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  1. As we all know, the Internet giveth us joy and kitten photos, and it taketh away our free time and sometimes our self-esteem. How can we make our own version of the internet a little less crappy? You can find Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @neilpasricha. You can also listen to his podcast 3 Books at 3books.co.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: ThirdLove: thirdlove.com/terrible Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Ritual: ritual.com/thanksCalm:calm.com/thanks
  2. Cinematographer Doug Emmett discusses this surreal dystopian satire, in which a struggling African-American who finds success as a telemarketer when he’s tipped off by a savvy coworker to use his “white voice.”
  3. We all kind of understand that what happens to us as a child affects us as an adult. But there is recent evidence that the way our childhoods affect us is so much deeper and more surprising than we thought. This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual - ritual.com/thanks Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible
  4. Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our most deeply held beliefs and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible into the world. Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at Radiolab.org/donate.
  5. Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked because youth incarceration reform focuses so much on boys. Reporter Ko Bragg explains how the cycle begins and what researchers hope will break it. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
  6. A reporter is threatened with prosecution, an officer outruns his past, and our host sits down with the president of the largest U.S. association of police officers to ask the question: When police officers misbehave, why does it stay secret? ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
  7. With another Hallowe’en behind us we wanted to dive into horror movies. It seems movie-goers have very strong options about horror — love or hate. Horror can also be a contentious genre when viewed through a feminist lens so we decided to bring on our good friend and amazing photographer Jessica Zollman to chat with us about the topic. Jessica is a huge horror fan and spends every october watching one horror movie a day. Check out Jessica Zollman’s photography! http://www.jayzombie.com/ LINKS Black Girl’s Guide to Horror: https://blackgirlsguidetohorror.com/ Tananarive Due: https://www.tananarivedue.com/ Horror Noire: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9567548/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm Bryan Thao Worra - fantasy horror, Laotian-American: http://thaoworra.blogspot.com/ Fated Mates podcast: https://fatedmates.net/ Carol Clover Follow Us: Include links to where listeners can find you online: Join our Patreon Our Website Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Twitter Instagram
  8. Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies. He asked YouTube to intervene, and then things got extremely complicated.Further Reading:Carlos Maza's video series StrikethroughMark Bergen on how toxic videos became more common on YouTubeMegan Farokhmanesh's article about Google's LGBTQ employees and their reaction to the company's policy decisionsKevin Roose's "The Making of a YouTube Radical"
  9. We’re in the midst of the 2019 hurricane season, and people in the Bahamas are still digging out from Hurricane Dorian. In 2018 hurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina, which left 51 people dead and caused $24 billion in damage in the state. Disaster relief programs provide assistance to many, but in the U.S. some people are not eligible for any of that help. Undocumented migrant workers who harvest crops and perform other temporary jobs can lose everything when disaster hits.
  10. Ben Ferguson explores corporate sponsorship in the arts and the murkier area of brand-artist collaboration. The art world is saturated with corporate money. There are big sponsorship deals, where companies underwrite cultural institutions like the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the Tate in return for cultural prestige and hanging company logos over exhibitions. And alongside this, the half-hidden, lucrative world of artist-brand partnerships or collaborations, where brands are not only underwriting artists' work financially but wrapping themselves around the creative process itself. Patronage in the arts is nothing new. With years of austerity, public funding suffers and corporate money becomes ever more vital for the art world. But companies and brands have their own agenda, their own interests. What are they getting out of it? How much influence do they have on the work commissioned and shown? Fossil fuel companies who sponsor the great public galleries, in particular BP, are accused of using their association with the arts to divert public attention away from their environmental record - so-called "art-washing". Meanwhile there is growing unease that brands in general are becoming embedded in the art world, their commercial interests somehow concealed behind the work. Are lines being crossed between art, ethics and commerce and should we be worried? Journalist Ben Ferguson hears from artists including Nan Goldin, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Antonio Roberts and Unga from the collective Broken Fingaz, as well as critics, activists, educators and cultural platforms. He asks what "selling out" really means in today’s art world. Produced by Simon Hollis A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4 Image credit: Antonio Roberts
  11. There is no perfect freedom: This week on Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down to discuss internet censorship on a global scale. We chat about how power impacts technology and information access and whether global software can really exist when countries have such different approaches to the internet. Also in this week’s Hello Postlight segment we meet Liran Okanon, a Senior Product Designer at Postlight, who talks about the importance of empathy in his work.    Links:  Life in an Internet Shutdown - New York Times  Revel  Getaway Bar  ‘You Stink’: The fight to get rubbish off Beirut’s streets WhatsApp  Trakt  WeChat 
  12. In this very long edition of the podcast we discuss Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019), Sandy Hook deniers in Wisconsin, Judd Legum report on fake corporate LGBT support (T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, GE, Fedex, UBS, Verizon, Pfizer), Tavern League vs CBD, UFOs, Stanton Friedman, Venice, Chicago, Apple Mac Pro, Ford GT, VW Microbus, Truckla, Chinese Uighur Camps, American Child Concentration Camps, John Wick 3, The Tick canceled, Jessica Jones, Black Mirror, I Am Mother, Good Omens, Wisconsin Murder DNA, Radiohead leak, Bcycle meltdown, Skiing, Traffic, The Hate U Give and Race in America, Politics, and more!
