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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/. ***O ...
 
Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.
 
EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused th ...
 
The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from CuriosityDaily.com will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today. Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to S ...
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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We Are Nature

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We Are Nature

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Stories about natural histories and livable futures presented by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Season One centers climate action, and how humans are working together towards a just and joyous future for all life. Hear interviews from the frontlines of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and justice with people who grow our food, protect our greenspaces, and fight polluting industries. Researchers at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and host Michael Pisano connect these community c ...
 
Weekly long-form conversations with fascinating people at the creative edges of national security. Unscripted. Informal. Always fresh. Chatter guests roll with the punches to describe artistic endeavors related to national security and jump into cutting-edge thinking at the frontiers where defense and foreign policy overlap with technology, intelligence, climate change, history, sports, culture, and beyond. Each week, listeners get a no-holds-barred dialogue at an intersection between Lawfar ...
 
Want to take control of the future? In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and the solutions that can make us smarter and better. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)
 
CorbettReport.com Feature Interviews presents guests from around the world on headline news and current events from a fiercely independent perspective. Issues covered include 9/11 and false flag terror, the Big Brother police state, the global warming hoax and how central banks control the political process. Guests include politicians, scientists, activists and newsmakers from around the world.
 
The World and Everything in It is an Apple Podcasts top 100 News program delivering essential headlines, field reporting, interviews, and expert analysis. Find original coverage you can't get elsewhere, such as a weekly overview of every Supreme Court case, biblical cultural analysis, and key international stories. This podcast is a product of listener-supported WORLD Radio, which provides sound journalism grounded in God's Word.
 
Have you ever heard something about Islam that made you double take? Questions like “With our political climate, will my children be Muslim?” or “If God is the Most Merciful, why does Hellfire exist?” Welcome to DoubleTake, Yaqeen Institute's new podcast exploring Islamic topics that give us pause. Join our host Mohamad Zaoud and array of experts and scholars as they address these tough questions and topics by exploring the bigger picture through current events, pop culture, and practical ap ...
 
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Micromobility

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Micromobility

Oliver Bruce and Horace Dediu

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Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.
 
Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.
 
Climate Change got you down? Worried about the fact that *everything* seems to be getting worse? Wondering how we got to this point in the first place, and what can we do to build a more resilient future? We take a look at historical pastoral & agricultural societies to see what worked and what didn’t, as well as what resources we have today to make better decisions to build equitable systems. We don’t just discuss ecology and history but also take a leftist perspective on prepping, foraging ...
 
All over the world, liberal democracy is under threat. Autocrats are taking hold. They’re crushing dissent. Controlling the media. Trampling voting rights. Don’t let them. Join hosts Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan as they put the illiberal turn in context. Hear leading thinkers discuss serious threats to government by the people: from the dark web and media disinformation, to climate change, economic inequality and violent extremism. Help save democracy, and make it work better. Liste ...
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
We are a global community of Deep Doomers who intend to survive the coming #EarthFlip #TheFlippening #TheGyrateReset through mutual support, research and adequate psychological and material preparation. We gather as a group of individuals with a common interest in anarchism, climate, politics, civilisation (the end of), energy, technology, doomerism, consciousness, biology, catharsis, ataraxia, cults, history, mythology, collapse and more.
 
James Hickman, a natural and entertaining teacher, combines data — he was a West Point math major — history, and international entrepreneurial and investment expertise to bring you a unique, easy-to-understand take on where the macro-trend hockey puck could go. Read more at www.sovereignman.com
 
This is a podcast about US current events and how they relate to the history of the 1930s and 1940s. ​​Elusive Films believes that the fight for the soul of America depends on understanding our history and where we've been before. Join hosts EJ Russo, Dr. Jason Weixelbaum, and special guest experts as they discuss historical topics relevant to today's political climate. We speak with bestselling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and up-and-coming scholars to help you make sense out of what's ...
 
Potential paradigms will produce spirited conversations on themes birthing emerging paradigms in our now apocalyptic civilization. The word ‘apocalypse’ points to the ‘Revelation of truth’. The revelation of truth brings an end to false narratives that we have come to experience as the many facets of this civilization such as ecology, well being, economy, climate change, spirituality, health, technology, etc Examples of themes discussed include consciousness, ecology, well-being, permacultur ...
 
Welcome to our scrappy podcast. Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin co-host a regular podcast to discuss radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics with organizers, academics, artists and more. Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, foreign policy, Vietnam, radical social movements, economics, and other stuff. Scott Parkin is climate organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has organize ...
 
