’s affects on science, and the similarities and differences to the Canadian War on Science he tracked previously. And we speak with Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, about the particular challenges and concerns of scientists as activists.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universe Expansion 62 mins – “Professor John Barrow, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, sheds light upon the expanding universe and asks what the significance is of its age, shape and size at the annual Herschel lecture.” At the link find the title, “William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe, Nov, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241765192-uniofbath-herschel-society-lecture-our-place-in-the-universe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Power 91 mins -”Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.” At the link find the title, “New Moves On American Wind Power, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515033050.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 276 – Feb 24, 2017: Aging in New Hampshire, Aging Prevention, Alchemy, Allepo Recovery, Animal Invaders, Asylum in Canada, Augmented Age, Biological Careers, Bionic Bodies, Bitcoin Criminal Bitcoin in Venezuela, Black Elites, Blind Devices, Blind People Abilities, Bombadier Loans, Border Crossing Searches, Brain Injury Treatment, Bunnie Huang Interview, Cancer Detection, Capitalism Decline, Chinese Top Engineer, Chronic Illnesses, Churchill and Aliens, Cities Versus States, City Lab, Climate Change, Collaborative Efforts, Computer Job Impact, Conservationists, Consumer Technology, Corporate Activism, Debtors Prison, Debunking Handbook, Developer Versus Designer, Diversity, Drug Prices, Ebola Reforms, Egypt Medical Economy Collapses, EPA Role, Eugenics, Fake News, Fat Control, Frank Lloyd Wright, Grit, Grow Oya, Hans Rosling Statistical Guru, Henrietta Lacks, Hewlett Packard President, HIV Story, Hooking Up, Immigrant Ban, Innovation Lab, Insider Trading, Internet Issues, Iraq Operations, Islamic Math, Japanese Birth Decline, Job Search Roadmap, Journalism Objectivity, Lancaster Ohio Economics, Lean and Agile Organization, Librarians Democracy, Longevity Techniques, Madoff Interview, Mars Time, Meat Replacement, Medical Marijuana, Medieval Economics, MERS and Ebola, Military Law, Moose Decline, Muslim Ban, No Grades Education, NOVA Science Program, Oil Rig Retirement, Opiate Neutralizer, Paleo CSA Farm, Parasite Case Study, Peacekeeping PFOA Water Contamination, Pheromones, Plane Crash Medicine, Plant Viruses, Poison Tales, Product Habit Building, Product Management, Prototyping Stories, Psychonauts Game, Putin Rules, Reddit and Science, Refugees Speak, Republican Party Future, Retiring Early, Ride Sharing, Robotics Engineer, Selzter Comeback, Seth Godin, Sexting, Shipyard Operations, Six Human Needs, Smartphone for Visually Impaired, Smishing Attacks, Smuggling and Immigration, Social Architecture, Solitary Confinement, Somalia Immigrants, Space Architecture, Speaker Rules, Stewardship, Sugar History, Syrian Executions, Team Productivity, Telescope Optics, Texas Tower Shootings, Time Perception, Travel Ban Law, Trump Stuff, US-Chinese Relations, Viscose Hazard, Walkable Cities, Water from Roofs, Yemen Raid Failure

Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 307 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference.  A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly.  Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Aging in New Hampshire 58 mins – “oung and Old: They may seem like unlikely neighbors but millennials and seniors actually share many lifestyle preferences: walkable, diverse neighborhoods, smaller homes, and access to public transportation. Municipal officials and planners are taking note… We’ll find out what they’re doing around New England to encourage this mixing of generations.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Aging Prevention 27 mins – First Segment of 7mins. Segments include:-Antibody to blood factor prevents brain ageing; Stem cell genes rejuvenate by Ian Woolf; Mitchell Seymour talks to Barry McKay about digging dinsosaurs; [and] Put it To The test by They Might Be Giants” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alchemy 45 mins – “This week we look at Isaac Newton’s work in the area of alchemy and examine his heretical religious views centered on the ancient variant doctrine of Arianism.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Allepo Recovery 25 mins – “It’s been about a month now since Aleppo was returned to regime control. The city in Syria remains divided between East and West. The Current checks in with residents as they struggle to get back normalcy, in a city left in ruins by civil war.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: ‘Life is going to get even better’: Residents rebuild in divided city of Aleppo, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170206_74372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Invaders 61 mins – “We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn’t boss.” At the link you can listen, but must pay to download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Asylum in Canada 19 mins – “Critics say with President Donald Trump’s policy changes, the U.S. can no longer be assumed a safe place for refugees.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., say immigration lawyers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170210_40983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmented Age 15 mins – “What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biological Careers 63 mins – “Host: VincentRacaniello with Guests: Catharine Bosio, Michael J Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal Vincent meets up with Katy Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal at the ASM Biothreats meeting to talk about careers for scientists outside of the ivory tower.” At the link right-click “download TWiM#145“ and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P2 58 mins – “Last week we heard about the technology giving people new robotic arms and ears. This week Carl Smith explores bionic eyes, organs and even brains. With such surreal technologies already being developed, where are the ethical boundaries?” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Criminal 23 mins – “Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now he’s out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.” At the link find the title, “#753: Blockchain Gang,” right-click “Media files 20170210 pmoney v2podcast021017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in Venezuela 60 mins – “Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes. Epstein also discusses how Bitcoin is being used elsewhere in Latin America and the potential for the blockchain technology to lower the costs of owning and transferring property.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Elites 35 mins – “’The curse of prejudice is the hand-maid of ignorance,’ said Daniel Murray. Murray was assistant librarian at the Library of Congress in the late 19th century. He was also a member of the Black Elite, an exclusive group of educated, accomplished, and refined African Americans in and around Washington D.C. that formed after the Civil War. Author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s new book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era tells Murray’s story, and in doing so, traces the rise and fall of the elite class in America.” At the link find the title, “The Rise And Fall Of The Original Black Elite, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Devices 12 mins – “Nest makes a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm that talks right out of the box! With an accessible app from Nest one can be informed of the location and type of detection by voice from the Nest Protect. Multiple devices will relay the alarm/notification as well as sending you a message on your smart phone. The Nest app connects with the iPhone, iPad, apple Watch and the Apple TV. Two choices of Nest protect are available. Battery or Hard wired. With an alert that clearly speaks, “Low-battery”and an app that will tell you your battery level, there is never an alarming chirp at 3 AM that will need immediate attention. Just a calm voice during your day that will let you know the status when you want and need to know. Another member of the Nest family line of products is the Nest Learning thermostat which works in tandem with the Nest Protect to ensure the highest level of safety when it comes to your home, apartment or dorm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind People Abilities 29 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Joyce Gugel, Founder and President of Beyond Blind, a unique organization for the blind located in Palm Beach County, in south Florida, in the U. S.  Joyce discusses her life as a visually impaired woman and her creation of Beyond Blind, with its numerous mainstream programs and activities for blind members. Programs include: Sightless Chefs culinary program, the blind Shot golfers program, Bodies Beyond Blindness fitness, Blind Anglers fishing program, Dancing Out of Darkness, Miracle of Music, and the Brushes of Blindness art program. Joyce is inviting blind and visually impaired individuals throughout the South Florida area to consider joining Beyond Blind with a monthly membership of $150 per month. The dues entitle members to any and all of the programs and activities offered by the organization. Check out the details at: www.BeyondBlind.org” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Bombardier Loans 19 mins – “The Canadian government has offered Bombardier an interest-free loan touted as an investment. But critics see it as a bailout, tinged with pragmatic political considerations — and some claim it’s an illegal subsidy.” At the link find the title, “Feb 9: Canada’s Bombardier loans: Should public dollars go to private companies? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170209_63019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Crossing Searches 48 mins – “The Trump administration’s so-called “Muslim ban” has created chaos and confusion at airports around the country, but horror stories at the border go back much further than this year. In 2014, we devoted an hour to trying to shred the veil of secrecy obscuring Customs and Border Protection, the huge police force tasked with guarding our borders. We discovered a lack of basic rights and accountability, along with countless stories of dehumanizing detentions and intrusions that thrive within a massive legal grey area.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Brain Injury Treatment 78 mins – “Traumatic brain injury results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Dr. Phiroz Tarapore looks at strategies for treating patients with chronic traumatic brain injury. Recorded on 11/03/2016. (#31567) ” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bunnie Huang Interview 106 mins – “Bunnie Huang returns to talk about biology hacking, writing new books, creating secure hardware and finding the next hardware challenge.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Detection 12 mins – “What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology “cancer alarm” that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Decline 58 mins – “In conversation with Paul Kennedy about his book How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck makes the unnerving case that capitalism is now at a point where it cannot survive itself.” At the link find the title, “Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170209_12536.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Top Engineer 7 mins – “Qian Xuesen worked on rocket and nuclear technology for the US government during World War Two. But in the 1950s, he was detained and then deported to China. One military official at the time called it, “the stupidest this country ever did.” Qian went on to become the “father of Chinese rocketry.”And that could be an unintended consequence of US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to Peter W. Singer of the New America Foundation….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Illnesses 29 mins – “Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that mental and physical health are inseparable and that the Cinderella status of mental health funding is a national disgrace. His current role, as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has given him a platform to bang the drum for parity of funding, better training for doctors and the need to reduce stigma around mental health (and armchair psychiatrists who think it’s OK to diagnose the new American President with a mental illness get short shrift as well). …Years of detailed epidemiological studies about the health of British troops followed through the King’s Centre for Military Health Research and many of the findings had a direct impact on policy within the armed forces. Yet for somebody who has spent years as a psychiatrist treating patients with serious mental illness, Simon tells Jim Al-Khalili that people are tougher than many in authority give credit for and his research has had a major impact on the way we treat people after traumatic events. We used to think “better out than in” but studies showed after the London 7/7 Bombings for example, that jumping in and getting people to talk through the trauma straight away can actually do more harm than good.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Churchill on Aliens 12 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Churchill’s Extraterrestrials, Science Talk – February 15, 2017 – By Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky,” right-click the download arrow beside the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities Versus States – “American cities in tension with state governments and Donald Trump’s Washington. Can cities go their own way?” At the link find the title, “Can American Cities Go Their Own Way? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513942034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Lab 28 mins – “A preview of the gathering of global city leaders, who will engage in a series of conversations about urban ideas and innovations that are shaping metro centers around the world. Richard Florida, Sommer Mathis and urban solutions in LA” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Law 62 mins – “Climate change has an immediate, disproportionate effect on our youth, present and future generations. As with the civil rights movement, young people are turning to courts and regulatory bodies to require governments to implement plans to phase out pollution in line with science. The question is this: Do present and future generations have a constitutional right to be protected from invasive and destructive environmental harm, danger and damage?” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Climate Change Leadership 37 mins – “Prominent Republicans — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to the former chair of the board of Walmart — are urging the White House and Congress to adopt a new market-based plan to address climate change. It establishes a carbon tax and dividend program. But would that reduce emissions? Will Republicans in office go for it? And what would happen to existing environmental regulations? Guests include Ted Halstead, founder, president and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, Nathaniel Keohane, vice president at Environmental Defense Fund, Chris Mooney, energy and environment reporter for Washington Post, Greg Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard University, and Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, national organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. “ At the link find the title, “Conservatives Make The Case For Action On Climate Change, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170216_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Science and Republicans 58 mins – “Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company; Chairman, Erin Energy Corp. Bob Inglis, Executive Director, RepublicEn; Former U.S. Representative (R-SC) President-elect Donald Trump is giving plum jobs to Republicans who deny or downplay the risks of climate disruption. That’s a big shift from the time of President George W. Bush, when U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham pursued climate-fixing legislation. Bob Inglis, a former Republican representative and executive director of RepublicEn, says Republicans should not doubt or deny the science. Rather, they should defend it because their party has the best solutions, ones based on markets and not mandates. He will be joined by John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company, and Jeremy Carl, a research fellow from the Hoover Institute at Stanford for a vibrant discussion about the tensions and challenges between climate science, America’s energy needs and the Republican party in the coming years.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Collaborative Efforts 51 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change. Enspiral offers a number of resources from accounting strategies, metrics, apps, volunteer resources, and decision making tools on their ventures page. Visit handbook.enspiral.com for a model on how Enspiral has structured their business. Enspiral also relates the details of both their successes and struggles on their blog, blog.enspiral.com.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”, Feb, 2017, right-click “Media files TH-23-Silvia-Zuur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Job Impact 28 mins – “Vampires switch to human blood by Ian Woolf; Paul Mason talks about advancing technology and the future of society.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservationists 30 mins – “There’s no denying that the current moment is grim, for the environment, civil rights, and plain old human decency. But I once heard a wise man say that cynicism is the real enemy of progress. So now more than ever we must find ways to keep ourselves from falling into a cynical frame of mind. One way to do that is to reflect on the accomplishments of the brave people who have come before us to fight for justice and topple seemingly unstoppable Goliaths. This week on Sea Change Radio our guest is Larry Nielsen, a Professor of Natural Resources at North Carolina State and the author of a new book called Nature’s Allies. The book profiles some of the heroes that shaped the modern environmental movement, from famous figures like John Muir and Rachel Carson to lesser known activists like Ding Darling and Billy Frank, Jr. Then we dip into the Sea Change Radio archives to hear from an MIT grad turned knife-maker extraordinaire.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Consumer Technology 30 mins – “Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro talks about the Consumer Electronics Show hosted in January in Las Vegas. He also discusses technology issues facing Congress, the Trump administration, and society at large.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Gary Shapiro, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466278.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Activism 22 mins – “Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America’s biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump’s controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.” At the link find the title, “Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump’s policies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170203_59114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Debtors Prison 12 mins – “Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can’t pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors’ prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Debunking Handbook 68 mins – “If dumping evidence into people’s laps often just makes their beliefs stronger, would we just be better off trying some other tactic, or does the truth ever win? Do people ever come around, or are we causing more harm than good by leaning on facts instead of some other technique? In this episode we learn the answers to these questions and others from two scientists who have learned how to combat the backfire effect.   One used an ingenious research method to identify the breaking point at which people stop resisting and begin accepting the fact that they might be wrong. The other literally wrote an instruction manual for avoiding the backfire effect and debunking myths using the latest psychological research into effective persuasive techniques.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 095 The Backfire Effect-Part Three.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. (The 7-page debunking handbook is downloadable there as a .pdf.)

Developers Versus Designers 45 mins – ”There is a great TED talk by Steven Johnson titled “Where Good Ideas Come From.” Steven shares the importance of coffeehouses and how many innovations we recognize that took shape through discussions in coffeehouses. Interestingly, I met today’s guest, Larry Marine, at a coffee shop. I heard him discussing product design and started talking with him about the innovation research I was doing at the time. We later co-authored chapter 5 in the PDMA Toolbook 3 titled “Integrating User Observations with Business Objectives to Drive Product Design.” Larry is a User Experience expert that has helped many companies improve their products as well as design new products.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diversity 62 mins – ”Explore the social advantages of diversity. Crossing the Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. Already 89 percent of the world’s educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the United States will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected, and Leader-Chivee says that embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Leader-Chivee looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires Americans to rise to the challenge.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Drug Prices 58 mins – “…When it comes to saving money on drugs, the best bet is to buy generic. Indeed, in many instances that is all you’ll be able to get. But what about medicines that have a very critical dose range? People taking such medications must make sure they are getting enough, as too low a dose puts them at risk. Too high a dose is also a problem. These drugs are classified as having a “narrow therapeutic window” or “narrow therapeutic index.” Sometimes sticking with the brand name is the best way to make sure the dose does not vary too much. Dr. Tod Cooperman tells us which drugs these are and how people can access the brand name without taking out a second mortgage by using PharmacyChecker.com….” At the link find the title, “Show 1067: Should You Worry about OTC Sleeping Pills? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP-1067HNU-NTIPrecisionSleep.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Reforms 21 mins – “In August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in west Africa a public health emergency of international concern, and the world scrambled to respond. The WHO received widespread criticism, and it was concluded that better preparedness and a faster, more coordinated response could have prevented most of the 11 000 deaths directly attributed to Ebola .In the aftermath of this collective failure, numerous reports were published reviewing what went wrong and how infectious disease outbreaks should be better managed. In this podcast, Suerie Moon, from the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, describes what went wrong, and why WHO’s response has so far been lacking.” At the link find the title, “Ebola – why WHO’s response failed. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306538691-bmjgroup-who-ebola-reforms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Egyptian Medical Economy Collapse 27 mins – “A crash in the Egyptian currency has left a critical lack of drugs, and left thousands desperate for help. For some of those in need, it’s a race against time.” At the link find the title, “Desperate for Meds in Egypt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04t15sk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EPA Role 9 mins – “225 EE What Does the Environmental Protection Agency Do?” At the link find that tile, right-click “Media files ede_225-fi5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics 27 mins – “Just outside Lynchburg, Virginia, there is a sprawling mental institution on a hill with a sinister history. For decades, the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, (now called Central Virginia Training Center) participated in America’s forgotten eugenics program. In a landmark ruling in the Supreme Court case of Buck v Bell, eugenics became the law of the land, and set a legal precedent for sterilising anyone deemed “unfit”. Thus began one of the darkest chapters in American history; between 60,000 and 70,000 people were forcibly sterilised across the country.” At the link find the title, “The Colony, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04s3hqw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 34 mins- “Dr Daniel Glaser explores what the wiring of the brain can tell us about how we perceive the world” At the link find the link, “A neuroscientist explains: how we perceive the truth – podcast, Feb, 2017,” right-click Media files 10-60196-gnl.sci.2017.20170212.ms.a_neuroscientist explains how we_percieve the truth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News History 34 mins – “Since the 2016 election, concerns about fake news – widely circulated news stories that are inaccurate, misleading, or completely made-up – have dominated the headlines. A Buzzfeed study found that in the three months before the election, false news items were shared on social media more than in the mainstream media. On this episode, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Control 59 mins – “If you were to list the organs of the body, would it occur to you to include fat? Most people think of fat as a nuisance, an intruder or even an enemy to be overcome. But fat is crucial for normal physiological processes. What should you know about the secret life of fat?” At the link find the title, “Show 1068: What Do You Know about the Secret Life of Fat?” right-click “Media files PP-1068Fat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frank Lloyd Wright 21 mins – “Frank Lloyd Wright was never one to shy away from making grand statements about architecture, like: “The future of architecture is the future of the human race. The two are one. If humanity has a future, it is architecture.” He also saw himself as vital to this essential industry: “I’ve been accused of saying I was the greatest architect in the world. And if I had said so, I don’t think it would be very arrogant.” Wright believed that the buildings we live in shape the kinds of people we become. His aim was nothing short of rebuilding the entire culture of the United States, changing the nation through its architecture. Central to that plan was a philosophy and associated building system he called Usonia.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Grit 52 mins – “The psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of stick-to-itiveness is directly related to their level of success. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned. Here’s how.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grow Oya 57 mins -”Growing your own food, even in a small space, is now much easier thanks to GrowOya. Their porous clay irrigation vessels are an ingenious, modern method of watering your garden borrowed from the ancient wisdom of South America. Tune in to learn how these water-saving devices can be used year after year, and are revolutionizing the access to healthy, local food – even in drought areas. Our guests today are Brant Cheetham, co-founder of GrowOya, and Justin Cutter, with the Compass Green Project, who uses Oyas in school gardens.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Han Rosling Statistician Guru 27 mins – “A master communicator with a passion for global development, the world has lost a legend with the death of the Swedish statistician Han Rosling. He had the ear of those with power and influence. His friend Bill Gates said Hans “brought data to life and helped the world see the human progress it often overlooked”. In a world that often looks at the bad news coming out of the developing world, Rosling was determined to spread the good news with his captivating presentations about extended life expectancy, falling rates of disease and infant mortality. He was fighting what he called the ‘post-fact era‘ of global health. He was passionate about global development and before he became famous he lived and worked in Mozambique, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo using data and his skills as a doctor to save lives. Despite ill health he also travelled to Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 to help gather and consolidate data to help fight the outbreak. On a personal level he was warm, funny and kind and will be greatly missed by a huge number of people.” At the link find the title, “Hans Rosling – the Extraordinary Life of a Statistical Guru, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sstgr.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Henrietta Lacks 45 mins – “The efficacy of any biomedical researcher is based on his or her foundation of scientific knowledge.  Few would have any problem grasping that idea.  What’s less well understood, by both researchers and laypeople alike, are the stories of the biological materials they work with.  Often these materials are cell cultures, tissue samples, human DNA. Unlike the chemicals, reagents, test tubes, and machinery used in research, these materials often come from people.  That’s easily forgotten when they can be ordered from catalogs and websites in the way of other commodities. But those people, who may no longer live among us, have stories.  In the case of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who passed away in the early 1950s of cervical cancer, the cells taken from her without her or her families’ knowledge touched off a revolution in biomedical science.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hewlett Packard President 63 mins – “Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, describes how she learned to lead companies big and small to success by adjusting to different environments, building on what a business does best, and approaching work with urgency and initiative. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Whitman recounts the explosive growth during her time as president and CEO of eBay, the challenging turnaround of storied tech giant HP, and her 2010 run for California governor that revealed deep political insights that still resonate.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Story 33 mins – “About nine years ago, 17.5 million people tuned into an episode of Grey’s Anatomy that, on the surface, appeared like any other — high-stakes surgery, high-drama love triangles. What those millions of Grey’s viewers didn’t know was that they were guinea pigs for a massive, secret experiment. That experiment was arguably a referendum about a single woman: Jennifer Jako, and her decision to become a mother. In 1991, at the age of 18, Jako had a one night stand with a high-school friend. It was the only time she’d ever had sex without a condom. She contracted HIV and spent years trying to debunk misconceptions: producing a documentary that aired on MTV, speaking at college campuses and on talk shows….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hooking Up 26 mins – “We all know casual sex isn’t about love. But what if it’s not even about lust? Sociologist Lisa Wade believes the pervasive hookup culture on campuses today is different from that faced by previous generations. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore what this culture means for those who choose to participate, and for those who opt out.” At the linkf idn the title, “Episode 61: Just Sex,” right-click “Media files 20170213_hiddenbrain_61.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 48 mins – “A Federal appeals court stays Trump’s travel ban. The President fires back. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “President’s International Travel Ban Blocked, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513754487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 24 mins – “With all the uncertainty over U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, students and academics are considering alternatives to U.S. universities — providing a great opportunity for a boon for Canadian institutions.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170206_22190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban Reaction 5 mins – “All the big companies have joined — Google, Facebook, Apple and more than 100 others — as has a much smaller New York City tech company, Little Bits. Ayah Bdeir, 33, is CEO and founder of the company, which makes electronic kits for kids. Bdeir decided a way to speak out against the ban was to put up a large billboard in Times Square. The billboard advertises her company’s motto — “We invent the world we want to live in” — in Arabic as well as in English. “We did it because we wanted to contribute in helping to associate the Arabic language with a positive message,” says Bdeir. “This is an issue that we take to heart. It’s something that we really believe in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Story[First Segment] – “A Facebook employee’s story of how he’s affected by the U.S. travel ban. Canadian tech companies respond to the ban. Baby clothes that record what parents say. Diagnosing PTSD with speech analysis. Making comedy by reading the internet verbatim.” At the link find the title, “344: Tech workers, the travel ban and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170205_21330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Culture 38 mins – “Nathan Rosenberg is the person who executives turn to for advice. He has worked with more than 100 of the 1000 largest companies in the world and has been founder or CEO of 5 companies. As an example of his experience, he provided innovation consulting that led a well-known consumer goods company to add $200M of revenue in year 1 of acting on his advice. He is co-authoring a chapter in PDMA’s “Design and Design Thinking” book titled ‘Leading for a Corporate Culture of Design Thinking.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Lab 39 mins – “We have seen significant increases in large companies creating some type of innovation lab or starting a partnership with an innovation lab. One benefit is that the innovation lab can run at a different pace than the organization. The lab has more freedom to try quick experiments and explore new areas that may be deemed too risky for the large organization. One lab that caught my attention when I first learned of it a few years ago was FirstBuild, which describes itself as the “place where ideas come to life.” FirstBuild is a creation of GE Appliances. They have created an open community with access to world-class engineering and design talent for exploring ideas and creating home appliances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Lenses 46 mins – “Rowan Gibson is a best-selling author and sought after speaker. His latest book is “The Four Lenses of Innovation.”  Earlier this year he received the 2015 Global Leader of Innovation Award, an honor he shared with two of his innovation heroes, Ray Kurzweil (known for numerous innovations including the digital music synthesizer and currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Google) and Dean Kamen (also a prolific innovator, best known for the Segway as well as his Slingshot water purification system). Rowan has taught and inspired numerous companies to be better innovators, including Apple, Coca-Cola, P&G, Volkswagen, and a long list of other names you would know.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insider Trading 56 mins – “Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses the investigation of billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. She says the ways Wall Street elites accumulate wealth often negatively affect the rest of the country….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Issues 27 mins – “Click discusses with a panel of experts in front of an audience at Dragon Hall at the UK’s Writers’ Centre Norwich, whether the internet could be an inclusive tool for participatory democracy, or whether human nature and polarised opinion inevitably turns it into rudeness and/or toxic fury – something that one of the contributors Professor Mary Beard has experienced. But why would academics be active on Twitter or Facebook? The panel also includes Paul Bernal an expert in cyber law who reflects on the broader privacy and security dimensions of the internet. In the age of fake news how can we verify and assert the primacy of the truth; where does this leave traditional content providers like BBC, newspapers, and journals.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq Operations 63 mins- “Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations Lessons from History Series meeting: “Iraq Reconsidered: Ten Years After the Surge” with Christopher A. Kojm, Meghan L. O’Sullivan, and Raymond T. Odierno. The Lessons From History Series is made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Math 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the early Islamic world, as thinkers from across the region developed ideas in places such as Baghdad’s House of Wisdom. Among them were the Persians Omar Khayyam, who worked on equations, and Al-Khwarizmi, latinised as Algoritmi and pictured above, who is credited as one of the fathers of algebra, and the Jewish scholar Al-Samawal, who converted to Islam and worked on mathematical induction. As well as the new ideas, there were many advances drawing on Indian, Babylonian and Greek work and, thanks to the recording or reworking by mathematicians in the Islamic world, that broad range of earlier maths was passed on to western Europe for further study.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Birth Decline 54 mins – “Mariko Oi returns to her home country to witness the astonishing incentives encouraging young people to marry and have children. Japan’s birth rate is plummeting, its population is ageing and a demographic disaster is looming. In the next 40 years, Japan’s population is expected to fall from 127 million to 92 million, squeezing the economy and causing national debt to soar.” At the link find the title “No Babies in Japan, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sjjwt.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Search Roadmap 30 mins – “Paul knows a lot about what companies are looking for when they hire people for product management. He has been a recruiter for 20 years, helping companies from startups to global organizations hire product managers and developers, as well as other professionals. He is the managing partner for Herd Freed Hartx, the leading executive search firm in the Seattle, WA area. He also recently created the “Job Search Roadmap” website that is full of advice and insider tips for creating a career strategy. ” At the link right-click :Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Obectivity 52 mins – “From incendiary phone calls with world leaders to a sloppy military operation in Yemen, a look at what we’ve learned so far from “the leakiest White House in a very long time.” Also, in a week when one journalist was fired for declaring that “objectivity is dead,” we examine whether traditional standards of journalistic neutrality need to be re-imagined for a new era. And how the utopian promise of the Internet was overtaken by algorithms and monopolies that threaten to erode our democracy.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lancaster Ohio Economics 49 mins – “Once a thriving factory town, Lancaster, Ohio is now beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster, Ohio, the home of the Fortune 500 company Anchor Hocking, was once a bustling center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster’s hometown company was the world’s largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents. Though Anchor Hocking remains in Lancaster today, it is a shell of its former self, and the once thriving town is beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster native Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lean and Agile Organization 28 mins – “David Paulson has over 20 years of product development experience and still remembers his first day at work. That’s when he found out how inefficient the product development process was. He’s been working to fix that ever since. David and his partners at Accuer have developed a set of solutions that enable their customers to consistently cut development times by half while delivering more successful products – faster time to market with better products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Librarians and Democracy 13 mins – “Whether physical or virtual, a library is the nursery of democracy and its shelves are the embodiment of free expression. In the Age of Trump, many librarians take their jobs more seriously than ever. Immediately after the November 2016 U.S. election, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, the American Library Association faced a revolt from many of its members, following the release of a statement (later rescinded and referred to as “a draft”) in which ALA leaders offered to work with the new Trump Administration on issues of common interest. “Librarians are pressuring ALA to acknowledge their political battles, and stand with them,” he tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “To be sure, librarians don’t need the ALA to activate them politically. In her report for PBS-TV’s Newshour, Elizabeth Flock recently cited a number of examples of local librarians standing up for their core values in the face of Trump’s recent executive actions, and unabashedly taking politically active stances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Longevity Techniques 41 mins – “Marijuana is still a Schedule I substance in the United States.  This defines it as “a category of drugs not considered for legitimate medical use.” Which makes it increasingly surreal just how many potential therapeutic uses continue to be discovered by compounds in this most disreputable Schedule. Dr. Gary Wenk, the author of Your Brain On Food, has spent much of his recent career looking at the effects of cannabinoid compounds — those derived from the marijuana plant — in the brains of rodents. He’s the first to admit that this isn’t a perfect model for the human brain, but legal requirements make this the best he can do, for now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madoff Interview 39 mins – “We thought we knew the story of Bernie Madoff.  How he masterminded the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, leaving behind scores of distraught investors and a $65 billion black hole. But we had never heard the story from Madoff himself….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Time 14 mins – “Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages the United States’ rovers on Mars. But working a 9-to-5 on another planet — whose day is 40 minutes longer than Earth’s — has particular, often comical challenges.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Replacement 27 mins – “As founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown believes he can turn peas and lentils into protein that tastes — and feels – exactly like beef and chicken. He says they’re not quite there yet, but after 8 years in business, their products are sold in 11,000 stores nationwide. Recorded live in Anaheim, CA.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Beyond Meat: Ethan Brown, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_hibt_beyondmeat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana 58 mins – “Several bills in the New Hampshire legislature would extend the list of qualifying conditions for therapeutic cannabis, including chronic pain and PTSD. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds that “cannabis has both therapeutic value and public health risks.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medieval Economics 82 mins – “This episode covers how the economy transitioned from food rent to coinage, how currency was a reflection of the soul, why King Offa had such funky hair, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MERS and Ebola 56 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello with Guest: Vincent Munster: At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Vincent Munster about the work of his laboratory on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolaviruses.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV Special” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Law 66 mins – “Join CJ as he discusses: Lincoln’s General Orders No. 100, aka ‘the Lieber Code’; The Battle of Fredericksburg; The Chancellorsville Campaign;The Death of Stonewall Jackson & Southern Civil Religion” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Moose Decline 20 mins – “Ontario conservationists are calling for a ban on moose calf hunting because of a dramatic decline in their numbers. The Current hears from both sides of the issue and looks into why this iconic Canadian animal is under threat.” At the link find the title, “Feb 7: Is it time to ban the hunt on moose calves? 2” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Muslim Ban 17 mins – “For just about every protest, march and/or civic action, since the Trump administration began, I have been on the ground, covering the proceedings, and speaking with the people who have become the soldiers of “The Resistance.” On Sunday, Jan. 29, my 15-year-old daughter, Breanna, and I drove to Philadelphia International Airport to join the protest action against President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the so-called “Muslim ban.”….” At the link find the title, “Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ breeding a new generation of protestors, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files nida-web.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