  13. Trojan Horse: Ever wonder why some web pages take forever to load? On today’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich explore the mess that is the internet. We take a look at three different websites to see what’s hiding behind them, and what we find is not pretty. From ad-tech to unknown JSON files, the results are surprising and confusing.  Links:  New York Post  The Atlantic  Chartbeat Mixpanel  New Relic  New York Times  Scroll Wirecutter  AMP  uBlock Privacy Badger  Ghostery  
  14. This is a story about physical pain, and how women are often dismissed and suffer through things they shouldn't have to. But it's about another kind of pain, too. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual - Ritual.com/thanks Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible Prose Hair Care - prose.com/terrible
  15. Investors are ploughing hundreds of millions of dollars into vertical farming. Could towers of vegetables help feed the world’s growing population? Also, how studying gravitational waves could unlock the deepest mysteries of the universe and prove Einstein wrong. And, network theorist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi explains the science of professional success. Kenneth Cukier hosts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  16. Introduction to Literate Gamer, the hosts Jonathan Small and Nick Rust, and discussion of Demons' Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, and Bloodborne. This podcast contains swearing. Music Courtesy of The Romanovs. www.OctopusPark.com
  17. Guests Jerry Kaplan of Stanford University, Oren Etzioni of The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, research fellow Geoffrey Hinton of Google, Hilary Mason of Cloudera, and author Nick Bostrom join host Walter Isaacson and trace the origins of AI, each milestone to date, and reveal how it’s evolving at lightning speed. Stanley Kubrick is no one’s idea of an optimist (in film, anyway). Yet, in his landmark 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Kubrick projected a vision into the future that humans still haven’t been able to shake: an intelligent machine, gone rogue, rising up against that who it’d been tasked to serve. The vivid horror shaped the way we view AI, and – to this day – scientists, technologists’, businesses and policymakers still debate this possibility. We may have a long way before we find out the answer, but we’ve come a long way so far just to get here. So will AI rebel against humans? Although many are terrified, a school of thought exists that AI simply wouldn’t have interest in human affairs. Yet, with algorithms and analytics helping diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, humans are very interested in AI’s potential. And, more viscerally still, interested in if AI will automate them out of a job. Humans may make mistakes, but unless we can trust AI to be objective and perfect, so, too, will machines. Plus, without true emotion and real-time intuition, jobs like doctors are more than safe for the foreseeable future. Of chief concern: combatting implicit bias in AI. Technologists are refining algorithms to ensure non-discriminatory objectivity in decision-making. AI may not replace us, but if deployed powerfully and perfectly, AI may be the last invention humans ever need. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers Please let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts
  18. We break down the fundamentals of where you need to be selling your game and how you should go about doing it.  This episode is full of the actionable advice you need to get off to a great start. To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Join hundreds of other developers and publishers on our Discord: https://discord.gg/indiegamebusiness --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support
  19. As Co-Founder and President of XLOC, Stephanie has successfully sim-shipped hundreds of language versions of high profile titles, including the Call of Duty®, Guitar Hero™, Tony Hawk™ and NBA2K™ Series, Rock Band™, League of Legends®, BioShock® and more. Stephanie holds degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She sits down with Jay and Indie to outline WHY localization is important and how you can plan for it from the beginning. _____ To learn more about the show or our online business matchmaking events for indie developers visit: http://indiegame.business Indie Game Business is produced by The Powell Group: http://powellgroupconsulting.com Watch the official live stream: www.twitch.tv/indiegamebusiness Watch INDIE's stream: www.twitch.tv/INDIE Join the Indie Game Business Discord: http://bit.ly/IGBDiscord The Twitters to follow - Powell Group Consulting: https://twitter.com/PowellGrp Jay: https://twitter.com/Powell_Jay INDIE: https://twitter.com/TheRealIndie --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiegamebusiness/support
  20. Elijah and Daniel visit with Kiwi filmmaker, actor and friend Taiki Waititi of What we do in the Shadows and Thor Ragnarok to discuss how vampires, motorcycles gangs and body snatchers led him down the path to making films.
