Here are some podcasts I've enjoyed recently:
- Ockham's Razor "Science and Technology in 1859" (Oct, 12, 2008)
Really interesting context for Charles Darwin's great work On the Origin of Species.
- 60-second Science "Solar-powered Sea Slug" (Dec. 1, 2008)
Tremendous potential in this animal – and giving me ideas for my next game of Spore! 😉
- 60-second Science "Warm Climates Make Longer Limbs" (Dec. 7, 2008)
Fascinating, and I like Karen Hopkin's cadence on "but how does a little heat make mice more leggy?"
Creativity & Skills
- Ockham's Razor "On Failing Successfully" (May 24, 2008)
The importance of making room for failed experiments in any effort for progress & success.
- Stephen Fry's Podgrams "Language" (Dec. 21, 2008)
Delicious! Better than a three-star meal. If you listen to only one of my recommendations here, this is the one.
- Wine Library TV "#509 – The Single Malt Episode" (July 25, 2008)
Fun to see Gary break out into new territory and Matt Mullenweg acquits himself well as scotch drinker ambassador.
Politics & Policy
- Ockham's Razor "Under the Hammer" (Oct. 26, 2008)
A fine example of the use of science fiction to discuss social issues.
- Science Talk "Who's Watching You: The Future of Privacy" (Sept. 8, 2008)
Great to have this extremely high-quality podcast focus on such an important topic. I recommend Scientific American in print and online.
- Point of Inquiry "Blasphemy" (Oct. 5, 2007)
Starting about the 10 minute mark when Alan Dershowitz comes on.
- Point of Inquiry "Ingersoll: The Most Famous Person You Have Never Heard Of" (Apr. 11, 2008)
The Ingersoll part begins at 14:32.
Information & Interface
- SALT – Seminars About Long-term Thinking "Making Digital Durable: What Time Does to Categories" (Nov. 14, 2005)
Clay Shirky speaking on an issue very pertinent to the challenge of the Long Now. (Not very good video from this early SALT talk is also available). This talk was very inspiring – in a light a fire under your ass because you'll be in trouble if you don't – to start moving my content forward as I migrate from computer to computer and digital tool to digital tool. Cheap & easy systems preserve better so, for example, I'm saving off the HTML pages for every page of my Flickrstream so I will have the great majority of my tags & comments from this tool which is so important to my life over the past few years.