No Grades Education 26 mins – “What if there were no more “A” students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. The Current looks into what goes on the report card instead and what’s behind the move.” At the link find the title, “Feb 8: Why some B.C. schools say letter grade report cards fail students, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170208_20559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NOVA Science Program 36 mins – “Our guest this week is David Pogue – tech critic for Yahoo Tech, correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, columnist for Scientific American and host of many NOVA science specials. In 2012, Pogue shared his exploration of the periodic table with the wildly popular NOVA special Hunting the Elements. He’d like to continue that story with Beyond the Elements, where he will explore and share the mysteries of the molecular world.  But he needs your help.  Together with NOVA, Pogue is working hard on a Kickstarter campaign to fund Beyond the Elements.” At the link right-click “download” at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Rig Retirement 30 mins – “As many of the oil and gas platforms in the North Sea come to the end of their useful life, they’re due to be decommissioned – sealed off, cleaned up and taken apart. The cost of this has been estimated to around £50bn and much of this will be footed by the taxpayer due to the tax breaks offered. But are there alternative solutions which might benefit the environment more? Tom Heap has exclusive access to an onshore decommissioning facility in Norway to which an oil platform has just been transported whole in a ‘single lift’. He investigates the clean up process and asks how easily the sea floor can be returned to its natural state. He investigates if the alternatives are worth considering – could cleaning them up and leaving them in place actually form a sanctuary for marine and wildlife and allow the billions saved to be invested into environmental issues instead?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Neutralizer 3 mins – “February 13, 2017 – Weight-loss drug could help clamp down on opioid addiction.” At the link find the title, “Episode 740 – Opioid Addiction Solution, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo CSA Farm 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have my good friends Julie and Charles Mayfield on the show. The Mayfields are the authors of the popular and fantastic cookbooks Paleo Comfort Foods, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, and the very soon to be released Weeknight Paleo. Join in as we talk about their experience starting up their own sustainable farm, how to get started producing some of your own food, and even a little about their newest book on day to day cooking.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parasite Case Study 76 mins – “Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Trinity solve the case of the Peace Corps volunteer with diarrhea, and reveal how immunizing against a virus ameliorates exacerbated leishmaniasis.” At the link fight-click “Download TWiP #126”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peacekeeping 56 mins – “We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters — nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Peace, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170208_21918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PFOA Water Contamination 16 mins – “In March of 2016, officials in Merrimack, New Hampshire learned a multi-national plastics plant may have contaminated the region’s drinking water. Since then, NHPR’s Emily Corwin has covered incremental updates such as state-funded blood testing and new federal health advisories; she’s investigated the use of likely toxic perfluorichemical replacements at the plant; and told the stories of residents, some of whom fear their drinking water has already made them sick. Scientific studies have shown links between perfluorichemicals (or “PFCs”)  and a variety of cancers, and the EPA has advised companies to stop using certain types of them. Nevertheless, these chemicals remain unregulated by the federal government, and health officials in New Hampshire continue to tell residents the chemicals’ effects are not yet known.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pheromones 6 mins – “Pheromones are chemicals that come with a reputation. Formally defined as molecules produced and released by animals that affect the behaviour of other members of the same species, they can be used to signal the presence of food or danger, or to mark trails and territories. But they’re best known for advertising the possibility of sexy times, and although there’s been a lot of interest in whether these near-magical molecules of love exist in humans, there’s very little evidence to prove it – despite the dodgy adverts on the internet. While insect sex pheromones are common – and even used to trick and trap pests such as clothes moths – their role in larger animals, including mammals, is a bit more complex. In 2010, one group of intrepid scientists in Liverpool tracked down an intriguing pheromone produced by male mice, which causes females to become wildly attracted to them. Taking a literary twist they named it darcin, in a nod to Jane Austen’s devastatingly sexy hero in her novel Pride and prejudice, Mr Darcy….” At the link find the title “Darcin: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Darcin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plane Crash Medicine 88 mins – “Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut reflect on the response to the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport. Yeh, an emergency physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Callcut, the backup surgeon at the hospital the day of the crash, were among those treating patients. Recorded on 10/20/2016. (#31565)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Viruses 37 mins – “There are no compounds that can be sprayed to fight plant viruses, so plant protection requires managing the insects that spread them.  This means use of insecticides that cost money and have potential impacts, such as affecting non-target insects.  Scientists have successfully used RNA-based strategies to fight plant viruses, but that has been through use of transgenic approaches where genetic material of the virus is expressed by the plant cell, triggering resistance.  Dr. Neena Mitter uses a different approach.  Her team has successfully suppressed viruses with sustained resistance using RNA delivered with clay-based nanoparticles.  The approach suppresses the virus, and now is being translated to field trials.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poison Tales 35 mins – “The long and brutal marriage between crime fiction and poison has taken a leading role in some of the world’s best loved whodunnits. But how much truth is there to these tales of arsenic, strychnine and other cunning concoctions? And why do so many the genre’s best-loved authors turn to poison for their plots? Picking apart three of her favourite pieces of crime fiction, Nicola Davis sits down in the studio this week with Dr Kathryn Harkup – chemist, science communicator, and author of A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie – to discuss all this and more.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Habit Building 37 mins – “Nir Eyal has been a startup co-founder, a CEO, and now helps product teams build habit-forming products. He is also the author of the book “Hooked,” which tells you how to create products that capture the attention of consumers and create engagement. ” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 31 mins – “Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA, has developed new products in many sectors including consumer, healthcare, and industrial safety. He is an inventor with over 80 patents, teaches innovation at Pepperdine, and is certified as a New Product Development Professional – the NPDP certification. And, for those in Southern California near Sherman Oaks, he manages the Inventors’ Mastermind meetup for sharing invention experiences.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prototyping Stories 40 mins – “Mark Zeh was already developing products using a methodology that was very similar to what IDEO was doing when he joined them. The approach has since been coined Design Thinking. He views the use of storytelling coupled with prototyping as the keys that make Design Thinking work so well. Mark started his design career in the US creating custom mountain bike frames in Minneapolis that carried his name. He worked for product design giant IDEO in the US and helped to lead the office in Germany. He also consulted independently to numerous companies, applying Design Thinking, and is now at Bose, the audio technology powerhouse. In addition, he leads the Entrepreneurship program at the Munich Business School. I invited him to share his insights on using Design Thinking, which he recently wrote about in the PDMA Essentials book titled Design and Design Thinking. His chapter is The Key Role of Stories and Prototypes in a Design Thinking Product Development Process.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychonauts Game 74 mins – “Chad Dawson created early VR prototypes in the late 90’s before starting his career in game development at Stainless Steel Studios as a senior gameplay and AI programmer on the RTS titled Empire Earth. Joining Double Fine Productions in the mid-2000s on Brütal Legend, Chad led the engineering team on the matryoshka doll adventure of Stacking, the co-op puzzle platformer of The Cave, and the generation-spanning turn-based strategy game, Massive Chalice. Chad is now donning the VR headset once again and leading the design and development of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a character-driven VR adventure and the next chapter in the Psychonauts story.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin Rules 46 mins – “Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.” At the link find the title, “Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_514347518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit and Science 35 mins – “We talk to Nate Allen, chemist and head moderator of one of the internet’s largest science communities: Reddit’s r/science subreddit.” At the link find the title, “165 Nate Allen – Why Science Is Huge on Reddit,” right-click “Media files 3992f5e7-b17a-4319-b5c7-979719ed4572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees Speak 29 mins – “Media headplines often fuel fear about refugees and amongst refugees. But what happens when refugees pick up the microphones and tell their own stories? Refugee Radio Network, in the German city of Hamburg, is a project that is tapping the power of community radio stations and the internet to give voice to refugees from wherever they have come.” At the link find the title, “Hope Speaks Out, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sxzwl.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Party Future 58 mins – “Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt discusses his blueprint for how the Republican Party can move forward successfully as the majority party. Mr. Hewitt is interviewed by [New York Daily News] columnist. S.E. Cupp.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Hugh Hewitt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466464.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As”S from the pop-up menu.

Retiring Early 36 mins – “There are three huge decisions that will likely lead to reaching the “early retirement” goal. Paul discusses why these three decisions are key, and shares stories about those who have been successful in reaching their financial freedom goal. How important is it to have a spouse who has agreed to the challenges of being an aggressive saver?  How important is it to find a lifestyle that allows everyone to feel they are not missing anything that is more important than reaching the goal? There are lots of investments that would have worked in the past, but which are the ones most likely to work in the future? This is a good podcast for a couple to listen to together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ride Sharing 41 mins – “Ridesharing wasn’t a thing 12 years ago when John Zimmer was in college. But a class on green cities got him thinking about the glut of underused cars on the road, and eventually led him to co-found Lyft, a company that has helped make ridesharing a way of life.” At the link find the title, “Lyft: John Zimmer, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170210_hibt_lyft.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robotics Engineer 77 mins – “Gerry Roston is a longtime roboticist and entrepreneur. He talks about his time working at JPL, building prototype robots, starting IoT companies and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seltzer Comeback 13 mins – “We all know hydration is important to health, but many people find water boring to drink. Juice and Coke aren’t boring, but they aren’t very healthy either. One way to transform water into a more exciting drink is to add bubbles. For centuries carbonated water from natural springs was used as a medicine. Now lifestyle and health concerns have combined to drive fizzy water’s renewed popularity. Join us as we unpack the long history of carbonated water, from natural mineral springs, to the invention of artificial carbonation by a radical 18th-century chemist, to the fading tradition of seltzer deliverymen in New York City.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seth Godin 58 mins – “In the world of marketing Seth Godin is an established and savvy master. If you type “Seth” into Google for example, the top result is his blog. If you search for Seth Godin on Amazon, his 18 books pop up, all of which have been bestsellers. He’s much more than a marketer though, he writes trenchantly about work, career, and personal growth. Some of his titles are Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, and Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? His newest book is What Does it Sound Like When You Change Your Mind? On this podcast Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment. “What we have to figure out is how to disconnect ourselves from the circle of fear and from the circle of contempt and even panic and make something that matters instead.” At the link find the title, “Seth Godin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Seth-Godin.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexting 14 mins – “Sexting, like anything that’s fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn’t be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.” At the link click “Download” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shipyard Operations 57 mins – “The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. The hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet and whether it’s living up to expectations. And we’ll tell the story of one man’s unexplained disappearance on the high seas.” At the link find the title, “Deadly waters, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Deadly-waters_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Six Human Needs 44 mins – “Hey Big Boxers we are Podcasting from Las Vegas this week. As a guest of ECRM we have been given access to some of the most talented people at this event and we are excited to bring their knowledge direct to you. Get ready to take notes Big Boxers, it is time to go to school again. Bill Carmody, founder of Trepoint, is back and is walking us through Tony Robins 6 Human Needs and how they related to gaining more engagement in your everyday Social Media. Don’t miss a single word. Bill Carmody is the CEO of Trepoint. He was a founding partner and CMO of Seismicom, a leading brand promotions agency. He is the acclaimed author of the book “Online Promotions,” and has contributed to various marketing publications. Bill has presented at dozens of industry conferences and tradeshows across the globe. Bill is passionate about integrating wireless, online, sponsorship, events, and traditional marketing disciplines.” At the link find the title “Ep. 85 – Boosting Your Social Media Engagement Utilizing 6 Human Needs! #Conversation w/ Bill Carmody,” right-click “Media files Bill_C_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphones for Visually Impaired 10 mins – “Blind Abilities presents a brand new series: Introducing iPhone 101. In this new series, Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane will introduce listeners to the world of the iPhone. While we know there are several different iDevices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, they’re all similar and possess so many of the same attributes. So, we’re going to keep it simple, and refer to all of those devices as iPhone! For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge to purchase their first iPhone, we offer information, resources and knowledge to help you make that life-changing decision. For those who have already made the decision, we’ll provide all the information you’ll need to learn and even master your iPhone. This may be the only resource you’ll need for all things iPhone! That’s right, we’ll take you to “iSchool,” We’ll help you overcome your “iPhonaphobia”! So keep it right here as Blind Abilities helps you enhance your “iPhone-abilities”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smishing Attacks 22 mins – “Just because phishing is gradually becoming less of a threat does not mean you are safe from cyber criminals. Smishing is the use of cell phone texting software to lure victims into downloading malware or handing over personal information. In this episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint, about what smishing is, why it’s growing, and how it could affect your legal business. They also discuss simple ways to identify and combat smishing both in your personal and professional life.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Smuggling and Immigration 7 mins – “…This week, The Bookshelf features New Hampshire author Ewa Chrusciel. Chrusciel is an associate professor at Colby-Sawyer College, and has published books in both English and Polish. Her most recent book Contraband of Hoopoe is a collection of poems that look at many ways of smuggling as well as the history of American immigration over the last century or so. Ewa Chrusciel spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Scroll down to read her top five reading recommendations and the transcript of her conversation.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Architecture 12 mins – “A skyscraper that channels the breeze … a building that creates community around a hearth … Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. “Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings,” she says. “We can help steady this planet we all share.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement 48 mins – “A hard look at Canadas penal system, exploring ideas about how prisons can keep society safe in the long run. Michael Enright speaks with some remarkable people who serve prisoners, and society, in special ways.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on humanizing Canada’s penal system, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170206_60401.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia Immigrants 19 mins – “As the risk of famine in Somalia grows more dire and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is set to close, some Somali-Canadians want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees.” At the linkf ind the title, “Feb 8: U.S. travel ban and famine put pressure on Somali refugee plight, 207,” right-click “Media files current_20170208_84998.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Architecture 5 mins – “In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of “space archaeology” — using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speaker Rules 34 mins – “People have a tendency to blame powerpoint (or keynote) for the horrible presentations they are forced to sit through. But the slides are merely an external manifestation of a deeper problem, just like the teeth of a meth addict….For the past two years, I have been speaking at The Teaching Course in NYC. Two years ago, I gave a 60-minute talk on presentation creation (you can see that original talk below). This year, the course directors reduced my time to 30-minutes…resulting in a tighter and much better talk. That is what I am posting today. The Twelve Steps – 1. Admit you have a problem; 2. Choose your Topic and your Purpose; 3. Create Brainstorming Spaces; 4. Choose a Structure; 5. Add the flesh; 6. Work the Transitions; 7. Visualize the Visuals; 8. Edit to Time; 9. Mark the Stage; 10. Create a “Handout”; 11. Give it for Real; 12. Do it Again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link, and way down the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stewardship 58 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Astronomer Royal, life peer and Cambridge scholar Lord Rees surveys the century ahead and the prospects it offers mankind. From AI and robotics to climate change and mass extinction, he makes the case that this is a time of great potential – for success as well as catastrophe. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 9 February 2017.” At the link find the title, “Lord Rees: The World in 2050 and Beyond, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307054429-uniofbath-lord-rees-the-world-in-2050-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar History 51 mins – In America today, nearly 10% of the population has diabetes; more than two-thirds of us are overweight or obese; and one out of 10 kids are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The journalist Gary Taubes blames all of these afflictions on one culprit: sugar. In a new book, Taubes argues that sugar is the “principal cause of the chronic diseases most likely to kill us…in the 21st century.” Taubes joins us to make the case against sugar and why we’d be healthier without it.Gary Taubes is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, a non-profit research organization. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Esquire. He’s the author of the books Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. His new book is called The Case Against Sugar” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Executions 24 mins – “The Current goes inside one of Syria’s most notorious prisons — a place where few people leave alive. What are the prospects of holding those responsible for what’s happened there — guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170207_59259.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Productivity 43 mins – “I am bringing back my guest from episode 17, which was about creating the ProdBOK – The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge and how Greg Geracie led that effort. I also shared on that episode that he is a co-author of the annual Study of Product Team Performance and the 2015 report is now available. Greg joined me to share the key findings from the study and help all of us better understand team performance and changes that could improve performance of product teams.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telescope Optics 58 mins – “In this episode we look at the emergence of Isaac Newton onto the public stage with the publication of his first work on Optics in the pages of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672.  We then examine the growing conflict between Newton and Robert Hooke and consider the work of the Society’s secretary, Henry Oldenburg in fostering scientific communication during the turmoil.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Tower Shooting 46 mins – “In August 1966, a student and former Marine ascended to the top of the tower that housed the University of Texas’ main library and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people on the campus and wounded 31 more. Hours earlier, Charles Whitman had killed his wife and mother in their homes. He was eventually shot to death by police. A 15th victim died in 2001, from injuries sustained in the attack. Now the new documentary Tower re-creates that 96-minute-long massacre in an original way, using archival film and new interviews with an animated portrayal of the events. Keith Maitland, who directed the film, interviewed hundreds of people who were on campus that day to learn more about the incident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Perception 47 mins – “We talk to Alan Burdick, staff writer and former senior editor for The New Yorker, about his most recent book “Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation.” At the link find the title, “166 Alan Burdick – Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation,”right-click “Media files 0e5c4ec7-c117-4be5-a8ed-688ddf46de87.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Ban Law 39 mins – “A little more than a week after President Trump announced his ban on travel from a handful of majority-Muslim nations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week refused to lift a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the new rule. This week, Dahlia sits down with fellow Slate legal writers Mark Joseph Stern and Jeremy Stahl for a special off-week episode to discuss the ruling and its implications.” At the link find the title “’SEE YOU IN COURT,’ Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4430333622.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration 75 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump’s foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast Live From Washington DC, Feb, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SM8791378007.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Allies 47 mins – “The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “American Allies In A Time Of Trump, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513757458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Banking 46 mins – “Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of ’08. The President says he’s going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?” At the link find the title, “President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513935600.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Humor 27 mins – “Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but they can’t control Trump’s sensitive skin.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: How liberals are using humour as a weapon against Trump, right-click “Media files current_20170210_31529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Businesses 21 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Eric Lipton, a reporter at the New York Times, about Don Jr. & Eric Trump and the unresolved conflict of interest problem.” At the link find the title “The Unresolved Conflict of Interest, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3220557909.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Election 56 mins – “An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency — and what it suggests about how he will govern.” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Road to the White House, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306405099-frontlinepbs-trumps-road-to-the-white-house.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Russian Connection 30 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare’s Managing Editor Susan Hennessey about the Trump administration’s decision to not immediately appeal the travel ban halt, the corroborations announced this evening in the Trump dossier, and whether the Washington Posts report on General Michael Flynn will be the last straw.” At the link find the title, “The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7972653953.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Statistics 76 mins – “It’s an all-Cathy episode today on Slate Money! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss three topics handpicked by Ms O’Neil. They are: – How the big-data company Cambridge Analytica and psychometric profiles helped shape the outcome of the Brexit vote and our most recent election. – The AI that will put some lawyers out of business. – Statistics in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Cathy’s Dream Edition, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4637822060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. – Chinese Relations 64 mins – “Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viscose Hazard 20 mins – “It’s been part of the fabric of our lives for more than a century, but what you might not know about rayon is the dangerous process used to make its silky smooth fibres is killing many industry workers.” At the link find the title,”Feb 9: Why rayon is killing industry workers: author Paul Blanc, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170209_15491.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walkable Cities 17 mins – “How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water from Roofs 24 mins – “The solution is logical and simple. Bermuda’s only source of natural water is rain and so every drop of rainwater is collected from roofs, where it drains into a tank and is then pumped towards taps when it’s needed. 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is scarce and experience water shortages. Could Bermuda’s harvesting system work elsewhere? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Solving Water Scarcity – Bermuda, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 201,” right-click “Media files p04rn726.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen Raid Failure 47 mins – “The Navy Seals came at night, but that did not protect them late last month in Yemen. Their raid on an Al Qaeda enclave was telegraphed in advance.  Al Qaeda fighters were waiting. The US took casualties. Had to call in desperate air strikes. Women and children died. Their pictures are all over Yemen now. The US had to blow up its own $75 million airplane. The attack was long-planned, but it was President Trump’s first. This hour On Point, the Yemen raid, and what we’ve learned.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 275 – Feb 17, 2017: Abolition Rights, Adam Smith, Autocratic America, Bannon and Breitbart, Beliefs Drive Us, Bioethics in Politics, Bionic Bodies, Black History, Black People and Pain, Blind Professor, Blind Woman’s Journey, Body Part Sles,, British Cybernetics, Broadband Cells, Cabbage History, Canada vs Trump, Cannibalism, Chocolate Status, Civil Rights Leaders, Cold Cases, Community Support Agriculture, Computer Shrinkage, Conservation Park Killings, Corporate Reaction to Travel Ban, Countering Religious Extremism, Cyber Threat Analysis, Decision Theory, Deep Freedom, Deep Sea Biology, Democracy Erosion, Dermatopathologist Story, Diabetes Trends, Disabled Disaster Aid, Drone Uses, Dystopian Fiction, Eagles Eat Chickens, Education Options, Educational Philosophy, Emmitt Till, Empathy, Energy Production, Fasting, Fentanyl Threat, Gerrymandering, Globilization, Gluten in Food, Greed and Oxytocin, Gun Control in Japan, Handbag Company, Hate Speech, Healthcare Philosphy, Helping Kids, Immigrant Scientists, Immigration Ban, Internet Trends, Journalist Adversaries, Journalist PTSD, Judge Gorsuch, Kratom Drug Use, Leviathan, Library Backlash, Machiavelli, Maker Cities, Math in Shanghai, McDonald’s Ray Kroc, Medicaid Payments, Medical Specialties, Meme Warfare, Middle East Policy, Missing Canadian Woman, Moral Self, News Processes, Northwest Passage Turism, Nuclear Power in Germany, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Performance Enhancement, Picture Brides, Podcast Production, Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks, Political Argument, Political Bioethics, Political Division, Political Outlooks, Political Tribes, Porphyrins, Poverty Solution in Peru, Professor Politician, Publishing Worldwide, Quantum Physics, Quebec Mosque Attack, Racism in America, Refugee Crisis, Refugee Life, Renewable Energy Patrons, Robot Competition, Rock Crushing, Rousseau, Rural Urban Divide, Saddam Hussein Interrogation, Signal and Noise, Smoking Ban, Sports and Politics, Steve Bannon, Sugar Hazard, Supreme Court Nominees, Surveillance, Survivalists, Synchrotron Radiation, Syrian Refugees, Tim Ferris, Toy Lab, Trauma, Trayvon Martin, Treasure Hunting, Trump, Tuberculosis Trends, Tunisian Women, Turtles Band, Unsaleable Stuff, Viscose Rayon Is Hazardous, Voter Rights, White House Uses, Wildfires, Wine and Stink Bugs, Women Investors, Writing Well