  21. There’s a lot to celebrate about our increasingly diverse mainstream media landscape. Modern audiences can immerse themselves in so many different kinds of compelling stories-- stories from which POC, the disabled, queer people -- (basically anyone who wasn’t middle class, straight, and white) had traditionally been excluded. It’s a victory of a sort, but it only goes so far. We still have so far to go in terms of representation in our media, but more than that, can we ever really look to corporate media to independently advance the culture in a progressive, meaningful, and sustainable way? How do we ensure mindful engagement with media and demand accountability from the billion dollar behemoths behind our favorite media properties? SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS: 04:15 Discussion of Fandom & Capitalism 38:19 What’s Your FREQ-Out? RELEVANT LINKS: Bowsette: memes and fandom culture under late capitalism - https://medium.com/@SimonXIX/bowsette-anti-capitalist-icon-1c988a5c51ed See the image of Anita as Death for halloween over on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/28787040 FOLLOW US: Join our Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/femfreq Our Website - http://www.feministfrequency.com/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/feminist-frequency-radio/id1307153574?mt=2 Twitter - https://twitter.com/femfreq Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/femfreq
  22. On this FFR, we’re talkin’ ‘bout the wonderful new animated series Tuca and Bertie! Created by Bojack Horseman producer and production designer Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca and Bertie stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as best friends whose friendship must evolve when Bertie moves in with her boyfriend Speckle. Oh, and also they’re all birds. Our conversation covers the way in which the show explores numerous experiences and issues with honesty, compassion, and humor, as well as its avoidance of certain harmful stereotypes, and the (sadly) rare and refreshing way in which it treats female sexuality. Also, our reactions to fan reactions to the end of Game of Thrones, and the latest from KeanuWatch 2019. Segment Timestamps: 3:15 Entertainment News (GoT finale, Kea-news) 15:00 Tuca and Bertie 43:50 What's Your FREQ-Out? (Fleabag, Chelsea Manning, Dead Like Me) Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review! Relevant Links: Trailer for Always Be My Maybe: https://youtu.be/iHBcWHY9lN4 Keanu answers questions while playing with puppies: https://youtu.be/rOqUiXhECos The impressive cast of Tuca and Bertie: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/tuca-and-bertie-voice-cast-netflix-season-1-1202131008/ How to make crunts and other Tuca and Bertie pastries: https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-tuca-bertie-netflix-crunts-chouquettis-pastries-20190507-story.html Become a backer of this podcast by joining our brand new community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/2bDhQUX
  23. Everyone is talking about HBO’s Chernobyl. They say it’s good but it’s not enjoyable. We decide to find out for ourselves. Entertainment this news includes: Megan Rapinoe, Colin Kaepernick, Nike and re-boycotting Nike for life, Disney’s live action Little Mermaid. Time Stamps: 03:14 - Entertainment News: Topic, Topic, Topic 13:50 - Main Segment: Chernobyl 41:31 - What’s Your FREQ Outs: 198X, Doctor Who podcasts, 84K by Claire North Links Mentioned: Sue Bird - article the president hates my girlfriend: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/sue-bird-megan-rapinoe-uswnt Artist making black mermaids: https://www.vashtiharrison.com/vashti-harrison-illustration https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/1132029943297265664?s=19 HBO Chernobyl podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-chernobyl-podcast/id1459712981 Carolyn’s article about 198X: https://carolynpetit.tumblr.com/post/186007644410/198x-and-being-players-in-a-dangerous-time Doctor who podcast: http://whos-he-podcast.co.uk/doctor-who-whos-he-podcast-322-companion-special-martha-jones Become a backer of this podcast by joining our community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/2bDhQUX
