The great film critic Roger Ebert passed away this Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He had a great respect for iconoclastic director Werner Herzog, a man Ebert called him "the most important director alive". And the respect was mutual - Herzog
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One of the internet’s main viral-enablers: A website where user-democracy votes up, and down, pictures, comments, and videos. Today meet the man who oversees Reddit, the hugely popular, widely influential and highly controversial online community that is often called "The Front Page of the Internet." Erik Martin tells us about his desire for a free and open internet and what - if anything - should be out of bounds.
Tegan & Sara talk about their new dance-pop inspired album, "Heartthrob".
She’s portrayed by Helen Hunt in the critically acclaimed film out now, The Sessions. Cheryl Cohen Greene talks to Jian about sex surrogacy and the growing interest in her little understood line of work.
Sonic interaction designers create sounds that convey information and feedback to us, such as the distinctive tapping of your touch screen keypad. Karmen Franinovic explains the challenges of this kind of design, and discusses her particular research: sonic interaction design for physical rehabilitation, such as for people re-learning how to walk.
- Joanne McNeil of Tomorrow Museum explains her take on the iPad’s lack of multitasking
- Apple announces multtiasking in iPhone OS 4
- Nora mentions the Spark slow web toolkit and her full interview with Jeff MacIntyre
- Tom Lucier‘s social media baby moratorium
- Swiss Miss Tina Roth Eisenberg tries some extreme crowdsourcing (full interview)
- Mayor Nicolai Wammen considers changing the name of Århus, Denmark, to Aarhus, Denmark
- CBC Radio 3‘s Grant Lawrence uses failin.gs to ask, “What’s wrong with me?”
- Daniel Pink on motivation 3.0
- Daniel’s book is Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Music and sound effects used in this episode:
- Countdown by Corsica_S “oneSidedConversation” by airtone
- “Slow Down” (1941) by King Cole Trio
- “Humming” by fLako Music from “Music for Underwater Listening” by Podington Bear
- “I’ll Never Fail You” (1938) by Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra
- “Backed Vibes (clean)” by Kevin MacLeod
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“[@DaveShumka] made a super funny radio pilot with @CharlieDemers and @GrahamClark.”
There have been plenty of artists who exhibited signs of mental illness over the years. Vincent Van Gogh, Sylvia Plath, Janis Joplin. But despite the archetype of the mad artist, the connection between creativity and mental health is very much up for debate.
Some philosophical scholars believe the our education system should make the teaching of philosophy more of a priority, so that people can understand the basics of philosophy and better understand and critically evaluate the teachings of the world’s most influential philosophers. We mined some philosophy experts on the matter and examined what potential impact a lack of philosophy has on how we contextualize philosophical ideas today.