We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Salman Rushdie, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maira Kalman, Sam Harris, Junot Diaz, Maria Konnikova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. So each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you've probably heard of with hand-picked gems from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. The conversation could go anywhere. SINCE 2008, BIG THINK has captured on video the best ideas of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in every field, renowned experts including neurologist Oliver Sacks, physicist Stephen Hawking, behavioral psychologist Daniel Kahneman, authors Margaret Atwood and Marylinne Rob ...
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
Open Source is the world’s longest-running podcast. Christopher Lydon circles the big ideas in culture, the arts and politics with the smartest people in the world. It’s the kind of curious, critical, high-energy conversation we’re all missing nowadays. Be part of the action: leave a voice message to be played on the air; get in touch over Facebook or Twitter; or email us – email@example.com with show ideas, advice, requests and high-quality criticism.
The Aristotelian Society, founded in 1880, meets fortnightly in London to hear and discuss talks given by leading philosophers from a broad range of philosophical traditions. The papers read at the Society’s meetings are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. The mission of the Society is to make philosophy widely available to the general public, and the Aristotelian Society Podcast Series represents our latest initiative in furthering this goal. The audio podcasts of our talks are produced by Backdoor Broadcasting Company in conjunction with the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. Please visit our website to learn more about us and our publications: http://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk
The Philosopher's Zone is where they congregate, but you'll find philosophers cropping up across RN. Late Night Live's Phillip Adams is fond of talking to them and philosophy, whether natural, moral or metaphysical, is never far away from RN, where your world unfolds.
With her signature humor, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin candidly converses with artists, comedians, thinkers, and writers looking to discover how to stay a little more sane and grounded in 21st century America. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about art, politics, spirituality, Kelly remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life. She believes that by sharing our hearts and minds openly, we just might usher in a new paradigm to live into in this new century. Is she crazy? Probably. Does she care? No
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com.
Today's Freemasonry through Masonic research papers of the past and present. Discussions on the Fraternity through modern technology made accessible to both Freemasons and men interested in Freemasonry.
The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net
Hollywood Mind Control and Occult Government. Learn the meanings behind Illuminati Symbols and explore High Profile Rituals performed by Top Celebrities. Ancient Aliens, Time-Travel, and Human Cloning with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Barack Obama. This is where the esoteric meets the political
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
Milk the Cow podcast: your platform for discussion, free thinking, and a few nice tunes thrown in. Please subscribe, comment and rate good people. It is appreciated. Please like and share our new pages and get involved in the discussion: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MILKTHECOWPODCAST Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MTCPODCAST Advertising/Sponsorship contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
Danny Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day philosophers"?
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
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Origami Elephants walks the tightrope between religion and philosophy, faith and certainty, symbol and science. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room, talking about issues that often go ignored for fear of a fight. Bryne, JR. and their guests initiate a conversation about controversial subjects with an invitational tone.
Elucidations is a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise. The podcast covers a wide range of topics from the theoretical to the practical (including causation, metaphor, agency, religious freedom, and moral psychology) and explores a wide range of problems from the perennial to the cutting-edge (including skepticism and experimental philosophy).
Science, philosophy, psychology, quantum physics, religion. In all these areas, we see the world based on what comes from others. Which means we're actually thinking with somebody else's head - not necessarily our own. And how much of those philosophies, ideas and theories are true? Thanks to the work of Brazilian/Austrian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Dr. Norberto Keppe, separating the wheat from the chaff is a lot easier today. We'll explore this rich and provocative territory in this podcast. Email me about your thoughts at email@example.com
AMP is about the idea of bringing balance back into a world that is increasingly polarized, and a sense of tribe back to a people growing increasingly solipsistic. True to the concept this channel blends humor with gravity and levity with depth, as we explore the realms of the mind, psychedelics, athletics, MMA and Sexuality. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! Be sure to check out host Aubrey Marcus on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and follow him on twitter @AubreyMarcus.
What is a scientific theory? How does scientific reasoning work? What do you really need to know to think critically about science and its role in modern life? Follow philosopher Kevin deLaplante as he gently leads you through the concepts and background knowledge that you need to know for genuine science literacy in the 21st century. Kevin deLaplante is the former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He has over twenty years experience teaching the history and philosophy of science. He now runs the Critical Thinker Academy website, which offers free video training courses and pdf ebooks on a wide range of topics designed to help people improve their critical thinking skills.