  24. In the early 20th century a new forensic technique—fingerprinting—displaced a cruder form of identification based on body measurements. Hailed as modern, scientific, and infallible, fingerprinting was adopted around the world. But in recent years doubts have been cast on its reliability, and a new technique—DNA profiling—has emerged as the forensic gold standard. In assuming it is infallible, are we making the same mistake again? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
  25. Eben Novy-Williams, Bloomberg News Sports Business Reporter, discusses Nike’s decision to pull Fourth of July sneakers from stores because they featured a “Betsy Ross Flag” which has drawn ire from conservative lawmakers claiming political correctness has gone too far. Jon Erlichman, Anchor of BNN Bloomberg's The Open, explains why Netflix could be rethinking what it spends on content. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Autos Analyst Kevin Tynan breaks down June autos sales data which showed Fiat Chrysler’s surging Ram truck brand had a monster month carrying the Italian-American carmaker to a surprise total sales gain in a shrinking market. Stewart Glickman, Head of Energy Research at CFRA, discusses OPEC supply cuts. And we Drive to the Close with Alan Zafran, Co-CEO at IEQ Capital.Hosts: Paul Sweeney and Taylor Riggs.  Producer: Paul Brennan 
  26. This week, the US House Antitrust subcommittee announced a probe into the mainly-unchecked power of tech giants like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. The investigation could include public hearings and subpoenas toward antitrust intervention into the businesses of Silicon Valley leviathans. The news came on the same day that The Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department are expanding their oversight into Facebook and Google's anti-competitive practices. Last November, Brooke spoke with Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, about Amazon’s domination over industry after industry and where we stand in the arc of antitrust regulation. In 2018, Mitchell wrote an article for The Nation called “Amazon Doesn't Just Want to Dominate the Market — It Wants to Become the Market.” 
  27. The worldwide count of people forced from their homelands has increased sharply, again. What’s driving these movements, and what are governments doing about incoming refugees? The Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering the world’s second-largest outbreak of Ebola—we ask why it hasn’t been declared an international emergency. And, why Thailand is getting into the weed business. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
  28. The City of Riviera Beach sought to use eminent domain to take away 5,500 people's homes. Fane Lozman tried to stop them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  29. Prison food is kind of a joke, like airplane food. But there are real consequences involved. Let's get into it in today's short stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
  30. Tim Harford charts the history of the factory, from "dark, Satanic mills" to the sprawling industrial parks where today's consumer goods are assembled. Have factories made workers' lives better - and what does their future look like?
  31. The Trump administration has ordered federal agencies to stop publishing worst-case scenario projections of climate change. This week, On the Media examines the administration’s pattern of attacks on climate science. Plus, a look at the dark money behind environmental deregulation. 1. Kate Aronoff [@KateAronoff], fellow at the Type Media Center, on the White House's suppression of climate warnings. Listen. 2. Jane Mayer [@JaneMayerNYer], staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, on the billionaires supporting the modern conservative intellectual framework. Listen. 3. Jan Zalasiewicz, Anthropocene Working Group Chair, on the traces that today's humans might leave behind for future civilizations, and Benjamin Kunkel [@kunktation] on whether the Age of Capitalism might be a more appropriate term to describe our epoch. Listen.
