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December 26 2013


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

September 16 2013


MIT Press Podcasts | The MIT Press | Ep.37 "Small, Gritty, and Green."

Catherine Tumber, a journalist and historian, is the author of American Feminism and the Birth of New Age Spirituality: Searching for the Higher Self, 1875–1915. She is a Research Affiliate in the Community Innovators Lab in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
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[Podcast] Small, Gritty, and Green: What’s the Future of Smaller Industrial Cities? | the city

Subscribe to the podcast to have it automatically downloaded to iTunes or stream it below. Do we privilege larger cities when we talk about a sustainable, low-carbon future? Are smaller cities excluded from these conversations? Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World, argues that smaller industrial cities… http://thecityfm.org/2012/10/09/podcast-small-gritty-and-green-whats-the-future-of-smaller-industrial-cities/

[Podcast] Small, Gritty, and Green: Agriculture and Relocalization in Smaller Cities | the city

Subscribe to the podcast to have it automatically downloaded to iTunes or stream it below. Second part in a two-part series (part one available here). Do we privilege larger cities when we talk about a sustainable, low-carbon future?  Are smaller cities excluded from these conversations? Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller… http://thecityfm.org/2012/10/16/podcast-small-gritty-and-green-agriculture-and-relocalization-in-smaller-cities/

August 26 2011


Enviro legislation set to go strategic - The National Interest - 26 August 2011

It's Australia's single most important piece of environmental legislation. But now, the government is preparing to revamp the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and drag it into the 21st Century. Which is fine with some environmental activists, who have welcomed the government's decision to accept many of the 71 recommendations for change put forward by a 2009 review of the Act. It may also be fine for endangered species, which will now escape the often contradictory state-based systems of categorisation; not to mention migratory birds, which will fly into some federal protection. But the controversial part of the proposed reforms lies in changes to the system for approving (or knocking back) development proposals on environmental grounds. The Commonwealth wants to end the piecemeal approach of the current system in favour of a regional, 'strategic' mechanism which will take into account the broader environmental impact. But it means getting state and territory governments in on the Act—and not everyone likes that idea. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nationalinterest/stories/2011/3303513.htm

June 20 2011


The Green Divas Radio Show Podcast

Green Diva Meg takes a light-hearted approach to sustainable living. She hosts a weekly, one-hour radio show along with various Green Diva correspondents and Guest Green Divas from around the country. Always in the studio is the GD testosterone side-kick, Green Dude Scott. Listen to great interviews with high-profile celebrities and leaders in the green living movement, hear practical and low-stress ways to be green in style, and laugh along with GD Meg and GD Scott as they stumble along the big sustainable highway.. http://thegreendivas.buzzsprout.com/2640/27244-green-divas-6-18-11-graham-hill-treehugger-com

January 17 2011


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.

November 05 2010


Animal Migration: Endangered Journeys

Birds do it. Snakes do it. A changing planet’s making it harder. We look at animal migration.

June 28 2010


naturklug #22 - Bienen

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