Dr. Diana Hsieh's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit PhilosophyInAction.com for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A feed is also available.)
The leading voices of the free thinking generation share incredible insights and stories on Smells Like Human Spirit! This podcast provides you with the information to think critically, question authority, and discover the truth about the world for yourself. What's more, every show is different - with long-ranging interviews, special features, and in-depth yet relatable discussions helping you learn more about the key issues of today. Subscribe to the show now, and peace!
Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . Today the Electronic University and Zencast.org are pleased to present the highlights of the spoken works of Alan Watts.
We are ninja kicking through pink and blue marketing that we've all experienced from birth onward. Questioning all the hype around gender roles, looking at pop-culture, toys, parenting, news, are some of the things you can expect to hear. Every week will feature a guest interview with people who are changing the world. *Album Art Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass, Flickr (modified)
“Justice without the opportunity for redemption is torture.” -- James Doty In this week's episode neurosurgeon James Doty, founder of the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and author of Into the Magic Shop , and Think Again host Jason Gots wrestle with questions spiritual, political, and neurobiological. It's a lively good time.
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ORly Radio Show 95 - How US Elections Wonk PT2 News, Delegates & Primaries Due to issues with the live stream and handling them in the middle of the show, you can skip to the second intro to the show at 7 minutes and 8 seconds. Or listen to us flounder through the woes of live production. Your choice! Welcome to ORly Radio Show 95 for Friday February 5th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with David O’Connor, Michael Robinson, Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith, and Ren Cowen. Errata: From Previous Shows: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone it in 470-222-6759 RANT Segments & Headlines: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/jailed-oregon-militants-have-extensive-criminal-histories-many-arent-even-allowed-to-carry-guns/ http://www.clickorlando.com/education/florida-house-passes-bill-to-allow-g ...
Question 1: [1:34] - “I have been an exotic dancer for nine years and I want to change my career by opening my own bar. How do I overcome my fear of failure in a new field that I don't know much about, and which seems to have a high probability rate for failure?” Question 2: [2:03:49] - “What is Young Earth Science (YES) and how does it relate to Philosophy? Should we waste billions on funding research based on old earth fallacies?” Question 3: [3:11:55] - “To what extent are monopolies caused by the government - and are monopolies necessarily a bad thing? By 'bad' I am referring to how monopolies are negatively portrayed worldwide.” Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
On November 19th Intelligence Squared hosted the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. It was also the ultimate clash of intellectual titans. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, made the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, championed Rome. As Boris argued, the Greeks got there first: in literature, history, art and philosophy. The Iliad and the Odyssey are the earliest surviving epic poems, the foundations on which European literature was built. The Greek myths – the tales of Oedipus, Heracles and Persephone, to name but a few – contain the archetypal plot elements of hubris and nemesis on which even Hollywood films depend today. It was in ancient Athens that the birth of democracy took place under the leadership of the great statesman Pericles. And in that political climate with its love of freedom and competition, and passion for argument, the great cultural flourishing of classical Athens ...
For the election watchers who were dissatisfied after the statistical stalemate in the Iowa caucuses, here’s a result worth wondering over: six to one! That’s the margin by which Iowa Democrats between 18 and 30 favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, still the primary favorite. There’s a generation gap in one of America’s two great parties: across the country, the older Democrats are, the more likely they are to side with Clinton, the establishment pick. We’re wondering what’s in the minds of a new generation of young voters and activists. For starters, they don’t seem to share their parents’ worries about “socialism,” as WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan noted this week. The endless knock on Bernie Sanders is that he has ambitious proposals — and no way to get them passed. But friend of the show Bernie Avishai would argue that you need some radical clarity when confronting a Congress in which compromise has become impossible. When the under-35 set flocks to an old-school, New Deal ...