  32. Featuring artist and lecturer of Internet Art at Stanford University, JENNY ODELL who is the author of a new field book for the attention economy "How to Do Nothing" (Melville House, 2019). Odell speaks to NM about disorientation in the current online space, the value of physical context and community, and the practical tactics of refusal. Plus: bioregionalism, Silicon Valley Ayahuasca, the origins of the commodification of time, lucid dreaming -- and bird watching. For more: Jenny Odell, "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" (Melville House, 2019) https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-do-nothing/ Jenny Odell, "A Business With No End" (New York Times, 2018) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/27/style/what-is-inside-this-internet-rabbit-hole.html
  33. Europe’s voters have shown they are not happy with traditional parties. But even as the Brexit Party surged in Britain, populists across the continent found elections to the European Parliament tougher than expected, while the Green Party made a strong showing, buoyed by climate concerns. Despite being "asset-light", some tech companies need property to keep expanding. That’s good news for real-estate investment trusts. And quinoa is the grain getting a new lease of life.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  34. We travel the globe, from bottom to top, to confront the growing threats from climate change.**** Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
  35. Feat. artist and social theorist JOSHUA CITARELLA who has been exploring how deep online spaces have evolved over the past few years, shaping popular politics in turn — especially among younger people. Last fall when we spoke to Joshua (ep. 6), he had just published a long-form piece on Politigram and the Post-Left. In this ep, we talk to him about his most recent essay, "Irony Politics & Gen Z" (published on New Models this spring), discussing the funnel of online radicalization and what tactics the left needs to consider for more effective off-ramping. For more: Joshua Citarella, "Irony Politics & Gen-Z" (April, 2019) https://newmodels.io/proprietary/irony-politics-gen-z-2019-citarella http://joshuacitarella.com/
  36. Cane Roberts has lived in a number of places, but which places can he actually call home? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible. Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE
  37. What do you think of when you think of welfare? Probably something along the lines of help or money given to families living in poverty.  Or, work requirements to receive assistance. But actually, in 2014 only 23 out of every 100 poor families received basic cash assistance. That’s partly because states have a lot of discretion in deciding how to spend federal welfare block grants, known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF. States spend welfare money on the obvious things, like childcare and work-related activities. They also spend a significant chunk on some very surprising things, which you can see using this online tool from Marketplace. We took a trip to Oklahoma to hang out in a marriage class for middle-income couples, funded by — you guessed it —  your taxpayer dollars. Welcome back to “The Uncertain Hour,” the Wealth & Poverty desk’s new podcast hosted by Senior Correspondent Krissy Clark.  
  38. Controversy erupted over news that President Trump may grant more pardons for alleged war criminal Edward Gallagher and others. This week, On the Media looks at Fox News’s influence on the president’s decision. And, how the Navy may be spying on a reporter who's tracked Gallagher's case. Plus, how the latest Julian Assange indictment could spell disaster for the future of investigative journalism.  1. James Goodale, former General Counsel for The New York Times and author of Fighting For The Press, on the disastrous new Julian Assange indictments. Listen.  2. Adam Weinstein [@AdamWeinstein], an editor with The New Republic, on the unofficial Fox News campaign to push the president to pardon alleged war criminals. Listen. 3. Andrew Tilghman [@andrewtilghman], Executive Editor of the Military Times, on the Navy's troubling assault on press freedom. Listen. 4. Scott J. Shapiro [@scottjshapiro], professor of philosophy and law at Yale, on how militaries across the globe navigate the horrors of war. Listen. Songs: All the Presidents Men Theme by David ShireOkami by Nicola Cruz Capharnaüm by Khaled MouzanarR+B = ? by Aeroc Farewell My Good One Forever by PhantasmAgnus Dei by Martín Palmeri  
  39. It’s the deadliest drug epidemic our country has ever faced. We go to ground zero, where “nothing changes except for the drug.”