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In the spirit of the Grammys, Emil Wilbekin, a founding editor of VIBE, offers a first-person history of Black popular music, from Soul Train to Beyoncé. On Notes from America we focus on Black history regularly, but to celebrate this year’s Black History Month, we’re thinking about it in the present tense. In our series Black History Is Now, we’ll…
 
Included in this episode:1. Europe and the G7 Are Stepping Up Fossil Fuel-Related Sanctions on Russia 2. China Is Not Happy About the United States Shooting Down Its 'Weather' Balloon 3. Koch Political Machine Vows to Fight to Deny Trump GOP Nomination in 2024 4. Column: If We Want to Reduce Deaths at Hands of Police, We Need to Reduce Traffic Stop…
 
According to neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, rationality is the key to safeguarding everything we cherish, and its only true enemy is dogmatic inflexibility. Harris speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the views that have made Harris famous, teasing out the often mind-blowing subtleties of his religious and cultural critiques. Th…
 
Join the crew all month long as we explore Crbnly topics through the lens of Black History. Come on in and join the conversation! Find and join the Conversation! Crbnly Conversations on YouTube @crbnly on the IG Buzzsprout for all the Casts Music and beats mixed by A. Sarr. Reach out to learn about the skills and beats you need in your life…
 
On Legal Docket, what a student with disabilities must do to get what he is entitled to under the law; on Moneybeat, David Bahnsen answers listener questions; and on History Book, important dates from the past. Plus: the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from the Mission Fo…
 
What does the 2023 budget do for jobs in India? What would the experts like to have seen? Will India's bets on skilling, infra, and green jobs pay off? Join Anupriya Mohta, Sridhar Krishna, and Sudisha Mishra to discuss the budget and its potential to impact job creation. You can follow Anupriya Mohta on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anupriya_mohta …
 
Many of the agents who played a crucial role in establishing the organisation now known as the Central Intelligence Agency – or CIA – were women. And yet, in the early days of the agency in post-WW2 America, they had to fight hard for career progression, status and recognition. Speaking with Elinor Evans, Nathalia Holt shares the lives of four wome…
 
In this episode, we dive a little bit deeper into hive dynamics and general honeybee practice, the life cycle of the worker bees, drones, and queens. What keeps a hive going, and how can we extrapolate from these practices to understand what the best method for beekeeping is? Sources: "Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping," Dewey M. Caron…
 
Included in this episode:1. All That Recession Talk Is Looking More and More Like CEO Fear-Mongering 2. How a YouTube Strike Could Set a Big Precedent For Workers’ Rights 3. Column: Elon Musk Should Not Be In Charge of the Night Sky 4. Texas Leaders’ Plan to Fight Power Outages Ignores Clean Tech .
 
The palaeolithic period stretches across a vast period of space and time, but if there’s one thing that really brings the prehistoric era to life for us today, it’s cave art. Professor Paul Pettitt answers your top questions on what we can learn from the extraordinary prehistoric paintings and engravings found at places like Lascaux and Altamira. S…
 
Included in this episode:1. There’s Growing Momentum in Congress to Take On TikTok—and Some Want to Ban It Entirely 2. How Skateboarding Shaped Tyre Nichols 3. Inside Bolsonaro's Surreal New Life as a Florida Man—And MAGA Darling 4. Exclusive: John Fetterman Is Using This Assistive Technology in the Senate .…
 
The Associated Press asks journalists to use the term “abortion rights” and Dictionary.com chooses “woman” as word of the year. In a world that challenges truth, how do we steward the gift of language? Kelsey and Jonathan explore words, worldview, and authority. We would love to hear from you. You can send us a message at newscoach@wng.org. What cu…
 
Guests: Robert Reich, Josh Kovensky, Tim Miller, Alexi McCammond As the MAGA Congress investigates nonsense, a roaring American economy is drowning out the noise ahead of the State of the Union. Then, the disgraced ex-president made an absurd question a Republican primary litmus test. And as the George Santos allegations outpace explanations, the n…
 
Gold is really an amazing metal when you think about it. It doesn’t corrode. Coins buried underground or sunk at the bottom of the ocean for hundreds of years are routinely pulled up and brushed off, and they’re good as new. This strength and durability is precisely what makes gold so interesting as an inflation hedge. It undoubtedly takes a lot of…
 
How Grief Rewires The Brain Being a human can be a wonderful thing. We’re social creatures, craving strong bonds with family and friends. Those relationships can be the most rewarding parts of life. But having strong relationships also means the possibility of experiencing loss. Grief is one of the hardest things people go through in life. Those wh…
 
Wind And Solar Were Europe’s Top Energy Sources In 2022 The European Union reached a major renewable energy milestone in 2022. For the first time, wind and solar generated more energy in the European Union than any other power source. Ira talks with science writer Roxanne Khamsi about Europe’s energy future and other top science stories of the week…
 
Included in this episode:1. Why the U.S. Decided Not to Shoot Down the Chinese Spy Balloon Over Montana 2. Xi Jinping to Meet Secretary Blinken in Beijing Amid Low Expectations for U.S.-China Thaw 3. What Joining the European Union Would Mean for Ukraine—and the Alliance 4. Zelensky Says Georgia’s Former President is Being ‘Slowly Killed.’ Here’s W…
 
You hear the name ‘Alexander Graham Bell,’ and you think ‘inventor of the telephone.’ But he devoted much of his life to the ‘education’ of deaf people. Bell’s fraught legacy with the deaf community is explored in Veronica Simmonds' documentary, Unsound: The Legacy of Alexander Graham Bell. *This episode originally aired on May 10, 2021.…
 