In the aftermath of the rape attacks in Cologne, Germany and across Europe on New Year’s Eve – countless examples of crime perpetrated by Middle Eastern refugees hit the headlines on a daily basis. Paul Joseph Watson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the latest in the European Migrant Crisis, the rape epidemic in Germany and Sweden, cultural incompatibility, prevalence of inbreeding within Middle Eastern populations, no go zones, the political fallout and whether the Migrant Crisis will lead to war. Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of Infowars.com and find you him on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/PrisonPlanetLive
James Wilson integrates philosophy with other relevant disciplines, such as epidemiology, economics and political theory to explore conceptual and practical challenges in the sustainable and equitable improvement of human wellbeing. He focuses particularly on public health ethics, and the ownership and governance of ideas and information. He received his PhD from UCL in 2002, then held temporary lectureships in Philosophy at University of Roehampton (2002-3) and Birkbeck (2003-4), before becoming Lecturer in Ethics at the Keele University (2004-8). He has been at UCL since 2008, rst as Lecturer in Philosophy and Health, and then as Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. This podcast is an audio recording of Dr. Wilson's talk - 'Internal and External Validity in Thought Experiments' - at the Aristotelian Society on 25 January 2016. The recording was produced by Backdoor Broadcasting Company.
Anne McElvoy profiles the painter Joseph Crawhall (1861-1913). Born in Northumberland, he exhibited alongside Degas and Whistler and has been credited as the leader of the young radical Scottish painters The Glasgow Boys. His father was also an artist who published "A Beuk o' Newcassell Sangs Collected by Joseph Crawhall" in 1888 - a pictorial book illustrating the lyrics and music with woodcuts. Anne will be joined in her quest by the director of the Fleming Collection in London, James Knox, where a new Crawhall show has opened and by the art critic, Bill Feaver. Anne will also be hearing from the director, Gemma Bodinetz who with the touring theatre company, Peepolykus, is staging a comic version of Madame Bovary at the Liverpool Everyman and from Laurie Sansom, who's directing a revival of Rona Munro's acclaimed trilogy of James plays. And in the week that sees the publication of a life of the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Matthew Parris discusses the art of political biography. ...
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins, development and uses of chromatography. In its basic form, it is familiar to generations of schoolchildren who put a spot of ink at the bottom of a strip of paper, dip it in water and then watch the pigments spread upwards, revealing their separate colours. Chemists in the 19th Century started to find new ways to separate mixtures and their work was taken further by Mikhail Tsvet, a Russian-Italian scientist who is often credited with inventing chromatography in 1900. The technique has become so widely used, it is now an integral part of testing the quality of air and water, the levels of drugs in athletes, in forensics and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals. With Andrea Sella Professor of Chemistry at University College London Apryll Stalcup Professor of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University And Leon Barron Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at King's College London.
Lo and behold, we’re back! Stephen’s been on a vision quest since last April, Kevin’s been literally running from zombies, and somewhere in there we all got a little bit older. Unfazed by the time lapse, we got the band back together to talk about The Year 2015 (kinda), permaculture (ish), and the Tiniest Board Game in the World (fuck yeah). Chock full of all the awkward banter, terrible segues, and ridiculous Rabbit Trails™ you know and love… it’s Bad Philosophy! Enjoy… Audio Video Show Notes Catastrophic | Kevin’s Fiasco Podcast I Challenge You to Stop Reading White, Straight, Cis Male Authors for One Year | K. T. Bradford “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin | Amazon INHABIT | Permaculture Film Zombies! Run 5K | App Mint Tin Mini Apocalypse | BoardGameGeek Bad.Horse Post-Show Song “Oil” by Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Philip Dodd interviews John Irving - author of novels including The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany. His new book is called Avenue of Mysteries and imagines the life of a crippled street-child from Mexico, Juan Diego, and his sister Lupe, who can read minds. The action cuts between Diego's present as a globe trotting, best selling writer visiting the Philippines, and his memories of his childhood in Mexico and working at a circus. The Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving is out now. Producer: Robyn Read
In the latest of a long series of political controversies involving the Clinton family, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is under federal investigation for the use of an unsecured private email server while working as Secretary of State. As rumors swirl about the FBI investigation and possible indictment of Clinton, more are becoming aware that she violated federal law, State Department protocol and many regulations governing record-keeping requirements. What is the Truth About The Hillary Clinton Email Controversy? Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/email-controversy
As Dad's Army inspires a new film, Matthew Sweet looks at the history of the fifth column with historians Juliet Gardiner and Steven Fielding. He also meets robot designer Lola Cañamero who, along with writer Laurence Scott, talks about modelling emotions and how interacting with AI affects us. New Generation Thinker Jonathan Healey explores utopia in sci-fi as a series of events mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's text Utopia. Dad's Army is directed by Oliver Parker and includes performances from Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Mark Gatiss and Ian Lavender amongst others. States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness runs at Wellcome Collection in London from 4 February - 16 October 2016 A Friday Night Late Spectacular, Feeling Emotional, takes place on Friday 5 February 19:00-23:00 exploring the art and science of human emotions. Utopias is the theme of this year's LSE Space For Thought Literary Festival. In a discussion o ...
