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  1. Steve Keen - why economics is bunk

    Newsnight Economics Editor Paul Mason interviews the controversial economist Steve Keen before an audience at the LSE. Keen was one of the few who predicted the 2008 crash.

    —Huffduffed by boxman one year ago

  2. Starship Sofa Aural Delights No 102 Charles Stross

    Featuring "Down on the Farm"


    —Huffduffed by iamdanw 2 years ago

  3. Douglas Rushkoff and Program or be Programmed - RN Future Tense - 24 February 2011

    In a digital world do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it? That’s the big question renowned media theorist Douglas Rushkoff addresses in his new book Program or be Programmed.t

    —Huffduffed by briansuda 3 years ago

  4. Boing Boing Boing 15: William Gibson

    Cory Doctorow and the Boing Boing Boing team talk to William Gibson about Spook Country.


    —Huffduffed by iamdanw 3 years ago

  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Read by Roald Dahl.

    Fantastic Mr Fox uses his wits to outfox three dim-witted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the crafty creature. Mr Fox’s chicken-thieving ways eventually endanger not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community, who must come together to fight the evil farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean.

    —Huffduffed by boxman 3 years ago

  6. Carol Tavris - Mistakes Were Made

    Carol Tavris describes dissonance theory and how self-justification and self-deception often keep people from changing their minds even in the light of compelling contrary evidence, because the evidence is often dissonant with one’s self-image. She details the implications of dissonance theory for the persistence of psychic charlatans and other peddlers of the paranormal, and how it may explain how someone like Sylvia Brown can live with herself, and also how it may explain how believers remain so gullible about such unsupportable claims. She describes confirmation bias as a component of dissonance theory. She talks about how dissonance theory applies to the skeptic movement, both in terms of suggesting the best strategies for engaging the credulous, and in terms of fostering skepticism about one’s own skeptical views. And she argues that skepticism should be affirmative rather than destructive in its approach, and focused on both critical thinking and creative thinking alike. Also in this episode, The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss, talks about who psychics really see when they look in the mirror.

    —Huffduffed by Indyplanets 4 years ago

  7. Science Weekly Extra: Why don’t we ‘remember’ the future?

    In a discussion with Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll explains why the river of time only flows in one direction

    —Huffduffed by boxman 4 years ago

  8. William Little - The Psychic Tourist

    William Little is a freelance journalist based in London, England. He has written for the Saturday Telegraph magazine, Weekend Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times. He has also worked for Arena, Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and contributed articles to the Independent, the Daily Express and the Big Issue, among many others. His recent book is The Psychic Tourist: A Voyage into the Curious World of Predicting the Future.

    In this interview with D.J. Grothe, William Little recounts his experiences researching The Psychic Tourist, including his seminar with Sylvia Browne, meetings with UK mentalist Derren Browne, scientists Richard Dawkins and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Brian Jospehson, attending a psychic college, and his sister’s star chart predicting her death. He reveals his motivations writing the book, and talks about how his journalistic approach is different than the approach of some academic skeptics who write for more of an already skeptical audience. He explores what it might say about society if there is such widespread belief in psychics when there is so little evidence to support psychic claims. He contrasts the harm psychics do with how they may help people. He explains why he thinks of psychic belief as "disorganized religion." And he talks about the skeptics he met who weren’t cold-hearted, but instead were interested in helping people.

    —Huffduffed by Indyplanets 4 years ago

  9. Chris Anderson and The Long Tail | EconTalk


    Russ Roberts talks with Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine about the ideas in his new book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More. Topics include the weird world of internet distribution and production, how the Sears catalog of the 1890s was the predecessor to Amazon books in the 1990s, the economics of choice and the role of filters, and the challenges of wrapping our minds around emergent phenomena.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda 4 years ago

  10. David Hewson reads Dante’s Numbers

    Author David Hewson reads from the beginning of Dante’s Numbers, his new mystery featuring Detective Nic Costa.

    —Huffduffed by clagnut 4 years ago

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