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 145 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 366 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

Abortion Rights 57 mins – “Friday’s annual March for Life in Washington occurred a week after the Women’s March on Washington, which included an abortion-rights message.  And last week, the Trump Administration revived a ban on foreign aid to groups that provide abortion counseling, bolstering anti-abortion groups.  We ask how Americans feel about abortion, 44 years after it became legal — and whether our laws reflect those feelings.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Abortion Rights 56 mins – “Abortion and abortion rights front and center in Washington, as President Trump prepares to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice.” At the link find the title, “Abortion Rights And Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_512498151.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Smith 16mins – “Adam Smith, the great thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment, is best known as an economist. But much of his work was philosophical, and even his economic thinking is probably best understood as part of a larger project of attempting a science of humanity. Nick Phillipson, author of an acclaimed biography of Adam Smith, discusses Smith’s philosophical agenda in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Nicholas Phillipson on Adam Smith.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autocratic America 25 mins – “Today is the first real test for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vow to make things work with U.S. President Donald Trump as the two meet at the White House. Based on Trump’s interactions with other world leaders, it’s not certain things will go smoothly.” At the linkf ind the title, “Feb 13: ‘It’s so unpredictable’: Trudeau faces challenge in 1st meeting with Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_98946.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Breitbrt 13 mins – “WH chief strategist Steve Bannon is credited with influencing the president’s every move, from speeches to executive orders. This week it was announced that he will take the place of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Security Council principals committee so we thought it was a good time to revisit an interview Brooke did with Joshua Green who profiled Bannon for Bloomberg News.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beliefs Drive Us 51 mins – “Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our feelings do not come from what has happened to us, or past events in our lives, or the relationships we have. They come from our beliefs about what has happened to us, and the beliefs about those events, and our beliefs about those relationships. When you change those beliefs, your feelings follow. When this was posited back in 1962 in one of the first books on cognitive psychology, A Guide to Rational Living, it changed psychology forever. It argued that we can affect how we feel about ourselves, and about our lives and loved ones by changing our beliefs. Campbell shows how.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Bioethics in Politics 20 mins – “How should health resources be distributed? Jonathan Wolff discusses this and related questions in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was originally released on Bioethics Bites in association with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and made possible by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.” At the link find the title, “Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics (originally on Bioethics Bites) Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P1 58 mins – “Sight for the blind, hearing for the deaf, a body with functionality restored. These are the promises of bionics. It’s a field which combines medicine, engineering and robotics. In part 1 of his 2-part series Bionic Bodies, Carl Smith introduces the people whose lives have been changed, and the innovators whose ideas and initiative are behind remarkable results in the field of artificial body parts.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “The Black (and White) Dream Dancers of the New England Past and Their Message for the Coming Generation.”  Our speaker is author Spencer Jourdain.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black People and Pain 28 mins – “A recent paper found that black patients receive less pain medication for broken bones and cancer. Black children receive less pain medication than white children for appendicitis. The research is new, but the phenomenon is not. This week, we revisit an episode from our archive that looked at the intersection of race, pain, and medicine. It might not be suitable for young children.” At the link find the title, “Encore of Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha,” right-click “Media files 20170206_hiddenbrain_20.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Blind Professor 25 mins – “Join Nick as he talks with Nicci Mariconi, a professor at the University of Phoenix. Nicci was visually impaired when she took her college classes on campus in Illinois and applied to the University of Phoenix and landed her dream job. Nicci lost the rest of her remaining sight and continues today to teach and fulfill her goal of teaching American history.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woman’s Journey 30 mins – “Lois Strachan: A Different Way of Seeing: A Blind Woman’s Journey of Living an “Ordinary” Life in an Extraordinary Way. Lois Strachan is an inspirational speaker who guides people to see that they can use their strengths and their passions to influence them through challenges and arrive at success. When Lois became blind at the age of 21 she seized the opportunity of achieving a childhood dream… and has never looked back! Join Jeff Thompson as he sits down with Lois Strachan and talks about her “Ordinary Life”, her newly released book, “A Different Way of Seeing: A Blind Woman’s Journey of Living and “Ordinary Life in an Extraordinary Way. Lois has also authored a series with Missy Mouse going on adventures just as Lois does herself. Missy Mouse uses the White Cane and children can read her adventures and realize that Missy Mouse does the same things every one else does.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Body Part Sales 18 mins – “Everyday people die in hospitals because there aren’t enough organs available for transplant. In most countries of the world – though not all – it is illegal to sell organs. Governments insist that the motive for donating organs has to be altruistic, it can’t be financial reward. The idea of being able to sell body parts makes many people uneasy. But is it time for a policy change: should we be permitted to flog one of our kidneys on ebay, say, for $10,000. If not, why not? Tim Lewens is a Cambridge philosopher and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.” At the link find the title, “Selling Organs, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files LewensMixSesM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Cybernetics 25 mins – “Alex Hearn takes a look back at the ‘no professors allowed’ informal dining club The Ratio Club which laid the foundations for the British cybernetics movement and, ultimately, artificial intelligence “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Cells 33 mins – “We’ve been covering happenings in Lincoln, Nebraska for several years now. The city’s Right of Way Manager David Young joins us for episode 238 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. David is a returning guest; this week, he’s here to talk about Lincoln’s new venture into small cell technology. The state imposes restrictions on municipalities in Nebraska. Nevertheless, Lincoln has found a way to make a smart investment in conduit and public fiber to create a welcoming environment for providers. An extensive conduit network and smart local policies in Lincoln have improved competition, expanded access, and now the small cell program is improving mobile broadband.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file….” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Cabbage History 33 mins – “Did you know that broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage are all the same species?  Just like dogs are highly-diverse members of the same species descended from a common ancestor, the members of Brassica oleracea also share a common genetic origin.  In this episode I’m joined by Dr. J. Chris Pires and his graduate students Makenzie Mabry and Shawn Abrahams from the University of Missouri.  We discuss the genetic origins of these crops, their evolution and genetic improvement trends.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Canada vs Trump 26 mins – “Should our government be reacting and creating policy based on the actions of the Trump administration? How should world leaders — including Canada’s — respond to the new president’s actions? Our panel of parliamentarians takes up that question.” At the link find the title, “Jan 31: Is Canada obliged to stand up to the Trump White House? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170131_93200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannabilism 12 mins – “Catalin Avramescu discusses the fascinating topic of the part played by the idea of cannibalism in the history of philosophy in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Catalin Avramescu on Cannibalism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chocolate Status 46 mins – “…today, cacao cultivation is facing a series of wicked problems—ones that threaten to drastically shrink the supply of chocolate just as global demand grows. If the threats aren’t taken seriously, might we lose one of our favorite treats? And, if so, will we also lose our next wonder drug?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights Leaders 69 mins -”Black Lives Matter. Immigrant rights. Climate justice. Are demands for change leading to lasting change? Are we rewriting the rules, or just arguing about them? How do movements—their leaders and their members — successfully build power and spur lasting change? What can we learn from leaders of recent efforts and from history? At a time of great disruption, join us as we continue The San Francisco Foundation’s series People, Place and Power with a discussion with Movement Leaders on Building Power and Voice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cold Cases 14 mins – “Detective Tim Marcia of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a unique approach to solving homicide cases. Because of that, he’s caught some of the worst criminals in California. In this podcast, the veteran cop describes how he approaches investigations, balances case work and family responsibilities, and continues his search for the elusive killer who murdered 15-year-old Kari Lenander in 1980.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Supported Agriculture 86 mins – “Peter brings his ecological background to his farming practice. He spent a decade at UW-Madison, teaching courses in ecology and complex systems theory, and researching the history and functioning of midwestern ecosystems. He realized the critical role that animals play in the creation and maintenance of functional ecosystems. He also realized that in order to achieve broad-scale ecological restoration, it must be an eco”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Shrinkage 21 mins – “For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can’t go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking? “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservation Park Killings 27 mins – “How one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves has built its success on a hardline conservation policy that includes shooting suspected poachers.” At the link find the title, “Killing for Conservation in India Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04s9d2f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Reaction to Travel Ban 23 mins – “Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America’s biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump’s controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.” At the link find the title,”Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump’s policies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170203_59114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Countering Religious Extremism 64 mins – “Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Threat Analysis 49 mins – “In the inaugural show of HackerNinjaScissors, Bret Padres interviews Robert M Lee. Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos where he has a passion for control system traffic analysis, digital forensics, and threat intelligence research. He is also a non-resident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure. For his research and focus areas, Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016).” At the link find the title, “HackerNinjaScissors,” right-click “Direct download: HNS Podcast 1 Final.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Theory 12 mins – “What is involved in understanding a decision? Richard Bradley of the LSE addresses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. As a decision theorist, he views decisions as gambles involving weightings of beliefs and desires.” At the link find the title, “Richard Bradley on Understanding Decisions, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files Richard Bradley on Understanding Decisions.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Freedom 18 mins – “Roberto Unger argues that contemporary political progressives have abandoned what 19th century liberals knew: that some ways of living are better than others. In this conversation with Nigel Warburton he argues that we need a different concept of freedom, one that will allow humans to thrive.” At the link find the title, “Roberto Mangabeira Unger on Deep Freedom. Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files Roberto Unger on Deep Freedom.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Sea Biology 26 mins – “What’s it like to travel right down to the bottom of the ocean? Deep sea microbiologist Julie Huber should know. Her group, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, USA, is trying to uncover more about the microbes living in the deepest darkest depths of the ocean. But that’s not all – there are even microbes living thousands of metres beneath the ocean floor itself, within the rocks and sediment. This is an environment that couldn’t be more different to our world on land – no light, huge pressures, underwater volcanoes and hardly any nutrients. So what kind of microbes do we see living there, and how do they manage to make a living?” At the link click “Download episode” and click “OK” to download the episode.

Democracy Erosion 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Yascha Mounk about the first two weeks of the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “A Time for Bromides, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4111931848.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dermatopathologist Story 58 mins – “Dr. Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Derm residency in the US. Here her advice for those thinking about offshore med schools.” At the link find the t title, “220: From Caribbean Med School to a US Dermatology Residency,” right-click “Media files PMY220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Trends 15 mins – “Melanie Davies and Sudesna Chatterjee discuss a Seminar on type 2 diabetes, and outline plans for a Lancet Diabetes Commission.” At the link find the title, “Type 2 diabetes: The Lancet: February 9, 2017,” right-click “Media files 09february.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Disaster Aid 52 minsA discussion of assistance available for the disabled when a disaster occurs. At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drone Uses 36 mins – “Thinking of becoming a drone pilot? Want to know what opportunities are available in this new and exciting field of aviation? Want to know the future of drone careers?  Today I have with me Jon Rupprecht, drone attorney to answer these questions and discuss drone pilot careers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dystopian Fiction 42 mins – “George Orwell. Margaret Atwood. Aldous Huxley. Books by these authors and others are flying off the shelves as millions of readers reach for fictional accounts of tyrants, new world orders and dark, futuristic landscapes. We talk about the books and writers many Americans are turning to at a time of uncertainty and change. Is this the literature of our discontent?” At the link find the title, “A Bleak Read: Why Dystopian Fiction Is Popular Now, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170208_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eagles Eat Chickens 18 mins – “Picture an organic farm, with thousands of free-range chickens roaming wide-open land. Now picture it from above, from the vantage of a soaring bald eagle. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet.” At the link find the title, “#752: Eagles vs. Chickens,” right-click “Media files 20170203 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Options 57 mins – “At the local and national level, the movement to give families more options outside of their local district gains traction. In New Hampshire, several proposed bills would provide more funds and greater access to charter schools and other forms of education. But some worry these efforts will harm public school districts and rural counties.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Education Philosophy 19 mins – “What are the aims of education? Meira Levinson discusses this important question with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosoph Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Meira Levinson on the Aims of Education.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till 37 mins – “Author Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till” begins with a confession that most knew but few had heard. “That part’s not true,” Carolyn Bryant tells Tyson in a rare interview. Bryant is referring to testimony she gave in her husband’s trial for Till’s murder, when she said the black teenager physically accosted her in 1955. Till’s brutal murder turned the world’s eye to racial violence in the segregated South, and sparked organizing and protests that strengthened the mission of the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll talk with Tyson about his controversial interview with Till’s accuser and how the case still impacts America today.” At the link find the title, “The Blood Of Emmett Till, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170209_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy 37 mins – “This week, Observer Magazine columnist and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser takes a look at the world of empathy, mirror neurons and Theory of Mind. Meeting King’s College London’s Professor Francesca Happé at the school gates, Daniel explores when and how children develop empathy, whether it can be taught, and how we can create a more empathetic society.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Production 61 mins – “New Hampshire already permits a limited amount of net-metering, which allows solar panel owners to sell some power back to the electric grid.  The solar industry has long called for those limits to be lifted, but the state’s utilities say they can only accommodate so much, without passing on costs to other customers.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting 60 mins – “On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guests Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung. Jimmy Moore, who everyone probably already knows, is the founder of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, author of Keto Clarity, co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, and more. Dr. Jason Fung is a world renowned nephrologist based out of Toronto, and also a co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Fentanyl Threat 8 mins – “Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, poses an increasing public health threat. Low production costs encourage suppliers to “cut” heroin with the drug, particularly white powder heroin sold in the eastern United States.1 Fentanyl also appears as a prevalent active ingredient in counterfeit OxyContin (oxycodone) tablets. The result is that fentanyl plays a major role in rising mortality due to heroin or opioid overdose. It poses a serious overdose risk because it can rapidly suppress respiration and cause death more quickly than do other opioids.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 24 mins – “The classic gerrymandered map you learned about in high school civics class is full of oddly-shaped legislative districts, drawn with obvious intent to boost one party. But in New Hampshire, that’s rarely the case: It’s very hard to see, just by looking at the election maps, which districts might help or hurt a certain party’s chances.So has gerrymandering been a factor in the state’s politics? And if so, how much? New Hampshire Public Radio crunched 30 years of election data, focusing on the state senate. And that analysis revealed an undeniable gerrymander that, with few exceptions, benefits Republicans….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization 24 mins – “Does the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, have to redefine their efforts now that protectionist policies have proved so popular with a xenophobic hard-right?” At the link find the title, “Jan 30: How the right trumped the left on anti-globalization 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170130_20778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gluten in Food 36 mins- “…Avoiding gluten and processed sugars keeps your blood sugar stable and gluten antibodies low.  If you’re not sure if you’re consuming gluten, Cyrex Labs has probably the best gluten test in the world.  Even if you think you’re off gluten, you should take the test, as gluten can be hiding in the craziest place.  Meyer was being exposed to gluten in her horse’s feed!…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greed and Oxytocin 22 mins – “As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin’s role in regulating generosity and greed.” At the link find the title, “Greed: Hormones and Moral Behavior, Jul, 2013,” right-click “Media files greed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control in Japan 26 mins – “Futons and martial arts-trained police play a part in Japan’s low gun crime. Just one person was killed with a gun in 2015 – a mob crime boss – and in the same year, just six shots were fired by the nation’s law enforcers. A pacifist culture and stringent tests, inspections and penalties also contribute to the absence of gun violence. Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Gun Control – Japan, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn566.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Handbag Company 42 mins– “A 1991 conversation at a Mexican restaurant led Kate & Andy Spade to ask, “What’s missing in designer handbags?” Kate’s answer was a simple modern-shaped handbag that launched the iconic fashion brand: Kate Spade.” At the link find the title, “Spade: Kate & Andy Spade,” Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170203_hibt_hibtpod2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Hate Speech 15 mins – “Is it true that words can’t harm you? What about hate speech? In the US the First Amendment protects a wide range of free expression, far wider than is tolerated, for instance, in the United Kingdom. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Rae Langton discusses the phenomenon of hate speech and some of the moral questions it gives rise to. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Rae Langton on Hate” Speech, Jul, 2012,” right-click “Media files Rae Langton on Hate Speech.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Philosophy 16 mins – “Should we be striving to reduce health inequalities? If so, how? Harvard philosopher Norman Daniels discusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Noel Malcolm on Hobbes Leviathan in Context.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Helping Kids 15 mins – “Investing in the success of young people around a dining room table. It’s more than just a meal, it’s breaking down barriers and establishing relationships rooted in love.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 2: All Our Kids, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01 CGT_202_All Our Kids-HLS_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 28 mins – “David Cole on the ACLU’s response to President Trump’s executive order restriction immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, their opposition to the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, why President Trump is most likely already in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, and what actions concerned citizens can take.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.” At the link you can listen, but not download: however, a coy is included in the blog archive.

