This panel examines the moral legitimacy of using drones as killing machines as well as for the surveillance of private citizens.
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John Hodgman reads from “More Information Than You Require” and Jonathan Coulton performs live at Coolidge
This all-too-brief and face-hurtingly funny reading segued into the musical portion of evening, with a buckskin-shirt-and-coonskin-cap-clad Coulton laying down a few gems. Here’s the set list, with helpful time demarcations:
- 37 min: An ode to Adama, Starbuck, those other wily Capricans, to the tune of the original Battlestar Galactica theme song
- 39 min: "Tom Cruise Crazy," which is just as awesome as it sounds
- 43 min: "The Future," a wistful sci-fi epic of adolescent angst
- 47 min: "Brookline," Coulton’s chronicle of getting sucked into the charming-yet-Lovecraftian vortex that is Brookline, thanks to Hodgman’s nefarious influence
- 52 min: "The Presidents," an "88 Lines About * 44 Women"-style ditty about all the presidents so far (a song that’s about to get a major retooling)
- 57 min: The evening’s grand finale, a moment of musical/literary history that MAY NEVER BE REPEATED, in which Hodgman picks up a ukelele and joins Coulton in an adorably wobbly rendition of "Tonight You Belong to Me." Holy swoon.
A History of the World in Maps - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Throughout history, maps have always been as much about their creators and their worldviews as about reproducing an accurate replica of the world. Early maps were also about the unknown and how to display the borders of the known world. Monsters in illustration were often used to represent what lay beyond the edge of the world, and cartographers competed to create the best and scariest monsters on their creations.
Professor and BBC documentary presenter Jeremy Brotton has produced a study of the cultural values embodied in maps and collected them in a book called A History of the World in Twelve Maps.
Recorded at the Prince Albert pub in Brighton, Salter Cane opening for Arbouretum.
- The Flower Only Blooms
- Oh, Molly
- Black Swollen River
- Fine Again
- Love Stranger Than This
- Wicked Boy
- The Truth Is Nothing
- All I Can
- Save Yourself
- Kevin’s Way
- Magic Chords
- Give OutAsk
- Life Of His Own
- I’m Wrong
Hear the band recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Best Coast is currently on tour for its latest record, The Only Place, a captivating collection of sparkling pop.
Huffduffed from http://www.npr.org/event/music/156865457/best-coast-in-concert
Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Writer for The New York Times Bits blog and a reporter for the paper, discusses his new book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. In the book, Bilton examines how technology is creatively disrupting society, business, and our brains. On the podcast, he talks about neuroplasticity and reading, a debate with George Packer about Twitter, innovators’ dilemmas in the porn industry, why many CEOs and movie producers bristle at how the future works, and “ricochet working.” He also discusses effects of combining human curation with computer algorithms, hyperpersonalization, informational veggies, and serendipity. He concludes with his theory about today’s news (and the reason he doesn’t worry about missing tweets): “If it’s important, it will find me.”
Hear Caribou recorded live in concert from the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. This program originally webcast live on NPR Music May 10, 2010.
Justin Rutledge steps on stage at the Calgary Folk Festival for this week’s sessions podcast. Singing songs from all 3 of his albums Justin shines during his engaging set.
A rare chance to catch this quintessential English band play a gig in the quintessential English setting of a rural village hall. Half Man Half Biscuit are playing an intimate and low key gig at Roadwater Village Hall in Somerset. A unique opportunity to see the band delivering some top Trad. Arr. Tunes at a top Trad. Arr. venue. While you’re there you could also check out the Quantocks.
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