In ancient Greece, did everyone unquestioningly believe in the gods of Olympus? Was there no one in classical Athens to write the equivalent of “The Zeus Delusion”? According to our guest this week, the Greeks’ religious beliefs were as varied and nuanced as they are today. Tim Whitmarsh is a classicist and professor of Greek Culture at University of Cambridge. In his newest book, Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, he explores the skeptical aspects of ancient history that are often left out of common retellings. Like so many other cultures, ancient Greece went through its own periods of enlightenment and reform, times when religion and irreligion, and superstition and rationalism, coexisted. Whitmarsh argues that we moderns shouldn’t be so quick to tie the ancient Greeks to their mythology, because along with the myths and gods there is a rich history of secularism, critical thinking and even atheism.
Continuing with Massimo Pigliucci on selected "moral epistles" by Seneca: 4. On the Terrors of Death, 12. On Old Age, 49. On the Shortness of Life, 59. On Pleasure and Joy, 62. On Good Company, 92. On the Happy Life, 96. On Facing Hardship, and 116. On Self Control. We see what Seneca has to say about love and other emotions, facing loss and other hardships, fear of death, desire, pursuing your goals, keeping company with ancient sages, and wearing nice clothes. All you have to do to be happy is have "a complete view of truth!" Try Harry's razor service free, including a shaving kit, by visiting harrys.com/PEL. Also, visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/PEL for a one-month free trial of The Great Courses Plus Video Learning Service.
Rivka Weinberg View on Amazon We don't commonly think of procreation as a moral issue. But why not? When you think about it, creating another person seems like a morally weighty thing to do. And we tend to think that procreation under certain conditions would be irresponsible, selfish, or reckless. Might there also be cases where procreation is morally impermissible? In The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May be Permissible (Oxford University Press, 2016), Rivka Weinberg explores a broad range of questions concerning the morality of procreation. She argues that procreation is a form of risk imposition, and so is morally permissible only under certain circumstances. In taking this view, she places herself in opposition to two more popular stances, one holding that procreation is almost never impermissible, and the holding that procreation is never permissible. Employing a Rawlsian constructivist model, Weinberg proposes two principles that establish conditions for ...
Whence Came You? - Freemasonry discussed and Masonic research for today's Freemason
Join us this week for a look at the similarities between Freemasonry and arguably the most popular film franchise in the history of...well, ever. Star Wars. Frater O and talk on everything and as usual go a bit off topic, but it's fun. I hope you all enjoy. We wrap with a Freemason. App extras include a Masonic wallpaper for your mobile device. Thanks for listening and have an amazing week! Links Support the Show The Esoterics of Star Wars I remembered the movie! Beyond the Black Rainbow Email Frater O
Question 1: [1:28] - “I saw a lot of European leftist misconceptions dwindle away just to be replaced by non-stop fear mongering and a dangerous "friend-foe" mentality towards those of the same cultural and historical background. People received real means of causing massive physical harm or even death to those "traitors" whose political preferences are wrong, some can ruin lives or careers just by pointing them as a "separatist" out loud to the right people. Everyone is directed against each other through the heavy abuse of state propaganda. Do you think this is a possibility for the Western world? The rise of the new governments to replace those that are failing, just to use the huge already existing apparatus for oppression and militarization? Or is it more specific to societies with a historically different ideological leaning?” Question 2: [1:01:15] - “I understand what fiat currency is, what I don't understand is; Does the number of digits in all the bank accounts in our coun ...
Ken Kesey united hippies and beats on the Merry Prankster bus in a CIA induced mind control experiment fueled by LSD. In his premier novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey portrayed a mental hospital that was controlled by an evil ‘Combine’, whose tentacles extended well beyond the hospital walls. This ‘Combine’ was described using Masonic symbolism, as a society with a secret, hateful agenda to remold the world and to govern it as an empire of human drones and slaves. Kesey’s novel powerfully depicted the psychologically destructive potential of psychiatric institutions and their tools, including electroshock therapy and prefrontal lobotomy, and portrayed those methods as weapons that were used by ‘The Combine’ to achieve their goals of control and dominance. [Read More] Listen on: FreemanTV | Stitcher | iTunes | YouTube | RSS Joseph Atwill began his religious studies as a youth in Japan at the only English-speaking school in the country, the Jesuit-run St. Mary's Milita ...