  40. A Taser is supposed to help police resolve a situation without using their guns. But in police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
  41. Access to the right data can be as valuable in humanitarian crises as water or medical care, but it can also be dangerous. Misused or in the wrong hands, the same information can put already vulnerable people at further risk. Kenneth Cukier hosts this special edition of Babbage examining how humanitarian organisations use data and what they can learn from the profit-making tech industry. This episode was recorded live from Wilton Park, in collaboration with the United Nations OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  42. Kids! They’re lazy, narcissistic, and disrespectful -- or so says the older generation. But when you look back through history, you’ll discover that older generations have been saying a version of the same thing for thousands of years. Our question is: Why? And we found an answer. Get in touch: Twitter: @pessimistsarc Web: pessimists.co Email: pessimistsarchive@gmail.com
  43. After 18 years and almost a trillion dollars to fight the Taliban, Afghanistan’s government still struggles for legitimacy; we ask why. A list of the world’s ultra-rich reveals a disproportionate number of self-made female billionaires from China—but the trend isn’t set to continue. And we examine why presidential libraries are so controversial, and why Barack Obama’s is no exception.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  44. Animal senses reveal a wealth of information that humans can't access. Birds can see in ultra violet, and some fish can 'feel' electricity. But how do different species sense time? If you've ever tried to swat flies, you'll know that they seem to have super-powered reactions that let them escape before you can blink. Presenter Geoff Marsh asks whether flies have some sort of super-power to see the world in slow motion. Are they watching your hand come down at what might appear a leisurely pace? Science reveals a window into the minds of different species and their temporal perceptions. Some flies have such fast vision that they can see and react to movement at four times the rate you can, and our vision works at more than six times the speed of one species of deep sea fish. This programme delves into each moment of experience to ask 'what is time, biologically?' When birds have to dodge through forests and catch flies on the wing, or when flies have to avoid birds, it would seem that a faster temporal resolution would be a huge advantage. So what is their sense of time? Geoff meets physicist Carlo Rovelli and asks him to jump outside of physics to answer questions on biology and philosophy. Geoff explores the mind of a bat with Professor Yossi Yovel in Israel, and dissects birdsong at super slow speeds with BBC wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson. Getting deep into the minds of animals he questions whether our seconds feel like swordfish seconds, or a beetles' or birds' or bats..? Presenter: Geoff Marsh Producer: Rory Galloway
  45. Residential care homes seem like the perfect place for Mom or Grandpa to live out their golden years, but their home-like facades are hiding rampant wage theft and exploitation of caregivers. Reveal’s Jen Gollan takes us into her investigation of the care-home industry. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
  46. Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our empathy? And is there a wrong way to empathize? If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
  47. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was part of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. The 6888th was the only battalion of black women from the U.S. to serve in Europe during World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
  48. Germany's engineering prowess has driven the nation's economic success for decades. Now that model is being questioned thanks to rising protectionism, slowing global growth, new technologies and Germany's own underinvestment in its infrastructure. Bloomberg's Catherine Bosley has a report from the factory floor, then host Stephanie Flanders talks with columnist Ferdinando Giugliano about what's ailing Europe's powerhouse.  Stephanie also hears from economic editor Paul Gordon about another hot topic where Germany's influence is uncertain: the race for the next president of the European Central Bank.
  49. In the early ’90s, Hank Rowan gave $100 million to a tiny public university in Glassboro, New Jersey: not Harvard, not Yale, not even to his alma mater, MIT. What was Rowan thinking? And why has it proven so difficult for other philanthropists to follow his lead? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  50. UN negotiators are trying to salvage a ceasefire agreement surrounding the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The Arab world’s poorest country is suffering mightily, but the patchwork of actors makes a successful deal ever more difficult. In Latin America, democracy has stalled as economies have stagnated. Yet for democracy to succeed elsewhere, its Latin American shoots must be preserved. And, a splashy apartment building in Bulgaria that’s become emblematic of graft.Additional music "Chez Space" by The Freeharmonic Orchestra.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  51. It's that special time of year again. Where we look long and hard at our own mothers. And at ourselves as mothers. So... how does everyone measure up? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting and Building Community One Dish at a Time by Janet Reichelsbach Ritual -- Ritual.com/thanks Talkspace -- Talkspace.com with code TTFA Luminary -- Luminary.link/ttfa
  52. Get more done in less time with Laura’s tips for making it through everyone’s least favorite time of the afternoon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
  53. In early modern London, there was a tradition of sorts where apprentices would amass on holidays and physically destroy brothels. One of the largest such riot took place during Easter week in 1668, and it was a complicated event. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
  54. Where are there more millennials than in North America, Europe and the Middle East combined, who are vastly different from their parents' generation? China, of course. Kevin Hamlin reports on how these young people are redefining the world's second-biggest economy -- and also the world.  Host Stephanie Flanders then turns to Andrew Browne, head of Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, and Bloomberg chief economist Tom Orlik for their perspective what makes Chinese millennials special and the impact they will have. Finally, Bloomberg senior trade reporter Shawn Donnan returns to Stephanomics to talk about the latest developments in the U.S.-China tariff war.
