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January 02 2014

22:48

Assange: Governments 'aspire to god-like knowledge'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the subject of knowledge, and its relationship with power. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/today

December 26 2013

00:59

You Are Not So Smart podcast 014: How stories can change beliefs and behaviors - Boing Boing

YANSS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher You are Not So Smart is hosted by David McRaney, a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. In each episode, David explores cognitive biases and delusions, and is often joined by a guest expert. David concludes each episode by eating a delicious cookie. Enjoy! -- Mark In this episode we discuss the power that narratives have on our beliefs and behaviors with Melanie C. Green, a psychologist who studies the persuasive power of fiction. According to Nielsen, the TV ratings company, the average person in the United States watches about 34 hours of television a week. That’s 73 days a year. Over the course of a lifetime, the average American can expect to spend a full decade lost in the trance spell that only powerful narratives can cast over the human mind. What is the power of all the stories we consume through television? What about movies and books and comics and video games and everything else? How does it affect our beliefs and behaviors? We discuss all of that and more with Melanie C. Green who is a social psychologist who developed the transportation into a narrative worlds theory that helps explain total story immersion and how it translates into influence over our real-world behaviors. Green is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. You can find her on Twitter using the handle @NarrProf or her website. In every episode, before I read a bit of self delusion news, I taste a cookie baked from a recipe sent in by a listener/reader. That listener/reader wins a signed copy of my new book, You Are Now Less Dumb, and I post the recipe on the YANSS Pinterest page. This episode’s winner is Elliot Jones who submitted a recipe for chocolate orange cherry cookies. Send your own recipes to david {at} youarenotsosmart.com. David McRaney is a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. He's the author of the books You Are Not So Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb. He has written for several publications, including The Atlantic and Psychology Today. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. MORE:  psychology • yanss More at Boing Boing What we can learn from dialect maps Taking pictures of the Rolling Stones with the 'best pocket camera ever made' ADVERTISEMENT Continue the discussion at bbs.boingboing.net 5 replies http://boingboing.net/2013/12/24/you-are-not-so-smart-podcast-0-3.html

November 06 2011

14:39

Mac Power Users

Kate and David being Interviewed about the Mac Power Users podcast
Tags: mac power user

June 24 2011

16:29

Podcast 22 - The Power of Paper with Adam King

This week's episode features an interview with Adam King, a highly-regarded writer who talks about the power of paper (among a slew of other things) with host Mike Vardy. http://workawesome.com/podcast/adam-king/

June 07 2011

21:30

The Future of Power

Speaker: Professor Joseph Nye Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. In this lecture, drawn from his new book The Future of Power, Nye outlines the major shifts of this century: new transnational challenges such as the financial crisis, global epidemics, and climate change facing an increasingly interconnected world; a changing global political and economic landscape, including the rise of China and India; and the increasing influence of non-state actors. http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2011/20110504t1830vSZT.aspx

January 17 2011

23:31

By Design - 2011-01-05 - Chris Bangle

Chris Bangle: global car designer and ideas agitator Do you know this name, Chris Bangle? Car enthusiasts in the By Design audience will know him, in the world of car design he's a star, but all of you know his work. Trends and Products: Pixel building - the greenest in Australia The Pixel building, as it is known, is the new Melbourne city headquarters for the developers Grocon - known for many of Australia´s major buildings. Eureka building on Melbourne´s Southbank is one of their most prominent. This is considered one of the tallest buildings in Australia. The Pixel building, though, is small, and an experiment in all things green. The building´s architects Studio 505 are one of Australia´s most innovative and thoughtful firms, with the co-founder Dylan Brady coming out of LAB Architecture, the firm that designed Melbourne's Federation Square. Wallpaper: an on-again, off-again love affair On his deathbed in a Paris hotel room, Oscar Wilde famously quipped: 'My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.' In Australia, since the 1840s, fashions in wallpaper have come and gone in Australia during our long, on-off love affair with wallpaper. When the Lights Went Out: a history of blackouts in America Where were you when the lights went out? For whatever reason they went out, you´ll probably remember where you were when it happened because our electrically lit-up life has become so natural to us that when the lights go off, the darkness seems abnormal and memorable.

January 16 2011

17:13

Propaganda and the Public Mind - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the world's leading intellectuals, father of modern linguistics, outspoken media and foreign policy critic and tireless... http://www.archive.org/details/RadioDiscordia022NoamChomsky-PropagadaAndThePublicMind

September 20 2010

18:49

Mac Power Users

Kate and David being Interviewed about the Mac Power Users podcast
Tags: mac power user
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