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Clampants / Tim Lynch

Adjunct professor of theoretical linguistics from an imaginary university in a run down warehouse somewhere.

There are twelve people in Clampants’s collective.

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  1. Documentary on One: Roar and Pace

    There is an Irish family who have called all their children after racing drivers. Just one of the things John Kenny found out when he decided to make a documentary about rallying.

    Kenny is an RTE sports journalist who has covered many sports but his firm favourite is rallying. He loves everything from the roar of the engines to the easy camraderie between competitors.

    In this documentary, Kenny brings the listener behind the scenes at the Cork 20 Rally 2015, which took place in North Cork last October.

    He records the contrast between the spectators excitement at the danger and the organisers’ fear of it: one farmer wishes the cars would drive faster near his land - even if it meant hitting his wall. While nearby, marshalls are threatening to call off a stage unless spectators stand well back.

    Kenny focusses particularly on the overlooked work of the ‘co-drivers’ and the companies who sell them navigation guides, called ‘pacenotes’.

    One of those co-drivers is Alison Levis, a chef from Skibbereen, who navigates for her brother, Adrian, who is a truck driver and farmer. Alison and Adrian love rallying but especially the stages - where they are racing against the clock. Alison: “You’re sitting there concentrating. You’re on your notes. You’re in the zone.” Adrian: “Say a stage takes 10 minutes. For 10 minutes, you’re free. It’s you and the road. You forget about everything - you’re free.” Alison: “You’re not on Facebook, or Snapchat. You’re not checking in.” Adrian: “That’s why we do it!”

    Zen and the Art of Irish Rallying, sort of.

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  2. Freakonomics: Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble?

    You’ve seen them — everywhere! — and often clustered together, as if central planners across America decided that what every city really needs is a Mattress District. There are now dozens of online rivals too. Why are there so many stores selling something we buy so rarely?

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/are-we-mattress-store-bubble/

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  3. 99% Invisible 219 - Unpleasant Design

    Benches in parks, train stations, bus shelters and other public places are meant to offer seating, but only for a limited duration. Many elements of such seats are subtly or overtly restrictive. Arm rests, for instance, indeed provide spaces to rest arms, but they also prevent people from lying down or sitting in anything but a prescribed position. This type of design strategy is sometimes classified as "hostile architecture," or simply: "unpleasant design."

    Gordan Savičić and Selena Savić, co-editors of the book Unpleasant Design, are quick to point out that unpleasant designs are not failed designs, but rather successful ones in the sense that they deter certain activities by design.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/219-unpleasant-design
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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  4. SCB Radio Episode #001

    I’m very excited to announce the launch of SCB Radio, my brand new weekly show. Every week I’ll be presenting a rundown of my favourite tunes, not so much in a mix format but playing tracks and putting them into a bit of context and hopefully introducing you to some music you haven’t heard before.

    This is the first weekly show I’ve done since being on pirate radio in London many years ago so I’m really looking forward to getting back on the airwaves for a packed hour of music each week. The show will be broadcast on FM radio throughout the world and of course we’ll be archiving it too, so lock on, tune in, and drop out….Here’s the first edition.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Tracklist:

    1 Moderat – Running (Shed Remix) 2 Tessela – Diving 3 Midland –Blush 4 Mind Against –Gravity 5 Härdstedt – Alliteration 6 Pearson Sound – XLB 7 Trevino – Desecrate 8 Pedram - LEX (Craig Richards Magic Carpet Ride Remix) 9 Recondite – Nock 10 Eric Cloutier -Ipseity 11 Sepalcure - Devil Inside (LA-4A remix) 12 Truncate - Another One -(Len Faki Remix) 13 Robert Hood – Magnet 14 Eric Cloutier –Heuristic 15 Nicole Moudaber & Skin -Organic Love (Scuba Remix)

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/scubaofficial/scb-radio-with-scuba-episode-001?in=clampants/sets/sets
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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  5. Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance

    Look around today’s musical mainstream, and you’ll quickly realized that dance styles are everywhere, filling stadiums, topping charts, and gathering tens of thousands in festivals around the country. Yet few know their full history. “Roots and Future” explores how a community of (primarily) black British musicians, fans, D.J.s, and radio pirates recreated dance music in the United Kingdom during the 1990s and 2000s.