On Culture Friday, Jack Phillips continues his legal battles; and Collin Garbarino reviews Nate Bargatze’s latest comedy special. Plus: Ask the Editor and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Made to Flourish equips believers for the opportunities and challenges of th…
 
Today we discuss how new technology is making faster and more efficient rockets, a new bandage that might be able to heal wounds faster than the body, and how we’ve seen some new connections between the brain and the gut through a study of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Helicon Thruster “Can plasma instability in fact be the savior for magnetic nozzle p…
 
The nonprofit organization Itasca Waters is presenting Practical Water Wisdom, a monthly speaker series that seeks to offer scientific insight and practical advice for protecting the waters in northern Minnesota. February’s speaker was Jim Paruk, one of the world’s leading experts on the Common Loon. He has studied breeding and wintering loons acro…
 
Guests: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Peter Beinart, Rula Jebreal From nonsense culture wars, to assault rifle jewelry, to an all-out attack on Ilhan Omar. Tonight: the MAGA Congress and the righteous response from Democrats. Then, the growing right wing push to censor black history in American classrooms. Author and professor Ta-Nehisi Coates joins live. And …
 
In this episode of All Things Policy, Anushka Saxena and Amit Kumar explore the trends and developments taking place in the Chinese Economy in the past decade since Xi Jinping's ascendance to power in 2012-13, and what they indicate for the trajectory of the country's economic policy in the months to come. The episode explores financial data rangin…
 
What would have happened if Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt had all been assassinated at the height of World War Two? Speaking with Elinor Evans, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch discuss the complex tale of a little-known Nazi plot to kill the ‘Big Three’ during the 1943 summit in Tehran – regarded by some as a close call that …
 
This week we're releasing another interview from Oliver's tour of micromobility companies in Southern California. This episode is with LeGrand Crewse, founder of Super73, on the growth of his very distinctive brand. Ever since Oliver first saw the first image of the electrified mini taco bike, he thought that Super73 were on to something - they cle…
 
On this week’s show: New clues to the chemicals used for mummification, and the benefits and barriers to smart toilets First up this week: What can we learn from a mummy factory? Contributing Correspondent Andrew Curry talks with host Sarah Crespi about mummy chemistry and why we don’t know much about what was used to preserve these ancient bodies.…
 
Last week, we spoke with a local Atlanta organizer about the tragic murder of Atlanta forest defender Tortuguita by Georgia State Police. We’re following up today with more on the state’s war against Stop Cop City organizing. Since December, 19 forest defenders have been charged with "domestic terrorism" under a 2017 Georgia anti-terror law. The la…
 
Tim Dodd is host of the Everyday Astronaut YouTube channel, where he teaches about rocket engines and all things space travel. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off – MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lex to get 15% off – Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get free tria…
 
When it comes to police reform, a retired NYPD detective argues that policing as a profession must evolve or go away completely. The problem of police violence, and the excessive use of force in Black and Brown communities in particular, has spanned centuries and retired NYPD detective Marq Claxton says that the force’s stubborn, insular culture wa…
 
Included in this episode:1. What Adani's Downfall Tells Us About India's Crony Capitalism 2. A Friend Remembers the Sensitive, Funny Tyre Nichols as Memphis Mourns at His Funeral 3. China's Sichuan Province Will No Longer Limit the Number of Children Anyone Can Have 4. King Charles III Won’t Appear on Australia’s New $5 Bill .…
 
In today's episode, we follow up on topics and open questions from previous shows. We do some carbon footprint calculations for Stephen's move, find out how "many showers" Stephen has gained, and learn more about traveling with animals. Which, of course, brought us to SQUIRRELS!?!?! Are they out to get us or just cute fuzzy animals? Listen to find …
 
The pandemic has made us all rethink how we work. Where once millions of people used to travel into work in tall glass buildings in big cities every day, now our idea of the office has come to include the kitchen table or maybe even a coffee shop. Yet despite the temptation to shift permanently to remote working, many organisations say the events o…
 
A sunken Soviet submarine. A secret CIA plan to lift it from the bottom of the ocean with a giant claw. And reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. It sounds like the makings of a Netflix series--and it should be. But the story of the Glomar Explorer is the stuff of fact, even if it has long been shrouded in secrecy. In his new book, intelligence hist…
 
Today you’ll learn about how grapes have the potential to reduce the risk of skin cancer, how dogs’ behaviors are hardwired into their genes, and how underwater seaweed forests might be able to combat climate change. Cancer-Fighting Grapes “Short-Term Grape Consumption Diminishes UV-Induced Skin Erythema” by John M. Pezzuto https://www.mdpi.com/207…
 
What’s really at stake in the debate over the national debt; Some people wonder whether protections for unborn children should include penalties for mothers who choose abortion; and bringing harps into hospitals as a ministry. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/do…
 
Happy New Year! Welcome to another episode of Outrage + Optimism, where we examine issues at the forefront of the climate crisis, interview change-makers, and transform our anger into productive dialogue about building a sustainable future. After a well-spent hiatus, the team returns with the first episode of what we hope to be an amazing year docu…
 
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