The energy industry is the industry that powers every other industry. Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech reflected the political establishments opposition to many energy sources and a rejection of America’s Energy Opportunity. Alex Epstein joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the America’s Energy Opportunity project, misconceptions about fossil fuels, global warming propaganda, peak oil, ethanol, carbon emissions and the energy related political decisions which impact the survival of many in the world. America’s Energy Opportunity: http://www.americasenergyopportunity.com Alex Epstein is the President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and an expert on energy and industrial policy. Center for Industrial Progress is a for-profit think-tank seeking to bring about a new industrial revolution. For more from Alex and CIP, please check out: industrialprogress.com and alexepstein.com To purchase The Moral Case for Foss ...
ORly Radio Show 94 - How US Elections Wonk PT1 Nominations Welcome to ORly Radio Show 94 for Friday January 29th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with David O’Connor, Michael Robinson, Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith, and Ren Cowen. We got an iTunes review! Great show ***** by Histrionicspock This show should be called, "Getting angry at ignorance" :) It is super fun to listen to the hosts inform, but also entertain by how justifiably angry they get at the ignorant people in today's society. Worth a listen! Errata From Previous Shows: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. email@example.com or phone it in 470-222-6759 The zika /zē kă/ / ZEE'-ka/ virus was first described in 1947 as an RNA virus found in rhesus monkeys of the Zika Forest of Uganda, Africa. The first large outbreak recorded in humans was outsi ...
As Radio 3 broadcasts Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun as the Sunday Drama hear theatre directors Kwame Kwei-Armah, Yael Farber and Dawn Walton and historians Kit Davis and Althea Legal Miller on her life, work and its resonances today.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Washington power player who upset the feminist applecart. At the peak of her career — as first female Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department — she turned her back on her dream job with Hillary Clinton in order to spend more time with her teenage sons. How, cried her contemporaries, could she have sacrificed her high-powered career for her family? Slaughter’s ensuing article for The Atlantic, ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’, went viral, sparking furious debate about how men and women juggle their working lives. Having it all, Slaughter argued, remained a mirage. Women who managed to be both mothers and top professionals were either ‘superhuman, rich or self-employed’. On January 26, Anne-Marie Slaughter came to the Intelligence Squared stage, together with Amanda Foreman, award-winning historian and presenter of the recent BBC documentary series The Ascent of Woman, which charts the role of women in society over 10,000 years. They were ...
Gardening writer Anna Pavord visits the Royal Academy exhibition Painting the Modern Garden and talks to Anne McElvoy about her new book Landskipping. New Generation Thinker Peter Mackay joins the conversation about landscapes and - as Radio 3 marks the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow with a focus on folk - he explores the way folk traditions have fed into Scottish poetry. As arguments about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford should be allowed to remain in place continue to divide students and alumni, journalist Nick Cohen and former Rector of Exeter College, Oxford Dame Frances Cairncross discuss how present day funding of colleges and universities can also be a contentious issue. New Generation Thinker Peter Mackay explores the contrasting folk traditions in Irish and Scottish poetry as Radio 3 begins a weekend exploring folk connections.
Question 1: [1:50] - “What do you think of the Nurse with a Purse phenomenon? It is true that ‘hot girls’ sometimes show up at the doors of beta males once they have become “used up” by the alphas. But another funny thing happens many years later in a man’s life cycle. A typical scenario my girlfriends and I see, is that the man invests in his prime, in the hottest girl, not necessarily the one with the best values, and when a man gets old he realizes that the hot girl took everything he had and he is broke and alone. He tries to woo women in their 40s or 50s, the same types he rejected for the hot girl who took all his resources, because these women now have a home, money and sometimes nursing or care taking experience. Guess what happens to these old men. The same thing.” Question 2: [1:07:14] - “During the American Industrial Revolution, work conditions were terrible, there was no oversight in business, and no minimum wage. Also, child labor was a huge source of labor in industr ...