Immigrant Scientists 10 mins – “224 EE 5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. Science. At the link find that title, dated Jan 2017, right-click “Media files ede_224-oc4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Ban 57 mins – “New Hampshire reaction to the Trump immigration order. We hear from an array of Granite State voices:  politicians who feel this will, in the end, make the state safer.  Immigrants and refugees worried about their families and their futures. Colleges who welcome foreign students.  And major employers from hi-tech to hospitals. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Trends 29 mins – “C-SPAN visits the “State of the Net” Conference, where C-SPAN interviews key thinkers about communications policy and how to combat terrorists’ use of the internet.” At the link find the title, “Communicators at “State of the Net” Conference, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467750.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Adversaries 50 mins – “Wednesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with Fred Peabody’s documentary film All Governments Lie. It’s inspired by the work of I.F. Stone, an investigative journalist and gadfly in the early 1950s to the `70s. Stone’s modern torchbearers—journalists like Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman and others profiled in the film—produce their adversarial journalism outside mainstream media. Peabody joins us Wednesday to discuss the value of alternative news and the role of independent journalists. Fred Peabody directed the documentary film All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist PTSD 27 mins – “After a trip to the Philippines to report on a devastating typhoon, longtime CBC correspondent Curt Petrovich couldn’t shake the tragic scenes from his mind. He shares his experience with PTSD in a new CBC documentary.” At the link find the title, “Feb 2: ‘You can’t look away from a smell’: A reporter’s struggle with PTSD, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170202_20447.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 52 mins – “In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We’ll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.” At the link find the title, “President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_512890297.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 53 mins – “Legal expert Jeffrey Rosen says of Neil Gorsuch: “If he thought that individual liberty was threatened by presidential or congressional overreaching, then he would step in.” Also, we remember British actor John Hurt, who died last week. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Asghar Farhadi’s film ‘The Salesman,’ which is nominated for an Oscar.” At the link find the title, “February 1, 2017 Would SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Rule Contrary To Trump?” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 52 mins – “Exit polls from November’s election found that 1 in 5 people said Supreme Court appointments were “the most important factor” in casting their Presidential vote. Well, this week President Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Court’s empty seat, and Neil Gorsuch is the potential justice Republicans have been waiting for. Thursday, Doug sits down with University of Utah law professors Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones to talk about what the appointment heralds for the Court. United States Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. RonNell Andersen Jones is a Professor in the College of Law at the University of Utah. She teaches and writes about the intersection between the media and the courts, with a particular focus on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jones clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Amy Wildermuth is also a Professor of Law at the University of Utah with expertise in U.S. Supreme Court practice and administrative law. Wildermuth clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kratom Drug Use 37 mins – “Kratom, a drug made from the leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia, has been in the news lately due to a proposed moved by the DEA to classify it as a Schedule 1 drug — the same classification as drugs likes heroin and LSD. But is a supplement derived from a plant related to coffee really similar to heroin?  In episode 165, Jesse talks to Dr. Alicia Lydecker, a toxicologist at UMass, as well as an anonymous kratom user, about what all the fuss is about.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leviathan 28 mins – “Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, published in 1651, remains one of the great works of political philosophy. Noel Malcolm has recently published a 3 volume scholarly edition of this book, based on decades of research. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses how a better understanding of the context in which Hobbes was writing can lead to new insights. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Noel Malcolm on Hobbes Leviathan in Context.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library Backlash 12 mins – “With the information world long since moved online, today’s librarians may worry more about broadband than bookshelves. The shift to digital in our nation’s libraries means close attention to private Internet service providers as well as public regulators from groups like the American Libraries Association. This week, ALA criticized FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s move to revoke the FCC’s 2016 Lifeline modernization order, which librarians called critical to bringing information and opportunity to underserved communities….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

McDonald’s Ray Kroc 47 mins – “These days, and for a long time now, McDonald’s is all over and as common as ground beef. But there was a time in the 1950s and 60s, when McDonald’s was something very new and exciting. The man who pumped the excitement and took it global was Ray Kroc. He became super-wealthy. But when he found McDonald’s he was fifty-something and kind of in trouble. A new movie tells the story.  This hour On Point, McDonald’s, Ray Kroc, and the director of the new film, “The Founder.” At the link right the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Machiavelli 26 mins – “Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is one of the most notorious works of political philosophy ever written. Quentin Skinner sets it in its historical context and explains its key themes in this episode of Philosophy Bites.” At the link find the title, “Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli’s The Prince, Jul, 2008,” right-click “Media files Quentin Skinner on Machiavellis The Prince.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maker Cities 84 mins – “Dale Dougherty and Peter Hirshberg are the authors of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Remaking our Cities. Together they have a plan for bringing back hands-on education, building a local maker ecosystem, and creating a maker economy to replace our failing mass-market manufacturing process.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Math in Shanghai 27 mins – “Becoming a maths master is within reach for every pupil taught the Shanghai model for teaching maths. There is no streaming according to ability, a highly trained, specialist teacher moves slowly through topics and does not move on until every single pupil gets it. But does the method come with too much pressure? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to” At the link find the title, “A Model for Teaching Maths – Shanghai, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn36q.mp3”

Medicaid Payments 4 mins – “Data Challenges Contribute to Billions in Medicaid Improper Payments” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or click “Learn More”.

Medical Specialties 50 mins – “Ian Drummond is a fourth-year student at Case Western.  When it came time to consider what specialty to go into, Ian realized he didn’t have the knowledge needed to make an informed choice. So he did what anyone would do: started a podcast in which he will interview physicians from all 120 medical specialties listed on the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine site.  Okay, not everyone would do that, but he did, and iatroblasts everywhere owe him a huge thank you.  Because while it is a massive undertaking for him, it is also super helpful to you!  Cole Cheney, Tarun Kadaru, Liza Mann, and Hillary O’Brien spoke with Ian to find out what he’s learning from his guests on The Undifferentiated Medical Student.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meme Warfare 36 mins – “Radio Motherboard discusses the extent that memes have taken over political discourse with Ryan Milner, a College of Charleston assistant professor who wrote his PhD. dissertation on memetics. We also discuss the idea of meme warfare, meme insurgency, and meme use by nation states. Milner is the author of World Made Meme, published by MIT Press.” At the link find the title,”Meme Warfare, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Meme_Warfare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 27 mins – “A veteran American diplomatic and strategic advisor to presidents of both parties, Ambassador James Jeffrey discusses the vital U.S. interest in the Middle East and how the Trump administration can protect and advance them.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Middle East Strategy with Ambassador James Jeffrey, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files PolicyCast15Jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Canadian Woman P1 22 mins – “While the mainstream media is finally starting to cover the story of missing and murdered Indigenous women, communicating those stories in a way that’s respectful and not re-traumatizing means striking a tricky balance.” At the link find the title, “Family often feel ‘used by media,’ says Indigenous reporter of MMIW coverage, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170201_67854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Canadian Woman P2 28 mins – “As part of The Current’s public forum in Vancouver, the audience weighs in with their stories involving murdered and missing Indigenous women — including the roots of violence against Indigenous women and the process of healing and closure.” At the link find the title, “’Culture is so much a part of healing’: MMIW public forum audience share stories, Media files current_20170201_86313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moral Self 18 mins – “What can experimental psychology contribute to our self-development as moral agents? Philosopher Regina Rini explores this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link find the title, “Regina Rini on the Moral Self and Psychology, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files Regina Rini on the Moral Self and Psychology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Processes 62 mins – “There is no fact/fiction lobe, no area in the cerebral cortex that holds true facts. We’re not wired for truth—but we are deeply wired for stories. In fact, compelling stories trump true facts as often as not, and our world view is defined by the fake world of 24 or suitcase nukes than they are by cold reality. We’re been looking for this program for a decade, someone who can talk clearly about the nuance of narrative, the power of stories and the resilience of myth. Tried twice before, and didn’t get it. But tonight America’s leading investigative journalist draws on her academic training and over a decade deep in the weeds of natiional security, intelligence and politic to talk about truth. The discussion draws heavily from Marcy’s post On “Fake News” At the link find the title, “Marcy Wheeler: Fake News is Nothing New, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files marcy-wheeler-fake-news-is-nothing-new.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Northwest Passage Tourism 38 mins – “Every year, over 20 million people get on a cruise ship and set sail for a seafaring vacation. Most of those cruises take their vacationers to warm, sunny climates. But thanks to climate change, a new hoard of ships might start sailing North rather than South. This episode of Flash Forward explores a future where the Arctic becomes a tourist destination just like the Bahamas or the Great Barrier Reef.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power in Germany 7 mins – “…The Rheinsberg facility, which went online in 1966, was the first nuclear power plant in East Germany. In the 1980s, though, big changes came to Rheinsberg. After an explosion and nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in the Soviet Union, some Germans started to question the safety of their own plants. After the Berlin Wall fell, the Rheinsberg power plant reached the end of its lifespan and was retired.” …As Germany moves ahead with its nuclear phaseout, it could learn a useful lesson from Rheinsberg — that the legacy of nuclear energy will be felt for decades to come.” At the link find the title, “A glimpse inside a defunct East German nuclear plant — and what it says about the future of energy in Europe, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0207201708.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids 46 mins – “Over the past half-century, the “Standard American Diet” (often and appropriately abbreviated “SAD”) has been gradually pruned of cod liver oil, liver, and egg yolks.  Each of these were foods our grandparents and great-grandparents would have found familiar — and each of which, according to Dr. Chris Masterjohn, help deliver nutritionally crucial fatty acids. Dr. Masterjohn’s personal journey includes the transition from a vegetarian to one of the most vocal public advocates of animal fats and proteins.  Now host of “The Daily Lipid” podcast and deeply involved in ongoing nutritional research, he works to educate the public on the utility of fats, the “master hormone” cholesterol, and the difficulty of maintaining health while straying far from a natural human diet….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Performance Enhancement 17 mins – “ In this bonus episode of Philosophy Bites made in association with the Open University, Michael Sandel addresses the question of whether we should allow genetic enhancement of athletes. Drawing on themes from his recent book, The Case Against Perfection, he discusses the ethical issues at stake. A transcript of this episode is available at www.open2.net/ethicsbites/” At the link find the title, “Direct download: Michael Sandel on Genetic Enhancement in Sports.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Picture Brides 30 mins – “On Thursday, a federal appeals panel unanimously rejected President Trump’s move to reinstate the ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations into the United States. The restriction, put into effect by executive order on Jan. 27, is commonly believed to be a ban on Muslims. So, on this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look back at sweeping immigration restrictions in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how immigrant communities navigated these changing rules.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcast Production 30 mins – “For our Season 2 finale, we’re pulling back the curtain to reveal the specialist behind the podcast and radio show Snap Judgment, and a little about what goes into making our show. Plus: a very special announcement from our team! Make sure you listen through to the end to hear it. http://www.specialistpodcast.com/At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click ‘Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks 27 mins – “Did a white US police officer break the law by shooting dead an unarmed black youth?” At the link find the title, “Unarmed Black Male, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rjwvt.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Argument 20 mins – “Why is argument so important in politics? Bob Talisse, co-author of Why We Argue (and how we should), explores this issue in conversation with David Edmonds for this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link find the title, “Robert Talisse on the Importance of Arguments in Politics, Oct, 2013,” right-click “Media files Robert Talisse on the Importance of Argument in Politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Bioethics 19 mins – “How should health resources be distributed? Jonathan Wolff discusses this and related questions in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was originally released on Bioethics Bites in association with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and made possible by a grant from the Wellcome Trust. “ At the link find the title, “Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics (originally on Bioethics Bites), Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Division 32 mins – “Professor Russell Muirhead argues that to do anything in politics you need a party but just because a party currently rules does not mean it will be successful and continue to rule. …The ultimate goal in elections is to create a constitutional majority and keep that majority for more than one election cycle. …The Electoral College is a constitutional majority because it represents an enduring and geographically dispersed population that is larger in space and more enduring in time and thus a more thoughtful, right, and just majority. …The voters hope that President Trump will translate their hopes and grievances into good government. Peter Robinson and Russell Muirhead end the interview by briefly discussing the global project that depends on the success of the United States, with Muirhead arguing that there is no global project without the United States. The fight for justice requires people/citizens who are tough, resilient, and ready to fight the world’s fight for good; that type of character is what we need to model at colleges and universities today.” At the link find the title, “The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170202-muirhead.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Outlooks 67 mins – “Continuing on Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th Century America (1998). We talk more about Rorty’s description of the conflict between the “reformist left” and the “cultural left.” Do political-comedy shows serve a a positive political purpose? Can an enlightened political viewpoint really be a mass movement at all? Is it better to pursue specific political campaigns (e.g., pass law X) or be part of a “movement?” Can Rorty’s diagnosis cure Seth’s malaise? Listen to part 1 first, though you should probably just get the ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Realism 17 mins – “Raymond Geuss wants political philosophers to focus on real politics rather than abstract notions. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for Philosophy Bites he explains why he believes philosophers such as Robert Nozick and John Rawls were fundamentally misguided in the way they approached political philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Raymond Geuss on Real Politics, Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files Raymond Geuss on Real Politics.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Political Tribes 45 mins – “President Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme Court, legal battles ramp up in opposition to the Trump’s executive order on immigration restrictions,and some in Congress vow to resist: Three political experts speculate on the future of our three branches of government and their respective powers in the Trump administration.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Porphyrins 6 mins – “Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins” At the link find the title, “Porphyrins: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Porphyrins.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Solution in Peru 27 mins – “Economic growth benefits the poorest families in Peru. A fast-growing economy provides funds for social projects, such as giving $30 a month to each female head of a household. The poverty rate in Peru has halved in ten years from 55% in 2005 to 22% in 2015. Can poverty continue to be cut further? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Cutting Poverty – Peru, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn5sn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Professor Politician 18 mins -.”Michael Ignatieff was an academic with a keen inerest in political theory before he learnt the hard way about politics in practice. He was an academic who became leader of the opposition in Canada then lost heavily in the 2011 Prime Ministerial election. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses the relationship between theory and practice in politics with Nigel Warburton.” At the link find the title, “Michael Ignatieff on Political Theory and Political Practice.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Physics 39 mins – “The 20th century was a golden one for science. Big bang cosmology, the unravelling of the genetic code of life, and of course Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But it also saw the birth of quantum mechanics – a description of the world on a subatomic level – and unlike many of the other great achievements of the century, the weird world of quantum physics remains as mysterious today as it was a century ago. But what if strange quantum behaviour emerged from familiar, classical physics? How would this alter our view of the quantum world? And, more importantly, what would it tell us about the fundamental nature of reality? To explore this and more, Ian Sample speaks to an advocate of an emergent theory of quantum mechanics, Gerard t’Hooft, Nobel prize winner, and emeritus professor of theoretical physics atP Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Providing some historical background, we hear from Kings College London’s Dr Eleanor Knox. Finally, Aix Marseille Université’s Professor Carlo Rovelli offers an alternative, “relational” interpretation of quantum mechanics.” At the link right-click MPD3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quebec Mosque Attack P1 – “Six people were killed and eight wounded during evening prayers Sunday, in what Quebec’s premier described as a “murderous act directed at a specific community.” At the link find the title, “Jan 30: Quebec City reacts to lethal terrorist attack at local mosque, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170130_79928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quebec Mosque Attack P2 – “Can we connect political words to murderous deeds? We are in a world of political disruption, anger, change, protest and defiance, but how do we process all of this? Law professor Payam Akhavan tells us what we’re not seeing.” At the link find the title, “Jan 31: Quebec mosque attack symptom of ‘populist hatred spreading,’ says law prof, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170131_45021.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quebec Mosque Attack P3 – “As the country mourns the loss of six men killed at a mosque in Quebec City, their deaths cast light on the anti-Muslim sentiment that remains far too pervasive in Canada. A panel of Muslims share their experiences and reflect on the tragedy.” At the link find the title, “Feb 3: How Muslim Canadians are coping after Quebec City attack, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170203_42964.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in America 52 mins – “We wrap up the show with Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby reflecting on what they’ve learned through this experiment in multiracial dialogue, and the ways in which we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, power, and privilege in our most-definitely-not-yet-pre-post-yet-still-very-racial society.” At the link find the title,”#1704: What have we learned? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1394647317.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crises 22 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to David Miliband, the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), about the effects of President Trump’s executive order on refugees worldwide.” At the link find the title, “The President’s Executive Disorder, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8823700882.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Life 60 mins – “This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?” At the link right-click “Download,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renewable Energy Patrons 30 mins – “What do you think of when you hear the word, “billionaires?” Ruthless capitalists? Decadent narcissists? Evil cheese-puffs? What about renewable power? Well, today on Sea Change Radio we hear from Sammy Roth, energy reporter for The Desert Sun, who recently wrote a three-part series about how some American billionaires with deep roots in the fossil fuel industry, are planning bold clean power initiatives. We talk about the enormous wind farm that conservative tycoon Philip Anschutz hopes to build in Wyoming, discuss the efforts that famed investor Warren Buffett is making to enter California’s electricity marketplace, and learn what “balancing authorities” are and the role they play in our electric grid. Is what’s happening in the West just another capitalist scheme to benefit the 1%, or might these moves actually reduce climate pollution and lower energy bills?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Competition 12 mins – “This March, 17 middle-school teams descended on the Academy for the 2nd Annual FIRST LEGO League Robotics Scrimmage. Find out what went down this year, as teams turned their sights to food safety.” At the link find the title, “Junior Roboticists Take on a Food Challenge, Apr, 2012,” right-click “Media files RobotScrim2012_SciCity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rock Crushing 53 mins – “Tim Pannell has developed an award-winning machine called the Reefinator, which he manufacture and sells to Farmers and Contractors across Australia. The Reefinator converts shallow, rocky soil into deep productive soils at an economical cost. In this episode, we learn about That Tim started thinking about the Reefinator almost 20 years ago, but he only recently started to work on it recently How the Reefinator works to crush rock The process that Tim followed to build the initial prototype How Tim found the manufacturer for his equipment Protecting his idea when working with third party manufacturers (and the advantages of working with them) … Links and resources mentioned in this episode Website: rocksgone.com.au” At the link find the title, “Developing a Rock Crushing Machine & Quality Control with Tim Pannell of Rocksgone – The Product Startup: Product development for small business, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files TPS039-Tim Pannell with Rocksgone.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rousseau 16 mins – “Modern society is for most people synonymous with progress. Not for the eighteenth century thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau believed that civilization corrupts us in certain ways. Melissa Lane explains Rousseau’s views on progress in this episode of Philosophy Bites.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Melissa Lane on Rousseau on Civilization.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rural Urban Divide 50 mins – “According to the New York Times, the 2016 election “highlighted a growing rural-urban split.” So, on this episode of BackStory, Brian, Ed and Nathan look at what happens when urban and rural Americans collide….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saddam Hussein Interrogation 60 mins – “Former Senior CIA analyst John Nixon joins us to talk about his book, [Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein]. A programming note, this program contains language which some viewers may find offensive.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with John Nixon, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.464447.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Signals vs. Noise 36 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about Donald Trump’s isolationist policies and whether Americans should be worried about the future of our democracy.” At the link find the title, “Signals vs. Noise, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3260467340.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smoking Ban 27 mins – “Bollards disguised as cigarette butts indicating smoking areas, high prices, compulsory plain packaging, advertising campaigns showing how smoking damages your health, an app to support giving up, and a culture of shame: anti-smoking messages come at Australians from all angles. Only around 13% of Australians smoke. Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Australia – Curbing Smoking, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017” right-click “Media files p04rn202.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports and Politics 30 mins – “It has been a nightmarish week. The new president has kicked off his reign with a series of illegal and immoral executive orders and a set of preposterous appointments. Every day we wake up and remember that this is really happening. Many of us are looking to the upcoming Super Bowl more and more for solace and distraction. Today on Sea Change Radio we are having a Super Bowl special of a sort. Our guest is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports podcast, best known for his articulate treatment of the intersection of sports and politics. Zirin and host Alex Wise talk about the Brady-Trump connection (or what we are calling ConflateGate), and more broadly about the role of athletes in our political discourse.” At the link right-click Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Bannon 46 mins – “Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press, on fact and fiction in the Trump era and the rise of Steve Bannon.” At the link find the title, “Fact, Fiction And Trump, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_512687456.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Hazard 77 mins – “Sugar appears to have no nutritional value. But is it more than just empty calories? Is it actually bad for us? Author and journalist Gary Taubes talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, The Case Against Sugar. Taubes argues that there is substantial circumstantial evidence suggesting that sugar is the underlying cause of a host of modern health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Taubes concedes the evidence is not iron-clad or definitive and reflects along the way on the intellectual and personal challenges of holding a strong view in the face of significant skepticism.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Nominees 64 mins – “In an elaborately choreographed prime-time ceremony this week, President Trump tapped Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat that has been vacant for almost a year. We sit down with the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Elizabeth Wydra to examine Judge Gorsuch’s judicial record, whether he really is “Scalia 2.0,” and the difficult choices confronting Senate Democrats in the wake of this nomination. We also consider the ramifications of reports that some U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are defying federal court orders around Trump’s new travel restrictions. Slate staffers Mark Joseph Stern and Leon Neyfakh tell us what they learned from constitutional law scholars about the possibility of a standoff between two branches of the federal government. …Finally, we zero in on one of the many lawsuits filed this week against Trump’s executive order. Aziz v. Trump centers on a pair of young men who were en route to join their father in Michigan when the order was issued, and wound up being deported to Ethiopia upon their arrival at Dulles International Airport. We’re joined by the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the case.” At the link find the title, “Will You Accept This Robe? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2137165052.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Impact 18 mins – “What, if anything, is wrong with surveillance? Why value privacy? Tom Sorrell answers these questions in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in assocation with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Tom Sorell on Surveillance, Jan, 2013,” right-click “Media files Tom Sorell on Surveillance.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalists 48 mins – “Journalist Evan Osnos talks about the Silicon Valley survivalists who are stockpiling food and weapons and investing in luxury underground bunkers. “They feel a sense of fragility in our politics,” he says. Osnos has also been writing about Trump.” At the link find the title,”January 25, 2017 ‘Survival Of The Richest’,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synchrotron Radiation 27 mins – “Open SESAME! And no we are not talking about Ali Baba in this case. SESAME is an acronym for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East. But what exactly does that mean? A synchrotron light produces very intense pulses of light that allows detailed studies of various objects. Join hosts Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli as they speak to Stanford professor Herman Winick  about his role and involvement in SESAME.: At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Syrian Refugees 49 mins – “Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive officer of Mercy Corps, discusses the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and the effect of the Trump administration’s executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim Ferris 75 mins – “Whether you’re a millionaire-in-the-making or just trying to check off your to-do list every single day, you’re always on the hunt for how to do your best, but where do you even start? Enter Tim Ferris of Four-Hour Work Week, and his latest book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Just for you, Tim picked the brains of 200+ of the most creative, successful leaders from around the world to help you do better every day, including Brene Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, Jamie Foxx, Reid Hoffman, and dozens of others. He asked them actionable questions (What does the first hour of their day look like? What do their workout routines look like and why? What are the biggest time wastes they avoid?) so that you can apply their philosophies to your own life. To quote Tim, who tried many of these tactics himself, “The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.” Come hear from Tim at INFORUM, and who knows—maybe you’ll end up featured in his next book! At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Toy Lab 56 mins – “It may not be rocket science, but there’s still much to consider when inventing children’s toys, starting with all the ideas for what to build. Within the famous design firm IDEO, a small team toils away in a toy lab founded by Brendan Boyle, who also teaches design thinking at Stanford University. In conversation with Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Boyle discusses the importance of playfulness, divergent thinking and creativity in making toys.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma P1 84 mins – “UCSF doctors present an overview of the concepts of injury survey in trauma patients when time is critical. Recorded on 10/13/2016. (#31564)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma P2 54 mins- “Drs. Lucy Kornblith and Aaron Kornblith provide an overview of advances in trauma care and the impact they are having. Recorded on 11/17/2016. (#31569)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trayvon Martin 36 mins – “On February 26th, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead at a residential complex in Sanford, a small city north of Orlando, Florida. The following year, the man who shot Martin, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of second-degree murder. Soon after, the Black Lives Matter movement formed, inspiring a new chapter in civil rights activism. At the center of it all were Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. We check in with them about how they’re doing five years after their son’s death and ask about their new book, “Rest In Power,” which pays loving tribute to Trayvon Martin.” At the link find the title, “Rest In Power: How Trayvon Martin Transformed A Nation, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170207_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treasure Hunting 20 mins – “W.C. Jameson has searched for a recovered buried treasure across the world. But on a search in Arizona, he found something he never expected. Find out more about W.C. Jameson’s work and adventures at http://www.wcjameson.com/At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click ‘Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Review 45 mins – “President Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme Court, legal battles ramp up in opposition to the Trump’s executive order on immigration restrictions,and some in Congress vow to resist: Three political experts speculate on the future of our three branches of government and their respective powers in the Trump administration.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump and Higher Education 46 mins – “Donald Trump talks about “America first” and walls and tighter borders, and shows a harder face to the world. American high tech and higher education have thrived by doing just the opposite. American universities brim with the brains and money of international students. American high tech giants are decidedly global and often founded by immigrants. These two sectors are American jewels. Global leaders. Will they stay that way? This hour in our On Point 100-Day Spotlight, high tech and higher-ed in the time of Trump.” At the link right the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Orwell 24 mins – “It was a novel set in a dystopian future —the year 1984. But in today’s world of fake news and alternative facts, George Orwell’s doublethink and newspeak seem more relevant than ever.” At the link find the title “Feb 3: Orwell’s 1984 eerily parallels reality in the age of Trump, says author, Feb 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170203_89226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Putin 42 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, the investor and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. The two discuss how business in Russia operates, the threats made on his life by Vladamir Putin, and the dangers facing our country with a President that’s willing to curry favor to Russia.” At the link find the title, “The Magnitsky Act and The Looming Russian Danger, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4941536192.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 76 mins – “Live from the Skirball Center at New York University – A handful of New York’s top editors talk about how journalists and the media at large can play a bigger role in making sure that fact prevails over fiction in the coming months and years under a Trump administration.” At the link find the title, ”Not the New Normal: How the Media Should Cover the Trump Presidency (Live Edition), Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6380704571.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Womens’ Rights 4 mins – “The request from Donald Trump’s transition team set off alarm bells within the small world of groups that promote global women’s rights. Trump’s team wanted details about the US State Department’s spending on gender equality, and names of people whose primary function was to promote gender issues. “It wasn’t a benign request,” said Ambassador Cathy Russell, head of the Office of Global Women’s Issues in Barack Obama’s State Department, whose office fielded the request. “They were looking for the family planning money and the LGBT programming and spending.” She didn’t give them the information. Weeks later, President Trump signed an executive order cutting off US funding to global women’s health organizations worldwide if they counseled, referred or advocated for access to abortion….” At the link find the title, “The future of global women’s rights under Trump? ‘It could be devastating.’ Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 02092017_03.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Education Options 57 mins – “At the local and national level, the movement to give families more options outside of their local district gains traction. In New Hampshire, several proposed bills would provide more funds and greater access to charter schools and other forms of education. But some worry these efforts will harm public school districts and rural counties.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