    Connected to the musical mainstream during 1989’s drug and rave fueled “second summer of love,” these musicians learned to combine American hip-hop, dancehall toasting, dub bass, and techno euphoria to create style after chart-topping style, from drum-twisting jungle to the slick sounds of garage, the ferocious rhythms of grime, and the all-encompassing low-end of dubstep. We’ll speak to legendary pirate radio D.J.s, underground label owners, and groundbreaking producers. We’ll check young M.C.s spitting their bars on illegal frequencies, and hear veterans playing to their beloved audiences. And most importantly? We’ll rave. See you on the dance floor.

    #733 Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance Producer: Sam Backer Airdate: June 23rd 2016

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/roots-and-future-a-history-of-uk-dance
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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  6. Nuclear fusion: A machine to save the world

    They said it couldn’t be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that’s hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.

    http://cms.marketplace.org/2016/05/05/sustainability/actuality-marketplace-and-quartz/machine-save-world

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  7. Criminal 46: Tiger

    There are more tigers in captivity in America than wild tigers in the entire world. The exact number of captive tigers in this country isn’t known, because many of them live in people’s backyards or unaccredited zoos, and the legality of their ownership varies widely by state and even by circumstance. We travelled to Louisiana to see a 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger who lives at a truck stop, and the man who’s fought very hard to persuade Louisiana lawmakers he’s not a criminal.

    We’re a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm. Say hello on Twitter @criminalshow or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/criminalshow/episode-46-tiger
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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  8. 99% Invisible 217 - Home On Lagrange

    In 1968, an Italian industrialist and a Scottish scientist started a club to address what they considered to be humankind’s greatest problems—issues like pollution, resource scarcity, and overpopulation. Meeting in Rome, Italy, the group came to be known as the Club of Rome and it grew to include politicians, scientists, economists and business leaders from around the world. Together with a group of MIT researchers doing computer modeling, The Club of Rome concluded that sometime in the 21st century, earth would reach its carrying capacity—that resources would not keep up with population—and there would be a massive collapse of global society. In 1972, the Club of Rome published a book outlining their findings called The Limits to Growth. The book became a bestseller and was translated into more than two dozen languages. It had its critics and detractors, but overall The Limits to Growth was incredibly influential, shaping environmental politics and pop culture for years to come. There was a growing sense that limits would need to be put in place in order to regulate populations and economic growth. But in the midst of the debate, a physicist named Gerard (Gerry) O’Neill suggested a solution—one that would ask us to look beyond planet earth and into outer space.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/217-home-on-lagrange
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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  9. Revisionist History 01 - The Lady Vanishes

    In the late 19th century, a painting by a virtually unknown artist took England by storm: The Roll Call. But after that brilliant first effort, the artist all but disappeared. Why?

    The Lady Vanishes explores the world of art and politics to examines the strange phenomenon of the “token”—the outsider whose success serves not to alleviate discrimination but perpetuate it. If a country elects a female president, does that mean the door is now open for all women to follow? Or does that simply give the status quo the justification to close the door again?

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/01-the-lady-vanishes/

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  10. Esquire Classic - The Plane On The Bottom Of The Ocean By Bucky McMahon

    The question is astonishingly simple: In the year 2015, with GPS and satellites and global surveillance everywhere all the time, how does a massive airplane simply go missing? To find the answer, writer Bucky McMahon boarded one of the vessels searching for Malaysia Air 370 in one of the most isolated and treacherous stretches of ocean on the planet. In telling the story of the search crew and the massive amounts of technology, money, and human capital being spent trying to find this airplane, McMahon tells a story of our time—of a world completely dependent on nets of redundant technology, yet completely lost and broken when those nets suddenly break. McMahon joins host David Brancaccio to discuss his October 2015 story, “The Plane at the Bottom of the Ocean.”

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/esquireclassics/the-plane-on-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-by-bucky-mcmahon
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