Conflicting information over what happened after Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum, a well-known member of the Oregon Rancher Standoff group, died in a shooting involving federal agents. In a statement, Ammon Bundy described Finicum as his "beloved friend" and one of "the greatest men and greatest patriots." At a press conference, federal and local law enforcement officials placed responsibility for the confrontation with the occupiers. FBI Special Agent Greg Bretzing blamed the “actions and choices of the armed occupiers” for the situation, commenting that “actions are not without consequences.” Eight members of the Oregon Rancher Standoff were arrested on Tuesday and charged with “conspiracy to impede officers of the US from discharging official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.” Three more men were arrested on Wednesday night after Ammon Bundy released a statement urging protesters to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by vie ...
In 2016, the presidential election became electric. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have separately disrupted the fixed matchup of another Clinton and another Bush, and flat-footed, for now, the mainstream consensus about everything from who can be elected and what can’t say, to what Americans want from both their leaders and their political process. The Iowa caucus is days away, and what was laughable in the springtime now looks entirely plausible. Meaning upsets, betrayals, collapses and mis-coronations — all of which works well as pure drama. Frank Rich is the perfect person to watch this shaggy-dog primary as a theater piece. At The New York Times, Rich began as a theater critic, then grew into the paper’s leading columnist who saw a mix of policy and performance, news and entertainment. Today he practices both, with a column at New York Magazine and as executive producer of Veep, HBO’s fictional sendup of the very real pettiness, over-packaging and obscurity of our politics. T ...
On this week’s podcast we talk about: Donald Trump, Is the earth flat?, The EU: In or out?, Your mam, Hip Hop quiz and much more Tracks: Zero B, Ian Brown, Subhead and much more. Guests: Darren Nesbit (Flat Earth Theory)|Luke Cooper The EU:In or out?) To find out more: www.everydayanalysis.com Tickets for the Easter Rave with Dax J Festival 23 Kickstarter here:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/festival-23-convergence-of-disco#/ In the studio: Donald Jenkins, Mike Cow, Micky C. Twitter: @mikecow1 @mtcpodcast Instagram: mtcpodcast Producer: Danny H BUY Porklife here:http://www.milkthecowpodcast.com/merch/porklife Sponsor: Sheath Underwearhttp://www.sheathunderwear.com/https://www.facebook.com/sheathunderwearENTER DISCOUNT CODE ‘cow’ when you checkout for 50% discount Sponsor: Bryte Screen and Digital http://www.bryte-digital.com/ Sponsorship/advertising/guest spot enquiries:firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @mtcpodcast @mikecow1 Please comment, rate and subscribe and download for FREE on ...
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life, times and influence of Eleanor of Aquitaine (c1122-1204) who was one of the most powerful women in Twelfth Century Europe, possibly in the entire Middle Ages. She inherited land from the Loire down to the Pyrenees, about a third of modern France. She married first the King of France, Louis VII, joining him on the Second Crusade. She became stronger still after their marriage was annulled, as her next husband, Henry Plantagenet became Henry II of England. Two of their sons, Richard and John, became kings and she ruled for them when they were abroad. By her death in her eighties, Eleanor had children and grandchildren in power across western Europe. This led to competing claims of inheritance and, for much of the next 250 years, the Plantagenet and French kings battled over Eleanor's land. With Lindy Grant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading Nicholas Vincent Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia ...
Philip Dodd presents a programme for Holocaust Memorial Day. Howard Jacobson discusses reinventing Shylock and exploring anti-semitism as he publishes his new novel. Historian Karen Leeder has been reading about Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth in Ostend 1936 - and a collection of Zweig's writings Messages From a Lost World: Europe on the Brink. Sculptor Michael Sandle is known for creating memorials. He shows Philip Dodd round his new exhibition which marks his 80th year. Key works of his include St George and the Dragon at Blackfriars, the International Maritime Organization Seafarer's Memorial on the Albert Embankment in London, and the Malta Seige Memorial, in the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta which includes one of the largest bells ever forged which rings at Noon each day.
Sources: http://www.truthabouttedcruz.com Senator Ted Cruz is a leading Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2016. As a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cruz has an extensive background in constitutional law - previously working for the United States Department of Justice and as Texas Solicitor General. Cruz also served as a domestic policy adviser to President George W. Bush and was an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin - teaching U.S. Supreme Court litigation. The son of a Cuban refugee who fled persecution and belonging to a family brought back together through religion - Cruz has ran for Senate as part of the Tea Party movement, threatening to fight back against the Washington Cartel, Wall Street corruption and banks that were too big to fail. As Cruz battled Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for support, he’s faced several controversies around Presidential eligibility, Immigration, Syrian Re ...
