The latest episode of the podcast is a conversation with Jonathan Mitchell, the producer "The Truth," an excellent new podcast of short-form audio drama, which its tagline pithily describes as "movies for your ears." Listen to the conversation on the audio player above, or subscribe to Inside Stories on iTunes. Jonathan talks about where the show’s title comes from, what fiction does that other forms can’t, and how he works with improvisational actors; you’ll also hear clips from previous episodes of "The Truth." Then go check out "The Truth" for yourself. You’ll be glad you did — it rules.
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Greener Computers? Our smartphones and computers have power limitations. Battery life can be short, power is expensive, and computer chips can only store so much. Adrian Sampson is working to create "greener" software that would make computers more efficient. We’ll hear about the new designs
Reviews the "coming of age" of Democracy Now from their book, The Exceptions to the Rulers. Examines how one person’s journalist- with-integrity is another person’s hostile crank. Discusses Christian Parenti’s response, called "Free the Truth," to Kevin Bales, founder of Free the Slaves, who claimed that child slavery in cocoa has been eradicated.
Reads the poems "Seesaws" by Samuel Hazo and "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver to the music of Trilok Gurtu. Reviews a new book by Tracy Kidder called Strength in What Remains. Asks whether the international development aid that antagonized the Hutu-Tutsi relationship was "unwitting." Consults Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies for advice on life after FRSC.
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