Trump Executive Orders Impact 44 mins – “UC Berkeley students protest Milo Yiannopoulos, Budweiser releases Super Bowl ad with immigration theme, the economic future of the Inland Empire.” At the link find the title, “Protest at UC Berkeley, Super Bowl ad tackles immigration, the economic future of the Inland Empire, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW 020217-736da01d.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Precautions 31 mins ­ After an election that sent shock waves across the world and plunged America into an uncertain future, host Sabrina Siddiqui explores what Americans can do in response. From grassroots organizations to the halls of Congress, she asks guests what Americans can expect, and how to prepare for and fight back when one of the most divisive President-elects in modern history takes office. Political historian David Szakonyi of George Washington University notes that Donald Trump’s leadership represents a government shakeup that many voters are hungry for, but history offers some warnings. “It’s almost tragic how little success business people have had compared to the expectations that people have placed on them,” says Szakonyi. Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego says that Donald Trump does not have a mandate to violate the constitutional rights of his constituents. Gallego plans to work hard for an America that does not promote a “fear of the other”. At the link right “Download MP3” and select “save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Threat to Science [First segment] 56 mins – “US scientists call Canada on how to deal with being muzzled; Carl Sagan saw the future; Chimps, war and the “cuddle hormone”; Tales From The Parasitic Crypt; What gives a tomato its flavour; Death and decay are part of life; Quirks & Questions – Moons.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Scientists Call Canada For Help; Chimps, War and the Cuddle Hormone; Carl Sagan Saw The Future, and more, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20170128_66177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s EPA Director 46 mins – “President Obama’s EPA Chief Gina McCarthy joins us to look at President Trump’s early moves on the environment.” At yhe link find the title, “Obama’s EPA Chief On The U.S. And Climate Change, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_512893262.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis Trends 9 mins – “One third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis. It kills 1.5 million people each year. It exists in a latent or active form. Current treatment involves 4 or 5 drugs. Drug resistant strains can take up to 24 months to treat. In poor countries, without social welfare, where the choice is food or treatment, patients often cease treatment when there are the first signs of improvement, usually before the full course of drugs has been taken. This encourages drug resistance and often there is a relapse with an untreatable strain. What is needed is a new form of treatment which is cheap and fast. Greg Cook’s team at the University of Otago is investigating a cellular enzyme which has a unique vulnerability within the tuberculosis bacterium. Existing drugs for TB affect normal cells, making patients weak. The goal is to develop drugs which target TB’s vulnerable enzyme, producing a fast, affective treatment.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tunisian Women 27 mins – “A Muslim country with a cosmopolitan outlook, Tunisia is both liberal and conservative. The code of personal status introduced by Tunisia’s first president Habib Bourguiba established equality laws for women after Tunisia’s independence. But inequalities and violence towards women persist. How long will it be before there is true equality? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountryAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turtles Band 76 mins – “Musician and vocalist Howard Kaylan (The Turtles, The Mothers of Invention, Flo & Eddie) joins Gilbert and Frank for a funny, freewheeling discussion of a host of topics, including the virtuosity of Harry Nilsson, the “free love” of the 1960s, the nostalgic appeal of “That Thing You Do!” and the underrated artistry of The Zombies. Also: Howard disses Lulu, parties with Soupy Sales, runs afoul of Jimi Hendrix and meets his personal “Louis Prima.” PLUS: Kate Smith! “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club!” Donald Fagen buys a suit! John Lennon feuds with Frank Zappa! And the Turtles invade the White House!” At the link find the title, “#141 Howard Kaylan,” right-click “Media files edb5f9cb-92eb-499f-a4da-57881a4d003a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unsaleable Stuff 18 mins – “Michael Sandel. 2009 Reith Lecturer, discusses the moral limits of markets.” At the link right-click “ Direct download: Michael Sandel on What Shouldn’t Be Sold.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viscose Rayon is Hazardous 58 mins – “In his new book, Paul D. Blanc, M.D., outlines the century-long history of “fake silk,” or cellulose viscose, used to produce such products as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges. He explores the export of hazardous manufacturing to developing countries, and the current “greenwashing” of viscose as an eco-friendly product. He describes the poisonous materials and environmental abuses involved in the manufacturing process, and the grave impact it has on human health. Deeply researched and boldly presented, Dr. Blanc’s book brings to light an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Rights 24 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk about the dangers being proposed to voting rights by the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “The Worst Case Scenario for Voting Rights, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2091860251.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Uses 26 mins – “President Trump frequents his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, has a triplex penthouse in Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan and has his last name blazoned on dozens of properties around the world. Does that change things for the office of the presidency?” At the link find the title, “Should Trump be spending weekends at Mar-a-Lago? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 589d498be4b09a0a172eb839_1351620000001-300030_t_1486703005653_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfires 30 mins – “When wildfires engulfed the Canadian city of Fort McMurray last May 90,000 people were displaced and well over £2bn of damage was caused, making it one of the costliest natural disasters of all time. That fire proved to be just the start of a summer of flames that ripped through California, Greece and France. An area the size of India now burns every year and climate change is blamed for an increase in the length of the fire season across the boreal forests of North America. Tom Heap visits Fort McMurray to find out how a city could be so easily engulfed by fire and to meet the local scientists and firefighters working out fresh strategies to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine and Stink Bugs 3 mins – “Researchers help wine makers solve a stinky problem.” At the link find the title, “Episode 736 – The Stench in Wine,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_Feb2_2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Investors 68 mins – “Are you ready to take charge of your career and financial destiny? Let Sallie Krawcheck show you how to harness your potential and fearlessly go after your goals. Sallie Krawcheck has been called the most powerful woman on Wall Street, and she’s opening up her years of experience to create a playbook for women’s professional success in Own It: The Power of Women at Work—one that incorporates women’s strengths, allows for non-traditional career paths, and shapes women’s power to advance themselves creatively and courageously. Sallie once held senior positions at Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Citigroup. Now, she runs Ellevest, a digital platform focused on redefining investment tools, resources and strategies for women. “[Ellevest] isn’t ‘for women,’ ‘pink it and shrink it,’ ‘make it smaller,’” Sallie shared in a recent interview, reminding us that women often have different salary arcs, live longer on average, and often make decisions such as taking a few years off from career to raise children—all key components in investment strategies. Sallie’s wide range of experiences—from reaching the top rung in the “boys’ club” of Wall Street to launching Ellevest—mean there are myriad stories, skills, and sage pieces of advice, and we can’t wait to hear from her. Spend an evening walking in Sallie’s high-powered heels with INFORUM, and get inspired to own your future.At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Writing Well 62 mins – “Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading authorities on language, mind and human nature. A professor of psychology at Harvard, he is the bestselling author of eight books and regularly appears in lists of the world’s top 100 thinkers. In 2014 he returned to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his latest publication ‘The Sense of Style’, a short and entertaining writing guide for the 21st century… Good writing has always been hard: a performance requiring pretence, empathy, and a drive for coherence. … Pinker showed how everyone can improve their mastery of writing and their appreciation of the art. Professor Pinker was in conversation with Ian McEwan, one of Britain’s most acclaimed novelists, who has frequently explored the common ground between art and science….” At the link find the title, “Steven Pinker on Good Writing, with Ian McEwan, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 274 – Feb 10, 2017: Addiction Stories, Algae Uses, Animal Rights, Atheism, Aviation Careers, Belief Changes, Book Manufacturing, Border Tax, Bread History, Breast Feeding Controversy, Brexit Impact, Broadband in Nebraska, Bureaucracies, Canadian Racial Issue, Canadian Tax Havens, Chicken Tax, Chimp Smuggling, CIA at War, Civil War, Consciousness, Conspiracy Theories, Dan Carlin Background, Data Saving Effort, Decision Making, Ebola Stories, Eisenhower Era, Fake News, Fake Reality, Fasting Value, Fat Causes and Uses, Fentanyl Overdoses, Fish Talk, Free Markets, Freedom Variations, Gender Crime, Genome Definition, GMO Report Findings, Gun Control, Gun Ownership, Hannah Arendt, Human Enhancement, Immigration Ban, Immigration Guest Workers, Inequality, IRS Assistance, Isaac Newton, ISIS Control, James Baldwin, Journalism Decline in Canada, Karl Marx, Labor Change Trauma, Memories Explained, Middle East with Dan Carlin, Militarized Police, Moose Problems, Nuclear Threat, Nuclear Weapons Strategies, Older Workers, Physiology of Exercise, Police Abuse of Blacks, Political Representation, Presidential Tweets, Publishing Worldwide, Racism in America, Reconciliation in Canada, Religion for Atheists, Retraining Program Failure, Richard Branson Story, Russia and Trump, Russian Politics, Science Structure, Software Developer Anil Dash, Steve Bannon, Syrian Conflict, Thomas Friedman Talk, Trump and Keystone XL Pipeline, Trump and the Press, Vaccine Research, Vegetarianism, White House Press, Wolf Pack Democracy

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 90 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 286 for the week to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

Addiction Stories 56 mins – “Evidence is growing that certain medicines can ease cravings for drugs and alcohol and improve people’s lives. And the medical community, backed by substantial federal funding, is promoting these drugs, calling them life-savers in many cases. But there are skeptics: Some who feel this approach merely replaces one addiction for another and others who fear this is just another profit-making venture of so-called “big pharma.” At the link right-click the play button beside, “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algae Uses 28 mins – “Think of algae and you’ll probably think trouble. Algal blooms turned the diving pool green at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Smelly seaweed ruins many a trip to the beach. But Alison Smith, Professor of Plant Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, argues that we should appreciate algae more. They range in size from giant kelp to microscopic diatoms. They are found all over the world from the Arctic to the Tropics, live in water and make energy from the sun by photosynthesis. Alison Smith talks to Jim al-Khalili about algae’s sometimes bizarre biochemistry and how she discovered that they obtain their vitamins from bacteria they live alongside in the sea. They also discuss how we are beginning to farm algae to make all kinds of chemicals, from food stuffs to biofuels. We may become very dependent on them when the oil runs out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Rights 16 mins – “How should we treat animals? Jeremy Bentham argued that we should weigh animal suffering in our moral decision making, and Peter Singer’s concept of speciesism is a modern version of that utilitarian approach. Gary L. Francione argues that philosophers like Peter Singer who focus on animal welfare have not gone far enough: what matters is that we shouldn’t use animals at all. He calls his approach abolitionism. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Gary Francione on Animal Abolitionism, Oct, 2012,” right-click “Media filesGary Francione on Animal Abolitionism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Rights 16 mins – “Many philosophers argue in favour of the welfare of animals because of their capacity for feeling pain. Harvard philosopher Christine Korsgaard is unusual in using Kantian arguments to defend the status of animals as ends in themselves. She discusses her approach with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link find the title, “Christine Korsgaard on the Status of Animals, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files Christine Korsgaard on the Status of Animals.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atheism 12 mins – Is belief in the existence of a God or gods the equivalent of believing that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or can it be defended on the basis of reason or evidence? In this interview for Philosophy Bites  Anthony Grayling gives a philosophical defence of atheism and explains why he believes it to be a well-grounded and ultimately life-affirming position to hold.” At the link right-click “Direct download: GraylingA.MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Careers 35 mins – “In episode 124 we discuss leaving a six-figure salary for an airline job, shout outs, our new weekly show, and your questions answered.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Safe Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Belief Changes P2 56 mins – “If you try to correct someone who you know is wrong, you run the risk of alarming their brains to a sort-of existential, epistemic threat, and if you do that, when that person expends effortful thinking to escape, that effort can strengthen their beliefs instead of weakening them. In this episode you’ll hear from three experts who explain how trying to correct misinformation can end up causing more harm than good.” At the link find the title, “094 – The Backfire Effect – Part Two,” right-click “Media files 094-The Backfire Effect-Part_Two.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Manufacturing 51mins – “ With sales of printed books on the rise, there’s little sign the reading experience will go entirely digital any time soon. So how does a novel make the jump from manuscript to bookshop, and what happens next? We start our story at Hodder & Stoughton, where director of production Joanna Seaton gives us a whistlestop tour of the editorial process. Next we head to Suffolk, where Chris Impey takes us from printing plate to bound copy at one of the UK’s biggest printers, Clays. Waterstones fiction buyer Chris White tells us how they decide which titles make it on to the shelves, while Book Industry Communication’s Karina Luke and Book Aid International’s Simon Mercer explain what happens to the books that never get sold….” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Tax 21 mins – “Over the next few months, we’re going to explain President Trump’s economic plans. Today: a totally new idea for corporate taxes. What’s the plan, what’s the theory behind it, and does it work?” At the link find the title, “#751: The Thing About That Border Tax,” right-click “Media files 20170201 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bread History 36 mins – “The second installment of A Thought for Food’s systematic analysis of America’s sandwich, the cheeseburger, looks at bread—one of the strangest and most interesting products humanity has ever invented. Featured in this episode are  conversations with Thomas R. and Carol Janas Sinclair, authors of Bread, Beer, and the Seeds of Change , Maudene Nelson of Columbia University, Dr. Michael McBurney of DSM Nutritional Products, and Dr. Stephen Pintauro of the University of Vermont. This podcast is a co-production of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Science & the City.” At the link find the title, “June 14, 2013 A Thought for Food: Going to Seed,” right-click “Downloadand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Feeding Controversy 24 mins – “It’s a message you hear again and again: Breastfeeding is best. But some moms who struggle with breastfeeding say the pressure to do it can be too much to bear. The Current looks into the burden some mothers face and the pushback against ‘Lactivists.’” At the link find the title, “Jan 25: Breastfeeding ‘lactivists’ may be doing more harm than good, says author, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170125_67781.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Brexit Impact 58 mins – “Some have called it the unravelling of Europe, while others claim it may signal the end of liberalism. Brexit both surprised and confounded experts who never thought it would happen. Timothy Garton delivers the Donner Canadian Foundation Lecture.” At the link find the title, “The Causes and Consequences of Brexit: Timothy Garton Ash, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170126_51668.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Nebraska 33 mins – “We’ve been covering happenings in Lincoln, Nebraska for several years now. The city’s Right of Way Manager David Young joins us for episode 238 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. David is a returning guest; this week, he’s here to talk about Lincoln’s new venture into small cell technology. The state imposes restrictions on municipalities in Nebraska. Nevertheless, Lincoln has found a way to make a smart investment in conduit and public fiber to create a welcoming environment for providers. An extensive conduit network and smart local policies in Lincoln have improved competition, expanded access, and now the small cell program is improving mobile …” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bureaucracies 59 mins – “Johns Hopkins University political science professor Benjamin Ginsberg discusses his book, [What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Benjamin Ginsberg, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.462998.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Canadian Racial Issue P1 21 mins – “Today marks the one year anniversary since the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s historic finding that the federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves. Critics say too little progress has been made to fix things.” At the link find the title, “Jan 26: Indigenous leaders give Trudeau government failing grade on delivering promises 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170126_64886.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Racial Issue P2 9 mins – “Yesterday Minister Carolyn Bennett joined The Current for a ‘report card’ on how well the Trudeau government has done on delivering its promises to Indigenous Canadians. NDP MP Charlie Angus wants to rebut one of her major claims.” At the link find the title, “Jan 27: Minister Bennett lied about funding to Indigenous communities, says MP Charlie Angus 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170127_48206.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Tax Havens 21 mins – “When you think of offshore tax havens, add Canada to the list. A joint CBC News and Toronto Star investigation reveals how Canada is becoming a destination for tax evasion.” At the link find the title, “Jan 26: Canada marketed as global tax haven, experts say 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170126_32150.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicken Tax 18 mins – “President Trump talks about putting tariffs on foreign cars. But there are already tariffs on auto imports and one got there because of chickens in Germany. This is how trade barriers tend to spread.” At the link find the title, “#632: The Chicken Tax,” right-click “Media files 20170125 pmoney_podcast012517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chimp Smuggling 27 mins – “The BBC exposes the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees, captured in Africa and exported to the Gulf or Asia as pets or for private zoos. Capturing a baby chimp means killing the parents and often other adult chimpanzees. The trade is starting to threaten chimp populations in the wild. Reporter David Shukman infiltrates a smuggling ring based in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast, and discovers the scale of this illegal trade which crosses several continents.” At the link find the title, “Chimp Smuggling Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rg83m.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CIA at War 32 mins – “I was originally going to discuss the song “Battle Cry of Freedom” and the Emancipation Proclamation, and then cover another major battle or two at the end. However, by the time I got done talking about the Proclamation, I had more than enough material for an entire episode, so decided to just stop there for now.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War P3 77 mins – “In this episode we’re talking about mobilization of manpower and resources for large-scale warfare and the resultant growth in the size and power of the central state, something that happened on a massive scale in the case of both the Union and the Confederate governments.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 17 mins – “Why do we have consciousness at all? Neuroscientist Chris Frith discusses this question with Nigel Warburton in this episode of Mind Bites which is part of a series made in association with Philosophy Bites for Nick Shea’s AHRC-funded Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person project.” At the link find the title, “Chris Frith on The Point of Consciousness, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Chris Frith on the Point of Consciousness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conspiracy Theories 21 mins – “What is a conspiracy? Why do conspiracies – real or imagined –  matter to philsophy? Cassim Quaassam explores these questions in conversation with Nigel WarburtonAt the link right-click “Direct download: Quassim Cassam on Conspiracy Theories.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dan Carlin Background 75 mins – “Imagine celebrities from the 1960s and 1970s who were involved in sexual conduct with minors in their heyday being called to account for it today. It’s currently happening in Great Britain. Dan has some thoughts.” At the link find the title, “Show 276 – Past Transgressions, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files cswdcc76.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Saving Effort 12 mins – “Dozens of scientists working at schools like the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Toronto, and a handful of others are frantically working on a series of projects to preserve government science from alteration or deletion under the Donald Trump administration. In this episode, we’ll be checking in with Nick Shapiro and Bethany Wiggin, who are organizing efforts to download and rehost vital climate change data before Trump takes office.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Making 24 mins – “Michael Lewis, author of financial thrillers such as “The Big Short” and “Moneyball” turns his attention to the world of psychology, and a bromance between two scientists who changed the way we think.” At the link find the title, “Jan 27: How two game-changing psychologists changed the way we think about thinking 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170127_38675.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Stories 24 mins – “What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you? Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus….For more on the work of producer Jake Halpern go to http://www.jakehalpern.com.”