After an insulting press release from FOX News, Donald Trump has announced that he will not be participating in the Iowa Fox News debate and instead will host a fundraiser for wounded warriors. Stefan Molyneux dissembles the media narrative around the latest Trump controversy, and turns a spotlight on the constant manipulation. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-he-wont-participate-in-gop-debate-on-fox-news/2016/01/26/58fa0b2e-c490-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
National Review contributors recently joined together in criticizing Donald Trump and his candidacy for President of the United States. Stefan Molyneux responds to David Boaz's contribution to the National Review's "Conservatives Against Trump." David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and the author of The Libertarian Mind. Conservatives against Trump http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430126/donald-trump-conservatives-oppose-nomination Immigrant Voting Patterns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6NYP9qmjfU Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
National Review contributors recently joined together in criticizing Donald Trump and his candidacy for President of the United States. Stefan Molyneux responds to Thomas Sowell's contribution to the National Review's "Conservatives Against Trump." Conservatives against Trump http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430126/donald-trump-conservatives-oppose-nomination Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
Henry Phillips came by Danny Lobell's studio and discusses everything from Metal bands to nipple clamps and the Marquis de Sade in this hilarious episode of Modern Day Philosophers. Brought to you by Stand Up! Records. Enjoy!
Matthew Sweet and guests explore the art of the con.... If you've ever fallen for a scam, you'll be reassured by Maria Konnikova's new book The Confidence Game, in which she explains why most of us are easy prey to con artists. Orson Welles was infamous early in his career for a radio broadcast of HG Wells' War of the Worlds which - it's said - caused genuine panic that aliens were invading earth. For Free Thinking Larushka Ivan-Zadeh discusses Welles's last film, F For Fake, which tells the tangled story of art forger Elmyr de Hory. And Gary Lachman and Kevin Jackson visit a new exhibition about Elizabethan alchemist, philosopher and mathematician John Dee - a mysterious figure who during his long career was sometimes a con-artist, and sometimes the conned.
Episode Audio Download MP3 Audio (31.5 MB) Episode notes and links episode Notes David and Tamler take a break from their main jobs as TV critics to talk about a masterpiece in political philosophy: "Two Concepts of Liberty" by Isaiah Berlin. While they both celebrate the style and substance of this classic essay, in a startling twist Tamler praises conceptual analysis and David expresses a few misgivings about his Kantianism. What is the elusive idea of positive liberty, and how can its pursuit lead to totalitarian rule? When is it more important to buy boots than read Russian poetry? And why is David still so depressed by pluralism? Plus, coddling in Wisconsin? And another famous set of social psych studies is accused of biting the dust. Links In Wisconsin, Efforts to End Taunting at Games Lead to Claims of Coddling By Mike McPhate [nytimes.com] Take my Breath Away by Berlin [youtube.com] Cortex Podcast Episode #20 [relay.fm] Amy Cuddy "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" TED ...
The “nones” are on the rise in the U.S. with 33 million Americans identifying as having no religious affiliation. Atheists shouldn’t get too excited, though, because 68% of the unaffiliated indicate that they do believe in some sort of god. What kind of god do the nones believe in? This week’s guest, Rabbi Mark Wildes, wants it to be the God of Abraham. Rabbi Mark Wildes is the founder and director of the Manhattan Jewish Experience, a program for young Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s with little or no background in Judaism interested in connecting with the community. With the unaffiliated being concentrated heavily in the young adult demographic, and with 1 in 5 American Jews identifying as nones, Rabbi Wildes believes there very well may be something about Judaism that could draw in millennials, those who are looking for a certain kind of moral guidance that includes both purpose and reason.
Timothy Snyder is a Yale historian who makes waves. Black Earth is his big new interpretation of “the Holocaust: as History and Warning.” He’s arguing, for starters, that the record of killing Jews – when, where, why, how – is in many ways unlike the story we’ve absorbed about the 20th Century’s most awful catastrophe. If we Americans knew the basics about Hitler, he says here, we wouldn’t be repeating many of his blunders in the 21st Century. Specifically, we would not have initiated the decapitation and destruction of states as in Iraq and Libya; we would not have provoked the ‘zombification’ of helpless populations now at the mercy of ISIS. If we wanted to drive a stake in the heart of the Hitler vision, Tim Snyder is telling me, we might better be unleashing science on the climate crisis and the deep panic about food supplies in the long run, which he says Hitler anticipated in his own mad way in Mein Kampf.