  55. 'I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble,' Caesar Augustus apparently boasted. If so, he wasn’t the only person to dismiss the humble brick. They’ve housed us for tens of thousands of years. They are all rather similar – small enough to fit into a human hand, and half as wide as they are long – and they are absolutely everywhere. Why, asks Tim Harford, are bricks still such an important building technology, how has brickmaking changed over the years, and will we ever see a robot bricklayer?
  56. As Uber prepares for its public listing this week, a new study in San Francisco shows that ride-hailing companies cause major road congestion. Also, how much should smart speakers see as well as hear? And, author Douglas Rushkoff explains why he views modern technology as anti-human. Kenneth Cukier hosts  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  57. Back in 2003 Belgium was holding a national election. One of their first where the votes would be cast and counted on computers. Thousands of hours of preparation went into making it unhackable. And when the day of the vote came, everything seemed to have gone well. That was, until a cosmic chain of events caused a single bit to flip and called the outcome into question. Today on Radiolab, we travel from a voting booth in Brussels to the driver's seat of a runaway car in the Carolinas, exploring the massive effects tiny bits of stardust can have on us unwitting humans. This episode was reported and produced by Simon Adler and Annie McEwen.  Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate.  And check out our accompanying short video Bit Flip: the tale of a Belgian election and a cosmic ray that got in the way. This video was produced by Simon Adler with illustration from Kelly Gallagher.
  58. Myths of the Civil War and slavery are being kept alive at Confederate monuments, where visitors hear stories of “benevolent slave owners” and enslaved people “contented with their lot.”  Plus, an artist finds herself in the middle of the creation of New Mexico’s most controversial historical monument. * *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
  59. The film 'Never Look Away' is about a painter who is first exposed to modern art as child growing up in Nazi Germany. His aunt takes him to an exhibit of modern art curated by Nazis, meant to show what degenerate art looks like — the kind of art the Nazis banned. By the time the boy becomes an art student, Russian communists have taken over East Germany where he lives, and all art is expected to be propaganda, showing images of happy working people. Later, he flees to West Germany and attends an art school known to be avant garde. The artists there consider representational painting—the kind of painting he does—to be obsolete. Implicit in the movie are questions like: Why make art? And who is it for? The movie is inspired by the life of Gerhard Richter, one of the most famous German painters of his generation. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who wrote and directed the film, spoke with Terry Gross.
  60. The mayor of New York deals with a big political problem by creating a new court in Brooklyn. Two men, born 25 years and a few blocks apart in Brooklyn, take entirely different paths to meet at that court—one as a defendant and the other as the district attorney. This episode is sponsored by Audible. Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/CHARGED or text CHARGED to 500-500 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  61. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes his own rules. His war on drugs has led to the deaths of thousands of alleged drug users and dealers. His violent rhetoric and rape jokes have shocked people around the world. Yet he’s hugely popular. Reporter Aurora Almendral delves into what made him the leader he is today. Her investigation starts in his hometown in the Philippines.
  62. Episode #154 : While little attention was given by the U.S. population at large, the creative class, and musicians in particular, paid close attention to the wars waged over the EU’s new copyright directive, known colloquially as Article 13. Although is has yet to be ratified, and passed into law by its member states, Article 13 has the potential to close the “safe harbor” loophole for UGC giants like YouTube, Soundcloud, etc., which would make them wholly responsible, and liable, for all previously copyrighted material published on their platforms. Since these changes to EU law will affect the way these global brands do business, there’s a good chance that changes in the European market will trickle out across the world, to the benefit of musicians and creators everywhere. On this episode, we hear from Helen Smith of Impala, Crispin Hunt of the Ivors Academy, and attorney Chris Castle. This episode is sponsored by DISCO! Go to disco.ac/future for a free trial and 20% off with code: future
  63. The bicycle was to prove transformative. Cheaper than a horse, it freed women and young working class people to roam free. And the bike was the testing ground for countless improvements in manufacturing that would later lead to Henry Ford’s production lines. Tim Harford considers whether the bicycle has had its day, or whether it’s a technology whose best years lie ahead.