Eisenhower Era 58 mins – “Fox News Channel chief political anchor Bret Baier looks at the exchange of power from President Eisenhower to President Kennedy. He is interviewed by Susan Eisenhower, president of the Eisenhower Group.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Bret Baier, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.465514.MP3-STD.mp3

Fake News 12 mins ­- ”In a world of fake news, The Current looks to online resource Snopes.com — a website that is thriving in this ‘post-truth’ era by checking the facts.” At the link find the title, “Jan 23: Fact-checking website Snopes fights fake news in ‘post-truth’ era 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170123_47140.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Reality 52 mins – “Playing for Team Human is Jonathan Larsen. Larsen is a journalist, comedy writer, and TV producer who has worked on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, Up w/ Chris Hayes, and Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann. Larsen recently launched TheFingNews.com, a news digest that brings context, analysis, and humor to the daily news. Jonathan joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the Fucking News and the new Indivertible Guide. In a wide-ranging conversation, Larsen and Rushkoff look behind the scenes of reporting and discuss propaganda, fake news, and strategies for resisting the reality TV show era of the Trump presidency.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 20 Jonathan Larsen ‘Fake Reality’” right-click “Media files TH_20-Jonathan-Larsen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value 60 mins – “On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guests Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung. Jimmy Moore, who everyone probably already knows, is the founder of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, author of Keto Clarity, co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, and more. Dr. Jason Fung is a world renowned nephrologist based out of Toronto, and also a co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting.” At the link right-clickDownload Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Causes and Uses 29 mins – “When Sylvia Tara had more trouble fitting into her skinny jeans than her friends, she decided to learn why she was prone to being fat.  Her new book is –  The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fentanyl Overdoses 12 mins – “Vancouver Coastal Health’s chief medical health officer provides a solution to the fentanyl crisis — access to treatment with medical grade heroin, and decriminalizing illicit drugs.” At the link find the title, “Jan 23: ‘One of the worst crises I’ve ever seen’: Vancouver Coastal Health calls for prescription heroin 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170123_92454.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Talk 58 mins – “Whales are threatened by us. Their language eroding through noise and climate change. Carrie Haber explores how marine scientists around the world are thinking about our evolutionary courtship with these magnificent mammals in the sea.” At the link find the title, “Darkwave – Underwater languages at the brink of extinction (Encore Sept 28, 2016) 2017” right-click “Media files ideas_20170124_19778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Markets 18 mins – ”Is free market fairness an oxymoron? John Tomasi, author of Free Market Fairness, argues that economic freedom and social justice are compatible. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he explains his position in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.At the link right-click “Direct download: John Tomasi on Free Market Fairness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom Variations 18 mins – “Ancient and modern concepts of freedom differ. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast political philosopher Alan Ryan compares and contrasts ancient and modern concepts of freedom in conversation with Nigel Warburton. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Alan Ryan on Freedom and Its History, Dec, 2012,” right-click “Direct download: Alan Ryan on Freedom and Its History_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Crime 18mins – “In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Catharine MacKinnon talks to Nigel Warburton about the concept of Gender Crime. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Catharine MacKinnon on Gender Crime, Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files Catherine MacKinnon on Gender Crime.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genome Definition 17 mins – “Genomics is a new approach to understanding our biology, one with far-reaching consequences for our understanding of what we are and where are responsibilities lie. Philosopher of biology John Dupre explains in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: John Dupre on Genomics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Report Findings 34 mins – “The National Academies of Science is one of the most respected scientific organizations on the planet, composed of well-established scientists and other scholars that perform important functions in vetting scientific claims and steering scientific agendas of a nation.  Every several years the NAS commissions a review of the literature on genetic engineering in crop plants.  Over the last several years the NAS appointed a diverse group do perform the 3rd such comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Fred Gould was the Chair of that group, and speaks with Dr. Paul Vincelli about the charge to the committee and some of the outcomes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control 17 mins – “Jeff McMahan argues against the private ownership of guns in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Jeff McMahan on Gun Control.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Ownership with Carlin 52 mins – “Dan has a couple of issues he’s been meaning to get to…a bit about guns, a bit about Marijuana, a bit about everyone’s Intolerable Oppression limits. He offers a bit of popcorn analysis on all of them.” At the link find the title, “Show 289 – Overdue Analysis, ‘ right-click “Media files cswdcc89.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hannah Arendt 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. She developed many of her ideas in response to the rise of totalitarianism in the C20th, partly informed by her own experience as a Jew in Nazi Germany before her escape to France and then America. She wanted to understand how politics had taken such a disastrous turn and, drawing on ideas of Greek philosophers as well as her peers, what might be done to create a better political life. Often unsettling, she wrote of ‘the banality of evil’ when covering the trial of Eichmann, one of the organisers of the Holocaust.” At the link click “Download,” and select high or low quality download, right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Enhancement 20 mins – “Philosophy Bites looks at ethical questions raised by enhancement. Technological developments have opened up many new opportunities for intervening in biological processes to improve ourselves. Allen Buchanan of Duke University discusses some of these and their implications in conversation with Nigel Warburton.” At the link find the title, “Allen Buchanan on Enhancement, May, 2009,” right-click “Media files Allen_Buchanan_on_Enhancement.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Ban 36 mins – “An executive order issued Friday banning refugees and limiting immigration from several Muslim-majority countries set off a flurry of protests and court filings over the weekend. Thousands of people across the country demonstrated at airports where those affected by the executive orders were being detained. Some of the provisions have been temporarily stayed in court, but confusion remains. In this special broadcast, 1A answers your questions about the orders.” At the link find the title “Special: Answering Your Questions On Trump’s Immigration Freeze, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170129_1a_1a podcast_01-29-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Ban 23 mins – “Barely a week after assuming office, President Donald Trump set off a worldwide firestorm when he decided to temporarily ban entry to migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from all over the world. In response, many people are looking to the past, to see what history can teach us. But this process can fraught with psychological peril. On today’s Hidden Brain, we revisit a specific incident from World War II – the American decision to refuse entry to Jewish refugees aboard the SS St. Louis – and explore how it speaks to the current mood in the United States.” At the link find the title, “Episode 60: Fortress America,” right-click “Media files 20170130 hiddenbrain_60.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Ban 26 mins – “Is President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries within the bounds of presidential power? With Marc Fisher, Post senior editor and author of “Trump Revealed,” we answer that and more.” At the link find the title, “Will President Trump’s immigration ban survive? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 589403d0e4b03735090c2a4b_1351620000001-300040_t_1486095320398_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Safe Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Guest Workers 65 mins – “George Borjas of Harvard University and author of We Wanted Workers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about immigration and the challenges of measuring the impact of increased immigration on American workers and consumers. The discussion also looks at the cultural impact of immigration and what immigration in the past can tell us about immigration today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inequality 16 mins – “Does inequality really matter? Or should we be more concerned with raising the standards of the least well off than any disparity between those who have and those who have not? Alex Voorhoeve of the London School of Economics discusses these questions with David Edmonds in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Alex Voorhoeve on Inequality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

IRS Assistance 7 mins – “Taxpayers rely on IRS to help them comply with the tax code and file their taxes. Although IRS improved its telephone service during the 2016 tax filing season, service year-round was not as good. We also looked at how IRS helps taxpayers who are victims of ID theft refund fraud—wherein fraudsters pose as taxpayers and file returns seeking refunds. IRS has improved aspects of service for victims, but inefficiencies continue to contribute to delays in resolving these cases. Among other things, we recommend IRS display its service standards and performance online to let customers know what to expect, and improve service to refund fraud victims.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Isaac Newton P1 58 mins – “In part 1 of our multipart biography of the father of physics, we look at the life of Isaac Newton from his early years in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire through his grammar school days to his time at Trinity College, Cambridge.  We take some time to specifically look at the cultural and religious background that influenced his upbringing as well as his work on vision, color, light and optics.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Control 65 mins – “To defeat ISIS, you need to understand ISIS. Brian Fishman is a leading expert on ISIS. He served as the director of research at the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center and began studying the progenitors of ISIS in 2005. He predicted the rise of the Islamic State in early 2011, prior to the Syrian civil war. Fishman says that the rise of ISIS was neither an accident of history nor an unpredictable product of chaos in Syria, but rather the fulfillment of a vision to capitalize on Syria’s demographic and geopolitical frailty, detailed in a plan that runs through 2020. He says that “master plan” offers important insight into how ISIS might now evolve. Fishman says that only by learning the Islamic State’s full history and the strategy that drove it can we understand the forces that could ultimately tear it apart. Fishman is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS History 53 mins – “Graeme Wood discusses The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, his intimate new account of what drives the jihadi group’s true believers.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin 42 mins – “Author, speaker, playwright and activist James Baldwin’s legacy has affected American consciousness for decades. And while much of his most notable work was completed in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, Baldwin is everywhere today. Activists are inspired by him, authors are compared to him, and a new documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ has received exuberant critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination. What’s behind this resurgence, and what makes his work so profoundly true in our present moment?” At the link find the title, “Revisiting James Baldwin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170202_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Decline in Canada 12 mins – “Canadian news media has been suffering through years of cuts, cutbacks, closures, consolidations and buyouts — Could they all be adding up to a threat to our democracy, and an opening for the spread of fake news?” At the link find the title, “Jan 27: Canadian news industry at crisis point, suggests new report 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170127_69708.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Marx 15 mins – “Karl Marx’s theory of alienated labour is the topic of this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Jonathan Wolff, author of Why Read Marx Today? explains what Marx meant by alienation. He also sheds light on Marx’s controversial description of what non-alienated labour would be like.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Johnathan Wolff on Marx on Alienation_1.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labor Change Trauma 35 mins – “For years, economists promised that global free trade would be mostly win-win. Now they admit the pace of change has been “traumatic.” This has already led to a political insurrection — so what’s next?” At the link find the title, “Did China Eat America’s Jobs? Jan, 2017” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast012517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memories Explained 9 mins – “In this mini podcast, Observer Magazine columnist and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser answers listener’s emails in response to our A Neuroscientist Explains podcast on memory storage.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East with Dan Carlin 66 mins – “The Middle East seems to be imploding. Dan thinks this is likely all part of a natural process of redrawing artificial borders and re-balancing power relationships. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be fun to live through.” At the link find the link, “Show 277 – Riding Chaos to Stasis” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Militarized Police 57 mins– “A police shooting in Missouri sparks unrest, and the paramilitary response is making headlines. Also, Islamic radicals in Iraq threaten the lives of many locals, how should the world respond?” At the link find the title, “Show 279 – If It Even Saves One,” right-click “Media files cswdcc79.mp3”and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Moose Problems 57 mins – “More than a North Country mascot, moose are an indicator of ecosystem health and climate change. With populations in New Hampshire decimated in recent years, a four-year, three-state study is collecting data on the health of the moose population and the devastation caused by winter ticks.  We discuss other threats to the moose population, such as brainworm, and how moose are managed in the state.

Nuclear Threat 27 mins – “Former US Secretary of Defence William J Perry has spent his entire seven-decade career on the nuclear brink. A brilliant mathematician, he became involved in the development of weapons-related technology in the aftermath of World War Two. He reflects on the nuclear nightmare, and lays out his formula for nuclear security in our changing world.” At the linkf ind the title, “Atom Man, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rfybb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapons Strategies 350 mins – “What happens if human beings can’t handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind’s efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Older Workers 19 mins – “New research shows more Canadians aren’t just hitting the golf course in their 60s, they’re starting new jobs. Some because they have too, but many because they simply want to.” At the link find the title, “Jan 24: Why more Canadians are ditching retirement for new careers 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170124_90741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physiology of Exercise 92 mins – “Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Martin has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, is frequently invited to speak at international scientific meetings, and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence. He is also the co-author of the brand-new book The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter.” At the link find the link “#217: The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show- Dr. Martin Gibala.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Abuse of Blacks 62 mins – “Recorded to the soothing background sounds of jackhammers, this show talks about the electorate’s collective memory with a bit about riots and partisan self-image thrown in for variety’s sake.” At the link find the title, “Show 291 – Past Performance & Future Results,”right-click “Media files cswdcc91.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Representation 18 mins – “Political representation in a democracy doesn’t necessarily reflect the variety of people within a society. Most noticeably, there is a much lower percentage of women acting as representatives than there is in the wider population. Does this matter? Anne Phillips believes it does. She explains why in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Anne Phillips on Political Representation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Tweets 28 mins – “We take a close look at Trump’s tweets now that he’s president. Can he make official policy statements on Twitter? And does that dictate government action? We explore the pros and cons when a president has a direct line to the people. This episode is co-hosted by Post reporter Abby Phillip and features interviews with Rutgers professor David Greenberg, former Obama digital strategist Laura Olin, data scientist David Robinson and former Rand Paul digital strategist Vincent Harris.” At the link find the title, “Can he tweet that? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 588ad427e4b03735090c1a68_1351620000001-300030_t_1485493303488_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Publishing Worldwide 13 mins – “A week after author Roxane Guy pulled her next book from Simon & Schuster over its decision to publish right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos, Hillary Clinton has signed with the same publisher for a book of personal essays reflecting on favorite quotations. The Clinton announcement came a day before demonstrators on the UC Berkeley campus blocked a scheduled appearance there by Yiannopoulos. In early January, media reports said Yiannopoulos had received a $250,000 advance for Dangerous, described as “autobiographical.” In 2016, Twitter permanently banned Yiannopoulos after several incidents of alleged abusive behavior….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in America 56 mins – “We wrap up the show with Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby reflecting on what they’ve learned through this experiment in multiracial dialogue, and the ways in which we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, power, and privilege in our most-definitely-not-yet-pre-post-yet-still-very-racial society.” At the link find the title, “#1704: What have we learned? Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files PP1394647317.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reconciliation in Canada 54 mins – “Dr. Tracey Lindberg explores the importance of reconciliation with self, with community, and with Indigenous peoples in advance of reconciliation with Canada.” At the link find the title, “Reconciliation Before Reconciliation with Dr. Tracey Lindberg, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170123_17309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Religion for Atheists 15 mins – “Some atheists despise religion and ridicule it as absurd. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Alain de Botton, author of Religion for Atheists, takes a more pragmatic line, arguing that atheists can learn a great deal from religion. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Allen Buchanan on Enhancement.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Retraining Program Failure 19 mins – “When an American loses his/her job to trade, there is program to help. It’s been around for decades. It makes a lot of sense. It is a generous program. And almost nobody’s heard of it. But why?” At the link find the title, “#750: Retraining Day,” right-click “Media files 20170127 pmoney podcast012716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Branson Story 36 mins – “Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.” At the link find the title, ‘Virgin: Richard Branson, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170126_hibt_virgin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia and Trump 25 mins – “Russia has asserted itself on the global stage — from supporting Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, to its alleged involvement in the election of Trump. Is this all part of Putin’s plan to make Russia great again?” At the link find the title, “Jan 23: Is Russia on its way back to superpower status? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170123_86720.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Politics 43 mins – “Journalist Luke Harding has an insider’s understanding of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Harding served as Moscow bureau chief for the British newspaper The Guardian from 2007 until 2011. During his tenure, Russian agents followed him, tapped his phone and repeatedly broke into his home. “I almost feel like I could write the KGB handbook, I lived it for quite a long time,” he tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross. …Harding understands how Russia’s reach extends far beyond its borders, and he takes very seriously the issue of Russia’s interference in the U.S. election. “I don’t want to sound too hyperbolic, but it’s really an assault on the Western liberal order,” he says….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Structure 58 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson compares notes with British physicist and TV host Brian Cox about wormholes, lightsabers, science literacy and more. Also featuring futurist Jason Silva, Dr. Janna Levin, and co-host Maeve Higgins. Plus, Bill Nye extols the value of ‘Looking Up.’”The Value of Science, with Brian Cox, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files 244466879 startalk the value of science with bri.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Software Developer Anil Dash 58 mins – “If you’re intersted in the tech world, you have almost certainly run across Anil Dash in one form or another. Maybe it was something he helped create, like a blogging platform. Or maybe it was something on internet ethics that he’s written, like a column for Wired, or his personal blog, which he started back in 1999. He was one of the first people on Twitter and tens of thousands of tweets later he’s covered everything from tech, to pop culture, and live as a dad. He is currently the CEO of Fog Creek Software. Debbie talks to Anil about politics, technology and culture. “The single industry that is more responsible for creating culture today than any other, even entertainment or media, is tech. And part of it is we’re the mediators for the media world.” AT the link find the title, “Anill Dash,” right-click “Media files anil-dash.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Bannon 45 mins – “President Trump has reorganized the National Security Council. His controversial chief strategist, Steve Bannon, joins the NSC and the president has demoted the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. How big of a role is the ex-chief executive of the ‘alt-right’ Breitbart News Network playing in the new administration? Also, Donald Trump has been president for a week. His opponents believe he stoked division and has given legitimacy to extremists. Others see Trump’s election victory as the true will of the American people, who are hungry for change and fed up with the status quo. In partnership with the organizers of Intelligence Squared, 1A asks, “Should we give President Trump a chance?” At the link find the title, “Who Is Steve Bannon And Should We Give Trump A Chance? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170131_1a_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Conflict 36 mins – “The conflict in Syria has killed more than 300,000 people and displaced 11 million others since it began nearly six years ago. But could new developments signal an impending end to the violence? With the U.S. on the sidelines, Russia is pushing forward in its fight against ISIS and Al-Nusra. The Russians are aided in this by Iran and Turkey. And US President Donald Trump has promised to work with Russia in Syria, rather than focus on removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad’s government forces have also retaken Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city and a former stronghold of anti-Assad rebels. However, ISIS is still active in the area and the group is reclaiming lost land. With a new round of peace negotiations set to take place in Geneva, we look at what the future may hold for the complicated conflict.” At the link find the title, “Aleppo: What’s Left? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170130_1a_1apodcastfinal01302017.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Friedman Talk 64 mins – “He has been called ‘the most influential columnist in America’, and is read by everyone from small-business owners to President Obama. As a star columnist of The New York Times, Thomas Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times. Although he has been dubbed ‘the high priest of globalisation’, Friedman is well aware that it is the tensions created by globalisation which have paved the way for the election of Donald Trump. Nevertheless, when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, Friedman will argue that contrary to Trump’s promises of walls and tariffs, it is openness to trade and ideas that will allow us all to thrive amid the rapid, startling changes sweeping through the world…. ” At the link find the title, “Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Keystone XL Pipeline 19 mins – “Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump signed new life into the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But with plans afoot for Canada’s own pipelines and lingering environmental concerns, is the return of Keystone something for Canada to celebrate?” At the link find the title, “Jan 25: Is Keystone XL pipeline approval good news for Canada? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170125_72682.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 16 mins – “White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and his boss have had a rough first few days in their new jobs. Historian Martha Joynt Kumar explains that the relationship between the press secretary and the press has always been a tricky one.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Trade 48 mins – “Globalization in the Trump era: we check in on Davos and the globalizers under fire.” At the link find the title, “The Davos Man, Under Attack, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_511455577.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Facts 19 mins – ”The word “normalized” is heard quite a bit when it comes to how reporters should cover President Trump. How to cover this unprecedented American president is on the minds of editors and news consumers everywhere.” At the link find the title, “Jan 23: Journalists warn against normalizing Trump 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170123_28103.mp3” and select “Save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Travel Ban 36 mins – “An executive order issued Friday banning refugees and limiting immigration from several Muslim-majority countries set off a flurry of protests and court filings over the weekend. Thousands of people across the country demonstrated at airports where those affected by the executive orders were being detained. Some of the provisions have been temporarily stayed in court, but confusion remains. In this special broadcast, 1A answers your questions about the orders.” At the link find the title, “Special: Answering Your Questions On Trump’s Immigration Freeze, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170129_1a_1a podcast 01-29-2017.mp3” and select “Save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Vaccine Research 14 mins – Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the efforts to create vaccine platforms for rapid responses to epidemics.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegetarianism 16 mins – “Why shouldn’t you eat meat? Jeff McMahan argues that there are no good reasons not to be a vegetarianism (and many good reasons for being one) in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Jeff McMahan on Vegetarianism.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Press 49 mins – “President Trump may be the most vocal with his disdain, but he’s hardly the first president to have a rocky relationship with the press. Plus, why the White House press corps is so frustrating for everyone involved, and whether Trump’s open animosity could actually be a blessing in disguise for the media. And, how the Obama administration’s last-minute expansion of surveillance powers might function in new hands.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wolf Pack Democracy with Dan Carlin 66 mins – “Dan Talks to Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, gets his view on current events, discusses his Wolf-Pac reform idea and probes his thoughts on the future of media.” At the link find the title, “Show 278 – Uyguristic Perspectives, Jul, 2014,” right-click “Media files cswdcc78.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 273 – Feb 3, 2017: 3D Printer Operation, Abortions in Malawi, Adamantane, Arctic Exploration, Artificial Intelligence Primer, Assisted Death, Atmosphere Escape, Audiobook Growth, Autism, Aviation Careers Questions, Big Cultural Ideas, Black Friends, Black Hole Hunting, Blind Employment in England, Blind Storyteller, Broadband in Kitsap Washington, Circular Particle Accelerator, Civil War, Climate Change with Al Gore, Climate Data Increase, Climate in Australia, Climate Warming, Climatologist Interview, Cosmos Show, Cybercrime, Designer Babies, Desktop Fabrication, Digital Revolution, Divided U.S., Dutch Sustainability, Economic Concepts, Economic Needs in US, Election Aftermath, Electronic Health Records, Electroshock Therapy, Emergency Home Power, Engineer Skills, EPA Administrator, Explosive Demolition, Facial Recognition Errors, Fact or Fiction, Federal Budget Program, Female to Male Surgeries, Fitness Science, Genome Revolution, Gravity Waves and Black Holes, Group Flow Conditions, Hate Speech Online, Identity Cards in Australia, In the Dark Podcast, Industrial Ecology, Internet Trends, LGBT Medical Students, Love and Sex, Metallica, Microscopic Enemies, Multiverse, Muslim Chaplain, Muslim Kids, Muslims, Norman Lear, NY Academy of Science Bicentennial, Obama Legacy, Obesity Science, Oliver Sacks, Opiate Deaths, Opiate Epidemic, Organ Donor Baby, Pancreatic Cancer, Parasitism, Perspectives with Sarandon, Placebo Effect, Plant Immunity, Play and Innovation, Police Abuse of Blacks, Policing after Ferguson, Political Feelings, Poverty in America, Pregnant Women, President and the Press, Race Car Environmentalist, Racial Improvement or Not, Racism, Ransomware Epidemic, Ray Kurzweil Interview, Renewable Energy, Schwarzenegger Interview, Science and Humor, Science and Politics with Clinton, Scientific Process, Segregated Schools, Sex Abuse Investigation, Silicon Valley, Simplifying Work, Singing Process, Ski Lift Emergencies, Snowden, Spinster Power, Spreadsheet Inventor, Star Trek Legacy, Storytelling, Sugar, Tariff Impact, Trump, Truthiness, Twitter, Unsung Heroes, USP Post Office, Virology Introduction, Voice Recognition, Wartime Civilian Protection, Water Wars, Women in Economies, Women’s March, Women’s Rights, Young Lords, Zappos Founder, Zika Control in US

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 133 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 326 for the week to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twelve group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 45GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

3D Printer Operation 30 mins – “In this installment, I give a brief review of my new 3D Printer, as the title of this show shows. I’ve been impressed with this budget-minded, turn-key machine, but there were a few hurdles I had to go through to figure everything out. If you’ve been thinking of getting into 3D Printing, you may want to listen to this one!” At the link right-click “Direct download: TCC 357.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Abortions in Malawi 27 mins – “Malawi’s parliament is now poised to vote on a controversial Termination of Pregnancy Bill after more than two years of fierce debate and consultation. But, as Chipiliro Kansilanga reports, the issue has split Malawian society and put many politicians and health officials at odds with religious leaders.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adamantane 7 mins – “This week, a versatile compound whose name is easily confused with the fictional metal fused to Wolverine’s skeleton in the Marvel universe. But comic book fans shouldn’t be disappointed – it may not be the marvellous metal of Logan’s claws, but it is the basis of a huge variety of medicines. Brian Clegg explains more…” At the link find the title, “Adamantane: Chemistry in its element, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE Adamantane.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Exploration 24 mins – “John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada’s underappreciated frozen assets.” At the link find the title, “Jan 19: Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170119_60140.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Intelligence Primer 63 mins – “Over the coming decades, artificial intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, play, seek a mate, educate our young and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Eventually it may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans. Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an artificial intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies, and teaches at Stanford University. Join Kaplan for an illuminating conversation about the future of artificial intelligence and how much humans should entrust to machines.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death 20 mins – “One of the first Canadians to be approved for a medically-assisted death, Noreen Campbell, provides a rare, intimate insight into her life-ending decision with the CBC’s Brian Goldman — days before dying.Jan 17: ‘For me every breath is work’: Why Noreen Campbell chose assisted dying, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170117_68658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atmosphere Escape 12 mins – “Every minute, 400 pounds of hydrogen and almost 7 pounds of helium escape from Earth’s atmosphere into outer space. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi studies the phenomenon of atmospheric escape, and in this fascinating and accessible talk, she considers how this process might one day (a few billion years from now) turn our blue planet red.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Audiobook Growth 27 mins – “Can you hear that?  It’s in the background everywhere you go in the book world, and it’s growing louder. The sound comes from audiobooks, the fastest growing segment of the trade book publishing market.  OverDrive, a leading provider of digital publishing to public libraries, has recently reported a 34% rise in 2016 audiobook borrowing numbers over 2015, with The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins the most popular title. To accommodate consumer and reader demand, audiobook production has flourished.  The US-based Audio Publishers Association says available titles grew from about 7,000 in 2011 to more than 35,000 in 2015.  Michele Cobb, APA’s executive director, says the boom in audiobooks owes its start to Apple and Amazon.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism 55 mins – “Discover how her autism helped Dr. Temple Grandin revolutionize animal science when she sits down with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Featuring Chuck Nice, Dr. Paul Wang of Autism Speaks, and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society.” At the link find the title, “Autism and Animal Science with Dr. Temple Grandin, Apr, 2015,” right-click “Media files 200327461 startalk autism and animal-science with dr temple grandin.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Careers Questions 36 mins – “Welcome to a new episode! We are trying a new format, which is shorter and should lead to more episodes. Today we have questions about GI benefits, building hours towards a pilot job, and specialized training once you land that dream pilot job. Also, the 2017 versions of the Aerospace Scholarships Guide will be out very soon.” At the link find the title, “ ACP123 What Specialized Training Does An Airline Pilot Receive And Your Questions Answered,” right-click “Media files ACP123 What Specialized Training Does An Airline Pilot Receive And Your Questions Answered.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Cultural Ideas 58 mins – “This month on The Enright Files, ideas to improve our communities, our countries and our quality of life. Interviews with Rutger Bregman, Janette Sadik-Khan, Pasi Sahlberg & Karyn McCluskey.” At the link “Enright Files – Ideas to make a better world, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170102_58547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Friends 38 mins – “Anna Holmes, Tanner Colby, and Fazeelat Aslam discuss listener feedback to episode #1701: ‘Will You Be My Black Friend?’” At the link find the title, “#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side,” right-click “Media files PP1581056915.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Hole Hunting 55 mins – “If light can’t escape from black holes, how can we observe them at all? Find out from astrophysicist Janna Levin, co-host Matt Kirshen, and Shep Doeleman, the MIT astrophysicist leading the Event Horizon Telescope project to study black hole Sgr A* at the center of our galaxy. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.” At the link find the title, “Hunting for Black Holes, with Janna Levin – StarTalk All-Stars, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293178168 startalk hunting for black holes with janna levin startalk all-stars.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Employment in England 20 mins – “Peter White is joined by RNIB’s Geoff Fimister, disability employment advisor Caroline Stansfield and Professor Roy Sainsbury, to discuss the implications of the Government’s green paper on Work, Health and Disability. Peter asks Geoff and Roy about the RNIB’s statistic claiming that 1 in 4 blind people of working age are in employment. Mike Lambert’s latest column outlines his experience of the changing work place, where he feels there is now an emphasis on quantity rather than quality, which puts blind people at a disadvantage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Storyteller 32 mins – “Pete and Jeff talk to Michael Schwartz about passions, regaining the skills and confidence to keep the passion alive and making the blindness issue just an inconvenience. The Wandering Film Maker, the Visual Story Teller and the creator of The Palette Project is Michael Schwartz. Michael is visually impaired and continues to follow his calling as a Visual Story Teller. After losing most of his sight, Michael has continued as the Wandering film Maker using a Palette of colors to map his documentary on Blindness. From the red center of Australia, to the yellow sands of the deserts and the blue ocean New Zealand sailing, Michael’s TrailHead Productions team is putting it all together. And you can check out their progress on his YouTube Channel.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Kitsap Washington 33 mins – “When we first learned of the Lookout Lane fiber-optic project in the Kitsap Public Utility District in Washington, we knew we wanted to learn more. Kitsap PUD General Manager Bob Hunter and Telecommunications Superintendent Paul Avis join us for episode 237 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. KPUD has historically focused on water and wastewater services but they increasingly hear from residents and businesses that Internet access is a major priority. We talk about their approach and how neighborhoods are able to petition KPUD to build fiber to them. The first area to use this option had very poor Internet access from the incumbent telephone provider. The discussion covers a lot of interesting ground, from how it is financed to where the demand is heaviest, and why public utility districts should have the option of using a retail model in some areas rather than continuing to be limited solely to wholesale-only by state law.” At the link right-click “…download this MP3 directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu 

