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  1. 26 Phil Plait - Just After the Big Bang

    We all heard the cosmos-stretching news this week. On Monday, a team of researchers working with a special telescope at the South Pole confirmed that they had observed evidence of "inflation," the sudden and rapid expansion of the universe that occurred in an unimaginably small slice of time just after the Big Bang, the beginning of space and time some 13.8 billion years ago. The researchers achieved this feat by examining what is known as the cosmic microwave background or CMB, which has been called the "residual heat of creation." It is a light glow that suffuses the universe and that is nearly as old as the Big Bang itself—its leftover radiation and, you might say, its signature.

    For most of us, though, all this talk of "inflation"—which quickly gets even more complicated, with phrases like "gravitational waves" and "polarized light" getting thrown around—can seem pretty intimidating.

    But that’s the wrong way to look at it. If we don’t understand the stunning insights of modern astrophysics and cosmology, it’s just because nobody has explained them to us well enough—yet. There are science communicators out there who are more than up to the task, though, and one of them is Slate blogger and self-described "bad astronomer" Phil Plait.

    On the show this week, we talk to Plait about this recent discovery—he explains what is actually going on, and what we can take away from it.

    This episode of Inquiring Minds also features a discussion of troubling new research on the melting of Greenland, and on whether or not basketball players actually get "hot," statistically speaking, becoming more likely to make future shots if they have already made several shots in a row.





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  2. Maximizing Mobility | RadioWest

    According to physical therapist Kelly Starrett, there’s a resurgent interest in taking care of our bodies. Countless people are doing squats at CrossFit

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  3. Freaked-Out Parents, Bubble-Wrapped Kids | Cato Institute

    In this issue of the Cato Journal, economists Geoffrey Black, D. Allen Dalton, Samia Islam, and Aaron Batteen offer one prominent example of allowing the market to work. Also in this issue, economists Jason E. Taylor and Jerry L. Taylor reexamine the relationship between marginal tax rates and U.S. growth, and Robert Krol looks at bias in CBO and OMB economic forecasts.

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  4. 012 Lonely sandwich magic and a place for the soul with Merlin Mann

    Merlin Mann was part of You Look Nice Today. That show is so good, he could have just stoped making cool stuff after it was finished. He didn’t. He keeps making awesome things. We talked about them. And other stuff. Whom is Casey Liss?

    You can read about how and why this podcast came to be here and subscribe here. You can also support this show and a great podcast network here.

    Any and all feedback is very welcome! You can reach me on Twitter or email at hello(at)

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    1. Back To WorkDan Benjamin

    2. You Look Nice TodayAdam LisagorScott Simpson

    3. Roderick on the Line

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  5. #101 – Mark Sisson on the Primal Blueprint – Podcast | The Bulletproof Executive

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  6. 3: Libido of a Salesman

    Adam Lisagor, Guy English, and John Gruber talk about the blurring lines between marketing and entertainment, the death of "what’s on" content, and Jackass’ magnum opus. Interview excerpt: Richard Dreyfuss (available uncut as Screen Time 56). (Part 1 of 2)SPONSORSTransporter: personal cloud storage that lives in your house. Use offer code ELECTRIC75 (before 3/14/2014) for 25% off Transporter Sync at FileTransporter.comIgloo: try an intranet that you’ll actually like using. It’s free for up to ten users, and affordable beyond that. Click here to support the show, and sign up for their free SXSW event on 3/12 from 3:30-6:30pmPANELISTSAdam Lisagor (twitter) makes ads that are so engaging and fun that you forget they’re ads (because they’re engaging and fun). Guy English (twitter) should get to seeing Bad Grandpa when he isn’t blogging.John Gruber (twitter) is Daring Fireball and its commentary track, The Talk Show, as well as 1/3 of Q-Branch, who make Vesper.SHOWNOTESHouse of Cards is becoming one of the biggest broadcast shows on top of redefining what a "broadcast show" is with ripped-from-headlines subject matter.Home Box Office was such a revolutionary idea then that it’s weird they still feel shackled to "traditional" cable. Meanwhile, WWE is going the other direction.David Lynch on iPhone movie-watching, Kevin Spacey and Johnny Knoxville on The Daily Show.The studios used to own the movie theaters.Netflix’s first "original" series was Lilyhammer, but unlike House of Cards, they didn’t greenlight or produce (and therefore own) it.Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (trailer) is a much better movie than you may assume. One nutjob on the panel thinks it’s one of the best American movies in years.Enlisted makes a surprising ratings leap week-over-week thanks to DVR.Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is one of our favorite TV shows not on TV.Farmed and Dangerous is propaganda designed to be entertaining. The Guardian looks at their decision to go in the direction of ecosystem marketing. Would Super Size Me have worked with a company logo slapped on it (or was that the question Spurlock tried to answer with POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold)?Amazon devoured the UK’s Lovefilm whole last week and announced a new season of original series Alpha House, even though John Goodman has no idea how to tell people to go watch it, but no one knows how many people actually watched the first one. Gary Trudeau is taking a hiatus from Doonesbury to focus on this.Transparent sounds really good.

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  7. 5by5 | CMD+Space #85: Being a Geek, with John Siracusa

    This week Myke is joined by John Siracusa.

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  8. Scriptnotes, 129: The One with the Guys from Final Draft | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August

    A podcast on screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin.

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  9. Security Now 440 | TWiT.TV

    More point-of-sale malware news, overtrain Apple’s TouchID for reliability, BlueTooth LE’s pairing is "just broken" and more.

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  10. 5by5 | Systematic #79: Marco Arment - Indie Life

    Marco Arment swings by Systematic to help Brett get started on his new life as an independent developer.

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