Circular Particle Accelerators 103 mins – “Particle accelerators are the backbone of today’s particle physics research and help us understand the smallest building blocks our world is made of. To understand this deeper, more powerful accelerators are needed, beyond what is possible with today’s LHC. The world’s physics community is continuously running studies to explore science questions and evaluate the required accelerators; one of those the studies is the Future Circular Collider study led by CERN. In this episode we discuss the science questions as well as the core engineering challenges with the two leaders of the FCC study, Michael Benedikt and Frank Zimmermann.” At the link right-click “Download .MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War P3 70 mins – “In this episode we’re talking about mobilization of manpower and resources for large-scale warfare and the resultant growth in the size and power of the central state, something that happened on a massive scale in the case of both the Union and the Confederate governments.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change with Al Gore 65 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson looks past politics to examine climate change, clean energy, the future of life on Earth, and spider goats with environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore, blogger Andrew Revkin, and comic co-host Maeve Higgins.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change and the Future, with Al Gore, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 269551006 startalk climate change and the future with al-gore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Data Increase 60 mins – “What is happening and what is coming? Alex’s guest is risk analyst, published author, and host of Robert Scribbler’s Blog. From the worst fears to faint glimmers of hope, the hunt for climate truth. Plus short clips of Dr. Michael Mann (when money buys anti-science) and Dr. Jennifer Francis (a new Arctic feedback). Radio Ecoshock 170125” At the link right-click “Download Lo-Fi” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate in Australia – “Local and global effects have combined to produce a marked change in the climate of south western Australia. Europeans began altering the landscape following settlement of the region in 1829. Vast areas of eucalypt forest were cleared for crops and pasture. Cleared land produces less turbulence as storms move across the landscape. And fewer big trees means less transpiration. The atmosphere is drier, the storms slip by, with less rain produced. Now global effects mean cold fronts are passing further south, some missing the continent altogether. The water table is falling by half a metre a year. If the trend continues, there are predictions of a 17% drop in agricultural production in future decades. And there is less water for the population of Perth with rainfall in decline and a reliance on expensive, power hungry desalination. Bill Bunbury reports.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming 47 mins – “StarTalk All-Stars Series Premiere: Host Bill Nye the Science Guy and co-host Chuck Nice answer Cosmic Queries about humanity’s major challenge, with a little help from climatologist Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.” At the link find the title,”Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 275460304 startalk understanding climate change with bill nye.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climatologist Interview 58 mins – “On a hot night in Brooklyn, Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman get steamed up about climate change with help from their guests, Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig and comedians Jemaine Clement and Michael Che.” At the link find the title, “StarTalk Live! Climate Change, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 220521232 startalk startalk live climate change.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cosmos Show 44 mins – “Worlds collide when Neil deGrasse Tyson puts on his StarTalk Radio hosting hat to interview astrophysicist Dr. Steven Soter, co-writer of the new COSMOS series on FOX hosted by Neil.” At the link find the title, “A COSMOS Conversation with Steven Soter, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 145449899 startalk cosmos conversation with steven soter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybercrime 14 mins – “Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow calls out the insufficiency of our current strategies to protect our data. His solution? We need to respond to cybercrime with the same collective effort as we apply to a health care crisis, sharing timely information on who is infected and how the disease is spreading. If we’re not sharing, he says, then we’re part of the problem.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Designer Babies 18 mins – “Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it’s a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain “upgrades” to human embryos — from altering physical appearances to eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this thought-provoking talk, Knoepfler readies us for the coming designer baby revolution and its very personal, and unforeseeable, consequences.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Desktop Fabrication 28 mins – “Our guest this week is Zach Kaplan.  As founder and CEO of Inventables, Kaplan hopes to inspire and enlist a new wave of makers with tools like Carvey (a desktop 3D carving machine) and Easel (a simple and free cloud-based app for 3D design to carving).  In schools, with an increased focus on engineering and a push to include more STEAM classes and Makerspaces, these tools are also providing students with an opportunity to learn career and college ready skills in a hands-on and authentic manner. Zach joins us to discuss Inventables, the growth of the maker movement, and the future of desktop fabrication and manufacturing.” At the link right-click “…download the mp3 directly….”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Revolution 51 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the information age with two of its digital elite: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis. Chuck Nice co-hosts, and Bill Nye shares about sharing.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Revolution with Arianna Huffington, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 218386976 startalk the digital revolution with Arianna Huffington.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Divided U.S. 120 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. (Part 2 of 2)” At the link find the title, “Divided States of America: Part 2, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 305254275 frontlinepbs divided states of america part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dutch Sustainability 30 mins – “When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!” But today, reflecting upon the millions of women, men, and children who participated in the historical march over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that advocating for change is part of why we do love it. There is no reason that we can’t take lessons from other systems in our collective pursuit of a more perfect union, not to mention a more healthy environment. This week on Sea Change Radio we take a peek at how the Dutch do things. Host Alex Wise speaks with two American environmentalists based in the Netherlands to get their perspective on Holland’s environmental policies and practices. Michael Payne, a wind energy and bicycle advocate, and Mike Fawcett, the founder of Farm Zero discuss the cultural, economic, and financial keys to Dutch sustainability.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Concepts 50 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, eminent economist Professor Roger Farmer of UCLA takes a look at financial crises, and their fundamental causes. Drawing on a number of novel economic models, he makes his suggestions for monetary and fiscal policy.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Needs in US 43 mins – “The American economy’s biggest problem is growth. To achieve growth, Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane argues, America needs to simplify the tax code and deregulate the economy. …Cochrane points out that the ability to bring people together to get good bills through is what a great politician like Lincoln did; it is hoped that the next president will do this. Robinson and Cochrane further debate technological innovation, the role of robots in the economy, and whether Americans need to be concerned about robots taking over our jobs.” At the link find the title, “What’s wrong with the American economy?, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170119-cochrane.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Election Aftermath 46 mins- “What do you want the new president to know about your community ahead of his inauguration?” At the link find the title, “A Nation Engaged, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510119446.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electronic Health Records 12 mins – “Evidence shows using electronic health records can increase efficiency, and reduce preventable medical errors – but only if they are used properly. However, in the US, the president of the American Medical Association calls them almost unusable. In this debate, Richard Hurley is joined by George Gellert, Regional Medical Informatics Officer at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and Edward Melnick, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale, who debate whether US doctors should be using electronic medical records.” At the link find the title, “Should all American doctors be using electronic medical records? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 303515262-bmjgroup-should-all-american-doctors-be-using-electronic-medical-records.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electroshock Therapy 46 mins – “Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.” At the link find the title, “A Dukakis Call For Electroshock Therapy, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr 510290380.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Home Power 198 mins (2 parts) – “I am going to teach you on these two podcasts EXACTLY how to build 1. A Home Battery Bank and 2. A Mobile Battery Bank.  These will power most stuff you need in your house during a disaster.” At the link right-click “Download .MP3” for Show 1 and Show 2 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineer Skills 63 mins – “The gang discusses how one acquires the skills most frequently used by engineering professionals. Brian knows that parliamentary procedures are described in Robert’s Rules of Order, but he has not had to use such procedures in the course of his engineering career. A quorum is the minimum number of voting members from a deliberative group “ At the link find the title, “Episode 124 — Mad Skillz,” right-click “Media files TheEngineeringCommons 0124-MadSkillz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EPA Administrator 58 mins – “What will it take to keep Earth habitable for humanity? Neil Tyson finds out from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Also featuring environmental blogger Andrew Revkin, science historian Naomi Oreskes, co-host Maeve Higgins and Bill Nye the Science Guy.” At the link find the title, “Protecting Our Environment, with Gina McCarthy, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 245483341 startalk protecting our environment with gina-mccarthy.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Explosive Demolition 19 mins- “When infrastructure becomes obsolete, unsafe, or the need for it goes away, and when the space is better used for something new, that facility must be demolished. Structures are usually disassembled piece by piece, but sometimes controlled explosion may be more efficient or necessary. This process may be no less complex than building a structure anew. In this interview we talk with Mark Loizeaux, President of Controlled Demolition, who tells us about how explosives are used to remove structures rapidly and safely.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition Errors 44 mins – “Facial recognition software is now everywhere – in airports, stores, on our gadgets and on social media. The goal is improving security and improving public safety, but along with our growing dependency on biometrics comes a problem: not all faces are treated equally. Today, the inherent bias of facial recognition software. Plus, once the drug of choice for dropping out of the rat race, LSD is now being touted as a “hot new business trend”.  We’ll talk to a journalist who tried out the new Silicon Valley method of taking tiny doses of acid to improve performance at work.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fact or Fiction 44 mins – “There’s big money to be made warping reality, but now, some of the world’s biggest newsrooms are setting themselves up to call out lies when they happen. Joshua Johnson talks with two media reporters about what can be done to fight what’s often called “fake news,” and the false accusations of “fake news.” Plus, we’ll hear from a news literacy expert for tips on how not to get duped by fiction masquerading as journalism.” At the link find the title, “Fighting For The Facts: How To Tell What’s News And What’s Fiction, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170123_1a_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Process 60 mins – “Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discusses the federal budget process and what to expect from the 115th Congress and the incoming Trump administration.” At the link find the title,”Q&A with Maya MacGuineas, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466455.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female to Male Surgeries 88 mins – “Preparing for surgeries. Genital gender affirming surgery: Surgical options, Cadaver-lab review of surgical anatomy, state of the art surgical techniques, and staging of surgeries. Before and after surgery: challenges and quality of life. Recorded on 11/16/2016. (#31563)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Science 58 mins – “It’s time to get pumped up when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews former NFL star and actor Terry Crews about physical fitness. In studio, Neil and Chuck Nice team up with exercise physiologist Dr. Felicia Stoler and neural science professor Wendy Suzuki.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Fitness, with Terry Crews, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files 303711724 startalk the science of fitness with terry-crews.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genome Revolution 58 mins – “Get an update from the front lines of the genomic revolution when Neil Tyson interviews Anne Wojcicki, co-founder/CEO of genetic testing company 23andMe. In studio, bioethicist Prof. Robert Klitzman provides perspective. Chuck Nice co-hosts.” At the link right-click “The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 261515030 startalk the promise and peril of-the genomic revolution.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Waves and Black Holes (2 parts) – “Everything you ever wanted to know about gravitational waves, explained by Neil Tyson, Eugene Mirman, cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin, LIGO astrophysicist Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, and comedian Michael Showalter. Recorded live at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.” At the link find the titles, “StarTalk Live! LIGO and the Black Hole Blues (Part 1), Jul, 2016,” and “…(Part2), Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 275796977 startalk startalk live ligo and the black hole blues-part-1.mp3” and “…part-2” and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.

Group Flow Conditions 48 mins – “I’m very interested in how innovation can be made better and one category of tools is related to team performance – higher performing teams can create products that produce higher value. One particular tool is Group Flow, which was the topic of a paper published by The International Council on Systems Engineering titled “Group Flow: the Genesis of Innovation.” Its author is Laurie Buss, who I interviewed to learn how teams can create group flow. When I discovered Laurie’s work, I felt like I found a kindred spirit based on how she describes innovation, which is, that…Innovation is key to the continued growth of established economies, not only for the creation of new designs, products, services, and markets but also for the development and retention of top-performing employees….” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Speech Online 16 mins – “Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identify Cards in Australia 29 mins – “One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is campaigning for the introduction of a card to identify everyone using Government services, so its time to revisit the ID Card. Synthetic interview with former NSW Privacy Commissioner Anna Johnston about privacy concerns, Aras Vaichas speaks with Ian Woolf about RFID cards, Interview with Professor Graham Greenleaf about the Access Card and Cyberlaw” At the link find the title, “Identity cards for Australia again?, Jan 2017,” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Industrial Ecology 60 mins – “This week, we’re going back to a previous episode and looking across the Periodic Table and assessing the scarcity of modern society’s essential elements. We’re joined by Dr. Thomas Graedel, Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University, to talk about the rare metals that play a role in our electronic devices. We’ll speak to physics Professor Dr. Moses Hung-Wai Chan about our dwindling supply of helium. And we’ll talk about the phosphorous that plays a critical role in modern agriculture, with ecology professor Dr. James Elser, co-organizer of the Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative at Arizona State University.” At the link find the title, “#406 Running Low, Jan 2017,” right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

In The Dark Podcast 5 mins – “After he disappeared nearly 27 years ago, Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found. Why did it take so long?” At the link find the title, “Coming Soon: In the Dark, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files inthedark0_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Ten more podcasts that complete the series are also available there.

Internet Trends 58 mins – “Corporate control, and the “tyranny of the popular.” Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as “walled gardens.” Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Featuring Sue Gardner, Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon” At the link find the title, “Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170116_47658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBT Medical Students 59 mins – “UCSF Medical School Students and Fellows speak about their training and experiences as LGBT students. Recorded on 10/26/2016. (#31560)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Love and Sex 36 mins – “Dim the lights and get comfy when Neil Tyson chats with sex columnist Dan Savage about modern love. Chuck Nice and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher look at sex scientifically, and Bill Nye rants about… what else?” At the link find the title, “The Evolution of Love and Sex with Dan Savage, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 204578482 startalk the evolution of love and sex with Dan Savage.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metallica 18 min – “Metallica formed in 1981. They were teenagers. Since then, they’ve gone on to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 110 million records worldwide. In November 2016, they released their tenth album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. In this episode, the song “Moth into Flame” gets taken apart by singer and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.” At the link find the title, “Metallica – Moth into Flame, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SongExploder93-Metallica.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microscopic Enemies 58 mins – Former President Jimmy Carter gives Neil deGrasse Tyson a progress report on eradicating Guinea Worm and other diseases. In studio, Chuck Nice and Mark Siddall, “The Leech Guy,” talk about parasites, and Bill Nye warns about our microscopic enemies.” At the link find the title, “Combating Disease with Jimmy Carter, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 208127727 startalk combating disease with jimmy carter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Multiverse 59 mins – “Itching to know more about the multiverse? You’re not alone! Join us when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Princeton theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt answer fan-submitted questions about cosmology chosen by co-host Chuck Nice.” At the link find the title, “Cosmic Queries: The Multiverse, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 278995484 startalk cosmic queries the multiverse.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Chaplain 48 mins – “Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in ‘The Secret Life of Muslims,’ a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University. Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist” Muslim, but after Trump’s election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions.” At the link find the title, “January 18, 2017 Muslim Chaplain Khalid Latif,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Kids 18 mins – “As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it’s like to be a young person stuck between your community and your country. In this powerful, emotional talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation felt by many Muslim kids growing up in the West — and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims 32 mins – “We’re launching a new series on 1A called Big Screen/Small Screen. In this inaugural installment, we’ll look at a group that’s underrepresented on television: Muslims. Too often, when you see a Muslim character on a TV show, he is a terrorist. We’ll talk about the long effort to portray Muslims fairly in Hollywood and why such narrow depictions are particularly dangerous in an age of Islamophobia.” At the link find the title, “Fear, Faith And Fair Portrayals Of Muslims, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170126_1a_1a_podcast_final_01-26-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Norman Lear 53 mins– “Neil deGrasse Tyson looks at the relationship between television and American culture, with the help of writer and producer Norman Lear, author Saul Austerlitz, and co-host Chuck Nice. Plus, Bill Nye remembers ‘All in the Family.’” At the link find the title, “TV and the Evolution of American Culture with Norman Lear, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files 212346146 startalk tv and the evolution of american culture with norman-lear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NY Science Academy Bicentennial 43 mins – “In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy’s 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.” At the link find the title, “A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170126_200years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obama Legacy 58 mins – “[New York] magazine columnist Jonathan Chait examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta, senior White House correspondent for CNN.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jonathan Chait, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.464167.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity Science 27 mins – “Is it true that some people put on weight more easily than others? And if so why? It’s a question that’s close to many of our hearts. And it’s a question that medical researcher, Professor Sadaf Farooqi is trying to answer. In 1997, Sadaf noticed that two children she was studying lacked the hormone leptin. From there, she went on to discover the first single gene defect that causes obesity. For most us, how much we eat is within our control. But for children with this rare inherited condition and, it turned out, several other rare genetic disorders, the evidence is clear. A voracious appetite is not a lifestyle choice: it’s a biological response to brains signalling starvation. Sadaf tells Jim how she discovered ten rare genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity and what this means for the rest of us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oliver Sacks 58 mins – “Join us for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s original interview with his recently departed friend Oliver Sacks, now extended with exclusive, never-before-heard content. Also featuring guest Cara Santa Maria and co-host Chuck Nice.” At the link find the title, “Extended Classic: “Are You Out of Your Mind?” with Oliver Sacks, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 222492798 startalk extended classic are you out of your mind with oliver-sacks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Deaths 5 mins – “Dr. Meredith Shiels discusses trends in premature mortality in the US since 1999.” At the link find the title, “US premature mortality: The Lancet: January 25, 2017,” right-click “Media files 25january.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Epidemic 70 mins – “How did heroin spread beyond big cities in America? What’s the connection between heroin and America’s opioid problem? Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the explosion in heroin use and how one small Mexican town changed how heroin was produced and sold in America. That in turn became entangled with the growth in the use of pain-killers as recreational drugs. Drawing on the investigative reporting that culminated in his book, Quinones lays out the recent history and economics of the growth in heroin and pain-killer usage and the lost lives along the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Organ Donor Babies 26 mins – “A donation leads Sarah and Ross Gray to places we rarely get a chance to see. In this surprising journey, they gain a view of science that is redemptive, fussy facts that are tender, and parts of a loved one that add up to something unexpected. Before he was even born, Sarah and Ross knew that their son Thomas wouldn’t live long. But as they let go of him, they made a decision that reverberated through a world that they never bothered to think about. Years later, after a couple awkward phone calls and an unexpected family road trip, they managed to meet the people and places for whom Thomas’ short life was an altogether different kind of gift.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pancreatic Cancer 12 mins – “John Neoptolomos discusses the ESPAC-4 trial, investigating a chemotherapy drug combination for patients with pancreatic cancer.” At the link find the title, “Pancreatic cancer: The Lancet: January 24, 2017,” right-click “Media files 24january.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parasitism 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the relationship between parasites and hosts, where one species lives on or in another to the benefit of the parasite but at a cost to the host, potentially leading to disease or death of the host. Typical examples are mistletoe and trees, hookworms and vertebrates, cuckoos and other birds. In many cases the parasite species do so well in or on a particular host that they reproduce much faster and can adapt to changes more efficiently, and it is thought that almost half of all animal species have a parasitic stage in their lifetime. What techniques do hosts have to counter the parasites, and what impact do parasites have on the evolution of their hosts?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Perspectives with Sarandon 58 mins – “Ready to have your perspectives expanded, cosmically and otherwise? Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes actress and activist Susan Sarandon, exoplanetary scientist Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer, astrophysicist Dr. Emily Rice, Bill Nye and co-host Maeve Higgins.” At the link find the title, “Expanding Our Perspectives, with Susan Sarandon, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Placebo Effect 47 mins – “The mind is a powerful thing — it can heal the body or harm the body.  Of course, it can’t affect everything; no amount of wishing is going to take away our basic needs like eating and drinking. Still, the power of placebo should not be underestimated.  Dr. Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder, joins Jesse to talk to us about the mystery of placebo.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Immunity 45 mins – “Following on last week’s episode, plants contain a family of genes called “R genes” that play important roles in resistance to disease. They are part of an evolutionary arms race between plants and pathogens.  Matt Helm is a graduate student at Indiana University in Roger Innes’ lab. They are working on reworking the networks that sense pathogens, hoping to adapt their sensitivity to threats not innately sensed. In other words, putting different different bait on the mousetrap in the interest of catching a different pest with the same hardware.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Play and Innovation 47 mins– “Steven Johnson’s latest book Wonderland charts the human impulse to play. In particular, how play has shaped our world and led to our greatest discoveries. Johnson, a historian, argues that play — our pursuit of surprise, pleasure, pure and simple joy — is the primordial soup from which the most amazing advances and innovations rise. Also, OK Go’s music videos are designed to dazzle. Their most recent, for the song “Upside Down and Inside Out,” literally takes viewers to new heights with the use of parabolic flight to create weightlessness. That video earned the band and Trish Sie the Smithsonian Magazine 2016 American Ingenuity Award for Visual Arts. Joshua sits down with OK Go’s lead singer Damian Kulash, bassist Tim Nordwind and video director and cinematographer Trish Sie, to discuss what drives them to push artistic boundaries in their work.” At the link find the title, “How Play Shapes The World, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170125_1a_125.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Abuse of Blacks 30 mins – “As the list of names of unarmed African-Americans killed or brutalized by police grows, questions around legal actions against law enforcement grow as well. Drexel University law professor Donald Tibbs joins The Remix to discuss police violence, viral videos, race, gender and how the criminal justice system is failing communities of color.Race, gender and the politics of police violence” At the link find the title, “Race, gender and the politics of police violence, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files tibbs-webb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Policing after Ferguson 46 mins – “On Martin Luther King Day – police and their communities now, in the era of Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter.” At the link find the title, “Policing In America In The Age Of Black Lives Matter, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510123350.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Feelings 22 mins – “In the months since the presidential election, many have noted that lots of Americans live in bubbles — echo chambers filled with the voices of people who mostly agree with us. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild felt this long before the rise of Donald Trump, and five years ago she went on a mission to understand the other side. She left her own liberal bubble in Berkeley, California for a conservative one, deep in the Louisiana bayou.” At the link find the title, “Episode 59: The Deep Story, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170123 hiddenbrain_59.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America P1 23 mins – “Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens. So we present “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” a series exploring how our understanding of poverty is shaped not by facts, but by private presumptions, media narratives, and the tales of the American Dream. Brooke traveled to Ohio, a state that reflects the varied nature of poverty, to talk directly with people who are poor and understand how they got that way, and why, under current policies, they are likely to stay that way. You’ll hear from them over the next several weeks. But first, we examine how the story of poverty gets told — and whether media attention makes any difference — with the help of Jack Frech, a longtime Athens County welfare director who has been leading reporters on “poverty tours” of Appalachia for decades.” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #1: The Poverty Tour, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America P2 41 mins – “In the second installment of our series on poverty myths we trace the history of welfare in America, from aid to widows after the Civil War to Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty to Bill Clinton’s pledge to “end welfare as we know it.” With the help of Kathy Edin, co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, we consider how the notion of government assistance sapping people of initiative has long shaped policy…and permitted many in poverty to fall through the cracks. And Brooke meets Carla Scott, a young woman in Cleveland forced to sell her plasma for bus fare after a series of events derailed her life, as well as Carla’s nonagenarian grandmother, Grace, a hard-line believer in “personal responsibility.” UPDATE: Since this series began, OTM has received numerous inquiries from listeners who want to help Carla Scott. If you’d like to donate, she has set up a PayPal account here. Please note that neither OTM nor WNYC is affiliated with this account. We do not control the money nor do we monitor how it is spent. Donations are considered a gift to Scott, and are not tax-deductible.At the link find the title, ““Busted” #2: Who Deserves To Be Poor? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America P3 26 mins – “In the third installment of our series, “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we take on one of our country’s most fundamental notions: that America is a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all. And we ask why, in spite of a wealth of evidence to the contrary, does this idea persist? With the help of historian Jill Lepore, Brooke traces the history of the “rags to riches” narrative, beginning with Benjamin Franklin, whose 18th century paper manufacturing business literally turned rags into riches. We hear from Natasha Boyer, a young Ohio woman who was saved from eviction by a generous surprise from strangers… only for the miracle to prove fleeting. And we consider the efficacy of “random acts of kindness” and the fateful role of luck — where you’re born, and to whom — in determining success….” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #3: Rags to Riches, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America P4 26 mins “In the fourth installment of our series Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we examine the strengths and shortcomings of our nation’s safety net. Government assistance does help lift millions out of poverty each year — indeed, without it, poverty would be twice as high — but those in the most dire circumstances often slip through the cracks. With the help of Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, and Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, we consider how anti-poverty programs can actually keep people poor and offer little hope for a way out. Also, Brooke meets Margaret Smith, a Columbus woman made homeless after a violent crime derailed the life she’d carefully built with her six children. And we visit an Athens County food pantry that provides not just meals to the community, but also school supplies, clothing, furniture, job training, home repairs, disaster relief…even burial plots.” At the link find the title, “”Busted” #4: When the Safety Net Doesn’t Catch You, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America P5 22 mins – “When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts. So, in the fifth and final installment of our series, “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” we present a Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Poverty in America Edition. It’ll equip you with the tools to spot shoddy reporting and the knowledge to identify coverage with insight. With help from Jack Frech, former Athens County welfare director; Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America; Greg Kaufmann, editor of TalkPoverty.org; Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; and Linda Tirado, author of Hand To Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. At the link find the title, “Busted” #5: Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Poverty in America Edition, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm011717podextra5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pregnant Women 15 mins – ““When we tell women that sex isn’t worth the risk during pregnancy, what we’re telling her is that her sexual pleasure doesn’t matter … that she in fact doesn’t matter,” says sex researcher Sofia Jawed-Wessel. In this eye-opening talk, Jawed-Wessel mines our views about pregnancy and pleasure to lay bare the relationship between women, sex and systems of power.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President and the Press 47 mins – “A history of how the White House and the press corps learned how to live with each other. …As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into The White House, we consider how the presidential relationship with the press will change, given his avowed contempt for aspects of the “Fourth Estate”. Our Washington correspondent Jon Sopel – no stranger to a presidential press conference – looks at the history of the connection between the US president and the press over more than 100 years and speculates on how it is set to change.” At the link find the title, “The President and the Press, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04pfb0y.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race Car Environmentalist 58 minsWe’re waving two very different green flags this week when Neil Tyson interviews NASCAR driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. Eugene Mirman co-hosts, with guests Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists.” At the link find the title, “Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 260373952 startalk racing extinction with leilani-munter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Improvement or Not 39 mins – “Anna Holmes, Fazeelat Aslam, and Tanner Colby talk about the assertion that President Obama made in his farewell address that we’re better off in terms of race than we have been in the past 10, 20, 30 years.” At the link find the title,”#1702: Better Off…?” right-click “Media files PP9469870889.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism 46 mins – “Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to White America: stop ignoring the injustices facing Black America. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘Sermon To White America’, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510284143.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomware Epidemic 26 mins “To those unfamiliar with ransomware, it is a malicious software that effectively holds your files hostage until you pay a ransom. For lawyers, this could mean losing or compromising the data that keeps your business running smoothly. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss this malware with the CEO of LMG Security, Sherri Davidoff. Sherri divulges what we know about ransomware, what to do when it has infected your computer, and how to prevent data loss. While there are few ways to stop the infection when it has started, backing up your information and educating your team on malware countermeasures can significantly lessen ransomware’s impact on your business.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ray Kurzweil Interview 46 mins – “Gaze into the future when Neil Tyson interviews noted futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence, the human brain, nanotechnology, life extension and biotechnology. Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y “7 Days of Genius” series.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 282133556 startalk a conversation with ray-kurzweil.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renewable Energy 8 mins – “222 EE How to Support Renewable Energy (And Why You Really Should)” At the link find this 222 title, right-click “Media files ede_222-pd4.mp3” and select ‘Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Scharzenegger Interview 76 mins – Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he’d be back. In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared lessons learned, daily routines, psychological warfare tactics, favorite books, early entrepreneurial ventures (and tips), meditation, and many stories no one had heard before. This time around, the new host of the Celebrity Apprentice answered your most popular and upvoted questions, including some controversial ones….” At the link find the title, “#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles,”right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science and Politics with Clinton 58 mins – “Neil Tyson explores science and politics with former President Bill Clinton, from the human genome to the Higgs boson to the Hubble Space Telescope. Chuck Nice and futurist Juan Enriquez join Neil in studio, Richard A. Muller calls into the show, and Bill Nye hails our ‘scientists in chief.’” At the link find the title, “Decoding Science and Politics with Bill Clinton, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files 231865932 startalk decoding science and politics with bill clinton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science of Humor – “Neil deGrasse Tyson studies the science of comedy with Larry Wilmore, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems. Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” calls into the show and Bill Nye attempts a little comedy improv.” At the link find the title, “Exploring Science and Comedy with Larry Wilmore, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files 232920472 startalk exploring science and comedy with larry-wilmore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Progress 13 mins – “Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious — but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. We’re studying an astonishingly narrow sliver of life, says biologist Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and hoping it’ll be enough to solve the oldest, most challenging problems in science, like cancer. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that surface when we do.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Segregated Schools 50 mins – “Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America “as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children.” Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking Muslim, but after Trump’s election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions. Rachel Bloom talks to ‘Fresh Air’ producer Ann Marie Baldonado about ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ the CW musical comedy series, now in its second season, that she co-created and stars in.” At the link find the title, “January 20, 2017 Best Of: Segregation In Schools / Rachel Bloom Of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse Investigation 46 mins – “This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier.Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coaching children, she called the police. Her inside account of the arduous process of seeking justice in her own case exposes discrepancies in prosecutors’ responses to reports of child sexual abuse and spotlights a lack of accountability.” At the link find the title, “Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Dropped-and-dismissed_Child-sex-abuse-lost-in-the-system_podcast_r.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley 46 mins – “We talk to author and Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe about her new book Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story.” At the link find the title, “164 Alexandra Wolfe – Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story,” right-click “Media files 578ae1d5-0cca-4fde-81cc-271f58996de3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simplifying Work 43 mins – “In today’s episode, futurist and simplification guru Lisa Bodell and our host Mark Bidwell reconvene to share more essential tools for leaders and teams to simplify their work environment from her second book Why Simple Wins; they explore insights into how companies like SAP, Southwest Airlines and Syngenta are putting simplification principles into action; and get a sneak peak at her favourite tool “killing complexity” that you can try out for yourself and your team.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Singing Process 37 mins – “There’s more to a song than meets the ear, as Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews singer/songwriter/producer Josh Groban. In studio, concert pianist and MIT Lecturer in Music Elaine Kwon and co-host Chuck Nice add their voices to the chorus to help us hear the science woven into the songs.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Music with Josh Groban, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 206993554 startalk the science of music with josh groban” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ski Lift Emergencies P2 37 mins – “We talk all about ski patrol disasters and in particular how ski lift evacuations are planned and prepared for. This is a two-part episode so make sure you check out Ski Patrol Disaster Training part one last week.” At the link right-click “Download” from the pop-up menu.

Snowden Interview [2 parts] ­”In Part 1, they discuss Isaac Newton, knowledge and learning, the Periodic Table, encryption and privacy, and much more.Neil deGrasse Tyson’s exclusive, one-on-one conversation with Edward Snowden – via robot – concludes (Part 2) with a deeper dive into metadata, personal privacy and covert communications, before exploring pulsars and cosmic background radiation.” At the link find “A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1) [and] A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 2),” right-click “Media files 224303043 startalk a conversation with edward snowden part-1.mp3 [and] Media files 225464347 startalk a conversation with edward snowden part-2.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinster Power 46 mins – “With over 50% of American women unmarried— we’ll look at the push to reclaim the word “spinster” – to be single and proud of it.” At the link find the title, “‘Spinster’ – And Loving It, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510819305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spreadsheet Inventor 12 mins – “Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Star Trek Legacy 53 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the legacy of Star Trek with George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. In studio, co-host Leighann Lord and astrophysicist Charles Liu discuss how the series inspired the future.” At the link find the title, “George Takei and the Legacy of Star Trek, Apr, 2015” right-click Media files 202512737 startalk george takei and the legacy of star trek.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Storytelling 13 mins – “Stories are necessary, but they’re not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts. During a critical time when listening has been confused for action, Msimang asks us to switch off our phones, step away from our screens and step out into the real world to create a plan for justice.” At the link click “Download” option, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Addiction 25 mins – “It’s the fine white powder that addicts blame for ruining their lives — and donuts are full of it. After hearing Gary Taubes make the case against sugar this week, The Current looks into treating sugar addiction.” At the link find the title, “Jan 18: Sugar acts similarly to alcohol or cocaine in our brains, says neuroscientist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170118_42962.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Hazard 21 mins – “Sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there’s no safe level. He argues it’s sugar not over consumption and sedentary behaviour that’s behind our obesity crisis, and it’s killing us.” At the link find the title, “Jan 16: Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170116_80648.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Impacts 18mins – “President Trump talks about putting tariffs on foreign cars. But there are already tariffs on auto imports and one got there because of chickens in Germany. This is how trade barriers tend to spread.” At the link find the title, “#632: The Chicken Tax,” right-click “Media files 20170125 pmoney_podcast012517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Libraries 15 mins – “A book contract with a leading publisher, together with a six-figure advance, are the cherished dreams of many authors. But when the author is a controversial figure like Milo Yiannapoulos, others say they feel like they’re in a nightmare. A Breitbart News contributor who calls himself a “free speech evangelist,” Yiannopoulos is author of Dangerous, scheduled for release in March. “Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy sent a letter to her employees and some authors earlier this week to assure those concerned by the Yiannopoulos signing that the publisher will not publish books that contain hate speech,” reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “The Reidy letter comes partly in response to another letter delivered to Reidy earlier this month, and signed by a number of S&S children’s authors, protesting the contract with Yiannopoulos, for which Yiannopoulos reportedly received a $250,000 advance,” he tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Russia 46 mins – “New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russia. A stark warning on Putin’s plans for Europe, NATO, and us.” At the link find the title, “Roger Cohen On Trump’s Russia Challenge, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510616058.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Ethics 49 mins – “Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump’s business conflicts. The new president will be “violating the constitutional conflicts clause … as soon as he takes the oath of office,” Eisen says.” At the link find the title,Jan 19, 2017, Ethics Lawyers Call Trump’s Business Conflicts ‘Nakedly Unconstitutional’”click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump For and Against 66 mins – “Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. We hear from them. And others. [in 6 acts]” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Journalism 51 mins – “As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified set of allegations about Donald Trump. Plus, how the rules of journalism may change in the Era of Trump and what journalists need to do to adjust; and writer Rebecca Solnit on finding hope in dark and uncertain places.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tweets 27 mins – “What do Donald Trump’s tweets reveal about the man who, on 20 January, will be America’s next president? Will he continue to use what he has called his “beautiful Twitter” account to tell the world what he is thinking – and doing?” At the link find the title, “Trump Tweet by Tweet, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ptl3q.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Truthiness 58 mins – “The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we’re now living in a “post-truth” era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists, or if it does, that it doesn’t matter anymore?” At the link find the title, “The Truth about ‘Post-Truth’ Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170119_52893.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Twitter Future 24 mins – “The social media platform where much of our political and social commentary happens is part of the infrastructure of the internet. But it’s not without serious problems. Could Twitter just disappear? Like a deleted, late-night tweet?” At the link find the title, “Jan 17: Can Twitter remain a viable business? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170117_18212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Twitter Impact 58 mins – “Explore social media’s impact on society when Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone. Sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson and journalist Clive Thompson also join Neil and Eugene Mirman, while Bill Nye “likes” the revolution.” At the link find the title, “The Impact of Twitter on Society with Biz Stone, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files 210198123-startalk-the-impact-of-twitter-on-society-with-biz-stone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unsung Heroes 17 mins – “There are Unsung Heroes among us that keep our workplace, campus, and community running smoothly and efficiently behind the scenes, but often go unrecognized and unappreciated. We just have to take the time to listen and show a level of acknowledgment.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 1: Unsung Heroes, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Crazy Good Turns-Unsung Heroes MIX REV2, 1-18-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Post Office 29 mins – “SWinifred Gallagher, author of How the Post Office Created America: A History, argues that the post office is not simply an inexpensive way to send a letter. The service was designed to unite a bunch of disparate towns and people under one flag, and in doing so, she believes the post office actually created the United States of America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virology Introduction 43 mins – “Infectious disease expert Laurie Garrett is back with Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer your questions about deadly viruses and current epidemics like H7N9 influenza and MERS-CoV.” At the link find the title,”Cosmic Queries: Viruses, Outbreaks and Pandemics, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files 105008553 startalk cosmic queries viruses.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voice Recognition 46 mins – “You can ask Amazon’s Alexa anything. Is she making us lazy or giving us time for other things? We’ll talk with Alexa.” At the link find the title, “Alexa, What’s The Future Of AI? Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_510616074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wartime Civilian Protection 58 mins – “As civilians increasingly are targeted in armed conflict, more peace operations have been mandated to protect civilians from violence, including sexual violence. Peacekeeping forces around the world have struggled to meet these responsibilities. In one recent example, peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond when civilians in a refugee camp were subjected to gross human rights violations and aid workers at a hotel compound were raped. The independent special investigation led by Cammaert found that the peace operation failed to “respond effectively to the violence due to an overall lack of leadership, preparedness, and integration among the various components of the mission.” Drawing on lessons from South Sudan and beyond, Cammaert and Mahmoud reflect on what’s needed to ensure that peace operations around the world are better able to protect civilians from violence, including sexual violence.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Wars 48 mins – “Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades. In this episode of Reveal, we look at what’s happening in places that already are running out of water.” At the link find the title “Water wars, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Water-wars_podcast-master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Economies 66 mins – “Drawing on more than a decade of experience researching emerging economies in Asia, Kalpana Kochhar discusses gender inequalities inhibiting economic growth, as well as strategies for removing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement. This meeting was generously sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s March 54 mins – ”Anna Holmes, Raquel Cepeda, and Irin Carmon try to absorb the reality of Trump’s now official presidency, and discuss the Women’s March happening just hours from this podcast hitting your feed.” At the link find the title,”#1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show,” right-click “Media files PP2240286471.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Womens’ Marches 58 mins – “Organizers of this weekend’s Women’s March on Washington have taken pains to avoid calling the event– and the hundreds of “sister marches” planned across the country — anti-Trump.  As Terie Norelli, former Democratic Speaker of the N.H. House and a longtime state representative,  said on The Exchange this week: “I would say this is a pro United States rally. I believe — and I know many others who do —  that the United States stands for the values of equality and justice and dignity for everyone, and we’re a little bit afraid, many of us, that not everyone respects that today. And we want to make sure that we are standing together to say truly that we stand for these values — that we believe in the United States, that the Statue of Liberty was there really to bring all different kinds of people together and that we are standing with them.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Womens’ Rights 45 mins – “The weekend’s women’s marches across the country have been estimated as the biggest one-day protest in American history. Eight years ago, after President Obama’s inauguration, a much smaller Tea Party birthed a national movement that reset the Republican agenda, arguably setting the stage for candidate Donald Trump. So how might the women’s march move from protest to policy?” At the link find the title, “Social Movements: What It Takes To Go From Protest To Policy, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170124_1a_124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Young Lords 36 mins – “In the late 1960s, the Black Panther Party made racial pride a rallying point for social justice and arming citizens against police brutality – and was targeted by the FBI. So was the Puerto Rican nationalist party called the Young Lords. Today, we look back the little known activist movement strongly influenced by feminist ideals and the Latina experience. Plus, want information? Google it. But try Googling: “is the Holocaust real?” and you’ll be led to a barrage of Holocaust denial. We’ll dig into why even when the facts are indisputable, finding truth online is not guaranteed.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zappos Founder 30 mins – “Computer scientist Tony Hsieh made millions off the dot-com boom. But he didn’t make his mark until he built Zappos — a customer service company that “happens to sell shoes.” Now Zappos is worth over a billion dollars and known for its completely unorthodox management style.” At the link find the title, “Zappos: Tony Hsieh, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170119_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Control in US 56 mins – “If you want to sleep tonight, skip this episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Bill Nye, Chuck Nice and virus expert Laurie Garrett examine how we’re fighting Zika, Dengue, West Nile, HIV and other viruses – and why the battle may not be going our way.” At the link find the title, “Confronting Zika and other Viruses, with Bill Nye and Laurie Garrett – StarTalk All-Stars, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 278517250-startalk- confronting zika and other viruses with bill nye and laurie garrett startalk all-stars.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 272 – Jan 27, 2017: Alzheimer’s in Australia, Antarctic Ice Crack, Anthropocene Epoch, Antibiotic Resistance, Astronomy History, August Wilson Playwright, Bacterial Threat, Belief Changes, Bellevue History, Bitcoin History, Black Woman Journalist, Blackjack Math, Book Designer Boom, Botox History, Broadband in North Carolina, Chess Playing, Chinese Renewable Energy, City of Refuge, Civil War History, Colored American Opera, Communications Business, Computer Forensics, Creative Thinking, CRISPR Use, Defense Logistics Agency, Designer Bob Gill, Diabetic and Starving, Digital vs Books, Drug Interactions, Drug Production Overseas, Elevator History, Empathy Pitfalls, Empire State Building Crash, Europe Direction, Fast Pay Business, Feminist Movement, GM Science, Groucho Marx Last Years, Gun Culture, Gut Project, Hacking Future, Health Physiology, Hugge vs High Tech, Ennovation Engineering, Ira Glass, Jerusalem Embassy, Ketogenic Diet, Lead in Water LGBT Challenges, Mary Queen of Scots, MCAT Test, Mindfulness Experiment, Muon Science, Negotiation Process, North Carolina Politics, Obamacare Changes, Online Harassment, Pancuronium Bromide, Photonics Engineer, Presidential Rules, Prostate MRI and Biopsies, Public Transport in Toronto, Restaurant History, Science and Politics, Secret Radio Messages, Smartphone Impact, Solid State Chemistry, Spark Camp, STEM Pipeline, Steve Jobs Bio, Supreme Court Cases, Syrian War and America, Taser History, Tesla Gigafactory Tour, Texas Tower Sniper, Transgender Surgeries, Trump Cabinet, Trump False Rumors, Trump’s Presidential Powers, Ukraine History and Life, Universal Basic Income, WWII Britain

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 88 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 290 for the week to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twelve group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 45GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

Alzheimer’s in Australia 60 mins – “The National Press Club marks World Alzheimer’s Day with a special event featuring Dr Ron Petersen and Ita Buttrose.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: World Alzheimer’s D” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Ice Crack 27 mins – “[first of four items]The British Antarctic Survey will evacuate all their researchers from the Halley VI base at the start of the Antarctic winter for safety reasons. This will be the first time experiments looking at the Ozone hole and measurements of the extreme environment will be put on hold. The reason? A big chasm is opening up on the Brunt Ice Shelf where the Ice Station is situated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Ice Shelf Break 58 mins – “The crack in the Antarctic ice shelf grows by 11 miles. We’ll look at what’s coming, and talk with physicist Helen Czerski about the dynamics of the world around us.” At the link find the title, “Antarctic Ice Shelves And Global Dynamics, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_509164739.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anthropocene Epoch 28 mins – “Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor of Palaeobiology at Leicester University, talks to Jim al-Khalili about the Anthropocene, the concept that humans now drive much geology on the earth. He’s one of the leading lights in the community of scientists who are working to get the Anthropocene, the Age of Man, recognised. They discuss the controversy about the date of when it began- some say it was a thousand years ago, or the Industrial revolution, others that it was the Second World War, and yet others that it’s as recent as the 1960s. It all turns on finding the Golden Spike, a layer in rock strata above which the geology changes. Jan Zalasiewicz began his career as a traditional geologist studying rocks 500 million years old in Welsh border. After years out in the field mapping the landscape for the British Geological Survey he moved into academia at Leicester University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 5 mins – “If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on. Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics. “It was tested against everything that’s available in the United States … and was not effective,” said Dr. Alexander Kallen, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of health care quality promotion….“People have asked me many times ‘How scared should we be?’ … ‘How close are we to the edge of the cliff?’ And I tell them: We’re already falling off the cliff,” Johnson said. “It’s happening. It’s just happening — so far — on a relatively small scale and mostly far away from us. People that we don’t see … so it doesn’t have the same emotional impact.’’ At the link find the title, “Think antibiotic-resistant ‘super-bugs’ are only a distant threat? Think again. Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0117201701.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 56 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria.” At the link find the title, “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files 213819981-frontlinepbs-hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomy History 45 mins – “This week we consider the work of Jesuit astronomers across Europe and around the world before returning to a discussion of weighing the heliocentric and geoheliocentric models of the solar system.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

August Wilson Playwright 52 mins – “Wednesday, we’re talking about August Wilson, one of the great American playwrights … period. That doesn’t need the qualifier that he was a black playwright. But his plays were about the black experience in this country, and one of his masterpieces was Fences. Denzel Washington’s film version is now in theaters, and the stage version has just opened at Pioneer Theatre Company. We’re taking the opportunity to talk about the heart breaking beauty of August Wilson’s work.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bacterial Threat 40 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. (Original Upload Date: 11/18/2014)” At the link find the title, “The Trouble with Antibiotics,” right-click “Media files 209419838-frontlinepbs-the-trouble-with-antibiotics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bacterial Threat 43 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. (Original Upload Date: 11/18/2014)” At the link find the title, “The Trouble with Antibiotics, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files 209419838-frontlinepbs-the-trouble-with-antibiotics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Belief Changes 45 mins – “We don’t treat all of our beliefs the same. The research shows that when a strong-yet-erroneous, belief is challenged, yes, you might experience some temporary weakening of your convictions, some softening of your certainty, but most people rebound from that and not only reassert their original belief at its original strength, but go beyond that and dig in their heels, deepening their resolve over the long run. Psychologists call this the backfire effect, and this episode is the first of three shows exploring this well-documented and much-studied psychological phenomenon, one that you’ve likely encountered quite a bit lately. In this episode, we explore its neurological underpinning as two neuroscientists at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute explain how their latest research sheds new light on how the brain reacts when its deepest beliefs are challenged.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 093-The Backfire Effect-Part One.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bellevue History 38 mins – “Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.